Russia sees boost ahead of talks

first_imgRussia sees boost ahead of talks93 viewsRussia sees boost ahead of talks93 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Russia sees boost ahead of talks93 viewsBusinessThe aftermath of the latest fighting in rebel-controlled Donetsk. Scenes like this are deepening fears that the violence in eastern Ukraine is reaching a new tipping point. And adding impetus toVentuno Web Player 4.50The aftermath of the latest fighting in rebel-controlled Donetsk. Scenes like this are deepening fears that the violence in eastern Ukraine is reaching a new tipping point. And adding impetus tolast_img read more

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Sensex closes at threeandhalf week high Dr Reddys Sun Pharma ICICI Bank

first_imgThe absence of fresh triggers and the upcoming expiry of futures and options contracts on Thursday prevented the benchmark indices from making spectacular gains on Monday, even though the mood was buoyant.The S&P BSE Sensex closed at 26,034.13, its highest in three-and-a-half weeks. The 30-scrip index’s previous high during the month was 26,117.85 on 2 December.The Sensex opened at 25,901, a gain of about 63 points and touched an intra-day high of 26,067 at around 3 pm, before finally settling down at 26,034, up 195 points, or 0.76%.The NSE Nifty closed at 7,925.15, a gain of 64 points, or 0.82%.Top Sensex gainers included Dr Reddy’s Labs, NTPC, Tata Motors, ONGC, Sun Pharma, ICICI Bank, Lupin, Adani Ports and Cipla.Tata Steel, Bharti Airtel, M&M, BHEL and HDFC were the top Sensex losers.Pipavav Defence and Offshore, an Anil Ambani Group company, gained yet again on Monday and touched a new 52-week high of Rs 114 but later lost substantially to close at Rs 98.35, down 1.90% from its previous close.The stock had soared almost 20% last Friday on news that it will benefit from Reliance Defence signing a defence deal to make frigates for Indian Navy in collaboration with a Russian firm. The frigates are to be built at Pipavav’s facility in Gujarat.Other shares that scaled a new 52-week high included Tube Investments, Zensar Technologies, Jet Airways, Arvind, Berger Paints and TV 18 Broadcast.Insurance company Max India gained after the company’s demerger of its business got the approval of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.The three new entities will be Max Financial Services (currently Max India), Max India (currently Taurus Ventures) and Max Ventures and Industries (currently Capricorn Ventures), the company said in a regulatory filing with the BSE on Monday.On the NSE too, Dr Reddy’s Labs, Tata Motors, NTPC, Sun Pharma and ICICI Bank were the big gainers. The advances-to-declines ratio was 33:16.last_img read more

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BSF kills one more Bangladeshi

first_imgA Bangladeshi national was shot dead allegedly by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) at Kiranganj border in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj early Monday.The deceased was Dulal, 20, son of Safikul Islam of the area.Quoting locals, Binodpur Union Parishad chairman Enamul Haque said BSF members of Murshidabad camp fired gunshots on a group of youths, including Dulal, when they went near border pillar No. 178 around 2:00am, leaving Dulal dead.Later the BSF men dragged away Dulal’s body, he added.Commanding officer of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) Rangpur-59 battalion lieutenant colonel Mahmudul Hasan said BGB will hold a flag meeting with BSF over the incident soon.On Sunday, another Bangladeshi was shot dead by the BSF at Burimari border in Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat.last_img read more

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Fani threat passes no major loss reported

first_imgKolkata: Kolkatans woke up with a sigh of relief after the cyclonic storm Fani passed through Nadia at a reasonable distance away from the city. Kolkata witnessed wind speed of 40-50 km per hour in the night with moderate to heavy rainfall and apart from stray incidents of collapse of a few mud houses and trees, there was no report of any loss of life or serious injury. Normal activities resumed in the city from Saturday morning with the weather gradually presenting a clearer picture from the afternoon.Flight operations resumed at the Kolkata airport at 9.57 am on Saturday with Air India flight bound for Agartala leaving the city airport. A flight from Delhi also landed at 10.10 am. Flight services were suspended at the airport since Friday. Local train services in the Sealdah and Howrah sections that began in the morning were reported to be normal in all sections since the afternoon. Mayor Firhad Hakim was in the control room of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation monitoring the situation in the city and also visiting a number of boroughs to have a clear idea of the proceedings. “We had made arrangements to act on an emergency basis had Fani hit the city. But thank god, nothing major has happened,” Hakim said. The Member Mayor-in-Councils were also present in the borough offices to address any emergency. Bidhannagar Mayor Sabyasachi Dutta was also vigilant. He also paid a visit to the KMC headquarters and exchanged pleasantries with Hakim in the wee hours on Saturday when it was realised that Fani would not have much effect on the city and its adjoining areas. There were reports of a few stray incidents. Five persons were injured when a portion of a roof of a hutment collapsed on Friday night at Beniatola Lane in Sovabazar. All the five injured persons were released after treatment. A portion of the boundary wall of a residential building located at Monohar Pukur Road, under Tollygunge police station, and a portion of a cornis of a three-storeyed commercial building at Rabindra Sarani under Bowbazar police station area collapsed on Saturday morning. There were no reports of any injury in both the cases. With the weather conditions improving, South Eastern Railway announced operation of three special trains on Saturday night from Howrah — the destinations being Yesvantpur, Vasco Da Gama and MGR Chennai Central. SER has decided to run one trip superfast special train between Howrah and Sambalpur on May 5.last_img read more

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A New Bluetooth Device Makes You HandsFree Without the Hurt

first_imgMarch 22, 2011 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story appears in the April 2011 issue of . Subscribe » Register Now » When it comes to mobile headsets for work, it’s not how you look, but how you feel. And when it comes to the feeling of pure comfort with in-ear wireless devices, there is no beating the Bose Bluetooth headset–the most comfortable mobile phone headset on the market right now.The secret of this 12-gram unit from Framingham, Mass.-based Bose is not only its size, balanced design and good looks, but also its so-called StayHear sleeves, which attach to your ears without the need for messy and–let’s be honest–hygienically dubious in-ear-canal headphones. Expect some trial and error in choosing the right size sleeve for your ear. But once you get the hang of it, you really can place the Bose in your ear in the morning, leave it there and comfortably take phone calls for the rest of the day.Certainly, the Bose Bluetooth is not without glitches. Integration with advanced features like smartphone apps is limited. And while overall sound quality is solid, it’s certainly nothing compared to better hard-wired models. The adaptive audio adjustment technology, in particular, is nowhere near as bombproof as Bose claims.But if you spend a lot of work time on the phone, it’s worth a look. For $150, the Bose Bluetooth provides all-day calling capability and no Star Trek geek factor. And the comfort factor is so high that we wouldn’t be surprised if you forget you are even wearing the thing (until the next customer calls, of course). 2 min readlast_img read more

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