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    Debris of fire cracker unit that was destroyed in an explosion in Pingla, West Midnapore, West Bengal on Thursday. Photographer: Samir Mandal.

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    11 killed in blast in West Midnapore fire cracker unit

    Abhishek Law

    Debris of fire cracker unit that was destroyed in an explosion in Pingla, West Midnapore, West Bengal on Thursday. Photographer: Samir Mandal. At least 11 people were killed following a blast in a firecracker factory at Pingla in the West... »
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    SEBI’s guidance to Cipla

    Why does the Cipla family want to vote as one?

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    YK Hamied, Chairman, Cipla Drugmaker Cipla is not new to questions on succession plans and the role of the promoter family’... »

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    TVS Motor Company (₹226)

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    11 killed in blast in West Midnapore fire cracker unit

    Abhishek Law

    Debris of fire cracker unit that was destroyed in an explosion in Pingla, West Midnapore, West Bengal on Thursday. Photographer: Samir Mandal. At least 11 people were killed following a blast in a firecracker factory at Pingla in the West... »
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    Bay of Bengal ‘low’ delayed as Pacific typhoon looks the other way

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    Desi cotton poised to comeback in North

    Vishwanath Kulkarni

    Desi cotton is set to stage a comeback in North India this year. Lured by relative... »

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    Cement demand likely to grow by 7% during FY16: ICRA

    PTI

    Riding high on the improvement in infrastructure, investment cycle the demand for cement is likely to grow by nearly 6.5—7 per cent during FY16, says rating agency ICRA. Riding high on the improvement in infrastructure, investment cycle and overall economy, the deman... »

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    From a robust 30 per cent during the boom years a decade ago, the IT
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