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Will still be around, probably a lot in India, so don’t write me off: Rajan

Bengaluru: Taking on critics of his monetary policy, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday blamed the record low credit growth to the stress in public sector banks and not due to high interest rates. “I will argue that the slowdown in credit growth has been largely because of stress in the public sector banks […]

Scientists discover Zika, dengue weaknesses

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Washington(PTI): Scientists have discovered human proteins that Zika virus needs for replication by performing the first screen using gene editing tool CRISPR/Cas9, an advance that may help fight Zika, dengue and other emerging viral infections. “These genetic screens give us our first look at what these viruses need to survive,” said Abraham Brass from the […]

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Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt starrer film titled Dear Zindagi?

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Mumbai: Ever since Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt starrer Gauri Shinde film went on floors, it has created nothing but a lot of buzz in B-town. With no confirmed title, it was earlier reported that the film was called ‘Walk & Talk’. However, recent buzz reveals that Gauri Shinde’s next is titled as ‘Dear […]

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SCO admission a major step forward for India, Pak: China

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Beijing(PTI): With India and Pakistan expected to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Thursday, China on Wednesday said it is a “major step forward” for both the South Asian countries to gain entry into the group and contribute to the region’s prosperity and stability. “This is a major step forward for India and Pakistan […]

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Lack of credit growth because of NPA not high interest rates, says Raghuram Rajan

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MUMBAI, MANOJIT SAHA: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday said that the slowdown in credit growth is not because high interest rates but banks are averse to lend because of mounting bad loans. The outgoing Governor argued that if high interest rates are the reason for lower credit growth then why are private sector […]

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Delectable dishes that everyone must try this Ramazan

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Mumbai: The holy month of Ramazan is all about praying, fasting, faith and charity. For Muslims, it is a time of spiritual reflection and penance. Devotees observe fasting from dawn to sunset. Fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. After a long day of fasting, the whole family […]

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Banks to disburse Rs 1.80 lakh crore loans under PMMY in FY’17

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New Delhi(PTI): Having met the target last year, banks are expected to disburse Rs 1.80 lakh crore loans under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) in the current fiscal, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said on Wednesday. Last year, 3.5 crore beneficiaries availed Rs 1.22 lakh crore loans under PMMY. The scheme is […]

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NDA not strong against Hindu accused in blast cases: Owaisi

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Hyderabad(PTI): AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday alleged that the Narendra Modi government is “not strong” against those accused in bomb blast cases who are Hindus. “When it comes to the issue of bomb blasts, whether it is Malegaon, Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and Ajmer, they (BJP-led NDA government) are not being strong on those accused […]

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Parliament’s Monsoon Session likely to begin on July 18

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New Delhi(PTI): The Monsoon Session of Parliament is likely to begin in the third week of July and end by mid August, with the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs set to meet on June 29 to decide on the schedule. Sources say that the Session is expected to start from July 18 and continue till […]

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Smartphone users deeply attached to devices: experiment

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An experiment conducted on behalf of Kaspersky Lab by the Universities of Würzburg and Nottingham-Trent found that participants left in a waiting room on their own lasted an average of just 44 seconds before touching their smartphones. Men couldn’t even manage half of this time, waiting an average of only 21 seconds compared to women […]

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