Gold rises by Rs 195 on festive demand

New Delhi: Gold prices rose by Rs 195 to Rs 32,225 per 10 grams Thursday increased buying by local jewellers to meet festive season demand. Silver followed suit and recovered by Rs 20 to Rs 39,500 per kg due to increased offtake from industrial units and coin makers. Traders attributed the rise in gold prices to increased buying by local jewellers, driven by ongoing festive season. Besides, weakness in the rupee,...

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Global IT spending to grow 3.2% in 2019: Gartner

San Francisco: Driven by increased Cloud adoption, worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.8 trillion in 2019, an increase of 3.2 per cent from expected spending of $3.7 trillion in 2018, according to the latest forecast by market research firm Gartner. Global spending for devices -- PCs, tablets and mobile phones -- is forecast to grow 2.4 per cent in 2019, reaching $706 billion, up from $689 billion in 2018,...

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UP court receives complaint against Facebook’s Zuckerberg

Lucknow: A complaint has been registered in an Uttar Pradesh court against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and three others for using national symbols and letter heads of President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on its site without due permission. Chief Judicial Magistrate Anand Prakash Singh on Wednesday set November 12 as the next date of hearing when the petitioner lawyer Omkar's statement would be recorded. Others named in...

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Re-verification of mobile subscribers KYC details voluntary post SC verdict on Aadhaar: DoT-UIDAI

New Delhi: The Government will not push for re-verification of mobile service customers and it will be done only if a customer opts to replace Aadhaar records with any alternate identity or address proof, the Department of Telecom (DoT) and Unique Identity Authority of India said in a joint statement Thursday. The joint statement said, the Supreme Court has prohibited issue of new SIM cards through Aadhaar eKYC authentication process and...

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Indian sacked in Saudi for ‘offensive remarks’ on Sabarimala row

Riyadh: A Keralite expat in Saudi Arabia has been sacked from his job for allegedly posting offensive remarks on women amid the Sabarimala temple row, the media reported. Deepak Pavithram, an employee of Lulu Hypermarket in Riyadh, was fired on Tuesday for making misogynist and insensitive comments about women on the social media, the Khaleej Times reported....

Samsung launches flagship Galaxy Tab S4 for Rs 57,900 in India

Gurugram: Samsung on Thursday launched in India its flagship tablet, Galaxy Tab S4, a new two-in-one Android tablet that comes equipped with Samsung Dex and S Pen for Rs 57,900. Galaxy Tab S4 sports narrower bezels to fit a 10.5-inch display with Super AMOLED technology, as well as a 16:10 screen ratio. Powered by a 7,300mAh battery,...

Love not restricted to any gender: Huma Qureshi

Mumbai: Actress Huma Qureshi says love is not restricted to any gender, and believes it is an individual's right to choose who they want to love. "I've always believed in freedom of choice and that includes an individual's right to choose who they want to love. I support the LGBT community because love is free and not...

Former Uttarakhand CM N.D.Tiwari dead

New Delhi: Former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister N.D. Tiwari Thursday died here at a private hospital following prolonged illness, hospital sources said. He was 93. Suffering from renal and old age problems, the former Union Minister passed away at 3 p.m. at Max hospital in Saket. Tiwari, the only Indian to have served as Chief...

Editors Guild hopes Akbar will withdraw criminal defamation case

New Delhi:The Editors Guild of India Thursday hoped that former Union Minister M.J. Akbar will withdraw his criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani, the first female journalist to accuse him of sexual harassment. In a statement, the Guild also offered to provide legal assistance to women who had accused Akbar of sexual harassment and also urged eminent...

Australia to play T20 against UAE

Sydney: Australia will play the United Arab Emirates for the first time in an official Twenty20 clash next week after the game was sanctioned, officials said Thursday. The touring Australians were scheduled to face the UAE as part of their tune-up for their upcoming T20 series against Pakistan. But it has now been granted full international status...

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