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AIMIM offers Rs 1 L as financial aid to lynched man's family

The AIMIM today handed over Rs one lakh as financial assistance to the family of a Hyderabad man who was lynched near Bidar in Karnataka last week. AIMIM MLA from Malakpet here, Ahmed Bin Abdullah Balala, met members of the deceased Mohammad Azam's family and handed over Rs one lakh announced by party president Asaduddin Owaisi, the party said in a release. The party gave Rs 25,000 to Mohammad Salman who was injured in the incident, it said. Owaisi would request Karnataka Chief Minister H

18 Jul 2018 5:25 pm
Markets trip on profit-booking, political turbulence; metals lose sheen

The BSE Sensex retreated from its all-time high and the broader NSE Nifty finished below the 11,000-mark today after a no-confidence motion against the government was tabled in the Lok Sabha. While the NDA government enjoys a comfortable majority in the lower house, the opposition-sponsored move underscores the rising political temperatures in the run up to the general elections next year, analysts said. The motion will be debated on Friday. The BSE 30-share Sensex, which soared to new intra-day

18 Jul 2018 5:25 pm
Contempt notice served on UP's top bureaucrat

The Lucknow bench of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) on Wednesday issued four contempt notices against Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar for defying its order for disposing of the representations of IPS officer Amitabh Thakur who is facing departmental enquiries.

18 Jul 2018 5:18 pm
Hardline Islamic groups contesting Pakistan's general elections

Some of Pakistan's hardline Islamic groups, who defend the blasphemy law and have been accused of playing a role in global terrorism and murders of religious minorities, are contesting the July 25 general elections, triggering concerns of further radicalization of the conservative country.

18 Jul 2018 5:18 pm
China warns US against Taiwanese minister meet

China warned the US government on Wednesday against top US officials meeting Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Minister who is on a visit to Washington.

18 Jul 2018 5:18 pm
China-owned firms behind anonymous Airbus air show orders - sources

FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - The Farnborough Airshow is typically one of the world's most publicity-focused business events, with plane giants and airline entrepreneurs battling to win headlines for striking big deals under the roar of aerobatic plane displays.

18 Jul 2018 5:16 pm
A primary class student killed, another injured as school gate falls on them

A seven-year-old boy was killed and a five-year-old one injured when the gate of their primary school fell on them in a village near here today, the police said. Additional Superintendent of Police (West) Shivaji Shukla said the incident took place today morning in Govindpur village under Lalganj police station. The Additional SP identified the victims as primary school students Raj Saroj (7) and Aman (5). The two children were playing near the school gate when it fell on them, killing Raj on t

18 Jul 2018 5:15 pm
Old bridge over Barakar river collapses

A dilapidated old bridge over Barakar river in Giridih district collapsed today and a truck fell into the river, police said. The Giridih district administration had already banned plying of vehicles over the bridge as it was in a dilapidated condition and a new bridge has already been constructed, they said. The bridge collapsed as the driver of the maize-laden truck drove the vehicle over it, they said. The local people rescued the driver and rushed him to Sadar hospital, they said.

18 Jul 2018 5:15 pm
NCLAT reserves order on Numetal and ArcelorMittal pleas over Essar Steel bids

NCLAT today reserved its order on the petitions filed by ArcelorMittal and Russia's VTB Capital-backed Numetal over issues pertaining to eligibility of their bids for taking over debt-ridden Essar Steel. A two-member NCLAT bench headed by Chairman S J Mukhopadhaya has asked both the resolution applicants to file written submissions by Monday. The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal concluded hearings on the petitions challenging their disqualification in the first round of bids. On May 22, N

18 Jul 2018 5:15 pm
WCD set to move proposal before Cabinet to make all future child marriages invalid: Official

The Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry is set to move a proposal before the Cabinet to make all future child marriages in the country invalid, a senior ministry official said today. The proposal of the ministry, if approved, would amend the law that allows child marriages to continue till a case is filed in a district court by either of the two contracting parties within two years of becoming an adult, or through a guardian in case of minors. Under the proposal of the ministry, all futur

18 Jul 2018 5:10 pm
Bill against human trafficking introduced in LS

A Bill seeking to prevent trafficking, especially of women and children, provide rehabilitation to the victims and prosecute offenders was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

18 Jul 2018 5:10 pm
Cabinet approves 70 lakh scholarships for minorities

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the provision of 70 lakh scholarships to students from the minority communities under its pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum-means based schemes till the year 2020.

18 Jul 2018 5:10 pm
Google hit with record $5 billion euro EU antitrust fine

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU regulators hit Google with a record 4.34 billion euros ($5 billion) antitrust fine on Wednesday for using its Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals.

18 Jul 2018 5:09 pm
Maldives Traders Union hails Yameen's economic policies

The Maldives Traders Union on Wednesday hailed President Abdulla Yameen's economic policies, calling them the best when compared to those of other candidates in the upcoming presidential elections.

18 Jul 2018 5:06 pm
CCI dismisses complaint against 2 Merlin Group cos

The Competition Commission has dismissed a complaint alleging abuse of dominance against two Merlin Group companies with regard to sale of residential flats in Kolkata. The companies are Merlin Developers and Merlin Projects (Opposite Parties). The complaint filed jointly by Cambridge Residents Welfare Association, its president and secretary, alleged that the opposite parties abused their dominant position by adopting one sided agreement for sale of residential apartments in Merlin Cambridge, w

18 Jul 2018 5:05 pm
Neha takes one-shot lead; Millie holes an ace in 9th leg of Hero WPGT

Neha Tripathi shot an impressive two-under 70 to grab a slender one-shot lead on the first day of the ninth leg of the Hero Women's Pro Golf Tour at the Eagleton Golf Resort today. Hot on her heels with another fine sub-par round of one-under 71 was Gaurika Bishnoi, while amateur Pranavi Urs, who has been shaping up well, shot an even par 72 to be sole third. The highlight of the first day, however, was a stunning hole in one by Millie Saroha on the Par-3 17th, which played to 135 yards. Ironica

18 Jul 2018 5:05 pm
Japan envisions entry into India, ASEAN markets

With an aim to promote Japanese products and technology, an interaction between representatives of Japanese firms and media persons from India and ASEAN countries was held in Tokyo on Wednesday.Catch Asia-Media Network introduced the activities of prominent Japanese companies and tourism of Japan. This network is constituted by representative TV stations and news agencies in India, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Lao and Myanmar, and organised by Japan International Broadcastin

18 Jul 2018 5:01 pm
Government increases sugarcane FRP to Rs 275

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved a Rs 20 per quintal increase in the Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) for sugarcane to Rs 275 for the 2018-19 season starting October.

18 Jul 2018 4:58 pm
FPIs step up selling

Net outflow of Rs 577.89 crore on 17 July 2018

18 Jul 2018 4:57 pm
Morgan Stanley beats estimates on higher trading revenue

(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, driven by gains in its fixed income and equities trading businesses, sending its shares up 3.3 percent.

18 Jul 2018 4:56 pm
Ahead of Amit Shah's visit in Rajasthan, BJP declares district incharges

Ahead of BJP national president Amit Shah's one-day visit in the city on Saturday, the state unit has announced the district incharges who will lead the party in the assembly polls later this year. After taking over as the new state BJP chief, Madanlal Saini, announced 38 new district organisation incharges. The orders were released late yesterday night, a BJP leader said. The list includes names of the leaders who have been associated with the BJP and held positions in the party previously but

18 Jul 2018 4:55 pm
Wall collapse: HC orders setting up of panel to implement IIT's suggestions

The Bombay High Court ordered today that a three-member panel be set up to implement remedial measures suggested by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay following the collapse of a building wall here. The committee will comprise a senior civic officer and two experts from IIT-Bombay. The court was hearing a petition filed by Dosti Blossom Cooperative Housing Society, located near the building whose wall collapsed in suburban Wadala last month, challenging permissions granted to Dosti

18 Jul 2018 4:55 pm
Stocks hit 1-month high, dollar puts squeeze on gold

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks hit a one-month high on Wednesday as a bullish outlook from the head of the U.S. central bank and rising company earnings buoyed the mood, lifted the dollar and sent safe-haven gold to a one-year trough.

18 Jul 2018 4:55 pm
AgustaWestland case: ED files supplementary chargesheet

The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday filed a supplementary chargesheet in the AgustaWestland bribery case in the Patiala House court.The chargesheet will be taken up for consideration on July 20.The chargesheet has been filed against former Air Force chief SP Tyagi and his two cousins, lawyer Gautam Khaitan, Italian middlemen Carlo Gerosa and Guido Haschke, Finmeccanica, the parent company of Agusta Westland, among others.On September 1 last year, The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) h

18 Jul 2018 4:55 pm
No Shortage Of Coal For Power Sector

There is no shortage of coal for the Power Sector, noted a latest update from the Ministry Of Coal. In the beginning of 2018-19, Coal India Limited (CIL) had a pithead stock of 55.55 Million Tonne (MT) and stock at Power House end was 16.27 MT. In the 1st Quarter of 2018-19, CIL dispatched a record quantity of 122.2 MT coal to Power Sector, thereby achieving a growth of 15% over the dispatch in the corresponding period of last year. The growth in dispatch of coal to Power Sector has helped coal

18 Jul 2018 4:55 pm
Tata Motors to supply electric vehicles to Cognizant

Automobile manufacturer Tata Motors on Wednesday said that it will supply Tigor electric vehicles (EVs) to professional services company Cognizant.

18 Jul 2018 4:54 pm
Nifty drops below 11,000

Key benchmark indices dropped in volatile trade as the opposition parties tabled a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. The barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex, fell 146.52 points or 0.4% to settle at 36,373.44. The Nifty 50 index fell 27.60 points or 0.25% to settle at 10,980.45. The Nifty settled below the psychologically important 11,000 mark after moving above and below that level in intraday trade.

18 Jul 2018 4:53 pm
Impress your peers with perfect sneakers on first day of college

The first day at college is probably the most important day of your life. To make sure you look your best start it off with a bang. Just like your clothes, invest time on shopping right footwear too.

18 Jul 2018 4:52 pm
Parrikar bans fish imports for 15 days, evades queries on use of formalin

Refusing to clarify whether the fish from neighbouring states contained formalin, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday banned the entry of fish consignments into the state for 15 days.

18 Jul 2018 4:52 pm
Google says will appeal EU fine

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google said it will appeal against a record 4.34-billion-euro ($5.04 billion) fine levied by EU antitrust regulators on Wednesday over illegal restrictions on Android smartphone makers and mobile network operators.

18 Jul 2018 4:51 pm
TV actress found dead

A Tamil TV actress today allegedly committed suicide at her house here, apparently because of differences with her husband who is being questioned in this connection, police said. The matter came to light this morning when the maid arrived at the 32-year-old actress's house and nobody answered the door, they said. The servant then looked through a window and found Priyanka's body hanging, the police said. The maid informed the neighbours about this, and they called the police. Priyanka ha

18 Jul 2018 4:50 pm
Rahul thanks Stalin for support on Women's Reservation bill

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday thanked DMK leader M.K. Stalin for supporting him on Women's Reservation Bill.

18 Jul 2018 4:50 pm
JSW Steel likely to complete expansion at Dolvi by 2019 end

JSW Steel, which is working on doubling capacity at its unit in Maharashtra's Dolvi to 10 million tonnes per annum at an estimated cost of Rs 15,000 crore, is expecting to complete the expansion project by end 2019, an official said here Wednesday.

18 Jul 2018 4:50 pm
Pfizer-Lilly pain drug found effective in late-stage study

(Reuters) - An experimental drug developed by Pfizer Inc and Eli Lilly and Co achieved its main goal of reducing pain in osteoarthritis patients in a late stage trial, the companies said on Wednesday.

18 Jul 2018 4:48 pm
Oil prices fall on U.S. stock rise, higher supply

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil benchmark Brent crude hit a three-month low on Wednesday after a rise in U.S. crude inventories highlighted increasing global supply and concerns over weak demand.

18 Jul 2018 4:46 pm
S. Korea begins search for new men's football team coach

South Korea has begun its quest to find a new head coach for the men's football team after suffering an early exit at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

18 Jul 2018 4:46 pm
J-K: Ex-lawyer of Kathua rape main accused new AAG

The Deputy Advocate General Aseem Sawhney is the new Additional Advocate General (AAG) of Jammu and Kashmir.Swahney was earlier representing the main accused in the alleged Kathua rape and murder case. The state government announced his name on Tuesday.The victim in the alleged rape-and-murder case was an eight-year-old girl who belonged to a nomadic Muslim tribe. She was allegedly abducted, drugged, gang-raped, tortured and killed in January.Sawhney's predecessor MA Beigh was removed by the PDP

18 Jul 2018 4:45 pm
Terrorist violence sees new high in J&K in last three years: MHA

A total of 256 incidents of terrorist violence -- a steep hike from 2017 and 2016 -- have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir in just six months of 2018, Home Ministry data presented in Parliament on Wednesday revealed.

18 Jul 2018 4:44 pm
Trendiest jackets, blazers to enhance your outfit

The decades keep on passing by, the trends keep on turning outdated and modern, but the blazers have never grown obsolete for women. They are the real game-changers in current affairs of the fashion world so make the right choice.

18 Jul 2018 4:44 pm
Domestic political uncertainty subdues equity indices

Domestic political uncertainty in the wake of a no-confidence motion against the central government dragged the equity indices lower on Wednesday.

18 Jul 2018 4:44 pm
Leverkusen's Pohjanpalo sidelined for months due to injury

Bayer Leverkusen's striker Joel Pohjanpalo will be out of action for a long period, the Bundesliga club said.

18 Jul 2018 4:44 pm
India raises 2018/19 sugar cane floor price by 7.84 percent - minister

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian cabinet has approved raising the price that sugar mills must pay for cane in the next season beginning Oct. 1, to 275 rupees ($4.01) per 100 kg, up from 255 rupees a year earlier, a minister said on Wednesday.

18 Jul 2018 4:43 pm
Neha Sharma roped in as face of jewellery exhibition

Bollywood actress Neha Sharma has been roped in as the face of jewellery exhibition Glamour.

18 Jul 2018 4:42 pm
ED files charge sheet against Guj-based firm director in money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate has filed a charge sheet against Gujarat-based pharma firm Sterling Biotech Limited's director Rajbhushan Omprakash Dixit in a bank loan fraud case of over Rs 5,000 crore. The charge sheet was filed before Additional Sessions Judge Satish Arora by special public prosector Nitesh Rana and advocate A R Aditya. The ED has accused the company of taking loans of over Rs 5,000 crore from a consortium led by Andhra Bank which had turned into non-performing assets. The court

18 Jul 2018 4:40 pm
JM Financial net rises 12.6% to Rs 143 cr

Diversified financial services player JM Financial today reported 12.6 per cent rise in net profit at Rs 142.72 crore for the three months to June. Driven by all round good performance, it reported close to 17 per cent growth in consolidated income at Rs 855.34 crore, the company said in a statement. This is the first time that the company reports its earnings under the under Ind-AS accounting norms. Commenting on the results, Vishal Kampani, group managing director, said JM group is confi

18 Jul 2018 4:40 pm
PFRDA invites bids from actuaries for APY gap funding valuation

The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) on Wednesday invited expressions of interest (EOI) from reputed actuaries and actuarial firms for valuation of the gap funding under the government's Atal Pension Yojana (APY).

18 Jul 2018 4:38 pm
VietJet Air, Boeing announce MoU for 100 737 MAX planes

FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - Vietnamese budget airline VietJet Air and Boeing Co said on Wednesday they had reached a provisional agreement for 100 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, a deal worth almost $13 billion at list prices.

18 Jul 2018 4:37 pm
Over 1.13 lakh unlettered prisoners made literate:DG (prisons)

More than 1.13 lakh unlettered prisoners have been made literates under the Telangana Prisons Department's 'Vidhya Dan' programme over the past four years, a top official said today. The department is aiming at 100 per cent literacy for jail inmates and reduction in crime through various reformatory activities like 'Vidhya Dan', 'Unnati' and 'Mahaparivarthan' schemes, Director General (Prisons and Correctional Services) V K Singh said. Singh launched the programme in July 2014 soon after

18 Jul 2018 4:35 pm
Northern region 4.30 pm

Following are the top stories from the northern region at 4.30 pm. NOIDA DEL30 UP-BUILDING-5THLD COLLAPSE Noida (UP): At least three persons were killed and several others trapped under the debris as two adjacent buildings collapsed in Greater Noida, officials said today. SHIMLA DEL32 2NDLD CRASH Shimla/New Delhi: A MiG-21 fighter jet crashed in a village in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district today, killing an Indian Air Force pilot, officials said. NAINITAL LGD21 UKD-HC-BALKRISHNA Nainital: In

18 Jul 2018 4:35 pm
EU regulators fine Google record $5 billion in Android case

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators levied a record 4.34-billion-euro ($5.04 billion) fine against Google on Wednesday for illegal restrictions on Android smartphone makers and mobile network operators.

18 Jul 2018 4:32 pm