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Yogi Adityanath directs officials to stay alert during festivities, solve problems through dialogues
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Yogi Adityanath directs officials to stay alert during festivities, solve problems through dialogues

The Uttar Pradesh chief minister encouraged cleanliness at puja pandals and Ramlila events and said roads for taking Goddess Durga for immersion should be pothole free

'Ruckus, chaotic scenes': Mumbai Airport witnesses heavy rush in festive season; several flights delayed
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'Ruckus, chaotic scenes': Mumbai Airport witnesses heavy rush in festive season; several flights delayed

The airport supposedly turned into a crowded and bustling railway station as the residents of Mumbai flocked to their hometowns to celebrate the festive season.

No to revenge tourism: ICMR sounds caution ahead of festive season, says increased tourist traffic could push up COVID-19 cases
India

No to revenge tourism: ICMR sounds caution ahead of festive season, says increased tourist traffic could push up COVID-19 cases

A sudden increase in population density due to incoming tourists or mass congregations due to social, political or religious reasons can worsen the third wave scenario, say experts

Stand out and be heard this festive season, with Spotify
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Stand out and be heard this festive season, with Spotify

Here’s a quick overview of why marketers should consider talking to their audience on Spotify, especially now.

Flipkart Group and Amazon corner 88 percent market share in festive sales: Report
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Flipkart Group and Amazon corner 88 percent market share in festive sales: Report

Flipkart and Amazon record combined sale of $7.3 billion as online shopping gets a boost due to pandemic.

Diwali 2020: Snapchat releases several festive lenses, stickers and features
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Diwali 2020: Snapchat releases several festive lenses, stickers and features

Using AR, Snapchat users will be able to do a variety of fun tasks like “lighting a diya with your finger or choosing different patterns of Rangoli”.

Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale, Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale announced
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Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale, Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale announced

It is expected that Amazon Great India Festival will feature the OnePlus 8T 5G that will debut on 14 October.

Corporate India earnings disappoint, analysts warn of gloomy festive season amid slowing economy
Business

Corporate India earnings disappoint, analysts warn of gloomy festive season amid slowing economy

India Inc has turned in its most disappointing quarterly numbers in at least three years and analysts warn hopes for any festive season cheer are likely to be dashed by a slowing economy

RBI to inject Rs 40,000 cr liquidity into system in November to meet festive season demand for funds
Business

RBI to inject Rs 40,000 cr liquidity into system in November to meet festive season demand for funds

For the month of October, the RBI has already injected Rs 36,000 crore into the system through Open Market Operations (OMO)

Sales of Apple iPhone XS and XS Max to pick up in India from 10 October: Experts
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Sales of Apple iPhone XS and XS Max to pick up in India from 10 October: Experts

Apple brought its much-awaited line-up of iPhones in India on 28 September.

Amazon India bets on new customers from smaller cities and big brands for festive success
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Amazon India bets on new customers from smaller cities and big brands for festive success

Amazon India will kick off its festive sale from 10-15 October, lining up new launches across various categories and dishing out discount offers to woo Indian shoppers. Walmart-backed Flipkart will host its 'The Big Billion Days' (TBBD) festive sale from 10-14 October.

Hike in customs duty may impact festive sales, consumer durable industry; prices of large appliances to go up 3-5%
Business

Hike in customs duty may impact festive sales, consumer durable industry; prices of large appliances to go up 3-5%

Government's decision to double the basic customs duty on ACs, refrigerators and washing machines to 20 percent from the existing 10 percent would encourage domestic manufacturing

GST rate cut impact: FMCG, consumer durable stocks trade in green on anticipated sales boost ahead of festive season
Business

GST rate cut impact: FMCG, consumer durable stocks trade in green on anticipated sales boost ahead of festive season

Top gainers include Asian Paint, ITC, Bharti Airtel, NTPC, Adani Ports, Coal India, ICICI Bank, Sun Pharma, and Vedanta gaining up to 3.77 percent

Consumer electronics market sees 40 percent growth in upcoming festive season
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Consumer electronics market sees 40 percent growth in upcoming festive season

Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association (CEAMA) said most of the factors point to favourable sales in the festive season.

India's consumption story may not be ending yet but suspense should keep govt on tenterhooks
Business

India's consumption story may not be ending yet but suspense should keep govt on tenterhooks

Even with present levels of private consumption, chances of an investment recovery in the current fiscal are low. If even this demand collapses, expect nothing till the end of 2019

Amazon claims to have created 22,000 seasonal employment positions across its India network
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Amazon claims to have created 22,000 seasonal employment positions across its India network

Amazon has 13 customer service sites across 12 cities and provides voice support for customers in Kannada, English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.v

Gold imports record three-fold jump to $3.85 bn; Akshaya Tritiya boosts demand
Business

Gold imports record three-fold jump to $3.85 bn; Akshaya Tritiya boosts demand

India is the world's second biggest gold consumer after China. The imports mainly take care of demand by the jewellery industry.

Practical tips on having a smooth car/bike delivery experience this festive season
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Practical tips on having a smooth car/bike delivery experience this festive season

Here’s some practical tips on how to have a smooth delivery experience with your new car/bike this festive season.