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Process of auction of mineral leases expiring in 2020 being expedited: Tomar
Panaji | Friday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
Extraction from mining leases which expire in 2020 will continue with as little hindrance as possible as the central government is already in the process of expediting the auctioning of the mining leases, Union Minister for Mines Narendra Singh Tomar said ... read..


India's Forex reserves rise by $2.7 bn
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves rose by $2.70 billion as on January 12, 2018, official data showed on Friday. ... read..


Meghalaya banks told to keep tab on transactions
Shillong | Friday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
The Meghalaya election department on Friday instructed all banks to monitor and submit report on detecting suspicious cash transactions by individuals and political parties in this poll-bound state. ... read..


IndiGo to launch six additional flights from March
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
IndiGo on Friday announced that it will launch six additional flights on its network, effective from March 2018. ... read..


ITC net profit up 16.8% in Q3
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
Cigarette-to-FMCG major ITC Ltd on Friday reported a 16.8 per cent increase in its net profit to Rs 3,090.20 crore in the quarter ended December 31, 2017 as compared to Rs 2,646.73 crore in the year-ago period. ... read..


Polavaram-affected tribals should be rehabilitated first, says NCST
Bhubaneswar | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) chairman Nand Kumar Sai on Friday said arrangements for proper rehabilitation of tribals to be affected by the Polavaram irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh should be made before they are displaced. ... read..


Telangana signs MoU with Clean Authority of Tokyo
Hyderabad | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
The government of Telangana and Clean Authority of Tokyo have signed a MoU in the field of municipal solid waste incineration facilities. ... read..


Wipro net falls 11% quarterly, 8% yearly for Q3 (Lead)
Bengaluru | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Global software major Wipro Ltd on Friday reported Rs 1,940 crore net profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2017-18, registering 11.4 per cent sequential decline from Rs 2,190 crore a quarter ago and 8.3 per cent annually from Rs 2,115 crore in the same ... read..


Goa tourist taxi strike to continue on Saturday
Panaji | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Even as tourists faced hardships at major transit points in Goa, the tourist taxi drivers in the state on Friday extended their day-long strike by one more day. ... read..


First indigenous aircraft carrier to be ready by 2020
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Vikrant, India's first home-made aircraft carrier, will be ready for induction by 2020, a Navy official said here on Friday. ... read..


NSE to auction investment limits of Rs 9,475 cr bonds
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
The National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday said it will auction debt investment limits to enable foreign investors to purchase corporate bonds worth Rs 9,475 crore. ... read..


Beijing permanent residents down 22,000 in 2017
Beijing | Friday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
The population of Beijing fell 0.1 percent to 21.7 million at the end of 2017 from a year ago, authorities said on Friday. ... read..


Andhra CM threatens legal fight over Centre's unfulfilled promises
Amaravati | Friday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
Amid a perceived strain in ties with the BJP, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday virtually threatened to drag the Centre to court over the unfulfilled commitments made in state Reorganization Act. ... read..


Smart City Challenge-Round 4: Silvassa, 3 UP cities among winners
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday announced the names of nine cities winning in the fourth round of Smart City Challenge, with Silvassa of Dadra and Nagar Haveli topping the list and three others from Uttar Pradesh maki ... read..


SIAM expects to release documents on hybrid fuel vehicles in Auto Expo (Lead)
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
Automobile manufacturers body SIAM is hoping to release documents on hybrid and other alternative fuel vehicles during the upcoming auto expo, an official said here on Friday. ... read..


Wipro net falls 11% quarterly, 8% yearly for Q3
Bengaluru | Friday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
Global software major Wipro Ltd on Friday reported Rs 1,940 crore net profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2017-18, registering 11.4 per cent sequential decline from Rs 2,190 crore a quarter ago and 8.3 per cent annually from Rs 2,115 crore in the same ... read..


India made member of Australia Group (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
After the Wassenaar Arrangement and the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), India on Friday notched up another success as it was made a member of the Australia Group, the third of the four key global export control regimes that will help pave the wa ... read..


BSE to launch e-mandate facility to reduce SIP registration time
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
Stock exchange major BSE on Friday said it will introduce e-mandate facility on its Mutual Fund distribution platform -- BSE StAR MF -- from Saturday in order to reduce the time taken for Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) registration. ... read..


New CBI case against ex-Noida Chief Engineer
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
The CBI has registered a fresh corruption case against Noida's former Chief Engineer Yadav Singh for awarding contracts worth Rs 116.39 crore to five private companies by violating tender norms, an official said on Friday. ... read..


Drive against encroachment from February 1 in Delhi
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
A joint drive against people who have encroached city roads will be taken up from February 1, Lt Governor Anil Baijal said on Friday. ... read..


Uber partners with ER for cab service at Howrah rail station
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
App-based cab provider Uber on Friday said it has entered into a partnership with the Eastern Railway to make it easier for riders to get a ride at West Bengal's Howrah station, one of the busiest rail terminals in the country. ... read..


Most e-commerce sites fail to display MRP: Survey
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
Most e-commerce sites have failed to display actual Maximum Retail Price (MRP) and "best before" details even after the government made it mandatory from January 1 this year, social engagement platform Local Circles said on Friday. ... read..


Gold demand in India to rise in 2018, says WGC
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
Economic reforms are expected to drive up gold demand in the country in 2018, feels Alistair Hewitt, Director for Market Intelligence with the World Gold Council. ... read..


Honda India recalls 22,834 cars
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) on Friday issued a recall for 22,834 vehicles of 2013 model of Accord, City and Jazz as part of a precautionary global recall campaign concerning Takata front airbag inflators. ... read..


Honda Cars India recalls over 22,800 units (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
Automobile manufacturer Honda Cars India (HCIL) on Friday recalled 22,834 vehicles as part of its "precautionary global recall" to fix a faulty passenger-facing front airbag. ... read..


Anti-Nanar plant activists threatened by Shiv Sena: Narayan Rane
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
Maharashtra Swabhiman Party (MSP) President Narayan Rane on Friday accused the Shiv Sena of threatening farmers and leaders opposing the upcoming mega-refinery project at Nanar in Konkan. ... read..


SAT declines to stay SEBI's ban order on Price Waterhouse (Lead)
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
Declining to stay the markets regulator's two-year ban order, the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) on Friday allowed audit firm Price Waterhouse to continue with its existing audit assignments for FY2017-18 and also for the calendar year 2018. ... read..


All NHAI toll plazas to have food-beverage kiosks
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
Toll plazas run by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will soon have kiosks selling drinking water, tea, coffee and packaged food for the convenience of highway users. ... read..


Unemployable youth limit India's growth: Minister Hegde
Bengaluru | Friday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
Stating that only about 20 per cent of India's 1.5 million engineers are employable by the industry, Union Minister Anantkumar Hegde on Friday called "unemployability" as the biggest challenge that could restrict India's growth. ... read..


RIL's Q3 refining and marketing revenue up 23%
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
Industrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Friday reported an increase of 23 per cent in revenues earned from its refining and marketing segment during the third quarter of 2017-18. ... read..


56% smart cities prone to floods: Report
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
As much as 56 per cent of smart cities are prone to floods which are responsible for 77 per cent of all disasters in India, a report said on Friday. ... read..


Reliance Jio turns corner, posts net profit of Rs 504 crore in Q3
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Reliance Jio, subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) posted net profit of Rs 504 crore for the third quarter of the current fiscal, a company statement said here on Friday. Operational revenue for the third quarter was Rs 6879 crore. ... read..


Assam announces tax reimbursement schemes under GST regime
Guwahati | Friday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said the state government has decided to increase the limit of tax exemption for medium and large industrial units from 100 per cent to 150 per cent of the fixed capital investment while for mega units ... read..


Reliance Industries' third quarter net profit up 5.4%
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)'s standalone net profit went up by 5.4 per cent to Rs 8,454 crore for the third quarter of the current fiscal, a company statement said here on Friday. ... read..


MP note printing press official held for stealing
Bhopal/New Delhi | Friday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
The CISF on Friday held an official of the Bank Note Press (BNP) in Madhya Pradesh's Dewas city for pilfering currency notes, an official said. ... read..


HDFC Bank's Q3 net profit up 20%
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Lending major HDFC Bank on Friday reported an increase of 20.1 per cent in its net profit for the third quarter of 2017-18. ... read..


Corporates now open to public gaze: Jaitley
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that online availability of data will force corporate entities to ensure compliance and be transparent as their activities will now be open to public gaze. ... read..


'Cyber Surakshit Bharat' aims to secure Aadhaar data: Alphons
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
Securing the nation's cyberspace is vital and the 'Cyber Surakshit Bharat' initiative will aim to ensure that Aadhaar data is safe and protected, Union Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons said here on Friday. ... read..


Modi to attend World Economic Forum
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for Davos, Switzerland, on Monday to attend this year's World Economic Forum, it was announced on Friday. ... read..


TRAI recommends in-flight mobile calls, Internet services (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
The Indian telecom regulator on Friday recommended that both Internet access and mobile phone calls should be permitted on board aircraft in Indian airspace. ... read..


SAT declines to stay SEBI's ban order on Price Waterhouse
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
Declining to stay the markets regulator's two-year ban order, the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) on Friday allowed audit firm Price Waterhouse to continue with its existing audit assignments for FY2017-18 and also for the calendar year 2018. ... read..


Google Arts and Culture app brings 'selfie feature' to India
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
Google Arts & Culture app on Friday introduced a new feature in India that lets users take a selfie, upload it and the feature will match it with a work of classical art from one of the several art museums globally. ... read..


GST rate cut, upbeat Q3 results propel Nifty50 to 10,900-mark (Roundup)
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
Extending gains for the third consecutive session, the key Indian equity indices on Friday zoomed to new highs, with the NSE Nifty50 crossing the psychologically important 10,900-mark for the first time. ... read..


Cinepolis celebrates National Popcorn Day
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Jan 19 (ANI-NewsVoir): Cinepolis, India's first international and the world's second largest movie theatre circuit, celebrated National Popcorn Day with its patrons across Delhi and Mumbai, with a Popcorn Party hosted at Grand Venice Ma ... read..


How many proposals made at Bengal business summit fructify? (News Analysis)
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
Against the backdrop of only half of the about Rs 8 lakh crore (over $125 billion) investments proposed in the past three editions of Bengal Global Business Summit reaching the "process" stage, the just concluded fourth edition has seen a Rs 15,000 crore ... read..


Sebi allows strategic investors to invest up to 25% in REITs and InvITs
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
Securities market regulator Sebi has eased norms for real estate investments trusts (REITs) and infrastructure investment trusts (InvITs) to raise funds from strategic investors. ... read..


Jubilant Foodworks Q3 PAT zooms 230%, Bisht appointed new CFO
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
Jubilant FoodWorks (JFL) on Friday reported a surge of 230.6 per cent in its profit after tax (PAT) for the third quarter (Q3) ended December 31, 2017. ... read..


Over 26k workers trained under 'Women in Factories' programme
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
Over 26,000 workers have been trained in 34 factories across four states and one union territory since the launch of the Women in Factories (WiF) programme in 2011 in India, Walmart Foundation and Swasti Health Catalyst jointly said here on Friday. ... read..


Himachal to sell Patanjali products at fair price shops
Shimla | Friday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
The Himachal Pradesh government will provide products of Baba Ramdev-founded Patanjali at its fair price shops, a minister said on Friday. ... read..


TRAI recommends Internet, MCA services in-flight
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
The Indian telecom regulator on Friday recommended that both Internet and mobile communications on board aircraft (MCA) service should be permitted as In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) in the Indian airspace. ... read..


Honda Cars India recalls over 22,800 units
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
Automobile manufacturer Honda Cars India (HCIL) on Friday recalled 22,834 vehicles as part of its "precautionary global recall" to fix a faulty passenger-facing front airbag. ... read..


Andhra to have a Blockchain varsity
Vijayawada | Friday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
Covalent Fund has signed an agreement with the Andhra Pradesh government to set up a Blockchain university. ... read..


SIAM to release documents on hybrids, alternatives in Auto Expo
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
Automobile manufacturers body SIAM is hoping to release documents on hybrid and other alternative fuel vehicles during the upcoming auto expo, an official said here on Friday. ... read..


Five cyber-security trends to watch out for in 2018
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Initiatives such as cashless economy and Adhaar linkage to various government-run programmes have pushed India forward on the path of digital transformation. ... read..


Sensex makes record high, Nifty hits 10,900
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The market on Friday ended at a fresh record closing high of 250.63 points, with the Sensex trading at 35,510.92, while the Nifty gained 72.80 points to 10,889.80. ... read..


MoU signed for soft skill training in Odisha
Bhubaneswar | Friday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
A tripartite MoU was on Friday signed for implementation of a soft skill training programme in some Odisha Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) under which 800 students will be trained over two years. ... read..


Western Digital unveils Next-Gen storage drives
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
Global data storage company Western Digital on Friday announced that it is expanding its portfolio for enterprise customers with a new, mid-range series of 4TB, 6TB and 8TB hard drives. ... read..


Pakistan, Iran to restore passenger train service
Islamabad | Friday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
Pakistan and Iran have decided to restore a fortnightly passenger train service between the two countries by September due to improvement in the security situation. ... read..


Maharashtra tiger reserves' workers bare fangs at UK NGO
Nagpur (Maharashtra) | Friday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
Hundreds of tourist guides and drivers working for various tiger reserves in Maharashtra and central India protested on Friday against UK-based NGO Survival International's appeal to foreigners to boycott Indian tiger reserves. ... read..


Over 21k new registrations on Day 1 of e-way Bill portal launch
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 4:45:04 PM IST
Over 21,000 new registrations were received by the e-way bill portal on the first day of opening registrations for the system in all the states of the country, the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) said on Friday. ... read..


HCL Technologies net up 6% in Q3 (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
Software major HCL Technologies Ltd on Friday reported Rs 2,194 crore consolidated net profit for the third quarter (Q3) of fiscal 2017-18, posting 6 per cent annual growth from Rs 2,070 crore in the same period year ago and flat (0.3 per cent) sequential ... read..


Equity indices zoom on Q3 results, Nifty50 crosses 10,900-mark (Second Lead)
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
Key Indian equity indices on Friday zoomed to provisionally close at new highs yet again, with the NSE Nifty50 crossing the 10,900-mark for the first time. ... read..


Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad emerge as top automobile markets
Gurugram (Haryana) [India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Online automobile marketplace Droom on Friday shared the key findings of its annual automobiles research report for 2017 with interesting insights on the major trends that dominated the automobile industry, including the pre-owned vehicle segment. ... read..


Payworld disburses Rs. 10 crore loans to SMEs in three months
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Among India's largest assisted wallet Payworld on Friday announced disbursing loans of Rs. 10 crores to the Micro and Small enterprises (SME), within three months of partnership with Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFC) and digital lending platforms lik ... read..


Paytm Payments Banks launches physical RuPay Debit Cards
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Paytm Payments Bank on Friday announced the launch of physical RuPay Debit Cards for its banking customers to seamlessly make payments across online platforms and offline stores. ... read..


Tejas Networks announces consolidated results for quarter ended December 31, 2017
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Jan 19 (ANI-NewsVoir): Tejas Networks [BSE: 540595, NSE: TEJASNET] today reported its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2017. ... read..


The Next Move LLC introduces decision making analysis in India
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Global leader in decision making consultancy, The Next Move LLC on Friday announced the introduction of decision making analysis in India to help build efficient, conflict-free workplaces. ... read..


Bajaj Finserv reduces its home loan interest rates to 8.30 percent
Pune [India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Pune [India], Jan 19 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Bajaj Finserv, through its lending arm Bajaj Finance Ltd., is offering home loans at an interest of 8.30% for a loan amount above Rs. 50 lakhs, in its limited period offer. ... read..


Arvind Bajaj Money Rain Financial services help investors build rich stock portfolio
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Jan 19 (ANI-NewsVoir): Most of the individuals, who definitely want to invest in stocks, given the rich returns they provide, are unaware about how to start and where to invest. ... read..


Tata Steel announces dual tranche USD bond offering of 1.3 bn
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Indian steel-making company, Tata Steel on Friday announced that it has raised USD 1.3 billion by issuance of unsecured bonds in the international markets. ... read..


Tata Steel announces successful $1.3 bn dual tranche bond offering
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
Tata Steel on Friday said its wholly own subsidiary incorporated in Singapore, Abja Investment Co Pte Ltd, has successfully issued dual tranche of $1.3 billion of unsecured bonds in the international markets. ... read..


Key Indian equity indices open on flat note
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 10:15:04 AM IST
Key Indian equity indices opened on a flat note during the early morning trade session on Friday. ... read..


Apple, Google employee shuttles under attack in California
San Francisco | Friday, 2018 10:15:04 AM IST
Apple and Google have been forced to reroute their shuttles ferrying employee after the vehicles were attacked with either pellet guns or rocks several times on the way to office. ... read..


US dollar ticks down on economic data
New York | Friday, 2018 8:15:04 AM IST
The US dollar fell against most major currencies as investors mainly focused on the newly-released economic data. ... read..


Tourist taxi operators go on strike in Goa
Panaji | Friday, 2018 7:45:04 AM IST
Over 3,000 tourist taxis went off Goa's roads on Friday, as taxi operators across the state made good their warning of a day-long strike. ... read..


US stocks close lower on earnings, data
New York | Friday, 2018 6:45:04 AM IST
US stocks closed lower as investors digested the sharp gains made in the previous session. ... read..


Karti Chidambaram questioned for 10 hours in INX media case (Lead)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 11:45:04 PM IST
Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, was on Thursday questioned by the ED officials for over 10 hours in a money laundering case related to alleged irregularities in a FIPB clearance accorded to INX Media in 2007. ... read..


Chinese conglomerate to set up solar plant in Andhra
Vijayawada | Thursday, 2018 11:45:04 PM IST
CETC Renewable Energy Technology Company, an ancillary of China Electronics Technology Group, will set up a mega solar manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh with an investment of $50 million, it was announced on Thursday. ... read..


Storm Friederike batters Germany
Berlin | Thursday, 2018 11:15:05 PM IST
Storm Friederike brought powerful winds, heavy rain and snowfall to parts of Germany on Thursday, causing at least one fatality and severe disruption to railway lines. ... read..


Russia, EU sign agreements on new cooperation programmes
Moscow | Thursday, 2018 11:15:05 PM IST
Russia and the European Union (EU) have signed agreements to finance and implement two new cross-border cooperation programmes for the period until 2020, EU Ambassador to Russia Markus Ederer said Thursday. ... read..


Iran to boost power trade with neighbours
Tehran | Thursday, 2018 11:15:05 PM IST
Iran plans to boost electricity trade with its neighbours on northwestern, western and eastern borders in the next five years, media reports said on Thursday. ... read..


KCR wants Centre to devolve more funds to states
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to devolve more funds and powers to the states. ... read..


TV academy to come up in Bengal, says Mamata
Kolkata | Thursday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced a TV academy would come in the South 24 Parganas district within the next one year. ... read..


Severe winds leave thousands of British homes powerless
London | Thursday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
Severe winds hit parts of Britain overnight, leaving about 47,000 homes and businesses without power on Thursday. ... read..


Audi India launches second generation Q5
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
Luxury car manufacturer Audi India on Thursday launched the all-new second generation Audi Q5 priced at Rs 53.25 lakh onwards. ... read..


Jazeera Airways launches flight services between Kuwait and Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad | Thursday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
Kuwait-based low-cost airline Jazeera Airways on Thursday said it has launched direct flight services between Ahmedabad and Kuwait city. ... read..


'WhatsApp Business' launched, coming to India soon
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
To help businesses communicate better with their customers globally including in India, WhatsApp on Thursday launched "WhatsApp Business" - a free-to-download Android app for small businesses. ... read..


First round of bidding under OAL launched
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
The central government on Thursday launched the first round of bidding under the "Open Acreage Licensing" (OAL) programme for international competitive bidding. ... read..


IGNOU, agriculture council join hands for new programmes
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) on Thursday signed an agreement with the Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI) to develop new educational and training programmes in the areas of agriculture and allied sectors. ... read..


Diesel price at record high in Delhi; Petrol cost also up (Lead)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
The rise in Indian basket of imported crude oils pushed the diesel price in the national capital to a record high of Rs 62.25, while petrol rate edged up to Rs 71.56 a litre, its highest level in over three years. ... read..


GST slashed on 29 items, 54 services
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
The Goods and Services Tax Council on Thursday decided to slash the GST rate on 54 services and 29 items, including old and used motor vehicles, public transport buses run on bio-fuels, sugar-boiled confectionery and packaged water, but could not finalise ... read..


Goa mining scam SIT chargesheets ex-Congress CM
Panaji | Thursday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
A Special Investigation Team of the Goa Police, probing a Rs 35,000 crore illegal mining scam, on Thursday chargesheeted former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat and two others for illegally condoning delay in renewal of a mining lease in south Goa. ... read..


Microfinance industry to recover from note ban blow in 6 months
Kolkata | Thursday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
The microfinance industry, which was affected adversely after demonetisation, will take another six months to fully recover from the blow, industry experts said on Thursday. ... read..


E-way bill to be implemented on trial basis from Feb 1
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that the 25th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting discussed the implementation of the e-way bill. ... read..


BJP-led MCDs indulged in massive corruption through sealing drive: AAP
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday alleged that the BJP-led municipal corporations of Delhi have indulged in massive corruption in the name of conversion charges and parking fees in the market areas. ... read..


HC asks DIAL, airlines to resolve shifting issues
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the airport operator Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) and the airlines to try to resolve the issues relating to shifting operations from Terminal 1 (T1) to newly opened Terminal 2 (T2) of the Indira Gandhi Inte ... read..


BSES offers cashback on timely bill payment via Mobikwik
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
In a move to encourage digital payment of electricity bills on time, BSES, one of the two power distribution companies (discoms) in Delhi, on Thursday announced a cashback scheme valid till March-end by which consumers stand to benefit by up to Rs 1,200, ... read..


Kuwait's Jazeera Airways embarks on new journey to Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad [India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Ahmedabad [India], Jan 18 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Jazeera Airways, Kuwait's leading low cost airline, operating regionally and internationally, recently inaugurated flights into Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad and held a press c ... read..


Snapdeal celebrates Republic Day 2018 with "Pride of India" e-store
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Jan 18 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Snapdeal's "Pride of India" e-store celebrates 69 years of the Indian Republic with special curated products to bring unique handloom and handicraft items from all parts of the country. The store also has ... read..


DU students picket university metro station, give week's time to rollback fare hike
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
About 300 Delhi University (DU) students picketed the Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station on Thursday, restricting the entry of commuters at one of the gates for more than two hours to demand rollback of the metro fare hike. They gave DMRC a week to announce a ... read..


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