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Sealed with Jacqueline's kiss, The Body Shop introduces make-up ranges
New Delhi , Mar. 20 : Beauty fans, rejoice! Read Full Story

Elara Technologies introduces unique offering for Indian Real Estate ecosystem for international exposure
New Delhi , Mar 20 : Elara Technologies Pte Ltd, which now owns, and, today announced a first of its kind offering for the Indian Real Estate ecosystem to provide them international exposure. Part of REA Group, SMART Investment and International Property Expo is Asia's longest running property and investment showcase with editions across the region. Read Full Story

Smartphone users can now enhance security with Iris scanners
New Delhi , Mar. 20 : The advent of smartphones within the country has brought about a paradigm change in the lifestyles of Indian consumers. But with the rise in online transactions, mobile-based banking, and the amount of personal data stored on mobile devices, there have also emerged serious questions about the security aspect. It is to address these qualms and to make mobile usage more secure for its end-users that very few brands have integrated iris scanners in their smartphones. Read Full Story

HTC launches HTC Sense Companion; available in U series smartphones
New Delhi , Mar 20 : HTC Corporation, a leading innovator in mobile and virtual reality technology has announced the launch of HTC Sense Companion on its recently launched flagship smartphones HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play. Read Full Story

Indian market ends lower on Monday
Mumbai, Mar 20 : The Indian market ended lower on Monday with BSE Sensex down 130.25 points at 29,518.74 and NSE Nifty down 33.20 point at 9,126.85. Read Full Story

Kumar Mangalam Birla to be chairman of merged Idea-Vodafone company
New Delhi, Mar 20 : Kumar Mangalam Birla will be the chairman of the telecom company formed with the merger of Idea Cellular and Vodafone, according to media reports. Read Full Story

ICICI Bank announces launch of 'Mera iMobile'
Mumbai, Mar 20 (IBSN): ICICI Bank Ltd. has announced the launch of a unique mobile banking app for rural customers that allow them to access banking services as well as information on agri services, an official release stated. Read Full Story

Snapdeal appoints Jason Kothari as CEO of FreeCharge
Mumbai, Mar 20 : Snapdeal on Monday announced the appointment of Jason Kothari as the Chief Executive Officer of FreeCharge and a commitment to invest an additional $20 million in the company, an official release stated. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves GST Bill, to be introduced in Parliament soon
New Delhi, Mar 20 : The Union Cabinet on Monday approved foru bills related to the Goods and Services Tax (GST Bill) for introduction in Parliament, according to media reports. Read Full Story

Vodafone hosts Vodafone Golf Swing in Panchkula
Haryana, Mar 20 : To celebrate its successful partnership with the enterprise customers, Vodafone Haryana hosted its first ever 'Golf Swing', a popular Golf tournament at the Panchkula Golf Course, an official release stated. Read Full Story

Idea and Vodafone merge to create India's largest telecom operator
New Delhi, Mar 20 : : Idea Cellular, the third largest mobile operator in India and the Indian unit of British telecom company Vodafone on Monday announced a merger, creating the country's largest telecom operator in the face of the growing might of Reliance Communications' Jio, reports said. Read Full Story

Revival of irrigation sector is beneficial for construction companies, says ICRA
New Delhi , Mar. 20 : According to credit-rating agency ICRA, the Government has helped construction companies improve their order book positions by investing in urban infrastructure segments. Read Full Story

Poor Device, app care leaves users drowning in digital clutter, says Kaspersky study
New Delhi , Mar 20 : Digital clutter is growing due to an explosion in application usage and advances in the storage capacity of devices. But poor maintenance of these apps is leaving devices vulnerable to security threats. A new report by Kaspersky Lab reveals the scale of the digital clutter problem among Internet users worldwide. Read Full Story

Leading Indian companies awarded for adopting green manufacturing practices and deploying sustainability
New Delhi , Mar 20 : Top manufacturing units of renowned companies in India were recently honored at India Green Manufacturing Challenge (IGMC) hosted by the International Research Institute for Manufacturing (IRIM) at Hotel ITC Grand Chola, Chennai on 17th March 2017. Read Full Story

PVR launches 'HP VR Lounge'; plans another 10 lounges across India
New Delhi , Mar 20 : Multiplex chain PVR Cinemas on Monday joined its hands with HP India to launch Asia's first HP Virtual Reality (VR) Lounge at PVR ECX, Mall of India, Noida. Read Full Story

AasaanJobs launches Microsite feature for recruiters
New Delhi , Mar. 20 : AasaanJobs, an online recruitment marketplace that connects entry-level job seekers with employers, launched its latest Microsite feature for recruiters exclusively on its platform. Read Full Story

Spawake turns 2! Announces Neha Sharma as brand ambassador
New Delhi , Mar. 20 : Launched by KOSÉ Corporation, 'Spawake' is celebrating its second anniversary in the Indian market with a complete makeover. Read Full Story

PHD Chamber signs MoU with Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture
New Delhi , Mar 20 : In a significant and historic development, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry signed an MoU with Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (MACCIA) to expand its activities towards the western region of India. Read Full Story

ICICI Bank launches 'Mera iMobile' for rural customers
New Delhi , Mar 20 : Private sector bank ICICI Bank Ltd on Monday announced the launch of a unique mobile banking app 'Mera iMobile' for rural customers that will allow them to access banking services as well as information on agri services. Read Full Story

Snapdeal appoints Jason Kothari as FreeCharge CEO
New Delhi , Mar. 20 : E-commerce major Snapdeal announced the appointment of Jason Kothari as the Chief Executive Officer of FreeCharge and a commitment to invest an additional USD 20 million in the company. Read Full Story

Vodafone India, Idea announce Kumar Mangalam Birla as new Chairman
New Delhi , Mar 20 : The telecom biggies Vodafone India and Aditya Birla group firm Idea Cellular on Monday after their merger announced Kumar Mangalam Birla as the Chairman of the new entity. Read Full Story

Adarsh Credit Cooperative Society welcomes RBI's move to open up UPI
New Delhi , Mar 20 : Digital wallets are set to be inter operable as Reserve Bank of India (RBI) prepares to open up the Unified Payments Interface platform as a part of government's digitization program. RBI is expected to issue guidelines shortly on interoperability and 'Know Your Customer' (KYC) norms for digital wallet companies. Read Full Story

NEXA collaborates with Amazon India Fashion Week 2017
New Delhi, Mar 19 : Maruti Suzuki India Limited's premium retail channel NEXA in association with India's apex industry body for fashion, Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) on Sunday, presented the NEXA Lifestyle collection at Amazon Fashion Week 2017, an official release stated. Read Full Story

Uber president Jeff Jones quits company
San Francisco, Mar 20 : Jeff Jones, the president of taxi aggregator Uber, has reportedly stepped down from his post, reports said. Read Full Story

Idea approves merger with Vodafone India
New Delhi , Mar. 20 : Idea Cellular on Monday announced that the board has approved its merger of Vodafone India Limited (VIL) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Vodafone Mobile Services Limited (VMSL) with itself, thus paving way for the creation of India's largest telecom entity. Read Full Story

Gems, jewellery sector prime example of 'Make In India's' potential: PM Modi
New Delhi , Mar. 19 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the gems and jewellery sector is a prime example of the potential of Make In India and Skill India. Read Full Story

ClearTax to launch GST-compliant products
New Delhi , Mar. 19 : As the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill is round the corner, businesses across the country are gearing up to become GST-compliant. ClearTax, India's largest Income Tax returns e-filing and enterprise compliance service provider trusted by over two million users, has announced the expansion of its team size to 400 to support the GST initiatives. Read Full Story

Vivo launches Y66 with 16MP Front Camera, 3000 mAh Battery
New Delhi , Mar. 19 : Global premium smartphone Vivo announced the launch of its latest Vivo Y66 in India. Packaged with exciting features, the device is designed in line with Vivo's commitment to redefining the perfect selfie experience and it falls into their affordable segment of smartphones. Read Full Story

IACC recommends calibration in offset clause to enhance efficiency
New Delhi , Mar. 19 : Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) recommended that the present offset regime should be recast and remodeled to incorporate provisions that will enable Indian companies to derive maximum advantage. Read Full Story

V.O.Chidambaranar Port handles record traffic of 36.91 million tonnes
New Delhi, Mar 19 : V. O. Chidambaranar Port, has crossed the previous financial year's traffic of 36.85 million tonnes on 17.03.2017, 14 days ahead of the completion of the current financial year. Read Full Story

Welspun India expands its offering in Advanced Textiles
Anjar, Mar 18 : Welspun India Ltd., a leading home textiles manufacturer, has forayed into new technologies in its Technical Textile Business with its Needle Entangled Advance Textile Plant in Anjar. The plant was inaugurated by Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani on Saturday. Read Full Story

New UP Govt. should ensure adequate power supply: ASSOCHAM
New Delhi , Mar. 19 : After the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) astounding victory in the recently-concluded Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017, apex industry body ASSOCHAM has said that the need of the hour in the state is ensuring adequate electricity supply in the coming summer, giving urgent relief to Bundelkhand and finding Read Full Story

Suzuki two-wheelers become BS-IV compliant
New Delhi , Mar. 18 : Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL), a subsidiary of the two-wheeler manufacturer Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, launched the Bharat Stage IV compliant, Let's scooter and Hayate EP motorcycle. Read Full Story

LeEco aiming to expand operations in India
New Delhi , Mar. 18 :Dismissing the reports of terminating operations in India, global internet and technology company LeEco claimed that India is an integral part of the company's global expansion plans, owing to the pace and consistency of growth of the Indian market. Read Full Story

Flipkart clocks record sales for the Moto G5 Plus
Bengaluru, Mar 18 : The much awaited The Moto G5 Plus smartphone, which was launched exclusively on Flipkart, witnessed record sales on the first day of launch, an official release stated. Read Full Story

LeEco launches perfectly evolved Super4 ecotv series in three models
New Delhi , Mar 18 : Global internet and technology company LeEco on Saturday unveiled its next generation of ecotvs in India with the stunning Super4 Series including models Super4 X40, Super4 X43 Pro and Super4 X50 Pro. Read Full Story

Now get a mini version of you with an awesome meal!
New Delhi , Mar. 18 : Remember the mini toy version of the victims in Radhika Apte-starrer 'Ahalya?' Read Full Story

Urban Ladder partners with HomeLane; to ease designing of homes for customers
New Delhi , Mar 18 : Urban Ladder, India's leading home furnishing brand today announced its partnership with, India's fastest growing home-interiors startup. Read Full Story

Flipkart clocks record sales for 'The Moto G5 Plus'
New Delhi , Mar 18 : The much awaited The Moto G5 Plus smartphone, which was launched exclusively on Flipkart, witnessed record sales on the first day of launch. Following the midnight launch on 15th March, Flipkart sold The Moto G5 Plus at a rate of over 50 units per minute. Read Full Story

Backed by Venture Catalysts, Beardo set to leapfrog with 45 pct acquisition from Marico
New Delhi , Mar 18 : Marico has acquired 45 percent stake of one of the most renowned brands today in the men's grooming segment, Beardo. Read Full Story

Intex launches Aqua Trend Lite with mega sound speaker for music lovers
Mumbai, Mar 18 : Intex Technologies, one of the leading mobile handset player, has announced the launch of its new budget smartphone - Aqua Trend Lite with a strong focus on sound quality. Read Full Story

'Make in India' crucial for defence production: Arun Jaitley
New Delhi , Mar. 17 : Highlighting the importance of being self-sufficient in the defence production sector, Minister of Defence, Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley said that the defence sector needs to be a key area of focus with regards to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' initiative. Read Full Story

Ambrane India launches budget-friendly AQ11 tab
New Delhi , Mar. 17 : Ambrane India, a computer accessories firm, launched a new budget tablet, AQ11, for customers who seek value for their money while investing in such gadgets. Read Full Story

Cathay Pacific reports first loss since 2008
Mumbai, Mar 17 : The Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Group reported an attributable loss of HK$575 million for 2016, which compares to a profit of HK$6,000 million in 2015. Read Full Story

Apparel and fabric industry in knots over sluggish exports, demonetisation woes: ICRA
New Delhi , Mar 17 : Credit rating agency ICRA on Friday noted that the global apparel trade remains under pressure, having contracted for the second consecutive year in CY2016, owing to subdued demand conditions in the key importing countries. Read Full Story

Intex launches Aqua Trend Lite, a smartphone targeting music lovers
New Delhi , Mar. 17 : Aiming to enhance sound quality in smartphones, Intex Technologies, a leading mobile handset player announced the launch of its new budget smartphone - Aqua Trend Lite, powered with the Mega Sound Speaker technology. Read Full Story

YuppTV unveils originals; brings unconventional storytelling and cinematic brilliance to digital space
New Delhi , Mar 17 : Uday Reddy, Founder and CEO of YuppTV along with YuppTV's Brand Ambassador Superstar Mahesh Babu has launched YuppTV Originals, the OTT platform's foray into original content production. Read Full Story

LexisNexis India expands its Lexis practical guidance portfolio with a new module on alternative dispute resolution
New Delhi , Mar 17 : LexisNexis India, a leading provider of content-enabled solutions, today expanded its Lexis® Practical Guidance portfolio with the launch of Alternative Dispute Resolution module, an online workflow-based solution for legal counsels and law firms that provides in-depth practical guidance in a format that mirrors legal professionals' work flow on using ADR mechanisms to resolve disputes. Read Full Story

Govt. looks for timely implementation as GST Council clears State, Union Territory GST
New Delhi , Mar. 17 : The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, in its 12th meeting, has approved the State and Union Territory GST, thus paving way for tabling of the GST Bills in the current session of Parliament. Read Full Story

Indian market remains subdued on Friday
Mumbai, Mar 17 : The Indian market remained subdued on Friday as investors booked profits following the rally in share prices this week, according to media reports. Read Full Story

NTPC clocks highest ever annual cumulative gross generation of 263.95 BU
New Delhi, Mar 17 : NTPC Group achieved its highest ever cumulative gross generation of 263.95 Billion Units (BU) till Thursday during current year, announced the Union Ministry of Power on Friday. Read Full Story

Idea launches 4G services in Bihar and Jharkhand
New Delhi , Mar 17 : Idea Cellular, one of the leading telecom operators in India, commenced its world class 4G services in Bihar and Jharkhand circle today. The company flagged off services from Muzaffarpur today, and will rapidly expand 4G network to cover five towns within this month. Read Full Story

Jugnoo's demand grows by 100 pct in Coimbatore after others suspend services
New Delhi , Mar 17 : Jugnoo, a hyper local startup, power-driven by its vast auto rickshaw network, today announced that the demand for its services doubled in Coimbatore. The announcement came soon after Uber suspended its auto rickshaw services in the city. Read Full Story

Gujarat-based emerges as India's top coupons site
New Delhi , Mar 17 (ANI-NewsVoir): CouponClue is a new Gujarati start-up that has recently emerged as one of the leading coupons site in India. Read Full Story

Get married, plan a holiday and more with a Bajaj Finserv personal loan
New Delhi , Mar 17 : When it comes to life experiences, few can match what travel has to offer. No matter who you accompany and what destination you visit, the returns from a trip are likely to be impressive. But there is so much to see all over the world, where do you start? And more importantly, how to pay for your travels? Read Full Story

IIBM Institute of Business Management wins prestigious 7th Annual Indian Education Awards
New Delhi , Mar 17 : IIBM Institute of Business Management, India's leading Institute of Business Management, wins the prestigious 7th Annual Indian Education Awards 2017, from Indian Education Congress. IIBM was recognized for exhibiting exceptionally good efforts, modernization, determination and evolution in providing quality online education to students and also contributes hugely to education industry in India. Read Full Story

Now have paan with a twist at 'Paan Singh'
New Delhi , Mar. 17 : We have heard about food cafes, internet cafes and beer cafes, but are we aware of Paan cafe? Read Full Story

Bihar govt signs MoU with Megasoft to enhance IT services with Cloud Technologies
Hyderabad, Mar 16 : Megasoft Limited on Thursday announced the award of cloud-enabled solution & services contract by the Bihar State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd. (BELTRON). Read Full Story

SSB becomes first force to start procurement from Govt. e-marketplace
New Delhi , Mar.16 : In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India campaign, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has started e-procurement, becoming the first Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) to do so. Read Full Story

GST Council approves state GST, Union Territory GST law
New Delhi , Mar. 16 : The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Thursday approved two crucial Bills -- State and Union Territory GST -- paving the way for tabling of the GST Bills in the current session of Parliament. Read Full Story

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