Archive for January 6th, 2018

Engineer killed, eight missing in J&K avalanche

Srinagar, Jan 6  An engineer of the Border Roads Organization (BRO) was killed and eight others were reported missing after an avalanche hit Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said on Saturday.

On Friday, the avalanche struck a cab at Sadhna Top in Tangdhar area.

Search teams rescued a…

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Shimla, Manali freeze, record season’s lowest

Shimla, Jan 6  Himachal Pradesh tourist destinations Shimla and Manali on Saturday saw the season’s lowest temperature. The minimum temperatures across the state remained two-three degrees below average.

At many places in the state the temperatures remained below freezing point, an official of the meteorological office here told…

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Mohamed Salah named African Player of 2017

Accra (Ghana), Jan 6 Egypt and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has been named 2017 CAF African Player of the Year.

The 25-year-old has scored 23 goals in 29 fixtures for the English football giants since joining the club from A.S. Roma. He also helped his national team…

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Serena pulls out of Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 6 Defending champion Serena Williams on Friday said she will withdraw from the Australian Open, adding she was not fully prepared to keep playing after becoming a mother four months ago.

“My coach and team always said ‘only go to tournaments when you are prepared to go all…

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Ashes: Khawaja, Smith hand Australia good start

Sydney, Jan 6 Top-order batsmen Usman Khwaja (91 batting) and Steven Smith (44 batting) stayed unbeaten to help Australia post 193/2 against England on the second day of the fifth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

Khwaja, who notched up his 11th Test half…

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‘Ex-RBI head warned against loan waiver promises by parties’

New Delhi, Jan 6 An ex-Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had pointed to the risks in the practice of political parties promising loan waivers during poll campaigns to the Election Commission, Parliament was informed on Friday.

In a written reply submitted to the Lok Sabha during…

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NDA government trying to legalise immigrants: Meghalaya CM

Shillong, Jan 6  Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday accused the BJP-led NDA central government at the Centre of trying to legalise immigrants by proposing to amend the Citizenship Act.

“On one hand they wanted to push illegal immigrants, but on the other, they wanted to legalise immigrants…

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Global cues push equity indices to new high levels

Mumbai, Jan 6 The BSE Sensex and Nifty50 continued with gains for the second consecutive trade session to close at new high levels riding on positive global cues, along with inflow of foreign funds and healthy buying in consumer durables, banking and auto stocks.

On a closing basis, the wider…

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RBI to issue new Rs 10 notes with Konark Sun Temple motif

Mumbai, Jan 6 The country will shortly have new Rs 10 denomination notes in circulation, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced on Friday.

The new Rs 10 note in the Mahatma Gandhi series is designed in the base colour of chocolate brown and has the motif of the Konark…

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