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Demand dip slows manufacturing to nine-month low in September

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Manufacturing sector activity in September grew at its slowest pace in nine months due to weaker... »

First-time buyers bring cheer to auto firms

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With strong festival season demand kicking in, especially from first-time buyers... »

‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign kicks off generating paper waste

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The ‘Swachh Bharat’ (Clean India) campaign, to be launched on Thursday by the Prime Minis... »

MCF halts production at Mangalore unit

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On a day open offers for Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizer by Deepak Fertilisers and rival Z... »

Gold at Asiad to pack a punch for brand ‘Mary’

Mary Kom celebrates after winning the gold in women's flyweight boxing event at the Asian Games in Incheon on Wednesday.

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Winning the Gold at the Asian Games and being the first Indian woman boxer to do that is seen... »



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Wrong climate in India

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Censor and sensibility


Another Austen pastiche?

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The saath-saath moment

It is both interesting and revealing that while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on his maiden of... »


Well begun, but lots to be done

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The road to smart cities

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In less than two months since ₹7,060 crore was allocated to shaping the ‘100 Smart Cities’ vi... »



MCX-copper can witness fresh fall after resistance at ₹420/kg

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The copper futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) witnessed a sharp rise... »


RTI under threat

Pankaj KP Shreyaskar

The Right to Information was supposedly India’s version of glasnost. The law beca... »

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Sell, if gold rallies to $1,230-35/ounce

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Comex gold futures ended lower on Wednesday as the dollar rose to a nine-month high against a ba... »


MNCs line up for a slice of India’s smart-city pie

Sangeetha Chengappa

Big money Industry estimates there is a $35-billion IoT opportunity in
India, of which smart cities are an integral part. DAVOODA/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM The buzz around smart cities created after the Modi Government announced an investment of $1. »
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How prices of crude oil are dragging rates of agricultural commodities

MR Subramani

At $96.98 a barrel currently, Brent crude prices have dropped some 12 per cent over the last... »
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US, India to collaborate on Mars exploration


India and the US, after sending their own respective spacecraft into Mars’ orbit, have now agree... »
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Mary Kom’s gold, Tintu’s silver keeps India in 10th spot


Mary Kom (file photo). M C Mary Kom today became the first Indian woman boxer to clinch a gold medal in the Asian Games... »


Progressive farming isn’t possible without agro-chemicals

Tomojit Basu

India Insecticides Ltd (IIL) and Japanese firm Otsuka AgriTechno Co Ltd (OAT) have operat... »


We try to leverage women’s strengths, capabilities to drive economic activities: Mahila Bank CMD

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Usha Ananthasubramanian, CMD, Bharatiya Mahila Bank The 10-month-old Bharatiya Mahila Bank, which aims to economically empower Indian women,... »


Coal block cancellations could trigger reforms, says S&P

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Better environment Transparent allocation will enhance profitability The recent cancellation of coal block allocations by the apex court provides an opportunity f... »
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Modi’s US visit disappointing, says Cong

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Much in a name Protesting Congress activists, in Kolkata on Wednesay, seek an apology from Prime
Minister Narendra Modi for his recent speech in New York, where he called Gandhiji ‘Mohanlal’
Karamchand Gandhi. PTI The Congress has termed the US visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “disappointing.” The par... »
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Rajan rules out guidelines on wholesale banks

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Raghuram Rajan, RBI Governor Non-banking finance companies and other entities wanting to venture into the wholesale b... »
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‘Nearly half of world’s older people do not get pension’

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Polling officers need to be more sensitive to people’s needs. On the day a ₹ 1,000/month minimum pension scheme was launched in India, an ILO policy p... »


There were no secret talks between Gadkari and Raj Thackeray: BJP

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Prakash Javadekar The BJP has denied that party leader and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and chief of Mahara... »


Steady growth ahead for IT firms in Q2

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A weak rupee coupled with robust demand trends in the US may propel frontline IT compani... »

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More brain than brawn

Tarsh Thekaekara

Mammoth glories: Mahouts return with their elephants and calves in Jalpaiguri
district, West Bengal Bharathan, the elephant, has learnt to outsmart humans. Ideas of ‘culture’ rather than Darwinian evolution help explain this confounding elephant behaviour »
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