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  • Al-Qaeda's Zawahiri

    Al-Qaeda’s Zawahiri urges attacks over Saudi executions

    Dubai: Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has called for revenge attacks in Saudi Arabia and on the West after the kingdom’s execution of some 40 jihadists, according to a message posted online. In the message, Zawahiri called on supporters to attack “the Crusader-Zionist coalition whenever possible” and urged Saudis to overthrow the kingdom’s ruling family.

  • Nepal proposes 4-member EPG to review agreements with India

    Kathmandu: Ahead of Nepalese Prime Minister K P Oli’s maiden visit to India next month, the government has proposed formation of a four-member Eminent Persons’ Group to review the existing bilateral agreements with India including the strategic Peace and Friendship Treaty of 1950.

  • Exercise

    Most people who hit the gym have sex on their minds: Survey

    New York: Are you the one who joined the neighbourhood gym in the hope of a “hook up” and some real action between the sheets? You are not alone. According to a new survey, most of the people who hit the gym have sex on their minds.

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    Aamir Khan is my mentor: Darsheel Safary

    Mumbai: “Taare Zameen Par” star Darsheel Safary considers superstar Aamir Khan as his mentor in Bollywood and wishes to do more films with him in the future. Safary got rave reviews in the 2007 drama “Taare Zameen Par”, co-starring and directed by Aamir.

  • Ram Vilas Paswan

    Paswan to speak on illicit trade being a national security threat

    New Delhi: Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan will address the inaugural session of the second edition of the international conference on ‘Illicit Trade- Threat To National Security and Economy’ on Friday.

  • Sensex down

    Rising inflation swamps markets, Sensex closes 81 points down

    Mumbai: Diminishing hopes of an interest rate cut, coupled with caution over the third quarter results and thin volumes, depressed Indian equity markets during volatile trade on Thursday. Consequently, a barometer index provisionally closed the day’s trade down 81 points.

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    WHO declares world’s worst-ever Ebola outbreak over

    Geneva – The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced today that the Ebola epidemic that has ravaged west Africa for two years was over after Liberia, the last affected country, received the all-clear.

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    SBI enters into wealth mgmt space; opens branch for start-ups

    Mumbai: State Bank of India today became the first public sector lender to launch wealth management service, a space dominated by private and foreign players, to cater to fast-growing affluent segment of the country.

  • Laxmikant Parsekar

    Goa’s economy hit due to mining halt: CM Parsekar

    Panaji: The halt of mining activity has affected Goa’s economy, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said today in the state Assembly. “The stoppage of mining activities in the state has impacted economy,” Parsekar said in a written reply t bled in the House today during the ongoing Winter Session.

  • Will Power Tariffs go up

    The Future Of Power Tariffs

    The Free Press Journal in association with the Indian Merchants’ Chamber (IMC) presented a panel discussion on the future of power tariffs in India on 5 January, 2016.To discuss this, the FPJ-IMC Forum organized a panel discussion with experts at the Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC), Mumbai. The panel comprised (in alphabetical order) Pramod Deo, Ex-Chairman, CERC; Suhas Harinarayanan, Executive Director & Head of Research, JM Financial; Mukesh Khullar, Principal Secretary-Energy, Government of Maharashtra; Anil

  • Digvijay takes on PM Modi as Indo-Pak talks look in jeopardy

    New Delhi: Asserting that the nation’s security has become a joke, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Thursday said it is a matter of deep concern that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not able to take decisions with regard to the dialogue with Islamabad and asked New Delhi to make its stand clear on the issue.

  • 5 suspected Jakarta attackers dead, including 2 suicide bombers

    Jakarta: Attackers set off explosions at a Starbucks cafe in a bustling shopping area in Indonesia’s capital and waged gunbattles with police today, leav ng bodies in the streets as office workers watched in terror from high-rise buildings. Police said five attackers and two civilians were killed, while 10 people were injured in the brazen attacks, which followed several warnings in recent weeks by police that Islamic militants were planning something big. It

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    Secretary-level talks must not be cancelled: R.K. Singh

    New Delhi: Former home secretary and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP R.K. Singh on Thursday said foreign secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan must not be cancelled if the reported detention of Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar in connection with the Pathankot terror attack is true.

  • Now, school for seafood lovers in Kerala

    Kochi: Abad Fisheries, a leading seafood company in the country, is set to open a School of Fish here for the overall development of the seafood industry, the company said.

  • Mahindra KUV100 to be launched on Friday

    New Delhi: Auto Expo 2016 is around the corner and the people are eagerly waiting for the debut of several vehicles like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza compact SUV, Maruti Suzuki Ignis compact SUV, Renault Kwid 1.0-litre engine and AMT, Renault Duster facelift, Volkswagen’s India-spec compact sedan and Volkswagen Tiguan SUV among many others.

  • Nokia celebrates first day of combined operations with Alcatel-Lucent

    Espoo (Finland): Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent on Friday celebrated their first day of combined operations, marking the completion of Nokia’s latest transformation and the creation of a global leader in technology and services for an IP connected world.


    ICICI Bank crosses Rs 1 lakh-cr mortgage lending milestone

    New Delhi: ICICI Bank today said it has become the first lender in the private sector to cross the milestone of Rs 1 lakh crore mortgage loans. “ICICI Bank today announced that it crossed the milestone of disbursing mortgage loans of over Rs 1 lakh crore, a first among private sector banks in the country,” it said in a statement.

  • The Reserve Bank of India

    RBI sets rupee reference rate at 67.0950 against dollar

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India today fixed the reference rate of the rupee at 67.0950 against the US dollar and 72.9725 for the euro. These rates were 66.8394 and 72.4272, respectively, yesterday.