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    Brazil names Oscar, Coutinho for World Cup qualifiers

    Rio De Janiero: Chelsea midfielder Oscar and Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho were included in Brazil”s squad for their opening 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Venezuela. But there was no place for veteran Kaka, who had been recalled for friendlies against Costa Rica and the USA earlier this month, or former captain Thiago Silva. The Selecao will also be without captain Neymar for next month”s fixtures as he serves the final

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    Dortmund snatch win over Krasnodar in UEFA Europa League

    Berlin: Park Joo Ho’s late 2-1 winner against resilient Krasnodar ensured Dortmund started with a win in the Group C encounter of the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. Borussia Dortmund stretch their winning streak to ten straight victories into the season, as Thomas Tuchel’s men came from behind to snatch a late 2-1 victory over Russian outfit Krasnodra thanks to the header by Park Joo Ho in the dying seconds of the clash,

  • FIFA suspends Secretary-General Jerome Valcke

    Geneva: FIFA announced the suspension of Secretary-General Jerome Valcke, saying he was being released from his duties effective immediately. Valcke was suspended because soccer’s world governing body “has been made aware of a series of allegations involving the secretary-general and has requested a formal investigation by the FIFA Ethics Committee,” according to a statement released on Thursday.

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    BCCI president Dalmiya in hospital 

    Kolkata: BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya, who was admitted to hospital on Thursday night after he complained of chest pain, underwent angiography, hospital sources said. The 75-year-old has been admitted to the city’s B.M. Birla Hospital. “He complained of severe chest pain and now has been put in the Intensive Care Unit, doctors are constantly monitoring his condition. He was brought in around 9 pm today (Thursday),” a hospital spokesperson had told IANS. In a

  • Sensex

    Indian share markets toast US interest rate status quo

    Mumbai: Relieved by the status quo in US interest rates, Indian share markets opened higher on Friday and flared up further, overshooting most Asian peers, as investors saw momentary respite from a potential shift of global funds away from emerging economies. The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened on Friday at 26,130.36 points against Wednesday’s close at 25,963.97 points — Thursday being a festive holiday.

  • Status quo by US Fed good for India: Secy

    New Delhi: With the US Federal Reserve maintaining status quo over rates, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanata Das today said the decision is good for emerging markets like India and provide space for policy adjustment. “The Federal Reserve decision seems good for the emerging markets,” he said, adding it provides room for authorities for policy adjustment.

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    Copper futures soften on global cues, low demand

    New Delhi: Amid a weak trend in the global market and easing spot demand, copper prices fell 0.65 per cent to Rs 361.10 per kg in futures trade today. At Multi Commodity Exchange, copper for delivery in November shed Rs 2.35, or 0.65 per cent, to Rs 361.10 per kg in a business turnover of 2,105 lots. The metal for delivery in far-month February next year traded lower by Rs 2.15, or 0.58 per cent, to Rs 366.90 per kg in

  • Rupee

    Rupee firms up by 46 paise against dollar in morning deals

    Mumbai: The Indian rupee firmed up further from its early gains by 46 paise to 66 against the American currency in late morning deals on heavy dollar selling from banks and exporters amid surging equities. The forex market was closed yesterday on account of Ganesh Chaturthi. The domestic unit resumed higher at 66.15 as against Wednesday’s closing of 66.46 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market. It hovered in a range of 66.22 to 66.01 during the morning deals. It was quoting

  • Tata Steel to sell stake in Tata Motors for Rs 2,500 crore

    New Delhi: Tata Steel plans to sell its stake in Tata Motors to Tata Sons, the promoter of major operating companies of the Tata group, and institutional investors for a sum not exceeding Rs 2,500 crore. “The company based on the review of its portfolio is proposing to sell shares of face value of Rs 2 each of Tata Motors to institutional investors over the stock exchange for a value not exceeding Rs 1,250 crore,” Tata Steel said in a BSE

  • Oil

    Oil prices mixed in Asia after Fed holds interest rates

    Singapore: Oil prices were mixed in cautious Asian trade today after the Federal Reserve its benchmark interest rate at zero but warned about weaknesses in the global economy. News that the US central bank would keep borrowing costs at zero was broadly welcomed across Asia, with most stock markets up, as it eased concerns about a feared flight of capital from the region’s struggling economies.

  • Facebook woos journalist with news gathering tool

    Houston: Social networking giant Facebook has released a new tool to help journalists find, organise and publish content found on its extensive network. The tool called Signal, helps journalists find, source, and embed content from Facebook and Instagram.

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    Keeping inflation low is key to growth: Rajan

    Mumbai: Under pressure to cut interest rates to lower cost of capital, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said keeping inflation low is the key task for sustainable economic growth of the country. RBI is scheduled to hold its next monetary policy review meeting on September 29 where Rajan is widely expected to announce this year’s fourth rate cut and expectations for the same have further increased after the US Federal Reserve last night decided on a status quo to its

  • Heroin seized, Indo Pak border

    Heroin worth Rs 110 crore seized

    Amritsar: Indian Customs and BSF, in a joint operation, today seized 22 kg of heroin worth Rs 110 crore in the international market which was smuggled from Pakistan into the country. Officials said the search operation was launched this morning after the BSF observed some suspicious movements last night at the International Border, officials said. It led to the seizure of 22 kg heroin, they said. Nobody has so far been arrested in this connection, they added.

  • Six injured in collison on J-K highway

    Jammu: Six people were injured when two vehicles collided with each other on Jammu-Srinagar national highway in the outskirts of Jammu city. A tractor trolley and a tempo traveller collided into each other at Nagrota area of the district late last night, police said today. Six persons who were injured in the accident have been hospitalised, they said.

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    Sanatan Sanstha claims it’s a ‘soft target’

    Panaji: Right wing outfit Sanatan Sanstha, which is again in focus after a man allegedly having links with it was arrested in connection with the murder of rationalist Govind Pansare, has claimed that it was being wrongly targeted as it did not have any political backing. “Time and again we are being targeted by the government because they find us as a soft target. We don’t have political backing. Be it Congress or BJP, we have been speaking out against

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    Bengal declassifies 64 files on Netaji

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Friday made public 64 files on freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose to help unravel the mystery behind his disappearance. The digitised version of the declassified 64 files were made available in a set of seven DVDs. The original files have been housed at the Calcutta Police Museum.

  • Now, Nitish Kumar not to attend Rahul’s rally in Bihar

    Patna: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s proposed rally in Bihar ahead of the assembly elections seems to have run into rough weather as Chief Minister Nitish Kumar too has now expressed his inability to attend it. Though the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) earlier confirmed that Nitish Kumar would attend Rahul’s rally in Bihar’s West Champaran district on September 19, it later said he would be unable to do so due to his

  • JD (U) demands to know agenda of PM Modi-Owaisi meeting

    New Delhi: The Janata Dal (United) on Friday demanded to know the agenda of the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi. “I want Prime Minister Modi and MIM chief Owaisi to tell the nation about the secret of their meeting. Was the meeting focused at defeating the Mahagathbandhan in Bihar or was it focused to uplift the minorities in the state?” JD (U) leader

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    DeM Chief Asiya Andrabi arrested

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested Dukhtaran e Millat Chairperson Syed Asiya Andrabi from her residence in Soura here on Friday. Asiya was arrested in connection with two cases registered against her. One for waving Pakistani flags and other for addressing a rally by Hafiz Saeed via phone in Pakistan recently, a police official said. Asiya, who is not keeping well, as per DeM sources, has been lodged in Women’s Police Station Rambagh,

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tributes at Rajghat on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, in New Delhi on Friday. PTI

    PM Modi to distribute ‘Jan Dhan Yojana’ packages to 602 families today

    Varanasi: Preparations were in full swing on Friday for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s one-day visit to his Lok Sabha (LS) constituency Varanasi. “Leaving for Varanasi, where I will attend various programmes,” PM Modi tweeted before his departure to Varanasi. The Prime Minister will attend a function organized by the Rickshaw Sangh in Varanasi and distribute a package to 602 families under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana. He will distribute 501 paddle rickshaws and 101