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2008 Ahmedabad blasts: Death penalty to 38 convicts; life imprisonment to 11

Feb 18, 2022

A special court here on Friday awarded death penalty to 38 convicts and sentenced 11 others to life imprisonment in the case related to the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts, which had claimed 56 lives and left over 200 injured.   The pronouncement of the quantum of punishment by judge A R Patel came nearly 14 years after the deadly blasts.   The court had convicted 49 persons and acquitted 28 others in the case on February 8.   As many as 21 explosions had ripped through the city on July 2 ...read more

BT Brainstorm: Freemium content, OTT tie-ups way to go, says SVP Elara Capital

Feb 18, 2022

There is some kind of subscription fatigue in India, where there are over 60-odd “Over The Top" (OTTs) media services, but the way to go ahead for such services are freemium content and OTT partnership, said Karan Taurani, Senior Vice-President, Elara Capital on Friday. While interacting with Business Today TV's Prerna Lidhoo during the 'BT Brainstorm Budget 2022', Taurani added that a large portion of the content available in OTTs should be freemium in order to get a wider target audience ...read more

BT Brainstorm: PLI schemes will have huge impact on manufacturing, says IMFA MD

Feb 18, 2022

IMFA MD FICCI Senior VP Subhrakant Panda has stated that the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Schemes launched by the current government will have a significant impact on manufacturing growth.   Panda and Grant Thornton Bharat CEO Vishesh C Chandiok were engaged in a conversation with Aabha Bakaya at Brainstorm Budget 2022 on the session "Industry: Boom Times Again".  Answering a question on what the challenges the manufacturing sector still faces and how he sees the benefit of PLI schemes ...read more

JPMorgan raises annual forecast for net interest income to $53 billion

Feb 18, 2022

Please try another search Stock Markets 51 minutes ago (Feb 18, 2022 09:01AM ET) © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A sign outside JP Morgan Chase Co. offices is seen in New York City, U.S., March 29, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase Co (NYSE:) expects its net interest income to grow to $53 billion in 2022, up nearly $3 billion from its prior forecast, Chief Financial Officer Jeremy Barnum said on Friday at a conference hosted by Cr ...read more

Mamata's nephew Abhishek Banerjee reappointed as TMC’s General Secy

Feb 18, 2022

Mamata's nephew Abhishek Banerjee reappointed as TMC’s General Secy Among others, TMC minister Aroop Biswas has been made the treasurer, and Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim in-charge of coordination. Mamata's nephew Abhishek Banerjee reappointed as TMC’s General Secy TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday formed a new officer bearers' committee, reappointing her nephew Abhishek Banerjee as the party's national general secretary and veteran leader Yashwant Sinha as its vice ...read more

Priyanka Chopra is helping Bumble expand in India

Feb 18, 2022

New York (CNN Business)Bumble is the latest online dating app to compete for the hearts of women in India. Bumble, which requires women to make the first move, announced Wednesday plans to launch in India later this year. Indian celebrity Priyanka Chopra, a new investor in the company, will advise on the expansion. The news comes less than a week after rival Tinder launched a My Move feature in India that gives women the option to prevent men from ini ...read more

Facebook doesn't think hackers accessed third-party sites

Feb 18, 2022

Manage Cookies+ We process your personal data to personalize content and ads, measure the delivery of such content and ads, to provide social media features, to extract insights about our properties and as otherwise specified in our Privacy Policy. We share this information with our Affiliates and Vendors on the basis of consent or legitimate interest. You may exercise your right to consent or, in some cases object to, a legitimate interest based on a specific purpose below. Additionally, ...read more

Polish PM says chances of deal on EU COVID cash have 'slightly improved'

Feb 18, 2022

Please try another search Economy 1 hour ago (Feb 18, 2022 09:11AM ET) © Reuters. President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen prepares to welcome Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki before a meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, February 18, 2022. Olivier Matthys/Pool via REUTERS WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland has made progress in talks with the European Commission on unblocking COVID-19 recovery funds, its prime minister said ...read more

Italy preparing 6 billion euro package to curb energy bills - draft

Feb 18, 2022

© Reuters. By Giuseppe Fonte ROME (Reuters) -Italy's government is finalising new measures worth almost 6 billion euros ($6.81 billion) to help consumers and firms hit by the rise in energy bills, a draft decree seen by Reuters showed. The package, due to be approved by the cabinet on Friday, comes on top of some 10 billion euros already budgeted since July last year to try to soften the cost of surging oil and gas prices. Some 3 billion euros will go to cut a range of so-called "system ...read more

Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail project: PM Modi pushes for early completion

Feb 18, 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday pushed for early completion of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail project and said his government's focus is on creating infrastructure for the 21st century in the financial capital. He said the ambitious project (also called bullet train) is the need of the hour as it will strength infrastructure capacity building and reinforce Mumbai's identity as ''the city of dreams''. The Prime Minister was speaking after virtually inaugurating two additional railwa ...read more

Tencent Music aims to raise $1 billion by going public

Feb 18, 2022

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India, UAE sign landmark trade pact, eye $100 bn in annual trade: 10 points

Feb 18, 2022

In a landmark deal, India and the United Arab Emirates on Friday signed a free trade agreement (FTA) to give a fillip to bilateral trade and economic ties. The agreement, dubbed as the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), was signed and exchanged by Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and UAE Minister of Economy Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri. Via this pact, both the nations eye $100 billion in annual trade. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi HH Sheikh ...read more

Microsoft unveils new Surface devices

Feb 18, 2022

New York (CNN Business)Fall is the season for new gadgets. Apple recently announced its latest iPhones, Amazon showed off new smart speakers and even an Alexa-activated microwave, and Google is hosting its own product launch event next week. But Tuesday is all about Microsoft, which unveiled a slew of devices ahead of the holiday shopping season. Its lineup includes a new version of its desktop computer, called the Surface Studio 2, and its first pair of smart headphones. It also ...read more

Mamata's nephew Abhishek Banerjee reappointed as TMC’s General Secy

Feb 18, 2022

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday reappointed her nephew Abhishek Banerjee as TMC national general secretary as she constituted the new office bearers' team, packing it mainly with old-timers loyal to her. The party brought back Yashwant Sinha as its national vice-president. Two other senior leaders, Subrata Bakshi and Chandrima Bhattacharya, have also been given the vice-president's post in the organisation. Banerjee's trusted lieutenant and housing minister Firhad Hakim has ...read more

Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta to invest up to $20 bn in electronic chip biz in India

Feb 18, 2022

Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta to invest up to $20 bn in electronic chip biz in India Vedanta's group firm Avanstrate, which will spearhead the semiconductor business, expects to roll out electronic chips and displays from Indian manufacturing plants by 2025. Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta to invest upto $20 bn in electronic chip biz in India Indian conglomerate Vedanta has earmarked $15 billion for foray into the electronic chip and display manufacturing space, and plans to scale u ...read more