Salman, J.J. Valaya attend wedding of billionaire Binod Chaudhary's son (06:26)
Udaipur, April 29 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, superstar Salman Khan, ace fashion designer J.J. Valaya, filmmaker Muzaffar Ali were among the prominent personalities who attended the wedding of Nepalese businessman and industrialist Binod Chaudhary's son Varun and jeweller Rajkumar Tongya's daughter Anushree.

Amazon evaded $141 million in taxes: Italy (03:46)
Rome, April 29 (IANS) Italian authorities on Friday opened an investigation against US online retailing giant Amazon for allegedly evading 130 million euros ($141 million) in taxes between 2011-2015.

Trump signs executive order to expand offshore oil drilling (01:18)
Washington, April 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday aimed at reversing Obama-era restrictions on offshore oil and gas drilling.

Government working on 'Digi Yatra' initiative: Jayant Sinha (Lead) (00:44)
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Friday said the central government is working on a new initiative to ease the security and boarding procedure -- 'Digi Yatra' -- which will use Aadhaar card or passport number and a digital mode to verify passengers.

Banks need to raise private capital to deal with bad loans: RBI (00:10)
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) The mounting problem of bad loans of banks cannot be resolved by their simple recapitalisation and options like raising private capital for state-run banks need to be considered to deal with the issue, the RBI said on Friday.

Congress alleges Dhingra report leaked, Khattar denies (Roundup) (23:36) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi/Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) The Congress on Friday accused the central and the Haryana governments of "deliberately leaking" the Dhingra Commission report despite a court injunction against its publication. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar rubbished the allegation.

Second round of bidding for UDAN routes in next three months (23:10) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The central government on Friday said that the second round of bidding for air routes under the regional connectivity scheme -- UDAN -- is likely to conclude within the next three months.

Had a very productive visit to Poland, says Ansari (23:00)
by Surender Bhutani IANS Photo Service
Warsaw, April 28 (IANS) Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari, who concluded his three-day state visit to Poland on Thursday, said it was "very productive" and signalled a new stage in bilateral ties.

SEBI asks MFs to reveal annual remuneration of top executives (22:54)
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Securities markets regulator SEBI on Friday directed all mutual funds (MFs) and asset management companies (AMCs) to reveal the remuneration packages of their top executives.

JSW mulling steel plant at Posco site in Odisha (22:48)
Bhubaneswar, April 28 (IANS) Sajan Jindal-led JSW, which has expressed interest in investing Rs 50,000 crore to set up a 10 million tonne a year steel plant in Odisha, may set up the plant in the location earlier earmarked for the Posco plant.

West Bengal to revamp jetties, plans to roll out 'Jaldhara' scheme (22:26)
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Following the collapse of a temporary jetty over the Hooghly river, the West Bengal government plans to revamp jetties across districts, an official said on Friday.

India, Cyprus sign four agreements, call for enhanced cooperation (Roundup) (22:12) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India and Cyprus on Friday signed four agreements, including on air services and merchant shipping and expressed their willingness to cooperate in areas like climate change, tackling international terrorism and seeking reform of the United Nations.

Karnataka likely to issue order on capping cinema ticket rates soon (21:54) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, April 28 (IANS) The Karnataka government is likely to issue, within three days, an order capping multiplex tickets at Rs 200 within three days as Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had proposed in the state Budget.

To grow rapidly, India needs to embrace digitisation: NITI CEO (21:48) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Digitisation is the future of the manufacturing market and India needs to embrace this change if it wants to grow rapidly, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Friday.

Ambuja Cements net profit jumps 357% (21:46)
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Ambuja Cements Ltd, a part of the global conglomerate LafargeHolcim, on Friday reported a 357 per cent increase in its standalone net profit to Rs 247 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 as compared to Rs 54 crore in the corresponding period of previous financial year.

US economy grows at slower pace in Q1 (21:42)
Washington, April 28 (IANS) The US economy grew 0.7 per cent in the first quarter, sharply lower than the 2.1 per cent growth in the previous quarter, the advance estimate released by the Commerce Department said on Friday.

India's first 'book village' coming up in Maharashtra's strawberry country  (21:32)
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) The sleepy village of Bhilar, in the heart of Maharashtra's famed 'strawberry country' will soon get another identity as India's first "book village", Education Minister Vinod Tawde said here on Friday.

Pakistan opposition questions Jindal-Sharif meeting (Lead) (21:24) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) Pakistani opposition parties on Friday questioned the government's silence over Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's meeting with Indian business tycoon Sajjan Jindal.

China's Didi completes over $5.5 bn financing round (21:14)
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) China's leading on-demand mobility platform Didi on Friday said it has completed a new financing round of over $5.5 billion to support global strategy and continued investments in artificial intelligence (AI).

Krishnakumar Coca Cola's new India president (21:12)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Beverages multinational Coca-Cola's Indian arm on Friday announced that T.K.K. Krishnakumar will take over as the President of the company's India and South West Asia business, with effect from May 1.

14 passengers fly to Delhi after delay (21:10)
Panaji, April 28 (IANS) Fourteen SpiceJet passengers, who missed their connecting flight to Delhi due to a delay caused by technical reasons to the Chennai-Goa SpiceJet flight, were accommodated in another airline after considerable delay, officials said on Friday.

Lavasa panel on central allowances submits report to Jaitley (20:50) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The committee headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa on allowances to be paid to central government employees has submitted its report to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, an official said on Friday.

Welcome Delhi High Court's order on arbitral award: Tata Sons (20:44) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Tata Sons on Friday welcomed the Delhi High Court order which has allowed the company and NTT Docomo to implement the June 22, 2016, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) award.

Delta passenger kicked off flight after bathroom emergency (20:42)
Washington, April 28 (IANS) A man was removed from a Delta Airlines flight after he used the bathroom against crew instructions while the plane was preparing for takeoff.

Five firms work on Expressway; Modi to inaugurate it in August (20:34) IANS Photo Service
Palwal (Haryana), April 28 (IANS) Five major infrastructure firms have been involved to complete within the targeted 400 days the Eastern Peripheral Expressway, which will be dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in August, the government said on Friday.

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