India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli on the brink of breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record

Rahul Dravid had played 40 games against the West Indies and managed to score 1348 runs whereas former India captain Sourav Ganguly played 27 ODIs and scored 1142 runs against them. Team India captain, Virat Kohli has been in sensational form and has gone from strength to strength, dominating every format of the game. He …

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Sabarimala row: If faith is above Constitution and law, why not have temple in Ayodhya, asks Kerala CM

Pinarayi Vijayan welcomed the apex court’s verdict regarding women’s entry to Sabarimala as a progressive one. With the Sabarimala temple set to open today and the row over the entry of women intensifying, the Kerala government has assured adequate security around the sacred hill areas including Nilakkal. However, local news reports suggest there are only …

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India vs West Indies: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan to make way for Prithvi Shaw?

Prithvi Shaw was named Man of the Series against West Indies. (Source: BCCI) It was the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy when Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan opened the batting together for the first time for team India. Since then, the duo has established itself as the obvious choice in limited-overs’ format, adding 3881 runs in …

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Netflix record subscriber growth dispels Wall St worries

Netflix Inc hooked 7 million new streaming subscribers from July to September, a third more than Wall Street had expected, reassuring investors who had worried the company was facing a slowdown in its fast-paced growth. The record number of additions in the third quarter brought Netflix’s customer base to 137 million worldwide, confirming its rank …

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Talking Stock: Hold Premier Explosives, ICICI Prudential; add GIC

By G ChokkalingamFounder, Equinomics Research & Advisory I have 1,000 shares of Aksh Optifibre at Rs 36 and 500 shares of Jain Irrigation Rs 124. Should I hold or sell? — VINODHold both for some stability and recovery in the mid-cap space. After around 10 per cent recovery, you may sell both the stocks and …

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Time for investors to re-evaluate their habits

Seasoned investors usually say they learn more about stock investing in a bear market than in a bull market. After all, investing is not just about creating wealth but also preserving it. Most investors make truckloads of money when the going is good but end up losing large portions when the market goes bust. It …

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#MeToo takes a toll on Bollywood projects

First to be impacted by the #MeToo movement would probably be Phantom’s immediate line-up of films, all co-produced along with Reliance Entertainment, with which it has had a 50:50 joint venture since 2015. New Delhi: The #MeToo movement may have taken time to get to Bollywood but is now firmly making its presence felt with …

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Sports physiotherapist workforce on rise

While regular physiotherapy is about easing a patient back into normal life, sports physiotherapy is about improving the patient’s movement, agility, relieving muscles of fatigue and tightness. New Delhi: In tune with the increasing demand of sports physiotherapists, there is an apparent rising trend of students opting physiotherapy as a career. Bearing testimony to the …

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UiPath looks to grow in India with captives

BENGALURU: Automation software company UiPath is focusing on captives to grow its market in India and has begun boosting its hiring to tap into demand. The company, valued at $3 billion, which also works with IT and business process management (BPM) firms in the country, is looking at raising its headcount to 1,200 by the …

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Youth Olympics 2018: Father shot by forest mafia, Suraj Panwar creates record

Suraj had won the bronze medal last year in the 10,000-metre walk race which was held in Vijayawada for the Junior National Athletics Championship. (IE) Suraj Panwar became the first Indian to win a silver medal in the 5,000-metre race walk in the Youth Olympics. Suraj won the silver medal as he took only 40 …

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Good news! IT officer can’t take away your tax refund and adjust against outstanding demand without notice

As per the income tax law, it is the duty of every IT officer to ensure that along with the serving of notice, all the procedural requirements are complied with. As per the Income Tax Act, income tax officials need to serve a valid notice of demand to the concerned taxpayer before doing any adjustment …

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Arvind Kejriwal to launch door-to-door campaign to raise funds, seek feedback on AAP govt’s performance

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal. (File photo: Reuters) A day after Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal kicked off a fund-raising exercise saying that the party had no funds to fight elections and urged people to contribute, Delhi’s ruling party is now set to launch another …

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Army Jawan arrested on espionage charge in Meerut cantonment

The jawan was deployed at Indian Army’s Signal Regiment in the cantonment. An Indian Army soldier has been arrested on the charges of espionage in Meerut cantonment, news agency ANI has reported. The jawan was deployed at Indian Army’s Signal Regiment in the cantonment. The interrogation is underway. Further inputs awaited. Source: Financial Express

Growth from smaller cities faster than metros: Liberty Insurance’s Asthana

Roopam Asthana, CEO and Wholetime Director of Liberty General Insurance tells Advait Rao Palepu that the widespread changes in motor insurance regulations can lead to an increase in mis-selling as there are downsides to having too many product variations. Liberty General plans to expand to tier-2 and tier-3 towns with 100 new branches, to attract …

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View: Let the rupee depreciate-Why RBI did the right thing in not trying to prop it up artificially

An episode from the 1950s illustrates that a failure to use the exchange rate as an instrument of macroeconomic adjustment can be costly. With the exchange rate fixed at 4.76 rupees per dollar during the 1950s, the rupee was overvalued relative to foreign currencies. This made India’s goods expensive relative to foreign goods and resulted …

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Democrats’ not-so-secret plan to fight midterm malaise

WASHINGTON (AP) — They’re asking pastors to text their congregants about the importance of voting. They’re connecting with thousands of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria. And they’re relying on groups like the NAACP, which has tripled its spending from 2016 to energize black voters. Less than three weeks before Election Day, Democrats are sparing …

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French energy giant Total SA inks pact with Gautam Adani group; to invest in fuel retailing, LNG

Total SA and Adani have set a target of developing various regasification terminals, including Dhamra LNG, on the East coast of India. French energy giant Total SA is all set to mark its foray in India’s fast-growing gas market with its partnership with Gautam Adani-controlled Adani Group. Total, the world’s second-largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) …

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Climate change: Donald Trump describes himself a true environmentalist – Here’s what US President says

Trump said that a lot people smile when they hear him saying that he is truly an environmentalist. “I have the cleanest air, and I’m going to have the cleanest air. US President Donald Trump on Monday described himself a true environmentalist, but asserted that his administration’s climate actions were not meant to put American …

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Gujarat: Surat tense after migrant worker form Bihar named prime suspect in toddler’s rape and murder, fresh violence in Vadodara

Taking a tough cognisance of the events, 431 people were arrested and 56 FIRs registered by the Gujarat government. Tension continues to foment in areas of Gujarat after a migrant worker from Bihar was named as a suspect in the rape and murder of a toddler in Surat. In Vadodara, a civil engineer and six …

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Donald Trump calls Stormy Daniels ‘Horseface’, threatens to ‘go after’ her

Daniels’s attorney, Michael Avenatti, responded by calling Trump a “disgusting misogynist” and a “liar” who has dishonored his family and country. US President Donald Trump on Tuesday called adult-film star Stormy Daniels “Horseface” and threatened to “go after” her after a federal judge dismissed her defamation suit against him. The tweet comes after a federal …

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Odisha’s Gopalpur port rescues 50 fishing vessels stranded by Titli cyclone

In a humanitarian gesture, the Gopalpur port provided shelter to the 50 fishing vessels stranded after severe cyclonic storm Titli struck south Odisha’s coast. The port officials also undertook the rescue of the crew members of some of the boats in close cooperation of the district administration, Odisha Disaster Response Force (ODRF) and Indian Coast …

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NBFCs under pressure; Repco Home, DHFL, Indiabulls Housing down over 5%

Shares of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) mainly housing finance companies (HFCs) were under pressure with Repco Home Finance, Dewan Housing Finance Corporation (DHFL), Indiabulls Housing Finance and Edelweiss Financial Services falling more than 5% on the BSE in an otherwise firm market.Can Fin Homes, PNB Housing Finance, Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company, Mahindra & Mahindra …

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What Rise In General Provident Fund (GPF) Interest Rate Means For You

Ahead of Diwali, the government raised interest rates on General Provident Fund (GPF) and other related schemes by 0.4 per cent to 8 per cent. The revised rates would be applicable from October 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018, Department of Economic Affairs’ said in a statement. This means that GPF will fetch higher interest rates …

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India, China to sign internal security cooperation agreement on Oct 22

NEW DELHI: For the first time, India and China will sign an internal security cooperation agreement next week, marking a new beginning in bilateral relations, officials said Tuesday. Zhao Kezhi, China’s Minister of Public Security, will visit India on October 22 and hold meetings with Home Minister Rajnath Singh during which they will discuss various …

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China’s Zhoushan city woos Exxon Mobil for a $7 billion ethylene plant

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A logo of Exxon Mobil is displayed on a monitor above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York ZHOUSHAN, China (Reuters) – The Chinese city of Zhoushan is in talks with oil major Exxon Mobil Corp (N:) to build a $7 billion …

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UAE charges British PhD student Matthew Hedges with spying; wife calls on UK to defend his innocence

Matthew Hedges stands accused of “spying for a foreign country, jeopardising the military, political and economic security of the state”, UAE attorney general Hamad al-Shamsi said late Monday. The United Arab Emirates has charged a British PhD student with spying in the Gulf country, as his wife Tuesday called on Britain to defend his innocence. …

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Who is Anna Burns? 5 facts about first Northern Irish author to win Man Booker Prize

Anna Burns with her winning novel – Milkman. (Source: Twitter) Anna Burns won the Man Booker Prize for her novel ‘Milkman’ on Tuesday, becoming the first author from Northern Ireland to win the most prestigious English-language literary award. The 56-year-old author who was born in Belfast became the 18th woman to bag the award and …

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Delhi 5-star brawl: Victim’s father ex-Congress MLA Kanwar Karan Singh says we were in trauma, hence didn’t approach police

Singh said they have recorded their statement with the police and have full faith in the law of the land. Ex-Congress MLA Kanwar Karan Singh said his son, who was shown a gun by the son of a former BSP MP at a five-star hotel here, was in “trauma” after the incident and that was …

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Adani, Total sign pact to develop Dhamra LNG project, fuel retail network

French energy giant Total S A has signed an agreement with Goutam Adani-led Adani Group to join hands for investing in downstream sector in India — including foray into fuel retail segment through 1500 outlets and developing various liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects.Both the companies have set a target of developing various regasification terminals including …

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3 militants killed in encounter in J&K; authorities jam internet services

Three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in the city on Wednesday, prompting authorities to close down schools and snap internet services, an official said.Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Fateh Kadal area of the city following an information about the presence of militants there, he said.A policeman …

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Hero MotoCorp jumps 2% on better-than-expected Q2 numbers

Shares of Hero MotoCorp saw a 2.5 per cent spurt in morning trade on Wednesday after the two-wheeler maker on Tuesday reported a 3.4 per cent year-on-year drop in September quarter profit at Rs 976.30 crore. The company beat Street estimates in profit growth, as analysts were expecting a bigger drop. Revenues rose 8.6 per …

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Infosys jumps 3% post September quarter results

NEW DELHI: Shares of IT giant Infosys jumped 3 per cent in early trade on Wednesday, buoyed by its in-line September quarter earnings. Infosys, on Tuesday, post market hours, reported a 10.30 per cent YoY rise in profit at Rs 4,110 crore for the September quarter, largely in line with Rs 4,048 crore net predicted …

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Most Nifty companies trading below 200 DMA, indicating a bearish trend

Two-thirds of the Nifty constituents are still trading below key long-term average levels, which indicates that the bearish trend in the market remains intact even as the market attempted to claw back some of the losses by rising for the third straight day on Tuesday. Thirty-three of the 50 Nifty stocks are trading below the …

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Federal bank beats expectations, clocks Rs 266-crore profit

MUMBAI: Federal Bank reported a net profit of Rs 266 crore in the second quarter ended September 2018 little changed from Rs 264 crore a year ago as higher provisions due to non performing assets (NPAs) and revenue foregone due to floods in the bank’s home state of Kerala. The results were better than analysts’ …

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Share market update: Nifty Auto index in the green; Hero MotoCorp rises 2%

NEW DELHI: The Nifty Auto index 0.43 per cent up at 9,142.3 around 09:51 am on Wednesday with most of its components trading in the green. Shares of Hero MotoCorp (up 2.20 per cent), Eicher Motors (up 0.95 per cent), Bosch (up 0.56 per cent), MRF (up 0.50 per cent), Exide Industries (up 0.47 per …

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Crude Oil, Gold Prices May Fall on Hawkish FOMC Minutes

CRUDE OIL & GOLD TALKING POINTS: Crude oil prices rise on risk recovery, API inventories report Gold prices stall, RSI divergence warns of a downturn ahead Hawkish FOMC minutes may broadly weigh on commodities Crude oil prices rose against the backdrop of improving risk appetite, with the WTI contract tracking the bellwether S&P 500 indexhigher. …

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Rupee hits 2-week high of 73.41 against dollar on increased selling of USD by exporters

After closing at 73.48 yesterday, the rupee strengthened by 6 paise to 73.42 against the US dollar in early trade on Wednesday. The domestic currency rupee hit a 2-week high of 73.41 against US dollar on Wednesday morning. After closing at 73.48 yesterday, the rupee strengthened by 6 paise to 73.42 against the US dollar …

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RIL pips TCS again to become India’s most valued firm; Mukesh Ambani-led firm’s rise so far

After surpassing TCS on Tuesday, shares of RIL continued the strong rally on Wednesday ahead of Q2 results of the company. Billionaire Mukesh Ambani-controlled Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Tuesday pipped the information technology (IT) giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to become the country’s most valued firm by market capitalisation. As per Tuesday’s close, Reliance …

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US says Saudis promise accountability but deny knowledge over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Officials in Turkey, where Pompeo heads on Wednesday, say that the Saudis killed Khashoggi inside the consulate. Saudi Arabia promised to ensure a thorough probe and accountability over a missing Saudi journalist but stood by denials the kingdom killed him, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday, as he paid a supportive visit to …

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Sabarimala temple row LIVE Updates: Kerala tense as temple opens doors to women today, heavy security deployed

Sabarimala temple row LIVE Updates: The five-day monthly prayer is held during the Malayalam month of Thulam. (ANI image) Sabarimala temple row LIVE Updates: The Sabarimala temple is set to open its gates today for devotees for the monthly prayer, Kerala is on edge over the entry of girls and women of menstrual age into …

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Adani joins hands with Total for fuel retail, LNG terminals

At 10am, shares of Adani Enterprises traded 0.67% down at Rs 156.80 per share on BSE. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint Ahmedabad: Adani group has entered into an agreement with France’s Total to jointly develop multi-energy offerings in the Indian energy market which include fuel retail and liquefied natural gas. Total and Adani will create a joint …

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How Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio shook up India’s telecom market

Mukesh Ambani leads Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd., which has gone from zero to more than 200 million subscribers. Photo: Bloomberg Within two years, India’s richest person turned the local mobile-phone market into the world’s biggest consumer of wireless data. But along the way, billionaire Mukesh Ambani laid waste to profits in the overcrowded industry by …

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5 things to know about IRCTC’s new helpdesk service AskDisha

AskDisha is live and it is already available on the bottom right corner of IRCTC’s website. New Delhi: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) recently launched a chatbot for improving customer services. AskDisha (Digital Interaction to Seek Help Anytime), a chatbot powered by artificial intelligence (AI), will answer queries pertaining to various …

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US President Donald Trump criticises rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Donald Trump said he hoped the Saudis’ own investigation of Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance would be concluded in “less than a week.” President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticised rapidly mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the mystery of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning of a rush to judgment and echoing the Saudis’ request for patience. …

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Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata: Inclusive pandals make way for differently-abled devotees

The volunteers have also collaborated with a social organization for the eye donation camp. Durga Puja is not just about fun and festivities, it is an occasion that binds people from all sections of the society and gives them a chance to partake in the celebrations in an all-inclusive environment. Taking this spirit of oneness …

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PKL 2018, Day 10: Today’s Kabaddi match schedule, live streaming details

After two matches ended in a last-minute thriller on day 9 of VIVO Pro Kabaddi League (PKL 2018) season, Tamil Thalaivas and Bengaluru Bulls will play their first match in Sonepat leg on Day 10. In today’s first match, Tamil Thalaivas will lock horns with Bengaluru Bulls while the second match of the day will …

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TAFE expects growth faster than industry, to expand manufacturing capacity

Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE), the world’s third largest tractor manufacturer in terms of volume, is expecting growth above the overall industry growth in India this year.The company is upbeat and is expanding its capacity in two of its plants, to meet the increasing demand in the market, said Mallika Srinivasan, chairman and CEO …

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Rupee Extends Gains, Up 6 Paise Against US Dollar In Early Trade

MUMBAI: The rupee strengthened by 6 paise to 73.42 against the US dollar in early trade on Wednesday on increased selling of the American currency by exporters and banks. Forex dealers said weakness in the dollar against some currencies overseas and a higher opening of domestic equity markets gave some support to the rupee.     …

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Highlights of AP’s interview with President Donald Trump

Highlights of an Oval Office interview Tuesday with President Donald Trump by AP White House reporters Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire. On the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi: “Well, I think we have to find out what happened first. You know, here we go again with, you know, you’re guilty until proven …

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China woos Bhutan, to India’s displeasure

A peep into a Thimphu toy shop shows stacks of Pokemons, all made in China, a testimony to the quiet overtures Beijing is making in Bhutan at rival India’s expense. China’s annexation of Tibet in 1951 and an unresolved border dispute have long been irritants in ties with Bhutan, and India would prefer they remain …

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