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China bookings hit amidst Coronavirus outbreak

“We are getting cancellations from business travellers. This is not the season for leisure travel to China from India, but even leisure travellers are apprehensive about future bookings,” Bigbreaks.com managing director Kapil Goswamy said. “It is not a positive signal.”

Housing.com enters co-living listing biz; partners OYO, Zolo

"We are entering into co-living segment which is a big growth area.We have launched an exclusive section for co-living on our Housing.com, Housing.com CEO Dhruv Agarwala told reporters.

From SOTY's St Teresa to KKHH's St Xavier's, B-town is fixated with western names

It is the highly arbitrary renaming of institutions that’s cemented the appeal of branding via Western names.

Fuel prices cut for second straight day on Monday

Good news for consumers as fuel prices fell again on Monday, the second consecutive day after easing of tensions between the US and Iran. Price of petrol fell by 10 paise and that of diesel by 5 paise a litre across all major cities on Monday.

Housing sales across 9 major cities drops 30% in Q3

Compared to 91,464 units sold during the quarter last year, only 64,034 homes were sold across the nine markets in Q3 this year.

Demolition of Maradu flats in Kochi turns spotlight on controlled explosion

The Kochi demolitions have brought to the fore controlled implosion, a method that has been used to raze buildings in the West for decades but is still relatively uncommon in India, thanks to lack of expertise and the availability of cheap labour for alternative methods.

FanCode to live stream I-League matches exclusively

“This partnership is in sync with FanCode’s focus to provide comprehensive sports access to underserved sports fans in India. With this partnership, we are sure to see an increase in the reach and popularity of the league by multiple-fold,” said Yannick Colaco, co-founder, FanCode.

Indians are innocents who believe govt claims: P Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram called those Indians 'innocent' who believe the claims made by the government. Claims like all villages having been electrified in the country and toilets built for 99 per cent of families in India were being believed, he said.

Stocks in the news: YES Bank, Reliance Infra, IDBI Bank, DHFL and KEC International

KEC International said it has bagged orders worth Rs 1,520 crore across various business verticals.

Smriti Irani hits out at Deepika for JNU visit, says she stood with those who want destruction of India

According to Irani, Deepika had made her political affiliations known in 2011 itself when she praised Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and called him a suitable candidate for the post of the prime minister.

Viswanathan Anand says experimentation is important in cricket and chess

Anand was invited to ring the starting bell on the second day of the match at Eden.

Chennai techie uses Nasa images to find Vikram lander debris, gets credit from US agency

A Chennai techie, Shanmuga Subramanian, used lunar images from Nasa's Moon's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured on different dates and studied them for weeks to locate the debris of the lander. He wrote to Nasa informing about his findings. In a tweet later, Nasa confirmed the news and released images of impact site on moon surface.

Dedicated mines for coal gasification will be game-changer for us: VR Sharma, MD, JSPL

We have started the New Year with better demand, better prices, says VR Sharma.

Apple supplier Salcomp buys Nokia’s Chennai factory, once a Make in India poster child

The factory is expected to generate employment for close to 10,000 people, besides a $2-bn export boost.

Indian apps witnessed more downloads than Chinese ones

An analysis of India’s top 200 apps by install volume, by app intelligence firm AppsFlyer, showed that 41% were developed by local developers and firms in 2019 compared to 38% in 2018.

Modi-Xi meet: Wuhan spirit to Chennai connect

Mamallapuram was largely spectacle summitry, but Modi and Xi’s strategic communication is deepening.

Stocks in the news: SBI Life, Vadilal Industries, Prestige Estates, Airtel and Vodafone Idea

Tata Steel plans to cut jobs across its European operations as it wrestles with excess supply.

Inflation, CAD under US-Iran tensions ahead of Budget

India may see its oil import bill rising, putting pressure on CAD amid escalating tensions between US and Iran.

Stocks in the news: ZEEL, IOC, RIL, HDFC Life, Vodafone Idea and JK Tyre

Discussions between RIL and a group of marque financial investors appear to have stalled.

Stanza Living raises Rs 40 crore from Alteria Capital

Founded in 2017, Stanza Living has so far raised $70 million from investors like Falcon Edge Capital, Sequoia Capital, Accel, Matrix Partners and Alteria Capital.

Bad news for Air India fliers: Oil cos to discontinue fuel supply at 6 airports from Friday

The oil companies have said that they will discontinue fuel supplies to Air India from tomorrow.

Tamil Nadu textile units ping Centre on working cap shortage

Tamil Nadu's textile entrepreneurs are claiming a severe shortage of working capital with rising manufacturing costs and customers taking more time to pay, which they say is pushing their businesses into negative performance cycles.

Stocks in the news: ZEEL, Thomas Cook, CG Power, HDFC and Aurobindo Pharma

CCI has approved the restructuring of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise's pharmacy business

Employability of graduates jumps to nearly 50% in 2019 from 33% in 2014: Survey

As per a report by Wheebox, People Strong and CII, there is an overall positive trend in talent supply.

Housing sales may rise marginally by 4% in 2019: Report

Housing sales are estimated to rise by mere 4 per cent to 2.58 lakh units across seven major cities during this calendar year on subdued demand because of liquidity crunch and overall economic slowdown.

Stocks in the news: Sun Pharma, DHFL, Equitas Holdings, SBI and Varun Beverages

RBI has taken action against Equitas Small Finance Bank for failing to meet deadline for getting shares listed.

Housing prices in Gurugram down 4% in last one year; Noida sees marginal rise: PropTiger

According to the report, the combined sales of houses in both Gurugram and Noida regions fell 47 per cent during July-September period to 5,569 units. Gurugram area includes Bhiwadi, Sohna and Dharuhera and Noida includes Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway.

Stocks in the news: IndiaMART, ZEEL, Wockhardt, Uniply Ind and Aurobindo Pharma

USFDA has pulled up Aurobindo Pharma for 'repeated' violations in CGMP.

PM Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Brazil; discusses trade and investment issues

During the meeting held on the margins of the 11th BRICS Summit on Wednesday, prime minister Modi said there was a "new direction and new energy" in bilateral ties after their second informal summit in Chennai last month.

After Market: Call drop in telecom stocks, Zee loses its zeal; 16 stocks ‘overbought

The 30-share pack ended at 40,821, down 68 points.

What gloom? It is raining jobs on Tamil Nadu engineering college campuses

Companies are now turning their attention to engineering colleges in tier-2 cities in the state as well.

Stocks in the news: Lupin, ONGC, IDBI Bank, Coal India and Bharti Airtel

UBS has maintained buy rating on Motherson Sumi and lowered target price to ₹160.

Stocks in the news: Eveready, Maruti, YES Bank, Adani Power, DHFL and Jet Airways

DHFL has sold one of its crucial commercial properties DHFL House in the Andheri suburb of Mumbai.

Xi leaves for India for 2nd informal summit with PM Modi

After an overnight meeting, the two leaders are scheduled to meet again on Saturday to continue the discussions.

TCS arm sets up Artificial Intelligence centre for real time monitoring of exams

The Artificial Intelligence-driven centre will help in monitoring over 6,000 examination centres on a real-time basis. The centre will have hi-tech facilities to deal with various issues faced by exam centres including detection of malpractices.

Will NASA have answers on Vikram lander?

The US space agency NASA had promised hope of some news on the Vikram front by Tuesday after its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) flyby over the site where Indian lunar lander might have landed.

Freshworks eyes funding round at $3 billion valuation

In June last year, Freshworks had said that it had reached $100 million in annual recurring revenues (ARR). Analysts tracking the space peg the current ARR at $150-200 million.

Stocks in the news: DHFL, Indiabulls Housing, Sterlite Tech, Eros, J&K Bank and Hotel Leelaventure

Promoters of Sterlite Technologies have announced that they have removed their entire pledge on STL's shares.

No uncertainties in tie-up with DMDK, good news soon: AIADMK

​The ruling AIADMK, which is in an alliance with the BJP and PMK, has been making all-out efforts to rope in the DMDK.

RBI study: Over 50% of Indians feel job scene is getting worse

On the overall economic situation, almost half (47.9%) of the households surveyed felt it had worsened.

Stocks in the news: Sun TV, YES Bank, BoB, HDFC Bank and Religare Enterprises

IIFL has maintained buy rating on Sobha with a revised target price of Rs 500.

What, slowdown? Diacolor brings Fabergé timepieces to India; luxe brand to retail in Mumbai, Delhi stores

The uber-luxe market remains more or less static, and is not bogged down by slowdown, says Diacolor’s creative director.

India, China looking at 'RCEP protocol' to fix trade imbalance

Chinese President Xi Jinping's reported assurance to PM Narendra Modi during the second informal summit held on October 11, 12 at Mamallapuram.

'Dance of dragon, elephant' only correct choice for India, China: Xi Jinping

The two leaders also discussed major international and regional issues of common interest in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, it said.

So happy to be returning to India: Katy Perry announces debut Mumbai performance

The singer will perform in the city in November as part of the OnePlus Music Festival.

Concor could end H1 with lower volumes but higher revenue, says CMD

If DFC becomes operational by June, then in FY21 it will have positive impact on balance sheet.

Stocks in the news: Emami, Jet Airways, ONGC, Adani Ports and Glenmark Pharma

KKR is in advanced negotiations to invest Rs 2,000 cr in the Emami Group.

Why a third of the world’s consumers have suddenly stopped buying

Retail gloom deepens in India and China, home to 2.8 billion people, or a third of the world’s consumers.

Conflict conundrum: Rahul Dravid asked to depose before ethics officer on September 26

Earlier this month, former Supreme Court judge Jain had asked Dravid to respond in writing after receiving a complaint from Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) life member Sanjeev Gupta.

Cost of living in 'new' metros: Hyderabad vs Bengaluru vs Ahmedabad vs Pune

Apart from the four metros - Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, India has four 'new' metros. These cities are providing a better quality of life, job opportunities and lower cost of living. Read on to know what it costs to live in these cities.

IIT-Kharagpur develops tech to filter fake news about disasters

The IIT-Kharagpur has come up with a solution that uses AI to extract information from social media platforms.

Former India cricketer V B Chandrasekhar committed suicide over debts: Police

According to a senior police official, Chandrasekhar ended his life by hanging himself at his house in the city on Thursday evening due to debts.

Market Movers: What changed for Dalal Street while you were sleeping

Analysts said Nifty might have kicked off the next leg of up-move, where it is likely to scale fresh all-time highs in the short term

Stocks in the news: YES Bank, TCS, Ashok Leyland, Raymond, Pfizer and IL&FS Transport

Here are a few stocks which by buzz the most in today's trade.

Sridevi's death anniversary: Boney, Anil Kapoor hold 'puja' at her Chennai home

The Kapoor family reached Chennai from Mumbai for the 'puja'.

Stocks in the news: YES Bank, TechM, Dr Reddy's Labs, Biocon, Jet Airways and DHFL

Meanwhile, Reliance Group has reached an understanding with lenders on shares pledged.

Chidambaram's arrest, Kashmir issues being used to 'hide' economic slowdown, alleges DMK

The economic growth slumped to 5 per cent in the three months ended June and it is alarming. Such a trend of a pretty weak GDP growth was unseen in the last 27 years, DMK president M K Stalin said.

VB Chandrasekhar: Cricket devotee, talent spotter

Chandrasekhar, who died on Thursday at 57, played only seven ODIs for India but his contribution off the field was immeasurable.

Nirmala Sitharaman's real estate fund: Everything a home buyer should know

According to FinMin's FAQs, the focus of the Special Window is on mid and affordable segment. "However, alleviating the stress for developers in this segment may have indirect benefits for the entire real estate sector including luxury segment."

Pakistan-China friendship unbreakable, rock-solid: Xi

Xi made the remarks when he met Khan at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse here, two days before he leaves for India to hold the second informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

'God help Indian cricket', say Ganguly, Harbhajan on conflict of interest notice to Rahul Dravid

The BCCI ethics officer issued the notice to Dravid on conflict of interest allegations.

#MeToo: Chennai-based artist Ananya Ramaprasad accuses actress Maya S Krishnan of sexual harassment

Both discontinued their social media accounts after the news went viral.

Tamil Nadu BJP will not participate in TV debates

“It has been decided that BJP representatives will not participate in TV debates as there is no balance and equal opportunity in recent times in these debates,” state president Tamilisai Soundarajan said in a statement to the press.

Stocks in the news: Indiabulls Housing, Reliance Industries, ICICI Securities and Cadila Healthcare

Here's a look at the top stocks that may hog the limelight in today's session.

RWH should be taken up on war footing: Rajinikanth

"As of now, immediate measures that need to be taken is saving rain water. It should be on a war-footing mode," he said.

Stocks in the news: Raymond, Future Lifestyle, Dr Reddy's Labs and Hathway Cable

Here's a look at the top stocks that may hog the limelight in today's session.

Rains may boost milk output ahead of festivals

India’s milk production had dropped 10% in June from a year-ago period but a recovery is expected

DHFL, Titan, SBI, RCom and HCL Tech among stocks in the news

Here's a look at the top stocks that may hog the limelight in today's session.

Chennai Super Kings launches mobile app

The app has features like news, views, match analysis, fan zone, competitions and games, CSK TV, purchase of match tickets and official merchandise.

Time for BCCI's ethics officer to throw frivolous complaints out of the park

It has become fashionable to complain about cricketers’ harbouring a possible conflict of interest, and for them to then receive a notice seeking a clarification. The latest on this list is Rahul Dravid.

Housing sales down 11 per cent in Q1; Demand to rise on tax sops: PropTiger

New housing supply fell 47 per cent to 37,852 units in April-June 2019-20 across nine cities due to a liquidity crunch and general elections.

DMK slams Centre's "compulsory retirement" of government officials

The DMK said though PM Narendra Modi had assured 2 crore jobs in the run-up to 2014 Lok Sabha polls, he could not deliver on the promise in the last five years.

India’s worsening drought is forcing doctors to buy water for surgery

Failed rains last year and delays in this year’s annual monsoon have left nearly half of India facing drought-like conditions.

11-year-old girl gang-raped by 22 for 7 months in Chennai; 18 men including security guards arrested

According to police the Class VII girl was allegedly sedated with injections, drug-laced soft drinks before sexually assaulting her and was videographed.

Home buyers welcome SC ruling, say move to help claim dues

There are around 1.74 lakh stalled housing units across the top seven cities and their buyers can now stake claims to their dues by initiating insolvency proceedings against the errant developers.

Dena Bank, Lakshmi Vilas Bank, BoB, Vijaya Bank and Idea Cellular among stocks in the news

Here's a look at the top stocks that may hog the limelight in today's session.

This much-awaited IPO is at the mercy of Dhoni and an ED probe

In unlisted market, the stock has eroded one-third of its value in last two months.

Baby steps before leap: Global banks, now sense a new vista — regional trade

With RCEP & trade deals, banks realise the future lies in regional areas and are preparing to grab opportunities.

London named world's best student city in new rankings

According to the rankings, India's best student city is Bangalore (81st), followed by Mumbai (85th), Delhi at 113 and Chennai at 115 out of a total of 120 cities.

View: Why India's mega bank mergers move may not yield the desired results

Government’s forced mega merger of public sector banks could scupper economic recovery.

From spiced mango to drumstick pith: How Usha Prabakaran's book changed the way we tasted pickles

'Usha’s Pickle Digest' shares 1000 traditional and off-beat recipes of pickles.

India offers a bargain to the world: Our consumers, your jobs

India's biggest liberalisation of single-brand retail in seven years has elements of a very sensible bargain.

Axis Bank, Kwality, Electrosteel Steels, IL&FS and Unitech among stocks in the news

Here's a look at the top stocks that may hog the limelight in today's session:

NTPC, Idea Cellular, Jet Airways and McNally Bharat among stocks in the news

Here's a look at the top stocks that may hog the limelight in today's session.

Chidambaram slams income tax department for 'partial' action in Tamil Nadu

During the raids, cash to the tune of Rs 1.48 crore allegedly stashed to bribe voters was seized.

A Piramal bet that didn’t work out: Only 6.5% CAGR in 6 years

On an absolute basis, the company made 40 per cent returns.

Chris Gayle is back and it is bad news for other teams, says Lokesh Rahul

Gayle, playing his first game of the season, smashed his second fastest IPL fifty, off 22 balls, to lay the foundation for KXIP's thrilling four-run win over Chennai Super Kings last night.

Happy that Chess is back in Asian Games: Vishwanathan Anand

Chess was a part of Asian Games programme at the 2006 edition in Doha and 2010 in Guangzhou.

Veteran director J Mahendran passes away at 79

The film-maker was credited for mentoring Rajinikanth during his early career.

Actor Crazy Mohan passes away at 67; R Ashwin, Siddharth mourn Tamil writer's death

The renowned comedy giant suffered a major heart attack.

PSU bank mergers: Customers of which banks are likely to be impacted and how

Retail customers including account holders of amalgamating banks are likely to get affected.

Good news! Superstar Rajinikanth to meet his fans post Christmas

Members of the fan club will get an opportunity to take a photograph with their matinee idol.

Jet Airways launches non-stop flights between Chennai-Paris

The new service would commence from October 29 onwards, operate five times a week and complement the existing daily service between Mumbai and Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

Sri Lanka ‘reaches out’ for NSG help

Wickremasighe has thanked India for providing intelligence ahead of attacks and sought future assistance to counter threats.

Coffee files: Camera-shy VG Siddhartha wanted to be super rich someday

The Café Coffee Day owner was found dead by the fishermen in Mangalore on Wednesday morning. ​

Budget 2019: Hopes of tax exemption limit hike

Here are some expectations of the common man that the government could consider in the upcoming budget.

Donatekart gives us a glimpse of how charity can be made more ‘meaningful’

Donatekart does not want donations in cash. It has devised a novel approach to the concept of giving by approaching it as a marketplace.

Volkswagen whistleblower says he erred in trusting GM, not circulating his CV after 2018 layoffs

Hemanth Kappanna's research exposed Volkswagen’s decade long conspiracy to lie about its diesel cars’ emissions.

Leonardo DiCaprio posts about Delhi's #RightToBreathe protest; says 'air pollution the 5th-largest killer in India'

The protest saw over 1,500 people gather at India Gate on November 5.

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