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35-40pct plunge witnessed in Diwali gifts this year: Survey

Run-up to Diwali Date : October 21, 2017 Reporter : ANI New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): In sync with the low-key festivities due to economic slowdown and pressure on their balance-sheets, corporate India saw lukewarm response in Diwali gifts this year to its associates, networked partners, employees and other key personalities, slashing the budget by at least 35-40 per cent under this head, a telephonic survey conducted by ASSOCHAM in the run-up to Diwali noted. The reduction in gifts is more for outside connects than employees ...Full Story

POLITICS

India, Myanmar bilateral border cooperation satisfactory, says Indian envoy

Date : September 5, 2017 Reporter : ANI 1643 km long border with Myanmar Yangon [Myanmar] Sept. 5 (ANI): Indian High Commissioner to Myanmar Vikram Misri said Tuesday that India has security concerns with Myanmar on the border that separates both countries, but the two sides have good cooperation in ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Over 169 million IT filers yet to link Pan with Aadhar

Date : October 2, 2017 Reporter : ANI IT department of the Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi [India], Oct.2 (ANI): Over 169 million income tax online filers have not yet linked their pan numbers with their Aadhar despite extending the deadline from last August, according Arvind Gupta, the National Head of the ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

India wants Apple to commit to investment, job creation in exchange for tax breaks

Date : June 7, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Apple had sought tax concessions for manufacturing iPhones in India BANGALORE, India - Apple, that last month started initial production of 4-inch iPhone SEs at a Wistron Corp. plant in the southern Indian city of Bangalore in Karnataka, has now heard back from the government.> BNN   ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

35-40pct plunge witnessed in Diwali gifts this year: Survey

Date : October 21, 2017 Reporter : ANI Run-up to Diwali New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): In sync with the low-key festivities due to economic slowdown and pressure on their balance-sheets, corporate India saw lukewarm response in Diwali gifts this year to its associates, networked partners, ...Full Story

HISTORY

RTI activist rebuffs Netaji’s plane crash theory as ’debunked’

Date : May 31, 2017 Reporter : ANI Netaji died in a plane crash on August 18, 1945 Hooghly (West Bengal) [India] May 31 (ANI): Expressing displeasure over the Centre's reply to a Right to Information (RTI) query on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Sayak Sen, the RTI activist who filed the RTI vis-a-vis Bose' s ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

After New York, London, Amazon launches Blink in India

Date : September 14, 2017 Reporter : BNN Amazon India GURGAON, India - U.S. E-commerce company, Amazon has launched its third ever and first fashion imaging studio 'Blink' in India. With India’s E-commerce fashion market expected to grow four times its current size, to ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Deeply frustrating: Kristin Davis on 'Sex and the City 3' getting scrapped

Date : October 2, 2017 Reporter : ANI Kristin Davis feels 'deeply' frustrated. New Delhi [India], October 1 (ANI): A day after his co-star, Sarah Jessica Parker, squashed the reports that said a third movie of the franchise was in the process of making, saying, "It's over. We're not doing it!" ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Ideals of Gandhi, Tagore best way to confront intolerance, bigotry and terrorism

Date : June 3, 2015 Reporter : ANI President Pranab Mukherjee Uppsala (Sweden), June 3 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has said that ideas of truth, openness, dialogue and non-violence espoused by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi provide the best way forward for a world ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Nod for German loan to set up energy plants

Date : September 8, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ The Hindu MAHATRANSCO Mumbai: The Maharashtra Cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal to grant a confirmation certificate for a loan of ₹146 crore from the German Development Bank to the Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company (MAHATRANSCO) to ...Full Story

TRAVEL

India’s capital city, Delhi to get first ever driverless Metro trains starting October

Date : June 27, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ ANI Delhi Metro Rail Corporation NEW DELHI, India - India’s capital is set to witness its first ever driverless metro trains becoming operational this October. > BNN According to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), Delhiites will be able to travel in ...Full Story

SPORTS

Falcons TTC emerge as champions in inaugural UTT

Date : July 31, 2017 Reporter : ANI Ultimate Table Tennis Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 31 (ANI): Falcons TTC emerged champions of the inaugural Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) after beating Shaze Challengers 14-9 in the final at the NSCI in Mumbai on Sunday. According to the tournament ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Woman activist censures trolling of actress Mahira Khan

Date : September 23, 2017 Reporter : ANI Woman activist in support of Pakistani and Bollywood actress New Delhi [India], September 23 (ANI): A woman activist on Saturday came out in support of Pakistani and Bollywood actress Mahira Khan on being trolled over her 'smoke-break' and termed it as an 'appalling act' of the ...Full Story

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