Monthly Archives: November 2019

India blank Pakistan to reach Davis Cup qualifiers


Veteran Leander Paes bettered his own Davis Cup record by winning his 44th doubles match, this time partnering debutant Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, as India blanked Pakistan 4-0 on Saturday to earn a spot in the 2020 Qualifiers. Pakistani teenagers Mohammed Shoaib and Hufaiza Abdul Rehman were no match for the Indian combination of the battle-hardened Paes and Jeevan, who needed just ...

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First night trial of Agni-III missile held


The first night trial of the nuclear capable Agni-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile was carried out from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range at the APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast on Saturday, Defence sources said. The trajectory of the missile is being monitored and the outcome of the trial is awaited, the sources said. The flight test ...

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India to become $5 trillion economy by 2024: Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday expressed hope that by 2024, India would become USD 5 trillion economy and be placed among the top five global economies. The last five years were of the detoxification of the economy and in the next five years, a series of reforms will be taken to make it one of the most powerful economies ...

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Uddhav Thackeray proves majority in floor test


The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance won the floor test in the Maharashtra Assembly on Saturday. Altogether 169 MLAs vote in favour of the motion of confidence, pro tem Speaker Dilip Walse Patil informed the House. Four MLAs abstained, he said. Nobody voted against the motion as all the 105 MLAs had walked out ...

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India’s GDP growth further dips to 4.5 pc in July-Sept


India’s economic growth slipped further to hit an over six-year low of 4.5 per cent in July-September, according to official data released on Friday. The previous low was recorded at 4.3 per cent in the January-March period of 2012-13. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was registered at 7 per cent in the corresponding quarter of 2018-19. During the six-month ...

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Mandatory FASTag roll out date extended to Dec 15


The government on Friday announced extending the date to December 15 for making FASTag mandatory for toll payments on national highways. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had earlier announced that from December 1, toll payments on highways would be accepted through FASTags only. “To facilitate sufficient lead time to citizens to obtain FASTag, it has now been decided ...

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BSE slips over 100 points ahead of GDP data


Market benchmark BSE Sensex dropped over 100 points in early trade on Friday tracking losses in in index-heavyweights RIL and ICICI Bank ahead of quarterly GDP growth data release. Retreating from its lifetime peak scaled in the previous session, the 30-share index was trading 158.97 points, or 0.39 per cent, lower at 40,971.20 in morning session. Similarly, the broader NSE ...

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JNUSU to protest outside HRD ministry on Friday


The Jawaharlal Nehru Students’ Union on Thursday said they will hold a protest outside the HRD Ministry and demand that the recommendations of a committee, constituted to restore the smooth functioning of the varsity, be made public. The protest will be held on Friday, they said. The HRD Ministry had constituted a three-member high-powered committee to restore normal functioning of ...

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Uttarakhand bypolls: BJP retains Pithoragarh seat


The BJP on Thursday retained the Pithoragarh assembly seat in Uttarakhand, defeating its nearest rival Congress by more than 3,000 votes. Chandra Pant of the BJP polled 26,086 votes and Congress’ Anju Lunthi 22,819 votes, Pithoragarh District Magistrate cum returning officer V K Jogdande said. The bypoll to the seat was necessitated after the death of BJP MLA Prakash Pant ...

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Parineeti makes comeback on badminton court after neck injury


Parineeti Chopra will shoot an extensive sport sequence for her upcoming biopic on ace badminton player Saina Nehwal, nearly ten days after the actor suffered a neck injury which required her to rest. Parineeti had a major spasm in her neck and spine area and was advised by the doctor to not play badminton for at least a week. The ...

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