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Recording songs has become more complicated now, says Big B

Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says the process of recording songs has become more complicated now. Big B, who has recorded a song titled Badumba for his upcoming film 102 Not Out, wrote on his blog: The entire concept of recording songs has changed. From being complicated several years ago, it is now even more complicated as the world moves towards modern technology, an...

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MP bypolls underway for 2 assembly seats

Bhopal, Feb 24 (IANS) Voting for the Kolaras and Mungaoli assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh began on Saturday amid tight security, a poll official said. A total of 22 candidates from Ashoknagar's Mungaoli and 13 from Kolaras in Shivpuri district are in the fray. As many as 2,44,457 voters from Kolaras and 1,91,009 from Mungaoli will exercise their franchise between 8 a.m. and 5 p...

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India tops Big Data and Analytics adoption in APAC region: Oracle

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) When it comes to Big Data and Analytics, Indian enterprises are adopting the technologies to improve operations and enhance customer experience at a greater pace than the rest of the Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries, a senior executive from Cloud major Oracle has said. When it comes to the Next-Gen trends in the Big Data space, adoption, customer interaction and ope...

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Rotomac Chief, son sent to transit remand, IT seizes 12 bank accounts

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A CBI court on Friday sent Rotomac owner Vikram Kothari and his son Rahul to one-day transit remand while the Income Tax department seized 12 bank accounts of the group and issued six prosecution against the businessman in connection with the Rs 3,695 crore loan default. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal at the Patiala House courts passed an o...

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Kerala CPI-M says its membership has increased

Thrissur (Kerala), Feb 23 (IANS) The CPI-M Kerala unit on Friday said its membership had gone up above 4.63 lakh, which was a record high for three years. As many as 57,881 new members had joined the Left party, increasing its membership in the southern state to 4,63,472. These included 79,757 women members, including 17,238 new members. The figure was released by Central Commit...

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Largest joint military drills in SE Asia conclude

Bangkok, Feb 23 (IANS) The largest military exercises in Southeast Asia concluded on Friday in Thailand, after 11 days of drills, social and humanitarian projects and traditional jungle training. A total of 11,075 soldiers from 29 countries participated in the Cobra Gold 2018 training, held in eastern Thailand, reports Efe news. The United States was the biggest participant with ...

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Equity indices close higher, Sensex rises over 300 points

Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) The benchmark Sensex of the BSE surged over 300 points on Friday as positive cues from the Asian markets, along with healthy buying in almost all the sectors -- led by metals, banking and healthcare stocks -- kept investors' sentiments buoyed. The other key index -- NSE Nifty50 -- too, closed over 100 points higher, signalling a steady start to the March derivatives...

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Equity indices surge, Sensex rises over 200 points

Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Positive cues from the Asian markets -- along with healthy buying in almost all the sectors led by metals, banking and healthcare stocks -- lifted the key Indian equity indices during the mid-afternoon trade session on Friday. The BSE Sensex surged over 200 points aided by index heavyweights like Tata Steel, Sun Pharma, Dr Reddy's Lab, Yes Bank and Bharti Airtel, am...

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Key Indian equity indices open on higher note

Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Friday opened on a higher note with healthy buying in metals, consumer durables, banking and auto stocks. Around 9.17 a.m., the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) rose by 36.85 points or 0.35 per cent to trade at 10,419.55 points. The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which traded at 33,832 p...

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US dollar falls against major currencies

New York, Feb 23 (IANS) The US dollar has declined against most major currencies after reaching a 10-day high in the earlier session. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, fell 0.36 per cent at 89.726 in late trading on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported. In late New York trading, the euro rose to $1.2332 from $1.2297 in the previous session, ...

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CBI arrests Rotomac firm owner Vikram Kothari, son

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday arrested Rotomac pen company owner Vikram Kothari and his son Rahul on charges of cheating a consortium of banks of Rs 3,695 crore (including interest) by siphoning off loans sanctioned to his company for procurement of wheat and other goods for export. The Income Tax Department also issued a showcause notice to Kothari asking why prosecution ...

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CBI arrests Rotomac firm owner Vikram Kothari, son

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday arrested Rotomac pen company owner Vikram Kothari and his son Rahul on charges of cheating a consortium of banks of Rs 3,695 crore (including interest) by siphoning off loans sanctioned to his company for procurement of wheat and other goods for export. The agency arrested them after daylong questioning at the Central Bureau of Investigation (...

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Essel Group arm to invest Rs 4,250 cr in electronic vehicle segment in UP

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Essel Infraprojects Ltd (EIL), the infrastructure arm of Essel Group on Thursday, announced its foray into the electronic vehicle (EV) segment by committing investments worth Rs 4,250 crore for the sector in Uttar Pradesh. EIL inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect at the UP Investors Summit in Lucknow on Wednesday, the company said in a stateme...

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Volatility on F&O expiry, global cues pull equities lower

Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Volatility infused by futures and options (F&O) expiry, along with negative global cues and a weak rupee, pulled the key Indian equity indices lower on Thursday. The wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closed on a flat-to-negative note -- down 14.75 points or 0.14 per cent at 10,382.70 points. The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex...

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Over 90% Indians want to remotely manage IoT at home: Report

Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Over 90 per cent Indians would be keen to experience a reality where Internet Of Things (IoT) devices could make their lives simpler by enabling them to monitor and manage their home appliances remotely in real-time, a new report said on Thursday. According to India IoT Report by Tata Communications, more than 65 per cent Indians suffer anxiety over FOLO (fear of li...

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S. Africa took calculated risks, says Kohli

Centurion, Feb 22 (IANS) After a six wicket loss to South Africa in the second Twenty20 International match, India skipper Virat Kohli praised the hosts, saying they took calculated risks which helped them. South Africa rode on some powerful batting by Heinrich Klaasen and Jean-Paul Duminy to defeat India by six wickets at the SuperSport Park here on Wednesday. South Africa took ...

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4G steered 82% of Indian mobile data traffic in 2017: Report

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) 4G emerged as the key driver of mobile data consumption in 2017 and 82 per cent of the mobile data traffic came from 4G in India, Nokia's annual Mobile Broadband Index study said on Thursday. The traffic grew 135 per cent year-on-year (YoY) with the rapid deployment of 4G networks and affordable devices in the country. 3G grew data grew 286 per cent in 2017, driv...

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Key Indian equity indices provisionally close flat

Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices provisionally closed flat-to-lower on Thursday. The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 33,817.09 points, provisionally closed at 33,819.50 points -- down 25.36 points or 0.07 per cent -- from its previous session's close at 33,844.86 points. The Sensex has so far touched a high of 33,868.74 p...

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4G steered 82% of Indian mobile data consuption in 2017: Report

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) 4G emerged as the key driver of mobile data consumption in 2017 and 82 per cent of the traffic in the year came from 4G in India, Nokia's annual Mobile Broadband Index study said on Thursday. The traffic grew 135 per cent year-on-year (YoY) with the rapid deployment of 4G networks and affordable devices in the country. 3G grew data grew 286 per cent in 2...

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Stalin asks Palaniswami to meet Modi over Cauvery issue

Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) DMK leader M.K.Stalin on Thursday said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami along with leaders of various political parties should meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urge him to set up a Cauvery Management Board. Speaking at the all party meeting held at the state secretariat here, Stalin said the state should put sufficient pressure on the central governmen...

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