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12-year-old to appear for Class 10 exam

Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) A 12-year-old girl from Howrah district, who has never been to school, has been found eligible to sit for the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) examination in 2019, an official said on Thursday. “Saifa Khatun, 12, has never been to school. The girl did[Read More…]

18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs to appeal in SC

Madurai, Oct 26 (IANS) The 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs in Tamil Nadu on Friday decided to appeal in the Supreme Court against the Madras High Court order upholding the Tamil Nadu Speaker P.Dhanapal order disqualifying them. Speaking to reporters here, Thanga Tamilselvan, one of the disqualified MLAs, said they will[Read More…]

US economy grows 3.5% in third quarter

Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) The US’ economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5 per cent in the third quarter, down slightly from the 4.2 per cent growth rate registered in the previous quarter, the government said on Friday. The report was the Commerce Department’s first of three estimates of[Read More…]

Indonesia revises toll of quakes, tsunami to 2,081

Jakarta, Oct 26 (IANS) Indonesian authorities on Friday revised down the death toll from powerful earthquakes and an ensuing tsunami on Sulawesi Island in September to 2,081 from 2,256. The multiple quakes followed by a tsunami devastated the Sulawesi province, resulting in a financial loss of 15.29 trillion rupiah ($1.011[Read More…]

ICICI Bank’s Q2 standalone net profit down 56 per cent

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Private lender ICICI Bank on Friday reported a 55.84 per cent year-on-year decline in its standalone net profit for the quarter ended in September. The bank’s net profit for the second quarter of the financial year 2018-19 stood at Rs 908.88 crore, against Rs 2,058.19[Read More…]

BEL net up 39 per cent in second quarter

Bengaluru, Oct 26 (IANS) State-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) on Friday reported Rs 571-crore net profit for the second quarter of fiscal 2018-19, registering a 39 per cent yearly growth from Rs 412 crore in the same period a year ago. Sales turnover for the quarter under reference (Q2) grew[Read More…]

Maneka Gandhi inaugurates 5th organic festival

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Aiming to promote women entrepreneurs, producers and farmers in the organic field from across India, the 5th edition of the “Women of India National Organic Festival” was inaugurated by Union Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday. The 10-day festival being held[Read More…]

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