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New type of bird flu virus found in India

The government on Friday said the subtype H5N8 virus has been found for the first time in India after the samples of wild birds in Delhi zoo were tested positive

Rural income set for over 20% growth in next 3 qrtrs

Rural income, which has declined in the past two years, is on course to register over 20 per cent growth this financial year on the back of good monsoon, lower

Nepal keen to join China's 'one belt one road' initiative

Nepal is willing to participate in China's ambitious "One Belt, One Road" initiative, prime minister Prachanda said on Friday, expressing confidence that the development project could benefit the land-locked country.

Railway officials brief Par panel on budget merger

Railway board officials on Friday briefed a Parliamentary panel on the implications of the government's decision to merge the railway budget with the general budget.

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Stage set for banks to take effective action on NPAs: FM

Terming the mounting bad loans as "next big challenge" for the country, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said banks should enforce their right and recover dues in the larger

Govt to revive strategic stake sale in PSUs

After 12-year hiatus, government is set to revive strategic sale of state-owned companies with the Cabinet likely to consider shortly the outright sale of stake in over a dozen PSUs

UDAN scheme takes off

Flyers on metro routes will soon have to fork out more to fund government’s regional connectivity scheme (RCS) that promises to make air travel a reality for the common man

Trump, Clinton spending furiously as Election Day nears

Defying his notorious stinginess Donald Trump more than doubled his campaign spending last month compared to August. He burned through roughly USD 70 million as his standing in

Vodafone offers free incoming on national roaming

With an aim to counter Reliance Jio's free phone call offer, leading telecom operator Vodafone India today announced free incoming calls on national roaming for all its customers beginning Diwali

SC curbs BCCI's fiscal powers; to fix transaction limit

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) not to release funds until the state associations file an affidavit implementing recommendations of Justice

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