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Govt to review creamy layer criteria for OBC by year-end: Union Minister Gehlot

NEW DELHI(PTI): The government will review the ‘creamy layer’ criteria for Other Backward Classes (OBC) by the end of this year, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot said on Wednesday. At present, 27% quota in government jobs and educational institutions is given to OBCs, provided the annual income of the family […]

Petrol price increased by Rs 3.38/litre, diesel hiked by Rs 2.67

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Petrol price was hiked on Wednesday by a steep Rs 3.38 per litre and diesel by Rs 2.67 a litre, reversing a two-month declining trend. Petrol will cost Rs 63.47 a litre in Delhi from midnight tonight, up from Rs 60.09 a litre, said Indian Oil Corp, the nation’s largest fuel retailer. Similarly, […]

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India’s GDP growth slows down to 7.1%; lowest in last six quarters

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NEW DELHI: Indian economy grew at the slowest pace in last six quarters at 7.1% in the April-June period of current fiscal mainly on subdued performance of mining, construction and farm sectors. GDP had recorded 7.5% growth in the April-June quarter of last fiscal and 7.9% in January-March quarter. The previous low was 6.6% GDP […]

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Hindi cinema extending its horizons: Rishi Kapoor praises Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay!

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Mumbai: Rarely do film trailers win the world over, unanimously, like the way Ajay Devgn’s ‘Shivaay’ has. The phenomenon that the film has turned out to be, makes one reminisce of the absolute hysteria that followed the release of Salman Khan’s ‘Dabangg’. The likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Amish Tripathi (Author of the Shiva […]

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Future Google smartphones may cost more than Nexus devices

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Google will reportedly launch its own premium smartphone range this year without the Nexus branding, which would be running on Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box and take on industry flagships. According to new leaks, the new Google devices codenamed ‘Sailfish’ would be launched at $449. On the other hand, the enhanced ‘Marlin’ would be launched at […]

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New species of pterosaur from early Jurassic period discovered

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Scientists have discovered a new species of pterosaur – an extinct group of flying reptiles – from the early Jurassic period in the Patagonia region of South America. The cranial remains were in an excellent state of preservation, said the researchers who have named this new species ‘Allkauren koi’ from the native Tehuelche word ‘all’ […]

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Let the late Russian’s family keep London silver medal: Yogeshwar

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Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt is not keen to collect the upgraded silver medal from 2012 London Olympics on humanitarian grounds given that the original second place finisher’s positive dope test came after his death. “Besik Kudukhov shandaar pehelwaan the (Besik Kudukhov was a magnificent wrestler). Unke mirtyu ke baad dope test mein fail ho jana bahut […]

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John Kerry calls on Narendra Modi

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NEW DELHI(PTI):U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and shared with him the U.S.’ perspective on developments in the region and beyond. Mr. Kerry, along with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, also discussed progress in bilateral engagement since Prime Minister’s visit to the U.S. in June 2016, […]

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John Kerry in India: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US Secretary of State

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NEW DELHI: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday praised India for its robust growth saying, India is an established power today. Addressing a session at IIT-Delhi, Kerry, who is on a three-day visit, said, “India is an established power today. Wherever I go, I find a robust debate, and an ambitious vision of […]

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You must have needed boats: John Kerry jokes at IIT on Delhi rain

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New Delhi: Dhrubo jyoti, HT United States secretary of state John Kerry joked at the IIT-Delhi campus on Wednesday morning about heavy showers in the Capital that had flooded roads and delayed his lecture by an hour. “Don’t know how you all got here. You must’ve needed boats to get here,” Kerry told the gathering […]

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