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Through the ‘Sukrutham’ scheme, the Kerala Government aims to take advanced cancer treatment to the poorest »

Petrol, diesel cheaper by about ₹2/litre

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For the second time in two-weeks, the public sector oil marketing companies have cut the retail... »

Fadnavis sworn in as Maharashtra CM; Uddhav attends swearing-in

Devendra Fadnavis


Devendra Fadnavis was today sworn in as Chief Minister of Maharashtra where BJP formed its gover... »

Markets hit a high on surprise widening of stimulus by Japan

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Global markets, including India, rallied after the Bank of Japan (BoJ) accelerated its quanti... »

Now, TN coast may be bracing for a cyclone next week

Vinson Kurian

Erstwhile Arabian Sea cyclone Nilofar may have died out, but it is now the turn of the Ba... »

2G case: Raja, Kanimozhi charged with money laundering


Former Telecom Minister A Raja was in “connivance” with MP Kanimozhi, DMK supremo M Karunanidhi’... »

Ex Alstom India MD to appear in UK court in graft case


Robert Hallet, the former managing director of Alstom Transport India, is set to appear... »




Call the Shahi Imam’s bluff

Syed Ahmed Bukhari

Poornima Joshi

The political stunt being pulled by Syed Ahmed Bukhari, the Imam of the Jama Masjid in Delhi, is... »

M&As shackled by labour laws

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Gaurav Singhi/Soumya Shanker

After the general elections in April-May, India is sensing a revival of industrial growth. Th... »


Of risk and return

News that a group of NRI investors are suing the ICICI group because they lost money in a venture... »


What will it take to clean the Ganga?

Flowers and filth Signs of a dying river

KP Prabhakaran Nair

The Government launched the first phase of the Ganga Action Plan (GAP-1) in 1986; 25 cities i... »

Gold & Silver

Gold tanks on global crash; silver sinks

Press Trust of India

Silver nosedived by a whopping ₹1,300 to end at ₹37,035 per kg from ₹38,335 on Thursday. Gold suffered its biggest fall in over 15 months and closed below the key ₹26,000 per 10... »


India's recent policy changes could accelerate growth: Moody's

K R Srivats

India’s recent economic, financial and fiscal measures will — if successfully implemented — sust... »


Nilofar loses cyclone tag; now, Bay could spring a surprise

Vinson Kurian

Satellite image taken on Oct 31, 2014. Cyclone Nilofar has weakened into a depression, and is wallowing in the northeast Arabian Sea, 4... »


Now, TN coast may be bracing for a cyclone next week

Vinson Kurian

Erstwhile Arabian Sea cyclone Nilofar may have died out, but it is now the turn of the Ba... »
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Gold under pressure as most supports weaken

G Chandrashekhar

Gold prices have once again failed to hold on to the recent gains and are currently testing k... »
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Azam Khan on collision course with SP bosses

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Azam Khan The differences between senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan and the party leadership... »
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Core sector growth slows down to 1.9 per cent in September

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Growth of eight core industries slowed down to 1.9 per cent in September 2014 (year-on-year) as... »


Flat tractor sales dentM&M profit in Q2

Our Bureau

Revenue from the automotive segment stood at Rs 6,135.69 crore, an increase of 6.14 per cent as compared to Rs 5,780.52 crore in the same quarter a year ago. Hurt by flat growth of its tractor segment, auto major Mahindra and Mahindra Limited posted a 4. »


Jaitley expects inflation to dip further; says GDP growth may touch 5.9%

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Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister (file photo) With the softening of international prices of crude oil and food items in the domestic market, F... »


New ATM usage regime kicks in today

Our Bureau

Some concession: The reduction in number of free ATMs does not apply to small, no-frills account holders. Banks could face issues when they usher in, with effect from November 1, the new restricted f... »
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Power situation remains grim as demand outstrips supply

GK Nair

A view of the Cheruthoni dam in Idukki. The current storage levels in the
State reservoirs are at the 10-year average level. H VIBHU Increasing demand for power without a corresponding growth in generation is likely to per... »
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Eight stocks that will gain from sliding oil

Crude oil prices have dropped more than 35 per cent since June, driven by multiple factors, incl... »
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Ex-Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson passes away


Former Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson, wanted in India in connection with the 1984 Bhopal g... »


PM flags off ‘run for unity’ on Sardar Patel’s birth anniversary


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel a... »


Higher tax refunds put pressure on fiscal deficit

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that higher tax refunds are putting pressure on the fiscal... »

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