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SINGAPORE

India's digitisation programme has taken a big jump following demonetisation but the country has a "long way to go" before all its citizens are fully connected to banks, a noted entrepreneur said here on Wednesday.

NEW DELHI

The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was on Wednesday apprised of the agreement signed between India and Palestine on cooperation in information technology and electronics.

Coimbatore

A farmer's body in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday urged the Centre to expedite implementation of the Swaminathan Commission recommendations to alleviate the plight of farmers, who have been facing serious economic crisis for the last few years.

NEW DELHI

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Centre and AAP government to respond to a plea claiming that the GST law was not being properly implemented against the lawyers.

NEW DELHI

The CBI Wednesday searched 23 locations in two cities in connection with an alleged corruption case against Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Ranchi, Tapas Kumar Dutta, and others, officials here said.

Bhubaneswar

In an effort to curb illegal mining and transportation of minor minerals, the Odisha government Wednesday decided to identify the source of such materials in all blocks of the state.

NEW DELHI

Senior bureaucrat Subhash Chandra Garg Wednesday assumed charge as secretary of the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) in the finance ministry.

Hyderabad

The Kolkata-based non-banking financial company, Magma Fincorp, has plans to disburse Rs 6,000 crore this fiscal in the asset finance business category, a senior company official said on Wednesday.

Mumbai

After a brief overnight setback, the rupee recovered by 5 paise to end at 64.54 against the US dollar on fresh selling of the American currency by banks and exporters.
Bearish greenback overseas tone largely aided the recovery momentum.

Mumbai

Fintech firm Innoviti on Wednesday said it has raised Rs 120 crore from a clutch of investors, including the SBI-FMO priavte equity, for business expansion activities.

SINGAPORE

A Singapore court on Wednesday convicted a jailed banker of additional offences in a case linked to the international money-laundering scandal involving neighbouring Malaysia's state fund 1MDB.

NEW DELHI

Country's largest bank SBI has waived charges for fund transfer of up to Rs 1,000 through its IMPS (Immediate Payment Service) to promote small transactions.

Kolkata

Refusing to be drawn into the controversy triggered by the Censor Board red-flagging a documentary on him due to some words he uttered in the film, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen on Wednesday suggested that the government speak to the shareholders about its disapproval.

Kolkata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today reacted sharply to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) asking filmmaker Suman Ghosh to "mute" four words and phrases, including 'cow' and 'Gujarat', in his documentary on Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen.

NEW DELHI

The Election Commission today faced the flak of the Supreme Court for not taking a clear stand on a plea seeking barring of convicted politicians for life, as the top court made it clear that the poll panel cannot remain silent on the matter.A bench comprising Justice

NEW DELHI

President Pranab Mukherjee heads to West Bengal for a brief two-day visit on Friday for what could be his last visit to his home state as India's first citizen, officials said today.

NEW DELHI

The Centre today approved the signing of a pact between India and Palestine for cooperation in the field of health and medicine.

NEW DELHI

"Economic pundits" may be criticising the Modi government for a "jobless growth", but India cannot tackle unemployment only with jobs, BJP president Amit Shah has said, noting that 7.28 crore people have become self-employed under the Centre's Mudra loan scheme in thr

NEW DELHI

In a relief to Arunachal Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Supreme Court today relaxed the 500 metre cap on liquor vends across the national and state highways thereA three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar relaxed the cap while noting that alm

NEW DELHI

The "terminal decline" of the Congress party can only be revived by a leadership change, says historian and biographer Ram Chandra Guha, who suggests that the party's top job be handed over to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court today transferred to the Delhi High Court the plea of Madhya Pradesh minister Narottam Mishra, recently disqualified by the Election Commission, seeking to vote in the Presidential election.

Author: 
Amulya Ganguli

If Israel had to wait for seven decades before an Indian prime minister visited the country, as the Israeli premier, Benjamin Netanyahu, has said, the reason is the change that has taken place in recent years in India.
For much of the 70 years when the relations between the two countries were no more than coldly formal, India’s non-aligned status, which made the US accuse it – not without reason - of being pro-Soviet, persuaded New Delhi to look askance at any country which was in the American camp, as Israel was.

Author: 
Arun Srivastava

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s sneer against the Congress that it is incapable of building a good anti-BJP coalition, and it fails to find the nuances to set the agenda, while sounding bizarre, appears more like a desperate attempt to retrieve lost ground. A closer look at the tenor and punch of the accusation would make it clear that Nitish is trying to send a message to the Congress and the opposition parties that they must repose faith in his leadership.

With the CBI starting fresh corruption cases against Lalu Prasad and members of his family including his son and Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav, the future of the Nitish Government has become more uncertain. After the CBI registers an FIR it would be difficult for Tejashwi to continue in the Cabinet and equally difficult for Nitish Kumar to retain him in case he does not resign.

Manila

Philippine troops clashed today with communist rebels in the south, leaving eight rebels and a soldier dead, officials said.

Cairo

Arabic magazine 'Sawtul-Hind', published by the Indian Embassy in Egypt for the past six decades, will reach a milestone next week with its 500th edition depicting the strong bond and vibrant cultural exchanges between the two countries.

Tokyo

Three more bodies were found today in southwest Japan, potentially raising the death toll from last week's heavy rains to 28, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the hardest-hit areas.

London

A 13-year-old Indian-origin boy with a dairy allergy died here after suffering a severe reaction to a piece of cheese allegedly forced on him, prompting the UK police to launch a homicide probe, media reports have said.

Washington

US President Donald Trump has lauded the "transparency" of his eldest son over the release of a chain of emails showing a Russian source offering "sensitive information" about his White House rival Hillary Clinton in the run-up to the presidential election.

Ankara

Turkish police today killed five suspected Islamic State group jihadists in the central Turkish province of Konya, the governor's office said.

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