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ISI spy ring leads cops to ‘mole’ in Pakistan high commission

Monday, November 30, 2015 23:47

The interrogation of the arrested Border Security Force head constable Abdul Rasheed and his handler Kafaitullah Khan has led the crime branch to probe an ISI mole in the Pakistan High Commission in Delhi who may be facilitating anti-India activities.

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IITs keeping a sharp eye on companies flouting placement guidelines

Monday, November 30, 2015 23:39

NEW DELHI: IITs are keeping a sharp eye on companies flouting placement guidelines even as the war for talent at IITs begins on Tuesday amid rising concerns over some top rung companies taking to off-campus placements. Under the umbrella of All IITs Placement Committee (AIPC), older IITs including Delhi, Bombay, ...

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IMF approves yuan for benchmark currency | ‘Welcomes addition’

Monday, November 30, 2015 23:36

WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund admitted China's yuan into its benchmark currency basket on Monday, as expected, in a victory for Beijing's campaign for recognition as a global economic power. The decision to add the yuan, also known as the renminbi, to the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket alongside ...

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BSF differs from Punjab Police; says no evidence on Pak terrorists’ entry via river

Monday, November 30, 2015 23:34

JALANDHAR: On the Dinanagar terror attack in Gurdaspur district, the Border Security Force (BSF) today said that after thorough scanning of the Punjab border they have not got any physical evidence of entry of the three ultras from Punjab border from Pakistan to Indian territory. The BSF stand is ...

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Breakthrough Energy Coalition: Bill Gates plots a surprise attack on energy sector

Monday, November 30, 2015 23:30

PARIS: Bill Gates grows most animated when the talk turns to the "cool" new energy technologies that have yet to leave the lab. Gates was a rare civilian sharing the limelight alongside presidents and prime ministers at the opening session of Paris climate talks on Monday. Offstage, in ...

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Placements at IIT Madras rest in the hands of the rain Gods

Monday, November 30, 2015 23:06

NEW DELHI: Placements at IIT Madras, this year literally rest in the hands of the rain Gods. Incessant rains in Chennai, which led to floods and waterlogging in several parts of the city over the past fortnight, have made recruiters unsure of the placement at IIT Madras. The institute ...

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China stocks sag after soft PMIs; Hong Kong jumps on yuan SDR triumph

Monday, November 30, 2015 23:00

* CSI300 -0.4 pct; SSEC -0.5 pct; HSI +1.7 pct * Mainland investors give muted response to yuan's SDRinclusion * China manufacturing activity contracts for 4th month inrow SHANGHAI, Dec 1 (Reuters) - China stocks sagged on

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Modi, Sharif go into brief huddle in Paris

Monday, November 30, 2015 22:44

A brisk handshake and an intense 160-second huddle following an unscripted encounter between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at the Leaders' Lounge of the climate change conference in Paris set off intense speculation of a possible thaw in India-Pakistan ties.

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Quikr set to buy real estate portal CommonFloor.com

Monday, November 30, 2015 22:42

NEW DELHI: In the first large consolidation deal in the online property selling space, Quikr Homes, the real estate vertical of digital classifieds platform Quikr, will merge with seven-year-old real estate portal CommonFloor.com in a $200-million full equity swap deal, said two people with knowledge of the development. The deal ...

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Dollar rises while oil falls, world stocks mixed

Monday, November 30, 2015 22:34

NEW YORK: The dollar pared gains after hitting an 8-1/2-month high against major currencies on Monday, while the prospect of further European Central Bank stimulus dragged the euro, and oil futures fell on worries about a growing supply glut. Global stock markets were mixed, with Wall Street ending the ...

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