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Govt clips NPPA’s sweeping powers to control drug prices

Under pressure: NPPA has been asked to withdraw the guidelines to control drug prices. nui7711/Shutterstock.com

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In a booster for pharmaceutical companies, the Government has ensured that the National Pharmace... »

Sensex tumbles 430 points on weak global cues

Our Bureaus

In the second biggest fall since July 7, the Nifty and the Sensex plunged 1.58 per cent on Tuesd... »

Nokia CEO urges Modi Govt to resolve tax dispute

Nokia’s President and Chief Executive Officer Rajeev Suri

Thomas K Thomas

Nokia Corporation has urged the Narendra Modi Government to quickly resolve the pending tax issu... »

Modi lines up one-on-ones with heads of top US companies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Our Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have personal meetings with the Chairmen of Boeing and Goldman... »

India Cements to consider CSK demerger

Brand building CSK captain MS Dhoni and coach Stephen Fleming. Hiving off the franchise into a separate entity will help in attracting investments from private funds.

R Balaji

India Cements, which owns Chennai Super Kings, plans to de-merge the BCCI-IPL franchise into a s... »

Zomato laps up Gastronauci of Poland; 4th buy in 3 months

Priyanka Pani

Zomato, Gurgaon-based online restaurant guide, has made its fourth acquisition: Poland’s restaur... »

Opinion

Columns

Can this flood wash away a painful past?

The forgotten people Kashmiri Pandits want their rights to be recognised. - Meeta Ahlawat

RAHUL PANDITA

Jammu and Kashmir is currently facing a severe flood crisis. In Kashmir Valley, the ferocity of t... »

Twenty Years Ago Today

Major fire halts BSE trading

Trading on the Bombay Stock Exchange was stopped today following a fire in the adjacent... »

Editorial

Engaging Uncle Sam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to the US comes at a time that nation has (since 20... »

Opinion

India right in taking on WTO top guns

WTO has been set up to push the agenda of open global trade, irrespective of the consequences. — Kamal Narang

Full marks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for their sta... »

Fiji in ferment

Shubha Singh

Fiji’s former military ruler, Voreqe Bainimarama, was sworn in on Monday as the elected Prime Mi... »

Today's Pick

Ranbaxy Laboratories (₹574.3)

Yoganand D., BL Research Bureau

Conclusively breaching its 50-day moving average and key support at ₹590 levels, the stoc... »  

Agri-biz

Monsoon starts retreating from N-W as rains lash South

Vinson Kurian

The South-West monsoon has started withdrawing from the country and exited west Rajasthan... »

Logistics

LOGISTICALLY SPEAKING

Turn ports into ‘landlords’, not corporations

NK Kurup

The landlord model a win-win plan for port users, operators and the government. The Shipping Ministry is trying to revive its decade-old plan to corporatise all government p... »

News

NPPA guideline withdrawal: Sending the ‘right signals’ or ‘course correction’?

PT Jyothi Datta

The drug price regulator’s move to withdraw internal guidelines that it had issued in May ha... »
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Agri-biz

We want to be an ‘effective advisory’ for farmers

Thomas K Thomas

Shilpa Divekar Nirula, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Monsanto India Shilpa Divekar Nirula has taken over as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Office... »
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Commodities

Mine closures – a boon for zinc

NAVEEN MATHUR

Zinc is used principally for galvanising iron and more than 50 per cent of metallic zinc goes in... »
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Gold & Silver

To beat the 80:20 rule, bullion trade gets ‘innovative’ in exporting gold

MR Subramani

A section of the bullion trade is resorting to “innovative” ways to export gold in value-add... »

Commodities

PICK OF THE WEEK

NCDEX-Soyabean (₹3,059): SELL

Gurumurthy K, BL Research Bureau

The soyabean futures contract traded on the NCDEX has been on a downtrend since April this year,... »

Companies

‘Our food business will soon overtake our fashion segment’

Sangeetha Chengappa

Kishore Biyani  Kishore Biyani, CEO, Future Group, has moved one step closer to his aspiration to take h... »

Companies

Magna to open two new plants at Sanand

Rajesh Kurup

Rising demand: Magna eyes growth in the chassis and seat-making segments. In the picture, its Chennai plant Magna International is setting up two new facilities in Sanand, Gujarat, as the Canadian au... »
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Politics

BJP, Sena patch up, agree on seat-sharing

Our Bureau

Friends again: As the Shiv Sena and BJP settle their differences, election material is out for sale in Mumbai on Tuesday. VIVEK BENDRE With the deadline for filing nomination papers coming to an end in four days, the BJP and... »
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Banking

Pension funds allowed to invest in Basel-III compliant bank bonds

KR Srivats

RV Verma, acting Chairman Pension regulator PFRDA has widened the investment space for pension funds by “explicitly” permi... »
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Logistics

Bibek Debroy to head panel on restructuring Railway Board

Mamuni Das

Bibek Debroy, economist with the Centre for Policy Research, will head a committee set up to recommend strategies on restructuring the Railway Board. A committee set up to recommend strategies on restructuring the Railway Board will have to submi... »

International

Alibaba IPO pushes Jack Ma to rank 1 on Hurun Chinese Rich List

VINSON KURIAN

Alibaba founder Jack Ma Jack Ma of Alibaba, with a fortune of $25 billion, has been crowned the richest in the Hurun Chi... »

News

India needs to move fast to address issues that inhibit investment: Rajeev Suri, CEO, Nokia Corp 

Thomas K Thomas

Rajeev Suri, CEO, Nokia After selling its mobile phone business to Microsoft, Nokia Corporation named New Delhi-born Raj... »

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Ravi Subramanian

Hari Nadkarni was sweating by the time he reached home. Obesity, cholesterol, diabetes and other... »

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