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The low-pressure area over the south-east Arabian Sea has intensified a round into being well-ma... »

Apex court refuses to defer civil services UPSC preliminary exam


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Judicial appointments not above reproach

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Agreeing to disagree

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What Ravi Shastri will never say

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Empowering women, empowering India

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Day after, Kerala takes stock of decision to go for total prohibition of bars

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It was an anti-climax to the months-long sustained war of words between the Chief Minister, Oommen Chandy, and the State Congress President V M Sudheeran, over re-opening of 412 bars forced to shutter due to A historic day after Kerala took the decision to go for total prohibition, reality is slowly sin... »


Online registration of micro, small units soon in all States: Ministry

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Macro picture: Minister for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, Kalraj
Mishra with Secretary, Madhav Lal at a meeting in the Capital on Friday. -
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KVB closes Rs 1,000-cr QIP issue

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Karur Vysya Bank Ltd (KVB) said that the QIP committee of the board of directors had on Thursday... »


Uber’s payment system flouts norms: RBI

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Mobile app Uber’s global woes have come following it to India. Uber India Systems will ha... »


Sensex up 59 points on selective buying; IT, bank stocks major gainers

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The Sensex and the Nifty ended the session marginally in the green on selective buying by funds... »

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CBDT: Rs 90,000 cr of undisclosed income detected in 2013-14

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On track K V Chowdary (left), Chairman of the Central Board of
Direct Taxes addressing a press conference in Hyderabad on Friday
with Bibhab Dutta, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Hyderabad.
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Heavy rain over south peninsula ahead of ‘low’

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Rain-scarce north interior Karnataka has been the major beneficiary of a resurgent monsoon in th... »


Community pitch unveiled at Old Trafford

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Acreage down in kharif crops barring paddy, cotton

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With paddy transplantation picking up across key producing States, sowing of kharif crops has se... »

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Kill for the IAS

Nandini Nair, Priyanka Kotamraju

Pelf in the gloom
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