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Arun Kumar

Arun Kumar is Senior Assistant Editor with Hindustan Times. He has spent two-and-half decades covering Bihar, including politics, educational and social issues.

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Bihar BSP legislator fires several rounds in air at his wedding ceremony

Upbeat over the victory of Mayawati in UP, one of the legislature's body guards fired from his carbine apparently to add zing to the ceremony, reports Arun Kumar.

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Updated on May 14, 2007 11:13 PM IST
None | By, Patna

Improve transparency in power sector, India urged

A report says India, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines must improve public participation in their electricity sectors.

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Updated on May 12, 2007 12:28 PM IST
IANS | By, Washington

'US, India to make the N-deal happen'

US says its civil nuclear deal with India is important to both countries and they are "determined to make it happen".

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Updated on May 11, 2007 11:15 AM IST
IANS | By, Washington

Reliance to unlock some treasury stock

India’s largest private company, Reliance Industries, is on a huge fund-raising drive, reports Arun Kumar.

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Updated on May 10, 2007 01:16 AM IST
None | By, New Delhi

Vodafone closes Hutch deal, finally

Vodafone completes the acquisition of HTIL's 51.96 per cent stake held in HEL, report M Rajendran and Arun Kumar.

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Updated on May 10, 2007 04:37 AM IST
None | ByM Rajendran and Arun Kumar, New Delhi

Vedanta in big iron ore push

After acquiring the majority stake in Sesa Goa, Vedanta Resources is set to multiply its revenues from iron ore in the next couple of years.

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Updated on May 08, 2007 05:07 AM IST
None | By, New Delhi

SEBI nod to DLF’s mega IPO

Real estate giant DLF Universal is set to enter the Indian stock market with the largest-ever initial public offer of over Rs 10,000 crore reports Arun Kumar.

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Updated on May 08, 2007 04:55 AM IST
None | By, New Delhi

Vedanta in big Iron ore sourcing plan

After acquiring the majority stake in Sesa Goa, Vedanta Resources is set to multiply its revenues from Iron ore in the next couple of years, reports Arun Kumar.

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Updated on May 07, 2007 09:36 PM IST
None | By, New Delhi

DLF’s blockbuster IPO gets SEBI nod

Real estate giant DLF Universal is set to enter the Indian stock market with the largest-ever initial public offer of over Rs 10,000 crore, reports Arun Kumar.

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Updated on May 07, 2007 09:40 PM IST
None | By, New Delhi

TV 18 may tie up with Viacom

The TV 18 group is likely to enter into a strategic alliance with one of the world’s leading media companies, Viacom, reports Arun Kumar.

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Updated on May 07, 2007 12:43 AM IST
None | By, New Delhi

Expenditure of all varsities to be audited by AG

The auditors will visit all the universities one by one and do sample checking of the arrears calculated by the universities, reports Arun Kumar.

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Updated on May 05, 2007 08:34 PM IST
None | By, Patna

HT Media net vaults 656 pc in Q4

HT Media Ltd, publisher of Hindustan Times, said on Friday it registered a 656 per cent jump in net profit to Rs 24 crore in its fourth quarter ending March 2007, reports Arun Kumar.

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Updated on May 04, 2007 09:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

IFCI finally wipes off the loss

IFCI Ltd, the oldest development financial institution in the country, has turned around after making a super normal profit, reports Arun Kumar

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Updated on May 04, 2007 05:17 AM IST
None | By, New Delhi

More cash if you’ve got a company flat

Employees living in company-provided homes can now look forward to more cash in hand, report Arun Kumar and Gaurav Choudhury.

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Updated on May 04, 2007 04:30 AM IST
None | ByArun Kumar and Gaurav Choudhury, New Delhi

JSW plans to multiply capacity to 30 m tonnes

The company plans to set up greenfield projects of 10 million tonnes each in West Bengal and Jharkhand by 2020, reports Arun Kumar.

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Updated on Apr 30, 2007 10:53 PM IST
None | By, New Delhi

GBN to raise $200 m from foreign listing

Global Broadcast News Ltd decides to list either on the London Stock Exchange or on the Euronext in the next four months, reports Arun Kumar.

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Updated on Apr 30, 2007 07:44 PM IST
None | By, New Delhi

Nalanda to be a priority for foreign funding

Nalanda International University will be included into the list of 'priority projects' for Japanese funding, reports Arun Kumar.

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Updated on Apr 27, 2007 10:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Patna

Vodafone deal gets FIPB clearance

The approval comes with a rider — the minority shareholders can only sell stakes to Indian residents, reports Arun Kumar.

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Updated on Apr 28, 2007 04:00 AM IST
None | By, New Delhi

Ranbaxy net jumps 79 per cent

Ranbaxy notches up 79% growth in its consolidated net profit to Rs 128.7 crore in the first quarter.

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Updated on Apr 27, 2007 08:38 PM IST
None | By, New Delhi

Bihar opposes centre's decision to reduce central assistance

The Centre’s move to reduce assistance under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA) from the existing 75 per cent to 50 per cent will deal a serious blow to the ongoing teachers’ recruitment drive in the State, reports Arun Kumar.

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Updated on Apr 26, 2007 07:45 PM IST
None | By, Patna

Tatas sprint for Glaceau majority stake

According to a US trade journal, cola major Coke is eyeing vitamin water maker Glaceau, report Arun Kumar & Suman Layak.

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Updated on Apr 26, 2007 01:37 AM IST
None | ByArun Kumar & Suman Layak, New Delhi/mumbai

Spectrum sale may block telecom mergers

DoT proposes a 5-year moratorium to avoid hoarding of spectrum and speculative bidding by telecos, report M Rajendran & Arun Kumar.

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Updated on Apr 25, 2007 10:05 PM IST
None | ByM Rajendran and Arun Kumar, New Delhi

Jubilant buys Hollister for $122 m

Jubilant Organosys, one of the largest CRAMs companies in India has acquired the US-based Hollister–Stier Laboratories for $122.5 million, reports Arun Kumar.

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Updated on Apr 25, 2007 02:59 AM IST
None | By, New Delhi

RBI credit policy opens dollar tap for India Inc

Indian firms can now invest 300% of their net worth in foreign ventures, report A Kumar and G Choudhury.

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Updated on Apr 25, 2007 05:19 AM IST
None | ByArun Kumar and Gaurav Choudhury, New Delhi

FIPB gets law ministry, RBI views on Hutch

Sources say that the FIPB expects to set a final deadline for these agencies to submit their recommendations.

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Updated on Apr 22, 2007 10:13 PM IST
None | By, New Delhi

Officials close ranks to push POSCO project

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assures the Orissa Govt on removing red tapes in the Korean steel project, reports Arun Kumar.

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Updated on Apr 20, 2007 02:30 AM IST
None | By, New Delhi

Chidambaram tells banks to go slow on credit

FM asks state-owned banks to moderate credit growth in commercial real estate, capital market and credit companies, reports Arun Kumar.

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Updated on Apr 19, 2007 11:00 PM IST
None | By, New Delhi

Anil Ambani wants a bigger bite of TV Today

Reliance capital decides to increase its equity holding in TV Today Network from the current 11.9 per cent to 32 per cent, reports Arun Kumar.

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Updated on Apr 18, 2007 01:44 AM IST
None | By, New Delhi

HCL Q3 net profit zooms 72 pc

HCL Technologies, the country's fifth largest software service provider, has reported a sharp jump in net income in the latest quarter despite a stronger rupee that eroded export profits, reports Arun Kumar.

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Updated on Apr 18, 2007 12:40 AM IST
None | By, New Delhi

Essar snaps up Algoma Steel for $1.55 bn

After Tata Steel and Hindalco, Essar Steel has stitched up a multi-billion dollar acquisition by buying Canadian Algoma Steel for an equity value of $1.55 billion, reports Arun Kumar.

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Updated on Apr 16, 2007 08:43 PM IST
None | By, New Delhi
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