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Delhi Metro to run at altered timings on Diwali

In view of Diwali festivities, the last Delhi Metro train will operate at 8 PM from all its stations on Thursday, including the Airport Express line.

“On account of Diwali festival, the last Metro train service on October 23 (Thursday), will start at 8 PM from terminal stations of all Metro Lines including Airport Express Line-Dilshad Garden, Rithala, Jahangir Puri, Huda City Centre, Noida City Centre, Dwarka Sector-21, Vaishali, Kirti Nagar, Inderlok, Mundka, Central Secretariat, Mandi Hius, Badarpur and New Delhi & Dwarka Sec-21 Metro stations of Airport Express Line,” a statement issued by DMRC said.

New Alto K10 with auto gear shift to be launched in November

With an eye on reviving growth in its bread and butter mini car segment, the country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India will launch a new version of its Alto K10 equipped with automated gear shift next month.

Maruti is positioning new car as a mass market product equipped with ‘futuristic technology’ to cater to “very demanding, value for money conscious customers”.

Black money: Congress dares govt to come out with names

Stung by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s remarks on the black money issue , Congress on Wednesday asked the Modi Government to stop “blackmail” tactics and dared it to come out with full information, saying the party is above individuals.

A day after Arun Jaitley’s remarks that disclosure of names of those holding illicit foreign accounts will embarrass the Opposition party, party general secretary Ajay Maken said the government should desist coming out with “half truths” and “selective leakage”.

Soon, e-tailers could use drones to deliver your purchases

E-retail giants such as Flipkart and Amazon might soon be able to air-drop your online purchases using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) considering notifying regulations for civilian use of drones in the next two months.

A senior DGCA official said, “We are examining several issues pertaining to safety for use of UAVs for commercial purposes. We will outline specifications relating to where and how high the UAVs can fly, what flight path these should follow and which areas will be prohibited for such operations. The norms will be readied and notified in the next two months.”

Wipro Q2 net up 8% at Rs 2,085 crore

Wipro Ltd, India’s third-biggest software services exporter, posted about an 8 per cent rise in quarterly profit as clients in North America and Europe spent more on technology.

Sangakkara doubtful for India tour

Experienced Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been rendered a doubtful starter for the five-match ODI series against India due to a back injury.

Sangakkara, who had questioned the wisdom of the hurriedly arranged series in the wake West Indies’ sudden end to their India tour, has developed a slight back injury, team sources said.

Gold, silver fall on eve of Diwali

After two days of gains, gold prices fell by Rs 75 to Rs 27,850 per ten grams on the eve of Diwali in the national capital today owing to slackened demand from jewellers and retailers at existing higher levels amid a weak trend overseas.

Festive season fails to cheer real estate sector

Every year people look forward to invest in a car or property during festivities like Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratra and Durga Puja. This festive season extends up to Diwali and Charismas to the New Year.The home buyers’ desire to finalise their property decision is guided by twin factors – first, emotional consideration that it is auspicious time; second, the various schemes and discounts offered by the developers

PMO to review cash transfer for gas subsidy

The Prime Minister’s Office has called a meeting on Wednesday to discuss re-launching cash transfers for the cooking gas subsidy.

“The PMO will take a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the roll-out of direct benefit transfer for liquefied petroleum gas,” a finance ministry official told Business Standard on condition of anonymity.

Rajinikanth’s Lingaa

Superstar Rajinikanth’s last film Kochadaiyaan, directed by his daughter Soundarya, may have been a dud at the box office, but his fans do not care about that.

The superstar immediately started working on his next film, Lingaa, directed by his old friend K S Ravikumar.

The film has Jagapathi Babu, Anushka Shetty, Santhanam and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead rol