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Why Facebook's dream to become WeChat might be the tech giant's undoing

Facebook's no-good-very-bad 2018 may have meant an overworked PR team but the social media behemoth is doing just fine

24 Jun 2019 6:21 pm
L&T wins more than Rs 7000 crore order for building power plant in Bihar

The new project will help improve L&T's capacity utilisation, but the company's orders from the private sector continue to remain muted.

24 Jun 2019 5:58 pm
Engineer-turned-economist, Viral Acharya has rare ability to find solutions

As the youngest deputy governor, Acharya now 45, has dealt with the most technical of the subjects, but never let go of an opportunity to show his connect with the common man

24 Jun 2019 5:25 pm
India's readymade garment exports stitch recovery, helped by tax break

Garment exports rose by nearly 14.05 per cent to $1.528 billion in May 2019 compared to $1.339 billion in the same month last year.

24 Jun 2019 5:24 pm
Emami promoters sell 10% stake for Rs 1,230 crore to reduce their debt

In February, the promoters offloaded 10 per cent stake in the firm for Rs 1,600 crore

24 Jun 2019 5:00 pm
In slow real estate market, builders woo buyers with green, smart homes

Big builders across the country, including DLF Ltd, Godrej Properties, are selling the promise of better living as they vie for the attention of the growing urba

24 Jun 2019 4:59 pm
3-language formula to have flexibility to choose language: HRD minister

Speaking during Question Hour in the Lok Sabha, he said the National Education Policy (NEP) will be finalised after examining all the suggestions and comments of stakeholders

24 Jun 2019 4:40 pm
Indians have between $216-490 bn stashed as black money abroad: 3 studies

Studies conducted by three institutes have found that the sectors where unaccounted income is found to be the highest included real estate, mining and pharmaceuticals

24 Jun 2019 4:40 pm
Monsoon covers half of India, to help farmers accelerate crop sowing

Rainfall deficit narrows to 38 per cent from 44 per cent last week as Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat get monsoon.

24 Jun 2019 4:09 pm
Congress dissolves UP district committees, plans more changes in state

The AICC has also decided to constitute a three-member disciplinary committee to look into complaints of gross indiscipline during the recently-held Lok Sabha polls

24 Jun 2019 4:05 pm
Trash mountain: Abandoned tents, human waste pile up on Mt Everest

At Camp 2, two levels higher than Base Camp, the campaigners believe that around 8,000 kilograms of human waste were left during this year's climbing season alone

24 Jun 2019 4:00 pm
Market Wrap, June 24: Sensex, Nifty end marginally lower in volatile trade

Only two out of the 11 Nifty sectoral indices ended the day in the green, with Nifty Metal, down 1.3 per cent, and Nifty Realty, down 1 per cent, taking the deepest cuts

24 Jun 2019 3:59 pm
Yogi govt to retire non-performing cops, asks officials to prepare list

The exercise could ruffle the bureaucracy in the state which is already facing a spate of transfers

24 Jun 2019 3:55 pm
High land acquisition cost major hurdle in road construction: Gadkari

Gadkari said some state governments are now coming forward to assure the ministry of easing land acquisition process and bearing its cost, which is helping in early implementation of projects

24 Jun 2019 3:50 pm
Fading hopes of US-China deal, Iran tensions hit European stocks; oil gains

US-China tensions are reaching beyond tariffs, particularly after Washington blacklisted Huawei, the world's biggest telecoms gear maker

24 Jun 2019 3:38 pm
Yes Bank co-founder Rana Kapoor's family plans to sell mortgage unit

Family office run by Rana Kapoor's three daughters is working with Nomura Holdings Inc. on a potential deal.

24 Jun 2019 3:35 pm
Kohli and Bumrah likely to be rested for West Indies tour in ODIs and T20I

A Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) source told ANI that Kohli and Bumrah are likely to be on rest for the ODI and T20 series against West Indies

24 Jun 2019 3:29 pm
Delhi will ask Centre to increase its water share, says Arvind Kejriwal

At present, Delhi gets its water from the Ganga canal, the western Yamuna canal, the Bhakra canal and the Yamuna river

24 Jun 2019 3:25 pm
Former India coach Gaekwad says 'Pant not the answer to no. 4 conundrum'

He believes that either Kedar Jadhav or Dinesh Karthik should be asked to do the job

24 Jun 2019 3:18 pm
Govt in consultation to increase minimum pension: Minister Gangwar tells LS

It was the Modi government which had hiked the pension to Rs 1000 in 2014, minister Gangwar said

24 Jun 2019 3:10 pm
Bitcoin crosses $11,000 first time in 15 months as fears of bubble fade

Bitcoin surged as high as $11,251.21 on Monday

24 Jun 2019 3:08 pm
Rahul meets Congress state in-charges to discuss Lok Sabha poll debacle

The Congress chief will meet Maharashtra in-charge Mallikarjuna Kharge on Wednesday, and Delhi in-charge P C Chacko on Friday

24 Jun 2019 3:08 pm
Uttar Pradesh sugar production dips marginally to 11.8 million tonnes

Sugar mills baulked down by farmers' dues of Rs 10,000 crore

24 Jun 2019 3:07 pm
Tennis legend Boris Becker to auction trophies, souvenirs to pay debt

The 51-year-old was declared bankrupt in 2017 but reports suggest that even an auction will not help him get rid of his debt which is over millions of pounds

24 Jun 2019 3:05 pm
HAL integral part of global supply chain, proud of the partnership: Boeing

HAL celebrated a milestone with Boeing with the delivery of the 150th gun bay door for the F/A-18 Super Hornet

24 Jun 2019 3:05 pm
Cox & Kings frozen at 20% lower circuit; stock hits all-time low

The stock has plunged 77 per cent in the past year as compared to 10 per cent rise in the S&P BSE Sensex

24 Jun 2019 2:58 pm
Govt to amend two laws to strengthen NIA after Cabinet gives approval

Separate bills will be introduced in Parliament in the coming days to amend the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Act and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, sources said

24 Jun 2019 2:55 pm
Railways may need 1.7 mn tonne rails in FY20, SAIL to supply 1.35 mn tonne

SAIL has been supplying less rails against the order placed by the Railways for the last four financial years

24 Jun 2019 2:55 pm
Carrefour to sell 80% of its Chinese operations to for $705 mn

A deal could see Metro's China business valued at $1.5-$2 billion

24 Jun 2019 2:53 pm
Facebook's Libra coin could define the future of money more than Bitcoin

The future of money is in play and Silicon Valley technocrats have just made a compelling move

24 Jun 2019 2:46 pm
Inflation rises, purses empty: 80 mn Iranians bear brunt of US sanctions

From a subway performer's battered leather hat devoid of tips, to a bride-to-be's empty purse, the lack of cash from the economic pressure facing Iran's 80 million people can be seen everywhere

24 Jun 2019 2:45 pm
Neelachal Ispat eyes Rs 400 cr Ebitda, marginal net profit in FY20

The company expects to be back in the black powered by the launch of 20 new value-added products

24 Jun 2019 2:43 pm
Qatar is making $3-bn new investments in Pakistan: State news agency

The announcement came after a visit by Qatar's Emir to Pakistan

24 Jun 2019 2:35 pm
India buying more US coking coal after disruptions in Australian supply

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) - India is buying more U.S. coking coal after disruptions in top supplier Australia, and as U.S. miners seek new markets due to declining demand from America's steel industry, an executive at Xcoal Energy & Resources India said on Monday.

24 Jun 2019 2:32 pm
Apple likely to launch MacBook Pro with a 16-inch screen later this year

The upcoming MacBook Pro is expected to feature an LCD panel from LG display of 3072 x 1920 resolution

24 Jun 2019 2:19 pm
Congress blames govt for Acharya's RBI exit, terms it economic manhandling

Acharya is the third top official to quit RBI before completing their term. The first was former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and second Governor Urjit Patel

24 Jun 2019 2:14 pm
IOC extends Coca-Cola's sponsorship to 2032 in China deal with Mengniu

The value of the deal was not disclosed at a signing ceremony Monday

24 Jun 2019 2:10 pm
Kishore Biyani's Future Enterprises plans to raise up to Rs 900 cr via NCDs

Future Enterprises said this fund raising plan is subject to approval by the members of the company

24 Jun 2019 2:10 pm
I-T dept issued Rs 64,700-cr refund between April 1-June 18: Sitharaman

Sitharaman further said that 269 million SMS and emails were sent to taxpayers in 2018-19, reminding them to file their ITRs on time

24 Jun 2019 2:05 pm
Compromises should be made by both sides: Beijing on US-China trade talks

Xi and Trump will meet in Osaka, Japan on the sidelines of the G-20 summit on June 28-29

24 Jun 2019 2:00 pm
Modi to discuss US' protectionist trade policies with Xi and Putin at G20

China is seeking to build a strong opposition against US President Donald Trump using trade and tariffs as a weapon to enforce his 'America first' policy

24 Jun 2019 1:55 pm
BAN vs AFG LIVE ICC CWC 2019 : Do-or-die for Bangladesh against Afghanistan

In the 31st match of ICC world cup 2019, Bangladesh will have to beat Afghanistan to keep their semis hopes alive. Catch all live updates here

24 Jun 2019 1:47 pm
Govt initiates process to set up parliamentary panels in Lok Sabha

Arjun Ram Meghwal moved a resolution that MPs of the Lok Sabha elect 15 members among themselves for the Public Accounts Committee

24 Jun 2019 1:45 pm
ICC CWC 2019 BAN vs AFG Live scoreboard

ICC CWC 2019 BAN vs AFG Live scoreboard

24 Jun 2019 1:40 pm
809 teacher posts vacant at Sanskrit universities, HRD minister tell LS

He said the government has launched a special drive to fill up vacancies and is currently engaging guest and part- time faculty to meet the shortage

24 Jun 2019 1:40 pm
Pakistan planes didn't cross LoC in Feb 27 dogfight, says IAF chief Dhanoa

Referring to the Kargil conflict, Dhanoa said that Mirage aircraft of the IAF carried out effective strikes on Pakistani infiltrators

24 Jun 2019 1:34 pm
Pakistan players felt hurt after India loss but 'alive and kicking now'

Pakistan came out all guns blazing in their virtual knockout tie against South Africa on Sunday

24 Jun 2019 1:15 pm
Consider Kohli your idol? Learn to play like him: Akhtar tells Azam

Akhtar said while Azam has been scoring some crucial runs for Pakistan, he fails to go the full distance

24 Jun 2019 1:15 pm
SC refuses to entertain plea challenging Maratha quota in medical colleges

SC bench said the admission process ended on June 17 and it cannot pass any order on the plea

24 Jun 2019 1:00 pm
Swift, Alto, six other Maruti models among top 10 best selling PVs in May

Maruti Suzuki's popular hatchback Swift was the best-selling model last month clocking 17,039 unit

24 Jun 2019 1:00 pm