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  • Sonia's reaction boosted sales of my book, says Natwar 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Taking a dig at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, former Foreign Minister Natwar Singh on Thursday said she should not have reacted to the controversy caused by his book, and that her intervention only helped increase the sale of his just released autobiography. Singh claimed Sonia and her daughter Priyanka's May...
  • Illegal arms sale: SC voices anguish over Armymen being let off with reprimand 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed its anguish over top-ranking Army officers being let off with minor punishment of "reprimand" and small fine for their involvement in illegal sale of weapons and kept its option open to order probe in all Army commands. Indicating that it may consider a...
  • Apple's profit climbs along with iPhone sales, but iPad sales slump July 23, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple on Tuesday reported that its quarterly profit climbed with strong iPhone demand, but a decline in iPad tablet sales put a damper on its results. The California-based company posted a profit of $7.7 billion on revenue of $37.4 billion in the three months period to June 28, an...
  • Odisha: Infant boy allegedly sold by parents, rescued July 17, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: A 22-day-old infant boy who was allegedly sold by his parents was rescued by the police and at least six persons, including the adoptive couple were detained in Bhubaneswar for their involvement in the incident. "Police have rescued the child who was allegedly sold by his parents for money. We...
  • States seek easier land sales in reform challenge for Modi July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: States eager to kick-start major infrastructure projects have proposed radical changes to land acquisition laws that are blamed for stalling billions of dollars' worth of roads, railways, ports and power installations. According to a confidential government paper seen by Reuters, several states want to do away with obtaining landowners'...
  • Narendra Modi to target record asset sales in Budget: source July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will seek to raise up to a record $11.7 billion in asset sales in its maiden Budget this week, a senior government source said, bolstering state finances and buying time for structural reforms to revive a weak economy. The privatisation target could reach Rs 700 billion, almost...
  • Sales Tax official arrested on attempt to rape charges on minor maid June 26, 2014

    A Sales Tax department official was booked for his alleged attempt to rape his minor maid in Sri Ji Dham Colony on Thursday. The teenage girl had herself lodged a complaint in this regard at Highway police station on Wednesday evening. According to the FIR, Sales Tax department official Dhuredra Chaturvedi...
  • Charlie Chaplin's iconic suit and bowler hat on sale June 12, 2014

    Los Angeles: A costume worn by Charlie Chaplin as his iconic Little Tramp character is on sale for USD 195,000. Chaplin is best remembered for donning the suit and bowler hat combination to portray a bumbling vagrant striving to behave like a gentleman. The movie icon was reportedly first given the outfit...
  • SpiceJet launches another round of low fares for flyers from South India June 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Kalanithi Maran-promoted budget carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday announced another round of discounts, offering flyers fares as low as Rs 1,999 under a 'Monsoon Sale' scheme. The fresh round of discounted fares is applicable for three days starting today on all SpiceJet flights from eight cities in South India, the...
  • Domestic car sales up by 3.08 per cent, bikes 11.71 per cent in May June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Domestic passenger car sales grew by 3.08 per cent to 1,48,577 units last month as compared with 1,44,132 units in May 2013. According to the data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), motorcycle sales in May this year grew by 11.71 per cent to 9,84,469...
  • AirAsia India's Rs 990 ticket sparks fare war June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Asia's biggest budget carrier AirAsia is set to make its maiden Indian flight this week, fuelling a cut-throat fare war in a sector already reeling from losses. AirAsia India will take off on Thursday with an eye-catching promotional fare of Rs 990 for flights between high-tech hub Bangalore and...
  • Sony back at top of video game console sales after eight years June 7, 2014

    Tokyo: Sony have topped worldwide sales of video game consoles for the first time in eight years, a newspaper reported Saturday, pipping struggling rival Nintendo and signalling the Playstation manufacturer's comeback. Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) sold 18.7 million PlayStation 4 (PS4) systems and other game consoles for the fiscal year to...
  • Sales tax officer commits suicide in Nashik June 6, 2014

    Nashik: A 56-year-old senior government official allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence in Pathardi, police said on Friday. Avinash Suryabhan Jangale, a deputy sales tax commissioner, ended his life on Thursday, they said. Jangale, who was recently transferred to Nashik was staying alone...
  • Smartphone sales in India to cross 80 million in 2014: Report June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: As a large chunk of Indian users is migrating to affordable smarter devices from feature phones, smartphone sales in India are expected to reach 80.57 million units by the end of this year, research firm IDC said. Also, the sales would continue to grow at a CAGR of about...
  • Smartphones, tablets driving online sales in Asia: Report May 31, 2014

    Singapore: Smartphones and tablet computers are expected to boost online retail sales in the Asia-Pacific region to more than $400 billion a year by 2018, a report said Friday. As a result, retailers are increasingly adapting their websites to capitalise on the trend and allow customers to browse and purchase goods...
  • Maruti Alto crosses 25 lakh unit sales mark in domestic market May 13, 2014

    The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Tuesday said its compact car Alto has become the second model from the company's portfolio to cross the 25 lakh unit sales mark in the domestic market. The Alto has entered the 25 lakh club, where the only other car is the Maruti...
  • Low-cost devices, 4G networks drive smartphone sales May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Smartphone shipments rose in Q1 of 2014, driven by strong demand in emerging markets, availability of low-cost devices and the proliferation of 4G networks, even as reduced consumer spending after the holiday season affected handset sales, according to research firm IDC. Global smartphone sales grew 28.6 per cent...
  • Maruti Suzuki India April sales decline 11 per cent to 86,196 units May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India, the country's largest carmaker, on Thursday reported 11.4 per cent decline in total sales in April to 86,196 units, against 97,302 units in the same month last year. The company said its domestic sales declined by 12.6 per cent during the month to 79,119 units...
  • Nokia says decreasing demand for its cheaper phones reason behind sluggish phone sales April 29, 2014

    Helsinki: Nokia said on Tuesday its phone sales fell 30 per cent in the last quarter they belonged to the previous world-market leader and the unit's loss widened. Nokia's discontinued operations - the phone unit - posted a drop in first-quarter sales to 1.9 billion euros ($2.6 billion)from 2.8 billion in...
  • Women agitated over illegal sale of liquor set shop ablaze April 13, 2014

    A group of women allegedly set a shop on fire on Bhopa road in Muzaffarnagar for illegally selling liquor, police said on Sunday. The agitated women have alleged that they had complained to the district authorities earlier but no action was taken against the shop owner, they said. The accused owner escaped...
  • Maruti Suzuki March sales decline by 5.5 per cent April 1, 2014

    Country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Tuesday reported a 5.5 per cent decline in total sales in March at 1,13,350 units as against 1,19,937 units in the same month last year. The company said its domestic sales declined  by 5.2 per cent during the month to 1,02,269 units as...
  • Oklahoma Girl Scout sets cookie sales record at over 18,000 boxes March 25, 2014

    A nearly 30-year-old record for Girl Scout cookie sales has been crumbled by Oklahoma City scout Katie Francis, who has so far sold 18,107 boxes by asking anyone who crossed her path to buy some of the sweets. "There's three ingredients to selling cookies: There's lots of time, lots of commitment,...
  • Government sells Axis Bank stake for over $900 million: sources March 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The government has raised more than $900 million by selling a 9 per cent stake in Axis Bank Ltd, two sources with direct knowledge of the development said on Friday. The government held 20.7 per cent in Axis Bank, India's third-largest private-sector bank by assets, via a trust fund called...
  • Ahead of Holi, SpiceJet, IndiGo slash air fare March 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Low-cost carriers SpiceJet and IndiGo on Tuesday kicked off yet another around of price war in the aviation sector - the fourth in two-and-a-half months - offering massive discounts on advance booking under 'Super Holi Sales' scheme. While SpiceJet confirmed the offer, wherein it is selling tickets as low as...
  • Microsoft counts on shooter game Titanfall to boost Xbox One sales March 11, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp is betting on making sci-fi combat game "Titanfall" a hit big enough to boost sales of its Xbox One videogame device, helping it catch up in terms of sales with rival Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 console. Retailers are gearing up to get in on the buzz that...
  • Global smartphone growth to fall sharply in 2014, expected to decline to 6 per cent in 2018: IDC February 27, 2014

    San Francisco: Growth in global smartphone shipments will fall sharply this year and keep slowing through 2018, with average prices dropping significantly as demand shifts to China and other developing countries, according to market research firm IDC. Annual growth in 2014 is expected to be 19.3 per cent and then decline...
  • SpiceJet slashes fares by 75 per cent February 24, 2014

    In yet another bonanza to air travellers at the onset of the summer season, budget carrier SpiceJet on Monday reduced its fares by up to a whopping 75 percent under a special offer. This is the third time in the last one month that the Kalanithi Maran promoted carrier has...
  • Mexico City mulls legalising sale of marijuana February 14, 2014

    Mexico city: Leftist lawmakers in Mexico City's legislature introduced a bill that would legalise the sale of marijuana within the capital, expanding on a national law that already decriminalises the possession by users of small amounts of pot throughout the country. It wasn't immediately clear how wide support was for the...
  • Global smartphone shipments top one billion for first time in 2013: Report January 28, 2014

    Beijing: Global smartphone shipments topped 1 billion units for first time in 2013, climbing 38.4 per cent from the previous year to 1.004 billion units, research firm IDC said. Smartphones made up 55.1 per cent of all mobile phone shipments last year from just over two-fifths in 2012, IDC said. Samsung Electronics...
  • Nokia sees smartphone sales, profits plunge in Q4 January 23, 2014

    Helsinki: Nokia Corp. has reported a fourth-quarter net loss of 25 million euros ($34 million) as the struggling company saw sales smartphone sales plunge 29 per cent. Nokia says that the devices and services unit, which it is selling to Microsoft Corp., saw sales fall to 2.6 billion euros in the...