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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 »

Sensex rallies 517 points on value-buying in blue-chips, positive global cues

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Indian equity shares surged close to 2 per cent on value-buying in blue-chips, while strength in... »

RBI eases bad loans provisioning norms

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The Reserve Bank of India on Monday relaxed provisioning rules against bad loans by allowing ban... »

Oil prices to stabilise as demand rises: Poll

The poll forecasts brent to average $59.20 and US crude $53.60 in 2015. It sees prices rising further in 2016 and 2017.


Oil prices should stabilise in the second half of this year and rise in 2016 and 2017 as... »

BHEL bags Rs 5,000-cr contract from Telangana power utility

BHEL’s scope of work in the project includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of 4x270 MW thermal sets on EPC basis.

Shishir Sinha

Power equipment manufacturer, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has bagged an order worth over... »

ICICI Bank to repartriate capital from overseas subsidiaries

Beena Parmar

ICICI Bank has commenced its efforts to repatriate capital worth $175 million and C$155 million... »

Transformers and Rectifiers zooms on order win

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The Transformers and Rectifiers stock rallied 20 per cent on Monday, following a huge... »



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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

The elixir of life: It's everyone's right SUSAN QUINLAND-STRINGER/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM


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... »

News expands into professional services with home marketplace

Reuters Inc is launching a home services marketplace that will connect customers with electri... »


Clipping RBI’s wings is a bad idea

Andy Mukherjee

RBI Governor Raguram Rajan (file photo) Rajan's international stature may not be enough to protect the RBI. India's central bank is facing an assault on its authority. Powerful opponents in New Delhi want... »


Google Glass could teach you to dance!


Google plans on creating a system by which Google Glass can recommend dance moves to those who wear the high tech device. Got two left feet? Don’t worry, Google Glass could teach you to dance by identifying songs and s... »


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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India rejects BP's request to market jet fuel


BP Plc applied for a jet fuel marketing licence for the second time last year. File Photo India has rejected a request from BP Plc to be allowed to sell jet fuel to the booming aviation... »
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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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China mulls harvesting solar power from space


Space-based solar power China plans to build a huge solar power station 36,000 kilometres above the ground in an attempt... »


It takes 38 minutes to fall through the Earth!


Falling through the Earth It would only take a person 38 minutes to fall all the way through the centre of the Earth, i... »


Rupee trading weak at 62.67


The rupee was trading weak by 26 paise at 62.67 in the evening session due to rise in the Americ... »


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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World leaders’ personal details leaked at G20


The G20 leaders depicted in this November 14, 2014 are (front row, L-R), U.S. President Barack Obama, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, (back row, L-R), Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, South African President Jacob Zuma, China's President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Brisbane. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is among 31 world leaders whose personal details were inadvertently... »
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Aam Aadmi party is doing alright: Kejriwal


Aam Admi Party (AAP) is “doing alright”, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today after t... »
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Shipbuilding potential must be used under ‘Make in India’: PM


A delegation from the maritime sector led by Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari meeting the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on the National Maritime Day, in New Delhi on Monday. The Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, P. Radhakrishnan is also seen. India has great potential in the area of shipbuilding, and this must be pursued as part of the ’... »


Neem-coated urea mandatory for 75% of domestic production


Government has made it mandatory for domestic fertiliser firms to “neem coat” at least 75 per... »


MCA softens stand on `deposits’ for private companies

K. R. Srivats

The Corporate Affairs Ministry (MCA) has softened the ‘deposits’ blow on private compani... »

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Living out loud

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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 »



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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