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Nissan shipped out 700,000 Made in India cars

    Updated On : Feb 28,2017   7:38 pm
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) Nissan Motor India on Tuesday announced that it has reached a new milestone of shipping out 700,000 Made in India cars to its global markets. View More..

Banking operations affected pan-India due to strike

    Updated On : Feb 28,2017   4:10 pm
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) Banking operations across the country came to a halt on Tuesday as 10 lakh bankers staged a strike against the government's "anti-people banking reforms", said a bank union leader. View More..

Noida leg of Mercedes Golf meet from Wednesday

    Updated On : Feb 28,2017   3:04 pm
Greater Noida, Feb 28 (IANS) As many as 340 golfers will battle it out for the top honours in the 17th edition of the Mercedes Trophy at the Jaypee Greens Golf Resort here from Wednesday. View More..

'Improve living standards along the border to ensure lasting security'

    Updated On : Feb 28,2017   11:44 am
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Borderlands are strategically important from a countrys defence point of view and the author of a just-released book on travels along Indias bounders has argued that people there are often uncertain about their identities and do not always share a sense of belonging. View More..

Andhra mulls $1mn prize for best fintech startup

    Updated On : Feb 28,2017   10:42 am
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government is planning to offer $1 million as the first prize in a competition for the best business plan submitted by a start-up in the financial technology (fintech) domain, said a senior official here. View More..

Nationwide strike brings banking operations to a halt

    Updated On : Feb 28,2017   9:46 am
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) Banking operations across the country came to a halt on Tuesday as 10 lakh bankers staged a strike against the government's "anti-people banking reforms", said a bank union leader. View More..

Palaniswami submits memorandum to Modi

    Updated On : Feb 27,2017   11:02 pm
Chennai, Feb 27 (IANS) Release of funds for disaster relief for drought and cyclone, setting up of the Cauvery Management Board (CMB), stopping Karnataka not to build a dam across the Cauvery were some of the major demands made by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, View More..

Madras HC seeks video of TN assembly's Feb 18 session

    Updated On : Feb 27,2017   10:58 pm
Chennai Feb 27 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Monday ordered the submission of video footage of the February 18 proceedings of the Tamil Nadu assembly, when Chief Minister K.Palaniswami sought and secured the trust vote in the assembly. View More..

Nine bank unions to go on strike on Tuesday

    Updated On : Feb 27,2017   7:08 pm
Chennai, Feb 27 (IANS) An umbrella body of nine bank unions has called a day-long strike on Tuesday to protest the government's "anti-people banking reforms" and to press for compensation to employees for extra work done on account of demonetisation and booking loan defaulters. View More..

'Demonetisation affected automobile sales in north and west'

    Updated On : Feb 27,2017   6:58 pm
Chennai, Feb 27 (IANS) The withdrawal of old 500 and 1,000 rupee notes affected automobile sales in north and west India but the sales in southern region were not, said a Kotak Institutional Equities report. View More..

SPACE India to teach astronomy to specially-abled

    Updated On : Feb 27,2017   6:42 pm
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Physically and visually impaired children and youngsters in Delhi, Ludhiana and Chennai will get an opportunity to learn various aspects of astronomy as part of the National Science Day celebrations in the country, New Delhi-based Science Popularisation Association of Communicators and Educators (SPACE) organisation said on Monday. View More..

'Bad bank a bad idea, bankers to strike work on Tuesday'

    Updated On : Feb 27,2017   4:22 pm
Chennai, Feb 27 (IANS) The All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) has called a country-side strike on Tuesday to demand the recovery of bad loans and criminal action against wilful defaulters -- rather than creating a separate enetity to handle this. View More..

More layoffs likely as India's manufacturing sales shrink (Special to IANS)

    Updated On : Feb 27,2017   3:50 pm
Despite the governments efforts to attract investment under its Make in India campaign, sales of manufactured goods fell 3.7 per cent during 2015-16 -- the first decline in seven years --s parking fears of layoffs and debt default in the months to come. View More..

Sasikala cannot vote, EC should disqualify her as AIADMK leader: Ex-MP

    Updated On : Feb 27,2017   2:54 pm
Chennai, Feb 27 (IANS) Citing legal provisions that bars a convict from exercising the right to vote, former AIADMK Member of Parliament K.C. Palaniswamy on Monday urged the Election Commission to disqualify V.K. Sasikala as party General Secretary. View More..

9 bank unions call for strike on Tuesday

    Updated On : Feb 26,2017   9:10 pm
Chennai, Feb 26 (IANS) The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), an umbrella body of nine unions in the sector, has called a one-day strike on February 28 to protest the government's "anti-people banking reforms" as well as to demand compensation for employees for extra work done on account of demonetisation. View More..

Nine killed in boat accident off TN's Tuticorin

    Updated On : Feb 26,2017   9:02 pm
Chennai Feb 26 (IANS) Nine persons, including several children, were drowned and several others injured when a boat capsized in the sea off Manapadu in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin district on Sunday, said officials. View More..

Dhoni blasts ton as Jharkhand vanquish Chhattisgarh

    Updated On : Feb 26,2017   8:06 pm
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni blasted a century as Jharkhand defeated Chhattisgarh by 78 runs in a Group D match of the Vijay Hazare cricket tournament here on Sunday. View More..

SpiceJet to launch Kolkata-Dhaka service from March 23

    Updated On : Feb 26,2017   7:22 pm
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Low budget airlines SpiceJet on Sunday announced that it would launch a direct service on the Kolkata-Dhaka-Kolkata sector from March 23. View More..

Alive to situation post merger of SBI associate banks: AIBEA

    Updated On : Feb 26,2017   2:28 pm
Chennai, Feb 26 (IANS) The merger of five associates of the State Bank of India not only has financial implications for the acquirer but it also positively and negatively impacts the staff unions, a top leader of the All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) said. View More..

I-League: East Bengal beat Bengaluru to take top spot

    Updated On : Feb 26,2017   1:17 am
Bengaluru, Feb 25 (IANS) East Bengal thrashed defending champions Bengaluru FC 3-1 in an I-League encounter at the Sree Kanterava Football Stadium here on Saturday. View More..



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