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By Loknath Das On Saturday, November 4th, 2017
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Outcry as Afghanistan moves to ban WhatsApp and Telegram

Journalists, media groups and users of social media in Afghanistan have accused the government of censorship after it moved to block the WhatsApp and Telegram messaging services. The editor of one of the country’s More...

By Loknath Das On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Expect lay-offs in IT companies as job market to shrink in the next two quarters: Survey

Indian IT professionals are likely to see reduced job opportunities in the next six months as traditional roles are increasingly getting disrupted in the wake of automation and digitisation, a survey found out. According More...

By Loknath Das On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Stock market starts off strong as Sensex surges, Nifty regains 10k mark

The market made a strong start today as the benchmark Sensex surged 111 points, mainly driven by domestic investors and aided by positive Asian shares. Moreover, the broader NSE Nifty reclaimed the key 10,000 level. Extending More...

By Loknath Das On Monday, September 25th, 2017
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PM Modi Forms Economic Council, Appoints Bibek Debroy As Chief

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set up a economic advisory council, the government said on Monday, as concerns grow about a slowdown in Asia’s third largest economy. The new council, headed by More...

By Loknath Das On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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Asian Shares Fall As North Korea Moots Hydrogen Bomb Test

Tokyo: Asian stocks fell and the Japanese yen and Swiss franc gained on the mooted possibility of North Korea conducting another hydrogen bomb test, this time in the Pacific Ocean. North Korean Foreign Minister More...

By Loknath Das On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
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As India Inc Struggles To Cut Down Debt, Economy Suffers

Mumbai: Cash crunch and confusion over the introduction of GST (Goods and Services Tax) were initially blamed for pulling economic growth down to its weakest pace in more than three years. But that is masking a More...

By Loknath Das On Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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SUVs, Luxury Cars To Cost More As GST Cess Hiked To 25%: Report

Sport-utility vehicles (SUVs), luxury and midsized cars that had become cheaper after the rollout of GST (Goods and Services Tax) on July 1 are set to cost more. The Cabinet today approved raising of cess on luxury More...

By Loknath Das On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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SBI Shares Up 5% As Bank Cuts Interest Rate On Savings Accounts

New Delhi: Shares of State Bank of India went up by nearly 5 per cent today after it slashed interest on savings account deposits by 50 basis points to 3.5 per cent on balance of up to Rs. 1 crore. The SBI stock More...

By Loknath Das On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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ICICI Bank’s Shares Down 3% As Bad Loans Rise, Weak Q1 Profit Growth

New Delhi: ICICI Bank shares today declined by 3 per cent after the private bank reported a marginal rise of 3.5 per cent in consolidated net profit for the first quarter of current fiscal on asset quality woes. After More...

By Loknath Das On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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ITC shares tank 15% as govt hikes cigarette cess

Shares fell on Tuesday from record highs hit in the previous session as the country’s biggest cigarette maker and index heavyweight ITC Ltd plunged after the federal government increased tax on cigarettes. Tax More...