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Jaitley says he is against burdening salaried, middle class with more taxes

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A file photo of Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said he does not favour burdening the salaried and middle cl... »

Index Outlook: Markets raring to go higher

Lokeshwarri SK

The Sensex and the Nifty moved out of their tight band last week. But only just. While invest... »

SEBI keen to cut gap between closing of an IPO and listing to 5-6 days

SEBI Chairman U K Sinha

Shishir Sinha

The market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has said it aims to reduce th... »

Not a clean sweep for new KVP

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K Venkatasubramanian

With the Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) reintroduced to investors after a hiatus, this small savings... »

Mamata questions CBI probe in Saradha scam, says it's political vendetta

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday attacked the Centre and alleged that the... »

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CIRCUIT BREAKER

Three new ways to halt India’s gold rush

Latest data showing that India’s gold imports have jumped four-fold in September and October, com... »

Bhaskar Balakrishnan

This is not the way to stem brain drain

Strike out And make way Lightspring/shutterstock.com Thousands of Indians work in the US on J-1 (exchange visitor) visas. But if they want to chan... »

Editorial

Towards defragmentation

The acquisition of ING Vysya Bank by Kotak Mahindra Bank, the first such move in the domestic ban... »

Opinion

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Class war

The axing of the Class X Board exams is probably the best thing Smriti Irani’s predecessor Kapil Sibal did during his term in office.

R Srinivasan

Perhaps because she was unfairly targeted for her lack of educational qualifications at the star... »

Banking

State Bank Group on massive recruitment drive

Our Bureau

The State Bank Group is on a massive recruitment drive at the clerical cadre level. Af... »

Mobiles & Tablets

Datawind’s Rs 2,000 phone launch in a few weeks

K V Kurmanath

Datawind, soon come out with its Rs 2,000 phone with free Internet for a year in India. If the domestic manufacturers have disrupted the mid-level segment of mobile phone market, Datawi... »

Firm Calls

Kotak Mahindra Bank: Buy

Radhika Merwin

Kotak Mahindra Bank acquired ING Vysya Bank in an all-stock deal last week, taking it to the lea... »

International

Obama encourages ‘best and brightest’ to stay in US

PTI

US President Barack Obama delivers remarks on his use of executive authority to relax US immigration policy during a speech at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday. Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans. - Reuters Referring to the innovative and entrepreneurial skills of immigrants, in particular Indians, US... »
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Mamata questions CBI probe in Saradha scam, says it's political vendetta

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday attacked the Centre and alleged that the... »
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Education

Shivakumar to deliver JRD Tata oration at XLRI

PTI

D Shivakumar The Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo India, D Shivakumar will deliver the JRD Tata oration on Busines... »

News

Obama’s immigration move: need to look at the fineprint, says IT industry

Venkatesh Ganesh

It may be cheering US President Barack Obama’s stance on immigration, but the IT industr... »

Banking

YES Bank not looking at acquisitions as strategy for growth, says CEO Rana Kapoor

KR Srivats

YES Bank CEO and Managing Director Rana Kapoor YES Bank would continue to focus on organic growth and is not unduly perturbed by the recent Kot... »

Markets

Regulators adopt 3-pronged strategy to curb ponzi schemes

Shishir Sinha

UK Sinha, Chairman, SEBI, with Ashishkumar Chauhan, Managing Director & CEO, BSE, addressing a press conference during the inauguration of the BSE Investors Center in New Delhi on Saturday. Kamal Narang In order to avoid a repeat of Saradha kind incidences, regulatory agencies have formulated a thr... »

Agri-biz

Kottaram Agro launches millet-based foods

Our Bureau

MS Swaminathan, agricultural scientist and Founder, MSSRF and Prashant
Parameswaran, MD, Kottaram Agro Foods, at the launch of 'Soulfull' brand
of breakfast products, in Chennai on Friday. BIJOY GHOSH Nutrition literacy is the need of the hour. Through consistent policy advocacy, the India... »
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Banking

YES Bank not looking at acquisitions as strategy for growth, says CEO Rana Kapoor

KR Srivats

YES Bank CEO and Managing Director Rana Kapoor YES Bank would continue to focus on organic growth and is not unduly perturbed by the recent Kot... »
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Companies

Competition panel begins public scrutiny of Holcim-Lafarge deal

PTI

The deal between Holcim and Lafarge, both of which have good presence in India, was announced in April this year. Finding prima facie violation of competition norms in the proposed Holcim-Lafarge merger, fair t... »
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Companies

Biyani buys Nilgiris for ₹300 crore

Our Bureau

A view of Nilgiris Super Market in Chennai. It seems to be a season for mergers and acquisitions, with each day bringing news of a new deal... »

Companies

Nilgiris: From butter biz to pioneer in modern retail

Vinay Kamath

In 1905, Muthuswami Mudaliar, a mail runner, used to carry butter and dairy products from the fo... »

News

2G case: RK Dutta to replace Sinha in CBI’s probe team

Our Bureau

RK Dutta A day after the Supreme Court removed CBI Director Ranjit Sinha from the 2G spectrum case, th... »

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Waiting in the wings

Mohini Chaudhuri

Mukesh Chhabra (orange t-shirt), who runs a casting agency, has changed his
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