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    Centre reviewing FDI policy in pharma sector

    Amiti Sen

    Unabated takeovers of Indian drug companies and negligible investments in greenfield or new proj... »

    F1: Sebastian Vettel romps home in Malaysia

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    The 17th edition of the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang will be memorable for Sebastian Vettel as... »
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    Market poised on the brink

    Lokeshwarri SK

    The first quarter of 2015 has been full of sound and fury signifying nothing; at least in ter... »
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    Gabriel India: Buy

    Parvatha Vardhini C, BL Research Bureau

    Investors can buy shares of Gabriel India to ride on the recovery in the automobile sector. The... »



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    All about game theory

    Vinay Kanchan , creative thinker and brand consultant Sport is something that excites, enthrals and rewards or on occasion even devastates the viewer. »

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    Cricket mad A national pastime Who’s batting for GDP? No one, or so it seemed to a chief executive who was in t... »


    In need of a fix

    As the curtain comes down on the century-old London gold fix, the spotlight is now on the opaque... »



    Access to water is a basic right

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    Two decades ago, a dramatic shift took place in the rules governing the provision of piped munici... »

    The debate on essentials

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    Vaibhav Choukse

    Interoperability is paramount in a world driven by technology. To achieve interoperability betwe... »


    Thousands bid farewell to Lee amid heavy rains


    Pallbearers stand to attention at the coffin of Singapore's former leader Lee Kuan Yew during his funeral at the University Cultural Centre at the National University of Singapore on Sunday. Undeterred by heavy rains, tens of thousands of people today lined a 15 kilometre route in Singa... »  


    'MBA's over but life's race has just begun'

    Vinay Kamath

    Nirmalya Kumar, Member, Group Executive Council, Tata Sons, addressing the 16th convocation of IIM Indore on Saturday. An MBA is a terminal degree and soon as a student enters a job, his or her race to learn has jus... »

    Firm Calls

    Bajaj Finserv: BUY

    A premium opportunity

    Radhika Merwin

    Lifting the FDI cap to 49 per cent will add value to the company’s stock »


    Singapore is a key pillar of India's Act East Policy, says Modi

    Ashwini Phadnis

    A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India's relations with Singapore are one of our strongest... »
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    AC makers bet on smaller cities to drive growth this summer


    Firms like LG, Voltas, Carrier Midea, Daikin, Blue Star and Panasonic are confident that their sales will grow in double-digits this summer. File Photo With summer round the corner, air conditioner makers are gearing up to introduce products with f... »
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    State govt declares floods in Kashmir Valley


    Vechiles wade through a water logged road after heavy rainfall in Anantnag district, South Kashmir on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Photo: Nissar Ahmad The Jammu and Kashmir government today declared a flood situation in Kashmir Valley as Jhelum ri... »
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    Real Assets

    Bullion cues

    Bullion could build on its gains

    Gurumurthy K

    A weak dollar and unrest in West Asia could help the yellow metal »


    World Cup 2015

    Faulkner named man-of-the-match; Starc named player of the tournament


    Australia's Mitchell Starc (C) celebrates with team mates James Faulkner (L) and captain Michael Clarke after bowling New Zealand's captain Brendon McCullum for a duck during their Cricket World Cup final match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday. Fast-bowling all-rounder James Faulkner was named man-of-the-match for his devastating spell whi... »


    Those that lose from rate cuts

    Nalinakanthi V

    While lower interest rates are good for consumers and companies that have borrowed heavi... »


    Dynasty beckons for triumphant Australia


    Australia's captain Michael Clarke holds aloft the Cricket World Cup trophy as he celebrates with team mates after they defeated New Zealand in the final match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on March 29.
Dark sunglasses were the order of the day for Australia's triumphant cricket team on Monday as t... »
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    State govt declares floods in Kashmir Valley


    Vechiles wade through a water logged road after heavy rainfall in Anantnag district, South Kashmir on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Photo: Nissar Ahmad The Jammu and Kashmir government today declared a flood situation in Kashmir Valley as Jhelum ri... »
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    When whole of Delhi was with us, some friends backstabbed: Kejriwal


    When the whole of Delhi was with the Aam Aadmi Party, some “friends backstabbed”, Chief Minister... »
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    World iconic landmarks go dark to observe Earth Hour


    A combination picture shows the city hall before and during the Earth Hour switch-off (clockwise from top L) in Vienna on Saturday night. The Empire State Building dimmed its lights and the Eiffel Tower went dark as iconic landmarks a... »  

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    Passion Pays

    Cut out for brave hearts

    Bhavana Acharya

    MR.LIGHTMAN/ Coloured diamonds suffer from lack of transparency in pricing and value »


    Delhi gutkha ban: implementation is key

    Our Bureau

    The Delhi government’s ban all forms of chewable tobacco, effective from Monday, is a well-inten... »

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    film fatale

    Living out loud

    anna mm vetticad

    Clear cut: Rishi Kapoor is admittedly hurt but won’t withdraw his comments on the beef ban Rishi Kapoor is taking social media by storm, commenting on contentious issues and refusing to be silenced by trolls, in a manner uncharacteristic of mainstream Bollywood »



    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. »

    Companies sitting on a huge pile of debt and struggling to pay interest are the obvious beneficiaries. Nalinakanthi V zooms in on five such stocks »

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