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Dakwale assumes charge of Indian Oil’s corporate communication

PANAJI: Subodh Dakwale has assumed charge of the Corporate Communications (CC) and Branding group for the Marketing Division of IndianOil with immediate effect. Besides internal and external communications, his area of responsibility also includes brand management of Indian Oil’s ten iconic brands viz Indane, Servo, XtraPower, XtraRewards, XtraMile, XtraPremium etc. A civil engineer, Dakwale has over three decades of experience in diverse portfolios within Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. As the all-India head of Corporate Communications and Branding, his rich and exhaustive experience in retail sales, direct consumer business, LPG will assist him in the strategic positioning of ten brands under the IndianOil umbrella. He leads a pan-India team of professionals who handle all internal and external communications, brand management and social media initiatives, across 16 state offices, 70 divisional and 46 area offices. NT

Big Bazaar’s “5 Days Maha Savings” begins today

PANAJI: Big Bazaar’s biggest shopping event –“5 Days MahaBachat”, will be held across India in over 200 Big Bazaar stores in over 100 cities from August 13 to August 17, with rock bottom prices, mega discounts and biggest savings. From daily household needs of food and grocery to apparels, footwear, toys, luggage, kitchenware, bed and bath ware, home decor, furniture and electronics; ‘5 Days MahaBachat’ has a bonanza to offer for each and every one in the family. The vice president, South Zone-Big Bazaar Venkateshwar Kumar said, “Big Bazaar’s “Maha Savings” has become the most awaited shopping days in India due to its range and size of the mega saving deals and offers on various products across our stores. These 5 days will provide the biggest saving opportunities on shopping at Big Bazaar and we look forward to it being yet another successful shopping bonanza for consumers.” NT

Lenovo unveils Vibe K5 Plus

PANAJI: Lenovo (HKSE:992) (ADR:LNVGY) unveiled the enhanced Vibe K5 Plus, a smartphone offering the best-in-class personal entertainment in a device with full HD display and Dolby Atmos speakers and more. Executive Director, Mobile Business Group, Lenovo Sudhin Mathur said, “We continue to strive to incorporate a better technology aspect with every model we release from Lenovo. The goal to provide the best of the technology at an affordable price is what the brand should be remembered and loved for. We are enhancing the successful K5 Plus further, staying ahead of market trends.” The Vibe K5 Plus combines the best of the technology that comes at an affordable package. High on ergonomics with a 12.7 cm (5) display encased in a tapered metal body, stunning Dolby Atmos experience over headphones watch the colors and sound come alive in a world of movies, games, music and much more. The Vibe K5 Plus 3GB RAM will be available exclusively on Flipkart via open sales for Rs 8,499. NT

Gautam Thakur elected as chairman of Saraswat Bank

MUMBAI: The five year Board of Director election results of Saraswat Bank has been declared by election officer H P Gemini during the Annual General Body meeting held recently. Gautam Eknath Thakur was elected as the chairman and Shashikant Keshav Sakhalkar as the vice-chairman in the meeting of directors held afterwards. The Saraswat Bank’s Board of Directors consists of 16 people in which includes many highly educated persons, experienced bankers, CA’s, entrepreneurs. The popular personality of Marathi literature Padmashri Madhu Mangesh Karnik, S N Sawaikar; ex-vice executive director of State Bank of India, P N Joshi; ex-chairperson of Western United Bank, Kishor Rangnekar, Amit Pandit, Hemant Rathi. Dr Anuradha Samant, Sunil Saudagar, Sameer Shirodkar, N G Pai, Anil Amboskar, Satish Lotlikar, Kiran Umrutkar and Sunil Bhandare are among them.


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