BJP wants Congress government in Madhya Pradesh to prove majority

During decisions and financial matters we are going to seek division to test whether the weak Congress government enjoys its support in the House, Bhargava said.

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Sebi imposes Rs 60 lakh fine on 9 entities for fraudulent trading practices

Out of the nine entities, Henal C Patel, Dantara Amish Vijaykumar and Henal Hemantbhai Shah have been fined Rs 10 lakh each while others including Dhanlaxmi Lease Finance have been fined Rs 5 lakh each.

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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Tamil Nadu government committed to release of seven convicts, says CM Palaniswami

Palaniwami's statement comes amidst renewed calls, both from the opposition and Tamil groups, for the release of the seven, serving life terms, after the Supreme Court recently disposed of a plea of the kin of those killed al

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FSSAI allows small organic growers to sell produce without certification till 2020

A similar relaxation has been given to 'aggregators' having an annual turnover of Rs 50 lakh. However, organic food retail firms have to comply with the certification norm.

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Congress workers reject exit polls, say results will be different

Most exit polls Sunday forecast another term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with some of them projecting that BJP-led NDA will get more than 300 seats to comfortably cross the majority mark of 272 in the Lok Sabha.

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Gold imports rise 54 per cent to $3.97 billion in April

Imports of the precious metal stood at USD 2.58 billion in April 2018, according to data from the commerce ministry. 

U.S. gold futures were 0.2% higher at $1,278 an ounce. News

US’ richest black billionaire Robert F Smith promises to pay off 400 students’ loans, stuns entire graduating class

America's richest black billionaire and a prominent philanthropist stunned an entire graduating class at a college in Atlanta when he promised to pay off nearly 400 students' loans estimated at USD 40 million.

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Exit polls not final decision, but hint at BJP’s win, says Nitin Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Mondaysaid the exit polls are not the "final decision" but indicate that the BJP will once again come to power, riding on the development work done by the NDA government.

Seeking to set the record straight on speculations of him being in the prime ministerial race, Gadkari asserted that the new BJP-led government will be formed under Modi's leadership. (PTI photo) News

Mayawati meets Akhilesh as exit poll indicates gains for SP-BSP alliance in UP

BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav met here on Monday after exit polls indicated gains for their alliance in the politically important state of Uttar Pradesh.

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Pawan Hans sale: Govt to issue fresh bid document, to indemnify buyers of contingent liability

After a botched attempt for sale of Pawan Hans, the government is likely to issue a fresh bid document by the end of this month and provide indemnity to the potential buyers against contingent liability of about Rs 500 crore

A total of 100 per cent stake in Pawan Hans, which has a fleet of 46 choppers, have been put on the block. (Reuters File photo) News

TMC miffed with exit poll predictions; says forecasts baseless, biased towards BJP

Miffed with exit poll predictions, the Trinamool Congress is busy with post-poll calculations based on reports received from the districts, a senior party leader said Monday.

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Shiv Sena says no guarantee of Opposition ‘alliance’ staying intact by May 23

The Shiv Sena on Monday hit out at the opposition parties for trying to come together to keep the BJP out of power after the Lok Sabha poll results, saying the country cannot afford to have a coalition government "crawling" w

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Goa govt to spend Rs 1,000 cr to upgrade power network

The Goa government has decided to upgrade the electricity transmission and distribution network across the coastal state at a cost of Rs 1,000 crore, a senior official said on Monday.

Some of the power lines in the state were installed nearly 30 years ago and require urgent repairs (Representational image) News

Mercedes-Benz launches BS-VI Long Wheelbase E-Class at Rs 57.5 lakh

The new car has safety features including seven airbags, parking pilot with active parking assist and adaptive brake lights.

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Okinawa invests Rs 200 crore in a new manufacturing plant with 1 million annual capacity

Okinawa is now planning to expand its production with a new manufacturing facility in Rajasthan with a planned annual capacity of 10,00,000 units of scooters.

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40 stocks hit 52-week highs on BSE; 87 others hit 1-year lows

Some of the stocks that touched 52-week highs include Bajaj Finance, DCB Bank, Federal Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, SRF, Titan, Kotak Mahindra and PVR.

The number of securities that hit the upper circuit limit was 115, while 119 scrips touched their respective lower circuits, according to BSE. (File photo) News

MEA Sushma Swaraj to attend SCO foreign ministers meet in Bishkek from Tuesday

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will attend a two-day meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), beginning Tuesday, in Kyrgyz capital Bishkek, during which several pressing issues including thread of terr

EAM Sushma Swaraj will be representing India in the meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (IE File photo) News

Pakistan needs aggressive diplomacy to exit FATF grey list, says official

Pakistan needs to launch an aggressive diplomatic effort to secure enough support to come out of the grey list or prevent itself from falling into the black list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) next month, a senior

The FATF plenary had formally placed Pakistan in the grey list in June 2018 after the country could not secure a minimum of three votes. (Website image) News

Chandrababu Naidu to meet Mamata Banerjee for ‘mahagatbandhan’ post-poll alliance talks in Kolkata

A day after meeting Congress president Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here on Monday, sources said.

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president will meet Banerjee as part of his efforts to unite opposition parties against the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha election results on May 23. (PTI Photo) News

Australian PM Morrison looks set to form majority govt: report

Before the election, the Coalition held 73 seats, while Labor 72. According to ABC, the Liberal party led by Prime Minister Morrison was expected to secure Bass, Chisholm, Boothby and Wentworth seats that could lead the Coali

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FPIs withdraw Rs 6,399 cr in May so far

Overseas investors have pulled out a net amount of Rs 6,399 crore from the Indian capital markets in May so far on the back of election-related uncertainty and the US-China trade tensions.

FPIs pulled out a net sum of Rs 4,786.38 crore from equities and Rs 1,612.62 crore from the debt market during May 2-17 (File photo) News

EC orders action against presiding officer in Chandni Chowk for not deleting test votes

The need for a repoll was necessitated since the presiding officer forgot to delete the test votes from the EVM cast during mock poll on May 12.

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Dutee Chand faces expulsion from family after revealing same-sex relationship

A landmark judgement of the Supreme Court last year had made same sex relationship between consenting adults a non criminal act though marriage between such individuals is still not legal in India.

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Lok Sabha polls come to close; over 61% voting recorded in last phase

Voting took place in 13 seats of Punjab and an equal number of seats in Uttar Pradesh, nine in West Bengal, eight seats each in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, four in Himachal Pradesh, three in Jharkhand and the lone seat Chandiga

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Indian part of Kailash Mansarovar in UNESCO’s tentative list of world heritage sites

In the proposal, Kailash Mansarovar is in the mixed category — both as a natural as well as a cultural heritage. Covering an area of 6,836 sq km within India, the area is flanked in the east by Nepal and bordered by China o

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Australia elections: Defying exit polls, PM Morrison-led coalition scores a miracle win

Around 16 million Australians swarmed to the polling booths across the country on Saturday to elect the nation's 31st prime minister, in what was widely referred to as the climate-change election.

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