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Rupee rises 15 paise to close at 79.76 against US dollar

Mumbai, July 28: The Indian rupee appreciated 15 paise to close at 79.76 against the US dollar on Thursday on hopes of a slower pace of rate hike by the US Fed in the coming…

Rains trigger flash floods in Amarnath shrine area

Srinagar: Heavy rains in the Amarnath shrine area triggered flash floods on Tuesday and security forces evacuated 4,000 Yatris to safety, officials said. Police sources said heavy rains occurred in Amarnath shrine area in the…

83-yr-old woman leaps to death from 13th floor of Ghaziabad building

Ghaziabad: An 83-year-old woman died by suicide after jumping off the 13th floor of a residential building here on Wednesday, an official said. A police official told IANS that the preliminary inquiry revealed that woman…

Crime

JU professor facing rape attempt charge barred from entering campus

Kolkata: A professor of International Relations (IR) at Kolkata’s reputed Jadavpur University (JU) has been barred from entering the campus of the university following allegations of rape attempts against him by a research scholar of…

Countdown for Indian rocket mission begins at 5 pm today

Chennai: The 25-hour countdown for the Thursday evening launch of Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying three Singapore satellites will begin at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The mission is code named PSLV-C53/DS-EO. The Indian…

SP MLA booked for damaging govt property

Pratapgarh (Uttar Pradesh): Samajwadi Party MLA R.K. Varma has been booked for damaging the government property. The SP MLA was inspecting an under-construction engineering college in Pratapgarh last week when he gave a push to…

TN Man accused of raping daughter-in-law hacks son to death

Chennai: A 60-year-old man, Tamilalalagan, who was accused of raping his daughter-in-law, hacked his son, Kasirajan to death near the Mahila court at Thoothukudi. The gruesome incident, which occurred on Tuesday was a pitfall of…

Multiple people shot in Washington, D.C.

Washington: Multiple people, including a police officer, were shot in downtown Washington, D.C., authorities said. The Metropolitan Police Department tweeted late Sunday that officers were responding to “the area of 14th and U Street, NW,…

Anthony Fauci tests positive for Covid-19

Washington,: Anthony Fauci, the US’ top infectious disease expert, has tested positive for Covid-19 on a rapid antigen test. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), is “fully vaccinated and…

Child dies as father’s occult ritual goes awry in Andhra

Nellore (Andhra Pradesh: In a shocking incident, a 3-year-old girl, who was subjected to occult practices by her father, died while undergoing treatment in a hospital on Thursday morning. Her father has been detained by…

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