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Markets fall on profit-booking despite RBI's surprise rate cut

The 30-share Sensex ended down 213 points at 29,380 and the 50-share Nifty closed down 74 points at 8,922


'Budget will help India become a power house in the world'

RBI Governor says: 'I don't think we ever do anything in our regulatory framing without the full consent of the govt and I presume it will be ...


Lok Sabha passes coal, insurance bills but elders in no mood to follow

By all accounts govt is working towards joint sitting of the two houses to clear contentious laws but lack of numbers would upstage it there too


'No private project will take off at such high interest rates'

L&T chairman AM Naik says that for the economy to bounce back, you need a cut of another 50 basis points


Royal Bank of Scotland to cut 14,000 jobs: report

According to sources, the lender could shed as much as 80% of its investment banking division, which employs a total of 18,000 people


BBC's Delhi bus rape documentary stirs fierce debate | Uproar in Rajya Sabha

The documentary instantly came under fire when an excerpt was aired across TV channels.


Gilt funds in focus after RBI rate cut

And why they may not be the best bet for the average investor despite returns in excess of 18%

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The court has restrained the broadcasting of the BBC interview of the Nirbhaya rapist. Should it be aired?

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Railway takeaways for
Digital India

Shyam Ponappa

Extending the approach of the Railway Budget to telecommunications and broadband

The hidden facets of

Barun Roy

From Pather Panchali to Aparajito, Satyajit Ray's movies touched our emotions in many ways

Mr Buffett's great ride
Rahul Jacob

"Attentive readers will notice that Tesco, which last year appeared in the list of our largest common stock investments, is now absent. An ...

Can private equity
rescue start-ups?

Katie Benner

Private equity won’t be a solution for every company that’s raising money right now


These are the real Nirbhayas
Indulekha Aravind

It is women who've taken on powerful perpetrators of sexual harassment at the workplace, who need to be lauded

Delhi polls -- a lesson for BJP
Tarun Chaturvedi

Bringing in Kiran Bedi seems to have backfired, and getting star MPs to campaign just hasn't worked


Setting goals

The pros and cons of inflation targeting

Sentiment success

Budget has succeeded in keeping market mood positive

Financial X-ray

Street turns cautious on two-wheelers as rural stress hits volumes

Motorcycles likely to clock single-digit growth, scooters to drive sector's volumes in FY16

Sun Pharma: Multiple triggers point to a healthy outlook

Upsides from research pipeline of SPARC and first approval from Halol facility are positives


JNU in minutiae

Mr Rakesh Batabyal claims to have read “four hundred to five hundred theses and dissertations of JNU scholars” as part of his research

Isis: anatomy of a new scourge in West Asia

The Rise of Islamic State is a story that journalist Patrick Cockburn has put together in a handbook of a little over a hundred pages

Robyn Mak

The road already taken
Robyn Mak

JD.com tries Alibaba's route to e-commerce profit

Daniel Indiviglio

This time it's different
Daniel Indiviglio

Surviving small banks look battle-hardened at last

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United Spirits hits record high on heavy volumes

The stock hit a record high of Rs 4,048 on NSE in intra-day trade today.

ITC's cigarette EBIT may halve in FY16

Tax regime a sustained headwind for the stock, double-digit price rise to result in volume contraction

Titan takes big leap towards 'Make in India'

The company reaches full-scale production at its first stainless steel watch case plant in Coimbatore

Today's picks- 4 March 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Sesa Sterlite, NMDC & IDFC

Axis Bank sees corporate credit revival

Says long-term corporate credit would pick up as projections for economic growth are quite favourable

SBI's up to Rs 15,000-cr share sale likely by April-end

According to sources, share sale will happen via the 'fast track' follow-on offering route

Bharti Airtel & China Mobile enters into a partnership for promoting 4G

The strategic collaboration aims to bring together the largest mobile operators from the world's two largest mobile markets - China and India

Spectrum payout to offset Bharti's African tower sale gains: Moody's

The agency expects it will receive around $2.2 billion from the tower sales and the company has committed to use all proceeds to reduce debt

Bharti Airtel, China Mobile tie up for 5G, telecom equipment procurement

The agreement was signed by China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua and Bharti Airtel founder and Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal

FTIL seeks legal advice on police's EOW order

The company has been restrained from using its asset sale proceeds for any purpose other than legal expenses and salaries of employees

Today's picks- 3 March 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, TCS, HDFC & PowerGrid

Increasing use of automation to mitigate cost, pricing pressure: Infosys

The level of automation currently used in the industry is quite basic and much work is needed to enhance it, says chief operating officer U B ...

Sun Pharma: Multiple triggers point to a healthy outlook

Upsides from research pipeline of SPARC and first approval from Halol facility are positives

Suven to be in hands of family holding company

The newly created company is Jasti Property and Equity Holdings Private Limited

Dilip Shanghvi pips Mukesh Ambani as richest Indian

Shanghvi, who is valued at Rs 1.39 lakh crore, will be even richer if Sun's Suzlon Energy and Ranbaxy acquisitions are factored in

Bajaj Auto launches new Platina ES

Company claims it to be the most fuel efficient bike in 100 cc segment

Banks should pass on RBI rate cut benefits, say auto makers

Passing on benefits will help translate the rate cut into actual gains for the vehicle buyers, they said

Eicher Motors rebounds after block deal

The stock up 2% at Rs 16,226, bouncing back 7.4% from its intra-day low of Rs 15,111 on BSE.

Adani Power, Usha Martin bag mines in 2nd leg of coal auction

Usha Martin bid the highest at (Rs 1804) for Brinda and Sasai coal block

Adani group concludes 600 MW Korba power plant acquisition

Deal makes Adani Power the largest private sector power utility in the country with an installed capacity of 11,040 MW

OERC cancels distribution licence of Reliance Energy's discoms in Odisha

Three Reliance-managed discoms in Odisha- Wesco, Nesco, Southco- were withdrawn due to unsatisfactory performance

Hotel Leela: Sale valuations key to debt reduction

Firm will reduce leverage if it can get a premium for the properties

Hotel Leelaventure surges over 10% on asset sale plan report

The company said it has engaged JM Financial Institutional Securities for sale of its Chennai and Goa Hotels.

Hotel Leela to sell Chennai, Goa hotels to reduce debt

Another try at cutting its big debt, eroding its margins; JM Financial hired for deal

They acquire, they own but don't bring these home

Indian consumer product companies have shopped for brands across the world but have preferred not to bring the labels to India

Jubilant Foodworks: Same store sales set to turn positive in FY16

Hopes of a recovery in consumer sentiment and tie-up with railways could boost sales

Jubilant FoodWorks gains on tie up with Indian Railways

The company declared that it has tied up with Indian railways to deliver pizzas to the passengers

Deccan Chronicle: Twist in the tale

A few years ago, T Venkattram Reddy, the owner of Deccan Chronicle, was unstoppable: he bought an IPL team and diversified into aviation. ...

Judicial remand for Deccan Chronicle promoters till March 13

CBI sleuths had arrested the Reddy brothers on February 21

CBI gets 5-day custody of Deccan Chronicle promoters

However, court says no to agency request to allow it to take accused to Bengaluru for interrogation

Cairn India announces 58% cut in FY16 capex projection to $500 million

Despite the partial deferment of capex, the volumes will yet see growth in the coming fiscal, the company says

Cairn halves FY16 capex on weak oil price environment

Company says it has cut capex for next fiscal to $500 million

Govt readies stake sale pipeline worth Rs 30k cr

Disinvestment Secretary Johri, however, says half of these stocks are in the metals and mining segment, markets for which are down globally

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Travel: A Parisian rendezvous

Paris is a place brimming with history, irony and a bit of discontent

How about a slim-fit kanjeevaram?

The heavy, hand-woven silk saris from Kanchipuram are getting a contemporary and easy-to-wear makeover









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BHEL weighs its options beyond power equipment

With the power sector in pain, the state-controlled Maharatna is getting into guns and submarines

Carlos Ghosn, chairman of Nissan

Has the Datsun gamble paid off for Ghosn?

Average monthly sale for the Go has been around 1,300 units in comparison with Maruti Alto's 21,000

Real Estate

How changes in ready-reckoner rates impact your tax outgo

The higher of the reckoner rate and agreement value in the first agreement is taken as the sale value for computing capital gains. Read on to ...

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Bhavish Aggarwal, co-founder of Ola

Ola, Myntra and Snapdeal keen on their acquired brands

Acquisition, but no merger, seems to be the mantra for India’s online and new-age businesses

More creative agencies give ad 'Oscars' a miss

Goafest will introduce new elements to increase participation of a younger crowd

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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