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Celebrities’ endorsement earnings on social media

HAVING just received a fancy new watch from TAG Heuer, Cristiano Ronaldo, a footballer, posts a photo of himself, wrist aloft, to his Instagram account. He dutifully thanks them for their “kind gift” and signs off the post with the company’s advertising slogan #dontcrackunderpressure. This is the latest frontier of …

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Tough race for RJio to reach target of 100 million users

NEW DELHI: Is Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL) losing its plot of reaching 100 million users in the shortest possible time? The way its plot is progressing till now, it seems way off that number. An analyst with an advisory firm, who did not want to be named, said his …

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‘My head hangs in shame’: PM Modi on Dalit atrocities

NEW DELHI(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his “head hangs in shame” over incidents of atrocities on dalits that take place even after 70 years of Independence and called for more focused efforts to correct social anomalies. Citing the example of Guru Gobind Singh in raising his voice …

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Chhattisgarh sarpanch thrashes students for failing in exam

Ejaz Kaiser, Raipur: A sarpanch in Chhattisgarh’s Baloda Bazar district took upon himself to punish at least 99 students of a government school for failing in their Class 10 quarterly examination. Students of the Government Higher Secondary School at Gidhauri panchayat of Kasdol development block, some 125 km west of …

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