Bank Nifty falls on weekly options expiry day, thereby pushing down indices lower. The Sensex ended up 24.57 points at 31795.46, while the Nifty ended higher by 5.60 points at 9902.90

Fall in banks weighs on indices, but Infy helps Street end in green; midcaps outperform
Volatility gripped the D-Street on Thursday after selling pressure dominated final minutes of trade. This movement led to erasing almost all of its gains by the indices, which were trading with gains of over 100 points on the Sensex, and the Nifty placed comfortably above 9900-mark. Both managed to end the day in the green, but with marginal gains.

The fall was led by sectors such as banks, auto, pharmaceuticals and FMCG stocks, while the sectors that ended in the green included was information technology.

First US crude oil to hit Indian shores next month; 5 reasons why it matters

Barack Obama's decision to lift a long-standing ban on export of crude oil to India is finally coming to bear fruit with the first shipment of American crude oil worth $100 million reaching the Indian shores next month, as Donald Trump woes to be a “reliable, long-term supplier” of energy to India’s developmental needs.
Indian companies started purchasing crude from the US soon after Donald Trump and Narendra Modi agreed to deepen the engagement in the energy sector. 

Mars 2020 rover to use smart techniques to find signs of life


LONDON: Nasa's Mars 2020 rover, which will look for signs of past life on the red planet, will use smart X-ray techniques originally developed to find the oldest life on Earth, according to a mission scientist.

The Mars Exploration Program with a planned launch in 2020 builds on the success of prior rovers, to make coordinated measurements that could detect signs of ancient life - or bio-signatures - in their original spatial context.

Cincinnati Open: Rafael Nadal continues his winning streak against Richard Gasquet


Rafael Nadal will become world number one on Monday

Rafael Nadal extended his unbeaten run over Frenchman Richard Gasquet to 15 to reach the Cincinnati Open third round.

The Spaniard, 31, who has not lost a set to Gasquet since 2008, won 6-3 6-4.

Emma Stone tops list of Hollywood’s highest paid actresses

Oscar winner Emma Stone has toppled Jennifer Lawrence to be named Hollywood’s highest-paid actress.

The La La Land star topped Forbes’ annual list of best paid stars by earning 26 million US dollars (£20.2 million) in the last 12 months, mainly due to the success of the Hollywood musical.

Nokia finally has a flagship Android phone and it's beautiful



At last, Nokia has a true flagship Android phone to get excited about.

It's called the Nokia 8 and unlike Nokia's existing Androids -- the 3, 5 and 6 -- this one is a real powerhouse.

At its core is a top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM. I've already run some benchmark tests and its scores easily rival Samsung's Galaxy S8. In my experience so far, there's not much you can throw at this phone that it can't handle.

HDFC Bank Cuts Interest Rate On Savings Account Deposits

HDFC Bank savings bank account holders maintaining a balance below Rs. 50 lakh will now earn interest at the rate of 3.5 per cent per annum.

Gorakhpur probe report says children died due to oxygen crisis, blames principal and doctors

The DM’s report says Rajiv Mishra, the then principal of BRD Medical College, was aware of the impending oxygen crisis but failed to alert seniors in the medical education and health departments.
A woman with her son affected by encephalitis at the BRD medical college in Gorakhpur on Tuesday.

US designates Hizbul Mujahideen a foreign terrorist organisation, freezes assets

US designates Hizbul Mujahideen a foreign terrorist organisation, freezes assets
The US had also designated Hizbul Chief Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist just hours before a scheduled meeting between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi couple of months ago.

Syed Salahuddin commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, addresses his supporters in Muzaffarabad.

Saudi King Salman invites Qatar pilgrims to Hajj

Saudi Arabia closed its land border with Qatar in June as part of an economic and political blockade.


Saudi Arabia will open its land border with Qatar to allow Hajj pilgrims to pass through, its official press agency said.

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