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Amit Shah's counselling helps; Sena-BJP marriage intact


Other partners of MahaYuti to be accommodated in the seat sharing for Maharashtra assembly polls

MARKETS »

Markets snap eight-day winning streak on profit taking


Investors booked profits at higher levels after the Sensex and Nifty hit all-time highs in the previous session

ECONOMY »

India blocks WTO deal on customs rules as deadline nears


At Geneva meet members were supposed to rubber stamp 'trade facilitation' agreed in Bali last December

Around the world »

IMF cuts global growth outlook; India avoids ratings downgrade


Richer nations faced the risk of economic stagnation unless they took steps to foster sustainable growth

Raghav Bahl

COMPANIES »

'Reliance did not sideline me': Raghav Bahl


Raghav Bahl responds to various allegations made by critics ever since Reliance took over TV18 group

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Govt asks protesting Civil Services aspirants to be patient


It added that it would not tolerate any injustice to them on the basis of language

BRAND WORLD »

Going beyond likes and tweets


Traditionally-distributed brands find an effective digital RoI in e-commerce

ON THE BEAT »


Aman Sethi: Altering Punjab's caste equations

The Punjab experience suggests rising agricultural productivity doesn't automatically translate into better jobs,but the story doesn't end


SME WORLD »


Visionary SME initiative picks up momentum

The total number of people who have graduated through the programme or are currently enrolled in it is 1,127, including senior managers (390), ...

PERSONAL FINANCE »


PF account holders to soon receive universal numbers

Once a UAN is allotted to an employee, he or she need not go through his or her employer to provide details to EPFO, unlike now

BS Poll

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Columnists

Europe's debt wish
Kenneth Rogoff

Structural reforms and fiscal austerity fall far short of being a complete solution to Europe's debt problems

The US biologist who
changed India

Devangshu Datta

The Green Revolution owes a debt to Norman Borlaug, whose birth centenary falls this year

Is the Afghan electoral
deadlock broken?

Hussain Yasa

The deal to audit votes cast in the third presidential polls marks a small but uncertain step towards a durable political transition

Bring on the lederhosen
Jamal Mecklai

Back in the day when all men were strong, women were good-looking and children were above average, dollar strength really meant something

BLOGS


Christendom and the world fail Iraqi Christians
Rajat Ghai

The ISIS' rise has sounded the death-knell for a community that has been suffering for the past 1,400 years

Things fall apart , the Centre cannot hold
Kavita Chowdhury

As the Congress heads into another round of assembly elections by 2014 year end, insiders admit that they are reconciled to facing defeat

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Making banks safer

Capital adequacy and tighter regulation are just one step forward

No spectrum solution

New guidelines will not permit real spectrum sharing

Financial X-ray

Glenmark continues to struggle in US

Analysts peg FY15 sales growth at 18-20%; prospects to improve in FY16 after cholesterol drug launch

TVS Motor: Higher costs limit margin expansion

Street will keep an eye on its ability to balance higher volumes, market share gains with margin growth

BOOK REVIEWS

To kill a friendship

The Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills is painfully earnest and as sentimental as "Tuesdays With Morrie"

Thackeray's true stripes

Hindu Hriday Samrat underscores how Bal Thackeray was always the leader in absentia and how he allowed his aura to rule over the people

Kevin Allison

Under pressure
Kevin Allison


Coke gives Pepsi a breather in activist fight

Robert Cyran

Better than good
Robert Cyran


Facebook's unintentional success speaks for itself

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Drug firms approach Bombay HC against recent price cuts

According to a source, the matter is expected to come for hearing at the court on July 30

Bad news rain on RIL; bonhomie with new govt 'still missing'

Oil ministry, CAG, SAT make things difficult; company says it always had a robust relationship of transparency with governmental agencies

Punjab National Bank's Q1 profit growth ahead of estimates

The bank reported a 10% year-on-year growth in net profit to Rs 1,401 crore


Eveready Industries Q1 net up over two-folds at Rs 10.6 crore

Company has reported a net profit of Rs 4.12 crore in the corresponding period a year ago

Colgate Palmolive Q1 net down 27% at Rs 134.91 crore

Company had posted a net profit of Rs 185.22 crore during the same period of the previous fiscal

Today's picks

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Wipro, Cairn & Hind Unilever


Punjab National Bank's Q1 profit growth ahead of estimates

The bank reported a 10% year-on-year growth in net profit to Rs 1,401 crore

SKS cuts lending rates by 1% on lower fund cost, profit rise

The micro-lender will charge 23.5% interest rate from its borrowers as against the prevailing 24.5%

Edelweiss Financial Services net profits up 41%

Broking business accounts for 7.4% of total revenue for the quarter


Vodafone India Q1 revenue up 10% at Rs 10,323 cr

Company had registered revenue of about Rs 9,375 crore in the April-June period of the last fiscal, 2013-14

RCom subsidiary raises about Rs 2,100 cr through global bonds

Company said it will use about 1500 crore proceeds to refinance the Standard Chartered Bank loan

No spectrum solution

New guidelines will not permit real spectrum sharing


TCS raising Rs 4,000cr via commercial paper

The company uses a variety of financial instruments including Commercial Paper as part of ongoing liquidity management

Wipro dips 8% post Q1 results

Q1 operating margins of IT services at 22.8%, impacted due to wage hikes.

Wipro Q1 in line; bets on healthy demand

Wipro, India's third-largest IT services company, on Thursday posted a profit of Rs 2,118 crore that was largely in line with expectations for ...


Drug firms approach Bombay HC against recent price cuts

According to a source, the matter is expected to come for hearing at the court on July 30

Strides Arcolab Q1 net jumps over 12-fold to Rs 26.79 crore

Company's net sales for the April-June quarter this fiscal increased to Rs 187.95 crore

Pharma shares in demand; Healthcare index hits new high

Sun Pharma, Ranbaxy, Dr Reddy's Lab, Lupin, Glenmark, Wockhardt and Cadila Healtchare gained 1-8% on BSE.


TVS Motor falls second day in a row on lower than expected Q1 profit

The stock dipped 18% to Rs 147 from its record high of Rs 179 touched before the announcements of June quarter results.

TVS Motor: Higher costs limit margin expansion

Street will keep an eye on its ability to balance higher volumes, market share gains with margin growth

Apollo appoints new technology head

Seshu Bhagavathula will be based out of the company's Global R&D Centre in Enschede, the Netherlands


After Jaypee's QIP, Abu Dhabi firm pulls out of deal

Rs 9,689 cr the amount Jaypee's deal with TAQA was expected to fetch

JSW Energy: Mining ramp-up, good demand hold key for better prospects

While the Vijaynagar plant saw a three per cent fall in output, the Ratnagiri plant continued with its softer performance on the back of lower ...

JSW Energy close to buying Lanco's Udupi plant

Acquisition will help the firm in realising its ambitious expansion plan of having 11,770 MW power generation capacity


Ambuja Cement beats peers in June quarter

Good sales volumes have helped drive revenue growth for the three large cement companies, as the all-India average realisations have not ...

Ambuja Cements beats street; Q2 net up 26%

Relatively less exposure to the southern market helped the company put a good quarterly show

ACC falls short of street estimates; Q2 net slips 7%

Higher freight costs negated the benefits of higher realisation and improved sales volume


Govt's 10 fertiliser plants closed, 7 under losses: Nihal Chand

Govt has planned financial restructuring of three sick units namely MFL, BVFCL and FACT

Bayer Cropscience hits record high on strong Q1 results

The stock soared 13% to Rs 2,064 on NSE after reporting 24% yoy jump in net profit at Rs 109 crore for the quarter ended June 2014.

McLeod Russel mulls diversification, in discussion with consultants

Expected to gather the responses from consultants in another three months' period


HT Media Q1 net at Rs 32.67 crore

Company had posted a net profit of Rs 47.49 crore and net sales of Rs 532.23 crore in the corresponding period a year ago

NDTV shares spurt 20% on takeover buzz, Trai norms

TV Today, Zee Media up over 5% each

Dish TV eyes gains in FY15

Higher subscriber additions, price rises would help improve revenues and margins


Bad news rain on RIL; bonhomie with new govt 'still missing'

Oil ministry, CAG, SAT make things difficult; company says it always had a robust relationship of transparency with governmental agencies

Cairn India hits 11-month low

The stock tanked over 10% in two days after the company said that it will lend about $1.25 billion to its parent for two years.

Cairn stock falls 6.6% over $1.25-bn loan to parent

Corporate governance firms say Sebi should probe non-disclosure to exchanges


Nava Bharat says NPPL was sold without attributing any value to coal block

NBPL had held 50% equity stake in NPPL , a joint venture (JV) coal company, along with Malaxmi group

Bajaj Holdings trims stake in Force Motors to over 9%

Company's shares today closed at Rs 1,318.25 apiece on the BSE, up 0.25% from previous close

Liberty Shoes dips on weak Q1 numbers

Liberty Shoes lost 6% to Rs 301 on the BSE after the company's net profit surged 1% to Rs 3 crore


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Riteish Deshmukh

Has Riteish Deshmukh finally come of age?

After a decade of acting in comic films, Riteish Deshmukh finally shows a versatile side with Ek Villain

Dal Lake: High-water mark

The Dal Lake in Srinagar may be a must-do for tourists, but it sometimes affords an offbeat experience of the region

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Raghav Bahl

'Exit was the best decision to take in everybody's interest'

There was no way I would stay back as a "professional executive" with Mr Ambani

Spectrum sharing won't fix telcos' problems

Trai's recommendations come with stringent guidelines that will make it hard for telecom companies to share spectrum with one another

Real Estate

Realtors tweak strategy for affordable housing

Margins for developers have fell to 15-20 % in affordable segment

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Going beyond likes and tweets

Traditionally-distributed brands find an effective digital RoI in e-commerce

Localised ads market gets its shooting STAR

Major broadcaster, STAR India, is eagerly presenting its service of localised channel feeds to advertisers and agencies. Brand-owners say these ...

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National Skill Development Corp to train 120 mn by 2022

NSDC has made a skill development management system where data of all trainees is maintained