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NEW DELHI

Foreign currency worth about Rs 93 lakh has been seized from a man by the customs at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here, officials said on Saturday.
The accused was intercepted yesterday when he was going to board a flight to Dubai.

Kolkata

Capital market watchdog, Securities and Exchange Board of India Saturday said it would seek public comments after it receives Kotak committee report on improvement of corporate governance standards including function of independent directors in September.

Mumbai

Urging all to not fall prey to falsehoods on future of weak banks, RBI Deputy Governor S S Mundra on Friday said lenders' inclusion under prompt corrective action (PCA) is for timely improvement of their performance.

Mumbai

The gross written premium (GWP) collection of the general insurance industry grew to Rs 33,303 crore in the first quarter, up 22 per cent from Rs 27,310 crore in the corresponding period a year ago, as per the data from the regulator Irdai.

Mumbai

Global rating agency, Fitch Ratings on Friday said the proposed merger of the IDFC Group and Shriram Group is unlikely going to have any immediate impact on ratings of Shriram Transport Finance.

Mumbai

Leading stock exchange BSE will shift securities of 48 companies including IDFC Bank and InterGlobe Aviation to Group `A' category, the most tracked segment on the bourse's platform, from July 17.

NEW DELHI

Gold prices shot up by Rs 190 to Rs 29,050 per ten gram at the bullion market Saturday on firm cues from global markets and increased buying by local jewellers.

NEW DELHI

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today met home minister Rajnath Singh to discuss the law and order situation in the state, especially security to Amarnath pilgrims, even as she blamed "external forces" for creating trouble in the state.

Srinagar

The Army has taken action against some of its personnel found not behaving in a "professional manner" after investigating videos of alleged excesses against Kashmiri youths, Lt. Gen. JS Sandhu said today.

NEW DELHI

Respect the dignity of the dead, the Supreme Court said today while directing state governments to follow the guidelines of the National Human Rights Commission.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court has set aside the Madhya Pradesh High Court order awarding three months jail to a professor for contempt for casting aspersions on some HC judges, saying he was not in a "proper frame of mind".

Lucknow

Security was tightened at the UP legislature complex and "all anti-sabotage" measures put in place, police said today, a day after the UP government recommended an NIA probe into the recovery of an explosive material in the state assembly.

New Delhi/Chennai

National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam today demanded an apology from actor Kamal Haasan for publicly identifying a Malayalam actress who was abducted and sexually assaulted in a moving car in Kerala.

NEW DELHI

The CPI(M) today said the Opposition will "fully support" the Centre in its efforts to resolve the India-China standoff in Doklam area through diplomatic channels.

Shillong

Cattle smuggled from India is harming the economy of Bangladesh, a senior officer of Border Guards of Bangladesh said today and formally requested the Border Security Force (BSF) to stop it. "Actually it (cattle smuggling is harming our economy.

Author: 
Barun Das Gupta

The face-off between India and China is not limited to the two armies at Doko La in the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet trijunction. After a long period of hibernation, India is waking up to the challenge of China on all fronts – military, strategic, diplomatic and economic – and trying to make up for the time-lag in quick time.

Author: 
L.S. Herdenia

The spate of farmer suicides in Madhya Pradesh continues unabated. Three more farmers, who were being pressurised by banks and moneylenders to repay their loans, committed suicide in the last two days, taking the number of suicides by peasants in the last 28 days to 45.
A debt-ridden farmer killed himself by jumping in front of a train in Sagar district on July 9. Tekram Kurmi, 48, was the owner of six acres of land in Pipariya village. Tekram owed money to the bank and moneylenders; besides his crop was also ruined, his family said.

The Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission has directed the Government to pay a compensation of Rs. 10 lakh to Farooq Ahmad Dar, the citizen who was used by the Army as a ‘human shield’ in the Budgam district of Kashmir on April 9. Even as the civil society felt disturbed by the incident and did not conceal its disapproval, the junior Army officer, a major, who had hit on this novel idea, was awarded the Army’s ‘commendation card’ for his ‘sustained efforts in counter-insurgency operations’ in Jammu and Kashmir.

Washington

The Trump administration has moved the Supreme Court to block a federal judge's ruling that weakened the president's ban on travellers from six Muslim- majority nations by expanding the list of family relationships with US citizens that visa applicants can use to get

Seeks enhancing ties with India
Report by: 
Agencies

The US' annual defence budget of about USD 621.5 billion for the 2018 fiscal has been passed by the House of Representatives and among other things it seeks advancing of military cooperation with India, already a major defence partner of America.

New York

The trajectory of Indo-US defence ties is "incredibly positive" but the bureaucracies in the two countries are not "well-aligned" on the issue of defence trade, a senior US defence official has said.

Washington

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis today said he cannot confirm whether or not Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, after reports from Syria that the jihadist leader had been killed.

London

Three British Sikhs have been jailed for a total of 19 years for helping about 70 illegal Afghan immigrants sneak into the UK by misusing passports in a 600,000 pounds scam.

China says wife 'free so far'
Report by: 
Agencies

China's Nobel Peace Prize laureate and prominent dissident Liu Xiaobo was cremated today after succumbing to cancer while in custody, even as Beijing said his wife was "free so far" but must "avoid trouble" amid international pressure to let her leave the country.

Lahore

Pakistan should grant a visa to Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother on humanitarian grounds as it is an opportunity to lower the temperature in the ties and show that humanity can still shine, Pakistan's leading daily said today.

Srinagar

Two terrorists were believed to have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district today, police said.

Bengaluru

Karnataka's ruling Congress is conducting a survey to collect data to help it select candidates and decide strategy for the 2018 Assembly polls, state party chief G Parameshwara said today.

Panaji

The Goa police has arrested a 50- year-old man in connection with the alleged desecration of holy crosses in South Goa district, it said today.

NEW DELHI

The Delhi High Court has asked a trial court-appointed local commissioner to start recording evidence of former TERI chief R K Pachauri in a suit seeking to restrain media houses from reporting his court cases and seeking damages of Rs one crore from lawyer activist V

Badaun

Bovine smugglers allegedly killed at least half-a-dozen stray cattle and fired at people in a village in Badaun district, prompting the immediate suspension of the entire Dial 100 team, a senior police official said today.

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