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Obama plainspeak: India will succeed if it’s not splintered on religious lines

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US President Barack Obama Cites country’s ability to continually affirm its democracy as an example for all »

Modi’s Digital India project delayed by cable tangle

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Slow pace of laying cable may delay broadband reaching 50,000 panchayats »

Cabinet to decide on 3G spectrum price on Wednesday; auction now on March 4

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The Cabinet will fix the reserve price of third generation (3G) spectrum on Wednesday. The pr... »

Manmohan Singh denies favouring Hindalco

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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has told CBI that Hindalco was not favoured in any manner i... »

Cost cuts, forex gains drive Maruti

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Maruti Suzuki India Ltd on Tuesday reported a net profit of ₹802 crore for the third qua... »

Make in US vs Make in India can be a win-win: Mahindra

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Talk to farmers, don’t bully them

The twain can meet Agriculture and industrialisation can accommodate each other

Abhirup Bhunia

Empower them with information. Then they will make the right decisions on parting with land for industrial expansion »

A bridge across the Palk Strait

Connecting countries It means business L Balachandar

N Sathiya Moorthy

It can connect India and Sri Lanka in more ways than one, enhancing business and social relations »


Dealing with PDS reform

The Shanta Kumar panel’s recommendations are broadly in the right direction »


Some directions for directors

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The new Companies Act makes them more accountable, and liable to be punished if found wanting »

Thank you, Laxman

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MCX zinc (₹131/kg): Sell

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The reversal from the January 14 low of ₹124.45 a kg in zinc futures traded on the Multi Commodi... »


Facebook services restored

K V Kurmanath

Users in the United States and many countries in Asia and Europe reported that they were unable to log on to the website and mobile apps. Social networking site Facebook has restored its services after a global outage of about 40 minu... »

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Jyothy Laboratories (₹289.2)

Yoganand D

The stock of Jyothy Laboratories surged 3.4 per cent with above average volume breaking a key re... »  


Cost cuts, forex gains drive Maruti

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Maruti Suzuki India Ltd on Tuesday reported a net profit of ₹802 crore for the third qua... »
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Obama includes Republicans in big delegation to meet new Saudi King


U.S. President Barack Obama President Barack Obama will fly a 30-member delegation, including top officials and Repu... »
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Karnataka Bank third quarter profit flat at ₹107 crore

A J Vinayak

Karnataka Bank Ltd has recorded a net profit of ₹106.94 crore during the third quarter of 2014-1... »
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West Bengal hires U.S.-based consulting firm for tourism development

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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, popularly known as the 'Toy Train' is one of the main attractions of the region. West Bengal seems to be getting its acts together on the tourism front. The State has hired t... »


Modi govt is for a handful of corporates: Rahul

AM Jigeesh

Mega roadshow Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi with other party leaders at a roadshow in New Delhi on
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Vietnam expects more tourists from India

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Ton Sinh Thanh, Ambassador to India for Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and Arup Sen, Director, Cox & Kings Global Services, in Kolkata on Tuesday. Vietnam is expecting increased tourists from India, especially, West Bengal in the coming years,... »


NASA's Opportunity rover completes 11 years on Mars


This panorama is the view NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity gained from the top of the NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover has celebrated its 11th anniversary on the Red Planet, marking the... »
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BJP ducks for cover on Obama’s parting shot

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US President Barack Obama US President Barack Obama’s parting shot on religious conversions had the ruling BJP duck... »
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Obama wants to split India’s ties with China, Russia: Chinese media


US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi enjoying the flying-past show during the 66th Republic Day in New Delhi on January 26, 2015. Cautioning India about US President Barack Obama’s strategy to “split” India’s relations with bo... »
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US port strike muddies waters; pear exports slow

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The labour impasse at the ports along the US West Coast has severely affected shipments of pears... »


Volkswagen engine plant goes on stream in Chakan

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New unit Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis (right) and
Mahesh Kodumudi, President and MD, Volkswagen India, at the
inauguration of the engine assembly plant at Chakan, near Pune, on
Tuesday. VIVEK BENDRE Volkswagen India has begun assembling engines at a new plant built within its Chakan factory. A... »


Japan’s Sharp, Coimbatore’s Sharp Ind told to settle trademark row amicably

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Japan’s entertainment electronics and consumer durables major Sharp Corporation and the Coimb... »

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