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    Mid-Year Economic Review pegs GDP growth at 5.5% in FY 14-15

    K. R. Srivats

    The Mid-Year Economic Review tabled in the Lok Sabha on Friday sees the Indian economy... »

    Nifty call: Go long with a stop-loss at 8,310

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    Nifty December Futures (8,260) The Nifty opened with a strong upward gap for the... »

    Vistara to take off on Jan 9

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    Vistara, the joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, will start commercial opera... »

    Hindalco shines even as it loses mines

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    Aluminium major Hindalco’s hopes of getting back captive coal blocks to power its Mahan and Hira... »




    Too much adhocism in disinvestment

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    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 »


    The reappearance of global risks

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


    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 »


    Smith, tail-enders give Australia vital 97-run lead


    Australia's Steven Smith in action (file photo). - S Subramanium
Steve Smith continued to torment India with his second successive century as Australia relied on... »


    Mercury may perk up a bit, but no let-up from fog

    Vinson Kurian

    Freezing temperatures over parts of northwest India may thaw a bit ahead of the arrival of a wes... »


    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 »


    Paint brushes, the biggest threat to mongoose


    Paint brushes made from mongoose hair. - Photo courtesy - Wildlife Trust of India That beautiful painting you saw at an art gallery last week may be ‘blood-stained’ as thousands... »
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    Arun Jaitley to adopt villages in Gujarat


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


    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... »


    Apex court extends bail for Jayalalithaa


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


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


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


    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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    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 »


    Putin: Russia will emerge from crisis in next 2 years


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


    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... »  



    Can India match China's manufacturing prowess?

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    ‘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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