Archive for December, 2018

Dismal Growth major worry for Modi Govt

By R.C. Rajamani


As the year 2014 draws to a close, the 7-month old BJP-led NDA government’s main source of worry and even some disquiet is the dismal growth situation and the twin challenge of widening trade and fiscal deficits.

Facing a daunting drop of…

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Rajiv Chowk metro station to shut at 9 p.m. Wednesday

New Delhi, Dec 31: Delhi Metro’s Rajiv Chowk station, one of the busiest, can shut Wed at nine p.m. to avoid overcrowding on New Year Eve however the interchange facility can continue.

“As suggested by Delhi Police, entry or exit at the station won’t be available when…

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Lakhvi challenges judicial remand

Islamabad, Dec 31: Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rahman Lakhvi Wednesday challenged his two-day judicial remand in an abduction case.

Lakhvi’s counsel Rizwan Abbasi petitioned a vicinity and sessions court, saying a false FIR had been registered because of pressure from India.

A court in Islamabad Tues…

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China launches meteorological satellite

Beijing, Dec 31: China Wed launched a meteorological satellite from Szechwan province.

The satellite “Fengyun-II 08” can collect meteorologic, maritime and hydrological data and transmit data that may be used for weather forecasting and surroundings observation, Xinhua reported .

Both the “Long March 3A” rocket, that was accustomed propel the…

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We’ve support of 55 legislators: Mehbooba Mufti

Jammu, Dec 31: Mehbooba Mufti, president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday claimed support of fifty five legislators within the 87-member state assembly once she called on Governor N.N. Vohra.

Mehbooba Mufti met the governor at the Raj Bhavan in winter capital Jammu Wednesday morning.

Mehbooba Mufti told…

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BJP criticises Mulayam over comment on Modi

Lucknow, Dec 31: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wed lashed out at Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for saying he wouldn’t permit Uttar Pradesh to be won by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The SP chief aforesaid late Tues that the party can ne’er permit the state…

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Is ‘PK’ not an amazing film, asks Salman

Mumbai, Dec 31: Seems like Salman Khan has begin in support of Rajkumar Hirani’s latest directorial “PK” that options his good friend Aamir Khan, asking: is not it “amazing”?

Ever since the film has released, it’s become a target purpose of a number of activists and teams, including…

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Vice President condoles journalist B.G. Verghese’s death

New Delhi, Dec 31: Vice-President Hamid Ansari Wed condoled the death of veteran journalist B.G. Verghese, saying “we have lost a fearless commentator and a prolific writer”.

In his commiseration message, Ansari said: “I am deeply saddened at the death of B.G. Verghese, a elder of Indian…

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Dhoni’s Test career highlights

Melbourne, Dec 31: Career highlights of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who Tuesday retired from Test cricket and thus relinquished his captaincy of the Indian cricket team.

Test debut: India v Sri Lanka at Chennai, Dec 2-6, 2005.

Matches: 90
Innings: 144
Not outs: 16
Highest Score: 224
Average: 38.09…

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Dhoni retires from Tests, Kohli takes over

Melbourne/Mumbai, Dec 31: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Tues announced his retirement from test cricket with immediate effect, with Virat Kohli taking up at the helm.

Dhoni’s announcement in Melbourne came following finish of the third test, that led to a draw, and gave Australia a 2-0…

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