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    Goodricke Group acquires Godfrey Phillips' tea division

    Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Goodricke Group Ltd on Tuesday said it has entered into an agreement with Godfrey Phillips India (GPI) to drive aggressive expansion into its packaged tea business. The deal will give rights to Goodricke Group on the trademarks, titles and brands associated with the tea business

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    Nicco Corp under liquidation process: NCLT

    Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) The Kolkata bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Tuesday ordered liquidation proceedings against Nicco Corporation Ltd after its lenders voted against a resolution plan. Referring the case, the status report of the bench for Tuesday said it was "under liquidation

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    Wipro net up 6%, revenue dips 2.5% in Q2

    Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Software major Wipro on Tuesday reported a Rs 2,190 crore net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of fiscal 2017-18, posting 6 per cent annual growth from Rs 2,074 crore in the like period year ago and 5.3 per cent sequential growth from Rs 2,080 crore a quarter ago. In a regulatory

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    Meet Neelam Singh, a Kashmiri actress making big in television

    She has given wings to the dreams of thousands of Kashmiri youth who aspire to make it big in television and Bollywood. Neelam Singh, who has shot to fame after working with big brands such as Colors, Star Plus and Doordarshan, credits her acting experience in the valley for her success. Besides, she

  • Meet super bull 'Shahenshah', who weighs 1,500 kgs and is worth Rs 25 crore
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    Meet super bull 'Shahenshah', who weighs 1,500 kgs and is worth Rs 25 crore

    A bull in Hyderabad named 'Shahenshah' is getting all the attention with his massive size and sheer strength. Inspired by India's most famous super bull Yuvraj, Shahenshah's owner have brought him up with utmost care with one lakh rupees expenditure per month. Shahenshah will be taking

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    Singhania is India's official choice for FIA WMSC seat

    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. The FMSCI announced this in a statement on Tuesday, revealing that Mr Singhania was nominated for the Titular

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    North East Small Finance Bank commences operations: RBI

    Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Tuesday the North East Small Finance Bank has commenced operations. A small finance bank has been envisioned to undertake basic banking activities of acceptance of deposits and lending to unserved and underserved sections. The development

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    Northern Frontier Railway increases berths by 36%

    Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) In a bid to increase passenger services in northeast India, the Northeast Frontier Railway added 56 new coaches in 28 mail express trains in the current financial year, expanding the number of berths by 36 per cent, an official said on Tuesday. "During April to October, 2017

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    Structural reform of UN Human Rights treaty bodies urged

    New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A two-day Asian regional consultation of international experts on reform of UN Human Rights treaty bodies has urged significant changes to the UN mechanisms to improve and monitor implementation by member countries.

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    RBI orders banks to immediately pay interest under GMS

    Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday advised commercial banks to "immediately" pay interest due on the Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS), 2015. "It has been decided that reimbursement of payments made by banks, relating to Medium and Long Term Government Deposit

  • Taj denotes symbol of love, not worship, most Mughal rulers were 'Aiyaash': Shia Waqf Board Chairman
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    Taj denotes symbol of love, not worship, most Mughal rulers were 'Aiyaash': Shia Waqf Board Chairman

    Shia Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi, on Tuesday, voiced his opinion on the ongoing Taj Mahal controversy and said the historic monument was built by an emperor for his beloved and it is not a place of worship for the Muslims. The Shia Waqf Board chairman also accused the majority of the Mughal rulers

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    Board Presidents XI beat New Zealand in practice match

    Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Indian Board Presidents XI defeated New Zealand by 30 runs in the first One-day practice match at the Brabourne Stadium here on Tuesday.

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    HC upholds BCCI appeal, Sreesanth life ban to stay

    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. The division bench of Chief Justice Navniti

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    Global task force to curb hunting of birds on anvil

    New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) An inter-governmental task force to curb illegal killing of birds crossing one of the world's greatest migration paths will be high on the agenda at this year's largest wildlife summit beginning this month, an official said on Tuesday. Millions of migratory birds, which

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    Hockey: India take on South Korea in Asia Cup

    Dhaka, Oct 17 (IANS) India will look to continue their winning run as they face defending champions South Korea in their first match of the second round in the Asia Cup hockey championship here on Wednesday. After three successive wins in the pool stage, Sjoerd Marijne's wards are prepared to begin

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    FTII pays tribute to Tom Alter

    Pune, Oct 17 (IANS) The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) on Tuesday paid tribute to late actor Tom Alter. "FTII will be paying tribute to Late Tom Alter, who was serving as Head, Department of Acting at FTII," read a post from the official Twitter handle of the institute. Alter

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    Watch: BJP Chief Amit Shah leads 'Janaraksha Yatra'

    Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah, on Tuesday, took part in the massive 'Jan Raksha Rally' in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram. Kerala BJP president Kummanam Rajasekharan along with other leaders attended the massive rally. The march was flagged of by Amit Shah from Kannur on October

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    Nifty50 at new high, despite profit booking and low volumes

    Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Even as the general investors' sentiments were subdued on Tuesday, the key Indian equity index -- the NSE Nifty50 -- made marginal gains to close at a new high.

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

    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. Demand for jewellery is definitely

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    Foreign filmmaker's 'Roller Coaster' through Kolkata

    Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Packed with synergistic sound and camera movement, mirroring the thrilling accelerations, ups and downs of a roller coaster ride, Cuban-born, Netherlands-based filmmaker Yuribert Capetillo Hardy has come out with a video "Roller Coaster" (India), reflecting an emotional

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    Don't forget caring for skin, hair during Diwali

    New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) While we are busy ensuring that the festival of lights is welcomed with perfect preparations, we may tend to overlook caring for ourselves. Skip products like hair mousse, opt for blow dry instead.

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    Indian furniture market huge opportunity for Asia: HKTDC

    New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Indian furniture market, which is expected to grow in worth to over $27 billion by 2022, represents a huge opportunity for furniture exporters across Asia, according to a report by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). "With demand set to outstrip supply,

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    I try to keep myself free during festivals: Big B

    Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says during festivals, he always tries to keep himself free to spend time with his family. Amitabh, who hosts popular game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC), greeted soldiers at the Wagah Border in an episode of the show. A soldier named Pushpika

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    Kerala HC division bench upholds BCCI appeal, Sreesanth life ban to stay

    Kochi, Oct 17 (IANS) In what could be a shocking blow to former Indian pacer S. Sreesanth, a division bench of the Kerala high court on Tuesday upheld the appeal made by the BCCI against the earlier single bench verdict that lifted the life ban on the bowler in August this year. The division bench of