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Century Textiles to hive off cement business, sell it to UltraTech

Aditya Birla Group firm UltraTech will acquire the cement business of BK Birla Group company Century Textiles and Industries through a share swap deal in which shareholders of Century Textiles will get one equity share of UltraTech for every eight equity shares held

Modi-Putin talks to strengthen strategic partnership between India and Russia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin would further strengthen the 'special and privileged' strategic partnership between India and Russia

US, China decide to put trade war on hold for now

While there is no specific deal, the two sides agreed to stop “slapping tariffs’ on each other and instead enhance trade cooperation in areas such as energy, agriculture, health care, high-tech products while the two sides continue trade negotiations

India's first long-range artillery gun `Dhanush' set for trial this week

An upgraded version of Sweden's Bofors gun, Dhanush can hit targets at a distance of 38 km against Bofor’s range of 29 km and is equipped with night vision capability

Modi launches India's longest tunnel project at J&K's Zojilla

The 14-km-long Zojila tunnel will provide safe, all-weather connectivity to Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar, Kargil and Leh and cut down the time taken to cross the Zojila pass from three and a half hours to just 15 minutes

New catalyst upgrades greenhouse gas into renewable hydrocarbons

Researchers have designed the most efficient and stable process for converting climate-warming carbon dioxide into a key chemical building block

Yeddyurappa resigns ahead of floor test

Having failed to wean away MLAs from the Congress and the JD(S), BS Yeddyurappa has resigned as the chief minister of Karnataka

India's oil import bill seen rising by up to $50 bn as crude hits $80 a barrel

India’s crude oil import bill could rise by as much as $50 billion, pushing up its already huge current account deficit further, if the current trend in oil prices continues

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