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4 directors on IOC board appointed in UPA regime sacked

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The new government is reviewing all recent appointments on board of public sector companies. After Governors, the Narendra Modi government is removing independent directors appointed by the... »

Maharashtra to ink pacts with 4 automobile cos for Rs 11,510-cr investment

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The Maharashtra Government would be entering into memorandums of understanding with four major a... »

Sensex rises 78 points

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Sensex closed almost flat with a gain of 78 points on expectations of better GDP data that is sc... »

Fixed deposit scam of Rs 1,000 cr: Mumbai EOW files FIRs

Cash credit facilities available against fixed deposits of entities like JNPT and MMRDA were misused.

Beena Parmar

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai Police on Thursday filed 10 first information rep... »

Ministry asks LIC to consider life cover for all Jan Dhan beneficiaries

The Finance Ministry has asked Life Insurance Corporation to see if it can provide life cover of Rs 30,000 to each of the 15 crore new bank account-holders proposed to be covered under the Jan Dhan Yojana.

K.R. Srivats

The Jan Dhan Yojana, a financial inclusion mission to be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Mod... »

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The economics of superstardom

Sudipta Sarangi / Chandan K Jha

It isn’t surprising that Lionel Messi, the Golden Ball winner for the 2014 World Cup and... »

How to make our roads safer

RK Shenoy

The tremendous increase in the number of vehicles on Indian roads has also led to an increase in... »

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Politics and criminality

The Supreme Court’s reminder that the executive needs to observe “constitutional propriety” while... »

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Power sector reforms gridlocked

What a tangle With only half-hearted efforts to sort it out V GANESAN

VS Ailawadi / Sangeeta Singh

This July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked scientists from the Department of Atomic Energy (D... »

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Apex court ruling spooks DLF stock

Meera Siva

Wednesday's directive is not the final judgment and the proceedings are yet to start on the appeal. Shares of realty major DLF were down 3 per cent after the Supreme Court on Wednesday instructed... »

Policy

Minimum pension of Rs 1,000 under EPFO; wage ceiling up at Rs 15,000

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The much-awaited minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000 and a higher wage ceiling of Rs 15,000 for... »

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Facebook rolls out new bandwidth linked advertising tool

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Facebook has rolled out a new tool to attract advertisers in emerging markets like India. The ne... »

Agri-biz

Monsanto awaits clearance to begin field trials in India

MR Subramani

Robert T Fraley, Executive Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer,
Monsanto, addressing the Farm Progress Show at Boone, Iowa, US. Multinational biotech firm Monsanto Company has said that the Indian path to field trials... »
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Rajnath threatens to quit over rumours against son

Poornima Joshi

Rajnath’s son Pankaj Singh The BJP’s internal fissures surfaced at the highest level on Wednesday when Prime Ministe... »
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SWISS DIARY

When the Matterhorn peak played hide and seek

Rasheeda Bhagat

The most challenging of the Alps is Matterhorn, at a height of 4,478 metres and on the border between Italy and Switzerland. Photo: Rasheeda Bhagat At the annual media event of Switzerland Tourism, I am one of the 137 international journalists... »
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Sun-Ranbaxy deal: Competition panel expands probe; seeks public scrutiny

PTI

Widening its scrutiny of the multi-billion dollar Sun Pharma-Ranbaxy deal, fair trade watchdog C... »

Agri-biz

Bay delivers again, signals renewed rain spell for peninsula

Vinson Kurian

The Bay of Bengal has erupted again throwing up a low-pressure area on Wednesday, promisi... »

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Subros (₹50)

Yoganand D, BL Research Bureau

Subros has been on a short-term uptrend since taking support at ₹40 last week. On Wednesd... »  

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SRK becomes Interpol’s Ambassador of ‘Turn Back Crime’ campaign

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A file image of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan Modern-era ‘Don’ Shah Rukh Khan has become the first Indian actor to be roped in as Ambassador o... »
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Peak power tariff surges in open market to ₹10.88/unit

Pratim Ranjan Bose

The average merchant power tariff has surged from ₹3.74 a unit to ₹6.99 a unit between Au... »
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Ministry asks LIC to consider life cover for all Jan Dhan beneficiaries

K.R. Srivats

The Finance Ministry has asked Life Insurance Corporation to see if it can provide life cover of Rs 30,000 to each of the 15 crore new bank account-holders proposed to be covered under the Jan Dhan Yojana. The Jan Dhan Yojana, a financial inclusion mission to be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Mod... »
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Policy

Govt defers decision on ONGC, CIL, NHPC divestment

PTI

The government today deferred a decision on its stake sale in three PSUs —— ONGC, Coal India and... »

Opinion

THE CHEAT SHEET

Wedlock deadlock

JINOY JOSE P

Sounds like a soap opera...Well, this one can beat anything in that genre. I’m talking abo... »

Features

Flipkart launches 5 new tablets

Our Bureau

Michael Adnani, VP - Retail and Head - Brand Alliances, Flipkart, and Sandeep Aurora, Director Marketing & Market Development, Intel South Asia, at the unveiling of Flipkart Digiflip Pro-Intel Tablets in Delhi. The country’s largest e-commerce company Flipkart on Wednesday launched five new table... »

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Kill for the IAS

Nandini Nair, Priyanka Kotamraju

Pelf in the gloom
The lure of officialdom - the white Ambassador, the red beacon, the power. Photo: Monica Tiwari Sunday morning nine lakh candidates will sit for the Civil Services Aptitude Test. Aspirants give years to this exam… this cause. BLink maps their story of hope and inertia »
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