India, China should boost military exchanges: Chinese defence minister

BEIJING: India and China should boost military exchanges and improve mutual trust and properly manage and control any “disparities”, Chinese State Councillor and Defence Minister Gen Wei Fenghe has said. Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra, who headed the Indian delegation at the ninth India-China Annual Defence and Security Dialogue here on November 13, called on Wei …

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More stubble burning this year compared to last year: EPCA chairperson

NEW DELHI: More cases of stubble burning in the neighbouring states were recorded this time as compared to last year despite a strict enforcement, Supreme Court-appointed EPCA chairperson Bhure Lal said Friday as he stressed on the need to bring a change in the mentality of people so that they look at the alternatives to …

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Glut of Indian sugar is said to hit London Exchange after expiry

By Isis Almeida A glut of sugar from India, the second-largest producer, has hit the London exchange as traders sold the sweetener to settle the expiration of December futures, according to people involved in the process. ED&F Man Holdings Ltd. took delivery of about 350,000 metric tons of white sugar, with Singapore-based trader Wilmar International …

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Honor claims it sold over 6 million Honor 8X units globally, over 1 million in India

Honor claims it sold over 6 million Honor 8X units globally, over 1 million in India (File) Chinese smartphone maker Huawei’s online focused sub-brand Honor on Friday announced that it sold over 6 million units of the recently launched Honor 8X globally, becoming the top Singles’ Day performer in terms of sales volume and revenue …

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Power discom BSES employs ‘predictive learning’ for better demand forecast in Delhi; what it is, how it works

The peak power demand in the national capital can escalate up to 4800 MW, BSES said. With an aim to get more accurate demand forecast, Delhi’s power discom BSES has employed ‘predictive learning’ technique, making use of a vast data spanned over 10 long years, The Indian Express reported. A few months back, the power …

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More stubble burning this year compared to last year, says EPCA chairperson Bhure Lal

Stubble burning in neighbouring Punjab and Haryana is one of the major causes for poor air quality in Delhi. (Express photos by Gurmeet Singh) More cases of stubble burning in the neighbouring states were recorded this time as compared to last year despite a strict enforcement, Supreme Court-appointed EPCA chairperson Bhure Lal said Friday as …

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GVK Power and Infrastructure gets shareholders’ nod to raise Rs 80 billion

GVK Power and Infrastructure on Friday said that it has got shareholders’ approval to raise up to Rs 80 billion.The resolution to raise the funds, by a combination of various options listed on the agenda of the annual general meeting (AGM) held on Wednesday, has been passed by the requisite majority, the firm stated in …

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Theresa May battling to salvage Brexit draft deal and her political future

British Prime Minister Theresa May battled to salvage a draft Brexit deal and her political future, as ministers resigned and members of her own party plotted to oust her.The Conservative leader said she believed with “every fibre of my being” in the Brexit course she had set, hours after facing a hostile parliament and seeing …

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Sebi slaps Rs 2.45 crore fine on 19 persons for manipulative trades

Markets regulator Sebi has imposed a total penalty of Rs 2.45 crore on 19 individuals for indulging in manipulative trading in the shares of Ushdev International. The fine has been levied in the range of Rs 5 lakh to Rs 30 lakh on these individuals. The regulator had conducted investigation in the scrip of Ushdev …

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Sensex Ends 196 Points Higher, Nifty Settles Above 10,680

Domestic stock markets closed Friday’s session on a positive note, posting a third straight weekly gain. Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) benchmark index Sensex ended at 35,457.16, up 196.62 points or 0.56 per cent. The Nifty50 index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) rose 65.50 points or 0.62 per cent to settle at 10,682.20. The indices were boosted …

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Gold Prices Decline By Rs 235, Silver Rates Hold Steady: 5 Points

Gold prices in Delhi fell by Rs 235 per 10 gram while silver rates held steady at Rs 37,900 per kg on Friday, reported news agency Press Trust of India (PTI). Fall in domestic demand dragged gold prices but strong international cues capped the losses, traders were quoted as saying in the PTI report. In …

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Angry Birds Maker Says It Needs New Games To Accelerate Growth

Helsinki:  Rovio Entertainment, the maker of the “Angry Birds” mobile game, on Friday said the company needed to come up with new games to drive growth and warned that sales would fall this year after reporting higher third-quarter profits. The Finnish company, which listed its shares on the stock market in Helsinki last year, reported …

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Gold Prices Rise amid Trade, Brexit Risk

© Reuters. Investing.com – Gold prices were higher on Friday as investors moved to risk-averse assets amid Brexit turmoil and trade war concerns. Comex for December delivery increased 1.43% to $1,216.30 a troy ounce as of 5:04 AM ET (10:04 GMT). Uncertainty over Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal lingered after Raab said he …

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CERT-In, other Internet security companies to deliberate on attacks on govts, industries at AVAR 2018

Speakers at the AVAR 2018 international cyber security conference will discuss advanced persistent targeted attacks on governments and industries to security for smart cars in the Internet of Things (IoT), said a city-based cyber security major. India’s K7 Computing will host and organise the three-day conference in association with CERT-In (India’s Computer Emergency Response Team), …

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Petrol, diesel prices can be cut by Rs 5-6 per litre without hurting revenues; here’s how

Former planning commission member Kirit Parikh has suggested measures that can reduce petrol and diesel prices by Rs 5-6 without hurting the government revenues Former planning commission member Kirit Parikh has suggested measures that can reduce petrol and diesel prices by Rs 5-6 without hurting the government revenues if a balanced approach is adopted. Parikh suggests that fuel prices can be cut without any adverse …

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Delhi Metro makes last mile connectivity easier! Stations to have Uber, Ola kiosks for commuters convenience

The facility will be available at five metro stations, to begin with. Soon, taking a cab to your home or office from a Delhi Metro station is going to be easier! In a bid to facilitate last-mile connectivity for commuters, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will tie-up with app-based cab aggregators like Uber and …

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India’s GSAT-29 communication satellite pushed higher into orbit

India’s GSAT-29 communication satellite launch (ISRO) India’s latest communication satellite, GSAT-29, was pushed further upwards towards its intended spot on Friday morning, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. The satellite’s orbit was successfully raised further by firing the liquid apogee motor engine at 10.27 a.m. for an hour and forty minutes. Thereafter, the GSAT-29’s …

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Netflix could offer cheaper monthly subscriptions with ads soon: Report

Netflix likely to embrace ads like YouTube soon (Reuters) US’ leading media streaming service provider Netflix Inc. is likely to embrace advertisements as it aims to compete head-to-head with streaming giant YouTube, an expert said. Netflix would take a cue from Hulu soon, offering a cheaper ad-supported version along with its existing ad-free services, The …

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Team India departs for Australia

At the pre-departure press conference on Thursday, Kohli emphasised on the need for the batsman to step up. (BCCI) Eyeing a maiden Test series win Down Under, the Indian cricket team left for Australia Friday for a gruelling tour, which will see them play four matches in whites, three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals. …

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Deepak Fertilisers, Hexaware, Dixon Technologies hit 52-week lows

Shares of Rallis India, Deepak Fertilisers & Chemicals, Dixon Technologies (India), Hexaware Technologies, Take Solutions and BASF were among 22 stocks from the S&P BSE Allcap index hitting their respective 52-week lows on Friday in intra-day trade.V2 Retail, Asahi India Glass, CARE Ratings, Hinduja Ventures, Hotel Leela Ventures, Shankara Building Products and Network18 Media & …

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Tesla acquires trucking companies to ensure early delivery of Model 3: Musk

Tesla has acquired trucking companies to ensure early delivery of Model 3 and help buyers get tax credits by the end of the year, the electric car company’s CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet on Friday.Tesla had, originally, suggested that buyers who wanted to take advantage of the full $7,500 EV federal tax incentive …

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Oil Prices Pare Sharp Weekly Decline Ahead of Data on U.S. Drilling Activity

© Reuters. Investing.com – Oil prices moved higher on Friday, recovering for a third straight session and paring a sharp weekly decline, as bullish hopes center on hopes for an OPEC-led production cut and investors awaited the latest reading on weekly oil rig activity in the U.S. New York-traded gained 65 cents, or 1.15%, at …

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Government sets up tribunal to decide on ban on two Tripura militant groups

NEW DELHI: The Centre has set up a tribunal, headed by Delhi High Court Judge Justice Suresh Kait, for adjudicating whether or not two Tripura-based militant outfits should be declared banned organisations under the law. The decision has been taken by the Home Ministry exercising the powers conferred under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, an …

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Indian Central Bank’s board to consider surplus funds transfer

By Siddhartha Singh The board of India’s central bank will meet on Monday to consider easing rules governing transfer of surplus funds to the government as well as liberalizing norms for weak banks to boost lending in the economy, people with knowledge of the matter said. The Reserve Bank of India will also review rules …

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Share market update: BSE Telecom index up nearly 5%; Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel shine

NEW DELHI: Telecom shares were trading mixed with the S&P BSE Telecom index trading 4.76 per cent up at 1029.73 on Friday. Shares of Vodafone Idea (up 13.70 per cent), Bharti Airtel (up 7.13 per cent), GTPL Hathway (up 4.64 per cent) and Tata Communications (up 4.47 per cent) were the top gainers in the …

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Jawa 42 vs Royal Enfield Classic 350: Spec Comparison

The Jawa 42 is expected to give the category favourite Royal Enfield Classic 350 a run for its money. Classic Legends Pvt. Ltd, a subsidiary of Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd, on Thursday resurrected the iconic Jawa Motorcycles after nearly 20 years. While the subsidiary, led by the three “amigos”, including Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra, …

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GAIL likely to buy IL&FS wind energy assets

GAIL had Rs 3,240 crore of cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments as of March 31, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: India’s biggest gas utility is considering acquiring all of the wind energy assets held by a subsidiary of a troubled shadow bank, according to people familiar with the …

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Myntra will remain separate firm, says Ananth Narayanan

Myntra CEO Ananth Narayanan (in picture) will now report to Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy. Photo: Mint New Delhi: Online retailer Myntra will continue to run as a separate business even as the company’s chief executive officer Ananth Narayanan said he had not resigned from the company. Earlier this week Walmart Inc, which owns Flipkart and …

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90 years on, Mickey lives on

Mickey exists in all of Disney’s verticals, including television, gaming and theme parks, but its popularity is most visible in consumer products. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: Nine decades ago when it made its first public appearance in a black-and-white short American film called Steamboat Willie, Mickey Mouse did not know it would go on to …

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Responsible media vital for nation building, says Rajyavardhan Rathore

Rajyavardhan Rathore (PTI) On the occasion of National Press Day, Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore on Friday said that a responsible and objective media was one of the most important institutions for nation-building. “Today on National Press Day, I convey my best wishes to all journalists. A responsible, objective media is one of the …

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Focus on safety! Indian Railways looks to double track related work from next financial year

For passenger comfort, Indian Railways will work more on electrification and track related service In a bid to strengthen passenger safety and punctuality, Indian Railways is planning to double its efforts for electrification and track related work for next financial year. Ashwani Lohani, Chairman of the Railway Board was quoted in an HT report saying …

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Madhya Pradesh elections 2018: Rahul Gandhi targets Narendra Modi, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

“China creates 50,000 jobs per day, whereas, despite ‘Start Up India’ and ‘Make in India’ schemes, the Indian government creates only 450 jobs in a day,” the Congress leader said. (ANI) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetization, calling it the “biggest scam” in the country, and attacked the …

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Call drop menace on Indian Railways network: New TRAI report shows all telcos except Reliance Jio fail test!

In case of Indian Railways routes, only Reliance Jio met the benchmark of less than or equal to 2% call drop rate. Unable to get good mobile phone connectivity while travelling on Indian Railways network or highways? Tired of persistent call drops and call failures while on the go? A recent report released by the …

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Opinion: Jet Airways Could Be Dangerous Buy For Tata Sons

Jet Airways has already played a part in the decline of Etihad Airways PJSC. Could Tata Sons Ltd. be the next business empire to enter its dangerous web? Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought Tata’s help to rescue the struggling airline, people familiar with the matter told Anurag Kotoky and Bhuma Shrivastava of Bloomberg News …

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Modi says Congress doesn’t want to credit people for choosing ‘chaiwala’

Exploiting to the hilt Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s recent remarks that a “chaiwala” became PM because of Jawaharlal Nehru’s commitment to democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the Congress saying it was not ready to credit people for this but only a dynasty.He challenged the Congress to appoint someone from outside the Nehru-Gandhi …

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Drink That Warmed World War I Soldiers Makes Last Stand in India

Drink That Warmed World War I Soldiers Makes Last Stand in India Wolves soccer players have a “warming and stamina building cup of Horlicks after training,” on March 16, 1939. Photographer: Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images For a century, children in India have been brought up on malt-flavored powdered milk drinks that they thought would help make …

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No-Deal Brexit Fears May Renew Pound Drop, Trigger Risk Aversion

TALKING POINTS – POUND, BREXIT, YEN, AUSSIE DOLLAR, TRADE WAR, EURO, DRAGHI Yen up, Aussie Dollar down as no-deal Brexit fears sour sentiment British Pound selloff may resume as UK PM Theresa May teeters Euro vulnerable on dovish comments from ECB President Draghi Signs of deteriorating risk appetite began to emerge in the G10 FX …

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Mukesh Ambani’s RIL beats TCS to become most-valued company once again!

In afternoon trade, RIL’s market capitalisation was Rs 7,14,573.46 crore on the BSE. Shares of Reliance Industries (RIL) Friday rose over 2 per cent helping the oil-to-telecom major pip Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to become the most-valued company in terms of market capitalisation. In afternoon trade on BSE, RIL’s market capitalisation was Rs 7,14,573.46 crore, …

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Real Estate Investment: Why Virtual Office may suit your business? Find out

The VO space offers employees the liberty to decide the schedule to complete their to-do list, avoiding time-wasting habits and encouraging viability. For many of you being a solopreneur or a startup founder, the first thing that strikes your mind when you understand your need to invest in virtual office services may be the budget …

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MCX adds 5 more delivery centres for old and gold mini contracts

Aimed at further expanding the gold contracts’ footprint in India, Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd. (MCX) has added five more locations to the list of additional delivery centres for old and gold mini contracts. In addition to Ahmedabad (basis centre), Mumbai and New Delhi, the exchange has now set up additional delivery centres at …

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Govt sets sights on Rs 5,000 crore via share buybacks

The government is looking to mobilise Rs 5,000 crore through share buybacks by January-end, according to an ETNow report that quoted agencies. The Centre expects Coal India share buyback to take off by January-end, the report said. Stock of Coal India was 0.70 per cent up at Rs 264.90 in the afternoon trade while the …

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Share market update: Nifty Bank index rises; PNB jumps nearly 4%

NEW DELHI: The Nifty Bank index was trading 0.41 per cent up at 26,261.6 on Friday with most of its components trading in the green. Shares of Punjab National Bank (up 3.79 per cent), Federal Bank (up 2.11 per cent), State Bank of India (up 1.96 per cent) and RBL Bank (up 1.85 per cent) …

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European shares bounce back from Brexit bruising

LONDON: European shares recovered on Friday as investors licked their wounds after a tumultuous week and strong results from Vivendi boosted the media sector. The pan-European stocks index was still on course for a weekly loss after two straight weeks of gains, though, as Brexit chaos, Italy’s budget showdown with the European Commission, and anxious …

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Two agencies to be appointed for template on FTA negotiations in future: Suresh Prabhu

Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu Friday said that two independent agencies would be appointed for preparing a template to negotiate free trade agreements (FTAs) in future. He said that the country would now have a completely new approach towards negotiating these agreements. “We are appointing two independent agencies, who will talk to all the …

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Modi-Xi summit in Wuhan removed several misconceptions between India and China: Indian envoy

BEIJING: The Wuhan summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping has removed several “misconceptions” between the two countries which would enable them to work together on many issues like globalisation, India’s envoy here has said. In Wuhan, Modi and Xi spoke to each other for almost 10 hours, which is characterised …

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Modi responds to Tharoor’s ‘Chaiwala’ remark: If Nehru created democratic system, let non-Gandhi become Congress president for 5 years

Addressing an election rally in Chhattisgarh’s Ambikapur, Modi said that Congress has been having sleepless nights since he became the PM. (File photo: PTI/Reuters) In a direct attack on Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s ‘Chaiwala’ remark two days ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the Congress party has been unable to digest that …

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Andhra Pradesh government withdraws general consent to CBI to exercise authority in state

The CBI functions under the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act. (File) The Chandrababu Naidu government in Andhra Pradesh has withdrawn the ‘general consent’ accorded to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to exercise its authority in the state. A ‘confidential’ government order to this effect, issued by Principal Secretary (Home) A R Anuradha on November …

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Here’s what Arun Jaitley wants to do to lift people out of poverty

Financial inclusion has been a top priority of the government to make growth inclusive. (Reuters) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday said that a high rate of economic growth is necessary to alleviate poverty and such economic expansion must be inclusive so that benefits of the economic development reach the poor. While speaking the 25th World …

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