IFFCO arm to set up $1.6-bn urea plant in Canada's Quebec province
IFFCO said, La Coop Federee, an agri-food organisation in Quebec and one of the shareholders of the Quebec project, has agreed to purchase some 5,00,000 tonnes of urea a year
Shell's Sakhalin-2 project expansion gets Putin's support
Russian president, Vladimir Putin yesterday promised support to Shell chief executive officer Ben van Beurden's plan to expand the Sakhalin-2 oil and gas project in Russia's Far East, at a meeting at his residence near Moscow
LinkedIn hits 300-mn member mark
Professional social networking site LinkedIn, now has 300 million members, the company announced yesterday
Ex Apple chief John Scully regrets ousting Steve Jobs
John Sculley, who was instrumental in Steve Jobs' ouster from Apple in 1986, says in hindsight Jobs' removal had not been such a good idea
RIL reports Q4 net profit of Rs5,613 crore
Mukesh Ambani says RIL's retail business has turned around and has grown to become India's largest retail chain
Bajaj Auto workers threaten to stop work again
The workers union at Bajaj Auto has given notice regarding plans to stop work at the company's Chakan plant from 28 April
Global ad spend on internet-enabled devices to jump 14.8% to $137.53 bn
Digital ad spending would make up just over one-quarter of all paid media spending globally, projects a new report
Glenmark recalls anti-ulcer drug in the US over tablet mix-up
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd is recalling 2,900 bottles of its anti-ulcer drug ranitidine from the US market after a tablet to treat high blood pressure was found in one of the bottles
Lesson to India: China admits nearly 20% of farmland polluted
About 16.1 per cent of soil and 19.4 per cent of farmland in mainland China is polluted, according to an official government report released this week.
 
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  Plugging the hole in Hawking's black hole theory
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  How widespread is tax evasion?
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  What's next for Ukraine?
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  Global attack needed to catch credit thieves
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  Attractive men fare best in gaining venture capital: MIT study
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  Countries most at risk from Ukraine-style revolt identified
  A teaching tool developed to investigate the relationship between digital technology and political upheaval correctly identified Ukraine as the country most-likely to undergo a revolution
  One ''villain'' of the housing crisis played only a small role
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  Managing Gen Y's expectations is a challenge: Dr Ganesh Natarajan
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  Mr Chidambaram's fiscal chimera
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