COMPANIES »

HDFC Q3 net up 12% at Rs 1,425 crore


Income from operations up 13% at Rs 6,758 crore

MARKETS »

Nifty records longest rally in 10 months on Jan F&O expiry


The Sensex ended 123 points higher at 29,682, while the Nifty moved up to 8,952 levels

CLEARER SKIES »

Singapore's Tigerair terminates interline agreement with SpiceJet


The development comes as SpiceJet works towards reviving its operations with fresh investments of Rs 1,500 cr

ECONOMY »

Crude oil prices expected to pick-up in a year's time


Demand growth is forecast to pick up this year from last, but is not expected to exceed 900,000 bpd

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Uber, other taxi-hailing apps hit new roadblock in Delhi


The aggregator restarted operations last week after applying for a radio taxi licence, though govt said Uber was still blacklisted

AROUND THE WORLD »

Facebook tops Wall St revenue target in Q4 on mobile ad growth


Mobile ads accounted for 69% of advertising revenue in the fourth quarter, or $2.48 billion

FINANCE »

SKS to set up small finance bank


Will apply to RBI by February 7, the last day for filing applications

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Columnists

The Budget - back to
basics

Abheek Barua

Getting the balance between fiscal restraint and growth-contracting policy remains a problem

No more 'vegetarian'
airlines please

Anjuli Bhargava

If govt wants safe & healthy aviation sector, it should keep in mind the 3 Cs - credentials, capital & capability - before it clears the runway

The rural beti as
businesswoman

Kanika Datta

Indian women can only progress as far as social system permits them and plugging into global supply chains is a good way to start

Japan's hope may be its
hinterlands

William Pesek

Japan Inc has changed too much for traditional monetary and fiscal incentives to work on their own

BLOGS


Kavita Chowdhury: On the right to free expression

Defending the right to offend using the free speech argument, but circumscribed by the sensibilities of religious beliefs, is tricky

Abhishek Jha: The baffling case of Stuart Binny's selection

The 'allrounder' got a ticket on the World Cup bus yesterday. Abhishek Jha points out why this selection is biased in more than one way

EDITORIAL COMMENTS

The value of consistency

RBI must adhere to a course once selected

No deal on climate

India, US cooperate on climate, but no agreement

Financial X-ray

Ranbaxy disappoints the Street, again

Lower exclusivity revenues affect US performance; adverse currency movement hits Russia revenue

Emami: Margin gains, other income boosts earnings

Healthy growth across key segments in December quarter

BOOK REVIEWS

Demolishing an idea of India

In Destruction of the Babri Masjid A G Noorani may seem alarmist, his language somewhat bitter

A cold, hard look at the metaphor for death

For cancer to develop, the p53 gene has to malfunction or its activity has to be suppressed. Till 1989, gene was supposed to be cause of disease

Richard Beales

Spinning the story
Richard Beales


Yahoo!'s Alibaba spin-off gives Mayer one more year

Robert Cyran

A for Apple
Robert Cyran


Apple shines as Cook dishes up Chinese feast

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IDFC group to pick up stake in Future's payment bank

Future had earlier owned an NBFC named Future Capital now called Capital First

Shriram City Union Q3 net up 10% at Rs 142 cr

Company had registered net profit of Rs 129.09 crore in the October-December quarter last fiscal

IDFC Q3 net down 16%

Fat bill for impaired loans dents bottom-line


TTML to raise Rs 2,500 cr by issuing non-convertible debentures

Meanwhile, the company reported a standalone net loss of Rs 169 cr for the quarter ended Dec 31, 2014

Bharti Airtel subsidiary to apply for Payments Bank Licence

Kotak Mahindra Bank to acquire 19.9% stake in AMSL as an investor

Reserve price of 2,100-MHz spectrum stands at Rs 3,705 cr

The base price suggested by the Telecom Commission is around 35% higher than what telecom firms paid for in the 2010 auction


SpiceJet aims to expand network by 30%, plans to add 60 daily flights by April

Despite investment plan approval, airline yet to clear pilot salaries for December

Singapore's Tigerair terminates interline agreement with SpiceJet

The development comes as SpiceJet works towards reviving its operations with fresh investments of Rs 1,500 cr

Transport dept finds gaps in applications of Uber, Ola, TaxiForSure

Things that are missing from applications include undertakings for parking, telephone number, email address and address proof of registered ...


BHEL commissions 600 MW thermal unit in Odisha

Company's scope of work in the contract includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of steam turbines, ...

Pitti Laminations soars 20% on robust Q3 results; stock split plan

The board has approved the sub-division of nominal value of equity share from face value of Rs 10 to face value of Rs 5.

Alstom T&D slumps on weak Q3 earnings

Net profit for the quarter ended December 2014 slumped 86% to Rs 2.6 crore compared with Rs 19 crore in the same quarter last fiscal.


Welspun India's Q3 net up 31% in Q3

Revenues increased 22% to Rs 1,103 cr

Trent Q3 profit declines 32% to Rs 16 cr

Company's total income from operations during the quarter under review increased by 22.66%

Essel Propack's Q3 net up 7.4%

Consolidated revenue for the global operations during the quarter were up by 5.7% at Rs 567.4 cr


Hyderabad firm launches germplasm bank

The Rs 4 cr facility has 107 lockers in which germplasms will be stored from 5-40 years under minus 20 degrees temperature

GSFC's Q3 net profit stands at Rs 103.47 cr

Company's total income decreased to Rs 1344.64 cr

Nagarjuna Agrichem to focus on domestic market

The company has an estimated share of 4 pc in the Rs 13,200-cr domestic agrochemical sector


Sun TV stock unfazed by Marans' woes

Stock rises 1.25%; analysts remain bullish on the scrip

Shemaroo Entertainment extends rally on FIIs buying

FIIs acquired 886,270 shares representing 3.26% stake in Shemaroo Entertainment in past two trading sessions.

Dish TV hits 52-week high on trimming losses in Q3

The stock up 4% at Rs 77.50 on BSE after reported net loss of Rs 2.87 in December quarter against loss of Rs 38 crore in year ago quarter.


ONGC arrests decline in crude oil production: Chairman

Company over the past decade has seen its output dip by at least 2-3% annually

10 of 12 OFS stocks have underperformed the markets

Out of the 12 companies that raised funds via this route, six stocks are trading up to 46% higher, while four stocks have recorded negative ...

BPCL surges 2% on fund raising plans

The company plans to raise $2 billion through medium-term notes to finance its capex initiatives


Adani Enterprises mega restructuring: Shareholders to get shares in power, port arms

AEL stock jumps to 40-month high on recast reports; Board meets tomorrow

Adani Enterprises hits 40-month high

The stock up 4.5% at Rs 582, hit a high of Rs 596, also its highest level since September 22, 2011 on BSE.

Snowman Logistics' Q3 net up 156%

Net sales rise by 6% to Rs 51 cr and EBIDTA by 15% to Rs 11 cr


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Majnu ka Tilla: Flashes of a Forbidden Kingdom

The narrow lanes of Majnu ka Tilla in north Delh hide many Tibetan marvels, from authentic food to vignettes of their lives

An unscripted performance explores the power of listening

Two Women Talking, an unscripted performance in the form of a conversation between two women, is a cathartic experience

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Airlines get a chance to revive flagging fortunes

Dramatic drop in ATF prices could help airlines shore up their earnings - provided they don't spoil it with a fare war

With a taste for buyouts, Zomato takes on the world

WIth six acquisitions in the past six months, the online restaurant search service has expanded its presence to 22 countries

Real Estate

How the ready reckoner affects property prices

Besides making property more expensive, the rates also affect existing owners with higher taxes

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Kunal Jeswani, O&M’s CEO

Digital crowned again

If earlier digital advertising could be mistaken for an afterthought, increasing senior appointments suggest it is not so anymore

SureWaves: Getting local

The Bengaluru-based firm ties up with Hansa Research for a real-time audit of ad spends on its 450 local cable channels

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BITS Hyderabad opens its doors for overseas students

To start with, at its Hyderabad campus, it would take 50 foreign students for its more than a dozen undergraduate programmes from next year