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Profit booking drags equity markets lower

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 14:38

Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) Profit booking, along with negative global cues and caution over upcoming quarterly results, dragged the Indian equity markets lower during the late-afternoon trade session on Wednesday.

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HDFC bank denying zero balance accounts to Gurgaon villagers

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 14:22

Gurgaon, Aug 10 (IANS) A few branches of HDFC Bank in the rural areas of Gurgaon are declining to open accounts with zero balance for students, farmers and labourers under Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) scheme, applicants said here.

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Our trials bona fide, high quality the primary aim: Reliance Jio

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 14:12

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The extensive tests being carried out for Jio 4G services before a full-fledged launch not only have legal sanctity, but are also aimed at ensuring high quality offering in a market where call drops have become common place, Reliance Industries has said.

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NFR to carry fuel tankers on flat wagons to Tripura

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 14:12

Guwahati, Aug 10 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) will start a Roll-On Roll-Off (RoRo) service to carry trucks loaded with fuel on flat-wagon goods train from Thursday to help Tripura tide over the fuel crisis.

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Vietnam to launch digital visas next year

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 14:02

Hanoi, Aug 10 (IANS) Vietnam is working on a scheme to grant electronic visas for foreign visitors from next year, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said.

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Accenture, LinkedIn to organise 'Hackfest 2016'

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 14:02

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Global professional services company Accenture and LinkedIn on Wednesday announced tghey will jointly host "HackFest 2016", a platform for students to solve real-world business and human challenges through innovative ideas.

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BMW recalls 12,000 vehicles in S Korea

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 13:54

Seoul, Aug 10 (IANS) German carmaker BMW will recall about 12,000 vehicles in South Korea for a faulty baby seat latch, Seoul's transportation ministry said on Wednesday.

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Pharmexcil swings into action to contain drop in pharma exports

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 13:16

Hyderabad, Aug 10 (IANS) Pharma exports in the first quarter of fiscal 2016-17 have come down by 4-5 percent, causing concern among Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexcil) and ministry of commerce and industry, which have convened two meetings this month with top exporters.

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NGT slams Agra administration over encroachment

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 13:00

Agra, Aug 10 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slammed the Agra administration and government agencies for submitting wrong details pertaining to encroachment in the flood plains of the Yamuna here.

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Twitter to soon open Moments feature for all

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 12:32

New York, Aug 10 (IANS) Taking on Instagram and Snapchat "Stories" feature, Micro-blogging website Twitter has opened its "Moments" feature -- which started with "influencers, partners and brands" -- to more accounts and will soon roll out to all users in coming months.

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LinkedIn crosses 100-mn members in Asia-Pacific region

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 11:00

Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) Professional networking website LinkedIn on Wednesday announced that it has crossed the 100-million member mark in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC), and with 37 million members, India is its largest market in the region.

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Markets open on higher note on Wednesday

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 09:28

Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday, after opening on a positive note, moved to negative during the morning session of the trade.

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Chinese yuan strengthens on Wednesday

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 08:02

Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, strengthened 64 basis points to 6.653 against the US dollar on Wednesday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System.

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LS passes bill for higher compensation to workers

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 21:48

New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed The Employees Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016, as Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said a large number of workforce in the organised sector will benefit.

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