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Keen to work more with Indian businesses, says Alibaba’s Jack Ma

Richa Mishra/ Debabrata Das

Jack Ma, Executive Chairman, Alibaba, at the India-China (ZHEJIANG) Business Cooperation Conference ‎ in the Capital on Wednesday‎. - Ramesh Sharma Jack Ma, founder of China’s largest e-commerce company Alibaba, which created history with the b... »

Nippon Life to hike stake in Reliance Capital to 49%

Anil Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Capital AMC

PTI

Japanese financial services giant Nippon will hike its stake in India’s top fund house Reliance... »

Sensex, Nifty rebound in volatile trade; realty in limelight

Suresh Iyengar

Sensex gained 48 points after the sharp fall in crude oil prices last night. The benchm... »

Microsoft launches Lumia 535 at Rs 9,199

Nokia Lumia 535

S Ronendra Singh

Microsoft Devices on Wednesday launched a new smartphone Lumia 535 priced at Rs 9,199. ... »
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Greenply de-merges laminates business

Rajalakshmi Nirmal, BL Research Bureau

The stock of Greenply Industries fell 14 per cent on Wednesday, following the de-merger of its l... »

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The Moditva model of inclusiveness

Not his style But will the closet Hindu in Modi make a comeback? V SUDERSHAN

Amitabha Pande

Those waiting for Narendra Modi to show his true khaki/saffron colours must be hugely disappo... »

Satyanarayan Iyer

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

Security in sleep mode

Even as India observed the sixth anniversary of the 26/11 terrorist attack on Mumbai, a lot of g... »

Editorial

Blowin’ in the wind

There is no denying that the US-China climate deal has put the spotlight on India. The world’s tw... »

Opinion

Banks get away cooking the books

R Viswanathan

It has become a sickening practice among public sector banks in particular to drastically red... »

What does China’s rate cut mean to us?

Guru Ramakrishnan

In an unexpected shift in its monetary stance, the People’s Bank of China cut rates on F... »

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Berger Paints India Ltd (₹372)

Gurumurthy K, BL Research Bureau

Investors with a short-term perspective can consider buying the stock of Berger Paints at... »  

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THE CHEAT SHEET

Facebook, the newspaper of the future?

JINOY JOSE P

Frankly, more than half my news diet comes from FB now.

Mine too! ... »

Science

Turning sawdust into petrol

PTI

Belgium researchers have found a new chemical process to convert cellulose in sawdust into hydrocarbon chains. Your car may soon run on sawdust! Researchers have successfully converted sawdust into buildi... »

International

Microsoft to pay China $140 mn for 'tax evasion'

Reuters

File photo of a Microsoft booth at a software expo in Beijing. China has levied about $140 million in back taxes from Microsoft Corp in the first major case concerning cross-border tax evasion in the country. _ Reuters China has levied about $140 million in back taxes from Microsoft Corp in the first major case co... »
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Politics

Opposition parties cry foul on MGNREGA cuts

Our Bureau

Shooting daggers Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar (centre) with CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat and Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat at an MNREGA workers' protest in New Delhi on Wednesday PTI The Congress, the Janata Dal (United) and other Left parties joined the CPI(M) at the lau... »
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News

Kerala moves to prevent spread of bird flu

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Farmers protest against culling of ducks after confirmation of bird flu by blocking the Changanassery-Alappuzha road on Tuesday. As the threat of human beings catching the bird flu virus looms, the State and Central governmen... »
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Policy

’Humiliating treatment’ may amount to sexual harassment: Govt

PTI

Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Humiliating treatment which is likely to affect women government employees’ health or safety may... »

Economy

CBI chief: selection panel to include leader of largest opposition party

Shishir Sinha

The leader of the largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha, the Congress, will now be part of t... »

International

OECD sees gradual world recovery, urges ECB to go for quantitative easing

Reuters

People walk past signboards of restaurants at Tokyo's business district. Japan's forecast was more than halved for 2014 and cut to 0.8 per cent for next year after it unexpectedly fell into recession in the third quarter. The global economy will gradually improve over the next two years but Japan will grow less than... »

Agri-biz

No ban on GM crop field trials: Javadekar

PTI

Prakash Javadekar There is no ban on GM crop field trials either by the Government or the Supreme Court, Environme... »
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Banking

FinMin may rework strategy to facilitate easier education loans

Shishir Sinha

Students may soon find it easier to get education loans with the Finance Ministry reviewi... »
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Markets

Nippon Life to hike stake in Reliance Capital to 49%

PTI

Anil Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Capital AMC Japanese financial services giant Nippon will hike its stake in India’s top fund house Reliance... »
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Sports

Australian batsman Hughes in intensive care after surgery

Reuters

Australia batsman Phillip Hughes Australia batsman Phillip Hughes remained in critical condition in a Sydney hospital on... »

News

News Corp invests Rs 180 cr in realty portal PropTiger

Priyanka Pani

New-York based media and information services firm News Corp has invested $30 million (Rs 180 cr... »

Logistics

GMR-led consortium emerges lowest bidder for eastern freight corridor project

OUR BUREAUS

A consortium led by GMR Infrastructure Ltd has emerged as the lowest bidder for a project of the... »

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Waiting in the wings

Mohini Chaudhuri

Mukesh Chhabra (orange t-shirt), who runs a casting agency, has changed his
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