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Documentary filmmaking is riding an exciting wave in India by wooing multiplex audiences in unprecedented numbers


Nepal okays GMR's $1.4-bn hydel unit plan

No clarity on equity funding structure

Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping's India trip »

As Ladakh border standoff continues, questions over timing

There is no way to know whether President Xi knew about the Chinese intrusion ahead of his visit


Obama-Modi pact on power sector in logjam

US wants to include climate change deal in it; India disinclined

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Obama nominates Richard Verma as US ambassador to India

An Indian-American, he had earlier served as assistant secretary of state legislative affairs


Govt may borrow Rs 2.48 L-cr in second half of FY15

The fiscal deficit for the current financial year has been pegged at 4.1% of the gross domestic product


Business as usual resumes for markets

Economists do not expect the referendum result to impact economic data flow



T N Ninan: Moving into South Asia

For years, India’s attitude to Chinese investment was the same as that of the United States: view with suspicion, block if possible

Jitender Bhargava: Bureaucrats and the write stuff

Instead of criticising officials-turned-authors, let us welcome the trend of officials putting unsavoury happenings in the public domain after ...


Why we need more CEOs like Mary Barra

GM top boss is one of the most loved CEOs despite the controversies that surfaced soon after she assumed office in January


Force Motors prepares for life after Bajaj exit

The company is strengthening its distribution network, forging alliances with global manufacturers and betting on exports to boost sales

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Moving into South Asia
T N Ninan

For years, India’s attitude to Chinese investment was the same as that of the United States: view with suspicion, block if possible

Enlightenments, old and
new - I

Deepak Lal

What can the history of the European enlightenments tell us about the chances of an Islamic enlightenment?

The never-ending peace

Sunanda K Datta-Ray

No two countries can be genuine partners if suspicion lies between them like a drawn sword

Trojan MNCs
Mihir S Sharma

Where Amazon was accused of being the seller and not the marketplace, Uber was accused of being the marketplace and not the seller


The plight of the ordinary Kashmiri
Kavita Chowdhury

Besides the floods, Kashmiris also had to fight the indifference of authorities

Charge of the God brigade
Joydeep Ghosh

Whether it is chanda or music, the festival season can do with less action

Weekend Columnists

Internet revenge
Malavika Sangghvi

Deepika Padukone took on a leading newspaper for sexist comments against her

Iconic associations
Alok Chandra

Grover Zampa's association with a brand ambassador like Vijay Amritraj should stimulate trials and listings across the board

Financial X-ray

Fall in raw material costs to impact FMCG earnings

Analysts expect earnings growth to accelerate in the coming quarters and gross margins to increase


Kyunkii writer bhi kabhi fan tha

The Kingdom of the Soap Queen does not give you a sense of who the queen really is, her personality, how she thinks

George Hay

Devolution cracks
George Hay

Scots' no to independence still leaves the UK in limbo

Robert Cyran

Life in the fast lane
Robert Cyran

Larry Ellison cedes driver seat with hand on wheel

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Nepal okays GMR's $1.4-bn hydel unit plan

No clarity on equity funding structure

Rs 81,800 cr lined up for projects, says ONGC

Elimination of diesel underrecoveries reassuring: CMD

Get Mallya off USL board: IiAS

Possibility of being tagged as Wilful defaulter will hurt USL, says Institutional Investor Advisory Services

UCO Bank mulls tagging KFA a wilful defaulter

The state-run bank has an exposure of about Rs 300 crore to the airline

Customers of some PSBs may not have to pay to use ATMs

Banks also believe charging for ATM transactions might deter card usage

State Bank of India tops mobile banking chart

The bank has over 1.15 crore registered mobile banking customers

MTNL not to infuse any fresh equity into Nepalese venture

MTNL has also proposed to sell its stake in the venture that seems commercially unviable

GSM players add 55.4 lakh users in August: COAI

Idea Cellular added the maximum number of users in August with 17.2 lakh subscribers

Airtel may have to pay Rs 436 cr for merging Qualcomm 4G arm

The company is moving from its present permit to new licence for which it has to pay differential spectrum cost and migration fee

Infosys inks largest office lease deal in Poland

The company has signed a contract with commercial real estate developer Skanska Property

New deal wins boost Wipro's prospects

Dollar revenue growth this financial year is likely to be better than in the past two; analysts believe it could match industry revenue growth ...

CLSA upgrades Infosys; says it's well positioned to benefit from rising demand

Narayana Murthy's decision to curtail the declining profitability of Infosys is expected to start showing results

Bosch: Strike enters 4th day, union seeks govt intervention

The workers are on an indefinite strike since Tuesday seeking resolution for their charter of demands including wage issues, medical benefits

The humble moped is on an upswing

TVS sells more of these in a month than either its own scooters or motorcycles or of competitors' entry-level bikes

Amara Raja wants to pay promoter entity upfront for 99-yr lease

Proxy firm says deal one-sided; recommends that shareholders vote against it

Aptel rejects Tata Power's appeal against April 2013 compensatory tariff order

Refuses to condone delay in filing of appeal after over a year

BL Kashyap rallies over 100% post HDFC Mutual Fund stake buy

The stock is currently trading at its highest level since August 2011, appreciated by 107% to Rs 18.67 from Rs 9.

Realty shares rally; CNX Realty index surges over 4%

Unitech, HDIL, Indiabulls Real Estate, Oberoi Realty, DLF, DB Realty and Anant Raj Ind are up 4-11% on NSE.

Archies zooms after private firm buys 2 lakh shares

Torero Capital Private Ltd acquired 200,000 shares of Archies at an average price of Rs 30.20 per share on NSE

Jet expands foreign base, adds new Gulf routes

The airline reported a record loss of Rs 4,129 cr in 2013-14 and the expansion is part of its revival strategy

SpiceJet flies fuller in Aug, market share dips

It might be facing serious financial problems but last month, SpiceJet claimed it had become the second largest airline, based on market share ...

Nepal okays GMR's $1.4-bn hydel unit plan

No clarity on equity funding structure

BHEL adopts a two-pronged strategy of focusing on EPC

Company is exploring 'collaboration opportunities' in certain foreign countries to bolster export business

Suzlon Energy declines 10% on listing of fresh shares

A fresh 270 million shares allotted on conversion of FCCBs of the company starts trading today.

Sutlej Textiles shuts fabric division to focus on home textiles

Company to expand manufacturing capacity of home textiles from existing 2.5 mn metres to 9.6 mn metres

Future Retail gains as MSA (Singapore) acquires stake

MSA (Singapore) acquired over 26 lakh shares of Future Retail at Rs 120.18/share

Market rally rejigs cement, pharma pecking order

Shree Cement beats ACC in market value, Lupin ahead of Dr Reddy's Labs

Hindustan Copper to diversify into downstream products space

Company is into advanced negotiations with a closely held firm, will buy more than 26%

JSW has handful of potential targets on radar for acquisition

Company has already submitted the final binding bid to acquire some assets of Italy's Lucchini

Coal to power cos may get costlier

Coal India may be allowed to trade-off its e-auction cut with a higher price in fuel supply deliveries

Hatsun Agro rises on preferential share issue plans

The company's board will meet on Sep 23 to consider issue of share on preferential basis

Many rerating cues for UPL

Product launches, presence in high-growth markets and lower debt should help it improve revenue, earnings growth

Skincare makes a splash with satchets

While Zydus launched facewash in a satchet for the first time, Fair & Lovely relaunched its pack to revive sales

Zee Entertainment hits 14-year high on entry into Nifty

The stock hit high of Rs 317, its highest level since June 2000, on National Stock Exchange.

Zee Entertainment up 7% ahead of Nifty inclusion

Zee Entertainment will replace United Spirits in the 50-share Nifty from September 19.

Zee Entertainment up on brokerage upgrade

Kotak has upgraded the stock to 'add' with target of Rs 315 and the stock will be included in Nifty from Sep 19

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Inside Aladdin's cave

With its rock music, rocky caves and eclectic cuisine, Shillong promises serenity and touristy chaos, all at the same time

Movie Review: Daawat-E-Ishq is not quite a feast

With witty dialogues and adorable characters, Daawat-e-Ishq almost makes the cut, but a lopsided storyline lets it down









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Prasan Firodia with the Force Gurkha

Force Motors prepares for life after Bajaj exit

The company is strengthening its distribution network, forging alliances with global manufacturers and betting on exports to boost sales

For car makers, it's not a full turnaround yet

Buoyed by strong sales, Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai and Honda have scaled up their annual targets, but others are still stuck in low gear

Real Estate

How about investing in smaller cities?

There are good reasons, such as lower costs and better quality of life, for companies and individuals moving to places beyond the metros

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For a perch in brands' minds

Twitter, the US-based networking platform, ramps up its pitch to Indian advertisers but will they buy?

40 Years Ago...and now: Brand new, always

The endorsement career of India's megastar Amitabh Bachchan displays his relevance in diametrically opposite roles and product categories

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Germany emerges among top education destinations for Indians

Better immigration rules and low cost of education big draw