Author Archives: Loknath Das

India, Malaysia set to sign 15 business pacts today

New Delhi: India and Malaysia are expected to sign around 15 business-to-business pacts on Monday aiming to deepen commercial linkages between Asia’s third-largest economy and its third-largest trading partner in the fast growing ASEAN or Association of Southeast Asian Nations economic grouping. The pacts are to be signed in the presence of visiting Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak in New Read More


JEE-Mains exam moderately easy but lengthy, say students

JEE aspirants outside Ramnarain Ruia College in Matunga on Sunday.(HT) Around 10 lakh students from across the country appeared for the offline Joint Entrance Examination-Mains (JEE-Mains) on Sunday and they gave a thumbs-up to the paper. Barring a couple of questions, most students and experts said the question paper pattern was similar to that of last year’s and fairly simple, Read More


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FCC to vote to reform $45 billion business data market

The Republican head of the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday proposed easing regulatory requirements in the $45 billion business data services market, a win for companies like AT&T Inc, CenturyLink Inc, Verizon Communications Inc and others. The proposal is a blow to companies like Sprint Corp and others that claim prices for business data are too high and backed a Read More


Buy Eicher Motors, Indiabulls Real Estate, Vedanta, JBF Industries; sell Tata Comm: Mitessh Thakkar

Mitessh Thakkar of miteshthacker.com is of the view that one can buy Eicher Motors, Indiabulls Real Estate, Vedanta and JBF Industries and sell Tata Communications.     Mitessh Thakkar of miteshthacker.com told CNBC-TV18, “I have more of buy calls because the stock specific basis still remains positive. I have a buy on Eicher Motors which managed to get past the Read More


Skill development ministry to set up separate education board for Industrial Training Institutes

The academic certificates issued to the ITI pass-outs would be acknowledged by all the UGC, AICTE, CBSE, NCERT, AIU and state education boards, and former would get admissions in their institutions.(PTI Representative Photo) Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has accepted skill development ministry’s proposal of setting up a separate education board for the ITI pass-outs to offer them class X Read More


How to Drink Wine, a Beginner’s Guide

It was a one-hour conversation with Steven Spurrier that completely altered my relationship with wine. For years, I was fighting hard not be a wine snob – the type you run into at wine clubs across India, who often makes wine so complicated and difficult to understand. It’s why many people end up opting for some other spirit, refusing to Read More


Stem Cell Therapy May Help Treat Lung Inflammation and Damage

Those suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can now seek alternative therapy to reduce their lung inflammation. According to a recent study, stem cell therapy may potentially help in repairing lung damage in patients with cystic fibrosis and COPD. Experts at Queens University Belfast, UK investigated the effectiveness of Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy in a mouse model of Read More


Chandigarh: Panjab University hikes fee by up to Rs 82,000 a year

Panjab University, Chandigarh.(HT File Photo)  A year after hiking the fee by 5%, Panjab University (PU) senate on Sunday approved an average of 12.5% fee hike for all courses of university departments and its regional centres for the session 2017-18, on Sunday. However, the fee for some courses has multiplied by several times. The decision means that from the new Read More


7 Upcoming Food Events in Delhi This March You Shouldn’t Miss

Loving the weather aren’t you? And why should you not. March is here! Spring is here! Spring has caught the poetic imagination of writers across the world since forever. And what is the best way to celebrate this beautiful season? With some great food. Because it is perfectly legit, if a yellow or pink blossomed flower, reminds you of the Read More


Surgery and Other Treatment Options for Arthritis Patients

Arthritis in the knee is the most common type is osteoarthritis which is a progressive condition that slowly wears away the joint cartilage. It is mostly likely to strike after middle age but can also occur as a result of injury or if a person is overweight. When the cartilage gets destroyed, the the bones of the joint rub constantly against each other and this Read More