70% discounts and more: Flipkart’s Big Freedom Sale and Amazon’s Great India Sale kick off today

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Two big sales, namely Amazon’s Great India Sale and Flipkart’s Big Freedom Sale kick off today ahead of Independence Day.

 

For the e-commerce giant Flipkart’s sale, electronics, televisions, smartphones and more such products will see hefty discounts. Under ‘Largest Democracy, Legendary Deals’, Flipkart is offering discounts up to 70 per cent on some products.

 

Under its exclusive lists of products, Flipkart is offering Lenovo K5 Note smartphone at an attractive price and 50 per cent flat off on smart watches. Flipkart has put up 72 hours Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 sale, along with an extra Rs 1,000 off in exchange offer.

 

Rival Amazon.com is offering up to 35 per cent off on smartphones and up to 40 per cent off on headphones, Bluetooth headsets and power banks. Maximum discount of 70 per cent is being given on fashion and home and kitchen appliances. Other electronic appliances can be purchased at a discount of up to 50 per cent. Additionally, there will be discounts of up to 75 percent off on software products, up to 45 per cent off on tablets and cameras, and up to 35 per cent off on printers and cartridges.

 

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Maratha morcha: Lakhs expected to attend protest march in Mumbai today

Maratha morcha: Lakhs expected to attend protest march in Mumbai tomorrow

 

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Lakhs of people from across Maharashtra are expected to attend a protest march in Mumbai on Wednesday, seeking reservations in jobs and education for the Maratha community.

 

This will be the 58th — and the largest-protest march of the Maratha community, exactly a year after the first march was held in Aurangabad, the organisers told reporters in Mumbai.

 

So far, 57 protests, in the form of ‘Mook Morcha’ (silent rallies), have been held in various parts of the state following the brutal rape and murder of a 14-year-old Maratha girl in Kopardi in Ahmednagar district in July 2016.

 

On Wednesday, the morcha will begin at 11 am from the BMC’s Jijamata Udyan and culminate at Azad Maidan in south Mumbai, the organisers said.

 

Social media platforms like Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter have been used to spread the Maratha Kranti morcha message to community members, they said.

 

The JJ flyover will be closed for traffic on Wednesday in view of the morcha, police said.Schools in south Mumbai will remain closed tomorrow as a precautionary measure, an official said.

 

The silent protest is a peaceful way to pres the demand for reservation in jobs and educational institutions and punishment for culprits in the Kopardi case, the organisers said.

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Women have more active brains than men: study

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Women’s brains are significantly more active than that of men, especially in the areas involving focus, impulse control, mood and anxiety, a study has found.

 

The largest functional brain imaging study to date compared 46,034 brain imaging studies to quantifying differences between the brains of men and women.

 

“This is a very important study to help understand gender-based brain differences. The quantifiable differences we identified between men and women are important for understanding gender-based risk for brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease,” said Daniel G Amen, founder of Amen Clinics in the US and lead author of the study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

The brains of women in the study were significantly more active in many more areas than men, especially in the prefrontal cortex, involved with focus and impulse control, and the limbic or emotional areas of the brain, involved with mood and anxiety.

 

The visual and coordination centres of the brain were more active in men.

 

SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) can measure blood perfusion in the brain. Images acquired from subjects at rest or while performing various cognitive tasks will show different blood flow in specific brain regions.

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Sebi bans trade in suspected shell companies. Here is the full list

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Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has directed stock exchanges to initiate action against 331 firms that it suspects are shell companies and are listed on the bourses.

 

Trading in all such listed securities, Sebi said, shall be placed in Stage VI of the Graded Surveillance Measure (GSM) with immediate effect. If any listed company out of the said list is already identified under any stage of GSM, it shall also be moved to GSM stage VI directly, the order says.

 

Under the stage VI of GSM framework, trading in these identified securities shall be permitted only once a month under trade to trade category.

 

That apart, any upward price movement in these securities shall not be permitted beyond the last traded price and additional surveillance deposit of 200% of trade value shall be collected form the Buyers which shall be retained with Exchanges for a period for five months, the order says.

 

The exchanges have also been asked to appoint an independent auditor to conduct audit of these listed companies and if necessary, even conduct forensic audit of these companies to verify its credentials / fundamentals.

 

Meanwhile, markets tumbled in trade on Tuesday, with the benchmark indices – the S&P BSE Sensex and the Nifty50 – slipping nearly 1% each in intra-day deals to hit a low of 31,915 and 9,947 levels, respectively.

 

Analysts do not blame the Sebi circular alone for Tuesday’s fall.

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Sintex Plastics Technology hits upper circuit of 5% on debut

Brokers trade at their computer terminals at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai. Photo: Reuters

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Sintex Plastics Technology is locked in upper circuit of 5% at Rs 136.50 on BSE. The stock opened at Rs 130, and has seen no sellers on the counter.

 

Till 10:17 am; a combined 8.35 million shares changed hands and there were pending buy orders for 5.43 million shares on the BSE and NSE. Shares of Sintex Plastics are admitted to dealings on the exchange in the list of T group of securities.

 

Sintex Plastics makes prefabricated structures, custom moulding and storage tanks.

 

In September 2016, the board of directors of Sintex Industries approved the composite scheme of arrangement for the demerger of custom moulding business and prefab business from Sintex Industries to Sintex-BAPL and Sintex Infra Projects, respectively.

 

Both demerged companies are wholly-owned subsidiary of Sintex Plastics Technology. With this demerger plan, Sintex intends to streamline various businesses developed by the Group.

 

Upon demerger, shareholders of Sintex Industries got one equity share from Sintex Plastics Technology for one share held in company.

 

Sintex Industries was trading 3.5% lower at Rs 34.90 on BSE, after hitting a high of Rs 37.40 in intra-day trade.

 

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Sintex Plastics Technology hits upper circuit of 5% on debut

Brokers trade at their computer terminals at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai. Photo: Reuters

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Sintex Plastics Technology is locked in upper circuit of 5% at Rs 136.50 on BSE. The stock opened at Rs 130, and has seen no sellers on the counter.

 

Till 10:17 am; a combined 8.35 million shares changed hands and there were pending buy orders for 5.43 million shares on the BSE and NSE. Shares of Sintex Plastics are admitted to dealings on the exchange in the list of T group of securities.

 

Sintex Plastics makes prefabricated structures, custom moulding and storage tanks.

 

In September 2016, the board of directors of Sintex Industries approved the composite scheme of arrangement for the demerger of custom moulding business and prefab business from Sintex Industries to Sintex-BAPL and Sintex Infra Projects, respectively.

 

Both demerged companies are wholly-owned subsidiary of Sintex Plastics Technology. With this demerger plan, Sintex intends to streamline various businesses developed by the Group.

 

Upon demerger, shareholders of Sintex Industries got one equity share from Sintex Plastics Technology for one share held in company.

 

Sintex Industries was trading 3.5% lower at Rs 34.90 on BSE, after hitting a high of Rs 37.40 in intra-day trade.

 

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Rajya Sabha polls: Voting for 3 seats begins, Patel’s fate hangs in balance

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Polling for the crucial Rajya Sabha elections here in Gujarat began on Tuesday that will decide the fate of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary Ahmed Patel and that of BJP chief Amit Shah and Union Minister Smriti Irani.

 

While Patel is seeking a fifth term with his back to the wall, the Bharatiya Janata Party candidates are all set for an easy run.

 

As many as 176 legislators are expected to exercise their franchise for four contestants battling it out for three seats. The ruling BJP’s third candidate is Congress turncoat Balwantsinh Rajput.

 

With 122 MLAs in the House of 182, two BJP candidates will easily sail through, but Patel with 44 Congress MLAs, appears to be falling short by one to win his seat.

 

The Congress had 57 legislators. But after six of them resigned in July, it was reduced to 51.Seven from them are led by rebel leader Shankersinh Vaghela.

 

In a blow to the Congress and a further setback for Ahmed Patel‘s attempt to enter the Rajya Sabha for the fifth term, an NCP MLA said he and his party colleague have been asked to vote for the BJP.

 

Nationalist Congress Party MLA Kandhal Jadeja told local TV that they had been asked by senior party leaders to vote for BJP’s Balvantsinh Rajput in Tuesday’s Rajya Sabha election.

 

The latest development muddies the situation for Patel, political secretary to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, with the BJP all out to stymie his efforts in the biennial elections.

 

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