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Corporate India cuts gifting budget by 35-40% this Diwali

    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   2:30 pm
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Concerned about slowdown and pressure on balance sheets, corporate India is going slow on Diwali gifts to its associates, networked partners and others, slashing the budget by at least 35-40 per cent, an Assocham survey said on Wednesday. View More..

Modi should accept note ban was wrong move: Kamal Hassan

    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   2:10 pm
Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) Apologizing for supporting demonetisation, actor Kamal Hassan said he will again salute Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he also accepts that the note ban was a mistake. View More..

Tamil Nadu celebrates Diwali with traditional fervour

    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   9:40 am
Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu woke up to the sounds of crackers and the visual treat of diyas on Diwali - the festival of lights - early on Wednesday morning. View More..

Institutions like Harijan Sevak Sangh deserve helping hand: Naidu

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   10:48 pm
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said organisations like Harijan Sevak Sangh are doing "yeoman service" and deserve a helping hand from philanthropists. View More..

BMW launches 330i Gran Turismo M Sport at Rs 49.40 lakh

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   10:20 pm
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Luxury automobile manufacturer BMW on Tuesday launched new 330i Gran Turismo M Sport priced at Rs 49.40 lakh. View More..

Singhania is India's official choice for FIA WMSC seat

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   10:08 pm
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) Gautam Singhania will contest the FIA elections to be held in Paris on December 8, hoping to reclaim a seat for India on the prestigious FIA World Motor Sports Council. View More..

M.S. Subbulakshmi an unsurpassed phenomenon in Carnatic music: Vice President

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   9:24 pm
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that M.S. Subbulakshmi remained an unsurpassed phenomenon in Carnatic music and an epitome of grace, respected by one and all. View More..

HC upholds BCCI appeal, Sreesanth life ban to stay

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   7:36 pm
Kochi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a blow to former Indian pacer S. Sreesanth, a division bench of the Kerala High Court on Tuesday upheld the appeal made by the national cricket board BCCI against a single bench verdict that lifted the life ban on the bowler in August. View More..

Naidu compares Modi to a strict principal, says reforms will show results

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   6:58 pm
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) Comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a strict principal, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said the Indian economy was going through a lean patch, similar to a college which experiences a dip in results because cheating in examinations has been stopped. View More..

Overcoming ghost of note ban and ignoring GST's impact, people throng gold shops on Dhanteras (Roundup)

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   6:42 pm
New Delhi/Mumbai/Kolkata/Chennai/Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Come Dhanteras, and the hunger for gold, so visible among Indians, has helped them tide over the impact of demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST), as customers thronged jewellery stores on Tuesday. View More..

Stalin urges Vice President to be non-partisan

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   5:02 pm
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) Dubbing Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu's comments at a book-release function as "shocking", DMK Working President M.K. Stalin on Tuesday urged him to stay non-partisan and not use the Raj Bhavan for political propaganda in future. View More..

Diwali gift from scientists: Cosmic clues to gold's origin

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   1:10 pm
Kolkata/New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Celebrating Dhanteras? Have you ever wondered where did the gold in your jewellery come from? A cosmic cooking pot may hold the answer. View More..

Modern Indian cinema lacks realism: Vyjayanthimala (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   12:02 pm
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) As a one-time Bollywood diva, acclaimed Bharatanatyam dancer and Carnatic singer Vyjayanthimala has seen it all -- from the glitzy world of cinema to the harsh reality of life, including politics. View More..

Indian scientists, IITs play big role in gravitational wave observation

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   11:36 am
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) At least 40 scientists from 13 Indian institutions, including IIT-Bombay played an important role in the exciting August 17 observation of gravitational waves from a pair of colliding neutron starts, detected for the first by Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Europe's Virgo, officials said here. View More..

IndiGo forays into regional markets

    Updated On : Oct 16,2017   10:04 pm
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Low-cost carrier IndiGo on Monday announced its foray into regional markets and the airline will begin ATR - short-haul regional airliner - operations between cities on its existing network of Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Madurai and Nagpur and two new tier-II cities -Tirupati and Rajahmundry. View More..

Micro financer KrazyBee raises $8 mn venture fund

    Updated On : Oct 16,2017   9:22 pm
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) Micro-lending start-up KrazyBee on Monday said it raised $8 million (Rs 5.2 crore) in its first round of funding (Series A) from Xiaomi Technologies and Shunwei Capital. View More..

India should recapture its scientific glory: Naidu

    Updated On : Oct 16,2017   9:20 pm
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said it was time to achieve new advancements in science and technology and India should recapture its past glory in these fields. View More..

Myntra to help weavers revive demand for handlooms

    Updated On : Oct 16,2017   8:48 pm
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) Online fashion retailer Myntra will help weavers in reviving demand for handloom products across the country in association with the Union Textiles Ministry, said the fashion arm of the e-tailer Flipkart on Monday. View More..

Central plans offer women opportunities: Harsh Vardhan

    Updated On : Oct 16,2017   8:34 pm
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Union Minister of Science & Technology Harsh Vardhan on Monday said two central programmes -- Start-up India and Stand-up India -- offer opportunities for women entrepreneurs. View More..

Hatsun Agro to expand ice cream capacity

    Updated On : Oct 16,2017   8:34 pm
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Dairy products major Hatsun Agro Product Ltd on Monday said it plans to install extrusion machine to manufacture ice cream and is also in the process of setting up a mozzarella cheese plant at one of its plants. View More..



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