SBI standalone net profit at Rs 2,005 cr, NPA shoots up

SBI standalone net profit at Rs 2,005 cr, NPA shoots up

  Mumbai, August 11 (IANS) The State Bank of India (SBI) on Friday said its standalone net profit went down to Rs 2,005.53 crore during the first quarter of the 2017-18 fiscal.   In a regulatory filing in BSE, the bank said it has posted a net profit of Rs 2,005.53 crore, down from Rs […]

India’s industrial output lowers in June

  New Delhi, August 11 (IANS) A decline in the manufacturing sector brought down India’s factory output in June, official data showed on Friday.   The factory output, as per the new Index of Industrial Production (IIP) with revised base year of 2011-12, declined by (-)0.1 per cent during June from a rise of 2.80 […]

Pyongyang Challenge: Should US shoot Kim’s missiles down?

Pyongyang Challenge: Should  US shoot Kim’s missiles down?

    SEOUL, August 11 (AP): With North Korea threatening to send a salvo of ballistic missiles close to a U.S. military hub in the Pacific, pressure could grow for Washington to put its multibillion-dollar missile defense system into use and shoot them out of the air before they can pose a real threat.   […]

Poor kidney function may up irregular heartbeat risk

  New York, August 11 (IANS) People with severe kidney disease may be at a two-fold higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation — an irregular heartbeat condition, researchers, led by one of Indian-origin, have suggested.   Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained arrhythmia in the general population, and it is especially high in patients […]

EU offers aid to flood-affected Assam, Manipur

EU offers aid to flood-affected Assam, Manipur

    New Delhi, August 11 (IANS) The European Union (EU) is providing 200,000 euros (INR 15,052,000) in humanitarian aid funding to the northeastern states of Assam and Manipur, where floods have wreaked havoc since May, the Delegation of EU in New Delhi said on Friday.   According to a statement issued here, the aid […]

IIT Kharagpur technology keeps coconut water fresh for months

  Kolkata, August 11 (IANS) Coconut water can be kept fresh for months without preservatives, thanks to a new technique developed by scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.   Untreated coconut water has a shelf life of only 24 hours.   The team of Sankha Karmakar and professor Sirshendu De, Department of Chemical […]

Hope Doklam is resolved peacefully, says Bhutan

  Kathmandu, August 11 (IANS) India and Bhutan on Friday held their first high-level meeting after the Doklam standoff, with Bhutanese Foreign Minister Damcho Dorji meeting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here, and expressing hope that the situation is resolved peacefully.   The two ministers met on sidelines of the Bimstec Foreign Ministers’ meeting […]

No compromise with J&K’s special status: Mehbooba Mufti

No compromise with J&K’s special status: Mehbooba Mufti

    New Delhi, August 11 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said there will no compromise with the special status of the state.   Mufti, who met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament House, was speaking to reporters amid the raging debate over revocation of Article 370 and Article 35A […]