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  • Narendra Modi cracks whip on import of non-essential items: will his protectionism work?

    Narendra Modi has asked the commerce ministry to cut down on the imports of inessential commodities, multiple media reports suggested on Tuesday. A commerce ministry told a daily that it had identified nine commodities which included edible oil, pulses, fresh fruits, cashew, sugar, alcoholic...

    Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 12:00pm
  • Mehrab Irani outlines the path to financial freedom in 'Mad Money Journey'

    Crossword bookstore at Kemps Corner, Mumbai was surprisingly packed for a book launch that boasted of no A-list Bollywood star. The launch of Mehrab Irani's Mad Money Journey on Friday evening was attended by well known trader Rakesh Jhujhunwala and TV anchor and comedian Cyrus Broacha. 

    Sunday, 21 September 2014 - 6:00pm
  • Is the Alibaba euphoria going to last? 9 things you should know about the IPO

    Alibaba Group Holding, which is one of the largest e-commerce companies in the world, listed itself in New York, giving people a chance to buy into one of the biggest business phenomena in the world today: online shopping. Alibaba's prices rose 38% on the first trading day of the exchange. Here are...

    Saturday, 20 September 2014 - 1:10pm
  • How Deepika Padukone's cleavage row brings out the hypocrisy of media and Bollywood

    In a column written by Pooja Bedi, Times of India, this morning, put up a meek defence against controversy surrounding their post on Deepika Padukone's "cleavage". It is funny that she claims, "Of course, to us, our point of view is absolutely valid and correct; else we wouldn't be so vehement...

    Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 2:15pm
  • We will prove that serving the poor is sustainable and cost effective for a bank: Bandhan chief CS Ghosh

    Even as it is set to transform itself from a microfinance institution to a bank, Bandhan​ promises to maintain the poor as their target for loans and advances. The institution that is present across 22 states and has a 13 million customer base, received the in-principle approval for the banking...

    Monday, 15 September 2014 - 8:42pm
  • Why digitisation of banks cannot be complete unless financial inclusion is achieved

    Digitisation of banks is a reality in India that no bank can avoid anymore. It is essential to survive, and how banks look a few years from now could be dramatically different from how they look right now. This was the predominant mood and tone of chiefs of leading banks in the country in the first...

    Monday, 15 September 2014 - 5:24pm
  • Saradha scam: Why Mamata Banerjee can't get off the hook by raking in names of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly

    Trinamool Congress chief and chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, has finally spoken on the Saradha scam after her name was brought up in the scandal, following news of a deal between Saradha and IRCTC when she was the Union railways minister.

    Saturday, 13 September 2014 - 6:25pm
  • Goa's tourism makeover aims to go beyond just a new logo and branding

    Goa Tourism's collaboration with Bollywood film Finding Fanny, saw actors Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor visiting a promotional event at a five star hotel in Juhu​ for five minutes, preceded by a presentation by Nikhil Desai, managing director, Goa Tourism Development Corporation. Desai unveiled...

    Thursday, 11 September 2014 - 8:19pm
  • Punj Lloyd jumps 10% after bagging order worth Rs 3515 crore

    EPC giant Punj Lloyd gained 10% on the bourses today after it confirmed bagging of an order worth Rs 3515 crore. The order was placed by PRPC Refinery and Cracker Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary under the Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) group, Malaysia’s national energy company.

    Monday, 8 September 2014 - 11:41am
  • Lessons Kolkata must learn from the Maharashtra power crisis

    Mumbai has surely not put its act together when it comes to electricity distribution throughout the city. A case in point is the recent power blackouts throughout the city due to not just a technical problem faced by Tata Power, but as dna reported, due to a face off between state run electricity...

    Thursday, 4 September 2014 - 1:00pm