Archive for February, 2018

Indian banking system in trouble because of frauds

The Rs 11,300 crore-Punjab National Bank scam has exposed the mess our banking system is in. And skeletons in the cupboards of public sector banks have been tumbling out ever since.
In the wake of the PNB scam came the Rs 3,700 crore Rotomac fraud involving Bank…

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India’s April-January fiscal deficit at 113.7% of full year’s target

New Delhi, Feb 28 : India’s fiscal deficit for April-January period of 2017-18 stood at 113.7 per cent of the full year’s target, official data showed here on Wednesday.

The data furnished by the Comptroller General of Accounts (CGA) showed that during April-January, the fiscal…

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Sandeep Singh the best coach I ever had: Taapsee

Mumbai, Feb 28 : Actress Taapsee Pannu, who awaits the release of her upcoming film “Soorma”, says that hockey player Sandeep Singh is the best coach she has ever had.

Singh on Tuesday turned 32 and Taapsee, who is featuring in the biopic of the hockey player, shared a black and…

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Congress leads in MP assembly bypolls

Bhopal, Feb 28 : The Opposition Congress improved its lead in the prestigious bye-elections to the assembly constituencies of Mungaoli and Kolaras in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday.
Following the 10th round of counting in Kolaras, Congress candidate Mahendra Singh Yadav is ahead of Devendra Jain of the Bharatiya Janata Party…

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Gold plunges Rs 460 on weak global cues, fall in demand

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) Gold prices tumbled by Rs 460 to Rs 31,390 per 10 grams at the bullion market today, snapping their four-day rising streak due to subdued global cues amid slump in local jewellers’ demand.

Silver also fell by Rs 250 to Rs 39,300…

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Vietnam prez pitches for expanding Indo-Vietnam maritime connectivity

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) Ahead of his India visit, Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang has strongly advocated enhanced trade ties and boosting maritime and aerial connectivity between the two countries, a push that comes amid increasing Chinese assertiveness in the region.

Tran, who will arrive in India on March…

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Massive victory for BJD in Odisha bypoll

Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 :  Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Rita Sahu registered a thumping victory in the Bijepur assembly bypoll in Odisha by defeating BJP’s Ashok Panigrahi by a margin of 41,933 votes on Wednesday.

While Sahu secured 102,871 votes, Bharatiya Janata Party’s Panigrahi got 60,938…

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University of Birmingham officially opens new campus in Dubai

London February 28, 2018   The University of Birmingham has officially opened its campus in Dubai – becoming the first global top 100 and UK Russell Group university to establish a campus in this rapidly developing international education hub.
University of Birmingham Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Eastwood was joined…

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Delhi knock out Mumbai from ISL

New Delhi, Feb 28  Delhi Dynamos continued to surprise everyone as they slayed Mumbai City FC 5-1 in an Indian Super League match that saw both teams being reduced to 10 men at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Tuesday.

This was Delhi’s second successive victory after the…

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Federer becomes most decorated Laureus winner

Paris, Feb 28 Swiss tennis icon Roger Federer won his fifth and sixth Laureus statuettes, becoming the most decorated Laureus winner in history at the 2018 awards ceremony in Monaco on Tuesday.

Federer, the 2017 Australian Open and Wimbledon winner, claimed the Sportsman of the Year and the Comeback of…

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