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COMPANIES »

Car, SUV sales grow 8% in Feb owing to marriage season, lower fuel prices


New models such as Hyundai i20 elite, Maruti Celerio, Tata Zest and Honda City have seen a spurt in demand

ECONOMY »

April-Jan fiscal deficit at 107% of FY15 Estimate


The deficit was 98.2% during the same period a year ago

PERSONAL FINANCE »

Jaitley shows the path to acche din for the middle class


The focus on financial asset investment, with a number of practical measures set in motion, makes this Budget special

MARKETS »

Nifty ends above 8,950 despite disappointing February PMI data


Infrastructure stocks, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank rally; ITC ends 5% lower. Mid-cap index at record closing high

POLITICS »

PDP demands return of Afzal Guru's mortal remains


Eight MLAs issued a statement in this regard

AROUND THE WORLD »

Wall Street opens flat after consumer spending data


February was S&P 500's best month in more than three years

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Jagmohan Dalmiya elected as BCCI President


Most of the other positions were won by N Srinivasan faction though

Digital Consumer

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Micromax TV: A big one for a small price

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Partnering for growth

It was in the seventies that Cadbury (now Mondelez India Foods) launched a campaign to encourage cocoa cultivation in India

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Columnists

The noise around the
land acquisition law

Sreenivasan Jain

The debate over the land ordinance is best located in facts, not hyperbole

Needed: defence
budgeting structures

Ajai Shukla

Imaginative budgeting requires a top-down approach, where strategic demands determine procurement priorities

The deflation bogeyman
Martin Feldstein

Sharp decline in energy prices is the primary reason for the recent drop in the inflation rate

Selling a smartwatch to
an uninterested public

Brian X Chen

Apple faces the tough task of selling its watch to consumers who are not excited about the idea of wearing computers on their bodies

BLOGS


These are the real Nirbhayas
Indulekha Aravind

It is women who've taken on powerful perpetrators of sexual harassment at the workplace, who need to be lauded

Delhi polls -- a lesson for BJP
Tarun Chaturvedi

Bringing in Kiran Bedi seems to have backfired, and getting star MPs to campaign just hasn't worked

EDITORIAL COMMENT

The benefits of power

Signs of change in the BJP's approach to its core issues

Reworking the financial sector

What the Budget has for banks and regulators

Financial X-ray

Private banks to gain most from Budget 2015

Lower tax payouts from FY17 to boost earnings

Max India: Demerger gains, budgetary boost priced in

Stock a favourite of most analysts; immediate upside may be limited

BOOK REVIEWS

Kleptocracy and extremism

Ms Chayes’s Thieves of State makes a strong case that acute corruption causes not only social breakdown but also violent extremism

What Harish Khare heard

Much of history, when seen in retrospect, can take on an air of inevitability. Most susceptible to this illusion, in a way, are elections, ...

Andy Mukherjee

West's envy
Andy Mukherjee


India's infrastructure push could be envy of West

Antony Currie

Pure [comedy] gold
Antony Currie


Buffett highlights the paradoxes of being Warren

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Car, SUV sales grow 8% in Feb owing to marriage season, lower fuel prices

New models such as Hyundai i20 elite, Maruti Celerio, Tata Zest and Honda City have seen a spurt in demand

Hotel Leela to sell Chennai, Goa hotels to reduce debt

Another try at cutting its big debt, eroding its margins; JM Financial hired for deal

Lanka motor dept against launch of Bajaj's quadricycle

Local traffic head in Bajaj's biggest passenger three-wheeler market outside India cites safety concerns


Private banks to gain most from Budget 2015

Lower tax payouts from FY17 to boost earnings

Govt gives Ranjan Dhawan additional charge of MD of BoB

Dhawan has been entrusted the additional charge for a period of three months

Budget Impact: 12 stocks to watch out for

The impact is most on companies catering to the infrastructure, housing and financial sectors


Bharti Airtel raises Rs 1,925 cr from stake sale in tower unit

Divests 55 mn shares, firm's equity holding in Bharti Infratel down to 71.9% from 74.85%

Landline STD calls to cost 30% less

The landline connections in the country have been on a declining spree after high growth in the mobile segment

Idea Cellular, Yes Bank gain on inclusion in Nifty

Idea Cellular and Yes Bank will replace DLF and Jindal Steel & Power in Nifty which declined up to 1.5% on the BSE


They acquire, they own but don't bring these home

Indian consumer product companies have shopped for brands across the world but have preferred not to bring the labels to India

Wipro partners WEF for quantifying cyber risk

The software firm and WEF partner companies have been working together to evangelise the need for organisations to develop cyber resilience and ...

Infosys inks 5-year deal with Dutch firm TNT

Under the partnership, the current IT applications of TNT will be consolidated and standardised for higher quality of service and lower cost of ...


Car, SUV sales grow 8% in Feb owing to marriage season, lower fuel prices

New models such as Hyundai i20 elite, Maruti Celerio, Tata Zest and Honda City have seen a spurt in demand

Lanka motor dept against launch of Bajaj's quadricycle

Local traffic head in Bajaj's biggest passenger three-wheeler market outside India cites safety concerns

Mahindra sales fall 10% in February

Four-wheeler commercial vehicle sales fell by 19% to 11,928 units last month


Good time to buy infra-related stocks for the long term: Analysts

A significant increase in planned public-sector capital expenditure will be credit-positive for infrastructure companies

Thermal Powertech's 660-mw unit starts commercial operations

The 1,320 mw coal-fired power plant has two units of 660 mw each, second unit to begin operations during Q2 of calendar 2015

Budget Impact: 12 stocks to watch out for

The impact is most on companies catering to the infrastructure, housing and financial sectors


Hotel Leela to sell Chennai, Goa hotels to reduce debt

Another try at cutting its big debt, eroding its margins; JM Financial hired for deal

Aviation shares dip on hike in ATF prices

Oil companies have hiked jet fuel price by 8.2% to Rs 50,363/kilolitre at Delhi

Business class air travel gets costly with service tax changes

Service tax will be levied on 60% of fare value against 40% earlier; besides tax rate has been hiked to 14% from 12%


Good time to buy infra-related stocks for the long term: Analysts

A significant increase in planned public-sector capital expenditure will be credit-positive for infrastructure companies

Diamond Power Infra MD arrested for tax evasion by Central Excise; granted bail

Bhatnagar was produced in a city court by Vadodara region officials of Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence

Budget Impact: 12 stocks to watch out for

The impact is most on companies catering to the infrastructure, housing and financial sectors


Will infrastructure push boost fortunes of steel stocks?

Marginal rise in import duty provides a respite but lower demand and realisation points to dull outlook; yet, analysts positive on JSW & ...

Coal India's Apr-Feb output is 437 MT, misses target

Company had set an output target for the first 11 months at 450.14 MT

CIL board gives nod to East Corridor Rail project

The project will see an investment of Rs 2,500 cr to facilitate movement of passengers as well as freight, primarily coal, from Chhattisgarh.


They acquire, they own but don't bring these home

Indian consumer product companies have shopped for brands across the world but have preferred not to bring the labels to India

Jubilant Foodworks: Same store sales set to turn positive in FY16

Hopes of a recovery in consumer sentiment and tie-up with railways could boost sales

Jubilant FoodWorks gains on tie up with Indian Railways

The company declared that it has tied up with Indian railways to deliver pizzas to the passengers


Deccan Chronicle: Twist in the tale

A few years ago, T Venkattram Reddy, the owner of Deccan Chronicle, was unstoppable: he bought an IPL team and diversified into aviation. ...

Judicial remand for Deccan Chronicle promoters till March 13

CBI sleuths had arrested the Reddy brothers on February 21

CBI gets 5-day custody of Deccan Chronicle promoters

However, court says no to agency request to allow it to take accused to Bengaluru for interrogation


Indian Oil suspends official for leaking information

Debangshu Ray, the general manager for international trade, was found leaking sensitive information by phone

PSU oil marketing companies gain after raising fuel prices

The retail price of petrol has been raised by Rs 3.18/litre while incase of diesel the price is higher by Rs 3.09/litre.

Budget could turn out to be a major positive for upstream oil firms

Upstream subsidy burden might be reduced with crude prices expected to remain low


GAIL not keen on pact with Iranian companies: Oil Minister

Indian firms are wary of entering into pacts which may lead to them being sanctioned by Washington after US imposed sanctions on Iran over its ...

MCX surges 20% in two-days on proposed FMC - SEBI merger

The stock hit high of Rs 1,285, its highest level since February 2013, in intra-day trade today on NSE.

Budget Impact: 12 stocks to watch out for

The impact is most on companies catering to the infrastructure, housing and financial sectors


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Travel: A Parisian rendezvous

Paris is a place brimming with history, irony and a bit of discontent

How about a slim-fit kanjeevaram?

The heavy, hand-woven silk saris from Kanchipuram are getting a contemporary and easy-to-wear makeover

Commodities

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Roomy Khan

Can a convicted stock trader start a new life?

Roomy Khan, a key witness against Raj Rajaratnam, is struggling to find a new identity

Is ITC's succession plan gaining speed?

As the challenges for its businesses rise, the company is making a number of internal changes to prepare a second line of leaders

Real Estate

It's time to hunt for your dream home

While many developers are offering attractive plans, there is also scope for buyers to negotiate for discounts

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Out-of-the-box steps help Colors overseas

IndiaCast that went abroad with only Colors, has managed to become third in overall foreign earnings, by focusing on ad sales in ...

Personal care products fast moving online

While earlier FMCG companies felt the e-commerce route was meant more for electronics and fashion, these are quickly changing their mind

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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