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The Assam government through an order has withdrawn the ban on manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of Niyor Packaged Drinking Water in the State.
VAYALAR AWARD FOR SUBHASH CHANDRAN
Renowned litterateur Subhash Chandran’s ‘Manushyanu Oru Aamukham’ has been selected for this year’s Vayalar award. A jury headed by M K Sanu picked Subhash Chandran for the honour. Sanu informed that the award prize has been raised to Rs 1 lakh.
PRESIDENT MUKHERJEE OPENS $860 MILLION FERTILIZER UNIT IN JORDAN
President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday inaugurated a $860-million Indo-Jordanian fertilizer plant with King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussain that has been commissioned in less than a year in this Hashemite Kingdom.
MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY TO STOP ADOPTION WORK IN INDIA
The Missionaries of Charity has decided to discontinue all adoption work in India, a statement issued by the organisation, set up by Mother Teresa.The announcement comes in the wake of revised guidelines of adoption issued by Ministry of Women and Children Development where it has stripped adoption centres of the right to approve or reject prospective adoptive parents.
SANIA MIRZA, MARTINA HINGIS WIN CHINA OPEN WOMEN’S DOUBLES TITLE
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis lifted their eighth trophy of the season and fourth in a row, winning the WTA China Open, here on Saturday.The top seeds faced stiff resistance from sixth seed Taipei girls Hao-Ching Chan and Yung-Jan Chan before winning 6-7 (9), 6-1, 10-8 in the final which lasted one hour and 40 minutes.
SMART CITIES MISSION GETS A FRENCH BOOST
In what may be seen as a good omen for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Smart Cities Mission, the French government has shown great interest in the flagship urban development programme with AFD — French Development Agency — rolling out a whopping loan of 2 billion Euros for three cities: Puducherry, Nagpur and Chandigarh.
GE NEARS DEAL TO SELL OVER $30 BILLION OF LOANS TO WELLS FARGO
General Electric Co (GE.N) is in advanced talks to sell a specialty finance portfolio, worth more than $30 billion, to Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N), according to a person familiar with the matter, as the industrial conglomerate returns to its roots.
INTEL TO SECURE EU’S OKAY FOR $16.7 BILLION ALTERA DEAL
World No. 1 chipmaker Intel Corp (INTC.O) will be given the go-ahead from the EU for its $16.7 billion bid for Altera Corp (ALTR.O), its largest ever deal
LORENZO EDGES ROSSI FOR JAPAN POLE
Jorge Lorenzo piled pressure on championship leader Valentino Rossi on Saturday as he grabbed pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix, after Alex de Angelis suffered serious injuries and memory loss in a heavy crash.The Spaniard grabbed his fourth pole position of the season after having led all four practice sessions before clocking 1min 43.790sec in qualifying, 0.081sec faster than Yamaha team mate Rossi.
SUNDERLAND APPOINT SAM ALLARDYCE AS NEW MANAGER ON TWO-YEAR DEAL
Sunderland have appointed Sam Allardyce as manager on a two-year contract. Dick Advocaat quit Sunderland on Sunday with the Black Cats second-bottom of the Premier League and winless in their opening eight games.
POLAND CREATES HISTORY ON A DAY OF FLUCTUATING FORTUNES
Poland made history as it withstood a stiff challenge from Sweden (307.5-293) and lifted the Bermuda Bowl for the first time as the HCL-42nd World bridge championships concluded at the ITC Grand Chola
BALAJI CONQUERS VISHNU; FOUR IN A ROW FOR PRERNA
Sriram Balaji imposed his high-quality game on defending champion Vishnu Vardhan while Prerna Bhambri sailed like a breeze past Sai Samhitha for her fourth straight title in the Fenesta National tennis championship at the DLTA Complex
BOXER DHEERAJ RANGI WINS SILVER AT WORLD MILITARY GAMES
Lightweight (60 kg) boxer Dheeraj Rangi on Saturday secured the silver medal in the World Military Games being held in Mungyeong, South Korea.
VARSHINI EMERGES CHAMPION
Varshini V of Tamil Nadu emerged champion with a round to spare in the girls section of the 26th National Open and girls under-17 chess championships .
RAID DE HIMALAYA FLAGGED OFF
The 17th Raid de Himalaya, the gruelling car rally covering the hill States of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu-Kashmir, was flagged from Shimla on Saturday. The six-day motorsport event is set to cover a total distance of 2,000 km through some of the most picturesque locales in the Himalayas. Motorists will pass Shimla, Dalhousie, Srinagar, Manali and Rangdum.
JOHN LE CARRE MEMOIR COMING IN SEPTEMBER 2016
The master spy novelist has a memoir planned for September 2016, The book is called “The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life,” and is being billed by the publisher as “an exhilarating journey into the worlds of his ‘secret sharers’ .
WIZ KHALIFA AND CHARLIE PUTH’S ‘SEE YOU AGAIN’ HITS 1 BILLION VIEWS ON YOUTUBE
“See You Again is not only the first rap video to hit a billion views but is also the fastest video to hit a billion on YouTube. Wow. Thank u,” the singer wrote.
VIJENDER SINGH VS SONNY WHITING HIGHLIGHTS: INDIAN ACE WINS BIG ON PROFESSIONAL DEBUT
Vijender Singh announced his arrival on the pro circuit with a technical knockout win over Sonny Whiting