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Gallantry awards include eight from Myanmar border operation

New Delhi, Aug 15 – Eight of the gallantry awards announced on Saturday went to commandos from the special force that conducted a surgical operation along the India-Myanmar border. This comes as Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, in his address to the armed forces on the eve of Independence Day, lauded the operation. The list of […]

BPCL Q1 net jumps 95 percent on higher refining margins

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New Delhi, Aug 14 – State-run oil marketer Bharat Petroleum Corp (BPCL) on Friday declared a 95.4 percent jump in net profit at Rs.2,376 crore in the first quarter ended June on the back of higher refining margins. The company had posted a profit after tax of Rs.1,216.3 crore in corresponding quarter of the last […]

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Achhe Din: Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s brother Arun Sathe appointed on SEBI board

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Arun Sathe, elder brother of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and a former RSS full-timer, has been appointed as a member on the board of markets regulator Sebi and the government defended the step saying he is “well qualified” for the position. As the appointment raised questions about the political appointments in a key regulatory […]

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Radhe Maa granted two-weeks interim bail by Bombay High Court

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Controversial godwoman Radhe Maa has been granted interim anticipatory bail for two weeks by Bombay High Court. Radhe Maa granted interim anticipatory bail for 2 weeks by Bombay High Court — ANI (@ANI_news) August 14, 2015 Self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa on Friday turned up at the Kandivali Police Station in response to the summons issued […]

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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar assures implementation of OROP, but fails to give a timeline

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A group of ex-servicemen demanding ‘One Rank One Pension’ today resisted eviction from the protest site at Jantar Mantar here by Delhi Police and NDMC which were trying to clear the area in view of security concerns ahead of Independence Day. The move came under attack from the veterans who termed it as a “Black […]

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Pakistan protests with India over bail to Samjhauta blast accused Aseemanand

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Pakistan today summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner and lodged a protest over Indian government’s failure to contest the conditional bail to Swami Assemanand, chargesheeted in connection with the 2007 Samjhauta Express blast that killed 68 people, including 42 Pakistanis. Foreign Office (FO) said that Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh met the Director General (SA& SAARC), […]

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Northeastern states on high alert for I-Day

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Agartala/Guwahati/Imphal, Aug 14 – A massive security alert has been sounded across northeast India and vigil along the international borders tightened ahead of the 69th Independence Day celebrations, officials said on Friday. We have seen media reports that some militant outfits jointly made statements to boycott the Independence Day celebrations and observe bandh. But there […]

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Indian defeat Spain 4-2 to win hockey Test series

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Indian hockey team ended their European tour on a high as they comfortably beat Spain 4-2 in the final encounter to win the three-Test series by 2-1 margin, here on Thursday. Forward Ramandeep Singh turned out to be the hero with double strikes within a minute’s gap (50th and 51st min) to clinch the match […]

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13 killed in road accident in Jharkhand

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Jamshedpur: Thirteen pilgrims, including six women, were on Friday killed and 11 others injured when a pick-up van carrying them collided with a speeding truck on the NH-33 near here. The incident occurred when the pick-up van in which the pilgrims were returning home from Puri collided with a speeding truck near Chowka, about 40 […]

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Pakistan has always tried to maintain cordial relations with India: Abdul Basit

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In a comment that is likely to increase political temperature, Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit, on Friday said that his nation will always help the people of Kashmir in their freedom struggle. “Pakistan has always tried to maintain cordial relations with India,?”Basit said while speaking at the Pakistan High Commission on their Independence […]

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