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Rajnath wants online FIR facility for railway passengers
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday urged the railways to explore the possibility of registering FIRs online to expedite the process of investigation. ... read..


Market to rise as Nifty in 'Diamond' formation
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
The classic diamond formation was formed on the Nifty in July, 2018. The breakout from this took the Nifty to a new lifetime high - gaining about 1,100 points. A similar formation has again been witnessed and a breakout is in the process of being triggere ... read..


Himachal approves annual Plan of Rs 7,100 crore
Shimla | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
An annual Plan size of Rs 7,100 crore for the next fiscal was approved at a meeting of the Himachal Pradesh Planning Board presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur here on Wednesday. ... read..


CCI slaps Rs 32,724 fine on Baroda chemists' association
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 32,724 on the Chemists and Druggists Association of Baroda (CDAB) for indulging in restrictive trade practices. ... read..


Karnataka to chalk new plan for IT, biotech sectors
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The tech-savvy Karnataka government would soon draw a new plan to consolidate the state's leadership in the IT, biotech and science sectors, Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara said on Wednesday. ... read..


Huge potential to employ women in non-traditional livelihood options: Experts
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
There is a huge potential to employ women in non-traditional livelihood options, including construction workers, electricians, and motor mechanics, experts suggested on Wednesday during an International Conference on 'Making Non-Traditional Livelihoods Wo ... read..


IIT-Delhi gets Rs 50-cr grant for School of Public Policy
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi and Tata Trusts signed a pact on Wednesday, under which the trust will give a grant of Rs 50 crore to the institution over a period of five years for the School of Public Policy. ... read..


Global cues subdue equity indices, rupee continues to slide (Roundup)
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Broadly negative global cues, especially owing to the political uncertainty in the UK on Brexit, along with a sustained weakness in the Indian currency, subdued the Indian equity market on Wednesday with both major indices -- Sensex and Nifty50 -- ending ... read..


NABARD pegs Meghalaya's credit potential at Rs. 1936.37 crore for 2019-20
Shillong | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has estimated a credit potential of Rs 1,936.37 crore for Meghalaya under priority sector lending for the year 2019-20, an official said on Wednesday. ... read..


Government forms GoM on GST issues in lottery trade
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
The government on Wednesday set up an eight-member ministerial panel headed by Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar to look into GST-related issues of lottery business. ... read..


PCBL to select site for south India plant by March, net profit up 92 pc in Q3 (Lead)
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group's Phillips Carbon Black Ltd (PCBL) will freeze the location of its proposed Rs 600-crore Greenfield project in south India by March, an official said on Wednesday. ... read..


User data now locally hosted in India: Truecaller
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Aiming to provide secure services to the users, Swedish caller identification app Truecaller on Wednesday said all its Indian user data is now hosted in the country. ... read..


Budget session from Jan 31 till Feb 13, Budget presentation on Feb 1
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 7:11:32 PM IST
The Budget Session of Parliament will commence on January 31 and the interim Budget will be presented on February 1, officials said on Wednesday. ... read..


Cabinet okays Rs 22,594 cr for tripling Numaligarh Refinery capacity
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
The government on Wednesday approved tripling the capacity of Numaligarh Refinery in Assam and setting up of oil and product pipelines at a cost of Rs 22,594 crore, so as to meet the demands for petroleum products in the Northeast. ... read..


Microsoft's venture fund to invest in Indian startups (Lead)
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Microsoft on Wednesday announced that its corporate venture fund M12 will invest in Indian startups with a funding size of $2 million to $10 million. ... read..


2019: a propitious year for the real estate market
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 6:41:36 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Jan 16 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): The year 2018 has been a resuscitating year for real estate in our country. Housing sales have shown an emergence in its sales with the preoccupation of the real estate players on the completion of projec ... read..


IndiGrid Q3 FY19 EBIDTA up by 32% at Rs. 1553 Mn
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 6:41:36 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Jan 16 (NewsVoir): IndiGrid, India's first power sector Infrastructure Investment Trust ("InvIT"), announced its results for the quarter ended 31 December 2018. ... read..


Gauri Khan designs show-flat for Ajay Choudhary's Ace Golfshire
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 6:41:34 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Jan 16 (NewsVoir): Ace Group celebrated the inauguration of the show-flat this week at Ace Golfshire, its premium, housing property in Noida. ... read..


Madhav Mahajan's 'Mann Baawreya' song launched successfully by One Music
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 6:41:34 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Jan 16 (NewsVoir): Indian singer-composer-music producer Madhav Mahajan getting lured his fans with his new Punjabi track 'Mann Baawreya'. ... read..


Start-Up investors set to get relief from 'Angel Tax'
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 6:41:31 PM IST
Start-Ups in India are set to get relief from the 'Angel Tax,' with the exemption limit being raised to Rs 50 lakh from Rs 25 lakh for returns on the income a year before an investment. ... read..


Cabinet nods integrated e-filing project for faster ITR processing
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
The Cabinet on Wednesday approved Rs 4,241.97 crore to set up an integrated e-filing and processing centre which aims to cut down the processing time for income tax returns from 63 days to one day. ... read..


PCBL to select site for south India plant by March, net profit up 92% in Q3
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group's Phillips Carbon Black Ltd (PCBL) will freeze the location of its proposed Rs 600-crore Greenfield project in south India by March, an official said on Wednesday. ... read..


OPPO could showcase 10x zoom lens for smartphones in Feb
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Chinese handset maker OPPO has confirmed that it is working on a 10x zoom lens smartphone camera system with optical image stabilisation, the media reported. ... read..


Microsoft's venture fund M12 to invest in Indian startups
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Microsoft on Wednesday announced that its corporate venture fund M12 will now invest in Indian startups, helping entrepreneurs innovate and grow. ... read..


Man bedridden after selling kidney to buy iPhone, iPad
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
A Chinese man who sold his kidney as a teenager to buy the latest Apple iPad and iPhone in 2011 is now bedridden with organ failure, the media reported. ... read..


Start-Up investors to get relief from 'Angel Tax'
New Delhi | January 16, 2019 5:11:32 PM IST
New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI) Start-Ups in India are set to get relief from the 'Angel Tax' with the exemption limit being raised to Rs 50 lakh from Rs 25 lakh for returns on the income a year before an investment. ... read..


Indian equities end flat on May's Brexit defeat (Second Lead)
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
Broadly negative global cues, especially owing to the political uncertainty in the UK, subdued the Indian equity market on Wednesday. Both major indices -- Sensex and Nifty50 -- ended flat. ... read..


Railways links locomotives via ISRO satellites to automatically feed train status
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
Good news for train passengers: the Indian Railways has linked its locomotives via ISRO satellites, making it easy to track trains and automatically feed the control charts about the trains arrival and departure, officials said. ... read..


Cabinet approves Rs 6,000 recap of EXIM Bank
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved capital infusion of Rs 6,000 crore in Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) through recapitalisation bonds to boost the bank's capacity in export financing. ... read..


Trump summons thousands back to work without pay
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has called tens of thousands of federal employees back to work without pay to get the government running amid a partial shutdown well into its third week. ... read..


Azerbaijan invites Indian Travellers to 'Take Another Look'
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 4:11:34 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Jan 16 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB) the national promotion body designed to support the growth of Azerbaijan's tourism industry, launched its marketing campaign 'Take another look' at the 26th edition of SATTE ... read..


Instamojo closes Series B funding round at Rs. 50 crore
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 4:11:31 PM IST
Bengaluru based Fintech company Instamojo has announced closing of its Series-B round of funding worth Rs. 50 crore, led by both existing and new investors. ... read..


Swach Kumbh falls flat as thousands of toilets rendered non-functional on Day 1 (IANS Special)
Prayagraj | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh and the Centre have publicised the construction of over 1,20,000 toilets here on a large scale but their "Swach Kumbh" (clean Kumbh) -- claims have seemingly fallen flat as thousands of these were rendered n ... read..


Bengaluru IT firm Sasken opens centre in US (Lead, correcting intro)
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Digital transformation provider Sasken Technologies on Wednesday said it has opened a centre for technologies in the automotive field at Detroit in Michigan state of the US. ... read..


RBI Governor to meet associations of industry, commerce
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Continuing his series of consultations with various stakeholders of the economy, Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das on Wednesday said he would meet the representatives from the industry and commerce on Thursday. ... read..


Bengaluru IT firm Sasken opens centre in US
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:04 PM IST
Digital transformation provider Sasken Technologies said it has opened a centre for technologies in the automotive field at Detroit in Michigan state of the US. ... read..


Microsoft to set up 10 AI labs, train 5 lakh youth in India
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:04 PM IST
Microsoft India on Wednesday announced to set up Artificial Intelligence (AI) labs in 10 universities and train five lakh youth across the country in disrupting technologies. ... read..


Ultimate Ears 'BOOM 3' Bluetooth speaker launched for Rs 15,995
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Expanding its line-up of portable and waterproof speakers, Switzerland-based Logitech International on Wednesday launched the Ultimate Ears "BOOM 3" Bluetooth speakers in India for Rs 15,995. ... read..


YouTube testing new video recommendation format: Report
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube is testing a new video recommendation format that displays blue bubbles on the screen with relevant keywords and related topic suggestions, facilitating easier browsing, media reported. ... read..


Sensex up 100 points led by banking stocks (Lead)
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Amid mixed global cues, the benchmark Sensex advanced over 100 points during Wednesday's afternoon trade session following lower trade deficit and cooling of inflation. ... read..


Snow halts flights at Srinagar airport
Srinagar | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Flight operations at the Srinagar international airport were halted on Wednesday following poor visibility and continued snowfall in the valley, an airport official said. ... read..


IPRS is re-admitted to CISAC
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 2:11:36 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Jan 16 (ANI-BuisnessWireIndia): India's music authors copyright society, the Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS), has been welcomed back as a CISAC member after two of years of reform. ... read..


YouTube revises guidelines to address dangerous pranks, challenges (Lead)
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:04 PM IST
Aiming to let its users know that dangerous viral pranks such as the Bird Box challenge or the Tide Pod stunt have no place on the platform, video-sharing giant YouTube has updated its community guidelines. ... read..


India leading digital transformation race: Microsoft's Anant Maheshwari (Lead)
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:04 PM IST
In a renewed push for Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge use cases in the country, Microsoft India on Wednesday said there is highest penetration of AI skills among the workforce that will fuel digital transformatio ... read..


Sardar statue unveiling: Government splurged Rs 2.64 cr in ads
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:04 PM IST
The Centre splurged more than Rs 2.64 crore on advertising in the media for the inaugural of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's statue, known as the Statue of Unity, a RTI reply revealed here on Wednesday. ... read..


India born, Dr. Rattan Lal honoured with 2019 Japan Prize
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 1:11:30 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Jan 16 (NewsVoir): Central to its deep commitment to honor the most innovative and meaningful advances worldwide, The Japan Prize Foundation today announced the laureates of the 2019 Japan Prize, who have pushed the envelope in their re ... read..


WebEngage's retention marketing conference EngageMint successfully concludes second edition in Bangalore
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 1:11:30 PM IST
The city of Bengaluru is no stranger to marketing conferences and conventions. Popularly regarded as the Silicon Valley of Asia, it is a massive technology hub that houses both global economic behemoths and monster-growth startups denting the ecosystem. ... read..


India set to lead digital transformation race: Microsoft India President
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2019 12:45:05 PM IST
In a renewed push for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its use cases in India, Microsoft India on Wednesday said there is highest penetration of AI skills among the workforce that will fuel digital transformation in the country sooner than thought. ... read..


Twitter rolls out reverse-chronological timeline option for Android
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2019 12:45:05 PM IST
Micro-blogging platform Twitter has rolled out the reverse-chronological timeline for Android smartphone users that would enable them to switch to the timeline view of their choice. ... read..


Snapchat's CFO resigns after 8 months of appointment
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2019 12:45:05 PM IST
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of photo-messaging app Snapchat, Tim Stone, has called it quits after just eight months of being appointed at the post. ... read..


May's Brexit fail: No confidence tabled after crushing Commons defeat (Second Lead)
London | Wednesday, 2019 9:45:04 AM IST
British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes -- the largest margin for a sitting government in history, triggering the tabling of a no confidence motion against it. ... read..


Facebook commits $300 mn to support local news
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:04 AM IST
Facebook has announced to invest over $300 million over the next three years to support local news organisations. ... read..


Nokia to cut jobs, says slow 5G progress not cause for layoffs
Helsinki | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:04 AM IST
Finnish telecommunication giant Nokia on Tuesday announced its plans to cut jobs, media reported. ... read..


British pound rebounds after Brexit deal voted down
London | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:04 AM IST
The British pound stopped its decline and rebounded as an immediate response to the British parliament's overwhelming rejection of the Brexit deal on Tuesday evening. ... read..


EU asks UK to clarify intentions on Brexit following deal rejection
Brussels | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:04 AM IST
The European Union (EU) asked Britain to clarify its intentions on Brexit shortly after the deal negotiated between British Prime Minister Theresa May and the EU was rejected by a large margin at the Parliament. ... read..


UK parliament rejects Brexit deal, creating mounting uncertainty ahead (Lead)
London | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:04 AM IST
The UK parliament on Tuesday rejected overwhelmingly the Brexit deal, further complicating the country's historic exit from the European Union (EU). ... read..


UK parliament rejects Brexit deal in historic vote
London | Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
The UK parliament on Tuesday voted to overwhelmingly rejected the Brexit deal, further complicating the country's historic exit from the European Union (EU). ... read..


Deve Gowda, Kejriwal, Pawar, Akhilesh at Mamata's Jan 19 rally
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Former Prime Minister H D Devegowda, Delhi chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Karnataka counterpart H D Kumaraswamy, political heavyweights like Sharad Pawar and Akhilesh Yadav would address the January 19 opposition rally here, Trinamool Congress chi ... read..


Brexit vote 'warning signal': German vice chancellor
Berlin | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
German Vice Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz on Tuesday said that the Brexit vote is not an "accident" but a "warning signal." ... read..


Drone corridor proposed to expand UAS services in India
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
To address various challenges for safety and expansion of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in India, a task-force constituted by the Union government has proposed creation of "Drone Corridor" and "Droneports" in the country. ... read..


Volkswagen fined Rs 171 cr by NGT panel
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:25 PM IST
A four-member committee formed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday penalised German auto giant Volkswagen Rs 171.34 crore for causing air pollution in Delhi due to excess nitrogen oxide emissions. ... read..


Mukesh Ambani features in Foreign Policy's 2019 list of top '100 Global Thinkers'
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:20 PM IST
Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani has featured in Foreign Policy magazine's 2019 annual list of the top '100 Global Thinkers'. ... read..


SC bans coal transportation in Meghalaya
New Delhi/Shillong | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:20 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday banned transportation of coal in Meghalaya and pulled up the state government for failing to curb its illegal mining. ... read..


Rs 6,084 crore more for MGNREGA for 2018-19
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:20 PM IST
The Central government on Tuesday allocated an additional Rs 6,084 crore to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act (MGNREGA), the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation announced on Tuesday. ... read..


Delhi LG constitutes Minimum Wage Advisory Board
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:15 PM IST
To advise the Delhi government over fixing and revising minimum wages for different categories of workers, Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal has constituted the Minimum Wage Advisory Board, an official said on Tuesday. ... read..


Gujarat co may invest to support Reid & Taylor staff union
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:10 PM IST
A Gujarat-based company has been proposed as a new investor to support the employees' association of the beleaguered Reid and Taylor after a Hong Kong group failed to honour its commitment for depositing its promised earnest deposit money before the Natio ... read..


Airtel launches 4G services in A&N Islands
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:10 PM IST
Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Tuesday announced the launch of 4G services in Andaman and Nicobar islands, becoming the first company to provide high speed network in the archipelago. ... read..


Talcher coalfields shutdown affecting Odisha investment climate: Goyal
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:10 PM IST
Coal Minister Piyush Goyal has written to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik requesting speedy resolution of the issues that have caused an indefinite strike in the Talcher coalfields of state-run Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) that has disrupted product ... read..


KALIA emerged as pioneering scheme across country: Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) has emerged as the pioneering scheme across the country. ... read..


India's December merchandise exports up marginally, trade deficit lower
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
A marginal rise in India's merchandise exports, combined with lower imports, resulted in a lower trade deficit for the country in December 2018 as compared to the same month of 2017, an official data showed on Tuesday. ... read..


Government forms GoM for GST issues in real estate
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
The Centre on Tuesday constituted a seven-member Group of Ministers (GoM) to look into Goods and Services Tax (GST)-related issues of the real estate sector. ... read..


Uber launches cab services in Patna
Patna | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Global ride-sharing major Uber on Tuesday launched its UberGO services, allowing people to book cab rides using the Uber app. ... read..


Rate cut hopes buoy equity market; IT stocks rise (Roundup)
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
Expectations of an interest rate cut in the monetary policy over cooling inflation combined with a rebound in Asian markets gave a push to the Indian equity market on Tuesday. ... read..


Who should be India's PM, decisive or maverick leader, asks Jaitley
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Highlighting the achievements of the Narendra Modi government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said Indians need a "decisive leadership" to help economic growth and not "an unworkable alliance with maverick leadership". ... read..


Emirati business tycoon wants to buy Leela Hotel Group
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Emirati business tycoon Rashid Al-Habtoor has evinced interest in acquiring the Leela Group of Hotels in India with an equity infusion of about USD 600 million (about Rs. 4,200 crore) and has made an offer in a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and ... read..


Mumbai Metro saviour for commuters amid 8-day BEST strike
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
With the eight-day-long BEST bus strike creating chaos, the Reliance Infrastructure-promoted Mumbai Metro One Pvt. Ltd. (MMOPL) proved to be a saviour for commuters with a huge surge in ridership, an official said here on Tuesday. ... read..


Ease of living is my government's commitment: Modi (Lead)
Kollam (Kerala) | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday declared that the priority of his government was to provide ease of living to citizens. ... read..


December inflow in equity mutual fund schemes down 23%: Report
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Net inflows into equity mutual fund schemes were down 23 per cent on a month-on-month (MoM) basis in December 2018 at Rs 67 billion (6,700 crore), a JM Financial research report said on Tuesday. ... read..


Leverage technology, AI to boost flying ecosystem: Suresh Prabhu (Lead)
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Stressing the importance of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu stressed here on Tuesday the need to leverage these modern technologies to improve the global flying ecosystem. ... read..


2019 is the best year for dollar diversification: US Freedom Capital
New Delhi [India] | January 15, 2019 6:41:42 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Jan 15 (NewsVoir): US Freedom Capital's Deputy CIO, Arindam Sengupta, spoke on global diversification at the Mehta Fincon Global Investor Conference, Gujarat's biggest HNI investor conference organized by Mehta Fincon Services Ltd. on J ... read..


Classmate Spell Bee is back with its 11th season
New Delhi [India] | January 15, 2019 6:41:33 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Jan 15 (NewsVoir): Classmate, India's No.1 Notebook Brand by ITC and Radio Mirchi are back with Season 11 of India's largest spelling competition for school students, Classmate Spell Bee. ... read..


Government open to review GST in education sector: Shiv Pratap Shukla
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla on Tuesday said the government is open to reconsider the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates on certain components in the education sector. ... read..


Some tourists think any girl on Goa beach is 'available': BJP MLA
Panaji | Tuesday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
Some Indian tourists who visit the Goa beaches think every girl on the beach is "available" and the influx of such tourists has led to a decline in the coastal state's tourism fortunes, Deputy Speaker and BJP MLA Michael Lobo said on Tuesday. ... read..


Banks expected to report higher credit growth, market share: Report
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
Given the upturn in non-food and industrial credit as reported by the RBI, banks are expected to report higher credit growth and market share at the cost of non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) and housing finance firms, a financial services firm said on ... read..


UK Parliament readies for key Brexit deal vote
London | Tuesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
British MPs are set to vote on Tuesday whether to support Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal and set the country on its final road to leaving the EU on March 29 or vote against it, leaving the Parliament and the country in a state of limbo it has in ... read..


Equities up on rate cut hopes, positive Asian market clues (Second Lead)
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Expectations of an interest rate cut in the monetary policy over lower monthly inflation combined with a rebound in Asian markets gave a push to the Indian equity market on Tuesday. ... read..


Jaitley in US for medical chek-up
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has gone to the US for what is believed to be a medical check-up relating to his kidney ailment. ... read..


Stop merger of public sector banks: CPI-M
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
The CPI-M on Tuesday urged the government to stop the merger of three nationalized banks, saying it will weaken all three post unification. ... read..


Global smartphone market to shrink in 2019
Seoul | Tuesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
The global smartphone market is expected to shrink further in 2019 due to weaker demand and other unfavourable factors, a report said on Tuesday. ... read..


Famous Himachal shrine Chintpurni gets rail link
Una (Himachal Pradesh) | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
One of the busiest shrines in north India, the Chintpurni temple in Himachal Pradesh's Una district was connected by a rail line on Tuesday. ... read..


Honor 10 Lite with dewdrop notch display in India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Huawei's sub-brand Honor on Tuesday launched the Honor 10 Lite with its home-grown Kirin 710 processor and a dewdrop notch display in India at a starting price of Rs 13,999. ... read..


Slightly lower interest rate regime could be beneficial: Ex-CEA
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Reiterating that the independence of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was extremely important, Kaushik Basu, the former Chief Economic Adviser to the Union Finance Ministry, said that a slightly lower interest rate regime could be beneficial to boost inves ... read..


Enout plans to ramp up by the end of financial year
New Delhi [India] | January 15, 2019 3:41:57 PM IST
Innovative employee engagement strategies planner, Enout is all set to expand their wings in the market by the end of this financial year. ... read..


Hilton introduces new dining program for guests in India
New Delhi [India] | January 15, 2019 3:41:55 PM IST
Hilton has announced the launch of its new Hilton Dining Asia Pacific Program, for its Indian guests, providing more choices and benefits at 13 hotels across 9 cities in the country. ... read..


WayCool Foods raises Rs120 cr funding; now handling over 150 tons of food produce daily
New Delhi [India] | January 15, 2019 3:41:53 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Jan 15 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Chennai based Agri-tech start-up WayCool has raised Rs.120 cr, as a combination of equity and debt from LGT Impact, prominent angels, and institutional lenders, including Northern Arc Capital and Caspian. ... read..


itel Mobile refreshes its budget A-series in India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Refreshing its A-series, China-based Transsion Holdings' itel Mobile on Tuesday launched "A44 Air" as the most affordable 5.45-inch full screen smartphone priced at Rs 4,999. ... read..


Sensex surges over 340 points on expectations of rate cut (Lead)
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Sensex surged over 340 points during the afternoon session of the trade on Tuesday as lower inflation figures gave way to expectations of an ease in the monetary policy by the central bank. ... read..


Government looking at options to mitigate farm distress
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
With agrarian unrest being a major worry ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Centre is said to be looking at various options to boost farmers' income, including a farmer livelihood scheme KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) ... read..


Leverage technology, AI to boost flying ecosystem: Suresh Prabhu
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Stressing the importance of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu stressed the need to leverage these modern technologies to improve the global flying ecosystem, here on Tuesday. ... read..


Qualcomm refused modems for 2018 iPhone models: Apple
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
Taking its legal battle with chip making giant Qualcomm to the next level, Apple has claimed it wanted to use Qualcomm modems in its 2018's iPhone models but the chip maker refused to sell them after being sued by the iPhone maker over its licensing pract ... read..


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