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Reliance Capital ropes in Sumitomo as strategic partner


Anil Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Capital (file photo) Firming up its plans to set up a bank, Anil Ambani group firm Reliance Capital today roped in Ja... »

Import duty on vegetable oils hiked

Hike in import duty on vegetable oils is aimed at protecting local farmers and refinery industry.

KR Srivats

The Finance Ministry has hiked import duty on both crude and refined vegetable oils to protect l... »

Google fibre services in India soon

Thomas K Thomas

Company in talks with Centre to do a showcase project »

Registration for coal block e-auctions kicks off

The timeline is for the first phase where 24 blocks be auctioned and 17 will be allocated to State and Central public sector units.

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Registration for bidders interested in the e-auction of coal blocks opened on Thursday with Piyu... »  

54% of online shoppers denied warranty at least once: Survey

According to a survey by MySmartPrice among the people who claimed warranty on products bought online, a whopping 54 per cent of them said that were denied warranty at least once.


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Ministry considering ₹20,000 cap on one-way domestic economy air fare

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The fares for a one-way domestic flight in economy class will be capped at ₹20,000, if the Ci... »





Why India Inc is getting impatient

Tell us what's going on Industry's patience is wearing thin Six months after the Modi blitzkrieg swept Parliament, there is little movement on key issues worrying industry »

How’s that for Indian culture

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Nandini Nair

Google’s ‘most searched’ presents an unflattering picture »


Rouble rumblings

The Russian currency’s collapse could pave the way for a qualitatively different engagement with the erstwhile Cold War ally »


Abolishing mandis is a bad idea


They can be a sound platform for price discovery if cartelising tendencies are checked. Their absence will hurt farmers »

Self-regulation may work for microfinance

Balancing Between myriad interests K ANANTHAN

Ratna Vishwanathan

India can take a leaf out the Mexican experience. The beginnings look promising »



A whodunit and the future of audio

Who killed who?The victim: Hae Min Lee, a Baltimore County high school student. She was st... »


Consumer durable firms hit by inventory pile-up

Purvita Chatterjee

Poor Diwali sales and short marriage season caused the slump. Unsold inventory during the festival season and a pushed-back marriage season have result... »


Modi to brainstorm with bankers on reforms on Jan 3

Shishir Sinha

A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi To focus on rising NPAs, demand for capital »


Sony releases The Interview online with help of Google, Microsoft


Google and Microsoft have joined forces with Sony, using their online might to release “The Inte... »  
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PM vows to deliver open, accountable administration


Narendra Modi, Prime Minister On ‘Good Governance Day’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said efforts are being made for “re... »
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Reliance signs shipping agreement for ethane imports

Suresh P Iyengar

A view of the Reliance Hazira Petrochemical complex in Gujarat. (file photo) Reliance Industries has signed an agreement with Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd, one of the world’s larges... »
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For BJP, Assembly wins raise Rajya Sabha hopes

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday KAMAL NARANG Jaitley eyes ‘creeping acquisitions’ in the Upper House »


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Copper in danger of falling below ₹400/kg on MCX

Gurumurthy K., BL Research Bureau

The sharp reversal from the low of ₹401.25 a kg in copper futures traded on the Multi Co... »


Jute packaging set for more cuts next year

Amiti Sen

The jute industry, which is struggling to cope with sharp fall in orders of jute bags, ha... »


Reliance Capital ropes in Sumitomo as strategic partner


Anil Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Capital (file photo) Firming up its plans to set up a bank, Anil Ambani group firm Reliance Capital today roped in Ja... »
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Governments in Jharkhand, J&K within a week, says BJP

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Savouring victory Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah at the party's parliamentary board meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday Jaitley heads for J&K even as Congress mulls options »
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Andrew Yule to bid for sick, closed Darjeeling tea gardens

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New initiatives Kallol Datta, CMD, Andrew Yule & Company
Limited, poses with company tea products before a press
conference to focus on value-addition to meet the changing
requirements of customers ASHOKE CHAKRABARTY Andrew Yule & Co Ltd (AYL), which has 15 tea gardens under its control, is likely to... »
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Mecca of patriarchy


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Find services in your backyard, here and now

Navadha Pandey

One-year-old FindYahan also allows individuals to market their skills »


Pay extra for making calls using Airtel’s mobile internet


Bharti Airtel customers will now have to pay extra if they are making calls on Skype, Viber or o... »

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The city of art

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A fine line: Gulammohammed Sheikh’s ‘Balancing Act’ is a public sculptural installation in Vasco da Gama Square that depicts acrobats on a tightrope, performing before a ruler and his court. - Photo: H Vibhu The Kochi-Muziris Biennale uses the city as a wellspring and not merely a venue. Held over three months and with nearly 100 artists, it has plenty for all »
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