Saturday, February 16, 2019

Coal India, ACC among 6 #39;pigs#39; that CLSA feels can expand your piggy bank

Coal India, ACC among 6 #39;pigs#39; that CLSA feels can expand your piggy bank
Coal India, ACC among 6 #39;pigs#39; that CLSA feels can expand your piggy bank
Coal India, ACC among 6 #39;pigs#39; that CLSA feels can expand your piggy bank Global brokerage house CLSA came out with its report - pigs that might fly - on 31 stocks globally, including 6 in India, which could give fabulous return going ahead.

Source: MC

Pulwama terror attack LIVE updates: All-party meet ends, investigation at Ground Zero underway

Pulwama terror attack LIVE updates: All-party meet ends, investigation at Ground Zero underway
Pulwama terror attack LIVE updates: All-party meet ends, investigation at Ground Zero underway
Pulwama terror attack LIVE updates: All-party meet ends, investigation at Ground Zero underway Banned terrorist organisation, allegedly backed by Pakistan, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) has claimed responsibility for the attack in the Jammu and Kashmir#39;s Pulwama district

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Two States only just solution for Israel-Palestine conflict: UN chief

Two States only just solution for Israel-Palestine conflict: UN chief
Two States only just solution for Israel-Palestine conflict: UN chief
Two States only just solution for Israel-Palestine conflict: UN chief The UN chief said under International Humanitarian Law Israel too has a responsibility to exercise "maximum restraint", except as a last resort.

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Gold’s cheaper cousin’s safe-haven demand rose 20% in Q4; time to buy?

Gold’s cheaper cousin’s safe-haven demand rose 20% in Q4; time to buy?
Gold’s cheaper cousin’s safe-haven demand rose 20% in Q4; time to buy?
Gold’s cheaper cousin’s safe-haven demand rose 20% in Q4; time to buy? Data shows that the prevailing US - China trade dispute has put strains on the global economy. As per the latest IMF report, the global growth rate is projected to be 3.5 percent for 2019 and 3.6 percent for 2020, lower than its earlier forecast in October.

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India to remove trade privileges, ensure complete isolation of Pakistan: Arun Jaitley

India to remove trade privileges, ensure complete isolation of Pakistan: Arun Jaitley
India to remove trade privileges, ensure complete isolation of Pakistan: Arun Jaitley
India to remove trade privileges, ensure complete isolation of Pakistan: Arun Jaitley Pakistan-based JeM claimed responsibility for a car bomb that killed the police in one of the deadliest attacks ever in the India-controlled Kashmir region.

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Pulwama Attack: Charred beyond recognition, how CRPF men were identified with Aadhaar cards, force IDs

Pulwama Attack: Charred beyond recognition, how CRPF men were identified with Aadhaar cards, force IDs
Pulwama Attack: Charred beyond recognition, how CRPF men were identified with Aadhaar cards, force IDs
Officials said as the bodies of the troops were badly mutilated and charred due on the impact of the RDX-triggered blast, it became very difficult to ascertain their identities.

Source: DI

Pulwama Attack: Trump's NSA John Bolton calls up Ajit Doval, says 'US supports India's right to self-defense'

Pulwama Attack: Trump's NSA John Bolton calls up Ajit Doval, says 'US supports India's right to self-defense'
Pulwama Attack: Trump's NSA John Bolton calls up Ajit Doval, says 'US supports India's right to self-defense'
US NSA John Bolton telephoned Doval Friday morning to express his condolences for the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir and offered the US' full support to India in confronting terrorism.

Source: DI

'What was NSA doing?': Mamata Banerjee says Pulwama attack due to intelligence failure, demands answers

'What was NSA doing?': Mamata Banerjee says Pulwama attack due to intelligence failure, demands answers
'What was NSA doing?': Mamata Banerjee says Pulwama attack due to intelligence failure, demands answers
Questioning the role of the national security adviser, Mamata said we have the right to know what had actually happened.

Source: DI

Those guilty in Hingonia won't be spared: Mayor Vishnu Lata

Those guilty in Hingonia won't be spared: Mayor Vishnu Lata
Those guilty in Hingonia won't be spared: Mayor Vishnu Lata
The city councillors on Friday staged a protest at the JMC headquarters for two hours, expressing their anger against insensitive attitude of the trust and demanded that case of murder of cows be registered against the culprit.

Source: DI

Buy, rent, or pay an EMI?

Buy, rent, or pay an EMI?
  •  While young earners moving to new cities generally tend to go for EMI or rent while purchasing appliances owing to the lack of a lump sum, those who are settled mostly go for a direct purchase
  • Renting is a good idea if one knows that the usage of the appliance is not permanent and one may be constantly moving

Source: LM

India’s exports grow 3.74% in January; trade deficit widens to $14.73 billion

India’s exports grow 3.74% in January; trade deficit widens to $14.73 billion
India’s exports grow 3.74% in January; trade deficit widens to $14.73 billion
According to data from the commerce ministry, exports during the month increased to USD 26.36 billion, compared with USD 25.41 billion in January 2018. Exports growth remained almost flat in November and December 2018.

Source: TFE

Big concern for Twitter users! Your deleted direct messages are stored by company

Big concern for Twitter users! Your deleted direct messages are stored by company
Big concern for Twitter users! Your deleted direct messages are stored by company
Twitter lets you download all of the data associated with your account, even a suspended or deactivated account, which lets you see everything that the company is storing.

Source: TFE

Google’s Toronto ambitions swell, as Amazon scraps New York plan

Google’s Toronto ambitions swell, as Amazon scraps New York plan
Google’s Toronto ambitions swell, as Amazon scraps New York plan
The urban innovation unit of Alphabet Inc. and sister company to Google is proposing to speed up its plans to redevelop 350 derelict acres on the city’s waterfront in return for a cut of property taxes, development charges and increased land values.

Source: TFE

Corporate welfare fights: Amazon’s NYC retreat heralds new era

Corporate welfare fights: Amazon’s NYC retreat heralds new era
Corporate welfare fights: Amazon’s NYC retreat heralds new era
Stoked by Amazon’s decision to turn its search for a new office hub into a nationwide reality show, a long-simmering backlash to corporate subsidies is coming to a boil. State legislators in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois and New York are targeting subsidies to individual companies.

Source: TFE

Cognizant to pay USD 25 million to settle India bribery charges

Cognizant to pay USD 25 million to settle India bribery charges
Cognizant to pay USD 25 million to settle India bribery charges
The two former executives have been charged for their roles in facilitating the payment of millions of dollars in bribe to an Indian government official, the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) said.

Source: TFE

UN, partners appeal for USD 920 million to meet dire needs of 900,000 Rohingyas

UN, partners appeal for USD 920 million to meet dire needs of 900,000 Rohingyas
UN, partners appeal for USD 920 million to meet dire needs of 900,000 Rohingyas
Despite these and other achievements, the Rohingyas remain in an extremely precarious situation. UNHCR underscored that until the root causes of displacement in Myanmar are addressed and refugees can voluntarily return in safety, Bangladesh must be supported to meet the needs of refugees and the host communities.

Source: TFE

PM Modi in Nagpur today LIVE Updates: In Yavatmal, PM Modi assures home to every homeless by 2022

PM Modi in Nagpur today LIVE Updates: In Yavatmal, PM Modi assures home to every homeless by 2022
PM Modi in Nagpur today LIVE Updates: In Yavatmal, PM Modi assures home to every homeless by 2022
Modi rally today live: PM Narendra Modi assured that government's target t provide home to every homeless by 2022 will be fulfilled.

Source: TFE

Two States only just solution for Israel-Palestine conflict, says UN chief Antonio Guterres

Two States only just solution for Israel-Palestine conflict, says UN chief Antonio Guterres
Two States only just solution for Israel-Palestine conflict, says UN chief Antonio Guterres
In his address to the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, which was established by the UN General Assembly in 1975, Guterres said on Friday that "based on relevant UN resolutions, long-held principles, previous agreements and international law", Jerusalem should be the capital of both States.

Source: TFE

Raising Rs 1 crore for daughter: Sukanya Samriddhi or ULIP or mutual funds? Must know facts

Raising Rs 1 crore for daughter: Sukanya Samriddhi or ULIP or mutual funds? Must know facts
Raising Rs 1 crore for daughter: Sukanya Samriddhi or ULIP or mutual funds? Must know facts
Before choosing an investment plan, parents must take into consideration the effect of inflation, which may push current cost many folds, resulting higher fund requirement at the future date.

Source: TFE

Top US lawmakers rally behind India; say Pulwama attack won’t weaken resolve of Indians

Top US lawmakers rally behind India; say Pulwama attack won’t weaken resolve of Indians
Top US lawmakers rally behind India; say Pulwama attack won’t weaken resolve of Indians
At least 40 CRPF personnel were killed and many injured on Thursday in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district.

Source: TFE

UN appoints Indian as Controller and ASG in Management Strategy, Policy & Compliance department

UN appoints Indian as Controller and ASG in Management Strategy, Policy & Compliance department
UN appoints Indian as Controller and ASG in Management Strategy, Policy & Compliance department
Chandramouli Ramanathan has been appointed as Controller, Assistant Secretary-General for Programme Planning, Budget and Finance in the management strategy, policy and compliance department, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said.

Source: TFE

Pulwama terror attack: Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar says no to Karachi Art Council event

Pulwama terror attack: Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar says no to Karachi Art Council event
Pulwama terror attack: Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar says no to Karachi Art Council event
The duo was earlier invited to join the 2-day event but they have now decided to skip it as a sign of protest against the dastardly terror attack by Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

Source: TFE

Pulwama attack: Aadhaar cards, force IDs helped identify dead CRPF men

Pulwama attack: Aadhaar cards, force IDs helped identify dead CRPF men
Pulwama attack: Aadhaar cards, force IDs helped identify dead CRPF men
Five CRPF personnel were also injured in Thursday's attack, one of the deadliest in Jammu and Kashmir in three decades, when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district.

Source: TFE

Train 18 breaks down! Setback ahead of Vande Bharat Express train’s first commercial run scheduled for Sunday

Train 18 breaks down! Setback ahead of Vande Bharat Express train’s first commercial run scheduled for Sunday
Train 18 breaks down! Setback ahead of Vande Bharat Express train’s first commercial run scheduled for Sunday
Train 18 breaks down! In what comes as a disappointment for Indian Railways, India's fastest train, the Vande Bharat Express which was flagged off by PM Narendra Modi yesterday suffered a breakdown.

Source: TFE

Pulwama terror attack: All-party meet at 11 am, Rajnath Singh to brief opposition parties

Pulwama terror attack: All-party meet at 11 am, Rajnath Singh to brief opposition parties
Pulwama terror attack: All-party meet at 11 am, Rajnath Singh to brief opposition parties
All party meeting in Delhi: The Modi government has convened an all-party meeting in Delhi on Saturday in view of the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir.

Source: TFE

Pulwama terrorist attack: US asks Pakistan to freeze funds of designated terror groups, supports actions against JeM

Pulwama terrorist attack: US asks Pakistan to freeze funds of designated terror groups, supports actions against JeM
Pulwama terrorist attack: US asks Pakistan to freeze funds of designated terror groups, supports actions against JeM
Pakistan-based JeM has claimed responsibility for the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday that left at least 40 CRPF soldiers dead and five others critically wounded.

Source: TFE

Donald Trump claims Japan PM Shinzo Abe nominated him for Nobel Peace Prize

Donald Trump claims Japan PM Shinzo Abe nominated him for Nobel Peace Prize
Donald Trump claims Japan PM Shinzo Abe nominated him for Nobel Peace Prize
US President Donald Trump on Friday claimed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize over his outreach to North Korea but said he did not expect to win the coveted award. He said he had received a five-page letter from Abe informing him that he had nominated him for […]

Source: TFE

US NSA dials Ajit Doval, says America supports India’s right to self-defence

US NSA dials Ajit Doval, says America supports India’s right to self-defence
US NSA dials Ajit Doval, says America supports India’s right to self-defence
At least 40 CRPF personnel were killed and many injured on Thursday in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district.

Source: TFE

US, Canada move WTO against India on ‘under-reporting’ of MSP for five pulses

US, Canada move WTO against India on ‘under-reporting’ of MSP for five pulses
US, Canada move WTO against India on ‘under-reporting’ of MSP for five pulses
The two countries have taken issue with the quantity of production used in market price support calculations, the lack of information necessary to assess WTO compliance, problems with currency conversions and the prices used in the calculations.

Source: TFE

Friday, February 15, 2019

Killing of CRPF personnel “a huge tragedy”: Kiran Bedi

Killing of CRPF personnel “a huge tragedy”: Kiran Bedi

Puducherry: Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi has described as “a huge tragedy” the killing of CRPF personnel in a terror attack in Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir. “40 brave CRPF Jawans killed in J&K. This is a huge tragedy. And a serious security challenge for the country.

This situation demands a united strong response. As also full support to the bereaved families in all possible ways,” the former IPS officer tweeted late Thursday night. The CRPF personnel were killed on Thursday in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Jaish suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district.



Source: FPJ

Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy consoles CRPF trooper’s family

Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy consoles CRPF trooper’s family

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday consoled the family of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper H. Guru who hailed from the state and was among those killed in a suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir.

“I spoke to martyred CRPF soldier H. Guru’s family over the phone and consoled them. Their grief is heart-wrenching. We are with them. I have instructed officials to speed up the process of compensation,” Kumaraswamy tweeted. Guru, 33, was from Gudigere village in Mandya district, about 100 km from here. He was attached to the 82nd Battalion posted in Srinagar.



Source: FPJ

Biocon, Havells India among picks by Anand Rathi ahead of elections

Biocon, Havells India among picks by Anand Rathi ahead of elections
Biocon, Havells India among picks by Anand Rathi ahead of elections
Siddharth Sedani Global events and news flow will influence the market as market players will closely track on any news related to Brexit, US–China trade talks and crude oil prices

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Rajnath Singh leaves for JK; to asses situation, pay respect to jawans killed in terror attack

Rajnath Singh leaves for JK; to asses situation, pay respect to jawans killed in terror attack
Rajnath Singh leaves for JK; to asses situation, pay respect to jawans killed in terror attack
Rajnath Singh leaves for JK; to asses situation, pay respect to jawans killed in terror attack During the visit, the home minister will take part in a high-level meeting in Srinagar to be attended by Governor Satya Pal Malik and top civil, police and other security officials.

Source: MC

Pulwama terror attack LIVE updates: Protests against Pakistan rock JK ahead of Rajnath Singh#39;s visit

Pulwama terror attack LIVE updates: Protests against Pakistan rock JK ahead of Rajnath Singh#39;s visit
Pulwama terror attack LIVE updates: Protests against Pakistan rock JK ahead of Rajnath Singh#39;s visit
Pulwama terror attack LIVE updates: Protests against Pakistan rock JK ahead of Rajnath Singh#39;s visit Banned terrorist organisation, allegedly backed by Pakistan, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) has claimed responsibility

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2019 Bajaj Dominar engine specs leaked; gets higher rev limit, 5 PS more power

2019 Bajaj Dominar engine specs leaked; gets higher rev limit, 5 PS more power
2019 Bajaj Dominar engine specs leaked; gets higher rev limit, 5 PS more power
2019 Bajaj Dominar engine specs leaked; gets higher rev limit, 5 PS more power The 2019 Bajaj Dominar will get a new green scheme along with a white and red. For mechanicals, the bike will receive upside down front suspension to replace the old conventional telescopic forks

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Ashok Leyland slides 6% as axle load norms, political uncertainty may hit growth

Ashok Leyland slides 6% as axle load norms, political uncertainty may hit growth
Ashok Leyland slides 6% as axle load norms, political uncertainty may hit growth
Ashok Leyland slides 6% as axle load norms, political uncertainty may hit growth Ashok Leyland is still expecting 10-15 percent growth in industry volumes as it expects pre-buying of vehicles before the implementation of BS-VI transition effective from April 1, 2020.

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Pulwama attack: UP govt announces Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia to families of 12 jawans

Pulwama attack: UP govt announces Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia to families of 12 jawans
Pulwama attack: UP govt announces Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia to families of 12 jawans
Pulwama attack: UP govt announces Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia to families of 12 jawans The government has also announced job to one member of each soldier#39;s family besides naming the link road in their native village after the martyrs, the spokesman said.

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Glenmark Pharma plunges 9% after Q3 profit misses analyst estimates

Glenmark Pharma plunges 9% after Q3 profit misses analyst estimates
Glenmark Pharma plunges 9% after Q3 profit misses analyst estimates
Glenmark Pharma plunges 9% after Q3 profit misses analyst estimates US generic business gained 16.28 percent to Rs 855.7 crore in the December quarter YoY while sales for the formulation business in India rose 15.39 percent to Rs 667.5 crore YoY.

Source: MC

SC to hear plea against 1993 central law on land acquisition near disputed site at Ayodhya

SC to hear plea against 1993 central law on land acquisition near disputed site at Ayodhya
SC to hear plea against 1993 central law on land acquisition near disputed site at Ayodhya
SC to hear plea against 1993 central law on land acquisition near disputed site at Ayodhya A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan tagged the matter with the main petition in which a constitution bench is dealing with the main title dispute.

Source: MC

D-Street Buzz: Pharma stocks plunge with Dr Reddy#39;s Labs at new 52-week low; BPCL jumps 3%

D-Street Buzz: Pharma stocks plunge with Dr Reddy#39;s Labs at new 52-week low; BPCL jumps 3%
D-Street Buzz: Pharma stocks plunge with Dr Reddy#39;s Labs at new 52-week low; BPCL jumps 3%
D-Street Buzz: Pharma stocks plunge with Dr Reddy#39;s Labs at new 52-week low; BPCL jumps 3% The top gainers from NSE included Bharti Infratel, Power Grid, NTPC BPCL and GAIL India while the top losers included Dr Reddy#39;s Labs, JSW Steel, Sun Pharma, Grasim Industries and Hindalco Industries.

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Vande Bharat Express inauguration despite Pulwama attack, befitting reply to terrorists: Piyush Goyal

Vande Bharat Express inauguration despite Pulwama attack, befitting reply to terrorists: Piyush Goyal
Vande Bharat Express inauguration despite Pulwama attack, befitting reply to terrorists: Piyush Goyal
Vande Bharat Express inauguration despite Pulwama attack, befitting reply to terrorists: Piyush Goyal Forty CRPF personnel were killed and five injured on Thursday when a Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district.

Source: MC

Pulwama attack: India revokes 'most-favoured nation' status to Pakistan

Pulwama attack: India revokes 'most-favoured nation' status to Pakistan
Pulwama attack: India revokes 'most-favoured nation' status to Pakistan
In a media briefing after the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the most-favoured-nation (MFN) status to Pakistan stands revoked.

Source: DI

Pulwama terror attack: BJP cancels all political programmes, PM Modi's Itarsi rally cancelled

Pulwama terror attack: BJP cancels all political programmes, PM Modi's Itarsi rally cancelled
Pulwama terror attack: BJP cancels all political programmes, PM Modi's Itarsi rally cancelled
All political programmes of BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, scheduled for Friday have been canceled following the terror attack on CRPF personnel in Kashmir.

Source: DI

Pulwama Attack: Time for political class to come together and make India stronger, says Amit Shah

Pulwama Attack: Time for political class to come together and make India stronger, says Amit Shah
Pulwama Attack: Time for political class to come together and make India stronger, says Amit Shah
BJP President Amit Shah on Friday appealed to political parties to rise above politics and come together on the issue of national security after Pulwama attack

Source: DI

Pulwama attack: US lawmakers extend solidarity and support to India

Pulwama attack: US lawmakers extend solidarity and support to India
Pulwama attack: US lawmakers extend solidarity and support to India
Cutting across party lines, over 50 Congressmen and Senators took to social media to express their solidarity with people of India and called for strict action against the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and its state sponsors.

Source: DI

US denounces Pulwama attack, calls on Pakistan to immediately end 'support' and 'safe haven' to terror groups

US denounces Pulwama attack, calls on Pakistan to immediately end 'support' and 'safe haven' to terror groups
US denounces Pulwama attack, calls on Pakistan to immediately end 'support' and 'safe haven' to terror groups
The US State Department said in a statement that it was resolutely committed to working with the Indian government to combat terrorism in all its forms.

Source: DI

At least 37 CRPF personnel killed in suicide blast in J&K's Pulwama, Jaish-e-Mohammed claims responsibility

At least 37 CRPF personnel killed in suicide blast in J&K's Pulwama, Jaish-e-Mohammed claims responsibility
At least 37 CRPF personnel killed in suicide blast in J&K's Pulwama, Jaish-e-Mohammed claims responsibility
The CRPF headquarters in Delhi issued a statement late night saying that 37 personnel have been killed in the suicide attack carried out by JeM.

Source: DI

Pulwama terror attack: Entire opposition fully supportive with security forces, govt, says Rahul Gandhi

Pulwama terror attack: Entire opposition fully supportive with security forces, govt, says Rahul Gandhi
Pulwama terror attack: Entire opposition fully supportive with security forces, govt, says Rahul Gandhi
"This is a terrible attack, this type of violence is disgusting. Terrorism tries to divide the nation, we can't be divided by any power. The entire opposition is with security forces and the government," Gandhi said.

Source: TFE

Senior citizen health insurance: Buying mediclaim for those above 60; Lesser known facts

Senior citizen health insurance: Buying mediclaim for those above 60; Lesser known facts
Senior citizen health insurance: Buying mediclaim for those above 60; Lesser known facts
Proper planning may be done to save the amount of premium, which is a known figure, rather than facing the uncertainty of paying high and unknown amount at the time of hospitalisation, putting all the savings at risk.

Source: TFE

Engineering job alert: Staff Selection Commission announces SSC Junior Engineer 2019 examination; check exam date, salary and other details

Engineering job alert: Staff Selection Commission announces SSC Junior Engineer 2019 examination; check exam date, salary and other details
Engineering job alert: Staff Selection Commission announces SSC Junior Engineer 2019 examination; check exam date, salary and other details
SSC Junior Engineer 2019: Candidates are advised to read the official notification carefully before filling the online application.

Source: TFE

Amazon’s ditches New York on Valentine’s Day; may scare off other tech companies too

Amazon’s ditches New York on Valentine’s Day; may scare off other tech companies too
Amazon’s ditches New York on Valentine’s Day; may scare off other tech companies too
In November, Amazon selected New York City and Crystal City, Virginia, as the winners of a secretive, yearlong process in which more than 230 North American cities bid to become the home of the Seattle-based company's second headquarters. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov.

Source: TFE

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan committed to implementing ICJ’s decision, says official

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan committed to implementing ICJ’s decision, says official
Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan committed to implementing ICJ’s decision, says official
The ICJ has set a timetable for the public hearing in the case from Febraury 18 to 21 in The Hague and Harish Salve, who represents India in the case, is expected to argue first on February 18.

Source: TFE

Facebook could pay multibillion-dollar fine for privacy lapses in 2018; talks underway with FTC

Facebook could pay multibillion-dollar fine for privacy lapses in 2018; talks underway with FTC
Facebook could pay multibillion-dollar fine for privacy lapses in 2018; talks underway with FTC
Reports say that the penalty is said to be the largest fine ever imposed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on a technology firm since 2012 when search engine giant, Google, paid $22.5 million penalty.

Source: TFE

Pulwama terror attack: Mortal remains of CRPF men to be flown to their homes

Pulwama terror attack: Mortal remains of CRPF men to be flown to their homes
Pulwama terror attack: Mortal remains of CRPF men to be flown to their homes
Terror attack in Pulwama: Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is visiting Jammu and Kashmir to take stock of the situation in the wake of the terror attack, Governor Satya Pal Malik, DG of CRPF R R Bhatnagar will pay their last respect to the departed souls in Srinagar before the bodies are flown out of the state.

Source: TFE

Pulwama terror attack: PM Modi says attackers and their supporters will pay heavy price

Pulwama terror attack: PM Modi says attackers and their supporters will pay heavy price
Pulwama terror attack: PM Modi says attackers and their supporters will pay heavy price
Pulwama terrorist attack: Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a CRPF bus in Pulwama district on Thursday

Source: TFE

Beware! These common credit score report errors can deny you much-needed home, car, personal loan

Beware! These common credit score report errors can deny you much-needed home, car, personal loan
Beware! These common credit score report errors can deny you much-needed home, car, personal loan
Errors in a credit report is as bad as having a bad credit score because you would never know how an error could be viewed by your lender and the credit bureau.

Source: TFE

Pulwama terror attack: Amit Shah asks politics parties to unite, rise above politics, says nothing matters above India

Pulwama terror attack: Amit Shah asks politics parties to unite, rise above politics, says nothing matters above India
Pulwama terror attack: Amit Shah asks politics parties to unite, rise above politics, says nothing matters above India
"These are times when we all must come together and strengthen our resolve to make India stronger and safer. I appeal to the political class- let us rise above politics and show that we are together when it comes to matters of national security. Nothing matters above India!" Amit Shah said in a series of tweets.

Source: TFE

Pulwama terror attack: India revokes Most Favoured Nation status to Pakistan

Pulwama terror attack: India revokes Most Favoured Nation status to Pakistan
Pulwama terror attack: India revokes Most Favoured Nation status to Pakistan
MFN status to Pakistan by India: India had granted Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to Pakistan in 1996. The decision to withdraw MFN status comes a day after Pulwama terror attack that left 40 CRPF jawans dead.

Source: TFE

IndiGo, Asia’s biggest low-budget airline may be crippled by pilot shortage

IndiGo, Asia’s biggest low-budget airline may be crippled by pilot shortage
IndiGo, Asia’s biggest low-budget airline may be crippled by pilot shortage
The airline, which controls more than 40 per cent of the domestic market in India, scrapped as many as 49 flights on Wednesday and said it will cancel 30 flights a day until the end of the month.

Source: TFE

Pulwama terror attack: BJP leaders cancel all political programmes for Friday

Pulwama terror attack: BJP leaders cancel all political programmes for Friday
Pulwama terror attack: BJP leaders cancel all political programmes for Friday
Terror attack in Pulwama: PM Narendra Modi was scheduled to address a rally in Itarsi in Madhya Pradesh and Shah was slated to attend different political events in Odisha and Chhattisgarh on Friday.

Source: TFE

Rahul Gandhi’s income guarantee may do more harm than good, says ex-Sonia Gandhi advisor

Rahul Gandhi’s income guarantee may do more harm than good, says ex-Sonia Gandhi advisor
Rahul Gandhi’s income guarantee may do more harm than good, says ex-Sonia Gandhi advisor
Rahul Gandhi’s proposed minimum income guarantee scheme will do more harm than good if it comes at the cost of existing subsidies for the poor, says Harsh Mander, a member of Sonia Gandhi’s erstwhile National Advisory Council to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Source: TFE

Thursday, February 14, 2019

NASA’s new space telescope to explore origins of universe

NASA’s new space telescope to explore origins of universe

Washington: US space agency NASA has unveiled a new space telescope that would begin a two-year mission in 2023 to look for life’s ingredients and probe how the universe evolved. The Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionisation and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx) mission is a planned two-year mission, funded at $242 million, and will survey the sky in optical as well as near-infrared light.

“I’m really excited about this new mission,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement on Wednesday. “Not only does it expand the US’ powerful fleet of space-based missions dedicated to uncovering the mysteries of the universe, it is a critical part of a balanced science programme that includes missions of various sizes,” he added.

Astronomers will use the mission to gather data on more than 300 million galaxies, as well as more than 100 million stars in our own Milky Way. “This amazing mission will be a treasure trove of unique data for astronomers,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.

“It will deliver an unprecedented galactic map containing ‘fingerprints’ from the first moments in the universe’s history. And we’ll have new clues to one of the greatest mysteries in science: What made the universe expand so quickly less than a nanosecond after the big bang?”

SPHEREx will survey hundreds of millions of galaxies near and far, some so distant their light has taken 10 billion years to reach Earth. In the Milky Way, the mission will search for water and organic molecules — essentials for life — in stellar nurseries, regions where stars are born from gas and dust, as well as disks around stars where new planets could be forming.

Every six months, SPHEREx will survey the entire sky using technologies adapted from Earth satellites and Mars spacecraft. The mission will create a map of the entire sky in 96 different colour bands, far exceeding the colour resolution of previous all-sky maps. It will also identify targets for more detailed study by future missions, such as NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope and Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, NASA said.



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US says ex-intel official defected to Iran, revealed secrets

US says ex-intel official defected to Iran, revealed secrets

Washington: A former US Air Force counterintelligence specialist who defected to Iran despite warnings from the FBI has been charged with revealing classified information to the Tehran government, including the code name and secret mission of a Pentagon program, prosecutors said Wednesday.

The Justice Department also accused Monica Elfriede Witt, 39, of betraying former colleagues in the U.S. intelligence community by feeding details about their personal and professional lives to Iran. Four hackers linked to the Iranian government, charged in the same indictment, used that information to target the intelligence workers online, prosecutors said.

Witt had been on the FBI’s radar at least a year before she defected after she attended an Iranian conference and appeared in anti-American videos. She was warned about her activities, but told agents that she would not provide sensitive information about her work if she returned to Iran, prosecutors say. She was not arrested at the time.

“Once a holder of a top secret security clearance, Monica Witt actively sought opportunities to undermine the United States and support the government of Iran – a country which poses a serious threat to our national security,” said FBI executive assistant director Jay Tabb, the bureau’s top national security official.

Tabb said “she provided information that could cause serious damage to national security,” though he did not provide specifics.Witt remains at large in Iran, as do the four hackers, who prosecutors say were acting on behalf of the powerful, government-linked Revolutionary Guard. That group, a branch of Iran’s armed forces, has previously been designated by the U.S. government as terrorism supporter.

The indictment was unsealed the same week as Iran celebrates the 40th anniversary of its Islamic Revolution and as the country denounced a Middle East security conference in Warsaw co-hosted by the U.S. and Poland. Officials said the indictment’s timing was unconnected to the meeting. Witt served in the Air Force between 1997 and 2008, where she was trained in the Farsi language and was deployed overseas on classified counterintelligence missions, including to the Middle East. She later found work as a Defense Department contractor.

The Texas native defected to Iran in 2013 after being invited to two all-expense-paid conferences in the country that the Justice Department says promoted anti-Western propaganda and condemned American moral standards.The Treasury Department on Wednesday sanctioned the New Horizon Organization, which organized the conferences Witt attended and hosts events that American officials say promote Holocaust denial, conspiracy theories and serve as a platform to recruit and collect intelligence from attendees.

Witt first traveled to a “Hollywoodism” conference in 2012, when she appeared in Iranian television videos in which she was identified as a former U.S. service member with critical views of America. She was then warned by FBI agents that she was a potential recruitment target for Iranian intelligence.

“She chose not to heed our warning that travel to Iran could potentially make her susceptible to recruitment,” Tabb said. “She continued to travel.” Later that year, she was hired by an individual who is not named in the indictment but who professed to have ties to high-level officials to help in the filming of an anti-American propaganda commercial.

She returned to another “Hollywoodism” conference in 2013. This time, with free housing and computer equipment, she went to work for the Iranians, supplying information about a classified Defense Department program and assembling into “target packages” research she conducted into the lives, locations and missions of former colleagues, the indictment said.

The accused hackers exploited that research, contacting Witt’s former colleagues through imposter Facebook and email accounts. Their goal was to induce the targets to click on links and attachments containing malicious software that could the compromise their computer and networks.

The case was unsealed soon after the Justice Department freed from custody an American-born Iranian television anchorwoman who’d been detained for days by the FBI as a material witness in an unspecified criminal investigation in Washington, where the Witt indictment was filed. Marzieh Hashemi works for the Press TV network’s English-language service. She has not been charged with any crimes. Justice Department officials wouldn’t say if the investigations were connected.



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Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy protest against Governor gets DMK support

Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy protest against Governor gets DMK support

Puducherry: DMK on Thursday extended its support to Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy for his ongoing agitation against the state Governor Kiran Bedi. DMK Chief MK Stalin spoke to Narayanasamy to discuss the issue and expressed his concern over the matter.

The Puducherry Chief Minister is sitting on protest in front of Raj Nivas against Governor Kiran Bedi and is demanding the central government to recall the Governor. Talking to ANI, chief minister Narayanasamy thanked Stalin for his support and asserted that there is a conflict between the state government and the Governor on as many as 39 issues.

Narayanasamy said, I thank MK Stalin who extended his support. We are getting support not only from Tamil Nadu but all over the country. We have 39 issues out of which helmet issue is one of them, all these issues have been created by Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi. Meanwhile, as the Chief Minister  protest continues, Congress MLA along with a large number of protesters gathered outside Raj Nivas and shouted slogans against the Governor.

Earlier in the day, he has said that Bedi is being encouraged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to create problems for his government. Bedi has been at loggerheads with the Puducherry government on various issues with Narayanasamy accusing her of delaying clearance to welfare schemes and bypassing the elected government.

On Wednesday, the chief minister had begun a protest outside the Raj Bhawan, the official residence of Governor Kiran Bedi  alleging that she was misusing her powers and also interfering in the day-to-day activities of the government. Protesting outside theRaj Bhawan wearing black clothes, Narayanasamy alleged that Bedi was forcing upon the law-abiding  citizen’s  rules such as the compulsory wearing of helmets among others.



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India vs Australia 2019: Virat Kohli, Bumrah to return; Unadkat, Khaleel possible choices for ODIs

India vs Australia 2019: Virat Kohli, Bumrah to return; Unadkat, Khaleel possible choices for ODIs

Mumbai: Zeroing in on players for a couple of available World Cup spots, including a toss-up between left-arm pacers Jaydev Unadkat and Khaleel Ahmed, will be the selection committee’s primary focus on Friday when it picks the India squad for the limited-overs series against Australia. India will play two T20 Internationals and five ODIs, starting February 24, in what will be their last international assignment before the World Cup, which begins in England on May 30.

The series against Australia will also be an indicator as to who among Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik will board the Heathrow-bound flight as a specialist-batsman-cum-second-wicketkeeper. KL Rahul is back in the mix as the third opener after a couple of good innings for India A against England Lions in the two unofficial Tests. While the two T20 matches will be a precursor to the ODI series, vice-captain Rohit Sharma is likely to be given a short break to rejuvenate and come back fresh for the ODIs.

The selectors have already identified 13 certainties for the World Cup and they are Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.

Skipper Kohli and pace spearhead Bumrah will be back in action for the final dress rehearsal and the selectors are unlikely looks beyond 16 to 17 players, who are now in the scheme of things for the World Cup. There are at least four contenders for the last two slots depending on the combination the team management would want.

While Bumrah, Shami and Bhuvneshwar are certainties in the pace department, the bone of contention is a left-arm seamer who will add variation to the line-up. Khaleel, the young Rajasthan speedster, played in Australia and New Zealand but he looked like a work in progress who could be all at sea in a mega-event like the World Cup.

Unadkat, who has only sporadically played for India since his debut in 2010, is suddenly back in contention after a good Ranji Trophy season where he led Saurashtra to the final. Unadkat is a matured bowler now with more variations and an increase in pace. He is also more experienced courtesy of his IPL stints.

A shoot-out is expected between Pant and Karthik, who are both finishers in their own right. Pant could also double up as the third opener although Rahul is also in contention as he has the team management’s backing.



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Mid-life chronic inflammation linked to cognitive decline: Study

Mid-life chronic inflammation linked to cognitive decline: Study

New York: People who have chronic inflammation in middle-age may develop cognitive problems in the decades leading up to old age, researchers say. Chronic inflammation is a low-grade inflammation that lingers for months or even years throughout the body. It can be caused by autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis or multiple sclerosis, physical stress or other causes.

Symptoms of the disorder include joint pain or stiffness, digestive problems and fatigue. “Chronic inflammation is tough on the body, and can damage joints, internal organs, tissue and cells. It can also lead to heart disease, stroke and cancer,” said study author Keenan A. Walker from the Johns Hopkins University in the US.

“While other studies have looked at chronic inflammation and its effects on the brain in older people, our large study investigated chronic inflammation beginning in middle age and showed that it may contribute to cognitive decline in the decades leading up to old age,” said Walker.

For the study, researchers followed 12,336 people with an average age of 57 for approximately 20 years. They took blood samples from participants in the beginning of the study, measuring four biomarkers of inflammation: fibrinogen, white blood cell count, von Willebrand factor, and factor VIII.

Three years later, the team measured C-reactive protein, another blood biomarker of inflammation. Participants’ thinking and memory skills were tested at the beginning of the study, six to nine years later, and at the end of the study. The findings, published in the journal Neurology, showed that the group with the highest levels of inflammation biomarkers had an eight per cent steeper decline in thinking and memory skills than the group with the lowest levels of inflammation biomarkers.

In addition, the group with the highest C-reactive protein levels had a 12 per cent steeper decline in thinking and memory skills than the group with the lowest levels. Getting regular exercise, following an anti-inflammatory heart healthy diet, and getting enough sleep are some of the ways to reduce chronic inflammation, the study suggested.



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Every section of society suffered under the Modi government, says Rahul Gandhi

Every section of society suffered under the Modi government, says Rahul Gandhi

Ajmer: In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi alleged on Thursday that he made an empty promise of loan waiver to farmers, but wrote off bank dues of his industrialist-friends. Addressing a two-day meet of the All India Congress Seva Dal, Gandhi said every section of society, be it farmers, youths or small-scale traders, suffered under the Modi government and they should get justice.

When the Congress returned to power in Rajasthan, the state government waived farm loans, Gandhi said. The prime minister made an empty promise of loan waiver to farmers, but wrote off bank dues of his industrialist-friends, he charged. Gandhi said while the prime minister “insults” him, his family and the Congress party, he had hugged Modi in Parliament. “Hatred can be defeated only by love. He has hatred and the love in me countered that hatred,” the Congress president said.



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Sheriff: Dog named Donald Trump wasn’t killed over politics

Sheriff: Dog named Donald Trump wasn’t killed over politics

Saint Paul (US): Minnesota sheriff says a dog named Donald Trump wasn’t shot and killed over a political rivalry, despite false claims circulating on social media that have spurred “violent threats” against some county residents. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office concluded the person who shot Donald Trump the dog Sunday was “legally protecting their livestock” on private property. The shooter has not been identified.

“Facts have been misrepresented on social media sites,” Sheriff Shawn Haken’s office said in a statement about the dog’s death. “Unfortunately, people are now posting multiple threats of violence towards citizens in the area and justifying the threats based on these inaccurate posts on social media.” The dog’s owner, Randal Thom, is an avid supporter of the president and has been featured in dozens of news stories for frequenting his rallies.

Some social media users claimed a neighbor, who they believed to be a Democrat, intentionally killed Thom’s dog. Neighbors have lodged 14 complaints about Thom’s dogs running loose, killing animals and attacking a person, according to the sheriff. Thom was convicted on a petty misdemeanor of “dogs and cats at large” in 2015, according to Minnesota court records. He could not immediately be reached for comment.Jackson County is about 160 miles (257 kilometers) south of Minneapolis.



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Apple adds two-factor authentication requirement for developer accounts

Apple adds two-factor authentication requirement for developer accounts

San Francisco: In a bid to secure developer accounts from hackers, Apple has added the requirement of a two-factor authentication (2FA) protocol for all app makers that would protect their Apple IDs.”2FA will be required to sign in to your Apple Developer account and certificates, identifiers and profiles starting February 27.

This extra layer of security for your Apple ID helps ensure that you’re the only person who can access your account,” Apple Insider quoted the iPhone-maker as saying in a letter to developers on Wednesday. Apple claims that 2FA dramatically improves the security of Apple IDs and all the personal information users store with Apple.

The feature would save trusted devices including iPhones, iPads, or iPod touch or a Mac with iOS 9 and later along with trusted phone numbers which are entitled to receive temporary verification codes to allow users to sign into a new device or browser with their Apple IDs.

“Once signed in, you won’t be asked for a verification code on that device again unless you sign out completely, erase the device, or need to change your password for security reasons. When you sign in on the web, you can choose to trust your browser, so you won’t be asked for a verification code the next time you sign in from that computer,” the company informed via a blog-post. 2FA is available to iCloud and iTunes users with at least one device that is using the latest versions of iOS or macOS.



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Mahindra#39;s XUV300 debuts at Rs 7.9 lakh, priced at a premium to Maruti Brezza

Mahindra#39;s XUV300 debuts at Rs 7.9 lakh, priced at a premium to Maruti Brezza
Mahindra#39;s XUV300 debuts at Rs 7.9 lakh, priced at a premium to Maruti Brezza
Mahindra#39;s XUV300 debuts at Rs 7.9 lakh, priced at a premium to Maruti Brezza It is the only compact SUV with seven airbags, disc brakes on all wheels, front parking sensors and three driving options

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D-Street Buzz: 300 stocks hit new 52-week low on NSE; Hindalco slips 3%, OMCs drag

D-Street Buzz: 300 stocks hit new 52-week low on NSE; Hindalco slips 3%, OMCs drag
D-Street Buzz: 300 stocks hit new 52-week low on NSE; Hindalco slips 3%, OMCs drag
D-Street Buzz: 300 stocks hit new 52-week low on NSE; Hindalco slips 3%, OMCs drag The top gainers from NSE included YES Bank, Indiabulls Housing, Zee Entertainment, Hero MotoCorp and Adani Ports while the top losers included BPCL, IOC, ONGC, Coal India and Hindalco Industries.

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Larsen Toubro lnfotech to acquire Germany#39;s Nielsen Partner for EUR 28 mn

Larsen Toubro lnfotech to acquire Germany#39;s Nielsen Partner for EUR 28 mn
Larsen Toubro lnfotech to acquire Germany#39;s Nielsen Partner for EUR 28 mn
Larsen Toubro lnfotech to acquire Germany#39;s Nielsen Partner for EUR 28 mn Larsen Toubro lnfotech said Nielsen Partner is an independent Temenos WealthSuite specialist and this acquisition is synergistic to Syncordis acquisition that the company announced in 2017.

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Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy, ministers#39; dharna outside Raj Nivas enters 2nd day

Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy, ministers#39; dharna outside Raj Nivas enters 2nd day
Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy, ministers#39; dharna outside Raj Nivas enters 2nd day
Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy, ministers#39; dharna outside Raj Nivas enters 2nd day Narayanasamy, his ministers and party MLAs had on Wednesday night slept on a pavement close to the Raj Nivas wearing black shirts. They have been demanding that that the Lt Governor accord sanction to 39 government proposals, including a free rice scheme.

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ONGC Q3 profit, realisation likely to decline sequentially due to lower oil prices

ONGC Q3 profit, realisation likely to decline sequentially due to lower oil prices
ONGC Q3 profit, realisation likely to decline sequentially due to lower oil prices
ONGC Q3 profit, realisation likely to decline sequentially due to lower oil prices According to Antique Stock Broking, the net crude realisation for ONGC in Q3FY19 is estimated at around $67-68 a barrel (versus $73-76 in Q2FY19 and around $50-61 in Q3FY18)

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Real estate sector should work towards improving credibility, target new middle class: PM Modi

Real estate sector should work towards improving credibility, target new middle class: PM Modi
Real estate sector should work towards improving credibility, target new middle class: PM Modi
Vandana Ramnani Prime Minister Narendra Modi said sops announced in interim Budget 2019 will encourage the youth to purchase houses

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Now, you can avail 24x7 service for your Maruti cars in 6 cities

Now, you can avail 24x7 service for your Maruti cars in 6 cities
Now, you can avail 24x7 service for your Maruti cars in 6 cities
Now, you can avail 24x7 service for your Maruti cars in 6 cities Maruti Suzuki says that the facility will be offered at service centres located near IT hubs where many of the employed population have night shifts.

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OMCs fall 2-4% as global oil prices rise; ONGC hits new 52-week low ahead of Q3 numbers

OMCs fall 2-4% as global oil prices rise; ONGC hits new 52-week low ahead of Q3 numbers
OMCs fall 2-4% as global oil prices rise; ONGC hits new 52-week low ahead of Q3 numbers
OMCs fall 2-4% as global oil prices rise; ONGC hits new 52-week low ahead of Q3 numbers State-run Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, Indian Oil Corporation and Bharat Petroleum Corporation were among the top losers on the index, shedding 2-4 percent.

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VVIP chopper case: Delhi court grants 7-day interim bail to Rajiv Saxena

VVIP chopper case: Delhi court grants 7-day interim bail to Rajiv Saxena
VVIP chopper case: Delhi court grants 7-day interim bail to Rajiv Saxena
VVIP chopper case: Delhi court grants 7-day interim bail to Rajiv Saxena Special Judge Arvind Kumar, while granting Saxena bail, asked AIIMS to file a detailed medical report on his health and posted the matter for February 22 when the case would be next heard.

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Meet Noel Tata, the latest joinee on Tata Trusts board

Meet Noel Tata, the latest joinee on Tata Trusts board
Meet Noel Tata, the latest joinee on Tata Trusts board
Meet Noel Tata, the latest joinee on Tata Trusts board With Noel#39;s induction, all three Tata brothers are now on the board of the Trusts, which commands a 66 percent stake in the $100 billion Tata conglomerate#39;s holding company -- Tata Sons.

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Former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan meets Kamal Nath, discusses various issues

Former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan meets Kamal Nath, discusses various issues
Former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan meets Kamal Nath, discusses various issues
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met his successor Kamal Nath at the state secretariat here on Wednesday and held talks with him on various issues.

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Back to square one: No end to Centre vs Delhi fight as Supreme Court refers services matter to larger bench

Back to square one: No end to Centre vs Delhi fight as Supreme Court refers services matter to larger bench
Back to square one: No end to Centre vs Delhi fight as Supreme Court refers services matter to larger bench
The Supreme Court delivered a split verdict on the contentious issue of control of services but agreed on several other issues.

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Tribal organisations celebrate Citizenship Bill's destined lapse

Tribal organisations celebrate Citizenship Bill's destined lapse
Tribal organisations celebrate Citizenship Bill's destined lapse
Movement Against Constitution Amendment Bill (MACAB), a platform of six tribal organizations in Tripura, Wednesday expressed its pleasure as the Citizenship Amendment Bill could not be tabled on the last day in Rajya Sabha and hence destined to lapse.

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Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar likely to be removed by Feb 20

Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar likely to be removed by Feb 20
Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar likely to be removed by Feb 20
Sources said that the transfer was almost certain following a Jan 16 order of the Election Commission which said any officer would complete three years of office at any particular place as on May 31, 2019 would have to be transferred.

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Schools to not observe 'Matru Pitru Diwas' on Valentine's Day: Rajasthan minister

Schools to not observe 'Matru Pitru Diwas' on Valentine's Day: Rajasthan minister
Schools to not observe 'Matru Pitru Diwas' on Valentine's Day: Rajasthan minister
Rajasthan education minister Govind Singh Dotasara on Wednesday announced that schools in the state will not observe 'Matru Pitru Poojan Diwas' on Valentine's Day, saying, " one day is not enough to celebrate mother and father and devoting one day to them is against the culture of India".

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Watch video: Amid controversy over defence deal, three Rafale jets land in Bengaluru for Aero India show

Watch video: Amid controversy over defence deal, three Rafale jets land in Bengaluru for Aero India show
Watch video: Amid controversy over defence deal, three Rafale jets land in Bengaluru for Aero India show
The Rafale jets landed in Bengaluru on a day when the CAG report on Indo-French Rafale deal was tabled in Parliament.

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'Parts of aircraft falling off on runway': VK Singh raises questions over HAL's condition, capability

'Parts of aircraft falling off on runway': VK Singh raises questions over HAL's condition, capability
'Parts of aircraft falling off on runway': VK Singh raises questions over HAL's condition, capability
VK Singh raised questions over the "capability and condition" of HAL and referred to the recent death of two Air Force pilots.

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