No agreement reached at Indus Water Treaty talks: WB

Washington, Sep (PTI) The latest round of talks between India and Pakistan on Indus Water Treaty concluded without reaching an agreement, the World Bank has said even as it assured that both countries will continue to work to resolve the issues in an amicable manner.

“While an agreement has not…

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UN Security Council condemns N.Korea over missile launch

United Nations, Sep 16 :  The UN Security Council condemned “the highly provocative launch of a ballistic missile” by North Korea and expressed commitment to a peaceful, diplomatic and political solution to the crisis.

In a press statement released on Friday, the 15 council members urged all UN member states to…

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Govt saved Rs 57,000 cr through DBT scheme, says Prasad

New Delhi, Sep 15 (PTI) The government saved Rs 57,000 crore, “pocketed” earlier by middlemen, through the use of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in various public schemes, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.

Scores of schemes like MGNREGA have been linked to DBT, under which the receivables are…

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Equities close flat, IT stocks extend gains

Mumbai, Sep 15 :  Key Indian equity indices — the BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50 — provisionally closed on a flat note on Friday as investors booked profits in banking, capital goods, FMCG and healthcare sectors.

According to market observers, healthy buying witnessed in IT, Teck (technology, media and entertainment) and oil and…

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Google to launch second-gen Pixel phones on October 4

San Francisco, Sep 15 :  Google’s second-generation Pixel phones would be officially unveiled on October 4, the company has revealed.

A new video and website launched by Google asks smartphone owners to “stay tuned for more on October 4.”

“This date lines up with last year’s announcement of…

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