Tuesday, July 14, 2020

India's June consumer price index at 6.09% (Lead)

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2020 5:15:06 AM IST
India's retail or consumer price index stood at 6.09 per cent in June, official data showed on Monday.... read..

Banks in India, ASEAN face increasing headwinds amid COVID-19 pandemic: Moody's

| July 14, 2020 10:41:48 AM IST
The challenging economic and credit conditions stemming from COVID-19 will weigh on Indian and ASEAN banks' asset quality and profitability, according to Moody's Investors Service.... read..

Pakistanis sing 'Vande Mataram' alongside Indians in London protest against China

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
Pakistanis singing Indian national song is rare. But Sunday saw quite a few of them joining hundreds of Indians, literally hand in hand, in a protest organised outside the Chinese Embassy in London.... read..

Over 6,50,000 Indians evacuated from abroad amid pandemic: Centre

New Delhi | July 14, 2020 2:41:51 AM IST
More than 6,50,000 Indians stranded abroad due to coronavirus pandemic have been evacuated, said Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday.... read..

Quarantined CMs to dead MLAs: India's politicians battle Covid-19

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
When it comes to Covid-19, everyone is in danger, including India's political class with Karnataka Tourism Minister C.T. Ravi becoming the latest politician to test positive for the dreaded virus.... read..

CBSE Class XII topper who scored 100 pc, wants to pursue History, learn about India's past

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | July 14, 2020 4:11:50 AM IST
Divyanshi Jain, scored 600 marks out of 600 to get cent per cent marks in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 12 results declared on Monday.... read..

Oli's shocker: India created fake Ayodhya, Ram was from Nepal

Kathmandu |Tuesday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli has claimed that India has created a 'fake' Ayodhya, and Lord Ram was originally from Nepal -- a shocking statement that has come at a time when India's diplomatic ties with the Himalayan nation is going through certai... read..

No near-term recovery for India's NBFIs: Fitch Ratings

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2020 5:15:06 AM IST
A near-term recovery for India's non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs) is not probable due to the fallout of coronavirus pandemic, Fitch Ratings said on Monday.... read..

India's coronavirus tally will cross 10 lakh mark this week: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi | July 14, 2020 11:41:49 AM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday questioned the handling of the novel coronavirus situation in the country and said the tally will cross 10 lakh mark this week.... read..

Large part of Indian media captured by fascist interests: Rahul

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday took a swipe at the Narendra Modi government, saying a large part of the Indian media had now been "captured by fascist interests" and asserted that the narrative of lies is tearing India apart.... read..

ITC Hotels in dining outreach across India with Zomato partnership

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
In keeping with ITC Hotels' commitment towards enhancing gourmet experiences, the chain on Monday announced its partnership with Zomato, India's leading food delivery platform, to offer customers responsible dining experiences in the comfort of their home... read..

Vidit Gujrati to lead India in FIDE Online Olympiad

Chennai |Tuesday, 2020 1:15:07 AM IST
India's second highest rated chess player, Grandmaster (GM) Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (25), will lead the Indian challenge in the upcoming FIDE Online Chess Olympiad starting July 22.... read..

Under pressure, expansionist China begins to wilt; India's strategic options

By Krishan Varma

New Delhi | July 14, 2020 11:11:50 AM IST
China's brazen attempts at annexing territories from its neigbouring countries has been widely covered in the media. It has challenged Japan in the East China Sea, grabbed territory in the South China Sea, laid claims to Indonesian islands 1500 kms away a... read..

BuyUcoin becomes the first Indian cryptocurrency exchange to list XinFin utility token

| July 14, 2020 10:41:52 AM IST
New Delhi [India] July 14 (ANI/PRNewswire): Singapore based Hybrid Blockchain firm XinFin has partnered with BuyUcoin, one of India's leading cryptocurrency exchanges, to introduce its Native Token XDC to the Indian market.... read..

Samsung launches SpaceMax Family Hub refrigerator in India

Gurugram (Haryana) | July 14, 2020 10:41:51 AM IST
South Korean tech giant Samsung has expanded their Internet of Things (IoT) product portfolio in India with the launch of a connected SpaceMax Family Hub™ Refrigerator.... read..

India's COVID-19 tally breaches 9 lakh mark; 28,498 new cases reported

New Delhi | July 14, 2020 10:11:49 AM IST
India's COVID-19 tally breached the 9 lakh mark as 28,498 new coronavirus cases were reported in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday.... read..

Highest single-day spike of 28,701 takes India's COVID-19 case count to 8.78 lakh, 500 deaths in last 24 hours

New Delhi | July 13, 2020 10:11:51 PM IST
With the highest single-day spike of 28,701 cases, India's total COVID-19 count reached 8,78,254 on Monday with 500 deaths in the last 24 hours.... read..

Google announces $10 billion investment into India

New Delhi | July 13, 2020 3:42:03 PM IST
Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday announced an investment of Rs 75,000 crore or approximately US$10 billion into India over the next five to seven years through 'Google for India Digistation Fund'.... read..

Portfolios allocated in MP, Scindia loyalists get good share (Ld)

Bhopal |Monday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday allocated portfolios to new ministers, eleven days after the expansion of the state council of ministers.... read..

Mumbai Covid-19 doubling rate is 50 days, highest in India

Mumbai |Monday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
In a significant landmark, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has achieved a doubling-rate of 50 days for Covid-19 cases, a top official said here on Monday.... read..

Fujifilm's launches sleek smartphone printer in India

New Delhi |Monday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Japanese photography and imaging major Fujifilm on Monday launched its latest smartphone printer Instax Mini Link in the Indian market for Rs 9,999.... read..

Demand for online fitness products in India surge amid Covid-19

New Delhi |Monday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
As fitness freaks and health-focused people stay inside due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the demand for online shopping of activewear and fitness gear products has surged in India.... read..

India, EU to explore meeting ground, start afresh on FTA during summit

New Delhi | July 13, 2020 9:41:53 PM IST
India and EU will try and explore meeting ground on the scope of free trade agreement during the virtual summit on Wednesday with the leaders expected to start afresh on the issue which hit a pause button after intense negotiations that started 13 years a... read..

Diplomat Hemant Harishchandra Kotalwar appointed as Indian Ambassador to Czech Republic

New Delhi | July 13, 2020 8:41:53 PM IST
Diplomat Hemant Harishchandra Kotalwar has been appointed as the next Indian Ambassador to the Czech Republic, said the Ministry of External Affairs on Monday.... read..

Covid-hit Indian IT services sector heads for deep downturn: ICRA

New Delhi |Monday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
The simultaneous supply and demand shocks owing to the coronavirus pandemic has hit the Indian IT services sector hard which is expected to witness a negative growth up to -3 per cent in the financial year 2021, as compared to an earlier forecast of 6-8 p... read..

On this day in 2002: Ganguly celebrated in style as India won Natwest Trophy

New Delhi | July 13, 2020 3:42:01 PM IST
It was on July 13, 2002, when India scripted one of its memorable wins in the history of cricket.... read..

Covid-19 effect: 'Indian Idol' aspirants to audition from home

Mumbai |Monday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
"Indian Idol" aspirants will audition for the show from their homes this season.... read..

Google to pump in Rs 75,000cr to help India go digital (Ld)

New Delhi |Monday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday announced a Google for India Digitisation Fund through which the company will invest Rs 75,000 crore, or approximately $10 billion, over the next five to seven years to drive digital transformation in the co... read..

India worst hit by public Cloud security incidents: Survey

Mumbai |Monday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Public Cloud security incidents hit India the hardest in the last year with 93 per cent of the country's organisations experiencing such an issue, said a survey of 26 nations by cybersecurity company Sophos on Monday.... read..

Nepal minister says India's `interference' causing inundation in country's south

Kathmandu | July 13, 2020 11:11:52 PM IST
Nepal Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa on Monday blamed India for constructing structures along the border claiming they blocked the flow of water and resulted in inundation of various places in the country's south in the wake of incessant rainfall for the... read..

Vivo X50 series to launch in India on July 16

New Delhi |Monday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Chinese smartphone brand Vivo has announced that it is going to launch premium flagship smartphone Vivo X50 series in the Indian market on July 16.... read..

Rahul Gandhi says 'narrative of lies' tearing India apart, to share thoughts on current affairs

New Delhi | July 13, 2020 11:41:52 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that he will be starting a video series for "those interested in the truth" from July 14 with the intent to "make our current affairs, history and crisis clear and accessible".... read..

Rahul again attacks Modi on India-China LAC face-off

New Delhi |Monday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
Upping the ante against the BJP-led Central government over the India-China border face-off in Ladakh, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi indirectly accusing him of lying asleep and the nation pay... read..

India's first parcel train carrying 384 tonnes dry chilies reaches Benapole in Bangladesh

Dhaka | July 13, 2020 6:42:00 PM IST
India's first special parcel train, carrying 384 tonnes of dry chillies from Andhra Pradesh, reached Benapole in Bangladesh on Monday afternoon, enhancing the trade ties shared between the two neighbours.... read..

ATK-MB merger will help Indian football grow globally, feels Osman

Kolkata |Monday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
The coming together of ATK and Mohun Bagan will not only help Indian football stride forward but it will also attract further global attention to the sport in the country, feels former England defender Russell Osman.... read..

Vidhu P Nair appointed India's next ambassador to Turkmenistan

New Delhi | July 13, 2020 8:41:55 PM IST
Vidhu P Nair, Foreign Service Officer of batch 2002, has been appointed as the next ambassador of India to Turkmenistan, as per the Ministry of External Affairs.... read..

Google announces $10 billion dollar investment into India

New Delhi | July 13, 2020 3:11:54 PM IST
Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday announced an investment of Rs 75,000 crore or approximately US$10 billion into India over the next five to seven years through 'Google for India Digistation Fund'.... read..

Indian Railways gears up to become "Green Railway" by 2030

New Delhi | July 13, 2020 3:11:51 PM IST
With a goal of transforming Indian Railways into Green Railways by 2030, Ministry of Railways, has taken a number of major initiatives towards mitigation of global warming and combating climate change.... read..

Raftaar: India has a fair share of favouritism and nepotism

New Delhi |Monday, 2020 2:15:05 PM IST
Popular rapper Raftaar feels muscle and money power are great tools to intimidate those who are fresh in the music business, adding that we need to give an equal chance to everyone irrespective of their lineage.... read..

Vande Bharat flight brings back 152 Indians from UAE

Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | July 13, 2020 6:41:49 AM IST
A special flight under Vande Bharat Mission bought back 152 stranded Indians here from Sharjah, UAE.... read..

Always looked up to Sardar Singh, his discipline was infectious, says India colts midfielder Vishal Antil

New Delhi | July 13, 2020 6:41:55 PM IST
India colts midfielder Vishal Antil on Monday said he always looked up to former captain Sardar Singh's focus on the game and professionalism besides that his discipline was infectious.... read..

BCCI vs WSG: Tribunal rules in favour of Indian cricket board

New Delhi |Monday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
In what comes as a major boost for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), in a majority decision, an Arbitral Tribunal consisting of Supreme Court Justices (Retd) Sujatha Manohar, Mukunthakam Sharma and S.S. Nijjar have upheld the termination ... read..

Indian manufacturers take the Initiative; launch India-made pulse oximeters to tackle COVID-19 crisis

| July 13, 2020 6:41:59 PM IST
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 13 (ANI/NewsVoir): Mitocon Biomed, Founded by Jinang Dhami, a Biomedical Research Engineer, launched purely India-made pulse oximeter, named Oxysat at an affordable price, with 18 months replacement warranty.... read..

Pilot will not join BJP, reveal sources; but speaks with friend Scindia while incommunicado

New Delhi |Monday, 2020 8:45:06 AM IST
Amid the raging political crisis in Rajasthan and a catalogue of speculation, sources aware about the developments revealed that the Rajasthan's Deputy Chief Minister and state Congress President Sachin Pilot will not join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)... read..

Indian couple on trial in Dubai for issuing death threats

Dubai |Monday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
An Indian man and his wife have gone on trial at a court in Dubai after being accused of issuing death threats, it was reported.... read..

Lava extends registration date for 'Design in India Contest'

New Delhi |Monday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
Indian mobile handset brand Lava on Monday extended the deadline of its 'Design in India' contest till July 18. The decision has been taken owing to a large number of requests from all over the country for the extension of registrations.... read..

COVID-19: 40th India Carpet Expo to be held virtually for first time

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | July 13, 2020 8:11:51 PM IST
The Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC) will be launching the 40th India Carpet Expo for the first time in virtual mode from August 21 to 25 in view of the coronavirus pandemic.... read..

China raises apps ban issue during meeting, India says action taken due to security reasons

New Delhi | July 13, 2020 3:41:56 PM IST
Days after India banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, China raised the issue during a bilateral meeting with New Delhi held recently.... read..

NITI Aayog presents India's 2nd Voluntary National Review at UN's High-Level Political Forum

New Delhi | July 13, 2020 3:41:59 PM IST
NITI Aayog presented India's second Voluntary National Review (VNR) at the United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, 2020.... read..

Google to invest Rs 75,000 crore to boost digitisation in India

New Delhi |Monday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday announced a Google for India digitisation fund through which, the company will invest Rs 75,000 crore or approximately $10 billion over the next five to seven years to help India go digital.... read..

Vande Bharat flight repatriated 175 Indians from Kuwait

Kuwait City | July 13, 2020 4:11:51 AM IST
A special flight under Vande Bharat Mission brought back 175 Indian stranded in Kuwait to Chandigarh.... read..
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