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Sensex, Nifty drop as trade war fears grip markets

Sensex, Nifty drop as trade war fears grip markets

Equity benchmarks erased early gains after realty, capital goods, teck, auto, PSU, IT, power and bankex counters came under selling pressure, falling up to 1.28 per cent. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ The benchmark BSE Sensex fell by 130 points on Thursday due to profit booking in realty, capital goods, teck, auto and banking stocks due to renewed global trade war fears and losses in European markets.   The 30-share Sensex opened higher at 33,206.99 and advanced to hit a high of ..., 11 minutes ago

Booked for rape, India TT player Ghosh to be dropped from CWG squad

IMAGE: Soumyajit Ghosh in action during his first round match. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has said it is likely to suspend former national champion Soumyajit Ghosh and drop him from the country's Commonwealth Games squad after an 18-year-old woman levelled allegations of rape against the paddler.   A complaint has been lodged at the Barasat women's police station in North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal, where the 24-year-old ...
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Contest for UP RS seats tomorrow; Jaitley among candidates

Can the BJP snatch a ninth seat or will the newfound bonhomie between former arch-rivals SP and BSP prevail is the question hanging in the air a day ahead of the crucial polls for 10 Uttar Pradesh Rajya Sabha seats. The saffron party is assured of victory in eight of the ten seats going by its dominant numbers in the state Assembly along with its allies. The four-MLA strong Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP), after being placated by BJP chief Amit Shah, and the Apna Dal (Sonelal) with nine ...
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Football Briefs: Bolt a 'massive fan' of Ronaldo but likens himself to Messi

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field IMAGE: Usain Bolt in action during the Match of Friendship in Basel, Switzerland. Photograph: Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images For Hublot Former Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, who is all set to swap his spikes for studs, has said that though he is a 'massive fan' of Real Madrid star striker Cristiano Ronaldo, his natural talent is more similar to that of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.   The 31-year-old, who has won eight Olympic ...
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Junior ISSF World Cup: India's Elavenil wins gold, bronze for Babuta

'I would like to dedicate this win to my parents and thank Gagan Sir and my coaches at GFG who have been working continuously behind me to make a shooter capable of winning titles at the world stage'  IMAGE: Gold medallist, India's Elavenil Valarivan is flanked by Chinese Taipei's Lin Ying-Shin and China's Wang Zeru as they click a selfie after their podium finish at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney on Thursday. Photograph: ISSF/Twitter Indian shooter Elavenil Valarivan shattered the ...
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45000 rodents killed in a day! Why Khadse smells a rat

Senior BJP leader and former Maharashtra minister Eknath Khadse today demanded an inquiry into the way a contract to kill rats in Mantralaya (the state secretariat) was executed. How could the company which was given the contract to kill 3,19,400 rats in Mantralaya accomplish the task in a mere seven days, he asked, speaking in the Legislative Assembly. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation had taken two years to kill six lakh rats in the city, he said during a discussion on Budgetary ...
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PHOTOS: SA v Aus, 3rd Test, Day 1

Scorecard IMAGE:  Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla steady South Africa. Photograph: ICC/Twitter Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla put on an unbeaten 69 for the second wicket to make it South Africa’s morning as they guided their side to 75 for one at lunch on the opening day of the third Test against Australia at Newlands.   After losing opener Aiden Markram early for a duck, Elgar (40) and Amla (31) came through a difficult first hour on a slow wicket that initially made scoring a ...
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'Aadhaar is helpful at times, so is torture'

'The issue is not UIDAI's surveillance powers, but the government's.''Aadhaar enables the government to access and link wide-ranging databases that hold a wealth of personal information.''Contrary to official claims, the Aadhaar Act offers virtually no protection against possible misuse of that information.' Photograph: Reuters After chasing Jean Dreze for two months,'s Syed Firdaus Ashraf finally secured responses from the economist who played a central role in conceiving the ...
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JDU has no links with Cambridge Analytica: KC Tyagi

The Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal United has sought an explanation from its senior leader KC Tyagi in the ongoing Facebook data leak scam. On Thursday, media reports said that Tyagi's son, Amrish, is the owner of Ovelina Business Intelligence, the Indian associate of Cambridge Analytica, which is under investigation over allegations stealing the data of over 50 million Facebook users. A media report said that OBI was working in association with SCL Group, the parent company of Cambridge ...
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Can dehorning really save the rhinos?

The controversial idea grabs the spotlight again after the death of the last male northern white rhino. Rhinos as a species have been in immense danger for decades. Just how real and urgent the problem is was driven home by the death of Sudan, the last-known male northern white rhino. Apart from war and loss of habitat, the biggest danger to rhinos are the poachers who kill them for their horns. In defence against poaching, some countries in Africa with major rhino habitats have been ...
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