New Delhi: The merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular is complete after the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) approved the merger, creating India’s largest telecom operator with over 400 million subscribers, a joint statement by the two companies said on Friday. The clearance from the tribunal was the last leg of official approvals after the …

London: The Coca Cola Company on Friday said it will buy British coffee shop chain Costa for $5.1 billion, diversifying further from its soft drink roots, according to a Dow Jones report. Founded in London in 1971, Costa, a rival to Starbucks Corporation in the UK, has nearly 4,000 stores in 32 countries and also sells …

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday reminded Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley that less than six hours were left to set up a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the Rafale deal. The Congress chief’s attack comes after Jaitley termed the Congress’ charges on the defence deal a ‘complete falsehood’ in his blogpost. Also …

New Delhi: Actress Sanaya Irani said that working with her Zindabaad co-star Vikram Bhatt, also a filmmaker, was really easy. Vikram plays her senior in the new web series “Zindabaad”, jointly produced by VB on the web and Jio cinema. “It was really easy working with him. He just let Sidhant Sachdev do all the directing. …

Jaipur: A retrospective exhibition on Indian ceramist Kripal Singh Shekhawat, displaying over 100 artworks by him, will open along with India’s first ceramics triennale from Friday at the Jawahar Kala Kendra here. Called “Kripal: The Art of Kripal Singh Shekhawat”, the exhibition will shed light on the life and works of the artist responsible for reviving …