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CEO Nadella nets $36 million after selling 30% of his Microsoft stock

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | IANS | San Francisco | in Sunday Pioneer

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella netted $35.9 million after selling around 30 per cent of his common shares in the company, the media reported. He sold 328,000 shares in multiple trades at prices ranging from $109.08 to $109.68, CNBC reported citing a regulatory filing on Friday. "The stock divestitures made today were for...

Prabhu to officials: Hold another round of talks

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday asked his officials to undertake another round of stakeholder consultations for the draft e-commerce policy as concerns have been raised on some proposals. The Ministry, in a tweet, said that it "had received few concerns regarding the draft e-Commerce Policy following which...

We are regular in all payment obligations: Jet Airways

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PTI | Mumbai | in Sunday Pioneer

Jet Airways on Saturday said it is "regular" in all payment obligations, including banks and the statutory dues. "We are regular in all our payment obligations to all our banks and statutory dues including PF obligations. Our account with all the banks as on date is "Standard", Jet Airways said in...

Bajaj Electricals condoles demise of MD Anant Bajaj, its only heir

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Consumer durable firm Bajaj Electricals on Saturday condoled the passing away of its managing director Anant Bajaj. Bajaj, a Harvard Business Scholl alumnus, was the only son of Bajaj Electricals’ chairman Shekhar Bajaj. Bajaj, who was 41 years old, passed away after suffering from cardiac arrest on Friday evening. "His...

Business Corner

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PNS | in Sunday Pioneer

ESIC Toll Free Number gets IVR /Help Desk Facility ESIC has started a landmark facility with ‘Launching of IVR (Interactive Voice Response )' and 'Help Desk' for ESIC Toll Free No. - 1800-11-2526. The facility was launched formally on 10th Aug., 2018 by Sh. P. B. Mani, Addl. Commissioner, ESIC. ...

Globe Trotting

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Agencies | in Sunday Pioneer

Greek fire death toll at 94: officials Athens: The death toll from Greece's deadliest fire disaster rose to 94 on Saturday after one more victim died in hospital, the fire brigade said. Reports said the latest casualty was a 57-year-old woman. More than 30 people are still hospitalised after the July 23...

Turkey warns pact with America in ‘jeopardy’

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Agency | Turkey | in Sunday Pioneer

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey’s partnership with the United States is in jeopardy, warning Ankara could start looking for new allies. Relations between the NATO allies have sunk to their lowest point in decades over a number of issues, including the detention of US pastor Andrew Brunson on terrorism-related charges,...

Shah lied in poll affidavit: Cong

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Congress on Saturday accused BJP chief Amit Shah of not declaring “his liabilities” in his Rajya Sabha election affidavit despite two plots of land owned by him being mortgaged by his son Jay for obtaining credit facility — charges strongly dismissed by the ruling party as “bogus and fake”. Giving...

BJD inching closer to NDA or drifting away from BJP?

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Deepak K Upreti | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Though the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) seems drawing closer to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), indicated in its support to the ruling coalition’s candidate for the Deputy Chairman’s post in Rajya Sabha and a helpful walkout from the no-confidence motion, it has not shed its role of an opponent at...

Plane stolen by ‘suicidal’ mechanic crashes near Seattle

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | AFP | San Francisco | in Sunday Pioneer

A young mechanic described as suicidal stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle-Tacoma Airport, took it on an hour-long flight that included a hair-raising loop as F-15 fighter jets gave chase, then crashed, killing himself. Officials ruled out any link to terrorism in the incident, which took place late on Friday,...



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Ranchi girl wins Int’l beauty contest

19 Aug 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

Yet another girl from the Capital City Khushboo Vijay became the winner of Miss India International Global 2018 and will be representing India next year in Malaysia 2019 for World Finale. The event was held in Guwahati on August 2018...

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