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Demonetization was a greatest lie: Chidambaram (29 minutes ago)
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday described demonetization as the "greatest lie" and said it ended up destroying jobs.

Manmohan says Modi resorting to 'jumla' over farm income (14:12)
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of resorting to 'jumla' by promising to double farmers' income and said the Modi government had messed up the economy.

'P&W-powered grounded jets will return to service by April' (13:04)
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Pratt & Whitney (P&W) President Robert F. Leduc has said that the grounded aircraft belonging to IndiGo and GoAir over engine related safety concerns will be back in operation by April-end.

Data breach claims false: Facebook (12:54) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, March 18 (IANS) After suspending Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), along with its political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, for violating its policies and commitments, Facebook has denied any data breach as claimed by some media reports.

Manduadih to become Banaras railway station (12:50)
By Brajendra Nath Singh
Varanasi, March 18 (IANS) The holy city of Varanasi is soon likely to get a railway station named "Banaras".

India cannot retaliate in global trade war: Assocham (12:00)
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) An annual trade deficit of as much as $150 billion with the US alone does not allow India room to retaliate in the event of a global trade war being unleashed by recent protectionist trends in the developed world, since the country's imports are mostly of an essential nature, industry chamber Assocham said on Sunday.

Bangladesh, India to meet on transit protocol (11:42)
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) In an effort to connect National Waterways 1 (NW-I) with the northeastern states, a proposed high-level meeting on Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade (PIWTT) between India and Bangladesh is expected next month.

Global cues, political instability expected to dent equity indices (Market Outlook) (11:10)
By Rohit Vaid IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Volatility may persist in the key Indian equity indices, as global cues -- prospects of trade wars, rise in US interest rates -- and fears of domestic political instability are expected to dent investors' risk-taking appetite, market observers opined.

Embarking on an entrepreneurial journey? Do not write a business plan (Book Review) (11:08)
By Porisma P. Gogoi
Title: Burn the Business Plan: What Great Entrepreneurs Do; Author: Carl J. Schramm; Publisher: Hachette India; Pages: 272; Price: Rs 499

African envoys hail free trade area for boosting trade (07:52)
Kigali, March 18 (IANS) African ambassadors to the African Union (AU) have stressed on the importance of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to intra-African trade on the sidelines of an ongoing AU extraordinary summit.

English Tourism Week launched to attract visitors (02:06)
London, March 18 (IANS) A week devoted to travelling and exploring England has kicked-off on Saturday with the start of English Tourism Week.

Sebi fines NDTV for disclosure lapses (01:18)
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Securities market regulator Sebi has fined media organisation NDTV, and four individuals for lapses in mandatory disclosure.

Sreedharan reviews Lucknow Metro's progress, assures CM of meeting deadlines (22:56)
Lucknow, March 17 (IANS) Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation's (LMRC) principal advisor E. Sreedharan visited the state capital on Saturday to review the progress of the ongoing North-South Corridor (Phase 1A)

Mehbooba Mufti inaugurates international buyer-seller meet in Srinagar (22:48) IANS Photo Service
Srinagar, March 17 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti hoped on Saturday the state opens up to the world as an international trading destination through land routes, realizing its geopolitical situation as part of a peaceful region.

Congress promises to impose 5 per cent cess on one per cent richest Indians (22:48) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday said it would impose a five per cent cess on the incomes of the top one per cent richest Indians, when it comes to power.

Farmers, scientists need to work together to transform agriculture: Modi (21:50) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Indian farmers and the scientists have to work together to transform agriculture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday.

Money laundering: UBI issues guarantees of Rs 155.5 cr to NSIC (21:44)
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) State-run United Bank of India on Saturday said it had issued bank guarantee of Rs 155.5 crore to National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) against 100 per cent margin after the ED filed a money laundering case in an alleged over Rs 1.73 billion scam in the bank.

Bengal to work out strategy to strengthen Darjeeling tea brand (20:06) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) The West Bengal government, along with all stakeholders, is planning to work out a strategy to strengthen the brand of Darjeeling Tea so that producers can fetch better value for the crop, an official said on Saturday.A

PMK to protest demanding education loan write-off (19:46)
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) With nationalised banks palming off the collection of education loan dues to private companies, the PMK will hold a protest here on March 20 demanding a loan write-off, said party leader Anbumani Ramadoss.

Progress made but economic inequality remains: Krugman on India (Second Lead) (19:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman on Saturday said India has made rapid progress on the economic front but economic inequality in the country remains an issue.

Trump views 50 years out of date, may trigger disruptive trade war: Paul Krugman (Lead) (18:44) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Criticising US President Donald Trump for his protectionist policies, Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman on Saturday accused him of not taking his job seriously and warned these measures lead to "risks of a disruptive trade war".

Construction of multi-modal terminal at Haldia to start next week (18:06)
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) The formal construction of a multi-modal terminal at Haldia in West Bengal is expected to commence next week with Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari likely to be present at the foundation stone laying ceremony, an official said on Saturday.

Indian American-led team chasing information leakers at Facebook: Report (Lead) (18:02) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, March 17 (IANS) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly deployed "secret police" to catch and punish information leakers at his company and the team is led by an Indian American senior employee Sonya Ahuja.

Rs 9.1-cr Chandri Paper fraud reported to CBI on Feb 13: PNB (18:02) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) The Punjab National Bank (PNB) on Saturday clarified that Rs 9.10 crore fraud unearthed pertaining to Chandri Paper and Allied Products was not a new fraud.

Apple's MacBook shipments to grow 13-16% this year: Report (17:58) IANS Photo Service
Taipei, March 17 (IANS) Apples new line of MacBook laptops is likely to show better year-over-year (YoY) growth in unit sales -- at between 13-16 per cent in 2018 -- which will be better than both iPads and iPhones, a new report from Taiwan-based market research firm KGI said.

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