Wednesday, Dec 11 2019 | Time 00:38 Hrs(IST)
image
  • US House Democrats, Trump administration reach agreement on USMCA deal
  • Indian Boxing League: Gujarat Giants leapfrog to top of table with win over Panthers
  • Trump, Lavrov expected to discuss arms control, national security - White House
India


Nonagenarian industrialist BK Birla passes away

Nonagenarian industrialist BK Birla passes away

New Delhi, Jul 3 (UNI) Nonagenarian industrialist Basant Kumar Birla, 98, died on Wednesday.

Born on 12 January 1921, the nonagenarian was the chairman of the Krishnarpan Charity Trust, BK Birla Institute of Engineering & Technology (BKBIET) and various educational trusts and institutes.

Birla was the youngest son of industrialist and philanthropist Ghanshyam Das Birla.

By fifteen years of age, he was already actively associated with a large number of companies and eventually became the chairman of Kesoram Industries.

In this role, he concentrated on the industries of cotton, viscose, polyester and nylon yarns, refractory, paper, shipping, tyrecord, transparent paper, spun pipe, cement, tea, coffee, cardamom, chemicals, plywood, MDF Board, etc.

In April 1941, he married Sarla, the daughter of activist and writer Brijlal Biyani. They had a son, Aditya Vikram Birla, and two daughters, Jayashree Mohta and Manjushree Khaitan.

He also established Birla Public School in Qatar and the Birla College of Arts, Science & Commerce in Kalyan. Also founded Birla Vidya Niketan in the national capital.

He was the author of several books, including an autobiography entitled 'Svantah Sukhaya'.

UNI DJK SNU 1525

More News
Criticism, dissent are essence of democracy, says Venkaiah Naidu

Criticism, dissent are essence of democracy, says Venkaiah Naidu

10 Dec 2019 | 9:40 PM

New Delhi, Dec 10 (UNI) Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that criticism and dissent are the essence of democracy but it should be objective and dignified.

see more..
India at centre of new set of inequalities: UNDP

India at centre of new set of inequalities: UNDP

10 Dec 2019 | 7:37 PM

New Delhi, Dec 10 (UNI) United Nations Development Programme asserts Asia-Pacific region, which has witnessed the steepest rise globally in human development, leads the world in access to broadband internet but continues to grapple with widespread multidimensional poverty, especially in India and the rest of South Asia, and may be vulnerable to a new set of inequalities emerging around higher education and climate resilience.

see more..

Social exclusion, gender bias hit women in SAsia

10 Dec 2019 | 7:24 PM

New Delhi, Dec 10 (UNI) A new United Nations Development Programme report finds that despite progress, group-based inequalities persist on the Indian subcontinent, especially affecting women and girls.

see more..
Bill to end nomination for Anglo Indians attempt to  divert attention from Govt failure to control economic slowdown: Cong

Bill to end nomination for Anglo Indians attempt to divert attention from Govt failure to control economic slowdown: Cong

10 Dec 2019 | 7:22 PM

New Delhi, Dec 10 (UNI) Expressing its strong opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) and the Bill to end the nomination facility for Anglo Indian community, the Congress on Tuesday said that the Government was bringing these Bills to divert attention of people from its failure to check the slowdown in the Indian Economy.

see more..
Chidambaram terms CAB as 'patently unconstitutional', says, battleground shifts to SC

Chidambaram terms CAB as 'patently unconstitutional', says, battleground shifts to SC

10 Dec 2019 | 6:43 PM

New Delhi, Dec 10 (UNI) Terming the Constitutional (Amendment) Bill (CAB) as 'patently unconstitutional', senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidamabram on Tuesday said that battle ground will be shifted to the Supreme Court, once the bill be passed.

see more..
image