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Oscars 2017: Early ratings show even smaller viewership than last year

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ABC’s Sunday night broadcast of the 89th Academy Awards drew a 22.4 overnight rating, down 4% from last year’s low-rated show, according to Nielsen data released by the Walt Disney Co. unit. The dip in the early figures for Oscars 2017 could break the streak of higher ratings for award shows this year, following the Read More

UIDAI temporarily halts Aadhaar payments by Axis Bank, two others

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New Delhi: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has temporarily halted all Aadhaar-based transactions by Axis Bank Ltd, business correspondent Suvidhaa Infoserve and e-sign provider eMudhra, pending a decision by the authority on a recent instance of misuse of data, a UIDAI official said. On Monday, the representatives of Axis Bank Ltd, Suvidhaa Infoserve Read More

LIC’s total premium income grows 12.43% in nine months of FY17

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Mumbai: Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) posted a robust growth of 12.43% in the total premium income at Rs1.45 trillion for the first nine months of the current fiscal ending 31 December, 2016 from Rs1.29 trillion in the corresponding period a year ago. Total assets also grew by 12.81% to Rs24.42 trillion in the reporting period Read More

11 border walls around the world that predate Trump’s barrier plans

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Seventy walls are in place around the world to protect national borders, compared with a dozen in 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down, according to researcher Elisabeth Vallet of Quebec University. As US President Donald Trump moves to build a wall along the Mexican border, here are other significant frontier barriers around the globe: Read More

Airtel’s Sunil Mittal calls for an end to international roaming

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New Delhi: Sunil Bharti Mittal, chairman of India’s largest telecom company Bharti Airtel Ltd and chairman of GSMA, has called for an end to international roaming. Mittal’s pitch came on a day when Airtel scrapped roaming charges for its Indian consumers, including those on incoming calls, text messages sent and data services. No premium will Read More

Oscars 2017: PwC hard-won reputation under threat after best picture mix-up

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London: For 82 years, global accounting and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has enjoyed a reputational boon from handling the balloting process at the Academy Awards. Now its hard-won status is under threat. The company was responsible for a colossal mistake at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday night when actors Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty Read More

Meru reduces taxi fares to Rs16/km in Delhi NCR

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New Delhi: Taxi service provider Meru on Monday slashed its radio taxi category fares to Rs16 per km on all rides booked through its app in Delhi NCR. The fares have come down from the existing government approved rates of Rs23 per km for day time and Rs28.75 per km during night time rides. The Read More