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  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee gains 15 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee strengthened by 15 paise to 62.05 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on increased foreign capital inflows. Forex dealers said besides the dollar’s weakness against other currencies overseas, a higher opening in domestic stockmarket, supported the rupee. The rupee had ended 11 paise higher at 62.20 against the US currency in yesterday’s trade on increased selling of the American unit. Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee gains 15 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee strengthened by 15 paise to 62.05 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on increased foreign capital inflows. Forex dealers said besides the dollar’s weakness against other currencies overseas, a higher opening in domestic stock market, supported the rupee. The rupee had ended 11 paise higher at 62.20 against the US currency in yesterday’s trade on increased selling of the American unit. Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose

  • militant killed, Egypt

    8 militants killed in Egypt’s North Sinai

    Cairo: At least eight militants were killed and 12 others injured in army raids in Egypt’s volatile North Sinai over the past 24 hours, the military said today. The raids targeted militants headquarters and shelters in the south of Sheikh Zwayed city in North Sinai. The military said that 10 others were arrested during the raids.

  • John Kerry

    John Kerry says Russia lied about its activities in Ukraine

    Johannesburg: United States Secretary of State John Kerry has reportedly hit out at Russia by saying that it has lied “to my face and the face of others on many different occasions” about its activities in Ukraine. While addressing a U.S. Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday, Kerry claimed that Kremlin is engaged in “the biggest propaganda exercise” that he had witnessed since the height of the Cold War, reported News24.

  • Terrorist arrested,

    One militant killed in Kashmir gunfight

    Srinagar: One separatist guerrilla of the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit was killed Wednesday in a gunfight which is still on between the security forces and holed up guerrillas in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district.  “Following specific intelligence reports about the presence of two Hizbul Mujahideen militants in Shermaal village (Shopian), troops surrounded the village yesterday (Tuesday) evening,” a senior police officer told.

  • Swine Flu

    Swine flu toll rises to seven in Kashmir

    Jammu: With the death of one more H1N1 infected patient, the toll due to swine flu in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to seven, an official said Wednesday.  “A patient admitted after testing positive for H1N1 virus died in the hospital yesterday (Tuesday) night,” a doctor at the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) told .

  • A sleepy giant wakens with fastest double ton

    Canberra:  Chris Gayle bludgeoned his way into history books by becoming the first player to score a double century in the cricket World Cup as the West Indies rode on his record-equaling 16 sixes to notch up a massive 73-run win via D/L method against Zimbabwe.

  • Land Bill tabled in Lok Sabha as tension simmers

    New Delhi :  Signalling the unrelenting intentions of the Modi government to go ahead with the Land Acquisition Ordinance, which has been labeled anti-farmer by the rest of the opposition, the Union rural development minister Birinder Singh on Tuesday introduced the Bill in the Lok Sabha.

  • Mufti Mohammed Sayeed

    BJP keeping its fingers crossed on govt in Valley

    New Delhi : After two months of protracted negotiations, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the People’s Democratic Party on Tuesday formally announced that they are coming together to form a government in Jammu and Kashmir, which is likely to be sworn in on March one (Sunday). But late night reports said there were still some issues to be ironed out and the ice-breaker between Mufti Mohammed Sayeed and Prime Minister Modi, originally

  • Ghar Wapsi To Continue, Says Yogi Adityanath

    Rohtak (Hr)  : Firebrand BJP MP Yogi Adityanath has stoked a fresh controversy saying VHP’s ‘Ghar Wapsi’ programme will continue unless conversions are banned and claimed India’s problem was “vote bank politics fuelled by jehadi fervour”.

  • Notions Of Minorities Not Valid In India: Govt

    New Delhi  : The usual notions of minorities and their alienation are not valid in the Indian context, the Narendra Modi government has told a global meet in the US, while citing the “pro-active” steps taken by the Centre and states to strengthen bonds between communities.

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    Digvijay Now Targets Shivraj, Wife

    New Delhi  : With the special task force in the Vyapam scam knocking at the doors of the Raj Bhavan, senior Congress leader and former chief minister Digvijay Singh has now fired a fresh salvo targeting chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and his wife Sadhana.

  • Kaleidoscope

    Parrikar Meets French Defence Minister

  • 1018 Infiltration Cases Reported Along Borders

    New Delhi  : Government today admitted that infiltration along the international borders does take place but ruled out any definite pattern in it. “Cases of infiltration along the international borders of the country have been reported. However, no definite pattern emerges from the figures of infiltration pertaining to last three years,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told Lok Sabha during Question Hour.

  • Land reunites Kejriwal with ‘Guruji’

    New Delhi :  Even as the political class was squabbling in Parliament over the Land Acquisition Bill, which was tabled in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, a reunion of sorts was taking place outside at Jantar Mantar between the two most famous faces of the Lokpal movement — Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal.

  • Govt Shies Away From Tweaking UPA’s Food Security Law

    NEW DELHI : The Government on Tuesday declared not to tweak the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and trashed the recommendation of a high-level expert committee headed by former union minister Shanta Kumar to slash the beneficiaries from 67 per cent of population to 40 per cent.

  • 875 Deaths Due To Swine Flu, No Move To Vaccinate Public: Govt

    New Delhi : Swine flu has killed 34 more people raising the toll to 875 in the country this year and the number of affected crossed the 15,000 mark, government said on Tuesday, but there is no move as of now to vaccinate the general public from the respiratory disease.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    For those missing him, Rahul will be back in 2 weeks

    New Delhi :  Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will be back in “two weeks” from his sabbatical. As the buzz surrounding the young Congress leader’s mysterious decision to skip the current budget session and take time off for ”thinking about key issues” grew louder, party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala made a terse announcement about Gandhi’s return in ”two weeks.”