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Extra-secure BlackBerry 'KEY2' smartphone in India at Rs 42,990 (8 minutes ago)
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Home-grown company Optiemus Infracom, which manufactures and distributes iconic BlackBerry devices, on Monday launched BlackBerry KEY2 smartphone with extra security to keep your data safe at Rs 42,990.

With 1.9bn users, YouTube streams 180mn hours to TV screens daily (10:42) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, July 23 (IANS) Over 1.9 billion users are logging into Google-owned YouTube each month and on average, users now watch over 180 million hours of YouTube on TV screens every day, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has said.

Lower GST rate lift equity indices (10:04) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Lower goods and services tax rate on more consumer products, along with broadly positive global cues pushed the key indices of the Indian equity market higher during the morning trade session on Monday.

Chinese shares open lower (08:02) IANS Photo Service
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened lower on Monday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.5 per cent to open at 2,815.2 points.

G20 leaders recognise trade tensions, call for dialogue (06:08)
Buenos Aires, July 23 (IANS) The last session of the G20's Third Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors has taken place here, with delegates acknowledging the rise in trade tensions while calling for greater dialogue.

Kalanithi loses Rs 1,323 cr arbitration to regain SpiceJet (22:42) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) An arbitration tribunal has rejected the claim of former Spicejet owner Kalanithi Maran and his company Kal Airways for Rs 1,323-crore as damages from Spicejet.

Drought fear haunts Bihar, again (21:06)
Patna, July 22 (IANS) The fear of drought looms large over Bihar once again as it has received 48 per cent deficit rain this monsoon so far but the state is ready to tackle the situation, a state official said on Sunday.

Britain;s Triumph flags off adventure ride for Tiger series bikers (19:10)
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) British motorbike maker Triumph Motorcycles on Sunday flagged off, to Himachal Pradesh's Spiti, the second edition of its "Tiger Trails" experience for owners of its Tiger series bikes, the company's Indian arm said in a statement.

Manoj Sinha inaugurates Ghazipur Regional Rail Training Institute (18:56) IANS Photo Service
Varanasi, July 22 (IANS) In a bid to strengthen the expertise and capabilities of the employees of North-Eastern Railways, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Sunday inaugurated Regional Rail Training Institute (RRTI) at Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur.

Himachal to conserve biodiversity with Japan funds (18:44)
Shimla, July 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will manage and improve its forest ecosystems under a Rs 800-crore project funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), official sources said on Sunday.

No flood-like situation in state: Odisha (18:30) IANS Photo Service
Bhubaneswar, July 22 (IANS) The Odisha government on Sunday said there is no flood-like situation in any part of the state despite incessant rain.

US aviation regulator finds DGCA audit 'very satisfactory' (18:22)
New Delhi,, July 22 (IANS) Indian civil aviation regulator, the DGCA said on Sunday that the US' Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has conducted its audit in the areas covering aircraft operations, airworthiness and personnel licensing and termed it "very satisfactory'.

Convergence best way to tackle malnutrition: Official (17:30)
By Manish Gupta
Bareilly, July 22 (IANS) Convergence of departments and schemes is the best way to tackle malnutrition among children in Uttar Pradesh, Bareilly Chief Development Officer Satyendra Kumar has said. Every second child in the state is malnourished.

GST rates cut with eye on elections: Chidambaram (16:32) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday said that the decision to slash GST rates on 100 mass-use items was taken keeping upcoming assembly elections in mind.

Rs 7 lakh in fake currency seized in Bengal, two arrested (15:56)
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Fake Indian currency with a face value of Rs seven lakh was seized from West Bengal's Malda district and two persons were arrested, a CID official said on Sunday.

President asks foreigners to invest in Pakistan (15:36) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has urged foreign investors to invest in the country which is offering incentives and flexible policies for great business prospects in future.

Twitter CEO responds to NYT journalist's harsh criticism (15:26)
San Francisco, July 22 (IANS) Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hit back at Maggie Haberman -- a New York Times journalist -- who wrote about her break from the app, explaining why it has become an unbearable experience for her and others.

Modi's visit to reach out to Africa (Curtain Raiser) (14:58) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's five-day, three-nation tour of Africa starting on Monday will see India reaching out first bilaterally and then multilaterally under the BRICS umbrella to the continent.

Kerala tops in governance, Karnataka 4th, says report (14:00) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, July 22 (IANS) Kerala stands as the best governed state in the country and Karnataka is in the fourth position, said the Public Affairs Index 2018 released by the think tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC) here.

Gmail users warned of cyber threat (13:42) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, July 22 (IANS) Gmail users have been alerted about a new Google Mail feature which could be leveraged by online crooks to carry out a wave of scams, media reported.

Steel output rises 4.4%, consumption up 8.4% in Q1 in FY19 (13:04)
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) India's finished steel production during the first quarter of the current financial year (FY 19) rose by 4.4 per cent to 26.72 million tonnes (mt) while the country's consumption grew by 8.4 per cent to 23.422 mt in the same period, a steel ministry report said.

How a tiny state is battling joblessness through entrepreneurship (IANS Special Series) (12:24)
By Sarwar Kashani IANS Photo Service
Gangtok, July 22 (IANS) Sikkim has many distinctions that give the tiny state nestled in the Himalayas between India and China a larger-than-life profile. It is the only organic state in India, is litter- and defecation-free, has high literacy and has the best working conditions for women. But the challenge of unemployment it faces is huge which has made many embrace entrepreneurship to not just generate jobs for themselves but to provide employment to the state's aspirational youth.

How Google Glass-based solutions can empower autistic people in India (Tech Trend) (12:06)
By Nishant Arora IANS Photo Service
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Google Glass -- an eye-wearable device that made headlines in 2015 but failed in the consumer technology space -- has now rekindled the hopes of millions of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) globally, including in India. Although no official numbers are available, at least 70 million people have autism worldwide, including over 10 million in India.

Q1 earnings, F&O expiry to steer equity indices in the week ahead (Market Outlook) (11:26)
By Rituraj Baruah IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) After largely bearish trade in the week-ended Friday, the key Indian equity indices would be driven by corporate earnings, futures and options (F&O) expiry and the rupee movement in the week ahead, analysts said.

Seoul asks Washington to exempt S. Korean vehicles from new tariffs (10:16) IANS Photo Service
Seoul, July 22 (IANS) South Korea has asked the US to exempt its vehicles from the new 25 per cent tariffs Washington is planning to impose on imported vehicles and spare parts, officials said on Sunday.

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