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December 2017

TN leaders welcome Rajinikanth’s political entry

Chennai, Dec 31 (IANS) Political leaders in Tamil Nadu on Sunday welcomed actor Rajinikanth's entry into politics and his decision to contest the next Assembly elections.DMK leader M.K. Stalin said Rajinikanth had finally put a full stop to the expectations of his fans but asserted that the DMK was not bothered by the actor's political plunge. Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, whose ruling faction suffered a shock defeat in the R.K. Nagar Assembly constituency, said anyone was free to enter politics in a democracy.…

PNB raises interest rate on term deposits by up to 1.25%

New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) State-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) has announced it will raise interest rates by up to 1.25 per cent on domestic term deposits of up to Rs 10 crore for different tenures, effective from the New Year, January 1, 2018.As per the new PNB rates, for domestic retail term deposits of less than Rs 1 crore with the tenure of 7 to 29 days, the rate has been increased by 1.25 percentage points to 5.25 per cent from the current 4 per cent. For such deposits held for 30 to 45 days, rate has been raised from…

Women going for Haj without ‘mehram’ exempt from lucky draw

New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Muslim women who have applied to go for Haj without a ‘mehram (husband or a male first blood relation as guardian) this year have been exempted from the lucky draw system that the Haj Committee operates, the government said on Sunday.This means that all the 1,300-odd women who have applied for Haj will be able to travel with no quota restrictions. The announcement by the Minority Affairs Ministry came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat' said…

Rajnath leaves for Dehradun to usher New Year with ITBP personnel

New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday left Delhi for his two-day visit to Dehradun, during which he will celebrate the New Year with ITBP personnel at India-China border in Nelong Valley in Uttarakhand.The Minister will spend Sunday evening with the 12th Battalion of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) officials at their Headquarters in Matli, at 3,400 feet on the bank of Bhagirathi river, around 195 km from Dehradun. "Leaving for Dehradun on a two day visit to Uttarakhand. Shall spend…

Samsung likely to post $15 billion operating profit for Q4: Report

Seoul, Dec 31 (IANS) Samsung Electronics is expected to post an operating profit of 16 trillion won - about $15 billion - up 73 per cent from a year earlier, according to a new analysis.In the July-September period also, the South Korean tech giant posted a robust operating profit of 14.53 trillion won. The estimate for the fourth quarter was made by Yonhap Infomax, the financial arm of Yonhap News Agency after a survey on 19 brokerage houses. DB Financial Investment said that the world's largest manufacturer of…
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