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HPCL’s Q2 net up 148% on inventory gain, more throughput

Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) State-run Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) on Thursday posted a massive 147.5 per cent jump in its net profit for the second quarter ending September at Rs 1,735 crore, buoyed by higher crude throughput and inventory gains. The oil...

Odd-even plan returns as Delhi-NCR inhales toxic air for third day

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The odd-even traffic rationing plan returned to the national capital and will be in place for four days from November 13 as people continued to inhale toxic air for the third day on Thursday, with the situation expected to be...
PM Modi to visit Philippines for Asean, East Asia Summits

PM Modi to visit Philippines for Asean, East Asia Summits

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday leave on a three-day visit to the Philippines where he will attend the Asean and East Asia Summits and hold a bilateral meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, it was announced on Thursday. This...

SC to hear plea against Asthana appointment on Monday

New Delhi, Nov 9  The Supreme Court will hear on Monday a plea challenging the appointment of Rakesh Asthana as Special Director in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). A bench headed by Justice J. Chelameswar on Thursday directed the listing of...
Consider odd-even, cloud seeding to curb pollution: HC

Consider odd-even, cloud seeding to curb pollution: HC

New Delhi, Nov 9  The Delhi High Court on Thursday said there was an “emergency situation” vis-a-vis pollution in Delhi-NCR region and asked the Delhi government to consider vehicular odd-even scheme and cloud seeding to induce artificial...

India’s Q3 gold demand drops 24% due to GST, anti-money laundering norms: WGC

New Delhi, Nov 9  Demand for gold in India for third quarter (July-September) 2017 was at 145.9 tonnes down 24 per cent as compared to overall demand for the corresponding quarter in 2016, a World Gold Council (WGC) report showed here on Thursday. In...
IT raids relatives of Sasikala, Dinakaran

IT raids relatives of Sasikala, Dinakaran

Chennai, Nov 9  Income Tax (IT) officials on Thursday raided 187 locations belonging to relatives of jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala, her nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran and organisations connected to them in several cities, said a senior IT official. He...
Modi, Hasina, Mamata flag-off Kolkata-Khulna friendship train

Modi, Hasina, Mamata flag-off Kolkata-Khulna friendship train

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressing at the launch of connectivity projects between India and Bangladesh, via video conferencing with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina and the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, in New...

NTPC Family Members Extend all Possible Assistance for Unchahar Victims

Airlifting of the injured for the best available medical treatment, donating blood to patients and helping the victims with the physical presence of employees, NTPC family is extending all possible support to those affected by the accident that took place...

Himachal records over 10% polling in two hours

Shimla, Nov 9  More than 10 per cent polling was recorded in two hours for the 68-seat Himachal Pradesh assembly elections that began amid tight security on Thursday, an election official said here. Over 50 lakh voters from across the state were exercising...

Modi urges Himachal to vote in record numbers

New Delhi, Nov 9 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged the people of Himachal Pradesh to come out and vote in “record numbers” for the assembly election underway in the state. “Himachal Pradesh is polling today. I request every...
Xi, Trump discuss North Korean crisis

Xi, Trump discuss North Korean crisis

Beijing, Nov 9  Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with his visiting US counterpart Donald Trump on Thursday where they discussed the North Korean nuclear crisis. The two leaders met at the Great Hall of the People here. While Xi promised cooperation...
Qatar Foundation sells its 5% stake in Bharti Airtel for $1.48 bn

Qatar Foundation sells its 5% stake in Bharti Airtel for $1.48 bn

New Delhi, Nov 9 Qatar Foundation Endowment (QFE) on Wednesday announced the block sale, through its Asia-Pacific regional holding company Three Pillars Pte Ltd (TPPL), of the entire 5 per cent stake it holds in Bharti Airtel. According to industry...
China, US companies sign business deals worth $9 bn

China, US companies sign business deals worth $9 bn

Beijing, Nov 9  Companies from China and the US signed on Wednesday 19 deals worth a total of $9 billion on the first day of the US President’s visit to the Chinese capital. The agreements, which encompass sectors such as energy, aeronautics and...
Air quality in most UP cities turns toxic

Air quality in most UP cities turns toxic

Lucknow, Nov 9  After the deadly smog in Delhi, the hazardous weather conditions have hit the state of Uttar Pradesh with various cities recording dangerously poor air quality, an official said on Thursday. The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Noida has been...
Metro parking rates to go up four-fold from Thursday

Metro parking rates to go up four-fold from Thursday

New Delhi, Nov 9 The Delhi Metro on Wednesday announced a four-fold hike in the rates for parking on its premises to discourage commuters from using private vehicles. The decision has apparently come in the backdrop of the alarming smog situation in...

UP to promote regional air connectivity, Agra-Jaipur flights from Dec 15

Lucknow, Nov 9 Direct flights between Agra and Jaipur are proposed to start on December 15 this year, an Uttar Pradesh government official said on Wednesday. The information was given to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during a review meeting of the new...
Investment of Rs 488 cr pledged at agri summit in Udaipur

Investment of Rs 488 cr pledged at agri summit in Udaipur

Udaipur, Nov 9  The Rajasthan government signed MoUs for 18 projects worth 487.96 crore on the second day of Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) here, an official statement said. These projects will provide direct employment to 6, 241 people and indirect...
Modi, Prince Charles discuss India-Britain ties

Modi, Prince Charles discuss India-Britain ties

New Delhi, Nov 9 Prime Minister Narendr Modi met Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, and held wide ranging discussions on India-Britain ties. “A relationship marked by mutual respect and strong bonds of friendship. PM @narendramodi welcomed Their...
India, Colombia discuss expanding bilateral ties

India, Colombia discuss expanding bilateral ties

New Delhi, Nov 9 As part of New Delhi reaching out to Latin America, India and Colombia on Wednesday discussed ways to strengthen bilateral ties during a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Colombian counterpart Maria Angela...