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PM Narendra Modi launches Swachh Bharat Mission


Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the walkathon after launching the Swach Bharat Yojna in New Delhi on Thursday, October 2, 2014. Photo: RV Moorthy Wielding the broom, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the country’s biggest-ever clean... »

Tatkal tickets on dynamic pricing system, fares to go up

Normal tatkal fare for 50% of the total tickets available. After selling 50% tatkal tickets, Railways will keep increasing the fare with the sale of tickets.


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Asia spooked by weak global data; Tokyo stocks slide, yen up


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Spirited India wins Asiad gold, qualify for Rio Olympics

Indian and Pakistani players in action in the hockey final at the 17th Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea on Thursday. - PTI


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Fiscal deficit target 'challenging' but 'achievable': Citi


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The saath-saath moment

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The road to smart cities

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Appointment of U.S.-based economist as India adviser hits Modi hurdle


Arvind Subramanian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not decided whether to appoint U.S.-based economist Arvind Subr... »


2G: CBI chief defends filing of separate counter affidavits


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Boxer Sarita Devi’s matter lands in OCA doorsteps


India's bronze medallist Laishram Sarita Devi broke down in tears during the ceremony and refused to wear the medal she was presented with in protest against what her camp called The organising committee of Asian Games today said that Indian boxer L Sarita Devi’s refusal to... »


PM Narendra Modi launches Swachh Bharat Mission


Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the walkathon after launching the Swach Bharat Yojna in New Delhi on Thursday, October 2, 2014. Photo: RV Moorthy Wielding the broom, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the country’s biggest-ever clean... »
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Brent hovers near 27-month low as abundant supply weighs


Brent fell the most since 2012 in the past quarter and could struggle to recover amid an oversupplied market that has kept prices below $100 for more than three weeks now. Brent crude futures hovered near $94 a barrel on Thursday and were close to their lowest levels... »
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Cherry juice may help fight gout: study


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Gold at Asiad to pack a punch for brand ‘Mary’

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Mary Kom celebrates after winning the gold in women's flyweight boxing event at the Asian Games in Incheon on Wednesday. Winning the Gold at the Asian Games and being the first Indian woman boxer to do that is seen... »


Progressive farming isn’t possible without agro-chemicals

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India Insecticides Ltd (IIL) and Japanese firm Otsuka AgriTechno Co Ltd (OAT) have operat... »


We try to leverage women’s strengths, capabilities to drive economic activities: Mahila Bank CMD

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Usha Ananthasubramanian, CMD, Bharatiya Mahila Bank The 10-month-old Bharatiya Mahila Bank, which aims to economically empower Indian women,... »

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Raj Thackeray blames Sharad Pawar for Sena-BJP split


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Bank credit growth remains sluggish at 9.7%


Credit growth of commercial banks continued to remain weak with a growth of just 9.7 per cent at... »
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‘Nearly half of world’s older people do not get pension’

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Polling officers need to be more sensitive to people’s needs. On the day a ₹ 1,000/month minimum pension scheme was launched in India, an ILO policy p... »


There were no secret talks between Gadkari and Raj Thackeray: BJP

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Prakash Javadekar The BJP has denied that party leader and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and chief of Mahara... »


Steady growth ahead for IT firms in Q2

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A weak rupee coupled with robust demand trends in the US may propel frontline IT compani... »

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Mammoth glories: Mahouts return with their elephants and calves in Jalpaiguri
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