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Mattis seeks Indian role in Afghanistan, vows to fight militant shelters


NEW DELHI U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis held talks with Indian leaders on Tuesday, vowing to jointly stamp out militant sanctuaries and seeking India's greater involvement in helping to stabilise Afghanistan.

Reliance Jio foots chunk of bill for cut-price phone, bets on data

MUMBAI Reliance Industries' telecom upstart Jio is footing at least 40 percent of the cost of its basic 4G phone, two sources familiar with the matter said, as it bets on recovering the investment by luring in millions of new customers.

Tech, Budget 2017, Business 26 Sep 2017

ArcelorMittal's focus on other assets may hit $1 billion Indian JV

NEW DELHI ArcelorMittal's interest in buying debt-ridden Indian steel companies could derail its planned $1 billion joint venture with Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL), a steel ministry report showed.

Budget 2017, Business, 26 Sep 2017

GE warns railway contract rejig to undermine 'Make in India' drive

General Electric Co said on Tuesday that the Indian government's 'Make in India' initiative would be undermined if the country's railway ministry went ahead with changes to a joint venture with the conglomerate.

Budget 2017, Business, 12:12am IST

Trump: military option for North Korea not preferred, but would be 'devastating'

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday that any U.S. military option would be "devastating" for Pyongyang, but said the use of force was not Washington's first option to deal with the country's ballistic and nuclear weapons programme. | Video

World 2:17am IST

India sales tax collections dip in August

NEW DELHI Collections from India's new nationwide goods and services tax (GST) fell 3.6 percent in August from July, data showed on Tuesday, the latest setback to government's efforts to revive economic growth.

Budget 2017, Business 26 Sep 2017

Pakistan's ex-PM Nawaz Sharif vows to fight corruption charges

ISLAMABAD Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed to fight graft accusations after he appeared before an anti-corruption court on Tuesday, kicking off a trial threatening his party's chances at the next general election due in mid-2018.

World, South Asia 26 Sep 2017

Rights group accuses Myanmar of crimes against humanity

YANGON Myanmar is committing crimes against humanity in its campaign against Muslim insurgents in Rakhine state, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, calling for the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions and an arms embargo.

World, 1:41am IST

Iraqi Kurdish leader says 'yes' vote won independence referendum

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani said on Tuesday that Kurds had voted "yes" to independence in a referendum held in defiance of the government in Baghdad and which had angered their neighbours and their U.S. allies.

World, Iraq, 12:38am IST

After German election, France's Macron paints sweeping vision for Europe

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron offered an ambitious vision for European renewal on Tuesday, calling for the EU to work more closely on defence and immigration and for the euro zone to have its own budget, ideas he may struggle to implement.

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Lloyds bank to transfer 1,000 staff to India's Tata Consultancy Services

LONDON Lloyds Banking Group on Tuesday told about 1,000 staff in its insurance division that they will be moving to Diligenta, a subsidiary of India's Tata Consultancy Services , in a move criticised by trade union Unite.


'Newton' is India's entry to the Oscars

MUMBAI Amit Masurkar’s “Newton”, a political satire about an election in the remote jungles of India, is the country’s official entry in the best foreign film category at the Academy Awards next year.

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