Nifty ends above 8,400 on govt nod for changes in GST bill

Defensive shares were the top gainers along with select financials


Kotak Mahindra net profit down 26% to Rs 517 crore

Net NPA stood at 0.93% compared to 0.81%

93 Blast, Yakub Memon, BJP, Plaza Theatre


Sena, BJP want Yakub 'sympathisers' to be charged with treason

Members of Sena-BJP raised slogans in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly demanding 'dalals' of Yakub Memon be punished


Blame call drops on missing mobile phone towers

DoT asks state governments to help telecom companies set up cell sites and prevent ad hoc closures


Facebook profit falls 9% as costs soar

Says expenses to grow 55-60% in 2015; shares fall 3%


Trujet builds a budget brand

Hyderabad-based Turbo Megha Airways takes off, promising affordable fares and other benefits. Can it keep its course?


Some progress on bank NPAs: RBI

The RBI has taken several steps to ensure stressed assets can be recognised early on and resolved more prudently


Bowled over by crabs

The Ministry of Crab in Colombo is one restaurant that merits an occasional pilgrimage to the island country


In the age of social media, RBI needs uniform communications

Raghuram Rajan's comments at various functions where traditional media highlight the problem, points out Manojit Saha

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Dabur: Cautious guidance outweighs steady show in Q1

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Kotak Mahindra net profit down 26% to Rs 517 crore

Net NPA stood at 0.93% compared to 0.81%

NTPC Q1 net profit down 3% on lower generation, PLF

PLF for coal-based plants decreased to 77.58% versus 84.29%, compared annually

Kansai Nerolac to invest Rs 220 cr for new unit, R&D centre

Company will set up a global R&D centre at Vashi, Navi Mumbai with an estimated cost of Rs 40 crore

Kansai Nerolac to invest Rs 220 cr for new unit, R&D centre

Company will set up a global R&D centre at Vashi, Navi Mumbai with an estimated cost of Rs 40 crore

Colgate Palmolive India Q1 net falls 15% to Rs 114 cr

Company had posted a net profit of Rs 134.91 cr in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal

ITC Q1 net up by 3.6% at Rs 2,265 cr

Cigarette volumes for the company had shown double digit decline over the last few quarters

Kotak Mahindra net profit down 26% to Rs 517 crore

Net NPA stood at 0.93% compared to 0.81%

Bad loans drag Dena Bank's Q1 profit 81% to Rs 15 cr

The fall was attributed to a sharp rise in NPAs and consequently a higher allocation towards provisioning

Vijaya Bank Q1 net down 12% at Rs 143 cr

However, total income increased to Rs 3,289.05 crore

Airtel appoints Jinesh Hegde as CEO of Sri Lanka

He takes on this role from Suren Goonewardene and will report to Ajai Puri

Airtel selects Ericsson as LTE network supplier for Gabon

The company said agreement includes transformation of the existing mobile radio access and core network infrastructure

Qualcomm names Sunil Lalvani as President of India operations

He succeeds Avneesh Agrawal, who is moving on to pursue entrepreneurial ambitions

Dr Reddy's Q1 net profit up 14% at Rs 625 cr

Total income from sales and services grew 7% at Rs 3,757 cr

Dr Reddy's gains 5% as Q1 profit beats forecast

The company posted net profit of Rs 626 crore in the June quarter against an average analyst estimate of Rs 569 crore.

Hikal dips on disappointing June quarter results

The stock dipped 9% to Rs 126 after reporting a sharp 68% YoY decline in net profit at Rs 1.83 crore in June quarter.

Force Motors zooms over 70% in three weeks

The stock has zoomed by 71% from Rs 1,483 to Rs 2,532 in the past three weeks, compared to a 0.45% rise in the Sensex.

JMT Auto hits new high; zooms nearly 300% in five-weeks

Since June 25, the market value of auto parts & equipment manufacturer has zoomed nearly 300% from Rs 29 to Rs 110.

TVS Motor to launch three products by January 2016

Company to launch new Moped, new TVS Victor and Apache 200cc

NIIT soars over 50% in two weeks post Q1 results

The stock has surged by 10% to a 52-week high of Rs 80.95 this morning, rallying by 56% in the past two weeks from Rs 52.

Logistics stocks gain on Cabinet nod for GST changes

Gati, Patel Integrated, Blue Dart, Snowman Logistics, Transport Corporation and Container Corporation are up 3-8% each.

SpiceJet in talks with Airbus, Boeing to acquire over 100 planes

The airline is looking to rebuild its business after almost collapsing last year, said chief financial officer Kiran Koteshwar

Blue Star Q1 net up 26% at Rs 39 cr

The company's operating income jumped by 8% to Rs 908 cr

Dalmia Bharat surges on robust Q1 results

The stock surged 14% to Rs 725 after the company posted profit of Rs 42 crore in June quarter against loss of Rs 27 crore in a year ago quarter.

We aim to double revenues in 4 years: Baba Kalyani

During last year, Bharat Forge also strengthened its balance sheet retiring debt of around Rs 530 cr, including Rs 407 cr high cost rupee debt

Maggi mess: Nestle sees first loss in two decades

India's largest food firm by revenue reported a loss of Rs 64.4 cr for Apr-Jun

GSFC Q1 net declines 7% to Rs 101 cr

Total income of the Vadodara-based company also decreased by 12% to Rs 1,100 cr

Rallis: Monsoon key to revival in performance

July has seen a revival in monsoon and if the pace continues, Rallis can rebound

Dish TV: Signals getting stronger

Margins are expected to improve from here as revenue growth will be stronger than increase in costs

Dish TV posts Q1 profit at Rs 54 cr

Despite Q1 being a relatively weak quarter seasonally, Dish TV gained subscribers both in the Phase 3 and Phase 4 markets

Today's picks- 28 July 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Tata Motors, ACC & Zee Entertainment

Upstream oil PSUs lubed up for stronger Q1 earnings

Downstream refiners could see a moderation in earnings, led by weaker refining margins and possible forex losses

Essar Oil first quarter net profit up 55% at Rs 1,063 cr

Gross Refining Margin rises 22% to $11.05 per barrel

Essar Oil gets stock exchanges go ahead for delisting

Delisting the company will give promoter Ruia borthers greater flexibility and less regulatory scrutiny while selling a stake in the refiner

Today's picks- 29 July 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Tata Power, GAIL & Tata Steel

Plywood makers pin hopes on GST to improve market

In the Rs 25,000-cr Indian plywood market, the unorganised sector has around 65% market share

Nava Bharat Ventures zooms 20% as arm achieves financial closure for a project

Maamba Collieries has achieved financial closure of its integrated coal & power project of an estimated cost of USD 828 million.

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Windows 10 launched: A fresh start, and a few bugs

Users find the new Windows a definite improvement, but a work-in-progress

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Drama on my platter at Nautanki in Ahmedabad

Nautanki in Ahmedabad offers a rare gastronomical experience but needs to do more

Towering over the Statue of Liberty

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Bharti Airtel's plot veers off script in Africa

Five yrs after it ventured into Africa, Airtel wants to sell 4 of its subsidiaries there to France's Orange, signaling a change in its strategy

CSR: What keeps companies from doing good?

Evolving rules & anomalies over tax treatment constrain corporate programmes in the first year that govt's CSR mandate has been in force


Street where learners, teachers meet

Cloud-based Linkstreet helps clients create, store, manage and monetise video content

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Trujet builds a budget brand

Hyderabad-based Turbo Megha Airways takes off, promising affordable fares and other benefits. Can it keep its course?

Milking the value chain

The dairy market is seeing a shift in consumer preferences as branded, value added products, bring in the bacon