Month: February 2017

It was not notebandi, but nasbandi: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu attacked Modi while addressing an election campaign rally here in support the SP-Congress alliance candidate and dubbed the Prime Minister as twin brother of US President Donald Trump. The post It was not notebandi, but nasbandi: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav appeared first on The Financial Express. Read More

Unilever proposes changes to how directors are paid

The changes were revealed in Unilever’s annual report for 2016, less than two weeks after the company saw off a $143 billion takeover bid by Kraft Heinz.           Read More

SP government discriminating in power supply on religious grounds: Piyush Goyal

Goyal said only big houses in SP patriarch Mulayam Singh’s Saifai village were getting 24-hour power supply whereas rest of the state was reeling under power cuts.           Read More

Your money: Don’t over-allocate to banking sector funds

Banking sector funds have given an average return of 54.40 per cent over the past one year, according to Value Research. After this run-up, investors should not over-allocate to these funds, expecting similar returns to be repeated in the near future.A large part of these returns can be attributed to the base effect. “Between January …

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Bright lava lights up Sicilian sky as Mount Etna erupts

The volcano, one of the most active in the world, has been largely dormant for the last two years, but it sprung to life with bright orange lava spewing out high over the Mediterranean Island. The post Bright lava lights up Sicilian sky as Mount Etna erupts appeared first on The Financial Express. Read More

Air Costa stops operations; Air Pegasus unlikely to resume tomorrow

Air Costa today temporarily suspended its operations, becoming the second regional airline in less than eight months to abruptly stop services after Air Pegasus. The post Air Costa stops operations; Air Pegasus unlikely to resume tomorrow appeared first on The Financial Express. Read More

I voted for myself, but got zero votes: Independent to State Election Commission

“I voted for myself, so did my family members. But when counting of votes was completed, it showed that I had polled zero votes. This looks suspicious,” Shrikant Shirsat said.           Read More

Jaitley meets UK PM, issue of extradition discussed

The issue of the overstaying of “certain individuals” wanted by India was raised over the past two days, including with the British Prime Minister Theresa May, during meetings held between Finance Mi…           Read More

Nooyi meets Fadnavis, PepsiCo to modernise ITIs in Maharashtra

The agreement was signed after Pepsico chair Indra Nooyi met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here today, Pepsico said in a statement.           Read More

Pharma sector to create 58,000 more jobs by 2025, feel experts

In spite of prevailing challenges in the Indian pharma sector, 58,000 additional job opportunities are likely to be created as the industry is expected to grow up to 45 per cent by 2025, experts at t… Read More

Graveyards should not be constructed at all: Sakshi Maharaj

The BJP leader said a new law with “no room for graveyards should be enacted. There should be a joint crematorium for all. And if there is one, the outcome will be positive”. The post Graveyards should not be constructed at all: Sakshi Maharaj appeared first on The Financial Express. Read More

It was not notebandi, but nasbandi: Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu was addressing a poll campaign rally at Pindra near here to seek support for Congress-SP joint candidate Ajai Rai, who is the sitting MLA from the seat.           Read More

Govt survey shows improved sex ratio, decline in infant mortality rate

The National Family Health Survey -4 (NFHS-4) for 2015-16 unveiled by the Health Ministry was conducted after collecting information from 6 lakh households, 7 lakh women and 1.3 lakh men.           Read More

BJP accuses Left of polluting students’ minds

Opposition parties back students, teachers protesting against ‘onslaughtof the ABVP’           Read More

BJP complains to EC over ‘missing voters’

Wants panel to let them vote in remaining phases of the UP elections           Read More

Navy’s fighter jet makes emergency landing at Mangaluru

The MiG-29K had taken off from aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya and when the pilot suspected hydraulic failure, he decided to divert the aircraft.           Read More

Maya promises quota for upper castes, Muslims

Slams BJP for ‘divisive’, ‘anti-Dalit’ agenda, invokes Vemula, Una incidents in poll rally           Read More

Motor racing-Alonso needs to fall back in love with F1, says Sainz

MOTOR-F1-SAINZ/ (INTERVIEW, PIX):INTERVIEW-Motor racing-Alonso needs to fall back in love with F1, says Sainz           Read More

Interview – Alonso needs to fall back in love with F1, says Sainz

MOTOR-F1-SAINZ:Interview – Alonso needs to fall back in love with F1, says Sainz           Read More

HMSI launches Activa 4G at Rs 50,730

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) today launched the fourth generation upgrade of its 110cc automatic scooter Activa priced at Rs 50,730 (ex-showroom Delhi). The all-new Activa 4G is compliant with BSIV emission norms and also has the Automatic Headlamp On (AHO) feature, the company said in a statement. It comes with more appealing style …

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Biodiesel sector jittery over imminent lapse of excise duty exemption

Says offtake will fall without policy support from govt           Read More

China lifts 12.4 mn people out of poverty in 2016

China has vowed to eradicate poverty in the country by 2020, when China is expected to become a “moderately prosperous society”.           Read More

Debjani Ghosh quits Intel after a 21-year stint

Debjani Ghosh, the Managing Director for Intel in South Asia has decided to step down at the end of March. Ghosh, who is counted as one of the most influential women leaders in the country, first st… Read More

We could be down to 3 telecom operators: Sunil Mittal

Spectrum pricing has really gone out of control, says Airtel Chairman Read More

Major consolidation expected in mobile market this year: CMR report

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India to speed up FTA with Eurasian Economic Union

India is speeding up the signing of a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Eurasian Economic Union, which include Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. India’s trade with these countries…           Read More

Narendra Modi government clamps down on private hospitals over ‘needless’ Caeserean surgeries

The Union Health Ministry has asked states to curb “needless” Caeserean section surgeries, after a health survey pointed a sharp rise in such operations in the private sector. The post Narendra Modi government clamps down on private hospitals over ‘needless’ Caeserean surgeries appeared first on The Financial Express. Read More

Telcos to offer better plans to counter Jio: Bharti Airtel

“Tariffs that they (Jio) have announced are still very aggressive. You have to throw in more data. All those things need to be done,” Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Mittal said.           Read More

Re-elected WTO chief warns of ‘challenging times’

Azevedo, 59, was unopposed in the contest to lead the 164-member WTO, a body that for the first time since its founding in 1995 must deal with a US administration openly hostile to free trade.           Read More

Cycling-Riders association calls for more safety tests on disc brakes

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Vodafone announces launch of 4G service in Pune

Ashish Chandra, Business Head – Maharashtra & Goa Circle, Vodafone India said, “We started our 4G journey in Maharashtra from Nagpur.”           Read More

India keen on riding 5G wave, norms in offing: Telecom Secretary

“We were late in 3G and 4G, so we are keen that we should not be deprived of 5G. It has a wider application for the industry including smart cities and management of grids. So we are keen to be with the world,” Telecom Secretary J S Deepak said.           Read More

Amazon to extend Pantry services to more cities

E-commerce major’s FMCG business grew 165% y-o-y in 2016 Read More

Quona Capital leads ₹51.4-crore Series B round in CreditMantri

Firm helps loan-seekers connect with lenders through its online platform Read More

Sitaram Yechury mocks GDP data, “without note ban, would Q3 growth have been 25%?”

Earlier, Congress leader Anand Sharma has also stated that the numbers are doubtful and there is no reason for celebrations from now. The post Sitaram Yechury mocks GDP data, “without note ban, would Q3 growth have been 25%?” appeared first on The Financial Express. Read More

Finance ministry official Ajay Tyagi to take charge of Sebi on Wednesday

Tyagi inherits an organisation that has become bigger much more muscular under Sinha, who served for six years, the second-longest term by any SEBI Chairman. Read More

Finance ministry official Ajay Tyagi to take charge of Sebi on Wednesday

Tyagi inherits an organisation that has become bigger much more muscular under Sinha, who served for six years, the second-longest term by any SEBI Chairman. Read More

Real-estate firms open the door to technology start-ups

Hit by demonetisation and lack of quality manpower, sector seeks help to modernise           Read More

Goenka sees steady demand even as vehicles get pricey

Costs will increase with emission and safety fitments next fiscal Read More

After a note ban, govt now wants ‘zuban-bandi’, ‘soch-bandi’: Congress

The Congress leader said it was important to note that what happened after a 20-year-old girl dared to say that she is opposed to the ‘goondagardi’ of ABVP.           Read More

Hollywood can come calling: foreign crew to get Film Visas

Nationals of China, North Korea, Afghanistan and Pakistan will be required to get prior clearance from Home Affairs Ministry           Read More

DDB Mudra West launches agency for start-ups

DDB Mudra West has launched a new agency, Karma, to address the growing number of start-ups and SMEs in the country.Headquartered in Mumbai, Karma will be functioning as a start-up to address the nee… Read More

Government sees FY17 per capita income rising 10% to Rs 103,818

The per capita national income during 2015-16 stood at Rs 94,178, an increase of 8.9 per cent from the previous fiscal.           Read More

Falling rubber to lift Apollo Tyres

Tyre stocks have been major gainers over the last two trading sessions on falling international rubber prices as well as expectations of more price hikes by tyre companies. Global rubber prices (Bangkok RSS3) have shed 22 per cent since the start of February. In India, prices have fallen by a similar margin to about Rs …

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Future Retail gleams in new avatar

With 45 per cent stock appreciation in February and almost 100 per cent in 2017, Future Retail stands as an unexpected winner on the bourses. While some part of the rally may be fuelled by impending public issue of Avenue Supermart (which operates DMart retail chain), the improvement in the company’s financial performance post the …

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Higher arrivals dip chana

With rise in arrival of new domestic crop and abundant availability of imported chana, sluggish trend in chana and its dal continued with chana (kanta) declining to ₹4,500 a quintal, while chana (de… Read More

Firm trend in pepper

A firm trend continued on Tuesday in the pepper market on sellers’ resistance, who were quoting higher rates. Sellers’ price for high range pepper was ₹620 a kg as against buyers ₹610 a kg. Similarl… Read More

India handset industry rev up 22% to Rs 1.36 lakh cr in 2016: CMR

Samsung garnered 33% market share during the year with revenue standing at Rs 45,371.3 cr Read More

Supreme Court asks Sahara to deposit Rs 5092.6 cr to keep Subrata Roy out of jail

The Supreme Court today directed the Sahara Group to deposit Rs 5092.6 crore by April 7 in the SEBI-Sahara account to keep its chief Subrata Roy out of jail and said the amount will be refunded to the investors. The post Supreme Court asks Sahara to deposit Rs 5092.6 cr to keep Subrata Roy out …

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Spot rubber weakens further

Spot rubber surrendered further on Tuesday. RSS 4 weakened to ₹155 (₹157) a kg according to traders and the Rubber Board. The grade slid to ₹152 (₹154) as reported by the dealers. March futures decli… Read More