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UK conservative lawmaker David Amess stabbed in attack in Essex

Business Standard - 7 hours 41 min ago
Police have been called to an incident in eastern England amid reports a lawmaker has been stabbed during a meeting with constituents. Sky News said Conservative lawmaker David Amess was attacked during a regular meeting with constituents at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, a seaside town east of London. Amess' London office confirmed Friday that police and ambulance had been called but had no other details. Amess has been a member of Parliament for Leigh-on-Sea since 1997, but has been a lawmaker since 1983. Violence against British politicians is rare, but in June 2016 Labour Party lawmaker Jo Cox was stabbed and shot to death in her northern England constituency.
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Om Birla dials JEE Advance topper, congratulates him on his success

Business Standard - 7 hours 46 min ago
Interacting with the JEE topper, Birla asked him about his future plans, to which Agrawal revealed that he aspires to do BTech from IIT Bombay
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China agrees to cooperate in WHO's fresh Covid origin probe

Business Standard - 7 hours 48 min ago
While China, since the beginning has strongly refuted the lab leak theory, its Foreign Ministry said the country will "continue to support" the probe
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JEE Advanced top rank holders want to study at IIT Bombay

Business Standard - 7 hours 49 min ago
Mridul Agarwal from Delhi zone, who has bagged the top rank, wants to pursue B Tech in Computer Science at IIT Bombay.
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Dip in India's rank in Global Hunger Index 2021 'shocking', says govt

Business Standard - 7 hours 51 min ago
The Centre on Friday said it was shocking that India's rank was lowered on the Global Hunger Index, terming the methodology used for rankings "unscientific". India slipped to 101st position in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021 of 116 countries, from its 2020 position of 94th. It is now behind its neighbours Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Reacting sharply to the report, the Women and Child Development Ministry said it is "shocking" to find that the Global Hunger Report 2021 has lowered the rank of India on the basis of FAO estimate on proportion of undernourished population which is found to be "devoid of ground reality and facts and suffers from serious methodological issues". "The publishing agencies of the Global Hunger Report, Concern Worldwide and Welt Hungerhilfe, have not done their due diligence before releasing the report," the ministry said in a statement. The methodology used by FAO is "unscientific", the ministry claimed.
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Shah attacks Savarkar's critics, says they should have some shame

Business Standard - 7 hours 54 min ago
Shah said Savarkar had everything that he needed for a good life, but he chose the tough path, which indicated his unwavering commitment to the motherland.
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Forex reserves increase by $2.039 billion to $639.516 billion

Business Standard - 7 hours 55 min ago
Gold reserves were up by USD 464 million to USD 38.022 billion in the reporting week.
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India's defence exports increased by 325% in last 5 years: Modi

Business Standard - 7 hours 57 min ago
He pointed out that both private and public sectors are working hand in hand for national security
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Public insurers lost 30% motor segment business since FY18: Care Ratings

Business Standard - 8 hours 7 min ago
Amongst the states, Maharashtra continues to occupy the top spot followed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Uttar Pradesh in motor business for insurers.
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Will provide financial support to 7 new defence cos if required: Rajnath

Business Standard - 8 hours 16 min ago
The defence ministry said the companies commenced work on October 1.
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Tala raises $145 million in funding round led by Upstart

MoneyControl Business News - 8 hours 24 min ago
New investors Kindred Ventures and The J. Safra Group, along with existing investors including IVP, Revolution Growth, Lowercase Capital, and PayPal Ventures, also joined the round, which brings Tala#39;s total funding to over USD 350 million.
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Tala raises $145 million in funding round led by Upstart

MoneyControl Business News - 8 hours 24 min ago
New investors Kindred Ventures and The J. Safra Group, along with existing investors including IVP, Revolution Growth, Lowercase Capital, and PayPal Ventures, also joined the round, which brings Tala#39;s total funding to over USD 350 million.
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Scholz seals initial coalition deal to be next German chancellor

Business Standard - 8 hours 38 min ago
The agreement includes a plan to exit coal in 2030, eight years earlier than planned, as well as an action plan for climate protection
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Taliban warns Pakistan International Airlines to reduce fares or face ban

Business Standard - 8 hours 43 min ago
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan warned the Airlines after PIA started charging up to USD 2,500 for each ticket from Kabul to Islamabad
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Aluminium plants grappling with critically low level of coal stock: AAI

Business Standard - 8 hours 44 min ago
Aluminium plants in the country are grappling with critically low level of coal stocks and if the fuel supply is not restored immediately it would lead to irrevocable collateral damage, industry body AAI warned on Friday. The statement comes at a time when the supply of coal by CIL to non-power sectors has been kept suspended temporarily amid electricity generating plants in the country facing fuel shortages. "Today also, aluminium industry has not received any relief with respect to the ongoing coal supply crisis. Indian aluminium plants are grappling with critically low levels of coal stock, with no recourse or alternative means to meet their power needs and keep the plants operational," Aluminium Association of India (AAI) said. It further warned that if coal supply is not restored immediately, it would lead to an irrevocable collateral damage of these national assets. "Any power outage in aluminium plants will lead to catastrophic impact & complete shutdown which will take ...
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Centre removes export curbs on all diagnostic kits, reagents

Business Standard - 8 hours 46 min ago
The export restrictions on these products were imposed in June last year and August 16, 2021 on account of increasing COVID-19 cases
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Covid impact: Out-of-practice airline pilots are making mid-air errors

Business Standard - 8 hours 52 min ago
Potentially disastrous errors all took place in the US in recent months as pilots returned to work
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Scrutinise the deals and discounts while buying a house this festive season

Business Standard - 8 hours 53 min ago
Be guided by more crucial considerations such as the budget, the location, and the projects that are right for you
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India notifies 8,424 tonnes of raw sugar exports to U.S. under tariff-rate quota

Business News From Hindu - 8 hours 59 min ago
India enjoys duty-free sugar exports to the U.S. for up to 10,000 tonnes annually under the preferential quota arrangement.
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Amit Shah visits cell in Port Blair where Veer Savarkar was imprisoned

Business Standard - 9 hours 3 min ago
Shah is on a three-day visit to Andaman and Nicobar Islands from October 15-October 17.
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