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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Aug 01, 2018, 07:04 PM IST

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday again hiked the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.50% in its bi-monthly monetary policy review, further increasing the woes of home loan borrowers.

Imran Khan's political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has invited ex-Indian cricketers to Imran Khan's oath-taking ceremony in August, PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said on Wednesday.

Over 11,000 Chinese Muslims belonging to the Xinjian region will begin their journey on the annual Hajj pilgrimage. However, they will first have to pledge their allegiance to the Chinese Communist Party as well as to the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and national unity, reports said on Wednesday. 

US policy on Zimbabwe will depend on the transparency of this week's election, US lawmaker Karen Bass told reporters in Harare, after the release of the National Democratic Institute's (NDI) preliminary report on the election.

Jet Airways has informed its members of staff to take up to 25 per cent pay cut on the back of increasing fuel price and falling rupees.