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Archive for December, 2015

How online travel agencies are competing with funds-flushed budget hotel aggregators

Sunday, December 6, 2015 0:48

Till early this year, Durga International was just another budget hotel in Paharganj, a haven of sorts for backpackers and low-budget tourists in central Delhi. For its owner Vijay Sharma, filling up the 45 rooms was a constant struggle as he competed with some 1,500 hotels and lodges in the ...

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Dumna airport remains closed following mishap

Sunday, December 6, 2015 0:01

MUMBAI: A SpiceJet flight from Mumbai to Jabalpur Saturday had a near severe accident when it hit a herd of wild boars that strayed into the runway of the Jabalpur airport. The flight was being operated on a Bombardier Q400 plane. The airline's pilot Amartya Basu diverted the ...

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Kerala Port gets a central gift; sabotage laws relaxed

Saturday, December 5, 2015 23:53

VIZHINJAM: The prospects for Vizhinjam Port in Kerala got a big boost when Nitin Gadkari, Union minister of shipping and surface transport relaxed the sabotage laws. He declared that the port will get a special relaxation from the cabotage law, a norm that insists on ships registered in India ...

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Relief ops on fast track as toll rises to 450

Saturday, December 5, 2015 23:13

The toll of the unprecedented rain and floods this monsoon has continued to fight unprecedented rain and floods, the death toll climbed to 450 since the onset of monsoon in October-end in Chennai and neighbouring districts.

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IT cos suffer $60 mn loss due to Chennai floods

Saturday, December 5, 2015 22:32

Crippling floods in the city have caused huge losses to the IT industry. IT insiders have pegged the losses at $5-10 million for mid-size firms and $40-50 million for large companies.

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IT companies suffer $60 million loss due to Chennai floods

Saturday, December 5, 2015 22:32

Crippling floods in the city have caused huge losses to the IT industry. IT insiders have pegged the losses at $5-10 million for mid-size firms and $40-50 million for large companies.

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Modi regime most anti-intellectual govt: Guha

Saturday, December 5, 2015 22:19

The noted writer described the Modi government as "the most anti-intellectual and philistine" that India has ever had.

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New Delhi’s hazardous air quality calls for drastic measures

Saturday, December 5, 2015 21:43

Faced with criticism over the pollution levels in Delhi from citizens, the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and the Delhi High Court, the Delhi government has come up with the simplest of plans in response that will ostensibly automatically reduce the load on the roads by ...

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Food festivals are hot new trend in the metros. But how viable is the business?

Saturday, December 5, 2015 21:40

Anoothi Vishal Fashions and people have strange ways of coming back. Bad pennies and lost loves turn up unexpectedly. Your mom's shararas get back in style as 'new' palazzo pants. Actors make comebacks, so do writers. And twins separated in Kumbh Mela reconcile in the same or other fairgrounds." ...

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How savings in financial assets bode well for the economy

Saturday, December 5, 2015 21:38

Sanjay Jain, 46, thought he knew the real estate sector well. Because that's what he had done most of his life. His family is in the construction business. They take up residential projects on contract. And, for the Delhi-based civil engineer, nuances of the construction economy came naturally. Understandably, that's ...

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