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Updated: Apr 24, 2014 03:42 PM
An average of 27.52 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 1 p.m. from across 19 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra where elections are being held today in the third and final phase in the state. Mumbai recorded an average of 15.18 per cent polli
Updated: Apr 24, 2014 03:31 PM
Tamil Nadu, where 39 Lok Sabha constituencies are facing a single phase voting, today witnessed a turnout of about 40 per cent of the 5.50 crore electorate till noon. According to electoral authorities, brisk polling was witnessed in various constituenc
Updated: Apr 24, 2014 03:30 PM
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today dismissed that there was any Modi wave in the country and said it was a creation of the media. “I don’t think there is any Modi wave. It is the creation of the media. The country has not been swept by any
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Bollwood actors Aamir Khan, Sohail Khan, and Preeti Zinta got themselves inked early on Thursday morning, in suburban Bandra. Flaunting their finger, inked with the purple indelible ink, they came out of the polling booths and urged Mumbaikars&#160
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Tata group hospitality major Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) has sought the market regulator SEBI’s approval to raise ₹1,000 crore through issue of debentures on rights basis. The owner of the Taj Mahal chain of hotels, IHCL, is aiming to c
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About 42.29 per cent voters exercised their franchise till 2 p.m. today for 10 Lok Sabha seats in the third and final phase of polling in Madhya Pradesh. “Polling is going on peacefully and so far 42.29 per cent electorates, including 49.82 per ce
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Baroda Pioneer Asset Management Company Limited (Baroda Pioneer AMC) has announced the appointment of Mahmood Basha as Head of Sales. He will be responsible for the entire sales and distribution strategy of the company. Before joining Baroda Pioneer A
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State-owned life insurer LIC lowered its exposure in 15 blue-chip firms during the January-March quarter with sale of shares that are currently worth over ₹6,300 crore. At the same time, LIC increased its stake in 12 Sensex firms by purchasing sha
Markets
Apr 23, 2014 04:50 PM
Sensex closed with a gain of 118 points after hitting a new high of 22,913. It opened on a positive note at 22,784 against the previous close of 22,758. It made a high of 22,913 and low of 22,780 before closing at 22,876 with a gain of 118 points. The ...
Apr 23, 2014 04:12 PM
The rupee crossed the 61-level mark on Wednesday to hit a one-month low of 61.08 on the back of strong month-end dollar demand from importers. In intra-day trade, the domestic unit touched a high of 60.87 and a low of 61.19. According to a deale
Apr 23, 2014 07:44 PM
Gold prices continued to surge here today due to consistent buying by jewellery stockists and retailers supported by good seasonal offtake.Silver rallied further owing to heavy speculative buying coupled with industrial buying.Standard gold (99.5 purity)
Apr 23, 2014 09:32 PM
Farmers prefer the high-yielding variety as it gives higher return, consumes less water Jagat Singh Sandhu, a sixty something farmer in Masani village near Sangrur in Punjab, is planning to plant the new basmati variety, Pusa 1509, on at least 10 acres o
Companies
Apr 23, 2014 05:51 PM
Aims to tap asset’s potential further; to pay final dividend of ₹6.50 a share for 2013-14 Higher production from the Barmer oilfields in Rajasthan helped Cairn India report an 18 per cent jump in net profit (consolidated results) to ₹3
Apr 24, 2014 09:45 AM
SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, has announced the signing of a long-term Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) agreement with IndiGo. The agreement will secure multi-million dollar revenue for SriLankan over long duration of the
Apr 24, 2014 12:43 PM
Hotel management company Cygnett Hotels and Resorts on Thursday announced its association with US-based Jameson Inn Inc. Sarbendra Sarkar, MD and CEO, Cygnett Hotels, said, “We believe we are turnaround specialists for
Economy
Apr 23, 2014 09:29 PM
Costlier but energy-efficient fans with aesthetic designs are in vogue now A fan that swings from side to side to forbid a politician from taking a bribe to one that helps in pushing a ball across the pitch sans a bat – manufacturers of this almos
Apr 23, 2014 02:15 PM
India, the world’s fourth largest steel maker, produced 7.25 million tonnes or just over five per cent of the total global output in March, according to the World Steel Association (WSA).The country, however, beat the world’s average productio
Apr 23, 2014 03:24 PM
Wants India to reduce some subsidies on items that can be exported by Islamabad Pakistan has said it will allow imports of all items from India once the on-going election process in the country is over and New Delhi is in a position to implement the "ar
Editorial
Apr 22, 2014 08:35 PM
It isn’t mining, but illegal and unregulated mining that is the problem By lifting a one-and-a-half-year-long ban on iron ore mining in Goa and setting an annual production cap of 20 million tonnes (mt), the Supreme Court has acknowledged the need
Features
Apr 20, 2014 07:23 PM
Medical policies sold by banks are apt for senior citizens who don't have insurance. But be aware of the pitfalls Looking for medical insurance? Your good old neighbourhood public sector bank might have an inexpensive solution for your family, including
Apr 20, 2014 09:29 PM
Your prized vintage car can turn in a tidy profit; all you need is to cherish it They are rolling sculptures and icons of a bygone era. Like fine art or wine, the adage, “Old is gold,” holds true for automobiles too. But owning one of these c
Apr 20, 2014 09:06 PM
Private equity funds pool money from the ultra rich and invest in lucrative commercial projects. Doing this yourself is cumbersome Ever fancied playing Donald Trump by owning a stake in malls, multiplexes and IT parks? Now, for a minimum investment of
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