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Ritwik Mukherjee
Cotton output may fall to 335 lakh bales for 2018-19

The 2018-19 estimated cotton output is at 335 lakh bales (1 bale=170 kg), 5.25 lakh less than the November's estimate and almost 30 lakh down from last year's 365 lakh bales.

Sangeetha G.
Indian companies sixth in GDPR preparedness

India is among the top 10 countries whose companies have demonstrated high level of preparedness towards European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a law that protects privacy of c

Kuruvilla Pandikattu
Finding meaning

In his 2015 book “Faith versus Fact,” the biologist Jerry Coyne launched one of his many attacks on religion in the name of science: science and religion, he wrote, are “incompatible in precisely t

Rajiv Nagpal
Volatility seen even in trading range

The week before last, the Nifty was trading close to the upper end of the trading zone in which it had been moving for the last two months.

Sangeetha G.
Online private label biz makes rapid strides

Private label brands in online retail are expected to grow seven-fold to touch the size of $15 billion in five years.

Subhash Narayan
Rescue plan for gas-based power plants in works

The government proposes to use the National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) to support gas-based power projects, including the 31 stressed ones, as it looks to launch one of the biggest rescue operations

Ashwin J Punnen
Zee shares seen coming under more pressure

In a bid to allay market fears, the Subhash Chandra-led Essel Group late on Sunday said it has "arrived at an understanding" with its lenders to ensure that it is not declared a defaulter in the ev

KA Badarinath
PolicyBuff: Economic Criminals

What kind of cynical world do we live in? When the government initiating action against corrupt people or companies many of us are used to hearing, reactions like why now?

Shona Adhikari
A Visit to the Elephanta Caves

Seeing the famous Elephanta Caves is often on the list of many visitors to Mumbai.

Michael Gonsalves
Autos on the launch pad

After a robust first quarter, the car demand in the world’s fifth largest and Asia’s third biggest car mart has slowed down considerably in the on-going fiscal year.

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