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22 June, 2018 4:50 PM Putin, Moon agree that Trump-Kim summit to help denuclearisation

Russian President Vladimir Putin and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed on Friday to support "efforts to establish complete denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula" following the US-North Korea summit last week. A joint statement signed by the two leaders during a state visit by Moon to Russia was released by South Korea's presidential Blue House 26

22 June, 2018 3:17 PM HDFC Bank only domestic brand in BrandZ's top 100 global list

With the 2018 ranking, the Aditya Puri-led bank has jumped 14 notches since 2015, when it was valued at USD 14.2 billion, the bank has said. The largest private sector lender HDFC Bank has become the only domestic brand to be featured in the BrandZ's top 100 most valuable global brands ranking at the 60th slot with a brand valuation of USD 20.8 billion 25

22 June, 2018 10:25 AM China To Build Railway Into Nepal: Reports

Shanghai: China will build a railway connecting the western region of Tibet with Nepal, the China Daily reported on Friday, one of several bilateral deals signed during Nepali Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli's visit to Beijing. The link will connect the Tibetan city of Xigaze with Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, the paper said. The two sides signed 38

22 June, 2018 9:00 AM India hopes to open Iran's Chabahar port by 2019

India is trying to make Chabahar Port in Iran operational by 2019, the government said in a statement on Friday, despite a threat of renewed US sanctions against Tehran. The Indian-backed Chabahar port complex in Iran is being developed as part of a new transportation corridor for land-locked Afghanistan that could potentially open the way for millions 29

22 June, 2018 7:55 AM Microsoft Visual Search Comes to Bing, Edge, Launcher Apps to Take on Google Lens

Microsoft has introduced visual search to many of its services. Users can now open the phone camera to take a snapshot of something around them and search for it on the Web. This feature is live only for the US users for now using the Bing app on iOS and Android, and Microsoft Launcher for Android. Visual search capabilities have also begun rolling out for Microsoft 52

22 June, 2018 3:22 AM Markets@Moneycontrol: Nifty likely to open flat; 3 stocks which could give 8-9% return

The Nifty50 is likely to open flat on Friday following muted trend seen in other Asian markets. The Nifty closed 30 points lower at 10,741 on Thursday. Trends on SGX Nifty indicate a negative opening for the broader index in India, a fall of 34.5 points or 0.32 percent. Nifty futures were trading around 10,698-level on the Singaporean Exchange. US stocks 28

21 June, 2018 7:45 PM Qatar fraud: police probe Kerala man’s foreign links

He hacked email ID of Amir’s sister The police are investigating the foreign links of Sunil Menon (47), who hacked the email ID of a Qatar royal family member to dupe the Qatar Museum of a sum of ₹5.2 crore. Mr. Menon from Kodungallur who had been working in various countries, including Qatar, for more than a decade, offered to provide gold and copper 32

21 June, 2018 1:23 PM Bollywood celebs’ message on International Yoga Day

From veterans like Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini to mothers Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Soha Ali Khan -- Bollywood celebrities, for whom fitness is a way of life -- posted yoga poses and spoke about its benefits on the occasion of International Yoga Day on Thursday. While Big B shared an old image of himself performing a yogasana on Twitter, Hema took the opportunity 35

21 June, 2018 12:27 PM Centre bans offshoots of al-Qaeda, Islamic State under anti-terror law

Al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham-Khorasan have been declared unlawful by the Union Home Ministry. The Central government has banned new offshoots of the al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (IS) under the anti-terror Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), according to an official order. Both Al-Qaeda in Indian 55

21 June, 2018 10:49 AM Global refugee count highest ever in 2017: UN report

The number of refugees worldwide registered an annual increase of 13% to reach 25.4 million in 2017, the highest known total to date, according to a UNHCR report. Most of the refugees were from Syria and Afghanistan, while neighbouring Turkey and Pakistan hosted the most number of refugees. If internal displacement figures were considered, one person 53