Powerful quake kills over 1,400 in Nepal, leaves 34 dead in India
The quake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale flattened Kathmandu's Darbar Square and was felt as far as Bangladesh, Tibet and Pakistan and triggered an avalanche on Mt Everest
Diageo wants Mallya out of USL board over alleged `improprieties'
Mallya refused to quit the USL board saying that the PwC report related to transactions entered into by USL between 2010 and 2012, which have been duly reflected in the audited accounts of USL and duly approved by the then directors of USL and its shareholders
TransCanada seeks US nod for new $600-mn pipeline as Keystone lingers
Canada's largest pipeline operator TransCanada Corp is seeking US approval for another cross-border pipeline as it awaits a final decision for its $8-billion Keystone XL pipeline project
Google Q1 net up 3.88% at $3.59 bn; revenue rises 12% to $17.26 bn
Google said its consolidated revenue rose 12 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2015 to $17.258 billion, compared with $15.420 in the January-March 2014 quarter
Perrigo Co rejects Mylan's $33-bn sweetened bid
Generic drugmaker Mylan NV yesterday raised its takeover offer for Perrigo Co to $33 billion, in a move widely seen as an attempt to ward off an unsolicited bid from larger rival Teva Pharmaceuticals
Microsoft results: Cloud rises, Windows declines
Microsoft's cloud computing operations saw strong signs of growth last quarter, while devices and consumer licensing segment fell 20.7 per cent
Comcast scraps merger agreement with Time Warner Cable
The move scraps a giant deal that faced opposition from consumers and a possible veto from federal regulators
Union Budget: 2015-16
Economic Survey : 2014-15

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  The global oil price drop may last for the next couple decades, says Stanford economist
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  Managing choice overload while deciding which one to buy
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