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Rupee slides 34 paise to over 3-month low of 71.98 against US dollar

Rupee slides 34 paise to over 3-month low of 71.98 against US dollar

Business | Feb 24, 2020, 05:48 PM IST

The rupee on Monday fell by 34 paise to close at more than three-month low of 71.98 (provisional) against the US dollar, tracking heavy selling in domestic equities and strengthening of the American currency in the overseas market.

Government launches mobile app to broaden reach of PM-Kisan

Government launches mobile app to broaden reach of PM-Kisan

Business | Feb 24, 2020, 05:34 PM IST

On the first anniversary of launch of the government's ambitious PM-Kisan scheme, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Monday launched a mobile app to broaden the reach of the programme that aims to provide annually Rs 6,000 to each eligible farmer.

MeT forecasts rain in West Bengal till Thursday

MeT forecasts rain in West Bengal till Thursday

India | Feb 24, 2020, 05:35 PM IST

The MeT department on Monday forecast light to moderate rain in West Bengal for the next two to three days.

Indian-origin woman in UK beaten for trying to save Chinese from racist attack over coronavirus

Indian-origin woman in UK beaten for trying to save Chinese from racist attack over coronavirus

World | Feb 24, 2020, 05:31 PM IST

An Indian-origin woman trainee lawyer in the UK fell unconscious after being beaten by an unidentified man when she tried to save her Chinese friend from a racist attack over coronavirus, media reports said on Monday.

Rachael Haynes brings up her half-century

Rachael Haynes saves Australia blushes against Sri Lanka in T20 Women's World Cup

Cricket | Feb 24, 2020, 05:15 PM IST

Chamari Athapaththu (50 off 38 balls) struck a quick half-century but Nicola Carey (2/18), who missed the India game, and Molly Strano (2/23) helped Australia restrict Sri Lanka to a modest 122 for six.

Decks cleared for Delhi-Dehradun 180km elevated expressway

Decks cleared for Delhi-Dehradun 180km elevated expressway

India | Feb 24, 2020, 05:14 PM IST

The Centre has given in-principle nod to the construction of an elevated expressway between Dehradun and New Delhi which will reduce the distance between the two cities to 180 kms.

India urges UK museum to return ancient idol 'stolen' from Tamil Nadu temple

India urges UK museum to return ancient idol 'stolen' from Tamil Nadu temple

World | Feb 24, 2020, 05:03 PM IST

India has made a formal request for a 15th century bronze idol believed to be stolen from a temple in Tamil Nadu and found its way to a UK museum through auction.

Government working on return of migrant Kashmiri pandits to Valley: Koul

Government working on return of migrant Kashmiri pandits to Valley: Koul

India | Feb 24, 2020, 05:01 PM IST

The government is working on the return of migrant Kashmiri pandits to the Valley soon with honour and dignity in a secured environment, said a senior BJP leader. BJP general secretary (Organisation) Ashok Koul also asked the displaced community to get ready for the return for which they have been waiting for the last three decades.

Two dozen apply for SEBI chairman post

Two dozen apply for SEBI chairman post

Business | Feb 24, 2020, 04:48 PM IST

As many as two dozen people, including two whole-time members of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), have applied for the post of chairman of the capital markets regulator, sources said.

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Sensex plunges 800 points amid coronavirus scare

Business | Feb 24, 2020, 04:44 PM IST

​Indian equity benchmark Sensex on Monday plunged about 807 points in line with massive sell-offs in global equities as spike in new coronavirus cases beyond China spooked investors. The 30-share BSE gauge settled at 40,363.23, dropping 806.89 points or 1.96 per cent.  

The medals will be added to the final tally one week after

India to host Commonwealth shooting, archery championships, medals to be counted for Birmingham CWG

Other Sports | Feb 24, 2020, 04:43 PM IST

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) announced the decision after its Executive Board meeting here from February 21 to 23.

Exposure to alcohol advertising linked to teen drinking: Study

Exposure to alcohol advertising linked to teen drinking: Study

Feb 24, 2020, 04:41 PM IST

Exposure to alcohol advertising can change the attitudes of teens about the beverage, and can cause them to start drinking, according to a study which may lead to new policy recommendations for television commercials.

Northeast Delhi clashes: CM Kejriwal urges LG, HM to restore law and order

Northeast Delhi clashes: CM Kejriwal urges LG, HM to restore law and order

India | Feb 24, 2020, 04:29 PM IST

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday urged Lt Governor Anil Baijal and Union Home Minister Amit Shah to restore law and order in the wake of violence in parts of northeast Delhi during protests for and against the new citizenship law.

Ram Niwas Goel unanimously elected speaker of Delhi Assembly

Ram Niwas Goel unanimously elected speaker of Delhi Assembly

India | Feb 24, 2020, 04:20 PM IST

Aam Aadmi Party MLA Ram Niwas Goel was unanimously elected as the speaker of the Delhi Legislative Assembly for the second consecutive time on Monday.

BHEL launches 'Quality First' initiative

BHEL launches 'Quality First' initiative

Business | Feb 24, 2020, 05:27 PM IST

State-owned engineering firm BHEL on Monday launched 'Quality First' initiative to transform its quality processes and systems to meet the future requirements.

SBI branch in Tirupur district looted

SBI branch in Tirupur district looted

India | Feb 24, 2020, 04:02 PM IST

About 20 lakh in cash and some pledged jewels were looted from a SBI bank branch, police said on Monday. 

Sunni Board to build mosque, hospital on 5-acre Ayodhya site

Sunni Board to build mosque, hospital on 5-acre Ayodhya site

India | Feb 24, 2020, 03:59 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board on Monday said it will build a mosque as well as an Indo-Islamic research centre, a hospital and a library on the five-acre plot allotted to it following the Supreme Court’s Ayodhya verdict. 

Bengal qualified by virtue of their crucial first innings

Ranji Trophy: Bengal beat Odisha, storm into semifinals

Cricket | Feb 24, 2020, 03:42 PM IST

Resuming on 361 for seven, Bengal lost their remaining three wickets for 12 runs inside six overs to set Odisha an improbable 456.

Gold price today: Gold soars Rs 953 on weaker rupee, global cues

Gold price today: Gold soars Rs 953 on weaker rupee, global cues

Business | Feb 24, 2020, 03:42 PM IST

Gold prices on Monday soared Rs 953 to Rs 44,472 per 10 gram in the national capital on weaker rupee and rise in global prices, according to HDFC Securities.

Siddaramaiah asks BJP to hold Trump event in Kashmir valley

Siddaramaiah asks BJP to hold Trump event in Kashmir valley

India | Feb 24, 2020, 03:38 PM IST

Raising questions about the situation in Kashmir, senior Congress leader and former Karnataka chief minister Sidddaramaiah on Monday asked the BJP heading the union government to prove 'normalcy' by hosting US President Donald Trump's event in the valley.

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Anti-CAA protesters torch two houses, fire tender at Jaffrabad and Maujpur

India | Feb 24, 2020, 03:26 PM IST

Violence was also reported from the Chandbagh area in Jaffrabad. Police fired tear gas shells and also resorted to lathicharge to disperse the protesters. According to officials, a fire tender was damaged by the protesters after it responded to a fire call in the area.

Karishma Tanna on her film career: Haven't lost faith

Karishma Tanna on her film career: Haven't lost faith

Celebrities | Feb 24, 2020, 02:58 PM IST

Like many before her, Karishma said she too has been typecast in movies and she is trying to break away from that image.

Hardik, Bhuvneshwar, Dhawan set to make comeback with DY Patil T20 tournament

Hardik, Bhuvneshwar, Dhawan set to make comeback with DY Patil T20 tournament

Cricket | Feb 24, 2020, 02:53 PM IST

Hardik Pandya suffered a bad lower back injury five months ago and underwent a surgery in London. The 26-year-old all-rounder has been recovering at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.

AGR issue: Nobody wants to kill telecom sector, says SBI

AGR issue: Nobody wants to kill telecom sector, says SBI chief Rajnish Kumar

Business | Feb 24, 2020, 02:42 PM IST

With the telecom firms staring at a massive Rs 1.47 lakh crore of AGR dues, SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar on Monday said "nobody wants to kill the sector". The state-owned bank is yet to hear from the government on the issue, he said, when asked if it has sought views from bankers.

IntrCity by RailYatri raises over Rs 100 crore from Nandan Nilekani, Samsung Venture Investment

IntrCity by RailYatri raises over Rs 100 crore from Nandan Nilekani, Samsung Venture Investment

Business | Feb 24, 2020, 02:40 PM IST

IntrCity by RailYatri on Monday said it has raised over Rs 100 crore, led by investment by Infosys Chairman Nandan Nilekani. The round saw Samsung Venture Investment coming onboard as a strategic investor. Existing investors Omidyar Network and Blume Ventures also participated, a statement said.

Coronavirus-hit China postpones annual Parliament session

Coronavirus-hit China postpones annual Parliament session

World | Feb 24, 2020, 02:25 PM IST

China on Monday decided to postpone the annual session of Parliament due to coronavirus, state media reported as the country is combatting the deadly virus which has killed more than 2,500 people.  

Chhota Rajan planned to kill Dawood Ibrahim in 1998:

Chhota Rajan planned to kill Dawood Ibrahim in 1998: Lakdawala reveals

India | Feb 24, 2020, 01:25 PM IST

Gangster Ejaz Lakdawala has told Mumbai Police that close aides of Chhota Rajan had planned to kill fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in 1998, but the operation failed.

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My scores don't reflect the way I'm batting, says Virat Kohli

Cricket | Feb 24, 2020, 01:17 PM IST

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has insisted that he has been in good touch, but that the scores don't reflect his form.

Amitabh Bachchan sir and I are at loggerheads in Gulabo Sitabo: Ayushmann Khurrana

Amitabh Bachchan sir and I are at loggerheads in Gulabo Sitabo: Ayushmann Khurrana

Celebrities | Feb 24, 2020, 12:55 PM IST

'Gulabo Sitabo' is an extremely simple film. It's a sweet film about the banter between a landlord and a tenant. I'm the tenant, Bachchan sir is the landlord and we are always at loggerheads. It's as simple as that", says Ayushmann.

Pakistan suspends flights to coronavirus-hit China till March 15

Pakistan suspends flights to coronavirus-hit China till March 15

World | Feb 24, 2020, 01:38 PM IST

Pakistan has again suspended flights to coronavirus-hit China till March 15 due to surge in the infected cases. The coronavirus death toll in China climbed to 2,592 with 150 new fatalities

Gold Rate Today: Gold prices hits record high again,

Gold Rate Today: Gold prices hit record high again, crosses Rs 43,000 per 10 gram

Business | Feb 24, 2020, 12:30 PM IST

Gold prices on Monday jumped Rs 401 to Rs 43,067 per 10 gram in futures trade as speculators increased their bets tracking positive trend overseas.

BJP stages protest over farm loan waiver, women's safety

BJP stages protest over farm loan waiver, women's safety

India | Feb 24, 2020, 12:21 PM IST

Ahead of the commencement of Maharashtra Legislature's budget session, BJP legislators staged a protest on the steps of the Vidhan Bhawan on Monday, alleging that the government "failed" to address farmers' woes and curb crimes against women.

Ramvir Bidhuri to be Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly

Ramvir Bidhuri to be Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly

India | Feb 24, 2020, 12:21 PM IST

BJP's Badarpur MLA Ramvir Singh Bidhuri was on Monday unanimously appointed by the party as the Leader of Opposition in the 7th Delhi Assembly.

Bon Jovi's new album to tackle gun control, politics, love

Bon Jovi's new album to tackle gun control, politics, love and loss

Feb 24, 2020, 11:10 AM IST

'Bon Jovi 2020' will come out on May 15.

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Chris Pratt compares 'Jurassic World 3' with 'Avengers: Endgame'

Hollywood | Feb 24, 2020, 11:09 AM IST

Chris Pratt feels the scale of the third "Jurassic World" movie is equivalent to the 2019's superhero blockbuster "Avengers: Endgame".

Bouncing back isn't a term we use: Williamson on recovery after Australia debacle

Bouncing back isn't a term we use: Williamson on recovery after Australia debacle

Cricket | Feb 24, 2020, 11:05 AM IST

New Zealand came into the series after their nightmare in Australia and put up a splendid performance to outclass India in just over three days.

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