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Trump repeats refusal to take in Honduran caravan migrants (06:24)
Tapachula (Mexico), Oct 22 (IANS) Hundreds of migrants remained at the Rodolfo Robles bridge crossing point over the Suchiate river on the Guatemalan border on Sunday, waiting to cross into Mexico to continue their journey to try and reach the US.

Meghalaya looking at options for technology in food processing (21:48) IANS Photo Service
Paris, Oct 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Sunday said Meghalaya is looking at options for technology and machinery to build an efficient supply chain as well on development of product and branding to establish its unique identity.

Data protection bill detrimental to economy, says advocacy group (20:50)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) While the government is in the process of devising institutional measures to protect consumers' personal data, an advocacy group has written to Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad against the limited scope of the legislation in work, which, it said, will "harm the overall globalization of the economy" in the long run.

Delhi petrol pumps to shut for 24 hours starting Monday (20:44) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi Oct 21 (IANS) Fuel pumps in the national capital will remain shut for 24 hours starting Monday 6 a.m. to press the Delhi government to lower value-added tax (VAT) on the key transport fuels.

Hyderabad Airport terminal to open on Oct 23 (20:10)
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) The Interim International Departure Terminal at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here will be made operational on October 23.

Himachal achieves 66% target in providing LPG connections (20:00)
Shimla, Oct 21 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday claimed that its 'Grihini Suvidha Yojana' (GSY) has been a success as it has achieved 66 per cent target in five months since its launch on May 26.

Nearly 35 lakh tonnes paddy procured in Punjab (19:08)
Chandigarh, Oct 21 (IANS) Nearly 35 lakh tonnes of paddy has been procured in Punjab this season, food and supplies officials in the state said on Sunday.

Petrol, diesel prices down for fourth successive day (18:50) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) State-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) cut the prices of key domestic transport fuels -- petrol and diesel -- for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday on lower global crude oil prices.

Israel opens Gaza crossings after tension subsides (17:58) IANS Photo Service
Jerusalem, Oct 21 (IANS) Israel opened two crossings into the Gaza Strip on Sunday following a decrease in the amount of violence along the border, authorities said.

Deadline for filing September GSTR-3B return extended till Oct. 25 (17:26)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on Sunday extended till October 25 the deadline for filing the GSTR-3B summary return of sales for September.

Samsung planning to develop AI-powered multi-device system (15:48) IANS Photo Service
Toronto, Oct 21 (IANS) With Artificial Intelligence (AI) pushing the frontiers of communication technology, Samsung Electronics is planning to develop a multi-device platform -- a variety of AI-enabled devices that communicate seamlessly with each other -- to make experiences more personal and relevant.

Kerala prioritises seed procurement to rehabilitate flood-hit farmers (13:38)
By Saurabh Katkurwar
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Two months after floods caused havoc in Kerala and flattened major standing crops, leading to losses estimated at over Rs 2,000 crore, the state government has decided to distribute crop inputs, particularly seeds, as a part of the rehabilitation package for affected farmers.

Indian Railways suffers as private players fail to meet wagon delivery targets (12:32)
By Arun Kumar Das IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) A working capital crunch, coupled with lack of critical components, has slowed down the delivery schedule of railway wagons, affecting their availability with the transporter, a senior official said.

Samsung's new ultrasound system to spot high-risk pregnancies (12:00) IANS Photo Service
Singapore, Oct 21 (IANS) Samsung Medison, a global medical equipment company and an affiliate of Samsung Electronics, on Sunday unveiled a new ultrasound system which is expected to facilitate the examination of high-risk pregnancies and early diagnosis of abnormal foetus conditions.

Apple Watch Series 4: Fall-detection for aged, fitness aid for millennials (Tech Review) (11:32)
By Nishant Arora IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) If you are constantly worried about an elderly person in your family suffering a fall in the bathroom or in the garden, the Apple Watch Series 4 is what you need.

Liquidity worries, Q2 results to chart stock market's course (Market Outlook) (11:04)
By Rohit Vaid
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Second-quarter earnings result season, combined with the direction of foreign fund flows and the liquidity situation of the NBFC (non-banking financial companies) sector are expected to determine the trajectory of Indian stock market indices during the upcoming week.

Nick Clegg facing flak for joining Facebook (11:00) IANS Photo Service
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Former British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who earlier criticised Facebook for paying too little tax in Britain, is now facing flak for joining the social network as its head of global affairs, the media reported.

HDFC Bank Q2 net profit up 20.6% (Lead) (20:36) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Lending major HDFC Bank on Saturday reported a 20.6 per cent increase in its net profit to Rs 5,005.73 crore during the quarter ended September 30, 2018, as compared to Rs 4,151.03 crore in the year-ago period.

Outflow of foreign funds not a good sign for economy: Analysts (20:36)
By Ravi Dutta Mishra
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) The rupee and the US dollar equation along with an uncertain domestic and global economic growth outlook has triggered a massive foreign fund outflow from the country's capital market segment.

Over half a million people march in London seeking 2nd Brexit vote (20:36)
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Over half a million people marched through central London on Saturday calling for a second, final vote on the UK's withdrawal from the EU, protest organizers announced.

Petrol, diesel prices down for 3rd consecutive day (19:44) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) The state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) cut the prices of key domestic transportation fuels -- petrol and diesel -- for the third consecutive day on Saturday.

India, Sri Lanka review bilateral ties (Lead) (19:34) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka discussed the entire gamut of their bilateral relationship during delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Sri Lankan counterpart here on Saturday.

Name villages declared 'drought-free': Maharashtra Congress to BJP (19:28)
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Challenging Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that 16,000 villages in Maharashtra have become 'drought-free', the state Congress on Saturday demanded that the Bharatiya Janata Party government release the list of all these villages.

HDFC Bank Q2 net profit up 20.6% (18:20) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Lending major HDFC Bank on Saturday reported a 20.6 per cent increase in its net profit to Rs 5,005.73 crore during the quarter ended September 30, 2018, as compared to Rs 4,151.03 crore in the year-ago period.

Indian stock markets slip on global concerns, mixed Q2 results (Market Review) (18:04)
By Ravi Dutta Mishra and Rohit Vaid IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Mixed corporate earnings, along with heightened chances of a US interest rate hike and fears of a slowdown in global economic growth, dragged the key indices of Indian stock market in the red during the just concluded weekly trade session.

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