Govt approves relief package for debt-ridden telecom sector

Govt approves relief package for debt-ridden telecom sector

India’s telecom industry is highly stressed due to intense competition from new entrant Reliance Jio and spectrum auction payments. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint New Delhi: The government on Wednesday approved a relief package for the stressed telecom sector, easing spectrum-holding caps and extending the payment period for spectrum acquired in auctions to 16 years from 10 years. While the change in spectrum caps is expected to aid telecom sector consolidation, allowing operators to settle their dues to the government over a longer time period will boost cash flows of operators. The earnings…

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5 Home-Made Digestives to Bring Relief from Indigestion

5 Home-Made Digestives to Bring Relief from Indigestion

The festival season has already kick-started, and along with the festivities, it is the time for feasting with friends and family. Expect lavish feasts as traditional delicacies are being prepared in almost every household in the country. So, it is inevitable that it will be a month of indulging in halwa, sandesh, barfi, ladoos, poori-kala channa, luchi-kosha mangsho, fish cutlets, kheer, and more sinful treats. No doubt that all these regional dishes will make your taste buds more than satisfied, but it could also lead to indigestion if one is not careful. Ayurvedic practitioners often…

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6 Home Remedies for Gas That Are Sure to Give Relief

6 Home Remedies for Gas That Are Sure to Give Relief

A gassy stomach can strike anytime and can be very embarrassing, to say the least. It is actually quite a painful experience often leading to stomach cramps, bloating, heaviness and heartburn. Medically known as flatulence, it is a condition where excess gas gets collected in your digestive tract. But to deal with the problem, it’s first crucial to understand why it occurs. Gas can collect in your digestive system in two ways. While eating or drinking, you swallow the air that causes the oxygen and nitrogen to enter your body….

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Air stays ‘very poor’, no relief in sight for 48 hrs

Air stays ‘very poor’, no relief in sight for 48 hrs

Delhi’s air quality remained `very poor’ on Saturday with moderate to dense fog seen in several places around the capital. Conditions are expected to remain the same for the next 48 hours with dense fog expected in parts of the city, experts said. Wind speed picked up in the evening, which saw an improvement in air quality but conditions in the morning remained poor with PM 2.5 levels over 3-4 times in several places across Delhi. The permitted limit of PM 10 being 100 microgramscubic metre, while it is 60…

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5 Simple Exercises for Knee Pain Relief

5 Simple Exercises for Knee Pain Relief

Feeling weak in the knees at the sight of that someone special may be a good thing but joint pain is definitely not the something you’d want to endure. Knee pain is one of the most serious problems in our country where Arthritis affects almost 15% of the population. Why do they hurt? Being overweight or obese, lack of muscle flexibility or strength, previous injury, loose cartilage, an inadequate diet which leads to weak bones and other problems like gout – there are several factors that can cause knee pain…

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Don’t expect relief from smog before Nov 7

Don’t expect relief from smog before Nov 7

Don’t expect relief from smog before Nov 7 Delhi airport sources said that Wednesday witnessed the worst smog episode in the past few years. Before this, November 2012 saw similar conditions. According to the sources, during the day , when smog or fog usually shows improvement, general visibility at the IGI Airport was in the range of 300-500m, on a par with the dense fog days of December and January . By 9pm, the visibility had dropped to 250m. While the Met department has predicted a slight improvement in smog…

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7 Powerful Home Remedies for Sinus That Bring Relief Naturally

7 Powerful Home Remedies for Sinus That Bring Relief Naturally

Sinuses are air filled cavities located on either side of the nose. Due to allergies, cold, or bacterial infections, these may sometimes get clogged or infected. This can create various complications like headache, snoring or difficulty in breathing. In serious cases, a sinus infection may even lead to brain fever or meningitis. There are four types of sinus problems which are common. Acute sinus usually lasts for 4 weeks or less. Sub acute lasts for 4 to 8 weeks, chronic sinus lasts 8 weeks or longer while a recurrent inflammation…

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6 Best Home Remedies for Cough to Give You Instant Relief

6 Best Home Remedies for Cough to Give You Instant Relief

Who doesn’t love a slight nip in the air? (Sniff, sniff) Or a chilly breeze? (Cough, cough). We get it, definitely not someone who’s been suffering from a sudden flu attack. Even a little cough can bring your life to a standstill but know that the changing weather is not the only reason for your misery.Cough is a common reflex action that occurs when mucus or foreign irritants drain down the back of the throat. It is a signal that your body is trying to clear the breathing passage. In…

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Home Remedies for Ear Pain: 5 Things That Bring Relief

Home Remedies for Ear Pain: 5 Things That Bring Relief

Ear pain can be sharp and piercing. There are many possible cause of ear pain. Cavities, sinus infections, earwax and tonsillitis are some common ones. The most common ear infection is acute otitis media or a middle ear infection. In this case, your middle ear may be swollen or inflamed due to the infection and the pain is caused by the fluid being trapped behind the eardrum. Ear pain may be accompanied by other symptoms like fever, slight hearing loss or flu.Ear infections are quite common amongst children. The American…

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