Asia-Pacific free trade talks progressing well: China (2 minutes ago)
Beijing, Feb 21 (IANS) China's Trade Minister on Tuesday said talks on the proposed Asia-Pacific free trade agreement are progressing well, after the US withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement last month.

Reliance Jio crosses 100 mn customer mark: Ambani (Lead) (10 minutes ago)
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday said Reliance Jio has crossed the 100 million customer mark since its launch on September 5.

IT Minister Prasad urges Nadella to help boost DigiGaon initiative (Second Lead) (18 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Union IT and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday met Indian-born CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella and urged him to consider the use of Microsoft's innovative technology in the upcoming DigiGaon (Digital Village) initiative.

IDBI Bank to divest non-core investments (14:34)
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) The Board of Directors of IDBI Bank on Tuesday approved sale of the bank's non-core investments.

'India aims to bring broadband to every village by 2018' (14:22)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India aims to bring high-speed digital connectivity to every village by 2018 and is keen to share expertise in the area with other nations, the government said on Tuesday.

Reliance Jio crosses 100 mn customer mark: Ambani (14:20)
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday said Reliance Jio has crossed the 100 million customer mark since its launch on September 5.

Gemalto launches eSIM technology for Windows 10 devices (14:14)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Global digital security firm Gemalto on Tuesday announced it will make available its On-Demand Connectivity and eSIM technology for Microsoft's Windows 10 devices.

Impediments to travel will take away US jobs: NYC tourism chief (14:06)
By Prashant Sood
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The temporary travel ban imposed by the Trump administration on seven Muslim-majority countries can impact the reputation of the US as a global travel destination and any impediment to legitimate inbound travel will take away jobs from Americans, a top official of New York City (NYC) has said.

Anil Ambani, UAE PM discuss trade, investment (13:54)
Abu Dhabi, Feb 21 (IANS) Trade and investment issues figured prominently at a meeting here between Anil Ambani, chairman of India's diversified Reliance Group, and the UAE Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Selling pressure subdues Indian equities (Lead) (13:46)
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Indian equities markets traded on a flat-to-negative note during the mid-afternoon trade session on Tuesday as selling pressure was witnessed in Teck (technology, media and entertainment), telecom and IT stocks.

IT Minister Prasad urges Nadella to help boost DigiGaon initiative (Lead) (13:18)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Union IT and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday met Indian-born CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella and urged him to consider the use of Microsoft's innovative technology in the upcoming Digigaon (Digital Village) initiative.

Yahoo inks content deal with British media houses (12:50)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Yahoo on Tuesday announced global content partnerships with some of Britain's premium publishing platforms, including the Telegraph, the Guardian, the Independent, the Evening Standard and Hearst UK.

Satya Nadella meets IT Minister Prasad (12:40)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Indian-born Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday met Union IT and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad here.

Snapchat 'Spectacles' now available in US (12:12)
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) The much-anticipated video recording 'Spectacles' from photo-sharing service Snapchat is now available online for users in the US at $129.99.

Oppo to unveil 5x zoom smartphone at MWC 2017 (11:58)
Spain, Feb 21 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Oppo will unveil a new smartphone with 5x zooming ability at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, later this month.

Apple reportedly working on Siri-powered speaker (11:40)
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) US tech giant Apple is reportedly working on Siri-powered speaker just like Amazon Echo -- an artificial intelligence (AI)-based speaker that can be controlled by voice.

HSBC's 2016 revenues fall 89.67% (11:20)
London, Feb 21 (IANS) HSBC announced on Tuesday a fall of 89.67 per cent in net profit for 2016, amounting to $1.3 billion, a statement said.

Social Progress Index can complement GDP (Column: Active Voice) (10:50)
By Amit Kapoor
GDP is easily the most controversial measure in the field of economics. It is a measure of economic production that should have lost its relevance in a world disgusted by environmental degradation and social injustice. Despite its narrow focus, the concept of GDP has survived decades of debate on a new measure that better reflects human well-being within a nation.

Ex-Hong Kong CEO hospitalised after being taken into custody (10:20)
Hong Kong, Feb 21 (IANS) Hong Kong's former chief executive Donald Tsang was admitted to a hospital here hours after a court ordered his remand in custody over misconduct, a media report said on Tuesday.

Agitating groups lift shutdown in Nagaland (10:10)
Kohima, Feb 21 (IANS) The agitating tribal groups in Nagaland on Tuesday withdrew their indefinite shutdown on government offices and plying of government vehicles on the road, following the resignation of Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Sunday.

Former US law chief leads Uber probe over harassment claims (09:44)
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Former US attorney general Eric Holder and Tammy Albarran -- both partners at law firm Covington and Burling -- will lead the probe into claims of sexual harassment by a former Uber employee.

Jammu-Srinagar highway closed for 2nd consecutive day (09:36)
Jammu, Feb 21 (IANS) The Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained closed for the second consecutive day Tuesday stranding scores of vehicles and passengers on the over 300 km long road, an official said.

Key Indian equity indices trade higher in early session (09:30)
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Key Indian equity market indices opened in the green on Tuesday following global cues.

Chinese shares open higher (07:52)
Beijing, Feb 21 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened higher on Tuesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.07 per cent, at 3,242.22 points.

Tokyo stocks rise (07:28)
Tokyo, Feb 21 (IANS) Tokyo stocks rose from the bell on Tuesday as the yen's retreat against the US dollar added support, although many investors took a wait-and-see-approach as markets were closed in the US for a national holiday.

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