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Index outlook: Choppy trading on the cards

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Trading will get volatile next week as indices approach their previous peaks and traders holding... »
Bullion Cues

It’s a clear signal to sell

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

With the Federal Reserve cutting down stimulus by another $10 billion and taking a more... »

India can rise again, I have a clear roadmap: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India has a chance to rise again as a global economic powe... »

GSFC: Reap the rewards of expansion

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The stock of complex fertiliser-maker Gujarat State Fertilisers and Chemicals (GSFC) has gain... »

Watch out for the rupee!

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Gold prices in the spot market dropped to ₹2,651.8/gram (of 24 karat), down from ₹2,690/gram... »

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Mine it, use it, don’t export it

Our black gold Safer at home PAUL NORONHA

Sanak Mishra

The revival of manufacturing in India, coupled with increased exports of finished goods, will... »

Some American tips for a swach Bharat

Clean the world Make it a better place M Moorthy

Bharati Chaturvedi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made impassioned pleas for a swach Bharat, a clean In... »

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An aye for unity

Shortly after the issue was decided, British Prime Minister David Cameron told his countrymen in... »

Opinion

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

The BJP’s in a spot

A Srinivas

The BJP has slipped into a fragile situation in astoundingly quick time: it won only 12 of the 33... »

Politics

Maharashtra Assembly polls

Uddhav’s final offer: 151 for Sena, 119 for BJP

PTI

Shiv Sena party president Uddhav Thackeray at the party workers meeting in Mumbai on September 21, 2014. Photo: Vivek Bendre Shiv Sena today made it clear that it won’t make any more concession for BJP, offering to cede i... »

Agri-biz

Monsoon returning to South, rains may spill into October

Vinson Kurian

South Kerala and adjoining south Tamil Nadu may be in for some heavy showers. As the monsoon 2014 prepares to enter the last week, the rain deficit figure stands at 12 per ce... »

Agri-biz

Monsoon returning to South, rains may spill into October

Vinson Kurian

South Kerala and adjoining south Tamil Nadu may be in for some heavy showers. As the monsoon 2014 prepares to enter the last week, the rain deficit figure stands at 12 per ce... »
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Science

NASA’s Mars spacecraft to begin orbit of Red Planet

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A NASA spacecraft that aims to study the upper atmosphere of Mars and reveal how its climate cha... »
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Your Money

Due Diligence

On a house hunt? Keep the broker out

Arvind Jayaram

Stuart Miles/shutterstock.com G Anand, a resident of Andheri, in Mumbai, recently found himself in the unenviable position... »
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News

FinMin asks PSU banks, insurers not to give gifts to officials

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No freebies: The advisory comes in the backdrop of austerity being observed by the new government. There will be no Diwali gifts for officials as the Finance Ministry has advised public sector ba... »

Economy

Portable PF A/c number to be launched on Oct 16

PTI

The universal number will be portable throughout the working career of members and can be used anywhere in India. Retirement fund manager EPFO’s ambitious project to provide portable universal PF account number... »

Logistics

You can order food on train via SMS from Sept 25

PTI

The Railways has stepped up efforts to improve catering services on trains. Soon you can order meals of your taste through SMS while travelling on a train as Railways is la... »

Companies

Coca-Cola India launches zero sugar soft drink

Our Bureau

New distribution strategy: Venkatesh Kini, President, Coca-Cola India,
with actor Farhan Akhtar, at the launch of Coke Zero in New Delhi on
Friday. - RAMESH SHARMA Coca-Cola India has launched its zero sugar soft drink — Coca-Cola Zero — in line with its st... »
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Politics

Maharashtra Assembly polls

Uddhav’s final offer: 151 for Sena, 119 for BJP

PTI

Shiv Sena party president Uddhav Thackeray at the party workers meeting in Mumbai on September 21, 2014. Photo: Vivek Bendre Shiv Sena today made it clear that it won’t make any more concession for BJP, offering to cede i... »
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Banking

Rajan frowns on subsidising foreign education loans

PTI

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan Calling for a re-think on easy credit, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said banks are actually s... »
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Economy

New rules open door for firms to exit price-controlled drugs

Our Bureau

Pharmaceutical companies making essential drugs now have an easier option to discontinue pr... »

Banking

'Diversion of capital, use of debt as capital lead to defaults'

Our Bureau

Deepak Narang, Executive Director, United Bank of India, flanked by Sunil Kanoria (Left), Vice Chairman, SREI, and Sanjay Jhunjhunwala, CEO, Mani Group, at the Assocham CFO Conclave in Kolkata on Friday. Photo: Ashoke Chakrabarty Deepak Narang, Executive Director of United Bank of India, on Friday said here at an Assocham-or... »

Pulse

FROM THE CDC

US kids ODing on salt

More than 90 per cent of children in the US in the 6-18 age group consume more sodium than recomm... »

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Ravi Subramanian

Hari Nadkarni was sweating by the time he reached home. Obesity, cholesterol, diabetes and other... »

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