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Twitter temporarily bans radio show host Alex Jones' account (2 minutes ago)
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) After facing protests on its platform, Twitter has temporarily banned the account of US conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones.

Modi showcases economic achievements in I-Day address (Lead) (2 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday avoided major economic announcements in his last Independence Day address before the next Lok Sabha elections and instead highlighted his government's achievements, citing GST as the centrepiece and the commendations from multilateral agencies on the reform measures.

Tamil Nadu leads in attracting investments: Palaniswami (5 minutes ago)
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday said the state leads in attracting industrial investments.

Impatient to take India to new heights: Modi (Lead) (15 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the country was on a new trajectory of growth due to initiatives in the last four years of his government and asserted that he was impatient to take the country ahead of many others in the world.

Heavy rains hit Kerala, Cochin airport shut (09:26)IANS Photo Service
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) Heavy rains again hit Kerala on Wednesday killing four more people and taking the death toll to 43 since August 8.

India on new trajectory after government's bold decisions: Modi (08:44)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said his government had the courage to take "bold decisions", like MSP for farmers and GST, putting India on a new trajectory unlike the previous regime which he alleged suffered from indecisiveness.

India now world's sixth largest economy: Modi (07:56)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) India is celebrating its 72nd Independence Day amid positivity and confidence stemming from its robust economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday.

Iran bans export of 5 commercial items (02:06)
Tehran, Aug 15 (IANS) The Iranian Ministry of Industry banned the export of five types of commercial items, media reports said on Tuesday.

Jet chief meets top aviation official amid airline's financial woes (00:26)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Financially-challenged Jet Airways on Tuesday said its Chairman Naresh Goyal met Civil Aviation Secretary R.N. Choubey to discuss matters concerning the sector and the airline.

Modi's interest led to record investment in rail infrastructure: Minister (23:34)
Mau (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's special interest led to a record investment in basic rail infrastructure in the country in the last four years, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha claimed on Tuesday.

IDBI Bank's Q1 net loss widens to Rs 2,410 cr (22:54)
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) State-run IDBI Bank's standalone net loss has widened to Rs 2,409.89 crore for the first quarter of 2018-19 on the back of a rise in the provision for non-performing assets (NPAs).

Karnataka's move after studying Mahadayi Tribunal award: CM (22:12)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru/New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Karnataka would study the final award of the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal, which on Tuesday recommended 13.42 TMC (thousand million cubic feet) of the river water to the state before deciding on its next move, said an official statement here.

Fortis posts Q1 loss of over Rs 70 crore (21:58)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Hospital operator Fortis Healthcare Ltd on Tuesday reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 70.74 crore for the quarter ended June 30.

SC posts for February hearing on 2006 law on illegal constructions (21:56)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday posted for hearing in February 2019 the pleas relating to the validity of the Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Act, 2006, and subsequent legislation protecting unauthorised construction in Delhi from sealing.

UTI AMC appoints Imtaiyazur Rahman as Acting CEO (21:54)
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) UTI AMC on Tuesday said that its Board has appointed Imtaiyazur Rahman as the company's Acting CEO.

BIOD Energy to commission 100-tonne bio-diesel plant in Haryana (21:47)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Private firm BIOD Energy on Tuesday announced that it will commission a 100-tonne bio-diesel manufacturing facility in Bawal in Haryana.

Falling rupee: Congress demands PM's statement (21:28)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) As the Indian rupee fell to Rs 69.98 against the US dollar, Congress on Tuesday said 'Modinomics' has wreaked havoc for Indias economy and that a falling rupee is the symbol of the failures and economic mismanagement of the Modi government.

Rupee devalues to record low of 70 to a USD; recovers (Roundup) (21:24)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Geo-political pressures, along with outflows of foreign funds and high crude oil prices dragged the Indian rupee to its lowest ever intra-day level of over 70 against a US dollar on Tuesday.

Q1 GDP to grow 7.1%, Re to remain under pressure in FY19: Study (21:14)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's GDP in the quarter-ended June is likely to record a 7.1 per cent growth on a year-on-year basis, a survey by industry body Ficci showed on Tuesday.

India's YoY exports up 14% in July; trade deficit at $18 bn (Lead) (20:56)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's exports during July rose by 14.32 per cent to $25.77 billion, from $22.54 billion during the corresponding month of last year, but with imports rising at more than double the pace, the trade deficit for the month widened to over $18 billion, official data showed on Tuesday.

Bankers face 'culpable homicide' charge over farmers' suicides, warns panel (20:50)
Pune, Aug 14 (IANS) Taking serious note of massive deficits in crop loan targets, a Maharashtra farm panel on Tuesday warned banks that if any farmer commits suicide, the concerned officer shall be charged with 'culpable homicide'.

Lower food prices cool India's July wholesale inflation to 5.09% (Roundup) (20:36)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Lower prices of food items and primary goods decelerated rise in India's annual inflation rate based on wholesale prices to 5.09 per cent in July from 5.77 per cent in June, official data showed on Tuesday, a day after retail inflation for July too softened to 4.17 per cent.

Nepal looking to new industries to alleviate poverty: Oli (20:32)IANS Photo Service
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli said on Tuesday that his government is weighing setting up new industries to alleviate poverty, end under-development and generate employment.

Centre proposes fixed-yield model to attract global airport operators (Lead) (20:08)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) In a bid to attract global airport operators, the government on Tuesday proposed shifting from the revenue-sharing to the fixed aeronautical yield model based on the number of passenger footfalls at greenfield airports.

UAE busts 60,000 fake products worth $1.68 mn (20:08)
Dubai, Aug 14 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday confiscated more than 60,000 fake products "with well-known brand names" in the emirate of Ajman.

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