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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching DD Kisan, a channel for farmers,
at Vigyan Bhavanin New Delhi on Tuesday KAMAL NARANG Growth is picking up but much more needs to be done as people’s “expectations are very high”,... »

Tower or tree? Telecom masts get aesthetic

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Soon, the ugly looking metallic cellular towers and bulky network equipment on top of buildin... »

Tax probe case: Five Indians in latest Swiss list

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Industrialist Yash Birla, as also two Mumbai-based individuals behind City Limousines scam, are... »

Nokia withdraws plea to unfreeze Chennai plant

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Nokia on Tuesday said that it has withdrawn its appeal in the Delhi High Court seeking &nbs... »

Urea plants to get pooled gas from July 1

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Fertiliser plants manufacturing urea and connected to the national gas grid will get dome... »

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Modi and the burden of expectations

Man and Superman A fundamental difference Rajeev Bhatt

POORNIMA JOSHI

Although the Prime Minister is only a shadow of the Candidate, underestimating him will be a mistake »

Surprise! Full convertibility is on its way

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LOKESHWARRI SK

While it appears the RBI is paving the way for capital account convertibility, does it presage boom-time for money-launderers? »

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Disheartening situation

Overpriced stents point to a lacuna in health sector regulation »

Opinion

The beautiful mind that was John Nash

The game changer John Forbes Nash (June 13, 1928-May 23, 2015)

Sudipta Sarangi

A math genius, he changed the fundamentals of game theory. His theories also revolutionised myriad disciplines »
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Of cumulonimbus

MANASI PHADKE

Indra Dev and monsoon forecasting »

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DLF (₹117.1)

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Investors with a short-term perspective can sell the stock of DLF at current levels. The... »  

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Met extends watch for monsoon as winds stray in Arabian Sea

Vinson Kurian

APAC Climate Centre sees dry June-August for most parts of India except peninsula »

Policy

PM: country cannot grow unless farmers progress

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Prime Minister Modi Calling for transformation in the agricultural sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday... »

Companies

Tata Motors consolidated net drops 56.19% in 4th quarter

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(from left) Ralf Speth, Global Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover, with Ravindra Pisharody, Executive Director, Commercial Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors Ltd, and Mayank Pareek, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, in Mumbai on Tuesday. - PAUL NORONHA Tata Motors has posted a 56.19 per cent fall in consolidated net profit at ₹1,717 crore in th... »
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Policy

Inflation will be below RBI’s target: Chief Economic Adviser

Shishir Sinha

ARVIND SUBRAMANIAN, Chief Economic Adviser Despite apprehensions on below normal monsoon, Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian has... »
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Soon, customised schemes for travel from online portal Cleartrip

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Amit Taneja, Chief Revenue Officer. ASHOKE CHAKRABARTY Online travel portal Cleartrip is looking to offer customised travel plans in the coming day... »
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International

Shake-up in key Samsung assets to cement heir's grip as succession looms

Reuters

Jay Y. Lee, son of Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee, arrives at the company's headquarters in Seoul in this December 1, 2010 file photo. Samsung Group, a sprawling corporation of dozens of affiliates including Samsung Electronics, has said Lee, 46, will take over as chairman of two Samsung foundations from patriarch Lee Kun-hee, 73, who remains hospitalised after a heart attack a year ago. Photo: Reuters Samsung Group's de facto holding company on Tuesday sought another cornerstone as it reconstruct... »

Banking

Paternity leave for bank officers from June 1

Vinson Kurian

Officer-fathers in the banking sector will now be officially entitled to paternal leave. With ef... »

Companies

Tech Mahindra net declines 23%

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The company said that margins will increase by the middle of this year, given the focus on consolidation, and integration of the acquisitions IT services firm Tech Mahindra has earmarked ₹300-400 crore for capital expenditure this year... »

National

Gujarat spent only 3.3% of GSDP on education during 2007-08 to 2013-14: Study

Rutam Vora

Unimpressive show: File photo of Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel interacting with school children in Gandhinagar. The students-teacher ratio in the State improved slightly from 33 students per teacher in 2007-08 to 30 students per teacher in 2013-14 Gujarat has spent just 3.3 per cent of its state gross domestic product (GSDP) towards education... »
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Agri-biz

Mobile services can perk up returns for small farmers: Vodafone survey

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An agriculture worker with her cell phone in a cotton field at Utukuru village in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. - Photo: Ch. Vijaya Bhaskar The introduction of simple mobile services designed to help small scale farmers could boost farm... »
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Banking

Better coordination needed to bring to book suspect businesses, Rajan tells States

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RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan Governance structure of co-operative banks needs to improve, says RBI Governor »
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Agri-biz

June-July-Aug may prove dry save in South India, says Korean forecaster

Deficit rain is indicated for west, northwest, central and adjoining north peninsular India for the June-July-August quarter as a whole. June-July-August is likely to prove dry for most of India except the South Peninsula, says an up... »

Companies

TVS Logistics buys Tata group firm

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R Dinesh (right), Managing Director, TVS Logistics, and KRS Jamwal, ED, Tata Industries and Director of Diesl, in Chennai BIJOY GHOSH Tata Fund to invest ₹250 crore in TVS Logistics »

Commodities

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MCX nickel (₹810/kg): Sell

Gurumurthy K, BL Research Bureau

The nickel futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) has tumbled over 10 per... »

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The road to Malgudi

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Going easy A still from the episode Dodu A quest for RK Narayan’s fictional town — replete with old-world charm and character — leads to many interesting twists and turns, stories and discoveries »
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