3% stake in Coal India to be sold

Even after Coal India sought an extension from Sebi to comply with certain norms, the Maharatna Company has decided to proceed on the same and will be offering a maximum of nine percent government’s shares to institutional and non-institutional buyers. On 31st October, the coal ministry, on behalf of...
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WHO – Air pollution affects children under 15 more

Every day about 93% of the world’s children under the age of 15 (1.8 billion children) breathe polluted air that puts their health and development at serious risk, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a new report that puts into numbers the devastating impact that air pollution is...
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Indonesia plane crash – debris found at sea

Search and rescue personnel worked through the night to find victims of the Lion Air plane crash in Indonesia, sending 24 body bags to identification experts as the airline flew dozens of grieving relatives to the country’s capital. The 2-month-old Boeing jet crashed into the Java Sea early Monday...
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Tesla shares jump as Musk delivers quarterly profit, cash

Tesla Inc reported a net profit, positive cash flow and wider-than-expected margins for the latest quarter on Wednesday, delivering on Chief Executive Elon Musk’s promise to turn the electric car maker profitable as higher production volumes of its new Model 3 began to pay off. Tesla reiterated that it...
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Beijing steps up curbs, offshore investments under scrutiny

News of a foreign wealth manager being denied exit from China last week is raising concerns for global private banks, as they seek to tap trillions of dollars of wealth offshore in the face of Beijing’s growing curbs on overseas investments and outflows. The banker, a Singapore-based member of...
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Trump looking to dissolve nuclear deals of U.S.

President Donald Trump said Washington would withdraw from a landmark Cold War-era treaty that eliminated nuclear missiles from Europe because Russia was violating the pact, triggering a warning of retaliatory measures from Moscow. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, negotiated by then-President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in...
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Vatican should change for ‘suffragettes’

Catholic women say there’s a clerical stained glass ceiling in the Vatican, and they want to shatter it. They want to vote in major policy meetings. They want Pope Francis to deliver on his promise to put more women in senior positions in the Holy See’s administration. And some...
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Sabarimala court verdict raises unrest in Pampa

Pampa, a religiously sensitive locality at the base of Sabarimala, has turned into a protest zone with assorted Hindu groups pitting themselves against the police to prevent women they suspect to be below the age of 50 from ascending the forested path to Sabarimala temple. Nilackal, the entry point...
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