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India’s manufacturing sector activity hits 11-month high in November


New Delhi: The country’s manufacturing sector activity improved in November and touched an 11-month high as new order flows encouraged companies to lift production amid strong demand conditions, a monthly survey said Monday. The Nikkei India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index strengthened from 53.1 in October to 54.0 in November, signalling the strongest improvement in the health of the sector in ...

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Benelli TNT 300, Benelli 302R and Benelli TNT 600i relaunched in India


New Delhi: Premium bike manufacturer Benelli has tied up with Mahavir Group company Adishwar Auto Ride India to relaunch premium bikes in India. Under the new partnership, the company is relaunching the Benelli TNT 300 and Benelli 302R at an introductory ex-showroom price of Rs 3,50,000 and Rs 3,70,000 respectively. The Benelli TNT 600i is priced at Rs 6,20,000. The ...

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Flights cancelled due operational reasons not pilot non-cooperation, claims Jet Airways


MUMBAI: Jet Airways has claimed that the reason behind the cancellation of at least 14 flights on Sunday was not non cooperation from pilots but operational circumstances. “The reason for cancellations of 2 December flights was due to an unforeseen operational circumstance and not pilot non-cooperation, as being unduly speculated,” the Airlines said. There were reports that at least 14 ...

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WhatsApp launches TV campaign in India to fight fake news


New Delhi: Facing flak for the misuse of its platform, WhatsApp on Monday launched its first-ever TV campaign in India as part of its efforts to address the challenge of misinformation and pernicious rumours. The popular messaging platform earlier launched two phases of a radio campaign to create awareness among users. The first phase of the campaign was kicked off ...

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Owaisi hits back at Yogi Adityanath, says UP CM busy spreading lies in Telangana


Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi has lashed out against Yogi Adityanath after the Uttar Pradesh CM warned of serious consequences if BJP won assembly elections in Telangana. Questioning his role as the CM of a state, Owaisi accused Adityanath of ignoring his state. “Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister has come to Hyderabad. He is saying that if BJP will ...

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India’s first engineless train touches 180kmph in tests


New Delhi:  India’s first locomotive-less less train, known as Train 18, breached the 180 kmph speed limit during a test run on Sunday, a senior railway official said here. When this Rs 100-crore indigenously designed train is made operational, it will become the country’s fastest train. “Train 18 breached the 180 kmph speed limit in the Kota-Sawai Madhopur section. The ...

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Demonetisation had no impact on use of black money in elections: Former CEC OP Rawat


Former Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat on Monday said that there was no impact of demonetisation on the misuse of money in elections. “After demonestisation, it was thought that misuse of money during the election will be brought down. But it couldn’t be proved on basis of the data of the seizures. Compared to previous elections, there were more seizures ...

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5 killed in UP accident


Lucknow, Dec 3: Five people were killed and 11 others injured on Monday when a truck rammed into a tractor carrying pilgrims in Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi district, police said The accident took place on the highway near Boodha village. According to the police, the pilgrims were on the way to a fair in Ratangarh, which draws people from across the region. ...

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Universities can’t be used as anti-India meet platform: Union Minister Jitendra Singh


NEW DELHI: Varsities cannot be used as a platform for anti-India meetings, said Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh on Saturday. “Universities can’t be used as platform for anti-India meeting. I am personally in favour of free flow of ideas, thoughts and ideology. But the bottom line has to be the commitment to national integrity,” said the ...

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3 arrested for refusing women entry to Sabarimala


Sabarimala, Dec 1 : Sabarimala protesters on Saturday stopped two women from Andhra Pradesh from advancing towards the Lord Ayyappa temple as they were from the hitherto banned age group, prompting Kerala Police to arrest three men. All three hailed from nearby Ranni and they resisted the two women devotees — of two different groups — to advance any further ...

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