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Flipkart ditches Ping for ‘user to seller’ chat

New Delhi: Almost 10 months after launching its in-app peer-to-peer chat service Ping, e-commerce major Flipkart has decided to replace it with ‘user to seller’ chat. Ping allowed users to browse for products and share them with friends inside Flipkart’s app. It was launched by former chief product officer Punit …

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Indonesia lets aid groups assist Tamil migrants in Aceh

Aceh: Indonesia has allowed international humanitarian organisations to assist Tamil migrants stranded in Aceh after bad weather foiled much-criticized plans to tow the group’s boat back into international waters. The migrant boat came ashore more than a week ago after its engine broke down off the northernmost province of Sumatra. …

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Udta Punjab to release in Pakistan after 100 cuts

Lahore: Pakistani censor board today gave a green signal to the release of Indian movie ‘Udta Punjab’ here after suggesting more than !00 cuts to remove “objectionable and anti-Pakistan” content from the film, which had already run afoul with Indian censors. “All 10-members of the CBFC have unanimously allowed ‘Udta …

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Rexit will not have any impact on RBI: SBI Research

Mumbai: Suggesting that Reserve Bank as an institution will not be impacted by Governor Raghuram Rajan’s departure, the economic research wing of SBI has termed all other discussion surrounding his decision as “speculative and nonsense”. “We believe any institution is more important than individuals and ultimately what is important is …

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Mohammed Shami backs pink ball after dream debut

New Delhi: Indian bowler Mohammed Shami on Tuesday backed the use of the pink ball in cricket after its first-ever appearance in a multi-day game in Kolkata, a possible precursor to a day-night Test later this year. Shami led his Mohun Bagan team to a thumping victory against the Bhowanipore …

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Won’t make the Greg Chappell appointment mistake again: Ganguly

Kolkata(PTI): Entrusted with the responsibility of picking India’s next chief coach, former captain Sourav Ganguly said that he will not “mess up” as he did once when he recommended Australian Greg Chappell’s name in 2005. Ganguly and Chappell shared a frosty relationship during two turbulent years in country’s cricket, a …

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India hold edge going into series-deciding third T20

A rejuvenated India will have their nose ahead when they lock horns with Zimbabwe, left bruised and battered after a 10-wicket thrashing, in the series-deciding third and final Twenty20 International here tomorrow. India entered the series on the back of a 3-0 whitewash of Zimbabwe in the preceding ODI series, …

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Nikesh Arora steps down as SoftBank chief

NEW DELHI(PTI): India-born Softbank president and COO Nikesh Arora has resigned from the company with effect from June 22, 2016 but will stay in advisory role for a year. “SoftBank Group Corp (SBG) announces the resignation of Nikesh Arora, Representative Director, President & COO, from the position of Representative Director …

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ISRO all set for Wednesday’s 20-in-1 mission

CHENNAI: Gearing up for the mission to launch 20 satellites in a single rocket on Wednesday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday commenced the 48-hour countdown for the launch of PSLV C-34 rocket. It will lift off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota at 9.25 a.m. …

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