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Rupee opens flat at 71.06 against US dollar

In the previous session, the domestic unit declined 13 paise to close at one-month low of 71.05...

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DHFL, ZEE Entertainment and Mindtree among top stocks to watch

Here's a look at the top stocks that may remain in focus today -...

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Interim Budget 2019: Will Jaitley double I-T exemption limit to Rs 5 lakh?

The Union Budget will precede the unveiling of the Direct Tax Code Report on February 28...

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Logitech Master MX 2S: No brainer for people who work on multiple computers

The Logitech Master MX 2S shows that the most underrated computer peripheral (mouse) can also be a game changer...

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Nokia to cut jobs in multiple countries after Alcatel-Lucent deal, 5G shift

However, the company denied that the cuts would be related to the slower than expected launch of 5G technology...

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MARKET LIVE: Q3 results, Brexit vote outcome, global cues to steer indices

Catch all the live market action here...

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Buy Torrent Power for a target of Rs 298, SL at Rs 250: HDFC Securities

Nifty outlook and technical calls by Nagaraj Shetti, Technical Analyst at HDFC Securities...

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Fuel prices: Petrol witnesses marginal drop, diesel continues upward march

The last week of 2018 saw a dip in fuel prices. However, prices have been on the rise since January 7...

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After a fatal defeat, here are key reactions to Theresa May's Brexit deal

Ireland said it would intensify preparations for a no-deal Brexit...

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Top 10 business headlines: Drone policy 2.0, Amazon's India affair and more

Here are the top 10 business stories that made news on Tuesday...

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Trump shows no signs of backing down, warns of prolonged US govt shutdown

Trump ended up launching with a handful of lesser-known House Republicans...

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French govt asks Renault to conduct board meeting to dismiss Carlos Ghosn

PARIS (Reuters) - The French government is moving to dismiss Renault's scandal-hit Chairman and Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn and has requested a board meeting to conside...

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News digest: Drone policy 2.0, Zojila project, primary education, and more

From telcos staring at heavy financial blow to Zojila project to be bid out for third time, BS brings you up to date with the latest news...

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Wall Street rises with help from Netflix and China; Dow jumps over 150 pts

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 155.75 point...

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Annual survey shows evidence of improving primary education in govt schools

But annual ASER survey also underlines a continued fall in abilities at Class VIII...

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IL&FS bows out, govt to invite tenders for Zojila tunnel for the third time

14.2 km Length of the bi-directional single tube tunnel, which will be India's longest...

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10% quota for general category poor from upcoming 2019-20 session

Government and private schools need to increase seat count by 25%...

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UBI good, but likely to be too costly to implement, says Martin Wolf

Remember, only the US Fed is raising the rates. The Europeans, Japanese, and the Chinese are not doing that...

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Facing stiff rules, Amazon India may delay $1-bn investment plans for 2019

The billion-dollar investment, at risk of being pushed back by several months, is part of the $5.5-billion commitment made by Amazon for Indian operations so far...

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Patanjali Ayurved to challenge NAA's notice, present case on January 28

According to the NAA, Patanjali did not pass on benefits worth Rs 150 crore, spanning over 100 SKUs...

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Goods delivery by drones gets closer to reality, updated policy unveiled

In August, govt released the first version of drone policy...

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Data doesn't show jobs reality, says Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

The government is under attack from the Opposition for a slow rate of jobs growth...

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Travels and travails on the LoC

This book is, ultimately, a useful and interesting read for students of India-Pakistan relations...

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Telcos may have to spend Rs 1.25 trn on court cases, stare at huge loss

The disputes, which have many twists and turns and have gone through courts and quasi-judicial bodies for many years, have some key issues...

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Interim Budget options for Mr Jaitley

Of the three past Interim Budgets, only one of them, presented by Mr Mukherjee, completely refrained from announcing new taxation proposals...

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Brexit deal: From leave shock to parliament's historic vote of rejection

Here are the milestones on Britain's rocky road out of the bloc after 46 years...

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Fortis Healthcare inks pact with Citibank to avail a loan of Rs 1,100 crore

The loan agreement was executed on January 10, with certain CPs for disbursal being fulfilled on January 14...

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Population, GDP and poverty - I

An urgent revisit to population policy is indispensable...

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Markets soaring high on back of Asian markets, lower inflation data

Foreign portfolio investors bought shares worth Rs 159.60 crore, while domestic institutional investors pumped in Rs 417 crore...

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May's Brexit deal rejected by UK Parliament, leaving Britain in limbo

Ahead of the Brexit vote, UK PM Theresa May had warned that rejecting the deal would lead to 'paralysis' that could see Britain stay in the bloc...

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Supreme Court reserves judgment on plea challenging validity of IBC

A two-judge Bench was hearing the petitions moved by several operational creditors alleging discrim­inatory treatment given to a certain class of operational creditors...

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Netflix raises prices for US subscribers by 13-18%; shares rises 7%

Prices for its popular standard plan, which allows streaming on two devices at the same time, will rise to $12.99 per month from $10.99...

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ICICI Securities impacted by weak market sentiment, competition

Valuation of 16x its FY20 earnings a key factor in favour of stock...

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Delhi HC admits petition challenging merger of Vijaya, Dena, Bank of Baroda

The case will be next heard on February 13. The petition, moved by All India Bank Officers Confed­eration and All India Vijaya Bank Officers' Association...

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Bhima-Koregaon: Milind Ekbote gets relief; can travel, speak to media

A local court, while granting bail to him last April, had restricted him from speaking at public rallies. He was also restricted from speaking to the media...

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India needs to fight for global trade liberalisation: Martin Wolf

Says May expected to lose Brexit deal, but may survive confidence vote...

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FPIs may take up issue of including India in bond indices club with RBI

It will enable them to become prominent investors in govt securities and corporate bonds...

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Jaitley flies to US for medical check-up, to be back before Budget on Feb 1

India needs strong leadership, not coalition, writes FM in a blog...

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HAL fights for indigenous HTT-40 trainer as IAF seeks Swiss Pilatus planes

Even as HAL seeks a green light for manufacturing the HTT-40, the IAF is pressing for buying 38 more Pilatus PC-7 Mark II basic trainers from Switzerland, to supplement the 75...

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Discount or not, go for sovereign gold bonds if you can wait till maturity

Avoid taking tactical exposure or looking for arbitrage opportunities in the listed bonds...

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Regulatory challenges in India bring Amazon, Walmart into unlikely alliance

2019 could be a year of intense corporate slugfest. The third of a four-part series focuses on the Indian e-tailing market...

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Vistara to raise frequency on existing domestic routes, says Leslie Thng

Competition pressure and pricing remain a concern. Vistara has been able to increase fares and yields over last year...

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Top BJP leaders to hold press conferences across country for next 4 days

The press conferences would be given by senior central government ministers, current chief ministers and deputy chief ministers of the BJP-ruled states, among others...

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Cops say Kanhaiya shouted anti-India slogans; chargesheet timing questioned

Kanhaiya Kumar questioned the timing of the police filing a chargesheet against him and others in the sedition case, attributing Modi government's 'political motive&...

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December trade deficit lowest in FY19 as imports shrink to three-month low

Export growth plunges to 0.32% as major sectors contract...

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Biocon likely to channelise investments towards non-insulin biologics

Globally, the insulin business has come under pressure...

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From Dabur, Cox & Kings to Mother Dairy, brands take a dip in Kumbh Mela

Dabur, Cox & Kings, Mother Dairy, Amul, Colgate and Jio among a host of other brands are flocking with the faithful...

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Loan restructuring for small businesses welcome, but solve this malaise

Banks may have to tweak the way they appraise loans to the sector...

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India mergers and acquisitions at record high of $129 billion in 2018

The number of announced deals grew 17.2 per cent from a year ago and witnessed the busiest annual period since records began in 1980...

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Letter to BS: Seat sharing arrangement between SP and BSP a bold move

The strongest of the allies have now kept the Congress out for the Lok Sabha elections...

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Shivraj Singh Chouhan's video with Advani's photo in background goes viral

Twitter users immediately noticed a photograph of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani propped up prominently behind Chouhan...

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Explained: How tokenisation is enabled, its impact on card transactions

RBI has permitted authorised card payment networks to offer card tokenisation services to consumers requesting it, in an effort to improve safety and security of card transact...

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Polaroid. Walkman. Palm Pilot. iPhone?

As demand for Apple's signature product starts to wane, now is the time for CEO Tim Cook to find the next act...

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Motoroyale Kinetic offers SWM Superdual 650 T with limited period price cut

The Italian brand SWM was launched by the kinetic group in October last year and the recently launched Superdual 650 T is a 600cc adventure bike meant for the adrenaline junki...

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US can do better in visa policy for tech workers, says John T Chambers

Chambers, who has 2 investments in India, is optimistic that with strong start-up ecosystem built by the central government in the past five years, India will produce more uni...

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The fifties conundrum

Why Hindi cinema superstars flounder in their fifties...

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Sebi amends guidelines for real estate, infrastructure investment trusts

Investors will be required to submit a completed bid-cum-application form either to self-certified syndicate banks with whom the bank account to be blocked is maintained or to...

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Large borrowers will find it hard to tap bond market from April: Here's why

While FY17 was an inflection point - the share of funds raised through bonds overtook that of bank financing to move up to 51:49, from the 41:59 in FY16...

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India improves score at Times' 2019 university rankings; now 25 in top 200

Last year, 17 made the cut; IISc tops India group at No. 14; 49 make it to overall list...

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Cong accuses Modi govt of systematic destruction of economy, 'jumlanomics'

Congress accused the government of unleashing anarchy in the country's economy, destroying the unorganised sector and worsening the agrarian crisis...

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SC bans transportation of extracted coal in Meghalaya after mine tragedy

The bench issued notice to the Meghalaya Government, the Centre and others seeking their response on various issues connected with coal mining in the state and posted the matt...

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Terrorists attack upscale hotel complex in Nairobi

A witness, Robert Murire, said he saw at least two bodies at the scene, along with attackers wearing green and wrapped in ammunition...

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Ads help Zee Entertainment post 22% revenue rise; net profit up 50%

The company indicated that it would continue to grow its advertising revenues faster than the industry...

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DIPP has stopped releasing FDI data for past 6 months despite RBI inputs

RBI data shows inflows have fallen for the first time since 2014...

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Qualcomm's business model is on trial over a $7.50 per-iPhone fee

iPhone maker's complaint about fee follows deal Jobs accepted...

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Govt looks to extend phased manufacturing plan for indigenous batteries

In the phased manufacturing plan for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, it is proposed by the committee to promote indigenous battery production...

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Unemployment among women engineers in India is 5 times that of men: Study

On the tug-of-war bias, it said 45 per cent of women reported that they have to compete with their female colleagues to get the one "woman's spot" available...

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Reid & Taylor insolvency: CFM hired as new investor; SPGP shunted

The tribunal has asked CFM to deposit Rs 2 crore in the next 48 hours to go ahead with the process...

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RBI to infuse Rs 10,000 cr via open market operations to raise liquidity

The RBI plans to inject liquidity under OMOs for Rs 50,000 crore in January 2019...

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Beaten by girls in academics, boys fare better in basic arithmetic: Report

The survey took into account three major aspects, including school enrolment and attendance, basic reading and math abilities, and school facilities with sports infrastructure...

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Exports growth stays flat in Dec 2018; trade deficit falls to 10-month low

During the month under review, several key export sectors recorded negative growth...

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Govt to increase 25% seats in universities for 10% quota: Javadekar

Javadekar also said that the private universities are also ready to implement the quota...

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GoM to examine GST tax rate, composition scheme for real estate sector

The panel would also examine the legality of inclusion/exclusion of land or any other ingredient, in composition and suggest valuation mechanism...

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HC asks BEST workers' union to take final decision on withdrawal of strike

The counsel for BEST, M P Rao, told the bench that the corporation was "open to implementing a 10-step increment" for its employees with effect from February this ye...

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Govt panel wants quarterly job surveys scrapped, cites poor quality

TCA Anant-led committee suggests setting up an Employment Index if survey improves...

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Agri-tech start-up WayCool Foods raises Rs 120 cr via equity, debt

Posts annual revenue run rate of Rs 250 crore and 20x expansion since last funding...

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BSE gets Sebi nod for guar, gold mini futures on its derivatives segment

The bourse commenced trading in gold and silver contracts last October, to mark its entry into commodity derivatives and become country's first universal stock exchange...

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Ex-judge writes to Kovind, protests elevation of 2 HC judges over 32 others

The letter comes in the wake of collegium recommendation for elevation of Justice Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna as the judges of Supreme Court...

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Edible oil imports jump 11% in Dec, may rise further on duty cut

Palm oil share in overall inbound vegetable oil surges 71 per cent to 811,700 tonnes; Domestic refineries to take a hit...

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Left doesn't respect Indian culture: Modi slams Kerala govt on Sabarimala

We know that the Communists do not respect India's culture, history and spirituality, Modi said at a public meeting...

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We're giving MCX a stable cost base to ramp up profits: Mrugank Paranjape

In a Q&A with Business Standard, MD & CEO of the commodity bourse says he expects Sebi to allow trading in MFs, PMS and index-based derivatives this quarter...

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Rahul's 'world famous award to Modi' vs Smriti's 'Bharat Ratna for Gandhis'

Modi received the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award on Monday...

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Costliest ever Maha Kumbh: UP govt spending touches Rs 4,200 cr

This year's Kumbh Mela budget is over thrice the budget of the Maha Kumbh in 2013...

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Kohli, Dhoni power India to series-levelling win vs Australia in second ODI

Medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar also starred in India's win by picking up four wickets, while Mohammed Shami contributed well with three scalps...

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PM Modi inaugurates 13-km, two-lane Kollam bypass on NH-66 in Kerala

Dedicating the bypass to the nation, Modi said only 56 per cent of the rural habitat was connected with roads in the country when he came to power in 2014...

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Facebook to invest $300 mn over next 3 years to help local news initiatives

The money will go toward reporting grants for local newsrooms, expanding Facebook's programmes to help local newsrooms with subscription business models...

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Exports up 0.34% to $27.93 bn in December 2018; trade deficit narrows

The country's exports grew marginally by 0.34 per cent to USD 27.93 billion in December 2018 on account of negative growth in sectors such as engineering and gems & j...

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FinMin starts 'Know Your Budget' series to educate people on Twitter

The 'Know Your Budget' series, which explains the importance of Union Budget and its making, would continue for about a fortnight...

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JPMorgan misses profit estimates as bond trading weakened; shares fall 3%

Bond trading revenue fell 16 per cent, as challenging market conditions hit credit and commodities trading...

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In Pictures: over 16 lakh take holy dip at Kumbh on Makar Sankranti

The moment arrived just before dawn around 5 a.m. when with prayers in their breath, they took the holy dip in the water as cold as ice...

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Need to review role of credit rating agencies: Rajiv Kumar on IL&FS crisis

In the wake of IL&FS crisis, there is a need to review role of rating agencies as they continued to rate the NBFC at top notch investment grade even a day before it de...

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6 killed, 36 rescued as boat capsizes in Narmada in Maharashtra's Nandurbar

The deceased hailed from villages along the river in the tribal-dominated district in north Maharashtra...

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Govt saved Rs 90,000 cr by weeding out bogus beneficiaries: Modi in Odisha

PM claims 60 mn fake ration cards, gas connections, student scholarships, old age pensions cancelled; Govt's pro-poor steps have enraged those who used to loot public mon...

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Transparency International finds irregularities in Bangladesh elections

The poll that gave Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a third straight term was undermined by ballot stuffing, voter intimidation among other malpractices...

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Car exports move into lower gear as more nations move towards protectionism

The country's largest car maker and third largest exporter, Maruti Suzuki, has seen its export dip 14 per cent to 77,258 vehicles this year...

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Unworkable alliance with maverick leadership can't deliver growth: Jaitley

Sources said Jaitley is in the US for a medical check-up. He had a kidney transplant last year...

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Jindal Steel leans on railways, defence, petro to drive long steel volumes

With producers such as Tata Steel and JSW focusing on high-margin flat products for auto sector, Jindal is well placed to capture upcoming demand from infra segment...

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Manu Sawhney to replace David Richardson as ICC CEO after World Cup 2019

The appointment was ratified by the ICC Board following a global search and appointment process led by the apex body's chairman Shashank Manohar and the Nominations Commi...

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INX Media case: HC extends Chidambaram's interim protection till Jan 24

The senior Congress leader's role had come under the scanner of various investigating agencies in the Rs 3,500-crore Aircel-Maxis deal and the INX Media case involving Rs...

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MCX net profit jumps twofold to Rs 42 crore in December quarter

Net income increased to Rs 109.10 crore on a consolidated basis during the December quarter of 2018-19 from Rs 76.52 crore in the year-ago period...

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