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Tamil Nadu Petro posts Rs.53 crore loss

Chennai : Linear alkyl benzene (LAB) maker Tamil Nadu Petroproducts Ltd on Tuesday said it closed last fiscal with lower revenue and higher net loss compared to 2013-14.

In a regulatory filing in BSE, the company said its total revenue last year stood at Rs.949.87 crore down from Rs.1,051.82 crore earned during 2013-14.

According to the company, its net loss last year was at Rs.53.07 crore up from Rs.37.30 crore posted in 2013-14.

First 'Make in India' event held in Germany

Frankfurt : A first 'Make in India' networking session was organised last week in the wake of Germany's Hanover Messe trade fair this year at which India was the partner country, the Indian consulate general here said on Tuesday.

"A 'Make in India' networking session on 'Doing business with India' organised in Bielefeld on 12 May generated lot of interest in the Eastwestphalia region of Germany," the consulate general said in a release.

Always believed husband was alive: Bangladesh leader's wife

By Raymond Kharmujai,

Shillong : Hasina Ahmed, wife of former Bangladesh minister and BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed who went missing from Dhaka in March, on Tuesday said she always believed her husband was very much alive before he surfaced here in the capital of India's northeastern state of Meghalaya.

"I always believed that my husband (Salahuddin Ahmed) is alive. I do not know where the law enforcing agencies kept him sinc that night when they picked him up from Uttara (in Dhaka) and how he landed in Shillong," Hasina told IANS.

Legal experts express concern over Juvenile Justice Bill

New Delhi : Demanding withdrawal of the amended Juvenile Justice Bill passed by the Lok Sabha, legal experts on Tuesday expressed concern that the legislation would destroy the future of children while not improving the safety of women.

The amended bill seeks to bring 16-18-year-olds under the purview of adult law when they commit heinous crimes.


MP to institute Aruna Shanbaug award

Bhopal : The Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday announced an award of Rs.1 lakh in honour of nurse Aruna Shanbaug who died on Monday at a Mumbai hospital after having remained in a vegetative state for 42 long years.

The award would be given to any organisation working against exploitaton of women.

Participating in a women panchayat here on Tuesday, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan paid tribute to Shanbaug and said the time has come to amend the law.


Anti-submarine warfare ship launched in Kolkata

Kolkata : The fourth and last anti-submarine warfare ship being made for the Indian Navy was launched here on Tuesday, adding a feather to the cap of domestic manufacturing for the naval forces.

Kavaratti, the corvette which is 90 percent indigenous, was launched at a glittering ceremony here.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh lauded the contributions made by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. (GRSE), Kolkata in meeting the growing requirements of the navy.


Teachers get 80 percent of expenditure on education: New report

By Saumya Tewari,

New Delhi : Up to 80 percent of India’s public expenditure on education is spent on teachers–salaries, training and learning material, according to a new six-state report.

Yet, the quality of learning at Indian schools is falling, as IndiaSpend has reported, and India is short of teachers compared to other BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) nations, which have done far better at imparting literacy.


Health ministry slammed for under-utilisation of funds

New Delhi : A parliamentary standing committee has slammed the research wing of the union health ministry for failing to spend its allocated budget and complete pending schemes.

The standing committee of the Rajya Sabha on health also said that the state of affairs indicates that the department of health research was consistently over-estimating its requirements and has not been able to make use of scarce financial resources.


Gas tanker blast kills two in Mumbai

Mumbai : Two people were killed and one injured when an empty gas tanker exploded suddenly in a garage here on Tuesday, officials said.

The incident took place at Chembur in north-east Mumbai.

According to the BMC Disaster Control, some maintenance and welding work was underway on the tanker.

Some residual gas trapped in the tanker may have been ignited by the welding flames and is believed to have caused the huge explosion.


High-level Indian team arrives in Nepal

By Anil Giri,

Kathmandu : A high-level Indian team arrived here on Tuesday to find out Nepal's needs to overcome the losses suffered in the terrible temblor and how New Delhi can help in reconstruction and rehabilitation.

The additional secretary in the Indian Prime Minister's Office, P.K. Mishra, and the joint secretary (north) in the external affairs ministry, Abay Thakur, reached Kathmandu for discussions with Nepali officials.

They will also interact with Indian diplomats in Nepal.