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LIC offers to buy 51% stake in IDBI
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | July 17, 2018 11:41:42 PM IST
The Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) on Monday received an offer from the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) seeking to buy a 51 percent controlling stake in the public sector bank. ... read..


Punjab to help farmers cut down urea usage
Chandigarh | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:47 PM IST
Prompted by the success in curtailing fertiliser usage in the kharif crops, 'Tandarust Punjab Mission' will now focus on restraining the usage of urea, a senior functionary said on Tuesday. ... read..


Oil prices lift equity indices; Nifty regains 11k-mark (Roundup)
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:47 PM IST
Slide in global crude oil prices along with expectations of fund infusion into public sector banks and value buying lifted the key domestic equity indices higher on Tuesday. ... read..


Finance panel to assess Bengal's debt restructuring demand
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:42 PM IST
The 15th Finance Commission "will explore all possible ways" to restructure West Bengal's debt as demanded by the state, its Chairman N.K. Singh said on Tuesday. ... read..


IDBI Bank to seek government nod for LIC's stake purchase
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:42 PM IST
State-run IDBI Bank on Tuesday said it will seek rgw central government's nod on the Life Insurance Corp's (LIC) proposal to acquire 51 per cent stake in the debt-ridden lender. ... read..


OnePlus 6 update brings 'Google Lens' in camera app
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:42 PM IST
China-based smartphone manufacturer OnePlus on Tuesday said it has started rolling out the next software update that comes with support for "Google Lens" functionality on OnePlus 6's native camera app. ... read..


TECNO Mobile to launch new smartphone in India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:42 PM IST
TECNO Mobile, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings, is set to launch a new smartphone in India on July 23. ... read..


Government to soon recapitalise some PSBs with Rs 10,000 cr
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:42 PM IST
The government is likely to recapitalise some state-run banks in urgent need by up to Rs 10,000 crore within a few days to help them meet regulatory capital requirements, official sources said on Tuesday. ... read..


MoF nod for two Himachal projects
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:42 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Tuesday that the Finance Ministry had approved an expenditure of Rs 1,131.87 crore on two projects in the hill state. ... read..


Japan, EU sign free trade agreement
Tokyo | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:37 PM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and European Union (EU) leaders signed a free trade agreement on Tuesday, eliminating tariffs on a majority of their products to enhance business between the two sides. ... read..


Ashok Leyland posts Rs 370 crore profit in Q1
Chennai | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:37 PM IST
Commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland Ltd on Tuesday said it closed the first quarter of the current fiscal with a net profit of Rs 370.10 crore. ... read..


'Feminist' Canada funds women to grow businesses: Minister
Toronto | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:32 PM IST
A "feminist" Canada is investing nearly $2 billion Canadian dollars (about Rs 10,000 crores) as seed capital in businesses led by its women entrepreneurs, said a senior woman minister here. ... read..


Slide in crude prices lift indices; Nifty regains 11k-mark (Second Lead)
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:27 PM IST
Slide in global crude oil prices along with expectations of fund infusion into public sector banks and value buying lifted the key domestic equity indices higher on Tuesday. ... read..


Centre notifies draft changes to motor vehicle rules, invites suggestions
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:27 PM IST
The government on Tuesday notified the draft of the proposed amendments to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules that make it mandatory for all commercial vehicles to have automatic toll-deduction stickers and vehicle-tracking devices to obtain national permit ... read..


China's most expensive film pulled after opening weekend
Beijing | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:22 PM IST
China's most expensive fantasy epic film "Asura" has been pulled from cinemas after a dismal opening weekend, a media report said on Tuesday. ... read..


Only 'good tourists' welcome to Goa: Minister
Panaji | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:12 PM IST
Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Tuesday urged tourists not to misbehave with women under the influence of alcohol while welcoming the Chief Minister's announcement of fines for drinking and littering in public. ... read..


Only 65% firms globally have cybersecurity experts: Gartner
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:12 PM IST
Only 65 per cent organisations globally have a cybersecurity expert even as 95 per cent of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) expect cyber threats to increase over the next three years, a report said on Tuesday. ... read..


LinkedIn India member base doubles in 4 years to hit 50 mn
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:12 PM IST
Microsoft-owned LinkedIn on Tuesday said its India member base has doubled in the past four years to cross 50 million in the country. ... read..


Kejriwal orders action against corruption in RTO
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:12 PM IST
After a surprise inspection of one of Delhi's biggest Regional Transport Offices, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday warned of strict action against officers who indulge in corruption with help from touts. ... read..


Orange acquires Cloud firm Basefarm Holding for $410 million
London | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:07 PM IST
Global telecommunications operator Orange on Tuesday announced to acquire Cloud firm Basefarm Holding for 350 million euros ($410.5 million) to become an European leader in Cloud computing services for the enterprise sector. ... read..


CMAI's 67th National Garment Fair to continue up to 19th July
Mumbai [India] | July 17, 2018 6:11:28 PM IST
Mumbai [India], July 17 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) has organized, "India's Largest Apparel Trade Show - The 67th National Garment Fair" from 16th July to 19th July 2018 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, NSE ... read..


Grofers envisions Rs.2500cr-worth revenue by 2019
New Delhi [India] | July 17, 2018 5:41:28 PM IST
With an aim to disrupt the online retail market space, Grofers, a low-price online supermarket, announced its foray into the FMCG segment with the launch of seven new brands under two categories - Budget and Popular G-Brands. ... read..


Mumum Co raises $500,000 towards expansion
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | July 17, 2018 5:41:26 PM IST
Mumbai-based children's snack foods company, The Mumum Co, raised half a million dollars in an angel round of funding. ... read..


Max Life Insurance to distribute Rs. 1,084 crore as bonus to its participating policyholders
New Delhi [India] | July 17, 2018 4:41:30 PM IST
New Delhi [India], July 17 (ANI-NewsVoir): Max Life Insurance, one of the leading life insurance companies of India, announced bonus for its participating policyholders. During the period July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, Max Life Insurance will be paying Rs ... read..


Eatigo secures investment from TripAdvisor; total funding reaches $25mn
New Delhi [India] | July 17, 2018 4:41:27 PM IST
Eatigo, a restaurant reservation platform in Southeast Asia, has received a follow-on investment from its existing strategic investor, TripAdvisor, bringing its total raise across all its investors to date to over USD 25 million. ... read..


Ashish Saraf to lead Airbus India's helicopter division
New Delhi [India] | July 17, 2018 4:11:25 PM IST
Airbus on Tuesday announced the appointment of Ashish Saraf as the Head of its India faction's helicopter division. ... read..


Rakhibazaar.com brings Rakhi collection 2018
New Delhi [India] | July 17, 2018 3:41:28 PM IST
New Delhi [India], July 17 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Over the years, Rakhibazaar.com has been successfully gratifying people's desire for best Rakhi and gifts with a comprehensive online collection. ... read..


House of Hiranandani bags two prestigious real estate awards
Mumbai [India] | July 17, 2018 3:41:26 PM IST
Mumbai [India], July 17 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): House of Hiranandani, a leading real estate conglomerate, developing iconic destination projects in India, has won accolades for two of its projects in Chennai and Bengaluru respectively. ... read..


Dharmendra Pradhan lays foundation stone for NSTI
Bhubaneshwar [Odisha] | July 17, 2018 3:11:39 PM IST
In an effort to meet the rising demand for skilled manpower, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has announced to launch the National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) in Barang, Bhubaneswar. ... read..


Muskaan Dreams gets impact funding from Hindustan Zinc Limited
New Delhi [India] | July 17, 2018 3:11:26 PM IST
New Delhi [India], July 17 (ANI-NewsVoir): Muskaan Dreams, a youth-driven Non-profit social start-up has received funding worth 15 million from Hindustan Zinc Limited (part of Vedanta Group), India's only and world's leading integrated producer of Zinc-Le ... read..


Walmart expands Microsoft partnership to boost digital footprint
Washington | Tuesday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Aiming to make shopping faster and easier for millions of customers, cash-and-carry major Walmart on Tuesday announced a five-year strategic partnership with Microsoft. ... read..


McAfee launches new enterprise security portfolio
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Global cybersecurity firm McAfee on Tuesday announced a new enterprise security portfolio called "MVISION" that aims to simplify the process of managing threat defences for administrators as they move to modern device operating systems and to the Cloud. ... read..


Hyundai Motor India to hike GRAND i10 prices
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Automobile major Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) on Tuesday said that it will hike the prices of its "GRAND i10" by up to 3 per cent due to increase in input and material costs. ... read..


Facebook joins Skill India Mission to train empower youth
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday entered into a strategic partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to empower youth and entrepreneurs with digital skills in India. ... read..


Apple, Facebook, Twitter celebrate World Emoji Day
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Apple, Facebook, Twitter and other tech giants celebrated World Emoji Day on Tuesday with declaring most used and favourite emojis, announcement of new ones, acknowledging how emojis make conversataions easy and expressive without words, among others. ... read..


Jet Airways places additional orders for 737 MAX aircraft
Farnborough/Mumbai | Tuesday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Airline major Jet Airways has placed an additional order for 75 jets of Boeing "737 MAX 8" aircraft during the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. ... read..


Slide in crude prices buoy equity indices (Lead)
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Slide in global crude oil prices along with expectations of healthy quarterly results buoyed key indices of the Indian equity market during the afternoon trade session on Tuesday. ... read..


Odisha focuses in on eco-tourism, aims to get 23 mn tourists by 2021
Bhubaneswar | Tuesday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST
Odisha, a state with exotic beaches, vibrant wildlife and a radiant heritage and history, is working towards building a robust tourism infrastructure with special focus on eco-tourism as it eyes 23 million domestic and foreign visitors by 2021, a senior o ... read..


Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service now available globally
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST
To help businesses build Blockchain networks to drive efficient transactions, Oracle has announced to make its "Blockchain Cloud Service" generally available globally including in India from Tuesday. ... read..


New Microsoft Skype version for desktop from September 1
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST
Microsoft is rolling out the new version 8.0 of Skype for desktop, replacing its previously active "Skype Classic 7.0", from September 1. ... read..


TIME CyberMedia concludes its 3rd International Healthcare Awards, 2018 & conference in New Delhi
New Delhi [India] | July 17, 2018 1:11:41 PM IST
New Delhi [India], July 17 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): TIME CyberMedia, a Delhi based Market Research Company, is well known for innovative and accustomed services to the business needs. ... read..


Sikorsky secures sale of S-76D Helicopter in India
New Delhi [India] | July 17, 2018 1:11:39 PM IST
New Delhi [India], July 17 (ANI-NewsVoir): Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today announced the sale of an S-76D aircraft to the Government of Maharashtra in India. The announcement came during the Farnborough International Airshow. ... read..


IUIH invites ICT Enterprises to deliver USD 1 Bn worth IT Infra and Services
New Delhi [India] | July 17, 2018 1:11:39 PM IST
New Delhi [India], July 17 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Indo UK Institute of Health (IUIH) aims to provide affordable, available and accountable healthcare in India via 11 medicities and 5000 planned Indo UK clinics. ... read..


Ramdas Athawale lauds Bikxie for providing 100 E-bikes to women from weaker section
New Delhi [India] | July 17, 2018 1:11:36 PM IST
New Delhi [India], July 17 (ANI-NewsVoir): Bikxie Pink, an app based two wheeler last mile service for women by women, joined hands with Educational Forum for Women Justice and Social Welfare (EFWJSW), a non-profit NGO, to launch a unique initiative named ... read..


MTaI skills MedTech professionals on MDR that could impact packaging
New Delhi [India] | July 17, 2018 1:11:33 PM IST
New Delhi [India], July 17 (ANI-NewsVoir): Medical Technology Association of India (MTaI), an association of research-based medical technology companies who have made significant investments in India in R&D and manufacturing, today organized 'MTaI Med ... read..


Lockheed Martin introduces LM-100J 'FireHerc' at Farnborough International Airshow
New Delhi [India] | July 17, 2018 1:11:30 PM IST
New Delhi [India], July 17 (ANI-NewsVoir): Lockheed Martin Farnborough International Airshow (FIAS) introduced the LM-100J "FireHerc," a civil-certified firefighting airtanker variant of the proven C-130J Super Hercules that is the airlifter of choice for ... read..


Pidilite strengthens international presence; unveils adhesive manufacturing plant in Srilanka
Mumbai [India] | July 17, 2018 1:11:27 PM IST
Mumbai [India], July 17 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Pidilite Lanka Pvt. Ltd., a JV between Pidilite and Macbertan Pvt. Ltd. strengthening its presence, unveiled a new state-of-the-art adhesive manufacturing plant in Polgahawela in North Western Province of S ... read..


Agusta case: Indian authorities fail to produce evidence against Michel in UAE court
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
In a setback to efforts to extradite British national Christian Michel James -- one of the alleged middlemen in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case -- Indian authorities failed to produce any evidence before the UAE courts within the ... read..


itel launches first dual camera smartphone in India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
China-based Transsion Holdings' itel Mobile on Tuesday launched its first dual rear camera smartphone "A62" in India for Rs 7,499. ... read..


Adidas to use only recycled plastic by 2024
Berlin | Tuesday, 2018 11:45:06 AM IST
Global sportswear maker Adidas announced that it has committed to using only recycled plastic by 2024. ... read..


CBIC to organise 3rd GST refund fortnight from July 16
New Delhi [India] | July 17, 2018 6:41:45 AM IST
The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) will organise third refund fortnight from July 16 to July 30 to clear pending GST refunds. ... read..


US challenges five WTO members for imposing retaliatory trade tariffs
Washington | Tuesday, 2018 4:15:04 AM IST
The US on Monday launched a dispute at the World Trade Organization (WTO) challenging five WTO member countries for applying trade tariffs in retaliation for US President Trump's recent actions on the aluminum and steel trade. ... read..


IMF slashes India's growth prediction to 7.3% for 2018
New Delhi [India] | July 16, 2018 11:11:28 PM IST
The International Monetary Fund on Monday slashed India's growth rate prediction to 7.3 percent for 2018 and 7.5 percent for 2019. ... read..


High capex may boost Indian Oil's debt: Fitch
Mumbai | Monday, 2018 9:15:07 PM IST
US agency Fitch Ratings on Monday said it expects state-run refiner Indian Oil Corporation's (IOC) net debt levels to increase due to its large capital expenditure and investment plans. ... read..


Special drive launched to process pending GST refunds
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 9:15:07 PM IST
The government on Monday kicked off a special fortnight-long drive to facilitate pending GST refunds which will last till July 30. ... read..


Mu Sigma launches muPathshala in India for school students
New Delhi [India] | July 16, 2018 8:11:31 PM IST
New Delhi [India], July 16 (NewsVoir): After the successful completion of Mu Sigma High, across several schools in the US, Mu Sigma, the world's largest pure-play Big Data Analytics and Decision Sciences Company today announced the launch of muPathshala t ... read..


Unacademy raises $21 mn funding to fuel growth
New Delhi [India] | July 16, 2018 6:41:26 PM IST
Online learning platform, Unacademy, announced the closing of its USD 21 million Series C funding round from Sequoia India, SAIF Partners, and Nexus Venture Partners. ... read..


"muPathshala", Mu Sigma's first innovation center in India opens in Inventure Academy
New Delhi [India] | July 16, 2018 6:11:34 PM IST
New Delhi [India], July 16 (NewsVoir): After the successful completion of Mu Sigma High, across several schools in the US, Mu Sigma, the world's largest pure-play Big Data Analytics and Decision Sciences Company today announced the launch of muPathshala t ... read..


Rolls-Royce announces new regional PR & Communications Manager for Middle East, Africa & India
New Delhi [India] | July 16, 2018 6:11:34 PM IST
New Delhi [India], July 16 (Businesswire-India): Rolls-Royce has announced Rami Joudi as Regional PR & Communications Manager, Middle East, Africa and India. He will be based in Dubai. ... read..


Irfan Pathan inaugurates Cricket Academy of Pathans in Morbi as part of its pan India expansion
New Delhi [India] | July 16, 2018 6:11:31 PM IST
New Delhi [India], July 16 (ANI-NewsVoir): Ace cricketer Irfan Pathan inaugurated his fifth academy in Gujarat in Morbi, in the presence of Mr. Harmeet Vasdev, Managing Director (CAP), at a press conference held at Elite international School, Lajai Circle ... read..


Eatigo receives investment worth USD 25 Mn from TripAdvisor
New Delhi [India] | July 16, 2018 6:11:25 PM IST
Restaurant reservation platform in Southeast Asia Eatigo on Monday announced receiving of a follow-on investment from its existing strategic investor, TripAdvisor. ... read..


Truecaller announces 'Call Recording' feature
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
Popular communication app Truecaller on Monday introduced a new "Call Recording" feature for its Android users globally. ... read..


Previous governments ignored demands for MSP hike: Modi (LEAD)
Midnapore (West Bengal) | Monday, 2018 5:15:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said previous governments had failed to hike the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) of crops despite farmers' demands and expert panels' recommendations. ... read..


HUL's Q1 net profit up 19%
Mumbai | Monday, 2018 5:15:05 PM IST
FMCG major Hindustan Unilever (HUL) on Monday reported a rise of 19 per cent in its net profit for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. ... read..


LIC Board nod for buying 51% stake in debt-ridden IDBI Bank
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
The board of state-run Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) on Monday approved the acquisition of up to 51 per cent stake in the government-owned IDBI Bank, Economic Affairs Secretary S.C. Garg said. ... read..


Apps to make you monsoon wedding ready!
New Delhi [India] | July 16, 2018 5:11:36 PM IST
Wedding is the most important day of your life. Monsoon wedding is romantic and exciting. ... read..


Droom-uberMOTO enters into a strategic partnership to assist the driver community
New Delhi [India] | July 16, 2018 5:11:29 PM IST
Online automobile transactional marketplace Droom on Monday announced its strategic partnership with uberMOTO under which the drivers will be offered assistance to source a new or used bike from Droom. ... read..


Max Group promoters clarify position on SEBI order regarding consolidation of shareholdings under family trust
New Delhi [India] | July 16, 2018 5:11:26 PM IST
New Delhi [India], July 16 (NewsVoir): Max Group's Promoters issued a clarification on Wednesday, 11th July 2018, in relation to various news pieces published recently titled "SEBI rejects Max Group family trust's request for open offer exemptions." ... read..


Gurugram Metro station exits fail, cause overcrowding
Gurugram | Monday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
Hundreds of passengers struggled to get out of the HUDA City Centre Metro Station here on Monday morning when all but one of its Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) gates stopped working. ... read..


Lenovo Data Center Group appoints new India Channel Head
Bengaluru | Monday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG) on Monday appointed Ashish Taneja as Channel Head, India, with immediate effect. ... read..


Asian cues, inflation subdue equity indices; Nifty50 ends below 11,000 (Second Lead)
Mumbai | Monday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
Weak Asian cues and rise in wholesale inflation subdued the key Indian equity indices on Monday, with the wider Nifty50 closing below the 11,000-mark. ... read..


Honor launching 'Honor 9N' not '9X' in India on July 24
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
Contrary to reports that Chinese smartphone maker Huawei's sub-brand Honor is set to launch "Honor 9X" on July 24, the smartphone is going to be called "Honor 9N". ... read..


Dry spell grips Bihar, paddy farmers panic
| Monday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
An unusually long dry spell is giving sleepless nights to Awadhesh Prasad and Mahesh Yadav, paddy farmers of Lakhsimpur Arai village under Saraiya block in Muzaffarpur district. The paddy saplings are barely alive, and at stake is Awadhesh's savings. ... read..


Sugar production to be 35-35.5 million tonnes: ISMA
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
Sugar production in 2018-19 (starting October) is expected to be 35-35.5 million tonnes, which is 2.8-3.3 million tonnes higher than in 2017-18, the preliminary estimates of the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said on Monday. ... read..


Mamata's hoardings at rally venue to welcome me: Modi
Midnapore (West Bengal) | Monday, 2018 3:45:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over TMC flags, banners and hoardings around his rally venue in West Midnapore district's Midnapore town, saying she put up these to 'welcome' him to the state ... read..


Previous governments stalled decision on MSP: Modi
Midnapore (West Bengal) | Monday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused previous central governments and those ruling the states of not taking any concrete decision on hiking minimum support prices (MSP) despite demands from farmers. ... read..


ED team in Singapore to track down Nirav Modi
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
In a bid to tighten the noose around fugitive diamond jeweller Nirav Modi, wanted in India in a Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, a three-member Enforcement Directorate (ED) team has reached Singapore. ... read..


World X Rally announces its Indian maiden edition
New Delhi [India] | July 16, 2018 3:11:26 PM IST
New Delhi [India], July 16 (ANI-NewsVoir): The World X Series events, one of a kind and avant-garde format in lifestyle rallies announced its maiden India edition today. The rally that will be held from 11th to 14th October 2018 will commence and conclude ... read..


Dr. Gaurav Nigam launches highly researched play school 'Intelligentsia' in New Delhi
New Delhi [India] | July 16, 2018 3:11:26 PM IST
New Delhi [India], July 16 (ANI-NewsVoir): Dr. Gaurav Nigam, a well-known educationist, paediatrician, and author has announced the launch of 'Intelligentsia' a highly researched play school. ... read..


India leads serverless computing adoption: Report
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
With 43 per cent developers deploying applications in a serverless environment compared to 33 per cent globally, India is leading the pack in serverless adoption, US-based Cloud infrastructure provider DigitalOcean said on Monday. ... read..


Petrol, diesel prices fall after 10 days
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
Petrol prices fell around 10 paise across the four metro cities on Monday after rising nearly a rupee and a half in the the last 10 days. Prices of diesel also were down around 13-15 paise from the levels on Sunday. ... read..


Musk slammed for calling Thai cave rescuer 'Pedo'
San Francisco | Monday, 2018 1:45:21 PM IST
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk was slammed on social media on Sunday for attacking a British diver who helped rescue the boys trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand, baselessly calling him a "pedo" on Twitter. ... read..


Equity indices trade lower on weak Asian cues (Lead)
Mumbai | Monday, 2018 1:45:21 PM IST
The key Indian equity indices traded in the negative territory on Monday afternoon tracking weak Asian markets. ... read..


Maharashtra milk farmers protest
Mumbai | Monday, 2018 1:45:21 PM IST
Thousands of milk farmers launched an agitation early on Monday, hitting supply of fresh milk across big cities in Maharashtra, in support of various demands. ... read..


China, EU agree to defend multilateral trade
Beijing | Monday, 2018 1:45:21 PM IST
China and the European Union (EU) on Monday agreed to defend the multilateral trading system and rejected unilateral measures imposed by the US. ... read..


New Windows 10 version to upgrade Notepad, Edge
San Francisco | Monday, 2018 1:45:21 PM IST
Microsoft is releasing a test version of Windows 10 update with added features in Notepad, improvements in its web browser Microsoft Edge and more to "Windows Insiders in the Fast ring", where preview updates are delivered to testers first. ... read..


India's wholesale inflation rate rises to 5.77% in June (Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 1:45:21 PM IST
Rise in prices of manufactured products along with that of food articles and fuel types accelerated India's wholesale inflation rate at 5.77 per cent compared to 4.43 per cent in the previous month, official data showed on Monday. ... read..


Indian IT decision makers bullish on AI in BFSI sector: Report
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 1:45:17 PM IST
Three in one top Indian IT decision makers say there is a strong need for adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) sector, a new report said on Monday. ... read..


Village Ticket to 'Uzhavar Unavu Unarvu'
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | July 16, 2018 1:11:36 PM IST
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], July 16 (NewsVoir): Brand Avatar, a Branding and Event Management Company in association with Grand Catering Company, announced the launch of 'Village Ticket' - Uzhavar Unavu Unarvu - a first of its kind village themed setup ... read..


First Fiddle Restaurants aims top-line growth by 2020; to opt for franchising route to expansion
New Delhi [India] | July 16, 2018 1:11:30 PM IST
In line with prolific concepts and innovations, MD & CEO First Fiddle Restaurants, Priyank Sukhija now aims to endeavor Rs. 500 crore top-line growth along with a chain of new restaurants by the year 2020. ... read..


June WPI soars to 5.77%; marks a high of 4.5-years
New Delhi [India] | July 16, 2018 1:11:25 PM IST
India's wholesale inflation grew 5.77 percent in June, marking a four-and-half year high. ... read..


Five most innovative Indian platforms of 2018
New Delhi [India] | July 16, 2018 12:11:34 PM IST
With platforms like Paytm, Zomato and Flipkart, the Indian startups community has gained a lot of global recognition and accolades for their unique innovation and technology. ... read..


IFFCO launches iMandi App for rural digital revolution
New Delhi [India] | July 16, 2018 6:41:26 AM IST
Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO), a large-scale fertiliser cooperative federation has taken another step to serve and connect the farmers digitally by launching a social e-commerce app and web portal, "IFFCO iMandi". ... read..


CBI to probe Assam's coal scam
Guwahati | Sunday, 2018 11:15:05 PM IST
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday directed senior state officials to take necessary steps for handing over the multi-crore Barak Valley coal scam to the CBI. ... read..


Sugar mill ex-manager commits suicide (Lead, correcting intro)
Shamli (Uttar Pradesh) | Sunday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
A former Manager of a sugar mill, who had accused his relative, a retired IAS officer, of forcing him to exchange demonetised currency totalling Rs 10 crore, committed suicide in Shamli district, police said on Sunday. ... read..


Government, private sectors should ensure skilled ecosystem: Pradhan
Bhubaneswar | Sunday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
Union Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said that the government and the private sector should work together to ensure a skilled ecosystem. ... read..


Modi accuses Congress of shedding crocodile tears for farmers (Second Lead)
Mirzapur | Sunday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the Congress, as well as and other opposition parties, of shedding crocodile tears for farmers and said several irrigation projects in the country had languished in its rule. ... read..


Sugar mill ex-manager commits suicide
Shamli (Uttar Pradesh) | Sunday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
A former Manager of a sugar mill, who had accused a retired IAS officer's relative of forcing him to exchange demonetised currency totalling Rs 10 crore, committed suicide in Shamli district, police said on Sunday. ... read..


India, Bahrain make pharma a key area of cooperation (Lead)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
In an important boost to the Indian healthcare industry, India and Bahrain on Sunday agreed to make pharmaceuticals a key area of cooperation following the second High Joint Commission meeting led by External Affairs Minister Susham Swaraj and Bahraini Fo ... read..


Committee to review penal provisions under Companies Act
New Delhi | Sunday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
A 10-member committee has been set up to review the penal provisions under the Companies Act and examine de-criminalisation of certain offences, the government announced on Sunday. ... read..


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