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Arunabh Kumar quits as TVF CEO: Meet Dhawal Gusain, the man who’s replacing him : FYI, News

Arunabh Kumar quits as TVF CEO: Meet Dhawal Gusain, the man who’s changing him After the Founder and CEO of The Viral Fever Arunabh Kumar stepped down as the company’s CEO, Dhawal Gusain has actually been appointed to take control of the youth-inclined brand name. The Founder and CEO of content production business– The Viral Fever– Arunabh Kumar quit as the business CEO. Kumar’s resignation comes months after he was accused of sexual harassment by some 6 females. Kumar published an open letter on Twitter announcing his decision and introduced Dhawal Gusain as the new CEO of The Viral…

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IOC, BPCL, HPCL sign agreements to set world’s largest refinery in Maharashtra : Current Affairs, News

IOC, BPCL, HPCL sign arrangements to set world’s largest refinery in Maharashtra Here’s all you have to understand about the world’s largest oil refinery and petrochemical complex that will be established in India. Representational image The general public Sector Oil Marketing Companies, Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum have actually signed the joint venture contract to jointly set up the world’s biggest refinery and petrochemical complex in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.Here’s all you need to understand about the endeavor: Indian Oil Corp (IOC)will hold 50 per cent stake The Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL )and Bharat Petroleum Corp…

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How to Make a Mailing List in Gmail for Business Use

By Michael Guta Although free, Gmail continues to be an excellent communications tool for small businesses. Many of Gmail’s options are hidden from plain sight, resulting in features such as email lists, group contacts and mass emailing to go unused. As a business, you have the power to create various groups according to your criteria and broadcast emails without turning it into a repetitive task. This type of feature is generally associated with a premium service, but it is available in Gmail for free. Business use includes internal memos for individual recipients, team-specific emails, and external send outs to…

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Pakistan says Sharif-Jindal meeting last month was part of back-channel diplomacy : Neighbours, News

Pakistan states Sharif-Jindal meeting last month belonged to back-channel diplomacy On April 27, Sajjan Jindal, who is brother of steel tycoon Naveen Jindal and handling director of the JSW Steel, had actually met with Nawaz Sharif at his Murree’s house in what was then referred to as a secret meeting. JSW steel chairman Sajjan Jindal and Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif. Picture: Reuters According to media reports in Pakistan pricing quote a BBC Urdu report, its civilian federal government has actually informed the Pakistan army about current meeting between Nawaz Sharif and Indian entrepreneur Sajjan Jindal calling it a part…

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Was Chetan Bhagat’s One Indian Girl copied? Court orders stay on sales amid allegations : What’s Hot, News

They say nature has its own ways of restoring balance in times of turmoil. While the inclusion of Chetan Bhagat’s Five Point Someone in Delhi University’s syllabus has actually stirred mostly damaging actions, the author’s newest offering, One Indian Lady, has actually now found itself in a plagiarism row. Tossed towards Bhagat by a Bengaluru-based author and research study expert, Anvita Bajpai, these allegations have supposedly caused the court enforcing a remain on the sales of One Indian Girl that first struck book stores in 2016. The plagiarism row initially got momentum when Bajpai composed a lengthy Facebook post…

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Delhi: Ensure ‘uninterrupted supply’ of alcohol, Excise Department directs distributors : India, News

Highlights Delhi excise dept directs distributors to ensure unlimited supply of alcohol. Distributors asked to ensure week’s worth of stock of all alcohol brands. Move comes after several complaints of some brands not being available at liquor stores. At a time when states in the country are looking to implement total prohibition, Delhi is moving in the complete opposite direction. Not only does Delhi not want a ban on alcohol in the national capital, the state’s Excise Department wants to make sure that tipplers in the city never run short of booze. The Delhi excise department today asked all…

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Reliance Jio 4G download speed was 2X faster than Airtel’s in March says TRAI : News, News

New telecom operator Dependence Jio’s typical download speed at 16.48 mbps was nearly double of its rivals Concept Cellular and Bharti Airtel’s in March, a report by telecom regulator Trai has showed.Average download speed on Dependence Jio network was 16.48 megabit per second( mbps )in March against 8.33 mbps on Idea Cellular’s and 7.66 mbps on Bharti Airtel’s network, the monthly report by Trai showed.Theoretically, a user can download one Bollywood film in about 5 minutes at 16 mbps speed.Vodafone signed up typical download speed of 5.66 mbps, Reliance Communications 2.64 mbps, Tata Docomo 2.52 mbps, state run BSNL…

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Does the Marketing Unicorn Exist?

By Freya Smale A Unicorn, a mythical creature of legend, that is as rare as it is majestic, has ignited a craze recently that many a marketer is looking to leverage. Take Starbucks for example, who today launched their ‘Unicorn Frappuccino’, a brightly colored drink that changes color and taste as you drink it. Starbucks announcement of the Unicorn Frappuccino on Twitter With all this talk of unicorns, it got me thinking about if the Marketing Unicorn exists. Who is the Marketing Unicorn? Marketing in recent years has become strategically vital to any company’s long-term success. It has also…

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How PM Narendra Modi’s Mudra Yojna is encouraging women to be entrepreneurs : FYI, News

How PM Narendra Modi’s Mudra Yojna is encouraging women to be entrepreneurs Here’s how Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojna is helping the needy take charge and become entrepreneurs. Prime Mininster Narendra Modi. Photo: Reuters Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojna (PMMY), a scheme to provide loans to the unfunded, successfully disbursed loans worth Rs 1.8 crore in 2016-2017, a tweet from the official handle of the Bharatiya Janata Party said. – BJP (@BJP4India) April 18, 2017 Through the scheme, the government was able to disburse money to the underprivileged and claimed that 70 per cent of the beneficiaries were women. With the…

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Telangana: Why CM Chandrashekhar Rao’s daughter Kavitha sold sarees : Telangana, News

Highlights K Kavitha raised Rs 7 lakh by selling sarees in Nizamabad. Kavitha is Lok Sabha MP from Nizamabad. Kavita raised funds for TRS formation day. After Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao’s son K Tarak Rao, it was the turn of daughter Kalvakuntla Kavitha to earn money for their party, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS). Participating in the ‘Pink Coolie Week’, Kavitha was seen selling sarees in Nizamabad, which is her parliamentary constituency. She is an elected member of the Lok Sabha from this constituency. Nizamabad MP K Kavitha arrived at LVR Cloth showroom in Nizamabad this morning to…

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India Ki Pharmacy now comes closer; Netmeds plans to set up brick-and-mortar stores across metros

In the pilot phase, 10 physical stores to be launched in Chennai under the franchise model Ecommercewas born when traditional stores created an online presence to cater to shoppers’ demands for anytime, anywhere purchases. Now, in a interesting role reversal of sorts, pure online stores are adopting a two-way approach and are venturing into the offline space to offer their customers a well-rounded and comprehensive shopping experience. With exactly that goal in mind, Netmeds, India’s leading healthcare e-commerce portal, also popularly known as ‘India Ki Pharmacy’ is now venturing into the brick-and-mortar space. After creating a robust presence felt in the realm of…

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Patanjali opens its first vegetarian restaurant Postik in Chandigarh : India, News

Patanjali opens its first vegetarian restaurant Postik in Chandigarh Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurveda Limited recently opened its first vegetarian restaurant in Chandigarh, named Postik Restaurant. Celebrated Yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s brainchild Patanjali Ayurveda Limited has now set foot in culinary domain with a restaurant in Chandigarh after taking the retail sector by storm with Patanjali products. Ramdev recently inaugurated Patanjali’s first restaurant in Chandigarh called Postik (nutritious) in Hotel Indiano located at Kalghider Encalve, Baltana, Zirakpur. A 100 per cent vegetarian eatery, Postik is now open for customers. – Saral (@SaralPatel007) April 14, 2017 According to an Indian Express report,…

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‘India Is Too Poor, This App Is For The Rich People’, says Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel

If you own a smartphone then you probably know about Snapchat.  Who didn’t try out the famous doggy filter? Many of us had kept our  (Doggy filtered) pictures on social media. Indians are tech-savvy and sensitive to diverse topics. Report by Variety which stated a comment CEO of Snapchat Evan Spiegel has displeased many of the citizens in both aspects. If you are a Snapchat user, you are in for a disappointment. As Evan Spiegel, believes you are too poor to use his “Rich People’s” App. Evan Spiegel had made this comment in a meeting which had discussed the growth…

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#BoycottSnapchat: Twitter rages after Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegal’s apparent ‘India is too poor’ comment : FYI, News

Emphasizes Evan Spiegal stated to have actually commented ‘Snapchat is not for bad countries like India’. Claims come from a former Snapchat employee who has sued the business in the US.Spiegal likewise declared to have said,’this app is just for abundant individuals’. Evan Spiegal, the president of Snap Inc. , the parent business of ephemeral social networks platform Snapchat, has found himself in an eye of a storm and at the receiving end of Indian Twitterati’s ire after apparently stating Snapchat was not for ‘bad countries like India ‘. The 26-year-old Spiegal’s unproven comments were released today in a…

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Spotlight: Next Trucking Uses Online Marketplace to Connect Shippers and Truckers

By Annie Pilon Trucking is an evolving industry. But it’s not one that has kept up with new technology quite as much as others. Next Trucking is one business that’s looking to change that. The online trucking marketplace puts more tools in the hands of truckers and also makes it easier for companies to connect with carriers. You can learn more about the business and the changes it is looking to make in the trucking business in this week’s Small Business Spotlight. What the Business Does Offers an online trucking marketplace. Co-founder and CEO Lidia Yan told Small Business…

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18 Creative Instagram Promo Ideas and Examples from Top Brands

By James Scherer At our young company, I’m an old man. 28 is about three years older than our average and my memories of MySpace are lost on conversations with my “born in 1996” colleagues. Equally, they have hair and I’m fast losing mine. But that’s beside the point. The point is this: every one of my young colleagues is glued to Instagram when they’re not working, and sometimes when I’m not looking. The social media network has been the fastest-growing since 2015. Its parent corporation, Facebook, has about 1.4 billion users and is dedicating its significant strength toward…

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Self-driving Taxi Startup Takes Aim at Uber

News18 » 1-min read Silicon Valley online education start-up Udacity is spinning out its school for driverless car engineers to develop self-driving taxis, taking aim at the likes of Uber Technologies. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi) Silicon Valley online education start-up Udacity is spinning out its school for driverless car engineers to develop self-driving taxis, taking aim at the likes of Uber Technologies Inc, the company said on Thursday. Udacity was co-founded by Sebastian Thrun, who was also the co-founder of the Google X research lab that led development of Google’s self-driving car. The new company, dubbed Voyage Auto, will not build…

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Starrr gazing: A day in the life of a male beauty influencer

By Tanya Dua This story first appeared in the spring issue of Digiday magazine, available exclusively to Digiday Pulse members. Join the community to receive the full magazine (and more) here. Male beauty influencer Patrick Starrr’s journey to the center of the spotlight actually began behind the scenes. The 27-year-old social media influencer’s love affair with makeup began when he picked up Photoshop and photography in high school. “I started doing photography and headshots for my friends and realized I could Photoshop makeup, and add blush, contour and shape brows,” he told Digiday. “It was like playing a video…

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WhatsApp may soon allow Indian users to make payments, money transfer through app : News, News

WhatsApp may soon allow Indian users to make payments, money transfer through app Payment through apps is seemingly the future, something Paytm in India is talking about for a while, and now it looks like WhatsApp too wants to be a part of this future. The company is reportedly working on a payment system that will integrate with WhatsApp using UPI and allow Indian users to make payments through the chat app. WhatsApp has over 200 million users in India. According to a report by The Ken, the Facebook-owned company is working on a UPI integration and may launch…

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MS Dhoni a man of many talents: Turns Gulf Oil India CEO for a day : Cricket, News

MS Dhoni a man of many talents: Turns Gulf Oil India CEO for a day MS Dhoni attended important meetings and took key decisions as CEO of Gulf Oil India for a day. MS Dhoni (Gulf Oil India Twitter image) Highlights Dhoni is a man of many talents and he has sure come a long way He was CEO of Gulf Oil India, albeit for a day He was named brand ambassador of Gulf Oil in 2011 MS Dhoni is a man of many talents and he has sure come a long way. From his days as a ticket…

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Despite offering Jio for free, Mukesh Ambani grows richer by $6 billion : News, News

Despite offering Jio for free, Mukesh Ambani grows richer by $6 billion Mukesh Ambani was arguably the businessman of the year in 2016 in India. Reason? He brought in Jio and then offered it for free. In fact, 6 months after Jio arrived in India in September 2016, this 4G service is still free to use. It’s unprecedented. But the free part of Jio hasn’t affected Ambani’s personal wealth at all. He is still the richest Indian despite reliance investing almost $25 billion in building Jio so far. And his wealth, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, has grown by…

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Jio Summer Surprise offer: What happens to Rs 149 recharge and other questions answered : Features, News

Jio made a not-so-surprising announcement on Friday. The company extended its Prime membership deadline to April 15. This means users can continue using the free services till April 15. The company said that out of its 100 million free users, more 70 million users have already registered for the membership. Alongside the extension of deadline, Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani also announced the launch of one more new offer-the Summer Surprise. March 31 was a transitional date for company as it saw the end of its the then going Happy New Offer and start of Summer Surprise offer. What happens…

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Amul turnover hikes 18% that is Rs 27,085 crore in FY17

Dairy significant Amul on Saturday revealed an 18% expansion in Amul turnover at Rs27,085 crore for financial 2016-17 on a no matter how you look at it deals increment. The turnover of Gujarat Co-agent Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets Amul brand of milk and dairy products, has broadened by around 3.5 times over the most recent seven years. “We have actually achieved excellent deals advancement in all item classes,” stated R.S. Sodhi, managing chief, GCMMF. Pouch Milk, the most raised turnover product, has suggested volume development in twofold digits while products like margarine, ghee, frozen yogurt, UHT milk,…

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Starbucks’ New Mobile Store Should Have Small Business Owners Thinking

By Annie Pilon Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) is discovering new methods to incorporate mobile innovation and expert system into its stores. The coffee giant just recently revealed that it will test a brand-new shop model at its headquarters where all clients place their orders and pay through mobile, instead of waiting in line to handle cashiers. And a few months earlier, the business likewise began testing an AI barista that might help customers put their orders through mobile. This would possibly imitate the experience that clients may have with a barista. The discussion would take place in a mobile app…

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Can Livestreaming Replace Blogging? One Fashion Influencer Says No

By Alex Yong If you relate to livestreaming as the indisputable”best”marketing method, you haven’t remained in marketing long, specifically if you think it’s a standalone strategy. Developed brand names understand getting traction for a complete blog site requires great, consistent composing combined with perseverance and measurement, particularly if tying in video– edited or live. Can Livestreaming Change Blogging? One livestreamer and speaker says blogging is rewarding for various reasons. If you’re unsure about the value of severe blogging on the internet, Rebecca Casserly’s strategy will set you straight. Small company Trends first met Casserly at a livestreamers’ meetup in…

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Apple opens new app accelerator in Bengaluru for Indian developers : News, News

Apple opens new app accelerator in Bengaluru for Indian developers After Apple decided to make iPhones in India, the business now announces the opening of its new App Accelerator in the IT capital of the nation – Bengaluru. The App Accelerator is initiated with the aim to providing specialised support to the Indian designers, consisting of tools and finest practices to develop their skills. Here’s how the newly set-up Apple App Accelerator will operate. Every week, the Apple experts will provide instructions and one-on-one app reviews for the Indian developers. Not just that, Apple experts at the App Accelerator…

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Diamond trader shuts down business in Bihar after repeated extortion threats from minister, alleges Sushil Modi : India, News

Highlights The diamond trader, who had opened a factory in Patna in 2013. Vijay Prakash had personally raided the trader’s factory last year. Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav has expressed ignorance over the matter. BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi has alleged that Bihar Minister for Labour, Vijay Prakash had demanded extortion money from a noted Surat-based diamond trader and executive director of Shrenuj & Co, Vishal Doshi last year. He said that the diamond trader, who had opened a factory in Patna in 2013, was repeatedly harassed by the minister for extortion. Unable to pay the extortion amount and after…

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Why Agencies Need to Take Transparency More Seriously

By glazer.robertap@yahoo.com (Robert Glazer) The lack of transparency that often occurs between advertisers and their marketing partners has reached a tipping point. Advertisers have spoken loud and clear: They are tired of paying more and more for their digital advertising and seeing less and less return on investment from these efforts. In fact, many companies are wondering where the heck their money is going and whose interests are being represented. Many advertisers are drawing a line in the sand. They will no longer work with agencies, networks, technology platforms, or marketing “partners” who aren’t completely transparent about their practices….

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Gurgaon: Shiv Sainiks force over 500 meat and chicken shops, including KFCs, to close down : Mail Today, News

Emphasizes The Shiv Sainiks have actually also served notifications to non-veg store owners.They have actually threatened to shut their outlets every Tuesday in future.This follows a crackdown on unlawful massacre homes in Uttar Pradesh.The crackdown on unlawful slaughter houses in Uttar Pradesh, causing problem for meat sellers, is perhaps motivating other Hindutva organisations and political celebrations in states run by BJP government.Gurugram is the most current to follow the pattern. Over 200 Shiv Sainiks in Haryana forced to close down over 500 meat and chicken stores, including global brand name KFC outlets, in old Gurugram area for nine days-till…

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To Be or Not to Be: Pros and Cons of the Small Business LLC

By NerdWallet The limited liability company was first used as a choice for structuring businesses 40 years earlier in Wyoming. By the late 1990s, all states had laws authorizing the arranging of businesses under the hybrid structure. Today, LLCs are growing faster than any other organisation type, according to the Internal Revenue Service. What is an LLC? An LLC is a organisation structure that combines the simpleness, flexibility and tax advantages of a collaboration with the liability security of a corporation. An LLC can have one or lots of “members,” the main term for its owners. Members can be…

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7 Tips for Using Social Platforms to Improve Your Internal Communications

By Sani Nielsen This post originally appeared on Social Media Week. How are your company’s internal communications? I’m not just talking about the monthly hoo-rah emails from your CEO or the ability of HR to ensure everyone understands your vacation policies. Think about all the back-and-forth that goes on between departments, managers and employees, and co-workers and friends. Setting up successful internal communications is always difficult as organizations grow. In a startup, comms can be simple. All five of you sit in the same room and spend exorbitant amounts of time with each other. You may email non-important things,…

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Xiaomi aims to create 20,000 jobs in India in next three years : News, News

Chinese technology major Xiaomi’s founder Lei Jun on Monday said India was one of the important markets for the company and it aims to create 20,000 jobs in the next three years. Speaking at the Economic Times Global Business Summit 2017, Lei said that the company has made major strides in a very short time. Lei also spoke about China’s “Internet Plus” policy which “the Chinese premier started in 2015”. “Internet plus action plan is a new form of economic plan where internet is integrated with traditional industries encouraging to the spirit of excellence in these industries and drive…

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All You Need to Know About FMCG Giants of India

I don’t know how many of you might have wondered what ‘FMCG’ was when a big giant board in the malls read ‘No discount on FMCG’, but honestly, I did. FMCG stands for Fast Moving Consumer Goods. These are the products that are sold relatively fast and at lower prices. These include the consumables which are non-durable i.e. have short shelf life and daily need like packaged juices, soft drinks, fruits, meat products, bakery products, over the counter medications, etc. India is a country that has given birth to many FMCG manufacturing giants whose products have become inseparable parts…

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QuickBooks Introduces New Reorder Points that Tell When Inventory is Running Low

By David William QuickBooks (NASDAQ: INTU) recently introduced a new inventory “Reorder Point” feature that lets businesses set a minimum quantity of a product for sale to keep on hand. If you are a small business that handles inventory, the new QuickBooks Reorder Points feature is designed to help you know when your inventory is running low and remind you to reorder items. The feature also helps you easily create a purchase order to restock those items. How New QuickBooks Reorder Points Works The new QuickBooks Reorder Points adds improved inventory filter options and stock displays, reorder item details…

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On Display: The kind of art that strikes a chord with youngsters : Culture, News

On Display: The kind of art that strikes a chord with youngsters Show featuring artists from 19 countries presents work that is relatable, young and edgy for youth. The artworks on display have several pop culture references to appeal to youngsters. Picture courtesy: Mail Today A beautiful girl looks straight into the viewer’s eye, reversing the ‘gaze’ that art has dealt with over the past century. In the age of self-contented and assured youth, the work seems perfectly timed hanging on the walls of Saffronart Gallery in the Capital as part of the ongoing exhibition ‘Around The World In…

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Bengaluru man calls out HDFC bank for deceiving customers, demands apology : FYI, News

A Bangalore-based digital marketer is shaking up Twitter with his persistent tweets to make people aware of a disservice from HDFC. A few weeks ago, Karthik Srinivasan received a mail from HDFC bank saying he (like several other customers) has been enrolled for their virtual relationship manager program, which supposedly gave users “additional benefits”. However, in fine prints at the bottom, the bank clarified that this service will automatically charge Rs 400 per annum from the customers. To top that, customers were included in this program by default, without prior information or consent, and had to manually opt out…

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Flipkart starts Electronics Sale: Deals on iPhone 7, Lenovo K6 Power, Redmi Note 4 in stock : News, News

Flipkart starts Electronics Sale: Deals on iPhone 7, Lenovo K6 Power, Redmi Note 4 in stock Flipkart is holding a three-day electronics sale for its customers. The sale starts today and will last till March 24, 2017.  The e-commerce platform is offering heavy discounts and offers across range of electronic products including iPhone, smartphones, Televisions and more. The company has listed the offers under four categories: Top offers, Mobiles and Tablets, TVs and Appliances, Electronics and Appliances. Buyers purchasing through SBI credit cards will get a 10 per cent instant discount on minimum purchase of Rs 5,999 and maximum…

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