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India's ambitious project remains divided between those who believe in its potential to generate power and provide irrigation and those who warn about its ecological consequences, says AM Jigeesh. »

Cognizant to acquire TriZetto for $2.7 bn

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Cognizant Technology Solutions will acquire US-based healthcare IT service provider TriZetto for... »

₹20,000-cr boost for small units in capital goods sector

Heavy Industries Minister Anant Geete

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Taking what is seen as first step towards the ‘Made in India’ concept announced by Prime... »

Axis Bank provides e-surveillance at ATMs

E-Surveillance has a reminder facility too that helps the bank in avoiding misuse of ATMs / branch premises by even the vendors.

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Axis Bank, India’s third largest private sector bank, today announced the launch of e-surveillan... »
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Farm loans: Interest subvention, waiver schemes distort price of credit

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Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan on Monday warned that interest subventions and... »

Dipping commodity prices bring inflation down in August

The wholesale price index for August has come in at a five-year low of 3.74 per cent.


A sharp fall in global commodity prices had a salutary impact on wholesale price index (WPI)-bas... »





Is rising income inequality inevitable?

Share it The recent fall in inequality in Latin America shows local policies can make an effect Rising inequality is now a concern on everyone’s minds, even amongst the rich. Unequal societies... »



All you wanted to know about: Prohibition

Mahatma Gandhi considered alcohol consumption a social evil. With this in mind, the directive pr... »


Waiting for recovery

The surge of hope generated by the first quarter growth numbers (5.7 per cent) has ebbed somewhat... »



The Indo-Pak war we’re losing

Caricatures al l Indian soaps are replete with banal stereotypes Remember the good old days of Doordarshan when we were treated to serials such as Hum Log ... »

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Systems failure in Air India

What do some senior bureaucrats do when they hang up their boots? Like Vinod Rai, former Comptrol... »



Palm oil to test supports, rise

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Malaysian palm oil futures on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives hit a one-month high on Monday l... »

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Career Point (₹134.8)

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Investors with a short-term perspective and high risk appetite can consider buying the st... »  



MCX-gold faces key resistances ahead

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The gold futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) has tumbled 1.8 pe... »


Non-basmati rice exporters keen to scale Chinese wall

Vishwanath Kulkarni

Indian rice exporters keen to tap the Chinese market want the Union Government to take up the... »
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On a house hunt? Keep the broker out

Arvind Jayaram

Stuart Miles/ G Anand, a resident of Andheri, in Mumbai, recently found himself in the unenviable position... »
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Mars Mission to be inserted into Mars orbit on Sept 24

Anil Urs

India's Mars Mission will enter the sphere of influence of Mars on September 22, said V Koteswar... »
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Vegoil imports at a record high on Malaysian duty-free exports

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Vegetable oil imports increased 75 per cent in August to touch a record high of 1,333,480... »

Mobiles & Tablets

Google launches Android One mobiles at Rs 6,399

S Ronendra Singh

Sundar Pichai at Android One Launch in New Delhi on Monday Google on Monday launched the much awaited Android One based mobile phones with handset makers M... »


NCDEX’s forward trading in maize, sugar from Sept 25

MR Subramani

Samir Shah, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, NCDEX The National Commodities and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) will launch forward trading in... »


‘You need to adapt to do business in India’

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ERIC LENSEIGNE Country Director, Thales India Eric Lenseigne, Country Director, Thales India, feels this is a country with endless... »
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100 days: Chandrababu’s hits and misses


Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and colleagues at the Cabinet meeting in Hyderabad on Monday. The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s first 100 days in office can be describe... »
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NTPC to invest ₹7,000 cr in large solar parks in AP

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NTPC Limited, NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited and Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited are... »
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Nilekani: No question of returning to Infosys

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Nandan Nilekani Infosys co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer Nandan Nilekani has categorically stated t... »


Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena rejects BJP’s demand for 135 seats; parleys continue

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Amid negotiations Uddhav Thackeray The 25-year-old alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena could be facing turbul... »


FICCI-IBA Banking Conclave

PSBs against increase in ATM interchange fee

Beena Parmar

Banks that have fewer ATMs will have to incur cost. So, naturally there is general reluctance from public sector banks to increase the interchange fee, says a banker. With most public sector banks unwilling to increase the interchange or the interbank ATM usage f... »

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