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The Centre plans to set up 100 ‘smart’ cities across the country. Thomas K Thomas explains how these data-driven cities will function and looks at the challenges in setting them up »

Only red carpet, no red tape in India, says Prime Minister


Making a strong pitch for bringing Japanese investments into India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi... »

Sensex at new high

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Sensex gained 152 points to register a new record high, while Nifty was up 55 points to 8,0... »

Approval in Germany and Sweden lifts Cipla’s stock

Nalinakanthi V, BL Research Bureau

The stock of drug major Cipla touched a new high of ₹575 on Tuesday, an 8 per cent gain over its... »

NMDC in process of acquiring 3K-acre for Bellary steel plant


State-run iron ore producer NMDC is in the process of acquiring 3,000 acres in Karnataka for set... »



India can be more than a pharma hub

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The bond rush in Indian markets

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A lighter shade of green

As the Central Government completes 100 days in office, there is encouraging news in the form of... »



Déjà vu in Pakistan

To call Nawaz Sharif a failed leader of a failed country might be harsh. But from the time his pa... »

The myth of diesel price reform

A Srinivas

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s observation that the Centre must review its approach t... »


Fire at multi-storey building in Kolkata; no reports of death

Abhishek Law

Fire brigade personnel trying to douse the fire at 16th floor of Chatterjee International building in Kolkata on Tuesday morning. Photo: Ashoke Chakrabarty A major fire broke out at a 24-storey high-rise building in central Kolkata area this morning. »


Maruti Suzuki India to open bookings for Ciaz from tomorrow

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The luxury sedan Ciaz unveiled by Maruti at the 12th Auto Expo. Car market leader Maruti Suzuki India on Tuesday said that it will open customer bookings for th... »


Swiss Diary

Of a rickety ride, rye bread and unstressed meat

Rasheeda Bhagat

Paul Julen with his black nosed sheep. Pic: Rasheeda Bhagat. Riding at the rear end of one of the most rickety jeeps ever on a rocky terrain on a wet, slippe... »


More Bangladeshis to bite in to Bt brinjal

Nalinakanthi V, BL Research Bureau

JPL DESIGNS\SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Bangladesh will soon commence large scale production of Bt brinjal. To meet the growing d... »
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Amit Shah aims for a big BJP push in Kerala

KPM Basheer

Will Amit Shah do an Uttar Pradesh in Kerala? The BJP leaders in the State, who could not secure... »
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SpiceJet offers Rs 499 fare on domestic network

R Yegya Narayanan

Low-fare carrier SpiceJet has fired another salvo at its rivals, launching a new fare war called... »
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Amit Shah asks BJP workers to wipe out Congress from Kerala

Vinson Kurian

BJP President Amit Shah BJP President Amit Shah has exhorted party men in Kerala to work towards wiping out Congress fro... »


RBI asks banks to hasten loan disposal process

Beena Parmar

Pre-requisite Timely credit is key to infrastructure growth Cracking the whip on banks for delay in disposal of loans to borrowers, RBI asked banks t... »


Current account deficit shrinks to 1.7% in Q1

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Rise in exports and a decline in imports helped sharply narrow the country’s current account... »


Bajaj Auto Aug motorcycle sales growth muted

R Yegya Narayanan

Bajaj Auto sold 2.84 lakh motorcycles in August 2014 as compared to 2.78 lakh motorcycles in August 2013, a 2 per cent growth. Two wheeler major Bajaj Auto Ltd (BAL) has witnessed a rather muted growth in motorcycle sales d... »
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Only red carpet, no red tape in India, says Prime Minister


Making a strong pitch for bringing Japanese investments into India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi... »
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Making the city smart

Thomas K Thomas

This Diwali, if you happen to drive into Bangalore’s Electronics City, you may be automatically g... »
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Know your sops with ESOPs

Harshu Ghate

Rewarding experience Change in ownership can leave the fate of ESOPs hanging Sergey Nivens/ Stock options are looked upon by employees who hold them as a key component of their compensa... »



Jet Airways: Etihad lends a helping hand


Better placed Jet Airways hopes to increase the share of international operations to total revenue from 45 per cent last year to 63 per cent by 2015. Last week, when rating agency ICRA downgraded Jet Airways’ loan facilities to ‘D’ (junk status)... »



Chilling out in the Swiss Alps

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The glacial palace carved inside a glacier in Matterhorn With all the spiritual energy at our command, our group of 32 international journalists... »

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Kill for the IAS

Nandini Nair, Priyanka Kotamraju

Pelf in the gloom
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