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Karnataka CM seeks GST exemption on handmade goods (21:38) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Oct 19 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday urged the central government to exempt handmade products from Goods and Sales Tax (GST) regime.

'Muhurat' trading: Global cues, profit booking subdue markets (Roundup) (21:00) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Samvat 2074, marking the start of the Hindu New Year on Thursday, saw both key indices of the Indian equities markets recede as rise in geo-political tensions in the Korean peninsula along with fears of higher non-performing asset (NPA) levels of the domestic banking sector eroded investors' risk-taking appetite.

'Muhurat' trading: Global cues, profit booking subdue markets (Lead) (19:58) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Geo-political tensions in the Korean peninsula along with fears of rising non-performing asset (NPA) levels of the domestic banking sector pulled the key Indian equity markets in the red during the special "Muhurat" trading session on Thursday.

A tale of two Danish cities: Towards zero carbon emissions (19:22)
By Venkatachari Jagannathan
Sonderborg/Copenhagen (Denmark), Oct 19 (IANS) "I am a big zero", proclaims the badge worn by Peter Rathje, Managing Director of Project Zero A/s, that is working on the mission to make this Danish city carbon neutral by 2029.

Samvat 2074 begins on dull note for key equity indices (19:06) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Samvat 2074, marking the start of the Hindu New Year, began on a dullA note for the key Indian equity indices at a special trading session held on Thursday.

Snap, Discovery Eurosport collaborate for 2018 Winter Olympics content (17:48)
Cannes, Oct 19 (IANS) Snap Inc -- the parent company of photo-sharing platform Snapchat -- has signed a strategic advertising and content deal with Discovery Communications' Eurosport to develop and deliver mobile content for Snapchat platform for 2018 Winter Olympics.

McAfee, Cisco tie up for faster threats detection solutions (15:16)
By Sourabh Kulesh
Las Vegas, Oct 19 (IANS) Realising the wide adoption of open security platform, global cybersecurity firm McAfee and networking and security major Cisco on Thursday collaborated to provide comprehensive visibility and real-time security orchestration.

India sales volume growth improved after GST: Unilever (15:16)
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Anglo-Dutch consumer goods multinational Unilever on Thursday said emerging markets sales drove the company's growth in the third quarter of 2017, while it sees signs of improvement in India with higher demand-led growth helped by price cuts resulting from GST.

China third quarter growth meets expectations at 6.8% (14:44)
Beijing, Oct 19 (IANS) China's economy grew 6.8 per cent between July and September, according to official data released on Thursday, slowing slightly from the prior quarter.

Solar Scam: Kerala Assembly special session on Nov 9 (13:42)
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 19 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday headed a cabinet meeting that decided to call a special one-day Assembly session on November 9 to table the Solar Scam probe report.

XLRI highest summer internship stipend hits Rs 5 lakh (13:18)
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) XLRI - Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, has completed its summer internship placement process (SIP) for 2017 in just two days, with top companies like PricewaterhouseCoopers, Coca Cola and Microsoft, roping in the students and the highest stipend touching Rs 5 lakh, a statement said.

Google serves fake news ads on fact-checking sites (12:04)
San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) The fake news advertising problem has now spread to fact-checking websites as Google put fake news advertisements on pages such as Snopes and PolitiFact, the New York Times reported.

Vizag may soon emerge as hub of new age technologies (12:02)
By Mohammed Shafeeq
Visakhapatnam, Oct 19 (IANS) Visakhapatnam or Vizag, as it is popularly known, may emerge as the hub of new age technologies as top financial technology firms are looking at this coastal city to start operations.

McAfee unveils solutions for endpoints, cloud protection (11:00)
By Sourabh Kulesh
Las Vegas, Oct 19 (IANS) As the need to defend data against cyber threats increased the demand for open and efficient security operations, global cybersecurity firm McAfee on Thursday launched new endpoint and cloud solutions.

Plan to give adequate coal to power plants executed: Ministry (00:08)
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) On the eve of Diwali, the Union Power Ministry announced that a detailed plan has been put into action from Wednesday to ensure sufficient supply of coal to power plants.

SpiceJet to provide electricity to Assam village (23:06)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Budget carrier SpiceJet on Wednedsay said it will provide electricity to un-electrified remote village of Baruahchuck, in Majuli district of Assam.

US expects Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorism: Tillerson (22:26) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Ahead of his India visit, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday that the US expects Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorist groups, and warned that countries that use terror as an instrument of policy will only see their international reputation diminished.

CBDT launches online chat to answer taxpayers' queries (22:08)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has launched an online chat service for income taxpayers to enable them to seek answers to their queries relating to direct tax issues.

Hero MotoCorp sells over 3 lakh units on Dhanteras (21:46)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp on Wednesday reported a single day retail sale of more than 3-lakh motorcycles and scooters on Dhanteras, which is the highest-ever by any company across the globe.

Inflation, fiscal uncertainty induced RBI to hold rates (21:08) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) RBI Governor Urjit Patel had recommended keeping the central bank's key interest rate unchanged at 6 per cent citing risks to inflation and uncertainties on the external and fiscal fronts, the minutes of October's monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting released on Wednesday showed.

Fresh attempt to auction mafia don Dawood properties (21:02)
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) The Centre has issued advertisements inviting bids for six properties belonging to absconder mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar in south Mumbai and Aurangabad, to be auctioned publicly on e-auction on November 14.

NIIT Technologies net up 14% in Q2 (20:34)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Global IT solutions provider NIIT Technologies Ltd on Wednesday reported Rs 67-crore net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of fiscal 2017-18, posting 14 per cent growth from Rs 59 crore in the same period year ago.

After 5-month wait, farm loans waiver begins in Maharashtra (Lead) (20:14) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Nearly five months after announcing waiver of farm loans, the Maharashtra government kickstarted the process on Wednesday as "Diwali gift" to the state's farmers. Rs 4,000 crore will be distributed among 840,000 beneficiaries in the first phase of the massive Rs 34,000-crore scheme.

South Korean police raid Samsung unit (20:02)
Seoul, Oct 18 (IANS) South Korean police on Wednesday raided the head office of Samsungs construction arm to probe allegations that the company's funds were diverted to renovate the group patriarch Lee Kun-hee's family residences, officials said.

Jio unveils new Dhan Dhana Dhan tariff plans (19:20)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Reliance Jio on Wednesday unveiled its new Dhan Dhana Dhan tariff plans that will be available from Oct 19 and will be applicable for all new as well as existing subscribers.

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