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Coal scam case

A Delhi court Friday sentenced former coal secretary H C Gupta and five others guilty of corruption and criminal conspiracy in a case relating to the allocation of coal blocks in West Bengal, PTI reported. The court has fixed December 3 for hearing of arguments on the quantum of punishment. In May last year, Gupta …

Brazil backs out of hosting 2019 climate change meeting

Brazil this week set out of hosting next year’s United Nations global summit meeting on climate change, the latest signal that Latin America’s widest nation no longer aspires to be an influential player in efforts to mitigate the effects of a warming planet. The decision leaves the UN scrambling to find a new place for …

PM Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet on sidelines of G20 summit in Argentina

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet on the project of the tenth upcoming G20 meeting in Argentina on November 30, the Ministry of External Affairs said Tuesday. Modi and Xi have met twice after their informal summit in Wuhan this year — at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit held …

Kartarpur corrido

The following is the chronology of events leading up to the foundation laying for the corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur district to helps the visa-free movement of Indian Sikh pilgrims: 1522: The first Gurdwara, Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, was set up by the first Sikh …

UN report says fragile climate puts food security at risk

Feeding a hungry planet is growing increasingly difficult as climate change and reduction of land and other resources undermine food systems, the U.N. Food, and Agricultural Organization said Wednesday as it renewed appeals for better policies and technologies to reach “zero hunger.” Population growth needs supplies of more nutritious food at affordable prices, but increasing …

Rupee Edges Higher To Close At 70.79 Against Dollar

The rupee recovered marginally by 8 paise to close at 70.79 against the US dollar on Tuesday on grows selling of the greenback by exporters and softening crude oil prices, reported Press Trust of India (PTI). The rupee’s rise was helped by dollar-selling by exporters and banks after the Chinese foreign ministry announced a mutually …

2 Cops Killed In Chhattisgarh Encounter, 8 Maoists Shot Dead

Eight Maoists and two police personnel were murdered in an encounter between the Maoists and security men in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Monday, police said. The gunbattle took place at a forest in Kistaram area bordering Telangana, around 500 km from Raipur when a team of security personnel was out on an anti-Naxal operation, Sukma’s …

Congress rally in Medchal

Former TRS leader and Chevella MP Konda Vishweshwar Reddy Sunday hinted at the possibility of a “tacit understanding” among the ruling party in Telangana and the BJP behind Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s move to dissolve the Vidhan Sabha before completion of its full term. The dissolution of the Assembly in September this year had …

BJP accuses Congress of having 'feudalistic mindset' after Raj Babbar's comments on Narendra Modi's mother

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday stated that the Congress’ remark on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother showed nothing but the party’s “feudalistic mindset.” Labeling a press conference in Bhopal, BJP vice-president Prabhat Jha said the Congress was so perturbed by the persona of the prime minister that they had to resort to attacking …

JK Governor justifies dissolving Assembly, says MLAs were getting terror threats

A day after dissolving the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, Governor Satya Pal Malik Thursday justified his decision claiming that MLAs were getting terrorist threats and even directions on government formation.  “I had been receiving reports from several quarters, comprising intelligence agencies, for the last week to ten days that in efforts to form the government, …

Natural gas production to rise by a third if output locked in ONGC, OIL fields opens up

India’s natural gas production will rise by a third provided the result locked in a dozen fields of state-owned ONGC and OIL is opened up by giving remunerative market prices, people with knowledge of the matter said. India Presently produces about 90 million standard cubic meters per day (mmscmd) of natural gas and has ambitious …

FPIs invest over $1 bn on easing oil prices, rupee recovery

Foreign investors have reached in nearly Rs 8,285 crore into the Indian capital markets so far this month, after pulling out hefty funds in October, due to the decrease in crude oil prices, recovery in rupee and improvement in the liquidity situation. The current infusion comes following a net outflow of more than Rs 38,900 …