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US seeks to strengthen trade ties with African nations
Washington | Saturday, 2017 4:15:04 AM IST
The US is looking forward to expanding its relationship with Africa in trade and investment and countering terrorism, said a top diplomat. ... read..


China, Ukraine to deepen cooperation in renewable energy
Kiev | Saturday, 2017 3:45:04 AM IST
China and Ukraine have agreed to step up their cooperation in renewable energy, the Ukrainian government said. ... read..


African airlines struggle amid strong USD
Kampala | Saturday, 2017 3:15:04 AM IST
Although passenger numbers are expected to slightly increase for African airlines in 2017, the carriers are likely to remain under pressure from a strong USD, the IATA has said. ... read..


Karnataka to promote start-ups with French collaboration
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2017 2:15:04 AM IST
Karnataka has signed an agreement with Business France India to collaborate on promoting start-ups in five areas. ... read..


BSE Sensex to be reconstituted from December 18
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
Asia Index on Friday informed that lenders IndusInd Bank and Yes Bank will enter the 30-scrip sensitive S&P BSE Sensex from December 18, 2017. ... read..


Hyderabad airport to begin work on second terminal from February
Hyderabad | Friday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
The work on the second terminal at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here will begin in February-March next year, said the airport operator. ... read..


Infosys buyback offer to open from November 30
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
IT major Infosys on Friday informed that its share buyback offer worth up to Rs 13,000 crore will open from November 30, 2017. ... read..


Mega Business Expo to be held at Hyderabad on Nov 25-26
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Hyderabad is all set to host the 'Skill Seeds International MSME and Startup Expo 2017' from November 25-26 at the National Small Industries Corporation Campus. ... read..


NGT clears hurdles for construction of new Andhra capital
Amaravati | Friday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Clearing the hurdles in the construction of Andhra Pradesh's new state capital Amaravati, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday refused to set aside the environmental clearance. ... read..


Moody's ratings proof of growing capitalism in India: Yechury
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Criticising India's sovereign rating upgrade by the global agency Moody's Investors Service, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday said the improved ratings signify the beneficial atmosphere for the international capitalist groups under the Na ... read..


Congress charge on Rafale deal politically motivated: Sitharaman (Second Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The government on Friday rejected Congress' allegations of irregularities in the deal for buying 36 Rafale fighter jets, with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and two other Union Ministers calling the charges "politically motivated and false". ... read..


Bengal man held with fake Rs 2,000 notes
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
A 54-year-old man from West Bengal has been arrested here with fake currency of Rs 2,000 denomination having face value of over Rs 6 lakh, police said on Friday. ... read..


I don't see any immediate recovery of our economy: Manmohan Singh
Kochi | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
In a hard-hitting speech against the Narendra Modi government, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said the three-and-a-half year rule has ruined all sectors and also created a wedge in the secular credentials of India. ... read..


SC tells NRI to approach Constitution Bench on Aadhaar linking
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday directed an NRI to approach the Constitution Bench, scheduled to hear a challenge to Aadhaar validity, regarding his challenge to amendments in rules against money laundering to facilitate linking of bank accounts with Aadhaar ... read..


Punjab offers programme to connect NRIs with their roots
Chandigarh | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The Punjab Cabinet on Friday approved the "Connect with Your Roots" (CYR) programme to reach out to youngsters of Punjabi origin settled in other countries. ... read..


Andhra seeks Gates' help in agriculture, health
Visakhapatnam | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh has sought the cooperation of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in areas of agriculture, nutrition, health and sanitation. ... read..


Trump administration to ask for another $45 bn in disaster relief
Washington | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The White House reportedly plans to request about $45 billion in additional aid from Congress on Friday for disaster-hit areas, including Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida. ... read..


Asia-Pacific countries look to collaboratively develop satellites
Bengaluru | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the national space agencies of the Asia-Pacific region are looking towards collaboratively developing small and cube satellites, a senior Indian space official said on Friday. ... read..


India's October domestic air passenger traffic up 20% (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Domestic air passenger traffic rose to 104.51 lakh in October -- up 20.52 per cent -- from 86.72 lakh reported for the corresponding month of 2016, official data showed on Friday. ... read..


GoAir adds 30 flights, launches fares at Rs 1,212
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Budget carrier GoAir on Friday said it will operate 22 additional flights on new routes, along with increasing the frequencies by eight flights on existing routes, during the winter schedule effective from November 23. ... read..


CBI books Delhi NGO for Rs 90 crore fund misuse
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
The CBI has registered a case against Delhi-based NGO Advantage India, its owner Deepak Talwar, a famous corporate lobbyist, and four others for misusing Rs 90.72 crore donations from two defence and aviation firms -- MBDA and Airbus SAS. ... read..


Bill Gates recalls first meeting with Naidu 20 years ago
Visakhapatnam | Friday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
Microsoft Founder Bill Gates on Friday said he was really excited at meeting Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu for the first time over 20 years ago. ... read..


Bihar announces reservation in farmer co-op body elections
Patna | Friday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday announced reservation in elections to the more than 500 Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS) of farmers in rural areas of the state. ... read..


Future growth will help cut Indian government debt: Moody's
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
India's sovereign credit rating upgrade by Moody's has been based on the belief that the recent economic reform measures will bolster the country's growth potential leading to a decline in government debt, the US ratings agency said on Friday. ... read..


Punjab, Haryana procure 238 lakh tonne paddy
Chandigarh | Friday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
Agrarian states Punjab and Haryana have procured over 238 lakh tonnes of paddy so far, Food and Supplies Department officials said here on Friday. ... read..


Congress questions Centre's claim of note ban hitting Maoism
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
The Congress on Friday said the Central government's claim that demonetisation will end Left Wing Extremism has been proven wrong, mentioning that there have been 17 major Maoist attacks since November 8, 2016, when the move to scrap high value currency w ... read..


Cochin to have maritime excellence centre, ship repair facility
Cochin | Friday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
In a bid to boost India's shipping sector, Union Minister of Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Friday announced setting up of a Centre of Excellence in Maritime and Shipbuilding (CEMS) and also laid the foundation stone for Cochin shipyard's Rs 970-crore Internat ... read..


BMS seeks equal pay for equal work
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 8:15:06 PM IST
Hundreds of RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) members on Friday protested against the Centre demanding, among other things, equal pay for equal work as well as regularization of contract workers. ... read..


Jazeera launches Kuwait-Hyderabad flight, to connect 3 more cities
Hyderabad | Friday, 2017 8:15:06 PM IST
Kuwait's leading low-cost airline Jazeera Airways, which connected to India by launching daily flights to Hyderabad from Friday, will add Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Kochi to its network from January next year. ... read..


IndiGo takes delivery of first ATR 72-600 aircraft
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 8:15:06 PM IST
Budget carrier IndiGo on Friday took delivery of its first turbo-prop ATR 72-600 aircraft. ... read..


Draft notification on foreign bank branch conversion to Indian subsidiary
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 8:15:06 PM IST
A draft notification was issued on Friday regarding tax exemption for capital gains arising from conversion of the branch of any foreign bank into an Indian subsidiary, inviting comments by stakeholders on the matter. ... read..


Odisha urges Centre to resolve Mahanadi water dispute
Bhubaneswar | Friday, 2017 8:15:06 PM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterating his demand that a tribunal be set up urgently to resolve the Mahanadi river water dispute with neighbouring Chhattisgarh. ... read..


GenY Medium to launch operations in Canada
Hyderabad | Friday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Digital marketing firm, GenY Medium, will start its overseas operations with Toronto, Canada. ... read..


Bonn climate talks: Row persists over finances for developing nations
Bonn | Friday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
With the two-week-long UN Climate Change negotiations meandering through its scheduled closing day here on Friday, climate experts are still quarreling over the flow of money from the developed to the developing world for smooth transition to clean energy ... read..


Run agriculture like business to transform economy: Bill Gates
Visakhapatnam | Friday, 2017 7:15:06 PM IST
Microsoft Co-founder and Co-Chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, on Friday called for running the agriculture sector like business, saying this will be a key element in the recipe for India's economic transformation. ... read..


ICAO carries out 'Universal Safety Oversight Audit' of India
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has carried out an audit of India's civil aviation safety system and procedures. ... read..


IFFCO retains global seat in International Cooperative Alliance
New Delhi,[India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
IFFCO, the world's largest fertiliser cooperative, helped India retain the prestigious seat of the Director on Global Board of International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) for the record second time in row. ... read..


Develop road safety culture among corporate employees, says FICCI-EY report
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Indian companies need to promote and get serious about road safety culture among their employees, a recent report by FICCI-EY has said. ... read..


Goan author to showcase work at Kochi International Book Festival
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 17 (ANI-NewsVoir): Goan-based author Savio Rodrigues whose debut novel 'Karmic Ishq' - a look into the traumatic life of two child sexual abuse survivors in the Middle East - is slowly finding a fan following in India and UAE is to ... read..


Kuwait's Jazeera Airways connects to India with daily flights to Hyderabad
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 17 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Jazeera Airways, Kuwait's leading low cost airline, operating regionally and internationally, inaugurated today its daily flights to Hyderabad. ... read..


Rotary World Fest all set for another smashing festival!
Mumbai [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Mumbai [India], Nov 17 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Like every year, this year too, the Rotary International District is organizing its "Rotary World Fest". The main aim of this fest is to get Charity through Fun and Entertainment. ... read..


Customer benefit is the core of Policybazaar.com's new ad campaign
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 17 (ANI-NewsVoir): Policybazaar.com (twitter handle: @policybazaar_in), India's largest insurance website and comparison portal, has launched a new advertising campaign to reinforce the company's tagline `Compare, Buy, Save.' ... read..


India's tier II and III cities hold key for female intimate care market,says PeeSafe
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
India's tier II and III cities hold the key business opportunities for the female intimate care market, said PeeSafe, a leading personal hygiene brand on the sidelines of the World Toilet Day. ... read..


Building safer roads at outset effective way to tackle fatal crashes: WB
Greater Noida | Friday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Building safer roads at the outset, instead of the traditional approach of removing road defects after fatal crashes have occurred, is a more cost-effective and comprehensive approach to reducing number of road accidents, a senior World Bank official said ... read..


Indian October domestic air passenger traffic up 20%
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Domestic air passenger traffic rose to 104.51 lakh in October -- up 20.52 per cent -- from 86.72 lakh reported for the corresponding month of 2016, official data showed on Friday. ... read..


Moody's upgrades India's sovereign rating, boosts sentiments (Roundup)
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Boosting investor sentiments, US credit rating agency Moody's on Friday upgraded India's sovereign rating to Baa2 from its lowest investment grade of Baa3 after 13 years, a development Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said was "an extremely encouraging" glob ... read..


Moody's upgrade, inflow of funds lift equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Key Indian equity indices on Friday closed in the green for the second consecutive session riding on a sovereign ratings upgrade of the Indian government's bonds by US credit rating agency Moody's. ... read..


Government's good work led to Moody's upgradation: India Inc (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Echoing the government's views, Indian industry on Friday said Moody's sovereign rating upgrade was in sync with the various government reform measures over the last three-to-four years. ... read..


Kerala to support private IT incubators and accelerators
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
The Kerala government on Friday approved support for private entities and tie-ups with reputed national and international agencies for setting up incubators and accelerators in the state, said a top IT official. ... read..


India, France agree to cooperate on Indian Ocean region security
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
After officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia held the first-ever quadrilateral meeting in Manila last week on the security and development of the Indo-Pacific region, India and France on Friday agreed to cooperate on the security architecture of ... read..


Now book Uber from your laptop in India
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Global ride-hailing platform Uber on Friday launched a light web-based version of Uber -- m.uber.com -- in India that will help people book their rides from computers or tablets. ... read..


'iPhone X' now available on Airtel's online store
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Bharti Airtel on Friday announced the availability of fresh stocks of Apples "super premium" "iPhone X" on its online store. ... read..


Moody's upgrade lifts equities, bank stocks zoom (Fourth Lead, correcting headline and intro)
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
A sovereign ratings upgrade of the Indian government's bonds by US credit rating agency Moody's lifted the key Indian equity indices on Friday. ... read..


India, Eurasian Economic Union for early start to FTA talks
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
India has had talks with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) on starting negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), the Indian Commerce Ministry said on Friday. ... read..


RCOM-GCX sends 'Cease & Desist' notice to competitors
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Integrated telecommunications service provider RCOM-Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) on Friday said it has sent a Cease & Desist notice and/or injunction to a number of competitors in India, after learning from its enterprise customers that these competitors ... read..


Madras HC upholds 2-year jail to Natarajan, three others
Chennai | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
The Madras High Court on Friday confirmed the two-year jail term awarded to M. Natarajan, husband of jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala, for evasion of customs duty on the import of a luxury car. ... read..


Toyota, Suzuki to produce electric vehicles for India market by 2020
New Delhi/Tokyo | Friday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Global automobile majors Toyota Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor Corporation will join hands to produce electric vehicles (EVs) for the India market by 2020. ... read..


Congress's charge on Rafale deal politically motivated: Sitharaman
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday rejected the Congress's charges on the 36 Rafale aircraft deal with France calling it "politically motivated" and asserted that it was clinched at a cost "lesser" than what it would have been under the previou ... read..


Cisco announces $1 bn initiative to fund smart cities
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
To help city planners adopt technologies that will transform their communities globally, Cisco has announced a $1 billion programme. ... read..


Construction work playing spoilsport at IITF: Afghan exhibitors
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
After a bad experience last year due to demonetisation, Afghan exhibitors -- usually one of the hot favourites at the India International Trade Fair (IITF) -- say they are looking at a second bad year in a row due to the construction work underway in a p ... read..


Reliance General Insurance inks bancassurance pact with YES Bank
| Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Reliance General Insurance Company Ltd on Friday said it has signed a comprehensive Bancassurance agreement with YES Bank to distribute its various products. ... read..


Sensex, Nifty touch new highs as Moody's upgrade buoys sentiments (Third Lead)
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
A sovereign ratings upgrade of the Indian government's bonds by US credit rating agency Moody's lifted the key Indian equity indices to their new intra-day record highs on Friday. ... read..


Aksh Optifibre reports improved Q2FY18 results
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Aksh Optifibre Limited, the leading Indian manufacturer of Optical Fibre, Optical Fibre Cables, Fibre Reinforced Plastic rod and a major e-Governance and Turnkey service provider reported its Q2 FY18 financial results. ... read..


Connecting with right business connection is now a click away- 'Just Businesses' app launched
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 17 (ANI-NewsVoir): Just Businesses, a digital platform that connects business owners around the world launches mobile application for Android and iOS. It is the first B2B global portal that is dedicated to business owners who are lo ... read..


Government's good work led to Moody's upgradation: India Inc
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Echoing the government's views, Indian industry said on Friday Moody's sovereign rating upgrade was in sync with the various government reform measures over the last three to four years. ... read..


BJP, government cheer Moody's ratings upgrade
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
The ruling BJP and the government on Friday cheered US credit ratings agency Moody's upgradation of India's sovereign ratings, with party President Amit Shah and several ministers tweeting that it was a recognition of all the good work done by the NDA. ... read..


Two Tata officials appointed on Tata Sons board
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Two top Tata Group officials -- Titan's Managing Director Bhaskar Bhat and Group CFO Saurabh Agrawal -- have been elevated to the Board of Directors of Tata Sons, a company statement said on Friday. ... read..


Moody's upgrade positive signal for economy: Shaktikanta Das
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Former Economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das on Friday hailed Moody's upgrade of India's sovereign rating as an extremely positive signal for Indian economy. ... read..


About 70% seats booked under BPO Promotion scheme: Official
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Around 70 per cent seats have been booked throughout the country after the fifth round of bidding under the BPO Promotion Scheme, an official said here on Friday. ... read..


Japanese firms want more foreign workers
Tokyo | Friday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
A top Japanese industry leader on Friday urged the government to allow more entry of foreign workers to alleviate the growing shortage of labour. ... read..


Moody's upgrades India's sovereign rating, boosts sentiments (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
In a major boost to economy and investor sentiments, US credit rating agency Moody's on Friday upgraded India's sovereign rating to Baa2 from its lowest investment grade of Baa after 14 long years, a development Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said was "an ... read..


Encouraging to gain international recognition: Jaitley on Moody rating
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In the wake of India's rating being upgraded by global credit rating agency Moody, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said it is "encouraging to gain international recognition and not something that's happening in isolation." ... read..


ivape.in presents at the USA FDA in Washington DC and Asia's First Harm Reduction Meet in Indonesia
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 17 (ANI-NewsVoir): Recently, FDLI organised a Tobacco Products Regulation and Policy conference in Washington DC, USA and Nilesh Jain, the founder of India's leading vaping brand ivape.in was invited as the only Indian speaker at th ... read..


Matrimony.com registers 13.7 pct growth
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Online matrimonial platform Matrimony.com registered consolidated revenue of Rs. 83.7 Crores for the quarter, thus achieving a growth of 13.7 percent against the corresponding quarter of the previous year. ... read..


Moody upgrade to push FDI inflow: FICCI
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In the wake of India's upgradation by global credit rating agency Moody, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) opined that the move will not only give a further push to foreign investment inflows into the country, but will als ... read..


Modi-Moody's fail to gauge nation's mood: Congress
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
After Moody's upgraded India's sovereign rating and a survey claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was still a "popular leader", the Congress on Friday said both Modi and Moody's have "failed to gauge the mood of the nation". ... read..


ED summons Tejashwi, Rabri in IRCTC case
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday said that it has summoned RJD chief Lalu Prasad's wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav in connection with a money laundering probe into the 2006 IRCTC hotel maintenance contract case. ... read..


RTB House unveils deep learning backed digital marketing technology for brands globally
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 17 (ANI-NewsVoir): RTB House, a global company providing state-of-the-art retargeting technology for top advertisers worldwide, has recently implemented new algorithms for ultra-precise estimation of CTR. ... read..


Bill Gates, Adityanath discuss sanitation, investment in Lucknow
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Friday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and discussed the repercussions of lack of clean water. ... read..


Phonup offers the best care of your smartphone and tablet
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 17 (ANI-NewsVoir): Phonup, which is a joint venture between Francorp and Phonup Italy. Phonup offers the widest range of new and certified Pre-owned smartphones and tablets under one roof. ... read..


Sensex, Nifty touch record intra-day highs as Moody's upgrades India's sovereign ratings (Lead)
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
A sovereign ratings upgrade from US credit rating agency Moody's on Friday lifted the key Indian equity indices to their new intra-day record highs. ... read..


Huawei removes advert of product 'favouring Muslims'
Beijing | Friday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Chinese technology giant Huawei has removed a commercial of its latest product after it was accused by netizens of "favouring Muslims". ... read..


Moody's ratings upgrade after 13 years extremely encouraging: Jaitley
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday that US credit rating agency Moody's upgrading India's sovereign rating was an extremely encouraging international recognition of the structural reforms undertaken by the government including demonetisation, Go ... read..


Moody's upgrade well deserved for India's fiscal path: Chanda Kochhar
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Hailing the upgrade made by US-based Moody's over India's sovereign credit rating, ICICI Bank CEO and MD Chanda Kochhar on Friday said that the decision will help in cementing the stability and sustainability of Indian economy's fiscal path. ... read..


Stage set for three days of Supercross Extravaganza
Pune (Maharashtra) [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Pune (Maharashtra) [India], Nov 17 (ANI-BusinessWire India): Seven team, 11 international riders and 53 Indian riders will vie for top honors in the fourth edition of Pune Invitational Supercross League 2017 which gets underway at Royal Palms, Mundhwa, an ... read..


Apology after Japanese train departs 20 seconds early
Tokyo | Friday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
A rail company in Japan has apologized after one of its trains departed 20 seconds early -- although no passenger complained. ... read..


In a first, Ericsson demonstrates 5G technology live in India
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Aiming to bring the latest innovations and creating a 5G ecosystem in India, global communications technology leader Ericsson on Friday showcased the first-ever live 5G end-to-end demonstration in the country. ... read..


PM reviews performance of key infrastructure sectors
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reviewed progress of key infrastructure sectors, including roads, housing, coal and power and hoped the advancement of the Union Budget date would lead to further improvement in performance. ... read..


Twitter testing 'Tweetstorm' feature for Android, iOS
San Francisco | Friday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Twitter is reportedly working on a feature that will allow the Twitterati to easily create chains of individual tweets that exceed Twitter's 280-character limit for messages. ... read..


Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea
Singapore | Friday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Singapore has suspended all trade ties with North Korea as the UN and the US seek tougher measures against Pyongyang, an official notice said on Friday. ... read..


NetApp unveils new Hybrid Cloud services
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Cloud firm NetApp on Friday introduced new Hybrid Cloud offerings to help customers efficiently use data for competitive advantage. ... read..


Keventers to launch 32 outlets in Hyderabad by 2019 end
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After the launch of its first outlet in Hyderabad, popular beverage chain Keventers has now announced its plans to launch over 15 new stores in the city for the next few months. ... read..


Moody's upgrades India's sovereign rating
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
US credit rating agency Moody's on Friday upgraded India's sovereign rating to Baa2 from its lowest investment grade of Baa, while changing the outlook for the country's rating to stable from positive, and said its was based on the Indian government's "wi ... read..


Need holistic mobility alternatives to counter climate change: Finnish Transport Minister (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
What the world needs to effectively counter climate change is a holistic alternative for mobility that is interconnected, interoperable and intermodal, even as we switch to bio-fuels and zero emission vehicles in the interregnum, Finnish Transport and Com ... read..


Revenue Secretary welcomes Moody's upgrade of India's rating
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Revenue Secretary Dr Hasmukh Adhia on Friday welcomed the upgrade of India's sovereign rating by Global rating company, Moody's Investors Service, and said the path of fiscal reforms chosen was "well recognised." ... read..


D-Street welcomes Moody upgrade with 400-point surge of Sensex
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In the wake of Moody upgrading India's rating to Baa2 from Baa3, Bombay Stock Exchange's (BSE) Sensex registered nearly a 400-point increase in Friday morning trade. ... read..


India-Canada joint venture in medical electronics to ensure affordable healthcare
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 17 (ANI-BusinessWire India): Unique Broadband Systems Ltd, UBS, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Kaynes Technology of Mysore, India, was awarded funding by the Global Innovation and Technology Alliance, GITA, of India and Global Affa ... read..


Moody's India rating upgrade long overdue: CEA Arvind Subramanian
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian on Friday said while the enhancement of India's rating by Moody was a welcome move; it was "long overdue". ... read..


Key Indian equity indices trade higher during early session
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST
The key Indian equity indices opened in the green on Friday following global cues. ... read..


Interactive platforms creating USD 98 bn consumer surplus in India
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Rich Interaction Applications (RIAs) such as Google Hangouts, iMessage, and WhatsApp, as well as India-based applications such as Hike Messenger, JioChat Messenger, and Nimbuzz create a consumer surplus of USD 98 billion in India, equivalent to 4.3 per ce ... read..


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