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IMF to revise India growth rate forecast in January


Washington, December 1 : The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday said it would update its growth rate forecast for India in January next year. Recently, the US-based Moody’s upgraded India’s sovereign rating after a gap of 13 years to Baa2, with ‘stable’ outlook, from Baa3 earlier, citing improved growth prospects driven by economic and institutional reforms. This was followed ...

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Bhansali, Joshi to meet parliamentary panel to discuss ‘Padmavati’


Mumbai, November 30 : ‘Padmavati’ director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Central Board of Film Certification chief Prasoon Joshi will appear before a parliamentary panel on Thursday to discuss the controversy surrounding the period drama, sources in the censor board said. Bhansali left here in the morning for the meeting expected to be held in the afternoon. “It is true that ...

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1984 anti-Sikh riots: Delhi High Court to hear plea against Sajjan Kumar


New Delhi, November 30 : The Delhi High Court on Thursday will hear a plea filed against senior Congress leader Sajjan Kumar seeking cancellation of his bail with regard to a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) had approached the Delhi High Court seeking cancellation of the anticipatory bail granted by the trial court to Kumar. Earlier ...

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Over 4 million Indians join Facebook’s blood donation feature


New York, November 30 : More than four million donors in India have signed up for Facebook’s blood donation feature and the company will now expand this feature to Bangladesh, the social media giant has said. In October, Facebook launched a new blood donations feature, starting in India, to make it easier for people to donate blood. “There are now more ...

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N Korea claims N-statehood with all US in missile range


Seoul : North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said today his country had achieved full nuclear statehood after what he said was the successful test of a new missile capable of striking anywhere in the United States. The intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch snapped a two-month pause in testing by the North and poses a new challenge to US President Donald ...

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