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Honda increases prices of Brio, Amaze marginally


Brio prices raised by Rs 600 while those of petrol and diesel variants of Amaze enhanced by Rs 800 effective April first week

Madan Mohan Malaviya

WEEKEND SPECIAL »

Bharat Ratna & friction in Malaviya's family


The Bharat Ratna conferred on Madan Mohan Malaviya has exposed the frictions within his family

ECONOMY AND POLICY »

Indian economy clearly on recovery path: Jaitley


Finance Minister says inflation, which was a major concern for India during 2010-13, has moderated significantly

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Net Neutrality: Trai says 'shrill voices' won't win debate


Trai chairman Rahul Khullar says concept not practised strictly even in countries like the US and the UK

AROUND THE GLOBE »

700 feared dead in migrant shipwreck in Mediterranean: UNHCR


Only 28 people rescued after vessel goes down off Libyan coast in the Mediterranean Sea

FINANCE »

RBI snaps up $49.2-bn in Apr-Feb, highest in seven years


The Reserve Bank had bought $115.9 bn from the market during the period while it sold $66.7 bn

MARKETS »

Quarterly earnings to dictate stock market trend: experts


Investment trend by overseas investors, movement of rupee against dollar and crude oil price will also influence trading on bourses

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Pratip Kar: Companies Act 2013 and internal financial controls

Implementation will be weakened if we fail to define terms used in the Act clearly and precisely

Editorial Comment »


Not just cricket

The diversification of India's sports enthusiasm

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Arne Sorenson

Arne Sorenson: Asset-zero strategy

Sorenson, president & CEO, Marriott International, explains why his partners are willing to shell out 3% of sales and 8-10% of profits


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Columnists

Companies Act 2013 and
internal financial
controls

Pratip Kar

Implementation will be weakened if we fail to define terms used in the Act clearly and precisely

One bill to rule them
all

Dipayan Mitra

Tax” has always been a dirty word. It is dirty for the people who pay, who evade and who collect

Red sanders in the thick
of things in AP, again

B Dasarath Reddy

Soon after Naidu took charge, the state police tracked down alleged red sanders smuggler and fugitive Kollam Gangi Reddy in Mauritius

He stood out, he spoke
up

Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Exploitation of the charisma of the great dead is not the monopoly of one party alone; it is a national political pastime

BLOGS


Can getting an ATM PIN cost you Rs 300? It's possible!

It can if your debit card belongs to a PSU bank

DTH pricing teaches us why net neutrality is important

Rising DTH prices serves a grim reminder why the government should prevent business interests from spoiling the net neutrality party

Weekend Columnists

Rahul's Eat, Pray, Love moment
Malavika Sangghvi

One man's vacation is another man's enigma

Swirl, sniff, sip and savour
Alok Chandra

Argentina is the world's sixth largest wine producer, yet there are precious few Argentine wines available here

Financial X-ray

Refining drives RIL's Q4 performance

GRMs at $10.1/bbl beat Street estimates; FY16 to yield more gains from capacity expansion

Lupin's loss is Aurobindo's gain

The surprise approval of Lupin's Suprax suspension generics to Aurobindo is positive for the latter

BOOK REVIEWS

A megacity and its masses

The book under review adds to our understanding of the most deprived sections of Delhi’s underclass, the basti or slum dwellers

Olaf Storbeck

Dangerous prudence
Olaf Storbeck


Fat fiscal surplus will eventually weaken Germany

Antony Currie & Daniel Indiviglio

Partial reward
Antony Currie & Daniel Indiviglio


Citi finally flirts with financial respectability

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'Lupin expects 25-30 product approvals in FY16'

Barclays Equity Research said that with 10 final approvals in the past 12 months, Lupin has led the Indian pharma peers on this metric

TCS says Modi-Obama bonhomie yet to reflect on visa front

Global HR head Ajoy Mukherjee says there is no change in rules that govern sending professionals under H1-B visa regime

LIC gains sway in Axis, buys 0.18% at Rs 243 cr

LIC's total shareholding is now 12.04%


LIC gains sway in Axis, buys 0.18% at Rs 243 cr

LIC's total shareholding is now 12.04%

IndusInd Bank to beef up infra lending

To form project finance unit, will focus on renewable energy, port, roads

YES Bank launches RuPay debit card

It is a domestic debit card and will be accepted at over 190,000 ATMs and one million point of sale (PoS) terminals in the country


Airtel reaches out to its users on net neutrality issue

Firm says its Airtel Zero platform's image has been tarnished, asserts it is committed to maintaining neutrality

Airtel defends 'Zero'; MakeMyTrip comes out to support net neutrality

Bharti Airtel on April 6 had launched 'Airtel Zero' platform, where companies, including startups, can offer apps for free

MFs shuffle portfolios; ITC, TCS & ONGC out of top picks

HDFC Bank pips ICICI Bank, emerges as most sought after stock


TCS says Modi-Obama bonhomie yet to reflect on visa front

Global HR head Ajoy Mukherjee says there is no change in rules that govern sending professionals under H1-B visa regime

LIC buys Rs 300 cr Infosys shares in Q4, raises stake to 4.81%

This is the fourth consecutive quarter of share purchase by LIC in the software services firm

TCS set to overtake ONGC in dividend payout

Tech major's shareholders will receive total dividend of Rs 15,474 crore in FY15


'Lupin expects 25-30 product approvals in FY16'

Barclays Equity Research said that with 10 final approvals in the past 12 months, Lupin has led the Indian pharma peers on this metric

Temasek to invest $150 mn in Glenmark Pharma

The Glenmark management decides to issue up to 10.8 mn shares to Aranda, a wholly-owned indirect arm of Temasek Holdings

Lupin's loss is Aurobindo's gain

The surprise approval of Lupin's Suprax suspension generics to Aurobindo is positive for the latter


Golden Tulip opens hotel in Delhi NCR

The hospitality group now has 17 running properties all over the country and three new four- and five-star ones opening this year

Air India flight may get less bumpy

Operating losses for 2014-15 likely to climb a bit: Sources

Ola raises $400 mn; eyes growth in tier II & III cities

Firm intends to use the funds to expand to 200 cities from 100 by year-end, and ramp up its technology base


Rollatainers surges on board nod for stock split

The board approved stock split of face value Rs 10/- each into five shares of face value Rs 2/-each

S Kumars plans to move court to stall shareholders' EGM

In an unprecedented move, a group of shareholders having 21% share in the company, has called for the EGM on April 27

Cement prices slip below Rs 300 per 50 kg bag

Barring south, all markets see decline; west sees steepest fall


Tasty Bite Eatables zooms 20% on open offer by parent

Tasty Bite's US parent and Kagome, Japan have made an open offer to acquire 25.78% of the company

Deepak Fertilisers gains on stake sale in MCFL

The company sold over 14 million shares of MCFL via bulk deals on the BSE and NSE

Wagh Bakri to double spend on ad campaign to boost sales

Company aims to expand presence in North India to boost sales, after exports slacken on downturn in Russia, CIS


CBI files charge sheet against Deccan Chronicle promoters

This pertains to a case filed in February, 2013, against the promoters for criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery, based on a complaint filed ...

Lower court grants bail to Deccan Chronicle promoters

Judge orders each of the accused to furnish Rs 5 lakh security and two sureties

Hyderabad HC rejects bail to Deccan Chronicle promoters

DCHL chairman T Venkattram Reddy and managing director T Vinayak Ravi Reddy, accused in a loan fraud case, are in a local jail for the past 2 ...


ONGC to take over Tapti gas field facilities

With Tapti output declining rapidly, partners in the Panna-Mukta and Tapti fields have decided to abandon the field

TCS set to overtake ONGC in dividend payout

Tech major's shareholders will receive total dividend of Rs 15,474 crore in FY15

Reliance Industries retail chain now largest in India

With 1,000 stores, Reliance Digital is now the biggest consumer durables and electronics chain


After revenues, Reliance Retail is now biggest in categories too

The company added 930 stores and 0.9 million square feet of operating space in the year across sectors

CRISIL falls from record high on weak March quarter results

The stock down 8% to Rs 2,165 on the NSE after reporting 18% yoy drop in profit at Rs 56 crore in March 2015 quarter.

Govt to divest 15% stake in MMTC

Govt currently holds 89.93% in the trading giant; stake sale will help firm meet Sebi's minimum public shareholding norm


Technology Rss icon

Strong turnout as shoppers get to try Apple Watch

Consumers flocked to Apple Inc's stores around the world on Friday to get the first ...

TV tale: A 4K duet

A look at 2 devices that provide very high-resolution pictures

Stars stumble at times

A look at two tablets that made waves yet disappoint

Beyond Business Rss icon

What driving in the city can do to your health

The travails of driving in the city and how to deal with them

Hindu divided family

The Bharat Ratna conferred on Madan Mohan Malaviya has exposed the frictions within his family

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Why banks now have more officers and fewer clerks

It is to keep labour unions away and make the employees feel important

Mahindra readies comeback plan

The company is betting on its proposed petrol-powered compact SUV, but rivals too are working at a furious pace on similar cars

Start-ups

Click online for health care records

Health care technology company Practo aims to make its presence felt in 100 cities, innovating to stay ahead in the fragmented sector

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Scarecrow makes it to world's top independent agency list

Compiled by thenetworkone, a global body of independent agencies, and Campaign UK, a noted ad magazine, the list lends bragging rights

Women score high in sports endorsements

Sania Mirza's mix of on-field performance and off-field persona has put her in the league of male cricketers like Rohit Sharma and Shikhar

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Lunch with BS: Rajiv Pratap Rudy

A trained commercial pilot and a qualified lawyer, Rudy tells Surabhi Agarwal and Rahul Jacob what it would take to bridge the skill gap in