Indians' online purchases from abroad to touch Rs54,700 cr this year
The average spends of Indians on cross-border transactions is estimated to be around Rs1.42 lakh per cross-border shopper in 2015
Air India to fly direct to San Francisco starting 2 December
The flight AI-173 to San Francisco will leave Delhi on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, at 0235 hours and arrive at San Francisco at 0700 hours (local time) on the same day, while the return flight will depart at 1030 hours, arriving Delhi the next day on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Mondays
Govt optimistic on GST, but Cong won't budge
The opposition Congress wants to cap the rate of GST at less than 20 per cent, scrap a proposed state levy and create an independent mechanism to resolve inter-state disputes on revenue sharing
India is world's third-highest in corporate fraud
Indian companies are being ripped off by junior employees as well as by vendors, while private equity firms are being taken for a ride by promoters – and they aren't doing enough to prevent this
Turing does volte face on cutting price of drug Daraprim
After virtually promising to cut the price of Daraprim - which it hiked by 50 times after acquiring it in August - New York based start-up Turing Pharmaceuticals now says it will take other measures to make the drug affordable
VW spends Rs720 cr on new India-specific sedan
The production of the compact sedan, which has been specifically designed and developed for India, is scheduled to commence at Volkswagen's Pune plant in the first half of 2016
2015 to be hottest year on record: UN
The soaring temperatures this year appear to be part of a trend, with WMO indicating that the years 2011-2015 marked the hottest five-year period ever measured
Union Budget: 2015-16
Economic Survey : 2014-15

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