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A new beginning: IRDA proposes savings-cum-health insurance product Rawpixel/shutterstock.com The insurance regulator is considering allowing a savings-cum-health insurance product. »

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GDP growth data India will release its GDP growth data for the March quarter and... »

Google to take on e-comm giants with ‘buy’ button

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Internet giant Google is readying to take on e-commerce majors such as Amazon, Flipkart and A... »

GDP growth to slow to 7.2% in Jan-Mar quarter: Moody’s

The rating agency said the trade deficit has widened, with exports falling in double digits in the opening months of the year.

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India’s economic growth rate in the January-March quarter is likely to slip to 7.2 per cent from... »

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Beware the rate cut brigade

Depositor should be king But how? The formulation of monetary policy always involves hard choices, though on occasions the choices... »
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There’s a gap between policy and practice

Good intentions The finance ministry should go beyond that. Prashant Nakwe

PRADEEP S MEHTA

“You are what you settle for,” quipped Janis Joplin, American singer-songwriter. This appropriate... »

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Shared responsibility

India Inc should take a leaf out of the banking sector’s book and seriously consider extending pa... »

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Clean metrics

Mathangi Swaminathan, Vamsee Prateek G, Manoj Vellala

The Modi government completing one year in office is the right occasion to take a look at the mu... »

Foreign investors ask for too much

Tax evasion It’s serious crime STOONN/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

ASHIMA GOYAL

Carping over India’s tax system won’t do. They should abide by global norms that deal with offshoring and tax havens »

Economy

India tipped to overtake China in Modi's first year despite sluggish feel

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Labourers pull an electricity cable to be laid underground along a roadside in Ahmedabad. There are nagging doubts over whether a new way of calculating gross domestic product, introduced by the Government earlier this year, has distorted the macroeconomic view. Photo: Reuters When India releases data on Friday that is expected to show the economy growing faster than Chin... »

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NSE partial stake sale this fiscal, says IFCI chief

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Malay Mukherjee, CEO & MD, IFCI IFCI Ltd is confident of completing its planned partial stake sale in the NSE during this fiscal... »

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Indian Oil Corporation (₹360.8)

Yoganand D, BL Research Bureau

Investors with a short-term perspective can buy the stock of Indian Oil Corporation at current l... »  

Companies

Lower price realisation hits ONGC profit

Debabrata Das

DK Sarraf (left),CMD, ONGC, with NK Verman, MD, ONGC Videsh Ltd, at a press conference in New Delhi on Thursday KAMAL NARANG ONGC has reported a 19.5 per cent drop in net profit to ₹ 3,935 crore for the fourth quarter of... »
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Economy

GDP growth to slow to 7.2% in Jan-Mar quarter: Moody’s

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The rating agency said the trade deficit has widened, with exports falling in double digits in the opening months of the year. India’s economic growth rate in the January-March quarter is likely to slip to 7.2 per cent from... »
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News

Vodafone sells 4.2 per cent stake in Bharti Airtel for $200 m

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Vodafone has sold its 4.2 per cent stake in Bharti Airtel for $200 million. The stake has been bo... »
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Five-star treatment: hospitals roll out the red carpet to lure high-end customers

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HYDERABAD (AP) -29-09-2011 - BL/ REPORT : K.V.KURMANATH - A RP-7 Remote Presence Robot , guiding a paramedic team at Apollo Hospital , Hyderabad , on Saturday to attend a stroke care . A neurosurgeon guides the team from a remote centre to enable real-time quality care .'World Stroke Day' is being observed on October 29 . PHOTO: P.V.SIVAKUMAR . Cinemas, Rolls-Royces and rooms so plush they could belong in a five-star hotel: private hospita... »

Sports

Visa may ditch FIFA as sponsor dismay mounts

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Visa Inc has told FIFA it could end its sponsorship of soccer's world governing body if it does... »  

Companies

CIL Q4 profit shrinks 4% to ₹4,239 cr

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Coal India Ltd (CIL) reported an over 4 per cent decline in net profit to ₹4,239 crore in the Ja... »

National

Gujarat Police graduates to use Harley-Davidson Street 750 bikes 

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With the delivery of six Harley-Davidson Street 750 motorcycles, Gujarat Police has become t... »
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Agri-biz

Iran may resume basmati imports by July

VISHWANATH KULKARNI, TOMOJIT BASU

Iran – the biggest buyer of Indian basmati – is expected to resume imports of the aro... »
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Appointment of bureaucrats: AAP govt challenges Centre’s notification

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Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing the special session of the Delhi Assembly at the Vidhan Sabha in the Capital on Wednesday. The AAP government today moved the Delhi High Court challenging the Centre’s recent notification... »
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Markets

Bosch to replace IDFC in NSE Nifty

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Infrastructure financing firm IDFC will exit the benchmark NSE Nifty from tomorrow and will be r... »

Companies

Mallya’s loans to group firms under Ministry, I-T lens

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United Spirits has said that it has received notices from the Ministry of Corpor... »

Stocks

Sensex ends marginally in the red; healthcare, bank stocks major losers

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The Sensex and the Nifty ended marginally in the red in a volatile session marked by the expiry... »

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Going easy A still from the episode Dodu A quest for RK Narayan’s fictional town — replete with old-world charm and character — leads to many interesting twists and turns, stories and discoveries »
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