Spectrum auction deferred by a week to March 4

The auctions were scheduled to start from February 25 and bidders were asked to submit applications by Feb 6

MARKETS »

Financials contribute 50% of over 2,000 point Sensex rally


HDFC, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank and SBI have collectively contributed 1,201 points of 2,224 points Sensex rally.

Obama's India Visit »

Ajai Shukla: Modi & Obama's back-room boys broke impasse on n-deal in London


The agreement was reached in intensive negotiations between contact groups that Obama and Modi had set up in September

COMPANIES »

Ranbaxy loses 180-day exclusivity on Nexium


US FDA allows Teva subsidiary to launch generic version of the heartburn drug

AROUND THE WORLD »

Massive snowstorm hits northeast US, life affected


More than 4,300 flights have been cancelled for Tuesday; Boston's Logan Airport would not reopen until Wednesday

ECONOMY »

DoT defers auction of spectrum by a week to March 4


Cabinet to decide on reserve price for 2,100 Mhz band tomorrow

INDIA CELEBRATES R-DAY »

Obama cheers march of the Republic


Display of Indian culture and military advancement at Republic Day parade watched by US President and First Lady

FINANCE »

Asset quality concerns continue for private banks


Higher loan restructuring in Q4 likely to increase stress

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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

Three days in New Delhi

US president's trip removes some major irritants

The two RKs

The brothers helped shape India's view of itself

Financial X-ray

Maruti Suzuki: One-offs offset gains from higher volumes in Q3

Volume growth might stay strong, given existing portfolio's traction

Jewellery segment adds sheen to Titan's earnings

Due to a revival in consumer sentiment, the management remains positive on growth

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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, the gene was supposed to be the cause of ...

Decoding Marissa Mayer

Nicholas Carlson presents her as a complex personality who defies most stereotypes

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Precarious existence
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Greek banks will have to live hand to mouth

Robert Cyran

Bundle of energy
Robert Cyran


An $18-bn deal straightens out twisted pipelines

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SBI to raise Rs 15,000 cr via equity offering

Keeps option open for overseas issue

A fortnight after launch, Vistara load factor at 56%

Has a passenger load factor of 55% in the busy Delhi-Mumbai sector, compared with 80-85% in other airlines

Idea net jumps 64% to Rs 767 cr in Q3

Subscriber addition of 22 mn in 2014 the highest in segment; plans to keep debt ratio under control despite key spectrum auction


SBI to raise Rs 15,000 cr via equity offering

Keeps option open for overseas issue

Financials contribute 50% of over 2,000 point Sensex rally in eight days

Between January 15 and January 23, FIIs pumped Rs 9,226 crore into equity markets

Union Bank net down 13% on higher NPA provisions

The bank's stock closed lower by 5.2% on Tuesday, at Rs 238 on BSE


Idea net jumps 64% to Rs 767 cr in Q3

Subscriber addition of 22 mn in 2014 the highest in segment; plans to keep debt ratio under control despite key spectrum auction

Airtel to expand 4G in six more circles; inks pact with Nokia

The new circles where Airtel will launch 4G services are AP, North East, Punjab, Rajasthan, Himachal and Karnataka

Idea Cellular posts 64% profit rise in Q3 as subscriber numbers grow

MoMonthly ARPU, a key metric for telecoms carriers, increased by Rs 10 to Rs 179 in the quarter


Godrej Properties Q3 net up 26% at Rs 47 cr

Total income more than doubled at Rs 539 cr; re-appoints Pirojsha Godrej as MD & CEO for three years

HDIL gains on brokerage upgrade

Macquarie upgrade the stock to Outperform, raising target price to Rs 104.

Indian stocks among the most expensive

HUL, UltraTech Cement, Asian Paints, L&T and HDFC Bank top global valuation charts


A fortnight after launch, Vistara load factor at 56%

Has a passenger load factor of 55% in the busy Delhi-Mumbai sector, compared with 80-85% in other airlines

Gati gets nod to raise up to Rs 120 crore

Third quarter net profit zooms 61% to Rs 14 crore

Will pursue growth plans at full throttle from March: AirAsia

The carrier is looking at 100 frequencies per week between March-October, plans to add one aircraft a month


Siemens profit meets estimates

Revenue increased 5.1 per cent to euro 17.4 billion

Hitachi Home dips on open offer by Johnson Controls, Inc

Johnson Controls, Inc have made an open offer to acquire 25.75% stake in Hitachi Home at Rs 821.38 per share.

Indian stocks among the most expensive

HUL, UltraTech Cement, Asian Paints, L&T and HDFC Bank top global valuation charts


CBI submits status report in Hindalco coal block case

Agency seeks two more weeks to complete its investigation

CBI files fresh case against Hindalco

After registering the case, the probe agency carried out search operations at four places on Friday

NMDC signs Rs 670-crore contracts with L&T and MEIL

L&T to construct a reservoir as well as a water treatment plant for the company in Chattisgarh


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

After FMCG majors disappoint, all eyes on next rung

Analysts awaiting earnings of Colgate-Palmolive, Asian Paints, Emami, Dabur and Tata Global Beverages


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 investing Rs 22,500 crore in redevelopment projects

Company made 16 discoveries on new sources of output in 2014-15, says CMD

ONGC agrees to Cairn being given Rajasthan block extension

Cairn's contractual term for exploring and producing oil and gas from Rajasthan Block RJ-ON-90/2 expires in 2020

Cairn India copes with adversity

And, rather well in the circumstances, a reason why the scrip rose after the results; however, peers in the sector might not be able to manage ...


Adani group shares rally; Adani Enterprises soars 8%

Adani Power soared 7% to Rs 50.65, while Adani Port and SEZ gained 5% to Rs 346 on BSE.

Sun Pharma Advanced Research zooms 60% in one week

The stock rallied 13% to Rs 316, extending its past four day's over 40% rally on BSE on back of heavy volumes.

Zomato to launch cashless payment service in Dubai

Gurgaon-based Zomato, one of the fastest growing start-ups in India, will unveil its cashless payment service in Dubai next month


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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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BITS Hyderabad opens its doors for overseas students

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