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ACC's Q1 2017 net profit down 9%

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Cement and ready mixed concrete producer ACC on Friday reported a decline of 9.05 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the first quarter (Q1) of 2017. The company's consolidated net profit decreased to Rs 211 crore from Rs 232 crore reported during the first quarter of last year. In contrast, the consolidated sales (net of excise duty) rose 7.76 ...

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4,500 petrol pumps in Maharashtra to be affected by new move

Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) In a significant move, petrol pumps in eight states including Maharashtra will remain shut on Sundays from May 14 and work only on a single day shift, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., from May 15. The move will affect 4,500 petrol pumps in Maharashtra, including 225 in Mumbai, a top official said here on Wednesday. Federation of All Maharashtra Petrol Dealers Association (FAMPEDA) ...

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Only 35.7% people aware of BHIM app in rural India

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) As the government aims big to promote and make digital transactions easier with BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) app, a new survey on Tuesday claimed that only 35.7 per cent people in rural India are aware of BHIM that has over 10 million user base in the country. Launched in December last year, BHIM is a digital payments solution app based on the Unified Paym...

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VMware expands reach for emerging businesses in India

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Global cloud services provider VMware on Tuesday announced its India expansion plans to help emerging businesses overcome IT challenges. After marking a strong presence in metros, the company will now focus on Jaipur, Vizag, Nagpur, Goa, Bhubaneshwar, Guwahati, Cochin, Coimbatore, Ludhiana and Chandigarh to enable emerging businesses overcome IT challenges.

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Maharashtra roasts as mercury soars up to 46 degrees

Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Heat wave conditions gripped large parts of Maharashtra with the mercury soaring to 46 degrees Celsius in Chandrapur and its Brahmapuri sub-district in Vidarbha region and hovering between 41-45 degrees in many other parts, the IMD said here on Monday. Mumbai was relatively comfortable at average 35 degrees, but people were greatly inconvenienced with the high hum...

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Maharashtra farmer's daughter ends life to save dad from debts

Latur (Maharashtra), April 15 (IANS) On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented a Rs 1 crore prize to a 20-year-old Latur woman for a digital transaction, another young woman from the district ended her life by jumping into a well as her father could not afford her marriage expenses, officials said. The 21-year-old victim was Shital Vyankat Vayal, a resident of Bhise-Wagholi vi...

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BHIM-Aadhaar will revolutionise Indian economy, empower Indians: PM

Nagpur (Maharashtra), April 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the BHIM-Aadhaar digital payments platform has the potential to revolutionise the Indian economy while empowering common Indians in the same way as did the Constitution, framed by B.R. Ambedkar, whose 126th birth anniversary is being celebrated across the country on Friday. Launching the new combined platform her...

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Latur girl bags Rs 1 cr prize for digital transaction

Nagpur (Maharashtra), April 14 (IANS) A 20-year-old electrical engineering student from Maharashtra's Latur, Shraddha Mengshete has bagged the Rs 1 crore Mega Draw for Lucky Grahak Yojana. She had made a transaction of Rs 1,590 through her RuPay card to pay an EMI for her new mobile phone. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday felicitated winners of a mega-draw of two national i...

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BHIM-Aadhaar set to revolutionise Indian economy

Nagpur (Maharashtra), April 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the BHIM-Aadhaar digital payments platform can revolutionise the Indian economy. By enabling each Indian to pay digitally using their biometric data on a merchant's biometric-enabled device, the BHIM-Aadhaar will be like a SmartPhone with a biometric reader, he said. Launching the platform here...

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Latur girl bags Rs 1 cr prize for digital transaction

Nagpur (Maharashtra), April 14 (IANS) A 20-year-old electrical engineering student from Maharashtra's Latur town, Shradha Mengshete has bagged the Rs 1 crore Mega Draw for Lucky Grahak Yojana. She had made a transaction of Rs 1,590 through her RuPay card to pay an EMI for her new mobile phone. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday felicitated winners of a mega-draw of two national incen...

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BHIM-Aadhaar set to revolutionise Indian economy: Modi

Nagpur (Maharashtra), April 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the BHIM-Aadhaar digital payments platform can revolutionise the Indian economy by enabling each Indian to pay digitally using their biometric data on a smartphone. Launching the BHIM-Aadhar digital platform here, Modi said it would boost digital payments in a manner unprecedented anywhere in the world and ...

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Every Indian should have a house by 2022; Modi

Nagpur, April 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that every Indian should have a house by 2022, on the 75th anniversary of the country's Independence, and the government was working in this direction. The Prime Minister, who inaugurated various development works here to mark the birth anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar, said the people of the country should strive to fulfil ...

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Every Indian should have a house by 2022: Modi

Nagpur, April 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that every Indian should have a house by 2022, on the 150th anniversary of the country's Independence, and the government was working in this direction. The Prime Minister, who inaugurated various development works here to mark the birth anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar, said the people of the country should strive to fulfil...

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Modi dedicates Koradi Thermal Power Plant to nation

Nagpur (Maharashtra), April 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the 3,300 MW Koradi Thermal Power Plant here on Friday. The much-delayed power plant will help boost the state's power utilisation and help farmers draw power at flexible hours as per their requirements. Modi also laid the foundation stones for the proposed Indian Institute of Technology (I...

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Modi pays homage to Ambedkar on his 126th birth anniversary

Nagpur (Maharashtra), April 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the architect of the Indian Constitution, Bharat Ratna Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar on the occasion of his 126th birth anniversary here on Friday. Arriving here on a daylong visit for various engagements, Modi started his day with a visit to the historic monument, Deekshabhoomi, where Babasaheb Ambedkar and over ...

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PM pays tributes to Ambedkar on 126th birth anniversary

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid his tributes to Dr B.R. Ambedkar on his 126th birth anniversary. Ambedkar Jayanti ke pawan awsar par pujya baba saheb ko naman (Tributes to venerable Babasaheb Ambedkar on Ambedkar Jayanti), Modi tweeted. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and soci...

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Modi to launch biometric payment interface in Nagpur

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) One would now be able to make digital payments without having a mobile phone, Internet connection, debit or credit card as Prime Minister Narendra Modi would on Friday release BHIM-Adhar interface enabling digital payments using biometric data. The new interface would be launched in Nagpur during the 126th birth anniversary celebrations of Bhim Rao Ambedkar.

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Modi to launch BHIM-Aadhaar digital payments platform on Friday

Nagpur, April 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the BHIM-Aadhaar digital payments platform to boost the digital payments revolution on the occasion of the 126th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, here on Friday. BHIM-Aadhaar, the merchant interface of the BHIM App will pave the way for digital payments by using the Aadhaar platform enabling each Indian to p...

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JMM retains Littipara seat in Jharkhand

Ranchi, April 13 IANS) The opposition Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Thursday retained the Littipara assembly seat with its candidate Simon Marandi defeating his BJP rival Hemlal Murmu by 12,900 votes in the April 9 bypoll. The JMM candidate got 65,551 votes while Murmu managed 52,651 votes. In 2014, the JMM won the seat by over 10,000 votes. The seat fell vacant after JMM legis...

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India-Australia Sports Partnership launched

Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday said that Victoria University and University of Canberra will assist India to establish a 'National Sports University' on the lines of the Australian Institute of Sport. The assurance by Turnbull came at the launch of the India-Australia Sport Partnership (IASP) jointly with Indian Sports and Youth Affairs Mi...

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