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47mn sq.ft office space leased out across 9 cities in 2018: Report
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Around 47.4 million square feet of office space was leased out in 2018 across nine major cities in the country, with an annual growth of 5.3 per cent, CBRE said in a report. ... read..


Two former Central Bank of India officials convicted for fraud
Bhopal | Monday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Three persons, including two former Central Bank of India officials, were sentenced to three years of imprisonment by a CBI court for defrauding the bank to the tune of Rs 122 lakh, the agency said on Monday. ... read..


Rs 1 lakh cr worth highway projects planned for Andhra: Gadkari
Vijayawada | Monday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday inaugurated a series of projects in Andhra Pradesh and said the government is planning national highway projects worth Rs 1 lakh crore in the state. ... read..


Office space leasing may grow at slower pace in 2019: Report
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Although leasing activity of office spaces is likely to grow in 2019, the growth rate would slow compared to the last year, a Colliers Internatinal report said. ... read..


NCLT approves Tata Teleservices merger with Bharti Airtel
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
The Delhi-bench of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has approved the merger of financially-stressed Tata Teleservices with Bharti Airtel. ... read..


India, Mauritius discuss strengthening bilateral ties
Varanasi | Monday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
India and Mauritius on Monday discussed strengthening their bilateral relationship when External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on visiting Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth here. ... read..


Hindustan Zinc Q3 net up 22% QoQ at Rs 2,211 crore
Mumbai | Monday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Hindustan Zinc Ltd on Monday posted a 22 per cent sequential rise in its net profit to Rs 2,211 crore for the third quarter ending December 31. ... read..


ONGC's Rs 4,022 cr share buyback opens from January 29 till February 11
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
State-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp's (ONGC) Rs 4,022 crore share buyback offer for shareholders will open on January 29 and close on February 11, the company has announced. ... read..


L&T stocks lose 3% before recovery on Sebi refusal for buyback (Lead)
Mumbai | Monday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Shares of engineering and construction conglomerate Larsen and Toubro (L&T) fell on Monday by over 3 per cent in opening trade over market regulator Sebi's denial of permission last week for the company's Rs 9,000-crore share buyback offer. ... read..


India, China to hold talks over RCEP on Tuesday
Beijing | Monday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
India and China on Tuesday will hold talks on the Beijing-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) about which New Delhi has doubts and concerns. ... read..


3 international organisations concur India's economy world's fastest growing
United Nations | Monday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Three international organisations have endorsed India's growth story recognising it as the world's fastest growing major economy for this and the next three years and in two reports raised some of their earlier projections. ... read..


Gadkari to inaugurate bridge over Ravi on Tuesday
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari will on Tuesday inaugurate a 1,210-meter span-bridge over the Ravi river in Jammu and Kashmir which would reduce the distance between Kathua in Jammu and Patankot in Punjab by around 36 km. ... read..


Some banks to soon come out of RBI's PCA framework: Official
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
The government along with the RBI are soon expected to work out some relaxations in the central bank's Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework for banks struggling with huge accumulated non-performing assets (NPAs or bad loans), a senior official said on ... read..


Passenger flights to be hit during Bengaluru air show flying display
Bengaluru | Monday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Flight operations at the Bengaluru airport will be affected for 11 days from February 14-24 during the flying display of military and civilian aircraft at the biennial Aero India air show at the nearby Yelahanka air base of the Indian Air Force, the airpo ... read..


NeoGrowth, Paisabazaar.com strengthen their collaboration for SME loans
| January 21, 2019 10:12:06 PM IST
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] Jan 21 (Newsvoir): NeoGrowth, the pioneer in digital lending for SMEs in India and Paisabazaar.com, Indias largest online marketplace for financial products, partnered to provide swipe-machine-based or POS-based loans to sma ... read..


Smule Mirchi Cover Star begins the hunt for Indias biggest cover artist
| January 21, 2019 10:11:46 PM IST
Mumbai (Maharashtra)[India] Jan 21 (Newsvoir): Smule Mirchi Cover Star is Indias biggest cover artist hunt that offers the winner a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform at the 11th Mirchi Music Awards in Mumbai in front of the Bollywoods biggest mu ... read..


SC asks NGT to consider widening scope of scrutiny into compliance with emission norms by all car manufacturers
| January 21, 2019 10:11:40 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Jan 21 (ANI) The Supreme Court on Monday asked the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to consider whether to widen the scope of scrutiny into compliance of all car manufacturers with the emission norms, as German auto major Volkswagen has ch ... read..


CBI seeks Centre's nod to prosecute Chidambaram in INX Media case
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
The CBI on Monday said it has sought prosecution sanction against former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram in its ongoing investigation into the INX Media case for giving Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to the ... read..


DPR on linking Godavari, Cauvery rivers ready: Gadkari
Vijayawada | Monday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
The Detailed Project Report (DPR) for linking the Godavari and Cauvery rivers at a cost of Rs.60,000 crore is ready and will be submitted to the cabinet soon, Union Water Resources and River Development Minister Nitin Gadkari announced on Monday. ... read..


Meghalaya says not yet decided to call off rescue operation
Shillong | Monday, 2019 8:45:40 PM IST
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Monday said the government has not yet decided to call off the operations to rescue 15 miners trapped inside a 370 feet deep coal mine for more than a month in East Jaintia Hills district. ... read..


People in power involved in illegal mining: Mukul Sangma
Guwahati | Monday, 2019 8:45:40 PM IST
Blaming the National Peoples' Party (NPP)-BJP-led government in Meghalaya for illegal coal mining, former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Monday said that the illegal coal mining started in the state immediately after the NPP-BJP government took ... read..


Bankers urged to approach higher authorities in insolvency cases
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 8:45:40 PM IST
Soon after the SBI put on sale its loan exposure in bankrupt Essar Steel, the government on Monday held a meeting to review the progress in the 12 biggest default cases and urged the bankers to take up issues of delay with the higher authorities. ... read..


RSS affliates warn against farm loan waiver in interim budget (IANS Special) (Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 8:45:40 PM IST
Four BJP governments in states had rolled out farm loan waiver schemes but RSS affiliates have strongly warned against these in the interim budget, saying such a move would only worsen the agrarian crisis and put further pressure on the banks. ... read..


Etihad proposes hike in stake to bail out Jet Airways (Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 8:45:35 PM IST
In a fresh twist to the ongoing Jet Airways bailout saga, lenders are now mulling over a fresh proposal. ... read..


LIC completes 51% acquisition in IDBI Bank
Mumbai | Monday, 2019 8:45:35 PM IST
State-run Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) on Monday completed its acquisition of 51 per cent stake in the financially-stressed IDBI Bank, according to a regulatory filing by the bank. ... read..


Sensex ends 192 points higher,rupee declines further (Roundup)
Mumbai | Monday, 2019 8:45:30 PM IST
Amid healthy third quarter earnings, the Sensex and Nifty ended on a firm note on Monday in tandem with the Asian markets. ... read..


Goa tourism declining, as ministry selling fridges to eskimos: Goa hoteliers
Panaji | Monday, 2019 8:45:30 PM IST
Bemoaning the drop in tourist footfall in Goa, the Small and Medium Hoteliers Association of Goa on Monday said that unchecked online room aggregator services, second homes being converted illegally into guest houses and unchecked wholesale liquor outlets ... read..


Bajaj to launch electric scooters soon
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 8:45:30 PM IST
Having established a global presence in the motorcycle market, Bajaj Auto is planning a comeback in the scooter segment and will soon launch an electric scooter in the Indian market, Bajaj Auto MD Rajiv Bajaj said here on Monday. ... read..


SBI says aberrations in NSSO rural data collection methodology
Mumbai | Monday, 2019 8:45:30 PM IST
State Bank of India (SBI), in its latest report, says that there are aberrations in NSSO new rural data collection methodology which are likely to obfuscate India's monetary, fiscal policy choices. ... read..


L&T stock loses 3% before recovery, after Sebi refuses buyback
Mumbai | Monday, 2019 8:45:30 PM IST
Shares of engineering and construction conglomerate Larsen and Toubro (L&T) fell on Monday by over 3 per cent in opening trade following market regulator Sebi's refusing permission last week for the company's Rs 9,000 crore share buyback offer. ... read..


Ageing China reports lowest birth rate since 1961
Beijing | Monday, 2019 8:45:30 PM IST
A rapidly ageing China reported its lowest birth rate last year since 1961 with the country witnessing 15.23 million new births. ... read..


India to be global growth leader in 2019-20: IMF
United Nations | Monday, 2019 8:45:25 PM IST
The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) World Economic Outlook Update released by chief economist Gita Gopinath on Monday said that India's economy is expected to grow by 7.5 per cent in the 2019-20 fiscal year, keeping an upward trajectory as the rest of ... read..


Sun Pharma ends 2% higher on Sensex (Lead)
Mumbai | Monday, 2019 8:45:25 PM IST
After a heavy sell-off by the end of last week, stocks of Sun Pharma closed nearly 2 per cent higher on Monday after the company claimed the reports against it of unfair business practices were asymmetrical and asked market regulator SEBI to examine the i ... read..


RBI to assess status of manufacturing, services, infra sectors
Mumbai | Monday, 2019 8:45:25 PM IST
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday initiated two quarterly surveys to examine the current situation including the job scenario in India's manufacturing, services and infrastructure sectors. ... read..


Samsung's latest processor for mid-ranged phones announced in India
Gurugram | Monday, 2019 8:45:25 PM IST
Samsung on Monday announced its latest processor for mid-ranged smartphones -- Exynos 7 Series 7904 -- with enhanced multimedia support and high-end features, customized especially for India. ... read..


Lenders mulling fresh option on
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 8:45:25 PM IST
In a fresh twist to the ongoing Jet Airways bailout saga, lenders are now mulling over a fresh Proposal. ... read..


Punjab Minister invites Kejriwal for debt waiver function
Chandigarh | Monday, 2019 8:45:25 PM IST
Congress leader and Punjab cabinet Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Monday invited Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for a debt waiver function of the Punjab government to be held in Bathinda and Anandpur Sahib this week. ... read..


No punitive action against Volkswagen for delay in depositing penalty, SC tells NGT
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 8:45:25 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday said the National Green Tribunal would not take any punitive action against Volkswagen for delay in depositing Rs 100 crore and asked the green tribunal to consider the expert panel's report that went into the pollution caused ... read..


Chennai startup develops microbial fuel cell technology
Chennai | Monday, 2019 8:45:20 PM IST
JSP Enviro, a city-based startup, is in talks with a garment dyeing unit in Tirupur to set up a prototype microbial fuel cell technology waste water treatment plant that would generate power, said top company officials. ... read..


Around 37% firms adopted AI in some way globally: Report
Stamford | Monday, 2019 8:45:15 PM IST
Given the level of ease and convenience that Artificial Intelligence (AI) brings with its implementation and use, the number of organisations that adopted AI in some way or the other globally has risen from 25 per cent in 2018 to 37 per cent today, global ... read..


EOW to contest former NSEL Director Massey's anticipatory bail plea at MPID court
Mumbai | Monday, 2019 8:45:15 PM IST
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai Police would contest the anticipatory bail application filed by Joseph Massey, Former NSEL Director, in a special MPID (Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Depositors Act) court on Tuesday in connection wit ... read..


Srei to augment capital for infrastructure, equipment finance businesses
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 8:45:10 PM IST
Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited has decided to augment the capital of its infrastructure finance and equipment finance businesses, a company official said here on Monday. ... read..


Sensex ends 190 points higher (Second Lead)
Mumbai | Monday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Amid healthy third quarter earnings, Sensex and Nifty ended on a firm note on Monday tracking similar trend in the global markets over easing trade tensions between the US and China. ... read..


Policybazaar.com appoints Rahul Agarwal as CTO, Jayant Chauhan as CPO
| January 21, 2019 6:12:18 PM IST
Gurugram [Haryana] (India), Jan 21 (Newsvoir): Policybazaar.com, Indias largest insurance website and comparison portal as well as the flagship brand of ETechAces Marketing and Consulting Pvt. Ltd has appointed Rahul Agarwal, as its new Chief Technology ... read..


Vineet Nanda Joins CHD Developers as Director
| January 21, 2019 6:12:13 PM IST
Gurugram [Haryana] (India), Jan 21 (NewsVoir): Vineet NandajoinedCHD Developersas Director, Strategy, Sales, Marketing and Customer Experience today. He is a game changer and a turnaround specialist with over three decades of proven track record in man ... read..


Ola, FlowerAura launch collaborated environment Initiative for 'Green Delhi'
| January 21, 2019 6:11:57 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Jan 21 (BusinessWire India): FlowerAura and Ola, in the last week of 2018, launched a campaign titled "Gift Health - Gift Plants" under which FlowerAura gifted plants to all Ola customers taking a ride from T1 and T3 of IGI Airport on D ... read..


May seeks to break Brexit deadlock with 'Plan B'
London | Monday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
UK Prime Minister Theresa May is set to present her Brexit Plan-B on Monday in a desperate attempt to overturn last week's humiliating Commons defeat and convince Tory Brexiteers to support her withdrawal deal with the EU. ... read..


Sugar output up by 8% till mid-January (Lead, Correcting headline)
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
India's sugar production has increased by 8.32 per cent year-on-year to 14.6 million tonne till January 15 but overall output at the end of the season will be lower than the previous year, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said on Monday. ... read..


Sri Lanka aims for $5 bn revenue from tourism in 2019
Colombo | Monday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
The Sri Lankan tourism industry is aiming to earn $5 billion in 2019 as it readies to attract over 3 million travellers this year, authorities said on Monday. ... read..


Chinese drone maker uncovers employee fraud
Beijing | Monday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
A top Chinese drone maker said on Monday that it has fired some of its employees after uncovering fraud cases that could cost the company tens of millions of dollars. ... read..


Chinese economic growth tanks to three-decade low (Lead)
Beijing | Monday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
China's economy grew at its slowest pace in almost three decades last year, with the world's second largest economy logging a growth of 6.6 per cent in 2018. ... read..


Automated guided vehicle may cost just Rs 1 lakh
Dehradun | Monday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Here is good news for the micro small medium enterprise (MSME) sector in India. Under technology innovation, a move is on to bring down the price of automated guided vehicles (AGVs), which are used for moving materials in the industry, from Rs 15-20 lakh ... read..


Sugar output up by 8% till January
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
India's sugar production has increased by 8.32 per cent year-on-year to 14.6 million tonnes till January 15 but overall output at the end of the season will be lower than the previous year, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said on Monday. ... read..


Choksi opts for Antigua & Barbuda citizenship (Second Lead)
Mumbai/New Delhi | Monday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Posing fresh complications for India, absconder diamantaire Mehul Choksi, one of the prime accused in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, has surrendered his Indian citizenship in favour of Antigua & Barbuda Isles in the West Indies, off ... read..


Indian billionaires' wealth grew daily by Rs 2,200 cr last year: Oxfam
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
The fortunes of Indian billionaires grew by an astronomical 35 per cent per day last year, or by Rs 2,200 crore daily, while the poorest 10 per cent of the country have continued to remain in debt since 2004, according to an OXfam report released on Mond ... read..


RSS affliates warn against farm loan waiver in interim budget (IANS Special)
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
While the Narendra Modi government has indicated a possible showering of sops for farmers in its interim budget before the Lok Sabha polls, RSS affiliates have strongly warned against farm loan waiver saying such a move would only worsen the agrarian cri ... read..


Kotak Mahindra Bank's Q3 standalone net profit up 22.6%
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Kotak Mahindra Bank on Monday reported a 22.57 per cent increase in its standalone net profit during the October-December quarter on a year-on-year basis. ... read..


Printing of Budget 2019 starts with halwa ceremony
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
A "halwa ceremony", the customary ritual that kickstarts the process of printing the budget documents, was held on Monday in the absence of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is away in the US for a medical check up. ... read..


WhatsApp rolls out 5-chat message forwarding limit globally
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Aiming to curb fake news, Facebook-owned platform WhatsApp on Monday announced it has globally lowered to five the forward limit for chats -- a feature first launched in India last July. ... read..


Acceptance of eIFU for medical device a welcome move: MTaI
| January 21, 2019 10:12:07 PM IST
New Delhi (India), Jan 21 (NewsVoir): Medical Technology Association of India (MTaI), which represents leading research-based medical technology companies with significant investments in India, on Monday welcomed the Ministry of Health & Family Welfar ... read..


Oracle gears up to launch its first India data centre this year
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
Buoyed by the high demand in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), telecom and manufacturing sectors in India, Cloud major Oracle is set to launch its first-ever data centre in India later this year, a top global executive told IANS on Mon ... read..


Odisha seeks Centre's decision on realignment of railway line
Bhubaneswar | Monday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday requested the Centre to take an early decision on the realignment of a railway line from Balasore district to West Bengal's Digha so that it touches various pilgrimage and tourist spots in the state. ... read..


Bihar to implement 10% reservation soon: Nitish
Patna | Monday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Bihar will soon implement the 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions for the economically weak sections in the general category, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Monday. ... read..


Uber exploring autonomous bikes, scooters option
San Francisco | Monday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Resuming its self-driving programme, global ride-sharing major Uber has hired a "micromobility robotics" team to work on autonomous bikes and scooters. ... read..


Jaitley to be back to present Budget on Feb 1
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is in the US for a medical check up, will return home on Friday, well ahead of the Budget presentation on February 1, official sources said. ... read..


Sensex jumps 250 points, IT up 1% (Lead)
Mumbai | Monday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Broadly positive global markets and a strong third quarter earnings reported last week aided the Sensex and Nifty to advanced over 0.50 per cent during Monday's afternoon trade session. ... read..


8K TVs to see slow growth in 2019 amid lack of content
Seoul | Monday, 2019 1:45:04 PM IST
The global market for 8K TVs is expected to post weaker than expected growth this year amid a lack of available high-resolution content, market watchers said on Monday. ... read..


Choksi opts for Antigua & Barbuda citizenship (Lead)
Mumbai | Monday, 2019 1:45:04 PM IST
Posing fresh complications for India, absconder diamantaire Mehul Choksi, one of the prime accused in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, has surrendered his Indian citizenship in favour of Antigua & Barbuda Isles in the West Indies, off ... read..


Ahead of interim budget, Halwa ceremony held at Finance Ministry
| January 21, 2019 1:11:36 PM IST
The traditional 'Halwa ceremony' was held in the Finance Ministry on Monday to mark the beginning of printing of documents relating to this year's interim budget. ... read..


Sun Pharma stock rebounds, jumps 4%
Mumbai | Monday, 2019 12:45:04 PM IST
Pharmaceutical major Sun Pharma's stock gained 4 per cent to touch a high of Rs 406.35 on Monday after it ended Friday's trade lower at more than 8 per cent. ... read..


Elon Musks Boring Company lays off 5 employees
San Francisco | Monday, 2019 12:45:04 PM IST
Billionaire Elon Musk's infrastructure and tunnel construction firm Boring Company has laid off five employees, barely a month after it unveiled its first tunnel in the US. ... read..


Apple selling iPhone SE devices again in US (Lead)
San Francisco | Monday, 2019 12:45:04 PM IST
Apple is reselling iPhone SE devices in the US from clearance stores just four months after declaring discontinuation of its sale, media reports said. ... read..


Apple reselling iPhone SE devices in US
San Francisco | Monday, 2019 12:15:05 PM IST
Apple is reselling iPhone SE devices in the US from clearance stores just four months after declaring discontinuation of its sale, media reports said. ... read..


World's 26 richest people own as much as poorest 50%: Oxfam
London | Monday, 2019 11:45:04 AM IST
Twenty-six richest billionaires own as many assets as the 3.8 billion people who make up for the poorest half of the planets population, British charity Oxfam said in a report on Monday. ... read..


India should be an APEC member: Australian Shadow Trade Minister
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 11:45:04 AM IST
With trade becoming fundamental for global peace and stability and preventing the US-China kind of trade wars, it is vital to push for an Indo-Pacific free trade zone like the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) that should include India, a leading A ... read..


Nepal bank announces ban of Indian notes above Rs 100
Kathmandu | Monday, 2019 11:15:05 AM IST
Nepal's central bank has announced the ban of Indian currency notes with denominations above Rs 100. ... read..


Sensex opens higher then trades flat
Mumbai | Monday, 2019 10:15:05 AM IST
The Sensex and Nifty on Monday traded on a flat note after opening marginally higher. ... read..


Jammu-Srinagar highway closed after fresh snowfall
Jammu | Monday, 2019 9:45:04 AM IST
The Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed on Monday following fresh snowfall in the Bannihal sector that saw over a foot deep snow accumulate on the strategic route, a Traffic Department official said. ... read..


China's economic growth rate slowest since 1990
Beijing | Monday, 2019 9:45:04 AM IST
China's economy grew 6.6 per cent in 2018, the weakest annual performance since 1990, confirming a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy that could threaten global growth, according to official data on Monday. ... read..


This brain training app can boost attention, concentration
London | Monday, 2019 9:45:04 AM IST
A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge has developed a brain training app that can improve concentration against daily distractions that people face in a connected world. ... read..


Facebook users to now petition elected officials for change
San Francisco | Monday, 2019 9:15:04 AM IST
Facebook is set to launch a petitions feature called "Community Actions" that will let users request change from their local and national elected officials and government agencies. ... read..


Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, S10E detailed in new leaked images
Seoul [South Korea] | January 20, 2019 8:11:33 PM IST
Samsung is scheduled to hold its Unpacked event next month, where it is expected to show a "fully functional" version of its foldable phone. However, ahead of the event, the image of the next-in-line premium smartphones has been leaked. ... read..


India likely to surpass UK in largest economy rankings of 2019: PwC Report
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
India and France are likely to surpass the UK in the 2019 rankings of world's largest economies, according to the latest projections by British consultancy multinational PwC. ... read..


Railways to upgrade 1st AC coaches of 7 trains
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
After the success of Project Utkrisht (best) and Operation Swarn (gold) to provide more premium feeling to the passengers travelling in the national transport, railways has decided to facelift the first-class air-conditioned coaches of seven mail and expr ... read..


Petrol, diesel see big price hikes on Sunday
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Transport fuel rates were hiked sharply on Sunday as global crude oil rates continued to climb handsomely following the implementation of output cuts by global oil producers from January 1. ... read..


Need to have decentralised system for implementing policies: Bimal Jalan
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Amid controversies over the independence of various institutions in the country under the present Central government, former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Bimal Jalan on Sunday said there should be a decentralised system in terms of implementing po ... read..


TN Defence Corridor to attract Rs 3,123 crore investment
Tiruchirappalli (Tamil Nadu) | Sunday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST
In an effort to accelerate indigenous production of defence systems, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday inaugurated a Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor here that is expected to attract Rs 3,123.50 crore worth of investment. ... read..


ECoR initiates safety audit of all level crossings
Bhubaneswar | Sunday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST
The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has ordered a large scale safety audit of all level crossings in its jurisdiction, an official said on Sunday. ... read..


Google Maps to display speed limits in Android, iOS app
California [United States] | January 20, 2019 6:41:35 PM IST
Google Maps has rolled out its speed limit feature available for all Android and iOS users in more regions including the United States, Denmark and the United Kingdom. ... read..


Delhi government's 2-day Mega Job Fair from Monday
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
A two-day Mega Job Fair, providing employment opportunities to over 12,500 job seekers with 76 companies from the private sector, will start here from Monday, the Delhi government said on Sunday. ... read..


ONGC organises cycle rally in Tripura
Agartala | Sunday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
The state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) organised a cycle rally here on Sunday to promote the eco-friendly mode of transport among citizens. ... read..


Tripura unveils official logo for its tea
Agartala | Sunday, 2019 4:15:06 PM IST
The Tripura government has unveiled an official logo for the state's tea to popularise the beverage and to promote the potentiality of tourism. ... read..


Railways fail on job front, reveals an RTI reply (IANS Special)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 3:15:04 PM IST
Consider these statistics: ... read..


Trump's compromise bid to end government shutdown shot down by Democrats (Third Lead)
New York | Sunday, 2019 2:15:04 PM IST
With an eye on political moderates, President Donald Trump has offered to bargain temporary status for nearly a million illegal immigrants for the $5.7 million he wants in the budget for his border wall, but the deal to end the partial government shutdown ... read..


Budget expectation, Q3 results to guide Indian equities (Market Outlook)
Mumbai | Sunday, 2019 11:15:05 AM IST
The ongoing third quarter earning results, budget expectations, developments in the US-China trade relations and the Brexit issue will chart the course of the markets in the weeks to come. ... read..


Tea body chief moots promotion of tea as aspirational experience
Guwahati | Sunday, 2019 1:45:04 AM IST
There is a need for an image makeover for the tea, particularly to attract the young generations towards the hot cuppa, said President of the Tea Association of India (TAI) Mudit Kumar on Saturday. ... read..


Odisha showcases investment opportunities at Vibrant Gujarat Summit
Gandhinagar/Bhubaneswar | Sunday, 2019 1:45:04 AM IST
The Odisha government showcased its investment opportunities at a roadshow during the "Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019" in Gandhinagar on Saturday. ... read..


Immense opportunities for Czech technology, manufacturing in India: Kovind
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 1:15:04 AM IST
Czech Republic Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Saturday called on President Ram Nath Kovind, who said there are immense opportunities for Czech technology and manufacturing in India. ... read..


SBI raises US $1.25 billion funds through bonds from overseas market
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) | January 19, 2019 9:41:37 PM IST
SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar on Saturday said that India's largest public sector lender has raised US $ 1.25 billion through bonds from the overseas market. ... read..


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