28th February 2015 – News Burger of the Day – The Daily Prep Diet

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28th February 2015

Union Budget 2015: Highlights of Arun Jaitley’s speech. Read here

Our View: Arun Jaitley delivers a landmark budget. Read here

Budget 2015: Top takeaways for the common man. Read here

Union Budget 2015: Government targets $6.7 billion from stake sales in govt companies in 2015-16. Read here

Axis, YES Bank to benefit as FM relaxes cap on FII shareholding. Read here

27th February 2015

Economic Survey: GDP to grow 8.1-8.5% in 2015-16. Read here

New GDP estimates ‘puzzling’, says chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian. Read here

Tax sops likely in Modi government’s first full year Budget on Saturday. Read here

US fourth-quarter growth rate revised down to 2.2 per cent. Read here

TRAI proposes 35% reduction in mobile roaming charges for making calls. Read here

25th February 2015

Relax and sit tight; markets will do better after Budget. Read here

Here’s how Narendra Modi can get the railways running. Read here

Budget 2015: PM Modi likely to keep tight rein on health spending, say sources. Read here

Don’t be fooled by India’s fastest-growing economy tag. Read here

Delhi’s AAP govt halves power tariff, gives 20,000 litres of free water. Read here

24th February 2015

Five budget announcements that can stimulate the market. Read here

14th Finance Commission suggests 42% share for states in central taxes. Read here

Excise duty hike on petrol, diesel to yield Rs 20,250 crore more revenue. Read here

Euro zone creditors approve Greece reforms, Germany sets vote. Read here

Sahara lands in another trouble, Supreme Court fiat on diversion of funds. Read here

23rd February 2015

Arun Jaitley’s five budgetary challenges. Read here

President Pranab Mukherjee seeks cooperation of MPs in budget session. Read here

HSBC gets summons from tax department; fears significant fines. Read here

PSU bank employee unions withdraw strike call, settle wages. Read here

Oscars 2015: Birdman soars to glory with four wins. Read here

22th February 2015

Finance ministry asks depts to avoid spending rush in January-March quarter. Read here

Government holds all-party meet ahead of budget session. Read here

Budget 2015: Jalan endorses higher deficit to boost growth. Read here

French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to visit India, push Rafale deal. Read here

DLF to sell 50% stake in 4 projects to PE firms for Rs 3,000 crore. Read here

20th February 2015

Stock markets to remain open on budget day. Read here

RBI governor Raghuram Rajan cautions against ‘Appellate Raj’ in financial regulation. Read here

Police arrest seven for theft, sale of oil ministry papers. Read here

Greece has to stay in eurozone, says Francois Hollande. Read here

Airbus in talks with Indian firms on helicopter joint venture. Read here

19th February 2015

Arun Jaitley says Modi govt getting criticism for being ‘too fast’. Read here

2 Oil Ministry employees held for leaking information. Read here

Coal scam: CBI completes probe in Hindalco case. Read here

Govt approves 11 FDI proposals valued at Rs 1,076 cr; refers Aurobindo, Glenmark proposals to CCEA. Read here

At $8.7 billion, brand TCS grows fastest among global IT firms. Read here

18th February 2015

Local defence production is heart of Make in India programme, says PM Modi. Read here

Swiss prosecutor searches HSBC premises, opens criminal inquiry. Read here

RIL, seven others apply to bid for mobile airwaves. Read here

Uber given 7-days to furnish details for licence. Read here

Hero promoters to sell stake worth $300 mn. Read here

17th February 2015

Narendra Modi vows to protect religious minorities. Read here

Coal auctions to ensure cheaper power: Arun Jaitley. Read here

Greece rejects ‘blackmail’ in euro zone debt deal row. Read here

Xiaomi was China smartphone market leader in 2014: IDC. Read here

Over 1,000 listed companies cheaper than Yuvraj Singh. Read here

16th February 2015

WPI inflation turns negative in January on fuel price drop. Read here

India-Sri Lanka ties set to reach next level, Modi to visit island country in March. Read here

Infosys to buy US automation tech firm Panaya for $200 mn. Read here

Greece battles eurozone in bailout showdown. Read here

Ambanis, Bharti, Vodafone and 5 others to slug it out for spectrum. Read here

14th February 2015

Make in India: PM Narenra Modi promises more reforms; rolls out red carpet to investors. Read here

Will make Delhi corruption free in 5 years: Kejriwal. Read here

ITC to acquire Savlon, Shower to Shower brands from Johnson and Johnson. Read here

Snapdeal eyes up to five tech buys this year. Read here

Oil climbs up again: Here’s why prices could easily come down. Read here

10th February 2015

Delhi elections: AAP routs BJP, Congress. Read here

Delhi election results: AAP first party in 16 years to breach 50-seat mark. Read here

Markets snap one week losing streak; Nifty ends above 8,550. Read here

Trick or treat? India’s strong GDP figures mask economic reality. Read here

XLRI places its largest ever batch of 300 students in 3.5 days; median salary Rs 17 lakh. Read here

9th February 2015

New method: FY15 GDP growth at 7.4%, India a $2 trillion economy. Read here

Sensex falls 491 points on likely AAP victory in Delhi, L&T results. Read here

Black money: Govt needs legal evidence of bank accounts, says Jaitley. Read here

Online retail market spend to jump 10 times to $14 billion in 5 years. Read here

IIM Lucknow completes final placements with 144 recruiters making 463 offers to the Batch of 2015. Read here

7th February 2015

India promises preferential market access to services suppliers from LDCs. Read here

Government to infuse Rs 6,990 crore in nine PSBs; SBI leads the pack. Read here

Patch up efforts fail, Manjhi wants assembly dissolution. Read here

Flipkart reorganizes into three units. Read here

Tata Capital Financial Services to raise raise Rs 3,000 cr via debentures. Read here

6th February 2015

Budget 2015: PM Narendra Modi seeks ideas on Budget at NITI Aayog’s maiden meet. Read here

Global debt rises by $57 trillion since financial crisis, here’s why that is scary. Read here

The eight unlucky countries facing deflation this year. Read here

Ambani brothers seek faster approval for stalled project. Read here

Mirach Capital hits back at Sahara; offers to buy out overseas hotels. Read here

5th February 2015

Why BJP believes it will win Delhi, despite opinion polls. Read here

I’m not sitting in judgement over the govt: Raghuram Rajan. Read here

PM Modi’s Make in India: China’s Huawei makes $170 million investment in R&D centre. Read here

Tata Motors profit misses estimates as Jaguar Land Rover sales fall. Read here

Markets end flat amid volatility; Tata Power slumps 7.5%. Read here

4th February 2015

India-US nuclear deal still not final: White House. Read here

India’s services PMI picks up pace in January. Read here

RBI chief Raghuram Rajan says inflation still a concern. Read here

Government may increase lock-in period for PPF; to offer higher interest rate for 20-year tenure. Read here

India among top 3 nations generating most billionaires. Read here

3rd February 2015

Narendra Modi faces possible Delhi poll defeat, clouding growth prospects. Read here

RBI will cut policy rate further in coming months. Read here

Petrol price cut by Rs 2.42 per litre; diesel by Rs 2.25 per litre. Read here

Barack Obama proposes over $1 billion civil, military aid to Pakistan. Read here

Alibaba’s Jack Ma dethroned as China’s richest by solar magnate – report. Read here

2nd February 2015

India grew 6.9% last year. But no one’s sure what that means. Read here

December core output at 3-month low of 2.4%. Read here

Reliance Industries, Aditya Birla, Future Group apply for payments bank licences. Read here

India, China reaffirm ties following Barack Obama’s India trip. Read here

US-based Uber in talks to buy Meru Cabs. Read here

31st January 2015

New measure takes 2013-14 GDP growth higher to 6.9%. Read here

Expect India to stand out among emerging markets: Shankar Sharma. Read here

AAP releases manifesto; promises full statehood for Delhi. Read here

Sun Pharma wins US approval to buy Ranbaxy. Read here

Oil prices surge 8% after long slide down: Any meaningful shift underway? Read here

29th January 2015

India to change the way it measures economic growth. Read here

NDA moves to assure foreign investors. Read here

SBI’s lending capacity to rise sharply by March 2016. Read here

Facebook tops Wall St revenue target in Q4 on mobile ad growth. Read here

Zomato acquires Turkey-based Mekanist in all-cash deal. Read here

28th January 2015

Why India will keep growing faster than China. Read here

India high on US investors’ agenda after Barack Obama visit: Arun Jaitley. Read here

Why the US backs India’s great solar bet. Read here

Top thirteen stocks to bet on ahead of Budget 2015: Credit Suisse. Read here

Three years on, IIM-A grads typically make more money than Yale or Kellogg MBAs. Read here

27th January 2015

US, India can be ‘best partners’, says Barack Obama at Siri Fort. Read here

India, US to battle it out at WTO over solar policy. Read here

We value privileged strategic partnership with India: Vladimir Putin. Read here

Nifty ends above 8,900 led by private banks. Read here

RSS builds parallel campaign structure to help Delhi BJP. Read here

24th January 2015

Obama’s India visit: 7 issues on the agenda. Read here

Tax revenue growth good, divestment programme on track: Arun Jaitley. Read here

Uber emails alleged rape victim promoting Delhi return. Read here

Coal auction to generate over $100-billion for states: Piyush Goyal. Read here

CBI files fresh case against Hindalco. Read here

23rd January 2015

Budget 2015: Arun Jaitley hints at not raising tax rates, sops for manufacturing. Read here

Steps taken by Narendra Modi, Barack Obama key for trust in Indo-US defence deals: Boeing India. Read here

The stock market rally: 2008 vs now. Read here

Uber restarts cab service in New Delhi after ban. Read here

Can India’s GDP surpass China’s? By 2032, perhaps. Read here

22nd January 2015

WEF 2015: India’s growth potential above 9%; government moving rapidly on reforms, says FM Arun Jaitley. Read here

Reliance Industries raises $1 billion from bond sale. Read here

Why did Suzlon sell its crown jewel Senvion? Read here

AAP plays down praise for Kiran Bedi; unfazed Shanti Bhushan says Kejriwal has failed the party. Read here

Supreme Court bars N Srinivasan from contesting BCCI elections. Read here

21th January 2015

India-US defence ties grow with assertive Modi govt. Read here

What China’s slowdown means for India. Read here

Record breaking spree intact; Nifty ends above 8,700. Read here

WEF 2015: Indian CEOs second most optimistic in the world – Survey. Read here

SpaceX gets $1 billion from Google and Fidelity. Read here

20th January 2015

IMF expects India to grow faster than China by 2016-17. Read here

Education key to ‘Make in India’ success: World Bank. Read here

Sensex, Nifty close at record highs; metal, banking stocks gain. Read here

Arvind Kejriwal challenges Kiran Bedi to public debate. Read here

Twitter buys Indian mobile marketing start-up ZipDial. Read here

19th January 2015

Arun Jaitley stresses on rationalizing subsidies ahead of budget. Read here

China cracks nearly 8%; FIIs may find safe haven in Indian markets. Read here

Public sector bank employees to go on 4-day strike from 21 January. Read here

Why China’s stock market plunged 8 per cent. Read here

Mahanagar Gas to raise around Rs 800 crore via IPO this quarter. Read here

17th January 2015

Economic Times Global Business Summit: Need to dream of an India with a $20 trillion economy, says PM Modi. Read here

Central banks suppressed volatility through policies: Rajan. Read here

Kiran Bedi ready to fight against Kejriwal in Delhi assembly polls if BJP wants. Read here

India-US Working Group meets on info and communication tech. Read here

WTO trade deal: India to scuttle inclusion of new issues. Read here

15th January 2015

The first in a series of RBI rate cuts. Read here

India’s fundamentals best among BRICS nations. Read here

SpiceJet to transfer ownership to Ajay Singh. Read here

TCS Q3 PAT at Rs 5,444 crore versus Rs 5,288.3 crore, up 2.9% QoQ. Read here

Why a Samsung takeover of BlackBerry could make sense. Read here

14th January 2015

WPI inflation inches up to 0.1% in December, raising rate cut hopes. Read here

Petrol, diesel prices may slump as oil tumbles to $45 per barrel. Read here

Goyal did not pledge 51% stake in Jet Airways, say officials. Read here

Oil prices: What is behind the drop? Simple economics. Read here

Twitter in talks to buy Indian mobile tech startup ZipDial. Read here

13th January 2015

Indian economy is expected to grow at 6.4% in 2015, says World Bank president Jim Yong Kim. Read here

India has big role to play in South Asia: Ban Ki-moon. Read here

Vibrant Gujarat: Investors pledge Rs25 trillion. Read here

Goldman, SocGen cut oil price outlook. Read here

NDA plans big rural push for green energy. Read here

12th January 2015

Vibrant Gujarat Summit: Firms commit Rs 2-lakh-cr investment. Read here

Divers retrieve black box data recorder from AirAsia wreck. Read here

Upgrades trump downgrades as Modi promises growth. Read here

BRIC markets on shakier foundation; India ‘best macroeconomic story’ among EMs. Read here

NRIs must be allowed to e-vote within 8 weeks, orders Supreme Court. Read here

10th January 2015

Narendra Modi’s poll pitch in Delhi; targets ‘anarchist’ Arvind Kejriwal. Read here

Paris attack: Hostages survived hidden in fridges and beneath sinks. Read here

End of excise duty pushed car sales up 15.26% in December. Read here

AirAsia QZ8501: Plane tail lifted from seabed. Read here

Oil continues to decline further as Opec reaffirms supply stance. Read here

8th January 2015

World’s looking at India with hope-filled eyes, says PM. Read here

Government says coal reforms to go on after workers end strike. Read here

Two suspects in ‘Charlie Hebdo’ shooting spotted in north France. Read here

Consumer durable firms Haier, Whirlpool, Panasonic, Godrej hike prices by up to 5%. Read here

Income-tax cases against Jayalalithaa withdrawn after she pays fine. Read here

7th January 2015

Coal India union toughens stand, may extend strike. Read here

Euro hits 9-year low as Brent oil goes below $50. Read here

Here’s why oil plunge a ‘golden opportunity’ for Asian economies. Read here

Aircraft tail pinpointed in search for AirAsia wreckage. Read here

Godrej, Panasonic raise prices after excise duty hike. Read here

6th January 2015

Sensex drops 2% as oil sparks global equity sell-off. Read here

India, Pakistan border fighting intensifies before Obama visit. Read here

Ebola toll exceeds 8,100: WHO. Read here

Uber withdraws petition from Delhi high court, accuses Ola of violating ban. Read here

Jack Ma warns of risks for Alibaba after big success in 2014. Read here

5th January 2015

Economy to gradually recover in 2015; FY15 GDP at 5.5%: Nomura. Read here

Government hopes to garner minimum Rs 64,000 crore from upcoming 2G auctions. Read here

Most IPOs in last six years trading below issue price. Read here

NTT DoCoMo files arbitration request to sell Tata Teleservices stake. Read here

Pakistan violates ceasefire again in J&K, migration on. Read here

2nd January 2015

India’s manufacturing PMI at 2-year high as orders surge. Read here

RIL completes Network18 open offers for Rs 17 crore. Read here

I-T dept issues notice to firm owned by Robert Vadra. Read here

Bill empowering 13 IIMs to confer MBA degrees to be introduced in the Budget session of Parliament. Read here

Russia building a new high speed train that will travel to Beijing in just 48 hours. Read here

26th December 2014

China challenges India’s position as world’s top diamond polisher. Read here

SpiceJet to submit revival plan today, shares soar 10%. Read here

JPMorgan, Ajay Singh may buy Maran’s stake in SpiceJet. Read here

April-December bank credit growth the lowest on record. Read here

A $750,000 watch that takes a year to make. Read here

24th December 2014

BJP captures Jharkhand, sniffs power in J&K. Read here

Govt clears coal, insurance ordinance. Read here

US court dismisses case against Apollo Tyres filed by Cooper. Read here

Bharat Ratna for Vajpayee and Malaviya. Read here

Amit Shah, the man with the Midas touch. Read here

23th December 2014

Modi wave sweeps Jharkhand, leaves its mark in J&K. Read here

Service tax seen topping excise, customs collections. Read here

North Korea’s Internet collapses after Sony hack. Read here

Coal scam: Court to consider CBI’s closure report on January 20. Read here

Three Indian startups eye billion dollar valuation. Read here

22th December 2014

The Make in India dream. Read here

Government could use RBI’s surplus payouts to plug fiscal deficit. Read here

Initial public offerings were not the flavour of 2014. Read here

Xiaomi said to raise about $1 billion in new financing round. Read here

Change of guard at SpiceJet? Read here

20th December 2014

Team FM says only public investment can spur GDP. Read here

Narendra Modi tops global leaders’ list: Harvard Study. Read here

GST in House, biggest tax reform gets rolling. Read here

Zomato buys Italy’s Cibando, to enter 15 more countries in 2015. Read here

Five things Vistara is doing differently. Read here

18th December 2014

Sensex reclaims 27,000 mark on US Fed assurance. Read here

GST Bill gets Cabinet nod, likely in Parliament this session. Read here

SpiceJet resumes operation, pays cash to buy jet fuel. Read here

Falling oil prices to bring bonanza for consumer products, tyres, telecom. Read here

Obama announces steps to normalise US ties with Cuba. Read here

17th December 2014

Finance Ministry may move formal GST proposal in next cabinet meeting. Read here

Spicejet flights cancelled after oil companies refuse fuel supplies. Read here

Jagran Group to acquire Radio City. Read here

Nasa rover finds methane on Mars, raising possibility of life. Read here

India exported $94 billion illegal capital in 2012: Study. Read here

16th December 2014

Indian economy stares at deflation. Read here

GST almost a done deal as FM Arun Jaitley willing to be flexible to get states on board. Read here

Rupee hits 13-month low on global fears, trade data. Read here

Police storm Sydney cafe to end hostage siege, three dead. Read here

Developing nations losing record $1 trillion a year in dirty money: Report. Read here

15th December 2014

Wholesale inflation falls to 0% in Nov. Read here

Government likely to award road projects worth Rs 60,000 crore. Read here

It’s no longer Samsung versus Apple in China: Here’s how Xiaomi has taken the No. 1 position. Read here

Anil Ambani’s Reliance Group sells Big Cinemas to Carnival Films. Read here

HDFC merger with HDFC Bank makes sense in long run: Aditya Puri. Read here

13th December 2014

Retail inflation falls, but so does factory output. Read here

Here’s how rate cuts by RBI will benefit PSU banks the most. Read here

With $60 for oil, $40 seems a likely possibility. Here’s what it means for India. Read here

Black money: SIT says govt can act against 427 foreign accounts. Read here

Hinduja group acquires UK’s Old War Office building. Read here

12th December 2014

Make for India better approach than Make in India, says Rajan. Read here

India’s retail inflation may hit record low in November. Read here

TCS prepares for restructuring; may ask non-performers to leave. Read here

China must manage its slowdown to keep the global economy safe. Read here

Taxi apps ban to affect over a million passengers. Read here

11th December 2014

India moves up a rank in list of most valuable nation brands. Read here

Big boost to insurance, GST reforms. Read here

US says no China-style climate deal in works for India. Read here

Uber admits it is still operating in Delhi. Read here

Court bans Xiaomi from selling phones in India. Read here

10th December 2014

Germany bans 80 generic drugs for insufficient trials by GVK. Read here

Ban on taxi aggregators: Rs 2,000-cr PE money at stake. Read here

Vikram Akula makes a comeback, wants to set up small bank. Read here

The most memorable lines from past Indian Nobel prize winners. Read here

Will keep out of IPL matters: Srinivasan to SC. Read here

8th December 2014

Infosys founders sell shares worth Rs6,484 crore; stock falls 4.8%. Read here

Delhi government bans Uber after alleged rape. Read here

China announces record trade surplus of $54.47 billion, helped by weak oil price. Read here

Employment cheer: Is the US economy recovering at last? Read here

Federer, Sampras, Djokovic spice up bland Indian tennis scene. Read here

6th December 2014

Modi’s $7 billion disinvestment programme has finally begun. Will it deliver? Read here

Dollar, stocks rise as US jobs beat forecast. Read here

Vodafone, Airtel get 45 days to vacate spectrum. Read here

SAIL’s Rs 1,700-cr disinvestment successful. Read here

Goods worth Rs 35.36 crore forgotten by passengers at airports this year. Read here

5th December 2014

India’s manufacturing, services growth outpaced China in November: HSBC. Read here

Govt to form panel on Air India’s future. Read here

Open to strategic acquisitions, waiting for right platforms: N Chandrasekaran, TCS. Read here

Uber’s valuation is an astounding $40 billion. Read here

SAARC’s make or break moment. Read here

4th December 2014

Private sector business activity at 5-month high, but expectations fall sharply. Read here

She has apologised, let us move on: Modi. Read here

Why SEZs in India have failed. Read here

ITC, Godfrey Phillips rally as government to review ban on sale of loose cigarettes. Read here

Jhunjhunwala’s minor punt on SpiceJet is not a signal that airline is on the mend. Read here

3rd December 2014

India’s November services PMI expands at fastest pace in five months. Read here

‘Reasonably comfortable’ with current account deficit: Reserve Bank. Read here

India improves rating on global corruption index, ranks 85th. Read here

Hike in excise duty aimed to meet budget deficit: Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Read here

Mourning Phillip Hughes: Would we shed as many tears for a Ranji Trophy player? Read here

2nd December 2014

RBI keeps key rates unchanged; says premature to change monetary policy stance. Read here

IMF says lower oil prices positive for global economy. Read here

Shiv Sena looks set to join BJP to form Maharashtra government. Read here

William Pesek: What Sony can learn from Samsung. Read here

Here are the five books shortlisted for the richest literary prize in South Asia. Read here

1st December 2014 

Manufacturing PMI at 21-month high in November. Read here

Will try to introduce GST Bill in current Parliament session: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Read here

All hail Amit Shah: Kolkata rally marks political coronation of Modi’s main man. Read here

Amazon hopes for relief as Karnataka tax chief departs. Read here

Development as a people’s movement. Read here

29th November 2014

GDP growth slows to 5.3% in September quarter. Read here

RBI removes 20:80 gold import rule. Read here

Vodafone, Airtel face highest penalty for tariff, MNP rules violations. Read here

The fading SAARC initiative. Read here

India’s super rich population is exploding. Read here

28th November 2014

BSE market capitalization crosses Rs100 trillion as Sensex hits new high. Read here

Narendra Modi offers vaccine to polio-hit Saarc nations, puts Pakistan in a bind. Read here

Alibaba’s Jack Ma needs India as much as India needs him. Read here

Phillip Hughes: Early end to a promising career. Read here

Racism and law enforcement. Read here

15th November 2014

Modi links black money to security challenges, calls for global coordination. Read here

Barack Obama tells G20 US cannot ‘carry world economy.’ Read here

Why are emerging markets sending so much dead-tree media around the world? Read here

Mudgal report: Don’t blame Srinivasan only, BCCI should face the music too. Read here

The Nehruvian vision. Read here

14th November 2014

Cameron meets Modi, says ties with India UK’s priority. Read here

Modi soars in Bloomberg poll of investors while Putin, Rousseff plunge. Read here

WPI inflation eases to 5-year low of 1.77% in October. Read here

N Srinivasan, Meiyappan, Kundra named in Mudgal report on IPL spot-fixing. Read here

India to become world’s second largest steel maker soon: Narendra Singh Tomar. Read here

13th November 2014

China-U.S. deal on emission cuts. Read here

Slowing inflation stokes rate cut hopes. Read here

Narendra Modi seeks fast revamp of financial sector rules, wants report on implementation of FSLRC guidelines. Read here

Tightening of NBFC norms: Gold loan firms look to diversify. Read here

Nehru: The writer, the historian. Read here

12th November 2014

UK Deputy PM Nick Clegg attributes South Asia’s growth to “Modi dividend.” Read here

Arun Jaitley bats for higher services exports. Read here

With new FDI rules, relief in sight for realtors. Read here

Devendra Fadnavis govt wins trust vote in Maha Assembly. Read here

Abandoning the idea of India. Read here

11th November 2014

PM Narendra Modi embarks on 10-day tour to attend key summits. Read here

Coal scam: CBI says enough evidence to take cognizance against Birla, Parakh. Read here

Singles Day shoppers spend $6 billion on Alibaba. Read here

Climate change spurs positive for India: Overseas demand for indigenous cattle rises. Read here

Not just Sachin Tendulkar, all of Indian cricket’s a black hole. Read here

10th  November 2014

Barack Obama seeks to break logjam with Pacific trade pact leaders.  Read here

Court to hear final arguments in 2G scam on 19 December. Read here

Pawan Hans, AAI set to fly on Dalal Street; top five IPOs to watch out for in 2015. Read here

India’s new defence minister has a $40 billion shopping list—plus some increasingly hostile neighbours. Read here

Military needs and societal values. Read here

8th  November 2014

Narendra Modi picks up spade, cleans Assi Ghat in Varanasi. Read here

Live: Laxmikant Parsekar sworn-in as the new chief minister of Goa. Read here

CBI investigating Air India’s $11 billion deal with Boeing in 2006. Read here

Jaitley, Chidambaram share stage to agree, disagree. Read here

Flipkart seeks valuation of over $10 billion in new financing. Read here

7th  November 2014

Privatisation: 79 sick PSUs wait for Jaitley’s next move. Read here

India, US and EU look set to revive WTO talks. Read here

The economist who beat Thomas Piketty. Read here

India’s economy likely to grow 6.4% next year; may be a hair’s breadth away from China by 2016: OECD. Read here

Cabinet changes to balance NDA. Read here

6th  November 2014

Narendra Modi makes debut on Forbes most powerful list, Putin at top. Read here

P&G, GE world’s best firms in terms of leadership: Haygroup. Read here

Infosys women employees accuse senior executive of sexual harassment. Read here

Is the Congress over? Read here

Playing it my way review: This book is a yawn, watch Sachin bat instead. Read here


5th  November 2014

Arun Jaitley says govt might consider privatization of some PSUs. Read here

Republicans win control of U.S. Senate. Read here

Bharti Airtel calls off Rs 700-crore deal to acquire Loop Mobile. Read here

Fresh fuel for asset bubbles. Read here

Guess why Modi’s Clean India drive is under threat in Mumbai. Read here

4th  November 2014

Stimulus hopes from Japan & Europe may push FII investment in equities by over 200% in FY16. Read here

Aadhaar may be used to curb black money in real estate. Read here

‘Asian mobile apps challenge tech giants like Apple, Google.’ Read here

Fresh polls in Delhi as Cabinet approves L-G’s decision to dissolve Assembly. Read here

Crude prices tumble again as Saudi cuts US prices, hikes others.’ Read here

3rd  November 2014

War on black money: Modi government turns to Indian banks. Read here

India manufacturing PMI expands modestly to 51.6 in October. Read here

Strong dollar squeezes commodities, BOJ puts ECB in a bind. Read here

This is what happens when your CEO runs marathons in his spare time. Read here

With and without the Sena. Read here

1st  November 2014

India is likely to be a big beneficiary of Japanese stimulus, say experts. Read here

No free ride for NCP: Key takeaways from Devendra Fadnavis interview. Read here

2G scam: Raja, Kanimozhi to undergo trial on money laundering charges. Read here

Blackout hits Bangladesh as line from India fails. Read here

Here’s the scoop on Scoopwhoop: India’s Buzzfeed cuts big deal with Bharti Softbank. Read here

31st  October 2014

India, China and the $42 trillion growth question. Read here

2G scam: Raja, Kanimozhi to undergo trial on money laundering charges. Read here

Ex-coal secretary HC Gupta, two govt officials get bail in coal block allocation scam case. Read here

Live: Amit Shah dials Uddhav, invites Shiv Sena for swearing-in ceremony. Read here

Behind India’s Pakistan quandary. Read here

30th  October 2014

Black money: Govt gives Supreme Court list of 627 bank accounts. Read here

Delhi, not Mumbai, is the city for entrepreneurs. Read here

World Bank urges China to cut economic growth target to 7% in 2015. Read here

India leads global consumer confidence in Q3: Nielsen. Read here

Tough talk as tactic. Read here

29th  October 2014

India relies on China for 90 per cent of drug raw materials. Read here

Entire black money list out today: Modi govt may have got what it wanted. Read here

Japan’s SoftBank becomes largest investor in Indian startups after buying stake in Snapdeal, Olacabs. Read here

NRI investors sue ICICI for $103 mn damages. Read here

Interpreting the Indonesian mandate. Read here

28th  October 2014

Govt reveals names of 7 in black money list. Read here

India ranks 114 out of 142 nations on WEF’s Gender Gap Index. Read here

Japan’s richest man just became a major player in India’s internet economy. Read here

World Bank pushes for GST in India. Read here

The return of Ms. Rousseff. Read here

27th  October 2014

Shiv Sena to join BJP-led government in Maharashtra; Devendra Fadnavis may be CM. Read here

Black money case: Centre reveals names of 3 businessmen. Read here

Dell begins Nasdaq delisting as bid to go private finalized. Read here

Another round of elections. Read here

India’s air force has grounded smartphones made by Chinese high-flyer Xiaomi. Read here

21st  October 2014

Mohan Lal Khattar – the new CM of Haryana. Read about him here

RTI goes Online! All replies to RTI queries will be posted Online with access to general public. Read about it here

Older people are no longer tech-illiterate. They are increasingly on Facebook, taking selfies and using their tablets for everything.Read here

Read about Youtube. How it is just starting to contribute hugely to Google’s revenue. Read it here

A report on the Health of people in Emerging Economies. Read here

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