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India Inc to urge rethink on retail

India Inc expressed disappointment Monday at the BJP’s promise to ban FDI in multi-brand retail if voted to power, and urged the party to reconsider its position.

CII prez: Not endorsing any party, want stability

The president of the country’s apex industry chamber CII, Mr Ajay Shriram, denied that India Inc was supporting anyone individual or party in the Lok Sabha elections.

Some sops likely, hint of more if Cong stays in power

The last Budget of the Congress led UPA-II is expected to be high on rhetoric in view of the coming Lok Sabha elections. Even though it will be an interim budget, finance minister P. Chidambaram has, in the past, indicated that he can change indirect taxes in the interim budget wherever it is needed to boost growth.

App to find store, buy condoms discreetly

Want to buy condoms, but without inviting any attention? A new mobile application now available on Google Play and Apple store enables people shy of going to chemists to buy condoms by ordering them through it. Condoms would be delivered discreetly and perhaps save many the blushes if they had to go to the chemist instead.

Kribhco pulled into bribery row in Norway

World’s biggest mineral fertiliser producer, Norway-based Yara, said on Wednesday that it has accepted a corporate fine and confiscation of NOK 295 million (35.4-million-euro) for alleged unacceptabl

2G spectrum auction put off to February 3

The communications department on Saturday postponed 2G spectrum auction to February 3 as issues like spectrum usage charge is yet to be settled.

Rahul sets tone for LS campaign

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday admitted that “today corruption is the biggest issue” and advocated moving from a system where those in government have “arbitrary powers” to a rule-ba

Arbitrary powers a problem, says Rahul

Calling the passage of the Lokpal Bill as a huge step, Congress vice-president Gandhi said there is a need to go further.

Cheap loans for durables by PSU banks

PSU banks will offer cheap loans to consumers to buy two-wheelers, televisions, washing machines, air-conditioners and refrigerators, among others, in an attempt to stimulate demand and boost growth.

Google Talk bug sends IMs to wrong contacts

Users of Google’s instant messaging service (also known as GTalk) on Wednesday complained that the messages sent using the popular chat services were being delivered to the wrong recipients.

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Madhu Kishwar, as the editor of Manushi, set the feminism agenda for many Indian women decades ago. Madhu Kishwar as chief media admirer of prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi is another story completely. The first Kishwar has been declared missing, never to be found.