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Salgaocar FC win 4th CEM Gold Cup

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Salgaocar Football Club won the 4th CEM Gold Cup 2019, organised by Karbi Anglong Sports Association, defeating Sankata Club, Nepal 4-2 in the finals played at KASA stadium, Diphu, Assam on Thursday, according to a press release issued by Salgaocar FC on Friday. The Greens led 1-0 at half-time break. Salgaocar FC dominated from the start ... Read More »

Bangladesh cricket team avoid Christchurch attack in nick of time

PTI Christchurch The Bangladesh cricket team escaped unhurt despite being in close vicinity of a shooting attack on a mosque here but its ongoing tour of New Zealand was called off owing to the “unprecedented act of violence” in which 49 people were killed. The attack took place on two mosques in the city and also injured more than 20 ... Read More »

India for expansion of preferential duties by trade partners in FTAs

UNI   CHENNAI Asking exporters to fully utilise the duty advantages in different Free Trade Agreements signed by India, Commerce Secretary Anup Wadhawan has said that the government is in discussion with the partner countries to expand preferential duties under the trade -opening pacts. “Since we have a large exporter community here, I wish to draw their attention in particular ... Read More »

‘Banks need to raise own capital till June’

IANS   NEW DELHI Public Sector Banks (PSBs) may raise capital themselves to meet regulatory and growth capital needs because there is unlikely to be any fresh bank recapitalisation till the next government takes over in June, official sources said on Friday. Finance Ministry sources here also said the government has kept around Rs 5,000 crore as buffer for any ... Read More »

US$ 200 bn target by 2025 set for engineering exports

UNI CHENNAI Raising the bar, India has set an aspirational target of US$ 200 billion by 2025 for engineering exports, following a road map suggested by an EEPC India-Deloitte strategy paper, based on inputs from the Commerce Ministry and the industry. The paper released at the ongoing International Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS) at Chennai, said that India can achieve a ... Read More »

UK Parliament votes to seek Article 50 extension

IANS London The UK Parliament voted 413-202 to instruct Prime Minister Theresa May to ask the EU for a delay that would give the UK’s fractious political class time to forge a plan for an orderly Brexit, raising the prospect that Britain will remain part of the bloc beyond March 29 deadline. May, who vowed repeatedly that the UK would ... Read More »

Kim rethinking US talks, launch moratorium

AP Pyongyang North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon make a decision on whether to continue diplomatic talks and maintain the country’s moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests, a senior North Korean official said, noting the US threw away a golden opportunity at the recent summit between their leaders. Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui, addressing an urgent ... Read More »

Senate rejects Trump’s border emergency declaration

PTI Washington In a stunning rebuke to Donald Trump, a dozen Republican senators broke party ranks and sided with Democrats to terminate the US President’s declaration of a national emergency on America’s border with Mexico. In a 59-41 vote, 12 Republicans joined every Senate Democrat on Thursday in a rare move to block the president’s effort to divert billions in ... Read More »

Wanted bookie Sanjeev Chawla seeks appeal

PTI London Alleged bookie Sanjeev Chawla, who is wanted in India on charges of match-fixing dating back to 2000, has filed an application in the UK High Court seeking leave to appeal against his extradition order by Westminster Magistrates’ Court here. UK home secretary Sajid Javid had signed off on the District Judge’s order in favour of the extradition last ... Read More »

In 2009, India was alone, while in 2019 it has worldwide support: Swaraj

PTI   NEW DELHI External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Friday said the leaders who term China’s blocking of banning JeM chief Masood Azhar at the UN a “diplomatic failure” must see that India was alone when the move was first made in 2009 under the UPA rule, while it has worldwide support in 2019. Her remarks came a day after ... Read More »