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    Fuel price hike continues; petrol price inches towards Rs 90 in Mumbai

    Fuel prices jumped to an all-time high on Tuesday with petrol being sold at Rs 89.54 per litre and diesel at Rs 78.42 per litre in Mumbai. The petrol price was increased by 10 paise per litre, while the diesel saw a hike of 9 paise per litre. On the other hand, the price of petrol rose to Rs 82.16 in Delhi, while diesel is being sold at 73.87 per litre. The

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    Three Rewari gang-rape accused sent to five-day police custody

    Chandigarh: Even though two of the three main accused in Rewari gang-rape case continued to evade arrest, a Haryana court on Monday sent three arrested men, including one main accused, to five-day police custody.

  • Markets, rupee falling due to global factors: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: As the rupee weakened against the US dollar and markets closed deep in the red on Monday despite a series of measures announced by the government over the weekend, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said it was due to global phenomena occurring owing to squeeze on oil production and the US-China trade war.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi turns teacher for school children at Varanasi

    Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who turned 68 on Monday, donned the hat of a teacher during his visit to Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, as he interacted with students at a primary school in Narur village here and gave them tips on life. Soon after his arrival at the Babatpur airport where he was received by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and senior BJP leaders, he went on a chopper to Dereka

  • Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank to merge to create the country’s third largest lender

    New Delhi: The government Monday said state-owned Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank will be merged to create the country’s third largest lender as part of efforts to revive credit and economic growth. The move follows top lender State Bank of India last year merging with itself five of its subsidiary banks and taking over Bharatiya Mahila Bank, a niche state-run lender for women. Announcing the plan, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the merger will make

  • Delhi court summons Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi and Tejashwi Yadav as accused in IRCTC money laundering case

    New Delhi: A Delhi court Monday summoned RJD chief Lalu Prasad, wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav as accused in IRCTC money laundering case. Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Arun Bharadwaj took cognisance of the charge sheet and directed all the accused to be present before it on October 6. The court also issued production warrant against Prasad considering the fact that he is currently lodged in a Ranchi jail. The court was hearing a case

  • ‘People target Sangh out of fear of its increasing power,’ says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

    New Delhi: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday said the organisation has emerged as a “power” in the country and many people target it out of fear. “Its (RSS) work gets advertised automatically when its power increases. And when its work gets popular, then people try to learn more about it. And then few people target Sangh out of fear of its increasing power which is quite natural,” he said at an outreach event

  • Congress president Rahul Gandhi halts during roadshow in MP, drinks tea and poses for selfie

    Bhopal: Congress president Rahul Gandhi took a brief halt during his roadshow here Monday and had tea and ‘samosa’ at a roadside stall. He also posed for a selfie with the tea stall owner and his staff, Congress MLA Jitu Patwari told PTI. Earlier, the 48-year-old Congress chief set out on the roadshow after taking blessings from 11 Hindu priests as he kick-started his party’s campaign in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh. Enroute his 15-km-long roadshow,