Archive for January 8th, 2018

Talaq bill will come up for discussion in Budget session

United opposition successfully scuttled government’s move to get the controversial triple-talaq bill passed in Rajya Sabha refusing to refer in to Parliamentary committee for scrutiny. The House was adjourned without taking any decision on the bill as the opposition was not prepared to relent.
The government, for want…

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South Africa all out for 130, India set 208-run target

Cape Town, Jan 8 (PTI) South Africa were all out for 130 in their second innings at stroke of lunch on day four of the first Test against India.

Brief scores: South Africa 286 and 130 all out in 41.2 overs (De Villiers 35; Shami 3/28, Bumrah 3…

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Delhi International GM Open chess meet from Tuesday

New Delhi, Jan 8 :  Arkadij Naiditsch of Azerbaijan, Tajikistan’s Farrukh Amonatov and Indian Abhijeet Gupta will be favourites in the 16th Delhi International Grandmaster Open chess tournament, which will begin at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here from Tuesday.

Naiditsch, the first and lone 2700+ elo rated player of…

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New Barcelona recruit Coutinho injured, ruled out for 3 weeks

Barcelona, Jan 8: Latest Barcelona recruit Philippe Coutinho was on Monday ruled out for at least three weeks with an injury in his right thigh.

“Coutinho has an injury to his right thigh and he is expected to be out for around three weeks,” FC Barcelona announced in a statement…

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Acer expands laptop line-up at CES 2018

Las Vegas, Jan 8 : Expanding its laptop line-up, Taiwanese hardware and electronics brand Acer on Monday launched four new devices at the ongoing “Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018” here.
At 8.98-mm thickness, “Swift 7” is the world’s thinnest laptop that runs Windows 10. It is powered…

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Eveready enters into confectionery business

Kolkata, Jan 8:   Dry cell batteries maker Eveready Industries India Ltd (EIIL) on Monday said it is entering into the confectionery business with its brand “Jollies” and is also hoping to become a major player in the market in the next 3-5 years.

According to it, the confectionery market…

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Priyanka Chopra supports Time’s Up campaign

New York, Jan 8 : Even if actress Priyanka Chopra was not at the 75th Golden Globe Awards, it didn’t stop her from lending support to the Time’s Up campaign by sporting an all-black ensemble.

The actress took to Instagram to shared a photograph of herself in an…

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‘Padmavati’ to release as ‘Padmavat’ on January 25

Mumbai, Jan 8 : Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial Hindi film “Padmavati”, which stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, will release on January 25 as “Padmavat”.

“It will release as ‘Padmavat’ on January 25. The film has got U/A certificate,” sources at Viacom18 Motion Pictures told IANS.


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Key indices at record highs, Nifty50 closes above 10,600-mark

Mumbai, Jan 8 :   Key Indian equity indices on Monday provisionally closed on a higher note prompted by strong global cues, along with healthy buying in capital goods, healthcare and banking stocks.
The wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closed above the 10,600-level for the first time…

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L&T Construction bags orders worth Rs 2,265 crore

Mumbai, Jan 8 : The transportation infrastructure and water and effluent treatment businesses of L&T Construction have jointly bagged three EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) orders worth Rs 2,265 crore, the company said in a regulatory filing on Monday.

According to the BSE filing, the order has been…

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