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Bahrain bank picks TCS software for treasury operations (12 minutes ago)
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Indian IT bellwether Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Tuesday said BMB Investment Bank of Bahrain in the Gulf had selected its financial software product 'Bancs' for customer-driven treasury operations.

India, Russia to increase cooperation in skill development (16 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) India and Russia have agreed to increase cooperation in the area of skill development at the ongoing World Skills Abu Dhabi (WSAD) event in the UAE, industry chamber Ficci said on Tuesday.

Botanical Garden as junction station ready for operations: DMRC (24 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Botanical Garden metro station, transformed as the first interchange station of the National Capital Region, is ready for operations and awaiting clearance from the Metro Rail Safety Commissioner, the Delhi Metro said on Tuesday.

Residents to take call on liquor shops in Delhi (24 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday decided that residents will take a "call" on the presence of liquor shops in their areas.

Nasscom to train girls in using technology (26 minutes ago)
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) The Nasscom Foundation on Tuesday said it would train girls to use technology to address gender equality issues like violence, health and education.

Ensure dignified living for construction workers, Minister tells builders (20:02)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday expressed concern over the living conditions of construction workers and urged builders to ensure dignified living for them by providing the necessary basic facilities.

Anne Frank Halloween costume sparks controversy (19:40)
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Online retailers are removing a children's Halloween costume from their websites after facing a backlash over the attire designed to make kids look like teenage Holocaust victim Anne Frank.

HC refuses to set aside charges framed against Tytler, businessman (19:20) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to set aside a trial court order to frame charges against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler and controversial businessman Abhishek Verma in a corruption case.

Jharkhand CM orders probe into starvation death of girl (19:16) IANS Photo Service
Ranchi, Oct 17 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Tuesday ordered a probe into the death of an 11-year-old girl in Jharkhand's Simdega district allegedly due to starvation.

Odisha asks collectors to assess drought situation (19:10)
Bhubaneswar, Oct 17 (IANS) The Odisha government has asked the District Collectors to ensure correct assessment of the drought situation as 98 of the state's 314 blocks had a dry spell this monsoon, said an official on Tuesday.

Naidu compares Modi to a strict principal, says reforms will show results (18:58) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) Comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a strict principal, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said the Indian economy was going through a lean patch, similar to a college which experiences a dip in results because cheating in examinations has been stopped.

Nifty50 at new high, despite profit booking and low volumes (Roundup) (18:46) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Even as the general investors' sentiments were subdued on Tuesday, the key Indian equity index -- the NSE Nifty50 -- made marginal gains to close at a new high.

Overcoming ghost of note ban and ignoring GST's impact, people throng gold shops on Dhanteras (Roundup) (18:42) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi/Mumbai/Kolkata/Chennai/Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Come Dhanteras, and the hunger for gold, so visible among Indians, has helped them tide over the impact of demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST), as customers thronged jewellery stores on Tuesday.

Delhi Police cracks down on firecracker shops (18:42)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Dozens of shops were found selling firecrackers in Delhi on Tuesday as police moved to ensure strict implementation of a Supreme Court order banning the sale and purchase of crackers in the capital due to pollution concerns around Diwali.

Wipro net up 6% in Q2 (18:38) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Software major Wipro on Tuesday reported Rs 2,190 crore net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of fiscal 2017-18, registering 6 per cent yearly and 5.5 per cent quarterly growth.

GST dampens kitchenware sales by 30-40% this Dhanteras (18:24)
By Vinamra Gupta
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Dhanteras this year failed to usher in good luck for kitchenware sellers who witnessed 30-40 per cent drop in sales in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) due to the recent Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll out, traders said here on Tuesday.

Maharashtra farmers to get loan waiver as 'Diwali gift' (18:10) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) After an anxious wait of over five months, Maharashtra farmers will get a "Diwali gift" in the form of loan waivers from October 18, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced here on Tuesday.

Indian furniture market huge opportunity for Asia: HKTDC (18:10)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Indian furniture market, which is expected to grow in worth to over $27 billion by 2022, represents a huge opportunity for furniture exporters across Asia, according to a report by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).

Micromax launches affordable 'Bharat-1' 4G phone (18:06) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Domestic handset maker Micromax on Tuesday launched a 4G VoLTE-enabled phone "Bharat 1" at Rs 2,200 and announced its partnership with state-run telecom operator BSNL.

Axis Bank's Q2 net profit up 36% (16:46)
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Lending major Axis Bank on Tuesday reported a 36 per cent rise in its net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of 2017-18.

Bajaj Auto's standalone Q2 net profit down 1% (16:32)
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Two- and three-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto on Tuesday reported a marginal decline of 1 per cent in its standalone net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of 2017-18.

Cyber security top concern for corporate IoT deployments: BlackBerry (16:28)
Ontario, Oct 17 (IANS) Cyber security is the top concern regarding digital technologies and processes for firms globally (63 per cent) but only a few (37 per cent) actually have a formal digital transformation strategy in place when it comes to Internet of Things (IoT) deployments, new research said on Tuesday.

Global device shipments to exceed 2.35 bn in 2018 (16:10)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Global shipments of PCs, tablets and smartphones are projected to exceed 2.35 billion units in 2018 which is the highest year-on-year (YoY) growth since 2015 and an increase of two per cent from 2017, market research firm Gartner said on Tuesday.

Low volumes, profit booking subdue equity indices (Second Lead) (15:54) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) A day after touching record high levels, the Indian equity indices closed on a flat note on Tuesday, as low volumes and profit booking subdued investors' sentiments.

Jaitley launches options trading in gold futures in MCX (15:44) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) India'ss largest commodity exchange MCX on Tuesday launched options trading in gold with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley describing it as one of the steps towards formalising gold trade in the country.

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