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Ranjan Das
SCREENSAVOUR: SixYard Saga

In a scene from Raj Khosla’s Do Raaste (1969), Rajesh Khanna rebukes Mumtaz for donning ‘western’ dresses; so she puts on a diaphanous chiffon saree, draped in the traditional seedha pallu style an

Sangeetha G.
Facing Headwinds

In a move seemingly meant to pacify the trader community ahead of the general elections, the government has reiterated FDI-related regulations for the e-commerce sector by clarifying some of the ex

Sangeetha G.
Macro economic factors to drive gold demand: WGC

Increased market uncertainties, expansion of protectionist policies, Federal Reserve’s neutral stand and its impact on dollar, inversing yield curve and increasing investments in gold ETFs will pos

Sangeetha G.
Kohli top celebrity endorser, SRK loses brand value

Cricketer Virat Kohli remained the top celebrity endorser and increased his brand value to $170 million in 2018, while actor Shah Rukh Khan lost value and slipped to fifth position from second in 2

Ashwin J Punnen
Directional move in making

The domestic market ended with strong gains with the Sensex closing 231 points higher at 36,212. The Nifty ended 53 points higher at 10,855.

Sangeetha G.
Asirvad to secure PE funding; aims for IPO, Rs 10,000 crore AUM

Asirvad Microfinance, the micro-lending subsidiary of Manappuram Finance, is going for a major capital infusion to achieve an AUM of Rs 10,000 crore by FY22.

Michael Gonsalves
Mercedes-Benz retains pole position, sells 15,538 cars in 2018

Mercedes-Benz, India’s biggest German luxury car maker by sales, has retained its pole position in the luxury segment for the fourth year in a row.

Subhash Narayan
Rs 18,000 crore subsidy in works for stressed gas-based power projects

The government may launch a new Rs 18,000 crore subsidy scheme for stressed gas-based power projects that will enable these fuel starved plants to run using a mix of domestic and imported gas.

Ritwik Mukherjee
Jhawar family feud deepens, RoC summons officials

The family feud in the Kolkata-headquartered Usha Martin (UML), one of the world’s largest wire rope manufacturing company that is facing tough times – both financially and in terms of reputation –

Falaknaaz Syed
Rajat Monga tops list to head Yes Bank

In a sudden development, Rajesh Sud, former managing director and CEO of Max Life Insurance, one of the front-runners to head Yes Bank, has backed out from the race making Rajat Monga, senior group

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