AC coach passengers may be charged extra to cover railway station upgrades

AC coach passengers may be charged extra to cover railway station upgrades

Indian Railways’ passengers who travel in chair car and air-conditioned (AC) compartments may have to pay a user development fee for the upgrade of railway stations if a proposal to the effect gets approved. The aim is to collect funds to make railway station...
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To use Bandra-Versova Sea Link, Mumbaikars will have to shell out Rs 250 as toll

To use Bandra-Versova Sea Link, Mumbaikars will have to shell out Rs 250 as toll

Mumbaikars will have to shell out Rs 250 as toll charges for light motor vehicles to use the 17-km Bandra-Versova Sea Link (BVSL). According to a DNA report, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has set one-way toll charges between...
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Glencore shares fall on SFO probe fears

Glencore shares fall on SFO probe fears

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Glencore has its headquarters in Switzerland, but its shares are traded in London Shares in London-listed mining giant Glencore have fallen 7% following a report of a potential investigation into its actions in Africa. Gle...
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Smart luggage firms close because of airline battery rules

Smart luggage firms close because of airline battery rules

Image copyright Raden Two smart luggage firms have closed in May, with both blaming changes to airline policies regarding how lithium batteries can be taken on board planes. Raden and Bluesmart said the changes, by several major airlines in December...
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Job cuts in telecom sector: Narendra Modi government promises to re-train, redeploy those sacked by telcos

Job cuts in telecom sector: Narendra Modi government promises to re-train, redeploy those sacked by telcos

Mumbai: Concerned at the job losses in the telecom sector, the government has begun helping the affected employees get alternative employment, and retrain and redeploy them, a top bureaucrat has said. Some estimates peg the number of job losses in...
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Indian economy projected to grow 7.6% in 2018-19: UN

Indian economy projected to grow 7.6% in 2018-19: UN

India’s economy is projected to grow 7.6 percent in fiscal year 2018-19, remaining the fastest growing economy in the world, as robust private consumption and benefits from past reforms help the country’s GDP gain momentum but sustained recovery in...
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Royal wedding 2018: Who’s paying?

Royal wedding 2018: Who’s paying?

Image copyright Getty Images From choosing the cake to the flowers and even the chair-covers, anyone who’s ever planned a wedding knows it can be eye-wateringly expensive. But when it comes to royal weddings – with all the VIPs, security...
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London shares close at record on higher oil price

London shares close at record on higher oil price

Image copyright AFP London’s main index, the FTSE 100, closed at a record high on Thursday, and the FTSE 250 was boosted by a sharp rise in grocery delivery firm Ocado. The 100 index closed 0.7% higher at 7,787, just...
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Ocado shares rise 44% on news of Kroger tech deal

Ocado shares rise 44% on news of Kroger tech deal

Image copyright Newscast Shares in online grocer Ocado have surged by 44% after it struck a deal with US retail giant Kroger. Ocado’s technology will be used in the US exclusively by Kroger, which is one of the world’s biggest...
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Looking for a job in the UK? Indian engineers, IT professionals, among thousands being denied skilled visas, reveals data

Looking for a job in the UK? Indian engineers, IT professionals, among thousands being denied skilled visas, reveals data

London: Indian engineers, IT professionals, doctors and teachers are among 6,080 skilled workers holding a UK job offer who were denied visas to the UK since December 2017, according to a data released today, indicating that Indians are likely to...
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