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HDFC Bank Q2 net profit up 20.6% (Lead) (20:36) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Lending major HDFC Bank on Saturday reported a 20.6 per cent increase in its net profit to Rs 5,005.73 crore during the quarter ended September 30, 2018, as compared to Rs 4,151.03 crore in the year-ago period.

Outflow of foreign funds not a good sign for economy: Analysts (20:36)
By Ravi Dutta Mishra
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) The rupee and the US dollar equation along with an uncertain domestic and global economic growth outlook has triggered a massive foreign fund outflow from the country's capital market segment.

Over half a million people march in London seeking 2nd Brexit vote (20:36)
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Over half a million people marched through central London on Saturday calling for a second, final vote on the UK's withdrawal from the EU, protest organizers announced.

Petrol, diesel prices down for 3rd consecutive day (19:44) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) The state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) cut the prices of key domestic transportation fuels -- petrol and diesel -- for the third consecutive day on Saturday.

India, Sri Lanka review bilateral ties (Lead) (19:34) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka discussed the entire gamut of their bilateral relationship during delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Sri Lankan counterpart here on Saturday.

Name villages declared 'drought-free': Maharashtra Congress to BJP (19:28)
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Challenging Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that 16,000 villages in Maharashtra have become 'drought-free', the state Congress on Saturday demanded that the Bharatiya Janata Party government release the list of all these villages.

HDFC Bank Q2 net profit up 20.6% (18:20) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Lending major HDFC Bank on Saturday reported a 20.6 per cent increase in its net profit to Rs 5,005.73 crore during the quarter ended September 30, 2018, as compared to Rs 4,151.03 crore in the year-ago period.

Indian stock markets slip on global concerns, mixed Q2 results (Market Review) (18:04)
By Ravi Dutta Mishra and Rohit Vaid IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Mixed corporate earnings, along with heightened chances of a US interest rate hike and fears of a slowdown in global economic growth, dragged the key indices of Indian stock market in the red during the just concluded weekly trade session.

EU approves $7.5 bn acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft (17:16) IANS Photo Service
Brussels, Oct 20 (IANS) The European Commission on Saturday announced it has approved the $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft.

Rahul kicks of Telangana campaign with attack on Modi, KCR (16:10) IANS Photo Service
Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi kicked off his party's election campaign in Telangana by targeting both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao by accusing them both of indulging in corruption.

Kidnapped Indian-origin Tanzanian billionaire freed (15:26)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Oct 20 (IANS) Indian-origin Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who was captured by gunmen outside a gym here nine days ago, is back home safe after his kidnappers freed him, the police said.

I love England as I love my wife: Lord Bill Lall (15:00)
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Some 60 years ago, Dharambir Lall moved to England from India and the eventful journey that followed finds elaborate mention in his upcoming book "England, My Love". The successful chartered accountant is now a millionaire and has been conferred the title of Lord Bill Lall of Woodlands.

Mixed fortunes for festive realty (Comment) (14:34)
By Vinod Behl
In the backdrop of stagnant prices, rising interest rates, improving sales and recovering residential real estate, the current trends in the property market during this year's festive season, marked by the onset of Navratras, point to mixed fortunes in store for the real sector.

Russia's Rosatom ships out equipment for Kudankulam n-plant (14:24) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) Rosatom, the Russian atomic energy corporation, on Saturday said its machine building division Atomenergomash has shipped out equipment for Unit 4 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP).

Sushma Swaraj calls on Sri Lankan PM (13:48) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe here on Saturday and reviewed progress on development projects being implemented on the island nation with India's aid

North Korean hacker group stole $571 mn in crypto attacks (Lead) (12:50)
San Francisco, Oct 20 (IANS) Amid growing crypto-jacking episodes, a North Korean hacking group called Lazarus has stolen cryptocurrencies worth more than half a billion dollars.

North Korean hacker group stole $571 mn in crypto attacks (12:08)
San Francisco, Oct 20 (IANS) A North Korean hacking group called Lazarus has stolen cryptocurrencies worth more than half a billion this year.

Chinese-made world's largest amphibious aircraft completes successful flight (11:28)
By Gaurav Sharma IANS Photo Service
Beijing, Oct 20 (IANS) China's home-grown amphibious aircraft AG600, claimed by Beijing as the world's largest, carried out its first take-off and landing on waters on Saturday.

Google to charge $40 per device to Android makers (10:06) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Oct 20 (IANS) Android manufacturers will have to pay $40 per device to Google in Europe to be featured into Google Play Store and other mobile apps.

Karnataka to give land for new airport at Mysuru: Prabhu (01:36) IANS Photo Service
Mysuru, Oct 20 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has agreed to give about 300 acres of land for building a new airport in this city of palaces, said Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday.

Inflationary risks to be felt with calibrated tightening stance: RBI's MPC minutes (00:30) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Inflationary risks and uncertain global economic scenario led the RBI to adopt the new calibrated tightening stance on interest rates, according to the minutes of the central bank's latest Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting released on Friday.

Naidu meets Portuguese, Greek PMs (23:08)
Brussels, Oct 19 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, who is attending the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit here held bilateral meetings with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras respectively and called for strengthening Indias ties with both the countries.

ICICI Securities Q2 net profit up 3% (23:02)
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Investment services firm ICICI Securities (ISec) on Friday reported a rise of three per cent in its net profit for the second quarter of 2018-19.

UltraTech Cement's Q2 standalone net profit down by over 9% (23:02)
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Aditya Birla Group company UltraTech Cement on Friday reported a decline of 9.37 per cent in its standalone net profit for the second quarter of 2018-19.

RBI's efforts to stabilise rupee drains $5.14 bn from forex reserve (22:06) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) A strong US dollar and subsequent interventions by the country's central bank to stabilise the rupee drained over $5.14 billion from India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves, analysts said on Friday.

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