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Idea is the top bidder in spectrum auction

S Ronendra Singh

Tariff hike will be marginal, claims Government »

L&T eyeing acquisitions in IT, tech services verticals, says AM Naik

AM Naik

S Shanker/Thomas K Thomas

Multi-billion-dollar conglomerate L&T is seeking to expand its information technolog... »

SBI to dilute stake in non-life JV to 51%

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State Bank of India has decided to dilute its stake in SBI General Insurance from... »

India vs Australia World Cup semifinal: Highlights

Shikhar Dhawan dodges a bouncer from Australia's bowler Mitchell Johnson during their Cricket World Cup semi-final match in Sydney, March 26, 2015. Photo: Reuters

Reuters

Latest from the World Cup semi-final between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground... »

TCS launches smartphone app for analytics on UK polls

PTI

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) today launched a smartphone application here that allows users t... »

Dhanushkodi to be fully connected by roadways in less than a year

Pilgrims use vans or jeeps on their rough journey through the sand dunes
to Dhanushkodi from Muhuntharayar Chathiram - TE RAJA SIMHAN

TE Raja Simhan

The bumpy and uncomfortable ride over sand dunes to reach Dhanushkodi, the south-easter... »

Opinion

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Are we really educating India?

Play ball Give the teachers something to stand on V Ganesan

R Krishna Kumar

Teachers need to be at the centre of education policy, not infrastructure. They must be trained appropriately for the job »

Towards 5G and beyond

On fire The mobile revolution shumbrat/shutterstock.com

Ishwar Parulkar

The Indian mobile phone user will have far-reaching global impact on this transformational technology and its uses »

Editorial

Reinventing Muni bonds

SEBI’s new regulations open up a new and reasonably safe avenue for investing in city corporations »

Opinion

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Rajkamal Rao

The tech worker visa programme is a crucial pillar in US-India commerce. Nasscom must see the headwinds and act »

Black and white

Mohan R Lavi

We don’t need another law on black money »

Commodities

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Outlook turns bullish for MCX-Crude Oil

Gurumurthy K, BL Research Bureau

The outlook for the crude oil futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MC... »

Stocks

IDFC (₹161.8)

Yoganand D, BL Research Bureau

The stock of IDFC fell 2.2 per cent accompanied by above average volume decisively breach... »  

Commodities

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Buy Comex gold if it dips to $1,190-95/oz

Gnanasekaar T

Stop-loss:$1,175; target: $1,225 »

Economy

Power Ministry gears up for gas imports

Our Bureau

Pool management committee to monitor supplies, funding »
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Banking

SBI to dilute stake in non-life JV to 51%

Our Bureau

State Bank of India has decided to dilute its stake in SBI General Insurance from... »
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Companies

JLR in £600-m UK investment programme

Vidya Ram

Focus on manufacturing and R&D in 3 UK facilities »
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Agri-biz

Higher tariff in India takes juice off US pears

Amrita Nair-Ghaswalla

Ample demand from China and India for US pears is expected to keep pear growers in Americ... »

International

Germanwings jet crash: Audio shows pilot locked out of cockpit

Reuters

A French gendarme helicopter flies over the crash site of an Airbus A320, near Seyne-les-Alpes, March 25, 2015. French investigators will sift through debris from the wreckage on Wednesday for clues into why a German Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline plowed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 people on board including 16 schoolchildren returning from an exchange trip to Spain. Photo: Reuters Cockpit voice recordings from the German jet that crashed in the Alps showed one of the pilots l... »

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Ford CEO to focus on India, China to drive Vision 2020

Murali Gopalan

Mark Fields, who took charge as CEO last July, will be looking at Ford building its market share in a market where Maruti Suzuki rules the roost with Hyundai as its closest challenger. Photo: Reuters It has been a busy week for Mark Fields, President and CEO of Ford Motor Company, with new plant... »

Agri-biz

Agri Ministry lowers crop damage estimates

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The Agriculture Ministry has lowered its estimates of Rabi crop damage due to unseasonal... »
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Sports

India’s title defence ends in heartbreak, Aussies enter World Cup final

PTI

Australia enter World Cup 2015 final. India’s near flawless title defence came to an agonising end today as they succumbed to pressure... »
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National

‘IT sector’s growth at 12-14 per cent assured’

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Souvenir being released by RINL Director (Projects), PC Mohapatra, Executive Chairman of Cyient BVR Mohan Reddy ,RINL Chairman-cum-MD, P Madhusudan, ECIL CMD P Sudhakar, CSI national president, HR Mohan and Andhra University College of Engineering Vice-Principal PS Avadhani in Vizag - CV SUBRAHMANYAM The growth of IT sector at 12-14 per cent per annum is assured and there need be no appre... »
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News

Khemka: My action vindicated by CAG report, but I continue to suffer

PTI

IAS officer Ashok Khemka A senior IAS officer of Haryana Ashok Khemka today said his action in the Vadra-DLF land-licence... »

Companies

Transfer of Indian assets to Cairn taxable

Lokeshwarri SK

.RAKESH NANGIA, Managing Partner, Nangia & Co The income-tax department slapping tax demands of ₹20,495 crore on Vedanta Group- controlled... »

Economy

Centre re-working draft offset policy to exempt small contracts

Amiti Sen

Ismagilov Cabinet note being finalised by CoS may have higher threshold limit, fewer sectors »

BL Ink

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Roasted in Kashi

Shreevatsa Nevatia

Unmasked: When jibes about the prime minister’s girth become repetitious, gods feature as protagonists in Varanasi’s bawdy verse. While bans and censure have become all too common in India, ribaldry is certainly more than kosher in Varanasi. Rather than being encumbered by its religiosity, poets find their licence in this Dionysian city »

Catalyst

Catalyst

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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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 fraterni... »

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