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Via.Com partners Ola to offer easy cab booking

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Omni channel online travel network Via.Com has partnered with taxi aggregator Ola, to allow over 75,000 of its customers, that include travel agents, to book Ola rides for local and outstation travel on the Via.Com platform.

The integration will in-turn give Ola customers access to availability, booking, estimation and tracking across categories, directly on the Via.Com app and website.

With this integration, Via.Com will now provide solutions from flights and hotel bookings to cab bookings for local as well as outstation mobility needs, a joint statement from Via and Ola said.


Vistara, Axis launch co-branded credit cards * Full service carrier Vistara and leading private sector lender today entered into a partnership to launch co-branded premium credit cards.

While already has a similar tie-up with the German carrier Lufthansa, this is first of its kind with a domestic carrier for it.

Under the partnership,the bank will offer three variants of contactless cards to its existing banking customers.

The cards come with an annual fee of Rs 1,500, Rs 3,000 and Rs 10,000 for the top-end variety and are aimed at corporate and leisure travellers and the members get free upgrades and other loyalty benefits on buying tickets with this cobranded card.

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ISBM collaborates with Pearson Education * Indian School of Business Management and Administration (ISBM) has joined hands with British multinational publishing company Pearson Education.

ISBM and Pearson will give the students access to their learning resources online. The content provided will include videos, powerpoint presentations and PDFs. Also, it will include mock tests and questionnaires.

"ISBM and Pearson together will be committed to provide educational services in all available media spanning the learning curve from birth through university and beyond," ISBM Executive Director Vinay M Agarwal said.


L&T Mutual Fund launches investor education initiative * L&T Mutual Fund has launched an investor education initiative, in collaboration with The Learning Curve Academy.

The initiative titled 'Finance GYM' aims to reach out to around 1,500 students across some of the top colleges in Mumbai.

The initiative aims to connect with students through various mediums such as an online simulation game, interactive in-classroom activities and physical collaterals for reference.

Prasad inaugurates NKN-GEANT collaboration in Latvia

* IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today innaugurated NKN-GEANT peering at Tallinn University of Technology in North European country Latvia.

"Collaboration with counterparts in Europe via GEANT and within Asia via TEIN has opened new doors for NKN connected institutions across India. I believe that the high-speed data exchange among the participating institutions will be of immense mutual benefit for researchers from both India and Europe," a statement quoted Prasad as saying.

GEANT is the leading collaboration on network and related infrastructure and services for the benefit of research and education. It serves the research and education networking community in Europe, helping them to deliver innovative networks, technologies and services for research and education.

Prasad's visit to the University in Latvia is part of Modi Government outreach programme to foreign countries. Latvia is one among the 68 countries not visited by any minister in the Modi government.

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Dredging Corp posts Rs 4 cr profit for Apr-Jun * Dredging Corporation of India today said its net profit plunged by 82.9 per cent to Rs 4 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.

The company had posted a net profit of Rs 23.51 crore in the year-ago period, Dredging Corporation of India Ltd said in a filing to BSE.

Total income from operations declined to Rs 142.53 crore, over Rs 167.83 crore in the corresponding quarter of previous fiscal.

The total expenses declined to Rs 135.65 crore, over Rs 142.83 crore in the year-ago period.

First Published: Wed, July 13 2016. 18:49 IST