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Bollywood, builders & brokers: More ‘shell-shocks’ in store

NEW DELHI: A ‘black money bonhomie’ has come under the scanner involving builders, brokers and Bollywood entities as a multi-agency probe gets underway to pierce the corporate veil of hundreds of suspected shell companies. Sebi has begun shooting off show-cause notices to 331 listed entities, suspected to have acted as ‘shell companies’ ... Read More »

Heavy Rains To Continue Over Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Idar, Deesa

Many parts of Gujarat continued to witness heavy to extremely heavy rainfall on Sunday as well. Cities of Ahmedabad, Dessa, Idar, Rajkot and Kandla suffered the most. In fact, some of these areas even witnessed three digit rains wreaking havoc over the cities. Due to these heavy rains in Gujarat, ... Read More »

Birth certificates no longer a must for passport

NEW DELHI: You no longer need to show your birth certificate to get a passport. Continuing the process of simplifying passports for Indian citizens, the government informed Parliament this week that Aadhaar or PAN card among a host of documents could be used to establish proof of birth. According to the Passport Rules, 1980, all ... Read More »

Geologists strike seabed ‘treasure’ in Indian waters

KOLKATA: Scientists from the Geological Survey of India (GSI) have discovered the presence of millions of tonnes of precious metals and minerals deep under the waters that surround peninsular India. The huge presence of marine resources was first identified off Mangaluru, Chennai, Mannar Basin, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and around Lakshadweep in early 2014. ... Read More »

16 Amarnath pilgrims killed as bus falls into gorge in J&K’s Ramban district

NEW DELHI: At least 16 Amarnath pilgrims were killed and over 30 injured when a bus skidded off the Jammu-Srinagar national highwayand rolled down into a deep nullah in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, officials said. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Ramban, Mohan Lal said the bus skidded off the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway close ... Read More »

Microsoft’s Azure Stack Private Cloud Service Ready To Order

Microsoft on Monday released Azure Stack, which effectively allows an organization to use the company’s Azure cloud service within its own datacenter. Organizations using Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Lenovo systems can now order Azure Stack. Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service that allows companies to build, test, ... Read More »

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