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Facebook allows advertisers to buy in-stream ads (24 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) In a bid to give advertisers more flexibility and control to buy video ads to meet their target audience, Facebook has introduced an option to deliver ads on in-stream placements in videos on the social networking platform.

Vishal Sikka quits as Infosys CEO, MD (Lead) (10:58) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Vishal Sikka on Friday resigned as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of global software major Infosys Ltd, the company announced.

Vishal Sikka resigns as Infosys CEO, MD (10:18) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Vishal Sikka on Friday resigned as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of global software major Infosys Ltd, said the company.

BREAKING NEWS: Infosys CEO and MD Vishal Sikka resigns (10:04) IANS Photo Service

Key Indian equity indices trade lower in early session (09:36) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) The key Indian equity market indices opened in red on Friday following global cues.

Over 100 minors killed in Sierra Leone floods, mudslides (04:12) IANS Photo Service
Nairobi, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 109 children were among the more than 300 people who were killed in the deadly floods and mudslides that swept through Sierra Leone earlier in the week, a UN agency said.

Bengal seeks intervention on flights, fares after floods (00:08) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Thursday said it has sought the Civil Aviation Ministry's intervention to increase the number of flights in the Kolkata-Bagdogra sector and keep fares at the normal level in view of the floods in the state's northern part.

Committee probing Maninpur Police belt scam submits report (23:22)
Imphal, Aug 17 (IANS) A three-member inquiry committee, headed by Additional Chief Secretary Suhel Aktar, on Thursday submitted a detailed report to Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on the "police belt scam" or supply of belts of extremely poor quality.

Indian thrust on renewables will affect thermal projects: CEA (23:14)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Overemphasis on renewable energy would result in reducing viability of coal-fired thermal power plants in India, adding to the massive non-performing assets (NPAs) of state-run lenders, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian said on Thursday.

No change in Chinese investment proposals: Home Ministry (23:12)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Despite the ongoing Doklam crisis, the most serious military face-off between Indian and China in three decades, the Indian government has no plans to single out the investment proposals of Chinese firms, a Home Ministry official said on Thursday.

Upgraded Jammu airport to provide improved services: Minister (23:10)
Jammu, Aug 17 (IANS) Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday said that upgraded Jammu airport will be able to provide improved services to air travellers.

Innovative smart car gadget 'SafeDrive' launched (22:52)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) "SafeDrive" -- an innovative smart car gadget that turns vehicles into "safe, smart and connected" car was launched here on Thursday.

Assam floods: Ten more die, death toll reach 49 (22:40) IANS Photo Service
Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) Ten more people died due to flood-related incidents across Assam in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 49, officials said on Thursday.

Hero MotoCorp presents 150 scooters to policewomen in Hyderabad (22:40) IANS Photo Service
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Leading two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp Ltd on Thursday presented more than 150 new Hero scooters to women police officers of Greater Hyderabad.

LG gives nod for doubling Anganwadi workers' salary (22:20) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal has given approval for the AAP government decision to double salary of Anganwadi workers, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Thursday.

US entrepreneur network Techstars forays into India (22:18)
Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) US-based worldwide entrepreneur network Techstars on Thursday forayed into India as a joint venture with ANSR, which builds and operates Global In-House Centres (GICs) for enterprises.

PNB, HDFC Bank to revise interest rates on savings accounts (Lead) (22:16)
New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Banking majors -- PNB and HDFC Bank -- on Thursday said that they will reduce interest rate by 0.5 per cent on saving bank deposits of below Rs 50 lakh to 3.5 per cent per annum with effect from Saturday.

'Knee implant price cut boon for people but ensure quality does not go down' (22:08)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As the government capped price for knee implants to make it affordable, orthopaedic surgeons on Thursday called the measure a boon for the poor people, but urged the government to ensure that the quality of implants do not come down along with price.

GST return filing date extended for taxpayers availing input credit (21:54) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The central government on Thursday extended the due date for filing of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) return for taxpayers who want to avail the transitional input tax credit.

'More positive experience with private healthcare than government hospitals' (21:04)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As many as 61 per cent of Indian patients, taking part in a survey, expressed a positive experience in private health care compared to only 39 per cent in government hospitals, said a knowledge report released on Thursday.

HDFC Bank revises interest rates on savings accounts (20:54)
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) HDFC Bank Ltd on Thursday said it will reduce interest rate by 0.5 per cent on saving bank deposits of below Rs 50 lakh to 3.5 per cent with effective from Saturday.

Hold-Every Indian need to own dream of New India: Modi (Lead) (20:42) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Every one of the 1.25 billion Indians will have to own the dream of New India so that it becomes a success by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.

Rajasthan, HPCL ink pact for Rs 43,000 cr refinery (20:40) IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Aug 17 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Thursday signed an agreement with the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) to form a joint venture company to set up a Rs 43,129 crore petroleum refinery-cum-petrochemical complex in the state's Barmer district.

Thousands queue up at Indira Canteens, many return empty-handed (20:32) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) Thousands of persons queued up on Thursday to get subsidised food at Indira Canteens run here by the Karnataka government, though teething troubles forced many to return disappointed due to there being not enough food to meet the demand.

Maruti Suzuki launches sports variant of Ciaz (20:22)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India on Thursday launched a sports variant of its sedan Ciaz.

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