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  • Ajay Singh made MP Leader of Oppn
  • T-JAC leaders to petition Pranab on state problems
  • BJP not pressurised Hydrocarbon project against people: Pon Radhakrishnan
  • T-TDP presents memo to Guv
  • Seven footboard travellers fall from moving EMU train, three killed
  • Former Mayor of NMC lost
  • DSPORT to live telecast Honda LPGA Thailand Golf tournament
  • Soldiers martyred in Shopian ambush identified
  • Vice chairman of People's Insurance Group of China under investigation
  • Reference rate fixed at 66.8351 against USD
  • RBI to conduct 4 day Variable Rate Reverse Repo Auctions for Rs 50,000 crore today
  • Leading position of 10 Municipal Corporations
  • Ramjas College row: AISA stage protest outside PHQ, classes in North campus suspended
  • European shares steady near highs, Barclays and RSA advance
  • BANKING-RBI-REFERENCE RATE
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Malaysia requests Interpol alert on four N.Koreans over airport murder

23 Feb 2017 | 11:27 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 (Reuters) Malaysia has requested Interpol to put an alert out for four North Korean suspects in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, Malaysia's police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said on Thursday.

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Mexico fumes at 'hostile' Trump immigration rules as US talks loom

Mexico fumes at 'hostile' Trump immigration rules as US talks loom

23 Feb 2017 | 11:26 AM

MEXICO CITY, Feb 23 (Reuters) Mexico reacted with anger to what one official called "hostile" new US immigration guidelines as senior Trump administration envoys began arriving in Mexico City for talks on the volatile issue.

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Chinese commerce minister abruptly postpones Philippines trip - sources

23 Feb 2017 | 11:06 AM

By Manuel Mogato MANILA, Feb 23 (Reuters) China's commerce minister decided at the last minute to postpone an official trip to the Philippines on Thursday to sign about 40 joint projects worth billions of dollars, sources at the Philippines trade and finance ministries said.

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Singapore industrial fire triggers series of explosions

23 Feb 2017 | 11:05 AM

SINGAPORE, Feb 23 (Reuters)Two hundred firefighters battled a blaze at a Singapore waste management plant which triggered a series of explosions and sent a plume of black smoke into the early morning sky.

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Australia business investment slips again, outlook uninspiring

Australia business investment slips again, outlook uninspiring

23 Feb 2017 | 11:04 AM

By Swati Pandey

SYDNEY, Feb 23 (Reuters) Australian business investment has fallen for the fourth straight quarter as miners continue to cut back, but other sectors narrowly upgraded their spending plans for the year in tentative signs of recovery.

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Thai court reduces magazine royal insult sentence

Thai court reduces magazine royal insult sentence

23 Feb 2017 | 10:59 AM

BANGKOK, Feb 23 (Reuters)Thailand's Supreme Court today reduced the sentence of a prominent former magazine editor who had been jailed for 10 years for insulting the country's monarchy, a legal group said.

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China Jan diesel exports up a third on yr earlier

23 Feb 2017 | 10:44 AM

BEIJING, Feb 23 (Reuters) - China's January exports of diesel fuel rose 32.

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China January sugar imports up 42 pct y/y at 410,000 tonnes - customs

23 Feb 2017 | 10:35 AM

BEIJING, Feb 23 (Reuters) China imported 410,000 tonnes of sugar in January, up 42 percent compared with the same month a year earlier, customs data showed on Thursday.

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Local banks gobble up Australia's record A$11 bln bond feast

23 Feb 2017 | 10:30 AM

SYDNEY, Feb 23 (Reuters)Australia sold a record A$11 billion ($8.

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Trump revokes Obama guidelines on transgender bathrooms

Trump revokes Obama guidelines on transgender bathrooms

23 Feb 2017 | 10:15 AM

Undated, Feb 23 (Reuters) President Donald Trump's administration revoked landmark guidance issued to public schools in defense of transgender student rights, reversing course on a signature initiative of former Democratic President Barack Obama.

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China money rates decline as liquidity tightness eases

23 Feb 2017 | 10:14 AM

* Liquidity conditions normalise after Wednesday tightness * C.

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China can stabilise homes prices, tax plan under way

23 Feb 2017 | 9:27 AM

* China has capability, methods to stabilise housing market * Undertaking preparatory work for nationwide property tax * Will continue to crack down on irregularities (Adds details, more comments) BEIJING, Feb 23 (Reuters) China's property prices will remain stable in the first quarter, housing minister Chen Zhenggao said on Thursday, adding the government has the capacity and methods to stabilise the market.

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Olympics, smartphones push Twitter revenue up 30 pct in Brazil

23 Feb 2017 | 8:41 AM

By Brad Haynes SAO PAULO, Feb 23 (Reuters) Twitter Inc has found a bright spot in Brazil, Latin America's largest economy, even as weak advertising sales across the globe have punished the social network's stock in recent weeks.

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Bank of Korea Governor Lee's comments at news conference

23 Feb 2017 | 8:38 AM

SEOUL, Feb 23 (Reuters)South Korea's central bank kept interest rates unchanged for an eighth straight month on Thursday, opting for stability as it monitors uncertainties ranging from an unpredictable North Korea to global policy challenges and a political scandal at home.

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Australia dollar slips on weak business spending, NZ dollar dragged down

23 Feb 2017 | 8:38 AM

By Cecile Lefort and Charlotte Greenfield SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) The Australian dollar lost some ground on Thursday after a surprisingly sharp fall in business spending last quarter offered speculators an excuse to short the currency, dragging the New Zealand dollar lower.

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Japan's crown prince says will model himself after father as emperor

23 Feb 2017 | 8:37 AM

By Elaine Lies TOKYO, Feb 23 (Reuters) Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito turned 57 today saying he is ready to become emperor after his father Akihito, who could abdicate as soon as next year, and that like him, he will be an emperor who "shares the pain and joy of the people".

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Factory fire sends plume of smoke high into Sydney sky

23 Feb 2017 | 8:37 AM

SYDNEY, Feb 23 (Reuters) A thick plume of black smoke rose above the Sydney skyline today as scores of firefighters battled a huge blaze at a recycling plant in the western suburbs of Australia's largest city.

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S.Korea c.bank chief says Thursday's rate decision was unanimous

23 Feb 2017 | 8:37 AM

SEOUL, Feb 23 (Reuters) The Bank of Korea's monetary policy board's vote today to keep interest rates unchanged at 1.

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Le Pen increases first round lead in French election

23 Feb 2017 | 8:37 AM

PARIS, Feb 23 (Reuters) French far right leader Marine Le Pen has increased her lead in the first round of France's presidential election, though she is still seen being beaten by a wide margin in the runoff, a BVA-Salesforce poll published on Thursday showed.

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Protecting Trump Tower cost NY City 24 mln dollar from election to inauguration

23 Feb 2017 | 7:25 AM

By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK, Feb 23 (Reuters) It cost New York City about $24 million to provide security at Trump Tower, President Donald Trump's skyscraper home in Manhattan, from Election Day to Inauguration Day, or 308,000 dollar per day, New York's police commissioner said.

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Brazil's foreign minister Serra resigns citing health reasons

23 Feb 2017 | 5:52 AM

BRASILIA, Feb 23 (Reuters) Brazilian Foreign Minister Jose Serra handed in his resignation to President Michel Temer, citing health reasons, Temer's office said in a statement.

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Germany's consumption-led upswing to continue, finance ministry says

23 Feb 2017 | 5:15 AM

By Michael Nienaber BERLIN, Feb 23 (Reuters) The German economy is doing well and its consumption-led upswing is likely to continue this year helped by record-high employment, rising real wages and ultra-low borrowing costs, the German finance ministry said on Thursday "The German economy is on a solid growth path," the ministry said in its monthly report, adding that indicators signalled a continuation of the economic upswing in 2017.

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Clampdown on North Korean trade squeezes Chinese border towns

23 Feb 2017 | 5:13 AM

By Brenda Goh DANDONG, China, Feb 23 (Reuters) As Beijing tightens its grip on trade with North Korea, the economies of Chinese towns along the 1,400-km border the two countries share are floundering.

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White House delays revamped immigration order to next week -official

23 Feb 2017 | 5:11 AM

WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) The White House has pushed back the release of a new executive order to replace the directive suspending travel to the United States by citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries, a White House official said.

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US Secretary Kelly says not doing "mass deportations"

23 Feb 2017 | 4:19 AM

GUATEMALA CITY, Feb 23 (Reuters) US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said that the United States government was not deporting undocumented migrants en masse, but said that deportations would happen more quickly than over the last decade.

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Thousands still forced from homes by flooding in California tech hub

23 Feb 2017 | 2:41 AM

By Alex Dobuzinskis Undated, Feb 22 (Reuters) The mucky water flooding a section of San Jose in Northern California forced officials today to widen the area under mandatory evacuation orders, with about 14,000 people barred from returning to their homes following drenching rains.

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Little Mix win "British single" prize at BRIT Awards

23 Feb 2017 | 2:36 AM

LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters) British girl band Little Mix won the "British single" prize at the 2017 BRIT Awards for their song "Shout Out to My Ex" in London today, beating off competition from the likes of group Coldplay and rapper Tinie Tempah.

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Carstens hails FX hedge as Mexico peso strongest since Trump election

23 Feb 2017 | 2:28 AM

MEXICO CITY, Feb 22 (Reuters) Mexico's peso extended gains to its highest level since the election of U.

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US senators say Cuba's Castro keen to continue detente

23 Feb 2017 | 2:06 AM

By Sarah Marsh HAVANA, Feb 22 (Reuters) Cuban President Raul Castro made it clear to a visiting US congressional delegation that his country was intent on pursuing market reform and detente with the United States, US Senator Patrick Leahy told a news conference today.

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Germany working on nationwide corruption "black list"-draft law

23 Feb 2017 | 1:43 AM

BERLIN, Feb 22 (Reuters) The German Economics Ministry want to create a nationwide database aimed at making it easier to block companies found guilty of fraud and other violations from receiving federal, state and local government contracts.

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