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Kolkata

Titan Eyeplus, retail eyewear chain, announced the launch of attractive offers on frames and lenses. Valid from May 11, 2017 until May 31, 2017, the offers will be available across all Titan Eyeplus stores in the country.

London

National Highways Authority of India's first Masala Bond was on Thursday launched at the London Stock Exchange with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari ringing the opening bell.

NEW DELHI

A joint working group of the Uttar Pradesh administration and Niti Aayog will transform the state which lags behind in many areas despite huge growth potential, the government think-tanks CEO Amitabh Kant said on Thursday.

Bengaluru

Slamming global credit rating agencies for not upgrading India despite clear improvement in its economic fundamentals, Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian Thursday said they are following "inconsistent" standards while rating India and China.

NEW DELHI

Senior bureaucrats Harinder Rao and Anil K Gupta have been appointed as General Manager (GM) of the Eastern and the Western Railway zone respectively. Both Rao and Gupta are officers of the Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE).

Mumbai

The largest lender State Bank of India will introduce new facility that would enable withdrawal of cash through ATMs using the bank's mobile wallet.

NEW DELHI

The Union government is considering raising the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy by Rs 80 per quintal to Rs 1,550 for the upcoming 2017-18 crop year starting from July.

NEW DELHI

The Income Tax department of India has launched a new e-facility to link a person's Aadhaar with the Permanent Account Number (PAN), a mandatory procedure for filing IT returns now.

London

Barclays chief executive Jes Staley Wednesday used the bank's annual general meeting to apologise to shareholders after bypassing rules to try and uncover a whistleblower, further tarnishing its reputation.

NEW DELHI

Private lender Kotak Mahindra Bank is looking to raise about Rs 5,662 crore through sale of 6.20 crore shares through qualified institutional placement (QIP).

Mumbai

Axis Bank MD and CEO Shikha Sharma on Thursday welcomed changes in NPA resolution as moves that will "force" decisions by cutting layers, and also said the bank is looking for one more life insurance distribution tie-up.

NEW DELHI

On Pokhran nuclear test anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed the "courage" shown by the then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

NEW DELHI

When Afghan diplomat Masood Khalili travelled through the high mountains to mobilise people against the invading Red Army, he missed his wife and to console his heart, he would take out his notebook and write the things he saw, felt, heard And now years later, one of

Maharajganj (UP)

A woman along with her daughter and grand-daughter were killed today after the bike they were travelling on got hit by a truck here, police said. There were four persons on the bike when the incident occurred in Kolhi area this afternoon, they said.

NEW DELHI

India values its strategic partnership with France, President Pranab Mukherjee said today, stressing that the friendship between the two nations would continue to strengthen in the years to come.

Srinagar

Clashes broke out today between student protesters and security forces in Anantnag and Baramulla districts of Kashmir, police said.

NEW DELHI

The Anti-Corruption Branch today recorded the statement of sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra over his allegations that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had influenced the probe into a Rs 400 crore tanker scam.

NEW DELHI

India's top audit body has pulled up Air India for not recovering crores of rupees owed to the national carrier for special flights used by the president, vice-president and the prime minister.

NEW DELHI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to Moon Jae-in, who has taken over as President of South Korea, and invited him to visit India soon. "Just spoke with my friend President Moon Jae-in of Korea. Wished him every success & invited him to visit India soon.

NEW DELHI

The Aam Aadmi Party today demanded that an all-party committee under the Election Commission be formed to look into allegations of EVM manipulation.

NEW DELHI

Seasoned diplomat Vinay Mohan Kwatra, currently a joint secretary in the Prime Minister's Office, has been appointed as the next ambassador to France. Announcing his appointment, the External Affairs Ministry said Kwatra is expected to take up his assignment shortly.

Thiruvananthapuram

The President has returned the Kerala Maritime Board bill, 2014, Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan informed the state assembly today.

Mumbai

Indian epic "Ramayana" is heading to the big screen with the producers planning a big budget triligual film series on the story.

Author: 
Nitya Chakraborty

India is set to tap the business opportunities in the expanding Eurasian market by formalizing a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) in the course of the coming India-Russia summit at St. Petersburg in the first week of June this year. All indications suggest that the joint statement on the FTA will be issued during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with the Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 1.

Author: 
Anjan Roy

When finance minister Arun Jaitley announced to newspersons about a new ordinance to empower the Reserve Bank of India to directly intervene for resolving banks’ bad debts, it was felt as if this was the magic wand.  Far from it.
For practical purposes, the ordinance or the extra authority that gives RBI authority to intervene was already there. As the final regulator of the banking sector RBI has on many occasions instructed banks and directed them to take steps about their rising portfolio of bad debts. But bad debts have gone on increasing.

European Union Council President Donald Tusk has hailed French President Emmanuel Macron’s victory as the victory of “liberty, equality and fraternity” and a “victory over tyranny of fake news.” In our country, the ‘tyranny’ of fake and downright false news continues with the direct or indirect patronage of the powers-that-be, while real news or important news is either sent to an obscure corner of the inside page of a newspaper or given a short shrift by the electronic media.

Istanbul

Turkey today slammed as unacceptable a US plan to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters whom Ankara considers terrorists, but the militia applauded a "historic" move that would speed up the defeat of Islamic State (IS) extremists.

Sverdlovsk Oblast

A Russian court on Thursday convicted a video blogger of inciting hatred against believers by posting videos online showing him chasing Pokemons in a church, giving him a suspended sentence.

Sanaa

A UN official warned today that up to half a million people could be displaced as conflict escalates and the humanitarian situation worsens in Yemen's southwestern Taez province, mainly in Hodeida.

Washington

Amidst a raging political storm over his abrupt dismissal, FBI chief James Comey today told his colleagues that the US President had the right to sack him for any reason "or for no reason at all" and that he had come to terms with it.

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