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Contacts+: Excellent Tool for Daily Use
Contacts+ is a world leader in maintaining your contacts list. Once you install Contacts+, names from your phone-book are automatically imported into the app. When you have more than one telephone number per contact, it allows you to set the default telephone number.
 
With Contacts+, apart from using your phone for calls and SMS, you can open WhatsApp, Viber, Hangouts, email and more, directly from your contact list. So, you can operate all these apps from a single interface without jumping from one to the other. Birthday reminders are also built-in. Every morning, you are reminded of birthdays in the contact list.
 
In addition to blocking spam calls and SMS, Contacts+ provides protection to your phone contacts with an integrated backup service for your contacts, SMS and call logs. If you switch or lose your phone, no need to worry about your contacts.
The free version handles all the above-mentioned tasks effortlessly. The paid version gives you further extended backup options, has an efficient duplicate finder and a spam blocker. It also gives you 80+ customisable themes to make it look exactly the way you want it. An excellent tool for daily use.
 
 

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Nalini Murugan

2 months ago

We invested a lot of money. When we can get back?

Nalini Murugan

2 months ago

We invested a lot of money. When we can get back?

Kumar R

3 months ago

What about IoS? Seems very useful

PACL Scam: SEBI asks investors not to handover documents, receipt to anyone
Cautioning investors of PACL Ltd (erstwhile Pearls), market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) had asked them to retain all documents with himself or herself and not to share or handover it to anyone for any reason. SEBI said the Justice RM Lodha Committee appointed by the Supreme Court to dispose of properties of PACL and pay proceeds to investors has not authorised anyone to collect cheques, money or claim forms from investors. 
 
In a statement, SEBI said, "The (Justice RM Lodha) Committee is in receipt of complaints, whereby, it is learnt that certain individuals/associations are collecting money/ claim form under the guise of authorisation from the committee. In this regard, it is reiterated that committee has not authorised any person to collect any money or claim in any manner whatsoever, therefore investors may beware and are cautioned to not fall in the trap of any such news, report or advertisement."
 
Earlier on 27 November 2016, the market regulator, while informing the process to claim refund (for investors of PACL) made it clear that the refund would be initiated only upon realisation of a sizable amount by the Committee. It said, "In such case, investors would be required to file their claims only in the prescribed format upon specific notification by the Committee. Till such notification, investors are requested to retain their documents with themselves and not to part with them for any reason whatsoever."
 
The Lodha committee is supervising the Supreme Court ordered process of selling PACL's assets across the country and refunding Rs49,100 crore collected from over 56 crore investors.
 
The apex court in an order on 2 February 2016 set-up a committee headed by its former chief justice RM Lodha to sell assets of PACL to refund investors Rs49,000 crore collected through collective investment scheme that were held as illegal by market regulator SEBI.
 
Directing that no court in the country would entertain any plea in respect of the sale of PACL assets, the bench also restrained the PACL from going for any more investments from the public.
 
The court directed the committee to appoint experts to assists in the sale of land and directed the SEBI to appoint a nodal officer to for investor grievances.
 
The money to be refunded to the investors was allegedly collected by PACL and Pearls Golden Forest Limited - two companies belonging to Nirmal Singh Bhangoo-managed group - in the name of sale and development of agricultural land.
 

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S.G.S. MANI

2 months ago

This only possible to take care by Honourable PM' direct decision to PACL, otherwise it will not get good result to investors.
Also it needs urgent.

S.G.S. MANI

2 months ago

This only possible to take care by Honourable PM' direct decision to PACL, otherwise it will not get good result to investors.
Also it needs urgent.

S.G.S. MANI

2 months ago

This only possible to take care by Honourable PM' direct decision to PACL, otherwise it will not get good result to investors.
Also it needs urgent.

PRAJWAL FERNANDES

2 months ago

These SEBI still enjoying with Pacl money!!!!

PRAJWAL FERNANDES

2 months ago

These SEBI still enjoying with Pacl money!!!!

PRAJWAL FERNANDES

2 months ago

These SEBI still enjoying with Pacl money!!!!

PRAJWAL FERNANDES

2 months ago

These SEBI still enjoying with Pacl money!!!!

PRAJWAL FERNANDES

2 months ago

These SEBI still enjoying with Pacl money!!!!

athul jayaraj

3 months ago

Did we get money back we have invested lot in this

Suganthi T

3 months ago

My agent is asking me to send the form for refund... Shall i proceed????

Nifty, Sensex continues to rally – Monday closing report
We have mentioned in Friday’s closing report that Nifty, Sensex might go sideways. The major indices of the Indian stock markets made reasonable gains over Friday’s close. The trends of the major indices in the course of Monday’s trading are given in the table below:
 
 
Positive domestic cues, coupled with a strong rupee and healthy buying in capital goods and consumer durables sectors, gave a fillip to the Indian equity markets during the mid-afternoon trade session on Monday. Both the key Indian indices touched new 52-week high levels during the intra-day trade. 
 
Healthy macro-economic data -- the Nikkei India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) which showed that India's manufacturing activity rose to 52.5 in March from 50.7 in February -- aided the upward trajectory of the key Indian indices. Besides, investors' sentiments were buoyed by the passage of the Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 -- a major tax reform -- and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's pegging India's GDP growth at 7.7% in 2018.
 
The BSE market breadth was bullish -- with 1,922 advances and 776 declines. There were 1,267 advances, 417 declines and 78 unchanged.
 
After the merger of five associate banks and the Bharatiya Mahila Bank, top public sector lender State Bank of India (SBI) began operations on Monday with 500 million customers. The associate banks which merged with the SBI are State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank Of Hyderabad, State Bank of Mysore and State Bank of Travancore besides the Bharatiya Mahila Bank. "The SBI opened as 'one bank' today and will continue to operate in the same manner as before post-merger. New products and services will come across more seamlessly," SBI Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya told the media. Bringing cheer to its old customers, SBI also cut the base rate by 15 basis points (bps) to 9.10% with effect from April 1. Earlier, the base rate stood at 9.25%. The base rate will be effective for those who have raised loans prior to April 1, 2016. Meanwhile, the marginal cost-based lending rate (MCLR), applicable to those who have raised loans after March 31, 2016, remains unchanged. The one-year MCLR rate is at 8% while the three-year rate stands at 8.15%. State Bank of India shares closed at Rs293.15 up 0.19% on the BSE.
 
Two- and three-wheeler maker Bajaj Auto reported a decline of 11% in its total sales, including exports, for March 2017. According to the company, its total sales during the month under review fell to 272,197 units from 305,800 units reported during the corresponding month of 2016.
 
Besides, its total domestic sales in March stood at 169,279 units -- down 17 per cent -- from 204,281 units sold during the like month of last year. On the other hand, its overall exports during the last month were a tad higher by a per cent to 102,918 units from 101,519 units shipped out during the corresponding month of 2016. The company's total motorcycle sales during the month under review slipped by eight per cent to 244,235 units from 264,249 units sold in the like month of last year. In addition, the overall commercial vehicle sales plunged by 33 per cent to 27,962 units from 41,551 units sold during March 2016. On financial year basis, the company's total sales, including exports during 2016-17, were lower by 6% at 3,665,950 units from 3,893,581 units sold during April 2015-March 2016. The domestic sales during 2016-17, however, were up by five per cent at 2,254,617 units, whereas the overall exports were lower by 19% at 1,411,333 units. The company's total motorcycle sales during the fiscal under review slipped by four per cent to 3,219,932 units, while the sales of commercial vehicle sales edged lower by 17% to 446,018 units during April-March 2017. Bhattacharya said the combined entity will enhance productivity, increase operational efficiency, mitigate geographical risks, drive synergies across multiple dimensions and ensure higher levels of customer delight. With the merger, SBI is now catapulted among the top ranking 50 banks in the world in terms of assets now worth Rs37,00,000 crore. Bajaj Auto shares closed at Rs2,783.90, down 0.84% on the BSE.
 
India's manufacturing sector expanded last month due to healthy demand conditions and softer inflationary pressure, a key macro-economic data showed on Monday. The Nikkei India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) which is a composite indicator of manufacturing performance rose to a five-month high of 52.5 in March, from 50.7 reported for February. An index reading of above 50 indicates an overall increase in economic activity, and below 50 an overall decrease. "PMI data for March reveal positive developments in the Indian manufacturing sector. Rates of expansion in factory orders and production accelerated again, encouraging some companies to scale up their input buying and take on additional workers," said Pollyanna De Lima, Economist at IHS Markit and author of the report. "The favourable demand environment was supported by relatively muted inflationary pressures. Given that input costs rose at a softer pace, a whopping 96 per cent of goods producers kept their selling prices unchanged over the month." "Looking ahead, production volumes are likely to rise further as businesses will seek to replenish their stocks. Indeed, we saw a marked drop in inventories of finished items, alongside a stronger degree of confidence towards the year-ahead outlook for output," De Lima said. The report pointed out that the increase in total "new work" was supported by higher new export orders, which grew at a solid and accelerated pace.  Besides, the macro-economic data disclosed that intermediate goods sub-sector led the growth in overall manufacturing output. "Out of the three broad areas of manufacturing, intermediate goods was March's shining star, as growth of new work, production and input buying in this category surpassed those seen at consumer and capital goods firms," De Lima added.  Further, the report revealed that "business confidence" among manufacturers improved in March, with almost one-fifth of panellists expecting output levels at their units to be higher in 12 months' time.  "Forecasts of a pick-up in demand and the launch of new product lines were the main factors underpinning optimism," the report said. In addition, the macro-economic data showed that manufacturing jobs rose in March as some firms hired extra staff in line with efforts to expand capacity.
 
The top gainers and top losers of the major indices are given in the table below:
 
 
The closing values of the major Asian indices are given in the table below:
 

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