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Jack Ma takes stage, says he is keen to work with Indian business

Richa Mishra/ Debabrata Das

Jack Ma, Executive Chairman, Alibaba, at the India-China (ZHEJIANG) Business Cooperation Conference ‎ in the Capital on Wednesday‎. - Ramesh Sharma In the close to 48 hours that Jack Ma, Executive Chairman, Alibaba, has already spent in India,... »

Nippon Life to hike stake in Reliance Capital to 49%

Anil Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Capital AMC

PTI

Japanese financial services giant Nippon will hike its stake in India’s top fund house Reliance... »

Sensex, Nifty rebound in volatile trade; realty in limelight

Suresh Iyengar

Sensex gained 48 points after the sharp fall in crude oil prices last night. The benchm... »

Microsoft launches Lumia 535 at Rs 9,199

Nokia Lumia 535

S Ronendra Singh

Microsoft Devices on Wednesday launched a new smartphone Lumia 535 priced at Rs 9,199. ... »
Newsmaker

Greenply de-merges laminates business

Rajalakshmi Nirmal, BL Research Bureau

The stock of Greenply Industries fell 14 per cent on Wednesday, following the de-merger of its l... »

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The time has come to cut interest rates

Lower the bar Time for RBI to ease up. Photo: SHASHI ASHIWAL To cut or not to cut interest rates is the dilemma facing the Reserve Bank of India as it formula... »

US-China climate deal: a lot of hot air

NR Krishnan

The recently concluded understanding between the US and China in Beijing to limit their emiss... »

Editorial

Break this cycle

With no signs of any consensus emerging between the BJP and the Opposition on the issue of passin... »

Opinion

Let’s go down the ecotourism path

Lovely, dark and deep We can keep it that way KK MUSTAFAH

RANA KAPOOR

Worldwide, ‘natural capital’ has emerged as an important topic of action and debate. T... »

Economy

Modi: Business visa for 3-5 years, immediate visa for patients from SAARC

PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the inaugural session of 18th SAARC summit at Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: PIB Pledging to extend all possible cooperation to SAARC countries in diverse fields, Prime Minister... »

Science

Turning sawdust into petrol

PTI

Belgium researchers have found a new chemical process to convert cellulose in sawdust into hydrocarbon chains. Your car may soon run on sawdust! Researchers have successfully converted sawdust into buildi... »

Economy

Fearing slip in Q2 growth, Centre may press RBI for rate cut

Reuters

Worrying signs: The RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan will have to do a lot of explaining to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley if he wants to hold key policy rates India’s economic growth probably slowed to around 5 per cent in the three months to Septe... »

International

Microsoft to pay China $140 mn for 'tax evasion'

Reuters

File photo of a Microsoft booth at a software expo in Beijing. China has levied about $140 million in back taxes from Microsoft Corp in the first major case concerning cross-border tax evasion in the country. _ Reuters China has levied about $140 million in back taxes from Microsoft Corp in the first major case co... »
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Politics

Black money: debate in House likely this week as Centre relents

Our Bureau

In black and white Trinamool Congress MPs staging a protest at Parliament House in New Delhi on Tuesday. The
leaders wanted the Centre to discuss the steps taken to bring back black money from tax havens RAMESH SHARMA Succumbing to pressure from the Opposition, the Centre on Tuesday agreed to a debate in P... »
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News

Kerala moves to prevent spread of bird flu

Our Bureau

Farmers protest against culling of ducks after confirmation of bird flu by blocking the Changanassery-Alappuzha road on Tuesday. As the threat of human beings catching the bird flu virus looms, the State and Central governmen... »
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Policy

’Humiliating treatment’ may amount to sexual harassment: Govt

PTI

Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Humiliating treatment which is likely to affect women government employees’ health or safety may... »

Economy

LS paves way for inclusion of Congress leader in selection panel for CBI director

Shishir Sinha

Lok Sabha has cleared the way for inclusion of Leader of Congress Party in the selection of CBI... »

International

OECD sees gradual world recovery, urges ECB to go for quantitative easing

Reuters

People walk past signboards of restaurants at Tokyo's business district. Japan's forecast was more than halved for 2014 and cut to 0.8 per cent for next year after it unexpectedly fell into recession in the third quarter. The global economy will gradually improve over the next two years but Japan will grow less than... »

Agri-biz

No ban on GM crop field trials: Javadekar

PTI

Prakash Javadekar There is no ban on GM crop field trials either by the Government or the Supreme Court, Environme... »
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Banking

RBI warns against novel bond structure

Reuters

The Reserve Bank of India has effectively outlawed a new structure, pioneered by Greenko Group i... »
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Markets

Nippon Life to hike stake in Reliance Capital to 49%

PTI

Anil Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Capital AMC Japanese financial services giant Nippon will hike its stake in India’s top fund house Reliance... »
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Sports

Australian batsman Hughes in intensive care after surgery

Reuters

Australia batsman Phillip Hughes Australia batsman Phillip Hughes remained in critical condition in a Sydney hospital on... »

News

News Corp invests Rs 180 cr in realty portal PropTiger

Priyanka Pani

New-York based media and information services firm News Corp has invested $30 million (Rs 180 cr... »

Logistics

GMR-led consortium emerges lowest bidder for eastern freight corridor project

OUR BUREAUS

A consortium led by GMR Infrastructure Ltd has emerged as the lowest bidder for a project of the... »

BL Ink

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Waiting in the wings

Mohini Chaudhuri

Mukesh Chhabra (orange t-shirt), who runs a casting agency, has changed his
phone number 22 times Aram Nagar in Versova is no place of rest, it is home to ‘strugglers’ striving for their big break and indie filmmakers looking for the real deal »
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