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Indian, S.Korean team recycles onion peels into nanogenerators

Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Chopping onions makes you cry but now, thanks to scientists from India and South Korea, recycled onion skin waste offers reason to cheer for the green energy-powered smart devices sector. Researchers at IIT Kharagpur and Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech), South Korea, have fabricated biodegradable and biocompatible self-powered energy harvesters (nanogenerators) from onion skin ... Read More »

RIL raises $800 mn through 10-year bonds at lowest rate

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Tuesday said it has raised $800 million by selling 10-year bonds in the first offering since Moody’s last week raised India’s sovereign rating after 14 years. According to a Mukesh Ambani-led RIL release here, the bonds, priced at 3.66 per cent, were the lowest coupon ever achieved by an Indian corporate ... Read More »

'Padmavati' row: Haryana BJP leader booked for offering bounty

Gurugram, Nov 21 (IANS) A Haryana BJP leader was booked on Tuesday for threatening to behead Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actress Deepika Padukone over their movie “Padmavati” and for standing firm by his announcement of a Rs 10 crore reward for it. Haryana’s chief media coordinator Kunwar Surajpal Singh Ammu was booked under Section 506 (criminal intimidation) of ... Read More »

Stokes let down a lot of people, feels Warner

Brisbane, Nov 21 (IANS) Australia vice-captain David Warner has slammed suspended English all-rounder Ben Stokes for “letting a lot of people down” with his behaviour outside a nightclub in Bristol in September. Warner, however, praised Stokes as a fierce competitor on the field and said he would have loved to face the Englishman during the upcoming five-match Ashes Test rubber, ... Read More »

Will phase out diesel locomotive in five years: Goyal

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Coal and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the Indian Railways will completely phase out diesel locomotives in the next five years and will switch to electric locomotives with the focus on increasing speed. “We have planned to switch all trains to be electric-driven in the next five years,” Goyal said, addressing the National ... Read More »

I-League 2017-18 season launched

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The 11th edition of I-League, India’s premeier football league, was launched here on Tuesday. The league, from November 25 to March 6, will feature three-new clubs — Gokulam Kerala FC from Calicut, Neroca FC with their base in Imphal and Indian Arrows here. Present on the occassion, Kushal Das, General Secretary, All India Football Federation ... Read More »

Myanmar, Bangladesh to meet on Rohingya crisis

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 21 (IANS) Myanmar and Bangladesh will hold a ministerial meeting on the humanitarian crisis faced by thousands of Rohingya refugees, according to an announcement on Tuesday at the conclusion of the 13th ASEM Foreign Ministers Meeting. The meeting will take place on Wednesday here, reports Efe news. Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmud Ali, who participated ... Read More »

Saqib working with Salman’s trainer for 'Race 3'

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Actor Saqib Saleem says he is training with superstar Salman Khan’s trainer Rakesh Udiyar for his upcoming film “Race 3”. Saqib has gone through a transformation in terms of his physique for the film, which also stars Salman Khan, Bobby Deol and Jacqueline Fernandez. “‘Race’ is very close to my heart and to get in shape ... Read More »

We'll set up more manufacturing units in India: Xiaomi

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) After sharing the top slot for the first time with South Korean tech giant Samsung in the Indian smartphone market, Xiaomi on Tuesday said it is geared up to take “Make in India” to the next level by setting up more manufacturing units across the country from next year. “We as a company are 100 ... Read More »

Dera chief's aide gets five-day police remand

Panchkula (Haryana), Nov 21 (IANS) A court in Panchkula town sent Pawan Insan, a close aide of rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, to five days police remand on Tuesday. After being on the run for nearly three months, Pawan Insan was arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Haryana Police on Monday ... Read More »

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