Sensex, Nifty end at record closing highs; bank shares rally

The 30-share Sensex surged 267 points to end at 28,335 and the 50-share Nifty gained 75 points to close at 8,477.


Why India needs more bank marriages

With new banks likely to be cleared by RBI soon, consolidation is expected to pick up to gain market share


Ford India recalls 3,072 units of Fiesta diesel model

The recall is for replacement of the glow plug module


Shaky Euro zone, China sound warnings for global growth

Japan shows surprisingly strong growth in exports in October


Clock ticks on reforms, meeting fiscal deficit target looks difficult

Factory utilisation and capital spending remain low


Pilatus or HAL's trainer: Parrikar's first 'Make' decision

HAL credibly claims it can build the HTT-40 basic trainer but IAF wants to import from swiss company Pilatus


More new fund offerings to choose from?

Don't make net worth dominant criterion while choosing a fund

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Sarkari creativity
T N Ninan

Visitors from less privileged cities marvel at the broad avenues and splendid greens that mark the colonial heart of the capital

Inequality and envy
Deepak Lal

No free society can eliminate inequality

HMT - When time runs out
Rahul Jacob

For many of us, HMTs are the first watches we wore, a rite of passage to adulthood

Suresh Prabhu's
two-track challenge

Aditi Phadnis

Revamping the railways is only one of the new minister's challenges: it's the politics in and of his ministry that he must learn to parry too


The 'macho' men need their day too
Aletta D'cruz

International Men's Day, as pretentious as it may sound, is important to highlight a long ignored problem

China's economic transition
Ishan Bakshi

Report from Asia Society says China can no longer rely on the old sources of growth, a point even acknowledged by its leaders

Weekend Columnists

When a shawl raises heat
Malavika Sangghvi

On a cold winter evening, in a land far far away, a man offers a shawl to his hostess, the lady seated besides him, a formal occasion

Metaphor, magic and myth
Arundhuti Dasgupta

India's glorious past is the proverbial magic cauldron of folklore. It is an inexhaustible store of scientific and military achievements

Financial X-ray

TechM bets big on $41 bn network services market with LCC acquisition

Even as margins might be hit in the first year, analysts remain bullish on the LLC acquisition deal

Indian bonds' prices likely to sustain gains in coming months

RBI's mere acknowledgement of the easing inflationary situation is sufficient to push up bond prices


Playing It My Way: No big sixes here

Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography, quite unlike his batting, progresses too softly and serenely to be entertaining

John Foley

Follow the money
John Foley

Alibaba's huge finance arm is a mystery to most

Una Galani

Too good to miss
Una Galani

Iran's reintegration is a prize worth working for

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M&A season begins for India Inc

Future's purchase of Nilgiris is the latest of three big acquisitions in 24 hours

Future Group acquires supermarket chain Nilgiris

Buys the Bengaluru-based supermarket chain for Rs 300 cr

TechM bets big on $41 bn network services market with LCC acquisition

Even as margins might be hit in the first year, analysts remain bullish on the LLC acquisition deal

M&A season begins for India Inc

Future's purchase of Nilgiris is the latest of three big acquisitions in 24 hours

No hasty steps on ING Vysya, says Kotak

Post acquisiton, no rush to cut costs or bring into line, says MD; graded steps on costs, will leverage ING links abroad

RBI policy allows ING to hold 10% in merged entity: Uday Kotak

There is an element of fat and it will be addressed in an evolutionary manner, Kotak said referring to the merger

TechM bets big on $41 bn network services market with LCC acquisition

Even as margins might be hit in the first year, analysts remain bullish on the LLC acquisition deal

FTIL surges as Jignesh Shah steps down

FTIL gains after board of directors approved the appointment of Prashant Desai, President as MD & CEO of the Company.

Tech Mahindra acquires US-based LCC for $240mn

The all-cash deal would be funded through internal accruals

Amrutanjan Health Care zooms over 50% in three days

Till 1205 hours, a combined 2.51 million shares representing 17% of total equity of the company changed hands on NSE and BSE.

US court overturns Ranbaxy's bid to block launch of rival generic drugs

It had sought restraining order against Dr Reddy's, Endo Intl in lawsuit against US FDA

Apollo Hospitals to enhance healthcare facilities in Fiji

An MoU enables better access to high quality care for people with telemedicine

Indiabulls highest bidder for Voltas land in Thane

It quoted a price of Rs 236 cr or Rs 32.68 crore per acre

Ahluwalia Contracts rallies on BNP Paribas stake buy

On November 20, BNP Paribas Arbitrage bought 778,316 shares or 1.24% stake of the company via open market.

Sasan's ability to boost Reliance Power's profitability is yet to be tested

The UMPP's financials will be consolidated with RPower's earnings only after the sixth unit gets operational

SpiceJet stock up 15% on stake sale reports

The airline is restructuring its operations and has cut down its fleet size by ten planes to contain losses

Jet Airways: On course to improved performance

Rise in competition could offset gains on falling fuel prices; for SpiceJet, a turnround hangs on recapitalisation

SpiceJet to return to profitability within a year from recapitalisation

COO, Sanjiv Kapoor, says airline close to sealing a deal with investors

Kirloskar proposes to install solar pumpsets in entire TS

At present, 30 mn units of power worth Rs 15 cr are supplied to agricultural pumpsets free of cost every day

Titagarh Wagons, Texmaco Rail gain on orders win report

Titagarh Wagons surged 6% to Rs 317, while Texmaco Rail & Engineers up 3% at Rs 120 on BSE.

GMR claims $803 mn for termination of Male Airport contract

Firm also seeks damages for loss of reputation due to wrongful repudiation of Concession Agreement

As packaged food companies crumble, Britannia holds ground

Earlier push on distribution, product mix and cost cutting has helped it weather the relative slowdown in the category far better than ...

Sugar stocks in demand

Shares of sugar manufactures are in demand after the govt promised subsidising the production of ethanol for blending with petrol.

Tata Coffee surges on stock split plan

The board will meet on November 25, 2014, to consider the proposal of stock split of the company's equity shares.

IOC aims at 90% DBTL compliance in Gujarat by mid-Jan

There are roughly 6.5 million LPG domestic consumers in Gujarat between IOCL, HPCL and BPCL

Essar Oil extends fall as Sebi revamps delisting norms

The stock slipped below its floor price of Rs 108.18 fixed for the proposed delisting offer.

CAG seeks D6 audit for 2012-13, RIL agrees for 2013-14 too

RIL said audit should be in letter and spirit of the Production Sharing Contract signed by the government for KG-D6 fields

Future group acquires supermarket chain Nilgiris

Nilgiris runs convenience store chain with 140 outlets in the south; also owns portfolio of brands in dairy, bakery, chocolates and staples

Future Consumer Enterprise gains on acquiring supermarket chain

Future Consumer gains 10% after purchasing Bangalore-based supermarket chain Nilgiris

Pokarna zooms over 100% in one month

The stock rallied 123% to Rs 580, also its record high on BSE, from Rs 260 on October 20.

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Sumitra Charat Ram and the energy of dance and music

On her centenary, recalling the life of Sumitra Charat Ram, to whom Delhi owes much for its culture of classical dance, drama and music

Valley's craft explores new frontiers

This organisation is mentoring and helping craftspersons in Kashmir to diversify their designs and explore more viable markets









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How scammers have a field day in India

The first step towards setting up a scam network in a foreign land is to open a bank account

Is the FMCG slowdown catching up with ITC?

Revenue growth has slipped in the last two quarters, but investment plans remain intact

Real Estate

Weak real estate sector hits ceramic industry hard

The ceramic industry in Morbi, as it faces a downturn in business because of weak demand from the real estate sector

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Woodland gears up for diversified outdoors play

To have franchisees and a new online plan, after finally launching adventure gear

'Made for each other'- A case of perfect insight

Wills' campaign showed how simple but relevant positioning is ageless

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TISS to lead govt's skill training initiative

The framework for the TISS SVE was conceptualised in 2011, to spread skill development to every nook and corner of the country