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  • DRDO ties up with Ramdev to market supplements

    DRDO ties up with Ramdev to market supplements

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    Leh(JK): India's premier defence research organisation DRDO has now roped in yoga guru Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurveda Limited to manufacture and market in the country and abroad some herbal supplements and food products developed by it.DRDO today entered into licensing agreements with Ramdev's company for…

  • Ashwin spins India to historic win in Colombo

    Ashwin spins India to historic win in Colombo

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    Colombo: Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin claimed five second innings wickets as India beat Sri Lanka by 278 runs in the second Test for a series-levelling victory at the P Sara Oval on Sunday.Full ScorecardChasing an improbable 413-run victory target in home hero Kumar Sangakkara's…

  • India looking at doubling aluminium import duty - minister

    India looking at doubling aluminium import duty - minister

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    India is examining a request to double the import duty on aluminium to 10 percent, the country's trade minister said on Friday, after companies such as Vedanta Ltd warned of job cuts due to low world prices and rising supplies from overseas.The trade ministry…

  • India to impose import duty of 10 pct on wheat - finance minister

    India to impose import duty of 10 pct on wheat - finance minister

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    India will impose an import duty of 10 percent on wheat effective until March 31 next year, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told parliament on Friday, reinstating tariffs after a gap of eight years following big purchases in recent months.Reuters reported last week that a…

  • India versus Sri Lanka Board President's XI

    India versus Sri Lanka Board President's XI

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    Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have consolidated well for India in the warm-up game against Sri Lanka Board President's XI at Colombo. The duo has taken India past 225. Rahane is closing in on his fifty.Earlier, skipper Virat Kohli fell cheaply and Shikhar Dhawan…

  • Captured by cotton: Girls duped into

    Captured by cotton: Girls duped into "bonded labour" in India's textile mills

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    From her two-room concrete home nestled among the lush coconut plantations of southern India, housewife Kavita has seen the region's textile industry flourish for a decade, thanks to the labour of poor, lower caste women like herself.Promising a better life, "agents" have for years…

  • July oilmeal exports plunge 86 pct y/y - trade body

    July oilmeal exports plunge 86 pct y/y - trade body

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    MUMBAI, Aug 6 (Reuters) - India's oilmeal exports in July plunged 86 percent from a year earlier to 18,410 tonnes as south Asian countries trimmed purchases of expensive Indian rapeseed meal and soymeal, a trade body said on Thursday.Exports of rapeseed meal fell 90…

  • Khobragade episode 'painful period' for bilateral ties: US

    Khobragade episode 'painful period' for bilateral ties: US

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    Washington: Describing the Devyani Khobragade episode as a "painful period" in Indo-US ties, the US has said the incident has led to "important learnings" and there is a determination to avoid such instances.US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha…

  • 29 killed, 25 hurt in MP twin train derailment

    29 killed, 25 hurt in MP twin train derailment

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    Twenty-nine people were killed as two express trains derailed within minutes of each other on flooded tracks while crossing a railway bridge in Harda district of Madhya Pradesh in the dead of night and plunged into the swollen Machak river. There were conflicting versions on…

  • Militant captured in Kashmir a Pakistani

    Militant captured in Kashmir a Pakistani

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    Jammu: A militant captured on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir after an ambush on a BSF convoy is a Pakistani, police sources said.The young militant, identified as Qasim Khan, is from the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist group and hails from Gujranwala in Pakistan, the sources…

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