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Telecom: Year of turmoil with bleeding balance-sheets under GST's shadow

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) It was a year of turmoil for the hyper-competitive Indian telecom sector as the balance-sheets of many major players kept bleeding, prompting the government to form an panel to chalk out plans to bail out firms. Reliance Industries' Jio continued to disrupt the market with its free or low-priced offers while three or four majors fought for the telecom pie tooth a...

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Congress' Karnataka government has failed to nab Lankesh killers: Rajnath

Bengaluru, Dec 17 (IANS) The Congress government in Karnataka had failed to nab the alleged killers of Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh even three months after the incident, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. Though its over three months since she (Gauri) was killed, the state government had failed to solve the case. We will conduct a thorough probe into her murder and bri...

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Be friends with tea for health benefits

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Waking up on a chilly morning to a hot cup of tea is definitely the best way to start your day and why not after all it has many health benefits too. Dhrity Vats, Senior Wellness Consultant at online diagnostic center Healthians lists down some of the health befits of different varieties of tea * White Tea is rich in antibacterial properties and is in...

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Equity indices cheered by exit polls, rise amid volatility

Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Taking a cue from the exit polls which predicted a BJP win in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, investors engaged in intense buying during the last two sessions of the trading week, which led to an upward rally in the key Indian equity indices. Although broadly weak global cues, along with rising crude oil prices and poor domestic macro-data, infused volatility in the b...

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Films are still hero-centric: Juhi Chawla

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Juhi Chawla feels there is a lot of pressure on the girls on-screen today, and wonders if wearing shorter dresses and aiming for a size-zero frame is really an expression of freedom. The actress says a lot has changed for women in showbiz, but some aspects continue to remain the same. The actress, who joined the team of Epic channel's TV show Sharanam as a narrat...

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I-League: Neroca register thrilling victory against Chennai City

Imphal, Dec 15 (IANS) Neroca FC kicked off their home campaign in the I-League with a thrilling 2-1 victory over Chennai City FC on Friday in what was dubbed as a perfect team effort. Following the win, Neroca FC rise to the fourth spot with six points from three matches while Chennai City FC remain at the ninth position with the solitary point collected from Kozhikode. Lalit Tha...

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Equity indices extend gains, exit polls outcome uplift sentiments

Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Riding on the exit polls outcome which predicted a BJP win in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, the two key indices of the domestic markets extended gains for the second consecutive session on Friday. According to market observers, the key equity indices -- which surged to higher levels supported by healthy buying in metals, consumer durables and auto...

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Musical evening planned for Will Smith in Mumbai

Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Bollywood composers Vishal-Shekhar have been entrusted with the task of treating Hollywood star Will Smith to a musical evening during his India visit next week. Smith will be flying down to Mumbai to promote his latest Netflix film Bright. He will be arriving with co-stars Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace and director David Ayer. Netflix is set to create the Bright expe...

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Equity indices close higher ahead of Gujarat exit poll results

Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Short covering, along with positive hopes of the ruling BJP's win in the crucial two-phased Gujarat assembly elections, erased the day's entire losses and lifted the key Indian equity indices to close in the green on Thursday. On a closing basis, the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) edged higher by 59.15 points or 0.58 per cent to 10,252.10 points....

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Cement companies cheer as SC lifts ban on pet coke

Jaipur, Dec 14 (IANS) Cement companies in Rajasthan have welcomed the Supreme Court order lifting the ban imposed on use of pet coke by the industry, while environmentalists have voiced concern. The apex court on Wednesday lifted the ban imposed on pet coke and furnace oil in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana which came into effect on November 1, 2017, and asked the government ...

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World Bank role in drafting Pakistan bill stuns MPs

Islamabad, Dec 14 (IANS) A Pakistani minister's admission that the World Bank was involved in drafting a law on the countrys natural resources has taken Senators by surprise. The statement by Minister of State for Petroleum Jam Kamal Khan prompted Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani to seek a written response from the Petroleum Ministry about the extent to which the World Bank was involved...

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'Tiger Zinda Hai' banned in Pakistan, CBFC chief objects to 'demeaning' content

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Bollywood film Tiger Zinda Hai, which has been refused the No-objection Certification for import into Pakistan, shows the country's national security and law enforcement institutions and agencies in a demeaning manner, according to the Pakistan censor board chief. Pakistan's Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage on Thursday...

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Food, fuel prices accelerate November WPI inflation

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) An exponential rise in food and fuel prices especially those of onions and diesel pushed India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices higher to 3.93 per cent for November, official data showed on Thursday. According to data from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the wholesale price index (WPI) accelerated to 3.93 per cent in November from 3.59 ...

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Equity indices discard losses to close in green

Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Shedding the day's entire losses, key Indian equity indices on Thursday provisionally closed on a higher note lifted by healthy buying in healthcare, banks and auto stocks. Top gainers on the BSE market breadth were Dr. Reddy's Lab, Cipla, ITC, Mahindra and Mahindra and Axis Bank. IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) remained the top loser with a loss of 2.62 pe...

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Equity indices trade in red, TCS top loser

Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Thursday traded in the red during the mid-afternoon trade session with heavy selling pressure in consumer durables, capital goods and metal stocks. IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) was the top loser on the BSE market breadth -- down almost 3 per cent -- followed by Wipro, NTPC, Larsen and Toubro and Power Grid. Around 1.1...

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A call for jihad in an earthly paradise -- and its consequences

Title: A Ticket to Syria; Author: Shirish Thorat; Publisher: Bloomsbury India: Pages: 254; Price: Rs 399 Faith can move mountains. But when distorted and misplaced, it can demolish lives, families and much more. And this destructive tendency can even manifest itself in places far away from an area of savage religious strife. Say, an idyllic Indian Ocean archipelago nation, whose people a...

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Salman launches Bina Kak's book, calls it great

Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Bollywood actor Salman Khan launched photographer Bina Kak's book Silent Sentinels Of Ranthambhore here on Wednesday, terming it a great book. I think it is a great book because I have seen all the pictures much before they have released. All the pictures are really nice and beautiful, he said in a media interaction. Katrina Kaif, Salim Khan, Helen, Salman K...

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'Tiger Zinda Hai' refused NOC for release in Pakistan

Islamabad/New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Bollywood's much-anticipated movie Tiger Zinda Hai has been refused the No-Objection Certificate (NOC) for import by Pakistan's Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage. The Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer is the sequel of thriller drama Ek Tha Tiger, which too hadn't released in the country. Pakistan's Central Board of F...

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Equity indices extend losses ahead of US Fed policy outcome

Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Continuing with losses for the second day in a row, the key Indian equity indices on Wednesday gave up all their morning gains to end a volatile trade session in the red as investors booked profits in metals, capital goods and banking stocks. According to market observers, apart from domestic macro-data marring investors' risk-taking appetite, caution ahead of the U...

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Using liquid biopsy to monitor colorectal cancer

Cancer is a terrifying disorder which has touched almost everyone in some way or the other. With incidents of cancer rising across the globe, scientists have been frantically researching to figure out solutions to treat this disease in the most effective and non-invasive manner. Colorectal cancer encompasses both cancers of the colon and the rectum. According to the World Health Organisa...

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