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    RBI to issue Rs 200 notes in coming months

    New Delhi : The Reserve Bank is expected to introduce Rs 200 notes in the coming months to ease pressure on lower-denomination currencies that are in short supply.

  • Mandy Minella plays while pregnant

    London : Luxembourg’s Mandy Minella is playing at Wimbledon while four and a half months pregnant, it was reported today, as the 31-year-old prepares to join Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka as a tennis mum.

  • 18,760 dengue cases reported in country

    New Delhi : Over 18,700 cases of dengue have been reported in the country this year, with the Health Ministry attributing early onset of monsoon as one of the factors for spurt in cases ahead of the vector-borne disease season.

  • Subsidised LPG rates hiked by up to Rs 32 per cylinder

    New Delhi : Domestic cooking gas (LPG) price has been hiked by up to Rs 32 per cylinder the steepest increase in six years   following implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

  • End Pyongyang’s nonsense: Trump tells China

    Washington/Beijing : US President Donald Trump on Tuesday hit out at North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un for testing the country’s first intercontinental ballistic missile that could hit targets “anywhere in the world” and nudged China to make a ‘heavy move’ to end this nonsense once and for all. Reacting to the development on Twitter, Trump said, “North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy (Kim) have anything better to do

  • Govt refuses to waive GST on items for disabled

    New Delhi : The Govt on Tuesday refused to waive 5% GST for the devices and rehabilitation aids for the physically challenged persons at par with the imports, with a contrived defence that the concessional rate will rather result in a win-win situation for both the users and the domestic manufacturers.

  • France’s Macron to cut MPs count by a third

    Versailles : President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday promised a “profound transformation” of French politics, proposing to slash by a third the number of MPs, and telling lawmakers he would call a referendum if they do not agree.

  • GST to be revenue neutral in short-term, says Fitch

    Mumbai : The newly-implemented goods and services tax (GST) will support productivity and boost the long-term growth prospects but is unlikely to increase tax revenue in the short-term, says a report by Fitch Ratings.

  • Niger jihadists kidnap 37 women, nine killed

    Niamey : Boko Haram jihadists have kidnapped 37 women and slit the throats of nine other people at a village in southeastern Niger, the regional governor said on Tuesday.

  • ICICI Prudential keen to buy Sahara Life Insurance

    New Delhi : ICICI Prudential Life has evinced interest to acquire troubled Sahara Group’s life insurance arm Sahara Life, which has policyholder liability of Rs 900 crore.

  • Trump offers support for terminally ill British baby

    Washington : President Donald Trump on Tuesday offered US help to a British baby with a rare genetic disorder who is due to be taken off life support after courts ruled further treatment would prolong his suffering.

  • Qatar responds to neighbours’ demands

    Kuwait City : Qatar on Tuesday responded to a list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies after they agreed to give a defiant Doha another 48 hours to address their grievances.

  • Sebi to e-auction Roy’s property in Uttarakhand on July 28

    Mumbai : Capital markets regulator Sebi will auction a property owned by Sahara in Uttarakhand, for a total reserve price of little over Rs 223 crore, on July 28, as part of the process to recover funds from the beleaguered group.

  • 56 killed, 22 missing as heavy rains lash China

    Beijing : At least 56 people have been killed and 22 others missing as heavy rains left a trail of destruction in 11 Chinese provinces, authorities said on Tuesday.

  • Honda Cars registers over 12 per cent growth in June 2017

    Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), a leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India, registered monthly domestic sales of 12,804 units in June 2017 against 11,407 units in corresponding month last year, registering a growth of 12.2 per cent. The company’s best seller Honda City recorded cumulative sales of 34,125 units during Jan – June 2017 becoming the highest selling mid-size sedan during H1 of 2017.

  • Beijing urges restraint

    Beijing: China defended its “relentless efforts” to resolve the North Korea nuclear issue on Tuesday following a Twitter outburst from US President Donald Trump, as Pyongyang claimed to have tested an intercontinental ballistic missile.

  • Canada to say sorry to former Gitmo prisoner

    TORONTO: The Canadian government is going to apologize and give millions of dollars to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a US soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15, with Canada’s Supreme Court later ruling that officials had interrogated him under “oppressive circumstances.”