Talgo completes Delhi-Mumbai trial run (Lead, With Images)

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 16:12

Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) The Spanish-made Talgo high-speed train reached Mumbai from New Delhi on its third and final trial run on Tuesday but over three hours late owing to heavy rains, an official said on Tuesday.


OPEC daily basket price closes higher

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 15:54

Vienna, Aug 2 (IANS/WAM) The price of OPEC's basket of 14 crudes rose to $39.10 a barrel on Monday, compared to $38.97 on Friday, according to the OPEC Secretariat.


E-sports will boost confidence of gamers across India: ASUS

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 15:48

Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) E-sports in India have taken tremendous leaps from where they started a couple of years ago and this will boost the confidence of thousands of gamers across India, an ASUS executive said on Tuesday.


Pay panel arrears this month, panel on perks to meet this week

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 15:10

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The first meeting of the committee appointed to look into the allowances recommended by the 7th Pay Commission is scheduled this week while the payment of arrears will commence from this month, Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa has said.


Negative global cues subdue equity markets

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 14:44

Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Negative global cues coupled with profit booking subdued the Indian equity markets during the mid-afternoon trade session on Tuesday.


To ensure GST bill passage, 1% additional levy scrapped

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 14:40

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The amendments proposed in the Goods and Services Tax bill scheduled to be moved by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday are expected to sail through with the government scrapping the additional levy of 1 percent proposed earlier.


Share innovative ideas at Accenture's 'InnovationJockey' platform

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 14:08

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Global professional services company Accenture, in association with search engine platform Yahoo India, on Tuesday launched its fifth season of "#InnovationJockeys: The Hunt for India's most Innovative Minds" which invites students in India to use technology to develop innovative ideas.


Talgo completes third Delhi-Mumbai trial

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 12:52

Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) The much-awaited Spanish-made Talgo high-speed train reached the Mumbai Central Terminus from New Delhi on its third and final trial run, an official said on Tuesday.


'State-run insurers' new scheme lacks focus on profitability'

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 12:10

Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) In an attempt mainly to protect its topline regardless of profitability, the four public sector general insurance companies are considering re-appointing retiring development officers and marketing executives on contractual basis, said officials. But the move has evoked a mixed response, including heart burns.


Apple brings gender equality in iOS 10 emoji pack

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 12:00

New York, Aug 2 (IANS) Technology giant Apple on Tuesday launched a new iOS emoji pack that show women playing more sports and performing jobs that, prior to the launch, were male-oriented.


Sun Pharma to launch diabetes tablet in US

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 11:54

Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) Indian drug major Sun Pharmacuetical Industries Ltd on Tuesday said it will launch the generic version of Glumetza, Metformin Hydrochloride tablets - a diabetes drug - soon in the US.


Australia's central bank cuts rates to new low

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 11:30

Canberra, Aug 2 (IANS) Australia's central bank cut the official cash rate to a new record low of 1.5 per cent on Tuesday as inflation "remains quite low" despite the local economy continuing to make necessary adjustments.