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Sony trims 2014 net loss forecast, preliminary Q3 profit beats estimates

Japan`s Sony Corp said its net loss for 2014 was likely less than previously forecast as cost cuts and higher-than-expected sales of its image sensors and PlayStation video game consoles helped lift its third-quarter profit.

`42` tops weekend box office with 27.3-million-dollar earning

Baseball player Jackie Robinson`s biopic `42` has emerged as the top grosser at the US box office by raking in 27.3 million dollars, according to the studio estimates on Sunday.

`The Croods` tops weekend box office with $44.7m

The caveman comedy `The Croods` opened at No. 1 at the US box office raking in 44.7 million dollars over the weekend, according to Sunday studio estimates.

Japan estimates quake damage at up $300 bn: report

The Japanese govt estimates material damage from a deadly earthquake and tsunami at $300bn.

New Harry Potter movie bewitches box office: estimates

The new Harry Poter movie enjoyed the biggest box office debut of the entire boy wizard series and the fifth largest ever, making 61 million dollars on its first day, estimates said Saturday.

45% Indians will live in cities by 2050: NCAER

About 45 percent of the country`s population will be residing in urban cities and towns by 2050, up from 30 percent now, nullifying the `India lives in villages` concept, says a study by thinktank NCAER.

Planning Comm asked to get actual number of urban poor

The Planning Commission has been asked to find out the correct number of urban poor in the country, Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
Kumari Selja told the Rajya Sabha Thursday.

Planning Comm to give report on BPL estimates in month

The government Tuesday said the Planning Commission will give revised estimates of families living below poverty line within a month for effective implementation of Targeted PDS and other welfare schemes.