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Amid Adani group row, RBI says banking sector remains resilient

New Delhi | Amid doubts being raised over state-owned banks’ exposure to Adani group, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday said that “the banking sector remains resilient and stable”. “There have been media reports expressing concern about the exposures of Indian banks to a business conglomerate. As the regulator and supervisor, the RBI maintains […]

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Anti-Bengali comments: Calcutta HC gives Paresh Rawal protection from cohesive action

Kolkata | Bollywood actor and BJP leader Paresh Rawal on Thursday heaved a shy of relief as a single-judge bench of Calcutta High Court granted him protection from cohesive action including arrest from Kolkata Police in the case filed against him for his anti-Bengali comments in December last year. The case was filed against Rawal by […]

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Congress to hold nationwide protest over Hindenburg report on Adani

New Delhi | The Congress party has decided to hold nationwide district level protests on Monday, February 6, in front of the Life Insurance Corporation office and the State Bank of India office here over the Hindenburg report. “The government can’t jeopardize the hard earned money of the people of India to profit the crony friends […]

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Forced to consume alcohol & smoke, dentist from Lucknow ends life

Bengaluru | A female dentist from Lucknow committed suicide in Bengaluru after being constantly harassed by a colleague at a hospital here, police said. The victim worked at the MS Ramaiah Memorial Hospital. According to the police, she was being pestered by her colleague, identified as Sumit who worked in the same hospital. It is alleged […]

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Male student faints after finding himself among 500 girls at exam centre

Patna | A Class 12 student fell unconscious in the examination hall on Wednesday after finding himself the lone male among 500 girl students in Bihar’s Nalanda district, his family said. The student was identified as Manish Shankar Prasad, 17, who went to the Brilliant Convent School Sundargarh to give the mathematics examination. His relatives claimed […]

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Cigarettes set to become costlier as Budget proposes 16% hike in duty

New Delhi | Cigarettes are set to become costlier as the National Calamity Contingent Duty (NCCD) on specified cigarettes has been revised in the Union Budget 2023-24. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, while presenting the budget on Wednesday, proposed to revise the NCCD on specified cigarettes upwards by about 16 per cent. The NCCD on specified […]