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Updated: May 23, 2015 04:45 PM
AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time today along with a 28-member Cabinet. At the event attended by thousands of supporters, a galaxy of film stars and a smattering of industrialists, Governor
Updated: May 23, 2015 12:22 PM
AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa who was sworn in Tamil Nadu Chief Minister today for the fifth time has traversed through several ups and downs in her political career spanning four decades. A chronology of main events are as follows: June 24, 1991: Jayalal
Updated: May 23, 2015 03:07 PM
The Finance Ministry has imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on ‘USB Flash Drives’ imported from China and Taiwan. ‘USB Flash Drives’ are data storage devices which use flash memory and USB (Universal Serial Bus) interface to
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Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took the first Monaco Grand Prix pole position of his career on Saturday as Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg blew his own hopes of a qualifying hat-trick.Rosberg, winner from pole for the past two years on the twis
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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today supported the suggestion of RSS ideologue Dinanath Batra that the new education policy of the NDA government should stress on “autonomy of education” on the lines of the Election Commission and no politics sh
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The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has re-issued a notification relating to a viability gap funding scheme meant for ‘central public sector undertakings and government of India organisations’ for putting up solar projects.The schem
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Top income tax department officials’ from across the country will congregate in the capital on Monday to deliberate strategies for providing a non-adversarial tax regime, among other things. At the two-day annual conference of chief commissioners
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Telecom service provider Tata Docomo has launched a special recharge for pre-paid customers which extends the validity based on the customer’s usage pattern.The new offer, RC—24, offers a default three days validity upon recharge. It can go up
Markets
May 22, 2015 09:19 AM
The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered by over 148 points today to close at a one-month high of 27,957.50 on across-the-board buying by participants amid renewed hopes of a rate cut and better-than-estimated corporate earnings. Besides, a higher closing in
May 22, 2015 09:58 AM
The rupee was trading strong by 13 paise at 63.51 against the dollar in the evening session on continued dollar selling amid a rally in the domestic equity market. The rupee edged higher marginally by 5 paise to 63.59 against the US dollar in early trad
May 22, 2015 09:30 AM
Gold held steady just above $1,200 an ounce on Friday, remaining on course for its steepest weekly decline in four weeks as the dollar regained momentum, hurting the metal’s safe-haven appeal. Spot gold was little changed at $1,205.65 an ounce by
May 23, 2015 04:45 PM
Extending its fall for the fifth straight session, gold drifted further at the bullion market here today on subdued offtake by jewellery stockists and traders amid bearish overseas cues.Silver slipped due to renewed speculative selling as well as reduced
Companies
May 23, 2015 05:52 PM
Nestle India has taken to social media to assure its consumers about the quality and safety of Maggi Noodles. The last few days, Maggi noodles issue has been trending across social media networks after authorities in Lucknow asked the company to recall one
May 23, 2015 03:30 PM
Divis Laboratories today reported a 17.83 per cent rise in consolidated net profit at Rs 231.47 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, mainly due to robust sales.The company had posted a net profit of Rs 196.43 crore in the corresponding period of th
May 22, 2015 10:03 PM
Joint venture will focus on making steel products for the automotive sector ArcelorMittal and Steel Authority of India Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Friday in London to set up an automotive steel manufacturing facility through a
Economy
May 23, 2015 02:43 PM
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said inflation has been brought under control in the past one year but global economy and agrarian situation as well as domestic investments pose a challenge to the Indian economy. Addressing his second press conferen
May 22, 2015 12:23 PM
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley struck a conciliatory tone towards investors on Friday, promising to tax corporate profits at competitive rates and saying the Government would do all in its power to implement a new national sales tax on time. Foreign port
May 23, 2015 10:00 AM
Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi for proposing new public health standards for emissions from coal-fired power plants, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has said he is impressed by the Indian leader’s commitment to build a clean energy fut
Editorial
May 22, 2015 09:03 PM
Along with providing new digital platforms, banks will have to offer payment services in a cost-effective manner Indian banks, already facing competition from non-banking finance companies, now have a new set of rivals to contend with. Entities that prov
Features
May 22, 2015 11:40 PM
Health workers in Rajasthan spread awareness on maternal care, child malnutrition through Tablet PCs “We had a tough time telling the family of a high risk pregnant woman to take special care of her and register for delivery at the district hospita
May 22, 2015 11:49 PM
An e-commerce start-up sells pumps of all sizes to villagers, clocking high sales The Flipkarts and Amazons have tapped into urban Indian middle class consciousness and their seeming success has spurred various reports that estimate that the e-commerce s
May 21, 2015 08:42 PM
Did you know charging your phone in airplane mode does the job faster? Smartphones have come to be an integral part of our lives. So much so that we often find ourselves marvelling at how we could have ever lived without one. From checking our mail, watc
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