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Sensex up 161 pts in early trade; Rupee tumbles 92 paise Vs dollar

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
The BSE benchmark Sensex on Wednesday recovered over 161 points in early trade after yesterday's steep fall, on the back of rally in IT, healthcare and metal sector stocks due to fresh buying by funds and retail investors.

PM for orderly exit from unconventional monetary policies

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
Amid imminent phasing out of the fiscal stimulus by US Federal Reserve, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday called for an "orderly exit" from unconventional monetary policies being pursued by the developed world for the last few years to avoid damaging growth prospects of the developing world.

CCEA clears 2 proposals for housing for the poor

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
Government on Tuesday cleared two proposals for providing affordable housing to the urban poor. And provide them with self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities to help reduce poverty.

PM meets BJP leaders, bid to end parliamentary standoff fails

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's efforts to reach out to BJP to end the parliamentary stand-off over the missing coal files issue failed tonight with BJP not giving him any assurance on the smooth running of the House on Wednesday.

Cong demands resignation of Modi over Vanzara's letter

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
In the wake of IPS officer of D G Vanzara's resignation from police service, Congress On Tuesday demanded the resignation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi alleging fake encounters were a policy of his government and pressed for a CBI inquiry into the whole affair.

PM assures guilty will be booked if coal files found missing

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured that the guilty will be booked if the coal files are found missing, even as both houses were disrupted on Tuesday following uproar over coal scam, fuel price hike and other issues.

Landmark Food Security Bill gets Parliament nod

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
Ushering in the biggest programme in the world to fight hunger, Parliament on Monday gave its nod to the landmark Food Security Bill which seeks to provide highly subsidised foodgrains to the country's two-third population as a right.

Sensex wipes out initial gains, down 246 pts on weak rupee

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
The S&P BSE benchmark Sensex failed to maintain initial gains in the late morning trade on Tuesday due to fresh selling mainly in Banking, FMCG, Oil and gas and Consumer Durable stocks.

Rupee tumbles by 90 paise vs dollar in late morning trade

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
The Indian rupee dropped sharply by 90 paise to 66.90 against the American currency in the late morning trade on Tuesday on persistent dollar demand from banks and importers on the back of firm dollar in overseas amidst sudden fall in equity market.

Microsoft to acquire Nokia's handset biz for USD 7.17 bn

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
Software giant Microsoft said it will acquire Finnish handset maker Nokia's handset business for 5.44 billion euros (USD 7.17 billion) in cash, in an effort to strengthen its position in the smartphone market.

Federer stunned while Nadal rolls on at US Open

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
Roger Federer crashed out of the US Open in the fourth round while Rafael Nadal captured his 19th hardcourt win in a row to reach the quarter-finals without having allowed a service break.

Thirty for success as US Open quarters go senior

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
Life-long friends Roberta Vinci and Flavia Pennetta as well as Daniela Hantuchova reached the US Open quarter-finals to ensure five women over the age of 30 will be in the last eight.

Divij Sharan bows out of US Open

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
Divij Sharan's US Open came to an end after the Indian and his Chinese Taipei partner Yen-Hsun Lu went down fighting to Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer in the men's doubles third round in New York.

Missing Coal block files issues rock both Houses of Parliament

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
Lok Sabha was on Tuesday adjourned till noon following uproar over coal scam, fuel price hike and other issues.

160 killed, 5.4 million people affected by floods in Bihar

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
As many as 160 people have died and 5.4 million others affected due to floods in Bihar this year, a Disaster Management official said on Monday.

Asaram sent to jail, to move bail plea on Tuesday

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at his ashram in Jodhpur, was behind bars after he was remanded in 14-day judicial custody by a local court.

2G: SC rejects pleas for recalling its orders

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the pleas of the accused in the 2G spectrum case seeking recall of its two orders barring the high court from hearing the matters arising out of the scam.

Moily: No proposal for night curfew at petrol pumps

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
Slammed over a proposal to shut petrol pumps at night to taper fuel demand, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Monday beat a hasty retreat, saying there is no move to limit petrol and diesel sales at retail outlets.

Sahara blames SEBI in SC for imbroglio in paying investors

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
The Sahara group today blamed SEBI for acting in haste against it on the issue of refunding Rs 24,000 crore to investors and asked the Supreme Court to pass an order to help it get out of the imbroglio.

2G case: Court dismisses joint trial pleas

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 05:00
A Delhi court on Monday dismissed separate pleas of Essar Teleholdings Ltd (ETHL) and another accused in 2G spectrum scam case seeking a joint trial in the case.