Archive for June 28th, 2018

Stocks extend losses as rupee rout spooks investors

Mumbai, Jun 28 (PTI) Benchmarks nursed losses for the second straight day today after the rupee collapsed to a lifetime low against the US dollar amid firming crude oil prices, sapping investor confidence.

The BSE Sensex slumped 179.47 points to end at 35,037.64, while the broader NSE…

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NASA postpones James Webb Space Telescope launch to 2021

Washington, June 28 :   NASA has postponed the launch of its flagship James Webb Space Telescope to early 2021 owing to a range of factors influencing its schedule and performance, including the technical challenges and tasks remaining before launch.
The telescope’s new total lifecycle cost, to support the revised launch…

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Being friends forever vital for couples, says Dia Mirza

Mumbai, June 28 : Actress Dia Mirza, who is married to filmmaker Sahil Sangha, feels friendship is the essence of a strong relationship.

The actress and philanthropist attended the pre-wedding celebrations of erstwhile Kurnool royal Adnan Ul Mulk and Nida Farooqui here on Wednesday. She hosted a ‘sufiyana’ evening here…

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Jindal University conferred ‘Diamond’ rating by QS I-Gauge

New Delhi, June 28 :  Britain-based Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) higher education rating project in India QS I-Gauge on Thursday conferred on O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) in Sonipat, Haryana the “Diamond” rating in recognition of the university’s excellence in several parameters including in teaching quality and employability…

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China will not concede an inch of land, Xi tells Mattis

Beijing, Jun 28 (PTI) President Xi Jinping has told US Defence Secretary James Mattis that China will not concede “even an inch” of its territory passed down from ancestors, in an apparent reference to the disputed South China Sea.

China is engaged in hotly contested territorial disputes in both the…

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BJP will win 22 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal: Shah

Purulia, Jun 28 (PTI) Lashing out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for “unleashing violence” on her political rivals, BJP chief Amit Shah today said sacrifice of his party workers will not go waste and it will win 22 of the state’s 42 Lok Sabha seats in 2019…

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Sushil Modi’s kin had direct links with Srijan scam accused: Tejashwi

Patna, June 28 :  Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday alleged Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi’s family has direct links with the accused in the multi-crore Srijan scam case involving an NGO that allegedly pilfered funds meant for government welfare schemes.

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD…

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Modi says greed for power has united opposition

Maghar (Uttar Pradesh), June 28 :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a blistering attack on the opposition parties and accused them of being blinded in their pursuit of power.

Addressing a public rally here in Sant Kabir Nagar district, where the 15th century mystic poet and saint Kabir Das…

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Five killed as chartered plane crashes in Mumbai suburb

Mumbai, June 28 : At least five persons including a pedestrian were killed when a small chartered plane crashed in the thickly populated suburb of Ghatkopar in north-east Mumbai, officials said.

Eyewitnesses said the plane was seen hurtling down and crashed with a deafening roar before bursting into flames around…

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Some parties want to create unrest, cut off from ground reality: PM

Sant Kabirnagar (UP), Jun 28 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today  slammed opposition parties, saying some parties want “unrest” by creating doubts in the minds of the people for “political gains” but were cut off from ground reality.

Addressing a public rally at the ‘nirvan sthal’ of Sant Kabir Das…

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