Archive for December 19th, 2017

Equity indices close at new high, auto stocks surge over 3%

Mumbai, Dec 19 :   Cheering the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) win in the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly polls and with a surge in automobile stocks, the key Indian equity indices — the BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty50 — rose to new closing highs on Tuesday.

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Twitter sees 1.9 mn mentions of Gujarat polls, Modi top personality

New Delhi, Dec 19 :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi emerged as the most mentioned personality on Twitter during the course of Gujarat elections, followed by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, showed Twitter data which recorded over 1.9 million mentions of the elections on the platform since December 1.

The data revealed…

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Pujara grabs third spot in ICC Test Player Rankings

Dubai, Dec 19 (PTI) India’s middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara improved a place to grab the third spot in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings here today.

Pujara, who has scored 4,396 runs at an average of 52.96 in 54 Tests, currently has 873 points in the…

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America’s greatness challenged by China and Russia: Trump

Washington, Dec 19 (PTI) Notwithstanding competition from China and Russia and challenged by non-state actors and rogue nations like North Korea, US President Donald Trump has asserted that America will lead again.

Laying out his new national security strategy yesterday, Trump said both China and Russia seek to “challenge…

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Priyanka Chopra is a lovely person: Nick Jonas

Mumbai, Dec 19 :  Singer-actor Nick Jonas says he has heard a lot about India from his “new friend” and actress Priyanka Chopra.

Now, Jonas says he is “dying” to visit India.

“I’ve never been (to India). But I’m dying to go and I have now heard from…

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Gujarat, Himachal results a setback for Congress not BJP: Javadekar

New Delhi, Dec 19 :  The BJP on Tuesday rejected Rahul Gandhi’s claim that the Gujarat poll result was a “massive jolt” to the party, saying it was actually a setback for the Congress as it was on the verge of “extinction”.

Addressing a press conference here, Union Minister of…

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Gujarat results raise questions on Modi’s credibility: Rahul

New Delhi, Dec 19 (PTI) Congress president Rahul Gandhi today said the Gujarat election results raise questions on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s credibility and the country is not listening to him.

Gujarat had given a message to the BJP and Modi that the anger within them would not work…

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Take up Brahmaputra pollution with China: LS members

New Delhi, Dec 19 :  After Lok Sabha members on Tuesday expressed concern over the Brahmaputra river being polluted by China, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar assured the House that he will take up the issue at the “highest level” in the government.

The matter was raised by Bhartruhari Mahtab of…

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Gujarat is a setback for BJP, but will it make party more humble?

For the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to have struggled to cross the 100-seat mark in Gujarat when it was boasting about bagging 150 is suggestive of an undeniable downward turn in its popularity ratings.

Considering that it tried all the tricks in the book, including several dirty ones, to…

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