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Corporation Bank to explore acquisitions
THE Mangalore-based Corporation Bank is the latest to join the takeover bandwagon. The bank's board, which met on Friday, passed a resolution authorising the Chairman and Managing Director to explore the possibility of acquiring other ... More

Review of VAT rate on diesel on cards
THE proposed Value Added Tax (VAT) rate of 20 per cent for diesel is in for a review. The Finance Minister, Mr P. Chidambaram, has given an assurance to the State Finance Ministers on Thursday that the issue of VAT rate on diesel would be looked ... More

SC to hear Zee plea against BCCI decision on Monday
In the petition before the SC, Zee sought a direction to the BCCI not to grant the telecast rights to any other channel before adjudication of the dispute raised by it. More

Cellular base stations go `mobile'
DOES your cell phone blip every time you pass a crowded area? Have you experienced call drops or break in transmission while using your mobile phone when in a concert or watching a match in a packed stadium? In a bid to better the quality of ... More

Will `Gudiya' decide Zee News rating?
EIGHT-MONTH pregnant Gudiya's dilemma was in having to choose between two husbands and securing the future of her unborn child - a situation that had all the makings of a tragedy. For Zee News, it was an unscripted programme that evolved as ... More

Inflation marginally up on costlier edible oils
THE annual wholesale price index-based inflation rate rose marginally to 7.87 per cent for the week ended September 11, mainly due to costlier manufactured products including some edible oils, according to data released by the Ministry of ... More

Countryside attracts hypermarkets
THE gold rush in retailing seems to be shifting to the villages. More big-ticket companies, including tobacco-to-hospitality major ITC, petroleum marketers BPCL and HPCL, and the DCM Shriram group, are making a beeline to set up elaborate ... More

Sensex posts first weekly decline in five
OVER the past few weeks, the benchmark indices - the Sensex and the Nifty have hardly reflected the action in the market. From mid-caps, the action now seems to be penetrating into the small cap segment. A number of small caps recorded ... More




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