Assembly polls: Maharashtra records 5.8%, Haryana 9% voter turnout till 10 am

Voting began on a brisk note in the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana on Monday (October 21) with people queuing up outside polling booths early in the morning.

Lower sowing to hit kharif output this year

The government estimates have put kharif crop acreage almost same as last year. If the yield is high the production could be even higher than the previous years.

Sonia Gandhi likely to meet Shivakumar at Tihar Jail today

Chennai: Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi is likely to meet senior party leader DK Shivkumar at the Tihar Jail today, said sources. Shivakumar was arrested last month by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case.

Rohit slams maiden Test double ton, shatters Bradman’s record

Chennai/Ranchi: Opener Rohit Sharma registered his maiden Test double ton before departing to Kagiso Rabada bowling and Lungi Ngidi's firecracker catch at fine leg on the second day of the third and final Test against South Africa in Ranchi on Sunday (October 20).

How Devendra Fadnavis upstaged Maharashtra stalwarts

Just as a rather unexciting election campaign was coming to an end in Maharashtra, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said his party “doesn’t fight with kids”. The veteran leader was hitting out at the state chief minister, who much to Pawar’s chagrin has been the new unbeatable kid on the block for the past five years now despite his tenure being marked by several issues—unemployment, farmers’ distress, the controversial Mumbai Metro-3 car shed project in Aarey, etc. But what perhaps makes Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis’s political rise astonishing is the fact that the 49-year-old managed to emerge as the most popular leader in a state otherwise awash by Modi magic. Click here to know more.
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Haryana, Maharashtra set for polls, PoK terror camps destroyed

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Van Gogh goes south Indian with Kalakki’s mashups

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Line of Sight: Haryana, Maharashtra campaigning ends; Rohit hits ton

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State of the Nation

Nirmala says India will make blueprint for companies looking beyond Ch...

Washington: India is planning to prepare a blueprint for international companies that are looking beyond China to make India as their preferred investment destination. Nirmala Sitharaman said that industry leaders, who are mulling to get their businesses out of China, are “considering India as the pitch”.

Two-wheeler exports rise 4% in April-Sept; Bajaj Auto leads the pack

Two-wheeler exports rose by over 4% in the April-September period of the current fiscal, with Bajaj Auto leading the segment by shipping over 9 lakh units to various markets, including Africa and Latin America, as per latest data by industry bod...

India discontent over lack of support for IMF quota increase

Washington: India on Saturday (October 19) expressed its disappointment over the lack of support to increase the quota structure of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). IMF quotas, which are the primary source of IMF funds, determine voting shares. Quo...

IMF says corporate income tax cut will help revive investment in India...

Washington: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday (October 19) backed India's recent decision to bring down corporate income tax and said that it has a positive impact on investment. "The monetary policy stimulus and the announced corporate inc...

SC to hear plea seeking measures for insuring PMC Bank customers

Acting on a plea for interim protective measures for insuring around 15 lakh people whose money is blocked in the scam-hit Punjab & Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank, the Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to an urgent hearing. The matte...

Nirmala: Indian PSBs had worst phase under Manmohan, Raghuram Rajan

New York: Hitting back at noted economist and former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan, for his remarks that Modi's first term didn't do well on economy, Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on Tuesday (October 15), alleged that th...

After World Bank, IMF too lowers India’s growth forecast to 6.1%...

Days after the World Bank cut India's growth forecast, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) followed suit, by lowering the projections to 6.1 per cent, down from 7.3 per cent it had projected in April this year. As against India's real growt...

India’s trade deficit narrows to $10.86 billion, as imports, exp...

India's trade deficit fell to USD 10.86 billion in September, down by 27 per cent on the back of a dip in exports and imports, official data showed. Exports contracted by 6.57 per cent to USD 26 billion in September mainly due to significant ...
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Inside Aarey forest: Trees cut, lives uprooted for adivasis

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Olive Ridley Turtles’ journey to the brink

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Line of sight: Kejriwal exempts school vehicles from odd-eve...

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Line of Sight: Ayodhya hearing concludes, Bajaj brings back ...

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Nashik farmers teary-eyed as export ban cuts onion price

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Line of Sight: Praful Patel’s Dawood link, ED to arres...

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Bengaluru FC begin title defence against NorthEast United

Bengaluru: Boasting of five India internationals in their ranks, including talismanic captain Sunil Chhetri, a formidable Bengaluru FC will begin their quest for title defence when they take on NorthEast United in their opening Indian Super League match in Bengaluru on Monday (October 21).

Ousted Pak captain Sarfaraz to remain in top Central Contract

Chennai/Karachi: Pakistan's ousted captain Sarfaraz Ahmed will remain in category A of the central contracts given to players as he is available for selection in all three formats of the game, Pakistan Cricket Board said on Sunday (October 20).

Ajinkya Rahane registers unique partnership record in Tests

Chennai/Ranchi: Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane supported Rohit Sharma’s run of form with his 115 off 192 balls which was also the right-handed batsman’s 20th partnership in Tests without ever being involved in a run out.

Pacer Umesh Yadav creates history with the bat, hits 31 off 10 balls

Chennai/Ranchi: Who said a bowler cannot bat? India’s Umesh Yadav showed the top-order how to bat with his record five sixes in the ten balls he faced from George Linde on day 2 of the third and final Test against South Africa in Ranchi on Sunday (October 20).

Mallorca hit Madrid loses La Liga top spot to ‘MSG’ powered Barca

Chennai/Madrid: FC Barcelona has paved its way back to the top of the table and trouble returned to Real Madrid after they witnessed their first La Liga defeat of the season at newly-promoted Real Mallorca.

HEALTH

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Potato puree as good as carbohydrate gels in boosting athletic performance: Study

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37.7% of processed milk samples fail to meet quality norm: FSSAI study

Chennai/New Delhi: According to an FSSAI study, 37.7 percent of processed milk samples, including major brands, have failed to meet the prescribed quality norm.

Microbleeds after head injury may worsen outcomes: Study

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To tackle malnutrition, govt to identify locally available nutritious food

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EDUCATION

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Gender stereotyping should be eliminated at play school level, says NCERT

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NCERT to revise 14-yr-old curriculum framework

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No child in pre-school should be made to take written or oral test: NCERT

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Allow student entrepreneurs with less attendance to sit for exams: AICTE

New Delhi: The All India Council of ...