Green firecracker norms may rob Sivakasi's sparkle



Some experts opine that green crackers are yet not practical and question government’s move to promote them.



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Bright Diwali for central staff as govt hikes DA by 5%



The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the 5 per cent additional DA/DR (dearness relief) over the existing rate of 12 per cent of the basic pay/pension due in July 2019, the government said.



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Amazon to stop single-use plastic packaging by June



Amazon, which is locked in an intense battle for market leadership against Walmart-owned Flipkart, said less than seven per cent of the packaging in Amazon warehouses now is single-use plastic in nature.



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Customers hope for windfall, put off selling old gold



Forecasts of a further rise in bullion prices keep Indians away from selling gold.



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As car sales skid, auto part makers are also in the slow lane



Issues like high insurance cost and the announced price hike effective January could also weigh on sales in 2019. The only bright spot is the softening seen in fuel prices over the past month.



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It's time to name and shame defaulters



Spare the serious entrepreneurs but don’t allow the rogues to use the shield of secrecy, writes Tamal Spare the serious entrepreneurs but don’t allow the rogues to use the shield of secrecy, says Tamal Bandyopadhyay.



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