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Math learning startup Cuemath raises $15 million from CapitalG and Sequoia India
New Delhi [India] | January 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Math learning startup Cuemath has raised $15 million in its Series B round of funding from CapitalG and Sequoia India. CapitalG (formerly known as Google Capital), the growth equity investment fund of Alphabet (Google's parent company), led this round of ... read..


Mobikwik ties up with Fortis, Medanta
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Domestic mobile wallet major MobiKwik on Monday announced nationwide partnership with multi-super specialty hospitals Fortis Healthcare Ltd. and Medanta to help people make payments using the MobiKwik app for health care. ... read..


Transport strike affects life in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar | Monday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Life was adversely affected in the Kashmir Valley on Monday as public transport operators suspended services against a hike in taxes on passenger vehicles. ... read..


Pete Shemilt will act as Vice-President Marketing and Enrolment of Sommet Education
New Delhi [India] | January 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Pete Shemilt has been appointed as the new Vice-President Marketing and Enrolment of Sommet Education. This new appointment comes in addition to the recent arrival of Benot-Etienne Domenget, Chief Executive Officer and Fabien Fresnel, Chief Operating Off ... read..


Farmers urge Centre to reduce tax on cigarette industry
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
A farmers body on Monday urged the Centre to reduce tax on the cigarette industry to enable tobacco growers to get the right prices for their crop. ... read..


Samsung blames batteries for Galaxy Note 7 fires (Lead)
Seoul | Monday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Samsung Electronics on Monday said its months-long probe into what caused some Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire has established that faulty batteries were the main problem, not the device's hardware design or software. ... read..


Mobile payments in China grew 469 mn in 2016
Beijing | Monday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
The number of people, who opted for mobile payments in China soared 31.2 per cent in 2016 to reach 469 million, a new study revealed on Monday. ... read..


Venture Catalysts launches its incubation programme in Mumbai
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | January 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Venture Catalysts, a seed investment and innovation platform, has launched its incubator programme, Catalysts Lab, to fuel the entrepreneurial dreams of promising early-stage start-ups. ... read..


Foxconn, Apple to set up $7 bn manufacturing plant in US (Lead)
New York | Monday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
Taiwan technology giant Foxconn is teaming up with Cupertino, San Francisco-based Apple to set up a display-panel manufacturing facility in the US with an investment of $7 billion, the media reported on Monday. ... read..


CASHe, Andromeda ink partnership deal
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | January 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], (ANI-NewsVoir): Aeries Financial Technologies Pvt. Ltd., a fin-tech company promoted by serial entrepreneur and private equity investor, V. Raman Kumar on Monday announced CASHe, a loan giving app for young salaried professio ... read..


Legal watchdog to sue Trump over foreign payments
Washington | Monday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
A US legal watchdog says it will file a lawsuit on Monday against President Donald Trump, alleging he is violating a constitutional ban on accepting payments from foreign governments. ... read..


Foxconn may build $7 bn plant in US
New York | Monday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
Taiwan technology giant Foxconn has announced that it was considering setting up a plant in the US with an investment of $7 billion. ... read..


Exiled former President 'stole $11.4m' from The Gambia
Banjul | Monday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
Over $11.4 million were "stolen" from The Gambia's state coffers by long-time leader Yahya Jammeh who went into exile on Saturday, an adviser to President Adama Barrow has said. ... read..


Police evict Jallikattu protesters in Tamil Nadu (Lead)
Chennai | Monday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST
Nearly a week after watching on the sidelines the Jallikattu protest on the Marina Beach and in other places in the state, the Tamil Nadu Police on Monday morning started evicting the protesters. ... read..


Faulty battery caused Galaxy Note 7 to catch fire: Samsung
Seoul | Monday, 2017 7:45:32 AM IST
Samsung Electronics said on Monday that faulty battery caused its flagship Galaxy Note 7 to catch fire after discontinuing the fire-prone device more than three months ago. ... read..


I will renegotiate NAFTA with leaders of Mexico, Canada: Trump
Washington | Monday, 2017 7:45:09 AM IST
US President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that he will renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with the leaders of Mexico and Canada. ... read..


Disappointed with Bollywood songs demeaning women: Prasoon Joshi
Jaipur | Sunday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
Acclaimed lyricist, screenwriter and ad guru Prasoon Joshi is "disappointed" with both Bollywood songs demeaning women as well as the common people who enjoy them and urged bad work be rejected so good work can come up. ... read..


Delhi airport bags Golden Peacock CSR Award
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
GMR Group-led consortium Delhi International Airport Ltd. (DIAL) on Sunday said it has bagged the prestigious Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility in the aviation transport sector for 2016. ... read..


India to support implementation of past commitments at G20: Minister
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Sunday said India was for the early implementation of past commitments made at the G20 Agriculture Ministers Meetings. ... read..


India to support implementation of past commitments at G20
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Sunday said India was for the early implementation of past commitments made at the G20 agriculture ministers' meetings. ... read..


Coal India discontinues Forward e-auction Scheme 2007
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Following special forward e-auction for power sector and exclusive e-auction for non-power consumers being conducted in a "regular manner", Coal India Ltd (CIL) has advised its subsidiaries to stop conducting the Forward e-auction Scheme 2007. ... read..


Kudankulam Unit 2 generates full capacity of 1,000 MW
Chennai | Sunday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
The second 1,000 MW atomic power reactor at the Kundankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu has attained its maximum capacity, the Russian builders announced on Sunday. ... read..


Thousands of train passengers face inconvenience due to TN protests
Chennai | Sunday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Thousands of passengers have been facing inconvenience due to cancellation of trains and termination ahead of destination owing to protests on rail tracks in support of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu for the past couple of days, a senior railway official said. ... read..


Bengal CM announces three more hill developmental boards
Siliguri | Sunday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday announced the formation of three more developmental boards for hill people and rolled out a Rs 100-crore project for tea garden workers. ... read..


Time to revamp railways infrastructure, say experts
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Frequent train accidents in the past few months have once again brought to fore issues of maintenance, infrastructure up-gradation and safety in the Indian Railways. ... read..


Himachal launches schemes for weaker sections
Shimla | Sunday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
The Himachal Pradesh government has launched programmes for upliftment of weaker sections and minority communities to ensure their participation in the state's development by providing them opportunities, the government said on Sunday. ... read..


Non-life insurers' premium income grows over 25% in December
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Non-life insurance companies posted over 25 per cent increase in their gross premium income (direct premium income underwritten) to Rs 9,760.23 crore in December compared to Rs 7,777.38 crore in the year-ago month. ... read..


November IIP 'false positive', doesn't reflect reality: Crisil
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Descibing the official data on the index of industrial production (IIP) for November 2016, during which demonetisation was announced, as a "false positive", Crisil Research has said that the latest IIP figures do not reflect the true condition of the Indi ... read..


Facial recognition, fingerprints to replace passports at Australian airports
Canberra | Sunday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Australia on Sunday announced an overhaul of security at all its international airports, with technology set to replace passports as means of identifying passengers by 2020. ... read..


Samsung to release report on Galaxy Note 7 fire incidents
Seoul | Sunday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Samsung Electronics will publish the results of an investigation into the reasons behind its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones catching fire which led to a recall of the item worldwide, the tech giant announced on Sunday. ... read..


Vegetable imports from India to Nepal on rise
Kathmandu | Sunday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Vegetable imports by Nepal from India have continued to increase even though the region has seen a rise in commercial vegetable farming, a media report said on Sunday. ... read..


Himachal CM assures funding to Waste Warriors
Dharamsala | Sunday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has promised funds to 'Waste Warriors', a group which has been clearing trash in Dharamsala since 2009, after they said that handling "mountains of waste" was getting difficult due to a financial crunch. ... read..


MH370 passengers' kin urge search resumption
Canberra | Sunday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Relatives of passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on Sunday said they will urge authorities to resume search operations that were called off on January 17. ... read..


Budgetary expectations, Q3 results to drive equities (Market Outlook)
Mumbai | Sunday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Expectations from the upcoming Union Budget, along with global cues and domestic quarterly earning results, are expected to determine the trajectory of Indian equities markets in the upcoming week. ... read..


Haryana prepared to tackle Jat agitation
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
The Haryana government and police are prepared for any eventuality, with a faction of the Jat leadership announcing it will renew its Jat agitation for reservation which left 30 dead last year. ... read..


'Note ban has caused Rs 20,000-50,000 per acre loss to farmers'
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
India's cash-driven agri sector continues to reel under the effects of demonetisation, with farmers growing fruits and vegetables suffering "huge losses", say farm leaders who want the Union budget to "compensate" them for these losses. ... read..


Asia's oldest exchange's maiden public offer begins on Monday
Mumbai | Sunday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Asia's oldest stock exchange that has seen thousands of companies trade on the bourse is itself going for a listing with an initial public offer starting from Monday with an an offer size of nearly Rs 1,250 crore. ... read..


Note ban negative for jobs, SMEs, rural demand: Assocham
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Demonetisation will leave a negative impact on small and medium enterprises (SMEs), rural consumption and job creation while the large organised sectors stand to benefit in the long term, industry chamber Assocham said on Sunday. ... read..


Travel industry to benefit from weekend short-haul trips in 2017
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
With Indian travellers shifting gear and taking shorter and frequent breaks during the year, travel agencies are witnessing a hike in bookings for the next weekend -- the first extended one of the year. ... read..


JBL Everest Elite 700 Platinum: Excellent sound, killer looks (Tech Review)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
JBL has always been at the forefront when it comes to sound quality and, as part of its 70th birthday celebrations, the company has introduced the limited edition Everest Elite 700 Platinum headphones that comes packed with Bluetooth 4.0 and NXTGen active ... read..


Modi condoles Andhra train derailment victims
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the deaths of 27 people who were killed during a train derailment in Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram district. ... read..


Even cash machines redundant in three years, say officials; other stakeholders doubtful
Jaipur | Sunday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
India will soon become a majorly cashless economy with even cash machines becoming irrelevant in the next few years due to the exponential growth of mobile phones for transactions, maintained top government officials, but other experts on the panel were s ... read..


Protectionism fears remain but US, India collaboration to continue: FinMin, Industry (Lead)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
With Donald Trump taking over the reins of the US, industry stakeholders in India and the government feel that the fears of protectionism and curbs on H1B visas will remain, but that the US will continue its financial and technological collaboration with ... read..


Vikramaditya becomes first Indian naval ship with ATM onboard
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The Indian Navy's largest ship and it's newest aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya on Saturday became the first Indian naval ship to have an ATM machine installed onboard, said an official statement. ... read..


'Don't think Trump can change US economy much' (With Image)
Jaipur | Saturday, 2017 10:15:05 PM IST
New US President Donald Trump is certain to move the American economy towards protectionism but it is a moot point how much he will be able to reshape it given existing international commitments and institutional constraints, says leading South Korean dev ... read..


Tata Communications arm invests in Dutch firm
Mumbai | Saturday, 2017 10:15:05 PM IST
Tata Communications Ltd's Netherlands subsidiary on Saturday announced that it has invested in Teleena Holding B.V., a mobile virtual network enabler, making it the largest investor in the Dutch firm. ... read..


'Demonetisation conducted in a poor way in India' (With Image)
Jaipur | Saturday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The Indian government conducted the demonetisation exercise in a poor way and it is not sure if the measure was taken for the right reasons, says renowned South Korean development economist Ha-Joon Chang. ... read..


Will punish those involved in Goa illegal mining scam: Kejriwal
Shiroda (Goa) | Saturday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday promised to ensure punishment for those indicted in the Rs 36,000 crore mining scam in Goa if the AAP came to power in the state after the February 4 assembly elections. ... read..


Over 3 crore people join human chain to support Bihar prohibition: Nitish
Patna | Saturday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Hundreds of thousands of people across Bihar formed a human chain on Saturday to support the state government's prohibition policy, with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar claiming participation of more than three crore people in the record endeavour. ... read..


100 Model Career Centres planned for job seekers
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The Union Labour and Employment ministry is establishing 100 Model Career Centres (MCC) across the country to increase employment avenues for job seekers. ... read..


Congress will be ousted from Manipur: BJP (Lead, correcting para 4)
Tura (Meghalaya) | Saturday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday exuded confidence that it will oust the ruling Congress government in the upcoming assembly elections in Manipur. ... read..


Demonetisation enabled the push towards a digital economy: NITI Aayog CEO
Japiur | Saturday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Within three years, cash machines in India will be completely irrelevant. This bold prediction of NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant was greeted with a mixture of enthusiasm and scepticism by the audience at a session here at Jaipur Literature Festival. ... read..


JK Paper's Q3 net profit up 173%
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Branded paper company JK Paper on Saturday reported a surge of 173 per cent in its net profit for the third quarter (Q3) of 2016-17. ... read..


Jharkhand GSDP growth expected to be 12% this fiscal: Survey
Ranchi | Saturday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
The growth in Gross State Domestic Product of Jharkhand is expected to be 12 per cent in 2016-2017, says an Economic Survey tabled in the assembly on Saturday. ... read..


Tripura government starts confiscating Rose Valley assets
Agartala | Saturday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
The Tripura government on Saturday began confiscation of movable and immovable properties of Rose Valley chit fund organisation, an official said. ... read..


Over one million affected by Sri Lanka drought
Colombo | Saturday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Over one million people have been affected by severe drought in Sri Lanka with authorities warning the numbers could rise in the coming weeks due to less rainfall. ... read..


Globus Spirits starts commercial production in West Bengal
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
Globus Spirits Ltd on Saturday said it started commercial production in its West Bengal unit to cater to the market of the alcohol deficit state. ... read..


Congress will be ousted from Manipur: BJP
Tura (Meghalaya) | Saturday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday exuded confidence that it will oust the ruling Congress government in the upcoming assembly elections in Manipur. ... read..


Protectionism fears remain, but US, India collaboration to continue: FinMin, Industry
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
With Donald Trump taking over the reins of the US, industry stakeholders in India and the government feel that the fears of protectionism and curbs on H1B visas will remain, but that the US will continue its financial and technological collaboration with ... read..


'Gurugram to get arbitration centre soon'
Gurugram | Saturday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Punjab and Haryana High Court Justice A. K. Mittal on Saturday said here that Gurugram will get an International Arbitration Centre (IAC) soon. ... read..


Equities tumble as negative global cues spook investors (Market Review)
Mumbai | Saturday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
After three weeks of consistent gains, key Indian equity indices were pulled lower during the trade period ended Friday due to negative global cues, broadly weak quarterly results and a depreciating rupee. ... read..


I-T pressure prompted many to opt for PMGKY
New Delhi [India] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The pressure built up by the income tax department post-demonetisation prompted those under scrutiny to opt for the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY). This was found out after the Pune Investigation Directorate conducted surveys and searches. ... read..


Alibaba becomes a top sponsor of the Olympics Games through 2028
New Delhi [India] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Alibaba Group Holding is set to become a top sponsor of the Olympic Games through 2028, joining the likes of Coca Cola and Samsung Electronics. ... read..


Bengal business meet nets over Rs 2.35 lakh cr investment proposals (Second Lead)
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
The two-day Bengal Global Business Summit organised by the state government has received investment proposals worth Rs 2,35,290 crore, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Saturday. ... read..


Restrict corporate tax at 25%: PHD Chamber to FM
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
In its pre-budget proposals, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry has asked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to restrict corporate tax at 25 per cent with cesses and surcharges from 2017-18. ... read..


India asked to stop work on Kishanganga and Ratle projects
Islamabad | Saturday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
A rare joint sitting of two committees of the Pakistan National Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution seeking immediate suspension of work on two disputed projects by India and constitution of an arbitration court to resolve the ongoing water dispute ... read..


UltraTech's Q3 net up by 4.76 per cent
Mumbai | Saturday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
UltraTech Cement's net profit in the third quarter of 2016-17 went up by 4.76 per cent, a regulatory filing by the company showed here on Saturday. ... read..


LG's G6 to feature Google's voice assistant service
Seoul | Saturday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
After launching its modular device G5 this year, South Korean electronics conglomerate LG will launch its G6 smartphone with Google voice assistant service next month, media reported. ... read..


Snapdeal's Republic Day Sale helps save big on LeEco's Le2 Superphone
New Delhi [India] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Recognising the continuing appeal of LeEco's popular Le2, Snapdeal's Republic Day Sale has come up with some hard-to- pass-up offers for aspiring users, applicable from January 21 till January 23. ... read..


Petrol prices cross 2013 peaks, but political opposition missing (News Analysis)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
In February 2013, opposition parties, notably the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), took to the streets in protest as the price of petrol in the national capital spiralled to Rs 69.06. "This is a betrayal (of) the people of the country. The BJP will not take ... read..


Hundreds of thousands join human chain in Bihar
Patna | Saturday, 2017 1:45:06 PM IST
Hundreds of thousands of people across Bihar on Saturday, including men, women and children, formed a human chain in support of the state government's prohibition policy. ... read..


Trump ditches Android, may get highly secured iPhone
New York | Saturday, 2017 1:45:06 PM IST
As Donald Trump stepped into a high-security ring after he took the oath to become the 45th US President, one of the things he was forced to do was to ditch his Android smartphone for a "potentially modified iPhone". ... read..


Bengal business meet nets over Rs 2 lakh cr investment proposals (Lead)
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 1:45:06 PM IST
The two-day Bengal Global Business Summit organised by the state government has received investment proposals worth Rs 2,35,290 crore, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Saturday. ... read..


Microsoft may cut 700 jobs this month: Report
New York | Saturday, 2017 1:45:06 PM IST
As part of its previous announcement regarding offloading 2,850 employees by June 2017, Microsoft may soon cut 700 jobs during its earnings call on January 26, media reports said on Friday. ... read..


Researchers ask Guardian to retract WhatsApp 'backdoor' story
New York | Saturday, 2017 1:45:06 PM IST
Mounting pressure on the Guardian newspaper, a group of 30 security researchers have co-signed an open letter asking the paper to retract its story that claimed encrypted messages on WhatsApp can be intercepted as the mobile messaging service contained a ... read..


Jaguar Land Rover India inaugurates 3S dealership facility in India
New Delhi [India] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Jaguar Land Rover India on Friday announced the opening of a world-class facility in the city of Noida, Uttar Pradesh, thereby expanding its network in Delhi NCR. ... read..


Bengal business meet nets over Rs 2 lakh cr investment proposal
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 1:15:05 PM IST
The two-day Bengal Global Business Summit organised by the state government has received investment proposals worth Rs 2,35,290 crore, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Saturday. ... read..


Chinese PM believes country will maintain growth rate
Beijing | Saturday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST
Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang has expressed confidence that his country will maintain its growth rate this year, after it was revealed that the GDP grew 6.7 per cent year-on-year in 2016, according to officials on Saturday. ... read..


mjunction conducts e-auction of commercial papers worth Rs. 700-crore for SAIL
New Delhi [India] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
mjunction services limited, a B2B e-commerce company, successfully conducted on Friday an e-auction for commercial papers (CPs) worth Rs. 700 crore for Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). ... read..


Apple sues Qualcomm for $1 bn, chip maker hits back
San Francisco | Saturday, 2017 12:15:05 PM IST
Days after the US government filed a lawsuit against global chip manufacturer Qualcomm of forcing Apple to use its chips in exchange for lower licensing fees, the Cupertino-based tech giant has sued Qualcomm for nearly $1 billion over royalties. ... read..


India participates in JITSIC meeting on 'Panama Papers'
New Delhi [India] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
India participated in the Joint International Taskforce on Shared Intelligence and Collaboration (JITSIC) meeting held in Paris on January 16 and 17, 2017 where 30 revenue authorities shared their findings on investigations arising from the Panama Papers ... read..


HP Inc announces moderate price hike across products
Noida | Saturday, 2017 11:45:05 AM IST
In a move to adjust to currency movement and commodity prices globally, printing and personal computer major HP Inc. on Friday hiked the list prices of its products by three-five percent across categories in the Indian market. ... read..


Twitter's latest feature to identify your BFF
New York | Saturday, 2017 11:45:05 AM IST
You will no longer miss the tweets from your best friend as Twitter is testing a new feature that highlights tweets from a select, single person it thinks you should not miss. ... read..


CPSE ETF's FFO gets overwhelming response from investors
New Delhi [India] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Further Fund Offer (FFO) of the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE) Exchange Trade Fund (ETF) has got an overwhelming response as the issue got over-subscribed by wide margin. ... read..


Facebook mulling over ways to curb fake news
New York | Saturday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
To mitigate the impact of fake news and curb its spread, Facebook is considering to notify users if they ended up sharing or reading a fake story. ... read..


Jallikattu: Protestors mood is still combative
Chennai | Saturday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
The mood of the youth gathered in large numbers at the Marina beach here is still combative demanding the holding of Jallikattu and banning the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). ... read..


'Tripura bank lose business due to demonitisation'
Agartala | Saturday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
Tripura State Cooperative Bank (TSCB), which is celebrating its 60th foundation day on Saturday, lost business due to demonitisation of high value currency notes by the central government, officials said here on the day. ... read..


Britain asks public sector to recruit 200,000 apprentices by 2020
London | Saturday, 2017 9:45:04 AM IST
Britain's public sector has been set the task of recruiting 200,000 apprentices by 2020, the government said. ... read..


Modi greets Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya on statehood day
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 9:15:05 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the three northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya on their statehood day. ... read..


US stocks rise amid Trump's inauguration
New York | Saturday, 2017 4:15:04 AM IST
US stocks ended higher on Friday, as Wall Street meditated on President Donald Trump's inauguration speech amid earnings reports. ... read..


Trump to eliminate Obama's Climate Action Plan: White House website (Lead)
Washington | Saturday, 2017 3:15:04 AM IST
Shortly after US President Donald Trump was sworn into office on Friday, the newly updated White House website said the new administration will eliminate the Climate Action Plan, the centrepiece of former President Barack Obama's climate legacy that aims ... read..


US dollar retreats amid Trump's inauguration
New York | Saturday, 2017 3:15:04 AM IST
The US dollar fell against other major currencies on Friday as investors pondered over President Donald Trump's inauguration speech. ... read..


President kickstarts Mamata's business meet calling Bengal investment destination (Roundup)
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday gave the thumbs-up to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's bid for industrialisation, as he kickstarted her government's business summit by asserting the eastern state has emerged as "the investment destination ... read..


Trump launches the world on an uncharted journey (Analysis)
New York | Friday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States under a cloud - literal and metaphorical - on Friday, launching the globe's most powerful nation and the world on an uncharted course with a clarion call of "America First" to "bring back our wea ... read..


NPCI advises PhonePe App to comply with UPI guidelines
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on Friday directed mobile phone e-wallet PhonePe to comply with the UPI (Unified Payments Interface) guidelines. ... read..


Congress irked over tax raids at houses of Karnataka minister, leader
Bengaluru | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Raids by Income Tax officials at the houses of a Karnataka minister, his brother and Congress Women's Wing President at Belagavi in the state's northern region has rattled the ruling party, which cried "selective targetting". ... read..


Rolls-Royce sent agent to India to retrieve document from tax office: Guardian
London | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Even as Rolls-Royce got a five-year reprieve from a British court this week from being convicted in criminal cases over graft charges, The Guardian said in a report on Friday that the defence and aerospace major sent an agent to retrieve an allegedly incr ... read..


Bank unions call strike on February 7
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Demanding solution to the demonetisation problems and recovery of bad loans, bank employees' and officers' unions on Friday called for an all-India strike on February 7. ... read..


International authentication conference in Delhi next month
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The Authentication Solutions Providers Association (ASPA) on Friday announced it will host India's first international conference on authentication solutions here on February 8-9. ... read..


Russia celebrates Donald Trump's inauguration
Moscow | Friday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Russians hoping that Donald Trump will usher in a new era of ties marked his inauguration on Friday with high hopes as nightclubs and bars here called parties to celebrate the day. ... read..


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