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After SBI, RBI Guv says all banks should link loans, deposits to repo rate

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Two women commit suicide in separate incidents in UP

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Spandana Sphoorty Financial makes market debut; falls nearly 4 pc

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Shares of microfinance lender Spandana Sphoorty Financial made a tepid debut on the bourses on Monday, falling nearly 4 per cent over its issue price of Rs 856. The scrip opened the day at Rs 824, 3.73 per cent lower from its issue price on the BSE. At the NSE, it debuted at Rs 825, down 3.62 per cent from its issue price. In terms of traded volume, 2.09 lakh shares were traded on the BSE and over 22 lakh shares on the NSE during the morning trade. Spandana Sphoorty Financial's initial public offer was subscribed little over 1.05 times earlier this month. Price range for the offer was fixed at Rs 853-856 per share. Axis Capital, ICICI Securities, IIFL Securities, JM Financial, IndusInd Bank and YES Securities India were the manager to the offer. The company offers income generation loans under the joint liability group model, predominantly to women from low-income households in rural areas...
                 

Anti Dalit-backward face of RSS-BJP exposed: Cong on Bhagwat's reservation remarks

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Mitchell Johnson becomes MCC Honourary Life Member

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Former Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson has been elected as an Honorary Life Member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), custodians of the game's laws. The club made the announcement on Sunday, at Lord's, during the second Ashes Test between Australia and England which ended in a draw. Johnson, who has played 73 international Test matches for Australia claiming 313 wickets at an average of 28.40, was "blown away" by the honour. "It's an absolutely amazing feeling and I never thought I'd be sitting here at Lord's as an honorary life member. I am just blown me away," said Johnson. "It's nice to be recognised by MCC. I am really honoured and really proud to be in this position right now," he added. Johnson made his debut for Australia in 2005 and hung up his boots a decade later in 2015. He was was a part of Australia's two successful World Cup triumphs in 2007 and 2015. The speedster represented Australia in 153 One Day Internationals picking up 239 wickets and and 30 Twenty ...
                 

Despite US pressure, freed Iranian tanker set sail to unknown destination

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An Iranian oil tanker which was seized by the United Kingdom six weeks ago was released on Sunday and was seen moving away from Gibraltar.This releasing of Adrian Darya, formerly known as Grace 1, comes despite United States' demand to Gibraltor authorities to detain the vessel on its behalf.The tanker set sail under the Iranian flag for an unknown destination, reported CNN."Around the clock efforts have been underway to perform the logistical procedures at the port and to secure a complete crew. Contacts with the coordinating company are happening moment by moment. With the arrival of two engineering teams from two separate locations, the tanker is expected to depart Gibraltar tonight," Iran's ambassador to the UK, Hamid Baeidinejad, said earlier in the day on Twitter.This comes hours after Gibraltar authorities rejected the United States' renewed request to not release the Iranian oil tanker, citing the inability to comply with it due to European Laws.Adrian Darya was seized off the..
                 

Glenmark Pharma jumps on value buying

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Indian players to hold discussion on conflict of interest issue today

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To take part in a discussion on the issue of 'conflict of interest', key India cricketers including Dilip Vengsarkar and Parthiv Patel arrived at Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) headquarters in Mumbai on Monday.Many other key cricketers both retired as well as from present Team India are expected to take part in this meeting to discuss the issue with Supreme court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA).Former cricketers Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman are also expected to reach the BCCI headquarters later today.Earlier, Dravid was accused of conflict of interest by Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association's member Sanjay Gupta. According to the complaint Dravid was conflicted as he is the current National Cricket Academy (NCA) head and is also employed as the vice-president of India Cements Group.When this issue came to light, former cricketer Sourav Ganguly had said that conflict of interest has become a new fashion in Indian cricket.Harbhajan Singh also agreed with .....
                 

Kharif Acreage Down 4%, Rice Area Lower By 11%

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Shukra Pharmaceuticals reports standalone nil net profit/loss in the June 2019 quarter

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Consolidated Finvest & Holdings consolidated net profit rises 50.64% in the June 2019 quarter

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Setubandhan Infrastructure reports standalone net loss of Rs 9.75 crore in the June 2019 quarter

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Ashari Agencies reports standalone net loss of Rs 0.07 crore in the June 2019 quarter

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Panjon reports standalone net profit of Rs 0.09 crore in the June 2019 quarter

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Digit SQUAD Tech Day hosts the biggest Tech Influencer gathering in India

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Digit SQUAD, the largest tech influencer community in India today hosted the country's biggest gathering of tech enthusiast and micro-influencers at the power-packed Mumbai edition of 'Digit SQUAD Tech Day'.All the latest gaming gadgets were showcased in this exclusive event curated for India's top tech gurus and micro-influencers.In a bid to help small tech companies grow their business, #IndiaProject was launched by Digit to empower the Indian Tech Entrepreneurs by offering them free advertising and brand promotion pages in their online and offline properties.Digit SQUAD Tech Day is the only event series in the country designed specifically to provide a platform for today's leading consumer technology brands and hottest start-ups to engage with technology enthusiasts face-to-face and leverage their viral power to generate buzz and excitement for their new products. The Tech Day saw dedicated display zones for gamers and fierce competitions took place as the tech-lovers battled each ...
                 

OPPO Reno2 Series Set to Redefine Creativity

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/ -- Committed to introducing futuristic innovations, OPPO, a leading global smartphone brand, is all set to unveil its Reno2 Series on 28th August 2019. OPPO Reno2 is the brand new breakthrough Reno series smartphone that will come with a slew of photography-enhancing features, including a 48MP Quad camera setup and a 20X digital zoom along with a 5x Hybrid Zoom. It will also support Ultra Dark Mode allowing users to enjoy ultra-clear night shots and Ultra Steady Video bringing 'action camera' level video. In line with the legacy of introducing innovative technology, the Reno Series was launched as the catalyst for OPPO's smartphone and creative development. The soon-to-be-launched OPPO Reno2 Series will take this creativity one step further as it will challenge users to ditch clichd photography techniques in favour of never seen before camerawork. The Reno series received an overwhelming response by the Indian consumers and with the entry of Reno2, OPPO will stimulate its future .....
                 

Harry Styles and Millie Bobby Brown spotted shaking a leg at Ariana Grande concert

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Former 'One Direction' bandmate Harry Styles and American actor Millie Bobby Brown were spotted showing off their perfect dance moves during Ariana Grande's concert at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday night.The two stars were spotted by fans while shaking a leg at Grande's first London show on the Sweetener tour."HARRY STYLES IS LITERALLY 5 METRES AWAY FROM ME," a Twitter user wrote while sharing pictures and videos of both Styles and Brown chatting and dancing at the concert.While Grande performed her hit track 'Dangerous Woman,' Styles and Brown started dancing with each other."Enjoy this video of Harry Styles and Millie Bobby Brown dancing," the same Twitter user shared. In another video, the pair could be seen speaking to one another during a different song.Style's outing comes just days after it was reported that he denied the role of Prince Eric in Disney's live-action remake of 'The Little Mermaid,' despite being in talks for over a month."While he is a fan of the project, he..
                 

Cabinet expansion will be done tomorrow, awaiting final list from Amit Shah: BS Yediyurappa

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Monday said that Cabinet expansion would take place tomorrow as he will receive the final list from BJP president Amit Shah in next 3-4 hours."Within 2-3 hours, I am going to get the final list from Amit Bhai (BJP President Amit Shah). So, cabinet expansion will be done tomorrow," Yediyurappa told ANI.Yediyurappa who took oath as the Chief Minister on July 26 is yet to form his Cabinet. His move has been criticised by the opposition leaders who have alleged that the scale and quality of relief work in flood-hit Karnataka is being hampered due to the lack of ministers."Is this what the BJP means by 'minimum government'? A cabinet without cabinet ministers? Will BS Yediyurappa wake up and stop our state from being mocked across the country? Karnataka needs a government. If BS Yediyurappa can't form one, he should step down," the Karnataka Congress had tweeted.The Karnataka Chief Minister had earlier met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New .....
                 

Delhi: Criminal complaint filed against Shehla Rashid under sedition charges

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Supreme Court lawyer Alakh Alok Srivastava on Monday filed a criminal complaint against student leader Shehla Rashid, seeking her arrest for allegedly spreading fake news against Indian Army and the government.The complaint copy stated that Rashid is deliberately and intentionally spreading fake news with the intention to incite violence in Jammu and Kashmir and in other parts of the country. It further stated that her tweets are being shared by many Twitter users on international platforms, causing irreparable injury to the reputation of India.The complainant alleged that she has intended to excite disaffection towards the government, which is prima facie an offence of sedition under Section 124-A of IPC."Rashid has further committed offences of 'promoting enmity between the classes' under Sections 153, 153-A, 504, 505 of IPC and Information Technology Act 2002 amongst others," read the complaint copy...
                 

Britain's Prince Andrew 'appalled' by Epstein abuse claims: report

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Britain's Prince Andrew has said he was "appalled" by allegations of sexual abuse surrounding Jeffrey Epstein after a video was released purporting to show him at the home of the convicted paedophile in 2010. "His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behaviour is abhorrent," Buckingham Palace said in a statement, reported the Press Association news agency on Sunday. The video published by the Mail on Sunday claims to show the prince waving goodbye to a woman as she departs Epstein's New York mansion in 2010. Epstein was found dead on August 10 in a federal jail in Manhattan as he awaited trial charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors. A coroner ruled that he committed suicide by hanging. Over the years, the financier hobnobbed with politicians, socialites and celebrities, including Donald Trump before he was .....
                 

Nadda participates in Telangana BJP membership drive

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: As part of the membership drive in Telangana, BJP Working President J P Nadda on Monday enrolled a few members online here. Accompanied by the party's State president K Laxman, national general secretary Muralidhar Rao and former union minister Bandaru Dattatreya, among others, Nadda participated in the membership drive at Bagh Lingampally here. Nadda, who was on his maiden visit to Telangana after becoming the party's working president, had on Sunday held meetings with the state unit's office-bearers and its core committee. He also addressed a public meeting on Sunday. "Telangana's BJP membership crossed 12 lakh so far. There is no fee for online membership. There will be Rs 100 fee for active membership besides Rs 400 is chargedfor publications. SC and SC membersare exempted from paying Rs 400," BJP floor leader in the State Legislative Council N Ramachander Rao told PTI. Nadda also planted a sapling at BR Ambedkar College before leaving for Delhi...
                 

Australia's Pacific role challenged in climate row

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Influential Pacific island leaders have called for Australia to be ousted from the region's main regional grouping, criticising Canberra's "neo-colonial" attitudes and refusal to take urgent action on climate change. It comes after Australia was accused of muzzling leaders who wanted to use last week's Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu to issue a global call for action on climate change ahead of UN-sponsored talks in New York next month. Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack then added further insult when he dismissed the islanders' concerns and said they could "come here and pick our fruit" to survive. Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga labelled McCormack's comments "abusive and offensive", challenging Australia's right to a place in the 18-member Pacific Islands Forum. "The spirit of the Pacific way is not understood by these guys, I don't think they understand anything about (it)," he told Radio New Zealand. "And if that's the case, what is the point of these guys .....
                 

Growth is highest priority, every policymaker concerned with it: RBI's Das

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Will surrender in court in next 3-4 days: MLA Anant Singh

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Bihar Independent MLA and strongman Anant Singh - allegedly evading arrest in connection with a case lodged under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) has said he will surrender in court in the next three-four days. In a video message, the Mokama MLA also asserted that he will interact with the journalists on his return. "I am not afraid of getting arrested. I have come to see my ailing friend and will surrender in the court in next three-four days. "But first of all, I will go to my flat and interact with journalists," the legislator said in the video clip sent to media houses on Sunday. Singh was booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) after a police team raided his ancestral house at Ladma village in Madhepura district and seized an AK-47 rifle, a magazine, live cartridges and two hand grenades on Friday. The Parliament has recently passed an amendment to the anti-terror law UAPA to give powers to the Centre to designate an individual as ...
                 

Noah Centineo bids adieu to his Peter Kavinsky from 'To All the Boys...'

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Noah Centineo, who tasted success with Netflix's "To All the Boys I've Loved Before", has shot for the final film in the teenage rom-com series and said goodbye to his on-screen avatar, Peter Kavinsky. The 23-year-old actor took to Twitter on Saturday to share the news, saying he would always be grateful for starring in the films. "Tonight was my last night as Peter Kavinsky. I hope you all love these last installments as much as we do. Forever grateful for the opportunity to be yours. "Thank you Lana, thank you Michael, Thank you Matt, Thank you Netflix, grateful to every person who told this story with us," Centineo wrote. Condor, who plays the female lead Lara Jean in the 'TATB' films, replied to her on-screen love interest, saying "You'll always be my Peter K & I'll always be your Lara Jean, that I can promise you." Centineo's tweet came two days after the streaming service announced a third film in the franchise, "To All The Boys: Always And Forever Lara Jean", which is .....
                 

Afghanistan vows to crush Islamic State havens after attack

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Afghanistan's president is vowing to eliminate all safe havens of the Islamic State group as the country marks a subdued 100th Independence Day after a horrific wedding attack claimed by the local IS affiliate. President Ashraf Ghani's comments Monday come as Afghanistan mourns at least 63 people killed in the Kabul bombing. Many outraged Afghans ask whether an approaching deal between the United States and the Taliban to end nearly 18 years of fighting will bring peace to long-suffering civilians. A sharply worded Taliban statement questions why the US failed to identify the attackers in advance. Another Taliban statement marking independence says to "leave Afghanistan to the Afghans." The US envoy in talks with the Taliban says the peace process should be accelerated to help Afghanistan defeat the IS affiliate...
                 

Weekend report: 'Mission Mangal' set to enter Rs 100 cr club

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After getting a bumper opening, Akshay Kumar's latest release 'Mission Mangal' has struck gold at the box office. The film which is set to enter the 100 crore mark, managed to mint Rs 97.56 over the weekend.The film earned around Rs. 40 crores on day 2 and 3 of its release thus registering a total of Rs. 70.02 crore till Saturday at the box office.With its multi-star cast, the film is set to cruise past Akshay's bumper openers 2.O and Kesari which earned Rs 95 crores and Rs 78.07 respectively at the weekend box office. Film critic and Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the numbers on his Twitter handle.Taran noted that the film, with an extended weekend, proves to be a big surprise for the audience. The flick which locked horns with John Abraham's 'Batla House' easily surpassed the film and raked in Rs 27.54 crores on Sunday, taking the total to Rs 97.56 crores. The film is expected to cross the 100 crore mark on Monday.'Mission Mangal' features Akshay as Rakesh Dhawan along with Vidya..
                 

Trump warns Tiananmen-style HK crackdown would harm trade deal

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US President Donald Trump has warned China that carrying out a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown on Hong Kong pro-democracy protests would harm trade talks between the two countries, in comments that followed a huge, defiant march through the streets of the global finance hub. Hong Kong has been rocked by more than two months of protests and clashes between police and hardcore activists who fear the semi-autonomous city's freedoms are under threat from Beijing. On Sunday, rally organisers said some 1.7 million people turned out for a peaceful march under a sea of umbrellas, defying police orders and stark warnings from China to end the protests. The American president cautioned that any violent effort by China to quell the unprecedented protests would damage trade negotiations. "I think it'd be very hard to deal if they do violence, I mean, if it's another Tiananmen Square," Trump told reporters in New Jersey on Sunday. "I think it's a very hard thing to do if there's violence." .....
                 

Jaishankar to visit Nepal to participate in Nepal-India Joint Commission

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is scheduled to visit Nepal this week to participate in the fifth meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission to review the overall state of bilateral relations. The meeting is taking place in Kathmandu from August 21 to 22, a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nepal has said. Jaishankar will co-chair the meeting along with his Nepalese counterpart Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. The joint meeting will review "the overall state of bilateral relations, and various areas of cooperation such as connectivity and economic partnership, trade and transit, power and water resources sectors, culture, education and other matters of mutual interest", the statement said. Established in 1987, the Nepal-India Joint Commission's meetings are being held alternately in Nepal and India. The last meeting of the Commission was held in New Delhi in October 2016. During the visit, Jaishankar will pay courtesy calls on President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime..
                 

Minor boy flees home, rescued by RPF

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An eight-year-old boy who ran away from home in Balasore district, as he feared going to school, has been rescued by RPF personnel from a train. After noticing the boy sitting helplessly near the washbasin of a coach of Howrah-Chennai Mail on Sunday, a Railway Protection Force (RPF) team took him into confidence, an East Coast Railway (ECoR) official said. "The boy, who hailed from Nua Sahi village, told the RPF personnel that he fled from home as he was afraid of going to school. He also denied of being trafficked by anyone," the official said. When the train arrived at Khurda Road station, the boy was taken to the Station Manager's office and members of SOCH (Society for Children), an organisation working for the welfare of children, were informed. He was then handed over to the SOCH members after completion of necessary formalities in the presence of the Station Manager and RPF officials, the official said. The RPF team which rescued the boy comprised head constable S..
                 

Volumes soar at Coffee Day Enterprises Ltd counter

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Maharashtra: Death toll mounts to 15, 35 injured

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Prince William, Kate were less supportive of Prince Harry, Meghan's wedding, say royal experts

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The speed at which the Duke of Sussex Prince Harry moved in his relationship with Meghan Markle came as a shock to Prince William and wife Kate Middleton, royal experts have claimed.According to Fox News, Prince Harry and Meghan reportedly met on a blind date in July 2016, announced their engagement in November 2017 and exchanged vows in 2018."It was all so quick that William and Kate didn't have a moment to get to know Meghan because Harry hardly knew Meghan," Ingrid Seward, royal expert and editor of Majesty Magazine, revealed in the U.K. documentary 'William & Harry: Princes At War', reported Fox News."And of course William and Kate would have quite naturally thought, 'Oh she's been married before, she's older than Harry, I hope she's going to make him happy.' Anyone would think that," Fox News quoted her as telling The Sun.Meghan was previously married to television producer Trevor Engelson from 2011 to 2013; they were together as a couple for a total of eight years.Emily .....
                 

Concussion substitute Labuschagne stars as Australia draw second Ashes Test

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Marnus Labuschagne made history as international cricket's first concussion substitute before his valuable fifty helped Australia draw the second Ashes Test against England at Lord's on Sunday. Labuschagne was not confirmed as playing until Sunday morning when Australia star Steve Smith was ruled out with concussion, having been hit by a Jofra Archer bouncer during his 92 on Saturday. Previously, a substitute would only have been permitted to field. But this series is the first in the ICC's inaugural World Test Championship featuring new rules that allow replacement players to bat or bowl if they are covering for concussed team-mates. Labuschagne, in just his sixth Test, responded to his late call-up by top-scoring with 59, having been hit on the grille of his helmet second ball by a 91.6 mph Archer bouncer, in Australia's eventual second-innings 154-6. "Marnus played superbly," said Australia captain Tim Paine. "He got hit hard in the face second ball and I thought he showed great .....
                 

Heavy rainfall likely in U'khand, Odisha, Tamil Nadu: IMD

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India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted heavy rainfall in several states including Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu."Heavy rainfall very likely at isolated places over Uttarakhand, East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal," IMD said in its bulletin on Monday.The weather body has also predicted thunderstorm accompanied with lightning very likely at isolated places over Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha today.The water level in the Yamuna river in the National Capital started rising rapidly after 8 lakh cusecs water was released from Hathni Kund Barrage in Haryana. The Delhi government has deployed civil defence volunteers for evacuating people to safer places.The water level touched the "warning mark" of 204.5m in the morning at Old Delhi Railway Bridge.IMD has predicted "generally cloudy sky with light rain" in Delhi today...
                 

Couldn't have dreamt the blessing God showered on me: Kohli on 11 years in Int'l ckt

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Acknowledged by the best in the business and feted across the globe for his consistency, India cricket captain Virat Kohli says he couldn't have asked for more as he completes the 11th year of a stellar international career. Kohli, whose international career began in 2008, took to social media to share his emotions. "From starting as a teenager on the same day in 2008 to reflecting on the journey 11 years after, I couldn't have dreamt of the blessings God has showered me with. May you all get the strength and power to follow your dreams and always follow the right path. #forevergrateful," Kohli posted on his twitter handle with a couple of pictures depicting his journey. The first picture was from his debut international game in Sri Lanka and the latest one from his hotel room in Antigua. India are currently touring the West Indies and are set to start the Test engagements on August 22 in Antigua after winning both the T20 and ODI leg. From a chubby precocious teenager, who admittedly..
                 

Coffee Day Enterprises hits the roof on bargain hunting

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Konkona Sen Sharma to direct web series

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Konkona Sen Sharma is set to make her digital directorial debut with a series based on the life of Arati Das, better known as Misss Shefali. Chronicling the life of a young Bengali girl who ruled as the 'Queen of Cabaret' in Kolkata, the Zee Studio-produced series will also mirror politics of West Bengal in the '60s and '70s through her life journey. "The whole era of post-Partition and pre-liberalisation fascinated me. Since I am from Kolkata, I have been aware of the subject and her unique story. "It's about the fascinating life of this female protagonist who decided to live life on her own terms, it's extremely interesting, and right up my ally. That is why I decided to make this series," Konkona said in a statement. The director said casting is underway. "We are still developing the script and we plan to go on floors early next year. It is going to be an interesting journey," she added. Ashima Avasthi, VP & Head, Zee Studios Originals said the team is delighted to partner with..
                 

Root glad to see Archer 'shake up things' on Test debut

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England captain Joe Root said fast bowler Jofra Archer had "lived up to the hype" with a dramatic Test debut against Australia at Lord's. World Cup winner Archer, who replaced the injured James Anderson in England's team for the second Ashes Test, took five wickets in the drawn match, including 3-32 in Australia's second innings on Sunday. But Archer's display, which almost helped England achieve an unlikely and series-levelling win in a match severely affected by rain, was about much more than economical figures. The 24-year-old quick's sheer speed gave England's attack a new cutting edge. Archer hit several Australians, with a fearsome bouncer that slammed into Steve Smith's unprotected neck leading to a concussion that kept the star batsman off the field on the last day at Lord's and could rule him out of the third Test in Leeds starting on Thursday. "He's come in and he really has made a massive impact, added a different dynamic to our bowling group and has given Australia .....
                 

Balotelli signs for home town team Brescia

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Mario Balotelli will return to Italy with home town team Brescia after it was confirmed on Sunday he has signed for the newly-promoted club. The Italian forward has penned a "multi-year contract" and will be officially presented on Monday, the northern team confirmed on their website. "Mario returns home," Brescia said in a statement. "The return to Italy, after three years, was made possible by Mario's determination and enthusiasm to return to Brescia, the city where he grew up and where, since he was a child, he stood out for his physical and technical skills," the club continued. Balotelli, who was born in Sicily but adopted and raised just outside Brescia, has reportedly agreed a three-year deal with the Serie B champions after being released by Marseille in June. "Finally back in MY CITY," Balotelli posted on social media along with a video collage of photos and clips of different moments of his career. Balotelli made his debut in local team Lumezzane in Serie C as a 16-year-old,..
                 

My job is to win matches: Frank Lampard

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As Chelsea and Leicester City played a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard said that the team can do better and his job is to win matches."It felt great. It is a special moment for me to come back to the club and manage them at Stamford Bridge, of course, it is the stuff of dreams. For me, it is a huge thing, but my focus was on the match and trying to win," Goal.com quoted Lampard as saying."Thanks very much to the fans, I appreciate that, but I am here to do a job and here to try and win for the club and we can do better than we did today," he added.During the match between Chelsea and Leicester on Sunday, the Blues registered the goal first as 20-year-old Mason Mount scored for the side.But Leicester got the equaliser in the 67th minute with Wilfred Ndidi finding the target and as a result, the match ended as a draw.Lampard credited Leicester for the way the side played in the second half. He also expressed the need to play with the same intensity .....
                 

Chinese state media pump up the jam to slam Hong Kong protests

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"Get those foreign agents outta town", roars a music video by a patriotic Chinese rap group, one of a slew of creative efforts by Beijing attacking Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement as violent and spurred on by overseas governments. The rap video, overlaid with clips of protesters clashing with police and breaking into Hong Kong's legislative offices, is being shared by Chinese state media on its overseas and domestic social media accounts. "Hey democracy! Once I heard you be found in the Middle East, people were throwing bombs across the city streets," runs the English-language rap by nationalistic Chinese group CD Rev. "If that's what you want sorry I can't agree, get those foreign agents outta town then we can talk about it." Eleven weeks of demonstrations have seen millions of people take to Hong Kong's streets in the biggest challenge to China's rule of the semi-autonomous city since its 1997 handover from Britain. In turn, Beijing has intensified its rhetoric - decrying the .....
                 

Ajmera Realty & Infra India wins two awards at Realty+ Excellence Awards 2019 - West

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Still no Neymar as PSG loses 2-1 at Rennes in French league

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Still missing Brazil forward Neymar, defending champion Paris Saint-Germain lost 2-1 at Rennes in the French league on Sunday. PSG, which beat Nimes 3-0 last weekend in the first round, went ahead in the 36th minute when Edison Cavani took advantage of a poor back pass by Rennes defender Damien Da Silva. M'Baye Niang leveled with a stunning effort shortly before the interval and Romain Del Castillo was left unmarked to head in what turned out to be the winner early in the second half. Neymar, who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and Barcelona, also missed the Nimes game with PSG coach Thomas Tuchel saying the Brazilian was not fit to play. Neymar became the most expensive player in the world when he moved from Barcelona to PSG for 222 million euros (about USD 250 million) in 2017. But his two seasons with the French champions have been disappointing compared to the club's huge expectations. Rennes beat Montpellier 1-0 in its opening match of the season. OTHER .....
                 

Nikki Bella gushes over Artem Chigvintsev as they start dating

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Nikki Bella after dating John Cena is now thanking the "Universe" for giving Artem Chigvintsev in her life.In a recent photo that the 'Total Bella' star posted on Instagram, she and her now-boyfriend Chigvintsev can be seen totally in love."Today is a new beginning for both Artem Chigvintsev and I. As I start a new amazing journey with Total Bellas and my life, my Artem Chigvintsev is starting the same," the retired WWE star began her heartfelt post."And I am so excited for him to be on this journey with me. I'm thankful for him to showcase his life, love, ups, and downs not only for me but for my Bella Army and my Total Bellas viewers," she added.The 37-year-old professional dancer who is now expected to make more and more TV appearances with the 35-year-old reality TV personality further continued saying that, "sometimes we have a door shut and we don't understand why, but honestly there is always a reason. I have been through that. And not through that just as a break-up but .....
                 

Prestige Estates Projects Ltd Surges 6.55%, S&P BSE Realty Index index Gains 1.14%

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Cook made a good case: Trump on Apple CEO 's China tariffs, Samsung warning

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Malaysia ex-PM Najib's major 1MDB trial postponed

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Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak's most significant 1MDB trial, which centres on claims huge sums ended up in his bank account, was postponed Monday for a week after prosecutors said they were not ready. It is the second trial linked to scandal-hit state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad that the former prime minister is due to face since his long-ruling coalition suffered a shock election loss last year. Billions of dollars were looted from 1MDB and spent on everything from real estate to artwork, in a fraud allegedly involving Najib and his inner circle. Proceedings were to open Monday over suspect bank transfers linked to 1MDB totalling 2.28 billion ringgit (USD 550 million) but lead prosecutor Gopal Sri Ram requested a delay to next month. "We are unable to proceed," he told the Kuala Lumpur court, saying that the prosecution in Najib's first trial was still ongoing, and that documents needed to be handed to the defence and witnesses. The judge agreed for a postponement but only ....
                 

Chrissy Teigen says 'lip about to explode' due to altitude sickness

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American model Chrissy Teigen is known for sharing the good, the bad and the ugly, including any health scare, with her fans and followers on social media.Recently she posted a snap in which her lower lips looked swollen, almost twice the normal size."Very upset and saddened that my own birth state, Utah, has chosen to poison me with terrible altitude sickness. Did u know angioedema can be triggered from altitude sickness? Learn something new every day! my lip about to explode. Goodbye world," she tweeted alongside the selfie.The model, who was in Utah for her friends' marriage ceremony, described her lip as "so big it's shiny and hard like glass".Later in the day, the 'Lip Sync Battle' co-host posted footage of her resting in bed with her still swollen lip. "This is premeditated murder if you ask me," Teigen captioned the video, in which she called out her pals for tying the knot at a place that would "try to destroy" her.However, her swollen lips didn't stop Teigen and her husband, ...
                 

Top 10 biz headlines: India Inc gets legal relief, OYO's coffee plan & more

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Market outlook and stock picks by Angel Broking: Buy Maruti, Tata Steel

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'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' mints $180.2 million globally

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Quentin Tarantino's latest flick 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' is gaining huge appreciation at the box office worldwide. The film has managed to rake in $180.2 million globally.According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film which also stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, will likely end up being the second-biggest movie of Tarantino's career after 'Django Unchained'. There's also a chance it could overtake 'Django.'"The movie is arguably the most accessible and entertaining of all of Tarantino's films and given its collective star power, great marketing campaign and generally great reviews, it should be no surprise that the film has become a global breakout hit," says Paul Dergarabedian of Comscore."And 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' certainly has the potential to become the highest-grossing Tarantino movie ever," he added.The film 'Django Unchained,' starring DiCaprio, released over Christmas holidays in 2012, grossed $162.8 million domestically and $262.6 million overseas for a ...
                 

RRB JE CBT 2 travel pass, city intimation letter out: All you need to know

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US condemns 'barbaric' terror attack at wedding hall in Kabul

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The United States on Sunday (local time) condemned the terrorist attack on a wedding hall in the Afghan capital which killed at least 63 people and injured over 180."We condemn in the strongest terms ISIS' barbaric #kabulblast on the wedding party in Kabul that left nearly 63 dead and hundreds injured. The US stands with the Afghan government and people," US National Security Advisor, John Bolton, tweeted.An explosion hit a wedding reception in the west of Kabul on Saturday evening. An explosive device was reportedly detonated by a suicide attacker. The Afghan Interior Ministry said that women and children were among the victims. The Islamic State terrorist group (IS, banned in Russia) has claimed responsibility for the attack.Earlier in the day, US State Department's spokeswoman, Morgan Ortagus, also released a statement on the attack, reiterating Washington's position toward it, Sputnik reported."The United States condemns the despicable [IS] attack at a wedding hall in Kabul .....
                 

Over 20 killed in oil tanker explosion in west Uganda

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3 killed following riot between soccer fans in Honduras

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At least three people lost their lives and several others sustained injuries when clashes broke out between fans of rival soccer clubs in the Honduran capital on Saturday night (local time), Xinhua news agency reported.The violence broke out inside and near the city's National Stadium ahead of a scheduled match between the Olimpia and Motagua clubs.The violence is believed to have started when Olimpia supporters attacked the Motagua team bus with stones and sticks. "Bottles, stones were thrown at us and the players threw themselves on the floor screaming," Diego Vasquez, Motagua coach, told the local media.The Honduran National Police said that fans of the rival teams rioted following the attack on the bus. "Fans of both teams staged a confrontation on the outskirts of the stadium, so they (police) proceeded with the use of deterrent means," police said, adding that tear gas was used.The police also implemented emergency procedures inside the stadium in a bid to halt attendees from .....
                 

'Be cautious': China warns Canada to stop meddling in Hong Kong

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Telangana: Around 60 prominent TDP leaders join BJP

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Around 60 prominent national, state and district level leaders of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) along with thousands of party workers on Sunday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here in presence of BJP working president JP Nadda."It is a very, very good sign as far as the Telangana unit is concerned, as well as this positive sign which flows to Andhra Pradesh also," said Lanka Dinakar, who himself shifted from TDP to BJP in June earlier this year."Thousands of TDP workers have joined the BJP. Besides them, around 60 prominent national, state and district level leaders have joined the BJP in the presence of JP Nadda. Many are coming forward to join our party after passage of Triple Talaq Bill and abrogation of Article 370," Dinakar added.Speaking at the event, Nadda said that the BJP will elect its national president before December 31."In September, elections will be held on 8 lakh booths. In October, Mandal elections will be held, and in November Zila elections will be held. By ...
                 

Iranian tanker sought by US heads to unknown destination

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An Iranian supertanker hauling USD130 million worth of light crude oil that the US suspects to be tied to a sanctioned organization has lifted its anchor and begun moving away from Gibraltar, marine traffic monitoring data showed late Sunday. The trail left by GPS data on Marinetraffic.com, a vessel tracking service, showed the Iran-flagged Adrian Darya 1, previously known as Grace 1, moving shortly before midnight. The tanker slowly steered southeast toward a narrow stretch of international waters separating Morocco and the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. The vessel had been detained for a month in the British overseas territory for allegedly attempting to breach European Union sanctions on Syria. Gibraltar authorities rejected an eleventh-hour attempt by the United States' to reseize the oil tanker, arguing that EU regulations are less strict than US sanctions on Iran. The vessel's next destination was not immediately known. An on-duty officer at the Port Authority of .....
                 

US having 'very good' discussions with Taliban: Trump

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US President Donald Trump has hailed progress in negotiations on an Afghanistan peace deal, saying that talks with both the Taliban and the Afghan government are going well. "We're having very good discussions with the Taliban. We're having very good discussions with the Afghan government," Trump told reporters in New Jersey on Sunday. Expectations are rising for a deal in which the United States would start withdrawing its soldiers from Afghanistan after nearly two decades of war that has ground into a stalemate. Washington is keen to end its involvement in Afghanistan, where it has spent more than USD1 trillion and Trump has said since the start of his presidency that he wants troops out. In return, the Taliban would commit to various security guarantees, including that the Islamist hardliners who long harbored Al-Qaeda would not allow Afghanistan to become a jihadist safe haven. A US-Taliban agreement would not by itself bring an end to Afghanistan's war, as the insurgents would .....
                 

A sigh of relief for Hong Kong as weekend protest ends without violence

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Protests in the special administrative region here were observed with peace on Sunday.The region for several weekends now has been witnessing aggressive protests.Groups of protesters, however, dipped into their standard toolkit to hurl insults and hard objects at police and shine laser beams at the force's headquarters in Wan Chai, South China Morning Post reported.Nonetheless, Hong Kong recorded three straight days of demonstrations that ended with no physical clashes between protesters and police, in a break from the troubling pattern of the past few weeks, which had prompted condemnation from the central and local governments.Organisers from the Civil Human Rights Front estimated millions people were at the core of the march."There were large numbers of people from Causeway Bay to Central that we were unable to take into account, so I believe the actual turnout is much larger than the recorded 1.7 million," the front's convener, Jimmy Sham Tsz-kit, said."Today has been peaceful, .....
                 

Linking Kashmir with Afghan peace efforts is reckless: Afghan diplomat

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Linking the current situation in Kashmir with the ongoing peace efforts in Afghanistan is "reckless, unwarranted and irresponsible", a top Afghan diplomat has said, slamming her Pakistani counterpart in this regard. "The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan strongly questions the assertion made by Pakistan's ambassador to the United States, Asad Majeed Khan, that the ongoing tensions in Kashmir could potentially affect Afghanistan's peace process," Roya Rahmani, the Afghan Ambassador to the US, said on Sunday. "Any such statements that link the evolving situation in Kashmir to the Afghan peace efforts are reckless, unwarranted and irresponsible," the top Afghan diplomat said in an unusual lengthy statement here. Asserting that Kashmir is "a bilateral issue" between India and Pakistan, Rahmani said her country believes Pakistan's motive and insistence to purposely tie Afghanistan to the Kashmir issue is a deliberate attempt to prolong the violence happening on Afghan soil. "It is a poor .....
                 

Syria regime forces enter key town amid fierce clashes: monitor

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Syrian regime forces entered a key northwestern town on Sunday amid intense fighting with jihadists and their rebel allies which has left dozens of combatants dead, a war monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported "fierce clashes" as it said regime ground troops penetrated Khan Sheikhun in Idlib province for the first time since they lost control of it in 2014. The latest fighting, which broke out overnight Saturday to Sunday, has already killed at least 59 jihadists and allied rebels as well as 28 members of pro-regime forces, the Britain-based monitor said. Pro-regime forces have been advancing over the past few days in a bid to encircle Khan Sheikhun from the north and west and to seize a key highway. The road runs through Idlib, connecting government-held Damascus with the northern city of Aleppo, which the regime retook from rebels in December 2016 after a pulverising Russian-backed offensive. On Sunday, they retook the village of Tel al-Nar and nearby .....
                 

Migrants jump off rescue boat to try to reach Italian island

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Several migrants jumped into the sea from a Spanish rescue boat Sunday in a thwarted bid to reach shore in Italy, where the government's hard-line interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has refused to let the 107 passengers disembark. "We have been warning for days, desperation has its limits," said Open Arms founder Oscar Camps, who released a video showing four migrants wearing orange life vests swimming toward Lampedusa island. Crew members from the humanitarian group's ship swam quickly toward them so they could be brought back aboard. In the evening, Open Arms urgently requested permission to enter Lampedusa's port so the migrants, aboard for 17 days, could finally get off. It said their psychological and physical conditions are "at risk." "If the worst happens, Europe and Salvini will be responsible," the charity said in a tweet. In its formal request made by the boat's captain, Marc Reig Creus, Open Arms also offered an alternative solution: to transfer the 107 onto another, .....
                 

Karachi-based Cable Network seized for broadcasting Indian channels

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has seized the operations of Karachi-based Garden Cable television network for broadcasting Indian channels that have been banned in the wake of tensions after New Delhi revoked Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.The operations by the Karachi-based Cable television network came in violation of PEMRA directives that prohibits the airing of advertisements for India-made products on television channels and radio networks in Pakistan."Regional Office Karachi: Cable TV Network of M/s Garden Cable Network seized in violation of PEMRA directives and relaying illegal Indian channels. Transmitters, Two CPU & Digital boxes were seized," the media regulatory authority tweeted.Tensions have been simmering between India and Pakistan ever since New Delhi on August 5 revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and divided it into two Union Territories -- Jammu and Kashmir (with legislature) and Ladakh (without .....
                 

Heavy rain lashes northern states, 28 dead; alert sounded in Delhi

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Man injured after kite string slits throat in Delhi

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A 35-year-old man was injured after his throat was slit by glass-coated kite thread in Paschim Vihar here while he was returning home with his wife and daughter on a scooter, police said on Sunday. After celebrating Rakshabandhan on Thursday, Raman Oberoi, a resident of Shah Nagar, was going to Rohini with this family when a kite string got entangled around his neck and slit his throat, they said. Oberoi fell on the roadside and some bystanders rushed him to a nearby hospital, police said, adding that he was later admitted to the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital. According to police, Oberoi was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident. A case has been registered at the Paschim Vihar (west) police station under IPC section 336 (endangering life). In the same area, a civil engineer died after his throat was slit by a kite string on Thursday. Manav Sharma, 28, and his two younger sisters were en route to Hari Nagar on his scooter to meet their aunt when the incident happened. On .....
                 

Credit rating agencies likely to get access to loan default details

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England and Australia draw second Ashes Test

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The second Test between England and Australia ended in a draw at Lord's on Sunday. Australia, set an unlikely 267 to win in a minimum of 48 overs after England captain Joe Root's declaration, finished on 154-6, with Marnus Labuschagne -- Test cricket's first concussion substitute -- top-scoring with 59. A draw always looked likely in a match that saw five whole sessions lost to rain and Australia's Steve Smith ruled out with concussion on Sunday after being hit on the neck by a Jofra Archer bouncer during his 92 on Saturday. Four wickets after tea gave England hope of what would have been a stunning win. Ashes-holders Australia, bidding for their first Test series win away to England in 18 years, remain 1-0 up in the five-match campaign following their 251-run victory at Edgbaston last week. The third Test at Headingley starts on Thursday...
                 

Facelift of Cairo's Baron Palace sparks outcry

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Egyptian authorities have defended renovation works at a historic Cairo palace after the site's new look sparked mockery on social media. The site, dubbed the Baron Palace, was built between 1907 and 1911 by wealthy Belgian industrialist Edouard Empain. The baron also spearheaded the development of the surrounding upmarket neighbourhood of Heliopolis. Built in a style reminiscent of the Cambodian Hindu temple of Angkor Wat, the striking building set amid lush gardens has long since fallen into disrepair. But work to restore the building has sparked outcry. Many have taken issue with white marble additions to the building's rosy pink stone exterior, saying the materials are of poor quality and not in keeping with the original style. One Twitter user asked: "Who is the fool behind the restoration of Egypt's palaces? Our heritage is being systematically destroyed." A Facebook page called Egyptian Historians chided officials for the "warped" restoration. "Be honest with yourselves and .....
                 

India's holding of US govt securities up $6 bn to $162.7 bn in June 2019

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QIP, balance sheet repair secure YES Bank's growth, says Ravneet Gill

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150,000 bankers to discuss how to make India $5-trillion economy by 2024

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Letter to BS: No one killed Pehlu Khan? All six accused acquitted

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Guj to get country's first chemical engineering & technology

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The country's first Central Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology (CICET) will be set up in Gujarat to give boost to the chemical industry, Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya said here on Sunday. The CICET will come up either at Ahmedabad or Surat. "The state has a significant presence of chemical industry, especially in Vapi, Ankleshwar and Vatva in Valsad, Bharuch, and Ahmedabad districts, and the first-of-its-kind institute will facilitate the chemical industry with research and innovations," he said. "The proposed CICET will help the chemical industry with research and innovations," he said. The Minister of State for Chemical and Fertilisers also announced setting up of another campus of the Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology (CIPET) in Valsad at the cost of Rs 54 crore for the benefit of tribal students and the plastic industry. "Plastic has become the indispensable part of our day-to-day life, but it is one of the main causes of .....