Monday, December 10, 2018

Shell India unveils 'OX' all terrain truck
New Delhi | Sunday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
Anglo-Dutch oil major Shell's Indian arm on Sunday announced the launching of fourth generation flat-pack all-terrain truck The Ox for carrying goods, especially for people in remote areas. ... read..

GoAir flies to Phuket, Male from Bengaluru
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2018 7:45:34 PM IST
Budget carrier GoAir on Sunday flew for the first time from Bengaluru to Phuket in Thailand and Male in Maldives, the company said. ... read..

Twitter CEO under fire for Myanmar tweets
San Francisco | Sunday, 2018 7:45:34 PM IST
Twitter's chief executive Jack Dorsey, who faces a lawsuit for hurting Hindu sentiments during his visit to India in November, now faces criticism for promoting Myanmar as a tourist destination despite widespread allegations of human rights abuses in the ... read..

No Brexit can lead to fresh polls: May tells MPs
London | Sunday, 2018 7:45:29 PM IST
With two days to go until the crucial Brexit vote, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday warned MPs they will face "uncharted waters" if they rejected her deal, saying their actions could lead to a general election, as there was a "very real risk o ... read..

Demonetisation threw up political, economic puzzles: Arvind Subramanian
New Delhi | Sunday, 2018 7:45:24 PM IST
Drawing the link between demonetisation and GDP numbers, former Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian has said the puzzle thrown up by the note ban has a dual aspect - whether its impact as seen in the GDP numbers reflects a resilient economy, and if ... read..

French PM seeks 'unity' as 'yellow vest' arrests cross 1,700 (Second Lead)
Paris | Sunday, 2018 7:45:19 PM IST
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Sunday vowed to "restore national unity" after violence during the weekend forced police to use tear gas and rubber bullets against the "yellow vest" demonstrators, who protested against fuel tax rises and high li ... read..

Kannur airport inaugurated (Lead)
| Sunday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday inaugurated the Kannur International Airport Ltd (KIAL) and expressed confidence that it will change the fortune of the state with all towns within four hours of drive from an international airport. ... read..

Reverse bidding: Five players get nod to supply 12,000 rail wagons
New Delhi | Sunday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
Stepping up its wagon procurement, Indian Railways has selected five players through the reverse-auction method -- a first for the wagon sector -- to manufacture and supply over 12,000 wagons worth about Rs 4,000 crore. ... read..

Why onion prices are bringing tears to farmers' eyes
New Delhi | Sunday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST
The Narendra Modi government may have promised to double farm incomes by 2022, but farmers in the country's onion-growing regions are appalled at the bizarre market dynamics that keep its retail price hovering between Rs 20-30 a kilogram while they strugg ... read..

Assam tea body slam 'chaiwala' Modi
Guwahati | Sunday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST
The largest tea body of Assam on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who often refer to himself as a "chaiwala", for not being considerate towards the state's tea garden workers' plight and urged him to implement the promised minimum wage of Rs 3 ... read..

Andhra Pradesh pitched to become India's knowledge capital
New Delhi [India] | December 9, 2018 12:41:34 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Dec 9 (BusinessWire India): A workshop on "Andhra Pradesh: India's Emerging Knowledge Capital" was organised at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi by the Centre for Strategy and Leadership (CSL) in association with Andhra Pradesh Capital Region D ... read..

Kerala CM commissions Kannur airport
| Sunday, 2018 11:45:05 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday commissioned the Kannur International Airport Ltd (KIAL). ... read..

Privacy at high risk in compiling users' mobility data: Study
San Francisco | Sunday, 2018 7:15:04 AM IST
Scientists have found that people's privacy is at high risk as there is a growing practice of compiling massive, anonymised datasets about their movement patterns, mentioned a report. ... read..

India, Iceland discuss geothermal energy cooperation
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 11:45:04 PM IST
India and Iceland discussed cooperation in geothermal energy among other areas during a bilateral meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Icelandic Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson here on Saturday. ... read..

Ro-Ro vessel MV Sankardev flagged off in Kolkata, to be deployed on Brahmaputra
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Ro-Ro vessel MV Sankardev was flagged off here on Saturday by Inland Waterways Authority of India's Vice Chairman Pravir Pandey. ... read..

US-China tensions, political anxieties dent equity indices (Market Review)
Mumbai | Saturday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
The Indian equity indices dipped over concerns of slowing world economy and fears on a resurgence of US-China trade tensions after the arrest of Huawei's Global CFO over alleged violation of US sanctions on Iran. ... read..

Kerala must host international summit on fishing: Suresh Prabhu
Kochi | Saturday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
Union Commerce & Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday urged Kerala to host an international summit on fishing for the crucial sector to make a steady development in the coastal state. ... read..

Petrol prices down nearly 15% from record levels
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
Petrol prices across the four metros have declined by nearly 15 per cent from the record high levels they had reached in October. ... read..

Nasscom meet to focus on CSR trends in IT industry
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
Indian IT industry apex body's social arm Nasscom Foundation will host a conference here on December 10-11 to discuss corporate social responsibility (CSR) trends in IT industry. ... read..

No GST on sale of flats with completion certificate: Government
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
The government on Saturday said that buyers of real estate properties will not have to pay Goods and Services Tax (GST) if they purchase the fully constructed property after the issue of completion certificate. ... read..

Gold worth Rs 21 cr seized, 4 arrested
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
Around 66 kg of foreign-origin gold, valued at over Rs 21 crore, was seized in two different search operations and four persons were arrested, an official said on Saturday. ... read..

Deadline for filing annual GST returns extended till March 31
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
The government has extended the last date of filing annual Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns by three months till March 31, 2019 providing much-needed relief to businesses struggling to comply with the year-end deadline. ... read..

Reveal Rs 2,000, Rs 500 notes printed in Nov 2016: CIC
Gurugram | Saturday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed authorities to reveal how many Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 notes were printed daily after demonetization till November 30, 2016, an RTI activist said on Saturday. ... read..

India has potential to be leader in Blockchain: Expert
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
India has the potential to be a leader in the Blockchain revolution, Canadian expert Bob Tapscott said here on Saturday. ... read..

WOW air's maiden flight takes off from New Delhi
New Delhi [India] | December 8, 2018 5:11:29 PM IST
WOW air, the recently launched Icelandic low-cost long-haul airline began its operations from New Delhi with its inaugural flight being flagged off from Indira Gandhi International Airport. ... read..

ITC Infotech's start-ups initiative to go global from 2019: CEO
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2018 4:45:04 PM IST
In an effort to help start-ups showcase their solutions to a wider audience, ITC Infotech, the IT services arm of diversified conglomerate ITC Ltd, will make its flagship co-creation and technology innovation platform "iTech" an international event from 2 ... read..

New Fujifilm medium format mirrorless camera in India
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
Japanese photography and imaging major Fujifilm has launched its range finder-style GFX 50R medium format mirrorless camera that comes with the FUJIFILM G Format image sensor, which is almost 1.7 times the size of a full-frame 35mm image sensor. ... read..

'Centre spurns Fadnavis' plea to include Nashik in bullet train corridor'
Mumbai | Saturday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
The Centre has outrightly rejected Maharashtra's plea to extend the upcoming Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train corridor via Nashik, according to recent RTI replies received by a Mumbai activist Jeetendra Ghadge here on Saturday. ... read..

Uber to double down on hiring techies in India, files for an IPO (Lead)
Bengaluru/San Francisco | Saturday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Online ride-hailing platform Uber has announced to double its workforce in the product and engineering departments -- from over 500 to more than 1,000 'technologists' -- at its Bengaluru and Hyderabad facilities next year. ... read..

Priyanka Chopra says, 'I Do' with platinum
New Delhi [India] | December 8, 2018 1:41:36 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Dec 8 (NewsVoir): Priyanka Chopra, the multi-talented actress selected a Platinum wedding band from Chopard when she said "I Do" to Nick Jonas on December 1st during their Western wedding ceremony in Jodhpur, India. ... read..

Uber files for IPO: Report
San Francisco | Saturday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
Cab hailing giant Uber has filed paperwork for its initial public offering (IPO), The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday citing people familiar with the matter. ... read..

Trump signs two-week spending bill to avoid government shutdown
Washington | Saturday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has signed a two-week spending bill to extend federal government funding, averting a partial shutdown and delaying an expected partisan fight over the proposed border wall. ... read..

Noida airport to be built on PPP mode
Noida | Saturday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
The construction of the Noida International Airport at Jewar will be done on a public-private-partnership (PPP) mode, Uttar Pradesh authorities said on Saturday. ... read..

Shilpa Rao swoons her fans at Le Club AccorHotels Elite Experiences
New Delhi [India] | December 8, 2018 12:11:35 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Dec 8 (NewsVoir): Le Club AccorHotels', the loyalty programme by AccorHotels, esteemed members were in for a treat at the start of this festive season, with an intimate delightful evening with Bollywood singer Shilpa Rao at Novotel Hyde ... read..

Tricity Shotgun Shooters' collective need more manifestation
New Delhi [India] | December 8, 2018 12:11:35 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Dec 8 (NewsVoir): Chandigarh is a city where people indulge in a variety of sports and games ranging from modern to traditional games. The shotgun sports are some of the most exhilarating and exciting of all the shooting sports. ... read..

Uber India to double down on hiring engineers in 2019
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2018 11:45:06 AM IST
Online ride-hailing platform Uber on Saturday announced to double its workforce in the product and engineering departments -- from over 500 to more than 1,000 'technologists' -- at its Bengaluru and Hyderabad facilities next year. ... read..

Google announces 'Journalism AI' project
London | Saturday, 2018 11:45:06 AM IST
To help news industry use Artificial Intelligence (AI) in more innovative ways, Google has announced a partnership with Polis, the international journalism think-tank at London School of Economics and Political Science, to create "Journalism AI". ... read..

Know the 'best place' for doing business in China
Beijing [China] | December 8, 2018 11:41:29 AM IST
Commonly known as the 'Silicon Valley of China', Shenzhen is now the best place for doing business in the country. ... read..

US stocks close sharply lower amid soft data
New York | Saturday, 2018 6:15:04 AM IST
US stocks closed sharply lower on Friday as investors digested a batch of economic data. ... read..

SBI gets shareholders' nod to raise Rs 20,000 crore
Mumbai | Saturday, 2018 3:15:05 AM IST
Lending major State Bank of India (SBI) on Friday said it has received shareholders' approval to raise up to Rs 20,000 crore. ... read..

High oil prices widen India's Q2 current account deficit to $19.1 bn (Lead)
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
Higher crude oil prices and gold imports widened India's current account deficit (CAD) to $19.1 billion during the second quarter of 2018-19 from $15.9 billion in the preceding quarter and $6.9 billion in the corresponding period of 2017-18, the Reserve B ... read..

ITC logo, Chairman's name used in fake website
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
An investigation has been initiated after the cigarette-to-hotel major ITC Ltd lodged a complaint saying its logo and name of company Chairman Y.C. Deveshwar was used by a fake website to deceive people, police said on Friday. ... read..

Assess drought situation fast, Jharkhand says
Ranchi | Friday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Friday asked a visiting Central team to assess the drought situation in the state and submit a report to the central government at the earliest so that relief can be provided to farmers. ... read..

Stone laid for Chandni Chowk redevelopment project
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
The Delhi government on Friday laid the foundation stone for its ambitious redevelopment project for Chandni Chowk which aims to decongest the street by transforming it into a pedestrian-friendly lane within 18 months. ... read..

SC seeks response from ED on Mallya's plea
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Enforcement Directorate's response on beleaguered industrialist Vijay Mallya's plea challenging the proceedings before a Mumbai court seeking to declare him a fugitive economic offender and attach his assets. ... read..

Attractive stressed assets up for sale in India: Jaitley
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
India's bankrupt companies offer a never-before opportunity to the global investors to ride the country's exceptional growth trajectory, thanks to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. ... read..

SHAKTI impact: Power plants reduce dependence on costlier sources of coal, save on fuel costs
New Delhi [India] | December 7, 2018 9:11:36 PM IST
Coal Ministry's new Scheme for Harnessing and Allocating Koyala (Coal) Transparently in India (SHAKTI) has started showing results as a study conducted by global analytics company CRISIL said that coal linkage under the scheme has lifted utilisation and s ... read..

India's Q2 current account deficit widens to $19.1 bn
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 8:45:05 PM IST
India's current account deficit (CAD) widened to $19.1 billion during the second quarter of 2018-19 from $15.9 billion in the preceding quarter and $6.9 billion in the corresponding period of 2017-18, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed on Friday. ... read..

'Sittwe Port in Myanmar is ready for operations'
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
Sittwe Port in Myanmar, being administered by the Ministry of External Affairs under the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project to facilitate connectivity between the mainland and the north eastern states of the country is "ready" for operations, a ... read..

Value buying, oil prices lift Sensex by 361 points (Roundup)
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
Bargain hunting and lower crude oil prices lifted the key Indian equity market indices by around 1 per cent on Friday. ... read..

31st GST Council to meet on Dec 22 in Delhi
New Delhi [India] | December 7, 2018 8:11:48 PM IST
The 31st Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting will be held on December 22 in the national capital. ... read..

Apple acquires London-based music firm Platoon
San Francisco | Friday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
In a bid to further cement its position in the global music space, Apple has reportedly acquired London-based creative services and music start-up Platoon for an undisclosed sum. ... read..

Punjab gives Rs 1,771 crore debt relief to marginal farmers
Chandigarh | Friday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Under the Punjab government's farmers' debt relief scheme, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday gave debt relief against commercial bank loans to the tune of Rs 1,771 crore to 109,730 eligible marginal farmers of four districts. ... read..

Himachal CM surveys international airport site
Shimla | Friday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday conducted an aerial survey of the site proposed for the construction of an international airport at Balh in Mandi district along with a team of the Airport Authority of India. ... read..

Two former CMs not invited to Kannur airport opening
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
Two former Chief Ministers who played a key role in the development of Kannur International Airport Ltd (KIAL) have not been invited to its opening on Sunday, Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala said here on Friday. ... read..

IWAI to procure six methanol-fuelled vessels
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
In a bid to harness methanol as marine fuel, the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has planned to retrofit its work boats with green fuel and also placed orders with Cochin Shipyard for procuring six new vessels, based on methanol mix, an officia ... read..

WOW air launches India-Iceland flights
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
Icelandic low-cost, long-haul airline WOW air on Friday launched its flight from New Delhi to Reykjavik-Keflavik Airport in Iceland. ... read..

Sensex ends 361 points up; Nifty settles short of 10,700 (Second Lead)
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
The key Indian equity indices surged around one per cent on Friday supported by a rise in banking stocks and easing crude oil prices, with the S&P BSE Sensex closing over 360 points higher. ... read..

Symbian co-founder and futurist, David Wood on 'Predicting 2025' at The Blue Circle
New Delhi [India] | December 7, 2018 5:41:31 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Dec 7 (NewsVoir): The Blue Circle organized its latest event on 3rd Dec 2018 at The Leela, Gurgaon where noted futurist David Wood spoke on "Predicting 2025". ... read..

Krishnamurthy Subramanian new Chief Economic Adviser
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 4:45:04 PM IST
The government on Friday appointed Hyderabad-based Indian School of Business (ISB) Associate Professor Krishnamurthy Subramanian as the Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) in the Finance Ministry for a period of three years. ... read..

Nomad Credit, Auxilo to help students enhance study abroad experience
New Delhi [India] | December 7, 2018 4:41:40 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Dec 7 (NewsVoir): Auxilo Finserve Pvt. Ltd. and Nomad Credit comes together to aide aspiring students for their study abroad plans by providing end-to-end guidance on studying abroad and funding options. A webinar on 'USA Fall 19 Admis ... read..

Facebook begins verifying political ads in India ahead of 2019 polls (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
Facing intense scrutiny over the misuse of its platform globally during elections, Facebook has announced fresh steps to increase ad transparency and defend against foreign interference ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in India. ... read..

Musk's Boring Company postpones first tunnel launch in US
San Francisco | Friday, 2018 3:45:05 PM IST
Elon Musk's infrastructure and tunnel construction firm Boring Company has postponed the much-anticipated launch of its first tunnel under Los Angeles in the US. ... read..

Eicher Motor to further beef up its global market share with new 650cc bikes
Chennai | Friday, 2018 3:45:05 PM IST
With two new 650cc motorcycles, Eicher Motors Ltd now hopes to further consolidate and grow its market share in the global mid-weight motorcycles (250cc to 750cc) segment, said a senior company official. ... read..

Air Italy launches Delhi-Milan flight
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 3:45:05 PM IST
Air Italy launched its direct flight service connecting Delhi and Milan on Friday, with the first flight taking off at 6 a.m from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. ... read..

Germany offers support to rebuild Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2018 3:45:05 PM IST
The German government has offered help in the form of grants, loans at low rates of interest and by participating in specific projects to rebuild Kerala which was devastated after the worst ever floods in August, a diplomat said here on Friday. ... read..

Festivals, Kerala floods connected most Indians on Facebook in 2018
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
Festivals, the Kerala floods and cricket connected most users on Facebook in India during 2018, the social media giant said on Friday. ... read..

Suresh Prabhu urges start-ups to boost India's agricultural yield
Panaji | Friday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
India's predominantly small agricultural holdings present a unique opportunity for budding start-ups to explore ways and means to increase crop yield from small parcels of farmland using technology, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu s ... read..

HCL buys IBM Software Products for $1.8 bn (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
Indian software major HCL Technologies on Friday said it was acquiring IBM Software Products for $1.8 billion (Rs 12,700 crore) in an all-cash deal. ... read..

Telangana waives toll tax for voters heading to native places
Hyderabad | Friday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
With hundreds of people from Hyderabad heading to their native places to cast their votes in the Telangana Assembly elections on Friday, the state government decided to exempt them from toll tax. ... read..

Google starts rolling out gender specific translation to reduce bias
San Francisco | Friday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
In a bid to reduce gender biases in its translation service, Google has started rolling out a feature that provides feminine and masculine translations for some gender-neutral words on the Google Translate website. ... read..

Regulation for facial recognition technology must start in 2019: Microsoft
San Francisco | Friday, 2018 2:15:05 PM IST
Given the potential for abuse of the fast advancing facial recognition technology, governments across the world need to start adopting laws to regulate this technology in 2019, Microsoft President Brad Smith has said. ... read..

TrustLine launches intrinsic deep alpha fund as AIF category III offering
New Delhi [India] | December 7, 2018 2:11:40 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Dec 7 (NewsVoir): TrustLine Holdings, the leading Equity Research and Portfolio Management firm has announced the launch of its Intrinsic Deep Alpha fund. ... read..

Equity indices gain as crude prices ease; banking stocks rise (Lead)
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
The key Indian equity indices traded on a positive note on Friday afternoon supported by a decline in crude oil prices and an appreciating rupee. ... read..

Sara Ali Khan Makes Live Chat Debut with UCWeb
New Delhi [India] | December 7, 2018 1:41:37 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Dec 7 (NewsVoir): Ahead of her big screen debut, Bollywood newbie Sara Ali Khan made her first live chat debut hosted by UCWeb, the company within Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group. ... read..

Singer-Songwriter, Druv Kent returns with brand-new single 'Back Home'
New Delhi [India] | December 7, 2018 1:41:33 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Dec 7 (NewsVoir): Druv Kent, a singer-songwriter who left his blooming banking career to follow his passion for music has released his new single 'Back Home' this November. ... read..

HCL Technologies buying IBM Software Products for $1.8 bn
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 1:15:05 PM IST
Indian software major HCL Technologies on Friday said it was buying IBM Software Products for $1.8 billion (Rs 12,700 crore) in an all-cash deal. ... read..

India's growth was muted by lack of intent of earlier governments: Modi
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 12:45:05 PM IST
Claiming that India has witnessed unprecedented growth and development under his tenure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday blamed the "lack of intent" of previous governments making the nation lag behind in all aspects until the BJP came to power in ... read..

Huawei Mate 20 Pro: Big, beautiful and blazing fast (Tech Review)
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
Chinese tech giant Huawei has played its biggest bet in India by bringing in its first Mate series smartphone -- the Mate 20 Pro -- that costs a tad more than Samsung's latest flagship Galaxy Note 9. ... read..

Google to retire smart messaging app Allo after March 2019
San Francisco | Friday, 2018 11:45:05 AM IST
Google has said its smart messaging app Allo will not work after March 2019 as the company focuses on improving its Android Messages app and video calling app Duo. ... read..

US trade deficit hits 10-year high
Washington | Friday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
US trade deficit widened for a fifth consecutive month and reached a 10-year high in October, according to data from the Commerce Department. ... read..

Developed nations reduced emissions: UN report
Katowice (Poland) | Friday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
Developed nations reduced emissions by 13 per cent in 26 years and since 2010 these have decreased by 4.4 per cent, likely due in part to climate actions that more than offset the impact of economic and population growth, the UN Framework Convention on Cl ... read..

Equity indices open in green, Sensex up 150 points
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 10:15:04 AM IST
The Indian equity indices opened on a positive note on Friday tracking broadly positive Asian markets. ... read..

Chinese shares open higher; yuan weakens
Beijing | Friday, 2018 8:45:04 AM IST
Chinese stocks opened higher on Friday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.16 per cent to open at 2,609.34 points. ... read..

US stocks close mixed as fears for economic slowdown continue
New York | Friday, 2018 6:45:04 AM IST
US stocks closed mixed as fears for economic slowdown continued. ... read..

US dollar falls amid downbeat data, lower expectation on Fed rate hikes
New York | Friday, 2018 5:45:04 AM IST
The US dollar extended losses in late trading on Thursday, as a batch of negative economic data cast a poll over investors sentiment. ... read..

Cabinet gives 'In Principle' approval to PFC takeover of REC
New Delhi [India] | December 7, 2018 3:11:38 AM IST
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its 'In Principle' approval the for strategic sale of the Centre's existing 52.63 per cent of total paid up equity shareholding in Rural Electrification Corporat ... read..

Fitch Ratings lowers India's FY19 growth forecast to 7.2%
Mumbai | Thursday, 2018 11:45:04 PM IST
Global ratings agency Fitch Ratings on Thursday lowered India's growth forecasts to 7.2 per cent from an earlier projection of 7.8 per cent rise for fiscal year ending March 2019. ... read..

UPL names new leadership team for merged entity
Mumbai | Thursday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
Following its decision to acquire Arysta LifeScience, global crop protection products firm UPL on Thursday announced a new leadership of the merged entity with the new executive team to be led by the company's global CEO Jai Shroff. ... read..

STPI to invest Rs 120 cr in Bengal in single project
Kolkata | Thursday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
In a bid to boost exports, the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) is making an investment of Rs 120 crore in a single project here to expand the scope of delivery of technology services to eastern and northeastern parts of the country. ... read..

Kovind to dedicate houses built for Rohingya refugees in Myanmar
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind will dedicate the first 50 housing units built for displaced Rohingya people during the course of his three-day state visit to Myanmar from December 11, a senior official said on Thursday. ... read..

Cabinet nods India's first agri export policy to double farmers' income
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the country's first Agriculture Export Policy with an aim to double farmers' income and agricultural export to $60 billion by 2022, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said. ... read..

Don't close down Potato Research Centre in Ooty: TN
Chennai | Thursday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the closure of the Central Potato Research Station (CPRS) in Ooty will have detrimental impact on potato farmers. ... read..

TN condemns Centre's permission for DPR for Mekedatu dam
Chennai | Thursday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu on Thursday condemned the central government for permitting the Karnataka government to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for building a new dam across the Cauvery river at Mekedatu. ... read..

Government nods sale of its 53% stake in REC to Power Finance Corp
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday accorded in-principle approval for the strategic sale of the governments existing 52.63 per cent majority shareholding in the Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) to the state-run Power Finan ... read..

EIIL to sell Chennai land at Rs 100 crore
Kolkata | Thursday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
Dry cell batteries maker Eveready Industries India Ltd (EIIL) on Thursday said it has entered into an agreement with Alwarpet Properties for sale of its land in Chennai for Rs 100 crore to reduce debt. ... read..

'Flying survey' of drought-hit Maharashtra by central team raises hackles
Pune | Thursday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
A 10-member central team has started a three-day tour of the drought-hit regions of Maharashtra, spending barely a couple of minutes at various locations, raising the hackles of farmers and activists. ... read..

Biju Balendran is new MD, CEO of Renault Nissan Automotive India
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
Renault Nissan Automotive India on Thursday said Biju Balendran has been appointed as the company's Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. ... read..

All new vehicles to have high security registration plates from April 2019
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
Come April 2019, all new vehicles will come pre-fitted with high security registration plates (HSRP), the government said on Thursday. ... read..

AI de-rosters pilots over rapid descent of Hong Kong flight
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
National flag carrier Air India has de-rostered two pilots pending investigation over safety lapse which occurred during a New Delhi-Hong Kong flight, said an official. ... read..

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