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Scots spurn independence, vote to stay within UK

Vidya Ram

Voters enter a polling station to place their votes during the referendum on Scottish independence in Pitlochry, Scotland on September 18, 2014. In a historic referendum watched closely by the world, voters in Scotland rejected independence... »
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Pharma cos not to be impacted by NPPA's curb on anti-infective drugs

Nalinakanthi V, BL Research Bureau

Following the move of the drug price regulator – National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority-- to... »

Sensex ends marginally in the red

Our Bureau/Agencies

The Sensex and the Nifty ended the session near flat due to profit-taking by funds and retail in... »

Mandolin Shrinivas passes away

Carnatic musician Mandolin U. Srinivas. (file photo)

Child prodigy-turned-master musician Mandolin U. Shrinivas (45) passed away on September 19, 201... »

New plant in AP, Aug sales volume drive Hero MotoCorp shares

Parvatha Vardhini, BL Research Bureau

The Hero MotoCorp stock has moved up by 8 per cent this week. Apart from the market preference f... »

Kotak buys PineBridge Mutual Fund assets in India

Our Bureau

In a sign of further consolidation in the overcrowded mutual fund industry, Kotak Mahindra Asset... »

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Mine it, use it, don’t export it

Our black gold Safer at home PAUL NORONHA

Sanak Mishra

The revival of manufacturing in India, coupled with increased exports of finished goods, will... »

Some American tips for a swach Bharat

Clean the world Make it a better place M Moorthy

Bharati Chaturvedi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made impassioned pleas for a swach Bharat, a clean In... »

Editorial

An aye for unity

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

Opinion

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

The BJP’s in a spot

A Srinivas

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

Politics

PM Modi: al Qaeda is delusional; Indian Muslims will live and die for country

Our Bureau/Agencies

Prime Minister Modi. (file photo). Ahead of his visit to the US later this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that... »

Agri-biz

Kharif output likely to drop from last year, could improve: Ministry

Tomojit Basu

A shortfall in rain from the delayed monsoon is likely to see total crop production fall from the highs seen last year. The first advance Kharif foodgrain production estimates released by the Government here on Frida... »

Economy

New rules open door for firms to exit price-controlled drugs

Our Bureau

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

Agri-biz

Worried over low prices, rubber growers stop tapping

Aravindan

Rubber prices have dropped to levels of ₹120 a kg despite efforts to prevent the downtrend in ru... »
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On a house hunt? Keep the broker out

Arvind Jayaram

Stuart Miles/shutterstock.com G Anand, a resident of Andheri, in Mumbai, recently found himself in the unenviable position... »
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Science

Massive Andromeda galaxy will eat the Milky Way

PTI

Massive galaxies in the Universe have stopped making their own stars and are instead snacking on... »
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MY FIVE

Make fitness a lifestyle choice

Gul Panag

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

Pulse

Dementia must be recognised as a major public health concern

KPM Basheer

In the award-winning Malayalam movie, Thanmaathra, actor Mohanlal plays the role... »

Pulse

FROM THE CDC

US kids ODing on salt

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

Companies

Coca-Cola India launches zero sugar soft drink

Our Bureau

New distribution strategy: Venkatesh Kini, President, Coca-Cola India,
with actor Farhan Akhtar, at the launch of Coke Zero in New Delhi on
Friday. - RAMESH SHARMA Coca-Cola India has launched its zero sugar soft drink — Coca-Cola Zero — in line with its st... »
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Politics

PM Modi: al Qaeda is delusional; Indian Muslims will live and die for country

Our Bureau/Agencies

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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Banking

RBI cautions banks on misuse of Jan Dhan Yojana scheme

PTI

The Reserve Bank today warned the banks to be more careful while opening accounts under the Jan... »
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Stocks

SEBI working on norms to clear FPO in 45 days

Shishir Sinha

Listed companies will not have to wait longer to sell shares through follow-on public off... »

Companies

Innovation, only source of competitive advantage, says PepsiCo’s Shivakumar

Our Bureau

D. Shivakumar, Chairman & CEO, PepsiCo India. (file photo) Why do companies need to constantly innovate? For the good reason that it’s the only competitive... »

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Govts supporting subsidies in cotton, says global body

G Chandrashekhar

Across ten countries, Government support to cotton has continued to be high. Subsidies in... »

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Unknown banker

Ravi Subramanian

Hari Nadkarni was sweating by the time he reached home. Obesity, cholesterol, diabetes and other... »

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