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SEBI to make it easier for start-ups to list

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SEBI Chairman UK Sinha The Securities and Exchange Board of India is likely to come out with special concession... »

Labour-intensive exports set to get a boost

Amiti Sen

The Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) to be announced on April 1 will focus on boosting exports from... »

Piramal Fund to invest ₹1,200 cr in Omkar Group’s residential project

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Piramal Fund Management, the real estate investment arm of Ajay Piramal-led Piramal Enterpris... »

‘We did not think Wipro would get this big’

Venkatesh Ganesh

Wipro’s outgoing CFO Suresh Senapaty looks back at three-and-a-half decades in the group »

RBI eases bad loans provisioning norms

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The Reserve Bank of India on Monday relaxed provisioning rules against bad loans by allowing ban... »

Oil prices to stabilise as demand rises: Poll

The poll forecasts brent to average $59.20 and US crude $53.60 in 2015. It sees prices rising further in 2016 and 2017.


Oil prices should stabilise in the second half of this year and rise in 2016 and 2017 as... »




And now, buy breast milk online

The bliss of bonding The goodness of mother's milk can never be replaced Oris Arisara/ There are many takers for this in the West. But it’s a trend fraught with danger, not least for the babies »

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Fame and shame

Monica Lewinsky Why Dhoni should listen to Monica Lewinsky »


The dream sours

Whether an implosion or a mere “crisis of adolescence”, the upheavals in the AAP have dented its image as a force for change »




There’s no comparison, statistically speaking

The big picture China overtook India in per capita GDP only in 1985, but the divergence from then has been dramatic India may soon overtake China in GDP growth rate, but China will continue to account for a greater share of global GDP »

All you wanted to know about: Municipal Bonds


SEBI has come up with new norms on municipal bonds in India. The new rules would help local bodie... »


Palm oil futures may test support levels, rise

Gnanasekaar T

Malaysian palm oil futures on BMD ended higher on Monday, as market participants positioned a... »

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Bajaj Electricals (₹228.8)

Yoganand D

The stock of Bajaj Electricals surged 4 per cent accompanied by above average volume on M... »  



Prospects for gold futures bullish

Gurumurthy K

The outlook for the gold futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) is bul... »


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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India rejects BP's request to market jet fuel


BP Plc applied for a jet fuel marketing licence for the second time last year. File Photo India has rejected a request from BP Plc to be allowed to sell jet fuel to the booming aviation... »
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State govt declares floods in Kashmir Valley


Vechiles wade through a water logged road after heavy rainfall in Anantnag district, South Kashmir on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Photo: Nissar Ahmad The Jammu and Kashmir government today declared a flood situation in Kashmir Valley as Jhelum ri... »
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China mulls harvesting solar power from space


Space-based solar power China plans to build a huge solar power station 36,000 kilometres above the ground in an attempt... »


It takes 38 minutes to fall through the Earth!


Falling through the Earth It would only take a person 38 minutes to fall all the way through the centre of the Earth, i... »


Rupee trading weak at 62.67


The rupee was trading weak by 26 paise at 62.67 in the evening session due to rise in the Americ... »


Dynasty beckons for triumphant Australia


Australia's captain Michael Clarke 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 March 29.
Dark sunglasses were the order of the day for Australia's triumphant cricket team on Monday as t... »
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World leaders’ personal details leaked at G20


The G20 leaders depicted in this November 14, 2014 are (front row, L-R), U.S. President Barack Obama, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, (back row, L-R), Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, South African President Jacob Zuma, China's President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Brisbane. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is among 31 world leaders whose personal details were inadvertently... »
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AIADMK govt defends support to land Bill, says it is for public good

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Chief Minister O Panneerselvam Tamil Nadu supported the amendments to the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in... »
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Shipbuilding potential must be used under ‘Make in India’: PM


A delegation from the maritime sector led by Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari meeting the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on the National Maritime Day, in New Delhi on Monday. The Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, P. Radhakrishnan is also seen. India has great potential in the area of shipbuilding, and this must be pursued as part of the ’... »


Neem-coated urea mandatory for 75% of domestic production


Government has made it mandatory for domestic fertiliser firms to “neem coat” at least 75 per... »


Some relief for private companies as MCA softens stand on ‘deposits’

K. R. Srivats

The Corporate Affairs Ministry (MCA) has somewhat softened the ‘deposits’ blow on privat... »

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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 »



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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Will the Delhi Government succeed in enforcing the gutkha ban?
Can't say

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