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 eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip

Modi and Shinzo Abe are also expected to boost defence, infrastrcuture ties


The story of Marans: Sun King and his brother

Tracing the rise and the controversies surrounding the Maran brothers

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Google takes rivalry with Amazon to the skies with drone testing

Google says it will take years of development to create a service with multiple vehicles flying multiple deliveries per day


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


Fiscal deficit already at 61.2% of full-year target

Figures only a notch lower than last year's 62.8%; collections expected to pick up from here

D Shivakumar


D Shivakumar: Teachable moments

PepsiCO India 's new CEO admits he is an ardent follower of management gurus



T N Ninan: The law without limit

There should be a law of limitations that imposes a time limit on how far back you can go to unearth past crimes, or redress past injustices

Shubhashis Gangopadhyay: The common wealth

Why the Modi government's approach to financial inclusion is different - and better

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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Do the frequent cases of fraud at PSU banks suggest that RBI needs to do much more in the area of financial regulation?

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The law without limit
T N Ninan

Whatever the cost and consequences, the law must be followed. Of course

The common wealth
Shubhashis Gangopadhyay

Why the Modi government's approach to financial inclusion is different - and better

The many faces of

Aditi Phadnis

Where does the religious preacher and theologian want to take Pakistan?

Quot homines tot

T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

Planning Commission is two words. Everyone is focussing on the second word, but what about the first?


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


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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Natco gets USFDA approval for generic Copaxone

Copaxone is used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis

CBI chargesheets Maran brothers in Maxis case

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

Sun-Ranbaxy deal stirs monopoly concerns: CCI

Competition watchdog says 'high market concentration' in some segments a worry

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

Dabur India hits record high on delivery based buying

On August 26, 1.02 million equity shares, representing 90% of the total 1.14 million traded quantity converted into delivery, BSE data shows.

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

Indian cos garner Rs 4,000 cr via NCDs in current fiscal

A cumulative amount of Rs 42,383 crore had been garnered through 35 issues of NCDs in the entire 2013-14 fiscal

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

RCom ready with USSD platform for mobile banking

USSD is a technology that provides session-based communication, enabling a lot of applications

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 ...

DLF: Legal woes compound weak sales, high debt issues

Momentum in festive season launches the key factor to watch

NTPC looks ahead to PM's US visit for its geo-thermal project

State-owned power major hopes Modi's Washington visit will pave way for technology tie ups with US firms

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

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 ...

Accelerated depreciation move to create 20,000 jobs/yr: Suzlon

Says AD will act as a stimulus for the revival of Indian SME

GVK gets 'green nod' to import coal from SA for Punjab plant

Company is setting up a Thermal Power Plant at Goindwal Sahib tehsil in Tarn Taran district of Punjab

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 ...

Rollatainers hits upper circuit

The stock has hit a high of Rs 314.40 and a low of Rs 307.05 so far during the day

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

JSW emerges major buyer of Goan iron ore

Last week, it bought 147,000 tonnes worth Rs 24 crore in the fifth round of e-auction by the Goa government

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

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

Eros International and R Balki team up for Shamitabh

Shamitabh, is the third film with the actor-director combination of Amitabh Bachchan and Balki

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

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

ONGC board approves Rs 5,219 cr for Daman gas project

Production from project to commence July 2016 at a peak rate of 8.35 mmscmd of gas and 9,286 barrel of condensate a day

Cairn India: Upsides capped

Limited uptick in near-term production, lower crude prices and fund allocation concerns loom

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