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Indian Railways to tap advertising potential of stations and trains 

Indian Railways to tap advertising potential of stations and trains 

Sources in the ministry of Indian Railways state that EY will develop a pricing strategy after evaluating the transporter’s assets, which will be later flagged to advertisers spread across India. (Reuters)

In order to tap non-farebox avenues for revenue enhancement, Indian Railways on Mondayappointed global professional services provider EY to undertake a six month study to tap the advertising potential of stations and trains. Sources in the ministry of railways state that EY will...

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radio stations had grown to 4,793 AM stations and 5,662 FM stations. In addition, there are 1,460 public radio stations. Most of these stations are run

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American Boeing Considers Manufacturing F-18 Jets in India

American Boeing Considers Manufacturing F-18 Jets in India

The US aerospace and defense company Boeing is deliberating manufacturing its F/A18 Super Hornet multirole fighters in India as part of the Make in India initiative, CEO Dennis Muilenburg said as quoted by Indian media on Wednesday.

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February 2013.  "Pentagon to Use Lithium-Ion Batteries for F-35 Jets Despite Boeing 787 Woes.". Dailytech.com. Retrieved 24 February 2013.  "Skinning

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In IT Services, This Indian Company Rated Worlds Most Powerful Brand

In IT Services, This Indian Company Rated Worlds Most Powerful Brand

India's top multinational IT company Tata Consultancy Services has been rated as the world's most powerful brand in Information Technology Services by a leading global brand valuation firm, the compan...

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one of their fifty most powerful people in the world. Khan was born on 2 November 1965 in a Hindko-speaking Muslim family in New Delhi. He spent

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India to have 371 million mobile Internet users by June: IAMAI

India to have 371 million mobile Internet users by June: IAMAI

Mobile Internet userbase in the country has steadily increased from 238 million in June last year to 306 million at the end of December 2015. (Reuters)

The number of mobile Internet users in India is expected to grow over 55 per cent to 371 million by June this year, driven by strong adoption in rural parts of the country, industry body IAMAI said today.

Mobile Internet userbase in the country has steadily increased from 238 million in June last year to 306 million at the end of

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2016-01-06.  "India to Have 402 Million Internet Users by December-End: IAMAI". Gadgets.ndtv.com. 2015-11-17. Retrieved 2016-01-06.  "Asia Internet Stats and

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Incredible India: 2,500 women get together on Facebook, create the world's largest crochet blanket

Incredible India: 2,500 women get together on Facebook, create the world's largest crochet blanket

Nearly 2,500 women from the Facebook group Mother India's Crochet Queens came together to break the Guinness World Record for the largest crochet blanket on Jan. 31. The resulting blanket was around 11,148 square metres in size, equivalent of one-and-a-half football fields

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Each of the 8,034 blankets that went into making the giant bedspread was made by the group's 2,472 members. The participants, spread...

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Auto Expo 2016: Nissan promoting Datsun in tier 3 an tier 4 markets

Auto Expo 2016: Nissan promoting Datsun in tier 3 an tier 4 markets

In an exclusive interaction with FE at the Auto Expo 2016, Guilamme Sicard, president Nissan India operations said that the company is opening outlets mostly in the Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4 cities. (Photo: Vikash Yogi/Ashish Jha)

In order to penetrate the Indian market, Nissan India has made has resorted to the strategy of promoting the Datsun brand in the tier 2, tier 3 and small towns, while Nissan will be the brand for premium customers in the urban pockets of the country.

In an...

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Canada". Auto North. 2011-12-13. Retrieved 2011-12-13.  "Nissan LEAF Sales Figures". Good Car Bad Car. January 2016. Retrieved 2016-01-22.  "Nissan LEAF

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Tata Consultancy rated world’s most powerful brand in IT Services: Report

Tata Consultancy rated world’s most powerful brand in IT Services: Report

According to the report, TCS is also the fastest growing brand within its industry over the last 6 years.

India’s top multinational IT company Tata Consultancy Services has been rated as the world’s most powerful brand in Information Technology Services by a leading global brand valuation firm, the company said today.

Brand Finance’s 2016 annual report evaluated thousands of the world’s top brands to determine which are the most powerful and the most valuable.

Scoring highly...

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also became the world’s first carrier to commercialize HSDPA in May 2006. SK expanded into the landline market by acquiring second-rated fixed-line operator

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Stolen data issue impacts tax cooperation with India: Swiss

Stolen data issue impacts tax cooperation with India: Swiss

Switzerland’s tax cooperation with India is being negatively impacted over the “contentious” issue of sharing information based on illegally obtained data, according to the Swiss government.

Switzerland’s tax cooperation with India is being negatively impacted over the “contentious” issue of sharing information based on illegally obtained data, according to the Swiss government.

However, Switzerland has said both sides have better understanding about each other’s...

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indirect tax system was substantially changed in July 2000 with the introduction of a 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST). In Australia's tax system, personal

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Maruti plans to strengthen mini-segment with another product addition

Maruti plans to strengthen mini-segment with another product addition

In January this year, Maruti’s mini segment sales saw a year on year decline of 4.3% selling 34206 units compared to 35750 units in January last year. (Reuters)

Maruti Suzuki India is planning to introduce another model in the entry-level mini segment to strengthen its position given with increasing pressure space which comprises close to 35% of the company’s domestic sales volumes.

Reviewing the market and offerings we are developing a new product for that segment. Already we...

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Sachin Tendulkar Launches New BMW 7-Series; Priced at Rs. 1.1 Crore

Sachin Tendulkar Launches New BMW 7-Series; Priced at Rs. 1.1 Crore

Unveiled by Master-Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, the new-generation BMW 7-Series flagship saloon made its India debut at the 2016 Auto Expo. It has been priced between Rs. 1.1 crore - Rs. 1.5 crore (ex-sh...

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N R Narayana Murthy panel pitches for friendly tax regime for Venture capitals, Private equities

N R Narayana Murthy panel pitches for friendly tax regime for Venture capitals, Private equities

The suggestions of the committee, chaired by Infosys founder N R Narayana Murthy, come at a time when the government is pursuing its ambitious ‘Start-up India’ initiative to bolster entrepreneurship and create more jobs.  (PTI)

Pitching for significant changes in norms governing venture capital and private equity funds, a Sebi panel has recommended favourable tax regime and steps to bring in long-term funds from domestic and overseas investors.

The suggestions of the committee,...

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New Assassin's Creed Set In India Won Me Over With Its Beauty

New Assassin's Creed Set In India Won Me Over With Its Beauty

The recently-released Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India plays ok (very much like ACC: China before it), but, wow, does it look pretty. The game’s artists took splendid advantage of how rare it is to see a game set in India. I had to capture some footage to show you. Enjoy!

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free-roaming adventure with some of the best use of parkour yet.  Pearson, Ryan (16 November 2007). "Review: 'Assassin's Creed' Not Quite Perfect". Fox

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Younger and the Age of Agelessness

Younger and the Age of Agelessness

The basic premise of Younger, the TV Land dramedy now entering its second season, is this: Liza Miller (Sutton Foster) is a 40-year-old New Jersey housewife who, after her husband cheated on her and gambled away their savings, is in desperate need of a fresh start. Newly divorced (see above), and with her college-aged daughter away on a semester in India, Liza ends up moving in with her friend Maggie (Debi Mazar), an artist, in Brooklyn. She looks for a job in publishing, the industry...

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beginning or an end. Agelessness can be used as a synonym for immortality; more specifically it refers to eternal youth. Agelessness can be attributed

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Flipkart Talks About Building Universal Windows App

Flipkart Talks About Building Universal Windows App

Last week, India’s largest e-commerce company Flipkart released their Universal Windows App that works across PCs and mobile devices. This new update was well received among customers. Today, the development team behind this app has shared its experience on bringing this new app to life. The usual product road-map is to first analyze the market, […]

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New species of bird discovered in India and China by international team of scientists

New species of bird discovered in India and China by international team of scientists

A new species of bird has been described in north-eastern India and adjacent parts of China by a team of scientists from Sweden, China, the US, India and Russia, headed by Professor Per Alström, Uppsala University and Swedish University of Agricultural Science. The bird has been named the Himalayan Forest Thrush, Zoothera salimalii.

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fossil was discovered, the new species of human was named Neanderthal man. The Neanderthal 1 fossils are known to be 40,000 years old. Evidence of modern

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Cooking With One Hand: Lamb curry with cumin-scented basmati rice recipe

Cooking With One Hand: Lamb curry with cumin-scented basmati rice recipe

Dishes perfected over generations, secret ingredients divulged while traveling abroad, this very cooking show: There is ample evidence that proves sharing recipes is a past time worth partaking in.

In this episode of Cooking With One Hand, creator and host David Vos is sharing a recipe that has sharing at its heart. It was developed by a woman named Sattie Pal who took the flavors of Puerto Rico and melded them with spices of India to create a truly unique lamb curry dish. It's got enough...

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CAD to narrow to 0.5 per cent of GDP in 2016: Report

CAD to narrow to 0.5 per cent of GDP in 2016: Report

The current account deficit is expected to narrow to 0.5 per cent of GDP in 2016 largely owing to lower commodity prices, particularly oil. (Reuters)

India’s current account deficit may narrow to 0.5 per cent of GDP in 2016 from 0.7 per cent in 2015 owing to lower commodity prices, particularly oil, says a report.

“Given lower oil prices, we expect the current account deficit to narrow to 0.5 per cent of GDP in 2016 from 0.7 per cent in 2015, despite weak exports and strengthening...

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that Canada's real GDP would grow by 1.5 per cent in 2015. Another productivity measure, used by the OECD, is the long-term trend in multifactor productivity

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India one of fastest growing SMB markets for Twitter

India one of fastest growing SMB markets for Twitter

“We’re excited to work with the Indian SMB community to help them achieve their business goals and reach over 320 million Twitter users worldwide,” Emily Huo said.  (Image Source: Twitter)

Twitter today said thousands of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are advertising on its platform, making India one of its fastest growing SMB market across the world with average monthly spend per advertiser growing 60 per cent.

The micro-blogging website opened up its self-service ad...

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peak market capitalization of 4 billion. On July 13, 2015, Facebook became the fastest company in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index to reach a market cap

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New species of bird discovered in India and China by international team of scientists

New species of bird discovered in India and China by international team of scientists

A new species of bird has been described in north-eastern India and adjacent parts of China by a team of scientists from Sweden, China, the US, India and Russia, led by Professor Per Alström, Uppsala University and Swedish University of Agricultural Science.

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Indian Actress Radhika Apte Flaunts Her Assets in GQ Magazine Video Shoot [WATCH]

Indian Actress Radhika Apte Flaunts Her Assets in GQ Magazine Video Shoot [WATCH]

On the silver screen, Radhika Apte is among those Indian actresses who have proven their talent by taking on various acting roles in a number of categories. Now, with GQ India, Apte has showed the world how sensual she can be. The magazine has recently released a video in which the actress is seen flaunting her assets.

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