Quarterly results to drive equity markets

Sunday, 22 Oct 2017 | IANS | Mumbai

The ongoing quarterly results season, along with cues from global markets and direction of foreign funds, are expected to set the tone for the key Indian equity indices, analysts feel. According to market observers, indices' movements will also be influenced by geo-political developments in the Korean peninsula as well as...

ONGC plans to raise oil output by 4 MT by 2020

Sunday, 22 Oct 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

ONGC has drawn a blueprint to raise crude oil production by 4 million tonne (MT) and almost double natural gas output by 2020 to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi's target of cutting India's import dependence by 10 per cent, Chairman Shashi Shanker has said. The state-owned firm will raise crude oil...

Put mandatory Aadhaar linking with bank accounts on hold:AIBOC

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

Joining the Aadhaar seeding debate, public sector banks' officer union has demanded that mandatory linking of biometric identity number should be put on hold till such time the Supreme Court comes out with a clear directive. Another organisation All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) has also registered their protest against instructions...

64% Chrome traffic on Android devices protected: Google

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | IANS | San Francisco

Google's efforts to enhance security by extending "not secure" warning to websites not encrypted with "HTTPS in Chrome" has yielded desired results as 64 per cent of Chrome traffic on Android devices is now protected -- up from 42 per cent a year ago. The Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure...

Modi hails IFFCO's measures for farmer's upliftment

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that cooperative major IFFCO's initiatives to train the farming community on right use of fertilisers, advanced techniques and cash-less transactions will help in doubling farmers' income by 2022. "IFFCO's contribution in the upliftment of farmers and co-operative organisations is praiseworthy," Modi said in a message...

India, Uzbekistan discuss judicial reforms

Friday, 20 Oct 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

Minister of State for Law and Justice, P P Chaudhary, today met his Uzbek counterpart to explore areas of cooperation between the two countries, especially the legal and judicial systems. "He (Chaudhary) had a meeting with Minister of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Ruslanbek Davletov. The two discussed about their...

Hero MotoCorp sells over 3 lakh units on Dhanteras

Friday, 20 Oct 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

Country's largest two wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp today said it has sold a record over 3 lakh units in a single day on Dhanteras -- October 17. The company claimed it is the first entity to have achieved such a sales milestone globally. "This festive season has been a blockbuster...

US Senate passes $4tn budget blueprint

Friday, 20 Oct 2017 | IANS | Washington

The US Senate has approved a multi-trillion dollar budget that President Donald Trump has called a "first step towards massive tax cuts". The Senate on Thursday voted 51-49 to pass the budget resolution, a blueprint of trillions of dollars in federal spending over the next decade. It is being...

Delhi gears up for less noisy, less toxic Diwali

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 | IANS | New Delhi

It is expected to be a less noisy and less toxic Diwali this year after the Supreme Court imposed a ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi and the NCR. While some people claim to have found different ways to get firecrackers through door step deliveries by traders and also...

RBI sets rupee reference rate at 65.0649 against US dollar

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 | PTI | Mumbai

The Reserve Bank of India today fixed the reference rate of the rupee at 65.0649 against the US dollar and 76.5423 for the euro. The corresponding rates were 64.9226 and 76.4204, yesterday. According to an RBI statement, the exchange rates for the pound and the yen against the rupee were 85.7425 and...


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Why we think obsessively

22 Oct 2017 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi

We think that by thinking endlessly, we can find solutions to all our problems, having a wrong idea about our capacity or intelligence. These also are severely limited...

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Chouhan to return from US on Oct 28

22 Oct 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will reach Washington DC on October 22. He has been invited by Pt Deendayal Upadhyay Forum, where he will address as a key speaker in the programme organised by the forum...

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