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PM in Durban,hopes pinned on Xi meeting

On the face of it, the five biggest emerging nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — that make the world’s newest aspiring power bloc Brics, have everything going for them.

SUVs, superbikes will be costlier

Luxury cars, imported super bikes and sports utility vehicles (SUVs) will become costlier as the finance minister has proposed to increase the duty on such vehicles, even as the companies have signall

India Inc. likely to pass on the pain

It’s a mixed bag of goodies for major corporate houses. While the taxation departments and finance chiefs at big business houses were assessing the impact on their groups finances, one thing became c

A work-in-progress budget at best and a maintenance budget at worst

Pranab Mukherjee is right. As he himself admits in the last sentence of his speech, the budget does not lend itself easily to headlines.

Yet, contrary to street view, the finance minister has probab

I-T goes into flashback mode

The proposed amendment (Amendment 911) to the Income-Tax Act with retrospective effect from April 1, 1962, that would allow the authorities to tax transactions like Vodafone’s acquisition of Hutch, am

Yuvraj hid cancer to play against West Indies


Yuvraj Singh, who is undergoing chemotherapy for germ cell tumour in the US, was rightly diagnosed in October 2011 by a Delhi hospital.

An official at Fortis Healthcare said the cricketer underwent

Euro pressure leads to a Grecian turn

The G20 Summit being held here has suddenly acquired a new meaning with Greece staging an unexpected coup in the past couple of days, hijacking the heads of governments of 20 developed and emerging ec

M F Husain's 25 paintings locked up in bank locker


As M.F. Husain’s paintings are all set to draw art lovers from across the world, 25 paintings are languishing in a locker of IndusInd Bank’s Lokhandwala branch in Mumbai.

These paintings, which Hussa

25 Husain paintings lying in a bank vault

Twenty-five paintings by M.F. Husain are languishing in a locker of IndusInd Bank’s Lokhand-wala branch in Mumbai.

Christie’s sells 2 lots on death day

On the day M.F. Husain died, two of his paintings went under the hammer at Christie’s in London, amid expectations worldwide, and heightened in India, that the death will now increase the value of his works.
The expectations were both belied and fulfilled at Christie’s auction in London on Thursday. Lot-116, Sita with the

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.