Kashmir on edge: Most tourists cancel travel plans, airlines cap flight ticket prices

The turmoil in Kashmir has not only cut short the travel plans of pilgrims and tourists currently visiting the state, but also thrown a spanner into upcoming travel plans for the long Independence Day weekend. According to Tourism Kashmir Director Nissar Wani, about 20,000-22,000 tourists were in Kashmir on Friday when the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) administration issued an advisory asking Amarnath Yatris to cut short their pilgrimage and all tourists to leave Kashmir Valley at the earliest, citing terror threats. As per reports, only a little over 1600 tourists…

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Time to buy ‘fear’? Top 10 stocks based on Warren Buffett investment methodology

Warren Buffett once said “be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful”. Yes, there is plenty of fear on the Street, triggered by both global as well as domestic factors. The tax on super rich, muted corporate results, persistent selling by foreign investors, trade tensions between the US and China, no stimulus from the government to revive the slowing economy are among the sectors at play. A combination of these pulled down benchmark indices below their crucial support levels. The S&P BSE Sensex gave up 38,000,…

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Babylon Health Gets $2 Billion Valuation With New Funding That Will Help It Expand In U.S.

Ali Parsa CEO and cofounder of Babylon Health. BABYLON HEALTH Babylon Health, a U.K.-based startup whose fast growth has been shadowed by concerns about the efficacy of its telemedicine apps, has raised $550 million in Series C funding, elevating the company to unicorn status. Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), which invest on behalf of the Saudi Arabian government, led the round that valued the company at $2 billion with a total of $635 million raised. The new capital will enable the company to expand into more markets including the…

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10 Examples of Businesses That Could Inspire Your Next Business Idea

Whether you’re interested in starting an online life coach business or developing technology for virtual reality or offering a decluttering service. Before you launch your business, here are 10 examples of different kinds of businesses you can gain insights and strategies from: 1. Hello Pretty Hello Pretty is the South African equivalent of Etsy. Etsy South African’s sell handmade items of all kinds, from clothing, jewellery, art, digital and even pet-related products. If you’re a creator, then this could be the business idea for you. Before you start designing your…

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Techno India Group breaks barriers in education

For the Techno India Group and Sister Nivedita University, the journey began more than three decades ago. Because of a dearth of private engineering colleges in West Bengal, many meritorious students relocated to other States for higher studies. This was resulting in a massive brain drain in the State. Keen on breaking the stereotype of school pass-outs joining typing classes, Goutam Roychowdhury and Satyam Roychowdhury decided to start a computer training centre. They took the initiative to open computer centres at government-sponsored colleges jointly with the Institute of Computer Engineers,…

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Tata Motors Rating: Hold; Subdued performance across the business

The outlook for India business is also hazy both on margin and volumes. Tata Motors (TML) reported a 35% underperformance in Q1FY20 consolidated Ebitda (down 41% y-o-y) due to lumpy cost at JLR and fall-off in India volumes. On JLR, management reiterated the 3–4% Ebit margin guidance for FY20 (despite a weak Q1) as: (i) the worst is behind in China; and (ii) marketing (VME) and warranty cost would reduce going ahead. The India business suffered from a sharper-than-expected downshift in demand, which management expects to improve ahead. However, demand outlook…

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