India's market capitalisation crosses Rs 100 trillion

Level breached when Sensex jumped 383 points intra-day to a lifetime high of 28,822.37


Fin Min rejects tax breaks for SEZs

The Commerce Ministry had recommended restoration of original exemption (pre 2011-12 budget) from MAT and DDT to SEZs


Rupee weakens to 9 month low; bond yields lowest in 16 months

Rupee ends at 62.03 compared with previous close of 61.88; Bond yield at 8.09%


Sino-US pact helps US lower emission target for 2025

US announced a 24-26% emission reduction below 2005 levels while China announced it would peak its emissions by 'around 2030'


Fresh firing in Arnia; Army begins operations to kill holed up ultra

Yesterday, militants attacked two Army bunkers close to the Indo-Pak border leaving 10 people


SC directs Sahara to show escrow account agreement to SEBI

The apex court says Subrata Roy seems 'very comfortable' in jail, next hearing on Dec 2


Are you investing in equities for the first time? If yes, try out a balanced fund

It is a good way to play the stocks defensively, say experts. They can protect you more than equity funds

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Debunking two worries
Akash Prakash

Are India stocks over-owned? And are they too expensive?

Coping with technophobia
R Gopalakrishnan

Innovators must recognise and accept that there will be blockers to their innovation, but they must listen carefully to the concerns

Now, anyone can buy a
drone. Heaven help us

Nick Wingfield

With the price of drones falling, the machines have emerged as central characters in stunts from the puckish to the criminal

The search for higher

Indrajit Gupta

DaanUtsav is a peer-driven model, which entirely depends on selfless efforts of its volunteers to evangelise the idea of giving in our society


Has the PM oversold offshore black money?
Tarun Chaturvedi

If Modi fails to bring it back, he risks losing credibility

Why Sonia Gandhi is not a 'relative' of Nehru and Robert Vadra

Indian law makes it clear that Sonia and Rahul are not related to Robert Vadra, nor is Sonia a relative of Pandit Nehru

Weekend Columnists

Murder she wrote
Nilanjana S Roy

In the five decades between her first book, Cover Her Face, published when she was 42, and her last, Death Comes to Pemberley, published when ...

A fine legacy indeed
Malavika Sangghvi

Murli Deora's funeral reflected the way he lived a bipartisan political life

Financial X-ray

Reserve Bank expected to hold on to rates

Govt set to cut spending as fiscal deficit hits 90% of estimate in first seven months of the year

Tariff decision: A new trigger for GSPL

Analysts expect FY16 earnings upgrade of 29-85%


Fleeing Ukraine with little more than wit

It came as a great surprise to Lev Golinkin when he discovered, at age of nine, that there was more than one town named Lafayette in the US

Beggars' banquet

Few practitioners of fiscal policy have written about the crisis and its consequences for national fiscs. This book seeks to fill that gap

Andy Mukherjee

Oil to debt fire
Andy Mukherjee

Cheap oil worsens Asian debtors' lowflation woes

Edward Hadas

The wealth trap
Edward Hadas

Euro zone lassitude likely to endure

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Shareholders raise concerns over USL's financial health

Management says cleaning the books; Chairman Vijaya Mallya skips EGM

Bajaj Corp gains on board nod to hike in FII limit

The stock rallied 6% to Rs 334 on NSE after board approved to increase the FII limit from 24% to 49%.

Today's picks- 27 November 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, BHEL, HCL Technologies & Hindustan Unilever

Centre may cut stake in public sector banks to 52%

Move likely to mobilise Rs 89,000 crore

IDBI Bank to ramp up presence in rural, semi-urban areas

Says bank is using the Securitization Act to recover funds

Banking shares rally; Bank Nifty zooms near 600 points

SBI, BOB, BOI, Canara Bank, PNB, IndusInd Bank, Yes Bank, Axis Bank and ICICI Bank are up 2-6% on the NSE.

Airtel starts rolling out 4G services in Africa

The network is expected to cover 10,000 LTE subscribers in the first phase

Anil Ambani's RCom takes on Jio, offers unlimited data plan for Rs 999 a month

The plan, Pro 3, offers speed of upto 14.7 Mbps, enabling lightning-fast data streaming

Airtel launches 4G service in Seychelles

Airtel said the network is expected to cover 10,000 LTE (Long Term Evolution) subscribers in the first phase

Today's picks- 27 November 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, BHEL, HCL Technologies & Hindustan Unilever

Bombay HC orders status quo on NSEL-FTIL merger

The government issued a draft order to merger NSEL and FTIL on 21st October

Infosys hits fresh record high

Infosys has fixed record date as December 3, 2014 for the purpose of allotment of bonus shares.

Strides Arcolab, Bosch, Amtek Auto gains after F&O entry

Amtek Auto, Bosch, Engineers India, Strides Arcolab, Indiabulls Housing and Wockhardt are up between 1 to 5% on NSE.

Dr Reddy's: Strong US pipeline to boost revenues

Recent launches, strong portfolio in limited-competition categories should aid revenue and margins

Kopran rallies on allotment of shares to promoter

The company allotted 2.05 million shares and 2.15 million warrants at Rs 66 each to Oricon Properties Private Limited, a promoter group company.

Banking, auto index hits new high

S&P BSE Bankex was up 3% or 622 points at 21,243, while S&P BSE Auto index was up 1.6% or 303 points at 19,155 at 1236 hours.

Lumax Ind plans Rs 300 cr capex, to double turnover in 5 yrs

During the past 2 years, the company has invested about Rs 160 crore in its Bawal and Bangalore facilities

Atul Auto zooms 15% on heavy volumes

In past four trading sessions, the stock has rallied 31% after Goldman Sach and Birla Mutal Fund bought shares via open market.

CAG for review of SEZ policy on land

Slams developers for acquiring huge tracts of land in the name of setting up these tax-free zones but using only a fraction

Land acquisition, environmental clearances hitting Neyveli expansion

Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd has set a target to achieve 11,204-Mw power production by the end of 13th Five Year Plan

SC asks DLF to deposit Rs 480 crore penalty

DLF was imposed the penalty of Rs 630 cr for allegedly exploiting its dominant position to the disadvantage of its customers in Gurgaon

Today's picks- 25 November 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Zee Entertainment, IDFC & DLF

TV Today extends rally on R K Damani stake buy

On November 24, Derive Investments bought 1.3 million shares of TV Today Network at Rs 196 on BSE.

TV Today Network surges over 10% on huge volumes

At 1515 hours, a combined 3.88 million shares representing 6.51% of total equity of TV Today Network changed hands on NSE and BSE.

CAG panel allows RIL to recover extra cost on KG-D6

RIL can recover $427 mn of cost incurred on the KG-D6 block

CAG for review of SEZ policy on land

Slams developers for acquiring huge tracts of land in the name of setting up these tax-free zones but using only a fraction

RIL's petrochemical business to help offset falling crude oil shock

The massive $10 bn petrochemical expansion will help the company to offset decline in refining earnings

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Ram Madhav: Modi's ambassador at large

From planning Modi's foreign trips to playing a key role in the J&K polls, Ram Madhav is become increasingly important in the BJP

Sanskrit and the learning curve

If the classical language is to live in India, its teachers and fans must separate their love for the language from that for the country or ...









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As he turns 60, Jaipuria reboots for swift growth

As he feels the pinch of expansion through debt, Ravi Jaipuria is pressing on the gas pedal with a fresh strategy

Banks propose fund to cure power sector's woes

As banks struggle with high levels of exposure to the sector, a separate fund for power projects is seen as the next best solution

Real Estate

Weak real estate sector hits ceramic industry hard

The ceramic industry in Morbi, as it faces a downturn in business because of weak demand from the real estate sector

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Utility rules brands' mobile app worlds

Apps developed by media agencies would play a key role as mobile advertising spends increase from the current Rs 475 cr

40 Years Ago...and now: How Bata put its foot down

The shoemaker has proved to be resilient, despite being bogged down by labour issues, dated product designs and rude retail staff over the years

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TISS to lead govt's skill training initiative

The framework for the TISS SVE was conceptualised in 2011, to spread skill development to every nook and corner of the country