Road ahead for crisis hit telecom operators BSNL and MTNL

State-owned crisis-hit telecom operators BSNL and MTNL in a bid to turn around their loss-making spree may be looking to leverage their assets to private players to generate income and offer VRS packages for employees to bring down salary bills.
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Survey finds insulin dependence growing in Chennai, surrounding areas

There has been a surge in prevalence of insulin-dependent diabetic complaints in the city and surrounding areas, finds a survey conducted by India Diabetes Research Foundation. The survey aimed at evaluating the trends in predominance of diabetes and associated conditions. Continue Reading

‘Will unite entire country,’ says TRS chief; Might start national party if necessary

Accusing the BJP and the Congress of failing to meet the aspirations of the people, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has said that he would start a national party if necessary to herald reforms and unite the country. Continue Reading

Ethiopia airline crash: Black box in good condition

Ethiopian minister says black box in good shape Addis Ababa, Mar 18 (AP) Ethiopia’s transport minister says the black box from the plane crash one week ago is in good condition. Dagmawit Moges told reporters on Sunday evening that data so far shows there is a ‘clear similarity’ between the Ethiopian Airlines crash and an earlier one in Indonesia that involved the same type of plane. Continue Reading

Australia to probe NZ terror attack livestream video

Australia’s media watchdog launched a formal investigation Monday into the possible breach of rules by networks which broadcast or put online images from a livestream of the New Zealand mosque massacre. Some Australian outlets used clips or images taken from the 17-minute livestream broadcast on Facebook by alleged gunman Australian Brenton Tarrant Continue Reading

NZ terror attack: Police say gunman acted alone but may have had support

New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush says gunman who killed 50 people and wounded others at two Christchurch mosques acted alone but may have had support. Australian white supremacist Brenton Tarrant was arrested moments after the shootings on Friday. He was charged with a single count of murder and a judge said Saturday he may face other charges. Continue Reading

NZ cabinet say yes for tougher gun laws in ‘principle’

NZ cabinet agrees tougher gun laws in ‘principle’ Wellington, Mar 18 (AFP) New Zealand’s cabinet agreed measures to tighten gun control laws ‘in principle’ Monday, just days after a deadly mass shooting killed more than 50 people. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said details of the measures would be rolled out before a cabinet meeting next Monday, saying ‘the time to act is now’. Continue Reading

NZ terror attack suspect appears rational, says ex-lawyer

he Australian charged with murder in the mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques appears ‘rational’ and aware of the situation, his ex-lawyer told AFP on Monday. Duty lawyer Richard Peters represented the 28-year-old during a preliminary court hearing, but was dropped after Brenton Tarrant indicated he wanted to represent himself. Continue Reading

Female voters hold potential to be game-changers: Hinduja SP Shanu

Female voters hold the potential to be game-changers by playing a significant role in ensuring more gender-inclusive laws and policies, making the year 2019 India’s ‘year of women’, Chair of the Hinduja Bank, Switzerland, Hinduja SP Shanu said as the country readies for its upcoming crucial national elections. Continue Reading