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Coal shortage: NTPC units in critical stage
The Power Ministry has asked the State electricity boards and NTPC to expedite coal imports to keep their plants running. More

March belies hopes so far; Maruti to halt production for two days
THE first half of March has not brought total recovery to the passenger car market. The market witnessed a high double-digit growth in the April-January period this fiscal, though it dipped by 4.2 per cent in February. March's slow growth, ... More

Stock market gains towards close
ON a day of textbook trading patterns, investors bought shares that were cheap and drove the indices up to positive terrains after five days of bearishness. With the markets having slipped by over 250 points in the last five days, ... More

Mallya gets closer to SWC, likely to revise offer — Komal Chhabria not tobid at `any price'
MS KOMAL Chhabria Wazir, the second daughter of the Manu Chhabria estate, has indicated that she is not a bidder for Shaw Wallace & Co Ltd (SWC) at "any price", and will not oppose a potential sale of the company to UB Group Chairman, Mr Vijay .. More

Construction cos sitting on orders worth Rs 40,000 cr
THE wheels of the domestic construction industry are spinning at a frenetic pace. With the Government sharpening its focus on infrastructure development, the top 15-odd construction companies are today sitting on bulging order books that have ... More

Jet fuel prices will singe, but traffic growth may reduce sting
Indian carriers may have to trim their profit projections for the year, if fuel prices hold at the current levels. More

Inflation up on costlier manufactured products
THE annual wholesale price-based inflation went up by 0.35 percentage points to 5.3 per cent during the week ended March 5, as against 4.95 per cent during the previous week. The year-on-year inflation rose mainly due to costlier manufactured ... More

ONGC, HPCL, Reliance bet big on wind energy
MEGA companies Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Reliance Energy and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) are among those betting big on the potential of the wind energy sector and, along with equipment major Suzlon, are toying with ... More

Modi goes ballistic as US denies visa — Centre lodges strong protest over the issue
WHAT has the number of kidnappings, murders, rapes and thefts in different States of the US got to do with the denial of visa by the American Government to the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Mr Narendra Modi? After a press conference to lodge a ... More

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