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  • NBFCs’ credit growth to accelerate further in next decade: BCG

    Mumbai : Having grown their loan books 10 % during the past decade, non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) credit growth is set to accelerate further in the coming decade as well. During the decade ending 2015, NBFCs’ share of credit went up from 10 % to 13 % and this growth is likely to accelerate further over the next 5-10 years, a joint report by BCG and CII said.

  • Argentine fans spit at Messi

    Yokohama : Argentine football fans insulted and spat at their captain Lionel Messi as the talismanic Barcelona forward was returning home after winning the Club World Championship here beating his country’s club River Plate 3-0. The 28-year-old was travelling through Narita airport where he was insulted by River Plate supporters on Sunday. Messi did not hold back either but he was held back by Argentina and Barcelona teammate Javier Mascherano — a former River

  • Drug overdose deaths in US hit record high

    London : Deaths from drug overdoses have surged across the US to record levels, according to a recent research, says ANI.

  • Appeal to give Gita ‘National Book’ status

    New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members in the Lok Sabha on Monday made a strong plea ­­­for declaring the Bhagwad Gita as “National Book” and urged the Centre to organise an international festival on the lines announced by Haryana government.

  • Annanya emerges champ

    Mumbai : Second seed Annanya Morey toppled top seed Aarya Ogale to clinch the girls’ under-19 crown in the Rs one lakh prize-money NSCI-ISP Junior and Doubles Squash Championship, organized by the Indian Squash Professional (ISP) and played at the NSCI Club courts. Playing with lots of confidence Annanya did well to hit some crucial winners, which helped her to overcome Aarya in four games in the best-of-five-game final. Annanya prevailed at 11-8, 11-8,

  • Led by banks, metals, Sensex up 217 pts

    Mumbai : Domestic benchmark indices rose nearly 1% led by gains in fast moving consumer goods, metal, and banking stocks. The Nifty 50 closed at 7834.45 points, up 72.50 points or 0.9% from Friday, while the S&P BSE Sensex ended up 216.68 points or 0.8% at 25735.90 points.

  • Huge gaps in security at Delhi’s int’l airport

    New Delhi : Gaps in security at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi may lead to “disaster” any time, a parliamentary panel report observed on Monday.

  • We don’t want the USSR back, says Putin

    Moscow : Russia is not trying to bring back the USSR, President Vladimir Putin said in a documentary aired, but the problem is that “nobody wants to believe it”.

  • Targeting gut microbes may lower heart disease risk

    Washington : Targeting microbes in the gut may prevent heart disease brought on by nutrients contained in diets rich in red meat, eggs and high-fat dairy products, scientists have found for the first time, reports PTI.

  • Oil hits 11-yr low as US lifts export ban

    London : European benchmark Brent crude slumped to an 11-year low as oil prices resumed their slide in an oversupplied global market. Brent North Sea crude hit $36.05 a barrel, the lowest level since May 2004. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) fell to $34.12 a barrel — the lowest since February 2009.

  • ‘ISL incident unacceptable’

    Mumbai : Expressing serious concern at the unsavoury incidents that happened after the Indian Super League final in Goa on Sunday, All India Football Federation president Praful Patel on Monday said he was awaiting the match commissioner’s report before cracking the whip on the wrongdoers. “I am waiting for the match commissioner’s report. It was an unfortunate incident and absolutely unacceptable. Nobody has the right to hold the football law into his own hands,”

  • Congress battling BJP, even at twilight

    If a wave of intolerance was indeed sweeping through India, making a mockery of the cherished ‘idea of India’ and putting our democracy at risk, why has the threat evaporated so abruptly since Diwali?

  • Rescuers hunt for survivors in massive China landslide

    Beijing : Hundreds of rescuers battling rain and low visibility today mounted a massive operation to locate nearly 100 people including 32 women who remained missing a day after a massive landslide struck an industrial estate in China’s manufacturing hub of Shenzen.

  • Concussions damage brain function of kids

    New York : Children sustaining sports-related concussions may have impaired brain function two years following the injury, new research has found, says IANS.

  • On R-Day, PM to greet each cop!

    New Delhi : In a unique effort to reach out to all 18 lakh policemen in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to send SMSes to each one of them on the coming Republic Day.

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