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Rahul speaks at Berkeley, sparks BJP-Cong war of words

Remarks by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi during an address at the University of California, Berkeley, on Tuesday snowballed into a war of words between his party and the ruling BJP with the latter slamming him as a “failed dynast” and “failed politician”.

Trump to weigh more aggressive US strategy on Iran

US President Donald Trump is weighing a strategy that could allow more aggressive responses to Iran’s forces, its Shi’ite Muslim proxies in Iraq and Syria, and its support for militant groups, feel six current and former US officials.

The proposal was prepared by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, national security adviser HR McMaster and other top officials, and presented to Trump at a National Security Council meeting on Friday, the sources said.

HC seeks TRAI's response on Vodafone's appeal

The Delhi High Court today sought the response of TRAI on Vodafone India's appeal against a single judge order dismissing its petition against the consultation process adopted for fixing interconnection usage charges (IUCs) between cellular and fixed line operators.

Not looking for new equity partner, says Goyal

Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal set at rest the speculation about Etihad exiting the carrier and a new investment partner coming on board. There are no plans to sell stake in Jet Airways for now and all such talks are only speculation, Goyal told reporters on the sidelines of the 25th AGM here on Monday.

Goyal also said the Abu Dhabi-based carrier is not exiting from his airline, when asked whether he was taking on board another investment partner and that the Etihad was looking to deboard from his airline.

Rajnath sees green shoots of peace in Kashmir

The situation in Kashmir Valley has improved significantly over the past year and some green shoots of peace are visible, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday as he expressed willingness to meet every stakeholder to resolve long-standing issues.

August inflation seen at 5-month high

Retail inflation in India is expected to have picked up to a five-mo­nth high in August, largely driven by higher food costs, a Reuters poll showed, easing pressure on the Reserve Ba­nk of India (RBI) to cut interest rates again after poor growth data.

Consumer prices were forecast up at 3.20 per cent in August from a year ago, jumping from July’s 2.36 per cent, according to the poll taken September 5-8 of nearly 40 economists.

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