Daily Archives: October 4, 2019

Sensex plunges 434 pts after RBI policy outcome

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Equity benchmark BSE Sensex plummeted 434 points on Friday, dragged by heavy losses in banking stocks after the RBI slashed the country’s economic growth outlook for this fiscal. In its fourth bi-monthly policy review, the central bank also reduced its benchmark lending rate by 0.25 per cent to revive growth that has hit a six-year low. After opening nearly 300 ...

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10 arrested for assault on Sanskrit college student

Ten persons were arrested in Burdwan (WB) on Friday for alleged assault on Debanjan Ballav — a Sanskrit college student who was accused of heckling Union minister Babul Supriyo at Jadavpur University on September 19. In his complaint, Ballav, who has been in the eye of storm over the JU campus episode, claimed that he and his girlfriend were dragged ...

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Nearly 1,900 dead in monsoon rains, floods across India

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Nearly 1,900 people lost their lives and another 46 were reported missing this monsoon season in rains and floods which affected more than 25 lakh in 22 states, Union Home Ministry officials said on Friday. The highest 382 people died in Maharashtra, followed by 227 deaths in West Bengal in rains, floods and landslides that hit as many as 357 ...

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IAF chief admits ‘big mistake’ in shooting down own chopper

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Air Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on Friday described as a “big mistake” the IAF shooting down its helicopter in Kashmir on February 27, when Indian and Pakistani forces were engaged in a dogfight, and said disciplinary action is being taken against officers held responsible for the incident. A surface-to-air missile of the Indian Air Force brought down the Mi-17 ...

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