1) RBI refuses to play ball, keeps (interest) rates unchanged
To Play Ball
To agree to what someone asks you to do, or to agree to work with someone in order to achieve something together. To co-operate with someone.
If he doesn’t agree to play ball with the government, he will never get the permissions he needs to open a school.
Etymology: play ball is said to start a baseball game by the official who controls the game
2) Slum rehabilitation key but no timeline yet, says Ajit
To restore someone to health or normal life by using training and therapy. Generally after imprisonment, addiction or illness.
He was part of a government sponsored rehabilitation programme after he was released from prison.
He had to undergo extensive rehabilitation after the accident.
Synonyms: To restore, bring back to normality, reintegrate, readapt;
After the last scam, the accused politicians are beyond rehabilitation.
3) No end to traffic woes
(usually used in humor)
Great sorrow or distress
Every time she walked into a room, we could expect a tale of woe.
Things that cause sorrow and distress. Troubles.
To add to his woes, his daughter was to be married the following month.
Woe betide someone
Used humorously to warn someone that they will be in trouble if they do some thing.
Woe betide someone who wears white at a wedding other than the bride.
Woe is me!
An ironic or humorous expression of sorrow and distress.
“Oh! Woe is me!” cried the old lady as she watched her friend eat the last pastry.
4) Pakistan Supreme Court cites two Indian rulings to back decision on Gilani
To quote as evidence or for justification of an argument or a statement especially in scholarly work.
He cited Shakespeare throughout his thesis on 17th Century writers.
Synonyms: To quote, reproduce
Mention as an example.
IT professionals are often cited when discussing the connection between high stress levels and heart disease.
Synonyms: Refer to, make reference to, mention, allude to, adduce, instance, specify, name.
Summon (someone) to appear in a court of law.
It took almost 10 years before the eye witnesses were cited in the bombing case.
Synonyms: Summon, serve with a summons, serve with a writ, subpoena.
5) Haji Ali – Nariman Point link feasibility study under way
State or degree of being easily or conveniently done.
Spending money on a lavish wedding did not prove to be feasible at the time of the scandal.
6) Cell therapy can avert shoulder replacement
To turn away one’s eyes or thoughts.
She averted her eyes when the scenes in the movie were too violent.
Synonyms: Turn away, turn aside
To prevent or ward of.
All safety measures were taken during the rally in order to avert a catastrophe like a stampede.
Synonyms: Avoid, stave off, ward off, preclude, forestall, prevent.
7) Detention of sisters by cops not illegal
The act of detaining someone or the state of being detained in official custody. Especially in cases of political imprisonment.
He was in detention for 2 months after he returned and was found guilty of smuggling.
The punishment of being kept in school after hours.
He received detention for a month after he was caught vandalizing school property.
Synonyms: Custody, imprisonment, confinement, incarceration, internment, detainment, captivity, arrest, house arrest, quarantine, punishment.
8) Stalemate persists over Indo-Pak talks
A position counting as a draw, in which a player is not in check, but cannot move except into check.
A situation in which further action or progress by opposing or competing parties seems impossible.
After over 10 years of negotiation, the two countries were at stalemate once again.
Synonyms: Deadlock, impasse, standoff; Draw, tie, dead heat.