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H-1B visa: Over 1.7 lakh techies miss US gold rush

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Wednesday that it has finished the computerized draw of lots for allowing 65,000 H-1B visas.


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Forecast of good monsoon set to boost economy

After two succeeding years of scanty rainfall in many parts of the country, good monsoon will increase agriculture productivity and boost India's economy.


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Organized crime prosecutors raid Panama Papers firm Mossack Fonseca

Prosecutors of a new organized crime unit in Panama raided the headquarters of law firm Mossack Fonseca, which is facing investigation after its documents, dubbed the Panama Papers, were leaked.


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H-1B Visa cap reached in less than 5 days, Indian firms lead

Demand for skilled-worker U.S. visas, known as H-1Bs, surpassed the year's entire supply in the first week that employers could file applications, prompting the government to resort to computerized draw of lots to...


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Panama Papers: Firm in British Virgin Islands tied directly to Vijay Mallya

Troubles are increasing for industrialist Vijay Mallya as his name appears in the Panama Papers leaks as well. Mallya has been related directly to an offshore firm listed in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), which has been...


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Union Minister YS Chowdary Faces Arrest Over Alleged Loan Default

A non-bailable warrant has been issued against Union minister YS Chowdary on the complaint of a Mauritius-based bank.


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SC Dismisses Plea to Cancel Reliance Jio's 4G Licence

The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea by Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) seeking cancellation of Reliance Jio's 4G licence on several grounds. A bench comprising Chief Justice TS Thakur, Justice R...


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Uber to pay $10 million to settle background check lawsuit

Ride-hailing company Uber has agreed to pay $10 million to settle allegations by California prosecutors that passengers were misled by the company about the quality of the background checks conducted on its drivers...


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Nita Ambani Ranked Most Powerful Businesswoman in Asia By Forbes

Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita Ambani has been ranked the most powerful businesswoman in Asia by Forbes. SBI Chairman and Managing Director Arundhati Bhattacharya has been named second on the 2016 'Asia's 50...


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Banks reject Vijay Mallya's offer, say he must negotiate in person

A group of banks have informed the Supreme Court that they have rejected businessman Vijay Mallya's offer to pay back Rs 4,000 crore, less than half of defunct Kingfisher Airlines' debt. The lenders, headed by State Bank...


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RBI cuts repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.5%

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday cut its policy interest rate by a quarter percentage point, lowering it to a more than five-year low. Most analysts expect the RBI to cut the repo rate to 6.50 per cent - the...


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Panama Papers expose rich Indians' tax dens; PM Modi announces probe

The Centre on Monday set up a multi-agency team to investigate alleged offshore holdings of about 500 Indians named by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The probe was ordered after PM...


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US DOJ launches Panama Papers probe amid global pressure

Washington: Investigations were launched by prosecutors around the world on Monday in response to a massive data leak linking some of the most powerful people of the world to possible financial crimes.


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Xi Jinping, Putin Aides, Lionel Messi, 500 Indians Named In Biggest Tax Leaks

Numerous confidential documents have been leaked from one of the world's most secretive law firms, exposing how the powerful and rich have hidden their money.


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Vijay Mallya seeks time until May to appear before ED

Liquor mogul Vijay Mallya will not appear before ED investigators in Mumbai on Saturday even as he asked time till May to make a deposition before the agency which is investigating his role in a money laundering case...


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Banks looking into Rs 4,000 cr proposal; Mallya may sell UB stake to Heineken

Lenders to defunct Kingfisher Airlines on Wednesday stated that they have received an offer to settle loan from the company and they will study the proposal. Liquor mogul Vijay Mallya and Kingfisher Airlines...


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100% FDI in e-commerce marketplaces: Huge online discounts may end soon

The government's new e-commerce policy that has eased the restrictions for 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) in B2C online marketplace, confines e-commerce companies from directly or indirectly manipulating the sale price of goods on online marketplaces.


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Deal reached, minimum wage in California to be $15 an hour

A tentative deal has been reached between California legislators and labor unions taking the minimum wage of the state from $10 to $15 an hour, a state senator said.


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Flipkart, Snapdeal online battle escalates over Alibaba's entry

Earlier this month, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group's Jack Ma announced his plans of entering India to build businesses organically. The company is presently evaluating all opportunities to do so or any...


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Adobe revamps Marketing Cloud, launches co-op for cross device marketing

Adobe on Tuesday renovated its Marketing Cloud with a common user interface, better integration among its core tools, enhancements for mobile and more analytics features.


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Govt assures but jewellers get tax notices from excise dept

Gold jewellers and associations across the country ended their 18-day strike over the tax of 1% excise duty on gold jewellery, on late Saturday night after the government's word that they will not be hassled by the...


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Vijay Mallya probe: CBI looking into 6 lakh transactions across 4 nations

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), while narrowing down on business tycoon Vijay Mallya's overseas transactions to four nations, has scaled up their investigation and will be looking into more than six lakh transactions that have taken place since the year 2004.


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Kingfisher loan case: ED summons former IDBI chairman Yogesh Agarwal

The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday issued a summon notice for former IDBI chairman Yogesh Agarwal in connection with the Kingfisher loan case. The agency has been questioning IDBI officials about the loan disbursal to Vijay Mallya's company.


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Vijay Mallya has no plans of returning to India any time soon

It was a stormy week for the beleaguered business tycoon Vijay Mallya. The Parliament raged over him. The Congress walked out, political parties engaged in their usual blame game, but it resulted in no...


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Govt and Opposition clash over Vijay Mallya in Parliament

Liquor mogul Vijay Mallya's possible disappearance to the UK amidst a fight to recover hundreds of crores in unpaid loans caused friction in Parliament today.


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EPF tax withdrawn; Jaitley scraps proposed tax on provident fund

The Union Government has decided to withdraw its proposal to tax Employees Provident Fund (EPF) withdrawals above 40 percent of the accumulated corpus. The opposition parties claimed credit for compelling finance minister Arun Jaitley to do a rethink.


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SBI moves SC to bar Mallya from leaving India; hearing on Wednesday

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who owes thousands of crores in debts, should be barred from leaving India, a group of banks said in a petition to the Supreme Court.


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Aubrey McClendon, Chesapeake Energy Ex-Chief, Dies In Crash Day After Indictment

Aubrey McClendon, a founder and former chief executive of Chesapeake Energy, died in a car crash on Wednesday, a day after he was charged with conspiring to rig bids for oil and natural gas leases.


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'Forbes' 2016 richest list: Zuckerberg races up

In Forbes' 2016 billionaires list of the world's richest people, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg moved up 10 places from last year to reach sixth spot becoming the biggest gainer, the business magazine said Tuesday.


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Former Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon charged with bid-rigging of land leases

Aubrey McClendon, former chief executive officer (CEO) of Chesapeake Energy Corp, was charged on Tuesday with conspiring to rig bids to buy oil and natural gas leases in Oklahoma, according to the Justice Department.


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