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After slow start, monsoon covers 10 states in 4 days | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: After having made the slowest progress in at least 12 years, the monsoon has broken into a sprint, nearly covering 10 states and entering two more within a span of four days since June 19 while racing into east Uttar Pradesh in the north. With a low-pressure system giving it wind, the monsoon strode into Varanasi on Sunday, covering nearly 700km in four days from its position
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GST profiteering: Government to build case with proof

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: GST officers have one more task — conduct mock purchases to identify businesses that are not passing on benefits of lower taxes to consumers. With several stores and sectors such as real estate and restaurants found wanting, the government has decided to “proactively” use the provision of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act to collect evidence against suppliers, who are “profiteering” by either keeping prices
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India lining up defence deals worth $10 billion with US amid trade row | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: India is lining up defence deals worth around $10 billion for the US over the next two-three years despite ongoing trade disputes and immigration concerns, even as New Delhi and Moscow have worked out a payment mechanism to get around Washington’s sanctions regime against acquisition of Russian weapon systems. The latest deal being finalised by India under the foreign military sales programme of the US is for
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Asean links its Indo-Pacific strategy to India’s outreach | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Rolling out its new Indo-Pacific strategy, Asean has reserved a special place for India’s Bimstec grouping as one to connect with. This will be the first sign that India’s renewed interest in Bimstec has found resonance in the region. India has put in more diplomatic energy into Bimstec in recent years, the idea being to redefine its neighbourhood eastwards, to build on connectivity and open a channel
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Pakistan knock out South Africa with 49-run win | Cricket News

[ad_1] LONDON: Pakistan kept alive their slender hopes of making the semifinals while knocking South Africa out of the ICC World Cup with a 49-run win at Lord’s on Sunday. SCORECARD | WORLD CUP SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE Batting first, the 1992 champions posted 308 for seven with Haris Sohail's 59-ball 89 being the highlight of their innings. In reply, South Africa were stopped at 259 for nine in 50
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Pakistan vs South Africa Highlights, World Cup 2019: Pakistan beat South Africa by 49 runs | Cricket News

[ad_1] BLOG | SCORECARD Haris Sohail, Man-of-the-Match: "It's tough when you're sitting out and waiting for your turn. My goal was to make the most of my opportunities. When I went in, I was told I have to build a partnership with Babar, but it wasn't easy out there. Just backed myself." * That's it! South Africa are officially out of the semi-final race as they suffered a 49-run defeat
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Pakistan looking to mislead FATF with criticism of India?

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: While India has not yet responded officially, or even unofficially, to Pakistan’s allegation that it has politicised the FATF process, the government seems to believe Islamabad's criticism is a bit rich given its own outreach to the top political leadership of various countries to prevent Pakistan from being blacklisted by the global watchdog on terror financing. Reacting to India's statement on Saturday calling for verifiable and irreversible
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Nasa rover on Mars detects puff of gas that hints at possibility of life

[ad_1] Mars, it appears, is belching a large amount of a gas that could be a sign of microbes living on the planet today. In a measurement taken Wednesday, Nasa’s Curiosity rover discovered startlingly high amounts of methane in the Martian air, a gas that on Earth is usually produced by living things. The data arrived back on Earth on Thursday, and by Friday, scientists working on the mission were
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Iran warns war would spread across Gulf, threaten US troops

[ad_1] DUBAI/WASHINGTON: Any conflict in the Gulf region may spread uncontrollably and threaten the lives of US troops, a senior Iranian military commander said on Sunday after US President Donald Trump said he would impose further sanctions on the Islamic Republic. While flagging more sanctions, Trump had also said on Saturday he wanted to make a deal to bolster Iran's economy in an apparent move to defuse tensions following the
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Rajasthan: At least 14 dead as tent collapses in Barmer | Jodhpur News

[ad_1] BARMER: At least 14 people died and over 50 others were injured after a 'pandaal' collapsed in Jasol village in Barmer district on Sunday, police said. A 'Ram Katha' was organised at Jasol village when the tent was uprooted by strong winds trapping the people sitting under it, additional superintendent of police Khinv Singh said. Police said the death toll could go up as a huge crowd had gathered