Day: April 24, 2019

Ker CM loses cool, shouts at journos over query on voter

Kochi : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Wednesday lost his composure and asked media persons to “keep away” as they approached him seeking his version on the higher voter turnout in the Lok Sabha polls held in the state. The Chief Minister’s ‘rude’ reaction came this morning when he […]

Rajasthan’s famed tie and dye workers await govt aid

Sujangarh (Raj) :  Coloured in rainbow spectrums beginning with shades of violet and ending with the reds, their craft is recognised the world over, but the artisans behind Rajasthan’s famed tie and dye industry say the future looks grey and bleak. Demonetisation and GST have dealt a double blow […]

Disgruntled MP Udit Raj leaves BJP, joins Congress

New Delhi : Disgruntled BJP MP from northwest Delhi Udit Raj joined the Congress on Wednesday, a day after being denied ticket by the saffron party. Raj joined the Congress after meeting party president Rahul Gandhi here this morning. On Wednesday, Raj tweeted he would not have been “hurt” […]

JRR Tolkien’s family does ‘not endorse’ upcoming biopic

Los Angeles :  The JRR Tolkien family and the Tolkien estate on Tuesday said they do “not endorse” the biopic on the iconic author of “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” series, set to be released next month. Titled “Tolkien”, Nicholas Hoult plays the eponymous character in the […]

Jonas Brothers to release their first album in a decade in June

Los Angeles : The Jonas Brothers are set to release their fifth studio album, ‘Happiness Begins’, on June 7. The LP marks their first in ten years. Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas took to social media to reveal the title and release date for their new album. “#HappinessBegins June […]

Govt raises authorised capital of Allahabad Bank to Rs 8,000 cr

New Delhi :  State-owned Allahabad Bank said Tuesday the government has increased its authorised capital by Rs 5,000 crore to Rs 8,000 crore. The central government after consultation with the Reserve Bank of India has increased the authorised capital of the bank from Rs 3,000 to Rs 8,000 through […]

Rupee slips 23 paise to 69.85 against US dollar on fund outflows

Mumbai :  The rupee Wednesday declined 23 paise to 69.85 against the US dollar in early trade due to higher demand for the greenback from importers amid foreign fund outflows. A strengthening US dollar against major global currencies also affected rupee’s trading pattern, forex dealers said. However, lower crude […]

No change in foodgrain prices

Chennai :  Prices of all commodities remained unchanged in the wholesale foodgrain market here today. Following are the wholesale rates of various agri-commodities (rates in rupees per quintal, unless stated otherwise):Thoor Dal Rs 8,800, Urad Dal Rs 8,000, Moong Dal Rs 8,000, Gram Dal Rs 6,200, Sugar Rs 3,450, […]

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