Selling

  • One Direction named Britain's best selling musical export August 3, 2014

    London: One Direction have been named Britain's best selling musical export for the year 2013. The band released their third album titled "Midnight Memories" in November last year and this has added to their success as it has became the year's biggest selling album worldwide. Despite releasing in November, "Midnight Memories" managed...
  • Ed Sheeran's 'X' sells over 182,000 copies, becomes the fastest selling album of 2014 June 30, 2014

    London: Singer Ed Sheeran has reached a milestone with her second album 'X' - it has sold more than 182,000 copies in the last seven days - to make it the fastest-selling album of 2014. The 23 year-old entered the British charts on Sunday at No.1 with his 12-track album, reports...
  • Honda aims to sell 45 lakh motorcycles in FY'15 June 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar : Two-wheeler major Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) plans to sell 45 lakh units in 2014-15, a jump of 21 per cent over the previous fiscal. "Honda achieved highest ever sales of 37.21 lakh units in 2013-14. The target for the current fiscal is to sell around 45 lakh...
  • One person arrested over selling stolen goods May 26, 2014

    A man selling stolen goods, including computers and accessories, on a handcart near a police station in a Rajasthan town has been arrested, police said on Monday. The man, arrested on Saturday, was also selling stolen motorbikes at throw-away prices. The incident occurred near Rampura police station in Churu district, over 200...
  • 'How To Become A Billionaire By Selling Nothing' is a promising debut May 3, 2014

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  • Chile: 18-year-old girl arrested for selling baby on Facebook January 21, 2014

    An 18-year-old Chilean girl has been arrested for selling her baby on Facebook for $ 113. The teen, Veronica Carrera Chaparro, from Maipu, Chile, was arrested alongside her mother and sister who are accused of helping her with the sale. Chaparro found out she was two months pregnant in February 2013....
  • Thane: Couple arrested for trying to sell woman January 11, 2014

    A couple has been arrested in Thane for allegedly abducting and trying to sell a 32-year-old local woman to a family in Gujarat, police said on Saturday. Thane district rural police arrested the duo--Ajay Kumar Gupta (28) and Priya Vinod Bansode (30)-- both residents of Palghar, on Friday. According to API...
  • Air India to sell 7 Dreamliners to raise USD 840 million December 22, 2013

    National carrier Air India plans to raise up to USD 840 million by way of sale of its seven Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner planes, which it will then lease back, to pay off the bridge loans taken against these aircraft. A part of the proceeds will also be used for operational requirements,...
  • EC allows Delhi govt to sell onions from mobile vans October 26, 2013

    The Election Commission has allowed the Delhi government to sell onions from mobile vans at various sites, an official said on Friday. The poll panel's permission was necessary as the model code of conduct is in place ahead of December 4 Assembly poll. Expressing worry over the soaring prices which have reached...
  • Ford, Toyota fight over who has top-selling car October 24, 2013

    Detroit: A name makes all the difference in the fight between Ford and Toyota over who has the top-selling car in the world. Ford claimed that crown for its Focus compact during the first half of the year, based on registration data gathered by the RL Polk & Co research...
  • Woman arrested for colluding with husband to sell their children July 6, 2013

    Kasargod: The mother of two children, who were sold for pecuniary benefits by her husband for Rs 1.60 lakh, has been arrested, police said on Saturday. The woman was arrested in Kasargod on Friday night on charges of colluding with her husband in selling their children for quick money, police said. The...
  • Andhra Pradesh: One-month-old boy sold for Rs 1.5 lakh April 22, 2013

    Hyderabad: A one-month-old boy was allegedly sold for Rs 1.5 lakh in Nizamabad district of Andhra Pradesh, officials said on Sunday. He has been rescued. No arrests have been made so far in the incident. The baby's father Gangadhar, a labourer, and one mediator named Linganna allegedly sold him ten...
  • Woman trying to sell off minor sister for prostitution arrested March 27, 2013

    Mumbai: A 24-year-old woman, along with her husband, was arrested from suburban Andheri for allegedly trying to sell her minor sister for prostitution, police said on Wednesday. The accused, identified as Samina Darzi, and her husband Mohammed, walked into the trap set up by the members of a local NGO...
  • BBC sells Lonely Planet guide business March 19, 2013

    London: BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, says it has agreed to sell its travel guide business, Lonely Planet, for 51.5 million pounds ($77.8 million) to US-based NC2 Media. The BBC said Tuesday the decision follows a review that laid out a strategy to focus on BBC brands. NC2...
  • Euronext selling MCX stake for up to $46 million: source March 6, 2013

    Mumbai: NYSE Euronext has launched the sale of its 4.8 per cent stake in the Multi-Commodity Exchange of India (MCX), the country's biggest commodity bourse, in a deal that could raise up to $46 million, a source with direct knowledge said. The transatlantic exchange operator is selling 2.44 million MCX...
  • Rajasthan: 11-yr-old girl 'sold' for Rs 6.5 lakh January 25, 2013

    Jaipur: An 11-year-old girl was 'sold' for Rs.6.5 lakh by her mother in Rajasthan, police said Friday. Both the woman as well as the man who 'bought' the girl have been arrested. The mother, Raja Rani, a resident of Jhalawar town, 350 km from Jaipur, even signed a judicial stamp...
  • Man in Rajasthan sells his daughter for Rs 1 lakh December 29, 2012

    Jaipur: A man was booked in Rajasthan's Kota town on Friday for selling his 13-year-old daughter for Rs 1 lakh and trying to force her to marry the buyer, police said. The man's estranged wife and daughter recently approached the senior police officers in Kota, following which a police case was...
  • Madonna named best-selling female singles artist October 29, 2012

    London: Pop star Madonna has been named the best-selling female singles artist in Britain's music chart history. The 54-year-old defeated Rihanna to take the title by selling more than 17.8 million (copies of her) singles in Britain since the release of her debut track 'Holiday' back in 1984, reports contactmusic.com. Rihanna came...
  • Nokia mulls selling its headquarters October 3, 2012

    Helsinki: Struggling cellphone maker Nokia is seeking to sell its headquarters in Espoo, Finland as part of a drive to dispose of non-core assets. "We are evaluating different options for non-core parts, such as real estate holdings, and that includes the headquarters," spokeswoman Maija Taimi told Reuters. The glass and steel building...
  • Mumbai: BMC sells plastic bags for profit July 30, 2012

    Mumbai: In a world of plastic intentions, plastic promises and plastic bags, while the latter are the city’s civic agency’s obvious priority, the other two components cannot be overlooked. Why else would Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which recently ran a campaign between June 17 and July 18 against plastic less...
  • AP: Boy sold by mother for Rs 30,000 July 18, 2012

    Sangareddy: Notwithstanding the efforts of the state administration and non-governmental organisations, sale of infants continues to flourish in the state. In the latest incident, a 10-month-old tribal baby boy was allegedly sold by his mother to an issueless couple in Medak district a few weeks ago. The incident came to...
  • Divestment in SAIL deferred again July 12, 2012

    The Cabinet deferred the stake sale in SAIL since Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma is not present in Delhi. ...
  • Cabinet defers stake sale in SAIL July 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Thursday deferred a decision on selling 10.82 per cent stake in Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) as Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma was away on official tour. The Steel Minister is in Tokyo on an official tour and could not attend the Cabinet meeting. In...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 12, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Govt hospital in UP turns into a Baby Bazaar April 12, 2012

    Amroha: A government hospital is expected to be a safe haven for those who cannot pay for medical attention. But, a government hospital in Amroha in Western Uttar Pradesh has a different story as it has become a shop for babies. For a price, the staff of the hospital steal children...
  • Chinese boy sells kidney to buy iPhone, iPad April 7, 2012

    Beijing: Authorities have indicted five people in central China for involvement in illegal organ trading after a teenager sold one of his kidneys to earn money to buy an iPhone and an iPad. The official Xinhua News Agency says prosecutors in the city of Chenzhou charged the suspects with intentional injury...
  • Jet Airways needs to raise funds: Auditors November 22, 2011

    Mumbai: The auditors of India's biggest carrier Jet Airways have warned the company required to raise funds or generate cash flows in the future to meets its obligations, including financial support to its subsidiary JetLite. Deloitte Haskins & Sells and Chaturvedi & Shah said in a report dated November 11 that...
  • Economy will grow by 8.5 pc in 2011-12 : Pranab February 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Attributing the fall in stock markets in the past few days to selling by FIIs, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday asserted that the fundamentals are strong and the economy will clock 8.5 per cent growth in the current financial year. The volatility in stock...
  • Sister sells war hero's medals to go on cruise July 26, 2010

    London: The sister of a British soldier who was killed in Afghanistan sold his medals and uniform so she could buy clothes to go on a Mediterranean cruise. Royal Marine Rob Deering, 33, was killed in Helmand province in Afghanistan in December 2008 when he stepped on a booby trap while...
  • Dick Francis, ex-jockey and racy crime writer, dies June 15, 2010

    London: Best-selling crime writer Dick Francis, who drew on his experience as a successful steeplechase jockey for his racing thrillers, has died aged 89, the BBC said on Sunday. Francis rode more than 350 winners, and was champion jockey before injury forced him to take up the pen, first writing for...