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India one of world’s fastest growing large economies: International Monetary Fund


IMF communications director Gerry Rice Thursday said, “India has of course been one of the world’s fastest growing large economies of late, with growth averaging about seven per cent over the past five years.”   Washington: India has been one of the fastest growing large economies in the world, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said, asserting that the country ...

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Delhi Police arrests Pulwama attack mastermind’s close aide Sajjad Khan


23-year-old Mudassir Ahmed Khan, alias ‘Mohd Bhai’, had been eliminated by the Indian Army earlier this month.   New Delhi: Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested Jaish e Mohammad (JeM) terrorist Sajjad Khan, a close associate of Pulwama attack mastermind Mudassir Ahmed Khan. Sajjad was arrested on Thursday night from Red Fort area in the national capital.‬ He was roaming in Delhi ...

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Gautam Gambhir makes debut in politics, joins BJP


Known for his aggressive batting, the BJP is likely to field Gautam Gambhir in the upcoming Lok Sabha election.   New Delhi: Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir began a new innings on Friday when he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is likely to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha election.  Welcoming him to the party, BJP’s Arun Jaitley and ...

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Rahul Gandhi’s aide Sam Pitroda says Pulwama-type attacks happen all the time, wrong to blame Pakistan


The IAF airstrike had come as a retaliation to the dastardly February 14 Pulwama attack that claimed lives of 40 CRPF personnel.   New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s close confidant and chief of Indian Overseas Congress Sam Pitroda on Friday questioned the logic behind the Indian Air Force (IAF) targeting Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camps inside Pakistan following the February 14, ...

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Dharwad building collapse: Death toll rises to 14, Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy visits site


The four-storey building collapsed on Tuesday and rescue operations have been going on since then.    The death toll in the under-construction building collapse in Karnataka’s Dharwad district has further increased to 14 and 12 people are still missing. The four-storey building collapsed on Tuesday and rescue operations have been going on since then. More than 400 staff comprising NDRF, ...

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India boycotts Pak National Day event as JK separatists are invited


New Delhi, March 23: The government on Friday decided to boycott the Pakistan National Day event to be held at its high commission here as Kashmiri separatist leaders were also invited, an official said. Indian government officials would stay away from the reception scheduled on the eve of Pakistan National Day, which is celebrated on March 23, the official said. “The ...

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Goa CM Pramod Sawant passes floor test in Assembly


This is the second time in two years that BJP has managed to keep an alliance together to upstage Congress’ ambition of forming a government in Goa.   The Bharatiya Janata Party once again prevailed in the Goa Legislative Assembly with newly-appointed CM Pramod Sawant proving majorityto breeze through Wednesday’s floor test. There were 20 votes in Sawant’s favour while 15 ...

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