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Maruti Suzuki Ltd, India's top selling car maker, expects car sales to grow at a faster pace than the forecast of 5-6 percent growth for the industry in the fiscal year that started on April 1, a company executive told Reuters.Maruti Suzuki, which sells about one in every two cars in India, reported its best-ever annual sales in the year to end-March but is yet to see a strong recovery in the passenger ...
New Delhi: In a relief to former prime minister Manmohan Singh, the Supreme Court on Wednesday (April 1) put on hold the summons issued by a special court in connection with the allocation of 15 percent share in the Talabira II coal block to Kumar Mangalam Birla owned Hindalco. The apex court bench of Justice V Gopala Gowda and Justice C Nagappan suspended the summons by the special court holding ...

SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira dies

2015-04-01 11:10:38

Klaus Tschira, one of the co-founders of European software giant SAP, has died unexpectedly at the age of 74, his foundation said on Tuesday.Tschira, a trained physicist, left IBM to found SAP in 1972 together with four IBM colleagues: Hasso Plattner, who is still the company's chairman, Dietmar Hopp, Hans-Werner Hector and Claus Wellenreuther.The German business software company began by developing ...
* Euro heads for biggest quarterly fall since introduction * European stocks up 16 pct on quarter, DAX up 23 pct * Greek debt negotiations weigh on euro, dollar gains * Crude sags as Iran's nuclear talks deadline looms By Marc Jones LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) - The euro remained on track for its biggest quarterly fall and European shares for their best first quarter of the euro era on Tuesday ...
Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Giriraj Singh landed himself in another political controversy on Wednesday, when he racially targeted Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Sitting among a group of his supporters in Hajipur, Singh asked jocularly whether Sonia's "white skin" had been her ticket to securing the top job in the Congress Party. Stoking the controversy further, ...
Congress leader and former minister of state for home R.P.N Singh on Wednesday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should publicly apologise for Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Giriraj Singh's racist remark on party president Sonia Gandhi. R P N Singh said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ministers were habitual of making such outlandish and condemnable ...
Astronomers have recently discovered the likely precursors of the massive galaxy clusters that are seen today, with the help of combined observations of the distant Universe made with ESA's Herschel and Planck space observatories. Galaxies like our Milky Way with its 100 billion stars are usually not found in isolation. In the Universe today, 13.8 billion years after the Big Bang, many are in dense ...
Facebook has introduced a new product, Scrapbook, which lets parents collect photos of their babies, toddlers, or pre-teens in a centralized place which they can share with friends or loved ones. Scrapbook serves as a handy tool for amassing all those baby photos and storing them in a dedicated, easy-to-access place on Facebook. According to the Verge, users can create a scrapbook wherein they ...
From the happenings of recent weeks, it will be tempting to deduce that Arvind Kejriwal is a Stalinist who, like all autocrats, hates democracy and dissension and loves yes-men. That's what Prashant Bhushan will want us to believe. But the stormy story of the Aam Aadmi Party's internal crisis is far more complicated than such a black-and-white narrative. The most curious case in the entire episode ...
Merely 3 years after 1984's anti-Sikh riots, Meerut and Malyana were gripped in communal frenzy. But what took place on 22 May 1987 is beyond any iota of imagination. 42 Muslims were picked from their homes in Meerut's Hashimpura locality by Uttar Pradesh's Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) and killed 36 of them in cold blooded manner. A few days ago a local court acquitted all the accused in the ...
* Sunni Muslim alliance targets Houthis * Gunfire, blasts heard in Aden through the night * Indians evacuated (recasts with conflicting accounts on blasts, adds background) ADEN, April 1 (Reuters) - An explosion at a dairy factory in Yemen's Hodaida port killed at least 25 workers, medical sources said, with conflicting accounts attributing the blast to an air strike by a Saudi-led alliance ...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China welcomes Taiwan's decision to apply to join the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as long as the self-ruled island uses an appropriate name, state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday. China's Taiwan Affairs Office has received Taiwan's letter of intent to join and has passed it to the AIIB's interim secretariat, Xinhua cited Taiwan Affairs Office ...
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's second-largest drugmaker by sales, Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd, will buy some established brands of Belgian drugmaker UCB SA in South Asia for 8 billion rupees ($128.38 million), the company said on Wednesday. As competition heats up, Indian drugmakers are looking to strengthen existing porfolios in fast-growing emerging markets, as well as at home. The country's largest ...
* Deal adds to Dr Reddy's respiratory, dermatology portfolio * Acquired business had FY 2014 sales of about 1.5 bln rupees * Dr Reddy's says to close deal in Q1 of this financial year (Adds details from statement, analyst comment) MUMBAI, April 1 (Reuters) - India's second-largest drugmaker by sales, Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd, will buy some established brands of Belgian drugmaker UCB SA in ...
Amsterdam: A monk's 1,000-year-old mummified body was discovered inside a Chinese Buddha statue after it was taken to hospital for a CT scan in the Netherlands, a media report said Monday. The body belonged to master Liuquan, a monk who lived around the year 1100 and was a member of a Chinese meditation school, British daily Mirror reported. Examining the mummy, a gastroenterologist found "all kinds ...
New York: For men who resent wearing condoms, a new non-intrusive solution is on the anvil - a birth control pill. At least two projects are in the pipeline for choking male fertility. One is H2-gamendazole that makes sperms go half-cooked. Normally, premature sperm cells grow a tail and head in the testis, but H2-gamendazole keeps them from reaching this stage of development. "If there's no sperm, ...
By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, March 30 (Reuters) - A northwestern Pakistani province is taking criminal action against 70 schools that have failed to tighten security with measures such as installing barbed wire following a December high school attack that killed 132 children. The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa made it compulsory for all schools to hire armed guards, raise the height of boundary walls ...
By Nita Bhalla MUMBAI, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Standing before a classroom packed with teenagers, Yojana Salunke begins her weekly one-hour lesson on a subject which many experts say is crucial to helping India address one of its biggest challenges - gender inequality. "Hands up all those girls who have to do housework before or after school?" Salunke asks, as every pig-tailed girl ...
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