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‘Despite demonetisation, India to grow faster than China’ 

Singapore: Indian economy will grow faster than China despite the temporary slowdown created by demonetisation, an Indian-origin academic and former Singapore diplomat said at a conference of leading world universities here today. “Even if the demonetisation created a slowdown, it is not going to change the long-term momentum of where India is going with its

App'll check election expenditure-related violations among Punjab

Despite promises, governance fails Moga

Moga: Despite tall claims by the government on the overall development of the state, residents of Moga claim they have seen multiple problems which need dire attention from the local administration and those in governance. City residents await progress on issues concerning traffic and public health among other. They hope that the new government post

Despite relief from the government, people worry due to shortage of cash

Ludhiana: Despite the relief of enhancement in currency withdrawal from government, the common people were still unhappy with the decision of ban of currency notes of one thousand and five hundred. On Monday, the banks were closed on the occasion of Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Dev and the ATM machines were running out of order

India enter women’s ACT final despite China loss

Singapore: India put a valiant fight before going down 2-3 to China in their last group match, but still qualified for the women’s Asian Champions Trophy (ACT) hockey final here on Friday. India have finished as the second placed team after China following the end of the group stage and the two teams will lock

Bangladesh collapse despite Tamim century

Dhaka: Bangladesh lost their last nine wickets for 49 runs as England hit back from a slow start on the first day of the second and final Test in Dhaka. Tamim Iqbal hit 104 as Bangladesh cruised to 171 for one but off-spinner Moeen Ali took five for 5-57 as the hosts crumbled to 220

Paddy stubble burning continues despite ban

PATIALA: The burning of the paddy straw stubble despite the ban enforced by the state government and plumes of smoke coming most of the fields and thus smoke is bringing a blanket in the air as well. This time the fields are burning and the fields were covered with the ash, with this the pollution level

Samsung profits beat estimates despite Note 7 global recall

Seoul: Despite the global recall of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 over battery explosion fears, Samsung Electronics on Friday released a positive forecast for the third quarter of this year, expecting operating profits of 7.8 trillion Korean won (approx $7 billion) and revenues of 49 trillion Korean won. The operating profits are a 5.6 per

Despite staff crunch, we have kept tab on crime: CP

The Indian Police Service is a job like no other. You have to constantly be on your toes, ready to fight criminals and, if required, give up your life at any moment. The police play a significant part in the society; it is the instrument of law and order and also plays an incredible role.

Despite ban, illegal business of online lottery running across city

Ludhiana: Despite ban, illegal business of online lottery is running in several areas across the city, department concerned has failed to take any action on this illegal business. Several retailers are running this online lottery business through online website. According to the Sources, these retailers are duping the customers by telling people that this lottery draw

Despite protests & complaints, sand trolleys & scattered garbage not removed in ward No.31

Ludhiana: Despite various protests and written complaints to Municipal Commissioner, Ludhiana, Ghanshyam Thori, till date no action has been taken by authorities for the welfare of the city residents. Karaj Singh, president of the Residents’ Association said that they are sick and tired of complaining to the councillor of the area and MC Commissioner over this

Aus win despite Chandimal ton

Dambulla: There were reasons for Sri Lankan fans to cheer at the third ODI in Dambulla. But the result wasn’t one of them. On a day when Tillakaratne Dilshan was farewelled from one-day international cricket, and Dinesh Chandimal scored his fourth ODI hundred, Australia held on for a tense victory that gave them a 2-1

Xiang lifts Olympic gold for China despite neck injury

Rio de Janeiro: Weightlifter Xiang Yanmei of China shrugged off an unexpected neck injury to win the gold medal for China in the women’s 69kg category at the ongoing Rio Olympics here. Xiang, winner at the world championships in 2013 and 2015, failed in her third attempt in the snatch competition on Wednesday when she

India to make all out efforts to get back Kohinoor despite UK’s reluctance

New Delhi: India will make all out efforts to get back the famed 106-carat Kohinoor, currently set in a royal crown on display in the Tower of London, despite British government’s recent statement that there is no legal ground for restitution of the diamond. With an estimated value of over USD 200 million, Kohinoor was

Tour de France resumes despite attack at Nice

Paris: The Tour de France resumed its 13th stage under tightened security on Friday despite the terror attack in Nice which left at least 84 people dead and many dozens injured. The start of the 13th stage was, however, delayed after the organisers held an emergency meeting to decide whether the race should be called

Lahiri tied 22nd despite cold putter at British Open

Troon (Scotland): India’s Anirban Lahirimade a fine start, but still left with a feeling that it could have been way better but for the putter on the opening day of the Open late on Thursday. The 29-year-old Indian star, shot two-under 69, but the round at Royal Troon needed no less than 33 putts. His

Rakitic to stay in Croatia despite attack on his house

Zagreb: Barcelona’s Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic will spend the rest of the summer with his family on the Croatian coast, although not on the island of Ugljan where the footballer’s house was attacked on Friday, local press reported on Monday. The Barcelona midfielder left the island of Ugljan after the villa where he was staying


Australia PM vows gay marriage vote despite homophobia fears

Sydney: Australia’s prime minister insisted today a referendum on legalising same-sex marriage will be held this year if his government is re-elected despite the Labour opposition calling it “a taxpayer-funded platform for homophobia”. The country holds elections on July 2 with the latest opinion poll showing the ruling Liberal-led coalition and Labour neck-and-neck. Prime Minister