Paytm Close To Scoring $2 Billion From Backers Including Jack Ma’s Ant

Paytm, which is also backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., declined to comment. Indian fintech giant Paytm is close to scoring $2 billion of new financing from investors including Jack Ma’s Ant Financial, Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. and Rob Citrone’s Discovery Capital Management to fend off an influx of new rivals, a person familiar with … Read morePaytm Close To Scoring $2 Billion From Backers Including Jack Ma’s Ant

Companies need to respect data of consumers: Airtel CEO

New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Tuesday said companies need to respect data of consumers and should use such information only after seeking “explicit permissions” from them. Bharti Airtel MD and CEO for India and South Asia, Gopal Vittal, said the company had access to various user data like the phone numbers they were … Read moreCompanies need to respect data of consumers: Airtel CEO

Ink thrown at Union MoS for Health outside government hospital in Patna

Union MoS Ashwini Kumar Choubey A bottle full of ink was flung here on Tuesday towards Union Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey, who ended up with stains on his clothes while his vehicle got smudged with the dark blue liquid. The drama unfolded outside the Patna Medical College and Hospital which Choubey … Read moreInk thrown at Union MoS for Health outside government hospital in Patna

“Good Economics” Point To One Direction, Government Other: P Chidambaram

New Delhi:  Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Tuesday attacked the government over the state of the economy, saying “good economics” points to one direction, while the PM Modi dispensation points to another. The former finance minister, who is currently lodged in Tihar Jail in a corruption case, congratulated Indian-origin economist Abhijit Banerjee for winning … Read more“Good Economics” Point To One Direction, Government Other: P Chidambaram

September trade deficit narrows slightly to $10.86 billion

NEW DELHI: Decline in outward shipments of petroleum, engineering, leather, chemicals, and gems & jewellery made India’s exports contract 6.57% to $26 billion in September while a steeper contraction in imports of 13.85% to $36.89 billion helped narrow the trade deficit to a seven-month low $10.86 billion. Trade deficit in September 2018 was $14.95 billion. … Read moreSeptember trade deficit narrows slightly to $10.86 billion

J-K: NC leaders condemn detention of Farooq Abdullah’s daughter, sister

Sister and daughter of former chief minister Farooq Abdullah detained during a protest. (ANI) The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Tuesday condemned the detention of sister and daughter of the party president and former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, describing the move as unprecedented and against people’s right to peaceful protest. “Being kin of the … Read moreJ-K: NC leaders condemn detention of Farooq Abdullah’s daughter, sister

Watch: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Rides Interceptor 650 To Promote Tourism

Pema Khandu shared multiple photos of him riding the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650. New Delhi:  Lush green background, scenic landscape and a biker zooming through the hillside roads of Arunachal Pradesh.  The man seen riding is, however, no ordinary biker. He is Pema Khandu, the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. Mr Khandu, who posted the … Read moreWatch: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Rides Interceptor 650 To Promote Tourism

West Indies reappoint Phil Simmons as coach

Phil Simmons has been appointed coach of the West Indies for a second spell on a four-year deal, the country’s cricket board (CWI) has said. Simmons, who takes over from interim coach Floyd Reifer, was first named coach after the 2015 World Cup but was suspended for a period later that year for questioning selectors. … Read moreWest Indies reappoint Phil Simmons as coach

India Is World’s Fastest-Growing Economy, Shares Tag With China: IMF

IMF’s growth rate of 6.1 per cent for 2019-20 is consistent with Indian Monetary Policy. New York:  In the gloomy global economic picture painted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), India retains its rank as the world’s fastest-growing major economy, tying with China, with a projected growth rate of 6.1 per cent for the current … Read moreIndia Is World’s Fastest-Growing Economy, Shares Tag With China: IMF

D K Shivakumar to Delhi HC: Case result of political rivalry, not enough evidence against me

Shivakumar, arrested in a case under the PMLA by the ED, has approached the high court challenging the trial court’s order denying him bail. (File) Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar, arrested in a money laundering case, on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that the matter was a result of political rivalry and there … Read moreD K Shivakumar to Delhi HC: Case result of political rivalry, not enough evidence against me

HAL Employees’ Strike In 2nd Day, Army Chief Wants “Indigenised Weapons”

Bengaluru:  The indefinite strike by 20,000 employees of HAL over a wage revision dispute entered its second day today. Meetings organised between HAL management and the employees, who are spread across seven states, have failed to break the deadlock, with the management citing “current and future business scenario” as one reason for its inability to … Read moreHAL Employees’ Strike In 2nd Day, Army Chief Wants “Indigenised Weapons”

Berger Paints to acquire Kolkata-based construction materials maker

KOLKATA: Paint manufacturer Berger Paints India is acquiring Kolkata-based STP Ltd (STPL), makers of construction and related materials for an enterprise value of Rs 167.5 crore. In a filing with the stock exchanges, the company said it is buying 95.53% stake of STPL. Balance 4.47% stake will remain with STPL’s existing shareholders. Berger Paints said … Read moreBerger Paints to acquire Kolkata-based construction materials maker

Disconnect water, power, gas for 27 ex MPs overstaying in official homes: Lok Sabha panel

According to the rules, former MPs have to vacate their bungalows within one month of dissolution of the previous Lok Sabha. (Express file photo) Taking strong action against 27 former MPs for overstaying in their official residences, the Lok Sabha’s house committee on Tuesday directed that the water, power and gas connections of their homes … Read moreDisconnect water, power, gas for 27 ex MPs overstaying in official homes: Lok Sabha panel

Newborn ‘Sita’, Found 3 Feet Underground At UP Cremation Site, In ICU

Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh: Doctors at the hospital’s ICU are monitoring newborn Sita’s health Lucknow:  Police in Uttar Pradesh are on the lookout for the family of a newborn girl, found inside a large earthen pot buried three feet under a cremation ground. The newborn, who miraculously survived the ordeal, was found by a couple and … Read moreNewborn ‘Sita’, Found 3 Feet Underground At UP Cremation Site, In ICU

Water, Power Connections Of Ex MPs Overstaying Official Homes May Be Cut

Newly-elected members of parliament have been staying in transit accommodation. (File) New Delhi:  Taking strong action against 27 former MPs for overstaying in their official residences, the Lok Sabha’s house committee on Tuesday directed that the water, power and gas connections of their homes be disconnected and also sought police help. The committee, chaired by … Read moreWater, Power Connections Of Ex MPs Overstaying Official Homes May Be Cut

Ayodhya case: Supreme Court likely to conclude hearing tomorrow

With the closing in of hearing date, the Ayodhya administration has tightened curbs imposed under Section 144 till December 10. (File) The Supreme Court is likely to conclude hearing in the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit on Wednesday. Earlier, a five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi had asked for all … Read moreAyodhya case: Supreme Court likely to conclude hearing tomorrow

“55-60 Mosques In Ayodhya, 1 Birthplace For Lord Ram”: Hindu Petitioners To Supreme Court

Wednesday is likely to be the last day for daily hearings, according to the Chief Justice of India New Delhi:  Muslims can worship in any mosque but Hindus can’t change the birthplace of Lord Ram, senior advocate K Parasaran told the Supreme Court today, as daily hearings in the political sensitive Ram Janmbhoomi – Babri … Read more“55-60 Mosques In Ayodhya, 1 Birthplace For Lord Ram”: Hindu Petitioners To Supreme Court

Religare fund diversion case: Delhi court extends police custody of Singh brothers by two days

Former Ranbaxy promoters Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh. A Delhi court Tuesday extended the police custody of former promoters of Fortis Healthcare, Shivinder Singh and his elder brother Malvinder Singh by two days, in connection with an alleged fraud case involving misappropriation of funds of Religare Finvest Ltd (RFL), causing it losses of Rs 2,397 … Read moreReligare fund diversion case: Delhi court extends police custody of Singh brothers by two days

Jimmy Neesham mocks ICC’s boundary count rule change with Titanic reference

New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham on Tuesday mocked the ICC after the world body decided to scrap the controversial boundary count rule that saw his team lose the 50-over World Cup to England. The ICC on Monday tweaked the Super Over rule for all its major events following the uproar over the outcome of the … Read moreJimmy Neesham mocks ICC’s boundary count rule change with Titanic reference

F&O: Nifty forming higher highs and lows, India VIX slips 3.33%

By Chandan Taparia Nifty50 opened positive and extended its gains towards the 11,460 level on Tuesday. It has been respecting its rising support trend line on the lower time frame charts, while multiple hurdles remain intact at higher levels. The index has surpassed its falling supply trend line on the daily scale, which was formed … Read moreF&O: Nifty forming higher highs and lows, India VIX slips 3.33%

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