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Restrictions in old Srinagar after local militant killed

Authorities today imposed restrictions in several parts of the old city after a militant from downtown Malaratta was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kashmir’s Budgam district. Although police did not spell out the reason for the sudden restrictions in five police station areas of the old city, administration officials said they apprehended […]

India's GSAT-17 successfully launched
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India’s Communication satellite GSAT-17 launched successfully

India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-17 was today successfully launched by a heavy duty rocket of Arianespace from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana. Configured around I-3K extended bus, GSAT-17 with a lift-off mass of about 3,477 kg carries payloads in Normal C- band, Extended C-band and S-band to provide various communication services. It also […]

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US clears sale of Guardian drones to India

The US has cleared the sale of predator Guardian drones to India, as President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged today to deepen their defence and security cooperation. The US and India look forward to working together on advanced defence equipment and technology at a level commensurate with that of America’s closest allies […]

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Notice to Centre on order banning cattle trade for slaughter

The Supreme Court today sought response from the Centre on pleas challenging its controversial notification banning the sale and purchase of cattle at animal markets for slaughter. A vacation bench comprising Justices R K Agrawal and S K Kaul issued notice to the Centre and asked it to file response within two weeks on two […]

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Sensex up 80 points, eyes Fed policy outcome

Markets saw a positive start today as the benchmark Sensex rose 80 points, coming on the back of an overnight record close on the Wall Street. Investors kept track of the two-day monetary policy meeting of the US Federal Reserve, which is due to announce its decision today. The 30-share barometer added 79.62 points, or […]

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“Enough evidence to prove my case”, says Vijay Mallya outside UK court

Embattled Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya, who is wanted in India on loan defaults to several banks, today claimed that he has “enough evidence” to plead his case as he appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court here for his extradition case hearing. The 61-year-old former chief of erstwhile Kingfisher airlines, who has been out on bail since […]

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Gurgaon gang rape-murder: Cops put out accused’s sketches

Gurgaon police today released sketches of the three accused in a case of gang rape of a woman and murder of her infant daughter. After failing to recover any concrete evidence and clues of the three accused who gang-raped the 23-year-old woman and killed her baby daughter on May 29, Gurgaon police released the sketches […]

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Nifty scales 9,700-mark for first time, Sensex on record high

It was a record setting spree for the markets early on today as the NSE Nifty crossed the 9,700-mark for the first time and BSE Sensex shot up by 121 points to hit a fresh all-time high of 31,430.32. Trading sentiments got a boost as investors widened positions ahead of the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy […]

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CBI carries out searches at residence of Prannoy Roy

The CBI today carried out searches at the residence of NDTV founder Prannoy Roy here and in Dehradun for allegedly causing loss to a private bank. The agency has registered a case against Roy, his wife Radhika and RRPR Holdings for allegedly causing a loss of Rs 48 crore to ICICI Bank, CBI sources said. […]

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Prithvi-II missile successfully test-fired in Odisha

India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile from a test range in Odisha as part of a user trial by the Army. The trial of the surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) […]