festive season

Fiat to open 80 standalone dealerships by year-end


September 19th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) To further develop its brand in India, Italian automobile major Fiat Wednesday said it expects to open 80 new standalone dealerships in the country by ... Read more...

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Canon eyes Rs.150 crore revenue from brand stores


September 19th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Leading camera-maker Canon is planning to have 100 exclusive brand stores in India by the year-end and is eyeing a revenue of Rs.150 crore from them, ... Read more...

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Rs.17,000 crore released into banking system; retail interest rates expected to fall (Roundup)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Monday kept key interest rates unchanged, but cut the cash reserve ratio (CRR) releasing Rs.17,000 crore into the banking system ... Read more...

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Bike sales in August down first time in three years


September 10th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Motorcycle sales in India shrunk for the first time since 2009, data furnished Monday by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) showed.India, which is ... Read more...

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Sony eyes 30 percent market share of flat panel TVs


September 7th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) Japanese electronics major Sony is eyeinga 30 percent market share in the flat panel TV segment in India by the end of this financial year, ... Read more...

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Hero MotoCorp expects sales to pick up in festive season


September 5th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Hero MotoCorp Wednesday said it expects motorcycles sales to grow during the festive season after two straight months of fall in demand in line with ... Read more...

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Volkswagen to reduce Polo, Vento prices to boost sales


September 4th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) German automobile major Volkswagen Tuesday said it will cut prices of the high-end variants of its Polo and Vento sedans and add a host of ... Read more...

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MobileStore expects 30 percent sales jump


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) MobileStore, India's largest mobile phone retail chain, is expecting about 25-30 percent jump in sales on year-on-year basis between mid-October and the end of the year, ... Read more...

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Ford India logs six percent sales growth in August


September 1st, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 1 (IANS) Ford India registered six percent sales growth in August as compared to figures logged during the like period of 2011.The Indian subsidiary of US auto major ... Read more...

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India’s PC market grew 17 percent in Q2 of 2012


August 28th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Personal computers (PC) sales in the country grew 17 percent during the second quarter of 2012 over the like period of the previous calendar year ... Read more...

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Eid shopping reaches fever pitch in Kashmir


August 18th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, August 18 (IANS) Eid shopping Saturday reached fever pitch in Srinagar and other major towns of Jammu and Kashmir with people thronging markets in large numbers.In Srinagar, police had ... Read more...

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LFW: Jatin Verma, Vizyon showcase a glamorous, gothic collection


August 4th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) Designers Jatin Verma and Shradha Murarka (Vizyon) changed the whole meaning of gothic with their dark yet glamorous collection meant for parties, showcased at the ... Read more...

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Premature to call Pune blasts a terror attack, says Patil


August 2nd, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Pune, Aug 2 (IANS) Home Minister R.R. Patil said it was "premature" to term the apparently-coordinated low-intensity explosions in Pune as an act of terror. "Investigations are still under way ... Read more...

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Drought, price rise shadow Karnataka’s festival season (Karnataka Newsletter)


July 21st, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 21 (IANS) Ahead of this year's festival season, Karnataka is staring at the worst drought in around 40 years, rising prices and little hope of early end ... Read more...

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Gear up for Sean Paul’s India concerts


July 19th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) World-famous Jamaican reggae artist Sean Paul is set for his maiden India visit and he will perform across the country starting Nov 1.He promises to ... Read more...

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Poll panel keeping tabs on Himachal government actions


July 12th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 12 (IANS) Though dates for the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh are yet to be announced, the Election Commission Thursday said it is keeping a close tab on ... Read more...

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Ford India expects 10 percent sales growth


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Ford India Pvt Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of the US Ford Motor Company, hopes to achieve 10 percent sales growth despite difficult market conditions while completing ... Read more...

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High interest rate, fuel prices slow down car sales (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Passenger car sales in India grew by a mere 3.40 percent in April, the slowest in 10 years, as high interest rates and rising fuel ... Read more...

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Car sales grew only 3.40 percent in April


May 10th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Domestic passenger car sales in India increased by only 3.40 percent in April and stood at 168,351 units from 162,813 units sold in the like ... Read more...

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What keeps Jason Statham fit at 44? (With Images)


April 26th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Actor Jason Statham looks fit as a fiddle at 44 and says he puts in a lot of effort to maintain the edge in his ... Read more...

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Singapore’s jobless rate at 14-year low


March 15th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, March 15 (IANS) Singapore's unemployment rate improved to a 14-year low of 2 percent in 2011 amid the tight labour market, authorities said Thursday.The jobless rate for residents was ... Read more...

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Will Imran-Kareena’s chemistry work at box-office? (IANS Preview)


February 7th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Karan Johar is returning this week to woo the box office with a romantic comedy which coincides with the Valentine's Day revelries. He has ... Read more...

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Nick Cannon to direct movie


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Singer Nick Cannon is stepping behind the camera to direct his first feature film.The "America's Got Talent" host, who was hospitalised with kidney failure in Aspen, ... Read more...

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Bajaj Auto’s Q3 net profit zooms 19 percent


January 19th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Two- and three-wheeler major Bajaj Auto Thursday reported a 19 percent increase in its net profit for the Oct-Dec third quarter of the current fiscal at ... Read more...

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Peter Andre to go on diet


January 17th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Singer Peter Andre is planning to go on "the caveman diet" to lose the weight he gained over the festive period.The 38-year-old overindulged himself during the ... Read more...

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Mahindra to launch more new vehicles next fiscal


January 10th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Automobile major Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M;) Tuesday said it would launch a range of products in the personal and commercial vehicles segment during 2012-13. The ... Read more...

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Barbie dolls inspired by Kardashian sisters


January 6th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Kardashian sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe have teamed up with the ultimate glamour girl, Barbie, to launch their own range of the legendary dolls.According ... Read more...

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Russell Brand files for divorce from Katy Perry


December 31st, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 31 (IANS) Comedian Russell Brand, who married Katy Perry in India in 2010, has filed for divorce from his singer wife. But he has vowed they will ... Read more...

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Tough year for realty, no respite seen in short-run (2011 in Retrospect)


December 29th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) The realty industry in India faced a negative sentiment in 2011, with developers, buyers and investors caught in a quagmire due to a host of ... Read more...

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RIM offers over 50 percent discount on PlayBook tablets


December 28th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Canadian BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM), battling tough competition from Apple's iPad, is offering over 50 percent discount on its PlayBook tablets under a ... Read more...

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Special Christmas prayers for peace in northeast


December 25th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 25 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of Christians in India's northeast held special prayers on Christmas Sunday in churches across the region for peace and wellbeing of the human ... Read more...

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Merry X-mas, tweet B-Town celebs


December 24th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Peace, warmth and love - Bollywood celebrities like Akshay Kumar and pregnant actresses Lara Dutta and Shilpa Shetty, have wished all this and more ... Read more...

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Gordon Ramsay creates Christmas book for Beckhams


December 20th, 2011 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has compiled a Christmas cooking guide for David and Victoria Beckham.The 45-year-old and his wife Tana are good friends with ... Read more...

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Sonia shies away from tribal dance rerun


December 17th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 17 (IANS) Ahead of the festive season, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Saturday wished Goa a merry Christmas and a happy New year, but did not shake a ... Read more...

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No Christmas party for Simon Cowell


December 17th, 2011 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 17 (IANS) Music mogul Simon Cowell is cancelling his Christmas celebration and will spend the festive season away from his fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy.The 52-year-old has decided to "scrap" ... Read more...

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