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Enforcement Directorate questions Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal in foreign exchange violation case
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Enforcement Directorate questions Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal in foreign exchange violation case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal on Friday in a case of an alleged contravention of the foreign exchange law, officials said

Kerala floods: IMD issues red alert in Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki today, predicts extremely heavy rainfall tomorrow in Malappuram, Kozhikode
India

Kerala floods: IMD issues red alert in Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki today, predicts extremely heavy rainfall tomorrow in Malappuram, Kozhikode

Eighty-eight people have died across 14 districts of flood-battered Kerala while 40 are missing, authorities said on Tuesday.

IL&FS probe: NCLT allows govt to prosecute auditors Deloitte, BSR; C Sivasankaran and 2 independent directors
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IL&FS probe: NCLT allows govt to prosecute auditors Deloitte, BSR; C Sivasankaran and 2 independent directors

The NCLT said the corporate affairs ministry can go ahead with the prosecution based on the findings of the probe

Mindtree shareholders approve Rs 20 per share special dividend; was proposed by IT firm promoters to celebrate revenue milestone
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Mindtree shareholders approve Rs 20 per share special dividend; was proposed by IT firm promoters to celebrate revenue milestone

There were speculations that L&T, which acquired Mindtree in a hostile takeover, would oppose the proposal as it would strip over Rs 320 crore off the IT company's books.

Railway budget 2019: Govt allocates Rs 65,837 cr; focus on passenger comfort, stress on PPP model
India

Railway budget 2019: Govt allocates Rs 65,837 cr; focus on passenger comfort, stress on PPP model

Railways received Rs 65,837 crore and highest ever outlay for capital expenditure amounting to Rs 1.60 lakh crore in the Budget for the year 2019-20.

Rupee rises 13 paise to 69.22 against dollar in early trade on easing crude prices, weakening US currency in overseas markets
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Rupee rises 13 paise to 69.22 against dollar in early trade on easing crude prices, weakening US currency in overseas markets

The rupee opened strong at 69.32 at the interbank forex market then gained further ground to touch 69.22 per dollar

Medinipur Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates:
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Medinipur Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates:

Medinipur is situated in Jangalmahal region, a contagious tribal belt in West Bengal. Tribal population, estimated to be around 15 percent, can be crucial for political parties in this constituency.

India biggest recipient of funds from Asian Development Bank in 2018, will continue to get sovereign loans
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India biggest recipient of funds from Asian Development Bank in 2018, will continue to get sovereign loans

ADB committed $3 billion in sovereign loans to India in 2018, the highest level of assistance since sovereign operations began in the country in 1986.

Rahul Gandhi's nomination papers valid, declares Amethi returning officer after Independent candidate questions Congress chief's citizenship
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Rahul Gandhi's nomination papers valid, declares Amethi returning officer after Independent candidate questions Congress chief's citizenship

In a major relief for Rahul Gandhi, Returning Officer for Amethi Ram Manohar Misra on Monday declared the Congress president's nomination papers from the Lok Sabha constituency valid.

EVM, VVPAT glitches reported across country as polling gets underway for second phase of 2019 Lok Sabha election
India

EVM, VVPAT glitches reported across country as polling gets underway for second phase of 2019 Lok Sabha election

According to the Election Commission, a voter turnout of 69.43 percent was recorded in phase one of elections in eighteen states and two Union Territories held on 11 April.

Rising hopes on economic growth, low inflation likely to result in salary hikes of 9.7% across sectors this year
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Rising hopes on economic growth, low inflation likely to result in salary hikes of 9.7% across sectors this year

The differentiation in salary increases further widened this year to 1.9 times between top performer and average performer where the overall the top performer is expected to get an average salary hike of 15.6 percent.

Day after US sailor George Mendonsa’s death, iconic statue of World War II kiss vandalised
World

Day after US sailor George Mendonsa’s death, iconic statue of World War II kiss vandalised

A statue depicting the famous scene of a sailor kissing a woman in New York's Times Square was vandalized with red spray paint spelling out #MeToo

UK to strip Islamic State teen bride Shamima Begum of citizenship; family now considering 'legal avenues' to allow her return
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UK to strip Islamic State teen bride Shamima Begum of citizenship; family now considering 'legal avenues' to allow her return

The case points to a dilemma facing many European countries, divided over whether to allow jihadists and IS sympathisers home to face prosecution or barring them over security concerns as the so-called "caliphate" crumbles.

Does BJP's cancellation of Modi's Kolkata rally betray party's lack of preparedness for showdown with TMC?
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Does BJP's cancellation of Modi's Kolkata rally betray party's lack of preparedness for showdown with TMC?

The cancellation of a rally scheduled on 8 February to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has led to questions as to whether the BJP is afraid to take on the TMC so close on the heels of Mamata Banerjee's mega Opposition show of strength in Kolkata.

Odisha Met department says Cyclone Phethai likely to trigger heavy rainfall today, advises fishermen not to venture into sea
India

Odisha Met department says Cyclone Phethai likely to trigger heavy rainfall today, advises fishermen not to venture into sea

The Odisha government has already asked district collectors to take steps to protect paddy from the unseasonal rain. Farmers have been advised to reap the paddy in their field and bring it to a safe place.

No need for RBI to help crisis-hit NBFCs as lender of last resort, says central bank deputy governor Viral Acharya
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No need for RBI to help crisis-hit NBFCs as lender of last resort, says central bank deputy governor Viral Acharya

RBI is guided by the principle of addressing system-wide liquidity requirements, Viral Acharya said, enlisting the measures undertaken since problems started with the non-banking finance companies (NBFCs).

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena dissolves parliament, clears way for snap election two years ahead of schedule
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Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena dissolves parliament, clears way for snap election two years ahead of schedule

President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Sri Lanka's parliament on Friday, hours after his party announced he did not have a majority to get his prime minister nominee through the legislature.

Polling underway in Punjab for election to zilla parishads, panchayat samitis; Opposition alleges 'booth-capturing'
India

Polling underway in Punjab for election to zilla parishads, panchayat samitis; Opposition alleges 'booth-capturing'

Polling to the zila parishads and panchayat samitis began in Punjab on Wednesday morning amid tight security arrangements. The voting commenced at 8 am and will continue till 4 pm, officials said.

Navjot Singh Sindhu says Sushma Swaraj will write to Pakistan govt on opening Kartarpur corridor
India

Navjot Singh Sindhu says Sushma Swaraj will write to Pakistan govt on opening Kartarpur corridor

Navjot Singh Sidhu said it is the responsibility of the Indian government to send a formal request for the opening of Kartarpur corridor keeping in mind the sentiments of over 10 crore Sikhs, Punjabi and Sindhi community