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  • Genomic boost to protect Assam's muga silkworm

    A "snapshot" of the muga silkworm genome decoded by Indian scientists offers vital clues for imparting disease-resistance to help conserve the economically important insect which spins the distinctive golden yellow fabric synonymous with Assam.Bio-engineering Research Laboratory (BERL) at ...

  • LG K10 (2017): Decent performer but loses to competition

    With competition getting fierce, the mid-price segment is the real test for most smartphone makers who are targeting the class of users who cannot afford premium devices but are yet looking for out-of-the-box specifications.Launched by South Korean giant LG Electronics, LG K10 (2017) that carries a ...

  • Vintage saree sale evokes nostalgia in capital

    Gently-worn traditional handloom and silk sarees of vintage provenance and fine examples of the countrys material heritage, have found themselves new owners at the recently concluded novel sale of the versatile Indian garment organised by Sahapedia, an open online resource on the arts, culture and ...

  • SBI to shut down 47�f associate banks' offices post-merger

    Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2017-03-21 11:41 New Delhi: State Bank of India (SBI), which will see five associate banks merge into it on April 1, has decided to shut down almost half the offices of these banks, including the head offices of three of them. This process will start from April ...

  • Selling pressure breaks bull streak, dips indices

    Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2017-03-04 18:02 Mumbai: Profit booking after five-weeks of a bull streak pulled the key equities markets down during the just concluded weekly trade session.The key indices closed on a flat-to-negative note, as investors' risk taking appetite got eroded due to ...

  • Samsung India contributes for 'school kit programme' in Bengaluru

    Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2017-02-28 18:10 Bengaluru: Samsung India has reached out to more than 30,000 school students in key districts here, in collaboration with the government of Karnataka's two-day 'School Kit Programme' that aims to extend support to students from government ...

  • Equities soar ahead of Budget, indices touch 2017 highs

    Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2017-01-28 18:02 Mumbai: Indian equities skyrocketed by more than 3 per cent during the truncated trade week ended Friday, as resurgence of foreign funds, expectation of sops from the upcoming Union Budget and positive global cues enhanced the risk-taking ...

  • Markets open on a positive note on Wednesday

    Submitted by Editor on Wed, 2017-01-04 10:37 Mumbai: The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE opened on a positive note on Wednesday.After opening at 26,677.22 points, the Sensex touched a high of 26,701.79 and a low of 26,643.34 points in the trade so far.It had closed at ...

  • Demonetisation woes: Stock accumulation, production cuts worry FMCG sector

    Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-12-07 11:16 New Delhi: With limited liquidity in the economy following the government's demonetisation move, the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector is resorting to production cuts due to accumulation of stock.After the 1,000 and 500-rupee notes were ...

  • Double whammy of demonetisation, global cues spook investors

    Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-12-03 17:31 Mumbai: Volatility marked the Indian equity markets during the just concluded weekly trade as gains made on the back of value buying and positive domestic macro-economic data were ceded due to concerns over upcoming global events and profit ...

  • India set to consume $80 bn worth of mobile phone components: Study

    Submitted by Editor on Sun, 2016-11-27 17:23 New Delhi: India is set to consume $80 billion worth of mobile phone components over the next five years, a new study revealed on Monday, adding that this will help the country become a global manufacturing hub with advanced local ...

  • Forex sales plummeted over 50�ue to demonetisation: Money changers

    Submitted by alvin on Sun, 2016-11-20 12:27 Kolkata: Demonetisation of high-value notes has led to an over 50 per cent downslide in the average overall forex sales following a sharp crunch of foreign currencies in the market, money changers said.Across cities, stores and offices of money ...