Weak global cues pull Indian equities lower

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 13:04

Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded in the negative territory on Thursday afternoon due to weakness in the global markets along with persistent rise in crude oil prices. The indices had, however, opened on a positive note.


Severe weather damages mango production in UP

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:42

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Damage to crops during the summer due to rough weather is not a new phenomenon but the recent spells of high-intensity thunderstorms have wreaked havoc for the mango growers of Uttar Pradesh, who claimed that around 50 per cent of the fruit -- two to two-and-a-half million tonnes -- which was in the ripening stage, has been spoilt.


US regulators open probe into Tesla crash in Utah

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:36

San Francisco, May 17 (IANS) US safety regulators have launched investigation into a crash in Utah that occurred when a Tesla Model S plowed into a fire department vehicle while it was on "autopilot" mode, the media reported.


Facebook allows advertisers to target sensitive user interests

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:12

London, May 17 (IANS) Just a few days ahead of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect, a Guardian investigation has found that Facebook lets advertisers to target users it thinks are interested in sensitive subjects such as homosexuality, Islam or liberalism.


British Columbia invites skilled Indians to join thriving tech industry

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:06

Vancouver, May 17 (IANS) British Columbia, the Canadian province that is a leader in technology and has one of the fastest growing tech ecosystems in the world, is looking at a shortfall of 30,000 skilled individuals to fill tech-related jobs, with India as an important catchment area for recruiting immigrant talent.


Musk hints at linking hyperloop project with SpeceX rockets

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:10

San Francisco, May 17 (IANS) Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk has hinted that he plans to link the hyperloop project under his start-up The Boring Company with SpaceX's rockets to create a transportation system that may ferry people anywhere on Earth in less than an hour.


Twitter rolls out Account Activity API for all developers

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:04

San Francisco, May 17 (IANS) Twitter has announced that its new Account Activity API is now available to developers and its legacy services will retire on August 16 and not June 19 as earlier reported.


Markets open in green

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:34

Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.


Wheat procurement exceeds target for 2018-19

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 08:12

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Government agencies have procured over 324 lakh tonnes of wheat across the country so far, surpassing the Central government's target of 320 lakh tonne set for the 2018-19 Rabi Marketing Season (RMS), according to data released by FCI on Wednesday.


BSE recognised as a DOSM by US SEC

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 22:40

Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Stock exchange major BSE on Wednesday said that it has been recognised as a "Designated Offshore Securities Market" (DOSM) by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).


Tata Steel posts Rs 14,688 crore net profit in Q4

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 20:36

Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Tata Steel on Wednesday posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 14,688 crore in the quarter ended March 31, 2018, as compared to a loss of Rs 1,168 crore in the year-ago period.


Record wheat procurement in Haryana

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 20:18

Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) Haryana has made a record wheat procurement of 87.27 lakh tonnes this Rabi season, compared with the previous high of 87.16 lakh tonnes in 2012-13, Minister of State for Food and Supplies Karan Dev Kamboj said here on Wednesday.