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24nd Safarul Muzaffer 1436 | Friday, Dec 19, 2014

Virat should bat at number 4 or 5: Gavaskar

Expressing concern over Virat Kohli's prolonged loss of form, former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar today said that the talented batsman needs to be dropped down the order to get him back to his run-making ways.

Kohli made his ninth single-digit score in his last 16 innings when he managed just 2 runs in the first one-dayer against the West Indies in Kochi which India lost by 124 runs yesterday.

PTI

We have responded to ceasefire violations with courage: Modi

Under fire from the opposition over escalating ceasefire violations by Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India has responded to the aggression with courage and lamented public debate on the issue for political gains. "Today, when bullets are being fired on the border, it is the enemy that is screaming. Our jawans have responded to the aggression with courage," Modi said at an election rally.

PTI

Three girl students sexually assaulted in Delhi school

Three girl students of Class 3 were allegedly sexually assaulted by an outsider in the library of a private school here, police said on Thursday.

Angry parents protested outside the school in west Delhi's Chhawla area on Thursday, alleging that their daughters were sexually assaulted by a book seller inside the school's library on Tuesday.

Police said they were verifying the allegations.

The school authorities, however, have said that they are not aware of the incident.

IANS

Odisha Disaster Rapid action force (ODRAF)

Odisha Disaster Rapid action force (ODRAF) personnel checking up their equipment in preparation ahead of cyclone HudHud in Bhubaneswar.(PTI photo)

Cyclone Hudhud range narrowed down, to hit near Vishakapatnam: IMD

Cyclone Hudhud will cross the North Andhra Pradesh coast around Vishakapatnam by October 12 forenoon, according to the India Meterological Department.

“On Wednesday we had said that the range for hitting would be between Gopalpur (Odisha) and Vishakapatnam. Now this has been narrowed to nearing Vishakapatnam. The speed would remain the same as of now,” IMD director general LS Rathore said on Thursday.

3 more terror hideouts found in Burdwan

The Burdwan blast has exposed a chilling home truth in Bengal, much discussed but seldom put on record. CID on Wednesday sealed three more houses in the vicinity of the 'IED factory' and a cyber cafe from where terrorists used to download manuals to make rocket launchers, indicating yet again that the state is turning into a terror logistics hub.

New monetary policy framework by Dec

A new monetary policy framework is to be put in place by December, with the government setting the inflation target, to be implemented by a policy panel.

The finance ministry and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) are soon expected to sign a formal agreement under which the central bank will pursue the retail inflation target decided by the government.

“Since it is a Budget announcement, it has to be put in place by December. It will be a part of the Action Taken Report to be tabled in Parliament by January 15,” said a ministry official who did not wish to be identified.

Rs 2.50/litre cut in diesel rate likely after state elections

A Rs 2.50 per litre cut in diesel prices and a little less than Re 1 a litre on petrol is in offing as international oil rates fell to a 27-month low.

Prices may be cut after Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections are completed on October 15, sources privy to the development said.

Benchmark Brent crude today slid by as much as $1.35 to $90.76 a barrel, its lowest level since June 2012. Prices have declined 18% this year.

Murthy, Gopalakrishnan bid farewell to Infosys

Thirty-three years after starting Infosys, its founders NR Narayana Murthy and S Gopalakrishnan today bade farewell to the over USD 8 billion IT firm with the former saying he has no regrets and the latter emphasising that politics is not his cup of tea.

Seven co-founders, led by Murthy, set up the Bangalore- based firm in 1981.

PTI

Rajnath Singh approves lease of BSF land for three Kendriya Vidyalayas

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the providing of three acres of land on lease to the Kendriya Vidyalayas by the Border Security Force (BSF) each at Sunderbani (Jammu and Kashmir), Chakur (Maharashtra) and Aradhpur (West Bengal).

Presently, Kendriya Vidyalaya at Station Head Quarter, BSF, Sunderbani has started functioning from October 16, 2010 up to XIth standard. The Kendriya Vidyalaya at Chakur started on September 1, 2010 up to VIIIth standard whereas the Kendriya Vidyalaya at Aradhpur started on April 26, 2011 up to VIIIth standards.

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