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Ratan Tata Snapdeal.com, India’s largest online marketplace has announced that Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritu... »

Govt cancels registrations of Maran’s Kal Cables, 16 others

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The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has cancelled registrations of 17 multi-system oper... »

Supreme Court asks DLF to pay Rs 630 cr penalty in 3 months

Navadha Pandey

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the Competition Appellate Tribunal's order and instructed... »

Cabinet lifts ‘one subsidised LPG cylinder a month’ cap

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Cooking gas consumers will now get 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg at subsidised rate in a year, even if... »

FTIL sells entire stake in MCX

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Financial Technologies has offloaded a 5 per cent stake in MCX, thus completing the divestment o... »

Sensex, Nifty hit new peaks on Eurozone stimulus hopes, US data

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Indian stocks rose for the fifth day with the benchmark Sensex today vaulting 117.34 points to a... »

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Fantasising about peace with Pakistan

Talking point: Clutching at butterflies in the breeze SUNS07BUTTERFLY / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Diplomatic engagement with a neighbour having territorial ambitions and an abiding desire to alte... »

Old wives excuse

Soity Banerjee Assistant Editor

If India’s fresh 3-1 drubbing in the Test series against England was embarrassing, the implicati... »

Editorial

The cost of no power

While staying an order permitting Tata Power and Adani Power to hike the price of electricity fro... »

Opinion

A republic of sub-nations?

Welcoming all Hyderabad’s impressive growth attracted myriad crowds to the city. G RAMAKRISHNA

V Janardhan / P Raghavendra

The just-concluded Intensive Household Survey-2014 by the Government of Telangana has been one o... »

A welcome shift in discourse

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CHANDRAJIT BANERJEE

A hundred days is a short time for a government, but when it assumes charge it is expected to pr... »

Politics

Tainted ministers: Apex court puts onus on PM, CMs

J Venkatesan

Expressing concern over the criminalisation of politics, the Supreme Court on Wednesday advised... »

News

Now, get Internet domain names in regional languages

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Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Communication & Information Technology, launching the ‘.bharat’ domain name in Devanagari script, in New Delhi. RAJEEV BHATT The Government on Wednesday launched Bharat domain name in devanagri script covering s... »

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Soon, public Wi-Fi access in cities with over 1 m people

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Amsterdam is one of the cities that provides free Wi-Fi access in all public spaces Soon, you will be able to watch your favourite movie or listen to live streaming music on your p... »

Agri-biz

Gujarat’s milk unions dwarf private dairy players

Harish Damodaran

It is a well-known fact that Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) is India’s... »
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Rajnath threatens to quit over rumours against son

Poornima Joshi

Rajnath’s son Pankaj Singh The BJP’s internal fissures surfaced at the highest level on Wednesday when Prime Ministe... »
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Science

Eye implant could lead to better glaucoma treatments

PTI

A patient undergoing an Intra Ocular Pressure test. - Photo:CV.Subrahmanyam A tiny eye implant developed by Stanford researchers could pair with a smartphone to improve... »
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Agri-biz

Bay delivers again, signals renewed rain spell for peninsula

Vinson Kurian

The Bay of Bengal has erupted again throwing up a low-pressure area on Wednesday, promisi... »

Markets

Snowman IPO evokes strong retail interest

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Snowman Logistics IPO has received bids for 9.23 crore shares. According to the BSE, the retail portion has already been oversubscribed 9.1 times. The initial public offering of Snowman Logistics was subscribed 2.84 times on the second day, th... »

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Subros (₹50)

Yoganand D, BL Research Bureau

Subros has been on a short-term uptrend since taking support at ₹40 last week. On Wednesd... »  

International

Filipino bishop urges donors not to support stem cell research

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A Philippine Catholic bishop Wednesday urged donors to research on Lou Gehrig’s Disease to ensur... »
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Economy

Peak power tariff surges in open market to ₹10.88/unit

Pratim Ranjan Bose

The average merchant power tariff has surged from ₹3.74 a unit to ₹6.99 a unit between Au... »
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Banking

Banks to open lakhs of accounts today as Jan Dhan scheme kicks in

G Naga Sridhar

Banks will be launching a mega financial inclusion drive on Thursday as part of the Pradhan... »
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Policy

Govt defers decision on ONGC, CIL, NHPC divestment

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The government today deferred a decision on its stake sale in three PSUs —— ONGC, Coal India and... »

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Wedlock deadlock

JINOY JOSE P

Sounds like a soap opera...Well, this one can beat anything in that genre. I’m talking abo... »

Features

Flipkart launches 5 new tablets

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Michael Adnani, VP - Retail and Head - Brand Alliances, Flipkart, and Sandeep Aurora, Director Marketing & Market Development, Intel South Asia, at the unveiling of Flipkart Digiflip Pro-Intel Tablets in Delhi. The country’s largest e-commerce company Flipkart on Wednesday launched five new table... »

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Kill for the IAS

Nandini Nair, Priyanka Kotamraju

Pelf in the gloom
The lure of officialdom - the white Ambassador, the red beacon, the power. Photo: Monica Tiwari Sunday morning nine lakh candidates will sit for the Civil Services Aptitude Test. Aspirants give years to this exam… this cause. BLink maps their story of hope and inertia »
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