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US e-commerce company Amazon has launched a social network called Spark that allows consumers to sell and buy products on its platform. This is Amazon's first move in the social networking world, Reut
The Agriculture Ministry has announced an increment in wheat prices from Sh3,000 per 90kg bag to Sh3,400 as production in Narok expected to drop by 50 percent due to erratic rainfall.
Set with a steep target to cut India's oil imports by 10 per cent by 2022, the Oil Ministry has formed an inter-ministry monitoring and advisory body to achieve the mark through a combination of raisi
Rajrappa shrine in Ramgarh district will get global identity with state government's initiatives, officials said. The government has planned to develop a website, which will include the importance of
Banks in Punjab have stopped fresh lending to farmers who are defaulting on repayments in anticipation of debt waiver with loan recoveries plummeting by about 60 per cent in the state, bankers said.
Within a week of assuming charge as the head of the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the new exchange management led by CEO Vikram Limaye today approached the regulator Sebi to settle the co-location ca
A festive atmosphere prevailed today at the 10 Akbar Road bungalow where president-elect Ram Nath Kovind has been staying since filing his nomination for the top constitutional post. Flower pots were
Snapping its three-day winning spree, gold prices slipped modestly by Rs 25 per 10 grams at the bullion market here today on subdued offtake from investors and stockists driven by sluggish internation
Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 1745 hours. CAL1 WB-GJM-SITUATION Darjeeling: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha activists and other hill parties hold a demonstration outside the distri
India's third largest IT firm Wipro today posted a 1.2 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit at Rs 2,076.7 crore for the April-June quarter. Besides, the company's board has announced a share
A landmark civil nuclear cooperation deal between India and Japan that provides for collaboration between their industries in the field came into force today, eight months after it was sealed. Foreig
Former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal today congratulated the NDA's nominee Ram Nath Kovind on being elected as India's 14th President and described him as a "self-made man". The 90-year-o
At least 18 students of a private school here were taken ill for inhaling toxic substances during a science experiment, the police said. The incident took place when some VIII standard students of Sa
The Opposition today targeted the government over the lynchings, with the Congress accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "creating such an environment" and indulging in "double speak" on the issue.
Two cases of alleged irregularities in import of bullion by entrepreneurs under the gold import policy, under the Handicrafts and Handloom Export Corporation of India, has been registered by the CBI,
The opposition's presidential nominee Meira Kumar today congratulated her poll rival Ram Nath Kovind for winning the election and said it had fallen on him to uphold the Constitution in letter and spi
Installing elevators in housing apartments without minimum power backup amounts to negligence, the apex consumer commission has said while holding a builder guilty of deficiency in service along with
The National Green Tribunal has taken exception to non-compliance of its order for maintaining roads and pavements with sufficient green cover in Ghaziabad and summoned the municipal commissioner ther
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey’s prime minister on Thursday appeared to shut the door on reviving efforts to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus anytime soon after high-level talks earlier this mo
As soon as Ram Nath Kovind was declared elected as the 14th President of India, a wave of joy and jubilation swept Jhinjhak in Kanpur Dehat, where his family members and relatives reside. From burnin
Leaders of the two factions in the ruling AIADMK, Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his predecessor O Panneerselvam, today greeted Ram Nath Kovind on his winning the Presidential polls. Palaniswami c
Mortgage lender HDFC Ltd proposes to raise Rs 3,500 crore through a private placement basis by issuing non-convertible debentures (NCDs) to shore up long term resources. The proceeds of the present i
India's only ATP World Tour event will now be known as Maharashtra Open with owners of the event IMG (Reliance) shifting the tournament to Pune by signing a five-year deal with the MSLTA. Tamil N
National Association of Software and Service Companies today advised IT companies to adopt sensitivity and transparency while dismissing an employee. NASSCOM President R Chandrashekhar was respon
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said the president seems to be terrified that his connections to Russia will soon be unraveled — and will provoke a constitutional crisis to keep them from being ex
The Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP) has spent about Rs 1,286 crore in 2016-17 on advertisements about government policies, schemes, projects and events through various mediums,
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on becoming the President of India. "I congratulate Kovindji on becoming President of the country. It's a matter of pr
Google is to sell a revamped version of its smart glasses to businesses, nearly two years since the original version of the product was cancelled.
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has begun the process of relocating its regional centres to ease connectivity issues faced by students and learning centres. "IGNOU is ravamping and
The district administration has dismissed 12 staffers of a residential school where 70 girls were allegedly forced to strip by the principal who wanted "to check if they were menstruating", an officia
On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared that he would be increasing the controversial practice of civil asset forfeiture. “We hope to issue this week a new directive on asset forfeiture — e
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today greeted Ram Nath Kovind on being elected President of the country. Kumar, also JD(U) president, called up Kovind and extended his greetings and wishes t

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