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Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance focuses on pension products (3 minutes ago)
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance will be focusing on pension products and also expects that share of these products in its total first premium income to become 15-18 per cent by end of the current fiscal, an official said on Wednesday.

12 killed by lightning in Bihar (5 minutes ago)
June 26 (IANS) Atleast 12 people, including four woman and two girls, were killed on Wednesday when they were struck by lightning in separate incidents in various Bihar districts, officials said.

Fire destroys documents at Noida Authority office (7 minutes ago)
Noida, June 26 (IANS) Several important documents stored inside the building of Noida Authority were reduced to ashes after a fire broke out at the Authority's office on Wednesday morning, the police said on Wednesday.

Video of man doing stunt on Delhi police car goes viral (7 minutes ago)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) A TikTok video showing a man performing dangerous stunts on a Delhi Police car went viral on social media on Wednesday.

Ink thrown on Lenin's statue in Bengal (11 minutes ago)
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Red ink was thrown at a statue of Russian communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin in West Bengal's East Bardhaman district, police said on Wednesday.

'Related party transaction' issue dents IndiGo's scrip (13 minutes ago)
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier IndiGo's scrip fell around 2 per cent after one of the top executives of the company said that an administrative issue of "related party transaction" exists between the two promoters of the airline.

US Hindu American Foundation honours activists for Kashmiri Pandit rights (15 minutes ago)
Washington, June 26 (IANS) The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) has honoured three activists for espousing the rights of Kashmiri Pandits with the 2019 Award for Advancement of Hindu Human Rights.

Punjab, narcotics bureau to conduct raids jointly (15 minutes ago)
Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and the Punjab government on Wednesday decided to conduct joint operations and share information on drugs by pooling in resources to effectively tackle the menace in the state.

58 Sikh pilgrims denied Pakistan visa (17 minutes ago)
Amritsar, June 26 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday refused visa to 58 Sikh pilgrims for visiting a shrine to observe the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) said on Wednesday.

10% reservation for MP's general category poor (19 minutes ago)
Bhopal, June 26 (IANS) The Kamal Nath-led government in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday gave its nod to providing 10 per cent reservation to the underprivileged people in the state belonging to the general category.

Let's stand up for defence of religious freedom for all: Pompeo (21 minutes ago)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Wednesday pitched for the "defence of religious freedom for all", days after a report published by his ministry made critical remarks over the status of minorities in India.

Spike in US-China trade tension to hit global growth rate further: Fitch (23 minutes ago)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The world will grow at a rate slowest in 10 years if the upcoming US-China trade talks fail and the US imposes 25 per cent tariffs on the remaining $300 billion of imports from China, Fitch Rating has said.

Seven injured in Narela (27 minutes ago)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) A fire broke out at Narela in early morning hours of Wednesday said Delhi Fire Department, adding seven people were injuried.

OYO Hotels and Homes to invest Rs 200 cr in Haryana (27 minutes ago)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) OYO Hotels and Homes on Wednesday said it aims to invest Rs 200 crore towards "capex, infrastructure and talent" in Haryana.

Six from Saharanpur killed in Uttarakhand accident (21:56)
Dehradun, June 26 (IANS) Six persons, including four children, were killed and four injured when a car in which they were travelling fell into a deep gorge at Moriana Band area in Thatyur block of Tehri district in Uttarakhand on Wednesday, police said.

East Bengal appoint Roy as head of youth development, assistant coach (21:56)
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) City football giants East Bengal on Wednesday appointed former coach Bastab Roy as the head of youth development with the additional responsibility of being the assistant coach of the senior football team for the upcoming football season.

Print works of Mexican engraver on view in Delhi (21:54)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The works of Joel Rendon, considered one of the most outstanding engravers in Mexico, are currently on display at the India International Centre (IIC) here.

Goyat replaced by Billy Dib as Amir Khan's opponent (21:54)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Australia's Billy Dib has replaced Neeraj Goyat as Amir Khan's opponent in a boxing bout that is to take place in Saudi Arabia on July 12. India's Goyat was ruled out on Wednesday after being injured in a car crash.

Chennaiyin win 3-2, but fail to make AFC Cup knockouts (21:52)
Kathmandu, June 26 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Chennaiyin FC (CFC) defeated Nepal's Manang Marshyangdi Club 3-2 in the final AFC Cup Group E game at the ANFA Complex here on Wednesday but failed to qualify for the knockout stage.

Huawei bags 50 commercial 5G contracts worldwide (Lead) (21:48)
Shanghai, June 26 (IANS) Despite the ongoing trade war with the US, Chinese conglomerate Huawei on Wednesday said it has nabbed 50 commercial 5G contracts worldwide and shipped more than 150,000 base stations globally till date.

Dhoni played as per situation against Afghanistan: Bharat Arun (21:44)
Manchester, June 26 (IANS) India's bowling coach Bharat Arun feels there is nothing to worry about Mahendra Singh Dhoni's slow batting rate as the former India captain played according to the situation in India's World Cup clash against Afghanistan on Saturday.

US hails India for stopping oil imports from Iran, Venezuela (Lead) (21:40)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The US on Wednesday hailed India for cutting off oil imports from sanctions-hit Iran and desisting from buying petroleum products from Venezuela and promised to do "everything" possible to ensure that the energy-hungry country gets adequate crude.

Chopping mangroves for Bullet Train dangerous for Mumbai: Congress (21:38)
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Former Union minister and Mumbai Congress President Milind M. Deora on Wednesday warned that the government's plans to chop off mangroves for the Bullet Train project could be disastrous for Mumbai's survival.

To demolish or conserve, Agra faces catch-22 situation (Lead, fixing headline) (21:32)
By Brij Khandelwal
Agra, June 26 (IANS) Agra, a city that is home to three world heritage monuments, including Taj Mahal, is caught in a dilemma between development and conservation.

Congress opposes diability pension tax on armed forces (21:32)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday criticized imposition of tax on disability pension of armed forces personnel, and called the ruling BJP a habitual offender in insulting the forces by "back door" cuts in spending.

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