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    Drone attacks: Saudi oil and gas production cut by 50 pc

    Riyadh, Sep 15: Saudi Arabia has cut down half of its oil and gas production after a series of drone attacks on two major oil facilities run by state-owned company Aramco. Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said on Saturday that the strikes had reduced crude oil production by 5.7m barrels a day - about half the kingdom's output, CNBC reported. In a statement carried by the...

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    Rs 20000 Cr window to help housing projects; shopping fest to boost export: FM

    A special Rs 20,000-crore corpus fund special window to fund construction of unfinished housing units which is expected to help around 3.5 lakh units to boost the sagging housing sector and a Dubai-like international shipping festival to boost exports, according to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. In her media briefing on Saturday, the third in three weeks, she...

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    At least five killed in Spain flash floods

    Madrid, Sep 14 : At least five people have died and around 3,500 have been evacuated from their homes after flash floods hit south-eastern Spain. Many rivers burst their banks as some areas of Valencia, Murcia and eastern AndalucĂ­a saw the heaviest rainfall on record, The Guardian reported. According to the Almeria Police, a middle-aged man died in the early hours of Friday after his car became trapped...

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    CBI on look-out for Rajeev Kumar

    Kolkata, Sep 14 : The CBI, probing the multi-crore- rupee Saradha chit fund scam, was on the look-out for ADG CID Rajeev Kumar after the latter abstained from appearing at the CGO Complex in Salt Lake at 10 AM on Saturday. The central investigating agency, hours after Calcutta High Court withdrew protection from arrest Friday afternoon, served a summon notice to Kumar, who was former city police commissioner, at...

    • 24 hrs ago
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    India's growth rate 'much weaker than expected': IMF

    Pennews Corporate and environmental "regulatory uncertainty" and "lingering weakness" in some non-bank financial companies(NBFC) should see India's economic growth "much weaker than expected", according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). IMF spokesperson Gerry Rice told mediapersons in Washington, "There was a question on India and its growth...

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    HC asks TN Govt to pay Rs.5lakh to Subasree's father

    The Madras High Court on Friday directed the Tamil Nadu Government to pay an interim compensation of Rs. 5 lakhs to the father of Subasree a 23-year-old software professional who died in a road accident in Chennai on Thursday after an illegal hoarding fell on her. A division bench comprising Justice M Sathyanarayanan and N Seshasayee gave the direction after passing severe strictures against...

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    Brinda Karat writes to Javadekar, says SG's absence in SC over Forest Right Act case is worrisome

    New Delhi, Sep 13: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat on Friday wrote a letter to Union Forest and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, and rued that no senior legal representative of the Central government was present in the Supreme court to defend the Forest Rights Act. "It is a matter of deep...

    • 2 days ago
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    Northern Command Army Commander reviews security in Kashmir

    Jammu, Sep 13: The General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Friday visited the Kashmir Valley and reviewed the prevailing security situation in the region. The Army Commander accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen KJS Dhillon visited formations or units in North Kashmir deployed along the Line of Control and hinterland. He was briefed...

    • 2 days ago
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    11 die as boats capsize in MP capital

    Bhopal, Sep 13 : Eleven youths' corpses were fished out after two boats - carrying 19 people and tied to each other for the purpose of Ganesh idol immersion - capsized in approximately 20 feet of water in the wee hours on Friday amid incessant precipitation at Khatlapura in the Madhya Pradesh capital, State Disaster Response Force personnel said. Six people were rescued and a search is underway for two...

    • 2 days ago
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    New MV Act implementation: The Gujarat effect

    New Delhi, Sep 12: A day after Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari announced that the 'states can revise fines if they want' under the new laws, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa instructed officials to study the Gujarat model of revised traffic fines to implement something similar in his state. The BJP-ruled Gujarat government had announced a drastic...

    • 3 days ago

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