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Centre reviewing FDI policy in pharma sector

Amiti Sen

Unabated takeovers of Indian drug companies and negligible investments in greenfield or new proj... »

F1: Sebastian Vettel romps home in Malaysia

Sebastian Vettel

J Srinivasan

The 17th edition of the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang will be memorable for Sebastian Vettel as... »
Index Outlook

Market poised on the brink

Lokeshwarri SK

The first quarter of 2015 has been full of sound and fury signifying nothing; at least in ter... »
Our Call

Gabriel India: Buy

Parvatha Vardhini C, BL Research Bureau

Investors can buy shares of Gabriel India to ride on the recovery in the automobile sector. The... »

Australia lifts the World Cup for fifth time

Australia's captain Michael Clarke (C) holds aloft the Cricket World Cup trophy as he celebrates with team mates after they defeated New Zealand in the final match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday

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Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sund... »

Singapore is a key pillar of India's Act East Policy, says Modi

A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Ashwini Phadnis

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India's relations with Singapore are one of our strongest... »

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Ramanujam Sridhar

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All about game theory

Vinay Kanchan , creative thinker and brand consultant Sport is something that excites, enthrals and rewards or on occasion even devastates the viewer. »

Our Bureaus

BELOW THE LINE

Cricket mad A national pastime Who’s batting for GDP? No one, or so it seemed to a chief executive who was in t... »

Editorial

In need of a fix

As the curtain comes down on the century-old London gold fix, the spotlight is now on the opaque... »

Opinion

INDIA IN TRANSITION

Access to water is a basic right

The elixir of life: It's everyone's right SUSAN QUINLAND-STRINGER/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

LISA BJÖRKMAN

Two decades ago, a dramatic shift took place in the rules governing the provision of piped munici... »

The debate on essentials

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Vaibhav Choukse

Interoperability is paramount in a world driven by technology. To achieve interoperability betwe... »

International

Thousands bid farewell to Lee amid heavy rains

PTI

Pallbearers stand to attention at the coffin of Singapore's former leader Lee Kuan Yew during his funeral at the University Cultural Centre at the National University of Singapore on Sunday. Undeterred by heavy rains, tens of thousands of people today lined a 15 kilometre route in Singa... »  

Education

'MBA's over but life's race has just begun'

Vinay Kamath

Nirmalya Kumar, Member, Group Executive Council, Tata Sons, addressing the 16th convocation of IIM Indore on Saturday. An MBA is a terminal degree and soon as a student enters a job, his or her race to learn has jus... »

Firm Calls

Bajaj Finserv: BUY

A premium opportunity

Radhika Merwin

Lifting the FDI cap to 49 per cent will add value to the company’s stock »

Economy

Singapore is a key pillar of India's Act East Policy, says Modi

Ashwini Phadnis

A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India's relations with Singapore are one of our strongest... »
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Companies

AC makers bet on smaller cities to drive growth this summer

PTI

Firms like LG, Voltas, Carrier Midea, Daikin, Blue Star and Panasonic are confident that their sales will grow in double-digits this summer. File Photo With summer round the corner, air conditioner makers are gearing up to introduce products with f... »
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News

‘PPP model for highway projects was wrong’

Pratim Ranjan Bose

Sumit Mazumder Elegant yet down-to-earth, Sumit Mazumder is among the last few Bengali bhadroloks rul... »
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Real Assets

Bullion cues

Bullion could build on its gains

Gurumurthy K

A weak dollar and unrest in West Asia could help the yellow metal »

Sports

World Cup 2015

Faulkner named man-of-the-match; Starc named player of the tournament

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Australia's Mitchell Starc (C) celebrates with team mates James Faulkner (L) and captain Michael Clarke after bowling New Zealand's captain Brendon McCullum for a duck during their Cricket World Cup final match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday. Fast-bowling all-rounder James Faulkner was named man-of-the-match for his devastating spell whi... »

Portfolio

Those that lose from rate cuts

Nalinakanthi V

While lower interest rates are good for consumers and companies that have borrowed heavi... »

Sports

Australia lifts the World Cup for fifth time

Reuters

Australia's captain Michael Clarke (C) holds aloft the Cricket World Cup trophy as he celebrates with team mates after they defeated New Zealand in the final match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sund... »
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National

Aurizon: Australian rail network’s evolution from govt-owned to publicly listed firm

Mamuni Das

JAMES MOUTAFIS, V-P, Aurizon Operations As Indian Railways looks to set the way forward for the dedicated freight corridor corporation,... »
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Politics

When whole of Delhi was with us, some friends backstabbed: Kejriwal

PTI

When the whole of Delhi was with the Aam Aadmi Party, some “friends backstabbed”, Chief Minister... »
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International

World iconic landmarks go dark to observe Earth Hour

PTI

A combination picture shows the city hall before and during the Earth Hour switch-off (clockwise from top L) in Vienna on Saturday night. The Empire State Building dimmed its lights and the Eiffel Tower went dark as iconic landmarks a... »  

Net Worth

Passion Pays

Cut out for brave hearts

Bhavana Acharya

MR.LIGHTMAN/shutterstock.com Coloured diamonds suffer from lack of transparency in pricing and value »

News

Delhi gutkha ban: implementation is key

Our Bureau

The Delhi government’s ban all forms of chewable tobacco, effective from Monday, is a well-inten... »

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Living out loud

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Clear cut: Rishi Kapoor is admittedly hurt but won’t withdraw his comments on the beef ban Rishi Kapoor is taking social media by storm, commenting on contentious issues and refusing to be silenced by trolls, in a manner uncharacteristic of mainstream Bollywood »

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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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