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Pandey eyes permanent place in Team India

Harare: Despite not being a regular in the playing XI, Manish Pandey has impressed in the limited opportunities and now the promising middle-order bat hopes to cement his place with some good knocks during the Zimbabwe tour. The Karnataka batsman, who made his international debut during the last tour of the African country in 2015,

Amazon will invest another $3 bn in India: Jeff Bezos

Washington: The US-based global e-commerce major Amazon.com had pledged another $3 billion investment in India as it bets big on the $14 billion e-retail space in the country that’s projected to grow to $55 billion by 2018. “We have already created some 45,000 jobs in India and continue to see huge potential in the Indian

Umang Bedi to join Facebook as India MD

New Delhi: Social networking giant Facebooktoday said it has appointed former Adobe executive Umang Bedi as managing director of its India operations. Bedi, whose appointment is effective July, will lead in building and maintaining strategic relationships with top clients and regional agencies in the country, Facebook said in a statement. He will take over from

Cyprus says ‘very close’ to revising tax treaty with India

New Delhi: In a step forward, Cyprus has said it is “very close” to revising the bilateral tax treaty with India as the island nation has accepted “in principle” proposals made by the Indian side on taxing capital gains. Cyprus, a source of significant foreign fund flows into the country, said rising importance of India,

Netflix announces first original series from India

Mumbai: American on-demand streaming website Netflix has announced its first original series from India. It is based on the critically-acclaimed best-selling novel “Sacred Games” by Indian author Vikram Chandra. Shot on location in India, this Hindi-English series will be produced in partnership with Phantom Films, one of India’s leading production houses. It will be available

PM hardsells India to Qatari firms

Doha: Highlighting India’s ‘investment-friendly policies,’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invited Qatar’s companies to ‘grab’ the vast opportunities for business, especially in the infrastructure sector, while promising to remove “bottlenecks” identified by them. On the second day of his visit to the oil-rich Gulf nation, he held an hour-long closed-door interaction with top business

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We are on an investment mode in India: Uber

New Delhi: Close on the heels of a USD 3.5billion fund raise, cab aggregator Uber said it is on an “investment mode” in the country and will continue to spend on bringing in more customised offerings. The company, which counts India as its third biggest market after the US and China, said it saw 26

UN expresses concern over killing of Congolese in India

United Nations: In the wake of the killing of a Congolese national in India and a spate of attacks on African students in recent days, the UN has voiced concern over the incidents saying it encourages tolerance and inclusivity in every country. “Well, we would be concerned of any information if that were the case. But…what

Jio to gain as India’s 4G adoption will be faster: Report

Mumbai: Predicting a much faster adoption of 4G telecom services in India than the previous generation, IDFC Securities has said in a report that it found the Reliance Jio offering to be impressive but for some resolvable initial issues. “Apart from initial teething issues in activating the SIM, the overall experience of using the R-Jio connection

Two paralysed Himachal men return to India

Shimla: Two men from Himachal Pradesh, who were paralysed after a road accident in Saudi Arabia, have returned to India, the family said on Sunday. They would undergo treatment at the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) in Shimla. They were initially abandoned by their employer in Saudi Arabia after the accident. With the

India successfully launches ITS first ‘swadeshi’ shuttle

Bengaluru: India on Monday successfully launched its maiden ‘swadeshi’ space shuttle with the winged Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV-TD) fulfilling its mission objectives in the first crucial test to make space travel easier and cheaper in the future. With the test-firing of the indigenous unmanned model space shuttle — the size of a Sports Utility Vehicle

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India pledges $1 million for Afghanistan school

Kabul: India has pledged $1 million for modernisation and teachers’ training at a prestigious school in Afghanistan as part of its long-standing support to the war-torn country’s education sector. India has decided to grant the financial assistance of $one million to the school over a period of 10 years, in pursuance of India’s long-standing support

India may fail to defend itself from Pakistani missiles:expert

Islamabad: India may not be able to fully defend itself from a possible Pakistani nuclear strike in a conflict despite the country’s heavy investments in developing anti-ballistic missile systems, a Russian nuclear expert has cautioned. Petr Topychkanov, a senior researcher at the Carnegie Moscow Centre’s Non-Proliferation Programme, said that despite large scale cooperation between India

Heart attack kills one person every 33 seconds in India

New Delhi: One person dies every 33 seconds owing to an heart attack in India, says a top city cardiologist, adding that the deadly condition is making Indians its victim 10 years ahead of the people in the West. “India is currently witnessing nearly two million heart attacks a year and majority of the victims

Pakistan has no locus standi on map issue, asserts India

New Delhi: India on Tuesday reacted strongly to Pakistan seeking UN intervention on the Indian draft bill on map, saying it was an ‘entirely internal legislative matter’ and Pakistan or any other party has no locus standi on it. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said India ‘firmly rejects’ repeated and increasing attempts by Pakistan

India successfully test fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile

Bhubaneswar: India on Wednesday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile that can carry up to 1000 kg of warhead and hit targets 350 km away, officials said. The surface-to-surface ballistic missile was fired from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur off the Odisha coast, defence sources said. The

Ministry asks SAI to ensure athletes get food supplements

New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has directed the Sports Authority of India to get in touch with Athletics Federation of India so that the track and field athletes at the NIS Patiala receive the required dope-free supplements. The direction came after Sports Minister Sarbanada Sonowal’s surprise visit at the centre. He heard the grievances of

India suffers from huge gender pay gap: Monster Salary Index

New Delhi: Amid raging debate over gender pay gap globally, a new report shows the figure for India stands as high as 27 per cent, where men earned a median gross hourly salary of Rs 288.68 while women earned Rs 207.85 per hour. As per the latest Monster Salary Index, by online career and recruitment

Hockey: Sreejesh to lead India in Champions Trophy

New Delhi: Star goal-keeper P.R. Sreejesh will lead an 18-member Indian squad for the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Champions Trophy in London from June 10 to 17, Hockey India announced on Tuesday. Striker S.V. Sunil will be Sreejesh’s deputy in the side which has a mix of experience and youth as part of preparations for

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India begin Uber Cup campaign with 5-0 thrashing of Australia

Kunshan (China): The Indian women’s badminton team made a strong start to their Uber Cup campaign, thrashing Australia 5-0 here on Monday. The Indian girls were in total domination from the start and whitewashed the Aussies, winning the three singles and the two doubles matches in their Group D match at the Kunshan Sports Center