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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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Baglihar dam ruling on Feb 12

India and Pakistan disagree over the construction of the Baglihar dam on the Chenab river.

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Published on Feb 09, 2007 11:50 AM IST
None | ByArun Kumar (IANS), Washington

Former Bihar DGP house raided, huge assets recovered

The exact magnitude of the assets is, however, yet to be ascertained, reports Arun Kumar.

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Published on Feb 08, 2007 09:05 PM IST
None | By, Patna

Bihar Govt to downsize administration

The state government accepts most of the recommendations made by the Administrative Reforms Commission, reports Arun Kumar.

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Published on Feb 07, 2007 10:10 PM IST
None | By, Patna

Railways plan SPVs to make coaches & components

The SPV in turn will set up manufacturing facilities in various JVs under a public- private partnership model, reports Arun Kumar.

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Published on Feb 07, 2007 08:34 PM IST
None | By, New Delhi

Hutch bidding to go the Corus way

Hutchison Telecom may fix a minimum reserve price so as to eliminate non-serious bidders, reports Arun Kumar.

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Updated on Feb 07, 2007 10:53 AM IST
None | By, New Delhi

India to show world the way: Roach

India could be the most exceptional development story, feels a top brass of Morgan Stanley, reports Arun Kumar.

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Updated on Feb 06, 2007 10:49 PM IST
None | By, New Delhi

Home loans set to rise despite minister?s plea

FINANCE MINISTER P. Chidambaram on Monday requested chiefs of public sector banks not to raise interest rate on home loans. But at least the private banks are set to raise the interest rate ? by a steep one percentage point.

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Published on Feb 06, 2007 02:03 PM IST
None | By, New Delhi

Lot's been done, lot more to do: US

There's a lot of hard work left to do to implement the agreement, says State Dept spokesman Sean McCormack.

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Updated on Feb 06, 2007 12:30 PM IST
None | ByArun Kumar (Indo-Asian News Service), Washington

US may reduce aid to 'donor' India

Bush's proposed $2.9 tn budget for 2008 seeks more aid for Afghanistan and Pakistan, but a cut for India.

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Updated on Feb 06, 2007 01:10 PM IST
None | ByArun Kumar (Indo-Asian News Service), Washington

Home loans may get stiffer: banks

Despite Chidambaram's plea, it would be difficult to control the raise in interest rates, reports Arun Kumar.

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Published on Feb 06, 2007 04:15 AM IST
None | By, New Delhi

Sunita moves closer to space record

The Indian American astronaut nears a space walking record with another seven-hour 11-minute stroll.

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Updated on Feb 05, 2007 12:07 PM IST
None | ByArun Kumar (IANS), Washington

South Asians in US top heart disease risk

South Asian immigrants in America have a higher risk of heart disease than any other segment of the American population, reports Arun Kumar .

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Published on Feb 04, 2007 03:52 AM IST
None | By, Washington

The Bombay House biz wiz

The 70-yr-old Tata is forging ahead in global business with finesse and steely resolve, writes Arun Kumar.

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Published on Feb 03, 2007 03:04 PM IST
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Corus deal sealed, Tata plans revamp

A day after Tata Steel aquired the Anglo-Dutch steelmaker Corus in a $12.1 billion (Rs 53,469 crore) deal, the group began the process of bringing the two companies closer.

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Published on Feb 02, 2007 03:56 PM IST
None | By, New Delhi

Corus won, Tata plans revamp

Tata group begins the vital process of bringing the two companies closer after acquiring Corus, reports Arun Kumar.

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Published on Feb 02, 2007 02:41 AM IST
None | By, New Delhi

Corus deal sealed, Tata plans revamp

Tata group begins process of bringing the two companies closer after acquiring Corus, reports Arun Kumar.

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Published on Feb 02, 2007 02:20 AM IST
None | By, New Delhi

Tatas' global juggernaut rolls on across sectors

Fruit, vegetables JV with Total Produce is latest in series of ambitious ventures, report Arun Kumar and Gaurav Choudhury.

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Published on Feb 01, 2007 08:41 PM IST
None | ByArun Kumar and Gaurav Choudhury, New Delhi

Ratan Tata, the soft-spoken man of steel

The Corus deal makes Tata Steel's centenary celebrations more sweet, report Arun Kumar and Gaurav Choudhury.

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Published on Feb 01, 2007 04:18 AM IST
None | ByArun Kumar and Gaurav Choudhury, New Delhi

Signed, steeled

The inside story of the biggest-ever overseas acquisition by an Indian firm, report Arun Kumar and Sabarinath M.

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Published on Feb 01, 2007 03:41 AM IST
None | ByArun Kumar and Sabarinath M, New Delhi/mumbai

Signed, steeled

Tata Steel won the battle for the takeover of Corus on Wednesday, agreeing to pay a final price of $12.1 billion (Rs 53,469 crore) after eight hours of tense bidding against the Brazilian steel major CSN. The acquisition, the biggest-ever by an Indian company overseas, made Tata-Corus the fifth largest steel manufacturer in the world.

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Published on Feb 01, 2007 02:48 AM IST
None | ByArun Kumar and Sabarinath M., New Delhi/mumbai

How Tatas managed to corner Corus

The sure-fire takeover is the handiwork of a Tata team led by Arun Gandhi, report Sabarinath M & Arun Kumar.Greet Tatas on the Corus deal. Click here

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Updated on Feb 01, 2007 11:05 AM IST
None | ByArun Kumar & Sabarinath M, Mumbai

Tatas won after 8 hrs of tense bidding

In the ninth and final round, Ratan Tata himself advised Gandhi to declare that Tata was prepared to bid five pence higher, reports Arun Kumar and M Sabarinath.

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Published on Feb 01, 2007 12:59 AM IST
None | ByArun Kumar and M. Sabarinath, New Delhi/mumbai

'It?s the beginning of Tata Steel?s global strategy'

The man of the moment, Ratan Tata speaks to HT - why and how the Corus deal was struck, reports Arun Kumar.

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Published on Feb 01, 2007 12:01 AM IST
None | By, New Delhi

Gavai happy with higher education in Bihar

The Chancellor-cum-Governor admits there is a long journey ahead to bring the system 'back on track', reports Arun Kumar.

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Published on Jan 31, 2007 09:44 PM IST
None | By, Patna

Financial engineering helps Tatas stitch deal

Behind the glory, the Tata team stitched up financial deals which made the Corus deal possible and affordable, reports Arun Kumar.

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Published on Jan 31, 2007 08:20 PM IST
None | By, New Delhi

FIR lodged against 9 Bajrang Dal activists

They have been named in connection with the Sunday's incident, in which a congregation of 20-25 people of Christian community is attacked, reports Arun Kumar .

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Published on Jan 29, 2007 11:06 PM IST
None | By, Sasaram/patna

Red alert on consumer, retail loans in RBI review

Bankers feel that the central bank may use administrative measures to increase rates on retail and consumer, reports Arun Kumar.

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Published on Jan 29, 2007 09:48 PM IST
None | By, New Delhi

Blackstone invests $275 m in Andhra's Eenadu

The global equity firm has acquired 26% shares of the newspaper group, report Arun Kumar & Gaurav Choudhury.

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Published on Jan 28, 2007 09:16 PM IST
None | ByArun Kumar & Gaurav Choudhury, New Delhi

Aditya Birla set for $5 bn Novelis bid

The giant conglomerate is seriously exploring the possibility of acquiring Novelis Inc, reports Arun Kumar.

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Published on Jan 26, 2007 02:10 AM IST
None | By, New Delhi

Essar group to consolidate their holdings under Essar Global

Essar Oil is also getting delisted from the Calcutta Stock Exchange. At the current price, the effort will cost around Rs 1,700 crore, report Indulal PM and Arun Kumar.

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Published on Jan 26, 2007 01:29 AM IST
None | ByIndulal PM & Arun Kumar, Mumbai/new Delhi
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