Sensex sheds 499 pts; Bank of Baroda, ICICI Bank results disappoint

Coal India drops 4 per cent even as its Rs 22,000 crore offer for sale fully subscribed; Nifty sheds 143 pts


Fiscal deficit exceeds budget estimate in just 9 months

If revenues are not forthcoming, it is inevitable that Jaitley will have to enforce massive spending cuts


Besides IMS, verticals like engg services also hold promise: Anil Chanana

Q&A with chief financial officer, HCL Technologies


Batsmen fail again as India fold up for 200 against England

Finn is top wicket taker with 3 for 36; It's a must-win match for India in order to meet Aussies in final


Qatar Airways takes 9.99% stake in British Airways owner IAG

The airline may consider increasing its stake over time


If banks bite the broker bullet... will bring in more transparency, provide multiple choices and reduce mis-selling


RBI urges companies to hedge FX exposure

This, in order to fortify the country's defences against any risk of currency turmoil

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Will Jayanthi Natarajan's resignation spark a rebellion in the Congress against Rahul Gandhi?

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The Eagle has not yet

Mihir S Sharma

Sadly, the India-US summit produced more spin than it did deals

Obama and Vishal - Good
photo op

Shyamal Majumdar

The US President was probably unaware that the son of a manual labourer had to abandon studies as his school closed down

Women in command?
Bhupesh Bhandari

The daughter is still some distance away from becoming a truly equal partner

After Alibaba spin-off,
Yahoo! may become a
takeover target

Michael J de la Merced

When the spin-off is complete & Yahoo! has shed its stake in the Chinese e-commerce giant, it's more likely to become hunted rather than hunter


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


Forward on disinvestment

But bunching up of stake sales not helpful

The currency conundrum

A clear case for applying brakes on rupee appreciation

Financial X-ray

Asian Paints: Weak show to test rich valuations

Poor volume growth and slower pick-up in new businesses might trigger earnings downgrade

Ashok Leyland's Q3 PAT below estimates

Higher tax rate, sequential fall in operating margin impact profit


Primary colours of the Indian stock market

Gautam Parikh provides a comprehensive view on the evolution of the stock market

Demolishing an idea of India

In Destruction of the Babri Masjid A G Noorani may seem alarmist, his language somewhat bitter

John Foley

It's complicated
John Foley

Alibaba gives crash course on government relations

Kevin Allison

Burger flipped
Kevin Allison

New McDonald's boss has the right ingredients

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Retail participation falls short in Coal India OFS

Overall share sale has been oversubscribed

Siemens registers Rs 634 cr net profit

Profit from sale of metal technologies business was Rs 704 cr

Tata Global Q3 profit down 30% to Rs 84 cr

Company had posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 119.55 crore for the October-December period of previous fiscal

Dabur Q3 net up 16% at Rs 282.78 crore

Its consolidated net sales in third quarter of current fiscal grew by 9.16%

Whirlpool of India Q3 net up 48% at Rs 31.54 cr

Net sales during the period under review stood at Rs 689.99 crore as against Rs 647.15 crore in the third quarter last fiscal

Akzo Nobel gains as net profit rises to 88%

The company posted 87.85% jump in net profit at Rs 50.74 crore for the quarter ended Dec 31, 2014

Vijaya Bank net rises 3.3 times to Rs 37 cr in Q3

Total income goes up 14.9% to Rs 3,302.67 cr compared to Rs 2,874 cr a year ago

ICICI Bank Q3 net up 14% at Rs 3,265 cr; shares slump 6%

Asset quality worsens as bad loans rise

ICICI Bank dips over 5% post Q3 results

At 1445 hours, the stock was down nearly 6% at Rs 358 on National Stock Exchange.

Bharti teams up with Kotak for payment bank

Vodafone-YES Bank, Future-IDFC in talks; Idea Cellular may go solo

TTML to raise Rs 2,500 cr by issuing non-convertible debentures

Meanwhile, the company reported a standalone net loss of Rs 169 cr for the quarter ended Dec 31, 2014

Reserve price of 2,100-MHz spectrum stands at Rs 3,705 cr

The base price suggested by the Telecom Commission is around 35% higher than what telecom firms paid for in the 2010 auction

NTPC registers highest ever profit in Q3 FY 15

Compared to last year's Q3 the company registered a increase in profit of over 7%

SAT adjourns DLF appeal to Feb 6

Sebi has barred the company and key officials in a matter relating to disclosures made at the time of its IPO in 2007

Realty shares in demand; HDIL surges 10%

DB Realty, Indiabulls Real Estate, Kolte-Patil, Unitech, DLF, Anant Raj, Parsvnath and Mahindra Lifespace up 4-8% on BSE.

Today's picks- 29 January 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Coal India, Ambuja Cement & BHEL

Astral Poly Technik posts 47.88% dip in Q3 net profit

Ahmedabad-based Astral Poly Technik Ltd. saw its standalone net profit for the third quarter ended December 31, 2014 for financial year 2014-15 ...

Welspun India's Q3 net up 31% in Q3

Revenues increased 22% to Rs 1,103 cr

Tata Global Q3 profit down 30% to Rs 84 cr

Company had posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 119.55 crore for the October-December period of previous fiscal

Hyderabad firm launches germplasm bank

The Rs 4 cr facility has 107 lockers in which germplasms will be stored from 5-40 years under minus 20 degrees temperature

GSFC's Q3 net profit stands at Rs 103.47 cr

Company's total income decreased to Rs 1344.64 cr

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.

Mega share sales: Will the markets correct?

Most big offers hitting the market saw the broader indices correct 2-4%

10 of 12 OFS stocks have underperformed the markets

Out of the 12 companies that raised funds via this route, six stocks are trading up to 46% higher, while four stocks have recorded negative ...

ONGC arrests decline in crude oil production: Chairman

Company over the past decade has seen its output dip by at least 2-3% annually

Adani Enterprises shareholders to get ports, power co shares

The group's transmission company will be listed on stock exchanges

GAIL not to shut down plant but convert to supply feedstock

Company's Lakwa plant will continue to operate with change in product

ICRA gains after Q3 net up 21%

Net profit for the quarter ended December 2014 was up 21% at Rs 18 crore helped by strong growth in other income.

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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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Reforming FCI or cutting back food security?

Shanta Kumar Committee on restructuring FCI has suggested the reach of the National Food Security Act be curtailed to 40% of the population

Airlines get a chance to revive flagging fortunes

Dramatic drop in ATF prices could help airlines shore up their earnings - provided they don't spoil it with a fare war

Real Estate

How the ready reckoner affects property prices

Besides making property more expensive, the rates also affect existing owners with higher taxes

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Voltas’ Crystal ACs keep Congressmen cool (Morarji Desai on the extreme left, with the ACs in the background)

Diversified Voltas' core saved it

From being a juggernaut in the Licence Raj, turning to ACs helped it survive

Kunal Jeswani, O&M’s CEO

Digital crowned again

If earlier digital advertising could be mistaken for an afterthought, increasing senior appointments suggest it is not so anymore

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BITS Hyderabad opens its doors for overseas students

To start with, at its Hyderabad campus, it would take 50 foreign students for its more than a dozen undergraduate programmes from next year