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Tata Sky starts testing Arnab Goswami Republic TV, launch next week?

Arnab Goswami's Republic TV's launch is reported to be readying for its launch next week, with DTH operator  Tata Sky starting test transmission of the channel.Separately, the channel was also being tested in the 'C Band' via Intelsat 20 satellite last week. DTH and cable operators get their feed from the

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Fitch Ratings upgrades Tata Motors on improving business performance

Fitch Ratings has upgraded its rating on Tata Motors by one notch, pointing to the automaker's improving business performance."The upgrade reflects the sustained improvement in TML's Indian automotive business over the last two years, supported by growing commercial vehicle volumes, successful new product launches in the passenger vehicle segment, as

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Bots cut Wipro employee strength by 12,000

A pioneering artificial intelligence program that started getting deployed around mid-2016 has helped Wipro Ltd reduce its employee numbers by 12,000 people, the company said in its recent quarterly update."The HOLMES platform generated productivity worth over 12,000 people," Saurabh Govil, head of human resources for the company, said.The statistic points

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Zee Entertainment takes Bollywood to Mexico with new channel

Zee Entertainment Enterprises entered the Latin American market with the launch of its Spanish-language Bollywood movie channel, Zee Mundo in Mexico and Ecuador.The channel offers Bollywood movies, telenovelas and series. Other countries in the region will be addressed in coming months, the company indicated.ZEE is the first-ever Indian broadcaster to

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Anil Ambani group relaunches Bigflix to take on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

The Anil Ambani Group has relaunched Bigflix, the homegrown competitor to Netflix, with an expanded focus covering regional language content as well as an eye on audiences outside India.The service will have 2000 HD movies in nine Indian languages to start with, the group said.These languages are Hindi, Telugu,

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All liquor shops in Tamil Nadu to remain shut for 3 months

The Madras High Court has asked the government of Tamil Nadu not to open any liquor shops for three months after complaints that it did not comply with the Supreme Court order on relocating roadside liquor shops.Unlike in most states in India, alchohol shops in Tamil Nadu are run directly by the

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Glaucus questions stock price of Hong Kong-listed Fullshare Holdings Ltd

Glaucus Research Group, a California-based short seller, said it was selling Hong Kong-listed developer Fullshare Holdings due to peculiar trading patterns seen in the stock's counter."Fullshare is supposedly a commercial and residential property developer, but this business is tiny compared to its market capitalization. In FY 2016, Fullshare generated a

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Reliance Jio to start trial services for fiber soon across India

Reliance Jio, the biggest carrier of wireless data in the world, said it will expand beta trials of its fiber-to-the-home services in the 'next few months' across India.It has already started these trials in "a few locations", which would be expanded city by city. According to market sources, the company

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RCom shareholders approve Aircel merger

The shareholders of Reliance Communications approved the demerger of the wireless operations of the company into Aircel Limited and Dishnet Wireless Limited, the Anil Ambani Group company said.The Scheme was also approved at a meeting called on the directions of the National Company Law Tribunal.The shareholders of Aircel Limited also approved the scheme

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Why Reliance Jio will keep data prices low for 2 years: Credit Suisse explains

Wireless data prices in India, which crashed from Rs 250 per GB to about Rs 10 per GB after the entry of Reliance Jio, will continue to remain under pressure for at least two more years, said analyst firm Credit Suisse.That is the minimum amount of time that the new

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Net Neutrality: Vodafone wants right to manipulate Internet videos

Vodafone India said it would like to be given the power to manage the size of videos watched by users on its mobile network and lower it automatically "for overall quality welfare".Participating in the discussions related to Net Neutrality and the powers to be given to telecom operators in traffic management, the

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Telcos Change Tack as Net Neutrality Fight Enters Final Round in India

If you thought the fight over net neutrality was over with the sending of 1 mln emails to the TRAI two years ago, think again.The telecom service providers, who lost out that in the first round, are back. This time, however, their demands are more subtle, and focused on getting

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Spectranet enters NOIDA with truly unlimited 50 Mbps at Rs 1,199

Spectranet, which provides among the most affordable fiber-to-the-home services for high-volume users in India, said it had entered the Noida market.The company has started by providing broadband services in Sector 93 with more areas being added rapidly, it said.Among the plans being offered in NOIDA include a range of 'truly unlimited

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Indian IT industry facing layoffs as conditions worsen, warns Assocham

Indian IT companies are bound to see "some laying off" of their work force back home due to various negative forces impacting the industry, Assocham -- an association of various industries -- warned."With the US tightening the norms for H-1B visas under the President Donald Trump’s ‘Buy American, Hire American’

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WATCH LIVE – Moving towards a less visa-dependent model : TCS

Tata Consultancy Services has reported Q4 revenue of Rs 29,642 cr, a decline of 0.3%, and said his company will wait and see about new US visa regulations that are scheduled to come out today.NEW VISA RULESOn new visa regulations expected today, Gopinathan said TCS will 'wait and see' what kind

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