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Assam's country liquor gets branded, to be flavoured

Assam's country liquor gets branded, to be flavoured

Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) Here's spirited news for tipplers in Assam who favour the raw and rustic country liquor over its refined cousin that goes by the IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor) moniker. It will now be branded -- and also come in two flavours.



How satellites can prevent fatalities from landslides

How satellites can prevent fatalities from landslides

Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) Scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have sent spacecraft towards the Moon and Mars -- and now have their sights on Venus.

Two months on, Mizoram's local communities still to overcome havoc caused by flash floods

Two months on, Mizoram's local communities still to overcome havoc caused by flash floods

Lunglei (Mizoram), Aug 16 (IANS) Even two months after flash floods caused by heavy rainfall wreaked havoc in many villages at Tlabung here in this district, the local communities are struggling to return to normalcy.

For dancer Uma Sharma, kathak is all about Lord Krishna

For dancer Uma Sharma, kathak is all about Lord Krishna

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) If dance is about inspiration, then for renowned Kathak dancer Uma Sharma it has always been Lord Krishna who continues to motivate her. For the past 30 years, Sharma has been presenting the "raas leela" of Vrindavan through dance.

Thousands transferred, branches closed, but no major protests in SBI

Thousands transferred, branches closed, but no major protests in SBI

Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) India's largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI), has rationalised 716 offices (594 branches and 122 administrative offices) and several thousands of employees have been transferred beginning this fiscal, but, strangely, there have been no major protests, top officials said.

Delhi Metro to augment passenger capacity by 200,000 by March 2018

Delhi Metro to augment passenger capacity by 200,000 by March 2018

New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) With the construction of its Phase-3 nearly complete, the Delhi Metro is all set to accommodate more than 200,000 additional commuters on its network by March 2018. Besides the entirely new Pink and Magenta Lines, the DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) will be adding 186 new coaches to the existing lines.

Post note ban, why were new Rs 500 notes late in coming?

Post note ban, why were new Rs 500 notes late in coming?

New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Two days after the demonetisation on November 8 last year, the new 2,000-rupee note hit the market in good numbers but the new 500-rupee note took a long time in coming, putting millions of people in difficulty for days on end.

Hyderabad becoming aerospace and defence industry hub

Hyderabad becoming aerospace and defence industry hub

Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) The establishment of India's first private sector missile manufacturing facility here is seen as another feather in the cap of the Telangana capital, which has emerged as a key hub of the aerospace and defence industry.

Doklam standoff:

Doklam standoff: "Diplomatic channels active, India must show staying power'

New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) As the Doklam standoff shows no signs of easing amid reports of India and China enhancing troop deployment, India will have to be patient and be prepared for a long haul while keeping diplomatic channels active, a former envoy to Beijing who has long experience in dealing with China, said.

Through the virgin woods: A road less travelled in the Mizo hills

Through the virgin woods: A road less travelled in the Mizo hills

Aizawl (Mizoram), Aug 13 (IANS) Can discomfort be fun? Why not, if it propels an unmatched adrenaline rush as you lay your heart open to the benign indifference of nature? And where? In the virgin woods of the Mizo hills, one of the least explored belts in the northeastern part of India. 

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