Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
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Topic: Parle

Health food or not? Hippo toasties, the baked snack that died of an identity crisis

Launched in 2009 and discontinued in 2014 by Parle Agro, Hippo munchies attracted a loyal fan following but failed to continue in the market.

Rola Cola is back, thanks to the power of nostalgia, social media and a sweet price-point

Parle relaunched Rola Cola this week after 13 years thanks to a social media movement #BringBackRolaCola.

‘Livva little hot’ Rekha, a cola war and the zing thing: Remembering Gold Spot

Long before Fanta or Mirinda, the reigning queen of the orange soda market was Parle’s Gold Spot.

On Camera

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The plea was earlier dismissed by the High Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Modi govt will have to wait on All India Judicial Services. Top judiciary main opposition

AIJS aims to draw better talent to the district and subordinate judiciary but the higher judiciary does not want to give assertion over the lower courts.
A Life Insurance Corporation building in Kolkata, India | Bloomberg

Inside the all-out campaign to prepare for LIC’s mega IPO

A knock-out listing could see LIC raise as much as $10 billion from the IPO with a minimum dilution of 5%. That would make it the third biggest globally involving an insurer.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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