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Former finance minister P. Chidambaram

INX Media case: CBI says unnamed person's statement vital

India | Oct 18, 2019, 10:37 PM IST

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the court that the person, who knows crucial facts related to the case has stated that he was being influenced and intimidated by Chidambaram when he was not arrested.

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Swimming banned off Goa beaches for 48 hours amid heavy rain

India | Oct 18, 2019, 10:32 PM IST

Goa is one of the best beach tourism destinations in the country and attracts nearly eight million tourists every year. The international tourism season begins in October and winds up in March.

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21 Indians, 6 Myanmarese held for drug trafficking in a month

World | Oct 18, 2019, 10:27 PM IST

An NCB press release said that concerted and sustained operations against drug trafficking not only resulted in seizure of drugs but also and arrest of perpetrators around the country.

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Bridge across Shyok River to be named after Ladakh's brave soldier

India | Oct 18, 2019, 10:25 PM IST

The bridge across the Shyok River near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, which will be inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday, has been named after late Colonel Chewang Rinchen, a decorated officer of the Indian Army who hailed from Ladakh, sources said here on Friday.

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Anup K. Singh appointed new National Security Guard chief

India | Oct 18, 2019, 10:18 PM IST

IPS officer Anup Kumar Singh was on Friday chosen as the new Director General of the elite National Security Guard (NSG) force.

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Indrani claims to have paid $5 million to P Chidambaram, his son

India | Oct 18, 2019, 10:15 PM IST

Indrani Mukerjea has claimed to have paid a bribe of US $5 million to former Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram through offshore payments in Singapore, Mauritius, Bermuda, the UK and Switzerland, the Central Bureau of Investigation stated in the charge sheet filed in a special court on Friday in the INX Media case.

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ED grills Praful Patel along with Wadhawans

India | Oct 18, 2019, 10:10 PM IST

The Enforcement Directorate on Friday grilled former Union minister Praful Patel for his links with Dawood Ibrahim's close aide Iqbal Mirchi in a money laundering case and also confronted him with the promoters and directors of the Housing Development and Infrastructure Ltd (HDIL), arrested in the Rs 4,335-crore Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank case.

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Chidambaram lost weight despite getting home-cooked food inside jail

India | Oct 18, 2019, 10:06 PM IST

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's counsel in the Supreme Court on Friday again told the court that the ex-minister has lost weight inside Tihar Jail.  

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Kerala serial killer Jolly accused accomplices back in jail

India | Oct 18, 2019, 10:01 PM IST

A court here on Friday sent alleged serial killer Jolly Thomas and her two accomplices to jail after the police did not seek further custody of the three accused.

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7 held for running call centres that duped US customers

India | Oct 18, 2019, 09:56 PM IST

  Seven top officials and employees of two companies were arrested here for allegedly running illegal call centres that cheated US-based customers by using the name of Microsoft Corporation, a police officer said on Friday.

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BJP consolidates OBC base in UP Assembly by-polls

Elections | Oct 18, 2019, 09:51 PM IST

The upcoming assembly by-elections could give a major jolt to opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh because the BJP is, once again, focusing on OBC and Dalit candidates and, thereby, making a severe dent in the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party vote base.

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After Article 370 axing, RSS demands UCC, pan-India NRC

India | Oct 18, 2019, 09:46 PM IST

National security remained the top focus during the three-day RSS conclave here, apart from focussing on further expansion of the saffron outfit, that has grown manifold since the 2014 poll victory of the BJP.

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Fresh stock to bring onion prices down in coming week

India | Oct 18, 2019, 09:40 PM IST

Onion prices are expected to come down in the coming days, especially after Diwali, as the fresh stock has started to arrive from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

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H1B visa norms tightened, Indian techies explore illegal routes

India | Oct 18, 2019, 09:03 PM IST

With the US tightening H1B visa norms amid a significant peak drop in the number of US visas being issued, there is a possibility that some Indian software engineers may also be trying their luck to enter the land of opportunity via illegal routes in Mexico and Hungary, IANS has learnt.

Kamlesh Tiwari

Kamlesh Tiwari was on ISIS hit list. Here's why

India | Oct 18, 2019, 07:59 PM IST

The murder of Hindu leader Kamlesh Tiwari here on Friday has taken a new turn with his wife Kiran Tiwari saying that a cleric from Bijnor was the mastermind behind her husband's killing.

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Shahbaz Nadeem added to India's squad for 3rd Test against Proteas

Cricket | Oct 18, 2019, 07:48 PM IST

The decision to add Nadeem was taken after chinaman Kuldeep Yadav complained of pain in the left shoulder on Friday.

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MS Dhoni to attend India's 3rd Test against South Africa in Ranchi

Cricket | Oct 18, 2019, 07:01 PM IST

Team India has already taken a 2-0 lead in the three-match rubber against the Proteas and will face-off for one final time in MS Dhoni's hometown Ranchi.

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Tiger, Disha to perform at grand opening ceremony of ISL 2019/20

Soccer | Oct 18, 2019, 04:52 PM IST

Indian Super League (ISL) season 2019-20 is all set to kick-off on October 20 when two-time champions ATK take on old rivals Kerala Blasters FC in the yellow brigades den.

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Defence exports to rise to Rs 35,000 cr by 2024: Army Chief

India | Oct 18, 2019, 04:01 PM IST

General Rawat, who was speaking at a conclave of foreign defence attaches at the Constitution Club, further said that India is committed to the ethos of indigenisation of defence production. The conclave was also attended by Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh.

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What is Pakistan's chemistry with Congress: PM Modi

Oct 18, 2019, 05:17 PM IST

Confident of his party BJP's return in the state, Modi said the Congress indulged in corruption in agriculture and did scams in sports.

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Head coach Ravi Shastri shouldn't need a re-appointment, feels Ganguly

Cricket | Oct 18, 2019, 03:26 PM IST

Sourav Ganguly said that there shouldn't be a need for re-appointment of the head coach even though the ad-hoc CAC formed to select the head coach back in August was served conflict notice.

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Arjun Kapoor: I've been a fan of chick flicks

Celebrities | Oct 18, 2019, 12:31 PM IST

Arjun Kapoor who will next be seen in Panipat reveals in an Instagram video that he is a big fan of chick flicks.

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IND vs SA: Faf set to send proxy coin flipper for toss in 3rd Test

Cricket | Oct 18, 2019, 11:40 AM IST

South African captain Faf du Plessis has lost nine successive coin-tosses in Asia, and he's leaving no stone unturned to ensure the number doesn't reach ten!

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England rope in Jeetan Patel as bowling consultant for NZ T20Is

Cricket | Oct 18, 2019, 11:17 AM IST

Jeetan Patel has played 24 Tests, 43 ODIs and 11 T20Is for New Zealand in which he scalped 65, 49 and 16 wickets respectively.

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No place for racism in society: FIFA President promises strict action

Soccer | Oct 18, 2019, 10:55 AM IST

Gianni Infantino was reacting to the recent incidents in Sofia during the Euro 2020 qualifying match between Bulgaria and England.

MP bypoll: Jyotiraditya Scindia skips Jhabua campaign

MP bypoll: Jyotiraditya Scindia skips Jhabua campaign

Elections | Oct 18, 2019, 10:11 AM IST

The fallout of the ongoing infighting in the Madhya Pradesh Congress unit can be witnessed in the Jhabua Assembly seat, where bypoll is going to held on October 21. Congress General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia has not yet campaigned for the party candidate even though canvassing would end on October 19. Instead, he is busy campaigning in Maharashtra.

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Riteish, Vidya once exchanged 'muaahs' over messages. Because, Akshay

Celebrities | Oct 18, 2019, 10:58 AM IST

On the sets of The Kapil Sharma Show, Riteish Deshmukh narrated how once he had to bear the brunt of Akshay Kumar's fun ways.

US dollar declines against the British pound amid Brexit

US dollar declines against the British pound amid Brexit optimism

Business | Oct 18, 2019, 07:03 AM IST

The US dollar declined against the British pound as Britain and the European Union (EU) reached a new Brexit deal. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, decreased 0.40 per cent at 97.6096 in late trading.

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Former teammates to grace dinner in Ganguly's honour on October 25

Cricket | Oct 17, 2019, 10:39 PM IST

Former India skipper and Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) President Mohammed Azharuddin, V.V.S. Laxman, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh are expected to grace the event, a source close to the development told IANS.

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Microsoft's venture fund to empower women techies with $6million

Business | Oct 17, 2019, 09:59 PM IST

​In a bid to empower women entrepreneurs, Microsofts corporate venture fund M12 on Thursday partnered with Mayfield and Pivotal Ventures to announce $6 million competition for women-led enterprise startups in India, the US, Europe, Canada and Israel.  

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Rs 15.5 crore illegal cash seized in Mumbai so far: IT

Oct 17, 2019, 09:13 PM IST

The Income Tax Department said on Thursday it has seized illegal cash amounting to around Rs 15.50 crore in Mumbai since the Model Code of Conduct for the October 21 Maharashtra assembly elections came into force.  

Jet Airways first Indian company to face cross-border

Jet Airways first Indian company to face cross-border insolvency

Business | Oct 17, 2019, 08:56 PM IST

In a major breakthrough for India's insolvency mechanism which is still in its evolving stage, Jet Airways would be the first Indian company to undergo insolvency proceedings under the Cross Border Insolvency Protocol along with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) of India.

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Abhijit Banerjee, Amartya Sen's faces to figure on Presidency's wall

India | Oct 17, 2019, 08:51 PM IST

In a rare honour, the Presidency University on Thursday decided to emboss facsimiles of the faces of Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and Amartya Sen - the two Nobel laureates in its list of distinguished alumni - on its wall.  

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Sri Lanka bring back experienced players for series against Australia

Cricket | Oct 17, 2019, 08:29 PM IST

The squad also marks the return to captaincy for Malinga. The veteran had opted out of the Pakistan tour, and Dasun Shanaka captained the side in his stead.

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When Aditya Seal made Krystle D'souza nervous

Celebrities | Oct 17, 2019, 08:14 PM IST

Aditya Seal and Krystle D'souza will be seen in Fittrat, an ALTBalaji and ZEE5's web series.

Indian hockey team

Team showing consistency in run up to Olympic qualifiers: Graham Reid

Hockey | Oct 17, 2019, 07:48 PM IST

Speaking ahead of the announcement of his team for the qualifiers, Reid said that he is satisfied with the performances his team put in against Belgium and Spain during their preparatory tour

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