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Toll from cyclone-hit southern Africa surges as UN launches health

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Toll from cyclone-hit southern Africa surges as UN launches health

Beira (Mozambique), March 21 (PTI/AFP): A cyclone that ravaged three southern African countries last week has killed at least 350 people, affected more than 1.7 million others and left 15,000 people still stranded by floods, according to estimates Thursday. As the toll surged from the region’s biggest storm in years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) […]

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Colours, sprinklers and balloons: People revel in Holi celebrations

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Colours, sprinklers and balloons: People revel in Holi celebrations

New Delhi, March 21 (PTI): People in several states across the country smeared each other with colours, exchanged greetings and savoured sweets to celebrate Holi. Revellers hit the streets, danced to popular songs and to the beat of drums as children ran with sprinklers and water balloons to celebrate the festival of colours. “Holi hai!” […]

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Rahul’s interaction with students of Tamil Nadu college didn’t violate poll code — EC

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Rahul’s interaction with students of Tamil Nadu college didn’t violate poll code — EC

Chennai, March 21 (PTI): The Election Commission Thursday said Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s interaction with students at a women’s college here did not violate the model code of conduct, though it has sought a report on his speech. Tamil Nadu’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Satyabrata Sahoo said local election officials have reported that there was […]

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Appeal against Aseemanand’s acquittal if you are really a chowkidar — Owaisi to Modi

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Appeal against Aseemanand’s acquittal if you are really a chowkidar — Owaisi to Modi

Hyderabad, March 21 (PTI): The government should appeal against Swami Aseemanand’s acquittal in the Samjhauta blast case if Prime Minister Narendra Modi was really the “chowkidar” of the country, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has said. Attacking Modi’s “main bhi chowkidar” (I too a watchman) campaign, Owaisi at an election rally late last night said, “What […]

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Priyanka calls elections India’s new freedom struggle

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Priyanka calls elections India’s new freedom struggle

Varanasi/Mirzapur, March 20 (PTI): Wrapping up her three-day tour of Uttar Pradesh in Prime minister Narendra Modi’s Varanasi constituency, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra called the coming Lok Sabha elections a new freedom struggle. In a blistering attack on Modi on the last day of the trip, by boat on the Ganga, she asked him […]

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Cong slams PM’s dynastic politics jibe

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Cong slams PM’s dynastic politics jibe

New Delhi, March 20 (PTI): The Congress on Wednesday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his “dynastic politics” attack on it, saying the PM himself comes from the Sangh Parivar without whose blessings no one in the country can occupy any public position. The opposition party also said those who hold the “dubious […]

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Sensex, Nifty rise on sustained foreign fund inflow

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  Business  /  Comments Off on Sensex, Nifty rise on sustained foreign fund inflow

Mumbai, March 20 (PTI): Benchmark indices opened on a positive note on Wednesday on sustained foreign fund inflow ahead of March derivatives expiry. However, gains were capped as Asian shares fell across the board in line with overnight drop in US stocks. Rising crude oil prices too worried investors.

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Silver extends gains on increased offtake; gold ends steady

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  Business  /  Comments Off on Silver extends gains on increased offtake; gold ends steady

New Delhi, March 20 (PTI): Silver prices went up by INR 40 to INR 39,000 per kg in the national capital on Wednesday on the back of increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers, according to the All India Sarafa Association.

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Rupee recovers 13 paise against dollar

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  Business  /  Comments Off on Rupee recovers 13 paise against dollar

Mumbai, March 20 (PTI): The rupee on Wednesday recovered by 13 paise to close at 68.83 against the US dollar amid sustained buying by foreign investors in domestic equity markets and lower crude prices.

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Mozambique, Zimbabwe cyclone deaths exceed 300 as UN boosts aid

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Mozambique, Zimbabwe cyclone deaths exceed 300 as UN boosts aid

Beira (Mozambique), March 20 (PTI/AFP): The death toll from a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique and Zimbabwe rose to more than 300 as rescuers raced against the clock to help survivors and the UN led the charge to provide aid. “We already have more than 200 dead, and nearly 350,000 people are at risk,” Mozambican […]

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