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Last updated: Thursday, October 23, 2014 9:56:14 AM

Sensex closes 212 points up; auto stocks rally
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed Wednesday's trade up 211.58 points (provisional) or 0.80 percent as auto stocks surged.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:22:08 PM

Mobile advertising gathering steam this festive season
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Mobile advertising is steadily gathering steam this festive season and is expected to touch Rs.430 crore ($70 million) in 2014. Experts feel that in the coming days mobile advertising will play an important role in driving growth in the digital advertising space.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:20:07 PM

Gogoi urges Paresh Baruah to join politics
Guwahati, Oct 22 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday asked the commander-in-chief of the anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), Paresh Baruah, to join mainstream politics.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:18:03 PM

Himachal's cold desert seed potatoes tingle palates
Manali, Oct 22 (IANS) Virus-free potatoes grown only in Himachal Pradesh's cold desert, which mainly find a market for plantation, are much sought after these days owing to the shortage of table potatoes in the country, trade representatives said.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:16:08 PM

Activists to move court against Kali puja goat slaughter
Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) Animal welfare activists in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district are planning to move the court against the large-scale animal sacrifice practised during Kali puja in the area.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3:46:19 PM

Metro services on Diwali to be cut only one hour
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Delhi Metro services will be curtailed by only one hour on Diwali Thursday, with the last trains leaving various terminal stations at 10 p.m., it was announced Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3:30:10 PM

CBI arrests Railway Board official in bribe case
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) A senior Railway Board official was arrested by the CBI Wednesday for allegedly receiving a bribe from a Mumbai-based tour operator in return for facilitating to run special trains and additional coaches for tourist purposes.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3:22:17 PM

All India Survey on Higher Education 2014-15 launched
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry Wednesday launched the All-India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2014-15, an annual, web-based, pan-India exercise on the status of higher education in the country.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3:20:09 PM

Man gets 3-year jail for torturing wife
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) A court here has sentenced a man to three years of rigorous imprisonment for cruelty to his wife.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3:16:18 PM

Give primacy to Coal India: CPI-M
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The CPI-M Wednesday criticized the government decision to e-auction coal blocks and demanded that state-owned Coal India must be tasked to do all coal mining in the country.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:58:03 PM

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