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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has charged Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) and Tamilnad Mercanti... »

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United Spirits has said that its parent Diageo has contractual obligations under th... »

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OLGA PAPADINA Director of the Moscow Urban Forum

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Olga Papadina has been a busy woman. Being the General Director of the Moscow Urban Foru... »

Why sauce, cheese are falling foul of Indian customs

Rahul Wadke

Goods worth ₹2,000 crore stuck at ports for not meeting new labelling norms »

Tepid advance tax mop-up mirrors weak economy

Suresh P Iyengar

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Too much adhocism in disinvestment

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PRADEEP S MEHTA

There is no long-term strategy or objective informing the exercise. This has led to misgivings in various quarters »

There’s more to related party transactions

Lalit Kumar

The fine print says only private and unlisted companies will reap the benefits. For listed companies, it’s a bane »

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The reappearance of global risks

The recent turmoil in global markets, which has taken the rupee back to 63 against the dollar and... »

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Opposition to GM crops lacks basis

None of this wilting GM crops can beat back pests without pesticide use

Ram Kundinya

New evidence suggests genetically-modified crops are productive and inherently pest-resistant. Is India listening? »

Creditors need better safeguards

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Yuvraj C Singh

Non-banking finance firms need a supportive framework comparable to banks to step up credit to industry »

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26/11 trial: Pak court gives bail to LeT operations head Lakhvi

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A file image of LeT operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi LeT operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, one the seven Pakistani nationals accused of plan... »

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Talwalkars Better Value Fitness (₹272)

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Talwalkars Better Value Fitness gained 6.6 per cent, strengthening its medium-term uptrend on Th... »  

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SpiceJet resumes normal operations

Ashwini Phadnis

SpiceJet in a statement has said that it has announced resumption of normal operations today, wi... »

Sports

Australia 221/4 at close

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A file photo of Chris Rogers in action. Australia were 221 for four in their first innings at the end of the second day of the second cr... »
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Arun Jaitley to adopt villages in Gujarat

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Ancient Kuber Bhandari temple Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has decided to adopt Karnali group panchayat villages in... »

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RBI likely to cut rates early next year, says Rangarajan

G Naga Sridhar

Positive signs Former RBI Governor and economist C Rangarajan and Director of IDRBT AS Ramasastri at a conference on Information Systems Security at IDRBT in Hyderabad on Thursday. PV SIVAKUMAR The much-awaited rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India could happen early next year, accord... »

Politics

Apex court extends bail for Jayalalithaa

SRUTHISAGAR YAMUNAN, KRISHNADAS RAJAGOPAL

J Jayalalithaa Extending the bail of former Tamil chief minsiter and AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa by a... »

Policy

PM moves in to speed up $300 bn worth stalled projects

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Narendra Modi Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken direct control of a project-monitoring body to... »

International

Putin says Russia will emerge from crisis in next 2 years

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Russian President, Vladimir Putin. President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia's economy would rebound after the rouble's... »

Banking

Premium rates for fire, group health insurance set to rise

Deepa Nair

Tariffs have bottomed out and a correction is due next fiscal, say insurers »
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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 »

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Cisco looks to tap huge opportunity in India’s digitisation programme

Sangeetha Chengappa

Dinesh Malkani With increasing numbers of people, devices, machines and sensors coming online, India is on the... »
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ISRO launches 630-tonne GSLV Mk III

TE Raja Simhan

The 630-tonne GSLV Mk III lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The Indian Space Research Organisation ended the year 2014 on a high note with the successful la... »  

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Can India match China's manufacturing prowess?

Radhika Merwin

Prime Minister Modi's ... »

Companies

‘HAL-Rolls Royce venture expected to generate $40 million’

K Giriprakash

Marc Drew, CEO, International Aerospace Manufacturing Pvt. Ltd. (IAMPL) Photo: G.R.N. Somashekar Marc Drew, Chief Executive Officer of International Aerospace Manufacturing Pvt Ltd (IAMPL),... »

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Hanging heavy: It’s time to jettison Nehru’s idea of India; one that had one central flaw — it did not encourage economic freedom of the individual - Photo: K Gopinathan India’s liberals need a Clinton, not more Nehrus. Until they dehyphenate the left from liberal, until they embrace economic freedom as a core liberal idea and until they look beyond Nehru, Modi will stay unrivalled »
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