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Swine flu death toll climbs to 1075, almost 20,000 cases nationwide

07:51 From firstpost

Swine flu death toll climbs to 1075, almost 20,000 cases nationwide

New Delhi: Swine flu has claimed 34 more lives as the nationwide toll from the H1N1 virus...

From villains to heroes: Can India's bowlers sustain their brilliance?

14:08 From firstpost

From villains to heroes: Can India's bowlers sustain their brilliance?

In Melbourne, after South Africa lost by 130-runs to India, AB de Villiers sat in the...

Budget 2015: Super rich senior citizens to take biggest hit

16:41 From firstpost

Budget 2015: Super rich senior citizens to take biggest hit

New Delhi: Individuals with an annual income of above Rs 10 lakh but below Rs 1 crore...

Budget 2015: No steps to tackle black money via gold, imports seen surging

09:16 From firstpost

Budget 2015: No steps to tackle black money via gold, imports seen surging

Finance minister Arun Jaitley's proposals on gold in his first full-year budget are...

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HSBC confirms its CEO Stuart Gulliver holds Swiss Bank account

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HSBC confirms its CEO Stuart Gulliver holds Swiss Bank account

Europe's biggest bank, HSBC said its chief executive, Stuart Gulliver, holds a bank account in Switzerland that was set up in 1998 to hold bonus payments, responding to a report in the Guardianthat sa...


Don't expect big ticket idea this Budget: Shobhana Bhartia

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Don't expect big ticket idea this Budget: Shobhana Bhartia

As Parliament gears up to discuss Budget session, Shobhna Bhartia, chairperson and editorial director at Hindustan Times assesses the current mood of the country and what can be expected ahead. The ap...

Oil min leak impact: Industry says lobbying not a dirty word, should be legalised

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Oil min leak impact: Industry says lobbying not a dirty word, should be legalised

In the wake of this week's arrests by Delhi Police in connection with alleged corporate espionage, the Associated Chambers of Commerce of India Sunday reiterated their earlier demand for legalising lo...

Faltering growth: Jaitley needs to push public spending, not wait for Rajan magic

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Faltering growth: Jaitley needs to push public spending, not wait for Rajan magic

Call for an early rate cut from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) got a fresh impetus after finance minister Arun Jaitely gave a clear roadmap to his commitment to fiscal prudence in the Union Budget 20...

No upgrade for now: Budget 2015 unlikely to impact India's credit rating, say agencies

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No upgrade for now: Budget 2015 unlikely to impact India's credit rating, say agencies

India's new budget is unlikely to have an impact on the country's sovereign credit given the absence of meaningful fiscal reform, credit-rating firms said on Monday, with Standard & Poor's rul...

SpiceJet clears plane rental dues, pays $10 mn to lessors

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SpiceJet clears plane rental dues, pays $10 mn to lessors

New Delhi: Having settled its dues with the tax authorities and the public sector oil marketing firms, budget carrier SpiceJet on Monday cleared its aircraft rentals dues by paying $10 million to some...

ITC shares tumble 5% as govt hikes excise duty on cigarettes

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ITC shares tumble 5% as govt hikes excise duty on cigarettes

Mumbai: Shares of ITC today plunged 5 percent after government raised excise duty on cigarettes.The blue-chip stock ended 4.97 percent lower at Rs 343.30 on the BSE. During the day, it plunged 5.23 pe...