Congress fields Renuka Chowdhary from Khammam

Hyderabad, March 23  The Congress has named former Union Minister and senior leader Renuka Chowdhary as its candidate for Khammam Lok Sabha seat in Telangana. Her name figured in the seventh list of candidates announced by the Central Election Committee on Friday night. The party had already announced candidates for 16 seats in Telangana and […]

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Lohia’s ‘followers’ betraying his principles: Modi

New Delhi, March 23  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the political parties claiming to be the followers of socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia of betraying his principles and were desperate to form an opportunistic adulteration alliance with the Congress. “Dr. Lohia always believed that dynastic politics was inimical to democracy. He would have […]

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BJP drops four Maharashtra MPs in second list

Mumbai, March 23 The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has dropped four sitting MPs from Maharashtra while announcing the second list of six nominees for the Lok Sabha elections here on Saturday morning. The candidates are: Maharashtra Minister Girish Bapat (Pune), Bharati Pawar (Dindori), Smita U. Wagh (Jalgaon), Kanchan R. Kul (Baramati) and Jaysidhesvar Swami (Solapur) […]

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Jet suspends 12 international services till April-end

New Delhi/Mumbai, March 22  Jet Airways has suspended 12 international flights even as it grapples with a reduced fleet strength, industry insiders said on Friday. Sources said the airline has suspended operations to Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Dammam, Singapore, Manchester and Dhaka, among others, till April 30. However, one service has been cancelled due […]

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Trump cancels new North Korea sanctions

Washington, March 23  US President Donald Trump says he has ordered the withdrawal of recently imposed sanctions against North Korea. In a tweet on Friday, Trump referred to “additional large-scale sanctions” by the US Treasury that had been added to already existing restrictions. It was not immediately clear which measures he was referring to, the […]

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British Airways to launch its shortest flight

London, March 23 British Airways is launching its shortest flight till date, a 54-mile, 50-minute flight from Bahrain International Airport to Dammam, Saudi Arabia, the media reported on Saturday. The return flight will be even quicker, with only 40 minutes spent in the air, CNN quoted the airlines as saying in a statement on Friday. The […]

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Federal Reserve signals for Indian investments

The signalling at the Federal Reserve of the US meeting last week that no more interest rate hikes should be expected during 2019 has ramifications across the globe given the scale of the US economy and the importance of Federal Reserve policy to global investments. From the perspective of the Indian investment community, there are […]

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