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Cover Story Big Bonanza *Conditions Apply

Big Bonanza *Conditions Apply

Ambitious healthcare, insurance plans but implementation still not clear.
The Break-Out Zone Hear, Hear!

Hear, Hear!

FIIL's wireless headphones promise to offer active noise cancellation as well as impressive sound output.

Seed of Doubt

Why the look-before-you-leap practice is critical for machines too.
The Hub Out of Fuel: Auto Expo 2018 shows inequitable growth in India's automobile industry

Out of Fuel: Auto Expo 2018 shows inequitable growth in India's automobile industry

Beyond the fancy neon lights and the usual razzmatazz, the 14th Delhi Auto Expo, being held in Greater Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi, is exposing the soft underbelly of the domestic automobile industry.

In Driver's Seat

Indias quest for an all-electric future in mobility by 2030 has thrown up an unlikely hero in Saurabh Kumar of EESL.

Bidding to Win

While ArcelorMittal, Tata Steel and Vedanta draw plans to buy Essar Steel, the Ruia family, too, is looking for a backdoor entry. Can it succeed?

The lone wolf

Amit Tandon is taking on the high and mighty of the corporate world. But there are challenges, too.

The Ranbaxy Saga

With the Delhi High Court's verdict, Daiichi Sankyo has scored a victory against former Ranbaxy promoters. But it won't end there.
Features The Rural Act

The Rural Act

The Modi government's last full-year Budget focuses on agriculture and rural sectors. A snapshot of what it offers.

Joining Forces

The budget showcases a master plan for rural and agricultural development by dovetailing the financial resources available with 10 ministries.

Misplaced Optimism?

Economic Survey 2017/18 expects private investment and exports to spur growth. it may be far off the mark.

The learning curve

With the World Bank warning India about a potential 'learning crisis', the government is on a war footing to improve education.

Is Bigger Better?

After successfully rechristening the Fasal Bima Yojna, the government has proposed an overhaul of the health insurance scheme.

Good Job

Several provisions in the Budget are a last-ditch effort to boost employment.

Small Bet

msmes receive 'goodies' as job creation worries continue to haunt government.

Courting the Rural Base

Bt's panel of experts examines arun jaitley's last big budget closely to decode what it means for the economy and the common man.
Economy Politics Tax Changes: A Balancing Act

Tax Changes: A Balancing Act

The Finance Minister, in his speech, paid adequate attention to improving farmers' income, development of rural sector, increasing infrastructure investment by 20%, giving relief to senior citizen and the salaried class, etc.
The Buzz Unreal Expectations

Unreal Expectations

Mukesh Ambani has invested close to Rs 2.35 lakh crore in building assets to make Reliance Jio's digital business vertical on a par with refining or petrochemicals.

Risky Ride

The ONGC-HPCL deal is a perfect example of governments overdependence on PSUs.

Social Wave

Marketers in India are veering towards social media advertising.

Chakr Innovation: Printing with Pollution

How a two-year-old start-up is helping clean Delhi's air by converting soot to ink and paint

Markets Reward the Prudent

With RBI holding rates due to inflation concerns, promoters have been turning to share pledging to raise money.

Blow hot, Blow Cold

The central government is sending mixed signals to the private healthcare industry.

Next-Gen Medical Imaging

In a bizarre incident recently, a young Rajesh Maru (32), who was attending to a patient in a government hospital in Mumbai, was sucked into an MRI machine because he was carrying an oxygen cylinder.

Alibaba Bets Big in India

Chinese online major Alibaba group is on an investment spree in the Indian e-commerce market.
LATEST Tariff War Continues

Tariff War Continues

The tariff war in the telecom sector refuses to subside.
Real Estate Snippets

Snippets

Snippets
Mutual Funds Money Matters

Money Matters

Managing your money can be tricky. Send your queries, and top-notch industry leaders will help you resolve any issue.
Insurance THE SUPER PLAN

THE SUPER PLAN

A super top-up health insurance plan can be your way out of high medical costs
Investment WORK TOWARDS YOUR GOALS

WORK TOWARDS YOUR GOALS

The young software engineer must invest it right to fund all future milestones, including retirement and putting the child up the financial ladder, says Financial Planner
Banking HOW TO FUND YOUR HIGHER STUDIES

HOW TO FUND YOUR HIGHER STUDIES

With new players ready to fund both traditional and offbeat courses, securing the right loan will no longer be a daunting task.
Leadership Spotlight Leaderspeak

Leaderspeak

A company that creates brands, builds partnerships and establishes credibility across the globe is the last thing that comes to one's mind when one thinks of Nepal.
Editors note Politics & Economics

Politics & Economics

Apre-Budget panel discussion held by Business Today had most panellists express the view that this Budget would be dictated more by political compulsions than economic logic.
Corporate Taxation Blues

Taxation Blues

The Union budget fails to live up to the expectations of Indian Inc. on the tax front even as private investments fail to take off.

Missing the plot

Why Danone exited the Indian dairy business.
Columns Anti-People, Anti-Farmer

Anti-People, Anti-Farmer

The Budget has failed on not just the economy, but also on India's federal ethos.

IBC 2016: Clearing the Air

The Budget has taken the first step towards resolving issues around the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.

All Geared to boost farm income

A multi-dimensional approach to reduce farm distress could lead to faster economic growth.
FROM THE MAG Monitor of the Monetary World

Monitor of the Monetary World

A revelatory account of the goings-on in the Indian banking sector.

India Rising at Davos

It was India's moment at the Davos high table and Prime Minister Modi led from the front.

Find a Hobby for Health and Happiness

Pursue an interest other than work, and you could reap immediate and long-term gains.

Bring on the Problems

Learning a new skill or finding a solution is critical to preventing boredom at work.

What's New

A round-up of the best from the world of luxury.

Digitise for Future

Recovering from note ban and introduction of GST was tough, but the manufacturing industry in India has managed to get through the worst, even if it isn't fully out of the woods yet.

@ Your Service

From locking your home when you step out to restocking your refrigerator, there's no end to what smart assistants can do in the future.