Sebi cautions public against unregistered investment advisors

In a move aimed at protecting investors against unscrupulous entities which promise exorbitant returns, Sebi wants the public to deal with registered investment advisors, a list of which is available on its website. When compensating these advisors, it wants investors to pay advisory fees through banking channels and maintain receipts of the same. Since every […]

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Moms-to-be, take note. European experts advise against epilepsy drug in pregnancy

An expert committee of Europe’s medicines watchdog recommended Friday that a drug used to treat epilepsy and linked to malformations in children not be used in pregnancy. The compound, valproate, is also used for migraine and bipolar disorder, and doctors already advised against prescribing the medicine for pregnant women in France. France’s medicines regulator, known […]

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Apple Wins EU Trademark Case Against Xiaomi Over Mi Pad Name

Apple succeeded on Tuesday in preventing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi from registering its “Mi Pad” tablet computer as an EU trademark because the name was too similar to Apple’s “iPad”. The European Union’s second-highest court, the General Court, ruled that Mi Pad should not be registered as a trademark because consumers were likely to be confused by the […]

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Coimbatore: Over 22 lakh petition against GST on insurance premiums

Claiming that insurance industry has been heavily hit by the imposition of 18 per cent GST, the All India Insurance Corporation Employees Union on Wednesday said that about 22 lakh people have signed petition to Prime Minister opposing GST on insurance premiums. The new GST system has brought additional burden also by taxing new areas, the […]

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TN to appeal against Madras HC order to not reserve MBBS, BDS seats for state board students

Chennai The Tamil Nadu government will appeal against Friday’s Madras High Court’s (HC) decision to quash the Tamil Nadu government order to reserve 85% medical (MBBS) and dental (BDS) seats in undergraduate colleges for state board students. The admissions are being done on the basis of scores of a common entrance test, National Eligibility cum Entrance […]

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Pokemon Go: Top Saudi Clerical Body Renews Fatwa Against Franchise

Saudi Arabia’s top clerical body has renewed a 15-year-old edict that the Pokemon game franchise is un-Islamic, Saudi media said on Wednesday, although the fatwa made no mention of the successful new Pokemon Go mobile game. Nintendo’s augmented reality app, in which players walk around real-life neighbourhoods to hunt and catch virtual cartoon characters on […]

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Sebi Cautions Public Against Unregistered Investment Advisors

New Delhi: Concerned over investors’ getting lured by false trading tips from unregistered investment advisers, markets regulator Sebi on Thursday cautioned public to deal with only registered investment advisers and research analysts for availing investment advisory services. “The public in general is advised to check the registration status of the entity/person on the Sebi website […]

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