Mahindra group to pump in $1 billion in US over next 5 years

NEW YORK, JULY 16 (PTI): Diversified Mahindra group plans to invest USD 1 billion across business verticals in the US over the next five years as it aims to double revenues from the American market to USD 5 billion.   The Mumbai-headquartered group, which currently employs around 3,000 people in the country, also plans to […]

RBI seen reducing key interest rate in August, say experts

RBI seen reducing key interest rate in August, say experts

New Delhi, JULY 16 (agencies): With inflation falling to record low levels and industrial growth slipping to below 2 per cent, bankers and economists feel the pressure has increased on the Reserve Bank of India to cut the benchmark interest rate next month. The six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), headed by RBI Governor Urjit Patel, […]

Only seven percent rise in transactions through cards

NEW DELHI, JULY 16 (PTI): Transactions through debit and credit cards rose by merely seven per cent post demonetisation, as against a surge of over 23 per cent in overall digital transactions, top government officials told a parliamentary panel. Officials from various ministries gave a presentation to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on ‘Demonetisation […]

John Cena has a rigid beauty regime

John Cena has a rigid beauty regime

Wrestler and actor John Cena has rated his skincare routine a “seven and a half out of ten”, because he spends a lot of time inspecting the “fine lines “on his face and manscaping. “I’m constantly trying to stay up on fine lines in my skin and that stuff, so I’m a lot more grooming-centric […]

Singer Aaron Carter arrested

Singer Aaron Carter arrested

  Singer Aaron Carter was arrested on Saturday in Georgia and charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana, according to media reports. Carter, 29, was arrested alongside girlfriend Madison Parker, the reports said.   ABC News, citing the Habersham County sheriff’s office, said the pair were arrested in Georgia on Saturday night. […]

Disney’s Star Wars-Themed lands get official name

Disney’s Star Wars-Themed lands get official name

Disney’s Star Wars- themed lands will be called “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge”. It was announced a day after the company released a first look of the large-scale model for epic lands themed around the superhit franchise. The lands will allow guests to visit a remote trading port on the edge of wild space, where Star […]

From Miami to Madrid, Venezuelan diaspora mobilizes against Maduro

From Miami to Madrid, Venezuelan diaspora mobilizes against Maduro

MADRID/MIAMI, July 16 (Reuters) – Venezuelan migrants, many of whom fled economic crisis and rampant crime in their homeland, voted in droves in hundreds of cities around the world on Sunday in an unofficial plebiscite that aims to challenge leftist President Nicolas Maduro.   With improvised polling stations in more than 80 countries, the Venezuelan […]

China leadership contender under investigation

China leadership contender under investigation

BEIJING, JULY 16 (Reuters): A senior Chinese official who was considered a contender for top leadership has been put under investigation, three sources with ties to the leadership said, ahead of a Communist Party congress in the autumn where Xi Jinping will cement his grip on power.   Sun Zhengcai had been party chief of […]

Sonia attacks Modi government, seeks conscience vote in presidential poll

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Narendra Modi government, saying the country cannot be hostage to those “who wish to impose upon it a narrow-minded, divisive and communal vision” as she called for conscience vote in the presidential and vice-presidential elections.   Addressing a meeting here of several […]

Housing fire in eastern China kills 22, injures three – Xinhua

Housing fire in eastern China kills 22, injures three – Xinhua

BEIJING, July 16 (Reuters) – At least 22 people were killed when a two-storey residential building in China’s eastern Jiangsu province caught fire on Sunday, the official Xinhua news agency cited local authorities as saying.   The fire broke out before dawn at the building in the town of Yushan in Changshu city, Xinhua said. […]