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Through the ‘Sukrutham’ scheme, the Kerala Government aims to take advanced cancer treatment to the poorest »

Petrol, diesel cheaper by about ₹2/litre

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For the second time in two-weeks, the public sector oil marketing companies have cut the retail... »

Fadnavis sworn in as Maharashtra CM; Uddhav attends swearing-in

Devendra Fadnavis


Devendra Fadnavis was today sworn in as Chief Minister of Maharashtra where BJP formed its gover... »

Sensex zooms 519 points to new record-high of 27,866; Nifty jumps 153 points

Continued buying by foreign funds as well as retail investors, triggered by a series of economic reforms undertaken by the Narendra Modi-led government and strong earnings by blue-chip companies, lifted the key indices to new highs.

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The Sensex and the Nifty touched new record-highs of 27,865.83 and 8,322.20, respectively on sus... »

Flat tractor sales dentM&M profit in Q2

Revenue from the automotive segment stood at Rs 6,135.69 crore, an increase of 6.14 per cent as compared to Rs 5,780.52 crore in the same quarter a year ago.

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Hurt by flat growth of its tractor segment, auto major Mahindra and Mahindra Limited posted a 4. »

Core sector growth slows down to 1.9 per cent in September

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Growth of eight core industries slowed down to 1.9 per cent in September 2014 (year-on-year) as... »




Call the Shahi Imam’s bluff

Syed Ahmed Bukhari

Poornima Joshi

The political stunt being pulled by Syed Ahmed Bukhari, the Imam of the Jama Masjid in Delhi, is... »

M&As shackled by labour laws

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Gaurav Singhi/Soumya Shanker

After the general elections in April-May, India is sensing a revival of industrial growth. Th... »


Of risk and return

News that a group of NRI investors are suing the ICICI group because they lost money in a venture... »


What will it take to clean the Ganga?

Flowers and filth Signs of a dying river

KP Prabhakaran Nair

The Government launched the first phase of the Ganga Action Plan (GAP-1) in 1986; 25 cities i... »


Coalgate: Court grants bail to ex-coal secretary, 2 govt officials


Former coal secretary and four others, including two serving government officials, were today gr... »


India's recent policy changes could accelerate growth: Moody's

K R Srivats

India’s recent economic, financial and fiscal measures will — if successfully implemented — sust... »


Nilofar loses cyclone tag; now, Bay could spring a surprise

Vinson Kurian

Satellite image taken on Oct 31, 2014. Cyclone Nilofar has weakened into a depression, and is wallowing in the northeast Arabian Sea, 4... »


Now, TN coast may be bracing for a cyclone next week

Vinson Kurian

Erstwhile Arabian Sea cyclone Nilofar may have died out, but it is now the turn of the Ba... »
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Gold under pressure as most supports weaken

G Chandrashekhar

Gold prices have once again failed to hold on to the recent gains and are currently testing k... »
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Devendra Fadnavis takes over as Maharashtra CM

Our Bureau

Shiv Sena head Uddhav Thackeray greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah at the swearing-in ceremony in Mumbai on Friday. PAUL NORONHA Amidst thunderous applause from thousands of supporters, Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in a... »
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Bosch strike: Global chairman seeks proactive labour reforms

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Volkmar Denner, Chairman, Board of
Management, Robert Bosch The global chairman of the Bosch board, Dr Volkmar Denner, has said he is extremely conce... »


HDFC arm, Singapore firm invest in Bangalore residential project

Our Bureau

SGCPL is developing a residential project with 147 units of 3-BHK and 4-BHK
configurations. The remaining land is being developed as Villa Grande,
comprising 243 villas HDFC Investment Trust II, an investment company under mortgage lender HDFC Ltd, and Singapore-ba... »



Corrective rally likely in MCX-crude oil


The crude oil futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) is witnessing buy... »


New ATM usage regime kicks in today

Our Bureau

Some concession: The reduction in number of free ATMs does not apply to small, no-frills account holders. Banks could face issues when they usher in, with effect from November 1, the new restricted f... »
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Power situation remains grim as demand outstrips supply

GK Nair

A view of the Cheruthoni dam in Idukki. The current storage levels in the
State reservoirs are at the 10-year average level. H VIBHU Increasing demand for power without a corresponding growth in generation is likely to per... »
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Eight stocks that will gain from sliding oil

Crude oil prices have dropped more than 35 per cent since June, driven by multiple factors, incl... »
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The marketer’s rural superhero

Shed the old and preconceived notions of the rural consumer being rustic, unsophisticated and som... »

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Opening the floor for development

Meera Siva

The Union Cabinet approved amending the existing foreign direct investment (FDI) policy for the... »



Small gift, big winner


A young man suitably dressed up for Diwali looks at the little gift he has bough... »

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Death by design

veena venugopal

Public conversations about death have always been crowd-pullers. In the last few weeks though, the tone and tenor of these conversations have changed »
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