Archive for January, 2017

Tendulkar lone Indian in Graeme Swann’s All-time XI

London, Jan 31 :  Former England tweaker Graeme Swann, who considers cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar as the “best player of his generation”, on Tuesday picked the Indian batting maestro in his All-time XI.

Swann’s dream team has only one current player in English pacer James Anderson, whom he has…

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Want to maintain work-life balance: Disha Patani

Mumbai, Jan 31 :  Actress Disha Patani, who is looking forward to the release of her Jackie Chan starrer movie “Kung Fu Yoga”, says her journey in filmdom has been amazing. But she hopes she is able to find a balance between her personal and professional life.

Last year, Disha was…

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Oppn unimpressed as Prez refers to demonetisation

New Delhi, Jan 31 (PTI) The reference to demonetisation and surgical strikes by President Pranab Mukherjee in his address to the joint sitting of Parliament today was welcomed with loud thumping of desks by NDA members led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Opposition members looked unimpressed and did not…

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EC asks Congress to hold organisational polls by June-end

New Delhi, Jan 31 : The Election Commission giving an ultimatum to the Congress party has in a letter asked it to complete its organisational polls by June-end, while refusing to extend the date any further.

The party has asked for two extensions since December 31, 2015.

In the letter…

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Will Take Necessary Action Under UN Rules Against JuD Chief: Pakistan Spokesman

 Islamabad Jan 31 : As Pakistan has put Mumbai attacks mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) Chief Hafiz Saeed under detention, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria says Islamabad “is taking all necessary actions” as per the UN sanctions slapped on the LeT chief, but maintained that India had provided “no material…

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SC refuses to stay Tamil Nadu amendment

New Delhi, Jan 31 :  The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay the Tamil Nadu government amendment permitting Jallikattu and told the state government that it was its primary responsibility to maintain law and order.

Issuing notice on a plea seeking stay on the amendment permitting the popular bull-taming…

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Survey sees slow GDP growth of 6.5% in FY17; bats for tax cuts

New Delhi, Jan 31 (PTI) India’s economic growth is likely to dip to 6.5 per cent this fiscal after shock demonetisation shaved off a good 0.5 percentage points but it will rebound to 6.75-7.5 per cent in the next financial year, Economic Survey said…

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Trump’s new executive order to clamp down on H1B visas

Washington, Jan 31 (PTI) US President Donald Trump is expected to sign a new executive order aimed at strangulating work-visa programmes, including the H1B and L1 visas used by Indian IT professionals, as part of a larger immigration reform effort, a top White House official has said.

The executive…

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Elections2017: UP spends least on health, reflects in its ill-health

With 200 million people, Uttar Pradesh (UP) has about the same population as Brazil; an economy the size of Qatars — which has 2.4 million people, the same as the UP town of Bijnore; per capita gross domestic product (GDP) comparable to Kenyas; and an infant mortality rate that rivals…

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CBSE revises board exam dates for eight subjects of Class 10 and Class 12

New Delhi Jan 31:  Examination dates for three class X subjects and five class XII subjects to be conducted by the CBSE has been revised.

The dates have been rescheduled either due to overlapping of exams with the language subjects or to give adequate gap for preparation between two exams…

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