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Rain washes out day's play at French Open, first time in 16 years

Rain washes out day's play at French Open, first time in 16 years

IMAGE: A spectator uses an umbrella at the central court as rain falls in Paris. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol Persistent rain showers accompanied by a flood warning washed out the entire day's play at the French Open on Monday for the first time since 2000. Belgian David Goffin and Latvian Ernests Gulbis had been expected to open proceedings on Court Philippe Chatrier but, after they spent almost three hours in the locker room, organisers told soggy and disappointed fans to apply for a refund ..., 1 day ago
French Open suffers first washout in 16 years Pakistan Today, 1 day ago

Beacon Securities Downgrades Descartes Systems Group Inc (DSG) to Hold

Descartes Systems Group Inc (TSE:DSG) was downgraded by research analysts at Beacon Securities from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. Shares of Descartes Systems Group (TSE:DSG) traded down 0.77% on ...
 Mideast Time1 day ago Danaher Co. (DHR) Given New $99.00 Price Target at RBC Capital  Ticker Report1 day ago Descartes Systems Group Inc (DSG) Price Target Increased to C$29.40 by Analysts at RBC Capital  WKRB News1 day ago

How much do you pay your maid and driver?

Indian household helps are among the lowest paid workers. Image: Salaries were 20-40 per cent higher in Mumbai than in Kolkata. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters     Among the metro cities, Kolkata offered the lowest salaries while people in Mumbai paid the highest salaries, says a report in The Wall Street Journal. Salaries were 20-40 per cent higher in Mumbai than in Kolkata. While in some cities, like Ahmedabad in Gujarat, domestic workers on an average get Rs 6,500 ...
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Vice Admiral Lanba takes over as naval chief

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, on Tuesday, took charge as the Chief of Naval Staff replacing Admiral R K Dhowan, who superannuates from service. Lanba was Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) Western Naval Command before taking over as Navy Chief. Vice Admiral Lanba, 58, is a qualified specialist in navigation and direction course and will have a full three-year-term in office till May 31, 2019. In a service spanning nearly 38 years, Vice-Admiral Lanba has served in a variety of Command, ...
 Rediff.com15 hours ago

How India can add an extra $1 trillion to its GDP by 2020

A data plan currently priced at Rs 100 should not cost more than Rs 34, if India has to make the Internet affordable for 80 per cent of its population, says Tanay Sukumar. Four of five Indians could afford the Internet if data costs fell by 66 per cent, according to a Facebook-commissioned report on Internet access. But Indian telecom operators already run data services at a 11 per cent loss, making cost-cutting difficult. The statistics mean that a data plan currently priced at Rs 100 should ...
 Rediff.com15 hours ago

15 DSC soldiers, 2 officers killed in Pulgaon ammunition depot fire

Fifteen Defence Security Corps soldiers and two officers have been killed and 15 injured in a major fire that broke out at one of India's biggest ammunition depots at Pulgaon, 110 kilometers from Nagpur, Maharashtra in the wee hours of Tuesday. Defence sources informed that the fire at the Central Ammunition Depot had been brought under control. However, secondary fire and explosions have not been ruled out. The deceased officers have been identified as Lt Col R S Pawar and Major ...
 Rediff.com15 hours ago Major fire at central ammunition Depot in Pulgaon; casualties feared  Rediff.com16 hours ago

Why 'SanTina Slam' dream shattered on clay

For all their success together, the red dirt isn't Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis' most favourite surface, says Bikash Mohapatra/ IMAGE: Having won five titles this year, Sania and Martina were one of the favourites at the French Open. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images The 'SanTina Slam' won't happen. At least not for the time being, after the clay courts at Roland Garros proved a hurdle once again. Any hopes Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis harboured of holding all four Grand ...
 Rediff.com15 hours ago

Rupee gains 5 paise against dollar in early trade

A weakening dollar against other currencies overseas supported the rupee. The rupee recovered by 5 paise to 67.11 against the dollar in early trade on Tuesday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on fresh selling of the US currency by banks and exporters. Forex dealers said a higher opening in the domestic equity market and a weakening dollar against other currencies overseas supported the rupee. On Monday, the rupee retreated from its one-week high to close 13 paise lower at 67.16 ...
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Kidnapped Mexican striker Pulido escaped by punching captor

IMAGE: Mexican striker Alan Pulido in action. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images. The authorities billed it as a rescue, but Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido escaped his kidnappers by punching the one guarding him, snatching a cellphone and calling for help, a top official in the country's violent northeast said. State security forces located Pulido within minutes of his call from a safe house in the restive city of Ciudad Victoria in Tamaulipas state, as they were scouring the area ...
 Rediff.com15 hours ago Kidnapped Mexico footballer Pulido freed  Rediff.com23 hours ago | Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido rescued after kidnapping  News24 Nigeria1 day ago Alan Pulido: Mexican soccer star rescued after kidnapping  UPI1 day ago

Markets open on a robust note, slip into red

The S&P BSE Sensex gained 102 points to begin at 26,828 and Nifty50 gained 27 points to open at 8,205 but soon slipped into negative territory. The markets commenced the session on a higher note for sixty straight trading session supported by Asian cues. The S&P BSE Sensex gained 102 points to begin at 26,828 and Nifty50 gained 27 points to open at 8,205. However, by 10 a.m, markets slipped into negative territory. The Sensex was down 34 points at 26,686 and the Nifty was down 13 ...
 Rediff.com15 hours ago
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