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PM Narendra Modi launches Swachh Bharat Mission

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the walkathon after launching the Swach Bharat Yojna in New Delhi on Thursday, October 2, 2014. Photo: RV Moorthy Wielding the broom, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the country’s biggest-ever clean... »

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Asian stocks fell on Thursday as weak global manufacturing activity and an Ebola health scare in... »

Boxer Sarita Devi’s matter lands in OCA doorsteps

India's bronze medallist Laishram Sarita Devi broke down in tears during the ceremony and refused to wear the medal she was presented with in protest against what her camp called

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The organising committee of Asian Games today said that Indian boxer L Sarita Devi’s refusal to... »

First-time buyers bring cheer to auto firms

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With strong festival season demand kicking in, especially from first-time buyers... »

Demand dip slows manufacturing to nine-month low in September

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Manufacturing sector activity in September grew at its slowest pace in nine months due to weaker... »

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Wrong climate in India

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Censor and sensibility

TANYA THOMAS

Another Austen pastiche?

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The saath-saath moment

It is both interesting and revealing that while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on his maiden of... »

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Well begun, but lots to be done

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RITIKA MANKAR MUKHERJEE /SAURABH MUKHERJEA

India’s fourteenth Prime Minister (PM) has received fulsome praise from intellec... »

The road to smart cities

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Vishal Dhupar

In less than two months since ₹7,060 crore was allocated to shaping the ‘100 Smart Cities’ vi... »

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MCX-copper can witness fresh fall after resistance at ₹420/kg

Gurumurthy K, BL Research Bureau

The copper futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) witnessed a sharp rise... »

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RTI under threat

Pankaj KP Shreyaskar

The Right to Information was supposedly India’s version of glasnost. The law beca... »

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Sell, if gold rallies to $1,230-35/ounce

Gnanasekaar T

Comex gold futures ended lower on Wednesday as the dollar rose to a nine-month high against a ba... »

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PM Narendra Modi launches Swachh Bharat Mission

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the walkathon after launching the Swach Bharat Yojna in New Delhi on Thursday, October 2, 2014. Photo: RV Moorthy Wielding the broom, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the country’s biggest-ever clean... »
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Brent hovers near 27-month low as abundant supply weighs

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Brent fell the most since 2012 in the past quarter and could struggle to recover amid an oversupplied market that has kept prices below $100 for more than three weeks now. Brent crude futures hovered near $94 a barrel on Thursday and were close to their lowest levels... »
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Science

US, India to collaborate on Mars exploration

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India and the US, after sending their own respective spacecraft into Mars’ orbit, have now agree... »
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Sports

Gold at Asiad to pack a punch for brand ‘Mary’

Meenakshi Verma Ambwani

Mary Kom celebrates after winning the gold in women's flyweight boxing event at the Asian Games in Incheon on Wednesday. Winning the Gold at the Asian Games and being the first Indian woman boxer to do that is seen... »

Agri-biz

Progressive farming isn’t possible without agro-chemicals

Tomojit Basu

India Insecticides Ltd (IIL) and Japanese firm Otsuka AgriTechno Co Ltd (OAT) have operat... »

Banking

We try to leverage women’s strengths, capabilities to drive economic activities: Mahila Bank CMD

KPM Basheer

Usha Ananthasubramanian, CMD, Bharatiya Mahila Bank The 10-month-old Bharatiya Mahila Bank, which aims to economically empower Indian women,... »

Industry

Coal block cancellations could trigger reforms, says S&P

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Better environment Transparent allocation will enhance profitability The recent cancellation of coal block allocations by the apex court provides an opportunity f... »
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Politics

Modi’s US visit disappointing, says Cong

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Much in a name Protesting Congress activists, in Kolkata on Wednesay, seek an apology from Prime
Minister Narendra Modi for his recent speech in New York, where he called Gandhiji ‘Mohanlal’
Karamchand Gandhi. PTI The Congress has termed the US visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “disappointing.” The par... »
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Banking

Rajan rules out guidelines on wholesale banks

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Raghuram Rajan, RBI Governor Non-banking finance companies and other entities wanting to venture into the wholesale b... »
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National

‘Nearly half of world’s older people do not get pension’

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Polling officers need to be more sensitive to people’s needs. On the day a ₹ 1,000/month minimum pension scheme was launched in India, an ILO policy p... »

Politics

There were no secret talks between Gadkari and Raj Thackeray: BJP

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Prakash Javadekar The BJP has denied that party leader and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and chief of Mahara... »

News

Steady growth ahead for IT firms in Q2

Adith Charlie/Venkatesh Ganesh

A weak rupee coupled with robust demand trends in the US may propel frontline IT compani... »

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More brain than brawn

Tarsh Thekaekara

Mammoth glories: Mahouts return with their elephants and calves in Jalpaiguri
district, West Bengal Bharathan, the elephant, has learnt to outsmart humans. Ideas of ‘culture’ rather than Darwinian evolution help explain this confounding elephant behaviour »
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