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First round of NAFTA talks conclude
Washington | Monday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
Negotiators from the US, Canada and Mexico have concluded the first round of the North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) talks here to redo the three-nation trade pact, the media reported. ... read..


Three injured after rocks fall on Hubli Express
Mumbai | Monday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
At least three passengers of the Hubli Express were injured near the Khandala Ghat in Maharashtra when rocks from a mountain fell on the train following a landslide, officials said on Monday. ... read..


Key Indian equity indices open flat
Mumbai | Monday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST
The key Indian equity indices on Monday were trading flat in the morning session. ... read..


Odisha utility scripts major fall in power losses in rural areas
Bhubaneswar | Monday, 2017 9:15:05 AM IST
A private electricity distribution company (discom) is scripting a remarkable story of cutting its aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses in rural Odisha, which remains one of only two states not to have joined the Centre's Uday debt restructuri ... read..


Relocation of Pune NGT bench to Delhi irks opposition, activists in Goa
Panaji | Sunday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The relocation of the Goa bench of the National Green Tribunal from Pune to New Delhi by the Union Environment and Forests Ministry has irked the Opposition and green activists here. ... read..


GM sent on leave, four suspended after deadly UP train crash (Intro Roundup)
Muzaffarnagar/New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The government on Sunday suspended four Northern Railway officials and sent its General Manager on leave after authorities admitted to negligence that may have led to the derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express train in Uttar Pradesh which claimed 22 live ... read..


Drone-like object spotted in Delhi, flight operations hit briefly (Second Lead)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Flight operations at Delhi airport were briefly halted on Sunday evening after an Air Asia pilot reported sighting a drone-like flying object, sending security agencies into a tizzy, police said. ... read..


Modi turned job-seekers into job-providers: Amit Shah
Bhopal | Sunday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has turned Indias youths from job-seekers to job-providers by inspiring them to create employment, BJP President Amit Shah said on Sunday. ... read..


Four railway officials suspended, General Manager sent on leave
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
The government on Sunday suspended four railway officials and sent the General Manager of Northern Railway on leave following the derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express that killed 22 passengers. ... read..


Coolpad launches 'Cool Play 6' smartphone at Rs 14,999
Dubai | Sunday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad on Sunday launched its flagship gaming smartphone Coolpad Cool Play 6 at Rs 14,999 in the Indian market. ... read..


Drone-like object spotted in Delhi, flight operations hit briefly (Lead)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
Flight operations at the Delhi airport were briefly halted on Sunday evening after an Air Asia pilot reported sighting a drone-like flying object, sending security agencies in a tizzy, police said. ... read..


Bihar flood toll reaches 253
Patna | Sunday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
The flood situation remained grim in Bihar while the death toll rose to 253 on Sunday, an official said ... read..


Drone-like flying object spotted near Delhi airport
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
A drone-like flying object was spotted near the Delhi airport on Sunday evening, sending security agencies in a tizzy, police said. ... read..


Flood situation improving in Bengal barring Malda
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 8:45:06 PM IST
The flood situation in northern West Bengal showed an overall improvement, barring Malda district where nearly five blocks were still inundated by the increasing water level of Mahananda river, the state government said on Sunday. ... read..


IndiGo alleges misleading info to malign brand name (Lead)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 8:45:06 PM IST
Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Sunday alleged that a campaign of misleading information is being spread to malign its brand name. ... read..


Resign over Srijan scam, RJD tells Bihar CM, his deputy
Patna | Sunday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday said his party would intensify its agitation to demand resignation and jailing of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy in the Rs 1,000 crore Srijan scam. ... read..


ASSOCHAM for equal status of home buyers, banks in realty projects
New Delhi [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In a move to bring home-buyers and banks in the real estate sector at par, the ASSOCHAM urged the government, National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India to chalk out a separate carve-out for those stuck in the in ... read..


Mortar shelling at Damascus fair kills four
Damascus | Sunday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Four persons were killed and four others wounded on Sunday when a mortar shell slammed the fairgrounds in the capital Damascus where a premier trade fair is being held. ... read..


Tata Motors launches AMT-equipped Tiago at Rs 4.79 lakh
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Tata Motors on Sunday launched the mid-end variant of its hatchback Tiago model priced at Rs 4.79 lakh incorporating the new automated manual transmission (AMT) technology, the introduction of which earlier in the high-end variant has been well received, ... read..


IndiGo alleges misleading info to malign brand name
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Sunday alleged that a campaign of misleading information is being spread to malign its brand name. ... read..


Congress to get 1 mn signatures on memo of Kerala farmers' problems
Thiruvananthapuram | Sunday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
The Congress on Sunday said it will get one million signatures on a memorandum to be sent to the state and central governments, demanding immediate relief on "15 burning issues" faced by farmers in Kerala. ... read..


CMFRI develops breeding technology for Indian pompano
Kochi | Sunday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Mariculture in the country is set for a major boost with the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) successfully developing a seed production technology for Indian pompano. ... read..


NCLT, insolvency law must treat home buyers like banks: Assocham
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
The government, the National Company Law Tribunal and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board should treat home buyers at par with banks in view of a situation where thousands of buyers have been unable to get possession owing to stalled projects, industry bo ... read..


Nationalised banks to down shutters on Tuesday
Lucknow | Sunday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
All nationalised banks here will be closed on Tuesday, the All India Bank Officers Confederation said on Sunday. ... read..


GST to enable brand licensing industry to grow in India
Mumbai | Sunday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
The implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) will enable brand licensing industry to grow in India and also allow retail industry to start respecting intellectual property rights, an official said on Sunday. ... read..


Defence Ministry delegates administrative powers to BRO
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
The Defence Ministry on Sunday announced it has delegated administrative and financial powers to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to avoid delays in projects of road construction in the border areas. ... read..


Indian fashion industry must embrace safety: Dusanj-Lenz (IANS Interview)
Mumbai | Sunday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
The Indian fashion industry needs to embrace the highest safety standards, says Suki Dusanj-Lenz, country co-ordinator for Fashion Revolution India. ... read..


Planters apprehensive about future of Darjeeling tea exports, pin hopes on GI tag
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Amid fears of losing export markets to other nations due to the ongoing unrest in the northern West Bengal hills, Darjeeling's tea planters are hoping that the Geographical Indication (GI) tag will enable them to regain their market share in the future. ... read..


Fix responsibility on prima facie evidence: Suresh Prabhu
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
A day after 24 people were killed in s train derailment in Uttar Pradesh, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday said that he has directed the Chairman Railway Board (CRB) to fix responsibility on prima facie evidence by the evening. ... read..


Global cues, FIIs' fund movement to steer equity markets (Market Outlook)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Global cues and direction of foreign funds' flows are expected to affect the movement of key equity indices during the upcoming week, market observers opined. ... read..


China company to build Afghan embassy in Pakistan
Islamabad | Sunday, 2017 4:15:04 AM IST
A leading Chinese company will build the Afghan embassy complex in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad at a cost of nearly $17 million, media reports said. ... read..


Wait to judge effectiveness of mechanism on bad debts: Jaitley (Second Lead)
Mumbai | Saturday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Previous laws were only partly effective in resolving the problems of insolvency and bankruptcy in the corporate world and one would have to wait to judge the effectiveness of the current mechanism to deal with the issue, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley sai ... read..


Uzbek Foreign Minister to visit India
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov will lead a high-level delegation on a four-day visit to India starting from August 20, the External Affairs Ministry said on Saturday. ... read..


Nurture creativity, innovation in children for nation's economic and spiritual development-NBT Chairman
New Delhi [India] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Baldeo Bhai Sharma, Chairman, National Book Trust (NBT), today underlined the importance of nurturing creativity and innovation in children at an early age for the economic and spiritual development of the nation. ... read..


RBI Governor urges time-bound resolution of stressed assets
New Delhi [India] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel on Saturday noted that given the current position of public sector banks, time-bound resolution of stressed assets is crucial, in order to facilitate resolution of stressed assets and reallocate capital. ... read..


Equities rebound on easing geo-political tensions, DIIs inflows (Market Review)
Mumbai | Saturday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
Key Indian equity indices -- the Sensex and the Nifty50 -- rebounded from their five-week lows during the week ended Friday as sentiments were buoyed by easing global geo-political tensions and healthy buying in realty, metal and FMCG stocks. ... read..


Confusion among traders as GST filing site stops functioning
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
Traders across the country faced problems on Saturday as the Goods and Services Tax (GST) filing website stopped functioning for some time, a day ahead of the last date for filing GST returns. ... read..


E-Commerce industry risk review by Alea Consulting
New Delhi [India] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], August 19 (ANI-NewsVoir): In India, eCommerce accounts for 1.5 percent of India's GDP, and is likely to reach 2.5 percent by 2030. In 2016 the sector grew by 55 percent to USD 16 billion. With the increase in internet users, Indian e-Co ... read..


Bengal floods: Eastern rail to run 3 pairs of special trains
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
In a bid to aid passengers and cater to the rush in view of the floods in northern West Bengal and Bihar, Eastern Railway (ER) on Saturday announced it would run three pairs of special trains between Howrah and Raigan via-Katihar. ... read..


Adarsh Credit Co-operative Society ties up with Oppo Mobiles
New Delhi [India] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], August 19 (ANI-NewsVoir): Adarsh Credit Co-operative Society Ltd. tied up with OPPO mobile company for providing financial services for its advisors which will help them in providing better services through Adarsh mobile money applicati ... read..


Kutchina Foundation celebrates Annual Day
New Delhi [India] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], August 19 (ANI-NewsVoir): Kutchina Foundation celebrated its annual day to commemorate the outstanding contributions and efforts by the existing Krritikas in bringing about a social impact and change in the society and to introduce the ... read..


Infosys to buy back 11.3 crore shares at Rs 1,150 each (Second Lead)
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
Global software major Infosys Ltd announced on Saturday that it would buy back 11.3 crore shares of Rs 5 face value at Rs 1,150 each via a tender offer. ... read..


Still judging current mechanism to resolve bad debts: Jaitley (Lead)
Mumbai | Saturday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
Previous laws were only partly effective in resolving the problems of insolvency and bankruptcy in the corporate world and one would have to wait to judge the effectiveness of the current mechanism to deal with the issue, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley sai ... read..


Infosys to buy back 11.3-crore shares at Rs 1,150 each (Lead)
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2017 1:45:06 PM IST
Global software major Infosys Ltd on Saturday announced that it would buy back 11.3-crore shares of Rs 5 face value at Rs 1,150 ($18) per share via a tender offer at an outlay of Rs 13,000 crore. ... read..


Steel consumption up 3.7% in July
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 1:45:06 PM IST
India's steel consumption in July rose by 3.7 per cent to 6.905 million tonnes (mt) over corresponding month last year and exports in the last month grew by 64 per cent, the Steel Ministry's latest report said on Saturday. ... read..


Still judging current mechanism for resolving bad debts: Jaitley
Mumbai | Saturday, 2017 1:45:06 PM IST
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday that while previous laws were only partly effective in resolving the problems of insolvency and bankruptcy in the corporate world, one would have to wait to judge the effectiveness of the current mechanism to ... read..


BlackBerry 'KEYone': Android-QWERTY experience adds to the nostalgia (Tech Review)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
BlackBerry devices, initially manufactured by Canada-based Research In Motion (RIM), slipped into oblivion as iPhones and Android smartphones eclipsed the QWERTY handsets that were once a style statement with corporates. ... read..


GBTA kicks-off India conference in Delhi, honors Indian members
New Delhi [India] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA),the voice of the global business travel industry, kicked off GBTA Conference 2017 New Delhi on Friday as part of its India Conference Series 2017. ... read..


CEOs exit tech board ater Trump's Charlottesville remarks
San Francisco | Saturday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Following a series of comments US President Donald Trump made over the violence in Charlottesville, tech leaders have resigned en masse from the President's tech advisory board as a mark of protest. ... read..


Infosys buyback priced at Rs 1,150 per share
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2017 12:15:05 PM IST
Global software major Infosys Ltd on Saturday announced it buy back 11.3 crore shares of Rs 5 face value at Rs 1,150 per share via a tender offer. ... read..


US launches probe over China's intellectual property practices
Washington | Saturday, 2017 9:45:05 AM IST
The US has launched a probe into China's alleged intellectual property theft, despite concerns over potential harms to Beijing and Washington's trade ties. ... read..


Mediterranean arrivals to Spain reaches record high: IOM
Geneva | Saturday, 2017 7:15:04 AM IST
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) updated on the numbers of migrants reaching Spain through the Mediterranean, saying that the arrivals to Spain had reached 9,000 by the first week of August, the highest in history. ... read..


True Balance's latest feature enables users to manage, recharge, earn rewards
New Delhi [India] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
True Balance, India's leading mobile balance management service app unveiled interesting features on its new version which enables users to manage, recharge and earn their rewards all in one go. ... read..


Was difficult to continue with continuous stream of distractions: Vishal Sikka
New Delhi [India] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Vishal Sikka, who resigned as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Infosys Ltd., on Friday cited that the continuous stream of distractions and disruptions are among the main reasons him behind his decision to quit. ... read..


Jaitley urges CM's to reduce burden of VAT on petroleum products used for manufacturing
New Delhi [India] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Union Minister Arun Jaitley in a letter to the State Chief Ministers, Finance Ministers written earlier today highlighted the concerns raised by the manufacturing sector in the country regarding the rise in input costs of petroleum products. ... read..


Russia to enhance military position in Central Asia: Defence Ministry
Moscow | Saturday, 2017 5:45:04 AM IST
Russia will strengthen its military presence in Central Asia due to the continuously unstable situation in the territory, the Russian Defence Ministry said. ... read..


Huge opportunity in sustainable urbanisation in India: Amitabh Kant
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 1:45:04 AM IST
Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Friday said that India has a "huge opportunity" to go in for sustainable urbanisation. ... read..


Tokyo, Washington reaffirm military alliance against Pyongyang
Tokyo | Saturday, 2017 1:15:05 AM IST
The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford said that the military alliance between his country and Japan was rock solid and reaffirmed the US' commitment towards the defence of its allies. ... read..


Views solicited on screening of air passengers with prosthetic limbs
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The government on Friday invited suggestions from the public and stakeholders by September 17 on draft rules on screening of passengers with prosthetic limbs at airports in India. ... read..


US to provide $500mn to Nepal for electricity, road sectors
Kathmandu | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The US has approved a $500 million assistance to Nepal under its Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact programme, the MCC board announced on Friday. ... read..


SAIL looks for product differentiation
Rourkela/New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
State-run Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) sees "product differentiation" as a key strategy to survive in the competitive market, its chairman P.K. Singh said on Friday. ... read..


Strict implement plastic ban in Delhi: Minister
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Friday directed officials to strictly implement the ban on plastic carry bags of less than 50 microns, an official statement said. ... read..


No inconsistency in government data on taxpayers: CBDT
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Refuting reports regarding inconsistency in the estimate of the number of taxpayers added after demonetisation, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Friday clarified that the various government statements referred to different time periods. ... read..


Sikka quits Infosys, Board blames Murthy, scrip plunges (Roundup)
Bengaluru | Friday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
In a dramatic development, high-profile technocrat Vishal Sikka on Friday resigned as CEO and Managing Director of global software major Infosys blaming "unrelenting" and "malicious" attacks, for which its Board blamed founder N.R. Narayana Murthy. The op ... read..


US stocks open lower amid political tensions, Spain attacks
New York | Friday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
US stocks opened lower on Friday, as investors grew worried amid the Trump administration's strained relationship with business leaders. ... read..


Centre issues clarification over number of taxpayers added post demonetization
New Delhi [India] | August 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Ministry of Finance on Friday released a clarification regarding the number of taxpayers that have been added after demonetization. ... read..


Kharif crop sown over 976 lakh hectares
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
The total area sown under kharif crop as on August 18 stood at 976.34 lakh hectares as against 984.57 lakh hectares at this time last year, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday. ... read..


CBI registers case in UP illegal mining (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 8:15:10 PM IST
The CBI has registered an FIR against a former Assistant Geologist and others in connection with illegal mining of minerals in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district and conducted raids in this connection, an official said on Friday. ... read..


Now, companies can apply online to set up inland container depot
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 8:15:10 PM IST
In a bid to ensure speedier and more transparent approval process for the setting up of Inland Container Depot (ICD)/Container Freight Station (CFS)/Air Freight Station (AFS), the companies can now move their applications and track their progress online, ... read..


India's July domestic air passenger traffic up 12% (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 8:15:10 PM IST
Domestic air passenger traffic rose by 12.43 per cent in July to 95.65 lakh from 85.08 lakh reported for the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Friday. ... read..


Anguished Murthy refutes Infosys' Board charges
Bengaluru | Friday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Anguished by the allegations, tone and tenor of the Infosys Board against him, its founder N.R. Narayana Murthy on Friday said it was below his dignity to respond to such "baseless insinuations". ... read..


Infosys' stocks plunge 10% as Sikka resigns, over Rs 22k cr eroded (Roundup)
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
The resignation of a key managerial personnel at global software major Infosys spooked investors and dragged the company's scrip lower by almost 10 per cent on Friday. ... read..


IndiGo awaits GST clarification to import engines, denies flight cancellations (Second Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Budget passenger airline IndiGo on Friday said it is awaiting certain clarifications regarding GST rates applicable on the import of engines which it requires for its grounded Airbus A-320neo aircraft. ... read..


RBI to issue fluorescent blue Rs 50 note in new series
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday said it will soon issue a Rs 50 currency note in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, which will be fluorescent blue in colour. ... read..


Mobikwik co-founder Upasana Taku awarded best woman entrepreneur 2017
New Delhi [India] | August 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Celebrating the occasion of world Entrepreneurship Day, ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) on Friday bestowed Mobikwik co-founder Upasana Taku with the 'Best Woman Entrepreneur Award 2017' in the national capital. ... read..


Roposo's new app explores homemade videos, photos through digital platform
New Delhi [India] | August 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
An urge to share lives beyond fashion and lifestyle by the users of India's leading fashion social network, 'Roposo - TV by the People' has emerged as the home grown digital platform to explore homemade videos and photos, hands-free and full-screen browsi ... read..


Parijat Industries bags prestigious CMO Asia National Award for Marketing Excellence
New Delhi [India] | August 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
CMO Asia, an organization of Asia's top marketing executives and professionals, through their network, generate high level thought leadership and peer networking amongst decision makers across Asia. CMO Asia's National Award For Marketing Excellence was a ... read..


Rouble Nagi to host country's inaugural India-Bahrain art exchange initiative
New Delhi [India] | August 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Aug 18 (ANI-NewsVoir): Eminent artist, philanthropist and award winning sculptor Rouble Nagi is looking forward to welcoming and hosting international Bahraini artist from Bahrain over an evening at a multi-cultural arty affair connecti ... read..


RBI introduces new Rs. 50 notes in Mahatma Gandhi series
New Delhi [India] | August 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday announced circulation of new currency denomination of Rs. 50 banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. ... read..


India's July domestic air passenger traffic up 12%
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Domestic air passenger traffic rose by 12.43 per cent in July to 95.65 lakh from 85.08 lakh reported for the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Friday. ... read..


Norway arrests 35 Greenpeace activists
Oslo | Friday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Norway's Coast Guard have seized a Greenpeace vessel and arrested 35 activists after they violated the safety zone around a drilling rig in the Barents Sea, a media report said on Friday. ... read..


Pradhan meets Patnaik on tax dispute between IOCL, Odisha
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
In a bid to reach an "amicable" settlement of the present tax-dispute between Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Odisha government, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here on Friday. ... read..


11 more deaths take Assam flood toll to 60, Governor meets Modi
Guwahati | Friday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
The authorities on Friday reported a slight improvement in the flood situation in Assam with over 2,200 villages in 20 districts still under a sea of water and the death toll climbing to 60. ... read..


SC directs Karti Chidambaram to appear before CBI on Aug 23 (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday directed Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, to appear before the CBI here on August 23 in a matter relating to alleged irregularities in Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX ... read..


Telecom operators can be fined Rs 5 lakh over call drop (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
The Indian telecom watchdog on Friday announced stricter rules over call drops and said telecom operators who don't meet the norms can be fined at least Rs 5 lakh. ... read..


Infosys' stocks plunge 10% as Sikka resigns, erodes over Rs 22k cr (Second Lead)
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Resignation of a key managerial personnel at global software major Infosys spooked investors and dragged the company's scrip lower by almost 10 per cent on Friday. ... read..


Difficult to deal with continuous allegations: Sikka (Lead)
Bengaluru | Friday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Talking candidly after quitting global software major Infosys as its Chief Executive and Managing Director, Vishal Sikka on Friday said it was difficult to deal with unending allegations and said he has not decided his future plans yet. ... read..


Nobody will be allowed to disturb peace: Punjab CM
Chandigarh | Friday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Days ahead of a Panchkula court verdict in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday said nobody would be allowed to disturb law and order in the state. ... read..


New Android malware steals users' data from cab-hailing apps
Moscow | Friday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
A new modification of notorious mobile banking Trojan "Faketoken" has resurfaced which is able to steal credentials from popular taxi applications and ride-sharing apps, Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab said on Friday. ... read..


10 lakh bankers to strike work on August 22
Chennai | Friday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Around 10 lakh bankers will go on strike on August 22 as the talks between the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) on one side and Indian Banks' Association, Chief Labour Commissioner and Department of Financial Services (DFS) failed on Friday, said a unio ... read..


Could not work amid unrelenting malicious personal attacks: Vishal Sikka (Lead)
Bengaluru | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Announcing his resignation as Managing Director and CEO of software giant Infosys Ltd in a mail to employees, Vishal Sikka wrote that he "could not" do his job with "unrelenting, baseless, malicious and increasingly personal attacks". ... read..


Flood situation grim in parts of north Bengal
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
The flood situation in parts of northern West Bengal remained "grim" on Friday with many rivers still flowing well above the extreme danger level despite improvement in the overall situation in the region, the state government said. ... read..


Infosys stocks, negative global cues drag equities lower (Roundup)
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Breaking a three-day gaining streak, key Indian equity indices -- the NSE Nifty50 and the BSE Sensex -- slipped on Friday as a sell off in the stocks of index heavyweight Infosys, coupled with negative global cues, hampered investors' risk-taking appetite ... read..


Youth approaching Centre to set up startups in northeast: Minister
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
An increasing number of youngsters from across India are approaching the Central government to set up startups in the northeastern states under the Startup India and Standup India programme, Union DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh said on Friday. ... read..


IndiGo awaits GST clarification to import engines, denies flight cancellations (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Budget passenger airline IndiGo on Friday said it is awaiting certain clarifications regarding GST rates applicable on import of engines which it requires for its grounded A320neo aircraft. ... read..


TGBL reviewing its associates' plantation operations
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Tata Global Beverages is reviewing plantation operations of its two associates -- Amalgamated Plantation Private Ltd (APPL) and Kanan Devan Hill Plantations Ltd -- to make them profitable, an official said on Friday. ... read..


'Extreme external force' applied to 'burnt' Redmi Note 4: Xiaomi
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
As reports surfaced of a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 smartphone catching fire in Andhra Pradesh, injuring its user, the Chinese smartphone maker on Friday said "extreme external force" was applied to the device which may have caused the incident. ... read..


IndiGo denies massive cancellation of flight operations
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Friday said it has not cancelled any daily flights or grounded any of its new Airbus A320neo aircraft. ... read..


Board blames Infosys founder Murthy for Sikka calling it quits (Lead)
Bengaluru | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
The Board of global software major Infosys Ltd on Friday blamed founder N.R. Narayana Murthy for the sudden and dramatic resignation of Chief Executive and Managing Director Vishal Sikka three years after he joined. ... read..


16 million affected by floods in Nepal, India, Bangladesh: Red Cross
Geneva | Friday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
A humanitarian crisis is unfolding across large areas in South Asia, with more than 16 million people affected by floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Friday. ... read..


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