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Asian Games 2018: India's Day 1 schedule, live streaming details at Jakarta

The women's hockey team, 10m rifle and pistol shooters, wrestlers like Sushil Kumar and Bajrang Punia and men's badminton team, led by Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth w...

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Selling a stock? Here are the key points that you should keep in mind

It is justified in situations when the price has run far ahead of fundamentals, making the risk-reward ratio unfavourable...

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Base metals lose 12-27% value on trade war fears in last two months

The decline in base metals' prices is set to affect the profitability of their primary producers in the July-September quarter...

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L&T proposes first-ever buyback, size could be up to Rs 123 billion

The company is holding its annual general meeting on Thursday...

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India would be among top 2 contributors to Zoho in 5 years: Sridhar Vembu

Our customer base is mostly from the private sector; with the data centres, we will expand our exposure to the public sector' says CEO of Zoho, Sridhar Vembu...

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Consumer demand, GST to help FMCG firms; valuations to remain high: Experts

While some companies have seen margins improve, prices of key raw materials such as crude oil, titanium dioxide and copra are elevated (on a year-over-year basis) weighing on...

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News digest: Kerala floods, L&T buyback, Infosys CFO quits, and more

At least 324 people have been killed in rain and flood-related incidents, while 223,139 sheltered in 1,500 relief camps...

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On Wall Street, code kings rule the roost as 'traders' take the backseat

There used to be a strict hierarchy: Traders made money and won glory while programmers wrote code and stayed out of sight. Those days are over...

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A disciplined, healthy lifestyle is beneficial in maintaining mental health

If you focus on keeping your body healthy, your mind, too, silently reaps the benefits, says Dr Samir Parikh...

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Here's how dementia patients may benefit from music therapy

For the analysis, van der Steen and colleagues pooled data from 21 smaller randomised trials involving a total of 1097 patients...

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The other Monsanto chemical that Bayer investors should watch out for

Monsanto and other crop-chemicals companies have come up with formulations that they say will stay put when applied correctly...

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Shutdown of cracking unit not impacting Jamnagar refining business: RIL

RIL was replying to a clarification sought by NSE over the shutdown of the FCCU...

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Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580 and ZenBook 13 UX331UAL: All you need to know

While Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580 comes with an all-new LCD touchscreen touchpad, the ZenBook 13 UX331UAL is built on the lines of Zenbook 13 and is a new addition to the popula...

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Prime Venture plans to invest in start-ups working in logistics, SaaS

Prime Venture Partners was founded in 2011 and closed its first fund in 2012 with a corpus of $8 million...

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Why more women are needed in Parliament

It is evident that India will benefit hugely if the representation of women in Parliament is increased to a just level...

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Why sitting for hours without any movement may be bad for your brain

Delivering blood to our brains is one of those automatic internal processes that most of us seldom consider, although it is essential for life and cognition...

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Unshackling the mineral sector

The national mineral policy now being formulated should set out a specific road map for the sector, and indicate the extent to which mining can contribute to the country'...

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Kerala floods: With airport shut, Alliance Air to use Cochin naval base

Alliance Air will start scheduled commercial flights using ATRs between Bengaluru and Cochin Naval Airbase from August 20...

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Cristiano Ronaldo causes anguish for UK's newest sports broadcaster

Executives at Eleven Sports debated for weeks whether to defy the ban and show the world's top soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo making his debut in the Italian league this w...

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Kerala floods: Congress MLAs, MLCs in Maharashtra to donate a month's pay

Kerala is facing its worst floods in 100 years with all rivers in spate...

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India can double per capita GDP in 30 years by turning more secular: Study

ndia's per capita GDP per annum grew 26 times between 1958 and 2018...

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How an IIM-A alumnus is taking education to the slums at Rs 5,000 a year

The model is cost-effective, with the cost of educating a child varying from Rs 3,000-5,000 per year per child...

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Four Delhi colleges can now issue learner's driving licences to students

This scheme has already been implemented by Maharashtra and Delhi...

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Walmart completes acquisition of majority stake in Flipkart for $16 bn

Flipkart's current management, led by Kalyan Krishnamurthy, will continue to lead the e-commerce firm...

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Bankruptcy law can be extended to cross-border assets: Corp affairs secy

The government is also looking to increase number members at the Mumbai bench of the NCLT to four from one now...

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Chatterbox: What is cooking in Odisha?

If this is the start of a new beautiful friendship that will extend into 2019, Pradhan's (and Panda's) campaign against the BJD, might have been aborted before it ha...

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Amid crisis, Erdogan challenges those playing 'games' on Turkish economy

The lira has plunged as investors fret about Erdogan's influence over monetary policy...

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Tripura minister demands NRC revision, to submit memorandum to PM Modi

Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT) has demanded NRC revision in the northeastern state like in Assam...

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Kerala floods: Rainfall intensity to reduce from August 20, says IMD

As many as 194 people have lost their lives and 36 are missing in Kerala since August 8 due to rains and landslides...

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For the rich, funerals are becoming one last extravagant display of wealth

A cottage industry of advisers is in place to meet the demand, and some wealth managers are encouraging clients to confront their own mortality and make advance plans...

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Replacing Elon Musk as CEO may be the solution to Tesla's problems

Musk's musings about going private have gotten the company in hot water with the SEC...

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Amazon developing device that records live TV, can challenge TiVo: Source

Currently, Fire TVs stream live content via the Amazon Channels service...

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Kerala floods: Thousands rescued, airlifted; many yet to be evacuated

Fishing boats are already being using for the rescue mission...

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Tesla looking for senior talent, no official hunt for COO underway: Sources

Tesla has operated for years without a COO, and no other executive serves on the nine-member board of directors...

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The recovery of public money is at 40 per cent only: Jairam Ramesh

Now I don't see what the need for this Sashakt was when you have the RBI Circular of the 12th of February, 2018 and when we have the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, says...

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Walmart completes deal to acquire 77% stake in Flipkart, to invest $2 bn

Flipkart's financials will be reported as part of Walmart's International business segment...

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How 'Respect' became a battle cry for musicians seeking royalties

When Franklin died on Thursday at age 76, fans celebrated the song all over again as a theme for the women's rights movement...

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Note ban slowed MSME credit, sector's exports dampened by GST: Study

Latest RBI data show credit to micro and small enterprises in June decelerated by 2.4% from March 2018...

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No difference between party and state under Modi regime: Kapil Sibal

The senior Congress leader argued that coalition politics produced much more economic growth for the country than a government led by a strong leader, in an apparent swipe at...

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Alexa vs Siri vs Google: Which can carry on a conversation best?

A digital assistant relies on many different technology systems, all working together on the device and inside a network of computer data centres that connect to the assistant...

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Vajpayee's ashes to be immersed in Haridwar tomorrow, prayer meet on Aug 23

The prayer meeting in Delhi will be attended by leaders from different political parties and noted citizens...

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Tesla Board torn between service to shareholders and CEO Elon Musk

Among the challenges of supervising a peripatetic entrepreneur is that running Tesla isn't his only job...

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I will be impartial towards everyone, says new Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman

The newly-appointed deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Harivansh Narayan Singh, talks to Shikha Shalini about his new role in the House, how he will put to use his journalist...

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After 10-yr hiatus, Google set to get search engine up and running in China

The change of heart is also the clearest sign yet that some Googlers view the pullout as a costly miscalculation...

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Kofi Annan, diplomat who redefined the United Nations, dies at 80

His first appointment with a United Nations agency was in 1962, at the World Health Organization in Geneva...

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Macro-economic instability was highest under UPA govt: Surjit Bhalla

New GDP data does not change reality that 'macro-economic instability' was highest under the previous UPA government period, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime M...

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US tech firms to boost lobbying against India's push to store data locally

Technology firms worry the mandate would hurt their planned investments by raising costs related to setting up new local data centres...

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From trade war to Turkey's lira crisis, factors that led to rupee's decline

Rupee bleeds on geopolitical and macro stress; breakdown 70 mark to hit lifelow Forex: The gusty rupee went into a tailspin and suffered one of its worst stretches in histo...

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Asian Games 2018: Medal hopes high as Indian athletes prepare hard

For the first time the Asian Games will be co-hosted by two cities...

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Erdogan says Turkey will stand strong against 'attempted economic coup'

Turkey's president has said his country will stand strong against an "attempted economic coup" amid heightened tensions with the US. Recep Tayyip Erdogan today...

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Kerala floods: NDRF's biggest rescue operation to date evacuates 10,000

Each team of the federal disaster contingency force has about 35-40 personnel...

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Rupee might stabilise at 68-69 a dollar: Garg

The rupee, which has taken a severe battering of late, is expected to stabilise at 68-69 per US dollar level riding on positive capital inflows this month, Economic Affairs...

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Rupee might stabilise at 68-69 a dollar: Economic Affairs Secretary Garg

The rupee, which has taken a severe battering of late, is expected to stabilise at 68-69 per US dollar level riding on positive capital inflows this month, Economic Affairs...

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RRB ALP, Technician admit card 2018 released: Here's how to download

The Railway Recruitment Board has released the admit card for assistant loco pilot and technicians posts on its official websites. Check official website-- www.indianrailways...

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Govt working on law to regulate asset valuers: Corp Affairs Secretary

Injeti Srinivas says corp affairs ministry is looking for a separate law like the one for chartered accountants of company secretaries...

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Shahbaz Sharif set to become leader of opposition in National Assembly

Sharif, the younger brother of jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, served as the chief minister of the politically crucial Punjab province from 2013 to 2018...

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AAP MPs, MLAs to donate one month's salary for Kerala relief work: Kejriwal

Over 314,000 people have been moved to relief camps...

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Infosys CFO Ranganath quits; move may impact firm's stabilisation efforts

M D Ranganath's departure an irreparable loss for Infosys at such a critical juncture, says founder Narayana Murthy...

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Blue Square Infra to develop high-street retail project in Noida at Rs 6 bn

The construction of the project started in 2016 and is expected to be completed by 2022...

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Kerala floods: Aviation Minister Prabhu asks airlines to charge reasonably

Advice follows Kerala Chief Minister's charge that airlines are fleecing Gulf-bound passengers from the flood-hit state...

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Atal Fan Club: When eminent Urdu poets rooted for Vajpayee's win in Lucknow

Vajpayee in 2004 went on to retain his seat for the fifth straight time in Lucknow by defeating Samajwadi Party candidate Dr Madhu Gupta...

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Ashok Leyland rolls out BS4 engine 'Innoline' for commercial vehicles

The heavy commercial vehicle major claimed that the Innoline engines makes the maintenance simpler for the mechanics and gives a hassle-free service to customers...

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UAE extends support for flood-hit Kerala, asks committee to provide relief

Sheikh Al Maktoum, the vice president of UAE, said that the UAE and the Indian community will unite to offer relief to those affected...

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Former UN chief and Nobel Peace laureate Kofi Annan passes away at 80

Annan was the first black African to take up the role of the world's top diplomat, serving two terms from 1997 to 2006...

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CFO Ranganath's exit is an 'irrepleceable loss' for Infosys, says Murthy

Infosys said Ranganath has resigned after an 18-year stint at India's second largest IT services firm...

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Declare Kerala floods as national disaster without any delay: Rahul to PM

Congress president Rahul Gandhi today appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare floods in Kerala as "a national disaster". The deadliest deluge in Kerala i...

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New Pakistan PM Imran Khan struggles with Urdu during oath-taking ceremony

Once corrected by the president, Khan realised his mistake, smiled subtly, said "sorry" and continued with his oath-taking...

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Kerala floods: With airport shut, Alliance Air looks to use Kochi Navy base

Air India and its low-cost arm Air India Express had on Friday said their flights scheduled to depart from the Kochi airport will operate from Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode...

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Kerala flood victims can share location via Google Maps plus codes offline

Android smartphone or tablet users can share their plus codes over a voice call or an SMS...

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Phased rollout of face recognition feature for Aadhaar from Sept 15: UIDAI

Face authentication can be used as an additional mode, said UIDAI...

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Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas seal relationship in 'roka' ceremony: See pics

While Priyanka chose a subtle yellow suit, Nick was seen in a kurta-pyjama at their 'roka' ceremony...

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Kerala floods: PSU oil companies assure fuel & LPG supplies to state

While stocks are available, suppliers are not able to operate pumps due to electrical challenges...

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Hope Imran Khan's victory will be good for Indo-Pak peace process: Sidhu

Sidhu arrived in Lahore yesterday via the Wagah border. He travelled from Lahore to Islamabad to attend the ceremony...

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Gold import seen shrinking 15% in 2018, despite festive jewellery push

Most of the consumer demand is for light-weight variety, and investment demand for gold is sluggish due to rising interest rates, tighter credit norms, among other factors...

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Best GDP years were under UPA, before Modi govt came to power: Chidambaram

Chidambaram challenges Modi govt, says back series GDP calculation proved UPA years best...

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Can the UK and EU cut a Brexit deal on financial services before March?

Bloc doesn't want London to be a low-regulation financial hub...

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Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony: When and where to watch Asiad Games live

Asian javelin throw champion Neeraj Chopra will be India's flag bearer in the opening ceremony of the Asian Games 2018. Catch Asian Games 2018 live updates...

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MIM member, Bihar varsity professor thrashed for criticising Vajpayee

A BJP corporator said Mateen had been creating nuisance and had also earlier opposed the singing of the national song in the House...

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Breaking vow on labour laws: The one wrong step Atal Bihari Vajpayee took

Vajpayee's government had more market-friendly ministers than any government...

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WCD Ministry summons Air India chief over delay in sexual harassment probe

The complaint of sexual harassment was lodged by an air hostess of the national carrier against its senior executive...

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Infosys CFO Ranganath steps down, will continue till November 16

The company's board will immediately commence the search for the next CFO, Infosys said...

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Kerala floods: Initial loss pegged at Rs 195 bn, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

SBI to waive fees and charges on its services in the state; PM starts aerial survey again, announces Rs 5 bn temporary relief...

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Kerala floods: CM says initial loss at Rs 195 bn, Centre offers Rs 5 bn

SBI to waive fees and charges on its services in the state; PM starts aerial survey again...

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Smartphone screens harbour thrice as many germs as a toilet seat: Study

One in 20 smartphone users was found to clean their phones less than every six months...

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Start including mental illness in your health covers: Irdai to insurers

According to the Mental Healthcare Act-2017, every person with mental illness shall be treated as equal to persons with physical illness in the provision of all healthcare...

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Kerala floods: PM Modi's aerial survey called off due to inclement weather

Local sources said that his return to Delhi could be delayed as there is water on the Kochi airport runway...

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Google celebrates the opening of 18th Asian Games with colourful doodle

The doodle features sports like Kabaddi, weightlifting, Archery, Baseball, Fencing, and Jujitsu...

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Imran Khan swearing-in today: PTI chief to take oath as 22nd PM of Pakistan

Imran Khan oath-taking ceremony is scheduled to take place at 9:30 am (local time)...

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Venezuela launches crypto-pegged forex rate, effectively devaluating by 96%

This implies a new exchange rate of 6 million bolivars per dollar...

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US responsible in ending six-decade-old Korean War: North Korea

The newspaper elucidated that the people of South Korea and Koreans living in the US held gatherings to call for the end of the Korean War...

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Kerala floods: Modi begins aerial survey along with CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Death toll rises to 324...

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Ind vs Eng 3rd Test: Can Kohli & co make a comeback in a do-or-die test?

Trent Bridge Test will be India's last chance to save the series after being outplayed in the first two Test matches - by 31 runs Edgbaston and innings and 159 runs at th...

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Public sector insurers lose market share to merger plan delay: Irdai data

Three insurers are yet to appoint a merger consultant, while private rivals are cornering the market...

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Banks set to get data rich with UPI 2.0; likely to boost credit scoring

The updated payments system comes with new features such as the ability for people to link their overdraft accounts to the UPI app...

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Kerala floods: How online firms like Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm are helping

Amazon and Flipkart are putting all their on-ground resources to use, especially in the southern states for relief work...

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Our primary focus is small markets, mainly villages: Mahindra MF CEO

There are over 300,000 villages where Mahindra Finance and its subsidiaries lend money, said Mahindra MF CEO...

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Bad loans of listed domestic banks shrink by Rs 220 billion in Q1

Persistent efforts of recovery from a variety of loans - large-size, medium-size and small enterprises, retail and farm sector - are beginning to bear fruits...

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China developing long-range strategic bombers to deliver nukes: Pentagon

The PLAAF already fields the nuclear capable Xian H-6K bomber, with a range of 3,500 kilometres - enough to strike targets in India with the cruise missiles it car...

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Demand for co-working space is set to see three-fold rise by 2020

From an annual average of 3 million sq ft available currently, co-working space is set to scale up to 11 million sq ft by 2021, says Sudeep Singh, chief evangelist and CEO at...

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Kraft Heinz unlikely to get $1 billion from sale of drink brand Complan

Complan is the leading brand in the supplement nutrition drinks segment in India...

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