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Is Budget 2017 the most difficult one till date?

Is Budget 2017 the most difficult one till date?Union budgets usually have visibility of economic performance, and a tentative idea of how the last quarter of the fiscal year is shaping up.
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Niti Aayog brings in Big Data big gun to track fraud in Jan Dhan a/cs

Niti Aayog brings in Big Data big gun to track fraud in Jan Dhan a/cs In Big Data, huge amounts of information are machine analysed to reveal patterns, trends and associations. Data analytics is still a very niche area in India.
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UP polls to define future role of Akhilesh, Mayawati, Rahul and Priyanka

UP polls to define future role of Akhilesh, Mayawati, Rahul and PriyankaA loss for the BSP would prompt the BJP — and to some extent the Congress — to woo the Jatavs away from Mayawati.
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Under Rajiv Gandhi, India was ready with H-Bomb

Under Rajiv Gandhi, India was ready with H-Bomb Rajiv Gandhi's hesitation was removed when he got reports in early 1985 that Pakistan was making progress with nuclear weapons.
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EC bars Modi govt from announcing schemes

EC bars Modi govt from announcing schemesThe Modi govt is set to present its Union Budget on February 1 just days ahead of the polls in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur scheduled between Feb 4 and March 8.
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Cong all set to take the fight to Badals’ home turf

Cong all set to take the fight to Badals’ home turf With AAP sharpening its attack on the SAD-BJP government, Rahul Gandhi will try to raise the tempo of cadres with roadshows.
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No mobiles: SC seeks subscriber verification regime

No mobiles: SC seeks subscriber verification regimeAccording to the petition, despite directions by Trai, there were about 5.25 crore unverified mobile phone subscribers in the country.
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Shiv Sena, BJP restart Mumbai civic polls seat talks

Shiv Sena, BJP restart Mumbai civic polls seat talksSena leaders told ET that the party would not be able to give even 105 seats to the BJP as it would mean putting more pressure on their own party.
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AAP gives out ‘promise guarantee’ cards in Goa

AAP gives out ‘promise guarantee’ cards in GoaA unique registration number is assigned to each voter, copied on the main leaflet. The leaflet remains with the voter.
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Need for change helps AAP take on Badal in Lambi

Need for change helps AAP take on Badal in Lambi AAP’s candidate Jarnail Singh, former journalist infamous for hurling a shoe at Congress leader P Chidambaram, is banking on anti-incumbency.
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Tech view: Nifty forms ‘piercing’ pattern; momentum may sustain

A piercing pattern often signals the end of a small to moderate downward trend, noted Pushkaraj Sham Kanitkar, AVP for technical research at GEPL Capital.
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Mapping the market: Metal stocks shine, Nalco hits 52-wk high

Metal and mining stocks remained in demand as copper prices edged higher in the global commodity market.
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Cash ban may sound death knell for dabba trading and how!

There is no commodity exchange to deal with and hence this market is beyond the purview of regulation of Sebi. This makes it a unique market given that it is efficient.
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Investment bankers dealing with dwindling bonuses

Global banks like Citi, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, BofA-ML and Morgan Stanley have announced annual bonuses — none in seven figures, according to bankers.
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Post Budget, bet on consumption, agri themes: UTI MF

The budget is expected to be positive for the consuming classes, the rural poor as well as the middle classes, says Nambiar.
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Suspicious bank deposits first in Income Tax’s probe queue

About 1.5 lakh accountholders have deposited more than Rs 10 lakh each and there have been suspicious cash deposits in one crore accounts belonging to 75 lakh people.
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Won’t allow investors to challenge government: Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman says India will not allow investment to be part of global agreement that allows investors to resort to international arbitration.
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FDI outflows matches FPIs’ in volatility

The FDI outflow of $16.4 billion is the highest-ever in a year, even though the fiscal close is four months away from November.
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RBI may consider extending deadline for reduced Merchant Discount Rate: Dharmendra Pradhan

The RBI had decided to slash MDR charges on payments made through debit cards and do away with levies on small transactions.
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Customs and excise officials upset with GST administration deal with states

The Association will represent to the union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday its case, an official said.
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Rice industry seeks traceability to boost exports, curb rejections

The industry leaders volunteered to implement several measures, such as driving research in seed development and other farm activities.
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'Indian IT decision makers adopting open source to go digital'

Eighty six per cent of survey respondents highlighted reducing cost/improving efficiency as one of their key business initiatives within the next 12 months, the findings showed.
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2016 Norton Cyber Security Insights Report: Family Edition

The study showed that countries who had the strictest preventive measures also had the lowest incidents of cyberbullying.
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Persistent to have 50% of workforce in US this year

​While the IT industry is currently in wait and watch mode, Deshpande said that it was time to start looking at how they operate in the US.
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T K Kurien to leave Wipro this month

TK, as he is popularly called, served as Wipro CEO for five years before being elevated as its vice-chairman early last year.
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India IT firms brace against anti-outsourcing sentiment after Trump's inaugural speech

Earlier this month, two US Congressmen reintroduced a bill to curb the use of H-1B visas, requiring workers on the H-1B visa to pay a minimum of $100,000, up from $60,000 now. The bill also removes the Master's degree exemption to the cap on the number of visas available.
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Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 fires on faulty batteries

Internal and independent investigations "concluded that batteries were found to be the cause of the Note 7 incidents", the South Korean company said in a statement.
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Donald Trump warns CEOs of 'border tax' for shifting jobs abroad

"There will be advantages to companies that do indeed make their products here. So we've seen it. It's gonna be wave. You watch, it's gonna be a wave," Trump said.
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Donald Trump not to release his tax returns: Aide

Trump repeated the claim that the audit is responsible for his delay in releasing his tax returns at a news conference less than two weeks from his inauguration.
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Samsung says battery caused Note 7 fires, may delay new phone launch

Wrapping up its months-long probe into the cause of the Note 7 debacle, Samsung said faulty batteries from two suppliers were to blame for a product failure that wiped $5.3bn off its operating profit.
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China cracks down on tools used to get around web filters

China's top internet regulator recently said it would begin regulating mobile app store offerings after it found apps that disseminated info it considered illegal.
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Diplomat says China would assume world leadership if needed

Xi Jinping portrayed China as the leader of a globalised world where only international cooperation could solve the big problems.
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Trump's top aides will fight back 'tooth and nail' and 'rethink' relationship with media

"There's an obsession by the media to delegitimise this President, and we are not going to sit around and let it happen. We're going to fight back tooth and nail every day," the White House Chief of Staff said.
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Under Rajiv, India was ready with H-Bomb to counter Pakistan's nukes

Rajiv Gandhi's hesitation was removed when he got reports in early 1985 that Pakistan was making progress with nuclear weapons.
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UP polls to define future role of many prominent leaders

A loss for the BSP would prompt the BJP — and to some extent the Congress — to woo the Jatavs away from Mayawati.
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TN on the horns of dilemma as Jallikattu protests turn violent

Protesters who continued to stay on Marina on Monday evening said the violence on the streets of Chennai was a direct fallout of evacuation.
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Congress all set to take the fight to Badals’ home turf

With AAP sharpening its attack on the SAD-BJP government, Rahul Gandhi will try to raise the tempo of cadres with roadshows.
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Noida expected to be cakewalk for Pankaj Singh

On the challenge of development in Noida under the Akhilesh regime, Pankaj said: “Akhilesh makes big promises, but does nothing.”
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Qureshi junior makes Sangeet Som sweat

Clad in white kurta-pyjama and a blue jacket, Imran was seen welcoming supporters at his residence near Bhagat Singh market in Meerut.
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Traders bet on calendar spread as Nifty moves in a tight range

A trading combination involving Nifty options is gaining prominence among savvy trading desks of institutional investors.
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Nifty may find support at 5300 level

As far as stock futures are concerned, we are very near to the highest-ever open interest with 195 crore shares in open interest.
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Seven out of top 10 Asian small-cap funds are Indian

An analysis of 300 Asian small-cap schemes shows DSP BlackRock Micro Cap Fund leading the charge, delivering an 82% return over the past year.
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Inflation reflects growth dynamics in India: Christopher Wood

India has inflation and it reflects the fundamental growth, Christopher Wood, equity strategist, CLSA, said at ET Now Mkt Summit-2010.
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Market may trade in a range, but FIIs seen sold on India

Market may see range-bound trading this week in the absence of any major trigger.
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'Don't bank only on price-to-earning ratio'

Many experts believe that looking at PE ratio in isolation won’t help investors grasp realities of the mkt and higher valuation may not be the only deciding factor driving mkt.
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Prabhudas Lilladher has a reduce rating on Infosys

Prabhudas Lilladher has a ‘reduce’ rating on Infosys Technologies as it feels that the outlook for the company and the software industry is quite weak in the near-term.
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Fin Crisis: Too late and too little done in US

A crisis of $240 trillion cannot be stemmed with bailout packages of $1 to $10 trillion. 2008: Year of global financial crisis | Survive credit crisis | Ghosts of 1929
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Weak rupee takes its toll on cos with huge foreign debt

The falling rupee will severely affect the small companies, whereas the big ones will be impacted moderately. Get rid of Debt | Adopt correct investment strategies
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Wait for more signals before turning positive

At the recent low of 12514 points, the Sensex has tested the 12800-12000-pts support zone and has since then attempted a corrective rally.
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Six Indian cos among BusinessWeek's top 100 Infotech firms

BusinessWeek's 'The Infotech 100', has ranked Bharti Airtel at the 21st position followed by Reddington India (55th) and RCom (66th). Successful business formula
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Indian firms slip in global ranking; four move out of Top-500

14 firms present in a new list of world's 500 most valued firms together seeing an erosion of about $150 billion in their market value in the first three months of this year.
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'Big Daddy' laps up Cipla after Q1 nos beat forecast

Shares of Cipla inched up on heavy volumes on Friday, after the company’s first quarter earnings beat the consensus estimate.
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Old Fox has dream run on Dalal Street

The Old Fox of Dalal Street has been on a dream run since the past couple of weeks. On Friday, most stocks that he had been steadily building up positions in figured among key gainers of the day.
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Cairn India hits record high on BSE amid stake sale talks

The scrip, which was flat for most of the session, shot up in the final hour of trade on the Bombay Stock Exchange to settle with a net gain of 4.36 per cent at Rs 355.45.
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Vedanta plunges 5.59% on LSE amid talks to buy Cairn stake

In the late afternoon session, the scrip was being traded at 20.61 pounds, down by 5.50 per cent on the LSE. Vedanta opened on a positive note, but soon swung into the red.
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SBI shares on gaining spree; hit record high

In the past two days, the scrip recorded a gain of over 9 per cent on the BSE, making its investors richer by a whopping Rs 15,000 crore.
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FM must rethink

TT Ram Mohan has rightly suggested that the tax-GDP ratio measures structural improvement. The FM must rethink his medium-term debtto-GDP target.
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Amalgamate banks

Financial inclusion and financial literacy will be the paramount objective while implementing reforms along with UID project to protect the interests of poor.
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Managing data

This refers to your edit ‘A welcome quest’ (ET, Oct 8). It is imperative to have a strong database.
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Right technology

Apropos of ‘The climate conundrum’ (ET, Oct 9), Mukul Sanwal rightly suggests that developing countries should lead in setting the agenda for global technological cooperation.
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ET Search

Rupee#CAD#Economic crisis#Food Bill
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After the Oscars, what's next for silent stars of The Artist?

The team behind The Artist will have spent the first day of the rest of their lives conforming to the grandest, and most lucrative, of Hollywood traditions.
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Delhi World Book fair: A fair like no other

It's the World Book fair, which comes around once every two years sprawling across the giant halls of Pragati Maidan. This is the fair's 20th edition.
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Indian gift makes its way to State Department exhibition

An elephant figurine gifted by the then HM LK Advani to US Secretary of State Colin Powell in 2002, has made its way to the State Department hall.
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IMD to use dynamic models for forecasts

Statistical models used by IMD will still be used for monsoon forecast, but the ministry of earth sciences is putting more emphasis on dynamic models.
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Docs reveal contents of first wire msg between India & Eng

Newly discovered documents have revealed the first telegraph messages and joy when England was linked for the first time with India on 23 June, 1870.
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Worried Amitabh Bachchan fans pray to Lord Shiva for his recovery

Hundreds of worried fans of ailing Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan today performed a yagna here to pray for his speedy recovery.
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Every decision of government needn’t be a big reform: Anand Mahindra

"The fact that we are the world’s largest democracy and we are all aware that power and a role in global affairs for a nation comes from economic strength."
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Narendra Modi has his eyes set on boosting business: Joao Cravinho, EU Ambassador

Ambassador Joao Cravinho, head of the EU delegation, led Ambassadors of various European countries to a quiet lunch with Modi at the capital last year.
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Confidence level of industry improving: KV Kamath, ICICI Bank

"It is the collective wisdom of the marketplace that there is action and we will move with speed. That improves the confidence level of industry."
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We may see rapid growth over the next few years: Raamdeo Agrawal

Directives from the Centre have to be executed at the state level. So, there are many things that are not in Modi’s hands, says Raamdeo Agrawal.
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Our commitment for press freedom, and autonomy of public broadcast is absolute: Prakash Javadekar

"Now there is a stage three and stage four of digitisation, we will take a call on this only after taking all things into account."
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There is a leadership vacuum in Infosys, time to get Nandan Nilekani back: Mohandas Pai

"There is a leadership vacuum in the company, because they made the wrong choice of CEO three years ago and that is playing out right now."
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Uber merging China ops with Didi in $35 bn deal

Uber will reportedly continue to operate its own app in China for now. Uber declined to comment on this to the publication.
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Jinping under pressure for strong SC Sea response

Some elements within China's military are pushing for a stronger - potentially armed - response aimed at United States and its regional allies.
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No government accommodation for former CMs: SC

The apex court also directed six former chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh to vacate government houses allotted to them.
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Manufacturing PMI at 4 month high of 51.8 in July

The seasonally adjusted Nikkei India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index edged higher in July, at 51.8 compared with 51.7 in June.
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Scooter's back, with new hero on road

Slowing rural demand after two rain deficit years might be weighing down Splendor's sales but Honda says there is more to these results than El Nino.
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PM Modi's two years have been 'Acche din' for India's space community

Since Modi took over, India's spaceship reached Mars, launch of India's mini space shuttle was a huge success, and ISRO started swadeshi sat-based navigation.
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Alfa raises delisting price to Rs 2,850 a share

Alfa Laval (India) today said its parent firm has raised the delisting offer price to Rs 2,850 a share.
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DB Realty, Unitech stocks rose

The stocks of DB Realty and Unitech rose after top executives of these companies were granted bail in the 2G scam case.
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Fitch withdraws Reliance Capital ratings

Fitch on Friday said it has withdrawn the ratings on Reliance Capital as the company has decided to stop participating.
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'Discoms' poor fin health poses risks for traders'

The poor financial health of state electricity boards could pose significant business risks for power traders in the country, says Fitch.
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Cigarette cos shares outperform benchmark Sensex

Shares of cigarette companies have rallied over the past one month, with ITC, Godfrey Philips and VST Industries hitting record highs.
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Lovable Lingerie's dream run on as traders lap it up

Lovable Lingerie is 3rd-best performing stock among companies listed this year, with it doubling in value, as traders bet it could repeat performance of Page Indus.
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