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Venezuelans flee to Brazil amid economic uncertainty (20 minutes ago)
Brasilia, Aug 21 (IANS) The number of Venezuelans trying to flee a national economic collapse and migrating to Brazil is rising, an official has said.

Chinese shares open higher (08:04) IANS Photo Service
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened higher on Tuesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.07 per cent to open at 2,700.34 points.

Tokyo stocks open lower (07:58) IANS Photo Service
Tokyo, Aug 21 (IANS) Tokyo stocks opened lower on Tuesday as interest rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve sent the yen higher against the US dollar which negatively impacted exporter issues and dented market sentiment.

US dollar weakens against main currencies (05:48) IANS Photo Service
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) The US dollar declined 0.3 per cent as expected trade talks between the US and China eased market concerns.

Snapdeal increases authorised capital to Rs 15 cr (01:10)
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Jasper Infotech-owned leading e-tailer Snapdeal increased authorised capital from initial capital of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 15 crore by issuing an additional 8.82-crore shares of Re 1 face value, said business intelligence platform on Monday.

US stocks trade mixed after two strong sessions (01:02) IANS Photo Service
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) US stocks traded mixed on Monday with the Nasdaq retreating modestly after two strong previous trading sessions.

Rs 1,000 crore earmarked for MSME sector in NE: Official (00:16)
Guwahati, Aug 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Central government has earmarked around Rs 1,000 crore for implementation of various schemes for Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) in the Northeast region during the current financial year, said an official on Monday.

Cancellation of 2.93 lakh ration cards intentional defiance: Kejriwal (00:01) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday took strong exception to the cancellation of around 2.93 lakh ration cards despite objections by Food and Supplies Minister Imran Hussain and said it was "deliberate and intentional act of defiance" by officials.

1.55 crore wireless telecom subscribers added in June: TRAI (23:50)
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Telecom companies added around 1.55 crore wireless subscribers in the country in June, data from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) showed on Monday.

Change in RBI Act, new law may be needed for PCR: RBI (23:46)
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) The government may need to amend the Reserve Bank of India Act of 1934 and also bring a special law vis-a-vis setting up of the Public Credit Registry (PCR) to revolutionise the credit sector, an RBI official said on Monday.

India, Australia ties rests on economic, geopolitical congruence: Report (23:32)
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Australia's long-term economic strategy for India is one of the three pillars on which the bilateral relationship should rest, the other two being geopolitical congruence and people to people contacts, former Australian High Commissioner to India Peter Varghese said on Monday.

Maruti rolls out new Ciaz with hybrid technology (23:22)
Bengaluru, Aug 20 (IANS) India's largest auto maker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd on Monday rolled out here a new Ciaz sedan model with hybrid technology.

Sales offers lift India's July domestic air passenger growth by 21% (Lead) (23:00)
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Sales offers on ticket booking sequentially lifted India's domestic air passenger traffic growth by 20.82 per cent in July.

Reliance Jio tops Fortune 'Change The World' list (22:36) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has been ranked the top company globally in the Fortune's fourth annual "Change The World" list released on Monday.

Alliance Air commences flights from Kochi naval air base (22:28) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi/Kochi, Aug 20 (IANS) State-run Air India subsidiary -- Alliance Air -- on Monday commenced operations from Kochi naval base -- INS Garuda -- with an ATR-72 aircraft to aide the rescue operations in flood-hit Kerala.

JD-U leader wants reservation for poor upper castes (22:28) IANS Photo Service
Patna, Aug 20 (IANS) A leader of Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United on Monday demanded reservation for the poor among the upper castes in the state.

Rupee strengthens on positive global cues (21:56) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Positive global cues on easing trade protectionist measures strengthened the Indian rupee on Monday.

Mhadei dispute: Goa seeks action against Karnataka officials (21:50)
Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) In a disobedience petition filed before the Mhadei Inter-state Water Disputes Tribunal in the national capital, the Goa government has sought the arrest of officials of the Karnataka government for violation of the adjudicating body's orders.

Rains abate, flood waters recede as relief pours into Kerala (Roundup) (21:18) IANS Photo Service
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) With the rains that battered Kerala for a week finally abating on Monday, water levels dropped in the swollen rivers even as the number of people who have taken shelter in relief camps crossed the one million mark.

Bengal to explore aid to MSMEs through SCBs: CM (21:16) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) Acknowledging that MSMEs have limited access to bank credit, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the state will explore the possibility of extending them financial help through state cooperative banks (SCBs).

Bimstec envoys call for early conclusion of FTA (21:16)
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Ahead of the Bimstec Summit in Nepal this month-end, envoys of the seven-nation regional bloc on Monday called for early conclusion of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) among member-nations, which is hanging fire for 13 years.

India's July domestic air passenger traffic up 21% (20:20)
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic rose by 20.82 per cent in July, official data showed on Monday.

Include all Indians in NRC list: Bengali refugees' body (20:18) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) The Joint Action Committee for Bengali Refugees (JACBR) on Monday demanded the inclusion of all Indians in the draft NCR in Assam and grant of citizenship rights to those who arrived in the country on or before December 31, 2014.

Maoists torch four vehicles in Jharkhand (20:08)
Ranchi, Aug 20 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas on Monday set on fire four vehicles at bauxite mines in Jharkhand's Gumla district, police said.

HCL introduces AI-powered testing automation platform (20:04) IANS Photo Service
Noida, Aug 20 (IANS) Software major HCL Technologies on Monday launched an artificial intelligence (AI)-based "HCL Turbo", an end-to-end testing automation platform aimed at communication service providers.

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