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TRAI recommends stricter data security rules

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India's telecom regulator on Monday said the existing framework for protection of personal data by companies and service providers was insufficient and recommended stricter rules to tackle data breaches.

India asks states to inspect childcare homes run by Missionaries of Charity

NEW DELHI India has instructed all its state governments to conduct an immediate inspection of all childcare homes run by the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic order founded by the late Mother Teresa, amid concerns over baby trafficking.

16 Jul 2018

Hindustan Unilever first-quarter profit rises but lags estimates

Consumer goods maker Hindustan Unilever Ltd posted a 19 percent rise in its first-quarter profit on Monday but slightly missed analysts' expectations as cost of materials climbed.

Business 16 Jul 2018

Trump backs Putin on election meddling at summit, stirs fierce criticism

HELSINKI Standing side by side with Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump refused on Monday to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and sparking a storm of criticism at home. | Video

World, 6:58am IST

LIC to take majority stake in IDBI Bank

NEW DELHI The Life Insurance Corporation of India's (LIC) board on Monday approved a proposal to acquire a 51 percent stake in IDBI Bank, in a move that will provide the embattled lender much-needed capital to set aside for bad loans.

Business, 16 Jul 2018

U.S. ready for direct talks with Afghan Taliban, general says

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan The United States is ready to join direct negotiations with the Taliban in an effort to end the 17 year-long war in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander, said on Monday, amid growing speculation about possible peace talks.

World, South Asia 16 Jul 2018

Myanmar police insisted on meeting, gave documents - Reuters reporter

YANGON A Reuters reporter accused of obtaining secret state documents in Myanmar told a court on Monday a policeman had called him on the day he was arrested and insisted on a meeting, at which the officer abruptly handed some papers to him and a colleague.

World 16 Jul 2018

Britain's May wins parliament vote after bowing to Brexit pressure

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May won a series of votes in parliament on Monday, keeping her over-arching strategy to leave the European Union just about on track after bowing to pressure from Brexit supporters in her party.

World, 3:58am IST

Death toll in Pakistan election rally bombing rises to 149

ISLAMABAD The death toll from a suicide attack on an election rally in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province on Friday spiked to 149, officials said, putting it among the deadliest attacks in the south Asian nation's history.

World, South Asia 16 Jul 2018

Boxer Mayweather, George Clooney lead world's highest paid entertainers

LOS ANGELES American boxer Floyd Mayweather was named the world's highest-paid entertainer on Monday on a list that saw actor George Clooney take the No. 2 spot with the highest annual pay of his career.

16 Jul 2018

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Asia stocks sag after oil tumbles, dollar on defensive before Fed speech

TOKYO Asian stocks sagged on Tuesday, weighed by a sharp decline in crude oil prices as Libyan ports reopened, while the dollar was on the defensive ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's first congressional testimony.

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India ministry urges duty on Chinese solar cells, modules

NEW DELHI India's trade ministry on Monday recommended imposing a 25 percent duty on imports of solar cells and modules from China for one year to try to counter what it sees as a threat to domestic solar equipment manufacturing.

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Spicejet in talks with planemakers over long-haul options

FARNBOROUGH, England Indian budget airline Spicejet is in talks with aircraft makers over planes that would help its ambitions to fly long-haul, the carrier's chairman said on Monday.

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Netflix shares tank after big miss on subscriber growth

Netflix Inc's subscriber growth fell short of Wall Street expectations on Monday, sending shares of the normally high-flying stock down 14 percent on fears that the company's rapid expansion is slowing. | Video

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Movie Review: Soorma

Shaad Ali's "Soorma" (Warrior), based on hockey player Sandeep Singh's life does one thing right. Its makers picked the right story, one replete with sports movie tropes of highs and lows, triumphs and let-downs.

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