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'Make in India' campaign to target 10% growth in manufacturing

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The 'Make in India’ campaign to be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week will aim a... »

Sridharan tours Vijayawada for metro rail feasibility

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Govt to roll out MSMEs policy soon

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The Centre is likely to bring in a new micro small and medium enterprise (MSMEs) policy... »

GST implementation from April 2016 will be feasible: Revenue Secy


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W. Bengal registers 110% growth in State Plan release

Finance, Commerce and Industry and IT Minister, Amit Mitra. (file photo)

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West Bengal has witnessed a 109.73 per cent increase in State Plan release till September 15 thi... »



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Some American tips for a swach Bharat

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An aye for unity

Shortly after the issue was decided, British Prime Minister David Cameron told his countrymen in... »



The BJP’s in a spot

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The BJP has slipped into a fragile situation in astoundingly quick time: it won only 12 of the 33... »


Mandolin Shrinivas passes away

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Out of Africa? No, say Indian holiday-makers


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No saree, no G-20 reception

Press Trust of India

Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who lost her luggage while travelling from India, mi... »


Centre urges tea industry to increase funding in research

Pratim Ranjan Bose

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On a house hunt? Keep the broker out

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Stuart Miles/ G Anand, a resident of Andheri, in Mumbai, recently found himself in the unenviable position... »
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Massive Andromeda galaxy will eat the Milky Way


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BJP-Sena alliance on verge of collapse

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BJP president The 25-year-old alliance between the BJP and the Shiv Sena was on the verge of collapse o... »



Make fitness a lifestyle choice

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Fitness is about making a lifestyle choice for daily living. I try to pack in as much activity d... »


Dementia must be recognised as a major public health concern

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Coca-Cola India launches zero sugar soft drink

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New distribution strategy: Venkatesh Kini, President, Coca-Cola India,
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PM Modi: al Qaeda is delusional; Indian Muslims will live and die for country

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Prime Minister Modi. (file photo). Ahead of his visit to the US later this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that... »
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RBI cautions banks on misuse of Jan Dhan Yojana scheme


The Reserve Bank today warned the banks to be more careful while opening accounts under the Jan... »
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New rules open door for firms to exit price-controlled drugs

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Pharmaceutical companies making essential drugs now have an easier option to discontinue pr... »


'Diversion of capital, use of debt as capital lead to defaults'

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Deepak Narang, Executive Director, United Bank of India, flanked by Sunil Kanoria (Left), Vice Chairman, SREI, and Sanjay Jhunjhunwala, CEO, Mani Group, at the Assocham CFO Conclave in Kolkata on Friday. Photo: Ashoke Chakrabarty Deepak Narang, Executive Director of United Bank of India, on Friday said here at an Assocham-or... »



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More than 90 per cent of children in the US in the 6-18 age group consume more sodium than recomm... »

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