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  • Asian Games : Indian Athletes end campaign on golden note

    Jakarta : The Indian athletics contingent ended its Asian Games campaign with a best ever show since 1978 with Jinson Johnson and the women’s 4×400 relay team providing a golden touch on the last day of competitions here on Thursday.

  • Natural gas price likely to go up by 14% from October

    New Delhi : The government may from October raise price of domestic natural gas by over 14 per cent, a move that will translate into higher CNG price and increased cost of electricity and urea production.

  • Asian Games : Malaysia shootout defending champions India in semis

    Jakarta : Defending champions India were on Thursday knocked out of the Asian Games gold medal contention and denied a direct entry into the 2020 Olympics, with Malaysia again proving to be their Achilles heel in the men’s hockey semi-finals.

  • Asian Games : How speed rubber training prepared Dutee

    Jakarta : Disadvantaged by her short height, Dutee Chand makes up for it with her quick strides, says her coach N Ramesh, who also credited a gruelling speed rubber training regimen for her two silver medals at the Asian Games here.

  • Vodafone-Idea merger gets NCLT nod

    Mumbai : The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Thursday approved the merger of Idea Cellular and Vodafone, according to sources. The merged entity may start trading as a listed entity if it receives NCLT order on Thursday, the sources said, adding both the companies would exercise joint control and equal voting rights.

  • JSW Energy sweetens bid for Prayagraj day after Tatas’ Letter of Intent

    Mumbai : In a dramatic turn of events, a day after the lenders of Prayagraj Power Generation Company gave the letter of intent (LoI) to Tata Power JV Resurgent Power Venture for acquiring 75.01 per cent stake, Sajjan Jindal-led JSW Energy has upped its offer for the same, according to a company source.

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    Rupee slips to fresh low of 70.74 vs dollar

    Mumbai : The rupee on Thursday slid further by 15 paise to close at a fresh lifetime low of 70.74 to the dollar due to month-end demand for the US currency from importers and rising crude oil prices. In the day trade, the rupee plunged to a record low of 70.90 to the dollar as firming oil prices fanned fears of widening current account deficit.

  • Asian Games Squash: India enter last-four despite loss to Hong Kong

    Jakarta : The Indian women’s squash team lost the all-important match against Hong Kong 1-2 to finish second in Group ‘B’, resulting in a tougher semi-final opponent in defending champions Malaysia at the Asian Games, here on Thursday.

  • Sinking rupee to push carriers even deeper into air pockets

    New Delhi : With three major cost components of airline companies dollar denominated, the slump in the rupee does not augur well for domestic airlines in near term, industry experts and analysts said.

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    Uber moots launching aerial taxi service in India by 2020

    New Delhi : Running late for a crucial meeting in Gurugram? Imagine hailing an air taxi to fly you from your office in, say, Central Delhi to the meeting location in under 10 minutes. If that sounds like a scene straight out of a sci-fi flick, think again.

  • India Vs England Test Series : Indian pacers rock England

    Southampton : Indian seamers, led by Jasprit Bumrah, produced a disciplined bowling effort to dismiss England for 246 on the opening day of the fourth cricket Test, here on Thursday. Bumrah (3-46) scalped three wickets, while Ishant Sharma (2-26), Mohammed Shami (2-51) and spinner R Ashwin (2-40) took two wickets each and Hardik Pandya (1-51) accounted for one as India dominated the proceedings on the opening day.

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    Apple to launch new products on Sept 12

    San Francisco : Apple is set to roll out its latest lineup of products on Sept. 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater in the company’s Cupertino, California campus, the iPhone maker said on Thursday.

  • India set to become 5th largest economy next year: FM

    New Delhi: India is likely to surpass the UK to become the world’s fifth largest economy next year on growing consumption and strong economic activity, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.

  • Garry Kirsten is new chief coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore

    Bengaluru : Former India coach Gary Kirsten has been appointed by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as coach and mentor replacing Daniel Vettori, who was sacked due to non-performance of the team in the past few seasons.

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    Jet Airways comes under Registrar of Companies lens

    Mumbai : The Mumbai Registrar of Companies (RoC) on Thursday ordered a formal inspection of cash-strapped Jet Airways for the alleged siphoning of funds, according to officials familiar with the matter.