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KCR plans to extend investment support scheme for farmers across India (5 minutes ago)
Hyderabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Wednesday said the proposed Federal Front will extend across the country 'Rythu Bandhu', an investment support scheme for farmers currently being implemented in Telangana.

Lower food prices ease India's November retail inflation to 2.33% (Lead) (5 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Lower food prices eased India's November retail inflation to 2.33 per cent from a rise of 3.38 per cent in October, official data showed on Wednesday.

Delhi air improves to 'very poor' as wind speed increase (17 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Air quality in Delhi and adjoining regions improved from "severe" to "very poor" on Wednesday as wind speed picked up due to western disturbance over north India and dispersed pollutants.

Momota wins opening match at badminton's World Tour Finals (17 minutes ago)
Guangzhou (China), Dec 12 (IANS) Japan's Kento Momota, the World No.1 in men's singles, kicked off his quest for a second title at this elite year-end badminton World Tour Finals with a routine 21-18, 21-6 victory here Wednesday over India's Sameer Verma.

New RBI chief, global cues push up equity market (Roundup) (21 minutes ago)
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Positive global markets along with value buying and hopes of an ease in the monitory policy with the appointment of Shaktikanta Das as the RBI chief pushed the key equity indices 1.8 per cent higher on Wednesday.

Lok Sabha business advisory committee recommends time to discuss bills (25 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Even as the two houses of parliament were adjourned on Wednesday without transacting much business due to protests by members, the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of the Lok Sabha has recommended time for discussions on bills, including the one to replace the ordinance on triple talaq.

People not happy with BJP governments: CPI-M (Lead) (27 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The BJPs defeat in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh Assembly polls is a clear indication of the "peoples discontent and anger" over its policies at the Centre and states, the CPI-M said on Wednesday.

President to lay foundation stone for rail link to Statue of Unity (19:38)
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will lay the foundation stone for the upcoming Kevadiya railway station, providing easy access to the Statue of Unity in Gujarat that was inaugurated in October, an official said on Tuesday.

Neha takes lead in first round of 18th leg of Hero WPG Tour (19:34)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Neha Tripathi carded two-under 70 to take a three-shot lead at the end of the first day of the 18th Leg of the Hero Womens Pro Golf Tour at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club here on Wednesday.

10 Rajasthan seats see less than 1,000 victory margins (19:34)IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Dec 12 (IANS) The electoral battle in Rajasthan, where the Congress-led alliance got a slender majority, saw at least 10 close contests with winning margins of less than 1,000 votes, with the narrowest winning margin being of only 154 votes.

Australia banks on Perth's fast, bouncy pitch to outplay India (19:34)
Perth, Dec 12 (IANS) The Australian cricket team trained intensely on Wednesday at the WACA stadium here, ahead of their second cricket Test against India starting later this week.

SC to hear IndiGo, SpiceJet plea against flights from Shillong (19:34)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a plea by low-cost airline IndiGo and SpiceJet challenging the Meghalaya High Court order directing them to start the flights from Shillong from December 15.

Ligue 1 matches postponed due to French Yellow Vest crisis (19:30)
Paris, Dec 12 (IANS) France's top tier football league announced on Wednesday the postponement of two games of Ligue 1 at the request of regional authorities due to the Yellow Vest political crisis sweeping across the western European country.

Sindhu beats defending champion Yamaguchi in BWF World Tour Finals in China (19:28)IANS Photo Service
Guangzhou (China), Dec 12 (IANS) India's P.V. Sindhu on Wednesday beat world number two and defending champion Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 24-22, 21-15 in her opening match of the BWF World Tour Finals in Guangzhou.

Families urge Myanmar to release journalists (Lead) (19:26)
Yangon, Dec 12 (IANS) Families, friends and colleagues of two Reuters journalists, imprisoned in Myanmar, on Wednesday called for their immediate release one year on from their arrest.

Rain lowers temperature in Punjab, Haryana (19:26)
Chandigarh, Dec 12 (IANS) Maximum temperatures across Punjab and Haryana dipped on Wednesday following light rain in some parts of both states and snowfall in the neighbouring Himachal Pradesh.

Assam NRC claims, objections can be filed till Dec 31: SC (Lead) (19:26)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday extended till December 31 the deadline for filing claims and objection by around 40 lakh people who were left out of Assam's draft National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Railways sanction Rs 3,700 crore for CCTVs (19:22)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said the railways had sanctioned Rs 3,771 crore to set up CCTV cameras at railways stations and train coaches to enhance safety and security of passengers.

Your eyes may signal your mental stress level (19:18)
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) With demands of work productivity shooting up stress levels, researchers have discovered that a person's eyes may offer a solution.

Real Madrid president says club intends to win Champions League again (19:18)IANS Photo Service
Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) Real Madrid's president on Wednesday said that the Spanish club intends to win the UEFA Champions League competition again this season under Argentine coach Santiago Solari.

FIH World Cup: England beat Argentina to enter semis (Lead) (19:16)IANS Photo Service
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) England edged past Argentina 3-2 in a pulsating quarter-final of the hockey World Cup here on Wednesday.

We have to be on our toes, says Australian opener Harris (19:14)
Perth, Dec 12 (IANS) Australian opener Marcus Harris said the hosts will have to be on their toes from the first ball against India as they don't give any chances, ahead of the second Test here on Wednesday.

Manufacturing lifts India's November industrial output higher (Lead) (19:14)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Higher production in the manufacturing sector, especially of capital goods and consumer durables, accelerated India's industrial output to 8.1 per cent in October from a rise of 4.46 per cent in September and 1.8 per cent during the corresponding period of the previous fiscal, official data showed on Wednesday.

Corruption is J&K's biggest problem: Governor (19:14)IANS Photo Service
Jammu, Dec 12 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Wednesday that corruption is the single biggest problem that has retarded economic development in the state.

PPL expands base, to issue warning notice against unauthorised playing of music (19:12)
Chennai, Dec 12 (IANS) With the New Year fast approaching, the Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) will first issue public notice for hotels, night clubs and other establishments to get a proper licence from it for playing copyrighted music, said a top company official.

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