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Venture Capital firm 3one4 raises Rs 400 crore for its third fund

Fund managed by Pranav and Siddartha Pai, sons of former Infosys director and CFO T V Mohandas Pai, has invested in 50 startups so far

12 Dec 2019 12:49 pm
BJP brings in discriminatory citizenship bill while celebrating Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary: Priyanka

Lashing out at the BJP, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday said the saffron party is bringing in the discriminatory citizenship bill at a time it is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with fanfare. Tagging her mother Congress President Sonia Gandhi's strongly worded statement against the bill, which was passed in Rajya Sabha last night, Priyanka Gandhi said it is hurting the soul of the Indian Constitution. At a time when the BJP is celebrating the 150th bir

12 Dec 2019 12:35 pm
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Nick Jonas to exec produce pre-wedding dance show for Amazon

Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas and singer Nick Jonas have joined hands with Amazon Studios to executive produce an unscripted series inspired by an Indian pre-wedding tradition called the sangeet, the streamer has announced. The celebrity couple will also appear in the series, Amazon added. The sangeet takes place the night before the nuptials, bringing together the families of the betrothed for a performance-filled evening of song and dance. The announcement comes over a week after the couple cele

12 Dec 2019 12:35 pm
Uddhav offers prayers to family deity at temple in Pune

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray offered prayers to their family deity at a temple in Pune district on Thursday. This was Thackeray's first visit to the temple since taking charge of the top post in the state last month. The chief minister was accompanied by wife Rashmi Thackeray and son Aaditya Thackeray. The family offered prayers to the deity at the Ekvira Devi temple located at Karla near Lonavla hill town in Pune. The chief minister is also scheduled to visit Shivneri Fort, the b

12 Dec 2019 12:35 pm
Observe strict financial prudence, T'gana CM tells govt depts

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has asked all departments of the state government to observe strict financial prudence and not spend even one rupee additionally to the budgeted allocations. He gave the directive in view of the economic slowdown and alleged non-receipt of funds from the Centre. The instructions were given by him during a Cabinet meeting that concluded late Wednesday. The Cabinet discussed the state's financial situation, funds due from the Centre and other related ec

12 Dec 2019 12:35 pm
India's economy to grow at 4.3 pc in Q4 2019 : Nomura

India's economy is expected to grow at 4.3 per cent in December quarter this year amid concerns over crisis in the NBFC sector, according to Nomura. The Japanese financial services major also believes that the first quarter of 2020 will see a weak uptick in GDP growth at 4.7 per cent. Domestic credit conditions remain tight as market concerns in the shadow banking (NBFC banking) have persisted too long, Sonal Varma, Chief Economist, India and Asia, said on Thursday. Contrary to the market's curr

12 Dec 2019 12:25 pm
Illegal voting held in village to contest civic body polls

Aballot box with 134 ballot papers were seized by revenue and police official from Sumaithangi village on Wednesday, where illegal voting was being held to select a candidate for contesting in the local body elections inKalari village. Officials said the village leaders wanted to send one person to contest thepresidentship of Kilari panchayat from their village. But four people had expressed their desire to contest for the post from the village, they said. They said if four people from Sumaithan

12 Dec 2019 12:20 pm
Maha: Man killed over affair, body recovered after 52 days

A 25-year-old man from Thane district in Maharashtra was allegedly killed over his affair with a married woman, police said on Thursday. The incident took place on October 21, but the highly decomposed body of Rajiv Bidlan, an ambulance driver who resided in Kalyan town, was recovered on Wednesday on basis of information received from some persons during questioning, an official at Bhiwandi taluka police station said. The victim fell in love with a woman working at an eatery in Kalyan earlier th

12 Dec 2019 12:20 pm
Centre committed to protect Assam's culture, language and customs: Ram Madhav

BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Thursday reiterated centre's stance that Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is not counter-productive to the interests of any state including Assam while asserting that the central regime is committed to protect and grant full security to the Assamese people, their culture, language and customs.The unrest in Assam is unfortunate. Home Minister Amit Shah has clearly said that the Bill is not going to affect the interest of the people, or of any state or any group. We

12 Dec 2019 12:16 pm
Fans celebrate superstar Rajinikanth's birthday as he turns 70

Superstar Rajinikanth stepped into his 70th year on Thursday and the actor's wide fan following made sure that day was celebrated in a grand manner.The die-hard fans of the 'Thalaivar' on Thursday morning performed a full-fledged special pooja for his well being at Ragevendra Temple, Chennai.Chanting prayers and wearing garlands, fans hosted a meal near the temple premises after the rituals.Talking to ANI, the fan group expressed their admiration for the actor who is also a Padma Bhushan awardee

12 Dec 2019 12:15 pm
CAB to ensure Bangladeshi Hindu migrants in Assam get citizenship: CPI(M)

The CPI(M) on Thursday said the BJP has pushed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to extend its communal agenda of ensuring that Hindu migrants from Bangladesh living in Assam are given citizenship while seeking to exclude Muslim migrants from that country. An editorial in the forthcoming edition of the CPI(M) mouthpiece Peoples Democracy said the BJP had to get CAB passed to ensure smooth running of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) process. The motivation for the bill was its communal agen

12 Dec 2019 12:15 pm
New Zealand police to recover bodies from White Island

New Zealand Police on Friday said that it is planning to recover bodies from White Island where eight people were killed due to a volcanic eruption.According to New Zealand Herald, six of the eight bodies are yet to be retrieved. They can be seen by air. One can be seen in the water.Deputy Police Commissioner John Tims said that the families will be briefed on the operation this evening.Up to 50 people were on or near the island at the time of the eruption on Friday, police said, as cited by Spu

12 Dec 2019 12:14 pm
Anti-CAB protests in Assam: Police opens fire on protestors

Police opened fire to disperse protesters at Lalungaonn area here on Thursday in which some persons were reportedly injured, a senior police officer said. The officer claimed that the protesters hurled stones and bricks at the policemen and when attempts to pacify them did not deter the mob, the security personnel opened fire at them. The officer did not specify the number of people injured in the firing, though the protestors claimed that at least four persons were injured. Defying curfew, prot

12 Dec 2019 12:10 pm
Ujjivan Small Finance Bank makes strong debut, jumps 57 pc

The scrip of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank made a strong debut on stock exchanges on Thursday, listing with a premium of over 57 per cent against its issue price of Rs 37. On the BSE, the scrip opened at Rs 58, a 57 per cent premium against its issue price of Rs 37 per share. On the NSE, it got listed at Rs 58.75. The company's market valuation stood at Rs 9,315.12 crore during early trade. The initial public offer (IPO), which was open for subscription during December 2-4 was subscribed more than

12 Dec 2019 12:10 pm
Vaccine against gut bacteria mobility may protect against digestive tract ulcers: Study

Researchers have developed a method to restrict the mobility of gut bacteria that are linked to chronic inflammatory bowel disorders that cause stomach and intestinal ulcers, an advance that may lead to new vaccine development strategies. The researchers, including those from Inserm -- The Institut national de la sante et de la recherche medicale -- in France, said patients with inflammatory bowel diseases had reduced diversity of gut bacteria, and excessive levels of microbes with a protein cal

12 Dec 2019 12:10 pm
Railways revenue declines 3.2% in November 2019

Freight loading rises 0.9% in November 2019 after three months of decline

12 Dec 2019 12:09 pm
Japan Stocks mixed as US tariff deadline nears

Total 24 issues of the 33 industry category of Topix index dived into negative territory, with Fishery, Agriculture & Forestry, Mining, Securities & Commodities Futures, Rubber Products, and Iron & Steel issues being notable losers, while Metal Products, Machinery, Real Estate, and Electric Appliances issues were notable gainers.

12 Dec 2019 12:07 pm
Captain Woods on song but US stunned 4-1 by Internationals on opening day

Ernie Els' young International team got off to dream Presidents Cup start as they stunned Tiger Woods' star-studded United States to take a 4-1 lead after the opening fourballs Thursday. The Americans were heavy favourites ahead of the matchplay event at Royal Melbourne, having won all but one of the 12 editions of the biennial clash, with one drawn. But Els boasts intimate knowledge of the difficult sandbelt layout where he holds the course record, and spent hours schooling his team on its fast

12 Dec 2019 12:05 pm
Internet cut-off, people in Assam can't read your 'reassuring' message: Cong to PM

The Congress on Wednesday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his assurance to the people of Assam on Twitter after the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament, saying the people in the state cannot read his eassuring message as the internet there has been cut-off. In a series of tweets, in both Assamese and English, the prime minister said he personally and the Central government are otally committed to constitutionally safeguard the political, linguistic, cult

12 Dec 2019 12:05 pm
Pierce Brosnan joins Camila Cabello-starrer 'Cinderella'

Former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan has boarded the cast of Sony's retelling of the fairytale Cinderella. The film stars singer Camila Cabello in the title role, with Billy Porter as the fairy godmother and Idina Menzel as the evil stepmother. British actor Nicholas Galitzine will star opposite Cabello as Prince Robert. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brosnan will play the king, father to Galitzine's Robert. To be directed by Kay Cannon, the film is billed as a modern reimagining of the t

12 Dec 2019 12:05 pm
Congress trying to revive its fortunes by stoking protests against CAB: Jitendra Singh

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that Congress is trying to revive its fortunes by stoking protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the North East but it will fail in its attempts.The misleading statement made by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi yesterday regarding the North Eastern region tends to the fact that Congress is trying to fish in the troubled waters of Brahmaputra. They are trying to rev

12 Dec 2019 12:04 pm
Sterlite Technologies Ltd leads gainers in 'A' group

PC Jeweller Ltd, Yes Bank Ltd, IIFL Finance Ltd and Timken India Ltd are among the other gainers in the BSE's 'A' group today, 12 December 2019.

12 Dec 2019 12:00 pm
BPCL gains after updating on credit ratings by various agencies

Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) rose 1.40% to Rs 489.45 after the state-run oil marketing company announced the rating actions by various rating agencies.

12 Dec 2019 11:55 am
Dr Harsh Vardhan expresses happiness over passage of CAB in RS

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Thursday expressed happiness over the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha and said that it will be beneficial for the people who had been deprived of their rights for past several decades.Today is a historic day. Our Hindu brothers will now be able to exercise their rights. They were not able to get benefits for the past few decades. They will now be the citizens of India. Not only me, but even the people here are also happy, he

12 Dec 2019 11:54 am
Board of Phoenix Mills approves change in directorate

At meeting held on 11 December 2019

12 Dec 2019 11:53 am
Citizenship Bill will not affect culture, language of Assam, people should maintain peace: Union Minister Rameshwar Teli

Union Minister and MP from Assam, Rameshwar Teli on Thursday appealed for peace in Assam while asserting that Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) will not affect the culture and language of Assam.He also said that some people had pelted stones at his residence in Dibrugarh and set one of his relative's shops on fire after the passage of The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 by Parliament trigged protests across Northeastern states including Assam.I live in Dibrugarh. Around 11 pm on Wednesday nigh

12 Dec 2019 11:51 am
Rain stops play in Pakistan's first home Test since 2009 attack

Rain stopped play on the second day of the first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on Thursday, Pakistan's first home Test in a decade after a deadly attack in 2009. Resuming at 202-5, Sri Lanka had reached 222-5 in 7.5 overs before the umpires stopped play as rain started to pour heavily at the Rawalpindi stadium. Dhananjaya de Silva was unbeaten on 54 for his sixth half-century, while Niroshan Dickwella was 15 not out. The brief period of play was not without incident as 16-year-old pacer Na

12 Dec 2019 11:50 am
Infosys slides after US law firm files class-action lawsuit

Infosys was down 1.87% to Rs 707.35 after The Schall Law Firm, a US-based shareholder rights litigation firm, announced the filing of a class action lawsuit against Infosys in a US court.

12 Dec 2019 11:45 am
Bengaluru: Life-size mannequins dressed as cops placed to reduce traffic violations

Bengaluru Traffic Police have deployed life-size mannequins, wearing police uniforms, at some important junctions in the city in a bid to reduce traffic violations.Mannequins, wearing reflector jackets, white shirts, khaki pants, white hats, and black shoes will act as a deterrent to traffic violations.Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) in Bengaluru city, Dr BR Ravikanthe Gowda said that they are also planning to fit cameras in these to record violations.Response to this initiative is very p

12 Dec 2019 11:44 am
Messi expecting 'very strong' Real Madrid ahead of clash

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is expecting a 'very strong' Real Madrid as both the teams are going to face each other in La Liga.I expect a very strong Real Madrid. They have shown it in the last matches, in La Liga and in the Champions League, quoted Messi as saying.Barca v Madrid and Madrid v Barca are always special matches. It doesn't matter how the teams arrive, although it's true that we both go into it at a good time, he added.Barcelona will compete against Real Sociedad on December 1

12 Dec 2019 11:43 am
Jharkhand assembly elections: 29.44 per cent polling recorded till 11 am

Over 29.44 per cent voter turnout was recorded in Jharkhand till 11 am on Thursday where polling for the third of the five-phased Assembly elections in Jharkhand is being conducted amidst tight security.The voter turnout is picking up as the day progresses as just a little over 13 per cent polling was recorded till 9 am, according to the Election Commission.The third phase of polling will decide the fate of legislators in 17 seats out of the total 81 assembly constituencies.A total of 309 candid

12 Dec 2019 11:43 am
Shell India, VisionSpring win global award for improving road safety

Shell India and social enterprise VisionSpring said on Thursday that #DriveSafeIndia, a programme to provide screening and eyeglasses to more than 3.5 lakh commercial drivers and allied transportation workers across India, has been awarded the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.The award recognises outstanding achievement and innovation worldwide towards improving road safety. The programme has already screened the vision of 97,000 people in 40 cities and towns across the country.Aft

12 Dec 2019 11:42 am
Hyderabad vet rape-murder: SC for impartial probe into killing of accused

An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde was hearing two public interest litigations seeking an independent probe into the deaths last week

12 Dec 2019 11:41 am
4-yr-old girl raped in UP

A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth in a village in Hathgama area here, police said on Thursday. The incident took place on December 5 when the girl was playing near her house. Moolchand (36) allegedly lured the girl with a toffee, took her to a secluded place and raped her, they said. The girl formed her family members who admitted her to a nursing home. The FIR in the matter was registered on Wednesday night and efforts are on on to nab the accused, police said.

12 Dec 2019 11:40 am
North Kashmir Cricket Premier League organised in Kuligam

With normalcy rapidly returning to the Kashmir Valley, North Kashmir Cricket Premier League was organised in Kuligam.Eight teams from the region participated in the tournament.Cricket season in valley is gaining great support from youth. North #Kashmir Cricket Premier League was organised at Kuligam. 08 teams from the region competed for the trophy. Excellent display of sporting & competitive spirit #IndianArmy @kheloindia #ArmyAndYouth @Tiny_Dhillon, Chinar Corps Indian Army tweeted.Earlier on

12 Dec 2019 11:37 am
CAB together with NRC could turn into a lethal combo: Prashant Kishor

Even as JD (U) helped Citizenship (Amendment) Bill sail through in Parliament, party leader Prashant Kishor expressed his dissent over it saying that the CAB and National Register of Citizens (NRC) together will be a lethal combo in the hands of government to systematically discriminate and prosecute people based on religion.Taking to Twitter, Kishor said, We are told that #CAB is a bill to grant citizenship and not to take it from anyone. But the truth is together with #NRC, it could turn into

12 Dec 2019 11:36 am
'Curb Your Enthusiasm' season 10 to debut on Jan 19

The 10th season of the HBO comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm, fronted by veteran actor Larry David, is set to premiere on January 19. The network on Wednesday dropped the trailer of the new season of the show, also created and executive produced by David. According to Variety, season 10 will continue to prove how seemingly trivial details of one's day-to-day life - a cold cup of coffee, a stained shirt, a missing toothbrush - can precipitate a chain of misfortune to hilarious effect. David will once a

12 Dec 2019 11:35 am
Not executing our plans has been the story this series: Pollard

West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard said failing to execute their plans has been the story of his team as it went down by 67 runs in the third T20I against India to lose the series 1-2 here. Batting first, India amassed a huge 240 for three, riding on a blitzkrieg by K L Rahul (91), Rohit Sharma (71) and skipper Virat Kohli (70 not out). In reply, West Indies could manage only 173 for 8 as India sealed the match and the series comfortably. They scored 240. I thought we didn't execute as we wanted

12 Dec 2019 11:35 am
US reprimanded Pak Air Force chief for misusing F-16 fighter jets: Report

The IAF had said that during the aerial engagement on February 27, one of its MiG-21 Bison shot down a F-16.

12 Dec 2019 11:35 am
PM Modi extends birthday greetings to Sharad Pawar, prays for his 'long, healthy life'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday extended greetings to NCP supremo Sharad Pawar on his 79th birthday and prayed for the latter's long and healthy life.\Greetings to Shri Sharad Pawar Ji on his birthday. Praying for his long and healthy life. @PawarSpeaks, Modi said tagging the NCP chief.Born in Baramati in Maharashtra on December 12, 1940, Pawar has been a dominant figure in both state and national politics for the past several years.His political acumen and stature led him to occupy top

12 Dec 2019 11:31 am
Market trades sideways

The main equity indices traded in narrow range with modest gains in mid-morning trade. The underlying sentiment continued to be bullish backed by multiple cabinet announcements and positive global sentiments. The Nifty hovered near the 11,950 level.

12 Dec 2019 11:31 am
World's oldest artwork uncovered in Indonesian cave: study

An Indonesian cave painting that depicts a prehistoric hunting scene could be the world's oldest figurative artwork dating back nearly 44,000 years, pointing to an advanced artistic culture, according to new research. Discovered two years ago on the island of Sulawesi, the 4.5 metre (13 foot) wide painting features wild animals being chased by half-human hunters wielding what appear to be spears and ropes, said the study published in Nature on Wednesday. Using dating technology, the team at Aust

12 Dec 2019 11:30 am
US Senators proposes bill to clamp down on World Bank lending to China

Three Republican Senators have tabled a legislation in the United States Senate to prevent World bank from lending to China on projects that would be used against religious and ethnic minorities. Introduced by Senators Chuck Grassley, Marco Rubio and Tom Cotton on Wednesday, the Senate Bill instructs the US representatives at the World Bank to vote against and use best efforts to deny any loan or extension to countries that significantly exceed the graduation thresholds or that are designated as

12 Dec 2019 11:30 am
CAB 2019: Sanjay Raut slams Centre for 'not gauging emotions' of North-Eastern citizens

Asserting that the situation across the country is ot normal, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday slammed the Central government for not gauging emotions of North-Eastern citizens before tabling the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Parliament.In Rajya Sabha, the Home Minister said that the situation across the country is normal, but it does not appear to be normal. Before the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was tabled in the Parliament, the emotions of North Eastern people were not gauged

12 Dec 2019 11:30 am
CAB 'completely unconstitutional', headed towards SC: Cong's Manish Tewari

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is completely unconstitutional and is headed towards the Supreme Court, senior Congress leader Manish Tewari said Thursday. His remarks come a day after the contentious bill was passed by Rajya Sabha after it was cleared in the Lok Sabha on Monday. Asked whether the Congress would challenge the Bill in the Supreme Court, Tewari told PTI, It is completely unconstitutional and it is headed towards the court, so therefore, it is immaterial who challenges it. It is d

12 Dec 2019 11:30 am
Murderer becomes 22nd person executed in US this year

A Texas man who killed a prison officer was executed late Wednesday, bringing to 22 the number of people put to death in the US this year. Travis Runnels, 46, was pronounced dead at 7:26 pm (0126 GMT), the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said, after a lethal injection at Huntsville prison north of Houston. Runnels made no final statement, the department said. Just minutes earlier, the US Supreme Court had rejected a stay of execution request. Runnels had received a 70-year jail sentence in

12 Dec 2019 11:30 am
IUML moves SC against Citizenship Amendment Bill

Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) on Thursday filed a petition in the Supreme Court on the question of legality of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which has been passed by both houses of Parliament.IUML, in its petition, requested the apex court to stay the Bill and its operation. The Muslim League also pleaded to declare it illegal and void for violating Article 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution.In a copy made available to ANI, the league requested the court to pass and grant an interim sta

12 Dec 2019 11:24 am
Indian Union Muslim League moves SC challenging Citizenship Bill

IUML alleged that the Bill violates the fundamental Right to Equality of the Constitution

12 Dec 2019 11:21 am
IUML moves SC challenging Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) moved the Supreme Court on Thursday challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, a day after it was passed in the Rajya Sabha completing the legislative process for giving Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. IUML alleged that the Bill violates the fundamental Right to Equality of the Constitution. The Bill which was cleared in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday saw 125 MPs voting in its favour and 99 against it. It

12 Dec 2019 11:21 am
PM greets NCP leader Sharad Pawar on his 79th birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted NCP leader Sharad Pawar on his 79th birthday and prayed for his long and healthy life. Greetings to Shri Sharad Pawar Ji on his birthday. Praying for his long and healthy life, he tweeted. In a series of fast paced events, the BJP had tried to form a government with Pawar's nephew Ajit Pawar in Maharashtra. The Shiv Sena formed the new government in the state in alliance with the NCP and the Congress, finally. Pawar was born in 1940 in Baramati, M

12 Dec 2019 11:20 am