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Scots spurn independence, vote to stay within UK


Voters enter a polling station to place their votes during the referendum on Scottish independence in Pitlochry, Scotland on September 18, 2014. Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom... »

Pharma cos not to be impacted by NPPA's curb on anti-infective drugs

Nalinakanthi V, BL Research Bureau

Following the move of the drug price regulator – National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority-- to... »

Sensex ends marginally in the red

Our Bureau/Agencies

The Sensex and the Nifty ended the session near flat due to profit-taking by funds and retail in... »

Mandolin Shrinivas passes away

Carnatic musician Mandolin U. Srinivas. (file photo)

Child prodigy-turned-master musician Mandolin U. Shrinivas (45) passed away on September 19, 201... »

New plant in AP, Aug sales volume drive Hero MotoCorp shares

Parvatha Vardhini, BL Research Bureau

The Hero MotoCorp stock has moved up by 8 per cent this week. Apart from the market preference f... »

Kotak Mahindra AMC buys schemes of PineBridge Mutual Fund

Our Bureau

Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kotak Mahindra Bank, t... »





No need for a financial super-regulator

The 2013-14 Reserve Bank of India annual report has set out its considered views on the Financial... »

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US university crisis

The rising cost of college tuition in the United States is now widely recognised as a matter of g... »


Family matters

Having introduced, and with much fanfare, stringent governance norms for related party transactio... »



What housing bubble

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Success is all about smileys

Sanjay Mehta

Try asking a 25-year-old Indian consumer if she has seen or heard of the once popular home sh... »


43 more drugs brought under price control

Our Bureau

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority today brought prices of 43 essential medicines... »

Today's Pick

Rolta India (₹123.8)

Yoganand D, BL Research Bureau

Rolta India decisively breached a key resistance at ₹118 by gaining 9 per cent on Thursday. This... »  


BJP continues to bet on ‘love jihad’ leader Yogi Adityanath

Poornima Joshi

Vote magnet BJP MP Yogi Adityanath (file photo). Yogi Adityanath and his ‘love jihad’ pitch may have rebounded in the recent Uttar Pradesh... »


Monsoon deficit worsens to 12% as withdrawal is on track

Vinson Kurian

With exactly 12 days to go for the end of the season, the monsoon has now run up a defici... »
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On a house hunt? Keep the broker out

Arvind Jayaram

Stuart Miles/ G Anand, a resident of Andheri, in Mumbai, recently found himself in the unenviable position... »
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Artificial sweeteners linked to diabetes, obesity


Scientists have found that after exposure to artificial sweeteners our gut bacteria may be tr... »
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PM raises issue of Chinese incursions with Xi Jinping


Chinese President Xi Jinping being welcomed by President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: R V Moorthy Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping today held talks during which the... »


If gold rallies to $1,240-45/ounce, sell

Gnanasekaar T

Comex gold futures were sharply lower on Thursday as the dollar strengthened against a basket... »


Weekly Outlook

MCX-crude oil signalling a trend reversal

Gurumurthy K

The crude oil futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) has reversed... »


ONGC expects east coast discovery to go on stream by 2018

Richa Mishra

ONGC Chairman and Managing Director, DK Sarraf (file photo) ONGC is targeting 2018 to start production from its east coast oil and gas block, which is adjac... »
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BJP asks Shiv Sena to cede 59 seats that it has never won

Rahul Wadke

The Maharashtra unit of the BJP at its core meeting had asked Shiv Sena to give away 59 seats fr... »
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'Diversion of capital, use of debt as capital lead to defaults'

Our Bureau

Deepak Narang, Executive Director, United Bank of India, flanked by Sunil Kanoria (Left), Vice Chairman, SREI, and Sanjay Jhunjhunwala, CEO, Mani Group, at the Assocham CFO Conclave in Kolkata on Friday. Photo: Ashoke Chakrabarty Deepak Narang, Executive Director of United Bank of India, on Friday said here at an Assocham-or... »
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SEBI working on norms to clear FPO in 45 days

Shishir Sinha

Listed companies will not have to wait longer to sell shares through follow-on public off... »


Innovation, only source of competitive advantage, says PepsiCo’s Shivakumar

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D. Shivakumar, Chairman & CEO, PepsiCo India. (file photo) Why do companies need to constantly innovate? For the good reason that it’s the only competitive... »

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Govts supporting subsidies in cotton, says global body

G Chandrashekhar

Across ten countries, Government support to cotton has continued to be high. Subsidies in... »

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Unknown banker

Ravi Subramanian

Hari Nadkarni was sweating by the time he reached home. Obesity, cholesterol, diabetes and other... »

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