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BJP MP targets Naidu for barring CBI (2 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) BJP's Rajya Sabha MP GVL Narsimha Rao on Friday hit out at Andhra Pradesh government for barring the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from conducting raids in the state, calling it a "mala fide exercise to protect the corrupt".

FIIs to stage a strong comeback, says Assocham (6 minutes ago)
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) on Friday said it expects foreign institutional investors (FIIs) to "stage a strong comeback" owing to the strengthening rupee, low inflation along with weakening oil prices.

Innovation needed to cut agricultural wastage: Suresh Prabhu (16 minutes ago)
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday said that India requires innovation in agriculture in order to minimize wastage of argicultural produce which amounts to almost 30 per cent of the total output.

Centre changing functioning of institutions, alleges Mamata (16 minutes ago)
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Taking a dig at the BJP for changing names of the cities, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the Narendra Modi-led NDA government of trying to change the functioning of autonomous institutions like the RBI and the CBI.

Odisha discoms to disconnect power during elephant movement (21:24)IANS Photo Service
Bhubaneswar, Nov 16 (IANS) The Odisha government has asked the power distribution companies (discoms) to disconnect power supply in elephant corridors during the movement of pachyderms, said an official on Friday.

India's Forex reserves decline $121.2 mn (21:24)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves declined by $121.2 million during the week ended November 9, official data showed on Friday.

Fake degree in BJP's DNA, shortcut to ministry: Rahul (21:14)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Taking pot-shots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Smriti Irani, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said "fake degrees" are a shortcut to ministerial births.

N-E development must not be piecemeal: Arunachal Governor (21:10)IANS Photo Service
Itanagar, Nov 16 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brigadier (Retired) B.D. Mishra said the development of the eight northeastern states must not be piecemeal but with an integrated approach.

Office space leasing at 36.4 mn sq.ft during Jan-Sep: Report (21:10)
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Total area of office space leased out across major cities in the country during the January-September period in 2018 stood at 36.4 million square feet, 26 per cent higher on a year-on-year basis, a Colliers International report said on Friday.

India, China put trust on youth to boost bilateral ties (21:06)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) India and China on Friday said that youth of the two countries will play a pivotal role in deepening future bilateral relations and enhancing people-to-people ties.

ADB to lend $300 mn to boost infra funding by IIFCL (21:04)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday signed a $300-million loan agreement to support state-run India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd (IIFCL) that provides long-term finance to infrastructure projects.

Satyarthi meets Pope seeking law against online child sexual abuse (21:02)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi met Pope Francis at Vatican seeking support for a new legally binding International law against 'online child sexual abuse', a statement said.

Omar flays lawyer's remark on Kathua rape victim's parents (20:58)IANS Photo Service
Srinagar, Nov 16 (IANS) Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday took exception to the remark by lawyer Deepika Rajawat on the Kathua rape and murder victim's parents.

Moroccan King, French President inaugurate Africa's first high-speed train (20:54)IANS Photo Service
Rabat, Nov 16 (IANS) "Al Boraq", Africa's first high-speed railway linking the two major economic centres of Tangier and Casablanca, was jointly inaugurated by Morocco's King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron, the Moroccan embassy has said.

Post-tigress killing fracas, BJP minister keeps off alliance efforts with Sena (20:54)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Peeved over the massive fallout of the killing of tigress Avni (T1), Maharashtra Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar on Friday said he has decided to withdraw from the reconciliation efforts for an alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena.

Frost, Defourny share honours on Day 1 of MRF Challenge (20:50)
Dubai, Nov 16 (IANS) Danial Frost from Singapore and Belgian Max Defourny scored a race and a podium apiece to open their accounts in the first round of MRF Challenge at the Dubai Autodrome, here on Friday.

Prefer opposition than alliance with Congress or BJP: Mayawati (20:50)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Asserting that her alliance with Ajit Jogi's party will get a majority in Chhattisgarh, Bahujan Samaj Party Chief Mayawati on Friday said she will prefer sitting in the opposition to supporting the Congress or BJP in an adverse situation.

Women's boxing worlds: Debutant Manisha stuns title contender (20:46)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Manisha Moun punched way above her weight to outshine Christina Cruz of the United States in a unanimous 5:0 decision to move into the 54 kg pre-quarterfinals at the 10th AIBA Womens World Boxing Championships here on Friday.

SC to begin hearing on RBI's circular on insolvency proceedings (20:46)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Supreme court on Friday said it would commence from November 28 hearing on a batch of petitions contesting February 12, 2018, Reserve Bank of India 's circular spelling revised framework for initiation of insolvency proceedings against defaulting companies without any delay.

Cultural festival Jashn-e-Adab to kick off from Nov 23 (20:38)
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) One of the biggest language and poetry festivals in the Urdu and Hindi genre, Jashn-e-Adab, will kick off its seventh edition in the national capital from November 23.

SC seeks Karnataka local body's response over stray dog killings (20:36)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought the response of Karnataka's Sakleshpur municipality to a contempt petition alleging the killing of about 350 stray dogs in violation of the top court's 2015 order.

Rajnath promises better roads, infrastructure in Mizoram (20:34)
Aizawl, Nov 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the condition of roads in the northeastern states has worsened under the Congress rule and promised development of Mizoram if BJP comes to power in the state in the November 28 polls.

Infosys joint venture with Temasek gets going in Singapore (20:28)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) Infosys had completed forming a joint venture (JV) with the Singapore-based global investment firm Temasek to service its clients across South East Asia in the digital space, said the software major on Friday.

NGT allows construction of Noida hospital, but orders planting 1,500 trees for lost green cover (20:26)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Refusing to interfere with the construction of Kailash Hospital in Noida, the NGT in an order released on Friday said it did not find any "illegality in environmental laws", but ordered water harvesting and planting 1,500 trees for "loss of green cover".

212 films from 68 countries to be screened at IFFI 2018 (20:22)IANS Photo Service
Panaji, Nov 16 (IANS) The upcoming International Film Festival of India, scheduled to be held in Goa, will be screening 212 films from 68 countries, an organiser said on Friday.

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