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Head half-century helps Australia post 191/7 vs India as wickets tumble
ADELAIDE, Dec 7: Travis Head's fighting 61 off 149 balls helped Australia reach 191/7 at stumps on Friday, the second day of the first test against India, after off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took three top-order wickets and helped the visitors domi ...

Gadkari collapses during Maharashtra function
AHMEDNAGAR (Maharashtra), Dec 7: Union Minister for Shipping Nitin Gadkari fainted and collapsed during a function here on Friday. ...

Congress MP from Bihar dead
PATNA, Dec 7: Senior Congress leader and Lok Sabha member from Bihar's Kishanganj, Maulana Asrar-ul-Haque Qasmi, passed away early on Friday following a heart attack. He was 76. ...

Mumbai court verdict in Sohrabuddin 'encounter' on Dec 21
MUMBAI, Dec 7: A Special CBI court will pronounce on December 21 its judgement in the politically sensitive Sohrabuddin Anwar Shaikh and Tulsiram Prajapati twin encounters case and the rape-cum-murder of Kausar Bi of Gujarat. ...

India's per capita media consumption grew 9% for 6 years: Report
NEW DELHI, Dec 7: Media consumption in India grew at an annual per capita rate of 9 per cent over the last six years, far outpacing the US and China in this regard, according to a joint report released by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) ...

Regulations, tech can curb corporate fraud: India Inc
MUMBAI, Dec 7: Though many Indian companies believe corporate fraud will rise in the future, there is growing optimism that recent regulatory actions and technology interventions will be able to tackle fraud, a survey said. ...

Cabinet nods India's first agri export policy to double farmers' income
NEW DELHI, Dec 7: The Union Cabinet has approved the country's first Agriculture Export Policy with an aim to double farmers' income and agricultural export to $60 billion by 2022, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said. ...

Fitch Ratings lowers India's FY19 growth forecast to 7.2%
MUMBAI, Dec 7: Global ratings agency Fitch Ratings has lowered India's growth forecasts to 7.2 per cent from an earlier projection of 7.8 per cent rise for fiscal year ending March 2019. ...

Polling begins in Rajasthan to elect new Assembly
JAIPUR, Dec 7: Polling began on Friday in Rajasthan amid tight security to elect a new Assembly in the state. ...

Voting underway in Telangana Assembly polls
HYDERABAD, Dec 7: Polling was underway in Telangana on Friday to elect a new state Assembly amid tight security. ...

Equity indices open in green, Sensex up 150 points
MUMBAI, Dec 7: The Indian equity indices opened on a positive note on Friday tracking broadly positive Asian markets. ...

Facebook tightens political ads in India ahead of 2019 polls
NEW DELHI, Dec 7: Facing intense scrutiny over the misuse of its platform globally during elections, Facebook has announced fresh steps to increase ad transparency and defend against foreign interference ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in India. ...

Cabinet clears National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems
NEW DELHI, Dec 7: The Union Cabinet has approved the launch of the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) to address ever-increasing technological requirements of the society. ...

Cabinet okays pact with Japan in healthcare sector
NEW DELHI, Dec 7: The Cabinet gave ex post facto approval to the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between India and Japan in the field of healthcare and wellness. It was signed on October 29 this year. ...

US dollar falls amid downbeat data, lower expectation on Fed rate hikes
NEW YORK, Dec 7: The US dollar extended losses in late trading on Thursday, as a batch of negative economic data cast a poll over investors sentiment. ...

US stocks close mixed as fears for economic slowdown continue
NEW YORK, Dec 7: US stocks closed mixed as fears for economic slowdown continued. ...

India fold for 250 in first innings vs Australia
ADELAIDE, Dec 7: India failed to add any further run to their overnight score before being packed for 250 on the very first ball of the second morning of the opening Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval here on Friday. ...

3 held guilty in horticulture board scam
GUWAHATI, Dec 6 - A CBI court has convicted three persons, including the then assistant director of National Horticulture Board, Guwahati and the then branch manager of Manipur Rural Bank, for fraudulently releasing subsidy money of Rs 37 lakh to “be ...

Repatriation of Rohingya as per norms: Envoy
YANGON, Dec 6 - The recent repatriation of seven Rohingya from Assam (India) to Myanmar, which drew sharp reactions from rights groups from across the globe, was done following laid-down guidelines of both the countries and the repatriation of other ...

Repolling ordered in 42 stations
GUWAHATI, Dec 6 - The State Election Commission has ordered repolling in 42 stations where balloting was held yesterday as part of the first phase of panchayat elections. ...

KK Handiqui National Award to Amaresh Datta
GUWAHATI, Dec 6 - Prof Amaresh Datta has been chosen for the prestigious Krishna Kanta Handiqui National Award-2018 instituted by Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University. An eminent scholar and a celebrated teacher of English, Prof Datta is a re ...

Lack of law on tenant info poses problem for police
GUWAHATI, Dec 6 - Lack of any law to force the contractors, builders, private hostel owners and those who rent out their houses to provide details of the workers and tenants has become a major problem for the police in dealing with crimes. There are ...

SC reserves verdict on CBI chief’s plea
NEW DELHI, Dec 6 - Observing that the “essence” of every government action must be in the interest of the institution, the Supreme Court asked the Centre and the CVC what was the “grave exigency” that prompted the “overnight” decision to divest Alok ...

AASU plea on filing NRC objections
GUWAHATI, Dec 6 - The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has urged the Centre, State Government and NRC authorities to create a conducive atmosphere so that people could file their objections in a hassle-free manner. ...

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