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Constitutional Amendment Bill for GST introduced in Lok Sabha

Shishir Sinha

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley The Government has introduced Constitutional Amendment Bill for Goods & Services Tax (GST) i... »

Mid-Year Economic Review pegs GDP growth at 5.5%

K. R. Srivats

The Mid-Year Economic Review tabled in the Lok Sabha on Friday sees the Indian economy... »

Markets extend Fed rally; Sensex spurts 245 points

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Indian equity markets extended their rally for the second straight session as the US Fed’s dovis... »

Vistara to take off on Jan 9

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Vistara, the joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, will start commercial opera... »

Hindalco shines even as it loses mines

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Aluminium major Hindalco’s hopes of getting back captive coal blocks to power its Mahan and Hira... »




Too much adhocism in disinvestment

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There is no long-term strategy or objective informing the exercise. This has led to misgivings in various quarters »

There’s more to related party transactions

Lalit Kumar

The fine print says only private and unlisted companies will reap the benefits. For listed companies, it’s a bane »


The reappearance of global risks

The recent turmoil in global markets, which has taken the rupee back to 63 against the dollar and... »


Opposition to GM crops lacks basis

None of this wilting GM crops can beat back pests without pesticide use

Ram Kundinya

New evidence suggests genetically-modified crops are productive and inherently pest-resistant. Is India listening? »

Creditors need better safeguards

That sinking feeling: Creditors don't know what's going on Rob Hyrons /

Yuvraj C Singh

Non-banking finance firms need a supportive framework comparable to banks to step up credit to industry »


India ends day at 71/1, Australia takes 97-run lead in first innings


Australia's Steven Smith in action (file photo). - S Subramanium
India were 71/1 in their second innings at stumps on the third day of the second cricket Test ag... »


EPF interest rate retained at 8.75%

Our Bureau

The trustees of retirement funds belonging to about eight crore depositors has decided to retain... »


Mercury may perk up a bit, but no let-up from fog

Vinson Kurian

Freezing temperatures over parts of northwest India may thaw a bit ahead of the arrival of a wes... »


Paint brushes, the biggest threat to mongoose


Paint brushes made from mongoose hair. - Photo courtesy - Wildlife Trust of India That beautiful painting you saw at an art gallery last week may be ‘blood-stained’ as thousands... »
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Pakistan orders detention of Lakhvi for three more months


Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a key planner of the 2008 Mumbai attack, was today detained by Pakistani a... »  
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Rockets: ours and theirs

M Ramesh

While countries like US spend billions of dollars, ISRO has to make do with limited funds & public sector cramps »
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Sonia Gandhi admitted to hospital after respiratory infection, stable


Sonia Gandhi Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who has been hospitalised for lower respiratory tract infection... »  


Cisco looks to tap huge opportunity in India’s digitisation programme

Sangeetha Chengappa

Dinesh Malkani With increasing numbers of people, devices, machines and sensors coming online, India is on the... »
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Premium rates for fire, group health insurance set to rise

Deepa Nair

Tariffs have bottomed out and a correction is due next fiscal, say insurers »
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A silver lining for duck rearing: thanks to bird flu, Kerala brings it under farming

KPM Basheer

State draws action plan to boost farming, consumption of ducks »


Putin: Russia will emerge from crisis in next 2 years


Russian President Vladimir Putin. President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia's economy would rebound after the rouble's... »


Delay in wagon induction causes Rs 1,635 cr loss: CAG


Punching holes in the railways’ freight management, the Comptroller and Auditor General has foun... »
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Can India match China's manufacturing prowess?

Radhika Merwin

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‘HAL-Rolls Royce venture expected to generate $40 million’

K Giriprakash

Marc Drew, CEO, International Aerospace Manufacturing Pvt. Ltd. (IAMPL) Photo: G.R.N. Somashekar Marc Drew, Chief Executive Officer of International Aerospace Manufacturing Pvt Ltd (IAMPL),... »

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Recording life

Arko Datta

Hand of god: A man breaks down after he finds the lifeless body of his eight-year-old son in Cuddalore Ten years on, photojournalist Arko Datta recounts the wave of death, mourning and mass burials that made pressing the shutter that much harder »
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