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Myanmar blames India for restricting pulses import quota (6 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.

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.

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.

Nepal invites Indian investment for economic growth (Second Lead, correcting figure in para 6) (23:52)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) On the verge of a growth take-off after years of instability, Nepal on Wednesday invited Indian industry to invest in the country to help create jobs and boost economic growth in the Himalayan nation.

Nepal invites Indian investment for economic growth (Lead) (23:28)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) On the verge of a growth take-off after years of instability, Nepal on Wednesday invited Indian industry to invest in the country to help create jobs and boost economic growth in the Himalayan nation.

SpiceJet and Prega News enter into branding agreement (23:00)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Wednesday said that it has entered into a branding agreement with Prega News, the pregnancy detection kit from Mankind Pharmaceuticals.

MakeMyTrip to use Travelport's platform (22:54)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Leading online travel agency (OTA) MakeMyTrip on Wednesday said that it has entered into an agreement with InterGlobe Technology Quotient (ITQ), for the use of "Travelports Travel Commerce Platform".

Rajiv Bansal to pilot Air India as Lohani becomes Railway Board Chairman (Roundup) (22:42) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government on Wednesday appointed IAS officer Rajiv Bansal as the Chairman and Managing Director of national passenger carrier Air India.

Organic farming in India has huge potential, opportunities: Niti Ayog CEO (22:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) India has a huge potential for consumption of organic products and attempts should be made by progressive farmers to promote it, said NITI Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Wednesday.

Nepal invites Indian investment for economic growth (22:24) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) On the verge of a growth take-off after years of instability, Nepal on Wednesday invited Indian industry to invest in the country to help create jobs and boost economic growth in the Himalayan nation.

Demonetisation's benefits depends on its objectives: Former RBI governor (21:54) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India's former Governor D. Subbarao on Wednesday said the benefits of demonetisation would depend on the objectives of it.

Assam urges Centre to get hydrological data from China (21:30) IANS Photo Service
Guwahati, Aug 23 (IANS) Hit by massive flooding of the Brahmaputra river, the Assam government on Wednesday said it has urged the Centre to take up with China at the diplomatic level the issue of sharing hydrological data with India.

Murthy defers investors' call to August 29 (21:28) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 23 (IANS) The much-awaited conference call between Infosys Founder N.R. Narayana Murthy and the company's investors was deferred on Wednesday to August 29, as he was not well well.

91,000 tainted eggs seized in Italy (21:06)
Rome, Aug 23 (IANS/AKI) Italian Police on Wednesday said they seized 91,000 eggs contaminated with the insecticide Fipronil after tests were carried out on two poultry farms in the Lazio and Marche regions amid a widening scandal.

Telgi scam accused BJP MLA unhappy with inquiry into Mopalwar (20:56) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) BJP legislator from Maharashtra Anil Gote, who is an accused in the Telgi scam, on Wednesday expressed unhappiness over Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' decision to appoint a former bureaucrat to investigate alleged corruption by suspended bureaucrat Radheshyam Mopalwar.

Rajiv Bansal appointed Air India CMD (Second Lead) (20:48)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government on Wednesday appointed IAS officer Rajiv Bansal as the Chairman and Managing Director of national passenger carrier Air India.

SC to hear plea by flat owners/buyers of Jaypee Infratech (20:46) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Thursday a plea in public interest by a group of flat owners/buyers in housing projects of Jaypee Infratech seeking that initiation of proceedings against the group under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code would not come in the way of exercising their rights under the Consumer Protection Act.

Bihar floods death toll reaches 367 (20:46) IANS Photo Service
Patna, Aug 23 (IANS) The flood situation remained grim in Bihar as the death toll rose to 367 on Wednesday, an official said.

Cabinet approves land-swap for Mumbai Metro project (20:32) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the transfer of 40 acres of Airports Authority of India (AAI) land to Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for constructing its metro shed.

In flood-hit UP, water starts receding in some rivers (20:32)
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) The water level in some rivers in Uttar Pradesh which were in spate has started receding, an official of the Irrigation Department said on Wednesday.

Domestic investors want Nilekani back in Infosys Board (20:04) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 23 (IANS) Smarting from the fallout of boardroom battles in the software major Infosys on their investments in its stock, a dozen leading domestic institutional investors (DIIs) on Wednesday urged the company to invite its co-founder Nandan Nilekani to join the Board.

Bengal government forced farmers to sell paddy at lower rate: BJP (20:00) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) The BJP Kisan Morcha, the farmers wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party, on Wednesday accused the West Bengal government of compelling farmers in the state to sell paddy at a lower rate than the MSP set by the central government.

'Permanent counters for LED bulbs, fans at petrol pumps' (19:58)
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) As many as 55,000 petrol pumps across India will distribute LED bulbs, tubelights and energy efficient fans in a bid to ease access to these items, an official of the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under the Ministry of Power, said here on Wednesday.

Niti Aayog invites applications for 'Mentor India' (19:50)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Niti Aayog on Wednesday invited applications for its "Mentor India" campaign aimed at engaging industry leaders to mentor students in various schools across the nation.

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