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New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 17, 2019, 06:57 PM(IST)

File photo of Jet Airways aircraft is seen parked at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai, India. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Lenders reject Jet Airways funding request, flights grounded: Sources

Cash-strapped Jet Airways which had requested for Rs 400 crore funding from banks as a form of "emergency liquidity support" has been rejected, PTI sources said.

Firmly oppose forcing new resolution through UNSC on Masood Azhar: China

China on Wednesday dismissed reports that it had been served an ultimatum until April 23 by the US, UK and France to lift its "technical hold" on designating Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist but claimed that the vexed issue is moving towards settlement.

Madras High Court upholds EC decision to cancel Vellore Lok Sabha polls

Madras High Court today upheld the decision of Election Commission of India to cancel the election to Vellore Lok Sabha constituency.

Joko Widodo leading in early count in Indonesia: Pollsters

Indonesia's Joko Widodo was on track to be re-elected leader of the world's third-biggest democracy with pollsters giving him a wide lead over rival Prabowo Subianto, a firebrand ex-general, hours after voting closed Wednesday across the 17,000-island archipelago.

IPL 2019 hero Jofra Archer left out as England name preliminary World Cup squad

England have not picked uncapped all-rounder Jofra Archer in a preliminary 15-man World Cup squad but have named him in squads for the warm-up games against Pakistan and Ireland.


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