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Committed to waive farm loans: Karnataka CM (7 minutes ago)
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Tuesday said the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government is committed to waiving farm loans.

Show cause notice to ketamine manufacturing unit owner in Goa (13 minutes ago)
Panaji, June 19 (IANS) The Goa State Industrial Development Corporation on Tuesday issued a show cause notice to Vasudev Parab, whose industrial unit at the Pissurlem industrial estate was raided last week by the DRI officials.

Kannan appointed as ICICI Prudential's MD and CEO (21 minutes ago)
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Following Sandeep Bakhshi's appointment as ICICI Bank Chief Operating Officer on Monday, the private lender on Tuesday appointed N.S. Kannan as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company, "subject to regulatory and other approvals".

Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports, Beijing calls it 'blackmail' (Second Lead) (17:02)IANS Photo Service
Washington, June 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods in a escalating trade row with Beijing, which on Tuesday accused Washington of "blackmail" and warned it would "strike back hard".

Bharat-22 ETF tranche 2 opens (16:52)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The second tranche of the Bharat 22 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) announced last year as part of the government's disinvestment programme opened for investors on Tuesday and will end on Friday.

Google rolling out desktop browser support for Android Messages (16:36)
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Google is set to roll out desktop browser support for Android Messages, allowing users to send, view and receive messages they get on their Android devices to their personal computers (PCs).

India's YoY domestic air passenger traffic up 16% in May (16:32)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic rose by 16.53 per cent in May, official data showed on Tuesday.

France-India commit to increasing trade to 15 bn euro by 2020 (16:14)
By Ranvir Nayar
Paris, June 19 (IANS) The dynamism infused in the Indo-French relations during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to India in March seems to be building up as the two countries have committed to raising their bilateral trade from 9 billion euros to 15 billion euros in the next two years official sources said.

Global cues depress equity indices; Sensex declines over 200 points (Second Lead) (16:07)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Weak global markets suppressed the key Indian equity indices on Tuesday with the benchmark 30-scrip Sensex on the BSE losing over 200 points.

Google to patch Home, Chromecast bug that leaks user location (15:57)
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Google is mulling to release a patch in the next few weeks to fix a security flaw in its "Home" smart speaker and Chromecast TV streaming stick that lets a website collect precise user location data, the media reported.

China contributes over 80% of FDI pledges to Nepal (15:23)
Kathmandu, June 19 (IANS) China contributed to around 87 per cent of foreign direct investment (FDI) commitments received by Nepal during the first 10 months of the current fiscal year that began in mid-July 2017, Nepal's Department of Industry (DoI) said on Tuesday.

Government banks continue to fund coal projects in India: Report (15:13)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A majority of government-owned banks and financial institutions continued to fund coal projects in India in 2017, an analysis of energy project lending said on Tuesday.

Fujifilm's retro-style camera in India for Rs 49,999 (14:30)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Imaging technology company Fujifilm on Tuesday launched its retro-style mirrorless digital camera "X-A5" in India for Rs 49,999.

DoT seeking legal opinion on Vodafone-Idea merger: Sources (14:02)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is seeking legal opinion on the Vodafone-Idea Cellular merger in respect to Vodafone's administratively allocated spectrum holdings, according to industry sources.

Motorola gets patent for foldable smartphone: Report (14:00)
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Motorola has reportedly been granted a patent in the US to make a flexible, foldable organic light-emitting diode (OLED) smartphone that would flex, both inward and outward.

Weak global cues subdue equity indices; Sensex down over 200 points (Lead) (13:46)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Weak global markets suppressed the key Indian equity indices on Tuesday afternoon with the benchmark 30-scrip Sensex of the BSE losing over 200 points so far.

GCX announces India Landing; completion of India data centre (13:38)
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), on Tuesday announced new milestones in its 'Cloud & Fiber' initiative, with the confirmation of its India Landing and completion of IDC-5, India's largest data centre, in preparation for the new Eagle Subsea Network, which is on target to land in India in 2020.

Google to train 8,000 Indian journalists on fact-checking (13:36)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) To guard journalists from falling prey to false news stories, Google India on Tuesday said it will provide training to 8,000 journalists in English and six other Indian languages in the next one year.

Microsoft buys student video discussion platform Flipgrid (13:18)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) As part of its attempt to win over students and educators, Microsoft has acquired video discussion platform Flipgrid which is used by more than 20 million teachers and students across the world.

Google kills feature to book Uber rides through Maps (12:18)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Google has reportedly killed the ability of direct Uber ride booking from inside Google Maps without giving any reason.

US Senate votes to reinstate ZTE ban after 'intelligence warnings' (12:12)
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) The US senate has voted to reinstate a ban on Chinese telecom company ZTE which prevents it from buying US components and using US software despite President Donald Trump's attempts to lift sanctions on the firm, the media reported.

'Chirp' app brings back Twitter functionalities to Apple Watch (12:02)
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) To bring full Twitter support back to Apple Watch, a developer has launched a new app called "Chirp" that allows users to view the timeline, post tweets, and perform other core Twitter functionalities.

Facebook helps couple raise $3.4mn for reuniting immigrant families (11:24)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) A couple in the US has seen outpouring of support from thousands of people when they set out to raise money on Facebook for reuniting immigrant parents with their children, helping them raise $3.4 million in a matter of three days, the media reported.

In an era of productivity slowdown, India has entered AI arena at perfect time (Column: Active Voice) (11:10)
By Amit Kapoor
The current global economy is caught in a major paradox. We live in a world where systems using artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and automation are matching or exceeding human performance in more and more domains. Yet, global productivity levels have been stagnant since the economic crisis of 2008.

Trump escalates China trade war, threatens tariffs worth $200bn (Lead) (10:43)IANS Photo Service
Washington, June 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods shipped to Washington unless Beijing agrees to a host of sweeping trade concessions, media reports said.

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