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Cisco remains committed to invest, hire in India: John Chambers

Cisco remains committed to invest, hire in India: John Chambers

New Delhi, Aug 2  Cisco is committed to invest and hire more in India as well as in the US to help enhance the strategic partnership between the two nations, its Executive Chairman John Chambers, said on Wednesday. “India is a great, great market...
Nepali PM to visit India on August 23

Nepali PM to visit India on August 23

Kathmandu, Aug 2  Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will embark on a five-day state visit to India on August 23, a media report said. Officials from both the countries were working to finalise the itinerary, agenda and the size of the delegation,...

Subdued inflation prompts RBI to reduce key lending rates

Mumbai, Aug 2  Subdued inflation and demand prompted India’s central bank, the RBI, on Wednesday to reduce its key lending rate by 25 basis points (bps). According to the Reserve Bank of India’s third bi-monthly monetary policy review of...

RBI cuts key lending rates by 25 basis points

Mumbai, Aug 2 The Reserve Bank on Wednesday slashed benchmark lending rate by 0.25 per cent to 6 per cent citing reduction in upside risk to inflation, a move that will lower EMIs for home, auto and personal loans. This is the first rate cut since October...

US-India Strategic Partnership Forum to deepen India-US ties

New Delhi, Aug 2  To further deepen business ties between India and the US, a new representative body called the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) is being set up. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is set to officially unveil the new organisation...

PNB’s Q1 standalone net profit up 12%

Mumbai, Aug 2  State-owned Punjab National Bank (PNB) on Wednesday reported a 12.09 per cent increase in the standalone net profit for the first quarter (Q1) of 2017-18. According to the bank, its standalone net profit during the quarter under review...
BRICS trade ministers attend Shanghai meeting

BRICS trade ministers attend Shanghai meeting

The Minister of State for Commerce & Industry (Independent Charge), Nirmala Sitharaman with the delegation at the BRICS Trade Ministers Meeting, in Shanghai, China. SHANGHAI – Trade ministers of BRICS nations are discussing trade facilitation,...

Parrikar files nomination for Panaji Assembly seat

Panaji, Aug 2  Five time MLA from Panaji, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, on Wednesday filed his nomination for the upcoming legislative assembly by-election from the state capital. Parrikar, a former Defence Minister in the National Democratic...

Goods train derails in Bihar, Mughalsarai-Howrah route disrupted

Patna, Aug 2  At least 14 bogies of a goods train derailed in Bihar’s Kaimur district on Wednesday, disrupting rail traffic on the busy Mughalsarai-Howrah route, officials said. No injuries were reported. The accident occurred around 4 a.m. near...
Attack on Afghanistan mosque kills 29

Attack on Afghanistan mosque kills 29

Kabul, Aug 2  A suicide attack on a mosque in the Afghan city of Herat has left at least 29 people dead and 63 others wounded, said an official. Jailani Farha, a spokesman for the Herat provincial governor said an attacker on Tuesday shot at the worshippers...
Sanjaya Baru to join Ficci as Secretary General

Sanjaya Baru to join Ficci as Secretary General

New Delhi, Aug 2  Industry chamber Ficci has decided to appoint economist and journalist Sanjaya Baru as its new Secretary General, a statement said here on Tuesday. Baru will assume office from September 1, 2017. He was also media advisor to former...
Italy’s Costa Cruises launches first domestic Indian luxury cruise

Italy’s Costa Cruises launches first domestic Indian luxury cruise

Mumbai, Aug 2  Italian luxury cruise liner Costa Cruises in collaboration with Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation and Mumbai Port Trust announced the launch of India’s first domestic luxury cruise on the Mumbai-Kochi sector starting from...
Shahid Abbasi takes over as Pakistan’s 18th PM

Shahid Abbasi takes over as Pakistan’s 18th PM

Islamabad, Aug 2 PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday took oath as the 18th Prime Minister of Pakistan, after he swept the National Assembly election with a majority vote, five days after the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court. President...

Coal India’s production declines marginally, sales grow in July

Kolkata, Aug 2  Coal India on Tuesday reported that its production during July declined marginally to 36.64 million tonnes (mt) as compared to 36.74 mt produced in the same month last year. According to the state miner’s provisional data, it produced...

VENEZUELAN MILITARY TO SUPPORT MADURO AGAINST US SANCTIONS

Caracas, Aug 2  The Venezuelan armed forces (FANB) has confirmed their “unconditional support and loyalty” to President Nicolas Maduro in the wake of the sanctions imposed on him by the US. The FANB said on Tuesday they consider the sanctions to...
R.Vikraman, Director (HR) NLCIL, inaugurates KVS Regional Swimming Meet

R.Vikraman, Director (HR) NLCIL, inaugurates KVS Regional Swimming Meet

Under the banner of KVS regional Sports Meet, Chennai Region of Kendriya Vidyalaya , entrusted NLCIL for conducting swimming competition for KV students .This  three days sports meet  was inaugurated and declared open by Chief Guest Shri R. Vikraman...
Ratish Kumar takes additional charge of the post of CMD of NHPC

Ratish Kumar takes additional charge of the post of CMD of NHPC

Pursuant to the order of Ministry of Power, Government of India, Shri Ratish Kumar, Director (Projects), NHPC has taken additional charge of the post of Chairman & Managing Director of NHPC Limited on 01.08.2017. Born on 8th December 1960, Shri Ratish...
‘Life insurance sector to grow 15-18 per cent on APE basis in FY18’

‘Life insurance sector to grow 15-18 per cent on APE basis in FY18’

Chennai, Aug 2  The Indian life insurance industry is expected to log a growth of 15 to 18 per cent this fiscal on an annual premium equivalent (APE), said a senior official at credit rating agency ICRA. Presenting the performance of the life insurance...
MRPL celebrates Swachh Bharat Pakhwada

MRPL celebrates Swachh Bharat Pakhwada

Mangaluru. August 01, 2017 :  Swachh Bharat Pakhwada was observed in MRPL from 17.7.2017 to 31.7.2017. As a part of the program, apart from cleanliness drive inside its premises, awareness campaign was conducted by MRPL in the surrounding schools and...

ONGC waiting for 12 years for Tripura gas exploration nod

By Sujit Chakraborty (13:04)  Agartala, Aug 1 (IANS) State-owned ONGC has, for the last 12 years, not been able to proceed with its gas exploration work in a vital reserve in Tripura due to lack of environmental clearance, causing a huge revenue loss. “Since...