Gold slides on low demand, silver remains steady

New Delhi, Aug 18 (PTI) Gold prices fell by Rs 90 to Rs 30,250 per 10 grams at the bullion market today owing to tepid demand from local jewellers even as the precious metal strengthened overseas. However, silver held steady at Rs 38,000 per kg on scattered enquiries from industrial units and coin makers. Marketmen attributed […]

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PM salutes ‘fighting spirit’ of people of flood-hit Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi saluted the people of the rain-ravaged Kerala for their “fighting spirit” and said today the nation stands firmly with the state in this hour. He conducted an aerial survey of some of the areas affected by flood. Kerala Governor P Sathasivam and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Union […]

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Alliance Air mulls to operate from Kochi’s naval base

New Delhi, Aug 18 (PTI) Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, will operate a ‘proving flight’ to Kochi’s naval base today to study the safety aspects of operating ATR-type aircraft from there, a spokesperson of the national carrier said. Air India is trying to find a way to fly in and out of Kochi where […]

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UAE extends helping hand to Kerala flood victims

Dubai, Aug 18 (PTI) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) prime minister and Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has come out in support for deluge-hit Kerala and ordered the formation of an emergency committee to provide relief to the victims hit by devastating rains and floods in the state. In a series of tweets […]

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Sidhu hopes Imran Khan’s accession to PM’s post will be good for Pak, India peace process

Islamabad, Aug 18 (PTI) Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu today hoped that his friend Imran Khan’s accession to the prime minister’s post will be good for Pakistan-India peace process. Wearing a blue suit and a pink turban, Sidhu was among the special guests present at Khan’s oath taking ceremony at the Aiwan-e-Sadr (the President House) in […]

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Imran Khan seeks British PM May’s help to combat money laundering

Islamabad, Aug 18 (PTI) Imran Khan has sought UK’s help to combat the menace of money laundering during a conversation with his British counterpart Theresa May, Pakistani media reported, a day after he vowed to act against those who “looted” the country. Khan’s request is significant as former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his close […]

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WCD asks state women commissions to conduct surprise inspections at one-stop centres

New Delhi, Aug 18 (PTI) The WCD Ministry has asked state women commissions to conduct surprise inspections at one-stop centres amid complaints against them for not functioning properly, according to a senior official. The one-stop centres have been made to support women affected by violence, in private and public spaces, within family, community and at workplace. […]

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PM announces immediate relief of Rs 500 cr to flood-hit Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced today an immediate financial assistance of Rs 500 crore to the rain-battered Kerala, after reviewing the flood situation in the state. Modi also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh per person to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to those seriously injured […]

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‘Singapore will remember Vajpayee as a good friend’

Singapore, Aug 18 (PTI) Singapore’s foreign minister has condoled the death of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said the former Indian prime minister will always be remembered as a good friend of the country. Vajpayee, one of India’s most charismatic leaders and inspirational orators, died on August 16 at the age of 93 in New Delhi. “Vajpayee […]

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Panel probing Jaya”s death summons AIIMS doctors

Chennai, Aug 18 (PTI) The Justice A Arumughaswamy Commission of Inquiry, probing the circumstances leading to former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s death, has summoned three doctors of AIIMS, who examined her at the Apollo Hospital here, to appear before it on August 23 and 24. The commissioned has summoned G C Khilnani of the Department of […]

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