Kerala to serve liquor only in five-star hotels, close Beverages Corp
The UDF decision will cost the state Rs7,000 crore in annual revenues, but the government hopes to repair some damage by promoting the traditional toddy industry
Berkshire Hathaway fined $896,000 by DoJ
The settlement is a blemish for Warren Buffet, whose old-fashioned wit and uncanny business sense had earned him the nickname The Oracle of Omaha
Cairn India gets green nod to hike oil, gas output at Rajasthan block
Cairn India expects its gas reserves in Barmer to be  3 trillion cubic feet, which is almost equal to Reliance Industries' reserves in the Krishna-Godavari basin in India's east coast
German chipmaker Infineon to acquire International Rectifier for $3 bn
The acquisition combines two semiconductor companies with leadership positions in power management technology
Lever, TCS top 5 Indian firms on Forbes 'most innovative' list
Apart from Hindustan Unilever and TCS, L&T, Sun Pharma and Bajaj Auto rank among the world's 100 most innovative companies that investors think are most likely to "generate big, new growth ideas"
CBI court grants bail to Raja, Kanimozhi, eight others in 2G case
Raja, Kanimozhi, Shahid Balwa, Vinod Goenka, Asif Balwa, Rajiv Agarwal, Karim Morani and Sharad Kumar are also facing trial in the main 2G spectrum allocation case in which the CBI had earlier filed charge-sheets
Pak SC summons Khan, Qadri as protestors 'gherao' assembly
Most business houses in Pakistan have criticised the street protests, arguing that Pakistan can't afford such liabilities with a wobbly economy
Transparent solar panel
A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window
 
Union Budget: 2014-15
Economic Survey : 2013-14
Foreign Trade Policy for 2009-14
  Do we have a Right to Service?
  Maintenance is not considered a responsibility by most governmental institutions…Be it in the case of road construction, rail services, low-income housing and much more, says well-known quality consultant Suresh Lulla, founder and mentor, Qimpro Consultants
  Don't flirt with rural marketing
  Doyen of rural communications and marketing, R V Rajan, founder, Anugrah Madison Advertising, talks to Swetha Amit about his new book Don't Flirt with Rural Marketing, and what it takes for companies to enhance their sustainability in the rural markets
  Who is running the show?
  In the days ahead the new government will face a multitude of internal contradictions, pressures from self-interest groups, and events outside its control within the country and outside, says senior journalist and political commentator Kumar Ketkar
  Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies: study
  Ozone and higher temperatures can combine to reduce crop yields, warns a new study from MIT. By David L. Chandler,  MIT News Office
  A New York techie returns to aid Indian organic cotton farming
  Apurva Kothari, worked with Fortune 500 companies in the US, before starting No Nasties, an organisation that designs 100-per cent organic T-shirts. The increasing rate of farmer suicides in India propelled him to return to India to work with the farmers directly. In this interview, with Swetha Amit, Kothari talks about his journey as an entrepreneur, organic clothing and his future plans in generating support for this movement.
  Politics not economics caused income inequality in the US?
  A study suggests that the politically-induced decline in the strength of worker unions may have played a pivotal role than previously understood,for the growing income inequality in the United States
  Economics determines Somalian support for piracy: Oxford - Kings study
  Somali communities protect pirates only as a last resort or when there is no alternative source of income, a new study has found
  Budget with clear roadmap for infrastructure
  Given the fiscal constraints, the finance minister has very intelligently calibrated his maiden Budget to promote growth and employment without sacrificing prudence, argues, Hemant Kanoria, CMD, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited
  The perils of Bitcoin as currency
  The similarities between bitcoin and the gold standard go beyond the metaphor of ''mining,'' which describes how new bitcoins are dug up with computing power, argues Rahul Singh, ISPS Director's Fellow in Domestic Policy
  Fairy tales for the corporate world
  Tulika Tripathi, managing director, Asian operations, Hudson Global Inc, talks to  Swetha Amit about her new book, Alice in Corporate Land, which draws career growth lessons from the popular fairy tale Alice in Wonderland and how to be successful in corporate life.
  Demystifying talking ATMs
  In a move to reach out to a wider audience, RBI recently passed a directive asking banks to convert all new deployments into Talking ATMs and set up a road map for converting existing ATMs into ones that "talk". Navroze Dastur, managing director,financials, NCR India, outlines what these machines can do
  Budget to set roadmap for the economy
  The budget must remove hurdles to fast-track capacity creation in vital infrastructure sectors, particularly power and roads. By Hemant Kanoria, chairman and managing director, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited
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