Archive for December 18th, 2017

Misty Monday morning in Delhi, 12 trains cancelled

New Delhi, Dec 18  It was a misty Monday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 9.8 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season’s average. The Met has forecast a clear day ahead.

The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 24 degrees Celsius.

“The sky will…

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Whatever the results, Congress is winner: Gehlot

Ahmedabad, Dec 18  Congress’s Gujarat in-charge Ashok Gehlot on Monday said his party was the winner in Assembly elections even if it didn’t succeed in ousting the BJP in the state.

“The BJP fought elections on emotional issues. (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi told voters that he is…

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Modi flashes victory sign as BJP close to winning Gujarat, Himachal

New Delhi, Dec 18  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday flashed the victory sign as he entered Parliament with the BJP poised to win elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

As Modi alighted from his car, he didn’t speak but greeted the media with folded hands and then flashed…

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After early hiccups, BJP set to retain power in Gujarat

Gandhinagar, Dec 18  The ruling BJP was on Monday set to retain power in Gujarat, with its candidates on the victory lap in 104 of the 182 seats as the Congress again settled for the second place but with an improved showing.
After surprisingly leading over the Bharatiya Janata Party…

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BJP poised to take power in Himachal, wins first seat

Shimla, Dec 18  The BJP was set to take power in Himachal Pradesh with its candidates on a victory lap in 36 of the 68 seats in the Assembly elections. The party won its first seat by defeating Congress cabinet Minister Prakash Chaudhary on Monday.

BJP’s Inder Singh Gandhi…

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Google’s response to record EU fine draws flak from rivals

London, Dec 18 Google may be courting fresh trouble after the European Commission’s massive penalty in June as its rivals are preparing to lodge new complaints with the Commission alleging “inadequate” response to the record anti-trust fine, a media report said.

In recent weeks, several of Google’s…

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Soyuz capsule with 3 astronauts blasts off for space station

Washington, Dec 18 A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a team of three astronauts from the US, Russia and Japan blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The capsule with the three crew members — NASA’s Scott Tingle, Anton Shkaplerov of the…

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Key Indian equity indices plunge on Congress showing in Gujarat

Mumbai, Dec 18  The key Indian equity indices on Monday plunged 561.42 points as soon as it opened as counting trends in the Gujarat Assembly elections showed the Congress giving a tough fight to the ruling BJP.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) traded at 561.42 points or…

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Apple hikes iPhone prices in India post-customs duty hike

New Delhi, Dec 18  After the government hiked the customs duty from 10 per cent to 15 per cent for mobile handsets last week, Apple on Monday became the first manufacturer to raise prices (on MRP) across iPhone models, except iPhone SE that the company assembles in the country.

“As…

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Key Indian equity indices recover as polls favour BJP

Mumbai, Dec 18  Key indices of the Indian equities markets recovered on Monday after counting trends indicated a victory for BJP in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh during the late morning trade session.

The trend reversal happened after both the S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty took an…

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