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Coal auction to generate over $100-bn for states: Piyush Goyal

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Asserting that investors were not worried about the ordinance route being adopted for coal aucti... »

Obama curtails India visit; skips trip to Agra

Indian artist Harwinder Singh Gill displays his creation, an image of U.S. President Barack Obama carved on a duck's egg shell, with the national flags of India and United States, ahead of Obama's visit to India, in the northern Indian city of Amritsar January 24, 2015.

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President Barack Obama has curtailed his India-visit, skipping a trip to Agra to see iconic Taj... »

Index Outlook: Nifty eyes the 9,000 peak

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The short-term trend is up. But the Greece election and Fed meet can usher in volatility »

Next phase of Jan Dhan to focus on credit, insurance, pension services

Shishir Sinha

The next phase of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana will focus on credit, insurance and pension ser... »

Budget hints: No hike in tax rates; sops coming for manufacturing

Finance Minister Jaitley

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Finance Minister Jaitley terms reforms measures so far as more than big bang »

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AARATI KRISHNAN

The great Indian data deficit

Displaying an easy contempt for statistics, Mark Twain complained of “lies, damned lies and stati... »
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Cut it out

Jinoy Jose P

The recent controversy over India’s film censor board prompts a question: Do we need such an agen... »

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Tightening the screws

Punting on privileged information by company insiders strikes at the root of market integrity, wh... »

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A launching pad for Indo-US defence ties

Exploring new highs And striking power PTI

Subimal Bhattacharjee

Barack Obama’s visit to India is marked by two rare distinctions — he will be the first US presi... »

How not to contain the fiscal deficit

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PRADEEP S MEHTA

The tendency to opt for poorly conceived expenditure cuts and use non-tax revenues to plug the gap must stop »

Net Worth

Odd, odder, oddest

Bhavana Acharya

Noppadol Anaporn/shutterstock.com Auction houses have everything on offer — from the chest X-rays of actors to the skeletons of dinosaurs »

Firm Calls

Reliance Power: Hold

Maulik Tewari

Prospects will improve once the remaining coal-based plants become operational »

Funds

Looking to play the cycle

K Venkatasubramanian

A peep into Birla Sun Life Manufacturing Equity and JP Morgan India Economic Resurgence »

Companies

Biocon plans to take Syngene public

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Biocon Ltd will list its research services business arm Syngene by selling up to 15 per cent sta... »
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Why banks haven’t followed RBI to cut rates

Radhika Merwin, BL Research Bureau

Waiting for a cue Only two banks have so far cut rates; others seem to be waiting for SBI to show the way. Muted credit growth, financial stress weigh on PSU banks; await cue from SBI »
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Agri-biz

Govt exploring ways to boost cotton exports

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Worried over decline in raw cotton prices, the government has stepped up efforts to find out new... »
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Taxman not too worried by the mop-up gap

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Corporate, personal tax collections lower than target as at Q3 end »

Companies

US FDA bans imports from Ipca Labs plant in Madhya Pradesh

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Ipca had voluntarily halted shipments to the United States from the plant in July last year after the FDA outlined half a dozen violations including data integrity issues. Drugmaker Ipca Laboratories Ltd has received an “import alert” from the United States Food and D... »

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No cocktails, only mocktails for Obamas

Navadha Pandey

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama When the United States embassy hosts an exclusive party for the Obamas, the guests will be serve... »

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ANALYSIS

Why banks haven’t followed RBI to cut rates

Radhika Merwin, BL Research Bureau

Waiting for a cue Only two banks have so far cut rates; others seem to be waiting for SBI to show the way. Muted credit growth, financial stress weigh on PSU banks; await cue from SBI »
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Politics

Will quit politics if Gurumurthy proves charge: Maran

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Former Union Minister Dayanidhi Maran, facing the heat by CBI in the ‘illegal’ telephone exchang... »
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Coal auction to generate over $100-bn for states: Piyush Goyal

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Asserting that investors were not worried about the ordinance route being adopted for coal aucti... »
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Forex

Forex reserves up by $2.66 b

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For the week ended January 16, India’s foreign exchange (forex) reserves rose by $2.66 billion t... »

Banking

RBI eases norms for revamping ECBs

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has simplified the existing procedure for rescheduling/restructur... »

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HARMAN acquires Symphony Teleca

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To boost HARMAN’s play in ‘Internet of Things’ »

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BLink turns one

As BLink turns one, promising new authors of 2015 write exclusively for our fiction issue... »
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