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Syngenta announces R&D unit expansion

Panaji: Giving a boost to the state’s efforts to attract industrial projects in research and development (R&D), Syngenta Ltd, on Tuesday, announced expansion of its R&D unit in the state. The company unveiled ‘Ratna’ research and technology centre at its existing R&D facility in Santa Monika Works, Corlim.  Inaugurating the expansion,  Dr Camilla Corsi, global head, Crop Protection Research, Syngenta …

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EaseMyTrip comes up with solution for its customers

New Delhi: EaseMyTrip.com, (EMT) one of the leading players in the Online Travel Aggregators segment, has come up with an inventive solution for the customers traveling to and from Mumbai in the wake of Mumbai runway closure, say a press note issued here. The company, thus, is facilitating its customers with a free bus ticket to Mumbai from its nearby …

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Haryana farmers show the way in stubble management

IANS Chandigarh Setting a trend for their contemporaries to adopt again, a handful of farmers of Haryana are opting traditional manual methods of harvesting that is enabling them to protect the environment by minimising burning of crop residue, a major cause of air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region. This is also helping the farmers earn additional income. Farmers of Shekhpur …

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Cybercriminals using enterprise-based strategies for phishing

IANS Bengaluru Cybercriminals are using enterprise-based development and deployment strategies, such as phishing as a service (PaaS), to leverage some of the worlds largest tech brands, with 42.63 per cent of domains observed targeting Microsoft, PayPal, DHL, and Dropbox, a report from Cloud delivery network provider Akamai Technologies said on Monday. The report also revealed that phishing is no longer just …

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Ashok Leyland to enter Russia with a local partner

IANS Chennai Commercial vehicle major Ashok Leyland Ltd will enter the Russian market with a local partner in a year’s time, said a top company official. He also said the company plans to enter the top 10 global commercial vehicle manufacturer›s club soon and betting big on its modular platform. «We have identified a local assembler in Russia to take our franchise. …

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Three get bail in Kerala faulty flyover construction case

IANS Kochi Three officials accused of graft in the construction of the Palarivattom flyover were granted bail by the Kerala High Court on Monday after being in jail for the past 61 days. The officials arrested earlier included the project director Sumit Goyal of RDS Projects, former Public Works Department Secretary T.O. Sooraj, Benny Paul who represented the KITCO, and M T …

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Odisha govt inks pacts for youth skill development

IANS  Bhubaneswar The Odisha government has signed an MoU and two agreements with TATA Strive and Tech Mahindra for skill development and to create employment opportunities for the youth here. The Directorate of Technical Education and Training (DTE&T) and TATA Strive signed an agreement on Monday to impart life skills to students in all 49 government ITIs. The Odisha Industrial …

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Germany ready to provide 1 bn euros to India for green urban mobility

New Delhi: India and Germany on Friday agreed to provide financial support to climate initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, with the latter expressing its readiness to provide one billion euros to India for green urban mobility.   The two countries signed a joint declaration on the matter after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who …

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RBI revamps departments for effective regulation

Mumbai: Under attack for not being able to prevent scams in the banking sector, the RBI on Friday reorganised its supervisory and regulatory functions into two departments to deal more effectively with potential systemic risk. The central bank had separate departments for supervisory function as well as regulatory function which have been integrated into two unified departments. The development follows …

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COAI seeks 2-year moratorium on payment of AGR dues from DoT

New Delhi: The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), in another missive to Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, has requested that the principal repayment of past dues be done over a period of 10 years, with a two year moratorium. As part of its outreach to the top echelons of the government seeking relief on the payment of dues to the …

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