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Skoda Auto India MD Gurpratap Boparai to also lead Volkswagen India
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2018 11:45:07 PM IST
Volkswagen Group India on Tuesday announced plans for management rejig under which Skoda Auto India's Managing Director Gurpratap Boparai will also lead Volkswagen India from next year. ... read..


Hyderabad to host gaming and digital media expo
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2018 11:45:07 PM IST
IndiaJoy, billed as Asia's biggest gaming-cum-digital media and entertainment content expo, is set to make its debut here next month. ... read..


Jack Dorsey poster row: Twitter India says sorry (Lead)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
Stressing on its public commitment to being apolitical, Twitter has extended an apology after its CEO Jack Dorsey, who visited India last week, was seen holding a poster during a round-table with women journalists that read "Smash Brahminical Patriarchy". ... read..


We are leading India's premium smartphone market: Samsung official
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
With over 50 per cent market share, Samsung has emerged as the top player in India's premium smartphone market in the third quarter of 2018, a top company executive said here on Tuesday. ... read..


World Bank to lend $310 mn to improve Jharkhand's power system
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
The Centre and the Jharkhand government on Tuesday signed a pact with the World Bank under which the multilateral agency will advance a loan of $310 million to boost the state's power system, mainly transmission infrastructure. ... read..


227 farmers committed suicide in 5 years: Odisha Minister
Bhubaneswar | Tuesday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy on Tuesday said a total of 227 farmers have committed suicide in the last five years due to various reasons but not because of loan burden. ... read..


Online video market to reach $5 billion in India by 2023: Report
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
The market for over-the-top (OTT) content, which is video content that is delivered over the Internet as an alternative to traditional media, will reach $5 billion in India by 2023, from $5 billion in 2018, according to a new report on Tuesday. ... read..


Gold worth over 1.5 cr seized in Bengal
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST
About 4.98 kg of smuggled gold biscuits worth over Rs 1.57 crore were recovered in West Bengal' Nadia district and one person was arrested, an official said on Tuesday. ... read..


Scarlett Johansson wears platinum jewelry to The American Museum of Natural History Gala
New Delhi [India] | November 20, 2018 6:11:33 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 20 (NewsVoir): Scarlett Johansson wore Platinum jewelry from Harry Winston to "The American Museum of Natural History Gala" in New York on November 16th. ... read..


Webfare Konnect 2018 - web entertainment industry summit had successful debut edition
New Delhi [India] | November 20, 2018 6:11:33 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 20 (NewsVoir): Pegged as one of India's most inclusive digital-focused IPs, Webfare Konnect, a brainchild of Kadmus Entertainment, have hosted a diverse mix of industry players from the web series, short films, music, and web comedy ... read..


Indian social impact startups growing at 20%: Nasscom
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
Social impact startups in India are growing at an annual rate of 20 per cent and currently there are over 400 such startups in the country, said Sangeeta Gupta, Senior Vice President of Nasscom, here on Tuesday. ... read..


As Hilton nears milestone, new research uncovers a world-changing impact
New Delhi [India] | November 20, 2018 9:11:42 PM IST
As Hilton heads toward a milestone 100th anniversary in 2019, new research unveils the impact the first global hotel company has had around the world, including in Asia Pacific, where it is now one of the fastest-growing global hospitality companies. ... read..


Extramarks revamps its IIT-JEE test prep App
New Delhi [India] | November 20, 2018 5:11:31 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 20 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): The Joint Entrance Exam for admission into the premier IITs is among the toughest, most cut-throat competitive exams in India. One could argue that in terms of scale and selection, it is among the toughes ... read..


Jazeera Airways launches flights to New Delhi starting December 15
New Delhi [India] | November 20, 2018 5:11:28 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 20 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Jazeera Airways, Kuwait's leading low-cost airline, operating regionally and internationally, today announced it will start serving New Delhi with four return flights weekly starting from December 15, 201 ... read..


PokerRaj announces Anita Hassanandani as brand ambassador
Mumbai [India] | November 20, 2018 5:11:28 PM IST
Mumbai [India], Nov 20 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Viaan Industries Ltd. (BSE: 537524), a popular licensing, entertainment and gaming company promoted by leading entrepreneur, Raj Kundra, and celebrity Shilpa Shetty Kundra, recently announced the launch of t ... read..


Elon Musk renames SpaceX's BFR rocket for interplanetary trip
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2018 4:45:06 PM IST
SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), a fully reusable vehicle designed to take humans and supplies to Mars and also to dramatically cut travel time within Earth, is getting a new name, Starship, the company's CEO Elon Musk has announced. ... read..


Fintech firm Goals101 opens office in Qatar
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 4:45:06 PM IST
Financial technology firm Goals101 Data Solutions on Tuesday announced the opening of its office in the Qatar Financial Centre in the Qatari capital Doha, thus making it the first such company to start operating in the Gulf nation. ... read..


Mid-segment Honor 8C smartphone in India next week
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 4:45:06 PM IST
Huawei's sub-brand Honor is set to launch "Honor 8C" smartphone in India in the coming week that will have 4,000mAh battery and 6.26-inch Notch FullView Display, industry sources told IANS on Tuesday. ... read..


Sony launches new handheld camcorder in India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 4:45:06 PM IST
Sony India on Tuesday introduced a new handheld camcorder "HXR-NX200" for professional videographers and content creators in India. ... read..


Twitter India apologises on Jack Dorsey poster row
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 4:45:06 PM IST
Twitter has extended an apology after its CEO Jack Dorsey, who visited India last week, was seen holding a poster during a round-table with women journalists that read "Smash Brahminical Patriarchy". ... read..


Clear cane arrears: UP CM
Lucknow | Tuesday, 2018 4:15:05 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to ensure that the pending Rs 6,830 crore arrears are immediately paid to the cane farmers, an official said on Tuesday. ... read..


Sensex falls 300 points on weak global cues (Second Lead)
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2018 4:15:05 PM IST
India's benchmark stock indices followed their Asian peers lower on Tuesday, after an overnight slump on the Wall Street led by technology stocks. ... read..


India, Vietnam reiterate importance of peaceful Indo-Pacific
Hanoi | Tuesday, 2018 4:15:05 PM IST
India and Vietnam reiterated the importance of building a peaceful Indo-Pacific region during a meeting between President Ram Nath Kovind and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Phu Trong here on Tuesday. ... read..


Think before scrapping FTA, China tells Maldives
Beijing | Tuesday, 2018 4:15:05 PM IST
China on Tuesday said it hoped the Maldives will think before scraping the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with it after an influential leader of the island nation said his country will pull out of it as the deal was blindly pro-Beijing. ... read..


CSS Corp's customer ALE wins certified support Staff Excellence Center Award 2018
Bangalore [India] | November 20, 2018 4:11:31 PM IST
Bangalore [India], Nov 20 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): CSS Corp, a new-age IT services and technology-support company, today announced that its customer ALE International operating under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand (ALE) has been awarded Certified Sup ... read..


Railways to use video analytics, other tech for crowd control at stations during Kumbh
Allahabad | Tuesday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
Indian Railways will use technology, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), in a big way to tackle the massive rush of passengers to this holy city during the upcoming Kumbh Mela -- for which it will deploy as many as 800 special trains. ... read..


India, Bhutan review bilateral ties
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 3:15:05 PM IST
India and Bhutan reviewed all aspects of their bilateral ties during a three-day visit by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale to the Himalayan kingdom, the External Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday. ... read..


Piramal Glass deploys Microsoft Azure IoT platform for seamless production
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2018 3:15:05 PM IST
Glass packaging company Piramal Glass on Tuesday announced that it has deployed Microsoft's Azure IoT platform to digitally transform its manufacturing operations. ... read..


Nissan shares fall 5.45% after Chairman's arrest
Tokyo | Tuesday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan's shares on Tuesday fell by 5.45 per cent on the Tokyo Stock Exchange following the arrest of its chairman over alleged financial irregularities. ... read..


Gay dating app, Blued launches #whatsnext377 campaign
New Delhi [India] | November 20, 2018 3:11:41 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 20 (NewsVoir): Blued, the largest Gay Dating App globally, today launched #whatsnext377 campaign in India. Aiming to strengthen and spread awareness about the LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex) community a ... read..


Exo reveals what causes the Malodour in your utensil scrubber
New Delhi [India] | November 20, 2018 3:11:39 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 20 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Most households tend to face the issue of having smelly scrubbers. The existence of bacteria propagates extensively in the presence of food particles that are invariably stuck in the scrubbers. ... read..


Sensex drops by 220 points on negative global cues (Lead)
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2018 2:45:05 PM IST
The BSE Sensex fell over 220 points taking cues from its Asian peers during the afternoon session on Tuesday as the Nifty also slipped below the 10,700-mark, despite both the domestic currency and crude oil prices being in the favourable zone. ... read..


Samsung brings world's first 4-rear camera smartphone to India
Gurugram | Tuesday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Upping the ante in the camera department, South Korean tech giant Samsung on Tuesday brought Galaxy A9, its first smartphone with quadruple primary (rear) camera system, to India. ... read..


Xiaomi opens record 500 retail stores in one day in rural India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Chinese electronics major Xiaomi on Tuesday announced it has opened a record 500 retail stores in rural parts of India. ... read..


Proposed technology export ban in US could affect Apple
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2018 1:45:05 PM IST
A ban has been proposed in the US on the selling of emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), computer vision and iPhone processor technology, which could majorly affect trade, working and research of many tech giants, including Apple. ... read..


Google Home celebrates Mickey Mouse's 90th birthday with special features
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
Google is celebrating Mickey Mouse's 90th birthday with new special features on Google Home. ... read..


Pakistan, IMF facing differences over bailout programme
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) were facing differences over tough conditionalities on key areas of a bailout programme, including further increase in energy prices, more taxes and complete disclosure of Chinese financial support, a Min ... read..


Sensex, Nifty open in red
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2018 10:15:04 AM IST
The key Indian equity indices, BSE Sensex and Nifty50, opened in red on Tuesday. ... read..


Big B to meet UP farmers to pay off their loans
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2018 9:15:05 AM IST
After Maharashtra, megastar Amitabh Bachchan will pay off loans of farmers in Uttar Pradesh and will personally meet some of them to give them their bank letters. ... read..


Facebook Messenger crashes globally
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2018 9:15:05 AM IST
Several users in the US and Europe on Tuesday reported that Facebook Messenger was not working for them. ... read..


Starbucks brings Christmas magic to all its stores across India
Mumbai (Maharashtra)[India] | November 20, 2018 8:11:29 AM IST
Mumbai (Maharashtra)[India], November 20 (Business Wire-India)- Christmas is in the air and we can taste it in our coffees too! All Starbucks stores across India are decorated for the holiday season to spread the joy of Christmas. ... read..


UK India Business Council releases annual Ease of Doing Business report
New Delhi [India] | November 20, 2018 8:11:28 AM IST
New Delhi [India], November 20 (NewsVoir)- The UK-India Business Council (UKIBC) Ease of Doing Business Report, released on Monday, highlights that UK businesses' perception of corruption as a barrier to operating in India has halved since 2015. ... read..


Meet top 7 Djanes of India, powered by SOS Nitelife
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | November 20, 2018 8:11:28 AM IST
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], November 20 (NewsVoir)- Queen of Mashups: 'SOS Nitelife', an exclusive platform for female Disc Jockeys got the winners of its third India chapter on November 17 during Imagica's prominent entertainment offering 'Imagica By N ... read..


Russia slams US for expanding Cuban sanctions
Moscow | Tuesday, 2018 6:15:04 AM IST
The Russian Foreign Ministry on Monday "strongly" criticised the US for imposing new sanctions on Cuba. ... read..


'Saudi Crown prince to attend G20 summit in Argentina'
Riyadh | Tuesday, 2018 3:45:05 AM IST
Saudi Arabia Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih on Monday said that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud will participate in the upcoming G20 summit in Argentina, Al Arabiya local news reported. ... read..


Hafele's black steel range by Asko
Mumbai [India] | November 20, 2018 12:12:37 AM IST
Mumbai [India], Nov 19 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Wanting to add another dimension to your kitchen? Then you should take a closer look at Hafele's Black Steel Range by Asko. The new range matches both, your gastronomic ambitions and your high standards of a ... read..


IIFL Wealth Management, American Express partner to curate a premium offering
Mumbai [India] | November 20, 2018 12:12:34 AM IST
Mumbai [India], Nov 19 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): IIFL Wealth Management Limited (IIFL WM), one of the India's fastest growing wealth management firms, has partnered with American Express, the world's largest card issuer by purchase volume, to distribute Am ... read..


Parijat acquires Greentech Safety Platinum Award 2018
New Delhi [India] | November 20, 2018 12:12:34 AM IST
Parijat Industries has been conferred with Greentech Safety Award (Platinum trophy) from Greentech Foundation. ... read..


Gut Microbiota and Probiotic Science Foundation (India) hosts its 9th India Probiotic Symposium in Kolkata
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | November 20, 2018 12:12:26 AM IST
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Nov 19 (NewsVoir): With a view to create awareness and share the latest research studies on gut health and the inherent benefits of Probiotics across all ages, the Gut Microbiota And Probiotic Science Foundation (India) alon ... read..


NBCC's Q2 net profit up 16%
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 11:15:05 PM IST
State owned NBCC (India) on Monday reported a rise of 15.97 per cent rise in its net profit for the second quarter of 2018-19. ... read..


India produces 1.16 million tonnes sugar until mid-November
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 11:15:05 PM IST
Sugar production in the country until November 15 has been 1.16 million tonnes, compared to 1.37 million tonnes during the corresponding period last year, Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said on Monday. ... read..


No bail-out for Jet Airways, management needs to run airline smoothly: Minister (Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
The Centre on Monday said it would not bail out cash-strapped Jet Airways, stating that it's the responsibility of the management to implement policies to ensure financial stability and a smooth functioning of the airline. ... read..


RBI to set up panel to review its economic capital framework
Mumbai | Monday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
The RBI board on Monday decided to form an expert committee to examine the economic capital framework of the central bank, which will decide the amount of reserves it can maintain, handing over the balance to the government. ... read..


Manmohan cautions against argument that development requires restrictions on freedom
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said that one must not fall prey to the argument that India's development requires a restriction on the freedoms of its people and a concept of nationhood which demands a contrived unity rather than embrace t ... read..


Odisha to build houses for cyclone Titli-affected families
Bhubaneswar | Monday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday directed to allot houses under the Biju Pucca Ghar scheme to 13,000 families affected by severe cyclonic storm Titli in October this year. ... read..


Need automatic 'Right of Way' approval for 5G preparedness: COAI
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) on Monday said the industry needed a web-based automatic and timely approval process for Right of Way (ROW) for the country to be prepared for 5G connectivity. ... read..


New definition of kilogram from May next year: Government
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
India will adopt a new definition of the kilogram (kg) from May next year, after representatives of 60 countries last week voted to redefine the International System of Units. ... read..


Goa beach cleaning tender triggers spat between ruling alliance members
Panaji | Monday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
Uncollected garbage strewn on Goa's beaches, and a tender to appoint an agency to clean them, triggered a row in the ruling BJP-led coalition government on Monday. ... read..


India, Europe sales help Xiaomi swing to net profit in Q3
Hong Kong | Monday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Riding on its robust sales in India and Europe, China-based Xiaomi on Monday reported a 49.1 per cent increase in revenue for its third quarter of 2018 as net profit reached 2.48 billion yuan ($357.23 million). ... read..


Work on to get India in $5 trillion club soon: Modi
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
Reaching out to top industrialists and businessmen, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the government is working towards making India a $5 trillion economy and for this the country will have to continue scaling up the World Bank's Ease of Doing B ... read..


Malaysia keen to operate direct flights to Kashmir Valley
Srinagar | Monday, 2018 8:45:05 PM IST
Malaysian High Commissioner to India Dato Hidayat Abdul Hamid on Monday said that Malaysia is keen to start direct tourist flights to Kashmir. ... read..


Putin visits Turkey to inaugurate undersea gas pipeline
Istanbul | Monday, 2018 8:45:05 PM IST
The Russian President was received by his Turkish counterpart on Monday to officially inaugurate the TurkStream undersea natural gas pipeline which is expected to bring Russian gas through the Black Sea to Turkey and on to Europe from next year. ... read..


Companies to invest Rs 3,424 crore in city gas distribution projects in Odisha
Bhubaneswar | Monday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
Energy companies will invest about Rs 3,424 crore in city gas distribution projects in seven geographical areas (GAs) covering 17 districts in Odisha, an official said on Monday. ... read..


Telcos complete new KYC process in 85% area: COAI
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
Telecom operators have completed the adoption of a new e-KYC (Know Your Customer) process in around 85 per cent of the country and the rest is likely to be covered soon, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said on Monday. ... read..


Industrial park rating will boost competitiveness: Prabhu
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
The development of an industrial park rating system would help increase industry competitiveness and boost the manufacturing sector in the country, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Monday. ... read..


KMP Expressway inauguration beginning of 2019 LS contest: Khattar
Gurugram | Monday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khatttar on Monday said the inauguration of the KMP Expressway and extension of Faridabad Metro Rail by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the beginning of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. ... read..


KCR's daughter-in-law richer than his son
Hyderabad | Monday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao's daughter-in-law is richer than his son K. T. Rama Rao, a minister in his cabinet. ... read..


Hopes of easier lending norms, fund inflows lift equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai | Monday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
Indian equities got a lift on Monday amid expectations the central bank will take measures to ease liquidity crunch and relax lending norms for state-run banks. ... read..


Minister calls for increase in agricultural loan target to Rs 8,000 cr in Bengal
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Hailing the West Bengal cooperative banks for achieving a higher credit-deposit ratio than the national average, Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Monday urged the cooperative department to increase the agricultural loan disbursement target by Rs 1,000 crore ... read..


Xiaomi wants to change rural retail in India with new business
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Chinese electronics major Xiaomi, which is focusing on amplifying its product portfolio beyond smartphones, is all set to launch on Tuesday a new business which, according to the company, will "change rural retail in India". ... read..


Prices of air tickets on Tripura route spike
Agartala | Monday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Prices of flight tickets on the Tripura route have spiked after some carriers suspended their operations while others curtailed their frequency. ... read..


No bail-out for Jet Airways, management needs to run airline smothly: Minister
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
The Central government on Monday ruled out the possibility of providing any financial bail-out or leeway to cash-strapped Jet Airways, stating that it's the prerogative of the company's management to implement policies to ensure smooth functioning of the ... read..


Mivi launches 3 new portable wireless speakers in India
Hyderabad | Monday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
Domestic electronic gadgets brand Mivi on Monday launched three new wireless portable Bluetooth speakers -- Octave, Moonstone and Roam -- priced at Rs 1,699, Rs 2,299 and Rs 2,999 respectively. ... read..


Modi opens KMP Expressway; says will cut pollution, traffic (Lead)
Gurugram | Monday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the Kundli-Manesar section of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway in Haryana, saying it will help in reducing vehicular pollution in the national capital. ... read..


CAG report on demonetisation to be ready before Budget Session
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is auditing the impact of the controversial demonetisation on the Indian economy and may complete its report on it before the budget session of Parliament early next year. ... read..


India for more joint projects with China in Afghanistan
Beijing | Monday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
India on Monday said it is ready for more joint projects with China in Afghanistan, a strife-torn country whose diplomats are being trained by both Beijing and New Delhi. ... read..


Raghuram Rajan's 'I Do What I Do' now in paperback
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan bestselling book "I Do What I Do", is now available in a paperback edition, publisher HarperCollins announced on Monday. ... read..


Lucknow Metro MD Kumar Keshav conferred with doctorate degree
New Delhi [India] | November 19, 2018 5:41:47 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 19 (NewsVoir): Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation Limited (LMRCL) has been honored with one of the prestigious degree - Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) by the Integral University, Lucknow for his extra ... read..


MATTLOOK Cosmetics debuts 6.5 Bn Indian cosmetic and beauty industry
New Delhi [India] | November 19, 2018 5:41:45 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 19 (NewsVoir): Delhi headquartered MATTLOOK cosmetics have debuted in the India's burgeoning 6.5 Billion beauty and cosmetics industry. The newly launched brand is poised to tap the huge opportunity available at the middle of the py ... read..


According to SEBI, assured return schemes are illegal, said Parimal Tripathy
New Delhi [India] | November 19, 2018 5:41:29 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 19 (NewsVoir): Easy payment plans promising the assured returns in the real estate sector is now a thing of the past. To lure investors into investing in real estate projects, till now developers were offering assured returns scheme ... read..


Amazon, Apple deal win-win game for both: Counterpoint
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 5:15:06 PM IST
Aiming to boost sales in the wake of weaker-than-expected demand for new iPhone models, Apple has sealed a deal with retail giant Amazon to sell its range of products which is a win-win game for both the tech titans, market research firm Counterpoint Rese ... read..


Odisha cancels beer bottling plant after protests
Bhubaneswar | Monday, 2018 5:15:06 PM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday cancelled the permission given to a beer bottling plant to come up in Dhenkanal district following protests from locals. ... read..


India renews call for WTO reform
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 5:15:06 PM IST
Making an indirect reference to the ongoing US-China trade war that poses a "big challenge" to the multilateral trade system, India on Monday reiterated its call to reform the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to ensure its relevance in the changed global sc ... read..


Sensex jumps amid bets of RBI-government truce (Second Lead)
Mumbai | Monday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
Key equity indices jumped amid bets the government and the Reserve Bank of India will bury their differences at a crucial central bank board meeting on Monday. ... read..


Jharkhand declares drought in 18 districts
Ranchi | Monday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
The Jharkhand government on Monday declared 129 blocks in 18 districts drought-affected and released Rs 49 crore for immediate relief, an official said. ... read..


Budget itel smartphone with face unlock feature in India
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 3:45:06 PM IST
China-based Transsion Holdings' itel Mobile on Monday launched "A44 Power" smartphone with face unlock feature for Rs 5,999 in India. ... read..


Sensex up 240 points over RBI Board meet (Lead)
Mumbai | Monday, 2018 3:15:05 PM IST
Key Indian indices advanced over 0.5 per cent on positive expectations from the RBI Board meeting currently underway on Monday, as the Sensex gained over 240 points and the Nifty50 traded above the 10,700-mark during the afternoon session of the trade. ... read..


Now create, share personalised responses for Alexa in India
Bengaluru | Monday, 2018 3:15:05 PM IST
Amazon on Monday released "Alexa Skill Blueprints" allowing users to create personalised skills and responses for its voice-based assistant Alexa in India. ... read..


Farmers protest in Bengaluru
Bengaluru | Monday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
Around 5,000 farmers from across Karnataka staged protests here on Monday seeking a loan waiver, higher price for sugarcane and relief aid for losses incurred due to drought in 17 districts across the state. ... read..


Holidaying at home more popular in India than foreign trips
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
More than 40 per cent Indians value "holidaying at home" the most than buying luxury items or going to wellness and spa trips abroad, a survey has revealed. ... read..


Modi endangering lives by opening incomplete Expressway: Congress
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
The Congress on Monday alleged the Modi government and the Manohar Lal Khattar government are endangering the lives of commuters by inaugurating an incomplete Expressway in Haryana without any testing by engineers. ... read..


Rahul hopes RBI Governor will show Modi 'his place' (Lead, rephrasing intro)
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday charged the Centre with destroying institutions and hoped Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel will show Prime Minister Narendra Modi "his place". He accused Modi of attempting to "destroy the RBI" thr ... read..


Modi inaugurates KMP Expressway in Haryana
Gurugram | Monday, 2018 2:15:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the Kundli-Manesar section of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway in Haryana. ... read..


Google best Search engine, we keep Safari safe: Tim Cook (Lead)
San Francisco | Monday, 2018 2:15:05 PM IST
Google Search engine -- the default platform for iOS users -- is the best, Apple CEO Tim Cook has said, adding that the company has put proper controls in its Safari web browser to safeguard users' data. ... read..


India among top 4 countries targeted for phishing attacks
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 2:15:05 PM IST
India is among the top four nations targeted by phishing attacks, a new report said on Monday, adding that the country is also among the top hosting countries for such online frauds, second only to the US. ... read..


19 strategic roads, 29 buildings to come up on Chinese front in Arunachal, Sikkim
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
India will go ahead with the construction of much-required strategic roads and permanent integrated buildings along the Indo-China border in Arunanchal Pradesh and Sikkim as part of a critical infrastructure project worth Rs 25,000 crore. ... read..


The ThickShake Factory eyeing 1000+ outlets across India
New Delhi [India] | November 19, 2018 1:11:32 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 19 (NewsVoir): The ThickShake Factory, a premium thick shake brand that recently completed a century of being operational with more than 100 outlets in India, is planning to expand its footprint in Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Prad ... read..


Indian businesses fast adopting Oracle's 'self-driving' database
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
Big and small enterprises the world over are looking for Cloud-based solutions that simplify and organise their data in a way it can be easily accessed, managed and updated. For this to happen, the companies need databases that are agile, scalable, secure ... read..


Apple may delete 'WhatsApp Stickers' from App Store
San Francisco | Monday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
Apple may delete all "WhatsApp Stickers" from the App Store as these apps have found to be violating the company's guidelines for developers, according to WABetaInfo -- a fan website that tracks upcoming WhatsApp features. ... read..


Google News may shut down in EU over 'link tax'
London | Monday, 2018 11:45:06 AM IST
Google may shut down its Google News service in the European Union (EU) if a proposed "link tax" for using news stories comes into force in member countries, The Guardian reported. ... read..


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