Archive for November, 2018

Muslim population in some EU countries could triple: Report

Brussels, Nov 30  The Muslim population in some European countries could triple by 2050 while it will barely change in others, according to new projections.

The projections were in a report titled “Europe’s Growing Muslim Population” released on Wednesday night by the Washington-based Pew Research Centre, reports the…

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UP civic polls end with record turnout in final phase

Lucknow, Nov 30  The last round of polling in three-phase civic body polls in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday saw the highest turnout as more than 58.72 per cent votes were polled, officials said.

According to the State Election Commission officials, the voting percentage this time in these 26…

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Positive change is visible in India: Modi

New Delhi, Nov 30

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that there has been a “positive change” in the mindset and self-confidence of the people ever since his government came to power in 2014.

“If we see the country as a living entity then the positive attitude that…

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Gujarat HC seeks EC’s reply on full-time DGP’s appointment by Dec 5

Gandhinagar, Nov 30 The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday ordered the Election Commission to file their reply by December 5 on a PIL seeking regular appointment of a Director General of Police (DGP) in the state.
The state’s chief electoral officer B.B. Swain told the media on Wednesday…

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Seven women impersonating as domestic help held for house thefts

New Delhi, Nov 30  Seven women of a gang have been arrested for committing thefts in houses across the city where they worked as domestic help or maids and gold and ornaments valued over Rs 1 crore recovered from them, police said on Wednesday.

Police said that five of the…

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Boy tried to burn himself to gain girl’s sympathy, say police

New Delhi, Nov 30  Delhi Police on Wednesday said the boy, who claimed last week that three youth misbehaved with his friend and poured petrol and tried to set him ablaze when he came to her rescue, had indeed tried to burn himself to gain girl’s sympathy.

Police said…

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RBI cautions co-operative societies against using bank in name

Mumbai, Nov 30  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday cautioned some co-operative societies against the use of word “Bank” in their names.

“It has come to the notice of RBI that some Co-operative Societies are using the word – Bank – in their names. This is a violation…

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Rahul to ask Modi a question every day in Gujarat poll run-up

New Delhi, Nov 30  Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi a question every day in the run-up to the Gujarat assembly elections, the party said.

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala on Wednesday said Gandhi would ask a question to the Prime Minister every…

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Fire breaks out in Delhi market, no casualties

New Delhi, Nov 30 Over half-a-dozen temporary shops were fully gutted in a fire that broke out here in a market around midnight on Thursday, police and fire officials said.

The kiosks, comprising of pan shops and small eateries, were situated in the middle of Malviya Nagar market…

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Key Indian equity market indices open lower

Mumbai, Nov 30  Taking a cue from global markets and cautious approach ahead of futures and options (F&O) expiry as well as the second quarter GDP data announcement, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened lower.

The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed…

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