Lenskart eyes at Rs 500 crore revenue by 2021

Lenskart’s eyewear brand John Jacobs is looking to garner Rs 500 crore in revenue in two years as it strengthens its retail presence and expands the product portfolio. The brand, which has eight stores currently in Delhi, Pune and Bengaluru, will add six more in the next two months and aims to set up about 50 stores by March 2021. Continue Reading

Buddhadeb Dasgupta honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

Veteran director Buddhadeb Dasgupta has been conferred ‘Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement’ award for his contribution to Indian cinema by West Bengal Film Journalist Association (WBFJA). Continue Reading

New mobile, instant technology to help diagnose viral infections

Scientists have developed a new miniature, portable gene sequencing technology that can diagnose infection from viruses such as Ebola or Zika almost instantly in the field. Diagnosis is both quick and early, which avoids the need to transfer contaminated samples, researchers said. Continue Reading

Fire at Kumbh Mela site after cylinder explodes; CM steps in

A cooking gas cylinder exploded in a tent at the Digambar Ani Akhara at the Kumbh Mela site here on Monday, triggering a massive fire, prompting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to direct officials to compensate the loss immediately. Continue Reading

BEST bus stir: NCP, AAP attack BJP-Sena, question motives

Opposition parties today hit out at the BJP and Shiv Sena for the BEST bus strike which entered its seventh day in the metropolis even as an official of the civic-run transport undertaking expressed hope that a High Court hearing later in the day will throw up a solution. Continue Reading

IRMA: Time to reduce import dependence

“The refractory and steel sectors need to work closely with each other to reduce dependence on imports and cut production costs,” said a top official of the Indian Refractory Makers Association (IRMA). “If India wants to achieve its ambitious target of 300 million tonne of steel production by 2030, the only way forward is synergy between the two sectors,” said Head, Advocacy of IRMA, Sameer Nagpal. Continue Reading

Toyota roots for Make in India initiative

Japanese auto giant Toyota is gearing up to launch its version of Suzuki’s premium hatchback Baleno in the Indian market in the second half of next fiscal. The company has been working on incorporating its own unique features to the model that has been a runaway success for Suzuki’s Indian arm, Maruti Suzuki. Continue Reading