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Airtel to acquire Tikona's 4G business for Rs 1,600 crore

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced an agreement with Tikona Digital Networks to acquire the latter's 4G business, including the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum and 350 sites, in five telecom circles for around Rs 1,600 crore. However, the acquisition is subject to requisite regulatory approvals. Tikona currently has 20 MHz spectrum in the 2,30...

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Airtel to acquire Tikona's 4G business for Rs 1,600 crore

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced it has entered into an agreement with Tikona Digital Networks to acquire the latter's 4G business, including the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum and 350 sites, in five telecom circles for around Rs 1,600 crore, a company statement said. Tikona currently has 20 MHz spectrum in the 2,300 MHz band in Gujarat, UP (East),...

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Mother Dairy eyes Rs 10,000 cr revenue in next two years

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), is expecting to touch Rs 10,000 crore turnover in the next two years with its expansion plan towards the eastern and western parts of India, a company official said on Thursday. We should be reaching Rs 8,000 crore revenue by end of this fiscal year (2016...

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SC summons Chief Secretaries of 10 drought-affected states

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Chief Secretaries of 10 States to be present before it for their failure to comply with its order to provide relief to the drought-affected areas of their states. While asking the Chief Secretaries to be personally present before it, the bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice N.V. Ramana directed them to file an aff...

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Top seed girls crash out of Rendez-Vous tennis tourney

Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Janvi Patel of Gurajat shocked Shivani Sravya, top seed in the girls singles of the under-18 category, at the ongoing Rendez-Vous A Roland Garros national series tennis tournament at the red clay courts of the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad (DKS) here on Wednesday. Janvi, seeded 11 in the draw, dismissed the top seed from Telangana in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. Th...

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BCCI COA issues clarification on full member status

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The BCCI Committee of Administrators (COA) on Wednesday issued a clarification to what it described as misconceived media reports suggesting that the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) and Gujarat Cricket Association have been selected as the only full members of the board from these two states. These reports are misconceived and appear to be based on a wron...

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'HK investors putting money in start-ups, more keen on India'

Hong Kong, March 22 (IANS) Investors based in Hong Kong are putting more money in start-ups and are increasingly looking at India as an investment option due to its strengths in areas such as information technology, a senior official has said. Jimmy Chiang, Associate Director-General InvestHK, told IANS that investors based in Hong Kong, including venture capitalists, private equity comp...

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Indo-Kenyan Chef Kiran Jethwa takes TV viewers on spirited journey through India

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) He's quite a citizen of the world, what with being born in Kenya to an English mother and Indian father, whose roots are in Gujarat, and whose grandmother was from Daman and Diu. Just the right genes for Chef Kiran Jethwa to transport television viewers across the country with his Spirited Traveller show that highlights Indian culture through its local drinks and food. ...

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Timeline of Babri Masjid-Ram temple dispute

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Supreme Courts suggestion on Tuesday for an amicable settlement to the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute in Ayodhya has yet again rekindled the debate on the subject that has for decades been a religious and political flashpoint. The Babri mosque dates back nearly 500 years when it was built in Ayodhya by Mir Baqi, a commander of first Mughal emperor Bab...

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Maharashtra wants Bachchan to 'save the girl child'

Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) After megastar Amitabh Bachchan lent his name for saving dwindling tigers, the Maharashtra government wants him to become a brand ambassador for its 'save the girl child' initiative, Health Minister Deepak Sawant said here on Tuesday. We shall request him to become the brand ambassador for this initiative which can help prevent female foeticide and save the girl c...

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Majority find chewable tobacco easily available despite ban: Survey

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) A survey participated in by more than 10,000 people found that majority of them have chewable tobacco easily available in their cities despite a Supreme Court ban on the product. In September 2016, the Supreme Court had banned the sale of all forms of chewable tobacco and nicotine, and directed the authorities to strictly enforce its directions. Citizen...

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Eijaz Khan gains 10 kg weight for TV show

Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Actor Eijaz Khan has put on weight to play Mukhi in new TV show Yeh Moh Moh Ke Dhaage. The character is a matured man who had to take up a lot of responsibility at a very young age. So he had to look older than his age. Additionally, in the village that I stayed, a lot of men were not lean but on the slightly heavy side, Eijaz said in a statement. Eijaz we...

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Key to reviving Punjab lies in revitalising its once industrial cities

The conversation around BJPs electoral win in UP has completely overshadowed the political scenario in the state of Punjab. Political commentators attribute this to Punjab's small electoral share compared to UP, but there is more to it than mere arithmetic. Only a few decades ago, Punjab was a poster boy for development -- a state that was the centre-stage of the Green Revolution and who...

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First for India: Presidency's Holocaust-focused course on history of mass violence

Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Presidency University here has launched a course on the history of mass violence, featuring the Jewish Holocaust, with the aim of understanding the causes of the phenomenon and how it can be prevented by tracing its history from the 20th century to our times. Outside China and Israel, the 200-year-old Presidency is the only Asian institution to offer a course on ...

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RIL's KG-D6 gas output falls, costs disallowed: Pradhan

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Further fall in natural gas output from Reliance Industries' (RIL) KG basin D6 block in the eastern offshore has forced the government to disallow the operators $2.756 billion in costs, Parliament was informed on Monday. The Mukesh Ambani-led RIL and its consortium partners produced less than 16 per cent of the 31,793.28 million standard cubic metres (mmscm) of...

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Shardul Pandit joins 'Kuldeepak'

Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actor Shardul Pandit, best known for his roles in shows like Kitani Mohobbat Hai 2 and May I Come in Madam?, has been roped in to play a Gujarati character named Devang in the upcoming socio-thriller TV show Kuldeepak. Shardul will be paired with Keerti Nagpure in the show. I think I have a connection with Gujarat because I keep getting roles in shows tha...

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Save cow to save India: BJP MP

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India will survive only if cow survives, BJP MP Shankarbhai N. Vegad said on Monday. The Bharatiya Janata Party Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat was taking part in a discussion on the 2017-18 budget. Vegad said: Gai bachegi to Hindustan bachega. He claimed that cow urine can cure cancer if used in a proper way. He said households which have a cow...

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Jacqueline to host Justin Bieber during India visit

Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez will be taking Grammy Award winner and global pop sensation Justin Bieber to a tour around Mumbai during his scheduled trip to India in May. She plans to give him a taste of all things desi as his tour guide. Bieber will be performing at the D.Y. Patil Stadium here on May 10 as part of his Purpose World Tour. Jacqueli...

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Mumbai loses Full Member status in BCCI, northeastern states included

Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Record Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai have been deprived of their Full Member status in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), while the Committee of Administrators (COA) has granted Full Membership to all northeastern states. With the removal of the Full Member status, Mumbai, Vidarbha, Saurashtra and Baroda have also lost their voting rights as the Sup...

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Yogi takes charge of UP, Modi calls for 'Uttam Pradesh'

Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) Firebrand leader Yogi Adityanath on Sunday took charge of Uttar Pradesh as its 21st Chief Minister, heading a 47-member ministry that included known Hindutva faces and political turncoats. The oath taking at Smriti Upvan, which marked the return of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to power in the country's most populous state, was watched by Prime Minister Narend...

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