Coromandel International Q4 profit up 56% at Rs 144 cr

Coromandel International today reported 56 per cent increase in consolidated net profit at Rs 144.27 crore for the quarter ended March 31. Its net profit stood at Rs 92.4 core in the year ago period, the company said in a regulatory filing. The company's total income, however, fell to Rs 2,302.37 crore in the fourth quarter of last fiscal from Rs 3,058.61 crore in the corresponding period of the previous year. During the last fiscal, the company's net profit rose to Rs 476.96 crore compared to Rs 357.44 crore in 2015-16. The total income, however, declined to Rs 10,249.91 crore in the 2016-17 from Rs 11,700.31 crore in the previous financial year.

April 28, 2017 14:15 UTC

the mazzy show: This adorable toddler is cooking up a storm on Youtube

NEW DELHI: A two-year-old toddler is cooking up a storm on Youtube and putting mere mortals like us - who struggle to boil an egg - to shame with her culinary acumen.Meet Mazzy, the star of the eponymous 'The Mazzy Show', who's whipping up an array of delicious treats in her parents' kitchen. Mazzy made her first Youtube appearance on 'The Mazzy Show' in February, when she made pizza like a pro.In the videos, the tiny chef is assisted by her parents and grandparents, who show her the steps and she gamely follows. Stirring, whisking, chopping, kneading - you name it and Mazzy can do it all!So far, Mazzy has made dumplings, mochi, nachos, strawberry cupcakes , worm pudding and Thai dessert klaui buat chi, among others.Here, she can be seen baking a batch of delectable strawberry cupcakes for her mother on her birthday:Other than Mazzy's superb skills, it's simply adorable to see her enjoy the meal with her family after cooking.

April 28, 2017 14:12 UTC

Apple iPhone: Apple cuts off payments, Qualcomm slashes expectations

NEW YORK: Qualcomm slashed its profit expectations Friday by as much as a third after saying that Apple is refusing to pay royalties on technology used in the iPhone. Apple Inc sued Qualcomm earlier this year, saying that the San Diego chipmaker has abused its control over essential technology and charged excessive licensing fees. Qualcomm said Friday that Apple now says it won't pay any fees until the dispute is resolved. Apple confirmed Friday that it has suspended payments until the court can determine what is owed. "We've been trying to reach a licensing agreement with Qualcomm for more than five years but they have refused to negotiate fair terms,'' Apple said.

April 28, 2017 14:03 UTC

PV Sindhu crashes out of Badminton Asia championships

Indian star PV Sindhu went down fighting to He Bingjiao of China in the women's singles quarter-finals in the Badminton Asia Championships 2017 in Wuhan, China on Friday. The fourth seeded Sindhu won the first game before the eighth seeded Chinese staged a comeback to win 15-21, 21-14, 24-22 in one hour and 17 minutes. Bingjiao took the early lead, winning seven successive points to open up a comfortable 8-1 advantage. At one point, Bingjiao took four consecutive points to lead 19-16 before Sindhu took three points to draw level again. With Sindhu enjoying a one-point lead at 22-21, Bingjiao clinched three successive points to take the game and the match.

April 28, 2017 13:52 UTC

Dog show from May 5

more-inThe 124th and 125th Championship Dog Shows, organised by the South of India Kennel Club will be held on May 6 and 7 at the Government Arts College Grounds here. The obedience test, featuring dogs from the police, the army, and private dog owners would be held on May 5. Dogs from Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Bengaluru are expected to take part in the obedience test. More than 400 dogs and 44 breeds from across the country are expected to participate in the dog show. Judges from Brazil, Portugal, and Italy will be judging the dogs during the Championship Dog Shows and the obedience judge is from India, she said.

April 28, 2017 13:52 UTC



Pak national flies in to Delhi, says he is ISI agent and wants to give up spying

The claim sent the security at Terminal 3 into a tizzy, with intelligence agencies being immediately alerted. “Instead of heading towards transfer area, from where he had to catch a flight to Kathmandu, he approached the helpdesk. He said that he is an ISI agent and doesn’t want to work anymore. Security agencies and Intelligence Bureau officials were informed and they are interrogating him,” an airport source told HT. After he approached the counter, the woman staffer quickly informed security officials who detained him.

April 28, 2017 13:52 UTC

Undeclared gold seized from three passengers at Hyd airport

Customs officials today foiled three separate gold smuggling bids at the international airport here and seized foreign-make gold worth over Rs 36 lakh from three persons, an official said. Based on specific intelligence, the officers of the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) seized 1,236 grams of gold in the form of chains and kadas (bracelet), valued at Rs 36,09,120, in three different cases, he said. The three passengers from whom the gold was seized had arrived in separate flights from the US via Abu Dhabi and from Dubai via Abu Dhabi, the official said, adding they were carrying the gold ornaments without declaring them. Further investigation is underway, he added. (This article has not been edited by DNA's editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

April 28, 2017 13:41 UTC

TCLL partners with NVIDIA to accelerate Deep Learning & AI Education

Deep learning has become one of the most important computing models of the modern times. Organizations are increasingly using deep learning and AI at every stage of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500s. They will be exposed to widely used Deep Learning frameworks and NVIDIAs latest GPU-accelerated deep learning platforms. With this strategic collaboration, NVIDIA and TCLL aim to build large pool of skilled manpower in the Deep Learning space to fill the skill gaps. About Times Centre for Learning Ltd (TCLL)Times Centre for Learning Ltd., is a subsidiary of the Times of India group with the vision of providing excellent professional education to Indian learners.

April 28, 2017 13:40 UTC

Sakshi Tanwar: Raaj Singh Arora plays Sakshi Tanwar's love interest in web series Karle Tu Bhi Mohabbat

Raaj Singh Arora plays Sakshi Tanwar's love interest in web series Karle Tu Bhi MohabbatRaaj Singh Arora, who has just forayed into television, after doing various successful movies like ‘SAHASAM’ in Telugu & ‘W’ in Hindi, was amazed when he received a call from Mukesh Chabbra’s office to audition.

April 28, 2017 13:37 UTC

Soccer-Luis Enrique backs Neymar to keep his cool in Espanyol test

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said on Friday he trusted Neymar to resist being provoked by any aggressive treatment meted out by Espanyol in Saturday's derby, as the Brazilian forward returns to action after a three-game ban. Neymar was suspended for applauding an assistant referee after being sent off in the 2-0 defeat to Malaga on April 9. Recent Barcelona derbies have been characterised by meaty challenges from Espanyol on their rivals, with Neymar being their main target. Espanyol will be keen to derail Barca's title bid on Saturday, but the coach believes the Brazilian will cope with the attention. "He is a specialist in dealing with these situations, if there is any player who knows how to accept being fouled, it is Neymar," Luis Enrique told a news conference on Friday.

April 28, 2017 13:30 UTC

ARCs must have minimum net corpus of Rs 100 cr by 2019: RBI

The Reserve Bank today said all the existing Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) must have a minimum net-owned corpus of Rs 100 crore by March 2019. The government as well as RBI have envisaged a greater role for ARCs in resolving stressed assets. In a notification, RBI said that it "has been decided to fix the minimum NOF requirement for ARCs at Rs 100 crore on an ongoing basis". Today's RBI notification said the existing ARCs not meeting the minimum Net Owned Fund (NOF) criteria have been asked by RBI to achieve the minimum NOF of Rs 100 crore latest by March 31, 2019. In its last bi-monthly monetary policy, RBI had proposed to stipulate a minimum NOF of Rs 100 crore for ARCs in view of their enhanced role and greater cash based transactions.

April 28, 2017 13:30 UTC

India, Cyprus for decisive action against nations sustaining

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades today strongly pitched for decisive action against states supporting, sheltering and sustaining "violence factories" in their regions. Describing the Cypriot president as "great friend and strong supporter of India", Modi said he also discussed with him ways to strengthen the partnership in other "inter- governmental organisations and regimes". Issues like growing economic relations between India and Cyprus figured during the talks. The Cypriot president said his country is supportive of enhancement of the EU-India strategic partnership and back a EU-India free trade agreement. Earlier, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on the Cypriot president, and discussed areas of bilateral cooperation.

April 28, 2017 13:30 UTC

Surrogate ads to continue as SC junks plea

The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea seeking ban on surrogate advertisements, including soda commercials by liquor companies. Surrogate advertising is used to promote products like alcohol and cigarettes, for which advertisements are prohibited, in the guise of other products. "Do you think that these soda advertisements make people drink alcohol more? However, the government has failed to discharge their legal duty and surrogate advertisements were being illegally broadcast on cable services without seeking any prior permission, the plea said. Noting that surrogate advertisements for alcohol was illegal, the plea said it was the government and its agencies' failure to ensure implementation of the law.

April 28, 2017 13:30 UTC

Robert Vadra: Dhingra report not leaked, will take action on findings: Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar

Justice S N Dhingra commission +report was leaked +unlawful profits in a land deal +CHANDIGARH: Action will be taken on the findings ofthat probed alleged irregularities in grant of land licences to a firm owned by Robert Vadra , son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Haryana chief minister Manohar Khattar said on Friday.He denied the Congress' allegation that the Commission'sand said the court should take cognizance of the matter.His response came after a media report claimed that Vadra had been indicted by the Commission for makingin 2008.Khattar noted that the court has not given permission to make public the report of the Commission, formed by his government after coming to power in October 2014.The Commission was asked to probe alleged irregularities in grant of licences by the previous Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government for development of colonies, housing societies and commercial complexes in four Guragon villages.Vadra's Skylight Hospitality is among the firms under scanner. "Once the report is made public and something comes out, it will be a matter of investigation," the chief minister said. "Details" of the Commission's findings were published by a daily on Friday which cited people familiar with the report.According to them, "there was collusion aimed at benefiting Vadra's company".The commission has sought an inquiry into properties bought by Vadra, Priyanka Gandhi's husband, and his businesses, it claimed.Reacting to it, Khattar said that if at all such a thing comes up, it will be a matter of probe.Priyanka had on Thursday released a statement saying her finances had nothing to do with those of her husband or his company Skylight Hospitality, which had made controversial land deals with realty major DLF.The statement from Priyanka's office came after a query was made to Vadra asking whether a portion of the money he had received from the DLF was used by his wife to buy properties in Faridabad in Haryana.The statement mentioned about Priyanka Gandhi having bought five acres of agricultural land in village Amipur in Faridabad district for Rs 15 lakh on April 28, 2006, six years prior to the purported land deal involving Skylight Hospitality.The Commission had submitted its 182-page report to Khattar on August 31, 2016.The contents of the report are yet to be made public by the state government which had given an undertaking in the Punjab and Haryana High Court not to release the report until directed by the court.Former chief minister Hooda had petitioned the high court challenging the constitutional validity of the panel and had accused the government of resorting to political vendetta.It was during hearing of Hooda's petition that the state government had told the court that it will not make public the report.Recently, the Haryana government submitted the commission's inquiry report to the apex court in a sealed cover following a diection to this effect.The apex court had asked to furnish the report while adjudicating a batch of appeals relating to acquisition of land and its allocation to various private parties for residential and commercial establishments.

April 28, 2017 13:14 UTC

'Hello, I am an ISI agent; want to stay in India': Pakistani man makes startling claim at Delhi's IGI airport

NEW DELHI: 'Hello, I am an ISI agent . But I don't wish to continue any further and want to remain in India,' said a passenger after he got off an Air India flight from Dubai at the IGI Airport here on Friday.Muhammad Ahmad Sheikh Muhammad Rafiq, a Pakistani passport holder , approached a help desk at the airport and conveyed to a lady at the counter that he wanted to share information about Pakistan's snooping agency, ISI.Taken aback by his statement, the lady quickly informed security officials who detained him immediately and informed the central intelligence agencies.38-year-old Rafiq had arrived here by Air India's flight from Dubai and was further booked for Kathmandu. However, he did not take the next flight and decided to break journey and walked up to the help-desk counter at the airport.During questioning, Rafiq said he was connected with the ISI but had decided to call it a day and remain in India, officials said.He was whisked away to an undisclosed destination where he was being questioned by sleuths from various central intelligence agencies, they said, adding his claims were being verified.

April 28, 2017 13:14 UTC




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