Delhi saves 290 MW by switching off lights during Earth Hour (26 minutes ago)
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Switching off lights and electrical appliances during the Earth Hour initiative this year, Delhi saved around 290 MW of power, the capital's distribution companies (discoms) announced on Sunday.

Contribute to New India, Modi tells people (Roundup) (14:42) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India was marching from "Swaraj to Su-raj" and urged the 125 crore people to contribute towards creating a "New India".

Apple opens new stores in China, Germany (14:38)
San Francisco, March 26 (IANS) While Apple's retail team is currently remodelling all its stores, the company expanded its reach with three new stores in China, Germany and the US.

Belt and Road music festival opens in China (13:44)
Shenzhen (China), March 26 (IANS) The three-week Belt and Road International Music Festival began in China's Shenzhen's city on Saturday.

Uber suspends self-driving cars after a crash (13:42)
Washington, March 26 (IANS) US ride-hailing company Uber has suspended its self-driving cars from the roads after an accident involving one such vehicle, the media reported on Sunday.

SBI may reduce workforce by nearly 10% by 2019, says MD Rajnish Kumar (IANS Interview) (13:14)
By Meghna Mittal
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The total workforce of the country's largest lender -- State Bank of India (SBI) -- will see a reduction over the next two years, after the merger with six entities, owing to attrition, reduced hiring and digitisation, a top official said.

Derivatives expiry to infuse volatility in equity markets (Market Outlook) (12:04)
By Porisma P. Gogoi IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Indian equity markets are expected to witness volatility on the back of derivatives expiry during the upcoming trading week starting March 27.

Every citizen can combat against black money: Modi (11:58) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Expressing his gratitude to people for taking to digital payments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his radio address 'Mann Ki Baat' said that every Indian can combat black money.

Gionee A1 smartphone: Delight for selfie-lovers (Tech Review) (11:38)
By Anuj Sharma
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) At a time when margins are razor-thin in the fast-growing domestic smartphone market, any new device faces the challenge of not only meeting consumer expectations but also offering that something extra to stay in the race for at least one quarter.

China fully reopens market to Brazilian meat (10:24)
Brasilia, March 26 (IANS) China, one of the first countries to suspend imports of Brazilian meat following revelations that companies were selling unsafe produce for years, has decided to fully reopen its market, a top minister said.

ONGC's exploration mission begins in northeast: Official (10:14)
Agartala, March 26 (IANS) State-owned ONGC has began exploration works in northeast India to attract more gas based industries in the region, top official said.

Nepal to promote pashmina products in China (09:42)
Kathmandu, March 26 (IANS) Nepal will promote its pashmina products via Belt and Road International Trade and Investment Platform in China, an official said.

Indian Museum, Kolkata hotels mark Earth Hour (23:28)
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) The Indian Museum as also several important office buildings and plush hotels switched off their lights here on Saturday as Kolkata joined the rest of the world in observing Earth Hour.

Four startups from T-Hub bags global awards (22:40)
Hyderabad, March 25 (IANS) Four startups from T-Hub, one of the largest start-up ecosystem builders in India, have bagged global awards, a statement said on Saturday.

Government misused Lok Sabha majority to get bill passed: Congress (21:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday accused the government of tax terrorism and falsehood, saying it had misused its majority in the Lok Sabha to get passed the Finance Bill that seeks to amend 40 laws in one go.

Four killed, property damaged in Tripura storm (21:12)
Agartala, March 25 (IANS) At least four people, including a woman, were killed and two others injured when a heavy seasonal thunderstorm accompanied by rain hit Tripura on Saturday, police said.

Kejriwal promises to abolish residential house tax, BJP, Congress criticise (Roundup) (20:56) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Banking on the goodwill generated by the schemes of free water and slashing electricity charges, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday made a major promise -- to abolish residential house tax --if his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wins the toughly contested civic polls in the national capital.

Railways to save Rs 41,000 cr on energy costs: Suresh Prabhu (Lead) (20:44) IANS Photo Service
Hyderabad, March 25 (IANS) Indian Railways aims to save Rs 41,000 crore (over $6 billion) on electricity expenses by switching over to solar energy over the next 10 years, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced on Saturday.

Vistara starts direct Delhi-Leh flights on weekends (20:38)
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Full-service airline Vistara on Saturday said it has started direct flights on the Delhi-Leh route on weekends.

Odisha house committee to meet Modi seeking paddy MSP hike (20:20) IANS Photo Service
Bhubaneswar, March 25 (IANS) A house committee, led by the assembly Speaker, will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demand increase of Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy, Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy said on Saturday.

Railways to save Rs 41,000 cr on energy costs (19:44) IANS Photo Service
Hyderabad, March 25 (IANS) Indian Railways aims to save Rs 41,000 crore (over $6 billion) on electricity expenses by switching over to solar energy over the next 10 years, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced on Saturday.

Pulse traders demand lifting of export ban (19:40)
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) In view of bumper crop and stable prices in the market, pulse traders on Saturday demanded "removal of stock limits" and "lifting of ban on exports" of pulses, particularly for the varieties which are traded below the minimum support price (MSP).

Congress MP's petition on making sanitary pads tax-free draws support (19:24)
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) A petition launched by Congress MP Sushmita Dev asking for taxes on sanitary pads to be removed has received support from several Members of Parliament.

CBEC to be renamed, reorganised for GST regime (Lead) (18:02) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) will be reorganised for the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system and renamed the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) following parliamentary approval.

Panasonic to launch next generation camera on March 28 (17:46)
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Aiming to provide an immersive photography experience to users, Panasonic India will on Tuesday launch its new "LUMIX GH5" camera that can capture 6K photos.

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