• ABB India net profit rises 38% in Q2

    Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) ABB India Ltd on Thursday reported a 38 percent rise in standalone net profit at Rs 81.06 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 as compared to Rs 58.74 crore in the year-ago period. Total income from operations in the quarter under review increased to Rs 2,055.02 crore

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  • India asks Pakistani diplomat to leave, Pakistan retaliates

    New Delhi/Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Marking a sharp downturn in ties, India on Thursday asked a junior Pakistani diplomat to leave by Saturday for running a spy ring. Pakistan retaliated with a similar move, asking an Indian official in Islamabad to leave. Hours after Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar

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  • Pakistan yet to confirm participation in Heart of Asia: India

    New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) India on Thursday said it welcomed Pakistan's participation in the Heart of Asia conference to be held in December but the neighbouring country is yet to officially communicate its participation in the meet. "We have yet to receive the official confirmation and also

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  • India denies Pakistan mission staffer was manhandled

    India on Thursday "categorically" denied that Pakistan mission staffer Mehmood Akhtar who was intercepted by Delhi Police on Wednesday "receiving sensitive documents pertaining to the national security of India" was manhandled.

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  • IND vs NZ 4th ODI: Dhoni not happy with bowlers

    India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni rued giving away 16 extras, saying it played a big factor at the end as India lost by just 19 runs.

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  • Sushma Swaraj fast tracks Indonesian woman's visa request for husband's liver transplant

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has directed the Indian embassy in Indonesia to issue visa to Indonesian woman Shafiqa Bano whose husband has to undergo a liver transplant in India. The woman, Shafiqa Bano, reportedly made the request on Monday tweeting @SushmaSwaraj we are Indonesian citizens

  • Pak High Commission staffer declared 'persona non grata' for espionage activities

    India on Thursday declared Pakistan High Commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar persona non-grata and asked him to leave the country within 48 hours. Akhtar was detained by Delhi Police for his involvement in espionage activities. Later, he was let off. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson

  • Special prayers offered for Amma at Mariamman Temple

    Special prayers are being offered for the speedy recovery of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa at Mariamman Temple in Chennai. Earlier, an all-faith prayer meeting under the tutelage of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) district committee was held for the Chief Minister,

  • China says boycott of its goods will hurt Indian consumers

    New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Reacting to current attempts for boycott of Chinese goods in India, the Chinese embassy here on Thursday said such actions will not only hurt the sale of Chinese goods but also hit consumers here. "In the long run, boycott will not only hurt Chinese goods sale, but also

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  • Dalai Lama free to visit Arunachal: India

    New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Amid the possibility of China objecting to the proposed visit of the Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh, India on Thursday said the Tibetan spiritual leader was an honoured guest of India and was free to travel to any part of the country. Answering queries from reporters here,

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  • Cabinet nod for new free trade agreement with Bhutan

    New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved a new free trade agreement between India and Bhutan, which also provides for duty-free transit of Bhutanese merchandise for export to third countries. "Trade relations between India and Bhutan are governed by an Agreement on Trade,

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  • Women safe under Shariah laws: Muslim women activists

    New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Several women activists and female members of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Thursday insisted that Muslim women are safe under the Shariah laws and there is no need for the government to meddle in their affairs. "We, the Muslim women from various walks

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  • Firstsource looking at acquisitions in niche areas

    Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group controlled Firstsource Solutions, a global provider of business process management services, is looking at acquisitions in niche areas, a company official said on Thursday. "We are looking at acquiring categories in niche areas such as mortgages, data

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  • Kohli's message for jawans on Diwali

    Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) India Test skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday extended Diwali greetings to the Indian army, emphathising with the soldiers who spend the auspicious occasion on the border protecting the country. "I, Virat Kohli, want to wish on this Diwali our jawans all the best," he wrote

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  • Come clean on Foxconn deal, opposition tells Maharashtra government

    Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) The opposition Congress and Nationalist Congress Party on Thursday demanded clarification from the Maharashtra government on the proposed $5 billion investment by Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group. State Congress President Ashok Chavan said the deal, signed on August 8, 2015

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  • Stop outsourcing, withdrawal of security guards from ATMs: BEFI

    Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) Raising concern over debit card scam and massive data security breach in banks, the Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI) on Thursday said outsourcing and withdrawal of security guards from ATMs are responsible for the scams. The federation expressed concern over the cyber

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  • President Mukherjee to pay 3-day visit to Nepal

    New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will pay a three-day state visit to Nepal from November 2 in the first presidential visit from India to the Himalayan neighbour in 18 years. Mukherjee is paying the visit on the invitation of his Nepali counterpart Bidhya Devi Bhandari, External Affairs

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  • India faces deepening crisis on job front: CPI-M

    New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Saying India is facing a deepening crisis on the employment front, the CPI-M has said THAT the failure to create jobs "is the single biggest failure of the Modi government". An editorial in "People's Democracy", the party mouthpiece, quoted a new Employment-Unemployment

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  • Centre's thumbs up to National Academic Depository plan

    New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The Union cabinet on Thursday accorded approval to establishing and operationalising the National Academic Depository (NAD) which envisages doing away with the use of paper certificates for verification of academic records, an official said. Union Minister for Human Resource

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  • India, Nepal agree to expedite pending projects

    New Delhi/Kathmandu, Oct 27 (IANS) India and Nepal on Thursday agreed to expedite implementation of the seven projects on infrastructure, cross-border connectivity and utilisation of Indian funds for Nepal's reconstruction following the April 2015 earthquake. An agreement in this regard was reached

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  • Cyclonic storm in Bay of Bengal weakens into deep depression

    Visakhapatnam, Oct 27 (IANS) Cyclonic storm Kyant in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday weakened into a deep depression and lay centred about 280 km south-southeast of Visakhapatnam, Met officials here said. According to a bulletin of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the deep depression over west-central

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  • India expels Pakistani diplomat working for ISI

    New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) India on Thursday told a Pakistani diplomat to leave by Saturday for running a spy ring after he was caught receiving secret information about Indian military deployments from two Indians who were arrested. Pakistan denied the espionage charges as "false and unsubstantiated

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  • Odisha seeks investments in five major sectors

    Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) Odisha on Thursday sought investments in five major sectors including tourism and food processing and said its Vision 2025 aims at roping in business projects worth Rs 2.5 lakh crore providing direct and indirect employment for 30 lakh people. Describing Odisha as the future manufacturing

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  • Short covering aids paring of losses; Sensex ends in green

    Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) Short covering, along with bargain hunting, helped the India equity markets pare losses on Thursday. However, both the key indices closed flat.

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  • Tata Sons' rebuttal blames all back on ousted chairman Cyrus Mistry

    Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) The ousted Chairman of Tata Sons Cyrus P. Mistry not only indulged in an undignified leak of a confidential letter to the board, but also made malicious allegations, sought to besmirch the group's image before its 600,000 employees and disregarded its values and ethos, the holding

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