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Pricing 3G spectrum at ₹3,705 cr/MHz, Centre eyes ₹1-lakh crore mop-up

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The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a base price of ₹3,705 crore per MHz for the 3G spectrum au... »

Mega divestment in Coal India on Jan 30

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Vodafone case: Govt not to appeal against Bombay High Court ruling

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India’s first private Germplasm Bank inaugurated

( L) Gubba Kiran , CEO receiving the first packet of hermetically sealed vacumn envelope of seeds in the -20 degree cold storage vault of the Gubba Group's - India's first private sector Germplasm Bank , near Hyderabad on Wednesday from Gubba Nagender Rao , Managing Director .- Photo: P.V. SIVAKUMAR

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The Gubba group, which has a network of 12 cold storage facilities, has set up the country’s fir... »




Ghastly fallout of the Iraq invasion

Brutal, senseless, limitless Jihadi violence has spilled out of control The explosive growth of Sunni extremism has turned the whole world into a dangerous place »

Indian science’s Y chromosome bias

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Anu Acharya

Why are women virtually non-existent in the Indian science establishment? »


Micromanaging loans

The RBI would do better to empower borrowers rather than regulate the pricing of loans »


Needed – a Budget for medium-scale units

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TCA Ranganathan

MSMEs need a helping hand by way of tax breaks and credit guarantees, as exports come under stress »


Reverse placement: IIIT-Hyd students have own pecking order for companies

KV Kurmanath

Students of International Institute of Information Technology - Hyderabad rejoice after their convocation in this file photo. Top IT firms and multinationals generally demand engineering colleges to give them Day One slot... »


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On Wednesday, the stock of Atlanta gained 4.6 per cent with above average volume surpassing a ke... »  



Overall downtrend intact in MCX copper

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A fresh leg of down move has begun in copper futures traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX... »


New national textile policy will be announced only after Budget: Minister

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Attracting investments The Textiles Ministry, which hopes ease
labour laws and generate more jobs in the sector, wants the States to
come on board. The new national textile policy, which seeks to introduce flexible labour laws, create integr... »
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Russian government outlines $35 billion anti-crisis plan


A man walks past a branch of Rosselkhozbank in Moscow, January 23, 2015. The growing likelihood of a sharp recession threatens to pile extra costs on a sector suffering from Western sanctions over Ukraine and a plunge in the rouble. Photo: Reuters The Russian government published a 2.34 trillion rouble ($34.8 billion) plan on Wednesday to add... »
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Cap on collateral-free education loans may be raised

K Ram Kumar

Support for students: The model education loan scheme was developed by the Indian Banks' Association to help meritorious students pursue higher education. Proposal to hike limit from ₹4 lakh to around ₹ 7 lakh under consideration »
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Jaiprakash Power likely to default on $200-mn convertible bonds


Jaiprakash, which has been selling hydroelectric plants to raise cash, said its power business had been Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd said it was likely to default on payments for convertible bonds wo... »


Foundation stone laid for Suzuki Motor’s new mfg plant in Gujarat

Navadha Pandey

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandibhai Patel along with Chairman & CEO Suzuki Motors Corp. Japan Osama Suzuki, and Ex. VP,Suzuki Motors Corp. Japan T.Suzuki at the foundation stone cermony of vehicle manufacturing unit at Hansalpur, Gujarat on January 28, 2015. Photo: Kamal Narang To support Maruti Suzuki India Ltd's goal of reaching annual sales of 2 million units a year, it... »

Mobiles & Tablets

HTC launches new smartphone

Faisal Siddiqui Handset maker HTC today launched a new smartphone ‘Desire 526G+ dual SIM’, priced at Rs 10,400 o... »


NASA 3DV app gives preview of deep space missions


Smartphone and tablet users can experience the excitement of standing on the launch pad beneath NASA’s massive new rocket NASA has developed a new interactive 3D app that can allow avid space explorers reach the launch... »
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With hordes of party loyalists, Kiran Bedi works her charm on Delhi

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BJP leader Kiran Bedi at a roadshow at Pahar Ganj, New Delhi, on Wednesday V SUDERSHAN BJP president Amit Shah was not being facetious when he said Kiran Bedi was fiel... »
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Court rejects bail to Maran's aide, 2 others

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V Gowthaman A special court of the Madras High Court has rejected bail to an aide of former telecom minister... »
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Sangh frowns on Obama’s advice

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Shiv Sena demands deletion of ‘secular’ word from Constitution


Shiv Sena MP, Sanjay Raut A day after row erupted over a Republic Day advertisement of Information and Broadcasting Minist... »



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