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Kashmiri separatists call for boycott of politicians

Kashmiri separatists call for boycott of politicians

Separatists in Kashmir today called for a social boycott and ostracising of mainstream politicians of the state, saying they were 'collaborators and loyalist abettors' of the Centre and equal partners in 'crime' against people of the Valley.A statement issued by Hurriyat Conference factions led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik said since the mainstream politicians claim to represent people whom they have 'gravely ..., 7 minutes ago

India has 146,000 ultra-high networth individuals

The total wealth of the ultra HNIs, or those with a networth of over Rs 25 cr, grew by five per cent to Rs 1.35 lakh crore. Growth of ultra-high networth individuals (HNIs) in the country slowed to under seven per cent to reach 146,000 at the end of 2015-16, according to a report.  The total wealth of the ultra HNIs, or those with a networth of over Rs 25 crore, grew by five per cent to Rs 1.35 lakh crore, a report by Kotak Mahindra said on Tuesday.  Even though the growth in the ...
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Rupee firms up by 13 paise to 67.14 vs US dollar

The rupee has gained by 21 paise or 0.31 per cent in last two days Extending gains for the second straight session, the rupee today ended higher by 13 paise to 67.14 a dollar on sustained selling of the American currency by banks and exporters in view of persistent foreign capital inflows despite firm dollar overseas. Firm equity market also boosted the rupee value against the dollar, a forex dealer said. Foreign Portfolio Investors and Foreign Institutional Investors bought shares worth a net ...
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Why most Brazilians believe Rio Olympics will hurt the country

IMAGE: A man works on a sand sculpture at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images Most Brazilians are pessimistic about impact on their country of the Olympic Games, scheduled to begin August 5 in Rio de Janeiro, according to a study by polling group Ibope published in the Estado de S.Paulo daily newspaper.According to the survey, 60 percent of Brazilians believe the games, expected to cost about 40 billion reais ($12.2 billion), will bring more harm than good ...
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Bharti Airtel Q1 net profit down 30.8% on higher expenses

Bharti Airtel said net sales rose 7.9 per cent Bharti Airtel Ltd, India's largest telecom network operator, reported a 30.8 per cent fall in net profit for the fiscal first quarter, due to adverse foreign exchange impact in Nigeria, but still came in ahead of analyst estimates. Consolidated net profit fell to Rs 1,462 crore ($217.69 million) in the quarter ended June 30, from Rs 2,113 crore last year, the company said. Analysts on average had expected a net profit of Rs 1,159 crore, according ...
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Cops can't probe private defamation case against Rahul Gandhi: SC

Magistrates cannot ask the police to investigate a private criminal defamation complaint as it is the complainant who needs to prove the case, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said while prima facie finding fault with a lower court order asking Maharashtra cops to probe the defamation case against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. Gandhi, facing a defamation complaint for his remarks allegedly accusing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh for assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, has sought its quashing ...
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Modi talks to new British PM; seeks 'stronger, closer' ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to Britain’s new Prime Minister Theresa May congratulating her on her assumption of office and discussed with her ‘stronger and closer’ bilateral ties, including in trade and defence. During the telephonic conversation on Tuesday, Modi also appreciated the United Kingdom’s consistent support to India in various global fora, the ministry of external affairs spokesperson said on Wednesday. Thanking Prime Minister Modi, May said she ...
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Stop exporting terror to J&K, India tells Pakistan

Amid the continuing unrest in Kashmir, India today asked Pakistan to stop cross border terror activities and asserted it will take all necessary steps to safeguard national security and territorial integrity. The government told Parliament that terrorism emanating from territories under Pakistan's control remained India's "core concern" and that the Pathankot attack and strikes in various places in Kashmir have highlighted the continued threat of cross border terrorism and infiltration. "In ...
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Chinese troops make incursion in Uttarakhand

Chinese troops recently violated the border in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand area and were seen camping along with arms despite the two nations having agreed to keep it a demilitarised area. The incident took place on July 19 when a team led by Chamoli District Magistrate and others including officials from Indo-Tibetan Border Police went for a survey of Barahoti ground, official sources said. The sources said that the civilian team was sent back by Chinese People’s Liberation Army ...
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Hero IAS officer eats Dalit widow's food, gets her reinstated as cook

In an exemplary action, the District Magistrate of Bihar's Aurangabad has reinstated a Dalit widow as the midday meal cook at a school and also shared the food prepared by her with the students. DM Kanwal Tanuj also ordered suspension of school headmaster Govind Kumar Yadav who had sacked the cook after her husband passed away. Moved by the complaint registered by the hapless woman Urmila Kuwar, Tanuj himself paid a visit to Batura middle school under Rafiganj block here yesterday and ate the ...
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