Month: October 2021

RBI keeps key rates unchanged, retains 9.5 per cent GDP forecast for FY22

Mumbai/New Delhi, As widely expected, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday held the repo rate steady at 4 per cent and maintained an accommodative policy stance to support economic growth and recovery. Repo rate or repurchase rate is the interest rate at which RBI lends to commercial banks. It is the key tool …

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Priyanka leaves for Lakhimpur

Lucknow, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and party leader Dipendra Hooda, who reached here on Sunday from Delhi tonight, left for Lakhimpur Kheri immediately directly from the airport. Congress sources here said both Priyanka and Dipendra would meet the farmers and the injured.  (EW Correspondent)

Japanese government resigns, Fumio Kishida to take office as new prime minister – Kyodo

Tokyo, The Japanese government has resigned and the parliament will vote on the candidacy of the prime minister on Monday, the Kyodo news agency reports, adding that former foreign minister Fumio Kishida will be elected premier. At the end of September, Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato announced that the Japanese cabinet had scheduled an extraordinary …

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Swedish artist notorious for sketch of Prophet Muhammad dies in traffic accident – Reports

Stockholm, Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, notorious for his sketch of the Prophet Muhammad, has died in a traffic accident, The Washington Times reports citing Swedish media. Vilks, 75, was traveling in a car with his police protection, when the traffic accident occurred near the town of Markaryd in southern Sweden on Sunday. The Dagens Nyheter …

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Marathwada reports 79 fresh Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths

Aurangabad, Marathwada region of Maharashtra recorded 79 new cases of COVID-19 and 2 fatalities during the past 24 hours, health authorities informed. Details from all the district headquarters collected by UNI showed that out of the eight districts of the region, Aurangabad reported the highest 19 new cases and 2 deaths, followed by Beed which …

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Priyanka detained in Sitapur: Authorities ban entry of politicians in Lakhimpur

Sitapur/ Lakhimpur Kheri, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra along with other party leaders were taken in custody in Sitapur after a whole night drama. UP police tried to stop Priyanka, at several places after she started her journey towards Lakhimpur Kheri around mid night from Lucknow. Later police was successful at Khairabad in Sitapur …

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Fierce clashes reported between Taliban, Islamic State-K in Charikar

Kabul, Fierce clashes were reported between the Taliban militia and the Islamic State-Khorasan extremists in Charikar, capital of northern Parwan province, with around 20 Taliban fighters killed and a suspected ISIS hideout destroyed. The clashes were reported on Friday. Taliban soldiers targeted a home in Qalay Khawaja in Charikar city, and clashed with IS-KP militants. …

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