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Panel moots coal linkages for power plants going on stream by March

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The Group, set up by the Government on June 25, has suggested that opening up of the coal sector may be necessary for enhancing the domestic production. The Advisory Group for Integrated Development of Power, Coal and Renewable Energy headed by the... »

Sensex soars 330 points as global markets extend 'Santa' rally; Nifty up 99 points

Our Bureau/Agencies

The benchmark BSE Sensex rose for the third day ending about 330 points higher led by banking, F... »

Vistara CEO: We will redefine service experience on ground and in air

Phee Teik Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer of Vistara

Ashwini Phadnis

Explaining that Vistara is harnessing the best practices of both the legendary hospitality of... »

Nissan to launch Datsun Go+ in Jan

The Datsun GO+

Alka Kshirsagar

Nine-odd months after Nissan India resurrected the Datsun brand and launched the Datsun Go hatch... »

Motorola launches 32GB Moto X (2nd Gen) for Rs 32,999


Devices maker Motorola Mobility has launched the 32GB variant of the second generation of its Mo... »





What fiscal failure is all about

Lumber along With a burden of one's own making - Shanker Chakravarty While struggling to meet self-imposed fiscal deficit targets, the government has been unable to arrest slippages on the tax front »

Home run for Havana

Stanly Johny

The US realises the folly of its Cuban ways »


Beyond Mr Modi

We need many people to work in tandem to make progress. This is something the Centre must be mindful of »



Come and see the blood in the streets

Unlearned lessons Making children pay for mindless terror games Reuters It’s time Pakistan understood that terrorists are not freedom fighters. How many more lives will it take? »

Lima wasn’t all hot air

The final frontier Before the climate changes altogether

NR Krishnan

The recently concluded climate meet holds out hope for a compromise between the rich and poor countries »


Index Outlook

Market enters a turbulent patch

Lokeshwarri SK

Indices have recovered but there are some hurdles in the near term »

Firm Calls

Raymond: Buy

Bhavana Acharya

Bollywood actor Dino Morea walks the ramp at the launch of Raymonds' new Signature luxury fabric from Italy, in Mumbai, in this file photo. In the domestic worsted suiting segment, Raymond has 60 per cent market share. The company is focussing on apparel retail that holds strong growth potential »


The super-rich, through the ages

Vineet Gill

The Rich — From Slaves to Super Yachts, A 2000-Year History, John Kampfner, Publisher: Little, Brown (Hachette) Kampfner’s book is a story of egregious excess, unchanged since the days of the Roman Empire »


Disruptive fog in north India; south may spin off Tamil Nadu coast

Vinson Kurian 

Thick blanket of fog engulfed most parts of Northen India resulting in delays and cancellation of flights and trains. Photo: V Sudershan In the first such reported incident of the season, dense fog disrupted surface and air traffic t... »  
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ABB CEO rules out major acquisitions


Swiss engineering group ABB is not planning any big acquisitions at the moment, its chief execut... »
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NASA plans airships, floating city for manned Venus mission


NASA plans to send solar-powered airships to explore Venus’ atmosphere and to eventually establi... »
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ICICI Pru Value Discovery Fund: Invest

Nalinakanthi V

The fund has beaten its benchmark as well as peers »

Your Money

Easy Money

Take note of falling inflation

Aarati Krishnan

Now that inflation is easing off, salary hikes may be lower. Therefore, resist the temptation to splurge. As inflation dips, change the way you save, spend and invest »

Firm Calls

NMDC: Hold

Meera Siva

Adding capacity: Over the next eight months, the company should
increase output by about 50 per cent The company may take a hit now, but long-term prospects seem intact »


RBI tightens norms to deal with non-cooperative borrowers

Beena Parmar

Any entity with dues above Rs 5 cr will now be classified as 'non-cooperative borrower' »
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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... »


For SpiceJet, a lot rides on PE investors, Ajay Singh's decision

Ashwini Phadnis

Ajay Singh (file photo) SpiceJet will return to being a "true low cost airline" if Ajay Singh and two internat... »


Varying weather evolving for north and south to mark year-end


 The last full week of the month and the year is likely to see contrasting weather dev... »



JK Lakshmi Cement: more strength in store

Rajalakshmi Nirmal, BL Research Bureau

Valuation is reasonable, and earnings are set to expand further »

BL Ink



Top of the world

Trisha Gupta

Cold canvas: Cappadocia is the eerie crucible of concerns in Ceylan’s Winter Sleep Tis the season to be jolly for world-cinema buffs. A pick of five best films at the International Film Festival of India this year »
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