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    PM calls for lowering oil & gas imports to 67% by 2022

    Shishir Sinha

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at the Urja Sangam 2015 at Vigyan Bhavan ,in New Delhi on MArch 27, 2015. Photo: Kamal Narang Domestic natural gas prices will come down to $5.02 per mBtu: Oil Ministry sources »

    Countdown begins for launch of IRNSS-1D

    IRNSS-1D at clean room of SDSC SHAR

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    Countdown began today for the launch of India’s latest navigation satellite IRNSS-1D onboard PSL... »

    Nifty call: Go short with a stop-loss at 8,465

    Gurumurthy K, BL Research Bureau

    Nifty April Futures (8,440) The Nifty futures contract is pausing in the early t... »

    Idea is the top bidder in spectrum auction

    S Ronendra Singh

    Tariff hike will be marginal, claims Government »

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    Are we really educating India?

    Play ball Give the teachers something to stand on V Ganesan

    R Krishna Kumar

    Teachers need to be at the centre of education policy, not infrastructure. They must be trained appropriately for the job »

    Towards 5G and beyond

    On fire The mobile revolution shumbrat/shutterstock.com

    Ishwar Parulkar

    The Indian mobile phone user will have far-reaching global impact on this transformational technology and its uses »

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    Reinventing Muni bonds

    SEBI’s new regulations open up a new and reasonably safe avenue for investing in city corporations »

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    Rajkamal Rao

    The tech worker visa programme is a crucial pillar in US-India commerce. Nasscom must see the headwinds and act »

    Black and white

    Mohan R Lavi

    We don’t need another law on black money »

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    Outlook turns bullish for MCX-Crude Oil

    Gurumurthy K, BL Research Bureau

    The outlook for the crude oil futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MC... »

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    L&T eyeing acquisitions in IT, tech services verticals, says AM Naik

    S Shanker/Thomas K Thomas

    AM Naik Multi-billion-dollar conglomerate L&T is seeking to expand its information technolog... »

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    Dhanushkodi to be fully connected by roadways in less than a year

    TE Raja Simhan

    Pilgrims use vans or jeeps on their rough journey through the sand dunes
to Dhanushkodi from Muhuntharayar Chathiram - TE RAJA SIMHAN The bumpy and uncomfortable ride over sand dunes to reach Dhanushkodi, the south-easter... »

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    PM calls for lowering oil & gas imports to 67% by 2022

    Shishir Sinha

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at the Urja Sangam 2015 at Vigyan Bhavan ,in New Delhi on MArch 27, 2015. Photo: Kamal Narang Domestic natural gas prices will come down to $5.02 per mBtu: Oil Ministry sources »
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    SBI to dilute stake in non-life JV to 51%

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    State Bank of India has decided to dilute its stake in SBI General Insurance from... »
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    Honda Cars to invest Rs 380 cr in Rajasthan plant

    S Ronendra Singh

    Honda Cars India Limited on Friday said it will invest Rs 380 crore in its Tapukara plant in Raj... »
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    Agri-biz

    Higher tariff in India takes juice off US pears

    Amrita Nair-Ghaswalla

    Ample demand from China and India for US pears is expected to keep pear growers in Americ... »

    International

    Germanwings jet crash: Audio shows pilot locked out of cockpit

    Reuters

    A French gendarme helicopter flies over the crash site of an Airbus A320, near Seyne-les-Alpes, March 25, 2015. French investigators will sift through debris from the wreckage on Wednesday for clues into why a German Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline plowed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 people on board including 16 schoolchildren returning from an exchange trip to Spain. Photo: Reuters Cockpit voice recordings from the German jet that crashed in the Alps showed one of the pilots l... »

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    TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

    Buy Comex gold if it dips to $1,190-95/oz

    Gnanasekaar T

    Stop-loss:$1,175; target: $1,225 »

    Agri-biz

    Agri Ministry lowers crop damage estimates

    Our Bureau

    The Agriculture Ministry has lowered its estimates of Rabi crop damage due to unseasonal... »
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    Sports

    New Zealand will have to dig deep against Australia: Crowe

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    Former New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe With New Zealand at the cusp of World Cup glory, former captain Martin Crowe has said the Black... »
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    National

    ‘IT sector’s growth at 12-14 per cent assured’

    Our Bureau

    Souvenir being released by RINL Director (Projects), PC Mohapatra, Executive Chairman of Cyient BVR Mohan Reddy ,RINL Chairman-cum-MD, P Madhusudan, ECIL CMD P Sudhakar, CSI national president, HR Mohan and Andhra University College of Engineering Vice-Principal PS Avadhani in Vizag - CV SUBRAHMANYAM The growth of IT sector at 12-14 per cent per annum is assured and there need be no appre... »
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    News

    Khemka: My action vindicated by CAG report, but I continue to suffer

    PTI

    IAS officer Ashok Khemka A senior IAS officer of Haryana Ashok Khemka today said his action in the Vadra-DLF land-licence... »

    Companies

    Transfer of Indian assets to Cairn taxable

    Lokeshwarri SK

    .RAKESH NANGIA, Managing Partner, Nangia & Co The income-tax department slapping tax demands of ₹20,495 crore on Vedanta Group- controlled... »

    Economy

    Centre re-working draft offset policy to exempt small contracts

    Amiti Sen

    Ismagilov Cabinet note being finalised by CoS may have higher threshold limit, fewer sectors »

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    Roasted in Kashi

    Shreevatsa Nevatia

    Unmasked: When jibes about the prime minister’s girth become repetitious, gods feature as protagonists in Varanasi’s bawdy verse. While bans and censure have become all too common in India, ribaldry is certainly more than kosher in Varanasi. Rather than being encumbered by its religiosity, poets find their licence in this Dionysian city »

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    Shape up or ship out

    Vincent Digonnet

    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. »

    What can be better than driving the MINI…driving the MINI Cooper S of course! »

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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 fraterni... »

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