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Why Australian PM's apology to victims of child sexual abuse matters

A national redress scheme for victims of child sexual abuse allow survivors access to a direct personal response, psychological counselling and compensation of up to $150,000...

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Petrol, diesel prices cut for 5th straight day: Check rates in top cities

While petrol price has been cut by 30 paise, diesel rates are down by 28 paise across the metro cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai...

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After Sensex scare last week, India's top hedge fund is buying shares again

'We are deploying our cash as this market is poised for a short-term rebound,' said Andrew Holland, chief executive officer at Avendus...

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Will Erdogan spill Saudi secrets? Wait for 'truth about Khashoggi killing'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he will reveal about the journalist's murder on Tuesday...

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Short-term outlook for the market remains positive; Buy Cummins, Powergrid

Short-term outlook for the market remains positive till Nifty trades above 10138 levels and expecting targets in the range of 10800-11100 levels in short term...

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Nifty outlook and top trading ideas by Prabhudas Lilladher for today

Nifty outlook and few trading ideas by Vaishali Parekh, research analyst - technical research at Prabhudas Lilladher...

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A portfolio bigger than Jhunjhunwala's, sans buying a single share

IEPF's new status as a leading shareholder of India Inc is due to a rule which has become operational recently by which investors, who don't claim dividends, have th...

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Post-2015 slump to blame for NBFC crisis, banks' low credit growth: Experts

Outstanding credit growth declined to 13.2% between FY15 and FY18 from 18.2% between FY08 and FY15...

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With over 400,000 speakers, Telugu is the fastest growing language in US

The rise of Telugu was connected to the links forged between Hyderabad and the US engineering and technology industries...

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Paytm powers Japan's new wallet 'PayPay', offers cashbacks to lure users

PayPay, has announced that it would be giving electronic money equivalent to 500 yen to each customer downloading the application...

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Companies struggling for IGST refunds in hill states, especially J&K

In fact, 29% refunds are also not available in some cases owing to procedural issues...

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Anil Agarwal's Vedanta, VTB Bank of Russia not out of Essar Steel race

ArcelorMittal has already paid an additional Rs 75 billion to banks to become eligible to bid for Essar Steel...

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A little more than Rs 120-billion MPLAD funds lying unused, says report

The report showed that there are 2,920 pending installments of Rs 25 million each, making it about Rs 73 billion worth of installments that have not been released...

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Reliance Jio's mobility spend may shift to broadband by March 2019

The telecom operator is on track to achieve the 99 per cent of population coverage target within FY19...

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No dead end yet: HP, Kerala keep Brand Nano alive even as sales nosedive

A few buyers in Kerala and hilly states like Himachal Pradesh and those of the Northeast still find value in the car...

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NHAI arbitration galore: Companies should consider other cash flow options

The NHAI managed to settle some of its pending claims by paying just 20 per cent of what was originally claimed. The authority is yet to publish its report for the last year...

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Infosys sees year's 5th top-level exit: Global consulting head Toombs quits

Toombs resignation would be the fifth among high profile ones since Salil Parekh took charge in January as CEO...

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Tata Sons shores up stake in Tata Motors to 34.2% as UK biz faces headwinds

At the end of the quarter ended September, the Tata Group holding company increased its stake in the flagship firm to 34.2 per cent from 33.3 per cent in June...

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Govt puts hiking compensation for delayed, cancelled flights on back burner

Civil Aviation Secretary Rajiv Nayan Choubey indicated the passenger charter might drop all clauses that have been opposed by airlines...

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News digest: Q2 numbers, Brand Nano, flyer compensation rules, and more

From Q2 numbers to flyer compensation rules, BS brings you the top stories...

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Crayon Data backed by Ratan Tata, Gopalakrishnan to raise Series B fund

Funds will be used for expansion in western markets, including the US; and for tech development...

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Khashoggi death: US slams Saudi for 'deception' but won't scrap arms deal

Trump, in his strongest comments to date on the killing, told The Washington Post that he had seen no evidence to indicate the Crown Prince knew Khashoggi was going to be kill...

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Most firms claim to be equipped to deal with rising cyber attacks: Survey

While Indian organisations are realistic about overall levels of risk and expect it to increase, they are not as realistic about their own cyber-readiness...

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Narendra Modi to attend NITI Aayog event on artificial intelligence today

Modi will attend the lecture series in which the key note address will be delivered by Jensen Huang, president and co-Founder of US-based technology firm NVIDIA Corporation, t...

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Piramal Enterprises denies loan defaults by Lodha, Omkar, Vatika and others

The speculation was perhaps linked to the National Housing Board (NHB) starting its annual inspection of PCHFL...

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Early bird Q2 results show promise as Infosys, HUL, RIL numbers bring cheer

The combined revenues of these firms were up 33.1% YoY, growing at the fastest pace in at least three years...

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PM Narendra Modi stakes claim to Netaji's legacy, flays Gandhi family

Opposition party says BJP desperate to rewrite history...

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Some GST issues need clarifying

The absence of any provision to take input tax credit of additional duties of customs paid towards regularisation of defaults under advance authorisation remains a major unres...

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Goldman names new Asia investment banking head amid leadership changes

Todd Leland will replace Andrea Vella and Kate Richdale as the head of the Asia investment banking unit excluding Japan...

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Hundreds of thousands march in London demanding a second Brexit vote

The march comes after another tumultuous week for UK Prime Minister Theresa May in which she failed to agree a divorce deal with EU leaders in Brussels...

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How the United States achieved world leadership?

We wouldn't know where to begin recreating something like today's system of international order because we have a flawed understanding of its history...

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Act now. With ambition and equity

What happens to the development needs of the millions who do not have access to energy and the millions who still need growth...

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In the mind of a stressed borrower

A game of signals and asymmetric information...

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Trump, European leaders call Saudi account of Khashoggi death inadequate

Saudi Arabia said early on Saturday that Khashoggi, a critic of the country's de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, had died in a fight inside the building...

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Statsguru: India likely to emerge as the third-largest economy in the world

The advanced economies of Denmark and Norway are likely to be the biggest losers in the coming decade...

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Back to Ayodhya

Mr Bhagwat's speech reveals RSS' electoral agenda...

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A bad idea

A separate payments regulator could be counter-productive...

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BJP vs Congress: War of words is heating up in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh

MP Congress chief Kamal Nath promised to "expose" Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan through 40 questions in as many days ahead of the Assembly elections...

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Letter to BS: Will nations jointly oil the peace mechanism under UN?

The United Nations must intervene to fix accountability...

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Letter to BS: Two global firms to train the right men for top PSB jobs

Efforts to save the institutional system from total destruction has to be fast and focused...

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Letter to BS: India's low score on Human Capital Index not an outlier

Despite the gaps, there is absolutely no justification for the government to be so indifferent to the findings and to the humiliating 0.44 score given to India...

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Enforcing Sabarimala order was going to be hard; govt, Oppn made it harder

How the state machinery and politicians failed women devotees hoping to enter the Sabarimala shrine...

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What ails the great Indian asset sale?

For speedy recovery, banks must use the threat of NCLT but settle the score outside it...

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The mystery of lower food inflation

We need more synchronisation between market understanding and RBI communication, lest we fall into the familiar trap of signal extraction...

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Answers to the Strategist quiz #583

Answers to the Strategist quiz #583...

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How BJP is taking advantage of SC order on entry for women into Sabarimala

The saffron party is taking advantage of the apex court order on entry for all women into the shrine...

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Lack of health workers in villages might hurt Modicare's wellness drive

Retention of doctors in rural areas is a major challenge which Ayushman Bharat is yet to confront...

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The Strategist Quiz (# 584)

The Strategist Quiz (# 584)...

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Lottery comes under GST to counterfeit note case, here are key court orders

A weekly selection of key court orders...

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When anti-profiteering authority bares fangs: Here're lessons from 8 orders

Sudipta Bhattacharjee, partner, Advaita Legal, addresses a few pertinent questions below...

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Chhattisgarh polls: With 'no other option', Ramdayal Uike returns to BJP

Before returning to the BJP, Uike was the working president of the Congress in Chhattisgarh. Still his candidature on the Congress ticket appeared uncertain...

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Turf war in Bilaspur: Chhattisgarh equation changed due to BSP-JCC alliance

The Jogi-Mayawati alliance has changed the equation in the state. It remains to be seen which party is hurt the most - BJP or Congress...

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#Metoo movement: To act or not to act, here're legal conundrums of employer

Time-barred complaints could be a double-edged sword for employers...

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PharmEasy, Netmeds ad campaigns leave consumers confused about the message

Online pharmacies, flush with funds from investors, are sparing no effort to get their brands visibility in a crowded marketplace...

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IL&FS crisis: Success of PPPs rests on prevention and resolution of dispute

Since the award of the legal cost is nominal and not actual, there isn't any disincentive for the parties not to challenge...

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Commodity picks: 21 October, 2018

Sugar is trading around Rs 3,100 per quintal; coriander at Rs 5,290 per quintal...

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Time to change: Here're lessons for HR professionals from #MeToo movement

Sifting of bad candidates from the good ones thus becomes vital but tough. Background checks are one way out and companies are doing them routinely but there are hurdles...

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Market correction may last for a considerable time: Deepak Ramachandra

Deepak Ramachandra, head of sales, India Equities, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says state elections are crucial and the outcome will give us important cues leading up to 20...

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Asian Hockey Championship India vs Japan LIVE: Can Japan hold India today?

When India and Japan last met in Asian Games 2018, India thrashed Japan 8-0 in league stages but eventually Japan won the Gold medal. Catch India vs Japan hockey match LIVE up...

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Amritsar tragedy: Punjab ministers visit hospitals, inquire about victims

During their visit, the ministers thanked several NGOs for extending all possible help to the victims of the train accident...

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Customer data fuels energy required to make great innovations: Doug Hall

When you have the systems in place to conduct rapid research, opinions are replaced with data...

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Street signs: India out of $100-bn club, Raymond stock rise, and more

India no longer has any company in the $100-billion market capitalisation club...

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Losing sheen: Equity valuations fall amid spike in US bond yields

Price-to-earnings expand when yields soften and the valuations come down when yields harden as risk-reward dynamics change...

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GoAir Flight G8 174 and G8 285 suffer glitches, forced to return midway

A Pratt & Whitney engine-powered A320Neo plane of budget carrier GoAir was Saturday forced to return to Delhi after departing for Male due to a "component" is...

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NBFC woes will weigh on indices

Selling now guarantees losses, and the only way to handle this would be to average down...

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Looking to invest in equity-related instruments? Here's your fund pick

Prudent calls deliver consistent returns: An investment of Rs 10,000 in the fund on April 11, 2007, (inception of the fund) would have grown to Rs 44,520 on October 17, 2018...

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Health policies: Customers should reveal any pre-existing diseases

This is the only way to ensure that the insurer does not reject claims...

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Market fall takes shine off favourites; Maruti, MindTree stocks slip

High valuations and short-term worries have resulted in stocks such as Maruti, Eicher, Avenue Supermarts and MindTree losing over 30% from their highs...

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Sabarimala temple row: Six women prevented from reaching the shrine

The devotees, up in arms against implementation of the Supreme Court order lifting ban on entry of women in 10-50 age group, chanting Ayyappa mantras blocked the six from reac...

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No child's play: Start-ups bet big on online gaming, but no big bucks yet

The gaming industry is witnessing a digital revolution in India but most developers are yet to make big bucks...

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For the first time, diesel costlier than petrol in Odisha; BJD slams Centre

A litre of diesel cost 12 paise more than that of petrol in Bhubaneswar on Sunday...

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100,000 benefited under Ayushman Bharat within 1 month of launch: Nadda

The scheme is expected to benefit up to 55 million people, providing them an annual health cover of Rs 500,000 for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation through a networ...

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Delhi petrol, CNG pumps to stay shut on Monday over govt refusal to cut VAT

All of them will remain closed for nearly 24 hours in protest from 6 am onwards on October 22 and remain closed till 5 am on October 23...

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At least 22 dead, 171 injured after train derails and flips in Taiwan

All of the train's eight carriages had derailed and five had flipped onto their side near Xinma station, the railways administration said...

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Lupin to develop Brazil as Latin American manufacturing, export hub

Most neighbouring countries recognise the Brazilian drug regulator's approvals...

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Piramal Enterprises refutes rumour of realty firms' default to lending arms

Piramal Enterprises (PEL) Sunday said it "strongly refutes baseless rumours" regarding loan defaults by real estate developers to its lending arms Piramal Capital &a...

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MP Assembly polls 2018: BJP to campaign using 50 hi-tech 'chariots'

The mass outreach programme is aimed at preparing 'Drishti Patra' or a vision document for the next month's polls on the basis of suggestions received from the...

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Majority of UK firms to implement Brexit safety plans by Christmas: Report

The Confederation of British Industry said these plans could include cutting jobs, adjusting supply chains outside the UK, stockpiling goods and relocating production and serv...

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CBI books its second in command on charges he levelled against agency chief

In a letter to the Cabinet Secretary, CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana has given a list of 10 instances of alleged corruption by CBI Director Alok Verma...

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New Delhi's half-marathon race uses UHF radio waves to improve air quality

Last year the smoke from burning crop waste and thousands of firecrackers contributed to a toxic smog that blanketed the capital of New Delhi and a large part of northern Indi...

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2 Pak intruders, 3 soldiers killed in gunfight along LoC in J-K's Rajouri

The slain intruders are believed to be members of a Border Action Team (BAT) comprising Pakistan Army jawans and trained militants, an army officer said on condition of anonym...

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Maldives polls: SC rejects Yameen's bid to annul result, upholds his defeat

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih emerged as the winner in the September 23 polls, beating President Abdulla Yameen...

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ISL 2018-19 Jamshedpur FC vs ATK live: Lineups out; Cahill starts

ATK's Coppell would expect better showing from his men up front if they are to register a win against the high-flying Jamshedpur FC...

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PKL 2018 Dabang Delhi vs Bengal Warriors LIVE: Delhi look to tame Maninder

In today's second match, Puneri Paltan take on Bengaluru Bulls. Catch Dabang Delhi vs Bengal Warriors and Puneri Paltan vs Bengaluru Bulls LIVE score updates here...

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Amritsar train tragedy: ADGP Railways to probe incident, fix responsibility

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh has already ordered a magisterial probe and a report will be submitted within four weeks...

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Persistent Systems reports 7% rise in net profit at Rs 880 mn in Q2

Total income of the company increased to Rs 8.58 million in the September quarter of 2018-19 as against Rs 7.94 billion in the year-ago period, it said in a regulatory filing...

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High-level panel may suggest UN model for cross-border insolvency cases

The panel, headed by Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas, is likely to recommend adoption of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) model...

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400 theatres shut since Oct 5 in protest against entertainment tax in MP

A theatre owner said that entertainment tax, which had been levied over and above GST, had created additional financial burden on the sector and was also defeating the "o...

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Finance Ministry extends deadline for filing Sep GST returns to Oct 25

With this extension, businesses which wish to claim Input Tax Credit (ITC) benefit for July 2017-March 2018 period can do so till October 25...

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Rs 350 bn plan to electrify all railway lines across India: Railway Board

He also said it had been decided to build a new cantilever bridge with electric traction but as it would take a long time, Railways would first go for electrification of the e...

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Amid scepticism, Saudi provides another version of Khashoggi's death

Asked by Reuters why the government's version of Khashoggi's death kept changing, the official said the government initial account was based on "false informati...

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Days after announcing resignation, Nikki Haley mocks President Trump

Haley, at the 2018 Alfred Smith Dinner in New York, mocked the president for getting laughed at the UN General Assembly last month a spectacle that both she and the president...

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UP initiates police modernisation, 125k new constables to join by 2019-end

Government to constitute a three-member commission to recommend a definite roadmap for strengthening and modernising the UP Police...

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UK's Scotch whisky exports rise 10.8% on surge in demand from India

Data published by the Scotch Whisky Association this week, exports to India increased by 44.4% to over GBP 56 mn followed by China, which was up by 34.8% to GBP 36.3 mn...

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From Shimla to Shyamala? HP govt considers demand made by Right-wing groups

Congress questions intentions of those who want Shimla to be renamed...

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Deepika-Ranveer announce marriage in Nov through traditional wedding card

They first worked together in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Ram-Leela". They have since starred in Bhansali's "Bajirao Mastani" and this year's f...

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Amritsar tragedy: Protesters removed from track, train services resume

"The first goods train started from Manawala to Amritsar at 1416 hours," said Northern Railways spokesperson Deepak Kumar...

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Amid Khashoggi crisis, Wall Street struggles between ethics, Saudi wealth

Many banks are still sending delegations in the hopes of minimising the damage to ties to the House of Saud...

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Patients seek clarity on proposed compensation in J&J faulty implants case

Amid reports that the victims of Johnson & Johnson's faulty hip implants are likely to get as much as Rs 1.2 crore each in compensation, some patients have sought off...

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5 of top 10 cos add Rs 313.8 bn in market capitalisation, ITC tops chart

The m-cap of ITC soared Rs 168.56 billion to Rs 3.53 trillion...

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