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Rupee hits 15-month low; crosses 67/$

Rupee hits 15-month low; crosses 67/$

Oil prices hit $75 a barrel while Indian indices rise, with support from bank, metal and media stocks The rupee breached the psychological barrier of ₹67 against the dollar amid strong demand for the U.S. currency from importers, as crude oil rose to $75 a barrel. The rupee depreciated 27 …

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Crashing garlic prices cause discontent among MP farmers

Crashing garlic prices cause discontent among MP farmers

The agitated farmers in Malwa, the largest garlic producing region in the State, are also blaming the demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for their plight. Garlic farmers in Madhya Pradesh are on a protest path, saying they are being forced to throw away the produce instead of selling it …

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BJP trying to polarise society: Amarinder

BJP trying to polarise society: Amarinder

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said the remark made by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar about ‘namaz’ (prayer) showed that the BJP was trying to communalise the atmosphere in the country. “India was a Republic governed by a Constitution and neither Mr. Khattar nor anyone else had the …

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Strong winds sweep parts of Rajasthan

Strong winds sweep parts of Rajasthan

Gusty winds swept parts of Rajasthan on Monday night and on Tuesday morning, affecting life, weather officials said. No casualties have been reported so far. Heavy winds hit Ajmer and some areas of Jaipur this morning while a dust storm hit Bikaner and nearby region on Monday night. The weather office has …

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9K cases booked for illegal hawking

9K cases booked for illegal hawking

Realises ₹1.15 crore as penalty amount in one year South Central Railway has booked 9,069 cases of unauthorised hawking in various places all over the zone and realised up to ₹1.15 crore as penalty amount in the last one year during special drives. These initiatives were taken up under the direction of …

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No to new borewells in 230 villages

No to new borewells in 230 villages

Groundwater levels falling rapidly in erstwhile Warangal Drilling of new borewells has been prohibited in 230 villages in erstwhile Warangal district indicating the alarming rate of depletion of ground water levels. The increased temperature has forced the farmers to dig more borewells to wet their standing crops. If the temperature …

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Left parties becoming mini-corporates: RSP

Left parties becoming mini-corporates: RSP

There is need for Left parties, which are slowly being influenced by corporate companies, to do some soul-searching, says Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) general secretary T.J. Chandrachoodan. He was speaking while formally launching a souvenir to mark the birth centenary of RSP leader Baby John on Monday. Prof. Chandrachoodan said …

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TDB ‘left out’ of temple fete

TDB ‘left out’ of temple fete

Board chief writes to CM on ‘row’ over Mangaladevi temple The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) has accused Kerala officials of raking up an ‘unnecessary controversy’ over the Mangaladevi temple located inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve. In a letter to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, TDB president A. Padmakumar alleged that the ‘negative’ approach …

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Sudeep campaigns for Sriramulu

Sudeep campaigns for Sriramulu

He may campaign for Siddaramaiah too Kannada actor Sudeep took part in an election campaign in favour of BJP candidate from Molakalmur Assembly segment B. Sriramulu here on Monday. He may campaign for Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in Chamundeshwari constituency. Mr. Sudeep visited Shri Thipperudraswamy temple in Nayakanhatti and took part …

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Manmohan: Under Modi govt., growth engines of economy are spluttering

Manmohan: Under Modi govt., growth engines of economy are spluttering

Former Prime Minister accuses NDA government for the series of bank frauds The former Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, on Monday launched an all-out attack on the Modi government and alleged that economic mismanagement and falling growth rate is slowly eroding the trust of the general public in the banking sector. …

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