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Govt cuts non-Plan expenditure by 10%, bans creation of new posts

Shishir Sinha

Govt officials barred from first class air travel »

Sensex surges 248 points to end at new high of 27,346; Nifty gains 79 points

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Led by the recent economic reforms announced by the government, the benchmark BSE Sensex surged... »

ICICI Bank Q2 net up 15% on stable interest income, loan growth

Chanda Kochhar, CEO and MD, ICICI Bank

PTI

ICICI Bank, the country’s largest private sector lender, posted a 15 per cent growth in net prof... »

Better sales, cost cutting drive up Maruti’s net 29%

Growth in domestic sales and cost reduction initiatives by the company contributed significantly to bottomline growth during the quarter.

Our Bureau

Better domestic sales and cost-reduction measures help Maruti Suzuki India report a 29 per cent... »

Airtel Q2 net shoots up to Rs 1,383 cr

PTI

Bharti Airtel, country’s largest mobile operator, today reported nearly three-fold jump in conso... »

Arvind Mayaram shunted again, now he will be Minority Affairs Secretary

Shishir Sinha

A day before being relieved from his current post, the Finance & Economic Affairs Secretary... »

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SS TARAPORE

MAVERICK VIEW

Enough of this exchange rate machismo

Misplaced sense of pride Overvalued rupee can hurt the economy In the present global economic scenario, large capital inflows are inevitably followed by large c... »
Statistalk

Dollar's rally boosts reserves

The US dollar has ... »

Editorial

Beginning of the end

The six-year-long quantitative easing programme, costing $3 trillion, may have ended, but the Fed... »

Opinion

A granular look at the Great Indian Market

India’s 29 states and seven union territories are at different stages of demographic and economi... »

The Hygiene Imperative

It starts from here A disease-free India S SUBRAMANIUM

By Nitya Jacob

The dust kicked up by brooms of the neo-sanitation evangelists have obscured mor... »

Agri-biz

Nilofar may weaken as depression near Gujarat coast: India Met

Vinson Kurian

Very severe cyclone Nilofar is expected to weaken a round as a severe cyclone during the course... »

Markets

India is difficult to do business in, but safe for shareholders

Our Bureau

While India’s record in protecting minority shareholders has improved, it has slipped tw... »

Mobiles & Tablets

Oppo launches N3, R5 smartphones

R. Dinakaran

OPPO on Wednesday launched the N3, the first smartphone ever to have a motorised swivel camera a... »

Agri-biz

Nilofar may weaken as depression near Gujarat coast: India Met

Vinson Kurian

Very severe cyclone Nilofar is expected to weaken a round as a severe cyclone during the course... »
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Commodities

COMMODITY COMMENTARY

Gold under pressure as most supports weaken

G Chandrashekhar

Gold prices have once again failed to hold on to the recent gains and are currently testing k... »
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Politics

CPI(M) Polit Bureau told to rework draft policy

Our Bureau

Making a point CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat at a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday. PTI Ahead of the party’s 21st congress scheduled for April 2015 in Visakhapatnam, th... »
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Economy

Cabinet relaxes norms for FDI in construction

Our Bureau

The Cabinet has relaxed norms for foreign direct investment (FDI) in construction develo... »

Companies

‘We need to penetrate into urban areas more’

S Ronendra Singh

Randhir Singh Kalsi, Executive Director-Sales and Marketing, Maruti Suzuki India. Maruti Suzuki India, which came out with an automatic gear shift (AMT) hatchback— Celerio... »

Mobiles & Tablets

A to Z of the two best compact smarties of today: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Sabyasachi Biswas

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact – Small fish, big bite It shouldn’t be difficult... »

Banking

ICICI Bank Q2 net up 15% on stable interest income, loan growth

PTI

Chanda Kochhar, CEO and MD, ICICI Bank ICICI Bank, the country’s largest private sector lender, posted a 15 per cent growth in net prof... »
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Logistics

Amravati Express derails at Kalyan; no injuries reported so far

Our Bureau

Rail traffic into Mumbai from the North East line (Nashik-Igatpuri-Kalyan side) has been blocked... »
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Portfolio

THE BIG STORY

Eight stocks that will gain from sliding oil

Crude oil prices have dropped more than 35 per cent since June, driven by multiple factors, incl... »
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Economy

Jaitley tells auditors to question all questionable decisions…

Our Bureau

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Comptroller & Auditor General Shashi Kant Sharma at a conference in New Delhi. RAMESH SHARMA Taking cue from the previous UPA regime, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday a... »

News

Govt to provide smartphone users better access to radio services

Our Bureau

Javadekar, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, and Secretary Bimal Julka at the launch of AIR’s free news SMS service in New Delhi. PTI To offer the growing number of smartphone users better access to radio services, All Indi... »

Banking

NRI deposits fall on US rate hike expectations

Radhika Merwin, BL Research Bureau

A possible interest rate hike by the US and a stable rupee have resulted in Non-Resident In... »

BL Ink

Cover

Bloodiest of them all

Shreevatsa Nevatia

Behind the numbers: BJP camp office allegedly ransacked by Trinamool Congress workers during a bypoll campaign in North 24 Parganas district. Photo: PT The phone rang late that Friday night in Kulberia. Saroj Chowdhury is a familiar face in this vi... »
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