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HDFC Q3 profit up 12% on good demand in small towns

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Housing Development Finance Corporation has posted a 12 per cent growth in its third quarter net... »

Oriental Bank of Commerce net down 91% in Q3

K.R. Srivats

Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) on Thursday reported a 91 per cent decline in net prof... »

Sensex gains 123 points; realty, oil & gas stocks steal the show

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Sensex gained 123 points in volatile trade as investors rolled over their near month position in... »

Foreign investors likely to be allowed T+2 bond settlements from April

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The Reserve Bank of India is expected to extend the time frame for settling Government bond trad... »

Zomato buys Turkey-based Mekanist

Sangeetha Chengappa

Restaurant search service Zomato has acquired Turkey's popular restaurant search service Mekanis... »
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Healthy performance drives up Dr Reddy’s stock

Nalinakanthi V, BL Research Bureau

In a docile market today, the stock of Dr Reddy’s gained almost 4 per cent. This was thanks... »

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G PARTHASARATHY

Ghastly fallout of the Iraq invasion

Brutal, senseless, limitless Jihadi violence has spilled out of control The explosive growth of Sunni extremism has turned the whole world into a dangerous place »

Indian science’s Y chromosome bias

Testing times Let our girls study science and technology V Ganesan

Anu Acharya

Why are women virtually non-existent in the Indian science establishment? »

Editorial

Micromanaging loans

The RBI would do better to empower borrowers rather than regulate the pricing of loans »

Opinion

Needed – a Budget for medium-scale units

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TCA Ranganathan

MSMEs need a helping hand by way of tax breaks and credit guarantees, as exports come under stress »

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RK Laxman and the birth of BusinessLine

Nandini Nair

The cartoonist visited our offices on Jan 27, 1994, and sketched Manmohan Singh as the newspaper was readying for launch »

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Vodafone case: Govt not to appeal against Bombay High Court ruling

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Ravi Shankar Prasad As part of its commitment to create a fair and transparent tax regime for foreign investors,... »

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Samsung's smartphone primacy under threat from Apple after weak Q4

Reuters

South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on January 29, 2015 that October-December profit fell 36 per cent from a year earlier, confirming the firm's first annual earnings decline in three years. The world's top smartphone maker reported a fourth-quarter profit of 5.3 trillion won ($4.88 billion), compared with a 5.2 trillion won profit it guided for earlier this month. Photo: Reuters Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is closer to losing its crown as global smartphone leader after posti... »

Companies

Dr Reddy’s Q3 net declines 7% to Rs 574.5 cr

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Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd has posted a lower net profit of Rs 574.53 crore for the quarter end... »
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International

Fed upbeat on US economy; sticks to rate hike plans

Reuters

The Federal Reserve has said that the US economy is expanding “at a solid pace’’ with strong job... »
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Banking

HDFC Q3 profit up 12% on good demand in small towns

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Housing Development Finance Corporation has posted a 12 per cent growth in its third quarter net... »
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Sangakkara breaks ODI record for dismissals

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Another milestone: Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara took his career tally to 473 dismissals when he caught New Zealand all-rounder Anderson off the bowling of Shaminda Eranga. (File Photo) Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara added another milestone to his already storied career when he broke... »

Mobiles & Tablets

HTC launches new smartphone

Faisal Siddiqui Handset maker HTC today launched a new smartphone ‘Desire 526G+ dual SIM’, priced at Rs 10,400 o... »

Commodities

WEEKLY OUTLOOK

Overall downtrend intact in MCX copper

Gurumurthy K, BL Research Bureau

A fresh leg of down move has begun in copper futures traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX... »

Science

R2R Foundation to promote struggling Indian researchers

PTI

Job opportunities for both home-grown and returning researchers in Indian industry are relatively few, as investment in R&D programmes is comparatively low. S Choudhary returned to India last year with a PhD from University of Freiburg in Germany and wa... »
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Politics

With hordes of party loyalists, Kiran Bedi works her charm on Delhi

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BJP leader Kiran Bedi at a roadshow at Pahar Ganj, New Delhi, on Wednesday V SUDERSHAN BJP president Amit Shah was not being facetious when he said Kiran Bedi was fiel... »
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National

Jaishankar takes charge as Foreign Secretary

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S Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary (file photo) S Jaishankar today took charge as Foreign Secretary, replacing Sujatha Singh whose tenure was ab... »
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Sangh frowns on Obama’s advice

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LALU PRASAD, RJD leader Opposition lauds ‘guest’s voice’ on need for pluralism »

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Shiv Sena demands deletion of ‘secular’ word from Constitution

PTI

Shiv Sena MP, Sanjay Raut A day after row erupted over a Republic Day advertisement of Information and Broadcasting Minist... »

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THE CHEAT SHEET

Hold on to your job!

TANYA THOMAS

Yup, got a tight handle on it! Why am I doing this though?

Because the Interna... »

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The retirement

Avinuo Kire

After 35 years of service under the Government of Nagaland, Guolhou woke one morning and experie... »
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