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UBI declares Kingfisher, Mallya, 3 directors ‘wilful defaulters’

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Vijay Mallya Kolkata-based United Bank of India (UBI) on Monday declared as “wilful defaulters” Kingfisher Ai... »

Sensex opens marginally in the green

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The Sensex and the Nifty opened the session marginally in the green due to profit-booking by fun... »

Japan pledges $35 b for infra projects in India

Cementing ties Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese
counterpart Shinzo Abe at a tea ceremony at Omotesenke, one of the
main schools of the Japanese tea ceremony, in Tokyo on Monday. - PTI

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After a dull August, auto firms pin hopes on festival season

The festival season has already set in and will bring further cheer to the market.

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With the economy sending out positive signals and the festival season kicking off with Onam n... »

E-tutoring companies are raking in the moolah

Rajesh Kurup

In February 2013, serial entrepreneurs K Ganesh and Meena Ganesh sold their entire stake in Tuto... »



India can be more than a pharma hub

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The bond rush in Indian markets

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A lighter shade of green

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Déjà vu in Pakistan

To call Nawaz Sharif a failed leader of a failed country might be harsh. But from the time his pa... »

The myth of diesel price reform

A Srinivas

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Life insurers see a rebound in growth

Deepa Nair

Overall improvement in the macro-economic scenario has led to a rebound in growth for life in... »


Nasdaq-listed Progress Software opens start-up incubator in India

KV Kurmanath

After Target and Cisco, it is the turn of Nasdaq-listed Progress Software Corporation to start a... »


Current account deficit shrinks to 1.7% in Q1

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Rise in exports and a decline in imports helped sharply narrow the country’s current account... »


More Bangladeshis to bite in to Bt brinjal

Nalinakanthi V, BL Research Bureau

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To shut rumour mills, BJP warms up to media

Poornima Joshi

Saying cheese Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Maneka Gandhi at the 54th Foundation Day celebration of NCERT
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SpiceJet offers Rs 499 fare on domestic network

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Low-fare carrier SpiceJet has fired another salvo at its rivals, launching a new fare war called... »
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Jain Irrigation Systems (₹92.8)

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Investors with a short-term perspective can consider buying the stock of Jain Irrigation Systems... »


RBI asks banks to fasten loan disposal process

Beena Parmar

Pre-requisite Timely credit is key to infrastructure growth Cracking the whip on banks for delay in disposal of loans to borrowers, RBI asked banks t... »


Fresh ‘low’ by Thursday as incumbent sets up punishing spell in West

Vinson Kurian

The India Met Department has joined the watch for a fresh low-pressure area developing ov... »


Maruti Suzuki domestic sales in August up 29% at 98,304 units

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India to seek China’s support on food security at WTO

Amiti Sen

Trade pitch: Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be impressing upon China to invest more in India to bridge the widening trade gap. India will try to convince China to back its stand on securing an agreement on food security... »
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Making the city smart

Thomas K Thomas

This Diwali, if you happen to drive into Bangalore’s Electronics City, you may be automatically g... »
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Jet Airways: Etihad lends a helping hand


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Chilling out in the Swiss Alps

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Kill for the IAS

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Pelf in the gloom
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