Archive for January 2nd, 2018

Iran protests have violent night; at least 13 dead overall

Tehran, Jan 2 (AP) Protests across Iran saw their most violent night as “armed protesters” tried to overrun military bases and police stations before security forces repelled them, killing 10 people, Iranian state television has said.

The demonstrations, the largest to strike Iran since its disputed 2009 presidential election, have…

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HC judge to probe Bhima battle anniversary violence: Fadnavis

Mumbai, Jan 2 (PTI) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said a judicial inquiry has been ordered into the violence which erupted during the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Bhima-Koregaon battle in Pune district.

“A sitting High Court judge will head the inquiry,” Fadnavis said, a day after a…

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Medical Commission Bill sent to standing committee

New Delhi, Jan 2:  A Bill for setting up a National Medical Commission that seeks to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) was sent to a standing committee of Parliament on Tuesday after request from several opposition parties, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar informed the Lok Sabha.

He also…

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India needs to harmonise ties with major power nodes (Comment)

Three unrelated developments in December provide some useful indicators about the security and strategic outlook for India in 2018.

The first, which is most recent, is the killing of four Indian army personnel, including a major, in the Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir in the run-up to Christmas…

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Sunidhi Chauhan gives birth to a boy

Mumbai, Jan 2 :  Singer Sunidhi Chauhan gave birth to her first child — a boy — in a hospital here on Monday evening.

“The baby and mother are doing well. Sunidhi and husband Hitesh are proud with their little bundle of joy who arrived at 5.20 p.m. on January 1…

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Apple could buy Netflix, say analysts

San Francisco, Jan 2:  Contrary to the reports of Apple launching a video subscription product in 2018 to counter Netflix, analysts from Citi have said that the iPhone maker could possibly buy the entertainment company by taking advantage of US President Donald Trump’s corporate tax cut.
According to Citi…

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I read books to get rid of match pressure: Mithali Raj

Mumbai, Jan 2:  India Women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj says she reads books to get rid of match pressure.

“When you are on the field, and everyone is looking up to you and the entire team to bring back the trophy, (then) it is not just about the…

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3.2-magnitude jolts Thane

Thane (Maharashtra), Jan 2: An earthquake measuring 3.2 magnitude on the Richter scale jolted Thane and surrounding areas on Tuesday morning, the IMD said.

According to the preliminary report of the Indian Meteorological Department, the quake at a depth of 10 kms below the surface, was recorded at 2…

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Global cues, value buying push equity indices higher

Mumbai, Jan 2  ;  Broadly positive Asian markets, along with value buying pushed the key indices of the Indian equity market higher during the early morning session on Tuesday.

According to market analysts, healthy buying support was seen in automobile, healthcare and metals stocks.

At 9.25 a.m., the 30…

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