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Noticing an increasing tendency among some brokers to place unauthorised orders on behalf of clients, premier bourse BSE has asked them to exercise extra caution and do due diligence while executing trades.


Sale of a company often leaves employees high and dry, but not in the case of Snapdeal that may offer a Rs 193 crore bonanza to its staff if the homegrown e-commerce firm is taken over by larger rival Flipkart.


Nine of the 10 most valued firms in India added Rs 35,984 crore in market valuation last week, with TCS, Infosys and RIL stealing the show as the stock market reached new heights.


Where has a whopping amount of Rs 20,000 crore, meant for workers' welfare, gone? Spent on tea parties or vacation of officials?  Even the Comptroller and Auditor General doesn't know, wondered the Supreme Court.


The Centre will soon begin work on a Rs 11,000-crore project to provide road connectivity to 44 Naxal-affected districts, including Sukma in Chhattisgarh, which had recently witnessed one of the deadliest Maoist attacks.

Lucknow/New Delhi

A Hizbul Mujahideen militant was apprehended at the Indo-Nepal border in Maharajganj in Uttar Pradesh as he was trying to cross into the country to carry out terror activities, according to officials.


More gory details of Nirbhaya like gang rape-and-murder of a young Dalit woman from Sonipat emerged today, while her family alleged that their plea to police for help prior to the killing went unheeded.


Union home mMinister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath today reviewed preparations for the main function to mark International Yoga Day on June 21 to be attended by the prime minister here.


With the Narendra Modi government keen on rolling out the Goods and Services Tax from July 1, a workshop on the new tax regime will be held here tomorrow for all Uttar Pradesh legislators on the first day of the assembly session.

Amulya Ganguli

India tends to live in two worlds – ancient and modern. There has never been a starker exhibition of this dichotomy than the well-known picture of a satellite being carried on a bullock cart in 1981.
The explanation for this oddity was that the testing of the satellite’s antennae could not be carried out by placing it on a truck since the motorized vehicle is metallic. Hence, the pragmatic recourse to an archaic mode of conveyance.

Pierre Laurent

On May 7 evening, Marine Le Pen, the candidate from the far-right National Front was roundly defeated in France’s presidential election. 66.1 percent of French voters refused to elect a head of state who promotes ideas of hatred and division, a nationalist project that is racist and xenophobic, and public policy that is violently discriminatory and belligerent.

BJP’s decision to talk only to those in Kashmir who accept the Indian Constitution shows its myopic vision. Every day, as the security forces try to control the fury of the people, the number of those who do not accept the Constitution, who want ‘azadi’ and who preach Kashmir’s secession from India swells. To refuse to talk to the leaders of the Hurriyat Conference is to fly in the face of the stark reality. More, it weakens the brittle alliance of the PDP and the BJP.


North Korea test-launched a ballistic missile that landed in the Sea of Japan, the South Korean, Japanese and US militaries said.


A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has killed 115 people and left 8,500 ill as hospitals struggle to cope with an influx of patients, the International Committee of the Red Cross said today.


Scientists have used a tiny capsule guided by an external magnet attached to a robotic arm to successfully perform intricate manoeuvres inside the colon, an advance that will reduce discomfort of colonoscopies.


Judges from one of the Egyptian judiciary's three main branches have voted to defy a newly adopted and widely disputed law giving the president a degree of control over the judiciary.


The ballistic missile fired by North Korea today did not pose a threat to Russia, landing about 500 kilometres from its border, the Russian defence ministry said after Washington suggested that Moscow would be angry.


Over 480 asylum seekers and refugees were rescued in the Mediterranean on Saturday as they attempted the perilous crossing from north Africa, with seven bodies also recovered, Italy's coastguard said today.


A 5.7 magnitude earthquake near Iran's border with Turkmenistan killed two people, injured hundreds and caused widespread damage, state media reported today, citing the country's seismological centre.


Independent-centrist and former investment banker Emmanuel Macron was sworn in on Sunday as the 25th French President and the youngest in the nation's history.

New York

A Muslim-American woman was allegedly kicked out of a bank in the US for 'wearing a hijab' - with staff threatening to call police if she did not 'remove her hood'.


Former US President Barack Obama did not record private meetings in the White House, an ex-official told CNN. "We obviously didn't record private meetings," the former White House official said on Saturday.

Washington DC

In his first commencement speech as the United States President, Donald Trump quite comprehensively lashed out at the Washington naysayers.


China today described its new Silk Road initiative as "a project of the century" with President Xi Jinping pledging to pump in a whopping USD 124 billion for projects that are part of the ambitious venture linking the country to much of Asia, Europe and Africa.


Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said that the multi-billion dollar CPEC was an economic project open to all nations in the region and it "must not be politicised", taking pot-shots at India for boycotting China's high-profile Belt and Road Forum.


Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said that the multi-billion dollar CPEC was an economic project open to all nations in the region and it "must not be politicised", taking pot-shots at India for boycotting China's high-profile Belt and Road Forum.


Nearly five million Nepalis on Sunday are voting in the first phase of the much awaited local elections taking place for the first time after the Himalayan nation became a federal democratic republic.


Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's daughter Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari on Saturday lambasted a bill prohibiting eating and drinking in public during the month of Ramzan, terming it a "ridiculous law" which is against Islam.


Balochistan has drifted back to high levels of violence after a slight improvement in the preceding year, a leading Pakistani newspaper said on Sunday.


The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has seized 44 kgs of gold, valued at about Rs 12.5 crore, smuggled into the country from Dubai using the sea route-- a modus operandi followed by smugglers in the 1970s.