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Rising for the second straight day, gold prices firmed up by Rs 200 to Rs 28,550 per 10 grams on Wednesday, driven by a firm global trend and increased buying by local jewellers.


Country's second biggest private sector lender HDFC Bank Wednesday cut its benchmark lending rate by up to 0.90 per cent, joining over a dozen banks and housing finance companies that have slashed rates in last few days.

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Trading in corporate debt at nation's stock exchanges -- BSE and NSE -- surged nearly 23 per cent to Rs 12.9 lakh crore, during the last year.

Trading worth Rs 10.50 lakh crore in corporate bonds were reported on the two bourses during 2015, latest data available with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) showed.


State Bank of India, Coca-Cola India and Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages have signed an agreement to enable over 2.6 million retailers and 5,000 distributors in conducting business transactions digitally.

State to lodge complaint with MHA
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Sabyasachi Bandopadhyay & Durgadas Bandopadhyay
Controversy arose over the deployment of a CRPF contingent at BJP state party office yesterday when supporters of Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad, (TMCP), the student wing of the Trinamool Congress, laid siege of the office, damaging property and engaging in a scuffle with BJP supporters.

TMC MP Sudip Bandopadhyay presented at a Bhubaneswar court this afternoon after  a round of interrogation by CBI sleuths.

Protest staged in front of Babul's house; Krishna' house attacked in Konnagar, party complains of lawlessness
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Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers today took to the streets in various parts of West Bengal to protest arrest of party leader Sudip Bandopadhyay and staged demonstration in front of Union minister Babul Supriyo's house here demanding his arrest.

7-phase voting in UP, results on March 11
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The high-stakes Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh will be held in seven phases between February 11 and March 8, while Punjab and Goa will go to polls together on February 4, Uttarakhand on February 15 and Manipur in two phases on March 4 and 8, with counting to be held on March 11.

Cites 'financial emergency'
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A day after his party's leader in Lok Sabha, Sudip Bandyopadhyay, was arrested by CBI, West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra today staged an angry walkout from a pre-Budget meeting saying there was 'financial emergency and 'political environment of fear' in the country.


India will give a calibrated "hard" response to terror activities that will compel Pakistan to completely rethink its strategy on supporting insurgency and terrorism here, says new Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat.


Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat today supported the creation of a post of 'Chief of Defence Staff' saying integration among the three services and with the Defence Ministry is mportant.


After its successful Mars Orbiter Mission (MoM), ISRO is eyeing inter-planetary missions to Jupiter and Venus and is studying their feasibility. "We are looking at other planets that we can explore. So, two of them are Jupiter and Venus.


A Delhi court today granted bail to Sanjeev Tyagi, cousin of ex-IAF chief S P Tyagi, and lawyer Gautam Khaitan in VVIP chopper scam case, saying that no purpose would be served by keeping them in custody.


Two petitions seeking a probe into the treatment given to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa have been filed in the Madras High Court which today tagged them along with an earlier PIL which has sought an inquiry into the circumstances leading to her death


Unauthorised colonies are normally born out of greed with intent of securing unmerited benefits and legalising them has emboldened purchasers of acquired land and encroachers apart from leading to manifold problems, the Delhi High Court has said.


The Delhi High Court today sought to know CBI's stand on an application seeking a direction to register corruption cases against some senior functionaries of AIIMS for alleged irregularities in purchase of items for surgery department and trauma centre.


With opposition parties protesting the move to present Union Budget on February 1, BJP today rubbished their claims saying it is a constitutional exercise that should not be linked to election cycle.


Expressing apprehension that voters could be influenced through announcements in the Union Budget, BSP chief Mayawati today asked the Election Commission to instruct the Centre to present the general budget only after completion of polling in all the five states in Ma


Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda today suggested that TMC supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee should take legal recourse over the arrest of her party MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay by the CBI which smacks of "political vindictiveness' by the Centre.


Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) alliance today announced two candidates from Phagwara and Ludhiana (Central) Assembly constituencies for the upcoming Punjab polls.


Heralding a generational change in party leadership, DMK supremo M Karunanidhi's son M K Stalin was today appointed the party's working president that vested him with all powers.


Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh, an ex-army captain, may see himself locked in an electoral battle with former army chief, J J Singh, for the Patiala assembly seat during the polls in the state.


Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) will be used in 35 out of total 117 Assembly constituencies in Punjab, which is slated to go for polls on February four.


Union minister and Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla today said his party was fully prepared for the state Assembly election, slated for February 4. He welcomed the announcement of the poll schedule by the Election Commission.


Independent legislator Naresh Sawal today quit as a member of the Goa Legislative Assembly to join the MGP, ahead of the upcoming polls. Sawal representing Bicholim constituency in North Goa today tendered his resignation before Speaker Anant Shet.

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In a relief to Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan, a local court has rejected a plea alleging that he purchased land for establishing Mohammad Ali Jauhar University without paying the market price.


A judicial probe has begun into the Varanasi stampede which had claimed 25 lives and left over 100 people injured. Retired judge of Allahabad High Court Justice Rajmani Chauhan visited the incident spot yesterday, officials said.


The bodies of film producer and realtor Abis Rizvi and fashion designer Khushi Shah, who were killed in a terror attack at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations, were laid to rest today at their respective native places in Mumbai and Vadodara.

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today kick started work on two multi-level parking lots here which will ease the traffic congestion in the summer capital of the state.

The Rajasthan government is taking some serious steps to make the Centre's idea of a cashless economy a reality, and Jaipur metro going cashless first time in the country is one such example, an official said today.