Kalpana Saroj

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Kalpana Saroj’s journey from despair to success


The author recounts Kalpana Saroj's incredible journey

NDA GOVT'S 1-YEAR JOURNEY »

The Modi Express chugs along, with less steam and shine


Business Standard reporters travel across the country by train to listen to what people say about the Modi govt one year on

COMPANIES »

Spicejet has repaid half of its Rs 200 cr dues: City Union Bank


Bank is confident on recovering the balance

ECONOMY AND POLICY »

Govt's digitisation drive may be crowd-sourced, citizens roped in


If and when rolled out, the project will perhaps put India at the fore of a group of countries such as the US

AROUND THE GLOBE »

Hong Kong investors want more oversight after $35-bn wipeout


The volatility illustrates the need for regulators to keep pace with the boom in China's stock markets

MARKETS »

Weekly Wrap: Markets end at 5-week closing highs


The IT and pharma indices gained 4.7% and 3.3% respectively, while the Metal enhded marginally in the red.

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Dalit youth crushed to death under bikes for Ambedkar song ringtone


Two of the assailants were nabbed from Goa, one from Pune and the fourth from Shirdi itself

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


T N Ninan: For a softer Mr Modi

Being prime minister is a tough job - and any prime minister must feel the need to let his hair down every now and then

Mihir S Sharma: NDA's defensive crouch

Here is a simple guide to strange defensiveness of govt and its supporters, and how and why the arguments they're making are wrong

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Columnists

For a softer Mr Modi
T N Ninan

Being prime minister is a tough job - and any prime minister must feel the need to let his hair down every now and then

Britain's 'austerity'
election

Deepak Lal

How the United Kingdom shows that fiscal consolidation is economically and politically beneficial

Tamil Nadu - A state
interrupted?

Aditi Phadnis

Inaugurations and foundation-stone laying might have been low-key but that doesn't mean TN stood still while Jayalalithaa was out of office

NDA's defensive crouch
Mihir S Sharma

Here is a simple guide to strange defensiveness of govt and its supporters, and how and why the arguments they're making are wrong

BLOGS


How about a Babaji ki butti to cure the incurable?
Jyoti Mukul

If Ramdev weren't a Baba, but a mere salesman, what would he make of a medicine or a herb named Putrajeevak Beej?

Nepal quake and its lessons for disaster (un)preparedness

Despite loads of relief material and foreign rescue teams in Nepal, the state has failed to respond adequately in helping the victims

Weekend Columnists

An audience of actors
Malavika Sangghvi

Tanu Weds Manu Returns is rare jewel, not only for Kangana's acting but also how director captures small-town India in all earthy humour

Summoning the demon
Arundhuti Dasgupta

Gods kept nectar of immortality drawn from ocean during samudra manthan away from asuras because they're serious competition

Financial X-ray

SBI: Asset quality improves in Q4, operating income up 17%

Profit growth supported by the special dispensation by RBI on sale to ARC, usage of counter cycle buffer

ITC disappoints: Cigarette Ebit growth at 27-quarter low

Price hikes of 15-16% in the cigarette business could not fully compensate for an estimated 13% fall in volume

BOOK REVIEWS

The technical vision of Elon Musk

Ashlee Vance traces the chaotic early years of these two firms – SpaceX and Tesla, respectively – with a compelling ticktock of events

Dominic Elliott

Jain of command
Dominic Elliott


Deutsche's cosmetic rejig puts pressure on Jain

Swaha Pattanaik

Just right
Swaha Pattanaik


ECB struggles with central bank news frenzy

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FTIL's income slumps to a fourth in two years

Legal and professional fee crosses Rs 100-cr due to NSEL-related litigations

City Union Bank Q4 net up 19% at Rs 99 crore

Total income rises 10.13%; gross NPA in 2014-15 at 1.86%

Weekly Wrap: Markets end at 5-week closing highs

The IT and pharma indices gained 4.7% and 3.3% respectively, while the Metal index ended marginally in the red.


Weekly Wrap: Markets end at 5-week closing highs

The IT and pharma indices gained 4.7% and 3.3% respectively, while the Metal index ended marginally in the red.

Cigarettes continue to be a drag on ITC profit

Company misses Street expectations, net up by 3.6% at Rs 2,361 cr

ITC disappoints: Cigarette Ebit growth at 27-quarter low

Price hikes of 15-16% in the cigarette business could not fully compensate for an estimated 13% fall in volume


City Union Bank Q4 net up 19% at Rs 99 crore

Total income rises 10.13%; gross NPA in 2014-15 at 1.86%

Weekly Wrap: Markets end at 5-week closing highs

The IT and pharma indices gained 4.7% and 3.3% respectively, while the Metal index ended marginally in the red.

SBI net up 23% in March quarter

Improved asset quality, less of slippages; loan recovery to remain a priority, says chief


FTIL's income slumps to a fourth in two years

Legal and professional fee crosses Rs 100-cr due to NSEL-related litigations

Weekly Wrap: Markets end at 5-week closing highs

The IT and pharma indices gained 4.7% and 3.3% respectively, while the Metal index ended marginally in the red.

Infinite Computer tanks 20% on weak FY16 guidance

The company said that net profit for the financial year 2015-16 is expected to be flat.


Lupin to replace Tata Power in Sensex; DVRs to make index debut

Tata Motors DVRs to become part of BSE 100, BSE 200 and BSE 500 indices; will be the first DVR to be included in an index

Natco Pharma Q4 net profit up 126% at Rs 54 cr

Total income up 5.28% to Rs 204 crore, helped by revenue growth from bulk chemicals and formulations

Strides Arcolab standalone Q4 net swings into black

Total income from operations up 5% to Rs 270 cr; firm has not disclosed consolidated numbers


Ceat Q4 net grows 50% to Rs 94 crore

Consolidated net sales grew by 2% during the period to Rs 1,466 cr

Lupin to replace Tata Power in Sensex; DVRs to make index debut

Tata Motors DVRs to become part of BSE 100, BSE 200 and BSE 500 indices; will be the first DVR to be included in an index

Rane (Madras) Ltd slips on decline in Q4 net profit

The company has weakened by more than 6% this morning after posting a weak set of numbers for FY2014-15.


Power firms may contest post-auction rule changes

If the change of regulations post the bidding is contested, producing coal blocks have to be re-auctioned; the rest will go to the custodian

Lupin to replace Tata Power in Sensex; DVRs to make index debut

Tata Motors DVRs to become part of BSE 100, BSE 200 and BSE 500 indices; will be the first DVR to be included in an index

Punj Lloyd posts Rs 269 cr net profit

The company's net profit in the quarter ending March 2015


Domestic air traffic up 23% in April

IndiGo consolidates leadership position with 37.8% market share

SpiceJet completes 10 yrs on Saturday; to hold flash sales

Company offers flat 10% discount on its select domestic flights with a single day five-hour booking period

SpiceJet raises Rs 300 crore, to increase fleet to 50 planes

Ajay Singh and wife Shiwani join board as chairman and director; Ajay Singh not to draw salary


Lupin to replace Tata Power in Sensex; DVRs to make index debut

Tata Motors DVRs to become part of BSE 100, BSE 200 and BSE 500 indices; will be the first DVR to be included in an index

JCB banks on India play, eyes highest revenue share by 2018

Currently, 17% of firm's revenue comes from India, including exports to 50 countries from Indian plants

More regional companies exit national bourses

Stocks of companies under 'permitted to trade' category to be discontinued


Sangam (India) zooms over 50% in four days on stake hike by promoter

The stock is currently trading at its record high of Rs 125 and has rallied 54% from Rs 81 on May 19.

Sagar Cements surges after turnaround in Q4

The stock surged 16% to Rs 408 after reported net profit of Rs 21.70 crore in March quarter against loss of Rs 11.36 crore in the year ago ...

Pidilite: Margin expansion likely to continue

Volume recovery though will only be gradual


Power firms may contest post-auction rule changes

If the change of regulations post the bidding is contested, producing coal blocks have to be re-auctioned; the rest will go to the custodian

ArcelorMittal, SAIL tie up to make auto steel in India

The proposed joint venture would construct a cold rolling mill and other downstream finishing facilities in India

Lupin to replace Tata Power in Sensex; DVRs to make index debut

Tata Motors DVRs to become part of BSE 100, BSE 200 and BSE 500 indices; will be the first DVR to be included in an index


Our long-term aim is to become a total foods company: Varun Berry

Interview with Managing director, Britannia Industries

Maharashtra FDA tests Maggi noodles

The tests will also ascertain whether the MSG level is as per the Gross Manufacturing Practices norms

Shree Renuka Sugars sees a turnaround in March quarter

Total income from the company has declined by 10% to Rs 1,684 crore for the fourth quarter compared annually


MRPL again mulls retail foray; fourth quarter net up 9.5%

Q4 profit enables company to reduce its annualised loss to Rs 1,712 cr from a loss of Rs 2,800 cr at the end of third quarter

Reliance gets aggressive on treasury while core suffers

Current investment jumps near 50% while cash & bank balance is brought down by 67 per cent

FinMin sanctions Rs 5,223-cr fuel subsidy for IOC, BPCL

With this, the total subsidy provided by the government in 2014-15 goes up to Rs 27,308 cr


Allcargo Logistics' Q4 net jumps five-fold

Total revenue of the company reported a jump of 11% annually

Voltas touches lifetime high as Q4 profit beats estimates

The company has reported a better-than-expected 17.5% YoY growth in net profit at Rs 118 crore in the March quarter.

Adani Enterprises hits record high; zooms over 60% in 2015

Thus far in 2015, the stock surged 63% to Rs 790 from Rs 486 compared to 2% rise in the CNX Nifty.


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Diya Sethi: Addicted to life

Diya Sethi's brutally honest account of her battle against addiction shows that, contrary to common belief, long-lasting recovery is possible

Pack your bags and take off

Sarahan, 200 km from Shimla, is the perfect getaway

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Is Myntra foregoing growth for profit?

It plans to become profitable by 2016; many feel it may be too early for the e-tailer to consolidate its position

Pawan Munjal

Years after Honda split, Hero mulls over misses

The company is setting fresh goals as it is likely to fall short on the five-year targets that were set after breaking up with the Japanese firm

Start-ups

Kochi Startup Village attracts Uttarakhand

To study the functioning of the incubator and to examine the possibility of replicating it in the north Indian state

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Goafest absentees make Melt a serious challenger

Many are present at the new fest that already has 1,400 delegates registered

Kwid

Driving into the crowd

Renault bets big on the Indian small car segment. Many others are doing the same