LPG subsidy not for 'people like me', only for poor: Jaitley
The next important decision India will have to take is whether people like me are entitled to get our LPG subsidy, he said
Pakistan, Russia sign military co-operation agreement
Beyond negotiating an important sale of Mi-35 transport helicopters to Pakistan, Russia's move is also driven by strategic issues like countering the menace of terrorism and narcotics posed by the instability in Afghanistan
Japan PM dissolves lower House, to seek fresh mandate on 14 December
Abe wants to consult voters regarding his strategy of further raising sales tax rates, after data showed that the economy had slipped into recession in the third quarter after an initial increase in the sales tax to 8 per cent in April
Biyani's Future Group buys out Nilgiris supermarket chain
Nilgiris operates a franchisee-operated convenience store chain with 140 outlets in key urban centres in the four southern states and also owns a portfolio of brands in dairy, bakery, chocolates and staples along with their manufacturing facilities in Bangalore
Apache Corp eyes $1.4 bn through sale of oil and gas assets
Houston-based Apache will sell its working interest in approximately 90,000 net acres in mature southern Louisiana fields, which are characterised by high decline rates and short reserve lives
Barack Obama enforces US immigration reform
The reform package, forced through using executive orders, will benefit nearly five million illegal immigrants while another six million face prospect of deportation
Saradha scam: CBI arrests another Trinamool MP, Srinjoy Bose
He is the second Trinamool leader to be arrested by the CBI in the scam after the arrest of Trinamool leader and former director general of State Armed Police Rajat Majumdar
SBI defends $1bn Adani loan against 'crony capitalism' charge
SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya clarified that the bank has only entered into a memorandum of understanding with the group and that funds would only be released after due diligence
Union Budget: 2014-15
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Foreign Trade Policy for 2009-14
  IAS memories: so, what's in a surname?
  Retired IAS officer Vivek Agnihotri, a former secretary to government of India, and secretary-general, Rajya Sabha, recounts some parochial scrapes that his surname has landed him during his career
  Security impact of drones
  With the globally inevitable use of drones in armed conflict and the development of drone technology can deliver significant benefits for national security policy and the economy, says a new report in the UK
  A spiritual outlook towards money
  Mehrab Irani, general manager, Tata Investment Corporation, talks to Swetha Amit about his financial thriller, Mad Money Journey, : A Financial Adventure that delves into the relationship between man and money
  Less-numerate investors swayed by style, presentation of CSR reports
  Less-numerate investors are more susceptible to style and presentation effects in corporate social responsibility reports, according to research from W. Brooke Elliott, the Roedgers Fellow in Accountancy and Professor Ken Perry Faculty Fellow at the College of Business, University of Illinois
  Destimoney's strategy factored in its weakness: Sudip Bandyopadhya
  Sudip Bandyopadhya, managing director and CEO of full service financial organisation Destimony Securities,  talks to Swetha Amit about what sets Destimoney apart from its counterparts, its business models and their future plans
  Do we need banks for financial inclusion?
  Government must collaborate with new and existing players by way of technology, platform, product, distribution, points of presence, merchant base, delivery channel, brand, etc to plug the crucial last mile for direct benefit transfers, says Probir Roy and Dr Sumita Kale
  Mars One (and done?)
  MIT team independently assesses the technical feasibility of the proposed Mars One mission, involving sending four astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars, where they would spend the rest of their lives building the first permanent human settlement
  Sailing solo around the world in 151 days
  Abhilash Tomy, Commander, Indian Navy,  has become the first Indian to complete a solo unassisted circumnavigation around the globe in 151 days. He recounts his solo days on the sea in an interview with Swetha Amit
  Fast, cheap, and under control
  A new book, The Innovator's Hypothesis, argues that inexpensive, employee-driven business experiments can help drive innovation.
  Saffron divorce: war of the roses
  Maharashtra has queered the pitch for the BJP, and in a way even for Narendra Modi, with five-cornered contests that will result in legislators with wafer-thin majorities leading to an ideological vacuum, cautions senior journalist and political commentator Kumar Ketkar
  Importance of boardroom diversity, adaptability
  Corporate board members should embrace digital technology, harness risks and diversify their boards if they want to seize new opportunities and help the companies they serve succeed in the digital world, say corporate executives at the 12th annual Corporate Governance Conference held at University of Texas at Dallas' Naveen Jindal School of Management
  Research examines consumers' sense of "deservingness"
  Devoted customers have high expectations of special treatment, even in contexts where they shouldn't, finds a study by Rebecca Walker Reczek, associate professor of marketing at The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business
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