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  • Bengal decks up to welcome the world 

    Kolkata/Mumbai : The timing of Centre’s approval of new logo designed and conceptualised by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, could not get any better. While, Bengal government is trying to picturise the state as a multi-colour state through its ‘Bengal means business’ campaign for its annual Bengal Global Business Summit, this new logo adds that extra valve.

  • despite GDP forecast, India inc is optimistic

    New Delhi : India Inc expects the country’s fiscal 2017-18 economic growth to be above the 6.5 per cent-mark, owing to a favourable base effect. The industry reaction followed an estimate of national income for 2017-18, released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), which showed that implementation of the GST and subsequent slowdown in the manufacturing sector was expected to drag down India’s growth to 6.5 per cent in financial year 2017-18.

  • FPIs may pump $35bn into markets this fiscal

    Mumbai : The domestic capital markets are expected to receive overseas investments worth upto Rs 2.2 trillion, or USD 35 billion, in the ongoing fiscal – which marks an over four-fold increase over the preceding year, according to ratings agency ICRA. Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) pumped in Rs 484 billion (USD 7 billion) in 2016-17, ICRA said in a report published on Friday.  “We expect a net inflow to be around Rs

  • Parl for cap on air fares, but Govt backs industry

    New Delhi : Capping airfares will push up ticket costs, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju stated on Friday, after a Parliamentary panel recommended “fixing an upper limit” for air tickets and restricting ticket cancellation charges to 50 per cent of the base fare.

  • Rupee closes at 32-month high of 63.36

    Mumbai : Continuing its winning spree, the rupee on Friday ended higher against the US dollar for the fourth session since the beginning of this calendar year, because of sales of the dollar by foreign portfolio investors and exporters, dealers said.

  • Trump tweet draws China, Pakistan closer, says a Chinese daily

    Beijing : A Twitter attack by US President Donald Trump against Pakistan on New Year’s Day will further strengthen the already close ties between Islamabad and Beijing, a report in a leading Chinese daily said.

  • BSE, NSE log fresh highs on global cues

    Mumbai : The BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty 50 continued logging gains for the second consecutive trade session, to finish at new highs on Friday, riding on positive global cues, an inflow of foreign funds and healthy buying in the consumer durables, banking and auto stocks. On a closing basis, the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) rose by 54.05 points or 0.51 per cent to a new high

  • Two Pakistani Hindu businessmen shot dead in Sindh

    Karachi : Two Hindu brothers were on Friday shot dead outside their grain shop by bike-borne robbers in Tharparkar district of Pakistan’s Sindh province, triggering protests from the minority community. The victims, identified as Dileep Kumar and Chandar Maheshwari were grain traders. They were opening their shop when the incident took place.

  • IESA to host startup fest

    New Delhi : The India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) will organise the country’s first startup competition on energy storage, electric vehicles, charging infrastructure and micro-grids as part of its fifth international conference and expo, on January 11-12, the industry body has announced.

  • ‘Full of lies’

    “I authorised Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book! I never spoke to him for book. Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist,” Donald Trump tweeted.

  • Tata, SIA will evaluate opportunity in AI sale

    New Delhi : Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines maintain an “open mind” on the issue of the sale of Air India (AI) and will evaluate any potential business case therein, Vistara CEO Leslie Thng said on Friday. The two entities together run the Vistara airline as a joint venture in India. The government has given its in-principle approval for disinvestment of Air India that has a debt of nearly Rs 52,000 crore.

  • Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

    Be Healthy with Sahaja Yoga Meditation

    “Sahaja  Yoga meditation explained by Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi is simple, unique and is free. Benefits derived from it are countless. An experienced meditation practitioner says  “Complete credit goes to our  regular practice of meditation, the difficult times helped me to recognise its complete potential. What a terrible moment it could be, when one is diagnosed and declared to have acute leukemia at its final stage! My doctor too confirmed

  • Trump demands publisher to stop release of book

    Washington : US President Donald Trump has demanded publisher immediately stop release of a forthcoming controversial book about his administration, one day after he lambasted former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon over book quotes.

  • Possible ‘elements of genocide’ in Myanmar: UN

    Geneva : The UN rights chief on Tuesday  for a fresh international investigation into Myanmar’s abuses against its Rohingya Muslim minority, warning of possible “elements of genocide”.

  • PM Modi walks up to Manmohan in RS, shakes hands

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday shook hands with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh soon after the Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine die.

  • Japan’s historic Tsukiji market holds final auction

    Tokyo : Tokyo’s world-famous Tsukiji fish market held its last pre-dawn New Year’s auction on Friday before closing down for relocation, with the highest bidder paying more than USD 320,000 for a giant tuna.

  • Plea to debar practice by MPs as advocates

    New Delhi : Delhi BJP leader Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay has written to Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to debar the members of Parliament (MPs) from practicing as advocates.

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