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8 hours ago
Mediterranean deaths top 1,400 this year: UN

Rome, July 15 (IANS/AKI) A total of 1,422 migrants and refugees perished attempting to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa this year, while 48,629 entered Europe, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the UN migration agency, said. Most of those who lost their lives in the Mediterranean this year from July 11 did so on the route from Libya to Italy - a total of 1,083 ...

4 days ago
Tepid global cues keep equity indices flat; TCS shares rise 5.5%

Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Amid volatility, the key Indian equity indices settled flat on Wednesday tracking weak global cues. In the global markets, investor sentiments were weighed down by the ongoing trade tensions between the US and China, analysts said. Further eroding investors' confidence globally, the US on Wednesday ramped up its trade war with China, by listing $200 billion worth o...

4 days ago
Equity indices end flat on weak global cues, trade tensions

Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Amid volatility, the key Indian equity indices settled flat on Wednesday tracking weak global cues. Globally, investor sentiments were weighed down by the ongoing trade tensions between the US and China, analysts said. The US on Wednesday ramped up its trade war with China, listing $200 billion worth of additional products it plans to place under additional...

4 days ago
Equity indices flat on weak Asian cues; metal stocks fall

Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded on a flat note on Wednesday afternoon tracking weak Asian markets. Ongoing trade war concerns between the US and China dampened the investor sentiments in the benchmark Asian markets. According to market observers, amid the choppy trade heavy selling pressure was witness in metal, auto and banking stocks. At 12.3...

4 days ago
Markets open high on Wednesday, then dip later

Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the early morning trade session but entered the negative zone later. The Sensex of the BSE after opening at 36,299.26 points, touched a high of 36,332.99 and a low of 36,169.70 points. The Sensex is trading at 36,232.56 points down by 7.06 points or 0.02 per cent from its T...

5 days ago
Firm global cues, hopes of healthy Q1 earnings lift equity indices

Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) Positive global markets supported the key Indian equity indices on Tuesday with the BSE Sensex gaining over 300 points higher. According to market observers, optimism over the quarterly earnings for the April-June period starting later in the day also strengthened investor sentiments. Index-wise, the broader Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) clos...

5 days ago
Firm global cues lift equity indices; Sensex ends over 300 points up

Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) Broadly positive global cues boosted the key Indian equity indices on Tuesday with the BSE Sensex gaining over 300 points higher. According to market observers, optimism over the quarterly earnings for the April-June period starting later in the day also strengthened investor sentiments. Healthy buying activity was witnessed in the auto, metal and banking s...

9 days ago
Baijal will cooperate, but government still can't post officers

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Two days after the Supreme Court upheld the Delhi government's primacy in the city's governance, Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Friday met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and assured him of continued support -- but conveyed that the Services Department still did not come under his government's ambit. In a statement issued by the Lt Governor's office, Baijal cited a Ho...

10 days ago
Delhi being UT, its powers subservient to Centre: Jaitley

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Rejecting claims by AAP and other opposition parties on the powers of the Delhi government vis a vis the Lt Governor, Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that the Supreme Court judgement emphasises the importance of the elected state government but Delhi being a Union Territory makes its powers subservient to the Central government. In a Facebook post, h...

11 days ago
SC slams Centre for encroaching upon powers of Delhi government

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Central government for stepping on the domain of the Delhi government beyond the matters of land, police and public order of the national capital that are vested in it. The exercise of establishing a democratic and representative government for the national capital by inserting Articles 239AA and 239AB would turn futil...

11 days ago
LG, Delhi government should work together: Dikshit

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Delhi will suffer if the Lt Governor and the Delhi government do not work together or are in conflict, former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said on Wednesday. She said that the Supreme Court ruling clipping the Lt Governor's powers was a mere reiteration of the fact that the Delhi government's powers cannot be compared with other states and she advocated more coo...

11 days ago
LG, Delhi government should work together: Dikshit

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Delhi will suffer if the Lt Governor and the Delhi government do not work together or are in conflict, former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said on Wednesday. She said the Supreme Court ruling clipping the Lt. Governor's powers was a mere reiteration of the fact that the Delhi government's powers cannot be compared with other states and she advocated more coopera...

11 days ago
SC verdict against 'anarchist' Kejriwal, says BJP

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Even as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday hailed the Supreme Court verdict calling it a big victory for democracy, the BJP termed it a severe blow to anarchist Kejriwal, and said now the AAP will have to perform. We have seen Kejriwal raising politics of dharna and anarchy. He has never tried to work harmoniously. The Supreme Court has dealt a sev...

11 days ago
SC rules in favour of Delhi government, clips LG's role

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) A Supreme Court Constitution Bench on Wednesday unanimously ruled in favour of the Arvind Kejriwal government saying that the real powers of governance of Delhi rests with the elected representatives. The apex court said the Lieutenant Governor (LG) was bound by the aid and advice of the Council of Minister in all the areas except land, police and law and order.<...

14 days ago
Plans to build MH370 memorial put on hold

Canberra, July 1 (IANS) Plans to build a memorial in Australia for the victims aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been put on hold until the wreckage was found, authorities said on Sunday. The Australian and Western Australian governments committed to build a memorial in Perth in 2014 and had already put the $126,000 project out to tender, reports the Guardian. ...

16 days ago
Bali airport forced to close amid volcanic ash

Bali, June 29 (IANS) Indonesian authorities on Friday closed the airport in the resort island of Bali amid volcanic ash spewed from Mount Agung which erupted a day earlier. The Ngurah Rai international airport will remain closed till 6 p.m. and an assessment of the situation will be made at 11 a.m., reports Xinhua news agency. A total of 239 domestic flights and 207 international...

20 days ago
Shooter Lajja shines in 18th KSS Memorial championship

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) It all came down to the last shot of the 50 metre Rifle 3 position women's category and the 2013 ISSF World Cup silver medallist Lajja Goswami kept her composure to shoot 10.3 to clinch the top spot in the fifth national selection trials at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range here on Monday. Another shooter from Gujarat, Hema K.C, was breathing down Lajja's neck ...

25 days ago
Sam Curran, Overton added to England ODI squad

London, June 20 (IANS) England on Wednesday added Sam Curran and Craig Overton to their squad for the final two games of the One Day International (ODI) Series against Australia. The hosts have already taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Seamers Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett and David Willey - could be rested for the final two matches hence the callups of Curran and Overt...

26 days ago
Congress rules out coalition with PDP

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of an alliance with the Peoples Democratic Alliance (PDP), making Governor's rule look imminent in Jammu and Kashmir after the BJP pulled out of the PDP-led coalition government. Senior Congress leader and former state Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said the question of an alliance with the PDP does not arise.

26 days ago
Congress rules out coalition with PDP

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of a coalition with the Peoples Democratic Alliance (PDP), making Governor's rule look imminent in Jammu and Kashmir after the BJP pulled out of the PDP-led coalition government. Reacting to the development, senior Congress leader and former J&K Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said the question of an alliance...

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