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Dentsu Aegis Network enters Sri Lankan market by acquiring Grant Group

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New Delhi: Dentsu Aegis Network has entered the Sri Lanka market by acquiring the 59-year-old family run integrated advertising Grant Group. The deal is expected to close this week. In South Asia, Sri Lanka becomes the second market after India where Dentsu Aegis Network has an equity holding. Established in 1958 by Deshabandu Reggie Candappa Read More

8 coaches of Mahakaushal Express derail near Mahoba in Uttar Pradesh

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Lucknow: Eight coaches of the Jabalpur-Nizamuddin Mahakaushal Express derailed in the early hours on Thursday near Mahoba station in Uttar Pradesh. According to initial reports, around nine passengers of the Delhi-bound train were injured in the incident which took place at 2:07am, the chief public relations officer, North Central Railway said. The official said an Read More

Samsung seeks to lure back buyers with sleek Galaxy S8 smartphone

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San Francisco/Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co. knows it needs to get its new flagship smartphone right. Apart from making sure the gadget won’t cause bodily harm, the company packed it with a plethora of new features: taller, curved screens, encrypted facial recognition, deeper display colours, system-wide voice control and the ability to turn into a desktop Read More

Rising cement prices in eastern India face risk from higher supply

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Cement prices in most eastern states have improved by Rs10-30/50kg bag in March compared to February. Companies will benefit from higher realizations but this may not last long, as capacity additions will lead to higher supply. The current increase in prices, say analysts after speaking to cement dealers, is due to improved demand in states Read More

Opening bell: Asian markets open mixed; Tata Motors, Lupin in news

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US equities close higher; Asian markets trade mixed US stocks closed mostly higher on Wednesday, as investors digested economic data and the start of the United Kingdom’s divorce from the European Union. Asian shares traded mixed on Thursday morning. All GST bills passed in Lok Sabha for uniform taxation across India With the Lok Sabha Read More

The Indian republic needs a strong state

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In past days, one could stand when the national anthem played—if one wished to. But that equation has changed of late. Now, one dare not do otherwise. Although the Supreme Court has made the playing of the national anthem mandatory in movie theatres and filmgoers are required to stand up and pay respect, it is Read More