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How much do you pay your maid and driver?
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How much do you pay your maid and driver?

Indian household helps are among the lowest paid workers. Image: Salaries were 20-40 per cent higher in Mumbai than in Kolkata. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters     Among the metro cities, Kolkata offered the lowest salaries while people in Mumbai paid the highest salaries, says a report in The Wall Street Journal. Salaries were 20-40 per cent higher in Mumbai than in Kolkata. While in some cities, like Ahmedabad in Gujarat, domestic workers on an average get Rs 6,500 ... Rediff.com, 13 hours ago
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Vice Admiral Lanba takes over as naval chief

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, on Tuesday, took charge as the Chief of Naval Staff replacing Admiral R K Dhowan, who superannuates from service. Lanba was Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) Western Naval Command before taking over as Navy Chief. Vice Admiral Lanba, 58, is a qualified specialist in navigation and direction course and will have a full three-year-term in office till May 31, 2019. In a service spanning nearly 38 years, Vice-Admiral Lanba has served in a variety of Command, ...
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How India can add an extra $1 trillion to its GDP by 2020

A data plan currently priced at Rs 100 should not cost more than Rs 34, if India has to make the Internet affordable for 80 per cent of its population, says Tanay Sukumar. Four of five Indians could afford the Internet if data costs fell by 66 per cent, according to a Facebook-commissioned report on Internet access. But Indian telecom operators already run data services at a 11 per cent loss, making cost-cutting difficult. The statistics mean that a data plan currently priced at Rs 100 should ...
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15 DSC soldiers, 2 officers killed in Pulgaon ammunition depot fire

Fifteen Defence Security Corps soldiers and two officers have been killed and 15 injured in a major fire that broke out at one of India's biggest ammunition depots at Pulgaon, 110 kilometers from Nagpur, Maharashtra in the wee hours of Tuesday. Defence sources informed that the fire at the Central Ammunition Depot had been brought under control. However, secondary fire and explosions have not been ruled out. The deceased officers have been identified as Lt Col R S Pawar and Major ...
 Rediff.com13 hours ago Major fire at central ammunition Depot in Pulgaon; casualties feared  Rediff.com15 hours ago
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Why 'SanTina Slam' dream shattered on clay

For all their success together, the red dirt isn't Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis' most favourite surface, says Bikash Mohapatra/Rediff.com IMAGE: Having won five titles this year, Sania and Martina were one of the favourites at the French Open. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images The 'SanTina Slam' won't happen. At least not for the time being, after the clay courts at Roland Garros proved a hurdle once again. Any hopes Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis harboured of holding all four Grand ...
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Rupee gains 5 paise against dollar in early trade

A weakening dollar against other currencies overseas supported the rupee. The rupee recovered by 5 paise to 67.11 against the dollar in early trade on Tuesday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on fresh selling of the US currency by banks and exporters. Forex dealers said a higher opening in the domestic equity market and a weakening dollar against other currencies overseas supported the rupee. On Monday, the rupee retreated from its one-week high to close 13 paise lower at 67.16 ...
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Kidnapped Mexican striker Pulido escaped by punching captor

IMAGE: Mexican striker Alan Pulido in action. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images. The authorities billed it as a rescue, but Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido escaped his kidnappers by punching the one guarding him, snatching a cellphone and calling for help, a top official in the country's violent northeast said. State security forces located Pulido within minutes of his call from a safe house in the restive city of Ciudad Victoria in Tamaulipas state, as they were scouring the area ...
 Rediff.com13 hours ago Kidnapped Mexico footballer Pulido freed  Rediff.com21 hours ago News24.com.ng | Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido rescued after kidnapping  News24 Nigeria23 hours ago Alan Pulido: Mexican soccer star rescued after kidnapping  UPI23 hours ago
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Markets open on a robust note, slip into red

The S&P BSE Sensex gained 102 points to begin at 26,828 and Nifty50 gained 27 points to open at 8,205 but soon slipped into negative territory. The markets commenced the session on a higher note for sixty straight trading session supported by Asian cues. The S&P BSE Sensex gained 102 points to begin at 26,828 and Nifty50 gained 27 points to open at 8,205. However, by 10 a.m, markets slipped into negative territory. The Sensex was down 34 points at 26,686 and the Nifty was down 13 ...
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8 Basic Tech Tools Every Business Needs

#1 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo – Ease of operation Buy Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combos Under Rs 1000 In a start-up, laptops are preferred more than desktops as they save both space and money. However, the attached keyboard and mouse of a laptop can hamper the performance and ease. Adding a wireless keyboard and mouse can make things easy to work on a computer or a laptop in a fixed place. #2 Router – High speed connectivity   Buy Wireless Routers ...
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Government rolls back 1% tax on cash purchase of gold jewellery

JUST IN: Government rolls back Budget decision to apply 1% tax on cash purchase of gold jewelleryThe jewellers had earlier been on a 45-day strike after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget speech in February proposed 1% excise tax on non-silver jewellery.Successive governments have struggled to curb appetite for gold in Asia's third largest economy, despite the imposition of a 10% import duty in 2013 and other restrictions. ...
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