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US stocks end higher with help from tech, energy
Technology stocks were back in favour with the biggest boost from Apple Inc as investors eyed a continuation of strong fundamentals in the sector. They're not willing to commit a whole lot of new money at these levels but they're rotating a bit. Most of the 11 major S&P sectors ended higher, with the biggest boost from a 0.8 percent gain in information technology stocks. The S&P energy index rose 0.71 per cent as oil prices rose after a North Sea pipeline shut for repairs.
Only 27 per cent Indians have health insurance: report
The NDA government is committed to UHC, Health Minister J P Nadda asserted at an event on Monday, the eve of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day. Only 27 per cent Indians or approximately 35 crore people have health cover, according to data from the National Health Profile (NHP) released in April. We are committed to advancing the agenda of Universal Health Coverage in the country, Nadda said.
Assam: Father-son duo gunned down by ULFA in Tinsukia village
SUSPECTED ULFA militants gunned down a father-son duo in a village under Bordumsa police station in Assam's Tinsukia district on Monday evening. It is an act of the Paresh Barua faction of ULFA. According to the police, a group of militants attacked the two with automatic weapons at their home around 6.45 pm. Anteswar was president of the village defence party of Simaluguri, and Karun a former president of the local unit of All-Assam Students' Union (AASU).
Explore connecting live feed of court proceedings with grid: Supreme Court to Centre
THE SUPREME Court on Monday asked the Centre to explore the possibility of connecting live video recordings of court proceedings with the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG). Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand told a bench of Justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and U U Lalit that she will take instructions on the matter and apprise the court. The top court refused to allow NGO Lok Prahari to intervene in the matter.
Fortis Case: Those Found Guilty Will Not Be Spared, Says Haryana Health Minister
Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Monday said appropriate action would be taken against Gurgaon's Fortis hospital management on the basis of the report by a probe panel. Those found guilty will not be spared at any cost, the minister said according to an official release. Replying to a question, Mr Vij claimed that Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had seen the probe report and cleared it.
Women Accusing Trump Of Sexual Misconduct Seek Congressional Probe
Over the past two years, more than a dozen women have accused President Trump of making unwanted sexual advances against them years before he entered politics. The women said they do not think President Trump will resign over the allegations but that he should be held accountable. President Trump and White House officials have denied the allegations, some of which date back to the 1980s.
Bitcoin futures suggest breakneck rise in price to slow
Taylor believes that based on his charts, bitcoin has not yet peaked, but as soon as the upmove ends, it will crash. Given bitcoin has almost tripled in value over the past month, and was up more than 15 percent on Monday alone, the futures pricing suggested investors see price increases moderating. There's no place for bitcoin in a multi-asset portfolio given the very high volatility, said Robeco Chief Investment Officer Lukas Daalder.
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Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Satyapal Singh sparked a controversy on Monday after he asked how many boys would marry a girl who comes to her wedding wearing jeans. Singh was speaking at the Foundation Day function of Maharana Pratap Shiksha Parishad, an educational trust, founded by a former priest of Gorakhnath temple. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, being the chief priest of the temple, is joint secretary of the Parishad.
Amritsar: Two killed in 'shootout' at wedding party
TWO MEN were killed in what the police a gunfight at a wedding party near Khaparkheri village of Amritsar on Monday. Police identified the deceased as Manpreet Singh, alias Manga, (30) of Haweliana village and Harinder Singh (31) of Khaparkheri. The incident took place around 4 pm, when most of the guests had gone to a nearby gurdwara for the Anad Karaj (wedding) ceremony. Police said Manpreet and Harinder, who were locked in a bitter feud, had both been invited by the bride's family.
CRPF camp killings: Constable planned attack on CRPF men, says probe team
After his arrest following the shooting episode on Saturday, constable Sant Ram Yadav had told the media in Bijapur that he was being framed. According to the version of events put together by senior CRPF officers investigating the case, Yadav had a dispute with three of the five men he shot at. A senior officer with knowledge of the probe said, Yadav was earlier posted at one part of the camp on sentry duty which had access to a village.
Karnataka: BJP, right-wing groups' protest leads to clash with police
Protests by the BJP and some right-wing organisations over the death of a 21-year-old Hindu youth, missing since December 6, sparked tension in Honnavar region of Uttara Kannada district on Monday. The exact cause of death of the youth will be ascertained following examination of the viscera, Nimbalkar said on Monday. Local BJP leaders have alleged that religious tattoos on the body of the youth were mutiliated.
Winter Session begins on a stormy note over loan waiver 'failure', pesticide deaths
Vikhe-Patil said, The government is constantly postponing dates for loan waiver to farmers. The government is also distributing false certificates claiming that 41 lakh farmers have already been given loan waiver. I can give it on a Rs 1,000 stamp paper that we have given loan waiver to 41 lakh farmers so far. Even as the Opposition was creating ruckus, the government tabled 11 ordinances, supplementary demands for 2017-18 and seven government bills.
Ryan murder case: SC refuses to cancel anticipatory bail granted to school founders
The Supreme Court Monday refused to cancel anticipatory bail granted to three trustees of the Ryan International Group - Ryan Pinto, Grace Pinto and Augustine Francis Pinto - in connection with the death of a seven-year-old boy at the Bhondsi branch of the school in September. The petitioner had demanded cancellation of the anticipatory bail granted to the trustees by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on November 21.
France awards climate grants to U.S.-based scientists on summit eve
Emmanuel Macron plans to award multi-year grants for several US-based scientists to relocate to France, his office said on Monday on the eve of a climate summit hosted by the president to raise finances to counter global warming. French President Emmanuel Macron attends the Tech for Planet event at the Station F start up campus ahead of the One Planet Summit in Paris, France, December 11, 2017.
Despite police board, government retains grip on transfers
The RTI data shows that the CM rejected the PEB's recommendation in nine transfer cases in 2016. When contacted, Fadnavis ruled out any political interference, stating that all the transfers were put up by the (home) department only. They have to originate from the board before the government acts on it. On January 3, for instance, the PEB recommended the then Joint Commissioner Sunil Ramanand for the post of Special IG.
States slow in spending funds allocated under Krishi Vikas Yojana
It was in May 2007 that the National Development Council (NDC) decided to launch a fresh new scheme to rejuvenate farming. It also gave a sort of independence to states to frame their own district and state level farming plans. The funding pattern of the programme was changed 2015-16 onwards from 100 per cent central government to 60:40 between centre and states. The remaining, that is 10 per cent, was classified as flexi-funds, which enabled states to spend according to their choice.
Green bonds issuance likely to swell soon
The market for green bonds are also expanding, though this is at a nascent stage in India. This might change soon as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is coming up with green bond guidelines and preparing a framework enabling issuance of these bonds in large numbers. YES Bank was the first green bond issuer in India, raising Rs 1,000 crore through these rupee bonds in February 2015. The first overseas issuer was Exim Bank, raising $500 million through green bonds in the following month.

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