Archive for July 4th, 2019

CBI court allows Indrani Mukherjea to turn approver

New Delhi Jul 4:  A special CBI Court on Thursday allowed former INX Media Director Indrani Mukerjea to turn approver in the INX media case involving former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son and MP Karti Chidambaram.

CBI Judge Arun Bhardwaj allowed the application filed by Mukerjea to turn…

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Pakistan eye freak result against Bangladesh for improbable semifinal spot

London, Jul 4 (PTI) Their semifinal chances reduced to just a mathematical possibility, former champions Pakistan will need an improbable win over Bangladesh to have a shot at making the semifinals of the World Cup when the two sides clash here on Friday.

Pakistan’s resurgence in the World Cup…

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Sticking to fiscal deficit target important: CEA Subramanian

New Delhi Jul 4 :  Chief Economic Adviser K V Subramanian Thursday stressed that the government should stick to the fiscal consolidation path or risk crowding out investment due to large public borrowings.

The Economic Survey, tabled in Parliament Thursday, pegged the fiscal deficit for 2018-19 at 3.4 per…

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Harish Rawat resigns as Cong in-charge of Assam

New Delhi Jul 4:  Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat announced his resignation as the Congress general secretary in-charge of Assam on Thursday, taking moral responsibility of the party’s poor show in the north-eastern state in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha polls.

Rawat said as the in…

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Gold, silver fall on weak overseas trend, profit-booking

New Delhi, Jul 4 (PTI) Gold and silver prices Thursday slumped in the bullion market here on profit-booking and weak overseas trend with the yellow metal falling Rs 170 to Rs 34,210 per 10 gram.

According to the All India Sarafa Association in the national capital, gold of…

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Lambs before the dragon

In other continents, too, nations have to kowtow to China in return for investment and debt funding, though they are slowly waking up to the fact that all is not rosy 

China has managed to tame the wild Tibetan yaks, according to Xinhua. “Under the touch of the petite scientist…

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YouTube bans hacking videos; content creators puzzled

San Francisco  Jul 4:  YouTube’s recent policy update has added a list of “harmful or dangerous content”, including the addition of “instructional hacking and phishing” videos to the list and the changes have left content creators puzzled, the media has reported.

The video-sharing platform has been facing flak…

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Flights veering off runway: DGCA grounds 12 pilots

New Delhi Jul 4 PTI:  Aviation regulator DGCA has grounded 12 pilots and served show-cause notices on them after the six recent cases of aircraft veering off runway or taxiway, a senior official said Thursday.

SpiceJet, Air India Express and GoAir have been involved in three, two and one…

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Economic Survey pegs economic growth at 7 pc for FY20

New Delhi, Jul 4 (PTI) The government Thursday pegged the growth rate for the current fiscal at 7 per cent, marginally up from the five-year low of 6.8 per cent recorded in the previous fiscal.

According to the Economic Survey for 2018-19, tabled by Finance Minister Nirmala…

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