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Petrol now just Rs 19 short of 100 mark in Delhi, diesel prices hiked too

Petrol now just Rs 19 short of 100 mark in Delhi, diesel prices hiked too

Finance
Oil marketing companies have hiked the prices of petrol and diesel again on Thursday by 13 paisa and 11 paisa respetively. As a result, petrol has reached its all time high of Rs 81 per litre in Delhi while diesel costs Rs 73.08 per litre in the national capital. In Mumbai, petrol now costs Rs 88.39 per litre and for disel you have to shell out Rs 77.58 per litre. Petrol and diesel prices have been rising for a while now owing to a falling rupee and rising international oil prices. A fear that the US sanctions on Iran may end up contracting global oil supplies more than other producers can make up is pushing up oil prices. Crude oil prices have risen to $ 77 a barrel, gaining about $ 7 in a month. Recently Andhra Pradesh as well as Rajasthan have announced cut in state taxes to rein in th...
Your credit score may have just gone up. Here's why.

Your credit score may have just gone up. Here's why.

Finance
Your credit report might be getting a makeover. And the three-digit credit score we all carry around, which can determine how likely we are to get a favorable loan to buy a house or a car, could be moving up as a result. The reason behind the potential boost is a change in the way the three major credit rating firms deal with negative credit information, including unpaid bills and debts. Some of new practices by Equifax, Experian and TransUnion include more updated reporting, such as noting when an overdue balance has been paid, along with the exclusi...
Just 84 highly Amur leopards remain in the wild, study finds

Just 84 highly Amur leopards remain in the wild, study finds

Science
July 13 (UPI) -- Scientists estimate there are only 84 Amur leopards left in the wild in China and Russia. The leopards live along the southernmost border of the Primorskii Province in Russia and the Jilin Province of China, and they're highly endangered. This new estimate was recently reported in the scientific journal Conservation Letters by scientists from China, Russia and the United States. The scientists teamed up to gather information from camera traps on both sides of the border. There are no records of the leopards in other parts of its former range, so this estimate along the border represents the total global population of the subspecies in the wild, researchers say. The camera traps allow scientists to identify each leopard by its unique spot pattern, providing a precise esti...
Croatia v England: 'Maybe, just maybe, this time it will be different'

Croatia v England: 'Maybe, just maybe, this time it will be different'

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Croatia v EnglandDate: Wednesday, 11 July (19:00 BST). Venue: Luzhniki Stadium, MoscowCoverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 live, with live text commentary onlineFootball is sold to the world as fun. As colour, as sunshine, as joy. Football is sold as winning.Football is experienced as doubt. Football is watched feeling sick. It is wishing matches finished, wanting to walk out of a stadium even as you've been desperate to be there, being convinced that the most heartbreaking possible scenario is the most likely thing to pass.And usually it does. F...
Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong marriage savaged: 'She was just his plus one'

Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong marriage savaged: 'She was just his plus one'

Entertainment
The Geordie star was once one of the most respected presenters in the business along with his hosting partner Declan Donnelly.Now after two stints in rehab, a drunken car crash and an appearance in court, Ant's reputation is now under the microscope.To make matters worse, ex wife Lisa has started to tweet about her heartbreak after months of silence.The tipping point was when claims emerged that the successful make-up artist discovered Ant is in a relationship with their ex PA, Anne-Marie Corbett.Now Daily Mail columnist Jan Moir has savaged the 11-year-marriage – claiming Lisa was more of "a plus one" than a wife.The harsh words come as Lisa and Ant, who had been a couple for 20 years, are still dealing with their relationship and what the outcome will be. &nb...