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Key Indian equity market indices opened lower in Mumbai

Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened lower after the fiscal deficit data reached at 113.7 per cent of the full year’s target.The market, however, started cheering as the GDP and Eight Core Industries (ECI) data showed signs of economic recovery.The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE,

BSF guns down intruder from Pakistan in Punjab

Chandigarh: Border Security Force troopers have gunned down an intruder from Pakistan in north Punjab, official sources said on Saturday. The incident took place the Bamiyal sector near the Dinda border out post (BoP) in forward areas of Pathankot district. The intruder was killed after he came close to the border fencing on the Indian

Disha Patani sashays down the ramp for Love Gen at AIFW

New Delhi: Blossomed under the vibrant,dynamic and bold look, actress Disha Patani walked down the ramp for Love Generation, which made a sparkling debut on the first day of Amazon India Fashion Week. The couturiers behind Love Gen include Nandita Mahtani, Bhavana Pandey and Dolly Sidhwani, the three Mumbai girls, who are all stalwarts of

India won’t be cowed down by such attacks: Pranab

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday condemned the terror attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir and said India will never be cowed down by such attacks. “India will not be cowed down by such attacks. We will thwart the evil designs of terrorists and their backers,” the President tweeted. The President

India won’t be cowed down by such attacks: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday denounced the terrorist killing of 17 soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir and said “India cannot be cowed down by such attacks”. “I strongly condemn the cowardly attack at Uri in which 17 soldiers lost thier lives,” the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader tweeted. “My heartfelt condolences

3 killed, 2 injured as car rolls down gorge in HP

Shimla: Three persons were killed and two others injured when the car in which they were travelling rolled down a 300-metre deep gorge near Kothi on Manali-Rohtang Highway, about 15 km from Manali, tonight, police said. The occupants of the car were returning from Rohtang Pass when the tragedy struck, police said. The accident took

Fourth militant gunned down in Poonch; encounter underway

Jammu: Security forces gunned down one more militant in Poonch district, taking the total number of ultras killed in the operation, which is still underway, to four. “One more militant has been eliminated. With this, the number of total militants killed in the encounter since yesterday has gone up to four”, a Defence spokesman said

Kher dresses down Chanchal Singh over non-availability of teachers in Dhanas

Chandigarh : “Ma’am we don’t go to school as there is no teacher to teach us and if by mistake any teacher comes, then he leaves the class after taking our attendance. And this is not an occasional problem; rather this is a regular feature of our schools. We are really worried about our education,”

DGCA may ask airlines to clamp down on in-flight selfies

New Delhi: Worried about security risks arising out of in-flight selfies, aviation regulator DGCA may soon ask airlines to strictly enforce a ban on taking pictures inside cockpit and at other critical places, including by crew members. While existing rules also put some restrictions on in-flight photography, the regulator will come out with a detailed

Hickey ‘temporarily’ stands down from Olympic roles

Dublin: Patrick Hickey, the head of the Olympic Council of Ireland, has temporarily stood down from all his roles in the Olympic movement following his arrest over illegal ticket sales in Brazil, the OCI said. Hickey, 71, was arrested at his Rio hotel after being accused of ticket scalping, ambush marketing and conspiracy. He was

Two youth lost lives by felling down from running train

Khanna: In separate cases, two youth died in accidents out of which one was BSF personnel, who accidentally fell down from the running train and lost his life. The deceased Raj Kumar (35) was a resident of Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir).The proceedings have been initiated under Section 174 of the Cr.p.C. On the basis of

Women boxers break down barriers one punch at a time

Rio de Janeiro: Women boxers at the Rio Olympics say that they are still subjected to sexism, sneers and sniggers, but change is happening — gradually. The London 2012 Olympics were a landmark moment for women’s boxing as the sport made its Games debut, with three champions etching their names into the history books. Claressa

Brazil cracks down on Olympics protesters

Rio de Janeiro:  Rio Olympics organizers threw their weight behind a police crackdown on Brazilians holding up signs in stadiums against unpopular interim president Michel Temer, despite accusations of censorship. “We are alerting the public that these kinds of manifestations are not allowed inside the venues,” Rio 2016 organizing committee spokesman Mario Andrada told journalists

Breaking: Gangster gunned down in Telangana

Hyderabad: A gangster, who was earlier a member of a Maoist squad and was wanted in several cases including gunning down of an IPS officer in 1993, was today killed in an exchange of fire with police in Shadnagar town of Telangana’s Mahabubnagar district.”In an exchange of fire with local police Nayeemuddin has been killed,” a

Rains bring mercury down across Haryana, Punjab

Chandigarh: Maximum temperatures acrossHaryana and Punjab today dropped by a few notches below normal after rains lashed some parts of the two states. The MeT department here has forecast more rains in the region over the next two days. Rains lashed places including Hisar, Ambala, Karnal, Yamunanagar, Patiala and Ludhiana. However, Chandigarh did not witness

Mercedes-Benz India sales marginally down in Jan-Jun

New Delhi: German luxury carmaker, Mercedes-Benz today reported a marginal decline in sales in India in the first six months of the year as ban on big diesel cars and SUVs in Delhi-NCR took a toll on its business. The company sold 6,597 units in January to June period, as against 6,659 units in the

Gold down Rs 149 in futures trade as global cues hurt

New Delhi: Gold prices drifted lower byRs 149 to Rs 31,166 per 10 grams in futures trade today as participants lightened their positions, largely in step with a weak trend overseas. In futures trading, gold for delivery in August contract was trading Rs 149 or 0.48 per cent down at Rs 31,166 per 10 grams

Rihanna breaks down in tears onstage during Dublin gig

Los Angeles: “Unapologetic” singer Rihannabroke down mid concert to the point where she couldn’t continue with her song. The 28-year-old hitmaker was performing on a stage in Dublin, Ireland as a part of her “Anti World Tour,” reported E! online. Instagram videos of the concert shows RiRi singing the first few lyrics of her famous

Australians down West Indies to reach final

Bridgetown (Barbados): Australia displayedthe composure and assurance of world champions to chase down a target of 283 and advance to the final with a six-wicket victory over the West Indies in the seventh match of the Tri-Nation One-Day International Series at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Tuesday. Marlon Samuels’ first-ever hundred against Australia and a

HC comes down heavily on employees for willful defiance

SHIMLA: The HRTC employees called off the strike and joined duties on Wednesday morning after the government filed a contempt petition in the court against the JCC (Joint Consultation Committee) for willful defiance of the orders passed by High Court on June 13 and 14. Transport minister G.S.Bali said that the employee leaders who instigated