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Dawood’s nephew arrested in Mumbai in extortion case

Mumbai Police has arrested underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s nephew Rizwan Kaskar in connection with an extortion case, an official said on Thursday. Rizwan Kaskar, the son of Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Kaskar, was arrested on Wednesday night from the international airport when he was trying to escape the country, he said. Two days ago, Mumbai Police’s […]

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‘Expect craziness’ as China readies debut of Nasdaq-style board

They were learning survival techniques from veteran trader Shen Shikang, who predicted "a burst of stir-frying" — quick buying and selling of stocks — when trading starts on Monday. In a packed Shanghai classroom on a hot afternoon, nearly a hundred “mom-and-pop” investors were honing their trading skills ahead of the first opening bell for […]

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Dawood’s nephew arrested in Mumbai in extortion case

Mumbai Police has arrested underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s nephew Rizwan Kaskar in connection with an extortion case, an official said on Thursday. Rizwan Kaskar, the son of Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Kaskar, was arrested on Wednesday night from the international airport when he was trying to escape the country, he said. Two days ago, Mumbai Police’s […]

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Escaping flooded Kaziranga, tiger opts for a ‘royal bed’

A Royal Bengal tiger emerged from a flooded Kaziranga National Park (KNP) on the morning of July 18, took refuge in a house on the fringes and found a ‘royal bed’ to rest. Park officials said the striped cat, possibly a female, was spotted at 8.30 a.m. near the national highway along the southern edge […]

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ISRO to launch Chandryaan-2 on July 22

The launch of Chandrayaan-2, which was called off earlier due to a technical glitch, has been rescheduled to July 22 at 2:43 pm IST, Indian Space Research Organisation announced on Thursday. Late on Monday night, in a last-minute revision of schedule, ISRO announced that the launch of India’s second lunar mission ‘Chandrayaan-2’ has been called […]

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Sensex drops over 100 points; Yes Bank plunges over 10%

Other losers included ONGC, Tata Motors, Vedanta, HCL Tech, M&M, HUL, Tech Mahindra, Tata Steel and TCS Domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex dropped over 100 points in early trade on July 18 led by heavy selloff in Yes Bank shares, amid weak cues from global markets and unabated foreign fund outflow. The 30-share index was […]

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Rupee rises marginally by 9 paise to 68.73 against USD in early trade

The rupee appreciated marginally by 9 paise to 68.73 against the US dollar in opening trade Thursday, driven by weakening of the US dollar vis-a-vis other currencies overseas. Forex traders said the local unit rose tracking gains in other Asian peers. Moreover, selling of the American currency by exporters also supported the domestic unit. The […]

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BJP in a fix over CM face in Delhi

With four contenders for the top post in case the BJP wrests power from AAP, party sources say naming of a CM face may trigger factional fights. Radhika Ramaseshan reports. Vijay Goel is among the Delhi leaders who generate instant recall when the city’s Bharatiya Janata Party unit is discussed. For the past month, Goel […]