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Focus iPad 3: Should you invest in the new offer by Apple

iPad 3: Should you invest in the new offer by Apple

The 2048x1536 pixel resolution screen is clearer than an HDTV and in itself a tremendous feat of engineering by Apple's display suppliers.

Trai suggestions on spectrum allocation shocks industry

The Telecom Regulatory Authority's suggestions on spectrum allocation have shocked the industry. Here's all you need to know.

Launch of Synriam underlines the importance of government-industry collaboration

After successful clinical trials and approvals, the new anti-malaria drug Synriam, developed by Ranbaxy, was finally launched on April 25. Indigenously developed, the drug launch underlines the importance of government-industry collaboration.

Rupee fall: Reserve Bank of India can do little to help

Oil imports are where a weak rupee hurts India the most. At $155.6 billion, oil accounted for nearly 32 per cent of total imports in 2011-12. A weak rupee increases the import bill and cancels out the benefit of any decline in global crude prices.

How different things work

With President Pratibha Patil's term ending on July 24 this year, the lobbying over the choice of the next President is in full swing. Here is how the President is elected: 

Deloitte's Mark White lists the tech trends of 2012

In Mumbai recently to unveil his company's report on Tech Trends 2012, Mark White, Chief Technology Officer of Deloitte Consulting's Technology practice, discussed some trends with Suman Layak. Edited excerpts

Biggest deals in the past 30 days

State Bank of India (SBI) has allotted 36 million equity shares of Rs 10 each at a premium of Rs 2,181.69 to Government of India on preferential basis.

S&P Revises India Outlook: Who said what

Every major crisis has been missed by the rating agencies and in the aftermath of every crisis they have been very quick to downgrade, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, to wire agencies. 

How will 2G auction impact the industry and subscribers?

The 122 telecom licences that were cancelled in February will be auctioned before August 31. How will this impact the industry and subscribers?

Maoists holding the state to ransom

Oct 1-7,'09 Maoists kidnap police inspector Francis Induvar in Khunti, Jharkhand, demand release of three leaders. Behead Induvar when government refuses

Deadline to start providing location details of subscribers nears

A key national security measure is about to trip because no one wants to pay for it.

Round up: Events of the fornight

Wipro has announced the acquisition of Australian analytics product firm Promax Applications Group in an all-cash deal of A$35 million, its 17th in the IT business since 2002.
Leadership Spotlight Eicher Motors' Siddhartha Lal admires Steve Jobs

Eicher Motors' Siddhartha Lal admires Steve Jobs

Eicher Motors' Siddhartha Lal shares his leadership style.
Features Websites specialising in a single product are gaining traction

Websites specialising in a single product are gaining traction

The best known online retailers such as flipkart.com and Yebhi.com started with a single product and have gone on to add many more items to their repertoire. But there are also those which have stuck to a single product line, while offering greater range and depth in that product than the general retailers do.

Jewellers in organised sector in expansion mode

While unorganised jewellers are fighting new government regulations, the organised sector is in expansion mode.

Audi pins hope on Indian market in luxury car race

Audi is no longer an also-ran in the luxury car race. By 2015, Audi hopes to become the number one luxury car brand in the world as well as in India. In fact, everyone in the company wears a tiny badge on her lapel that says No 1.

Milk prices spiral as demand outpaces rising production

This is not because milk production is falling, quite the contrary. Production is rising, but the thirst for milk is rising even faster. Prices of milk and milk products rose 15.3 per cent in 2011/12.

A deal among friends helps Future Group's Kishore Biyani survive the debt ordeal

The Pantaloon brand and stores will be demerged and turned into a separate company after the Future Group sold the business to Aditya Birla Nuvo. The new company will take away Rs 800 crore of debt on its balance sheet from the Pantaloon Retail books.

Stand-up comedy in English is drawing fans in Indian cities

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Uncertainty over Telangana is making investors wary of Andhra Pradesh

The protracted delay in settling the Telangana statehood issue has riven the state, and it is telling on investment and the state's political image.

Policy flip-flop halts coal bed methane industry in its tracks

According to the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons, India is estimated to have around 4.6 trillion cubic meters of CBM reserves. But only 0.24 mmscmd (million metric standard cubic metres per day) of CBM is being produced today.

Indian companies can tap in opportunities in arms industries

The government is keen on making domestic companies meet 70 per cent of the country's defence needs within the next five years.

Indian drug makers are trying to shake off their dependence on China

Dependence on China has generated enough concerns for the Indian Drug Manufacturers' Association to call for anti-dumping duties on some bulk drugs and intermediates from the country.
Letters 'Your cover story Going for Gold (May 13) was topical'

'Your cover story Going for Gold (May 13) was topical'

Your cover story Going for Gold (May 13) was topical, what with the 2012 Summer Olympics in London less than 100 days away.
Editors note 'Competition is fierce and kicking in India'

'Competition is fierce and kicking in India'

Chaitanya Kalbag says competition tell us why long-time incumbents drowse at the top of the tree; why value-conscious Indians are willing to spend big bucks on newer devices and wheels; why the user experience is so important to coming up with the best products.
Columns India is planning to exclude arbitration clauses from BITs

India is planning to exclude arbitration clauses from BITs

India is planning to exclude arbitration clauses from BITs currently under negotiation with the EU, Au Its decision to do so could limit some future liability.
Money Getting funds from investors was never easier than it is at present

Getting funds from investors was never easier than it is at present

Starting out on one's own was never easy, but today there are a number of funds and support networks that promise to make the ride smoother. If you have a good business idea, getting funds from investors or venture capitalists was never easier than it is at present.
Drive Ford Fiesta PowerShift Automatic: Doubleclutch transmission at an affordable price

Ford Fiesta PowerShift Automatic: Doubleclutch transmission at an affordable price

This is the first vehicle to provide doubleclutch transmission at an affordable price.
Technology Sound quality is improving even as speakers and mikes get smaller

Sound quality is improving even as speakers and mikes get smaller

Sound quality is improving even as speakers and mikes get smaller.
Executive Health First-aid kit, medical insurance important while travelling

First-aid kit, medical insurance important while travelling

Always carry a first-aid kit and take out medical insurance when you travel.
Book Book review:  Will There be Donuts?

Book review: Will There be Donuts?

David Pearl's book Will There be Donuts? Start a Business Revolution One Meeting at a Time says meetings have to be fun.
Careers Consumer durables and electronics industry continues to hire aggressively

Consumer durables and electronics industry continues to hire aggressively

The consumer durables and electronics industry continues to hire aggressively.
People Round up: People who made news last fortnight

Round up: People who made news last fortnight

Starring: Tessy Thomas, Patu Keswani, David A. Wilson, Abheek Anand, Jim Clifton and Kishore Jayaraman