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Chinese retailer Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s sales for its 24-hour Singles’ Day shopping blitz hit a record $38.4 billion, more than Amazon.com Inc’s haul last quarter from online sales. But sales growth for the festival eased to 26%, the weakest since 2009, held back by a slowing e-commerce industry in China as the country’s economic expansion heads toward a historic low.
Guru Nanak Jayanti is one of the most auspicious festivals celebrated by the Sikh community. It's the birth date of Guru Nanak, who was the founder of Sikhism. The festival is celebrated annually and this year, it is being celebrated on 12th November.
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The ‘Brown to Green Report 2019’, released by the the Climate Transparency on Monday, however, noted that India is the only country among G20 nations that is close to 1.5 degree Celsius temperature rise ‘pathway’ - a scenario which the scientific community has pitched for at this juncture to save the world from the disastrous consequences of average temperature rise.
On Monday evening, Sena leader Aditya Thackeray, accompanied by legislature party leader Eknath Shinde, submitted a letter to Koshyari, saying the party has the support of legislators required for government formation and sought time. But Thackeray failed to produce letters of support, and Koshyari rejected the plea for extension of time.
As administrative director of the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) in the 1970s, Seshan drafted the contract signed with SEP, a company that worked for French space agency CNES, to develop Vikas, India’s first liquid propulsion engine. The engine continues to power Isro’s PSLVs and GSLVs used for missions including Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan.
Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s remarks following the results that the numbers should “open everyone’s eyes” and that he was prepared to “wait” till a satisfactory arrangement was worked out had an ominous ring. While Sena’s continued intransigence was not anticipated, BJP decided that it would not give in to demands.
She was rushed to hospital around 1.30am after she complained of breathlessness. Later in the day, she was shifted to the ICU and had to be put on life-support, sources said. “She is suffering from pneumonia along with left ventricular failure. She continues to be critical, but there has been some improvement in her condition over the last few hours,” said internal medicine physician, Dr Pratit Samdani.
Achcha, hamara woh Sidhu kidhar hai (Ok, where is our Sidhu)? Main keh raha hoon hamara Sidhu (I am saying our Sidhu),” Pakistan PM Imran Khan is seen asking in a video taken on a bus to Kartarpur ahead of the corridor’s inaugration on November 9. The video has since gone viral.
For mayors’ posts for the 15 corporations across Tamil Nadu, an application would cost Rs 50,000. The rates were fixed by party chief MK Stalin at a meeting of district secretaries at Anna Arivalayam. The party has fixed charges for applications for various local body posts too.
Sales of passenger vehicles, a mix of cars, SUVs and vans, stood at 2.85 lakh against 2.84 lakh units sold in the same month last year. While Siam brings out wholesale numbers that the companies dispatch to dealers, company officials say that healthy retail sales in the month (customer purchases) led to lowering of inventory levels.
BSNL CMD Pravin Kumar Purwar said around 70,000 workers have already accepted the VRS, and he expects more to opt in before the closing date of December 3. “We have given a handsome VRS package and are confident that our target of 80,000 people opting for VRS will be met,” Purwar told TOI. VRS acceptance at BSNL has exceeded government’s initial estimate of 58,000 employees.
Besides, VHP has decided to suggest that the trust that is to be formed within three months should facilitate the symbolic participation of “bhakts” in the construction of what has been imagined as a “grand Ram temple”. Devotees from all 718 districts of the country will be invited in delegations to stay for at least a week and help in construction work, said the VHP functionary, an indication that another round of “kar seva” could be in the works.
Data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) on Monday showed the index of industrial production contracted 4.3% in September, the second successive month of decline after the fall of 1.4% in August and lower than the 4.6% expansion posted in the year earlier period. Between April and September, the sector grew an annual 1.3% compared with a 5.2% expansion in the year earlier period.
The 4.5-km corridor was expected to attract at least 5,000 pilgrims every day — the limit decided between India and Pakistan — after its November 9 inauguration. The jatha on the first day had 562 people — a mix of dignitaries and NRIs invited by the Punjab and central governments.
Congress is dithering on supporting the Sena-led government as it feels that if the Sena-NCP and Congress comes to power, it will strengthen NCP and, in the months to come, Congress will be wiped out, said a senior NCP leader.
On Sunday (November 10), 2,147 cases of stubble burning were recorded in the state, taking the total to 48,155 since September 23, according to the data released by Punjab Remote Sensing Centre (PRSC). Last year, only 40,774 cases were reported till November 10.
Shortly, the governor called NCP legislature party chief Ajit Pawar to Raj Bhavan and asked him to indicate within 24 hours whether his party was “willing and able to form government”. NCP said it will hold meetings with Congress before a decision.