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Sensex logs first drop in 5 days

PTI MUMBAI: The benchmark Sensex on Thursday almost scaled the record 26,000 level but profit-booking in oil and gas, metal and power shares dragged it down to log the first drop in five days even as trading on the BSE was disrupted for three hours due to network outage. The S&P BSE Sensex closed at 25,823.75, down 17.46 points from …

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Vodafone looks to promote its M-Pesa service in Goa

PANAJI: The customers of Vodafone telecommunication company are now actually able to ‘Dial M for Money’, and use the company’s M-Pesa platform for actually paying their power and DTH service bills, and transferring money to themselves as well as others. Informing about this unique tool linked to the Vodafone service, Ishmeet Singh, business head of the Maharashtra and Goa Circle, …

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Simplify tax structure for better governance: Assocham urges FM

MUMBAI: Industry body Assocham has urged Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to simplify the tax structure for better governance and boosting economic growth. Making a demand to this effect in a pre-budget memorandum to the Finance Minister, Assocham president Rana Kapoor stated that fiscal policy plays a vital role in promoting India’s long-term economic development and security. “Timely tax reforms …

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Rail Budget to focus on passenger amenities: Report

NEW DELHI: Keeping passenger amenities and comfort as its top priorities, railways have proposed a new design coach with improved furnishings and housekeeping scheme in coaches in the Rail Budget 2014-15. The national transporter is also proposing to introduce intensive mechanised cleaning of coaches, clean train station scheme and comprehensive pest and rodent control treatment as part of measures to …

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Konkan coast opens its doors to ‘cashew tourism’

MANGALORE: The Konkan coast has witnessed one of the best cashew seasons this time. The succulent red and yellow cashew fruit hanging from trees in cashew orchards was a common sight. One would say that the real fun of the summer is biting into them and experiencing the aromatic and slight tipsy taste tingling on the palate. But there’s nothing like popping …

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World Cup 2014 ‘Winners’

It has been unequivocally clear that the Europe and South America still remains a dominant and reckoning force in the game of Association Football. All the teams that have now qualified for the last eight in the currently ongoing World Cup 2014 is either from Europe or South America, except Costa Rica which is considered as a part of Central …

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GPCC president is said to have submitted his resignation

Taking moral responsibility for the party’s debacle in the recently held lok sabha elections in the state in which the congress party lost both the seats, the GPCC president is said to have submitted his resignation to his central party leaders and the  A K Anthony committee appointed to study the party’s  parliamentary poll debacle will decide on the resignation.

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My triple role has made it necessary for me to sit in municipal office to sort out people’s problems: Dy CM

Reacting to the criticism leveled by the mapusa people’s union over his  alleged interference in the functioning of the mapusa municipal council recently , The deputy chief minister has said that in his triple role as legislator, minister and ex officio councilor has made it necessary for him  to sit in the municipal office to sort out people’s problems.

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Brazil could revert to 2002 winning formation

TERESOPOLIS: Luiz Felipe Scolari is contemplating adding another central defender to Brazil’s lineup against Colombia in the World Cup quarterfinals on Friday, going back to the formation that earned his team the 2002 title. The Brazil coach has to make at least one change because midfielder Luiz Gustavo is suspended, and says he has a couple of options to replace …

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It’s ‘post of God’, say relieved Argentines

BELO HORIZONTE: Argentina thanked their lucky stars and the “post of God” for scraping into the World Cup quarterfinals and began preparing on Wednesday for a weekend clash with Belgium. The Argentine team flew straight back to their camp in Belo Horizonte after beating Switzerland on Tuesday with a goal by Angel Di Maria two minutes from the end of …

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