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Lawyer: Assange was offered US pardon if he cleared Russia

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to claim during an extradition hearing that the Trump administration offered him a pardon if he agreed to say Russia was not involv

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 2:52 am

Parents of Pak students stuck in coronavirus-hit Wuhan hold protest in Islamabad

Family members of the Pakistani students, who are stuck in locked down Chinese city of Wuhan, held a protest in Islamabad on Wednesday, demanding their children be evacua

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 2:28 am

BJP's Rahul Sinha blames Mamata for death of Tapas Pal

BJP leader Rahul Sinha on Wednesday held West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee responsible for the death of Bengali actor and former Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal,

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 2:26 am

Super PACs aid Warren, Klobuchar whether they like it or not

Democrats Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar are getting help for their presidential bids from separate super PACs, whether they like it or not. Persist PAC started runni

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 2:22 am

Trump says he's the nation's top cop, a debatable claim

President Donald Trump asserts that he is the nation's top cop, a title more typically accorded the attorney general. Even the Trump-cheerleading White House website side

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 2:14 am

Kamal Haasan condoles death of three people on film 'Indian 2' set

Actor Kamal Haasan expressed condolences over the death of three people on the set of his movie, 'Indian 2'.Although seen many accidents but today's accident is horrible.

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 2:02 am

U.S. sanctions on Rosneft Trading seen shifting crude flows

U.S. sanctions on Russian Rosneft's trading arm will disrupt a slice of global crude flows and may prompt refineries in Europe, India and the United States to shift purch

Reuters 20 Feb 2020 1:48 am

US STOCKS-Indexes climb on China stimulus hopes, hold ground after Fed minutes

* Dow rises 0.5%, S&P climbs 0.6%, Nasdaq up 1% (Updates to late afternoon)

Reuters 20 Feb 2020 1:47 am

Most of works done ahead of Trump's visit are of permanent nature: Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], Feb 20 (ANI): Preparations are in full swing in Ahmedabad to welcome US President Donald Trump for a two-day visit to India.Ahmedabad Municip

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 1:46 am

Canada's indigenous lead climate charge with rail blockade, put Trudeau in a bind

Canadian indigenous groups are leading the charge against fossil-fuel development in a country with the world's third-largest proven oil reserves, using rail blockades as

Reuters 20 Feb 2020 1:44 am

Coronavirus pain for Chinese mobile handset makers may be Samsung's gain

With manufacturing suspended in China and supply of key components and handset models in jeopardy, Chinese firms are feeling the heat

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 1:43 am

Fresenius Medical says Q4 operating profit up 3%

Germany's Fresenius Medical Care on Wednesday said quarterly adjusted operating income edged 3% higher as growth in dialysis services and products was partly offset by a

Reuters 20 Feb 2020 1:42 am

UPDATE 1-Washington state lawmakers must act on Boeing tax incentive to address WTO dispute- governor

Washington state lawmakers must act on a tax incentive awarded to Boeing Co years ago in order to address an ongoing dispute over aircraft subsidies brought before the Wo

Reuters 20 Feb 2020 1:39 am

UPDATE 1-Canada passenger rail company lays off 1,000 staff as blockades bite

Canada's passenger rail company on Wednesday said blockades by demonstrators had forced it to temporarily lay off 1,000 employees, adding to pressure on Prime Minister Ju

Reuters 20 Feb 2020 1:37 am

L&T Infotech board evaluates CEO and MD Sanjay Jalona's extension

Sanjay Jalona is likely to get another term to lead the IT services firm

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 1:36 am

Sadhus arrive at Pashupatinath ahead of Maha Shivaratri

Thousands of sadhus from across India and Nepal have started arriving at the Pashupati area of the Himalayan nation ahead of the festival of Maha Shivaratri.More than fiv

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 1:30 am

Sunil Mittal, K M Birla meet FM on telecom crisis as AGR deadline closes in

It is learnt that the two telcos have proposed a few options to the Union government for consideration

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 1:21 am

UPDATE 1-Blue Apron considering options including going private amid fall in revenue

Meal-kit delivery company Blue Apron Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it is considering options including going private and announced the closure of its Arlington, Texas faci

Reuters 20 Feb 2020 1:20 am

UPDATE 1-Business jet deliveries hit decade high in 2019, helped by new models

Business jet deliveries across the globe hit a decade high in 2019, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) said on Wednesday, helped by strong market deman

Reuters 20 Feb 2020 1:19 am

US condemns expulsion of WSJ journalists by China

The US on Wednesday condemned China's decision expelling three Wall Street Journal correspondents, saying mature and responsible countries understand that a free press re

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 1:18 am

Rise in private credit leads to boost in unitranche loans

NEW YORK, Feb 19 (LPC) - Years of sustained private debt fundraising and the growth of credit funds have allowed direct lenders to offer loans that are increasingly growi

Reuters 20 Feb 2020 1:12 am

UPDATE 1-Judge dismisses ex-Knicks star Oakley's lawsuit against Dolan, MSG over ejection from game

A federal judge has dismissed former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley's lawsuit against team owner James Dolan and Madison Square Garden Co stemming from his forcible,

Reuters 20 Feb 2020 1:12 am

UPDATE 4-Dish tops forecasts with fewer pay TV subscribers lost

U.S. satellite TV provider Dish Network Corp on Wednesday posted fourth-quarter profit and revenue that beat expectations as it lost fewer pay-TV subscribers.

Reuters 20 Feb 2020 1:11 am

Trump ousts top defense official who certified Ukraine aid

President Donald Trump has ousted the Pentagon's top policy official who had certified last year that Ukraine had made enough anti-corruption progress to justify the Trum

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 1:08 am

REFILE-Fed policymakers cautiously optimistic on U.S. economy despite new risks, minutes show

Federal Reserve policymakers were cautiously optimistic about their ability to hold interest rates steady this year, minutes of the central bank's last policy meeting sho

Reuters 20 Feb 2020 1:04 am

Man travelling in SUV shot dead in Delhi

A man travelling in an SUV was shot dead by unidentified men who came in another car in Delhi's Rohini area on Wednesday night, police said. The victim has been identifie

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 1:04 am

UPDATE 2-Boeing, crash victims' lawyers negotiate over access to 737 MAX documents

Boeing Co and lawyers representing families of victims of a 737 MAX crash agreed in court on Wednesday to hold a conference call with U.S. government crash probe authorit

Reuters 20 Feb 2020 1:02 am

Three die after crane collapses on set of Kamal Haasan-starrer 'Indian 2'

Three people died while around 10 suffered injuries after a crane collapsed on the set of the movie, 'Indian 2', starring Kamal Haasan, during the shooting of the film ne

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 1:01 am

Brazil's Caixa to issue bonds, prepay $2 bln to government

Brazilian state lender Caixa Economica Federal will issue bonds abroad and prepay 9 billion reais ($2.06 billion) in debt to the country's government, its chief executive

Reuters 20 Feb 2020 12:59 am

Washington state lawmakers must act to address WTO issues to avoid retaliatory tariffs -governor

Washington state lawmakers must act to address WTO issues in order to avoid European Union retaliatory tariffs that would damage Boeing Co and the commercial aircraft ind

Reuters 20 Feb 2020 12:59 am

Nomura finding its feet in Asian investment-banking venture after setbacks

Cost cuts and fees from financing will drive the profit rebound in the year ending March 31, said Kenji Teshima, head of i-banking for Asia

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 12:58 am

Dish TV-Bharti Airtel deal called off due to differences over valuation

Essel promoters are now in talks with a global financial investor to pick up half their stake

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 12:52 am

Sunil Mittal, KM Birla talk to FM in bid to end telecom crisis

Two telcos that together serve over 580 million users grappling with AGR dues.Vodafone Idea is the worst hit by the Supreme Court verdict that makes it liable to pay up a

Live Mint 20 Feb 2020 12:49 am

Airbus Defence and Space to cut over 2,300 jobs

European plane-maker Airbus said Wednesday it planned to cut 2,362 jobs in its Defence and Space division over the next two years. Airbus cited a flat space market and po

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 12:48 am

Trump 'offered pardon' to Assange if he denied Russia leak, court hears

US President Donald Trump promised to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he denied Russia leaked emails of his 2016 election rival's campaign, a London court was

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 12:46 am

Russia opposes UN declaration calling for Syria ceasefire: diplomats

Russia on Wednesday objected to the UN Security Council adopting a statement that would have called for a ceasefire and respect for international humanitarian law in nort

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 12:44 am

Passengers leave Japan virus ship, but new infections detected

Hundreds of relieved passengers disembarked Wednesday from a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Japan after being given the all-clear, but health officials said 79 new c

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 12:44 am

Macron draws fire as admirer flouts law over Islamic face veil

Far-right lawmakers took aim at French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday after a woman wearing a full-face veil approached him ahead of a speech announcing new measu

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 12:40 am

France's Eramet freezes lithium mine project in Argentina

Eramet has postponed an Argentine lithium mine project aimed at shifting the group's focus towards electric vehicle minerals, it said, citing economic and regulatory unce

Reuters 20 Feb 2020 12:39 am

Coronavirus kills two Iranians, first Mideast deaths

Two people have died in Iran after testing positive on Wednesday for the new coronavirus, the health ministry said, in the Islamic republic's first cases of the disease.

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 12:38 am

3 dead, 9 injured in crane accident on set of Kamal Haasan's 'Indian 2'

Three people were killed while nine more were injured in a crane accident on the set of actor Kamal Haasan's upcoming film 'Indian 2' on Wednesday, police said. Haasan wa

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 12:38 am

Dozens protest in Ukraine over China virus evacuees

Dozens of protesters demonstrated outside a Ukraine hospital Wednesday, urging the government not to allow evacuees from virus-hit China to be quarantined in the facility

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 12:38 am

Army to get new building 'Thal Sena Bhawan' in Delhi Cantt

Indian Army will get a new building 'Thal Sena Bhawan' in Delhi Cantonment, Indian Army sources said.The existing offices of the Army in South Block and Sena Bhawan will

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 12:37 am

Man kidnaps businessman after posing as Delhi Police Crime Branch officer, arrested

A 26-year-old man was arrested for allegedly kidnapping a businessman after posing as an officer of the Delhi Police Crime Branch and demanding Rs 25-lakh ransom in west

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 12:30 am

Jaishankar holds 'very good meeting' with German counterpart; discusses counter-terrorism

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday held a very good meeting with his German counterpart Heiko Maas, and discussed a range of bilateral and global issues

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 12:24 am

J-K: 5 poll officers suspended for dereliction of duties

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday suspended five election officers in Kishtwar district for dereliction of duties, officials said. The suspended Returning

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 12:20 am

Canada's VIA Rail to temporarily suspend 1,000 employees amid pipeline protests

Canada's VIA Rail will temporarily suspend close to 1,000 employees due to rail disruptions amid pipeline protests, the company said on Wednesday.

Reuters 20 Feb 2020 12:17 am

Initially, we did not take COVID outbreak seriously: Students

Two students from Gujarat, who have returned to India from the coronavirus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, on Wednesday said initially they did not take reports about the outb

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 12:16 am

Farmers' stir in Noida enters 10th day

Scores of young men held a shirtless protest here on Wednesday as part of an ongoing farmers' agitation against the Noida Authority. The protest, which began on February

Business Standard 20 Feb 2020 12:16 am

UPDATE 1-Should Facebook, Google be liable for user posts? asks U.S. Attorney General Barr

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday questioned whether Facebook, Google and other major online platforms still need the immunity from legal liability that has

Reuters 20 Feb 2020 12:14 am