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Ambanis rules to be on top as Asia’s richest family

India’s richest family Ambani is now the top rich family of the continent. As per a Forbes listing, Mukesh Ambani family’s net worth rose USD 19 billion to USD 44.8 billion, toppling the Lees of the Samsung Empire, to claim the numero uno position...

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Aadhar, Demonetisation, and GST brought transparency and efficiency in Governance: Arun Jaitley

o reaffirm the strategic partnership and improving the economic ties the Finance Minister of India Arun Jaitley discussed the opportunities with the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong. While, Jaitley is on a two-day visit of Singapore, where he addressed the Singapore Fintech Festival in which he discussed the growth, financial inclusion, structural reforms, innovation, and digitization is transforming India and unleash opportunities...

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Petition filed with SC to regulated the flow of Bitcoin

In order to control the flow of Bitcoin an appeal has been made and also certified that the cybernetic currency should be made answerable to the Exchequer on Wednesday. This led the Supreme Court to pursue an answer from the center...

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India will overtake Japan and Germany in nominal GDP by 2028; emerge world’s third-largest economy

Over the next decade, India will overtake Japan and Germany in nominal GDP and is likely to achieve strong growth by 2028. India will also emerge as the world’s third-largest economy stated the Bank of America Merrill Lynch in a report titled, India 2028...

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Vodafone and Idea sell their towers worth 7850 Cr for speeding up mobile network

India’s leading telecom companies Vodafone India and Idea are going to sell their tower assets to American Tower Corporation (ATC) worth Rs 7850 Cr. This sale of towers will be done separately before the merger of these two companies. In this deal Vodafone India will sell its towers worth 3850Cr whereas the latter will sell for Rs 4000Cr...

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Now fly anywhere in India for just Rs 99 only

In a massive discount sale, AirAsia is offering passengers one-way base fare at Rs 99 for a domestic flight through its Indian JV airline network. Meanwhile, for international travellers, it is offering the fare at Rs 444...

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Uber enters into agreement with Japanese conglomerate SoftBank to sell stake

Uber has reached a deal on Sunday to sell a significant stake of itself to SoftBank, a Japanese technology conglomerate. The company has agreed to invest billions in the ride-hailing company. The company gets new revival energy after going through a series of scandals, leadership turmoil, and executive departures...

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ALERT! Aircel users port to other numbers soon

Days after Reliance Communications (R-Com) announced that it is shutting down its operations, Aircel is likely to follow the suit due to ongoing losses and high debts.The off of merger talks with RCom is said to be the final nail in the coffin for Aircel...

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Switch to digital payment: HDFC makes online transaction free

In a bid to boost digital transactions, a series of banks are mulling over cancelling online transaction fees. HDFC has already made online transaction through RTGS and NEFT free from November 1...

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Separate table introduced on GST Portal to help exporters claim GST refund

In the GSTR-1 Form the Goods and Services Tax Network have introduced Table 6A so that the claims to be refunded to the exporters. Table 6A of Form GSTR1 has been introduced on the GST portal. From the returns section of the GST Portal, the table can be filed and the amount which is to be refunded will be paid through a credit to the exporter's bank through ECS or by cheque...

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Rate of Sovereign Gold Bonds fixed at Rs. 2,934 per gram

In consultation with RBI, the price of the new series of Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGBs) has been fixed by the government at Rs. 2,934 per gram which will be opening for the purchase from Monday. To the investors applying online and making payments digitally the discount of Rs. 50 per gram will be offered...

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Airtel to invest Rs 25,000 Cr for 4G network in FY18

In a bid to scale up its 4G network, Bharti Airtel has announced that it'll invest nearly Rs 25,000 crore in fiscal year-2018. The 25% increase in Airtel's initial investment plans of Rs 20,000 crore is on the back of stiff competition from Jio...

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Top Japanese firms looking for collaboration with Indian IT companies as well as to invest in start-ups

While the inter-governmental co-operation between India and its all-weather friend Japan has reached an extraordinary level, many top Japanese firms are also looking for cooperating with IT companies from India. The bi-lateral relation will be more enriched if co-operation takes place in both governmental and private sectors...

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#LootLo Deal: BSNL offers 500% extra data from today

While Jio is increasing the prices of its packages, BSNL's Loot Lo scheme starts today, under which the telco is offering 60% discount on select postpaid plans. In addition, the packages will offer 500% more data...

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Morocco to implement programmes based on socio-economic model of India

Morocco is in the process of implementing programmes based on the socio-economic model of India. This was said by Interior Minister Morocco Noureddine Boutayeb on Tuesday, who is leading a composite delegation from various Ministries dealing with ICT and Socio-Economic Programmes and Morocco’s National Bank to India from 28th October to 6th November 2017...

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SBI reduced MCLR by 0.05 percent after 10 months

The lending rate has been reduced by 0.05 percent across maturities. The government-owned State Bank of India (SBI) has reduced the marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR) almost after the time period of 10 months. MCLR is a reference rate for the banks...

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Deadline for filing GSTR-2 extended to November 30

The last date of filing GSTR-2 of July has been extended to November 30 which will facilitate businesses and all taxpayers. Earlier, the last date was October 31. GSTR-2 should be matched with GSTR-1. GSTR-2 is purchase return while GSTR-1 is the sales return...

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About 3 billion dollars invested in Indian capital markets in October by Foreign investors

Due to stable macroeconomic conditions, high nominal and real yields, the foreign investors have invested about 3 billion dollars in the Indian capital markets in October. In the debt markets, most of the investment has been made by the Investors...

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After loan of Rs 46,000 Cr Reliance announces to shut down 2G services

Laden with a debt of Rs 46,000 crore, Reliance Communications is shutting down its 2G wireless operations, that'll result into loss of half of its 8 crore subscribers...

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India imposed anti-dumping duty on seven exporters including EU, Korea, and China for Stainless Steel

To protect the interest of domestic industry from cheap imports and by the recommendation of Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD), India has levied anti-dumping duty on the seven exporters including European Union (EU) and several other nations, including China and Korea on certain stainless steel products...

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Overtaking Hyundai Motors, Maruti becomes largest exporter of passenger cars

Maruti Suzuki India has displaced Hyundai Motor India Ltd to occupy the top spot of becoming the largest passenger cars exporter from India in the first half of the ongoing fiscal...

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ONGC plans to raise crude oil production, natural gas output by 2020

To raise crude oil production by four metric tonnes (MT) and also the natural gas output to be doubled by 2020, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has drafted a plan. ONGC ranked 12th among Oil & Gas companies based on Research and Development expenditure which has generated a record 4170 million units during Financial Year 2017...

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Airtel launches Rs 1,399 4G smartphone to counter Reliance Jio

In a massive down play to Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel has launched a 4G smartphone called Karbonn A40 Indian for just Rs 1,399. The device runs on Android Nougat and has a dual-SIM slot. Raj Pudipeddi, Director - Consumer Business & CMO, Bharti Airtel said, "As the market leader and pioneer of 4G services in India, Airtel's aspiration is to digitally empower every Indian with high-speed data access. We are delighted to partner with Karbonn to remove barriers to smartphone adoption and enable millions ..

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Major boost in economy of Indian ports; registers annual growth rate of 3.24%

Economy in India has flourished since three years due to good governance. Therefore, major ports of the country have recorded a comprehensive growth of 3.24% and together handled 326.4 Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April to September 2017. Cochin Port has registered the highest growth...

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India can take big decisions and implement at large level: FM Arun Jaitley

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been adopted at a fast pace by the state governments said the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Earlier this month the GST council has slashed the GST rates of 27 items and also the IGST imports rates were also reduced...

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India remains one of the fastest growing Energy Markets: Dharmendra Pradhan

India will remain one of the fastest growing energy markets in the World in the coming two decades said the Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in the India Energy Forum while addressing the CERAWeek in New Delhi on Monday. Access to increase in accounts and better lifestyle, the per capita energy consumption will grow...

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GST rates slashed, here is list of items with reduced GST rates

The big relief for the common people came when the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates have been reduced on Friday in the 22nd GST Council Meeting chaired by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The discussion held on 6th October recommended the changes in the IGST rates on imports of itemized goods. The council has reduced the rate of Ayurvedic products from 12% to 5%. While the E-waste has been slashed to 5% from 18%-28%...

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Reliance Communications calls off Aircel merger due to regulatory uncertainty

Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications called off a merger with Aircel. Reliance Communications will now evaluate another plan for its mobile business by focusing on the 4G LTE market...

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Automobile giants prefer Gujarat for production of electric, hybrid vehicles

Electric and hybrid vehicles are the only way to save the non-renewable resources like petrol and diesel and also to stop the pollution in India. Therefore, Gujarat, which is known as automobile manufacturing hub is now emerging as the most preferred destination for the production of electric and hybrid vehicles...

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India’s first 8-seater electric van ‘eSupro’ ran on Shimla roads

Mahindra & Mahindra launched India’s first all-electric cargo and passenger van “Ride with Pride” Electric Supro (eSupro) on Thursday. The flag off was done by Gurmukhi Singh Bali, Transport Minister of Himachal Pradesh government...

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Big news from automobile industry! Mahindra and Ford enter strategic alliance

Mahindra group have entered into a strategic alliance with Ford Motors. The two companies said that they will explore joint product development while aiding each other in gaining a market penetration. ..

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SBI to charge 18% GST on exhaustion of free ATM withdrawals

State Bank of India (SBI) is set to charge customers with 18% GST for each ATM transaction post exhaustion of free ATM withdrawals. In April, the country’s largest bank reintroduced charges on non-maintenance of monthly average balance (MAB) after a gap of five years...

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Now Flipkart packages to become 'anti-theft'

Flipkart says that it will introduce ‘anti-theft packaging’ to securely deliver parcels to customers across the country. The newly innovated packaging, that is currently awaiting patent, incorporates special security features that make the packages both tamper-proof as well as tamper-evident...

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JNPCT awarded Container Terminal of the Year Award

The Jawaharlal Nehru Port owned Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT) has been awarded the “Container Terminal of the Year” Award for the above 0.6 million Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit (TEUs) category at The Gateway Awards 2017 held at Mumbai..

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Infosys to hire 6000 new engineers in 2 years

Infosys will hire about 6,000 engineers annually over next 1-2 years. The country's second largest software services firm has also ramped up its hiring process in the US and European markets...

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Anti-China sentiment hits Oppo, Vivo sales

The anti-China protest in India over Doklam standoff has heavily impacted the sales of Chinese smartphone makers, Oppo and Vivo. The steep fall in sales and hostile environment have forced the firms to recall over 400 expats to China...

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Indian Ocean Conclave from Thursday, Sushma Swaraj to attend

Minister of External Affairs (MEA) Sushma Swaraj will participate in the two-day Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) scheduled to be held at Colombo from Thursday...

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“My priority is to bring stability to Infosys”; Nilekani says at first board meeting

On the crisis surrounding the IT firm Infosys, Nandan Nilekani, who has been appointed the chairman of Infosys on Friday held a meeting with its Board of Directors, said my priority is to bring stability to Infosys...

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New chapter of India-US relation begins! First US crude oil shipment to reach India next month

Bilateral relations between India and United States have seen a whopping growth mainly in defence, trade etc. Noting one more chapter in a historical relation of New Delhi and Washington, the first consignment of American crude oil worth USD 100 million will reach India next month...

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#MakeInIndia: Indian handset market records 350 million shipments

Indian handset market has crossed 350 million shipments in 2017 as against 280 million in 2016. Revenue accrued from the shipments has surged from 111,000 crore ruppes to 135,000 crore ruppes in 2016, a study by ASSOCHAM-KPMG showed...

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Former media advisor of PM Manmohan Singh Sanjaya Baru will be the next secretary-general of FICCI

Senior journalist Sanjay Baru has been appointed as the new secretary-general of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Popularly known for his controversial book 'The Accidental Prime Minister', Baru has served as the media advisor to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh from May 2004 to August 2008. ..

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Snapdeal takes a bold you turn; calls off sale to Flipkart

After months of negotiations, Snapdeal has put an end to its sale plans as it decided to remain independent. Although the investors including SoftBank has spent a lot of time engineering an all-stock transaction, founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal chose to pull the plug on acquisition talks...

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Snapdeal okays Flipkart's $950mn takeover deal

After weeks of negotiations, Snapdeal has reportedly accepted Flipkart's revised acquisition offer of $950mn. With this, the Indian e-commerce industry will have only two major players - homegrown Flipkart and US-based Amazon...

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With ‘Innovation Policy’, Telangana to set up fund of Rs 2000 Cr to encourage entrepreneurs

In order to promote industrial development, Telangana has come up with ‘Innovation Policy’ which aims to encourage entrepreneurs to establish their start-ups in urban as well as in the rural areas. ‘Innovation Policy’ also aims to offer incentives for the investors. ..

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Now, Jio will offer FREE internet to students!

After bombarding the telecom industry with free mobile data packages, Reliance Jio now wants to provide free internet to 3 crore college students. The Ministry is currently looking into the proposal...

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After Prez Kovind’s oath, Sensex hits the historical 10,000 mark

After sworn-in Ram Nath Kovind as the 14th President of India, Nifty reached a record high of 10,000 mark, Sensex soared to its lifetime high of 32,374.30 by rising by 128.43 points. The peak is attributed to widespread buying, spurred by strong results and upbeat global cues. Experts claim that the continuous rally of global markets coupled with influx of foreign investments have kept the bull Run going in stock markets...

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India-Africa trade expected to touch $117 billion by 2020-21 indicating stronger relation

Africa is a developing market for traders from all over the world. From defense to trade, Africa and India have always bonded well. This year for first time India hosted African Development Bank’s annual summit. Indicating stronger relation, a study has reported that India’s trade with African countries is likely to touch $117 billion by 2020-21. Stronger economic ties and strong business opportunities will pave the way...

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India-Africa trade expected to touch $117 billion by 2020-21 indicating stronger relation

Africa is a developing market for traders from all over the world. From defense to trade, Africa and India have always bonded well. This year for first time India hosted African Development Bank’s annual summit. Indicating stronger relation, a study has reported that India’s trade with African countries is likely to touch $117 billion by 2020-21. Stronger economic ties and strong business opportunities will pave the way...

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#RelianceAGM: Jio to cover 99% of population in next year; launches #JioPhones for 'Free'

Reliance Industries (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani turned emotional at 40th annual general meeting (AGM) as he dedicated the achievements of the company including the turnover 3,30,000 crore rupees to his father and Reliance founder Dhirubhai Ambani...

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Hurry up! Now stop all that you are doing, open your Paytm app and buy Gold

It is obvious for all of us, that when it comes to buying gold… we think twice, thrice or more than 10 times! Gold! Expensive! Better will wait to fall down the rates of Gold! Etc. Wait! There is good news. Online wallet company Paytm has introduced the feature of availing cashback in the form of Paytm Gold...

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Bank charges reduced! Know more here

State bank of India (SBI) has cut charges for National Electronic Funds Transfer and Real Time Gross Settlement transactions by up to 75%. NEFT fee for transactions up to 10,000 rupees has been cut to 1 rupees from 2 rupees earlier...

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Snapdeal rejects $850 million offer from Flipkart

The board of Snapdeal has rejected the $850 mn takeover offer of Flipkart. The offer was rejected since it fell short of $1 bn valuation that its biggest investor SoftBank Group Corp had sought through the merger...

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#GSTeffect : Tata Motors announces 12% discount on its vehicle

To pass the benefits of the new tax regime, Goods and Services Tax (GST), to all customers, Tata Motors announced a price reduction by up to 12 percent, ranging between Rs 3,300 and Rs 2,17,000 depending on the model and variant...

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Singapore to boost more air links in India at lower fares

With an aim to overtake China and Indonesia, to become the fastest-growing air traffic generating market, Singapore set to explore more airline services to India at lower fares. Singapore’s Changi Airport Group’s Managing Director for Air Hub Development Lim Ching Kiat said that the new services have been explored to Pune, Madurai, Bhubaneswar, and Guwahati will be added to the 15 cities in India that airlines already operate to and from Singapore...

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India's first mega textiles trade fair ‘Textiles India 2017’ signs 65 MoU

With an idea that the current age is a golden era for the development of textile industry, 65 Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) were signed in the textile sectors. MoUs were signed between various domestic and international organisations from industry and government...

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After several years of loss, Cabinet clears Air India disinvestment

Air India is going through tough struggle and faced a huge amount of loss in recent times. Yesterday, a cabinet meeting was held to discuss on the issue of disinvestment of Air India. Air India has reported at least 7 years of losses. Hence cabinet gave in principle’ approval for disinvestment of Air India and five of its subsidiaries. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced it after the cabinet meeting...

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Union Cabinet clears much awaited disinvestment process of Air India

In order to fine tune the working of loss-making national carrier, Modi Cabinet today approved the much awaited decision of divestment process of Air India. Informing about this development Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, “In-principle approval for Air India divestment has been given”. He further mentioned that a group under the chairmanship of the Finance Minister will decided the future action plan of divestment process, proposed by Civil Aviation Ministry...

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First 'Assembled in India' iPhone SE Model to go on sale

Apple’s first batch of iPhone SE, Assembled in India have been launched in select stores across Bengaluru, starting at a price of Rs 27,200 (32GB) and Rs 37,200 (128GB). The boxes that come with ‘Designed by Apple in California, Assembled in India,’ printed on them will roll-out once clarity regarding GST emerges after 1st July. In Bengaluru, the iPhone SE units are being manufactured by Apple’s partner Wistron Corp...

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Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee encourages European Industrialists to invest in the state

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is on a visit to Netherland to address Public Service Day of United Nations. Along with the address, she has attended several meetings. To overcome the challenge in Bengal Industry, she has called on European Industrialists to invest in Bengal. In the Industrialists meet, she has assured that talent can be easily found in Bengal. ..

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Uber Co-founder Travis Kalanick steps down from the chief executive post

Uber, the big name in Industry has been going through series of disastrous events. After the turmoil in the company regarding different scandals, the co-founder Travis Kalanick has stepped aside from his position as chief executive. 5 0f Uber’s largest investors were pressurizing him to resign. The investors demanded they would like a change in leadershi..

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Baby born on Jet Airways gets free lifetime-pass

Jet Airways has announced free lifetime-pass for a baby born on board its flight from Saudi Arabia's Dammam to Mumbai. In a press release, the airline said, "A guest delivered a baby boy at 35,000 feet. Pleased to offer newly-born a free lifetime pass for all his travel on Jet."..

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Hyundai Motor fined by Rs 87 Cr for anti-competitive conduct

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) issues order against Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) for anti-competitive conduct imposes penalty of Rs. 87 crore for the anti-competitive conduct on Wednesday...

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Nokia launches BUDGET phones in India!

The much awaited Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 have been launched in India priced at Rs 14,999, Rs 12,899 and Rs 9,499 respectively. While Nokia 5 will exclusively be available at offline stores, Nokia 6 will be an Amazon exclusive...

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Kenya Airways moves one step further to direct US flights with 1st set of license

Kenya is going through a political turmoil but wants badly an economic reformation. National carrier Kenya Airways made June 2018 target for National carrier Kenya Airways. They were seeking “economic authority”. The airways have moved one step closer to their target. The Department of Transportation (DOT) granted it the first set of licenses. DOT has granted them “exemption authority”...

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New Russia-China aviation venture planes to beat dominant companies

In the aviation industry, Boeing and Airbus have the majority share. They account the majority of market share. To break this market dominance, Russia and China have formed the China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Co (Craic). They are planning to produce a twin-aisle airliner. Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and Russia's United Aircraft Corporation have joined the alley to compete with dominant passenger planes...

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Click here to know paying traffic challans using ‘Paytm’

Paytm has added one more solution that'll come as a major relief to all the Indians. Users can now pay their traffic challans using the app. Paytm has added 'Traffic Challan' tab to its app and users need to enter the details like city, vehicle number to verify the challan, following which the payment can be made...

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With an aim to reach 10 lakh farmers, SBI to hold mega farmers' meet tomorrow

The State Bank of India aims to reach out to at least 10 lakh farmers through the farmers' meets it is organizing at 15,500 rural and semi-urban branches on June 8. "In view of the upcoming kharif season, we have instructed branches to actively pursue lending to farmers in line with the scale of finance fixed for various crops," its Managing Director (national banking group), Rajnish Kumar said...

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Samsung to expand ‘unemployed youth’ training schools in India

Samsung India has partnered with Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) to set up technical training schools to train unemployed youth in India. Currently, there are 10 such centres and Samsung is planning to set up 2 more in Bengaluru and Jamshedpur in the next 3 years...

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Fly happily with AirAsia at Rs 1,799 only

The budget airline, AirAsia has unveiled a 'Happy Holiday' offer on number routes with fares starting at as low as Rs 1,799 for one-way journey. Many carriers, including AirAsia India, frequently come up with promotional offer to attract passengers. The airline's website showed this low fare on routes such as Ranchi-Kolkata, Kochi-Bengaluru, Kolkata-Ranchi, Goa-Bengaluru, Guwahati-Imphal, Hyderabad-Bengaluru, New Delhi-Srinagar among others. The travel period under the offer is until Nov 23, 2017...

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Tea-lovers get ready to pay more; tea price is likely to increase worldwide

The most beautiful gift to Africa from mother earth is its natural diversity. Kenya, one of the most well-known African nations is major tea exporter of the world. The country’s top exporting ingredient is tea. The local market of the country only consumes 5% of the tea production and rest 95% is usually exported. But unfortunately, last year’s drought reduced the tea production in Kenya leading a climb to higher prices of tea. ..

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GST proposes lesser tax for Sugar, Tea ,Coffee and Milk Powder

India has a complex tax system. Good and service tax(GST) is one indirect tax for a whole nation which will help to India, a common unified market. It may act as a game-changer for Indian business. Under this new taxation system, proposed GST Tax rates would be lesser than the prevailing taxes in case of Sugar, Tea, and Coffee. New GST rate proposes 5% tax for sugar whereas the present incidence of taxes on sugar is 8%. According to proposed GST, tax on Milk Powder, Tea and Coffee would decrease ..

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Do You Know about ‘PayTm Payment Bank’? No! Then you are at right place, Read here

After the PayTm launched its own Payment Bank, it came up with easy services of its users. The Founder, Vijay Shekhar Sharma said that this time the PayTm Payment Bank aims to cater 500 million Indians by 2020. Following are the essential pointers you need to know regarding ‘PayTm Payment Bank.’..

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Ford names James Hackett as its CEO

Ford Motor Company, one of the world’s biggest automobile giants has named American businessman and former football player, James Hackett as its new Chief Executive Officer following the retirement of Mark Fields on May 22...

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India plans to extend East-West Economic Corridor to Vietnam

The India–Myanmar–Thailand (IMT) trilateral highway is a highway under construction that will connect Moreh in India with Mae Sot in Thailand via Myanmar...

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After Airtel, India Post now PayTm launched Payment Bank;To reach 500 million Indians by 2020

After Airtel and IndiaPost , now PayTm too stepped on their footsteps. PayTm launched the Payment Bank in India. PayTm Payment Bank becomes India’s first payment bank to offer zero charges on online transactions, no minimum balance requirement and free virtual debit card...

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Maruti Suzuki to invest Rs 6,000 crore at its Gujarat factory for increasing productivity

With an aim to double the production capacity and effective increase in employment, Maruti Suzuki will soon invest Rs 6,000 crore at its Gujarat factory premises. Notably, the investment will be made within two years after which Maruti Suzuki’s investments in Gujarat will reach to nearly Rs 9,000 crore...

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Iraq becomes leading crude oil supplier in India; replaces Saudi Arabia

Iraq has become India’s leading crude oil supplier replacing Saudi Arabia in the month of April this year. Notably, Iraq replaced Saudi in crude oil export in India as refiners moved to boost their processing margins by purchasing the cheaper Basra Heavy oil grade, ship tracking...

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UAE bans import of agricultural products to encourage local business, healthy foods  

The United Arab Emirates have announced to ban the import of some agricultural products from a number of countries with an agenda to provide healthy and safe food to consumers and to encourage local business. Notably, the Ministry Climate Change and Environment of UAE The ministry stressed and vowed to provide healthy and safe food to consumers collaborating with local authorities and domestic suppliers...

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History's most expensive corporate headquarter to open soon

American multinational technology company Apple Inc has begun testing its newest and the most expensive corporate headquarters in history - The Apple Park. As many as 12,000 Apple HQ employees have moved to the new splashy edifice from the company's old HQ in Cupertino, California. The 2.8 mn square-foot circular building resembles a spaceship. The total building cost is pegged at $5 billion...

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Amplifying generation of worldly life and potential is our specialty: PM Modi

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Yesterday attended the 90 years celebrations of the Essel Group. Speaking on the occasion, PM Modi described the programme as an illustration of Indian traditions. He said that India has had a tradition where successive generations take family values forward, and contribute to the family by adding their capacities and capabilities. The event was also attended by President Pranab Mukherjee...

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SBI clarifies ‘Rs 25 per ATM cash withdrawal only for SBI Buddy customers’

The public outrage erupted after State Bank of India SBI announced that charges would be levied on all cash withdrawals from its ATMs from June onward. In a relief SBI reverted, clarified saying that "Rs 25 per transaction charge is applicable only for mobile wallet app SBI Buddy using ATM. This is applicable only for State Bank Buddy customers.”..

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IT Giant TCS starts its BPO Centre in Patna

Small city youth often faces a common problem. Due to bag a good job, they have to migrate metro cities. Now, Patna folks are saved from this problem. IT giant TCS has started their operation in Patna from today. Minister of Electronic, IT, Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad was present in the inauguration event...

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Mission Cleanliness! Facebook to recruit 3000 people for filtering offensive content soon

In view of live streaming of violent and hateful content on Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made an announcement on his Facebook profile. He announced that his company would be recruiting 3,000 people to their community operations team around the world. These people would be employed for filtering offensive content like violence, hate speech and child exploitation on Facebook...

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Be proud Indians! Our CEOs are most confident on business climate

YPO, a premier leadership organization of chief executives in the world conducted a survey on confidence in the business leader. In its latest report, Asia rose in the first quarter of 2017 (1Q 2017), reaching a two-year high. Added to that, Indian business leaders have acquired the position of most confident leaders among the world’s 10 largest economies...

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Now buy Your Dream Home! SBI cuts home loan interest rates to 8.35%

The State Bank of India (SBI) has cut interest rates for home loans effective from May 9. The rates have been cut by 25 basis points to 8.35% for home loans under Rs 30 lakh, and for loans above Rs 30 lakh, interest rates have been reduced by 10 basis points...

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Myanmar, France Chamber of Commerce signs MoU to strengthen economic ties

To strengthen ties between Myanmar and France, Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with CCI French Myanmar. Till now, the total Foreign Direct Investment counts only 1% investment from French firms. The percentage is expected to increase by 1% due to the new memorandum...

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Make more in India! Jaitley calls upon Japanese companies to set up facilities in India

India and Japan are working more closely in recent days. The growing synergy between India and Japan is noticeable. In his visit to Japan, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, during the bilateral discussion with the Finance Minister of Japan, Taro Aso called upon Japanese companies to set up facilities in India for the metro rail projects...

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For the first time India exported the King of fruits- Mangoes to Australia

Mangoes are the part of elite fruit culture of India and now it happened for the first time that mangoes from India have been exported to the Australia for the first time. Mango is known as the king of all fruits and Australia is very keen to export variety of mangoes from India...

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Prez Mukherjee invites Turkish companies to invest in India with their exceptional expertise

President Pranab Mukherjee welcomed his comrade Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his two-day visit to India. Mukherjee expressed his confidence on President Erdogan’s state visit which will impart new impetus to bilateral co-operation between India and Turkey. ..

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Japan’s first joint venture in Myanmar, inaugurates heavy concrete factory

The first Japanese plant producing pre-stressed concrete products, IHI Corporation held an opening ceremony on Sunday in Myanmar. This is Japan’s first heavy concrete factory in Myanmar...

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KYC simple but necessary for bank accounts, RBI

RBI announces KYC as necessary step to maintain a bank account. KYC is a very simple step but should be maintained by customers to open and maintain their bank account...

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ADB, City Bank joins hands for ease businesses transactions in Bangladesh

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the City Bank Limited today signed a loan agreement for $5 million to support import and export financing for Bangladeshi businesses. Under the agreement, ADB’s Trade Finance Program (TFP) will provide trade loans to the City Bank to on-lend to local firms...

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No jurisdiction to impose tax on agricultural income: Arun Jaitely

Several news reports published stating that NITI Aayog or its Draft Three-year Action Agenda has recommended that Farm Income in India be taxed to expand the existing Income Tax base. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has clarified that central Government has no plan to impose any tax on agriculture income...

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SEBI lines up reforms to check any flow of black money

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) board meets to discuss stricter norms to check any flow of black money into the stock market through controversy-ridden P-Notes as well as initiate steps to allow mutual fund investments via e-wallets. ..

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TCS hires 11,500 employees in offshore markets to tackle visa issue

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has hired 11,500 people outside India during 2016-2017. Its net addition of employees during the period is 33,380, taking its total workforce to 3.87 Lakhs at the end of March. However, since governments in US, Australia and New Zealand are tightening visa-related norm, this hiring was necessary...

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After launching in U.K. and U.S., Amazon expands fresh food delivery service in Japan

E-Commerce giant Amazon Japan G.K. is starting their new service featuring deliveries of fresh food, everyday products, and specialist gourmet items. Amazon has teamed up with Mitsukoshi’s flagship store in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi district for their new service...

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Wipro fires 600 employees as part of annual 'performance appraisal'

India's third largest software services company Wipro has fired about 600 of its employees as part of its annual 'performance appraisal'. It is said that the number could go as high as 2,000. Wipro had 1.79 lakhs employees as of December 2016. The Bengaluru-based firm said that the move was to align its workforce with its business objectives. Its full-year and 4th quarter report will come out on April 25. Wipro said its comprehensive performance evaluation process includes mentoring, re-training and ..

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Facebook becoming India's favorite advertisement base; surpasses 5 mn Advertisers Mark

Indian entrepreneurs are increasingly utilizing social media platforms for advertisements. Facebook has said that the number of advertisers on its platform has crossed 5 million and India is among the fastest growing markets. The top three verticals from which ads are flowing are e-commerce, entertainment and media and retail. Notably, 75% of these advertisers are outside the US. ..

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BSNL, MTNL merger is a desirable situation: MTNL CMD

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) are looking forward to working in coalition. Such a combination is desired for a stronger pan-India play to play a stronger role in the competitive telecom market...

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Buyer says ‘NO’ to 'lakhtakiya'! Tata sold just 174 Nano cars in March

A project that had all potential to be a revolution. However, for reasons unknown, it became one of the biggest fiascos instead. Tata Motors has declared that it sold just 174 Nano cars in March. A parts supplier to Tata said discussions on Nano have stopped and that the company is focussing on platforms like Tiago...

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Making India finacially smart ; RBI plans financial literacy week

The importance of financial literacy has been never emphasized among common people in India. For personal prosperity to national economic growth, good financial habit is very important. To increase financial literacy RBI has decided to observe the week June 5-9, 2017 as Financial Literacy Week across the country...

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Sri Lanka and India are on joint venture to run Trincomalee oil facility

Sri Lankan Petroleum Minister Chandima Weerakkody announced today that India and Sri Lanka will operate the oil storage facility under a joint supervision at the strategic eastern port town of Trincomalee. There are 99 oil storage tanks in Trincomalee among which at least 77 will be managed under the new equity arrangement...

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Now you can get PAN,TAN card in one day!

To start any new venture related to business Permanent Account Number (PAN) and Tax Deduction Account Number (TAN) no. is very important in India. In order to make the process easier for new organizations CBDT has tied up with Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) to issue Permanent Account Number (PAN) and Tax Deduction Account Number (TAN) in 1 day...

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India's largest e-commerce deal; Flipkart raises Rs 9000 Cr from Microsoft, eBay

Indian E-com giant Flipkart raised about $1.4 billion from tech majors like Microsoft, eBay and Tencent on Monday. With this, Microsoft has forayed into Indian e-com marketplace as a strategic investor. The new capital has pushed up the value of Flipkart to $11.2 Billion. Flipkart Group currently owns brands like Myntra, Jabong, PhonePe and Ekart. This is the biggest fund raising by an Indian internet firm...

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Indian Railways records highest business revenue of 1107 mn tonnes

It was concluded that in Financial Year 2016-17, the Indian Railways have noticed a rise in both goods and passenger business after overcoming several odds in its ways. The goods transportation which basically serves the revenue of Indian Railways had recorded the highest ever annual loading of 1107.1 million tonnes (MTs) in 2016-17 beating the previous best of 1104.2 MTs in 2015-16...

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Upper House clears all four GST bills, paves way for GST implementation

The Rajya Sabha passed all the four GST bills on Thursday paving the way for the long-pending Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime from July 1...

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BSE will start charging transaction fee on per trade basis from today

Leading stock exchange BSE will start charging transaction fee on per trade basis from today, a move that is expected to attract a larger number of big deals. Under the new system, it will charge 1 rupee per trade for upto 5 lakh transactions in a month; 70 paise for 5-10 lakh; 60 paise for 10-20 lakh and 30 paise for over 40 lakh...

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April-Feb fiscal deficit rises 6%; growth of country's 8 core sectors slows down to 1%

The government's fiscal deficit stood at 6.05 lakh crore rupees at the end of February this year which is 113.4 per cent of the full year fiscal deficit target for the entire 2016-17 fiscal. For the same period the net tax receipts stood at Rs 8.85 lakh crore and for the month of February, the deficit is seen at Rs 41,400 crore as compared to Rs 40,600 crore (YoY)...

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E-commerce giant Amazon enters in market of UAE by acquiring Souq.com

Amazon, the US-based giant e-commerce company has decided to enter the market of UAE. Therefore, Amazon has acquired Souq.com, the Middle East’s largest online retailer. This agreement brings Amazon into a fast-growing market as it expands into a wide range of services...

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‘Hunar Hub’ to provide opportunity to minorities to preserve and propagate their heritage: Naqvi

Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday said that “Hunar Hub” will be established in all the states to provide market-opportunity master artisans belonging to Minority communities to preserve and propagate their heritage. Minister Naqvi said this while addressing the conference of Principal Secretaries/Secretaries-In charge of minority welfare in states/UTs to review the progress of implementation of Multi-Sectoral Development Programme, scholarships & other schemes of Minority Affairs ..

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India home to 101 billionaires : Forbes

According to a latest release by the Forbes magazine, India is home to world's fourth highest number of billionaires with Reliance Industries chief MukeshAmbani leading the club of more than 100 super rich Indians...

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Domestic air passenger traffic in India rises by 16%: DGCA

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation reported that the domestic air passenger traffic across the nation surged by 16% to 86.55 lakh in Feb 2017, over the same period last year. As per the data, Indian carriers together flew a total of 86.55 lakh fliers in Feb this year, compared to 74.76 lakh fliers in Feb 2016, registering a growth of 15.77%...

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Idea merges with Vodafone India, Mangalam Birla to be chairman

Aditya Birla group firm Idea Cellular has announced a merger with Vodafone India, to be the biggest telecom operator in India. Both the firms have agreed to have a combined market share of 43%. Kumarmangalam Birla will be the Chairman of merged Vodafone-Idea entity and both the companies will have equal stakes in the merged entity over a period of time...

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Govt to make India an international ‘diamond trading hub’: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that his Government is focusing on to make India an international diamond trading hub. Addressing the International Diamond Conference through video conferencing last evening, PM Modi said that the Centre has taken transformative initiatives like Make in India and Skill India and the gems and jewellery sector is a prime example of the potential of these initiatives...

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Foreign Investments will be happily welcome in MP says CM shivraj

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan held discussion in detail related to investment in Madhya Pradesh with Consul General of Russian Federation, Consul General of Singapore, and Consul General of Israel on Saturday. Chouhan said that meeting and discussions were positive. Good result will be obtained in the form of big opportunity towards development and employment in the days ahead...

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Uber launches ‘Real-Time ID Check’ in India; aims to safety for riders

Nowadays, both consumer safety and rider safety is very important in the transport service sector. Therefore cab aggregator platform Uber announced the launch of its ‘Real-Time ID Check’ for its drivers before commencing on rides on Tuesday...

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Paytm withdraws 2% fee on recharging wallet using credit card

We are suspending 2% charge on credit cards for adding money to wallet, keeping users’ convenience in mind, said Paytm on his official press release. The company had introduced the fee after finding multiple users using its platform to get free credit by using credit cards to top up their mobile wallets and then transferring the money back to their bank accounts at zero transaction cost. ..

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India focuses on ease of doing business during Commonwealth Trade summit

India focused on ease of doing business in the country and creating a strong export economy during the Commonwealth summit which kicked off in London on Thursday. India is being represented at the meeting by Commerce Secretary Rita Neotia. Notably, India’s representative Rita Neotia took part in the panel discussion held on Thursday and focused on ease of doing business in the country and creating a strong export economy. She also stressed that India is looking forward to having good trade relations ..

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Paytm to charge 2% fee for recharging wallet using credit card

To combat the misuse of zero fee transfers, digital wallet firm Paytm on Wednesday announced a 2% charge for recharging their wallet using credit cards. It will return the 2% charge in the form of coupons that can be used on its platform...

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Its easy Now: File new simplified Trademark application online and get 10% discount

The Government of India has simplified the process of Trade Mark applications as it has brought a gradual decrease in the number of Trade Mark forms from 74 pages to only 8 pages. Also in order to promote e-filing of trademark applications, the fee for online filing has been kept at 10% lower than that for physical filing. ..

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Snapdeal, Truecaller join hands to enhance consumers shopping experience

Largest Indian e-commerce company SnapDeal has associated with leading communication apps Truecaller to enhance consumer experience by integrating Truecaller Priority in the company's IVR and order confirmation numbers. "We are very pleased to bring the Truecaller Priority feature to our platform. It will help reduce a key friction point in the delivery process; ensuring that our customers don't miss out on any important calls from Snapdeal, and also increase the daily rate of deliveries for us by ..

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Odisha, Invest India join hands with an objective to make India a country of job creators

In order to encourage youth generation aspiring to become entrepreneurs Odisha launched Start-Up Helpline on Wednesday to deliver assistance to them. This helpline aims at providing a platform to youths and other stakeholders in the start-up eco-system to get easy redressal of their queries related to policy, fund raising, company incorporation and idea validation...

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Indians to setup manufacturing unit in Uganda to remove trade imbalance: Hamid Ansari

The vice President of India Hamid Ansari while addressing the media on Friday in Uganda said that in order to remove the trade imbalance between both the countries, Indian manufacturers will set up their manufacturing units in Uganda soon. He further briefed media about the readiness of Indian manufacturers to enter into the market of Uganda...

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Bravo! Double benefits for Jio customers as domestic voice calls, roaming to get free

Jio network has brought the biggest revolution in the history of India after providing unlimited data usage to its customers a few months back. Now, Jio has again surprised all its users after announcing free domestic calls and roaming. Notably, Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday announced to kick-start the tariff plans on Jio network on a regular basis in which all domestic voice calls will always remain free and there will be no roaming charges. He also announced ..

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Iran's economy may gt a boost from new oil, gas reserves

Newly discovered oil wells and gas fields may give a fresh impetus to the economy of Iran, which is registering a timid recovery after years of crisis, thanks to the partial cancellation of sanctions in the wake of the nuclear deal...

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TAMRA portal to enhance transparency in mining operations: Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal, the Union Minister of State (IC) launched the Transparency, Auction Monitoring and Resource Augmentation (TAMRA) portal and mobile application in New Delhi on Wdenesday. ..

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Swedish Ericson bags 4G deployment contract worth $300 million from Vodafone India

Vodafone India has awarded Swedish Ericson with a 4G deployment contract worth $300 millions. This contract aims to construct and expand the 4G services in India. Today in these competitive markets after Reliance Jio hit the telecom industry services like 4G have become common...

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Iconic Indian car brand ‘Ambassador’ sold for 80 Crores to Peugeot

The notorious brand Ambassador has changed hands with Hindustan Motors offering it to European auto major Peugeot for Rs 80 crore. The Ambassador is based on the Morris Oxford series III model, first made by Morris Motors Limited at Cowley, Oxford in the United Kingdom from 1956 to 1959. Modeled after the British Morris Oxford, the Ambassador was the first car to be made in India and was once a status symbol...

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Iran confirms discovery of 15 billion barrels oil reserves at an offshore gas field in Gulf

As soon as the top officials of Iran confirmed about the discovery of 15 billion barrels of new in-place oil reserves at an offshore gas field in the Gulf, the happiness of the citizens raised at the highest. Because crude oil is the source of income for Iran. Notably, Ali Kardor, the managing director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), said that they have discovered 15 billion barrels of new in-place oil reserves, but the huge investments and state-of-the-art technology will be required ..

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Automobile giant Tata Motors launches new sub-brand 'TAMO'

In order to regain its turf in the passenger vehicles segment tata Motors has decided to launch a new brand called TAMO. This version will be equipped with latest technology to meet the expectations of consumers...

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Nokia reports a loss of 766 million euros but sales doubled to 6.6 billion euros

Nokia Corporation said that the firm recorded a net loss of 766 million euros last year, but still the sales almost doubled to 6.6 billion euros. Notably, Nokia on Thursday said that the net sales for the period were up from 3.6 billion euros a year earlier, but that the 2016 results weren't directly comparable as it acquired Alcatel-Lucent during the year...

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ASSOCHAM Bizcon survey draws out the impacts of demonetisation on small scale businesses

Demonetisation drive has hit harder too many people but common man has backed it for the good purpose of saving the nation from black money. This decision of demonetisation proved a ‘surprise’ attack on people with illegal source of money, it also affected to the small and medium enterprises that were not prepared. In the joint study conducted by The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India ASSOCHAM in collaboration with Bizcon Survey it said that demonetization will affect small and medium ..

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SEBI lowers broker fees by 25% to Rs 15 per transaction

Securities and Exchange Board of India, SEBI, has decided to lower broker fees by 25 per cent to 15 rupees per transaction of one crore rupees as part of calibration of various other fees collected by the regulator from different market intermediaries. The move is likely to reduce overall cost of transactions. It also decided to give an option to all market intermediaries and companies to make their regulatory payments in digital mode. The move would help in reducing failures due to payment gateway ..

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Indigo Airlines to fly "mortal remains" of deceased human beings free of cost in North East

Indigo Airlines has taken the initiative from the front to fly "mortal remains" of deceased human beings free of cost to various destinations in the North East. Notably, DoNEAR Minister Jitendra Singh earlier requested to all the Indian airlines to fly "mortal remains" of deceased human beings...

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Amazon apologises over Indian Flag Doormats; regrets at hurting Indian sensibilities

Day after Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj's strict warning to Amazon over disrespecting Indian sentiments by selling Indian flag-themed doormats on its Canadian website...

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Prime Minister Modi inaugurates Vibrant Gujarat Summit; Calls India a bright spot in the global economy

Calling India a bright spot in the global economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India's strength lies in demography, democracy, and demand...

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Petrol pumps postpones their decision of cardless payments

On Sunday night petrol pumps postponed their decision to not accept the debit and credit cards for fuel purchase till 13th January. Earlier after announcing demonetization the government announced 0.75% rebate on fuel if purchased through cards but from tomorrow as banks decided to put transaction charges on petrol pumps instead of consumers, the petrol pumps postponed their decision to not accept card payments...

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ASSOCHAM pitches for effective implementation of schemes announced by PM Narendra Modi

Expressing happiness over the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation, apex industry body ASSOCHAM said that steps announced by Modi are ‘extremely positive for the Indian economy...

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PayTm launches 100 members “Merchant Helpdesk” to educate merchants across India

PayTm today announced a 100 member merchant helpdesk to educate merchants across India. Digital Payments Company and online marketplace platform Paytm has constituted a 100-member merchant helpdesk to address concerns on delay in payments. The company has earmarked Rs 50 crore towards this initiative to educate merchants on digital payments...

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Tata Steel to acquire 100% equity in Odisha based Brahmani River Pellets

Tata Steel has decided to acquire an Odisha-based iron ore beneficiation and pellet plant for an enterprise value of Rs 900 crore to secure raw material for its Kalinganagar operations. Tata Steel executed definitive agreements to acquire a 100 per cent equity stake in Brahmani River Pellets Ltd (BRPL)...

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Banking sector is backbone of our country which needs out of the box thinking to seek higher capital

The Finance Minister today chaired a pre-budget consultative meeting for the financial year 2017-18. The meeting was attended by top economists in the country along with the top brass of the Finance Ministry including Minister of State Arjun Ram Meghwal and the Secretary of Finance. The key issue that was brought up at the meet seems to have been the banking sector in India...

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Make-In-Odisha conclave to facilitate investment; Special Task Force set to implement measures

The State Government on Monday constituted a five-member ministerial sub-committee to facilitate implementation of the investment proposals from the Make-In-Odisha conclave which was held in the first week of December...

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Vodafone Launches SuperNet 4G services to enjoy the best mobile internet experience in West Bengal

With the launch of SuperNet 4G services in 4 districts of West Bengal – Alipurduar, Purulia, Jalpaiguri and Coochbehar in last 15 days, Vodafone India have now completed covering all the major towns in Bengal. The launch in these four districts follows the successful launch of Vodafone SuperNet 4G services in Siliguri, Darjeeling, Gangtok, Behrampur, Bashirhat, Nabadwip, Bardhaman, Durgapur, Asansol, Bolpur, Krishnanagar, Midnapore, Kharagpur, Alipurduar and Purulia in Bengal. 4G services in the rest ..

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Single person cannot run the whole organization therefore the group’s governance framework needs urgent repair

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Airtel to provide free data benefits and voice calling across India

India’s top telecommunication carrier Bharti Airtel, on Thursday announced free voice calls across India and data benefits for its users. In attempt to fight Reliance Jio’s free calls and data services Bharti Airtel will provide its users with free data benefits and voice calling bundled with 300 MB of 4G data at Rs145. The Rs. 145 pack will offer 300 MB data to customers with 4G ready mobile phones along with free Local and STD Airtel-to-Airtel calls...

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FreeCharge and IFC will work together to promote women’s entrepreneurship and improve their financial access through technology

Mobile payments and wallet player FreeCharge​ ​has partnered with International Finance Corporation (IFC), to help women entrepreneurs sell their products on Snapdeal. This partnership will support start-ups and early-stage women entrepreneurs to join the e-commerce platform for the first time.FreeCharge and IFC will work together to promote women’s entrepreneurship and improve their financial access through technology and digital payments...

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Now Paytm enables offline transaction

In order to promote cashless economy in country and to make easy payment process Paytm has taken a great initiative. Like to tell you that, Paytm on Tuesday has announced a toll-free number i.e 180018001234 to enable offline transaction between consumers and merchants. To avail this facility, users will have to first register their mobile number and set a four-digit PIN to use the service. Once registered, they can then enter the recipient’s mobile number, amount and their Paytm PIN to successfully ..

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‘Amazon Launchpad’ launched in India aims to help start-ups sell their products globally

Amazon today has announced that it is bringing its global startup program Launchpad to India. This platform aims to help start-ups in the country sell, market and deliver their products while gaining more visibility. The program will also allow Indian start-ups to sell their products overseas, said Amit Agarwal, Vice President and Country Manager for Amazon India...

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Reliance Jio used Prime Minister’s Photo in ads without permission

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Office PMO did not grant permission for using the picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in print and electronic advertisements of Reliance Jio, disclosed by Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Thursday...

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Airtel Payment Banks offers 1 Rs talktime for every rupee deposited in Payment Bank account

Airtel Payments Bank on Friday said that first time customers will receive talktime equivalent to the money deposited in the savings account on their Airtel number. If a customer opens an account with a deposit of Rs 500 then he/she will get 500 minutes of free talk time on his/her Airtel mobile number...

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Train fares in Pakistan reduced by up to 57 percent

When Indian people are troubled with rising inflation and resultant price-rise in all sectors, the neighboring Pakistan which is known as a ‘bankrupt state’ has surprised everyone by reducing train fares by almost 57 percent! The new fares are already in force from Sunday night...

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Hyderabadi Haleem to go global, outlets in US planned

Hyderabadi Haleem, a delicious stew of meat, lentils and wheat, is all set to go global with Pista House, a famous chain here, planning to open 20 outlets in the United States this year...

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Interesting use of Drones : Chinese bakery used them to home-deliver cakes

A bakery in Chinese metropolis Shanghai used an innovative idea to home-deliver cakes and pastries to its customers. The Incake Bakery here actually used the Drones- the unmanned aerial vehicles – [or the ‘flying robots’] to home-deliver cakes and pastries across the town, saving time and amusing its customers with the out-of-the-box idea. The service was also named interestingly as ‘InCake UFO delivery service’...

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Govt gets Rs. 1,770-crore investment proposal for telecom products

The government has received a Rs. 1,770-crore investment proposal from a domestic company for the manufacturing of telecom products...

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Indian FDI creates job opportunities for 30,000 in Nepal

Indian investors, who pumped in FDI worth USD 3.25 million into Nepal, created employment opportunities for 30,000 youths in the country, a top Indian diplomat said...

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Gold price dips below Rs. 28K-level, sharp fall in silver

Both the precious metals, gold and silver prices, tumbled in the national capital Thursday on heavy sell-off by stockists in tandem with a sharp fall in global markets...

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Sensex closes 286 points down, FMCG stocks plummet

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Thursday fell 286 points on negative global cues and derivative expiry. ..

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Sensex loses 211 points; bank stocks plunge

A day after it touched the highest level in two-and-half years, a benchmark index of Indian equities markets Wednesday fell 211 points on heavy selling in banking, capital goods, consumer durables and metal stocks...

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Private hospital sector to touch $ 125 billion by 2017: Report

India's private hospitals sector with a 20 percent compounded annual growth rate is estimated to reach $125 billion by 2017 from the present $70 billion, a study by industry association Assocham said Wednesday. ..

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Oil firms to retail 5-kg LPG cylinders

A five-kg LPG cooking gas will now be available through state-run oil marketing companies' (OMCs) retail outlets, as per the Free Trade LPG scheme approved by the government Wednesday. ..

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Sensex down 85 points on weak Asian cues

The Sensex and the Nifty fell about 0.5 per cent in the opening session on Wednesday on fresh selling by funds and retail investors tracking a weak trend in the Asian markets...

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World Bank delivers $53 bn to developing countries

The World Bank said it has committed $52.6 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to support developing countries in the fiscal year 2013 which ended June 30. ..

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Gold price, jewellery scrips rise after RBI's new gold guidelines

Gold prices hit a month high a day after the Reserve Bank of India tightened gold import norms to curb the increasing gold imports which have contributed to a widening current account deficit...

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Sensex at two-and-half year high, consumer durables rally

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Tuesday closed to its highest level in the last two-and-half years on global cues and healthy buying in consumer durables, FMCG and banking shares..

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Sensex makes marginal gains; bank, auto stocks rally

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Monday closed flat amidst a mixed bag of results and expiry of July derivatives Thursday. ..

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Sensex trades flat in pre-noon session

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading flat, up 74.73 points or 0.37 percent, during the pre-noon trade Monday...

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Chrysler to recall 60,720 vehicles in China

US automaker Chrysler will recall 60,720 vehicles exported to China to fix various problems that could pose safety risks, China's top quality watchdog said Friday...

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Sensex up 102 points in early trade

The BSE benchmark Sensex on Friday rose by over 102 points in early trade, mainly led by gains in IT stocks, including TCS jumping over 3.37 percent, after the software services major posted better-than-estimated first quarter earnings...

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Prime minister assures industry on economy

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday assured the industry that government is taking action to improve the economy. ..

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Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka exceed half million

Aided by a healthy 13 per cent improvement in June, tourist arrivals to post-war Sri Lanka in the first half of this year have crossed the half a million mark, latest data showed Thursday. ..

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Rajat Gupta fined $13.9 mn for insider trading

Former Goldman Sachs Indian-American board member Rajat Gupta, who was found guilty of tipping corporate secrets to jailed billionaire hedge-fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, has been fined $13.9 million in a related case...

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Sensex closes 98 points up; banking stocks tank

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Wednesday closed 98 points or 0.49 percent up on the hope of better earnings season and global cues...

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Business booms in world's biggest ship graveyard

Hundreds of rusty hulks arrive every year to die at the biggest ship graveyard on Earth, stretched along 22km of what was once a pristine sandy beach in southeastern Bangladesh. ..

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Ashok Leyland unveils new MPV : STILE

The Ashok Leyland, giant known for its rugged trucks across the country, has launched its passenger car – STILE, which is a multi-purpose vehicle. Unveiling the 7-8 seater ‘STILE’, the company chairman said that the Hinduja group's Ashok Leyland Ltd will be soon launching more models to expand its product portfolio and cater to the demands to different market segments...

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Marketing guru to join Tata Group

Tata Sons announced the induction of Nirmalya Kumar, professor of marketing at London Business School, as a member of its group executive council from August 1, a statement said here Wednesday. ..

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No customer data was provided to US govt: Microsoft

Reacting to the reports of US government's access to customer data, software giant Microsoft has said that it did not allow the any government to have direct or unfettered access to private information...

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Indian companies vying to print cheque books for Ethiopia

Three Indian companies are in contention to print first ever standardized cheques of the National Bank of Ethiopia [NBE]. The companies are Shree Nidhi Secure Printing Plc [SNSP], Madras Security Printers Plc [MSP] and Manipal Group, according to sources at the NBE...

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Sensex gains; Bharti, Idea up 2% on 100% FDI nod in telecom

Indian share markets made a stable start boosted by government’s FDI reforms today. The BSE Sensex opend up 68.24 points at 19919.47, which later quickly rose by around 0.5% or 111 points during the early trading. The Nifty opened up 17.00 points at 5972.25...

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Rupee opens higher at 59.05 per dollar

The Indian rupee opened higher by 26 paise at 59.05 per dollar versus 59.31 Tuesday...

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Economy to grow at six percent: Chidambaram

Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday said the economy was likely to grow at six percent or slightly more in the current fiscal year. ..

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Onion prices skyrocketed as Inflation rises to 4.86 %

India's wholesale price-based inflation rose to 4.86 percent in June as compared to 4.7 percent in the previous month, snapping a four-month easing trend on higher food prices, government data showed Monday. ..

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Sensex closes marginally up

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Monday closed 76 points or 0.38 percent up riding on the hope of a good earnings season...

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RBI penalises 22 banks for KYC violation

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Monday said it has penalised 22 banks, including the State Bank of India and Punjab National Bank, for violation of know your customer (KYC) norms and money laundering. ..

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Amar Bose, inventor of Bose audio systems, dead

Amar G. Bose, the visionary Indian-American engineer and inventor, famous for making high-quality Bose audio systems bearing his name and speakers for home users, auditoriums and automobiles, is dead. He was 83...

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Brazil oil field to yield 1 mn barrels per day

The Libra deepwater oil field that Brazil plans to auction off Oct 21 will yield minimum output of 1 million barrels of crude per day, the National Petroleum Agency, or ANP, said Friday. ..

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100 exhibitors join industrial fair in Myanmar

A total of 120 exhibitors from seven countries and regions showed a variety of state-of-art industrial machinery at an industrial fair which kicked off here Friday. ..

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Government nod for Rs.1,000-crore electronics product manufacturing

In a bid to expand the electronics manufacturing base and be self-reliant in the sector, the government Friday approved project proposals worth nearly Rs.1,000 crore from three electronics manufacturing companies (EMC) across various parts of the country...

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Sensex gains 282.41 points; Nifty crosses 6,000-mark

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Friday surged 282 points or 1.44 percent following better-than-expected earnings by Infosys...

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Sensex up 162 points; Infosys, TCS surge

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets rose 162 points Friday led by a strong rally in software firms as Infosys announced better than expected earnings...

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India welcomes US investors, airs concerns over barriers

Keeping up their efforts to sell brand India amid a slow down, three top government leaders in-charge of the economy have assured potential US investors that India continued to offer huge business opportunities. ..

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US-India CEO Forum to outline 'action-oriented' steps

Top Indian and US business and government leaders are meeting here Friday to work out "action-oriented recommendations" to boost the business relationship between the two countries, which both sides say is far below potential. ..

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Infosys net up 3.7 percent in first quarter

Infosys Ltd posted Rs. 2,374 crore (Rs.23.7 billion) net profit for the first quarter (April-June) of this fiscal (2013-14), registering a marginal increase of 3.7 per cent year-on-year (YoY) as per the Indian accounting standards...

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India to have new civil aviation regulator

India plans to set up a new regulator for the aviation sector -- the Civil Aviation Authority -- that will replace the Directorate General of Civil Aviation [DGCA]. The union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday gave ‘in-principle’ approval to the civil aviation ministry's proposal to set up the new regulator...

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Sensex surges 382 points; touches nearly one-and-half-month high

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Thursday surged 382 points or 1.98 percent in sync with world markets that gained after US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said an accommodative monetary policy was needed for the US economy in near future. ..

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UK to privatize Royal Mail

Britain is to privatize its national mail service the Royal Mail by offering part of the service on the London Stock Exchange this year. ..

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Sensex surges 408 points; touches nearly month-high mark

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets surged 2.11 percent or 407.80 points during the pre-noon session Thursday following US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's statement on need for an accommodating monetary policy for near future...

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Bharti Airtel shocked at Rs. 650 crore notice, to appeal

Telecom service provider Bharti Airtel Thursday expressed shock and disappointment at receiving a demand notice of Rs. 650 crore from the Department of Telecom (DoT) pertaining to its subscriber local dialing (SLD) service between 2002 and 2005. ..

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Sensex sheds 145 points ahead of earnings season

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Wednesday slipped 0.75 percent or 145 points in cautious trade ahead of the earnings season next week...

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Sensex trades flat during pre-noon session

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading flat at 0.22 percent or 43.62 points down during the pre-noon session Wednesday. ..

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Sensex rebounds, gains 115 points as rupee recovers

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed Tuesday 0.59 percent or 115 points up as the rupee recovered after touching a record low of 61.21 against the US dollar a day before...

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