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Important for RJs today to reinvent: Siddharth Kannan (Just in)
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) With the emergence of digital and social media platforms, the youth is spoilt for choice. But popular radio host Siddharth Kannan says radio jockeys (RJs) will have to keep innovating to keep listeners hooked to the traditional media.

Bandhan Bank focuses on gold loan, initiates listing process (4 minutes ago)
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) In a bid to strengthen the retail loans portfolio, the private lender Bandhan Bank is focusing on gold loans along with affordable housing segment, a top official said on Thursday.

Myanmar blames India for restricting pulses import quota (10 minutes ago)
Yangon, Aug 24 (IANS) Yangon has blamed New Delhi for restricting import of three major pulses from Mayanmar, saying that the move has plunged Burmese pulses industry into chaos, an official report said on Thursday.

Capture 360-degree photos using Facebook app (10 minutes ago)
San Francisco, Aug 24 (IANS) Making 360-degree photos more of a common experience, Facebook has rolled out an update letting users capture 360-degree photos using its in-app camera.

India biggest beneficiary of European scholarship programme (22 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) With over 5,300 recipients between 2004 and 2017, India is the largest beneficiary of the Erasmus scholarships for higher education offered by the European Union (EU) member states, EU Ambassador to India Tomasz Kozlowski has said.

IS threatens Spain with more attacks (22 minutes ago)
Baghdad, Aug 24 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) has threatened to carry out more attacks in Spain if the country does not withdraw from an international coalition battling the terror group in the Middle East

Nepal PM Deuba accorded ceremonial welcome (09:54) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is here on a five-day state visit, wa accorded a ceremonial welcome on Thursday.

Brazil opens Amazon national reserve for mining (09:44)
Brasilia, Aug 24 (IANS) Brazilian President Michel Temer has signed a decree allowing a nature reserve in the Amazon rainforest to open for mining.

'Alarmingly high' arsenic level found in Pakistan groundwater (09:38)
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) An "alarmingly high" level of arsenic contamination was found in groundwater in Pakistan, putting up to 60 million people at risk of serious diseases including cancer, reveals a US study.

Key Indian equity market indices open higher (09:38) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Taking cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.

Rains likely in Delhi (09:10) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) It was a cloudy Thursday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 25.2 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average. The MeT has predicted light rains.

Swine flu claims 3 lives in 3 days in Myanmar (09:10) IANS Photo Service
Yangon, Aug 24 (IANS) Three more persons have died of the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, in the past three days, bringing the toll to 33 in Myanmar as of Wednesday, media reports said on Thursday.

Malaysian PM to visit US in September (08:54) IANS Photo Service
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 24 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will visit the US in September to meet President Donald Trump, the Malaysian government said on Thursday.

Astronomers capture detailed images of distant star (08:44)
Berlin, Aug 24 (IANS) Astronomers have captured the first detailed images of the surface and atmosphere of a star outside the solar system, a report said.

Iggy Azalea sells California mansion (08:02) IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Aug 24 (IANS) Rapper Iggy Azalea has sold her California mansion for $3.25 million.

Moderate intensity tremor jolts Kashmir (07:56)
Srinagar, Aug 24 (IANS) A moderate intensity earthquake jolted Jammu and Kashmir region on Thursday and no loss of life or damage to the property was reported.

Trump's job approval rating hits new low after Charlottesville violence (07:36) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) The job approval rating of US President Donald Trump has reached a new low, a Politico/Morning Consult poll showed on Wednesday.

Mariah Carey 'always had low self-esteem' (06:56) IANS Photo Service
New York, Aug 24 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning singer Mariah Carey says she always had low self-esteem, and people do not recognize that.

Russia, Turkey to establish fourth de-escalation zone in Syria (06:42) IANS Photo Service
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS) Russia, Turkey agreed to step up efforts to coordinate on building the fourth de-escalation zone in Syria's Idlib province, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

Van driver held near concert hall in Rotterdam (05:56)
Amsterdam, Aug 24 (IANS) Dutch police are investigating a threat in Rotterdam and arrested the driver of a Spanish van late on Wednesday.

Fifth Harmony have broken barriers: Normani Kordei (05:22)
Los Angeles, Aug 24 (IANS) Singer Normani Kordei, who is a part of Fifth Harmony alongside Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui, feels proud that the popular girls band has "broken barriers" in the music industry.

Nepali woman attacked in New York, thrown on metro rail track (05:18)
New York, Aug 24 (IANS) A woman of Nepali origin was attacked at a local underground metro station and thrown on to the rail track, but was saved when two people pulled her to safety before a train came along, according to media reports.

France, Spain vow to strengthen anti-terror cooperation (04:48)
Paris, Aug 24 (IANS) France and Spain vowed on Wednesday to step up their cooperation in the fight against terrorism at a meeting here between the two country's interior ministers.

Kesha sports see-through top sans bra (04:16)
Los Angeles, Aug 24 (IANS) Singer Kesha arrived at the Los Angeles International Airport in a pair of jeans and sheer top with no bra.

'Software upgrade for diesel cars not enough to curb pollution' (03:42)
Berlin, Aug 24 (IANS) Software upgrade for more than five million diesel cars in Germany is not enough for better air quality, German Environment Ministry and German Environment Agency said on Wednesday.

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