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Transport vehicle drivers, staff to get coverage under ‘third party’ insurance policy

The drivers and staff of all vehicles classified as 'transport' will be brought under the definition of 'third party' in third party insurance policies, the finance ministry said today.This will cover buses, vans and other commercial transport vehicles and will be implemented through the upcoming amendment to theMotor Vehicles Act.At present,

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Lopinavir syrup for children with HIV now available across India – Govt

Minister of health and family welfare Anupriya Patel said Lopinavir syrup, the life-saving drug given to infants and toddlers with HIV has been restocked by the National Aids Control Organization."NACO has done an emergency procurement from a registered manufacturer -- McNeil and Argus. The drug has already been supplied and

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Airtel buys high-capacity 4G spectrum from Tikona in five circles

Bharti Airtel said it has agreed to buy 4G spectrum from Tikona Digital Networks in five telecom circles, giving the company a pan-India footprint in the crucial capacity band and helping it compete on an even footing with Reliance Jio.Airtel plans to roll-out high speed 4G services on the newly

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Reliance Jio to lose over half of its subscribers by the month-end – CyberMedia Research

Even as some brokerages are predicting that Reliance Jio will manage to carry over 80% or more of its subscribers when it starts charging for its services at the end of this month, CyberMedia Research said it sees 55-60% of existing connections getting abandoned.Jio is estimated to have 105-110 mln

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39 government websites hacked in India in 2 months

An increasing number of government department websites get hacked every year, according to data obtained from the Department of Information Technology.A total of 39 websites belonging to central government ministries and state governments were hacked in the first two months of this year.The number does not include data for government-linked

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Jammu & Kashmir saw big jump in terrorist infiltration in 2016

The number of militants who have successfully crossed over into Kashmir via the Indo-Pak border is estimated to have risen almost four fold in 2016, according to data released by the home ministry today.Against 33 estimated successful infiltration in 2015,119 militants are estimated to have crossed over in 2016, the numbers show.The

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HRD ministry says won’t interfere in college politics

The ministry of human resources development, which oversees educational institutions in the country, today refused to intervene in political protests and incidents in colleges."These autonomous institutions are established under the respective Acts of Parliament and are competent to take action in the academic and administrative matters of the institutions, including

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Can’t block imports of cheap chinese solar panels – Nirmala Seetharaman

The government of India said it cannot seek to slow down imports of solar power generation equipment from China as it has to watch out for the interests of Indian consumers as much as those of Indian industrialists.Responding to questions from the opposition in Lok Sabha on why India was not taking

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Competition Commission clears RCom-Aircel merger

Anil Ambani Group said the Competition Commission of India has cleared the merger of its telecom unit Reliance Communications with the wireless operations of Aircel Cellular, owned by Maxis Berhad of Malaysia.The clearance was expected since the two companies have very small market shares.The deal had got approval from the

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Vodafone customers to get Rs 250 cashback on Amazon Prime subscripton

Vodafone said any of its subscribers that uses its website or app to subscribe to Amazon Prime service in India will get Rs 250 cash back in the form of payment balance in their Amazon account.Technically, operators in India are forbidden from giving cheaper data access to any particular website

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L&T wins 500 cr building automation contract for Doha Metro

One of Larsen & Toubro's units in the United Arab Emirates has won a Rs 500-cr order to supply building automation and control systems for 37 stations of the upcoming Doha Metro in Qatar, the company said.The contract involves installation, testing, integration, commissioning and 5 years of maintenance of

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