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Farmers across Uttar Pradesh and Punjab lament weather woes and lack of social security »

Price of gas produced in India cut by 59 cents

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All that gas: A customer turns on the piped natural gas at his home. (file photo). Come April the price of electricity and piped cooking gas should get cheaper, as weak interna... »

Spectrum auctions done, but mobile users have nothing to cheer about

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Tariffs will go up; quality unlikely to improve, others will have to change operators »

Atal Bihari Vajpayee receives Bharat Ratna

President Pranab Mukherjee, during Conferment of Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence, on March 27, 2015. Photo: Rashtrapati Bhavan.


Veteran Parliamentarian and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, founder member of BJP wh... »

AAP’s split wide open as rival camps trade charges

Friends turned foes Prashant Bushan, Arvind Kejriwal, Yogendra Yadav (file photo)

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A day before its crucial National Council meeting, infighting escalated in the Aam Aadmi Pa... »

Rajya Sabha to be prorogued for land ordinance

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The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs has decided to recommend prorogation of the R... »



We have a sound draft health policy

Ladies with lamps Empower them with nursing tools H Satish


Will it enable India’s population to leapfrog to health and wellbeing? Yes, if implemented with care »

Meera Siva


The real test

We need to focus on skills, not marks »


The big sale

The spectrum auction was a financial success, but the Centre needs to do much more if it is serious about bridging the digital divide »


Why companies prefer CSR in education

Anushree Parekh/Poorvaja Prakash

While learning outcomes continue to disappoint, there appears to be more appropriate and better strategic planning »

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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 »


Build a culture of quality: USFDA official’s message to Indian drug companies

PT Jyothi Datta

Howard Sklamberg, USFDA Deputy Commissioner (global regulatory operations and policy) Local drugmakers can aspire for less regulatory inspections by the United States Food and Drug A... »


Sonia slams Modi govt on land bill


Sonia Gandhi Rejecting the dialogue offer on the controversial land bill, Sonia Gandhi today alleged it wa... »


‘India is one of the countries on our list for connected cars’

Vidya Ram

MIKE BELL, Global Connected Car Director, JLR Jaguar Land Rover has made connectivity, alongside energy efficiency, a technological pri... »


Spectrum auctions done, but mobile users have nothing to cheer about

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Tariffs will go up; quality unlikely to improve, others will have to change operators »
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Grasim Industries ventures into retailing women garments

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The garment brand Liva was launched on Friday. - PAUL NORONHA Grasim Industries has ventured into retailing women garments made of viscose staple fibre. Th... »
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IndiGo heads towards $400 mn IPO as air travel booms


India's biggest airline by market share, IndiGo, is preparing to file a draft prospectus by May... »


Energy storage sector upbeat about renewables, micro-grid opportunities

M Ramesh

Renewable energy is here, can ‘storage’ be far behind? This industry riff captures an emerging m... »


US Senate threatens Iran with new sanctions


The US Senate voted unanimously supporting a non-binding measure to slap new economic sanctions... »


Agriculture credit not reaching small farmers: Assocham


Credit crunch: Source of farm credit for households with small landholdings is still the traditional moneylender, who charges a high rate of interest. Agriculture credit is not reaching small farm holders in India, resulting in high level of indeb... »
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New Zealand will have to dig deep against Australia: Crowe


Former New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe With New Zealand at the cusp of World Cup glory, former captain Martin Crowe has said the Black... »
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Assam aims for self-sufficiency in potato production


Assam government today said the state is targeting to become a self-sufficient in potato product... »
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Crude oil falls over $1 as supply threat eases


Oil prices fell more than $1 on Friday, after sharp gains in the prior session, as worries of a... »


Sec 66A of IT Act

A Raja rejects Bhardwaj’s charge


Former IT minister A Raja DMK leader and former IT minister A Raja today slammed former Union law minister H R Bhardwaj fo... »


‘Charity is not scalable, steer clear of negativity, needless criticism’


Delivering the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore’s (IIM-B) 40th convocation address, the... »

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First day at school

Nupur Dhingra Paiva

Question time: A three-year-old is not always functioning at the peak of his/her capacities. Like all of us, they are sometimes (most times) younger than their chronological age and when tired, hungry, ill or scared regress to being the babies they are. Photo: Monica Tiwari Nursery admissions are so fraught that we often overlook what happens once the child is in. Acknowledging and addressing possible challenges is crucial, as the first weeks and months in nursery form a blueprint for what the future may feel like »



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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