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Microsoft launches e-commerce portal for Telangana's handloom weavers

In a bid to empower handloom weavers in Telangana, Microsoft India on Saturday announced the launch of a new e-commerce portal that will help the weavers optimise operations and engage better with customers.

19 Jan 2019 12:22 pm
Guterres expresses doubt in enabling India-Pakistan dialogue

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed doubts about his efficacy in enabling talks between India and Pakistan but said he hoped that given their importance they would enter into a meaningful dialogue.

19 Jan 2019 11:52 am
World economy appears shaky on eve of Davos with politics to blame

The summit formally begins on Tuesday although the tone will be set a day before when the International Monetary Fund publishes new growth forecasts

19 Jan 2019 11:44 am
George W. Bush delivers pizza to unpaid Secret Service personnel

Former US President George W. Bush delivered pizzas to his unpaid Secret Service personnel and called for the partial government shutdown to end.

19 Jan 2019 11:42 am
US shutdown: George Bush delivers pizza to unpaid Secret Service personnel

Some 6,000 Secret Service employees are among the 800,000 federal workers not receiving paychecks

19 Jan 2019 11:42 am
IRCTC scam: Delhi court extends Lalu Prasad's interim bail till Jan 28

A Delhi court on Saturday extended till January 28 the interim bail granted to RJD chief Lalu Prasad in two Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam cases filed by the CBI and the ED. Special Judge Arun Bhardwaj also extended the interim bail granted to Prasad's wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav in the CBI case till January 28. On the said date, the court will pronounce order on the regular bail application of Lalu Prasad and others. The cases relate to alleged irregular

19 Jan 2019 11:40 am
IRCTC scam: Delhi court extends Lalu Prasad's interim bail till Jan 28

Special Judge Arun Bhardwaj also extended the interim bail granted to Prasad's wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav in the CBI case till January 28

19 Jan 2019 11:40 am
Tumultuous welcome for Mamata at Brigade Ground

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee received a tumultuous welcome as she reached the Brigade Parade Ground for the opposition's mega anti-BJP rally on Saturday.

19 Jan 2019 11:38 am
Malaysia court rules in favour of Wynn Macau in $4.2 million case: lawyer

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Malaysian judge on Friday ruled in favour of Wynn Macau in a case against a fund manager who owed the casino millions of dollars, the company's lawyer said, the first time a casino has been allowed to recover dues in the country.

19 Jan 2019 11:25 am
Vidarbha rout Uttarakhand to reach semis

Reigningchampions Vidarbha routed minnows Uttarakhand by an innings and 115 runs in their Ranji Trophy quarter-final here Saturday and made to the semifinals. India pacer Umesh Yadav (5-23) and slow left arm orthodox bowler Aditya Sarvate (5-55) grabbed five wickets each to dismantle them for 159 in the second innings and script a memorable win. Trailing the hosts by 274 runs in the first innings and resuming the day at the overnight score of 152 for 5, Uttarakhand needed to bat out thei

19 Jan 2019 11:25 am
New Year bonanza for Mumbai commuters

Ahead of the upcoming general elections, the Centre has offered a bagful of bonanza for the eight million Mumbai commuters to be inaugurated here on Saturday, an official said.

19 Jan 2019 11:12 am
Trump campaign asks for donations to send faux red bricks to Pelosi, Schumer amid border row

President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign has launched a unique fundraising initiative, asking its supporters to donate USD 20.20 to send faux red bricks to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer until Democrats agree to fund a wall along the US-Mexico border. Trump's re-election campaign sent out a fundraising email on Friday asking for donations of USD 20.20 and pledging to send fake bricks to Speaker Pelosi or Schumer, who are leading the Democratic party

19 Jan 2019 11:05 am
Police arrest ex-CFO Shashidhar Kotian in Rs 5600 cr NSEL scam

Mumbai Police have arrested former chief financial officer of NSEL Shashidhar Kotian in connection with the Rs 5,600-crore now-shuttered commodities spot exchange scam, a senior Economic Offences Wing (EOW) official has said. Kotian was produced before a court Friday, which remanded him to police custody till January 28, the official said. The agency sought his remand on the ground that they have come across from fresh facts and need to confront with the same. The NSEL scam refers to the

19 Jan 2019 11:00 am
Reliance's e-commerce entry to reduce digital colonisation: Mohandas Pai

Ambani announced his plan to create an online-to-offline platform at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit

19 Jan 2019 11:00 am
Ex-NSEL CFO Shashidhar Kotian arrested in Mumbai in Rs 5600-cr scam

As many as 13,000 investors have claimed losses after the trading platform faced a payment crisis, forcing the government to order its shuttering

19 Jan 2019 11:00 am
Unesco names Rio as World Capital of Architecture

The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (Unesco) has named the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro as the World Capital of Architecture for 2020.

19 Jan 2019 10:56 am
104 cartons of illicit liquor seized, two arrested

Police have seized 104 cartons of illicit liquor from a truck and arrested two people in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district, an official said on Saturday. During checking, a truck was intercepted at Titoli checkpost on Friday evening. A total of 104 cartons of illicit liquor were recovered from the vehicle, Superintendent of Police Ajay Kumar Pandey said. The liquor was being smuggled in from Haryana, he said.

19 Jan 2019 10:55 am
Nawaz Sharif not completely well, more tests required: Medical board

Sharif, 69, has been serving a seven-year jail term in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills graft case

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20 killed in Mexico pipeline explosion

At least 20 people were killed and 54 others injured in a pipeline explosion in Mexico's Hidalgo state, authorities said.

19 Jan 2019 10:52 am
Aditi Rao Hydari to walk the ramp for charity

Actress Aditi Rao Hydari will be walking the ramp at a fashion show here to raise funds for charity intiatives.

19 Jan 2019 10:48 am
Fresh hike in fuel prices on Saturday

Fuel prices witnessed a fresh hike on Saturday, adding to commuters' woes.In New Delhi, petrol is being sold 17 paise higher at Rs. 70.72/litre, and diesel at Rs. 65.16/litre after a 19 paise hike.Also, petrol is retailing at Rs 76.35/litre (increased by 17 paise) and diesel at Rs. 68.22/litre (increased by 20 paise) in Mumbai.The rise in prices comes amidst the revision of global crude oil prices owing to a possible stifling of supply in the near future.

19 Jan 2019 10:45 am
Body of fisherman who drowned off Sri Lanka arrives in TN,

The body of a 61-year-old Tamil Nadu fisherman, who drowned in the sea after his boat capsized off Neduntheevu while being chased by the Sri Lankan Navy, was brought here from the island nation and cremated, a fisheries department official said Saturday. K Muniasamy was part of a group of fishermen in two boats fishing off Neduntheevu on January 13, when they were allegedly chased by the Lankan naval personnel. Both boats capsized as a result and the fishermen fell into the sea. While eig

19 Jan 2019 10:40 am
ICoFP, an Approved Prep Provider, Launches Online Training for Level I & II of the CFA Program by CFA Institute, USA

/ -- International College of Financial Planning (ICoFP), the market leader in super-specialised financial analysis and planning education, has launched a preparatory program for CFA Program Level I & II exam after 10 years of successfully running MBA in Financial Analysis program, which incorporates all III levels of CFA Program by CFA Institute, USA. (Logo: ) The CFA program is a globally recognized q

19 Jan 2019 10:40 am
Woman gang-raped in UP's Muzaffarnagar

A 22-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by two men in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district, police said on Saturday. The incident took place on Friday when the woman was alone at her residence in Kheri Firozabad village here under Kakroli police station, they said. According to a complaint lodged by the woman's father, the accused, Gaurav and Ravi, who hail from the same village, barged into her house and raped her while her parents were away, the police said. The accused threatened the w

19 Jan 2019 10:40 am
BJP MLAs to return to Karnataka from Gurugram resort

Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) legislators will return on Saturday from a private resort in Gurugram where they were lodged for the last few days, a party leader said.

19 Jan 2019 10:38 am
Centre dismisses two PNB Executive Directors

The Central government has removed two Punjab National Bank (PNB) Executive Directors -- Sanjiv Sharan and K.Veera Brahmaji Rao -- for the lapses in the Rs 13,500 crore fraud allegedly perpetrated by absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi.

19 Jan 2019 10:38 am
Himachal sees rise in mercury, more snow in store

The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday saw a marginal rise in the temperatures, but the Met Office here forecast crain and more snowfall in the next three days.

19 Jan 2019 10:38 am
Hyderabad: 5 drug smugglers held, 50 kg marijuana seized

In a major breakthrough, the Prohibition and Excise Department on Saturday busted inter-state marijuana trade and held five people, including two women, in connection with the case.The officials, while conducting the probe, seized 50 kilograms of marijuana and four mobile phones from the accused- Devi Prasad Rai Chowdery, Rohan Singh, Sanjay Kumar Naik, Sunamani Naik, and Krishna Kumari.The excise department first nabbed Devi Prasad and Rohan Singh from Balram Galli in possession of 20 kilograms

19 Jan 2019 10:34 am
3 ways Trump and Democrats can unite to disrupt health care for the better

There is widespread bipartisan appreciation of the crisis in health care, with bloated costs and an industry that fiercely resists change

19 Jan 2019 10:24 am