Archive for February 7th, 2018

S.Africa put unchanged India in to bat in third ODI

Cape Town, Feb 7: South Africa stand-in skipper Aiden Markram won the toss and put India in to bat in the third One-day International (ODI) of the six-match series at Newlands here on Wednesday.

Already 0-2 down, the hosts have brought in pace sensation Lungi Ngidi…

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Tendulkar urges BCCI to recognise India’s blind cricket body

New Delhi, Feb 7 (PTI) Batting great Sachin Tendulkar has called on the BCCI to recognise the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) and bring its players under the Board’s pension scheme.

Tendulkar wrote to the Committee of Administrator’s (CoA) chairman Vinod Rai, requesting him to…

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Rajasthan bypoll results: Wake-up call for Modi-Shah’s BJP

On the first day of this month when Finance Minister Arun Jaitely presented his last full Union budget before the next general election, devastating and disappointing results of assembly and Lok Sabha by-elections from Rajasthan and West Bengal rattled the ruling BJP.
While in the defeat in West Bengal…

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Yami uses Hindi literature to prepare for ‘Batti Gul…’

Mumbai, Feb 7 : Actress Yami Gautam, who will play a lawyer in Shree Narayan Singh’s “Batti Gul Meter Chalu”, says she is taking the help of Hindi literature to prepare for her character in the film.

“There aren’t many references on screen for my character, but honestly that…

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‘Pad Man’ release day and date in Russia, Iraq

Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) “Pad Man” will become Bollywood’s first film that will release in Russia, Ivory Coast and Iraq on the same day as it hits the screens in India, says producer Twinkle Khanna.

“I once told my Pad Man that I will take him places… Well, not…

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Sensex down 69 pts as RBI keeps rate unchanged

Mumbai, Feb 7 (PTI) Market benchmark BSE Sensex was trading lower by about 69 points at 34,127.31 in late afternoon trade after the RBI kept its key policy rate unchanged and lowered economic growth projection for 2017-18.

The central bank kept the interest rate unchanged, as widely…

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RBI holds repo at 6% thrice in succession with neutral stance

Mumbai, Feb 7 :  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept its key interest rate unchanged at 6 per cent for the third time in succession at its final bi-monthly monetary policy review of the fiscal, citing upside risks for inflation from rising global crude oil prices and other domestic…

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Trump orders Pentagon to plan grand military parade

Washington, Feb 7 (PTI) US President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to plan a grand parade this year to show “appreciation” for the armed forces, the White House has said, an unusual move aimed at showcasing the might of the world’s most powerful military.

A parade showcasing the…

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Mulayam evades voice sampling test in Lucknow, notice sent to Delhi residence

Lucknow, Feb 7 :  The investigating official (IO) probing a threat case against former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, lodged by senior IPS officer Amitabh Thakur, on Wednesday served notice to the veteran politician at his New Delhi residence.

The notice served to him at the 5, Vikramaditya Marg…

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Sikkim fuelling Darjeeling unrest for its own benefit, says Mamata

Darjeeling, Feb 7 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who returned to the Darjeeling area after eight months, on Wednesday accused the neighbouring state of Sikkim of deliberately fueling unrest in the north Bengal hills.

Claiming that many people wanted to tarnish Darjeeling’s image as a world-famous tourist…

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