61 new emoji characters shortlisted for release in 2019

Aug 10 2018

Unicode Consortium, the organisation that regulates emojis has shortlisted 179 candidates -- 61 characters plus variants -- for release in 2019.

New AI system can design drugs from scratch

Aug 01 2018

Scientists have developed an AI system that can learn to design drug molecules from scratch, potentially accelerating the development of new medicines.

WHO demands release of doctor kidnapped in Libyan city of Sabha

Nov 21 2017

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for the release of a doctor kidnapped in the southern Libyan city of Sabha last week by an unknown group.

Double taxation row: No new film releases in Tamil Nadu

Oct 06 2017

Theatres in Tamil Nadu on didn't release any new film following the TFPC stiff opposition to the additional tax over and above the GST.

Ukraine president says IMF releases $1 billion loan

Apr 04 2017

The International Monetary Fund has decided to release the next USD 1-billion loan payment to Ukraine, which had been postponed following the blockade imposed.

'John Wick: Chapter 2': Action-packed and thrilling

Feb 17 2017

Very rarely do sequels create an impact as the original, but in the case of "John Wick: Chapter 2", the intensity surpasses its predecessor.

Lupin gets USFDA nod for generic anti-depressant tablets

Jan 23 2017

Lupin has received final approval for generic version of anti-depressant Paroxetine Extended Release tablets.

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Aircel moves SC to make Airtel clear dues

Alleges that the co withholding Rs453 Cr of bank guarantees paid on its behalf

Bank guarantees have lapsed and Aircel wants Airtel to pay the money

Alleged that Airtel is trying to usurp the sum

Aircel says without the money it may get liquidated

ET reports


Bain joins KKR in race for Max Healthcare stake

PE firms look to buy 47% stake from Life Healthcare for $450-540 Mn

ET reports


To decide on buy back of shares on Aug. 20


Co planning $400 Mn stake sale is speculative in nature

Jet Auditor BSR may quit if issues are not resolved is factually incorrect

Have been pro-actively working on multiple revenue enhancements

Evaluating various funding options to meet liquidity requirements on priority

Relationship with Etihad Airways very strong

No delays in discharging any loan obligations to any of the lenders

Default status in tabular statement only due to technical errors, rectified now

Clarifies that reports of stake sale are purely speculative

Also Clarifies that rumors of auditor quitting if issues not solved are factually incorrect

Seeks lenders help in bid to avoid default

Airline wants waiver of loan covenant on existing debt facility of $185mn

Co has to repay or refinance at least $500mn of existing debt to avoid default

Told lenders it won’t be able to meet min $50mn profit condition for FY19

Consortium of lenders yet to decide on Jet’s request

Airline’s total debt was Rs 9430 Cr as on 31st March 18

Mint reports


Have noticed a difference in your responses dated August 9 & 10

Clarify whether mgmt extension from audit committee as per Aug 10 response

Or did Audit Committee not recommend results to board as per Aug 9 response?

In Aug 10 response, details of "Certain Matters Not Closed" not provided

Provide exact reasons for which audit committee has not approved results

Again ask you to give us date when board meet to consider results will be held

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