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Flipkart eyes long-term innings with Motorola post MotoG debut-Press Trust of India | New Delhi

February 9, 2014 at 10:57 pm

Enthused by the overwhelming response from shoppers to Moto G launch, e-commerce player Flipkart is looking at a long term relationship with handset maker Motorola Mobility.

The US-based firm launched its much-awaited budget phone Moto G in India through Flipkart on February 6. There has been tremendous response from online shoppers to the launch with the 16GB version being sold out in first 15 minutes.

Mega business district for Mumbai, courtesy MIAL-Raghavendra Kamath & Aneesh Phadnis | Mumbai BS

February 9, 2014 at 10:28 pm

T2 terminal

Mumbai is getting ready for yet another business district in an area that would be bigger than Bandra-Kurla Complex, which is home to a host of marquee names in business. Known as the GVK Skycity, the area surrounding the swanky new T2 terminal in Sahar and built by the GVK group’s Mumbai Airport International Ltd (MIAL), will have 20 million sq ft of commercial space that will be bid out.

Lokpal, Swaraj bills more important than being CM: Kejriwal-IANS | New Delhi

February 9, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Holding his desired Jan Lokpal and Swaraj bills more important than any post, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday threatened to resign if the Congress does not support his government in passing the legislation.

Telangana holds zero electoral prospects for Cong: Andhra CM-Press Trust Of India | New Delhi

February 9, 2014 at 10:11 pm

Kiran ReddyThe decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh has “zero” electoral prospects and will be a “death blow” to the Congress, Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy said on Sunday, adding he was ready for “any sacrifice”, including his resignation to halt the division.

After ban on drug facilities, regulator comes calling-Sushmi Dey | New Delhi BS

February 9, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Margaret HamburgMargaret Hamburg  , the first commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) to visit India officially, will meet heads of major domestic pharma companies such as Ranbaxy, Wockhardt, Cadila Healthcare and Lupin in New Delhi, sources say. While this is Hamburg’s first official visit to the country, starting Monday, the event assumes greater significance as it comes in the wake of the increasing international enforcements faced by the domestic drug manufacturing industry.

US border post opens in Abu Dhabi, Indians may prefer to fly via emirate-Surajeet Das Gupta, Aneesh Phadnis & Sharmistha Mukherjee | New Delhi/Mumbai BS

February 9, 2014 at 9:36 pm

With just 4 per cent share of the India-US air traffic, the Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is a small player when compared to the big boys such as Emirates, British Airways, Lufthansa, Air India, United and even Qatar Airways. But the equation could change dramatically as passengers from India will not have to wait in long queues at the customs and immigration counters of a US airport any more if they fly through Abu Dhabi.

Anil Agarwal breaks into big three; Anil Ambani group out of top 10; Essar, Adani lose out to JSW, Shiv Nadar & Motherson Sumi-Krishna Kant | Mumbai BS

February 9, 2014 at 9:22 pm

The 2008 global financial crisis and its aftermath have shaken up India Inc’s league table, with some top names dropping out of the high table and some others gatecrashing into the big league. The Anil Ambani group, for example, has dropped out of the list of India’s 10 most valuable business conglomerates while Anil Agarwal-owned Vedanta Group finds itself in the top-three list.

Abalone boom ‘like lottery win’ for NZ fishermen

February 9, 2014 at 8:59 pm

By Julian Siddle BBC Science Radio Unit

Abalone Depletion of abalone (paua) stocks in Asia has driven a lucrative export market from New Zealand
Abalone are marine snails much sought after for their meat in Asia, and also for their decorative shells.

India’s awakening youth threaten political status quo

February 9, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Protesting youth in India Young Indians have taken to the streets over a number of issues challenging India’s political class
Many observers expect Indian voters to punish the ruling Congress party in this spring’s general election for the country’s sharp economic slowdown and a string of corruption scandals. But the poll may become a referendum on all established politicians amid a groundswell of anger at their failings. Andrew North, the BBC’s South Asia correspondent, reports that an increasingly engaged younger generation is leading the charge.

Dubai Air Show: The sky’s the limit

February 9, 2014 at 8:39 pm

17 November 2013

By Russell Hotten Business reporter, BBC News, Dubai Air Show

Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum (L) walks past an Emirates Airline's Airbus A380 as he attends the opening ceremony of the Dubai Airshow The Dubai Air Show could soon overshadow its European counterparts
The Paris Air Show in June was notable for the absence of a big US military presence. Defence chiefs and major contractors were hard to spot.

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