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Arvind looking to take B2C segment to Rs 1,500 cr

Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Textiles major Arvind Ltd is looking to take its B2C (business to consumer) segment which includes fabrics and ready-to-wear garments to Rs 1,500 crore in the next five years from the current Rs 700 crore, an official said on Wednesday. Under B2C, only men's wear business stands now at Rs 400 crore and we are looking at this to grow to Rs 1,000 crore in five years...

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Shiva, Sarita among 8 Indians to reach Ulaanbaatar Cup quarters

Ulaanbaatar, June 20 (IANS) Star boxers Shiva Thapa (60kg), Vikas Kishan (75kg) and L.Sarita Devi (60kg) were among the prominent names as eight Indians entered the quarter-finals of the Ulaanbaatar Cup here on Wednesday. Ashish (64kg), Mandeep Jangra (69kg), Salman Sheikh (52kg) and Etash Khan (56kg) joined Shiva and Vikas in the quarters after clinching contrasting victories. I...

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L&T Finance to venture into new geographies for micro loan growth

Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) L&T Finance, a subsidiary of L&T Finance Holdings, is focusing on venturing into new geographies to propel growth in its micro loans book, an official said on Wednesday. As on March 31, the micro loans book of the company stood at Rs 7,549 crore, with a customer base of about 38.2 lakh women across 57,500 villages. Our growth was fuelled by our wil...

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S.Ve. Shekher, who shared offensive Facebook post, gets bail

Chennai, June 20 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician S.Ve. Shekher, accused of sharing a derogatory message against female journalists on his Facebook page, got bail here on Wednesday. A local court granted the bail. Shekher has to appear again next month to get a copy of the chargesheet. Earlier, the Madras High Court turned down his bail plea. Shekher then approached the Supreme Cou...

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Steady Tvesa takes first round lead in 7th leg of Hero WPG Tour

Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) Rising golfer Tvesa Malik got off to a good start with a steady even par 72 in the seventh leg of the Hero women's Professional Tour at the Prestige Golfshire course here on Wednesday. Winner of the third leg in Pune, Tvesa, who has been having a terrific season with one win and four other top-5 finishes in six starts, had an eventful start with a bogey followed...

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Doctors make room for yoga asanas in prescriptions

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The ancient Indian practice of yoga, celebrated world over on June 21 as International Day of Yoga, is now capturing the imagination of doctors who are prescribing a fusion of yoga and modern medicines in their treatment of patients. A new age yoga start-up in the national capital region, Karma Spark is offering clinical yoga therapy for curing Polycystic Ovaria...

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3 bodies found, 176 missing in Indonesia boat capsize

Jakarta, June 20 (IANS) Rescuers have recovered three bodies and are searching for 176 people who remain missing after a passenger boat sank in Lake Toba on Indonesia's Sumatra island two days ago, officials said on Wednesday. Kapal Motor Sinar Bangun boat sank at 5.30 p.m. on Monday after departing Simanindo port in Samosir district and was 1.61 km away from its destination of Tigaras P...

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Arvind looking to take B2C segment to Rs 1,500 cr

Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Textiles major Arvind Ltd is looking to take its B2C (business to consumer) segment which includes fabrics and ready-to-wear garments to Rs 1,500 crore in the next five years from the current Rs 700 crore, an official said on Wednesday. Under B2C, only men's wear business stands now at Rs 400 crore and we are looking at this to grow to Rs 1,000 crore in five years...

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Will present full budget in July: Kumaraswamy

Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) Settling speculation over the nature of the state budget for fiscal 2018-19, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has said that he will present a full budget in July. I will present a full budget in July first week, Kumaraswamy told reporters on Tuesday at the Press Club in his maiden press conference after assuming office on May 23. He said Congres...

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IIFA 2018: Bollywood stars to dazzle in Bangkok; Rekha to perform live after 20 years

Bangkok, June 20 (IANS) Back to the Thai capital after a decade, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards, commencing here Thursday, will not just feature power-packed performances by celebrities including the evergreen Rekha -- performing live on stage after 20 years -- but will seek to raise awareness about women's empowerment, gender equality and plastic pollution. <...

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Will present full budget in July: Kumaraswamy

Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) Settling speculation over the nature of the state budget for fiscal 2018-19, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said he would present a full budget in July. I will present a full budget for the state in July first week, Kumaraswamy told reporters at the Press Club in his maiden press conference after assuming office on May 23. He said Congr...

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Presented deficit free budget to make Tripura self-reliant: CM

Agartala, June 19 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that the deficit free budget presented on Tuesday, his government's first, was intended to make the state self-reliant. Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for providing financial aid to the state, Deb told the media on Tuesday night that the previous Left Front government always presented deficit budgets. Co...

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Priyaka Chopra writing memoir on her 'private' journey

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra is writing a memoir, titled Unfinished, which will be published simultaneously in India, the US and Britain next year. In the memoir, Priyanka said, she is ready to write about her feelings during the course of what has been a fascinating journey. The flavour of the book will be honest, funny, spirited, bold, and rebellious, just like me,...

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Nadal continues training for Wimbledon

Palma de Mallorca (Spain), June 19 (IANS) Spanish tennis superstar Rafael Nadal intensified his grass court training on Tuesday ahead of Wimbledon, the second Grand Slam event of the season, despite the hot weather on the outdoor grass courts used for the ongoing WTA Mallorca Open women's tournament. Overseen by his trainer, Carlos Moya, and his physiotherapist, Rafael Maymo, the 17-time...

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Projects stuck due to non-cooperation of AAP government: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said that projects in his parliamentary constituency Chandni Chowk, including the Shahjahanabad redevelopment plan, are stuck due to non-cooperation of Delhi's AAP government. He also said that much-awaited Rani Jhansi flyover in north Delhi will be completed by August this year. Asked about works stuck...

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Skill police in addressing crimes against women and children: Maneka

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday emphasied the requirement to empower and skill police agencies and other responders in addressing the crimes against children professionally and diligently, and called for every police station to be equipped with 'Rape Investigation Kits' to deal with such cases on a priority basis. The governme...

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Nasscom launches programme to support women techies

Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) In an effort to increase the number of women in senior levels in the Information Technology (IT) industry, Nasscom on Tuesday unveiled its 'Women Wizards Rule Tech' programme for women techies, the Indian IT industry's apex body said. This programme is designed to support women who are moving up the career ladder, while also paving the way for potential leaders ...

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Maternal exposure to lithium may up birth defects risk: Study

New York, June 19 (IANS) Babies born to women who used lithium therapy to treat bipolar disorder during their first-trimester of the pregnancy could be at an elevated risk of developing major congenital malformations such as heart defects, finds a study. The findings, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, showed that nearly one and one-half times as many babies exposed to lithium during th...

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Neha favourite as Hero WPG Tour resumes after break

Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Seasoned Neha Tripathi will start as a top contender in the seventh leg of the Hero women's Professional Tour that resumes at the picturesque Prestige Golfshire Golf Course here on Wednesday after a three-month break. Neha, who won the sixth leg before the Tour broke for summer, registered the Tour's best ever score of 10-under 62, while winning by a massive 14-...

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Driven out of home by sons, complains Arjun Singh's wife

Bhopal, June 19 (IANS) The widow of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Union Minister Arjun Singh on Tuesday accused her sons Ajay and Abhimanyu Singh of forcing her out of home by violence. Ajay Singh, who is the Leader of Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly, was unavailable for comment. In a plea filed in the district court here, Saroj Singh said: My sons Ajay Singh...

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