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  • RIL, JM Financial bid for Alok Industries

    New Delhi : Reliance Industries (RIL) said on Thursday that it has bid jointly with JM Financial Asset Reconstruction Company to acquire the debt-ridden textile manufacturer Alok Industries.

  • CBI grills 2 SBI officers in PNB fraud case

    New Delhi : Two deputy general manager-level officers of State Bank of India posted in Frankfurt in Germany and Mauritius are being questioned today by the CBI in connection with the $2 billion scam in PNB allegedly involving billionaire jewellers Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, officials said.

  • Ronaldo rescues Real Madrid after sensational Juve comeback

    Madrid : Cristiano Ronaldo rescued Real Madrid from a shock Champions League exit as his injury-time penalty allowed the holders to edge out Juventus in the most dramatic of quarter-finals, taking them through despite a 3-1 defeat.

  • Women lose to Oz, to clash with Eng for bronze

    Gold Coast : Indian women’s hockey team failed to capitalise on two goal-scoring chances in the dying minutes to lose the Commonwealth Games semifinal 0-1 to triple defending champions Australia.

  • ‘Dangal King’ Sushil doesn’t want to ‘hold on to grudges’

    Gold Coast : That was a phase, this is also a phase — was philosophical Sushil Kumar’s first reaction as he celebrated his third successive gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, the build-up to which was marred by a selection controversy and questions over his fitness.

  • Air India revenue grows 11%

    New Delhi : Disinvestment-bound Air India registered around 11 per cent growth in revenue, as the airline’s fiscal and performance parameters were good in the last financial year, according to its chief Pradeep Singh Kharola.

  • India launches another navigation satellite as part of home grown GPS

    SRIHARIKOTA: India on Thursday successfully launched into space a navigation satellite to join a constellation of such satellites dubbed as its home-made Global Positioning System(GPS) that can serve both military and civilian needs.

  • Tejaswini bags silver medal

    Brisbane : The seasoned Tejaswini Sawant brought her years of experience into play en route to claiming the silver medal in the women’s 50m rifle prone event of the 21st Commonwealth Games.

  • SC told to use collective wisdom to protect self

    New Delhi : The Congress on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to collectively use its constitutional powers to protect its institutional independence, so vital for the survival of democracy in India.

  • 2 NuPower execs questioned

    New Delhi : The CBI on Thursday quizzed Umanath Vaikunt Nayak, a director in the NuPower Renewables that was founded by the husband of ICICI Bank MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar, and Mahesh Chandra Punglia, considered a close aide of Videocon founder Venugopal Dhoot, in connection with the bank’s Rs 3,250-crore loan to the Videocon group at the agency headquarters here, officials said.

  • Bayern toil but overcome Sevilla to reach semi-finals

     Munich : Jupp Heynckes’ Bayern Munich marched into another Champions League semi-final despite 10-man Sevilla holding them to a goalless draw at home in the second leg.

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    Punjab govt supports Sidhu’s conviction in road rage case

    NEW DELHI: The Punjab government on Thursday supported in the Supreme Court the decision of the Punjab and Haryana High Court convicting incumbent minister and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu in a three-decade-old road rage case.

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    Verdict on SC/ST Act has diluted its provisions: Govt to Apex court

    The unusually strong criticism of the top court by the Centre came in its written submissions to back its review petition against the March 20 verdict which “diluted” the stringent provisions of the act that seeks to prevent atrocities against scheduled castes and tribes.

  • Fancied Mumbai Indians stumble on Hyderabad plateau

    Hyderabad : Sunrisers Hyderabad’s bowlers once again put up a stellar show as they restricted a star-studded Mumbai Indians to 147 for 8 in an IPL encounter, played at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium here on Thursday night. But barring many moments of impatience, Hyderaba managed to go across the finish line on the last ball of 20th over with their last pair in the ground. They scored 148/9 to seal the

  • Unnao victim now fears for her uncle’s life

    UNNAO: The victim in the Unnao rape case on Thursday demanded immediate arrest of the accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, fearing that lest he may get her uncle killed. “I just want their arrest first, then CBI probe should be done. Why are they being saved? If they are out, they will not spare my uncle. When they have already killed my father, what doubt is there?” she told ANI.

  • Chennai express steaming over losing home advantage

    New Delhi : Chennai Super Kings players took to social media to express their disappointment a day after BCCI was forced to shift the franchise’s remaining home fixtures to Pune in the 11th Indian Premier League.

  • Film actors’ body lifts ban on Sri Reddy

    Hyderabad : An apex body of Telugu film industry which denied membership to actress Sri Reddy, a day after she caused a flutter by stripping in front of the film chamber’s office here, on Thursday revoked its decision.

  • UPA’s ‘policy paralysis’ hampered defence preparedness, says Modi

    Thiruvidanthai : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hit out at the previous UPA government for “policy paralysis” in the defence sector and told foreign companies that it will not take a decade to take a decision on procurement of a batch of 110 fighter jets.