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Uber hires ex-Facebook executive to head driver product

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San Francisco, June 14 (IANS) Global cab-hailing platform Uber has hired Daniel Danker, a product director at Facebook who was responsible for video and Facebook Live. Danker will now serve as Senior Director and Head of Driver Product at Uber, responsible for planning, strategy, and execution, TechCrunch reported on Thursday. “Danker’s passion for our mission and […]

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China’s Belt and Road Initiative commitment to SDGs: UNGA chief

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United Nations, June 14 (IANS) UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak has said that China’s Belt and Road Initiative represents a commitment to the the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and multilateralism. Speaking at a high-level symposium on the Belt and Road Initiative and the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Lajcak said on Wednesday that […]

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Russia looks to expand nuclear plant projects abroad

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LONDON: Russia is expanding its nuclear power plant projects abroad, according to Russian news agency TASS on Wednesday. The country is eyeing new projects in Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia and Bolivia. Russian state-run nuclear energy company RosAtom — established in 2007 — on its website said it is engaged in 44 projects worldwide, which will amount to […]

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Turkey’s Borsa Istanbul opens day down

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Turkey’s benchmark stock index started the day down 0.22 percent or 208.88 points to open at 93,295.87 points on Thursday. The banking and holding sector indices fell 0.50 and 0.11 percent, respectively. The leasing factoring sector index showed the top performance at the open — up 1.26 percent — while the BIST banking index saw […]

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India rejects UN report on human rights in J&K

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New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) India on Thursday rejected as “fallacious, tendentious and motivated” the first ever report on human rights in Kashmir released by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (OHCHR). “India rejects the report. It is fallacious, tendentious and motivated. We question the intent in bringing out such a report,” External […]

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PM Modi inaugurates Bhilai Steel Plant’s extension

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[India], June 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the modernised extension of Chhattisgarh’s Bhilai Steel Plant. The Prime Minister held a roadshow in Bhilai prior to his visit to the Steel Plant, while he also inaugurated the Integrated Command and Control Centre in Naya Raipur. According to an official release, “The modernization […]

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Rejecting Ayushman Bharat, Odisha to implement own scheme

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Bhubaneswar, June 14 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday said it will not implement the Ayushman Bharat, the Central government’s ambitious health insurance scheme but the ‘Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana’ which was announced two days ago. “There is no need to implement the Ayushman Bharat scheme since we have decided to implement our own scheme which […]

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North East floods: Tripura CM seeks Centre’s help for rescue operation

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[India], June 14 (ANI): Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Thursday discussed the situation in the state with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh over phone and requested the Centre for immediate assistance from Indian Army for rescue and evacuation operation. Deb also requested Singh to beef up the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team […]

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BJP is my party but Lalu is family: Shatrughan Sinha

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[India], June 14 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha stated that the BJP was his party but Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad and his kin were like a family to him. Sinha said this at the Iftar party hosted by the RJD on Wednesday. “Lalu Ji, Rabri Ji, Tejashwi, Tej, Misa, […]

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Militants exploited unilateral ceasefire during Ramzan

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[India], June 14 (ANI): Two defence experts have questioned the need for having a unilateral ceasefire in the Kashmir Valley during the Muslim fasting month of Ramzan, maintaining that this had been fully exploited by militants. Reacting to the death of four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, including an assistant commandant-ranked officer, one of them, […]

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