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Presidential poll: Cong says will play constructive role in deciding consensus oppn candidate

The Congress Wednesday said it will play a constructive role in ensuring all opposition parties arrive at a consensus candidate for the presidential poll, and urged them to be proactive rather than reactive in making the decision Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge made the remarks after attending a meeting of opposition parties called by TMC chief Mamata Banerjee. The Congress MP said his party has no particular candidate in mind for the poll, and that it will sit together with other parties to arrive at a name…

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Akhilesh seeks votes in name of religion: Balyan

Union Minister of State Sanjeev Balyan on Monday hit out at Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, alleging the opposition leader seeks votes in the name of religion. “Akhilesh Yadav seeks votes in the name of religion. If he stops seeking votes on this basis, his shop will close down,” said Balyan who arrived here to address a public meeting. The minister’s statement came a day after Yadav criticised the ruling BJP over the violence following Friday prayers on June 10. Violence had taken place in parts of the state over…

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Taylor Swift says she ‘would love’ to direct a feature film

Following the screening of her short film “All Too Well” at the 2022 Tribeca Festival, pop star Taylor Swift said she “would love” to direct a full-fledged feature film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the multiple Grammy winner attended the film gala on Saturday to promote the 10-minute short she directed based on her song of the same name which was released as part of her 2012 album ‘Red’. “It would be so fantastic to write and direct a feature. I don’t see it being bigger in terms of scale.…

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Land acquired after possession and payment of compensation vests with State: SC

Land acquired by authorities after its possession and payment of compensation under the Land Acquisition Act vests with the State, free from all encumbrances, the Supreme Court has said. A vacation bench of justices M R Shah and Aniruddha Bose agreed with the view of the Allahabad High Court that any person retaining possession of the land thereafter has to be treated as a trespasser. The apex court was hearing a plea filed by a Uttar Pradesh resident, challenging a notice dated February 2 issued by the Greater Noida Industrial…

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Top-10 most valued firms lose over Rs 2.29 lakh crore in m-cap

The market capitalisation (m-cap) of the top-10 most valued companies eroded by over Rs 2.29 lakh crore last week, with Life Insurance Corporation taking the biggest hit. On a weekly basis, the domestic equity benchmarks witnessed heavy selling. The Sensex tumbled 1,465.79 points or 2.63 per cent, while the Nifty lost 382.50 points or 2.31 per cent as investors rushed to safer assets because elevated crude oil prices triggered inflation fears. Corporate major Reliance Industries’ m-cap fell by Rs 44,311.19 crore to Rs 18,36,039.28 crore. IT bellwethers TCS and Infosys…

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Ukraine: Russia said to be using more deadly weapons in war

Ukrainian and British officials warned Saturday that Russian forces are relying on weapons able to cause mass casualties as they try to make headway in capturing eastern Ukraine and fierce, prolonged fighting depletes resources on both sides. Russian bombers have likely been launching heavy 1960s-era anti-ship missiles in Ukraine, the UK Defence Ministry said. The Kh-22 missiles were primarily designed to destroy aircraft carriers using a nuclear warhead. When used in ground attacks with conventional warheads, they are highly inaccurate and therefore can cause severe collateral damage and casualties, the…

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Goal of USD 5 trillion GDP appears to be case of ‘shifting goalposts’: Chidambaram

With Chief Economic Advisor V Anantha Nageswaran citing the IMF forecast that the Indian economy would cross USD 5 trillion by 2026-27, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday said the goal of a USD 5 trillion GDP appears to be a case of “shifting goalposts” as the original target year was 2023-24. Speaking at the finance ministry’s iconic week celebrations of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, Nageswaran had said last week that IMF has forecast the Indian economy to cross USD 5 trillion by 2026-27. India’s Gross domestic product (GDP)…

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RBI allows credit cards to be linked with UPI platform

The Reserve Bank on Wednesday allowed credit cards to be linked with the unified payments interface (UPI), which will enable more people to make payments using the popular platform. At present, UPI facilitates transactions by linking savings or current accounts through users’ debit cards. ” it is proposed to allow linking of credit cards to UPI,” RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said while announcing the regulatory moves, along with the bi-monthly policy review. He said that to start with Rupay credit cards issued by the RBI-promoted National Payments Corporation of India…

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Chowringhee@60: The iconic book which defined popular Bengali fiction

The mobile phone that doubles as his landline kept ringing in novelist Mani Sankar Mukherjee aka Sankar’s first floor flat overlooking the busy Bondel Road, once an industrial suburb of the megacity and now a tony neighbourhood. It’s just three days to go for the 60th-anniversary celebrations of his popular novel ‘Chowringhee’ and fans, fellow novelists and publishing executives have been calling up to ask about the iconic best-seller’s 122nd edition on the workings and intimate life behind the neon lights of a big city hotel in Kolkata, the quintessential…

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SC rejects appeal against DJS prelims exam

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal against the Delhi High Court order dismissing a plea challenging the final answer keys of the Delhi Judicial Service Preliminary Exam 2022. A vacation bench of Justices M R Shah and Aniruddha Bose dismissed the plea saying that the High Court has considered each and every question in detail. Prepare for the next exam. High Court has considered in detail all answers and issues, the bench said. Having heard the counsel for parties and having gone through the impugned order and considering…

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