United Airlines introduces B777-300ER on Mumbai-New York/Newark route

Mumbai, Oct 29 (IANS) United Airlines on Monday said it has introduced Boeing 777-300ER (extended range) aircraft on its Mumbai-New York/Newark route. The aircraft replaces a Boeing 777-200ER on the once-a-day service, the airline said in a statement. The Boeing 777-300ER is Boeing’s latest aircraft model. “Our customers from India[Read More…]

4th ODI: Clinical India outshine Windies in style (Lead)

Mumbai, Oct 29 (IANS) India dished out a clinical performance to outclass the West Indies by 224 runs, their biggest margin of victory against the Caribbean side, in the fourth One-day International (ODI) on their return to the Brabourne Stadium here on Monday. The victory is India’s third biggest by[Read More…]

India, Japan to enter into $75-bn currency swap agreement

New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) India and Japan on Monday decided to enter into a $75-billion bilateral currency swap agreement which is expected to bring stability in foreign exchange and capital markets in the country. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the swap arrangement was 50 per cent higher than the[Read More…]

SBI, Hitachi Payments form JV for digital payment platform

Mumbai, Oct 29 (IANS) The State Bank of India (SBI) and Hitachi Payment Services (Hitachi Payments) on Monday entered into a joint venture (JV) to start a digital payment platform in India. The SBI would have a majority stake in the partnership, a joint statement said. “The joint venture will[Read More…]

‘Green crackers’ won’t be available this Diwali: Minister

New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said although less-polluting “green crackers” have been devised and the technology will be shared with the industry soon, it will not be available this Diwali. The technology for fireworks with low emission levels was developed by the National[Read More…]

Vijaya Bank Q2 net profits falls 25% on year (Lead)

Bengaluru, Oct 29 (IANS) State-run Vijaya Bank on Monday reported a net profit of Rs 140 crore in the quarter ended September, about 25 per cent lower on year. Sequentially, the net profit fell 2.8 per cent. In an exchange filing, the city-based bank said that total income for the[Read More…]

Merkel to step down as German Chancellor in 2021 (Lead)

Berlin, Oct 29 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Monday that she will not seek re-election when her term expires in 2021, following recent election setbacks. Merkel, who has been Chancellor since 2005, made the announcement during a news conference. “This fourth term is my last term as Chancellor[Read More…]

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