The growth of tobacco business of ITC was good for its shareholders and there was no point of de-growing it for the benefit of the non-tobacco verticals, ITC chairman Y C Deveshwar said on Friday. During the April-June quarter, ITC's revenue from cigarettes increased 6.42 per cent to Rs 8,230.60 crore (Rs 82.3 billion) from Rs 7,733.43 crore (Rs 77.33 billion) in the year-ago period. "Some shareholders are saying that growth of the tobacco business should be less while that of others ... Rediff.com, 6 days ago
An Indian policeman holds a shield against stone-throwing Kashmiri Muslim protesters in Srinagar September 9, 2008. More than two dozen people including 10 policemen were injured in Kashmir on Tuesday when police clashed with hundreds of ...Siasat Daily, 2 weeks ago
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Mehbooba Mufti, president of People's Democratic Party (PDP), Kashmir's main opposition party, speaks after police stopped her protest march in Srinagar October 5, 2011. Indian police in Srinagar on Wednesday stopped a protest march of PDP led by ...Siasat Daily, 1 month ago
On the outskirts of Kabul, sits what was once Afghanistan's most ceremonious buildings; the Darul Aman palace. Built in the early 1920s by King Amanullah Khan, who wanted to modernise the country by building a new capital city, which Khan wanted to ...International Business Times UK, 1 month ago
An Indian policeman patrols a deserted road during a complete shutdown, due to protests, in the outskirts of Srinagar June 28, 2008. Violent clashes between police and protesters in Kashmir over the transfer of forest land to a Hindu shrine have ...Siasat Daily, 2 months ago
Houseboats, the magnificent floating hotels, have been synonymous with Kashmir tourism for decades. On May 7 this year, they celebrated their 100-year milestone. Mukhtar Ahmad reports IMAGE: A boatman rides past houseboats at the Nigeen Lake in Srinagar. Photograph: Umar Ganie/Rediff.com The pull of spending time by tourists, both domestic and foreign, in houseboats has only grown stronger with time and has spawned growth in the number of these artistically-built wooden floating hotels too.Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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