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Rupee extends weakness against US dollar, slips 13 paise in early trade

The rupee slipped in early trade due to increased demand for the American currency from importers and banks.

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Afghanistan attacks: Taliban rockets hit near Kabul presidency, clashes underway

Afghan police say the Taliban have fired rockets toward the presidential palace in Kabul as President Ashraf Ghani was giving his holiday message for the Muslim celebrations of Eid al-Adha.

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Rupee hits one-week high, rises 24 paise against USD

The Indian rupee appreciated for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, rising 24 paise to 69.58 against the US Dollar in early trade.

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Genoa motorway bridge collapses in Italy, many feared dead – Watch video

A bridge on a main highway between Italy and France collapsed Tuesday in the Italian city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 80 meters (262 feet) into a heap of rubble below.

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Turkish lira plunges, country heading towards a financial crisis; 5 things Indians must know

Turkish lira fall continues: Following a diplomatic spat with Washington and other problems plaguing the economy, Turlish lira continued its fall as fear among investors spiked. In line with the fall in lira, the Indian rupee

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IKEA in Hyderabad: See pics of Swedish home furnishing major’s first store in India

Swedish home furnishings major IKEA opened its first store in India, kicking off its retail journey five years after it received approval to invest in the country's single-brand retail sector.

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HEG posts Rs 770 crore net profit in June quarter

Graphite electrode manufacturer HEG today said it has registered a net profit of Rs 770 crore for the June quarter, compared with a net loss of Rs 8.43 crore in year-ago period.

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This is how Modi is turning his constituency Varanasi green, generating jobs

With an aim to revive the industrial activity and extend green fuel services in the eastern region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dedicated to the nation the Varanasi City Gas Distribution (CGD) network.

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‘Modi’s MSP is blatant fraud’; here’s why farmers’ body will hold protest march on Friday

Days after the Narendra Modi government cleared the proposal to raise the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for 14 Kharif crops, a farmers body called it a 'blatant fraud'.

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Japan floods: Death toll mounts to 100, rescue operations underway

The rescue operations are underway in disaster-hit areas, while Japan's weather agency has warned of the continuing danger of landslides and flood. The normal life continues to be disrupted and the Business is severely hit by

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Japan floods: At least 62 dead after heavy rains; dozens missing

The death toll from unprecedented rains in Japan rose to at least 62 on Sunday as widespread flooding forced several million from their homes, with more rain set to hit some areas for at least another day.

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Two Israeli missiles land near Damascus airport

Two Israeli missiles landed near the international airport of Damascus after midnight on Tuesday, the media reported.

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Will oil prices fall further? Big OPEC meet in Vienna this week; here is what to expect from the cartel

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Russia and other producers meet in Vienna from Friday and could agree to increase production from July.

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Lucknow-Agra expressway accident: Seven including six students killed in UP’s Kannauj, CM Yogi Adityanath announces ex-gratia

According to a police spokesperson, the accident took place in Tirwa area of the district at around 4.00 am. "The accident occurred when students were filling diesel from one bus to another, and were run over by another bus w

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Oil price hike pinching Indian consumers, says Dharmendra Pradhan in Dubai

Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said that the oil price is pinching the Indian consumers.

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Facebook CEO announces way to clear history, Mark Zuckerberg to offer first dating feature

Zuckerberg made the announcement at Facebook's annual f8 developer conference, in which he acknowledging that 2018 has been an "intense year" just four months in.

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Boost for PM Modi’s Make in India: Xiaomi wants component makers to set up base, could create 50,000 jobs

China's Xiaomi said it wants its global smartphone component makers to set up base in India, in what could potentially bring as much as $2.5 billion of investment to the South Asian nation and create as many as 50,000 jobs.

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2018 Commonwealth Games: Satish Sivalingam wins gold medal for India in weightlifting, Indian women enter TT semis

2018 Commonwealth Games: Sathish Kumar Sivalingam bagged a gold for India in men's weightlifting 77 kg category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) on Saturday.

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China imposed tariffs on US products, Donald Trump’s administration blasts Beijing

Beijing has repeatedly said it does not fear a trade war with the United States, but it has also urged Washington to come to the table and resolve their trade differences.

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North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s secret visit to Beijing, see pics

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un made an unofficial visit to Beijing, China this week. After two days of speculation, China and North Korea both confirmed that Kim had travelled to Beijing to meet Xi, with both sides seeking

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Kim Jong Un makes surprise China visit in special green train; see pics

Speculation is rife that Kim Jong Un made a surprise visit to China after media reports about arrival of a special train believed to be carrying the North Korean dictator.

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Trump expels 60 Russian officials, closes Seattle consulate; 14 EU states also expel Russian diplomats

US President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the expulsion of 60 Russians from the United States and closed the Russian consulate in Seattle over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in the British city of Salisbury.

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Nicolas Sarkozy, former French President, in police custody for receiving illicit funds from Gaddafi

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was being held in police custody on Tuesday for questioning by magistrates looking into allegations of Libyan funding for his 2007 election campaign, an official in the French judiciary

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30 of wedding party killed as truck falls from bridge in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar district

Bhavnagar: At least 26 people of a wedding party were killed when their truck fell into a pit from a bridge near Randhora village in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district this morning, the police said.

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CM Manohar Parrikar re-admitted to Goa hospital, complaints dehydration and blood pressure

Parrikar, 62, was brought to the GMCH on a wheelchair, the official said, adding that he was accompanied by a family member. Parrikar was discharged from Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital on February 22, a week after he was admitted

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Donald Trump Jr arrives in India; here is what he will do and the people he will meet

Donald Trump Jr, who is on a business trip, will hold a closed-door meeting with top industrialists in the national capital Delhi today.

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Cold Sunday morning in Delhi; sky likely to remain clear in city, says Met official

It was a cold Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 5.7 degrees celsius, two notches below the season's average, the Met Office said.

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