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  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee recovers 17 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee rebounded by 17 paise to 61.04 against the dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on increased selling of the American currency by exporters and banks.

  • Teenager gangraped

    Muzaffarnagar:  A 15-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by two youths in Bhari village of Shamli district, police said today.

  • VMC gets Rs 203 cr for building dam, civic projects

    Vadodara:  Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) has received an assistance of Rs 203 crores from Gujarat government for building one more water reservoir at Ajwa on the city outskirts and two other civic projects.

  • Murder

    Woman murdered by paramour, three others

    Muzaffarnagar:  A woman was allegedly strangulated to death by her paramour and three others in Bilaspur village here when she opposed the accused’s relationship with her daughter, police said today.

  • Sensex - Nifty high

    Sensex gains 141 points; bankex rally

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Thursday was trading 141.37 points or 0.55 percent up as banking stocks rallied.

  • Evacuation of civilians from Iraqi mountain ‘less likely’: US

    Washington:  The US has said any evacuation mission on a mountain in northern Iraq besieged by Islamic State extremists is now “less likely” after its assessment that there are “far fewer” members of the Yazidis minority group than previously feared.

  • Woods rules himself out of Ryder Cup

    Los Angeles: Tiger Woods ruled himself out of the Ryder Cup on Wednesday, saying he will not return to competition until December because he needs time to strengthen his ailing back.

  • Roger Federer

    Roger Federer wins milestone 300th Masters match

    Cincinnati:  Roger Federer became the first man to win 300 matches at the ATP Masters 1000 level, beating Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-2 on Wednesday in Cincinnati.

  • gaza

    Israel, Gaza violence defies truce ‘deal’

    Gaza City (Palestinian Territories):  Israeli jets bombed targets across Gaza early today, retaliating to Palestinian rocket attacks in spiralling violence that left a truce extension teetering on the brink of collapse.

  • Maya won’t shake hand with Yadav

    Lucknow :  BSP leader Mayawati on Wednesday rejected outright the suggestion that her party should consider having an alliance with the Samajwadi Party. Her rejection came swiftly hours after Mulayam Singh Yadav, reacting to a similar suggestion by Bihar leader Lalu Prasad Yadav, told newspersons that he could think about it if Lalu could persuade Mayawati.

  • The 16th Lok Sabha Settles Down To Its Orderly Business

    Cong, BJP spar over riots

    NEW DELHI :  As Parliament on Wednesday debated the Communal Violence Bill, the Congress launched an all-out attack on the Narendra Modi government, with party president Sonia Gandhi alleging an “alarming increase in the number of incidents of communal violence” since the BJP came to power.

  • Lok Sabha votes out collegium

    New Delhi : The Lok Sabha has voted decisively against the collegium system of appointment of judges to the Supreme Court and the high courts. The Bill to amend the Constitution for giving constitutional status to the National Judicial Appointments Commission, when put to vote, had the support of all the members present: It got 367 votes with none opposing it, although the AIADMK members abstained from voting.

  • Exclusive Metro coach for women

    Mumbai :  Women commuters in Metro will now have a coach to themselves from Independence Day. The coach will be reserved at the Verosva end.

  • Rane to spearhead party poll drive

    NEW DELHI: In an attempt to placate Konkan heavyweight Narayan Rane, the Congress on Wednesday appointed him as chairman of the party’s 35-member campaign committee for the state assembly elections.

  • SC reminds BJP of its Ganga pledge

    New Delhi :  Reminding the Narendra Modi government that cleaning of Ganga was its poll  pledge, the Supreme Court on Wednesday asked why urgent steps are not being taken on it and set a two-week timeline for it to come up with a road map for making the 2500 km long river pollution free.

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