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25th February 2017: O’Keefe’s Record 12/70 Helps Australia Down India in Pune

India has always been a hard team to beat at home no matter the personnel in the side but Australia found a way to stun India on this day in 2017. Australia didn’t just beat India but did so in such a clinical fashion that it stunned one and all and also ended India’s 20-match undefeated streak in home Tests. In Pune’s inaugural Test, the Indians were no match to the Aussie might and lost the match comfortably by a margin of 333 runs. Batting…

Oscars 2019: The Indian sanitary pad makers’ story wins award

Sneh will be attending the Oscars in Los Angeles A film based on young women in an Indian village who make sanitary pads has won an Oscar for best documentary short. The BBC’s Geeta Pandey met with the women in their village before the ceremony. Sneh was 15 when she started menstruating. The first time she bled, she had no idea what was happening to her. "I was very scared. I thought I was sick with something very serious and began crying," she told me…

Thomas Cook India Group announces acquisition of Digiphoto Entertainment Imaging (DEI)

Thomas Cook said the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. Thomas Cook India Group announced its acquisition of a 51% stake in Digiphoto Entertainment Imaging (DEI) at an enterprise value of $40.6 million (Rs 289 crore). Thomas Cook said the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. The company said the acquisition is both PAT and free cash accretive from day one. Established in 2004, Digiphoto Entertainment Imaging has offices in Singapore, Dubai, Mumbai, Orlando, Hong Kong and…

England Women lose ODI series after seven-wicket defeat by India

England Women fell to a seven-wicket defeat against India in the second one-day international in Mumbai as the hosts secured victory in the series. Smriti Mandhana top-scored for India with 63 in their successful chase after they had bowled England out for 161, in which Natalie Sciver hit 85 and Shikha Pandey and Jhulan Goswami took four wickets each. Having won the toss and elected to bat, the tourists slumped to 14 for three as Amy Jones (three), Sarah Taylor (one) and captain Heather Knight…

No water shortage in India, but management not adequate: Nitin Gadkari

The Union water minister who also handles the Road and Transport portfolio made the comments at the National Water Awards ceremony for 2018. Nitin Gadkari NEW DELHI: India does not have shortage of water but the management of water is not adequate, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said here Monday. The Union water minister who also handles the Road and Transport portfolio made the comments at the National Water Awards ceremony for 2018. "India does not have shortage of water but the management of water is…

Sony WI-C600N Wireless Noise Cancellation Neckband Headphones Launched in India

The Bluetooth 4.2 headphones also support aptX Sony continues to build on its range of wireless audio products, led from the front by the premium Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless active noise cancellation headphones. However, there are also options with similar features with different design and fit styles, including the Sony WH-CH700N that was launched recently. Sony has now launched its latest audio product in India, the WI-C600N wireless noise cancellation neckband headphones. The WI-C600N is priced at Rs. 10,990, and will be available in a single…

India lacks good economic, jobs data due to informal economy: Bibek Debroy

Debroy said it is difficult to draw an inference from data gathered from the enterprises as very few individuals in India work under an employee-employee kind of relationship. NEW DELHI: India lacks good data on economy and jobs as it is majorly an informal economy, Bibek Debroy, the head of Prime Minister’s economic advisory panel, said Monday, while a report claimed big buoyancy in employment numbers under Narendra Modi-led government. Debroy highlighted that it is difficult to draw an inference as to what is happening…

Kolkata civic body plans tax rebate for green buildings

Kolkata The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is contemplating rebate on tax for green buildings to encourage more environment-friendly construction. "The Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (Credai) has been providing a transparent platform and protecting the interest of home-buyers. We are thinking about offering a tax rebate on green buildings so that the money that is saved can be used in its maintenance. This will generate demand for green buildings and lead to more environmentally sensitive construction," mayor Firhad Hakim said at the…

Toxic moonshine kills 154 people, leaves hundreds hospitalized in India

An Indian patient who drank toxic bootleg liquor is treated at Kushal Konwar Civil Hospital in Golaghat district in the northeastern Indian state of Assam on February 23, 2019. (CNN) – At least 154 people have died and more than 200 others have been hospitalized after consuming tainted alcohol in India, officials said. The victims consumed unregulated moonshine, known locally as "country-made liquor" in the northeast state of Assam. Related Content Police raised the death toll from 133 on Monday. Thirty four people have been…

Logistics Tech Platform MovingNow Raises Angel Funding From a set of Individuals for its Unique Pricing Algorithm

HYDERABAD, India, February 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Logistics Tech company MovingNow raises angel funding from a set of investors listed on Startuplanes. This was led by a couple of big ticket individual investments from NRIs giving them the honour of receiving FDI in the angel round. MovingNow has introduced a unique pricing algorithm for their B2C business which they have filed for patent that makes it simple for the users to place moving orders on the website. While B2B business is conducted on the mobile…