5.5-inch ASUS Zenfone 3 Max now available in India

New Delhi, Dec 19 : A month after announcing its plans to manufacture Zenfone 3 Max smartphone in India, Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer ASUS on Monday said the Zenfone 3 Max 5.5-inch (ZC553KL) variant is now available in India. The device can be purchased from select ASUS preferred partner’s retail outlets and all major online sales […]

Profit booking suppresses Indian equities

Mumbai, Dec 19 : Profit booking, coupled with broadly negative global indices and a weak rupee, suppressed the Indian equities markets during the mid-afternoon trade session on Monday. The key indices traded on a flat note — marginally in the red, as heavy selling pressure was witnessed in consumer durables, capital goods and automobile stocks. […]

Misbah hails ‘classy’ Shafiq for fighting ton

By Ian Ransom Undated, Dec 19 : Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hailed Asad Shafiq’s defiant century as among the “classiest” he had ever seen after the knock of 137 all but drove Pakistan to a famous victory over Australia in the first test in Brisbane today. Needing to score a record 490 to win, Pakistan fell […]

Malaysia calls for ASEAN to coordinate aid for Myanmar’s Rohingya

By Simon Lewis YANGON, Dec 19 : Malaysia said today the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar was a regional concern and called for the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to coordinate humanitarian aid and investigate alleged atrocities committed against them. Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman was speaking at a meeting of the […]

21 die of alcohol poisoning in Russia

Moscow, Dec 19 : At least 21 persons have died after consuming a surrogate alcohol liquid in Siberia in Russia, the media reported on Monday. They were among the nearly 40 people hospitalized in grave condition in the city of Irkutsk, Xinhua news agency reported. Police are reportedly searching for shops selling the liquid. /IANS

RBI imposes more restrictions on deposit of old notes

Chennai, Dec 19 : The RBI on Monday restricted deposits of demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in excess of Rs 5,000 only once till December 30 — after strict scrutiny. The new restrictions are meant to encourage deposits of demonetised currency notes under the Taxation and Investment Regime for the Pradhan Mantri Garib […]