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Seed firms begin field trials of GM crops in Maharashtra


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GE: ‘Cautious optimism’ on India’s policy environment

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How Sachin transformed an Andhra Pradesh village

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Raghuvir Srinivasan

Concrete roads, a sewage treatment plant, 24-hour power supply — Puttamraju Kandriga has them all…and more »

Debroy panel proposes separating Railways infrastructure, operations

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Videocon d2h gets listed on Nasdaq

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Even as the Securities and Exchange Board of India is intensifying its efforts to get Indian... »

India’s external debt stands at $461.9 bn as of end-Dec: Govt


India's external debt stood at $461.9 billion as of end-December, up 3.5 per cent from end-March... »



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“I want to do something all over the nation”

Sachin Tendulkar

Raghuvir Srinivasan

Puttamraju Kandriga may well become a model for MPs who wish to adopt a village as part of the Sa... »


A fine balance

The differences over the constitution of the Monetary Policy Committee should be ironed out by providing the Centre with a voice and the RBI governor with a veto »


Investment treaties are a knotty affair

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Ritesh Kumar Singh

India’s been at the receiving end of many MNCs. Is that why the government’s doing a rethink on arbitration abroad? »

Relocating India’s capital

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Anjani Kumar

There are advantages to a new location in the centre of the country. Better security and a smaller population, for starters »

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Chambal Fertilisers & Chemicals (₹67.5)

Yoganand D

Investors with a short-term perspective can buy the stock of Chambal Fertilisers & Ch... »  



MCX silver near key support

Gurumurthy K, BL Research Bureau

The corrective fall in silver futures traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) is nearing an... »



MCX nickel (₹800/kg): SELL

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Nickel has been tumbling continuously since September. Weak demand for stainless steel, high inv... »


Core industries growth falls to 1.4% in February

K.R. Srivats

Growth in eight core industries fell to 1.4 per cent in February, against 6.1 per cent in same m... »
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The West has a soft spot for India: Honeywell official

Debabrata Das

SHANE TEDJARATI, President and CEO, Global High Growth Regions, Honeywell India is providing Honeywell International Inc not just business opportunities but also g... »
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Start-ups give thumps up to SEBI’s new listing norms

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Market regulator SEBI’s proposal to ease listing norms for technology start-ups has got a... »
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India Carpet Expo generates Rs 650 cr business


The four—day India Carpet Expo drew 372 buyers from all over the world and generated business wo... »


I-T dept publishes names of big tax defaulters


The Income-Tax department today took to the strategy of ‘naming and shaming’ of some large tax d... »



SBI preps the pitch to dilute its stake in insurance businesses

Radhika Merwin

The passage of the long-pending Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015 — which has increased the... »


ICC rankings: Kohli, Dhawan, Dhoni on top 10 list


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Iran, powers push for nuclear deal as deadline nears


Representatives of European and world powers are seen prior to a meeting at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne on Monday. The foreign ministers of Iran and six world powers met on Monday in a final push for a preliminary nuclear accord less than two days before their deadline as Tehran showed signs of backing away from previous compromise offers. Iran and six world powers ramped up the pace at Tuesday's negotiations over a preliminary deal o... »
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Kerala Excise Minister, next target of bar scam

Vinson Kurian

K Babu Bar owners group head Biju Ramesh submits fresh evidence against K Babu »
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Samsung mobile chief's salary doubles to $13 mn in 2014


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Singapore teen arrested for anti-Lee Kuan online comments


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Snapdeal takes majority stake in RupeePower

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Shape up or ship out

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The Indian advertising business will soon gather for the 10th edition of Goafest. In a two-part series, Vincent Digonnet of global digital agency Razorfish gives the Indian ad and marketing fraternity some points to ponder. »
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