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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Top Headlines: Monsoon deficit grows to 10% on poor August rains, raises drought fears

Times of India
Daily Newsletter | Monday, August 17, 2015
Monsoon deficit grows to 10% on poor August rains, raises drought fears
Below par rainfall across India for more than two weeks has pushed the monsoon deficit to 10% below normal, increasing worries of a second successive drought year in the country.
Want to see UAE as top ally in trade: PM Modi
PM Narendra Modi on Sunday said he wanted to see UAE emerge as India's foremost partner in trade and counterterror measures.
Cong must introspect: BJP after MP civic poll win
Having won eight out of 10 civic bodies that went to polls on August 12 in Madhya Pradesh, the BJP on Sunday targeted Congress for attacking it on Vyapam scam.
Traffic offenders in Noida to get e-challan with pic
Within a week's time, traffic police will begin issuing e-challans with violators' photographs.The e-challan system is already functional on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway.
Monkey attack spike worries Gurgaon residents
Shyam Chand's alertness helped save a group of kids from a possible monkey attack in Sector 7 but the 62-year-old himself was injured in a fall while trying to shoo the simians away.
Delhi cluster bus drivers are law unto themselves
From speeding and rash driving to wrong parking, drivers of the cluster bus service continue to flout traffic rules.
Meet 10 Indian-origin CEOs of global tech giants
Here's a look at 10 India-born CEOs of global tech giants.
Amazon employees reveal company's brutal work culture
At Amazon, workers are encouraged to tear apart one another's ideas in meetings, toil long and late, and held to standards that the company boasts are "unreasonably high."
Intel Compute Stick review: Converts your TV into a PC
Plug it into any HDMI port equipped screen and convert that device into a fully functional PC!
Saina falters in final, misses out on World Championship gold
Leading 3-1 over her opponent in previous fixtures, Saina emerged second-best and settled for a silver medal finish.
Time running out for under-fire Harbhajan after Galle failure
While India's strike bowler Ravi Ashwin had a 10-for, Amit Mishra also did his case no harm by picking up five wickets in two innings.
EPL: Man City sink Chelsea to take title initiative
Aguero, Kompany and Fernandinho scored as Man City crushed Chelsea 3-0 to establish a five-point lead over the champions in the fledgling EPL table.
Cairn eyes swap scheme for Barmer oil to boost returns
With global crude prices on the slide, oil producers with offtake handicaps are conjuring up novel methods to extract higher price from each barrel they pump.
Puma top global lifestyle brand in India
German sporting lifestyle major Puma has quietly emerged as the top international brand in India by revenue, upstaging its direct rivals like Adidas and fashion apparel names such as Benetton and Zara, according the regulatory filings.
Kellogg plans first R&D unit in India
World's largest cereal maker, the $14.6-billion Kellogg Company, wants to triple the size of its Indian business. Kellogg India is a roughly Rs 800-crore company, contributing 10% to the parent's Asia-Pacific revenues, making the country its fastest growing market in the region. The plan is to take this contribution to 20% in five years.
Ajay reveals why Kajol left event teary-eyed
Recently, Kajol suddenly stormed off teary-eyed from an event after a hush-hush phone call that left everyone stunned.
Censor Board restores cuss words in 'Yaara Silli Silli'
The Censor Board is often condemned for demanding unreasonable cuts in a film.
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