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Maradona does a Hand of God again!

While the debate rages among Keralites whether Kerala is God's own country or Gold's own country after the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple treasure hunt, Diego Maradona, the Argentine football legend is trying for a 'Hand of Gold' goal to woo Malayalees all over the world to buy more gold.

New website on open offers

The disinvestment department will provide information needed by market participants on forthcoming, current and post public offers.

Trends

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Dust storm in UP, Rajasthan kills 97, over 200 injured; another squall expected in next 2 days

In UP, the Yogi Adiyanath government has announced Rs 4 lakh compensation to the next of the family member of the deceased, while Rs 50,000 to those injured. Rajasthan has announced Rs 4 lakh to the family members of deceased, Rs 2 lakh to those with 60 per cent injuries and Rs 60,000 to people with 40 to 50 per cent injuries.

17 premium, 39 express trains announced

Railway Minister  Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday announced 73 new trains including 17 premium trains, 39 express trains and 10 passenger trains. Here is the list of  premium and express trains that have been proposed in the Interim Railway Budget.

SpiceJet cuts airfares by 50% for 3 days

Domestic low-cost carrier SpiceJet has announced a discount of 50 per cent on all domestic bookings from 21 January to 23 January, the firm's website reveals. The offer is valid only when the consumers book at least 30 days prior to their travel.

Features

Interview with Peter Sands

Like it is for many other global CEOs, India is an important destination for Peter Sands, Group Chief Executive of London-based Standard Chartered Bank. But Sands, 46, a former McKinsey consultant, has a special connection with the country: His mother, Susan, was born and educated in India.

Corporate

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Ola, Uber may ferry polling staff in Mumbai

The district administration of Mumbai has asked the regional transport office (RTO) about the possibility of hiring app-based cabs, in a recent meeting.

Toyota launches Etios Cross X Edition in India ahead of Diwali for Rs 6.88 lakh

Coming to the looks of the car, it gets a new quartz brown colour scheme with matching plastic cladding on the sides, wheel arches and the back door.

Economy

Is your job in peril?

Take this quiz to check whether you are secure in your profession or are likely to be fired.

Science

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Google Maps now lets you 'locate toilets'

The app also has an additional features such as cleanliness ratings, whether the toilet is of western or Indian style, or if it is free or paid.

Best CEOs 2019

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Private healthcare industry in India: 4 common myths debunked

To overcome the current challenges faced by the health system, a lot needs to change. First and foremost would be to build a strong pro-people non-commercialised public system as an alternative to the dominant for-profit sector

India's Most Valuable Companies 2019

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Free Fall: 22 out of 500 firms saw 45% crash in market cap in 1 year

These companies cut across sectors and include Vakrangee, PC Jeweller, Arvind, Rain Industries and Indiabulls Real Estate, among others. Most may never go back to their past highs

Changing Course: How Mukesh Ambani timed Reliance Jio's launch

A decade back, Mukesh Ambani was criticised for not scaling Reliance Industries as a global player in petroleum. Now his conviction about the Indian market is finally paying off

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