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The Indian rupee continued its stellar run against the US currency and closed at fresh 2-1/2 month high of 67.31 on heavy dollar unwinding by speculative traders and exporters.


After rising for four straight sessions, gold prices Friday dropped by Rs 220 per 10 grams at the bullion market, reflecting weak global cues amid reduced demand from jewellers.


Former Deputy CAG Suman Saxena and two others have been appointed as whole-time members in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India.
Besides Saxena, Mukulita Vijaywargiya and Navrang Saini have also been appointed as the new members.


In a blockbuster debut, shares of 140-year-old BSE Ltd on Friday got listed on rival NSE's platform at a huge premium of nearly 33 per cent over the IPO price --culminating the 10-year-long process of India's first stock exchange going public.


Leading stock exchange NSE Friday selected IDFC chief Vikram Limaye as its new CEO and Managing Director, two months after the sudden exit of Chitra Ramkrishna from the top post.


They might have lost their kingdom, but the urge to rule still seems to dog them, as a number of royals have thrown their hat in the ring in the high-voltage Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.


The financial problems faced by the print media industry were today flagged in the Rajya Sabha with a demand that the government should address the matter by reviewing its advertisement rates which have been stagnant since October 2010.

Says UP nation's crime capital
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BJP President Amit Shah today called off his foot march in Meerut following the murder of a businessman's son and lashed out at the Samajwadi Party government, saying Uttar Pradesh has become India's "crime capital" under it and vowed to make it a poll issue.


The government today urged the Opposition Congress to "not politicise" sudden demise of IUML MP E Ahamed and sought cooperation of all parties in smooth conduct of Parliament.


Congress today objected to removal of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's name from 'Sadbhavna Diwas' observed every year on August 20 but the government asserted that schemes will no longer carry the names of "one family" under the Modi dispensation.


Congress and Left today raked up inside and outside Parliament the issue of death of IUML MP E Ahamed, alleging that he was shown alive under PMO "pressure" to allow Budget presentation on February 1 and demanded a probe by a Parliamentary Committee into it.


A 23-year-old IT professional working with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park in Hinjawadi here, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his apartment located in the IT Park, said police.


In a massive crackdown on unauthorised agencies offering Aadhaar-related services illegally and charging excessive money from the public, UIDAI has got shut down 12 websites and as many mobile apps available on the Google Playstore.


The Supreme Court collegium has cleared the names of five sitting high court judges, including four chief justices, for elevation to the apex court.


After an acrimonious campaign, Goa is all set for the Assembly polls tomorrow which will witness a contest among ruling BJP, opposition Congress, new entrant AAP and the three-party alliance forged by MGP, GSM and Shiv Sena.


The Srinagar-Jammu national highway was closed for traffic today in the wake of landslides at some places, even as the weather remained dry in Kashmir with the night temperature settling close to the freezing point at most places.


Raising the fishermen's issue with the Centre once again, the Tamil Nadu government has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in securing release of 25 fishermen and 119 fishing boats from Sri Lankan custody.


Risking their lives through avalanche-prone snow covered mountains, an army man and his relatives hailing from a remote village in Karnah near the LoC in Kashmir, carried the body of his mother on their shoulders so that she could be laid to rest in her ancestral vill

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P. Sreekumaran

The ruling BJP leaders, the Prime Minister downwards, trumpet the delights of ‘cooperative federalism’ at regular intervals. But the dichotomy between their public pronouncements and practice is as dangerous as it is frightening.


With several questions raised by the police rank and file over the killing of its eight personnel in landmine explosion in Koraput district, Odisha government today rushed a team of Crime Branch officials to probe the incident.


At many as 1,124 small depositors, duped by chit fund companies in Odisha, have got their money back, Debraj Rout, secretary of the Justice M M Das Commission of Inquiry, probing into the multi-crore ponzi scam in the state said today.


Almost a week after the murder of his nephew allegedly by a coal mafia, BJP MLA Sanjiv Singh has accused the state government of not providing him adequate security even as he expressed fear that a conspiracy is being hatched to kill him.


Prohibitory orders promulgated by the Kohima district administration under section 144 CrPC in certain areas here continued to be in force with no reports of untoward incident today, after a day of violent protests in parts of Nagaland.


A special NIA court today sent three ISI suspects arrested last month for their role in triggering train derailments to judicial custody till February 17.


Meghalaya government will soon roll out a digital policy to ensure mobile connectivity reaches the last man, a top official of the IT department said today.


Chief minister Nitish Kumar's famed "seven resolves" of good governance for ushering Bihar into development would find rich depiction in a 144 square feet painting to be created jointly by traditional and modern artistes.


A ward member candidate was allegedly killed by Maoists in Mathili area here early today ahead of the upcoming Panchayat polls in the state.


Spencer’s Retail, which has its hypermarket at the basement of the South City Mall will remain open for operations despite the recent shut down of the mall for renovations, according to a press note issued by the company.


One person was killed and 10 others were injured when the mini-truck in which they were travelling hit a pillar of a flyover and overturned at Birshibpur in the district today, police said.

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In a notable judgment, the Calcutta High Court has held that trial of sexual offences committed on children belonging to the SC/ST community should be conducted before the Special Court designated to try the offences under the POCSO Act of 2012 for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands under the provisions of section 28 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (