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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.

GenZ wants to ‘stay woke’. Can brands help?

Purchasing power as a tool for activism is a concept that Gen Z views as inherent to who they are as activists. Internationally this trend is quite visible where Gen Z has clearly demonstrated their preference for brands that do more than just sell a product for profit.

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.

Gold traders turn upbeat as wedding season begins

Even the price sensitive eastern market is witnessing a positive sentiment among consumers.

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.

Fewer users port out as telcos offer similar tariffs, quality

The reduction in mobile number portability (MNP) is good news for telcos since it means they have to invest less in trying to retain existing customers, said industry executives and analysts. MNP fell to 4.1 million in October last year from 5.4 million in the previous month, and the MNP churn rate dipped to 0.3% from 0.5% in September.

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.

Aparna Sen tweets 'salutations' to Deepika Padukone for JNU visit, hails it as an 'act of courage'

Bengali actor Swastika Mukherjee also lauded Padukone on Twitter.

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.

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.

Suits & Sayings: Round-up of weekly whispers & murmurs

Yash and Avanti Birla hosted Hollywood heartthrob Gerald Butler of 300 fame and his girlfriend Morgan Brown in their Rishikesh home for a deep spiritual sojourn – dip in the Ganges, satsang, yoga, meditation and treks in the foothills.

Internet services suspended in 5 districts of Bengal amid Citizenship Act stir

According to the official, the government has decided to shutdown Internet services in Malda, Murshidabad, Howrah, North 24 Parganas and parts of South 24 Parganas districts to prevent rumour-mongering and circulation of fake news, especially on social media.

Santa pause: Festive business feels heat of CAA protests

Street violence combined with prohibitive orders are having a direct impact on businesses everywhere.

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.

Floor price for yellow pea imports to benefit farmers

Late on Wednesday, the government amended the import policy for the import of peas.

Violent protests are unfortunate, Citizenship Act doesn't affect any citizen of any religion: PM Modi

"Violent protests on the Citizenship Amendment Act are unfortunate and deeply distressing. Debate, discussion and dissent are essential parts of democracy but, never has damage to public property and disturbance of normal life been a part of our ethos," PM Modi tweeted a while back.

Stocks in the news: YES Bank, Glenmark Pharma, BPCL, PNB and Bosch

Zee promoters want to repay their outstanding debt in the next three months.

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.

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.

How the collapse of Thomas Cook UK and Cox & Kings helped India's travel businesses

Plenty of new entrants — some of them like FCM or TUI are foreign majors, others like Kesari and Club7 or Akbar Online are Indian companies — are stepping up the value chain, unveiling new foreign tour packages. And, by all accounts, many new entrepreneurs continue to flock to the outbound-travel business. All this, even as dark clouds hovered over the industry in the year gone by.

RBI to introduce new security measures for ATMs

RBI said that since many banks and other regulated entities are other regulated entities are dependent upon third-party application service providers for shared services for ATM switch applications, they are exposed exposed to the associated cyber threats.

Stocks in the news: Lakshmi Vilas Bank, DHFL, CG Power, GRUH Finance and Indiabulls Real Estate

A board meeting of CG Power to decide on the continuity of KN Neelkant as CEO could turn out to be tense.

Stocks in the news: DHFL, CCD, SBI, Parsvnath, Spandana Sphoorty and Sun Pharma

M&M has retrenched 1,500 temp workers since April and decided to defer 15-20% of investment plans.

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.

Indian economy on a shaky ground: Nobel awardee Abhijit Banerjee

Abhijit Banerjee, who on Monday won the 2019 Nobel for Economics, said Indian economy is on a shaky ground.

Mukul Roy accuses Mamata Banerjee of conspiring against him in Narada sting case

Speaking to media persons outside CBI headquarters, Roy stated, "It is a conspiracy of Mamata Banerjee.She got her cop (SMH Mirza) arrested to take my name in the case.".

FMCG firms go on a talent hunt at top business and technology campuses

Top FMCG players are apparently going strong on campus placement. Biggies such as Hindustan Unilever (HUL), ITC, Marico, Godrej and Dabur are expanding their reach across B-schools and top engineering and general colleges, and rolling out new roles for the Class of 2020.

Stocks in the news: Cox & Kings, Sadbhav Infra, Lupin, Tata Steel & Sun Pharma

NMDC has terminated a Rs 1,400-cr contract with BHEL for building the raw material handling system.

India-Bangladesh test series: India look to stay at the top

The hosts start as favourites to pick up 120 points from the two games against Bangladesh; the first Test starts in Indore on Thursday. Kohli returns to lead the side that recently won their record 11th straight series at home. Rohit Sharma has been on hot form, hitting two centuries and a double ton in his debut series as opener against South Africa.

Alarming lessons from Facebook's push to stop fake news in India

Facebook, Twitter Inc. and Google parent Alphabet Inc. are discovering the harsh reality that disinformation and hate speech are even more challenging in emerging markets than in places like the U.S. or Europe.

Making a beeline for a high-flying home

Why shouldn’t queen bees want a private jet, not just hundreds of drones?

Abhijit was an economist by accident, but is an ace cook, says mother Nirmala

An eminent economist in her own right, Nirmala said she was reading a book at home when her younger son broke the news.

Blackstone, KKR join race for India’s Emami Cement

The Kolkata-based conglomerate is joining tycoons including Anil Ambani & Subhash Chandra in selling assets to pare debt as a cash crunch in markets increase funding costs. TPG Capital is also weighing a bid and could look for a local partner.

Ability Games acquires Ahmedabad-based game development company

Ability Games has chalked out plans to revolutionize the online gaming industry of India with various online real money and play money gaming products.

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.

India attends China's biggest import expo as 'Guest of Honour Country'

An Indian delegation headed by Commerce Secretary Anup Wadhawan took part in the import expo which is aimed at enabling countries from the world over to showcase products to enhance their exports to China.

Stocks in the news: SBI, Vedanta, HDFC Life, RCom and Jet Airways

Bombay HC declined a suggestion by Kotak Bank promoters to cap their voting rights at 20%.

Countering fake news has been Bengal parties’ focus in 2018

A Congress leader heading the social media wing in the state said while the party has a national set-up in Delhi, small teams work round-the-clock in every state to detect fake news.

Stocks in the news: HDFC Bank, Jet Airways, RIL, GVK Power and Goa Carbon

Edelweiss has maintained hold rating on Den Networks with a target price of Rs 74.

ITC not keen to buy Cafe Coffee Day

The café chain is under pressure to pare borrowings after its founder V.G. Siddhartha took his own life as debt strains began to emerge in his companies.

Maulana Asim Umar: Deoband’s radical orator who tried to brainwash youths

A resident of UP’s Sambhal, Umar was a student of Deoband’s Darul-Uloom. He left India in 1995 to join terror outfit Harkat-ul-Mujahideen and remained in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Airtel Kenya-Telkom planned merger under a cloud

Back in February, Bharti Airtel had said its unit Airtel Networks Kenya and Telkom Kenya had inked a pact to merge operations that would enable the Sunil Mittal-led telco to effectively combat Safaricom.

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.

Stocks in the news: Gruh Finance, Bandhan Bank, Sadbhav Infra and Prabhat Dairy

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

Stocks in the news: Lemon Tree, Jaypee Infratech, Ashoka Buildcon and Kansai Nerolac

Here are a few stocks which may buzz the most in today's session.

Stocks in the news: Infosys, Tata Sponge, Petronet LNG, Jet Airways and RIL

Here’s a look at stocks which may buzz the most in today’s session.

Kesoram Industries’ 100th annual general meeting for 2018-19 was a quiet affair

CFO P Radhakrishnan reiterated the company’s objective of creating value for shareholders.

Airtel Xstream can effectively counter JioFiber threat: BNP Paribas

"Xstream is competitive on the pricing and product fronts and to a large extent tackles competition from JioFiber,” BNP Paribas said.

Stocks in the news: Lupin, ITC, Wipro, Reliance Capital, YES Bank and Inox Leisure

Meanwhile, Blue Star has announced appointment of Shailesh Haribhakti as its chairman.

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."

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.

Stocks in the news: PFC, Bandhan Bank, YES Bank, DLF and InterGlobe Aviation

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

Doklam peacefully resolved, fake news creating further problem: Chinese Consul General in Kolkata

Elaborating on the fake news , he said it had become a very complicated matter now. “Even when everything is normal between two countries, it is being portrayed as some tension is going on,” he added.

Hikal, Idea Cellular, Marico and GMR Infra among stocks in news

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

If BJP had asked me for (UBI) numbers, I would have given it to them too: Abhijit Banerjee

Banerjee & Duflo, who won this year's Nobel prize in Economics, share their views on a wide array of subjects.

Bhatpara violence: 8 killed, 50 critically injured in past 3 weeks

Bhatpara has been in the news for the wrong reasons: since June 20, it has witnessed 24 cases of rioting and arson, two deaths and subsequent arrest of 40 persons and seizure of 120 crude bombs, 20 kg of explosive material, 8 sophisticated firearms and 15 rounds of ammunition.

The great Kolkata Bank fraud: Why this ATM scam is a warning bell for you

The fraudsters installed the skimmers at ATM machines between April and July, and withdrew money last week.

India-China talks on vexed LAC issue on track: Eastern Army Commander

"With every round of talks on the vexed LAC issue, the differences keep getting narrowed down. Hopefully at some point, all the interests will converge and we will be able to formally sign an agreement," he said.

Stocks in the news: Zee Entertainment, Divi's Labs, Sun Pharma, JSPL and Ashok Leyland

Here’s a list of stocks which may hog limelight in today’s session.

Jet Airways to withdraw Port Blair, Bagdogra flights from Kolkata

Flight services on the two routes to be stopped from March 25 onwards; Profitability recognised as the key reason behind the move.

Good news for B-Schools! Stipends of more than Rs 1 lakh on rise for summer internships

Stipends are shooting up at many campuses that have completed summer placements for the 2018-20 batch.

Jindal Steel & Power Ltd is selling coal assets in Botswana to Maatla Energy

$150-million deal to help co pare debt

Stream engine: What goes on behind delivering content on OTT platforms

Behind the smooth content delivery on OTT platforms lies a superfast and smart technological production, starring encryption, cloud, compression, CDN & decoding. As Ali Hussein, CEO of Eros Now, puts it: “Amid content and marketing, tech is the underdog that ensures a sublime consumer experience.”

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.

West Bengal plans new law to tackle fake news on social media

People who post fake news which commit an offence against the state or against public tranquillity are booked under Sections 505(1)(b) of the IPC.

Pintu Kumar Singh: The officer who played guide to Kashmiri youth dies fighting terrorists

The news of Singh’s death came as the Central Reserve Police Force was trying to come to terms with the loss of its 40 soldiers in the Pulwama terror attack.

Ikea promises up to Rs 2,000cr investments for West Bengal Kolkata

"West Bengal is one of the key markets in Ikea's plans in India and we would like to start working in your state for establishing Ikea's expansion plans," Ikea said.

Centre, BJP trying to incite violence in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was trying to throttle her voice as she was the only one in the country to protest against them.

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.

Wipro, Maruti, Coal India, Ramky Infra among top stocks in news today

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

2019 World Cup final was an all-time classic

The experience in the media center was something I will never forget. Normally the media center is the quietest place in the ground.

UK high court orders British Steel into liquidation

The development follows the company's failure to secure emergency government funding. With this, some 5,000 direct jobs and another estimated 20,000 indirect jobs are now at stake.

Baying in Bengal: A Purulia-Jharkhand story

One couldn’t have any inkling of the many reports of violence across the city over the election day.

Nine women scientists who are doing phenomenal work

These nine women scientists have aimed for the moon, dissected the brain and shattered glass ceilings.

I-T officials carry out raids on Karnataka minister Puttaraju's residence

JD(S) leader Puttaraju said three teams of Income Tax officials and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel carried out raids at his Chinnakurli residence in Mandya.

CPM cadres silently help BJP in fight against Mamata Banerjee

Unlike its formidable organisational machinery in the heartland states, BJP lacks muscle in these parts and is a much smaller force compared to TMC or even the emasculated Congress and Left.

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.

Voda Idea stock nearly plunges 25% after weak Q1

4.3% on-quarter overall revenue decline, and an even higher 6% wireless service revenue decline.

Vodafone Idea may become fringe player if revenue growth stalls: Analysts

The company’s “4.3% on-quarter overall revenue decline will take away the illusion of stability and hopes of a quick revival,” said Kotak Institutional Equities.

Nobody will call me a terrorist’s mother now: Aseemananda’s mother

A top leader of BJP in Delhi called Sushanta Sarkar, younger brother of Aseemananda to break the news of his acquittal.

Law enforcement agencies turn to social media for better outreach

Public service departments are now getting more active on social media platforms including WhatsApp, ShareChat, TikTok for a better redressal and outreach.

Sam Pitroda's comments very unfortunate, will only help Pakistan: Jaitley

Addressing the media while inducting former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir to the BJP, Jaitley said that the security doctrine of India has changed now.

Rumours about contracts and transfers for 2019-20 football season take centre-stage

The IFA has supposedly hauled up Joby, but no clarity has been provided as yet. But it seems, he is likely to join ATK and play for them in the coming season.

Amitav Ghosh feted with 54th Jnanpith Award for 'contribution to literature'

Ghosh, the first English writer to be honoured with the award, said he constantly draws from Bangla for his works.

Gold may regain safe haven status for investors this Akshaya Tritiya

Traders and jewelers believe that millennials are giving thegold a skip this year.

Bengal turning into "mini Pakistan" under Mamata: JD(U)

"May be she is happy that the JD(U) is contesting elections in four states on its own, not as a part of the NDA," JD(U) spokesman Ajay Alok said.

CBI vs Mamata: West Bengal Mamata Banerjee's protest gets support from opposition leaders

Support for Banerjee poured in even as the CBI moved the Supreme Court accusing Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar of destroying evidence related to the case

MDI Gurgaon sets up finance lab

​​The lab aims at imparting the skills students need to enter the finance sector and take up jobs.

Mamata Banerjee raises questions over EVMs, asks opposition to demand return of ballot papers

Banerjee said a fact-finding committee should be constituted to find out the details about EVMs.

From songs to short films, from music videos to myth-busters, Mamata’s Trinamool takes BJP head on in social media space

The Trinamool Congress leadership holding charge of the social media sector in West Bengal realises the importance of the demographics in the coming polls.

The week that was: Religare’s sharp upmove; losing streak for Manpasand, Cox & Kings

Here’s a look at stocks which were in limelight althrough the week.

BJP can't win single seat in WB, they are trying to hide behind central forces: Mamata Banerjee

The BJP has urged the Election Commission to declare West Bengal "super sensitive state" to enure fair Lok Sabha polls .

Budget 2019: Modi’s post-election budget is a key chance to spur a waning economy

Growth slowed to 5.8% in the first three months of 2019 — well below China’s 6.4% expansion.

Intrepid Tintin still going strong at 90

This brave teenager is arguably the world’s best known fictional Belgian besides Hercule Poirot.

View: The mood in this West Bengal village seems to be against Mamata Banerjee

Much of the support here at the rally for BJP seems to come from disgruntled Trinamool workers and supporters.

Lok Sabha elections: CPM stares at wipeout in one-time fortress

Driving through suburbs or even rural Bengal, its hard to find CPM election promotions, the walls and hoardings taken up by the flower power of BJP or Trinamool.

ET View - Mamata Cartoon Verdict: Courts should broaden free speech, not constrict it

It is a fundamental sign of an open society that India claims to proudly still be despite the ‘outbursts of intolerance’ one reads about.

Mamata's cyber team says no casualties in Pak after the strike, seeks details

Significantly, Mamata Banerjee is the first Opposition leader who raised such questions on the strike.

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