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Sensex declines 560 points; Nifty down by 178 points

Sensex and Nifty, both, logged losses for second session in a row even as cues from global equity markets were positive.  Sensex at Bombay Stock Exchange declined 560 points or 1.44 per cent to close at 38,337. Nifty at National Stock Exchange was also down 178 points or 1.53 per cent to end at 11,419.      WhatsApp Facebook Twitter ... Read More »

US shoots down Iranian drone as Gulf tensions rise

The drone was immediately destroyed afterwards, as per President Trump, as it approached within 1000 yards of the ship. Tehran’s top diplomat, Mohammad J Zarif, said he had “no information about losing a drone today.” The USS Boxer, an amphibious assault ship, “took defensive action” against the Iranian drone on Thursday to “ensure the safety of the ship and its ... Read More »

India permits 1,239 tonnes raw sugar export to US

TRQ is a quota for a volume of exports that enter the US at relatively low tariffs. After the quota is reached, a higher tariff applies on additional imports.  Directorate General of Foreign Trade in a public notice said that additional quantity of 1,239 tonnes of raw cane sugar to be exported to US under TRQ up to September 30, ... Read More »

International drug syndicate busted by Delhi Police

The seizure is worth about 600 crore rupees in the international market. An official said, that five persons have been arrested including chemical expert. The members of this gang were involved in procuring narcotic and psychotropic substance from various places in India to supply to the local traffickers and also to export it to various countries. In order to identify ... Read More »

Despite EV push, India needs to expand refining capacity by 80% to meet fuel needs: Pradhan

“EV is a priority but the incremental requirement of fuel will have to be met through a combination of (ultra-clean) BS-VI grade petrol and diesel, CNG and biofuels alongside EVs,” he said at the Energy Horizon-2019 conference .  The world’s third-largest energy consumer would need a combination of cleaner diesel and petrol, compressed natural gas (CNG), biofuels and electric vehicles ... Read More »

US security aid to Pakistan to remain suspended: Report

According to a US Congressional Research Report, CRS, released ahead of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Washington scheduled later this month, the US had suspended all its security assistance to Pakistan in January 2018.  Imran Khan’s visit is the first high-level trip by a Pakistani Prime Minister to the White House during the Trump administration. Pakistan is hopeful ... Read More »

6 dead in explosion outside Kabul University

Kabul police spokesman Ferdous Faramarz said that the early morning blast also set two vehicles ablaze although it wasn’t clear if the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber or a remotely detonated bomb.  The university compound houses several hostels where many students stay over the summer, attending classes and conducting researches WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Download Udaipur Kiran App ... Read More »

IMA owner Mohammed Mansoor Khan arrested

Khan had fled to Dubai earlier and he was arrested on landing in Delhi. A lookout circular was issued against him by both SIT and ED.  Earlier, ED had filed a case of money laundering against IMA Jewels in an alleged ponzi scam in Karnataka.  As many as 26 thousand complaints have been filed by the investors with the police ... Read More »

Sensex down by 318 points; Nifty falls 91 points

Amid negative cues from global equity markets, Sensex and Nifty, both, lost around 0.8 per cent.  The Sensex at Bombay Stock Exchange declined 318 points, or 0.81 per cent, to end at 38,897. The Nifty at National Stock Exchange also fell 91 points, or 0.78 per cent, to settle at 11,597 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Download Udaipur Kiran App to read ... Read More »

PM Modi to share his thoughts in Mann Ki Baat on July 28

It will be the second edition of the programme after Mr Modi assumed office for the second term.  PM Modi is looking forward to sharing his thoughts on themes and issues that matter to people.  The Prime Minister has invited the people to share their ideas. They can share their views in MyGov Open Forum or also dial the toll-free ... Read More »

Sachin Tendulkar enters the ICC Hall of Fame 2019

Sachin Tendulkar, the most prolific batsman in history, was inducted immediately after becoming eligible for induction, which requires that a player should have played his last international match at least five years before. Tendulkar, who retired in November 2013, tallied 15,921 runs in Tests and 18,426 in ODIs, both of which remain records. He is the sixth Indian to be ... Read More »

Sachin Tendulkar inducted ICC Hall of Fame 2019

Sachin Tendulkar, the most prolific batsman in history, was inducted immediately after becoming eligible for induction, which requires that a player should have played his last international match at least five years before. Tendulkar, who retired in November 2013, tallied 15,921 runs in Tests and 18,426 in ODIs, both of which remain records. He is the sixth Indian to be ... Read More »

Railways to conduct recruitment drive for paramedical categories

The Computer-Based Test, CBT for recruitment to 1,923 posts of Para-Medical categories will be conducted over three days.  In this dive, more than 4.39 lakh candidates will be taking the test which will be held in 345 centres in 107 towns or cities across the country.  This is the first recruitment by Indian Railways in which reservation for Economically Weaker ... Read More »

Pakistan to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

The Pakistan Foreign Ministry, in a statement on Thursday, said, pursuant to the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Jadhav has been informed of his rights as per the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.  Meanwhile, India has called upon Pakistan to release and repatriate its national Kulbhushan Jadhav following the ICJ judgment.  Making a statement in the Rajya ... Read More »

ICC suspends Zimbabwe Cricket with immediate effect

The Computer-Based Test, CBT for recruitment to 1,923 posts of Para-Medical categories will be conducted over three days.  In this dive, more than 4.39 lakh candidates will be taking the test which will be held in 345 centres in 107 towns or cities across the country.  This is the first recruitment by Indian Railways in which reservation for Economically Weaker ... Read More »

Bajaj Finance raises Rs 1,500 crore via NCDs

Bajaj Finance has raised funds worth Rs 1,500 crore through allotment of 15,000 Secured Redeemable Non-Convertible Debentures (NCDs) of face value of Rs 10 lakh on Private Placement basis. The Board of Directors of the Company at its meeting held on July 18, 2019 has allotted the same. Bajaj Finance, the lending and investment arm of Bajaj Finserv group, is ... Read More »

Indonesia Open 2019: PV Sindhu to face Nozomi Okuhara in quarterfinals today

Sindhu defeated Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt in the pre-quarterfinal on Thursday.  Eight seed Kidambi Srikanth and men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty was knocked out of the tournament.  In the Russian Open on Thursday, former national champion Rituparna Das in women’s singles, Siril Verma in men’s singles and women’s doubles top-seed J Meghana and Poorvisha S Ram entered ... Read More »

Karnataka Governor asks CM to prove majority by 01:30 pm today

Karnataka Governor has mentioned in the letter that 15 MLAs have handed over the resignation letter to him and two independent has withdrawn support to the government.  With this, the Governor said, the government has been reduced to a minority.  The government, which was formed with the support of 117 MLAs, has lost its strength by the resignation of the ... Read More »

ISSF Junior World Cup: Sarabjot Singh wins India’s ninth gold

Sarabjot’s effort meant that India swept both the men’s and women’s 10 metres air pistol crowns with 14-year-old Esha Singh winning the women’s event on Tuesday. After six days of top-class shooting and with one more day to go, India remains on top of the medal standings with nine gold, nine silver and four bronze for a total of 22 ... Read More »

Motihari- Amlekhgunj petroleum pipe line will be a game changer for Nepal, says Indian Ambassador to Nepal

Addressing a progarmme in Kathmandu today Ambassador Puri said petroleum pipeline has been successfully completed and there is a need to lay a gas pipeline. He said Motihari-Amlekhgunj pipeline will help in tackling the oil storage problem in Nepal and doing away with transportation of petroleum products through tankers. The 69 kilometer long petroleum pipeline from Motihari in Bihar to ... Read More »

10th Jagran Film festival inaugurated in New Delhi

Speaking on the occasion, the Information and Broadcasting Minister said that cinema has become a vital part of people’s lives. He said, it is a democratic medium which can express different emotions and join people together. Cinema has become a great tool for soft power.Javadekar said, Indian films are loved and accepted globally. He highlighted the recent steps taken by ... Read More »

Karnataka Assembly trust vote: Speaker adjourns House till 11 am tomorrow

Thursday saw yet another round of high drama when the CM Kumaraswamy moved the no confidence motion. Everyone hoped for closure with a vote on the motion, but that did not happen. Instead the Speaker adjourned the House at around 6.30 after both treasury and opposition benches had their say. The House convened sharp at 11 am. CM Kumaraswamy moved ... Read More »

Nepal floods : Death toll rises to 90

Twenty nine persons are still missing and forty one have been injured. Heavy rainfall created havoc in the Himalayan nation last week affecting normal life in 34 districts. According to Ministry of Home Affairs ten people lost their lives in Rautahat district, six each in Lalitpur and Siraha and five each in Morang, Bhojpur, Dhanusha, Makawanpur and Sindhuli districts. Four ... Read More »

First ever use of Indian waterway to transport Cargo from Bhutan to Bangladesh

The Indian cargo ship MV AAI carrying stone aggregates from Bhutan arrived in Narayanganj in Bangladesh on Tuesday through the Indo-Bangladesh protocol route. The stone aggregates were transported by trucks from Phuentsholing in Bhutan which is 160 KMs from Dhubri jetty in Assam before being shipped to Bangladesh through Brahmaputra. The transport of cargo through this route will cut short ... Read More »

US House votes against move to impeach Donald Trump

The 332-95 vote included a majority of Democrats voting along with Republicans to kill the measure.But the 95 Democrats who voted against casting aside the measure shows there has been an increase in support for moving ahead with articles of impeachment. By tabling the measure, Democratic Representative Al Green, was seeking to capitalize on growing criticism of Trump after the ... Read More »

HRD Minister: New Education Policy to bring reform in higher education

Speaking exclusively to DD News, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said that till now 60 thousand suggestions have been received from various stakeholders on the New Education Policy. The committee for draft National Education Policy headed by former ISRO chairman K Kasturirangan submitted its report to the HRD Ministry on May 31. The Union Minister also said that all ... Read More »

Farmers in Assam seek to turn bane into a boon

The island farmers are today adopting hydro-phonics to grow herbs and develop kitchen garden in trays floating in lakes and swamps which are in abundance through its length and breath. This new innovative method of cultivation has paved the way for the people of the island to get good protein and other vitamin-rich food through cultivating in floating trays which ... Read More »

Assam government intensifies relief and rescue measures in flood hit areas

The army, NDRF, SDRF and civil administrations have evacuated over 14 thousand people on Wednesday. 1.5 lakh people are still taking shelter at relief camps and essential food items are being distributed. In Nagaon district, several areas are still submerged in flood water and people are made to use boats to move from one place to another. Normal life continues ... Read More »

Organized Gambling House Busted four arrested

Telangana: Hyderabad: July 18(Udaipur Kiran) Hyderabad Police busted organized Gambling house situated near Ujjaini Mahankali Temple, Rezimental Bazar, Gopalpuram and apprehended (4) accused persons in which one Gaming Organizer & three Punters. Wherein the Gaming organizer Talla Avinash age.34 yrs. The accused is organizing gambling (Three card game) at rented house premises by betting money, which is a game of chance   and ... Read More »

ISRO reschedules Chandrayaan-2 launch for July 22

New Delhi, July 18 (Udaipur Kiran): The much-awaited Lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 of Bengaluru has now decided to launch on July 22. Earlier it was to be launched on July 15 but due to technical failure, the launch was postponed. The Indian Space Research Organization ( ISRO ) confirmed that Chandrayaan-2 launch, which was called off due to a technical snag on July 15, 2019, is ... Read More »

Bihar floods :Death toll rises to 67

The flood situation however has slightly improved in several districts with water either receding or becoming steady. In Araria, affected people who had moved to safer places due to floods, have started returning to their homes. The administration is preparing list of affected families to provide monetary relief. Rs 6,000 will be paid through DBT to the account of each ... Read More »

Meeting of high power committee on transformation of agriculture held in New Delhi

The meeting held at NITI Aayog, discussed measures for transformation of agriculture and raising farmers’ income, modalities for adoption and time bound implementation of agriculture sector reforms. Addressing media after the meeting, convener of the committee, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that discussion was held on ways to boost growth in agriculture. He said that private sector investment can ... Read More »

Modi to re-visit US and to address Indians

Washington , July 18 (Udaipur Kiran): The United Nations General Assembly is commencing in September, in which the PM will take part and address it. Earlier ,the Prime Minister addressed the assembly in 2014 . He will address a large number of Indians during his second visit of the US. This program of PM has been named#HowdyModi . It is being told that the Prime Minister will give a speech ... Read More »

Nirmala Sitharaman moves Finance Bill 2019 in Lok Sabha; opposition parties RSP, Cong, TMC oppose the Bill

New Delhi, July.18 (Udaipur Kiran): Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday moved the contentious Finance Bill in the Lok Sabha which gives effect to the financial proposals of the central government for  Financial year (FY) 2019-20. However, several opposition parties like Congress, Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) have opposed this bill proposed by the Modi government.  Responding ... Read More »

Karnataka Congress claims BJP kidnaps another party MLA

Bengaluru,18 July(Udaipur Kiran): The Karnataka state Assembly today witnessed noisy scenes following allegations by Congress MLAs’ that their party legislator Shrimanth Patil (Kagwad constituency in Belagavi district) has been forcibly kidnapped by the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) leaders.   The trouble began as soon as the lower house reassembled after being adjourned earlier during the day. DK Shivakumar, Major Irrigation ... Read More »

Chandrayaan-2 to be launched on July 22

The national space agency ISRO has announced that it will be launched onboard the booster GSLV Mark-Three on Monday, at 2:43 pm from the spaceport at Sriharikota. Originally Chandrayaan-2 was scheduled to be launched at 2.51 am on July 15. However, less than an hour before the launch, leakage of liquid fuel in the crucial cryogenic upper stage of the ... Read More »

Kulbhushan Jadhav is innocent; says External Affairs Minister

Making a statement in both houses of Parliament on the ICJ judgement, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said “Kulbhushan Jadhav is innocent of the charges made against him. His forced confession without legal representation and due process will not change this reality”. Making a statement in Rajya Sabha, the minister said that Pakistan violated Vienna Convention and disallowed India from ... Read More »

Karnataka CM moves trust vote in State Assembly

A total of 26 MLAs from the ruling side desired to speak during the confidence motion.While BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa said that the discussion must conclude today. The Chief Minister asked why the opposition leader is in a hurry? The trust vote comes after a spate of resignations by MLAs from the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition government since July 6. A ... Read More »

India , Sri Lanka sign contract to upgrade 130 km railway track

The agreement is for upgradation of over century old track of 130 km located between Colombo and Jaffna in Tamil –majority northern province. The contract agreement was signed by Sunil Kumar Choudhury, Chairman & Managing Director, IRCON International Limited and L.P.Jayampathy, Secretary, Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation of Sri Lanka in the presence other dignitaries. Sri Lankan transport minister ... Read More »

Ayodhya case: SC allows mediation to continue till July 31

A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, said that after perusing the report filed by the mediation panel, it will take a call on 2nd August, on whether a hearing is required in the case. Justice Kalifulla, chairman of mediation committee submitted the interim report in Supreme court today.  The bench, which perused the interim report about ... Read More »

Vice President: Deeply moved by the movie Super30

‘I was deeply moved by the inspirational story of Anand, who fought against all odds to provide a brighter future for impoverished children,’ Vice President said after watching the special screening of the movie along with the lead actor of the film Shri. Hrithik Roshan, Producer Shri. Sajid Nadiadwala, Anand Kumar, and his family members at his official residence, in New ... Read More »

Reliance Industries’ arm completes acquisition of 100% stake of HGHL

Reliance Industries’ subsidiary–Reliance Brands has completed acquisition of 100% stake of Hamleys Global Holdings (HGHL) through a special purpose vehicle company set up in United Kingdom for cash consideration of GBP 67.96 million. Reliance Industries is India’s largest private sector company. The company’s activities span hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail and 4G digital services. WhatsApp ... Read More »

India bags 2 Gold medals at ISSF Junior World Cup in Germany

In the Individual section of the category, Elavenil Valarivan claimed the top honours with a total score of 251.6, while another Indian Mehuli Ghosh settled for a Silver with 250.2 points. India also clinched a Gold in the team section by creating a junior world record. The effort ensured that India remain at the top of the medals tally with ... Read More »

Himachal building collapse: Seven Army personnel among eight dead

27 persons including 17 army personnel have been rescued so far while rescue operation continues as some Army personnel are still trapped inside. Himachal Chief Minister Jairam Thakur visited the site Monday morning.  Speaking to media, he said that magisterial inquiry has been ordered. He added that as per info received till now, the building structure was not as per ... Read More »

Karnataka Crisis: SC hearing plea of rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs

Earlier, Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar today said in the apex court that he would decide on both disqualification and resignation of the rebel MLAs by tomorrow. He also requested the court to modify its earlier order directing him to maintain status quo on the matter. Senior Advocate A M Singhvi, appearing for the Speaker, submitted before a bench headed ... Read More »

Flood fury continues in Assam; relief & rescue operations underway

Over 26 lakh people are affected in the current wave of flood in 103 revenue circles in  28 districts of Assam. The worst hit districts are Dhemaji, Dhubri and Morigaon. The state Government has set up over 300 relief camps and more than 16,000 inmates are taking shelter in the camps.  Over 87,000 hectares of cropped area have been affected ... Read More »

Rain continues to wreak havoc in Nepal; death toll mounts to 78

Thirty persons are still missing and fifty have been injured. Our Kathmandu correspondent reports normal life in 31 districts, mostly in Tarai region affected due to heavy rainfall. Hundreds of houses have been damaged and thousands of people were displaced due to floods and landslides in last six days. Transportation, electricity, water and communication services were also disrupted in many ... Read More »

MEPs elect first female EU Commission president

She was confirmed by a margin of 383 votes to 327. She needed the backing of 374 out of 747 MEPs to win. With her vision of a greener, fairer and rule-based Europe, the first female EU Commission President will replace Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on 1 November. She secured the backing of more than half of the members of ... Read More »

Heavy rains lash Delhi-NCR

IMD said that he sky will remain generally cloudy with light rain or drizzle expected.The department further added that winds over Delhi and NCR have changed to easterly and so intensity of rains will increase gradually. Since the onset of monsoon on July 5, the national capital has recorded 54.2 mm rainfall. The Met department has also forecasted heavy to ... Read More »