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Indian rupee recovers from 18-month low, strengthens by 8 paise

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Global cues and a rise in the country's equity indices strengthened the Indian rupee on Thursday to Rs 68.35 per greenback. Rupee bounced from yesterday's 18-month low as the US dollar lost its shine after FOMC (US' Federal Open Market Committee) minutes reflected a dovish stance, Geojit Financial Services Chief Market Strategist Anand James said. Equity ind...

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Trump cancels N. Korea talks; set back for personal diplomacy

New York, May 24 (IANS) United States President Donald Trump's cancellation of his talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a set back to his personal diplomacy and to the denuclearisation process in East Asia, even as Pyongyang showed it was destroying its nuclear test site. Hours before Trump's dramatic announcement, North Korea destroyed the site where it had conducted six nuclea...

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Jet's stocks crash as auditors' doubt resurrection plan

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) A day after Jet Airways' auditors red-flagged its future plans on cost reduction and fund mobilisation to avert uncertainties created by a sudden announcement of a net loss, the company's stocks crashed by over 7 per cent. The plunge in Jet's scrip comes after the auditors expressed their doubt over the appropriateness of preparing the company's financial results on...

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As government ponders on fuel prices, petrol hits Rs 85 in Mumbai

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Even as the central government discusses measures to curb the persistent rise in domestic transport fuel prices, the petrol cost in Mumbai breached the Rs 85 a litre mark on Thursday. The price of the fuel is already at an all-time high in Mumbai at Rs 85.29 per litre along with Delhi and Chennai. In Delhi and Chennai, petrol was sold for Rs 77.47 and Rs ...

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Centre working on long-term solution to fuel prices: Pradhan

Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said the government is working on a long-term solution to contain rise in prices of petroleum products in the country. Goods and Service Tax (GST) is one way being looked into to ease the situation. Besides, many other options are being explored for both short- and long-term solutions, Pradhan told media p...

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Jet's stocks crash on net loss, auditors' doubts

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) A day after the airline major Jet Airways' auditors red-flagged its future plans on cost reduction and fund mobilisation to avert uncertainties created by a net loss and negative net worth, the company's stocks crashed by over 7 per cent on Thursday. The massive plunge in Jet's scrip comes after the auditors expressed their doubt over the appropriateness of preparin...

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Summit's future depends on Washington: N.Korea

Pyongyang, May 24 (IANS) North Korea said on Thursday that the future of the summit with the US is entirely dependent upon Washington, after both countries threatened to cancel or delay the historic encounter scheduled for June 12 in Singapore. Whether the US will meet us at a meeting room or encounter us at nuclear-to-nuclear showdown is entirely dependent upon the decision and behaviou...

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Will know next week if summit with Kim takes place: Trump

Washington, May 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that next week it will become known whether the anticipated summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will take place on June 12 in Singapore, as scheduled, or will be postponed. We will know next week about Singapore. Someday a date will happen. It could very well be June 12th, Trump told reporters at the White Hous...

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Fund outflows, oil prices weaken rupee to 68.43 against USD

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) High crude oil prices along with a persistent outflow of foreign funds from the country's equity and debt markets and formation of a non-BJP government in Karnataka weakened the Indian rupee to 68.43 per US dollar. Consequently, the Indian rupee weakened by 38 paise against the US dollar to 68.43 on Wednesday, from its previous close at 68.05 per greenback. ...

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James arrives in Colombia, set to join national squad in Bogota

Bogota, May 23 (IANS) Bayern Munich star James Rodriguez has arrived in Colombia and is set to join his national-squad teammates shortly for FIFA World Cup preparations. Thus far, 20 of the 35 players who made a preliminary cut for Colombia's World Cup team are in Bogota for training sessions overseen by head coach Jose Pekerman, reports Efe. James was in Medellin, Colombia's sec...

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Need long-term view to resolve fuel price rise issue: Prasad

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Transport fuel prices going north is a matter of both increasing concern and discussion and the government trying to find a long-term solution to the problems issuing from global price volatility, IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday. Briefing reporters here following a Cabinet meeting, Prasad was responding to queries on petrol prices in Mum...

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Can drinking too much water harm you?

Toronto, May 23 (IANS) Do you drink too much water? Beware, overhydration -- excess fluid accumulation -- can lead to dangerously low sodium levels or in the blood or result in brain swelling, researchers say. Hyponatremia, a life-threatening condition of brain swelling, is more common in elderly patients and can cause cognitive problems and seizures. (Hyponatremia) occurs in co...

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Mexico says NAFTA negotiations could drag till 2019

Mexico City, May 23 (IANS) The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could last well into next year, the Mexican Institute of Financial Executives (IMEF) has said. The postponement is because the US and Mexico do not have enough time to conclude discussions on more complex topics ahead of potential political changes, said Federico Rubli, Vice President of the I...

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Céline Dion returns to stage after undergoing surgery

Las Vegas, May 23 (IANS) Two months after Céline Dion canceled a series of shows to undergo a minimally invasive surgical procedure, the superstar returned to the stage at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Tuesday night. The Grammy award winner began the night by addressing the full concert hall where she received a standing ovation, reports people.com. You know it's been a whi...

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Five Indian brands among world's top 100 luxury goods companies: Report

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Five Indian brands feature among the 100 largest luxury goods companies in the world, a Deloitte report said on Tuesday. The Indian companys in the list are Titan Company (ranked 28th), Kalyan Jewellers India (37th), PC Jeweller (43th), Joyalukkas India (49th), Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri (89th), said the report named Global Powers of Luxury Goods 2018. ...

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Neeta Lulla to speak at Italian cinema fest

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) National award-winning designer Neeta Lulla is set to speak at the closing ceremony of Fare Cinema, the international week of Italian cinema. Avid Learning and Italian Embassy Cultural Centre in association with Vogue India will present a first of its kind panel discussion titled Cine Couture: Costuming For The Camera on Friday, read a statement . Chair...

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Yeddyurappa stares at uncertain future in Karnataka

Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) Proving third time unlucky as Karnataka's Chief Minister, the BJP's Lingayat strongman, B.S. Yeddyurappa, stares at an uncertain future although his party bets on his return to power again. Yeddyurappa will continue to be the party's state unit president till we return to power again. He will become chief minister again before his political career ends, Bharatiya...

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R. Kelly accused of sexual assault, infecting woman with herpes

New York, May 22 (IANS) A woman has filed a lawsuit against R. Kelly, alleging that the singer sexually assaulted her, locked her in a room to punish her for failing to please him and infected her with herpes. The woman named Faith Rodgers filed the law suit on Monday. She alleges that she was in a relationship with Kelly for less than a year, during which time he routinely abused her me...

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S.Korea media denied permission to cover n-site closure

Seoul, May 22 (IANS) North Korean authorities on Tuesday morning denied permission to South Korean journalists to attend the dismantling of their nuclear base scheduled to take place between May 23-25. Pyongyang had originally invited the South Korean media along with those from Russia, the US, the UK, and China, but the South Korean journalists' list was rejected on Tuesday, Efe news re...

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Unfortunate Pakistan violating ceasefire during Ramadan: Mehbooba Mufti

Jammu, May 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday termed Pakistan's ceasefire violations during the holy month of Ramadan as highly unfortunate. Visiting bereaved families in R.S.Pura sector where indiscriminate shelling by Pakistan last week left four civilians dead, she described the killings as highly unfortunate as they occurred when the holy month had ju...

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