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Basmati unites India, Pak in ‘joint heritage’ claim

Rice variety grown in Indo-Gangetic plain expected to get GI tag soon; New Delhi and Islamabad to share commercial benefits

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Mahindra TUV300 drives company’s market share in SUV segment

With launch of compact SUV, Mahindra and Mahindra has regained clear dominance in this space

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SBI to get more aggressive in face of competition

Planning to raise resources by listing subsidiaries like SBI Life Insurance, SBI Cards

Reliance Com, THG, TPG near deal for Infratel

Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications (RCom), the country’s fourth largest and most leveraged telecom operator, on Friday signed a non-binding pact to sell its tower business, Reliance Infratel...

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CGA panel for main GST rate at 17%-18%

The political cloud over the Goods and Services Tax (GST) hasn't really lifted, but the government has made its case more compelling for the Opposition and industry: a designated committee on Friday

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Express IT Awards: Will push Digital India, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Friday that Digital India had been designed to bridge the divide between the haves and the have-nots.

Multinationals’ tax leeway set to shrink

Government prepares to adopt a new regime proposed by the OECD and G20 nations

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Express IT Awards: It’s time to toast the best of Indian IT

Applauding their brilliant ideas, in the country’s IT capital of Bengaluru will be the tallest leaders from the IT space and rising stars from the e-commerce and start-up worlds.

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GST: CEA Arvind Subramanian panel’s view may help end the deadlock

The Arvind Subramaniam panel is also learnt to have voted against the 1% additional tax on interstate sale of goods, proposed in the relevant Constitutional Bill in the Lok Sabha to help manufacturing

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Crisil flags trade growth barriers

India's merchandise exports plunged for the 11th straight month through October.

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Ola Cabs ties-up with Lyft, GrabTaxi, Didi Kuaidi to take on Uber

Ola is estimated to be valued at $5 billion, Didi Kuaidi at $15 billion, Lyft at $4 billion and GrabTaxi at $1.5 billion. Uber is valued at a huge $50 billion.

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Flipkart takes stake in MapmyIndia

Flipkart has taken a strategic minority stake in MapmyIndia for an undisclosed amount.

Micromax-Ericsson patent row: Bailable warrants against founders

Micromax was not only offender in the patent case filed by Ericsson. In September this year, upon the plea of the same company, the court had asked another domestic handset manufacturer, iBall, to pay

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Tamil Nadu floods could cost insurers over Rs 1,000 crore

While the earlier deluge in Tamil Nadu, which started on November 8, has already resulted in claims of around Rs 500-600 crore, the recent torrential rains could cause far more damage, insurers point

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Farm cover a cropper, new scheme on cards

Crop insurance is virtually a non-starter in states like Punjab, Haryana and Odisha that contribute significantly to the central pool stocks of rice and wheat.


India among worst in emerging markets, Asia Pacific in 2015 so far

Sharp corrections in the Indian stock market during last few months have left it one of the worst performing among emerging markets and Asia Pacific in 2015 so far.

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Express IT Awards: Vishal Sikka unchallenged winner for giving Infosys back its mojo

Vishal Sikka is the unchallenged winner of the Express IT Award for Newsmaker of the Year, 2015.

After Diwali fireworks, a quiet Christmas for RBI

RBI Guv Raghuram Rajan holds policy rate while flagging inflation as a challenge

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Express IT Awards: Nilekani @ 60 is getting set for yet another innings

Nandan Nilekani needs no more awards to feel his lifetime’s work has been appreciated — he’s won a bunch of them and must treasure, above all, the Joseph Schumpeter Prize that was awarded to him

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Gas reserves cut adds a new twist to Reliance Industries-ONGC dispute

A sharp cut in the estimates of initial gas reserves, and hence recoverable reserves by consultants DeGolyer and MacNaughthon (D&M) gives a new twist to the ongoing ONGC and Reliance Industries (RIL)

Jyoti Structures share price fixed at Rs 26.90 in debt-equity swap

Lenders to the loss-making Jyoti Structures have decided to convert Rs 307.6 crore of loans into shares at a value of Rs 26.90 apiece...

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Fe Exclusive: Coal India stake sale unlikely this fiscal

The proposed sale of another 10% government stake in Coal India (CIL), on which the Centre’s FY16 non-tax revenue hinges a lot on, is unlikely before April.

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When Essar means strategic relationships

Keeping jobs aside for VIP families, taking care of the needs of bureaucrats and politicians on trips abroad, paying for treatment of VIPs are some of the instructions form part of a 19-slide Essar Gr

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GDP growth picks up pace

Aided by stepped up government spending, a surprise uptick in agricultural output and and sharper value creation in the manufacturing sector, India's GDP growth picked up in second quarter of the curr

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Govt nurses paid 3.5 times private ones, drivers double: IIM-A

Finance minister Arun Jaitley was only stating the obvious when he said recently that the Pay Commission-mandated higher pay for government staff and the one-rank-one-pension (OROP) scheme would come

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Ahead of Reliance jio, Bharti Airtel’s Rs 60,000 cr leap of faith

Signalling that it is geared up to face even higher competition with the imminent entry of Reliance Jio in the telephony space and that it is serious to take on the challenge of call drops, the countr


PM Narendra Modi pushes for action on climate change, with riders

For Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after a handshake and a brief discussion with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, it was time to join over 150 heads of states and governments in putting up an un

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