'India's defence export may cross Rs 10-K cr by end of FY19'

Minus US govt, Davos faces Brazilian populism and Brexit

January 18, 2019 7:45 pm

London: Organisers of next week’s annual Davos conclave put on a brave face Friday after US President Donald Trump withdrew his entire delegation, insisting the forum still had plenty of political and corporate firepower in its debating armoury. Trump himself had already pulled out of attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) for a second year, having shut down the US government over his demands […]

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Cardi B, Post Malone, Camila Cabello and others to perform at 2019 Grammy Awards

Cardi B, Post Malone, Camila Cabello and others to perform at 2019 Grammy Awards

January 18, 2019 7:43 pm

Los Angeles: The Recording Academy has announced an impressive line-up of artistes who will be performing at the 2019 Grammy Awards. Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Dan + Shay, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monae and Kacey Musgraves are some of the performers who are included in the first list. They are all nominated at the awards, the recording academy said in a statement. Cardi B has been […]

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Hydropower expo in Nepal

Hydropower expo in Nepal

January 18, 2019 7:04 pm

Kathmandu: The Himalayan Hydro Expo 2019 kicked off here on Friday to bring together key developers, investors and policy makers, and to showcase state-of-the-art technologies for hydropower development in Nepal. Inaugurating the three-day expo, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun called on the private sector and foreign investors to invest in the hydropower sector in Nepal, which has immense hydropower potential. Pun said […]

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President Trump cancels Speaker Pelosi's foreign 'excursion' amid government shutdown

President Trump cancels Speaker Pelosi’s foreign ‘excursion’ amid government shutdown

January 18, 2019 6:57 pm

Washington: US President Donald Trump has denied House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a military plane for an “excursion” to Brussels and war-torn Afghanistan, a tit-for-tat retaliation that deepened the divide between the two leaders amidst the longest-ever federal government shutdown. President Trump’s unusual move to postpone Pelosi’s overseas trip came on Thursday, a day after the 78-year-old top Democrat, urged him to reschedule his annual State of the […]

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Toyota pitches lower tax, stable norms for hybrid cars

Toyota pitches lower tax, stable norms for hybrid cars

January 18, 2019 6:56 pm

New Delhi: Pitching for hybrid cars in India, Japanese auto major Toyota Friday said stable regulations and reduction in taxes could further help the company to bring in models with even better technologies to counter air pollution. The company, which today launched an all-new version of Camry Hybrid sedan in the country, said self-charging electric cars or hybrids are the best solution at the […]

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'India's defence export may cross Rs 10-K cr by end of FY19'

New technique can insert metals into ‘smart’ fabrics

January 18, 2019 6:43 pm

London: Scientists have devised an innovative technique that could be used to incorporate batteries, wireless devices and sensors into fabrics like paper and cotton textiles. The researchers from Imperial College London in the UK used the technique to print metals such as silver, gold and platinum onto fabrics. Ultimately these technologies could be used for new classes of low-cost medical diagnostic tools, wirelessly […]

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Brexit crisis May to call EU's Juncker

Brexit crisis: May to call EU’s Juncker

January 18, 2019 6:38 pm

Brussels: Prime Minister Theresa May will talk by telephone to EU president Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday at the British leader’s request, EU officials said. May and Juncker have only been in touch by text message since Tuesday, when the British parliament rejected their Brexit divorce deal. “President Juncker will talk to Prime Minister May today early afternoon at her request,” European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said. “I don’t know how decisive or not this will […]

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HDFC Standard Life Insurance is now HDFC Life Insurance

HDFC Standard Life Insurance is now HDFC Life Insurance

January 18, 2019 6:28 pm

New Delhi: HDFC Standard Life Insurance Friday changed its name to HDFC Life Insurance following the receipt of relevant approvals from regulatory authorities. The change in name is effective right off the bat and the company will henceforth operate under the name HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd, it said. “Over the years, specifically after listing of the company on stock exchanges, HDFC Life, as a brand […]

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'India's defence export may cross Rs 10-K cr by end of FY19'

Myanmar army ‘kills 13’ in counterattacks on Rakhine rebels

January 18, 2019 6:22 pm

Naypyidaw (Myanmar): Myanmar’s army said Friday it killed 13 ethnic Rakhine fighters in counterstrikes after the well-armed group carried out deadly attacks on police posts earlier this month. Rakhine state has seen new levels of violence in recent weeks between the Arakan Army (AA) — insurgents fighting for greater autonomy for ethnic Rakhine Buddhists — and security forces. Many of the battles are taking place […]

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Wipro announces 1:3 bonus share offer

Wipro announces 1:3 bonus share offer

January 18, 2019 6:16 pm

New Delhi: Wipro board on Friday approved an issue of bonus shares wherein shareholders will get one bonus share for every three shares held by them. “Issue of bonus equity shares in the proportion of 1:3, that is one bonus equity share of Rs 2 each for every three fully paid-up equity shares held and a bonus issue…of one ADS for every three […]

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