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Anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar shot dead

Activist Narendra Dabholkar, who was in the forefront of a campaign to persuade Maharashtra government to pass an anti-superstition and black magic bill, was shot dead here this morning by unknown assailants.

ISB offers early entry option


Indian School of Business has good news for those who do not have a work experience of two years but want to enroll for its post graduate programme in management.

Manic Monday: Free-fall for Sensex, Nifty as Rupee woes continue


Stock markets on Monday continued to wilt under heavy selling on rupee plummeting to new lows, with BSE Sensex slumping 291 points to over 4-month low and NSE Nifty diving 93 points to end at lowest level in 11 months.

Jairam hits out at Naveen over funds

Taking the political battle into the enemy’s zone, the Congress on Saturday held a massive public rally in Kendrapara town in coastal Orissa, nearly 85 km from here.

Submarine mishap: Death of 5 Navy men due to burns, drowning

The autopsy conducted on five navy men, whose bodies were extricated from submarine INS Sindhurakshak, has found that they died due to severe burns and drowning, even as divers Saturday continued search operations for other personnel who were on board.

Sensex crashes 769 points in market mayhem

It was bloodbath in markets Friday with Sensex crashing 769.41 points, the biggest fall in four years, to end at 18,598 on fresh concerns about US stimulus withdrawal and rupee plunging to record low of 62, draining investor wealth by Rs two lakh crore.

Indigenous Vikrant launched

India on Monday “launched” its first-ever indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant at Kochi, making the country only the sixth in the world having the capability to design and build an aircraft carrier.

Rupee up by 14 paise

The Indian rupee trimmed initial gains against the American currency but was still quoted higher by 14 paise to 60.74 in late morning trade.

Rupee falls 39 paise, Sensex climbs 157.64 points


Failing to hold on to initial gains, the rupee Monday fell 39 paise to end at 61.27 against the dollar, near a record low, on heavy demand for the US currency from importers.

Armed forces have freedom to respond on LoC: Antony


Under attack from opposition parties over his response on the killing of Indian soldiers, defence minister A.K. Antony Monday said the armed forces have the freedom to respond appropriately to a developing situation along the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan.

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