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Only virtual systems, hyperconvergence can tackle explosive growth in retail finance (Comment) (10 minutes ago)
By Jagjit Arora
Financial inclusion ranks high on the Indian government's agenda today. The banking sector, with its legacy infrastructure and outdated modes of operating cannot meet the financial inclusion objectives unless it digitally transforms. Virtualisation and hyperconvergence have to be adopted by the banks to meet the challenges thrust upon them.

Massive searches on in J&K's Pulwama (11:02) IANS Photo Service
Srinagar, Sep 22 (IANS) The security forces started a massive search operation covering over a dozen villages in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday, police said.

France concealing facts on Rafale deal: Congress (10:54) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) After the French government and Dassault Aviation contradicted former President Francois Hollande's claim in choosing Indian industrial partners in the multi-million dollar Rafale jet deal, the Congress on Saturday said the French statement "conceals more than it reveals".

Mercury dips in Himachal after rains (10:18) IANS Photo Service
Shimla, Sep 22 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell on Saturday due to widespread rain. The weather bureau here said more rains are in store till Monday.

Nun rape: Arrested bishop to be produced before Kerala court (10:08) IANS Photo Service
Kottayam (Kerala) Sep 22 (IANS) Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has been arrested in a nun rape case, will be produced in a Kerala court on Saturday, police said.

Rafale controversy: France, Dassault Aviation contradict Hollande on Indian partners (Lead) (10:00) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The French government and Dassault Aviation have contradicted former President Francois Hollande's claim in choosing Indian industrial partners in the multi-million dollar Rafale jet deal.

Widespread rainfall in Punjab, Haryana may damage paddy crop (09:48) IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) Widespread rainfall across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Saturday brought miseries to farmers as untimely showers have affected the standing paddy crop in the agrarian states.

Light rains, cloudy Saturday morning in Delhi (09:46) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) It was a cloudy Saturday morning in the national capital with light rains recorded in few parts. The minimum temperature recorded was 22.2 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average.

Rafale controversy: France, Dassault Aviation denies involvement in choosing Indian partners (09:18) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The French government and Dassault Aviation have denied their involvement in the choice of Indian industrial partners in the multi-million dollar Rafale jet deal.

OTT platform offers choice of convenience: Ekta Kapoor (08:08) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Film and television producer Ekta Kapoor has said the new age digital entertainment platform offers a whole variety of content as per the convenience of the target audience.

'Every Bollywood film can't be released in China' (08:08) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Bollywood producer Dinesh Vijan has said all Hindi films cannot be released in China due to censorship.

Somen Mitra to head Congress in Bengal (Second Lead) (00:28) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) The Congress on Friday appointed Somen Mitra as President of its West Bengal unit, replacing Adhir Ranajan Chowdhury who was bitterly anti-Trinamool Congress and pro-Left. Chowdhury will be the Chairman of the campaign committee.

Rajasthan: A hapless father seeks justice for her slain daughter (23:24) IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Sep 21 (IANS) A hapless father and retired lecturer of Mundawar in Alwar district of Rajasthan has been running from pillar to post seeking justice for his daughter who was allegedly killed by her "greedy in-laws" on September 12 in Tijara of the district.

Kerala Catholic bishop arrested over nun's rape (Night Lead) (23:08)
Kochi, Sep 21 (IANS) After three days of questioning, the Kerala Police on Friday arrested Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who heads the Roman Catholic Diocese in Jalandhar and has been accused of repeatedly raping a nun, police said.

ESI hospital sweeper held for raping minor (22:50) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Delhi Police on Friday arrested a sweeper of an ESI hospital for raping a minor girl patient within the compound.

PNB fraud: Mehul Choksi seeks cancellation of NBW over threat to life on TV (22:26) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Gitanjali Group owner Mehul Choksi, wanted in Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, on Friday moved a special CBI court claiming danger to his life after his return to India and sought cancellation of a non-bailable warrant issued against him.

Property dealer shot dead in Bihar (22:22)
Patna, Sep 21 (IANS) A property dealer was on Friday shot dead in broad daylight in Bihar's capital city Patna by unidentified assailants, police said.

Meghalaya Cabinet approves state education policy (22:22) IANS Photo Service
Shillong, Sep 21 (IANS) The Meghalaya Cabinet on Friday approved the State Education Policy after 46 years of statehood.

Women continue to be casualties of paternalistic traditions, mindset should change: Sonia (22:16) IANS Photo Service
St. Petersburg, Sep 21 (IANS) Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday said women in India continue to be the "casualties of paternalistic traditions" and still suffer the brunt of discrimination and gender inequality. She said her party is striving to fight these forces and called for a "change in mindset".

Smaller films need more marketing: Dinesh Vijan (22:08) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Celebrated film producer Dinesh Vijan who is riding high on the success of his latest film 'Stree' says a smaller budget film needs much more marketing for its theatrical release since the film has no star power to bring the audience to the theatre.

Rafale controversy takes new turn after Hollande claim (Roundup) (21:50) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The controversy over Rafale fighter jet deal took a new twist on Friday following former French President Francois Hollande's reported claim that the Indian government suggested a particular private firm for Rafale offset contract, triggering an attack by Congress and other opposition parties who accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of favouring the company.

Congress not phasing out senior and elderly: former Meghalaya CM (21:46) IANS Photo Service
Shillong, Sep 21 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in Meghalaya assembly Mukul Manda Sangma on Friday denied that Congress party is embarking on a policy of "phasing out senior and elderly people".

Bill to protect public from fraudulent financial institutions in Meghalaya (21:42) IANS Photo Service
Shillong, Sep 21 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Friday introduced the Meghalaya Protection of Interest of Depositors (in Financial Establishments) Bill, 2018 to protect the public from any fraudulent intention of the financial institutions.

BJP for governor's action against Kumaraswamy for 'threatening' Yeddyurappa (21:40) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Sep 21 (IANS) The opposition BJP on Friday urged Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala to act against Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy for allegedly provoking the people to wage war against its state unit president B.S. Yeddyurappa.

One more student dies in Bengal clash, toll two (21:36)
Raigunj (West Bengal), Sep 21 (IANS) A youth, who sustained a bullet injury during a clash between agitating students and police in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district, died on Friday taking the toll to two in the incident.

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