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Baidu India Plants Over 1000 Trees for a Greener and Cleaner India
Business Wire IndiaThis Diwali, Baidu India initiated a green campaign encouraging people to light lamps (diya) instead of firecrackers to curb air pollution. #DUItRight was a successful week-long social media campaign (7th November to 13th November) which was run on Twitter and Facebook

Ugam Announces Diwali Season Insights on Pricing and Assortment of Top Smartphones
Business Wire IndiaUgam, a global leader in managed analytics, recently announced its Diwali season insights on pricing and assortment of smartphones on the top Indian ecommerce sites namely, Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal.  The analysis started a week before Diwali, on November 5, 2015 and ended on November 12, 2015 Announces the Winners for its Diwali Dhoom Dhamaka Offer
Business Wire IndiaThis year, the festive season gave Diwali promo winners more than one reason to celebrate. The online card gaming platform brought a golden opportunity for its online and mobile rummy players to win prizes worth Rs 1 crore Generates 500 Bike Sales in Less Than 2 Days

This Diwali, it's a Double Celebration for Numerify
Business Wire IndiaNumerify India, a thriving R&D center for Cupertino headquartered IT analytics provider Numerify Inc., has more than one reason to ring in the festivities this season. Numerify recently closed a $37

IRR Dubai by Square Yards Clocks Net Sales of Over USD 10 Million this Festive Season
Business Wire IndiaSquare Yards, a real estate property aggregator platform, conducted the Dubai edition of Indian Realty Revelry (IRR). This was one of the biggest property shows of Indian properties and was a great success

Hailing the Festive Season, PayUmoney Announces its Diwali Shopping Festival 'Fayda Fest'
Business Wire IndiaEnthused by the mega success of #FaydeKiAadat, PayUmoney has fashioned yet another exciting shopping festival on the auspicious occasion of Diwali called the ‘Fayda Fest’. It is a profoundly tailored campaign; with the objective of benefiting the consumers in the categories they shop for the most

Home is Where Indian Hearts are, this Diwali
Business Wire IndiaWego, India’s favourite travel search site, reveals that travellers in India are heading home this year for Diwali celebrations. “In 2014, Indians showed a far greater interest in international destinations and outbound travel was extremely popular,” said Ashwin Jayasankar, General Manager, Wego India

Tradition and Budgeted Spending are the Flavors of This Diwali
Business Wire India  550+ respondents participate in the III ArthaYantra Diwali Spending survey Spending mindset: Budget savvy Gold takes a dip, followed by electronics and vehicles   The festival of lights, Diwali is perhaps the most important festival of joys. A time for celebrations, it is also the time for spreading the cheer of gifting

Ugam Analysis Reveals Amazon's Pricing and Assortment Strategies During The Great Indian Diwali Sale
Business Wire IndiaUgam, a global leader in managed analytics, announced its pricing and assortment intelligence analysis of the recently concluded Amazon Great Indian Diwali Sale revealing insights on Amazon’s pricing competitiveness and assortment strategies for the festive season

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Premier Shopping Destination Eazyshoppy Offering This Diwali Exclusive Cash Back Deal
Business Wire IndiaEazyshoppy one of the leading online store which offer an array of personal care, clothing and other fashion and beauty products unravels exciting cash back offers for its customers to celebrate Diwali this year in a special way. This exclusive store announces a unique cash back offer that ranges from 5 % to 35 % depending on your purchase amount

Make Your Diwali a Maxima Diwali with Exide Life Insurance
Business Wire IndiaThis festive season celebrate with Exide Life Insurance, by gifting your dear ones a secured future. To help Indians maximize their Diwali this year, Exide Life Insurance has launched a digital campaign across social media #MaximaDiwali. The campaign rides on the latest offering Exide Life Wealth Maxima, a unique unit linked life insurance plan Announces Diwali Sale for 3 Days
Business Wire IndiaAsia's leading travel network, is rolling out 3 days of Diwali Sale on its website and mobile app with cashbacks and discounts on flights, hotels and bus bookings. During the 3 day Sale from 4th to 6th November 2015, customers can get 50% cashback on flights, up to 80% off on hotels, 50% off on bus tickets and up to Rs. 20,000 off on holiday bookings. Via

Dazzle in Forevermark Diamonds this Festive Season
Business Wire IndiaForevermark - the diamond brand that comes with a promise of beauty, rarity and responsible sourcing presents a collection of diamonds that represent timeless elegance for the festive season. Inspired by the beauty of a traditional Indian diya, the collection is an ode to all things luminescent and joyous

Celebrate Diwali with Shilpa Shetty Kundra
Business Wire IndiaBest Deal TV, India’s first ever celebrity driven home shopping channel launched by Raj Kundra and Akshay Kumar is all set to add festive cheer to the consumers with their latest Diwali offer

Diwali Travel Trends - 60% Surge in Travel Booking on
Business Wire IndiaBangalore based Travel Company,, revealed that an increasing number of Indians are swapping a homebound Diwali celebration for a quick getaway to their favorite holiday locales. analyzed flight, hotel and holiday booking trends for a period of 10 days before and after Diwali (November 11th 2015)

HomeShop18 Rides the 4G Wave for Mobile Phone Shoppers this Festive Season!
Business Wire IndiaIf you’ve been looking for the best destination to shop for a new mobile phone, look no further. From the latest iPhone 6S Plus to the new 4G handsets in town, HomeShop18, India’s leading television shopping channel also available on the web and mobile is making it all accessible this festive season

Ring in the Festivities with AskmeBazaar's Daily Jackpot Sale
Business Wire India Unlimited deals on offer from 13th October, 2015 to 13th November, 2015 Discounts of upto 80% A ‘New’ deal every day across 30+ categories ​ India’s fastest growing online marketplace, will be rolling out the first-of-its kind Daily Jackpot Sale for the festive season

SCR to run special trains for Diwali
Diwali special trains

Corporate Social Responsibility Weekly Recap (September 24, 2014 – October 1, 2014)
The following releases focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and moved during the week of September 24, 2014 – October 1, 2014.

Haier India Augments Consumer Engagement with ‘Play Higher, Win Haier’ Contest
Haier, one of the largest Home Appliances & Consumer Electronics brands worldwide and world’s No.1* brand in major appliances, with an aim to increase the digital engagement with consumers, successfully concluded the ‘Play Higher, Win Haier’s festive campaign this November

Croma Retail’s Adoption of Infinite Analytics’ Personalization Platform Effects Whopping 217% Higher Conversions, a subsidiary of Tata Sons, has tied up with MIT - backed Infinite Analytics, Inc. (IA) to provide personalized recommendations to its online users. Using IA’s personalization platform, has been able to provide personalized product recommendations to its users. Post Diwali, 24

Grab Incredible Offers Across Leading E-Commerce Merchants with the MobiKwik Online Mela
MobiKwik, India’s number one Mobile Wallet, announces the MobiKwik Online Mela from 20th October 2014. Discover the easiest way to pay this Diwali at #MobiKwikOnlineMela. Just visit http://mobikwik

Growing Consumer Confidence Drives Diwali Spending in India
Consumers spend has increased to between Rs 10,000 – Rs 30,000 for this Diwali Reduced interest in buying clothes and Fireworks, while gifts for Friends and Family top priority The Diwali advertising push by online and offline retailers is only changing channel of sales, not the buying intent ​ ArthaYantra

Banna Launches Diwali Collection Hand Crafted to Suit your Style
Banna Creations (, an e-commerce portal specializing in the design, innovation, and marketing of niche handcrafted products has launched a special festive collection for Diwali Offers The Diwali Knockout Rummy Tournament for 30 Lakhs
Creating sensations seems to be completely up’s alleyway. The latest in a series of Rummy Tournaments, the Diwali Knockout Rummy Tournament being offered by ace2three promises to revolutionise the Diwali card games trend so far. Offers Some ‘Real’ Diwali Discounts and Other Goodies has just created a bevy of offers for the festival season and has rolled them out one after the other. They are offering IPADs, discounts and a host of other offers on their products. Anarkali suits, Salwar Kameez, Sarees are all available online at never before prices at Zohraa. We asked Pramod Rathi, partner at Zohraa

Get a Festive Home Makeover with the Largest Home Decor is a one stop shop for all your home decor needs. This multi-category home decor portal offer 40,000 + decor and lifestyle products, and over 100 + brands to suit any modern home owner’s every need. The E-Commerce Venture is backed by the Ram Ratna Group, a 40 year old trusted brand in India. September definitely marks the beginning of festivities in India

Dance Fever Soars High In India with the Release of Step Up All In
Step Up All In the latest chapter of the phenomenally successful dance series from Summit Entertainment, is due to release in India on 29th August in 3D and 2D. The fifth instalment of Step Up will be released in English and Hindi.  The film will be marketed and distribute in India by Kinesis Films

Messe Frankfurt Brings Ambiente – The World’s most Important Consumer Goods Trade Fair – to India
Economic background indicates a successful show launch Ambiente India – a clearly structured show for discovering trends and creating business opportunities Messe Frankfurt, in partnership with the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), proudly announces the launch of Ambiente India, leading trade fair for India’s interior décor and home accessories market

Del Monte Makes it Big With Krrish 3
Del Monte, among India’s leading processed food and beverages brands, associated itself with the most awaited movie of the year Krrish 3, which was launched during the Diwali weekend

Premia Group Thought of Spreading Smiles in this Festival Season
At the time when everyone is busy celebrating festival season and gathering happiness which is spread in the air...on the same time Mr. Tarun Shienh, The Real Estate Guru & CMD of Premia group thought of spreading a wave of joy in the lives of some orphan children from an NGO and some underprivileged children who cannot buy gifts and happiness to enjoy the festival season

Paytm Commits to Bring Brightness to Blinds
To brighten up a few lives this Diwali, Paytm announced that it will donate all profits earned on transactions made on Diwali days - 2nd and 3rd November to the National Association for the Blind. The proceeds will go to the Association’s India Center and help support the education of blind girls, their vocational training and food

“Dodge Cyber Scams This Diwali” – Warns Mcafee
Diwali’s buzz is in the air and so is the buzz among cybercriminals! Festivals are the opportune time for cybercriminals to launch cyber-attacks on avid internet shoppers using social engineering techniques

This Diwali, Register Now for Rs. 1 Lakh Daily Online Rummy Tourneys from Ace2Three
It’s 20 Lakhs and no less! Ace2Three breaks all records this Diwali. All rummy players, here’s informing you about the irresistible cash prize run up to Diwali. Ace2Three is offering a festive burst of Tourneys and cash prizes amounting to a mammoth Rs. 20 Lakhs. From 23rd October onwards, each day will see a fresh Rummy Tourney for a cash prize of Rs 1 Lakh

Making Mobile Wishes Come True: Mobogenie
Chinese gaming giant, ‘Beijing Gamease Age Digital Technology Co. Ltd’ today launched an Android based application MOBOGENIE in Mumbai. Mobogenie, an android mobile phone based data manager allows user to manage every aspect of Android phone from his desktop. The Mobogenie application will help user rule each and every aspect of his ‘Android’ phone right from his desktop. Mr

Saving Now has a Newer and Smarter Address-
India’s most popular coupon site, Couponraja, just got bigger and smarter with the roll out of handful of features and intuitive interface that makes online shopping and saving joyous

Sankranthi Special Rummy Tournaments At Ace2Three – Win Rs. 16 Lakhs
Sankranthi, also known as ‘Harvest Festival, is celebrated in India to rejoice the harvest of crops. During this festive season let’s follow the tradition and harvest your profits with raining tournaments at Ace2Three. Ace2Three, India’s No.1 online rummy portal has announced Rs. 16 Lakhs rummy tournaments as part of Sankranthi & Republic Day celebrations

This Deepawali Meet Sawhney & Co. Adds a Touch of Luxury to your Deepawali Gifts
Meet Sawhney & Co., have recently launched their range of exquisite Deepawali gifting and décor in their showroom in Gurgaon. With luxury glass decoratives, elegant crystal flower-vases to rare figurines from across the finest brands in the world, their Deepawali range has gifts for all tastes and personalities

Mega Diwali Rummy Tournament - Ace2Three Diwali ‘The Maal’ Win 10 Lakh Cash Prizes
“This Diwali, let’s make online Rummy explosive”, says Ace2Three. The site is offering a whopping Rs. 10 lakhs through the Diwali “The Maal” Mega Tourney, a never before offer in Online Rummy Tourneys!! This is indeed a singular mega tourney as this is the first time a rummy site is offering such a spectacular amount

Haier Launches ‘Sure Shot’ Festive Offers
Haier introduces astounding festive offers this season Assured gifts on Haier products worth upto Rs 8250, adding zing to the celebrations Haier, one of the largest Home Appliances & Consumer Electronics brands worldwide and world’s No.1* brand in major appliances, today launched a range of exciting promotional offers as part of – ‘Sure Shot’ festive promotion this Diwali

Business Hotel in Kochi Lights Up the Lives of Children During Diwali
When it comes to celebrating holidays, nobody does it quite as well as children who embrace all the customs and ceremonials with unrestrained delight. So when India's five-day Hindu festival, Diwali, approached, the Courtyard Kochi Airport decided to combine the joy of giving back with the joy of celebrating among children in one unforgettable evening.

Dhingana Crosses 9 Million Monthly Active Unique Users to Become the Undisputed Indian Music Streaming Leader
Dhingana (, India's leading music streaming service and the largest Indian music streaming service globally, announced today that it has crossed 9 million monthly active unique users around the world. Over 75% of these monthly unique users access Dhingana's 1-million strong song library from their mobiles devices; a 200% growth year-over-year

Executive Chef Ramesh Kaduru Presents A Passage to India: An Authentic Indian Pop-Up Restaurant
Inspired by foods, flavors and culture of his hometown of Chennai, India, Executive Chef Ramesh Kaduru adds a touch of flair this season as he presents A Passage to India: An Authentic Indian Pop-Up Restaurant

Certified Polished Diamond Prices Stable in September
Certified diamond prices were stable in September with significantly reduced trading volume. Price sensitive Far East buyers are increasingly shifting to commercial qualities, while tight liquidity and weak domestic demand in India have reduced diamond trading and lowered expectations for the important Diwali holiday season

GETIT Partners with Yahoo! for Local Search
Getit, India’s leading digital marketing company today announced its association with Yahoo wherein Getit will power results under Yahoo Local. This will mean that Getit’s entire databases of over 3 million business listings will be accessible to Yahoo users on Yahoo Local. Any search conducted on Yahoo Local will automatically land on a co-branded section which will be powered by Getit

Be Social and Filmy with GETIT Film Club App
Bollywood is a religion to all Indians and its madness is evident from how we worship our stars and love to talk about them. GETIT Film Club community on Facebook ( proved this madness when it crossed one million fans in just four months of launch

Celebrate Christmas and New Year with Getit
With Christmas and New Year come lots of celebration, joy and happiness. We all plan our best to celebrate these events. GETIT Infoservices Pvt Ltd, India’s leading digital marketing company presents its microsite especially for coming Christmas and New Year that has lot of options to help you plan your Christmas and New Year Celebrations

Gadgets “simplified” with Getit
Gadgets are becoming a part of our everyday life and we have become addicted to them for our daily actions. There are so many options for every gadget in the market and to keep track of all is almost impossible. If you plan to buy a gadget for yourself, you end up doing lot of research

GETIT Partners with Silk Route
GETIT Infoservices, India’s leading digital marketing company, has partnered with Kashmir Ink organization. As part of the collaboration, GETIT will act be an information aggregator for their much awaited festival, “Silk Route: A Colourful journey of Himalayan Mysteries”

Local Search is Just an SMS Away
With thousands of mobile phones in use in our country, the market for services targeted at mobile users is immense. Text messages or SMS, is one such service which has found tremendous acceptance among the mobile users. Now, search for anything like pizza delivery, ticket booking cab higher service, nearest restaurant, ATMS and almost anything by sending an SMS to 92310-44444

Plan your Dream Home with GETIT
A house of your own is something which you always dream as beautiful, mesmerizing and breathtaking. Though it involves sustained efforts on your part, GETIT Infoservices Pvt Ltd, India’s leading digital marketing company has launched a dedicated Home and Interiors community on

Wego India Lights up with Diwali Travel Searches
India’s Festival of Lights (Diwali) is setting online travel searches ablaze as the country makes their selection from the best hotels and resorts in top destinations according to analysis from Wego India (, one of the country's leading online travel sites

Diwali Dhamaka Tournaments at Ace2Three – Win Rs. 15 Lakhs
Diwali, also known as ‘Festival of Lights’ is the most celebrated and enjoyed among all other festivals in India. This festival is traditionally celebrated by meeting friends and family members, exchanging gifts, playing games during the day and lighting the houses and burning crackers during the dusk

Make your Diwali Dazzle with
Known for their delectably amazing discounts, is rocketing their Diwali special sales this festive season. In keeping with their reputation of being an elitist shopping club where fashion enthusiasts can shop brands like Valentino, Tommy Hilfiger, FCUK, Calvin Klein and DKNY, theprivatesales

Diwali Celebrations to Get Bigger and Better with Getit
The mega festival of brightness over darkness and victory of good over evil: Diwali is incomplete without Firecrackers, Jewellery, Light & Lamps, Decorations, Sweets and Shopping. GETIT Infoservices Pvt Ltd, India’s leading digital marketing company has upgraded its microsite http://diwali.getit

Rs. 15 Lakhs in Cash Prizes - Announces 4th Annual Diwali Rummy Tournament
Card players across India have begun to gather at to join the Biggest Online Cards Party – the 4th Annual Diwali Rummy Tournament to be held on 18th November 2012. This is the largest ever online rummy tournament with Rs. 15 lakhs in cash prizes. The top winner will walk away with a whopping Rs. 5 lakhs

Haier Marks Up the Spirited Celebrations This Festive Season with EcoLife
Keeping the promise of delighting its customers with exciting and timely offers, Haier, one of the largest Home Appliances & Consumer Electronics brands globally and world’s No.1 brand in major appliances brings a range of exciting promotional offers to celebrate the festive season

Getit goes Social with its “Facebook App”
Facebook, a social networking service and has millions of active users and more than half of them using Facebook on a mobile device. Following the wind of social media, GETIT Infoservices India’s leading digital marketing company today announced the launch of its “Facebook App”

Deck Up Everything from your Wardrobe to your Home with FashionAndYou’s Diwali Shop
FashionAndYou, the online leader in the Indian fashion, luxury and lifestyle space, launches the Diwali Special Shop from 13th-29thOctober, 2012. Stock up on everything you need for the festivities, including Indian attire, ethnic home decor and gift items. Avoid the crowded markets and heavy traffic this festive season

Getit Powers Antaragini Helpline with 044444-44444
As Kanpur braces itself for ‘Antaragini’, the Inter-Collegiate festival of IIT Kanpur, GETIT Infoservices Pvt Ltd, India’s leading digital marketing company, brings method to the mayhem as the official information partner for the festival which would be sprawled across 4 days, viz., 11 to 14 October, 2012

Rapaport - Certified Diamond Prices Decline 0.7% in November
Certified polished diamond prices edged down in November as the holiday season started with mixed prospects for the jewelry sector. Diamond dealers were active but retailers continue to efficiently manage sufficient inventories, with little promise for significant restocking in the New Year. Superstorm Sandy and the presidential elections impacted U.S

Andhra Pradesh News on November 14, 2012
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on November 14, 2012

Police take 6 MIM MLAs into custody
Police urges people not to believe in rumors

SCR to run special trains on the festive season of Diwali
Special train between Kakinada and Secunderabad

Two Babbar Khalsa terrorists arrested by Delhi Police
Delhi Police today arrested two alleged Babbar Khalsa terrorists from Punjab and Shalimar Bagh in New Delhi. The arrested persons have been identified as Sarvpreet Singh and Jaswinder Singh.

Five-day Renuka Fair ends in Himachal Pradesh
The traditional Lord Parshuram-Renuka Fair ended on Thursday in Sirmour district, Himachal Pradesh.

Littered shells in Kashmir
The festive season of Diwali brings with it the familiar deafening sounds of fire crackers, signifying the driving away of evil spirits, a celebration of the victory of good over evil. The converse is true on occasion, where blasts signify not festivity, but devastation, even death.

Delhi CM Dikshit wishes people on Chhath Puja
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday wished the people of the national capital on the auspicious occasion of Chhath Puja, a major festival primarily celebrated in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar wishes people on Chhath Puja
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has greeted people across India on the auspicious occasion of Chhath Puja, a major festival primarily celebrated in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

Muslim women in Patna show solidarity by cleaning river bank ahead of Chhath
A group of Muslim women gathered themselves to clean the river banks in Patna ahead of Chhath puja which is going to be celebrated on November 1 and 2.

'I was kept away from my family during jail term', says Amar Singh
Former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, who has been granted bail on medical grounds in the 2008 cash-for-vote-scam, on Sunday said that he was kept away from his family during jail term, and added that he was not even allowed to communicate with his children over the phone.

Diwali celebrated in Northeast
The festival of Diwali was celebrated with a lot of pomp and gaiety in different parts of the Northeast.

Nevada s capital Carson City issues a "Diwali" proclamation
Nevada's capital Carson City in USA issued a proclamation on November three "recognizing the religious and historical significance of the festival of Diwali".

Hindus laud White House for Diwali celebration
Hindus have applauded reports of United States President Barack Obama celebrating Diwali with community leaders and administration officials on October 28 in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building located next door to White House in Washington DC.

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