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After a post-election uptick, the services sector activity in the country moderated in August, i... »

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Positive sentiment and sustained FII inflows led the Sensex and the Nifty trade higher by nearly... »
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Tata Motors in top gear

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Thanks to several factors working in favour of the company, the Tata Motors stock gained about 2... »

The Nifty Call

Lokeshwari S K, BL Research Bureau

Nifty September Futures (8,135) The Nifty futures contract opened higher today a... »

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Can’t turn Varanasi into Kyoto

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NARENDAR PANI

The last few decades have seen those in charge of urban affairs in India seeking to transform cit... »

Why Moeen Ali can’t save Gaza

Unforeseen spin-off Moeen Ali was ordered to remove his protest wristbands

Desh Gaurav Sekhri

On a tour of England that remains high on the controversy scale, MS Dhoni, whose usual brand... »

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Wilful lenders

It is impossible to ignore the timing of United Bank of India’s declaration that Kingfisher Airli... »

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China’s pain, India’s gain?

Great Smog of China Rising pollution worries MNCs

WILFRIED AULBUR

During the last few decades, India’s economic progress has been constantly measured vis-a-vis th... »
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One pvt. operator in each circle, says Sukh Ram

The Union Government proposes to allow one private operator in each telecom circ... »

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No respite for Central India, Gujarat as monsoon summons up another big spell

Vinson Kurian

The rare spectacle of two full-blown low-pressure areas battling it out to assume control of the... »

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Nippon to raise stake in Reliance Life post FDI hike in insurance sector

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Anil D Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Capital, with Yoshinobu Tsutsui, President, Nippon Life, in Tokyo after signing the MoU to evaluate collaboration opportunities across all Reliance Capital promoted financial services businesses. With an aim to deepen its partnership, Japanese giant Nippon Life is in talks to increase its st... »

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Airtel-Loop deal gets Law Ministry nod

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The Law Ministry has said that the ₹700-crore deal between Airtel and Loop can go ahead if th... »

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No respite for Central India, Gujarat as monsoon summons up another big spell

Vinson Kurian

The rare spectacle of two full-blown low-pressure areas battling it out to assume control of the... »
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Can Amit Shah pull off a UP in Kerala?

KPM BASHEER

Amit Shah Can BJP President Amit Shah replicate his Uttar Pradesh success in Kerala? Party l... »
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SpiceJet offers Rs 499 fare on domestic network

R Yegya Narayanan

Low-fare carrier SpiceJet has fired another salvo at its rivals, launching a new fare war called... »
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A cautious, but new beginning

HARISH DAMODARAN

Narendra Modi The first 100 days of the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance Government has seen... »

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Winds of change: the buck stops at South Block

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In the nation’s tryst with destiny, a unique Indian experiment is being tested in the three m... »

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‘We help exporters reach markets worldwide’

K Ram Kumar

VIKRAM NARAYAN, Country Manager and MD, PayPal Indian exporters manufacturing jewellery, leather goods, garments and traditional handicrafts... »

Companies

Puma bets on ‘performance’ portfolio for revenue leap

Sangeetha Chengappa

Fast, faster, fastest... Usain Bolt, Puma ambassador, with Rajiv Mehta, MD Puma India, at a press conference in Bangalore on Tuesday. GRN SOMASHEKAR Puma, which started off as a sports lifestyle brand in the country nine years ago and has consol... »
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Services sector growth slows in August as order flows moderate: HSBC

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After a post-election uptick, the services sector activity in the country moderated in August, i... »
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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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Only red carpet, no red tape in India, says Prime Minister

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Making a strong pitch for bringing Japanese investments into India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi... »

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Swiss Diary

Of a rickety ride, rye bread and unstressed meat

Rasheeda Bhagat

Paul Julen with his black nosed sheep. Pic: Rasheeda Bhagat. Riding at the rear end of one of the most rickety jeeps ever on a rocky terrain on a wet, slippe... »

Companies

Virtual ceiling: e-tailers have few women at the top

Priyanka Pani

The e-commerce sector may be revolutionising India’s retail story, but when it comes to women... »

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Kill for the IAS

Nandini Nair, Priyanka Kotamraju

Pelf in the gloom
The lure of officialdom - the white Ambassador, the red beacon, the power. Photo: Monica Tiwari Sunday morning nine lakh candidates will sit for the Civil Services Aptitude Test. Aspirants give years to this exam… this cause. BLink maps their story of hope and inertia »
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