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    Sonia, Manmohan meet Chidambaram at Tihar

    New Delhi | Former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday met P Chidambaram in Tihar Jail, where he has been lodged since September 5 in connection with the INX media case. The two Congress leaders were accompanied by Karti Chidambaram, the former Finance minister's son who is also a Lok Sabha MP. Chidambaram, who had asked his family to tweet on his behalf, said...

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    SBI to adopt repo rate as external benchmark for all floating rate loans from Oct 1

    Mumbai | State Bank of India on Monday said it will adopt repo rate as the external benchmark for all floating rate loans for MSME, home and retail loans, from October 1, 2019. On September 4, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had mandated all banks to link all new floating rate personal or retail loans and floating rate loans to micro, small and medium enterprises...

    • 54 min ago
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    EC announces bypolls to 64 assembly seats, one LS constituency

    New Delhi | Bypolls to 64 assembly seats and one Lok Sabha constituency spread across 18 states will be held on October 21 and the counting of votes will be on October 24, the Election Commission announced on Saturday. While assembly by-elections will be held on 64 assembly seats, the Samastipur Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar will also have a bypoll. These assembly seats include 15...

    • 2 days ago
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    Maharashtra, Haryana assembly polls on Oct 21

    New Delhi | Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana will be held on October 21, the Election Commission announced on Saturday.    Counting of votes in both the states will be held on October 24, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora said at press conference here. While the term of 288-member Maharashtra assembly ends on November 9, that of the 90-member Haryana assembly expires on...

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    5 board members of Karunakaran memorial trust arrested

    Kannur | Five board members of the Congress party-owned K Karunakaran memorial trust, which was in the news recentlyover the suspected suicide of a contractor were arrested here on Friday in an alleged cheating case. The trust got into a controversy afterMuthupara Joseph (58) the contractor of the K Karunakaran Memorial Hospital at Cherupuzha, was found dead with his wrists slit, on the...

    • 2 days ago
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    Karnataka govt will collapse any time, says Kumaraswamy

    Bengaluru | JD(S) leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Friday predicted that the B S Yediyurappa-led BJP government "may collapse any time." "If I have to make a political prediction... I'm not an astrologer for that, but looking at the way in which this government is going, looking at its conduct this government may collapse any time...lets wait...

    • 2 days ago
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    Saudi vows quick recovery despite damage to oil plants

    Abqaiq | Saudi Arabia vowed on Friday to quickly restore oil production as it revealed extensive damage to key oil plants following weekend aerial strikes, which the US has blamed on Iran. The attacks, which hit state-controlled oil giant Saudi Aramco's facilities in the country's east at Khurais and the world's largest oil processing facility at Abqaiq, were claimed by...

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    Heavy rains wreak havoc in Houston ahead of "Howdy Modi" mega event

    Houston | The stage is all set for the mega "Howdy Modi" event where US President Donald Trump will join Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will address over 50,000 Indian-Americans, but the torrential rains triggered by a tropical storm have wreaked havoc in Houston, prompting the governor to declare an emergency in several parts of the state of Texas. Tropical...

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    Wrestler Bajrang wins bronze in World Championship

    Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) | A consistent Bajrang Punia on Friday registered his third medal at the World Wrestling Championships by winning a bronze in the men's 65kg freestyle category here. Bajrang defeated Tulga Tumur Ochir of Mongolia 8-7 in the bronze medal bout. Bajrang had earlier won a bronze in 2013 before clinching a silver in the 2018 edition.

    • 3 days ago
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    I-T dept seizes Rs 30-cr paintings in tax evasion probe against Kuldeep Bishnoi

    New Delhi | The Income Tax Department has seized paintings worth Rs 30 crore in connection with its tax evasion and benami assets probe against Haryana Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi, official sources said on Friday. They said the paintings by renowned artists were put under "restraint" after raids were conducted by the Delhi investigation wing of the...

    • 3 days ago

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