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BookMyShow Prepares to Take On Increasing User Demand with New IP Networking from Brocade

India, May 24 -- To meet the growing scale of its operations, BookMyShow has been constantly upgrading its technologies and infrastructure at the back end to continue offering a seamless booking experience, especially during the release of blockbuster films and bookings for key non-movie events.

Challenges: Delivering 24x7 e-commerce availability is always a challenge and online ticketing, with its spikes in demand, takes things to an extreme. A... Read More


Star India deploys HID Global Mobile Access, gains improved security and user

India, May 24 -- Star India creates more than 20,000 hours of content annually for over 50 channels in its network. Star India caters to a diverse audience, producing programs in eight different languages that are broadcast to over 100 countries around the world. Star India was looking for a new solution that could enable Star India to make use of employees' smart devices for better physical security.

Challenges: Star India, the company relied o... Read More


DTC buses new priority as Delhi govt shifts focus from last mile to wider reach

New Delhi, May 24 -- Staring at a public bus system on the verge of a collapse, the Delhi government has decided to put the focus back on streamlining the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) operations.

Holding marathon meetings with agencies since Monday, Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot has made it clear that the focus should be on augmenting the city's bus fleet and asked transport officials to begin work on fresh tenders for procurement... Read More


Sonu Nigam is quitting Twitter, rants at length in support of Paresh Rawal, Abhijeet

New Delhi, May 24 -- Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam has sent out a series of 24 tweets building up to his exit from Twitter. He asked the media and his followers to take screenshots of his tweets as the messages will soon disappear when he leaves the website.

Before quitting, he talked about how actor Paresh Rawal and singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya are being criticised on social media for sharing their controversial views on Twitter.

Rawal recently ... Read More


Sparks on train at Delhi's Rajiv Chowk metro station, passengers evacuated

India, May 24 -- A Delhi Metro train was evacuated at Rajiv Chowk station after sparks were seen on its roof on Wednesday morning. An official of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said that initial reports came in at 10.22 am that smoke and spark were noticed on a train at Central Secretariat.

The train was asked to report at Rajiv Chowk station where all the passengers were asked to deboard. Another spark appeared when the train chugged in, which wa... Read More


Maharashtra civic polls: 10% voting in Panvel, Bhiwandi in 2 hours

Panvel, May 24 -- Around 10% of voters cast their ballot in the first 2 hours of voting on Wednesday for the first-ever Panvel Municipal Corporation (PMC) elections. The Bhiwandi municipal corporation too has recorded 10% voting so far.

The Panvel election is being held for 78 seats in 20 wards.

The PMC was formed on October 1, 2016 and includes areas of erstwhile Panvel Municipal Council i.e. Panvel city and CIDCO nodes along with several near... Read More


Delhiwale: Where bangle-sellers slept

New Delhi, May 24 -- Galli Chooriwallan is named after bangle (choori) sellers who used to have homes here, while their shops were in Ballimaran. Nothing of that past remains and we won't mourn the loss because this Old Delhi street still transports you into a dream land.

You must step into Galli Chooriwallan from Chawri Bazar. The narrow turning takes you to the land where lakhori-brick buildings are the norm. The lane is flanked on the right b... Read More


Investors and Business partners from over 20 countries to take part in 'Sri Lanka Investment Conclave'

Sri Lanka, May 24 -- The upcoming Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2017 ' has seen interest from investors and business partners from over 20 countries, who are looking for opportunities in diverse sectors of the local economy.

Accordingly, Investors / Business partners from countries such as Australia, Belgium, Botswana, China, Germany, India, Japan , New Zealand, Netherlands, Nigeria, Mongolia, Pakistan, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapo... Read More


Railways opposes high GST on container transportation, rues unfair advantage to roads

New Delhi, May 24 -- A rail versus road competition is building up, as the Railways Ministry has opposed a plan to impose 12.5% Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the transportation of container trains.

With the GST regime scheduled to take effect from July 1, a uniform tax of a mere 5% is proposed for the road sector.

"Because of this discrepancy, the rail sector will be put to grave disadvantage," the Railways has said in a letter to the finance... Read More


Traffic jams, bottlenecks to make Mumbai's Kalanagar junction a nightmare from first week of June

Mumbai, May 24 -- Your travel to Bandra east via Kalanagar junction is set to get more tedious.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will start work on a 1.5-km flyover that will connect Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) and the road leading to Bandra-Worli Sea Link (BWSL) from the first week of June.

The flyover is part of a maze of three flyovers that will be built to decongest the busy junction.

A patch of the road will be ... Read More