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Countdown for Wednesday morning rocket launch progressing
Chennai, Dec 6 : The countdown for the Wednesday morning launch of Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying 1,235 kg earth observation satellite Resourcesat-2A is progressing smoothly, said the Indian space agency.

One million new PoS to be installed by March
New Delhi, Dec 6 : In a bid to expand the digital payments eco-system and facilitate the move towards cashless transactions, the government on Tuesday directed banks to install an additional one million new PoS terminals by end of the current fiscal.

Didn't say Mamata will become PM: Ramdev
New Delhi, Dec 6 : Yoga guru Ramdev on Tuesday denied have said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee could become the Prime Minister someday.

No discord with Prime Minister Modi, says Vasundhara Raje
New Delhi, Dec 6 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday said that there was no discord between her and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and it was a perception created by the media.

Two Army ex-chiefs seek change in Pakistan strategy
New Delhi, Dec 6 : Two former Army chiefs on Tuesday said India needs to change its strategy in dealing with Pakistan-sponsored terror activities on Indian soil, with one of them saying that it was not correct.

Something fishy about those seeking full rollback of demonetisation: ...
Kolkata, Dec 6 : In a pot shot at the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress, the CPI-M on Tuesday said there was asomething fishy' about those seeking a "complete rollback" of the demonetisation exercise.

Surgical strikes carried out in past too, say two Army ex-chiefs
New Delhi, Dec 6 : Giving credence to Congress claims on surgical strikes during the earlier United Progressive Alliance rule, two former Army chiefs on Tuesday said that the Indian Army conducted surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) in the past as well.

Angela Merkel calls for burqa ban in Germany
Berlin, Dec 6 : German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a burqa ban in Germany while making her pitch for a fourth term as Chancellor, local media reported on Tuesday.

US groups pay tributes to Jayalalithaa
New York, Dec 6 : The American Tamil Sangam (ATS) and the US Friends of AIADMK (USFAIADMK) have paid tributes to the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.

Jayalalithaa's death: Condolence messages pour in
New Delhi, Dec 6 : Condolence messages poured in from different quarters on Tuesday over the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, who died in a Chennai hospital on Monday night.

Indian Aces beat UAE Royals to go top in IPTL
Singapore, Dec 6 : Indian Aces defeated UAE Royals 26-19 in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) to stand atop the standings with 10 points here on Tuesday.

Ronaldo has already won Ballon d'Or, claims Spanish media
Madrid, Dec 6 : Real Madrid Football Club forward Cristiano Ronaldo will be awarded this year's Ballon d'Or if reports in the Spanish press are to be trusted.

Bank guard fires in air to disperse crowd in Punjab
Chandigarh, Dec 6 : With an impatient crowd trying to force their way into a branch of a private bank in Punjab's Budhlada town, a security guard fired in the air to disperse them on Tuesday, police said.

Mistry must step down from boards of Tata companies: Tata Sons
Mumbai, Dec 6 : Asking its ousted Chairman Cyrus Mistry to follow his own assertions on corporate governance, Tata Sons on Tuesday said that he should step down from the boards of Tata companies.

Jayalalithaa last rites as per Dravidian culture
Chennai, Dec 6 : The burial of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa's body instead of cremating it as per rituals of the Iyengar community she belonged to, had raised questions but experts say it is an "integral part of Dravidian culture".

Patanjali targets reaching one lakh crore production by 2020
New Delhi, Dec 6 : Yoga guru turned businessman Ramdev on Tuesday said his FMCG venture Patanjali Ayurved is targetting to shore up its production to Rs one lakh crore by 2020.

CAB to approach BCCI again over revoking of Gujarat Ranji tie
Kolkata, Dec 6 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) tournament committee on Tuesday revoked its earlier decision to postpone Bengal's Group A Ranji Trophy tie against Gujarat, handing a point each to the two teams instead, forcing Bengal to contemplate taking up the matter with the ...

Time for Brexit deal short, says EU negotiator
London, Dec 6 : The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, warned Britain on Tuesday it may only have 18 months to strike an exit deal from the bloc, local media reported.

French envoy condoles death of Jayalalithaa
New Delhi, Dec 6 : French Ambassador Alexandre Ziegler on Tuesday condoled the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.

BRPL to hold Lok Adalat for power theft cases Dec 10-11
New Delhi, Dec 6 : BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL), one of the capital's three distribution companies (discoms), on Tuesday announced that a special Lok Adalat to settle power theft cases in south and west Delhi will be held on December 10 and 11.

Ex-MLA Shokeen sent to judicial custody
New Delhi, Dec 6 : A court here on Tuesday sent, to judicial custody, former Delhi legislator Rambeer Shokeen who was arrested under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) for allegedly running an organised crime syndicate.

India awaits remaining producers' reaction to Opec, others output ...
New Delhi, Dec 6 : With both OPEC and non-OPEC countries deciding to cut oil production from January, which move resulted in a jump in crude prices, India is waiting to see how the remaining producing nations react in order to decide on its import strategy, the government said on Monday.

Fight is to protect Tata Group from capricious decision-making: ...
Mumbai, Dec 6 : Tata Sons ousted Chairman Cyrus Mistry's fight is to protect the Tata Group from capricious decision-making by its Interim Chairman Ratan Tata, Mistry's office said on Tuesday.

Karnataka fondly recalls its 'Komalavalli' nee Jayalalithaa
Bengaluru, Dec 6 : Hundreds of people across Karnataka on Tuesday fondly recalled its 'daughter' and late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and paid glowing tributes to her, as she was born at Melkote near Mysuru and spent her early days in Bengaluru.

DCW orders FIR against police officer in harassment case
New Delhi, Dec 6 : The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Tuesday asked the Delhi Police to file an FIR against a police officer for alleged harassment of 24 policewomen.

Back injury forces Yasir out of Australia tour match
Cairns [Australia], Dec.6 : Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been ruled out of the warm-up game against Cricket Australia XI due to a back injury.

Army's swift action averts major tragedy in Kashmir
Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Dec. 6 : A timely intervention by the army personnel averted a major fire in Chak Kigam village in Kupwara district, North Kashmir, on Tuesday

Won't let Trump ruin nuclear agreement, says Iran President
New York [USA], Dec. 6 : Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Iran will not permit U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to tear up its nuclear deal with the United States.

Jayalalithaa buried with full state honours beside her mentor MGR
Chennai [India], Dec.6 : The mortal remains of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa was buried beside her mentor M.G. Ramachandran's burial at Marina Beach here on Tuesday evening with full state honours.

Ronaldo knows he'll pick Ballon d'or award
Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec.6 : Real Madrid star striker Critiano Ronaldo has been reportedly informed that he will be crowned this year's Ballon d'or winner.

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