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    BSE moves 122 cos on Vadodara Stock Exchange to dissemination board

    Mumbai: Leading bourse BSE has shifted 122 ‘vanishing companies’ listed on the Vadodara Stock Exchange to its dissemination board. Shares of these firms, however, will not be available for buying and selling. “…122 vanishing companies which are exclusively listed on Vadodara Stock Exchange Ltd will be placed on Dissemination Board of BSE from Monday April 27, 2015,” BSE said in a circular.

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    Jump in job applications via mobile phone apps:

    New Delhi: The use of smartphone apps to apply for jobs has picked up in the last one year, as 10-20 per cent of job applications companies received in 2014-15 came through such platforms, says a survey. Nearly half of the surveyed companies said 10-20 per cent of the job applications they received in 2014-15 came from mobile phones, not desktops or laptops. The figure was 0-10 per cent in 2013-14. The change comes with a jump in the sales of smartphones.

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    Trai faces flak on Twitter for releasing names and email ids

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator Trai today faced flak on the social media including Twitter for making public names and email ids of one million people who have submitted their comments on Net Neutrality. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on March 27 had floated a consultation paper on putting in place a regulatory framework for over-the-top (OTT) services and April 24 was the last date to submit comments. The Authority has received over 10 lakh petitions on the matter and as usual practise

  • As nuclear powers meet, NYC rally demands end to weapons

    New York: Global activists have presented 8 million petitions to the UN disarmament chief demanding a world free of nuclear weapons, kicking off a conference by world powers to review progress toward eventually achieving total disarmament. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran’s foreign minister are both expected to speak at the conference Monday amid intense interest in the fate of negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program.

  • LIC revamps senior-level management, transfers 40 Executive Directors

    Mumbai: Amidst a marginal slide in its market share, life insurance giant Life Insurance Corporation has revamped its senior level management to improve performance by transferring as many as 40 executive directors early this month. In one of its largest top level changes, the Corporation has shifted as many as 40 executive directors (EDs) early this month. This comes against its normal practice of transferring the EDs in three years. The transfers were effected on April 11 through an internal transfer order, sources said.

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    Mukesh Ambani regains richest Indian slot from Dilip Shanghvi

    New York/Mumbai: Industrialist Mukesh Ambani today regained his position as the world’s richest Indian with a networth of USD 19.6 billion, as pharma tycoon Dilip Shanghvi slipped to the second place after remaining on the top for about seven weeks. Shangvi-led generic drug maker Sun Pharma saw its share price dip by over two per cent in a weak market today, but loss was much lower at 0.55 per cent for Ambani-led business conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL). As a result, Shanghvi saw his

  • Navi Mumbai civic polls: NCP-Cong enter into post-poll tie-up

    Mumbai: The NCP today announced a post poll tie-up with Congress in the 111-member Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation, elections to which were held recently. NCP had bagged 52 seats while Congress had won ten. The simple majority required in the civic body was 56. Party President Sunil Tatkare told reporters that NCP leader Ganesh Naik had appealed to “like-minded” parties to join hands.

  • I feel honoured over Arjuna recommendation: Rohit

    Mumbai: Indian batsman Rohit Sharma today expressed delight about the BCCI’s decision to recommend his name for the government’s prestigious Arjuna Award and said that he felt “honoured”. “Kushi to bahut hai (I feel very happy). I am honoured that BCCI has recommended my name. It felt very good when I heard it yesterday,” said Rohit at a promotional event for adidas here.

  • Narendra Modi-spurred relief work has won hearts in Nepal

    There is no mistaking the fact that India has upstaged China in Nepal in regard to help in managing the consequences of the ghastly earthquake. The swiftness with which this country responded to the needs of the Himalayan state in the wake of the earthquake has enhanced India’s stature as a regional power. By contrast, China has been late in sending relief like the US, Japan and neighbour Pakistan.

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    Vijay Mallya’s boardroom battle casts shadow on USL, UB Group shares

    Mumbai: Amid a boardroom battle at Diageo-owned United Spirits to oust Chairman Vijay Mallya, shares of the company as also that of various UB Group firms including long-grounded Kingfisher Airlines fell sharply today. USL shares were down 3.5 per cent after its board asked Mallya to quit over alleged fund diversion to Kingfisher and other UB Group entities — even as the liquor baron refused to oblige and said he would continue as Chairman and Director.

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    Sensex closes 261 points down 

    Mumbai: A benchmark index for Indian equities, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange, closed 260.95 points, or 0.95 percent, down on Monday. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also closed in the red — down 91.45 points or 1.10 percent — at 8,213.80 points. The 30-scrip Sensex, which opened at 27,565.49 points, closed at 27,176.99 points provisionally (at 3.55 p.m.) — down 260.95 points, or 0.95 percent, over

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    Pashupatinath Temple unharmed in Nepal’s devastating quake

    Kathmandu: The famous 5th century Pashupatinath Temple here has survived the massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake that flattened several World Heritages like iconic Dharhara tower and Darbar Square in Nepal. “The Pashupatinath Temple is safe, we have checked the shrine many times and it has developed no cracks,” a devotee at the temple said.

  • FBI investigating possible IS terror threat in US

    Washington: The FBI is investigating a possible terrorist threat by Islamic State in the United States, said law enforcement officials. According to CNN, the investigation originated from intercepted chatter and other intelligence information that led officials to believe a possible plot could be in the works. However, it is not yet clear whether the threat is real and no arrests have been made so far. The exact nature of the threat is also not clear yet. One official said

  • Nepal earthquake: Death toll rises to 3,300, rescue operation continues

    Washington: The death toll from Nepal’s earthquake has risen to 3,300, two days after the devastating earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale struck the Himalayan nation, even as the rescue efforts intensified in search of survivors. Reports suggested that many communities living in the mountainsides were devastated or struggling to cope, reported ABC News.

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    Quake toll in India mounts to 66, top officials airdash to Nepal

    New Delhi: The death toll in India from Saturday’s massive earthquake that jolted several states has mounted to 66, officials said today, even as the Centre today rushed an inter-ministerial team of top officials to help coordinate relief operations in Nepal. Bihar, the worst hit among the Indian states, accounted for 51 deaths, Uttar Pradesh 12, West Bengal two, and Rajasthan one. The quake and powerful aftershocks that followed have left another 288

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    Kunte shifted as BMC chief after a string of controversies

    Controversial and non performing civic chief Sitaram Kunte has been transferred from the post. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday removed Sitaram Kunte as the municipal commissioner, replacing him with IAS officer Ajoy Mehta.

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    Javier Hernandez stars for Madrid in six-goal thriller

    Madrid: Javier Hernandez struck twice as Real Madrid kept the pressure on Barcelona at the top of La Liga by reducing the Catalans’ lead to two points with a enthralling 4-2 win at Celta Vigo.

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    Delhi Daredevils skipper J P Duminy backs struggling Yuvraj Singh

    New Delhi: The costliest buy this season, Yuvraj Singh has not set the IPL ablaze the way he was expected to but his Delhi Daredevils captain J P Duminy has backed the star player to come good in the later stages of the T20 league.