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Higher gold prices keep buyers at bay; India discounts at 6-1/2-month high


MUMBAI/BENGALURU Physical gold demand in Asian hot spots slouched this week as higher global prices made buyers hold off on purchases and as discounts in India widened to their highest in 6-1/2 months.

Tata Steel offers $5.4 billion to take over bankrupt Bhushan Steel: source

MUMBAI Tata Steel has offered to pay a little more than 350 billion rupees ($5.4 billion) to lenders of Bhushan Steel & Power to take over the bankrupt steelmaker, a source with direct knowledge of the deal said.

Business, Deals 23 Mar 2018

Reliance beefs up music streaming service with Saavn deal

MUMBAI Oil-to-telecoms conglomerate Reliance Industries is buying a stake in Indian music streaming service Saavn and will merge it with its JioMusic app to create a new entity it said would be valued at $1 billion.

Business, Tech, Deals 12:08am IST

Islamist gunman attacks French supermarket, kills three

TREBES, France A gunman killed three people in southwestern France on Friday as he held up a car, fired on police and seized hostages in a supermarket, screaming "Allahu Akbar" before security forces stormed the building and killed him, authorities said. | Video

World, 6:55am IST

Analysis: Extent of U.S.-China trade fight depends on Trump's goals

WASHINGTON How bad will the U.S.-China trade fight get? That depends on whether President Donald Trump will settle for a reduction in China's U.S. trade surplus or hold out for sweeping changes to China's industrial policies.

Business, Economy, 3:41am IST

#DeleteFacebook? Privacy proves hard to protect online

FRANKFURT Anyone tempted to #DeleteFacebook after the personal data of millions of users fell into the hands of a political consultancy is still likely to be monitored by the social network, which tracks nearly 30 percent of global website traffic.

Tech, Facebook 12:18am IST

Trump signs budget deal after raising government shutdown threat

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump signed Congress' newly passed $1.3 trillion spending bill on Friday, ending several hours of confusion spurred by a tweeted veto threat that raised the spectre of a government shutdown. | Video

World, 4:18am IST

Whales die after mass stranding in Australia

MELBOURNE All but six of more than 150 short-finned pilot whales that stranded themselves on a beach in Western Australia have died, despite efforts from authorities and local beachgoers to save them, officials said on Saturday.

World, 6:18am IST

Russia names Putin's new 'super weapons' after a quirky public vote

MOSCOW Russia has unveiled the names for a new generation of nuclear-powered missiles touted by President Vladimir Putin as invincible after more than seven million people took part in a quirky public vote organised by the Russian military. | Video

World 23 Mar 2018

Europeans promise more steps against Russia over UK spy attack

BRUSSELS European Union member states agreed at a summit on Friday to take additional punitive measures against Russia for a nerve agent attack in Britain, as Moscow accused the bloc of joining a London-driven hate campaign against it. | Video

World, 12:03am IST

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Car bomb rips through crowd at Afghan wrestling match

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan A car bomb killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens more who had gathered to watch a wrestling match in southern Afghanistan on Friday, officials said.

India says to give incentives to battery makers as it promotes electric vehicles

NEW DELHI India will give incentives to battery makers to set up more manufacturing units as the government looks to intensify the promotion of electric vehicles, the ministry for renewable energy said on Friday.


Trump moves to limit transgender individuals from military service

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Friday that bans some transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military, but gives the armed forces latitude in implementing policies.


Ex-Cambridge Analytica insider says firm worked for pro-Brexit group: report

LONDON A former Cambridge Analytica political consultant said the company's management misled the British public about work the firm did for a pro-Brexit group before the vote to leave the European Union, the Guardian reported on Friday.


Movie Review: Hichki

In Siddharth Malhotra’s “Hichki”, Rani Mukerji plays a teacher with a tic and a classroom full of students who desperately need a good Samaritan to transform their lives.

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