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    Seed firms begin field trials of GM crops in Maharashtra

    RAHUL WADKE

    At least five large seed companies, including Monsanto, Mahyco and BASF, have started field t... »

    GE: ‘Cautious optimism’ on India’s policy environment

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    Thomas K Thomas

    Projects need to be put on stream quickly, says top official of GE »

    How Sachin transformed an Andhra Pradesh village

    Smart progress Concrete roads lined with tiled pavements at Puttamraju Kandriga village, which was adopted by Sachin Tendulkar RAGHUVIR SRINIVASAN

    Raghuvir Srinivasan

    Concrete roads, a sewage treatment plant, 24-hour power supply — Puttamraju Kandriga has them all…and more »

    Debroy panel proposes separating Railways infrastructure, operations

    Mamuni Das

    Suggests slew of measures to mobilise resources, rejig sector »

    Videocon d2h gets listed on Nasdaq

    Bindu D Menon

    Even as the Securities and Exchange Board of India is intensifying its efforts to get Indian... »

    India’s external debt stands at $461.9 bn as of end-Dec: Govt

    Reuters

    India's external debt stood at $461.9 billion as of end-December, up 3.5 per cent from end-March... »

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    Raghuvir Srinivasan

    It’s a different innings for Sachin

    Master stroke Paving the way for development in Puttamraju RAGHUVIR SRINIVASAN How the cricketing legend has turned around the fortunes of a nondescript village in Andhra Pradesh »
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    “I want to do something all over the nation”

    Sachin Tendulkar

    Raghuvir Srinivasan

    Puttamraju Kandriga may well become a model for MPs who wish to adopt a village as part of the S... »

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    A fine balance

    The differences over the constitution of the Monetary Policy Committee should be ironed out by providing the Centre with a voice and the RBI governor with a veto »

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    Investment treaties are a knotty affair

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    Ritesh Kumar Singh

    India’s been at the receiving end of many MNCs. Is that why the government’s doing a rethink on arbitration abroad? »

    Relocating India’s capital

    Open the gates Move out VV Krishnan

    Anjani Kumar

    There are advantages to a new location in the centre of the country. Better security and a smaller population, for starters »

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    Chambal Fertilisers & Chemicals (₹67.5)

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    Investors with a short-term perspective can buy the stock of Chambal Fertilisers & Ch... »  

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    MCX silver near key support

    Gurumurthy K, BL Research Bureau

    The corrective fall in silver futures traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) is nearing an... »

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    MCX nickel (₹800/kg): SELL

    Gurumurthy K, BL Research Bureau

    Nickel has been tumbling continuously since September. Weak demand for stainless steel, high inv... »

    Economy

    Core industries growth falls to 1.4% in February

    K.R. Srivats

    Growth in eight core industries fell to 1.4 per cent in February, against 6.1 per cent in same m... »
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    Companies

    The West has a soft spot for India: Honeywell official

    Debabrata Das

    SHANE TEDJARATI, President and CEO, Global High Growth Regions, Honeywell India is providing Honeywell International Inc not just business opportunities but also g... »
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    Start-ups give thumps up to SEBI’s new listing norms

    Priyanka Pani/ Adith Charlie

    Market regulator SEBI’s proposal to ease listing norms for technology start-ups has got a... »
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    India Carpet Expo generates Rs 650 cr business

    PTI

    The four—day India Carpet Expo drew 372 buyers from all over the world and generated business wo... »

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    I-T dept publishes names of big tax defaulters

    PTI

    The Income-Tax department today took to the strategy of ‘naming and shaming’ of some large tax d... »

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    SBI preps the pitch to dilute its stake in insurance businesses

    Radhika Merwin

    The passage of the long-pending Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015 — which has increased the... »

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    ICC rankings: Kohli, Dhawan, Dhoni on top 10 list

    PTI

    (From Left) Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and M S Dhoni during a practice session. File Photo A lacklustre World Cup performance notwithstanding, Virat Kohli remained the highest-placed Indi... »
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    Iran, powers push for nuclear deal as deadline nears

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    Representatives of European and world powers are seen prior to a meeting at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne on Monday. The foreign ministers of Iran and six world powers met on Monday in a final push for a preliminary nuclear accord less than two days before their deadline as Tehran showed signs of backing away from previous compromise offers. Iran and six world powers ramped up the pace at Tuesday's negotiations over a preliminary deal o... »
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    Kerala Excise Minister, next target of bar scam

    Vinson Kurian

    K Babu Bar owners group head Biju Ramesh submits fresh evidence against K Babu »
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    Samsung mobile chief's salary doubles to $13 mn in 2014

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    Samsung's mobile division head JK Shin while presenting the Galaxy S6 smartphone at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on March 1, 2015. File image Samsung Electronics Co Ltd paid co-chief executive J.K. Shin, who oversaw the company's ascent t... »

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    Singapore teen arrested for anti-Lee Kuan online comments

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    The teenager celebrated the death of Singapore's founding father Lee, who died last week aged 91 and was cremated after a state funeral on Sunday. File Photo A Singapore teenager, who criticised Lee Kuan Yew on social media soon after the former leader's... »

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    Snapdeal takes majority stake in RupeePower

    Navadha Pandey

    Kunal Bahl Snapdeal has ventured into financial services by acquiring a majority stake in digital financial... »

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    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 »

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    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. »
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