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Archives for July 12, 2016

India’s Minorities Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah resigns

Newsroom24x7 Desk pNew Delhi: Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah today resigned from the Narendra Modi Cabinet. Najma’s resignation has been accepted. Minister of State in the Ministry for Minorities Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has been given independent charge. Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterorises GM Siddeshwara has also resigned.

Death toll rises to 30; 1300 injured in Kashmir violence

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: As the death toll went up to 30 and the number of those injured in the fresh spate of protest and mob violence in Kashmir valley following the death of Burhan Wani, a Hijbul Mujahideen terrorist, in an encounter with the security forces last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his

Civil Aviation Minister reviews Air India strategy to improve performance

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Minister for Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju today reviewed the functioning of Air India with special focus on the strategy to increase its market share of the domestic and international market and improve its financial performance by reducing losses. During this exercise a presentation was made by Air India CMD, Ashwini

Permanent Court of Arbitration rejects China’s claim on South China Sea

Newsroom24x7 Staff The Hague: Judges at  the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague on Tuesday gave a ruling in favour of Philippines and rejecting China’s claims to economic rights across large part of the South China Sea. The Arbitration Court ruling  referring to a demarcation line on a 1947 map of the sea rich

India homebuilders with UK assets face Brexit risks

Newsroom24x7 Desk Singapore: Indian homebuilders with significant investments in the London property market will face near-term challenges from Britain’s vote to leave the EU on June 23, says Fitch Ratings. Demand for luxury residential properties and commercial properties – the segments some Indian homebuilders have invested in – may remain weak at least over the coming

US to encourage Public-Private Partnerships to combat Zika

Newsroom24x7 Desk Washington DC: On Wednesday, July 13, the US State Department will host a series of working discussions to encourage private-public partnerships to combat the Zika virus. The US Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom and Deputy Homeland Security Advisor and Deputy Assistant to the President at the National Security

IBM to open Blockchain Innovation Center in Singapore

Newsroom24x7 Staff Singapore: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans to establish the first IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation in Singapore. In the first collaboration of its kind with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), IBM Researchers will work with government, industries and academia to develop applications and solutions

Lockheed Martin Initiates Exchange Offer for IT and Technical Services

Newsroom24x7 Staff New York: Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today the commencement of an exchange offer for the separation of its Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) business segment. This represents the next step in the proposed tax-efficient Reverse Morris Trust transaction with Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) announced on January 26. In the proposed

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