WEEKEND SPECIAL »

Kerala liquor ban: The bar is closed


Kerala's decision to take the road to Prohibition has been given a communal twist. The author looks at the political imperatives of the move

MODI'S JAPAN VISIT »

India, Japan sign MoU to turn Varanasi into a 'smart city'


This will serve as framework for Smart heritage city programme between the two countries

COMPANIES »

Godrej workforce set to get younger


The blueprint involves betting on internal talent, strengthening the group's leadership pipeline, driving performance-linked incentives

Around the world »

Poland's Tusk, Italy's Mogherini get top EU jobs


Tusk, who speaks only halting English and no French, is the first eastern European to be EU president

ECONOMY »

Petrol price cut, retail price of diesel raised


The retail selling price of petrol at Delhi would come down by Rs 1.82 a litre

LENS ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE »

In new regime, 'related parties' to feel the heat


A new regime will put company boardrooms under scrutiny. As investors cheer, vested interests are working overtime to limit the damage

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Mumbai City FC hopes to get international club as partner


Actor Ranbir Kapoor and CA Bimal Parekh open to diluting their stake

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Harsh V Pant: The Modi-Abe connection

Can the two nationalistic prime ministers completely rework the India-Japan relationship?

Editorial Comment »


From literacy to numeracy

Teaching finance and economics in schools

PERSONAL FINANCE »


Don't get swayed by the euphoria

Not all good performing funds will be able to sustain returns for long. So, select the right mix of funds


Plan Panel 2.0

Indira Rajaraman: Replacing the Planning Commission

The Planning Commission needs to be replaced by institutions prescribed under the Constitution for the functions it usurped

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Columnists

The Modi-Abe connection
Harsh V Pant

Can the two nationalistic prime ministers completely rework the India-Japan relationship?

Protests in Macau
predict China's future

William Pesek

Macau, the tiny island-state on China's south coast that serves as Asia's Las Vegas

Many twists and turns in
Bihar

Satyavrat Mishra

The RJD-JD(U)-Congress's stellar show in the by-polls is a wake-up call for NDA govt

R Gandhi

What is shadow banking?
R Gandhi

In advanced economies where financial system is more matured, the form of shadow banking is more of risk transformation via securitisation

BLOGS


5 things Narendra Modi can learn from Coca Cola about building toilets
Surajeet Das Gupta

Building toilets is only the beginning and the easiest part of the battle. Water and maintenance are the key challenges

Why capping own ATM usage is not a good idea

Instead of encouraging customers to adopt technology, RBI's latest move may mean more crowding at bank branches

Weekend Columnists

A new approach to spin
Malavika Sangghvi

In one fell swoop, Alia Bhatt managed to counter all her critics and, in fact, endear herself to them

The crisis of identity
Arundhuti Dasgupta

Imagine a buzzer that goes off every time a part of the globe clashes over ethnic, religious or linguistic identities

Financial X-ray

DLF: Legal woes compound weak sales, high debt issues

Momentum in festive season launches the key factor to watch

BOOK REVIEWS

Debating a Handbook

There are eight broad sections: an overview of reform; macro; openness; inclusion; governance; infrastructure; sectors; and factor markets

Ethan Bilby

Striking at spares
Ethan Bilby


Emerging market watchdogs could dent car industry

Robert Cole

The three Rs
Robert Cole


Agenda for Tesco CEO: price cuts, board & UK

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Govt to hike IFCI stake to 51%, infuse Rs 60 crore

At present the stake is nearly 48% on account of inclusion of preference share capital

RIL returns 1,384 acre of SEZ land in Haryana

A JV was established for development of SEZs/Model Economic Township project and other infrastructure facilities in Haryana

BHEL bets on new business models, overseas opportunities

Also keen to tap opportunities in the nuclear power segment and possible entry into core-nuclear area


Weekly: Markets gain on growth signs

Sensex gains seventh month in a row rises 0.8% for week ended August 28, Nifty up 0.5%

Now, Kyndal to bottle Cutty Sark in India, first time outside Scotland

The India-bottled product will be cheaper than the imported one

Wild Stone steps into Fogg's domain with no-gas variant

A previous variant of Wild Stone. With its new launch, Mcnroe will battle HUL Axe Signature and Vini Fogg


Govt to hike IFCI stake to 51%, infuse Rs 60 crore

At present the stake is nearly 48% on account of inclusion of preference share capital

Bank of Maharashtra plans to raise Rs 1,000 cr via long-term infra bonds

Public sector lender Bank of Maharashtra plans to raise up to Rs 1,000 crore through long-term infrastructure bonds to manage asset liability ...

Online pharmacy Medybiz to tie up with insurers to boost growth

Sees huge potential in day-care market, seeks tie up with those firms that also cover such expenses


Intex-Mozilla's price play may get buyers, but may fail to retain them

The low price will get new users but they are likely to upgrade to smarter phones sooner

CBI chargesheets Maran brothers in Maxis case

The licences were allotted during the tenure of Dayanidhi Maran as telecom minister from 2004 and 2007

Spice launches new Firefox OS phone for Rs 2,299

Move follows launch of another Firefox OS device last week by rival, Intex, for Rs 1,999


Maruti confident of shareholders' nod on Guj, says no plan B

Company needs 3/4th of minority shareholders, who hold 44% stake, to approve the proposal through a special resolution

Weekly: Markets gain on growth signs

Sensex gains seventh month in a row rises 0.8% for week ended August 28, Nifty up 0.5%

CCI landmark order exposes foul pacts in auto spare parts business

The order against 14 top car makers is seminal, as for the first time CCI dwells on antitrust concepts such as aftermarket and excessive pricing


Weekly: Markets gain on growth signs

Sensex gains seventh month in a row rises 0.8% for week ended August 28, Nifty up 0.5%

Azure Power to raise $14.3 mn loan from IFC

Company proposes to raise the money to support 40 MW solar PV project in Rajasthan

Firm looks to PM's US visit for geothermal project

State-owned power company NTPC is looking to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed visit to the US to realise its plan for the country's first ...


Union Bank files caveat in SC against Kingfisher

Move follows Calcutta HC dismissal of Kingfisher appeal against UBI and upholding of decision to bar the company from being represented by a ...

Baijal charged for 2002 divestment

Accusation is that then disinvestment secretary and other officials sold Udaipur ITDC hotel too cheaply to Bharat Hotels

Interim relief for Kingfisher in payment default case

The bank had issued the notice alleging the carrier had wilfully defaulted payment of dues of more than Rs 770 crore


BHEL bets on new business models, overseas opportunities

Also keen to tap opportunities in the nuclear power segment and possible entry into core-nuclear area

Weekly: Markets gain on growth signs

Sensex gains seventh month in a row rises 0.8% for week ended August 28, Nifty up 0.5%

Axis Bank, Maruti Suzuki, L&T scrips more than double in a year

While the benchmark index has moved up 48% between 29 August 2013 till date; Axis Bank, Maruti Suzuki and Larsen and Toubro (L&T) have ...


Godrej workforce set to get younger

The blueprint involves betting on internal talent, strengthening the group's leadership pipeline, driving performance-linked incentives

Ramco to set up cement unit in AP

The initial investment in the project will be Rs 1,500 cr

Hydro S&S zooms 75% in four days

The company said, there is no development in the promoter Company and the investor Company which could have any bearing on the price movement of ...


Weekly: Markets gain on growth signs

Sensex gains seventh month in a row rises 0.8% for week ended August 28, Nifty up 0.5%

Coalgate: CBI registers closure report in K M Birla case

In FIR against Birla filed last year, CBI said ex Coal Secy Parakh had reversed decision to reject coal block allocation to Hindalco

CoalMin asks CIL for note on expediting extraction from mines

The development comes at a time when the country is facing acute coal shortages


Centre allows fertiliser production using naphtha

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has allowed three fertiliser plants to produce urea using naphtha till September-end

Poultry industry misleading public: CSE

Dismisses industry that antibiotic residues in chicken in India are way below international standard

Vijay Mallya's long time business associate comes on board at MCF

Srinivasulu Reddy Magunta is the Chairman of Balaji Group of Industries based in Chennai


Dish TV betting big on Jan Dhan Yojana, offers 10% discount

The discount is for subscribers paying their bill through the RuPay-enabled cards

TV Today Network zooms over 30% in two days on R K Damani stake buy

On August 27, Derive Investments bought 1.17 million shares of TV Today Network for about Rs 21 crore, the NSE data shows.

Dish TV targets new acquisitions through sports driven packages

In the new channel package options, three of the four packages include all the 11 sports channels available


RIL returns 1,384 acre of SEZ land in Haryana

A JV was established for development of SEZs/Model Economic Township project and other infrastructure facilities in Haryana

Top five Sensex firms add Rs 31k cr in market valuation

TCS emerges as the biggest gainer; CIL, Infosys, HDFC Bank, SBI and Sun Pharma suffer losses

BPCL arm to build India's first cross-country pipeline

Numaligarh Refineries' project to ensure sustained supply of petroleum products to Bangladesh


Offline project yet to take off, Namo Store plans revamp

While online sales continue to grow at a steady 10%, the volunteers-run online store has not been able to garner enough traction to push for ...

Adani buys Australia coal mine royalty rights from Linc for $145 million

Deal comes amid growing questions on whether Adani will go ahead with the project

Gateway Distriparks hits new high on strong response for Snowman IPO

The stock up 4% at Rs 269 on the National Stock Exchange.


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Ford Endeavour

Beast on a time lease

The Ford Endeavour will be launched in an all-new version next year. In the meantime, here is the revamped SUV

Traveller in a marine world

Mahima Jaini works as a marine scientist, rescue diver and adventurer rolled into one

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Stifled by UGC, colleges seek a bigger voice

As UGC seeks to align undergraduate courses in IITs and private and autonomous institutes, the clamour for its reform rises

Raymond Bickson

Slowdown woes get the better of Bickson

Many of Raymond Bickson's achievements at Indian Hotels have been overshadowed by the global economic meltdown that started in 2008

Real Estate

Real estate developers offer discounts to push sales

Discounts up to 15% expected this festive season; analysts expect Oct-Dec period to garner sales of at least 60k units across seven major cities

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Overseas action hots up for Bollywood

The Hindi film industry is stepping up the scale of its overseas releases but not before customising the content

Wild Stone steps into Fogg's domain with no-gas variant

A previous variant of Wild Stone. With its new launch, Mcnroe will battle HUL Axe Signature and Vini Fogg

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University of Southern California

USC in talks with varsities to offer course on supply chain

The course offers a globally-integrated master’s programme on SCM aligned to its mission of networking, education and advanced research