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Sensex drops 171 points as rupee plunges to record low

Fag-end buying triggered by strong European cues helped benchmark S&P BSE Sensex today partially recover from early losses to end 171 points lower at 19,324.77 after positive US jobs data dragged rupee to record low.

Didi proposes 3rd front to YSR mom

West Bengal chief minister and Trinamul leader Mamata Banerjee on Sunday called up YSR Congress honorary president Y.S.

IM man warned of Bodh Gaya target

Indian Mujahideen terror suspect Syed Maqbool, who was freed from Charlapally jail in Hyderabad on remission (good conduct), had revealed during his arrest by the Delhi police in October 2012 that the

Isro gears up for Mars mission in Oct.-Nov.

Preparations are afoot for the upcoming “big-bang” Mars Orbiter Mission in October-November, an ambitious venture that would shed light on the possible existence of life on the planet besides boosting

Price rise forces switch over to pre-cooked foods: Survey

Steep rise in prices of fruits and vegetables have forced over 55 per cent of middle and low income groups to switch over to pre-cooked and ready-to-eat food items to keep the kitchen budget intact, says a survey by industry body Assocham.

Dumped Australian PM opens up on sexism


Australia’s first female premier Julia Gillard has opened up for the first time on the sexism that plagued her leadership and her famous misogyny speech in her final interview before being ousted.

Rajnath Singh says BJP won’t oppose Food Security Bill

Terming the ordinance promulgated by Union Cabinet to implement Food Security Bill as a “cruel joke” on democracy, BJP president Rajnath Singh today said his party would not oppose the passage of the bill in Parliament but seek amendments to it.

Dalit boy found dead along railway track

A dalit boy, whose marriage to a higher caste girl triggered anti-dalit violence in three villages of Dharmapuri district in November last, was found dead along a railway track in that town on Thursday, a day after she said she would never go back to him and would stay with her mother.

Sensex up 233 points as IT stocks zoom


Rising for the first time in three days, the Bombay Stock E benchmark Sensex today closed over 233 points higher as funds resumed buying at prevailing low levels mainly in IT sector stocks, amid firm global cues.

Bajaj may launch passenger vehicle RE60 this FY

Bajaj Auto, the world’s largest three-wheeler maker, expects to launch its four-wheeled passenger carrier RE60 by end of the current financial year.

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