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    Panel moots coal linkages for power plants going on stream by March

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    The Group, set up by the Government on June 25, has suggested that opening up of the coal sector may be necessary for enhancing the domestic production. The Advisory Group for Integrated Development of Power, Coal and Renewable Energy headed by the... »

    The Nifty Call: Go long above 8,280

    Yoganand D

    Nifty December Futures (8,247) The Nifty futures contract started the session o... »
    2014 Looking Back

    Gold survives against all odds

    Rajalakshmi Nirmal

    Gold is about to end the year marginally lower. That’s not bad, given that the year was one of t... »

    Rate-cut hope boosts bond returns

    Radhika Merwin

    The year gone by has been quite eventful for fixed income investors. Apart from changes in rate... »

    Opinion

    Columns

    Harishanker Subramaniam

    No further time to be lost on GST

    Final burst: That's what is required to clear the remaining hurdles. M PERIASAMY The GST Constitution Amendment Bill makes significant concessions to States. An April 2016 rollout is doable »

    C GOPINATH

    AMERICAN PERISCOPE

    Watch those NGOs

    Christmas charities serve themselves first »

    Editorial

    Finding fiscal space

    Relying on growth to revive revenues is unrealistic. The government has to get cracking on disinvestment »

    Opinion

    Watch the milk that you drink

    Down the drain And fortunately not into our stomachs S SUBRAMANIUM

    RS Khanna

    Thanks to middlemen, adulteration is a serious problem. Besides stern punishment, we need more producer cooperatives »

    Technically

    Index Outlook

    Market enters a turbulent patch

    Lokeshwarri SK

    Indices have recovered but there are some hurdles in the near term »

    Firm Calls

    Raymond: Buy

    Bhavana Acharya

    Bollywood actor Dino Morea walks the ramp at the launch of Raymonds' new Signature luxury fabric from Italy, in Mumbai, in this file photo. In the domestic worsted suiting segment, Raymond has 60 per cent market share. The company is focussing on apparel retail that holds strong growth potential »

    Opinion

    The super-rich, through the ages

    Vineet Gill

    The Rich — From Slaves to Super Yachts, A 2000-Year History, John Kampfner, Publisher: Little, Brown (Hachette) Kampfner’s book is a story of egregious excess, unchanged since the days of the Roman Empire »

    News

    Centre to help with green nod for 16 coal blocks in Round One

    Debabrata Das

    These blocks have coal reserves of 3.4 billion tonnes »
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    International

    US rebuffs N Korea hacking probe offer, seeks China’s help

    PTI

    The United States has dismissed a call by North Korea for a joint investigation into the hacking... »
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    Science

    NASA plans airships, floating city for manned Venus mission

    PTI

    NASA plans to send solar-powered airships to explore Venus’ atmosphere and to eventually establi... »
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    Funds

    ICICI Pru Value Discovery Fund: Invest

    Nalinakanthi V

    The fund has beaten its benchmark as well as peers »

    Your Money

    Easy Money

    Take note of falling inflation

    Aarati Krishnan

    Now that inflation is easing off, salary hikes may be lower. Therefore, resist the temptation to splurge. As inflation dips, change the way you save, spend and invest »

    Firm Calls

    NMDC: Hold

    Meera Siva

    Adding capacity: Over the next eight months, the company should
increase output by about 50 per cent The company may take a hit now, but long-term prospects seem intact »

    Banking

    Bank unions call for strike on Jan 7

    LN Revathy

    CH Venkatachalam The United Forum of Bank Unions (UBFU) has called for an all-India strike on January 7. E... »
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    Agri-biz

    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 »

    International

    Putin: Russia will emerge from crisis in next 2 years

    Reuters

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

    Logistics

    For SpiceJet, a lot rides on PE investors, Ajay Singh's decision

    Ashwini Phadnis

    Ajay Singh (file photo) SpiceJet will return to being a "true low cost airline" if Ajay Singh and two internat... »

    Agri-biz

    Varying weather evolving for north and south to mark year-end

    VINSON KURIAN

     The last full week of the month and the year is likely to see contrasting weather dev... »

    Stocks

    OUR CALL

    JK Lakshmi Cement: more strength in store

    Rajalakshmi Nirmal, BL Research Bureau

    Valuation is reasonable, and earnings are set to expand further »

    BL Ink

    Cover

    Recording life

    Arko Datta

    Hand of god: A man breaks down after he finds the lifeless body of his eight-year-old son in Cuddalore Ten years on, photojournalist Arko Datta recounts the wave of death, mourning and mass burials that made pressing the shutter that much harder »
    Today's Poll
    Electricity Act violation: Should the penalty be raised from Rs 1 lakh to 1 crore?
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    Can't say

    Ten years on, photojournalist Arko Datta recounts the wave of death, mourning and mass burials that made pressing the shutter that much harder »

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