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MARKETS »

Sensex up nearly 500 points on Eco Survey, Budget hopes


Investors will keenly await for the Union Budget due to be tabled tomorrow in the Parliament

POLITICS »

Modi targets Congress, says MNREGA reminder of its failure


Targets the Opposition party on black money, corruption issues

ECONOMY »

TRAI proposes 35% reduction in mobile roaming charges for making calls


A ceiling of Re 1 per minute has been proposed to be fixed for making long distance call

COMPANIES »

Air India to hire 200 pilots as shortage leads to delays


The carrier has 60 Airbus A320 type aircraft in various configurations and deploys them on domestic network

AROUND THE WORLD »

US blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh


Avijit Roy recently received threats from militants for his progressive books and blog posts

RAILWAY BUDGET »

IndiaSpend: Rs 18,782-crore hole stares at Suresh Prabhu


Prabhu's ministry intends to invest Rs 856,020 crore ($137 billion) over the next five years to revamp the world's most travelled railway

FINANCE »

Rupee retreats from 3-week high ahead of Budget


The currency slid 8 paise to end at 61.83

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Essar was wooing Gadkari, says Congress; BJP dismissive


Congress leader P C Chacko said corporates always try to 'cultivate' politicians

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Manage your Budget
expectations

Akash Prakash

A 1991-style big-bang Budget is not realistically likely - but here's the minimum that most investors expect to see

Half-truth at the Oscars
Shyamal Majumdar

Arquette did well with her ‘gender tax’ comment, but could have done better by advising what women can do for themselves to improve their pay

Few Good Men
Bhupesh Bhandari

The moment discretionary powers are taken out of the hands of bureaucrats and processes become transparent, corruption just melts away

Vivek Wadhwa, voice for
women in Silicon Valley,
is foiled by his tone

Farhad Manjoo

Men who would like to become allies in the fight for women's equality in tech will find in this story a lesson on how to conduct themselves

BLOGS


This is the crime that should actually outrage you
Indulekha Aravind

The murderous assault of security guard Kattungal Chandrabose stands out for its senseless brutality and the arrogance of its perpetrator

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

EDITORIAL COMMENTS

The right track

The difference with this Railway Budget

Less paper, please

The real way to have security in ministries

Financial X-ray

Market expects auto volumes to recover in FY16

Passenger cars and commercial vehicles growth to outpace two-wheeler growth

Will the rally in Housing Finance Companies' stocks continue?

Smaller firms like Repco, Can Fin, Gruh could benefit more: Analysts

BOOK REVIEWS

What Harish Khare heard

Harish Khare’s How Modi Won It, is part journal, part essay, part newspaper digest and part gossip column

Many panic buttons to press

Mr Sharma's book has a wide canvas, goes deep into history, uses statistics, anecdotes & episodic events effectively to narrate a coherent tale

Peter Thal Larsen

Chinese burn
Peter Thal Larsen


Australia's property market joins closed-door club

Una Galani

Dumb and decent
Una Galani


Asian telco IPOs show investors still yield-hungry

CompaniesRss icon

Ex-Cadbury South Asia head Bharat Puri named MD of Pidilite

This is the first time that a professional has been appointed to the position, held so far by members of the promoter family...

DLF beset by multiple issues

With a new set of problems to the fore in recent weeks, experts say action on asset sales & debt assumes more urgency

Tirumala temple to use TCS services

The IT bellwether will handle all the on-line services including e-darshan and advance and current booking


PSU banks in focus; Bank of India, Bank of Baroda surge 5%

Canara Bank, IOB, Oriental Bank, Allahabad Bank and IDBI Bank surged 4% each on the NSE.

Nippon Life hikes stake in Reliance MF to 35%

Nippon, which earlier held 26%, plans to hike its holding to 49% in tranches

Govt banks' CEO selection opened to private sector

This is also the first time a public advertisement seeking applications has been put up on the Union finance ministry's website


Bharti Airtel raises Rs 1,925 cr from stake sale in tower unit

Divests 55 mn shares, firm's equity holding in Bharti Infratel down to 71.9% from 74.85%

Landline STD calls to cost 30% less

The landline connections in the country have been on a declining spree after high growth in the mobile segment

Idea Cellular, Yes Bank gain on inclusion in Nifty

Idea Cellular and Yes Bank will replace DLF and Jindal Steel & Power in Nifty which declined up to 1.5% on the BSE


Tirumala temple to use TCS services

The IT bellwether will handle all the on-line services including e-darshan and advance and current booking

Tech Mahindra aims to become a 'design house' in aerospace sector

Working on developing end-to-end capabilities in engineering and design services aerospace clients

Rolta, Bharat Electronics rally as consortium selected for Rs 50,000 crore defence project

Rolta India has surged 11% to Rs 165, also its 52-week high on the BSE, while Bharat Electronics gained nearly 5% at Rs 3,824


Glenmark to set up new injectable plant in US

The total investment for the new unit is pegged at Rs 160 cr

Glenmark gets USFDA nod to sell generic blood pressure drug

Glenmark will commence distribution of trandolapril and verapamil hydrochloride tablets immediately

Drug pricing mechanism: Dr Reddy's under lens in the US

Attorney Generals of Texas and California seek information on pricing of some drugs sold by the firm in the US


Tata Motors tightens belt, offers VRS

Instead of a one-time payout the carmaker will offer a 'generous benefit package' that includes a monthly salary from the date of separation ...

Minda Industries surges on joint venture with Kosei Group

The stock surged 5% to Rs 623 on BSE.

Market expects auto volumes to recover in FY16

Passenger cars and commercial vehicles growth to outpace two-wheeler growth


DLF beset by multiple issues

With a new set of problems to the fore in recent weeks, experts say action on asset sales & debt assumes more urgency

Power Grid wins Rs 6,000 cr Gadarwara Project in MP

Other bidders were Essel Infra, Adani Power and Sterlite Grid

Sadbhav Engg wins Rs 459 crore project from NHAI

Firm also named successful bidder for upgrading 110 km stretch of state highway in Karnataka for Rs 317 cr


AirAsia India posts Rs 21 crore loss

Result is not comparable to corresponding period in 2013 because airline began operations only last June

SpiceJet receives fund from new owner

Ajay Singh infused Rs 500 cr in the airline as part of his Rs 1,500 cr investment plan to revive it

Relief for lessors as government makes it easier to deregister planes

Leasing companies viewed India as a risky market following litigation in Kingfisher cases


VA Tech Wabag hits record high

Since February 9, the stock rallied 24% after its board approved the issue of bonus shares in the ratio of 1:1.

Rail stocks back on track after three-day slump

Cimmco, Texmaco Rail,Titagarh Wagons, Stone India, Kernex Microsystems and Kalindee Rail up 3-10% on BSE.

Rail stocks get derailed post Railway Budget

Ahead of the Railway Budget, these stocks had seen a sharp run-up


Ex-Cadbury South Asia head Bharat Puri named MD of Pidilite

This is the first time that a professional has been appointed to the position, held so far by members of the promoter family...

Amitabh Bachchan raises stake in Fineotex Chemicals to 5.58 pc

Bachchan is the third largest shareholder in the company after its promoters

Sensex drops most in three weeks

Metal, cement firms hit by freight hike; IT shares fall on strong rupee


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

Sugar stocks rally after CCEA gives nod to export subsidy

CCEA cleared a proposal to extend a subsidy of Rs 4,000 a tonne on export of 1.4 million tonnes of raw sugar in the 2014-15


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Fun through the night

Raids and crackdowns pared down the party scene in Mumbai some years ago, but this could soon change with Aditya Thackeray's plans for the city

IPL's beloved, again

With Yuvraj Singh attracting the highest price at the IPL auction for the second season running, the author evaluates his real worth

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Is ITC's succession plan gaining speed?

As the challenges for its businesses rise, the company is making a number of internal changes to prepare a second line of leaders

Freeing up fertiliser creates a policy conundrum

Fertiliser industry is hoping NDA will bite the bullet and announce price decontrol in Budget. But experts reckon move is at least 3 yrs away

Real Estate

It's time to hunt for your dream home

While many developers are offering attractive plans, there is also scope for buyers to negotiate for discounts

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Parle G tackled crunch with price and reach

It faced capacity constraints and copycats by thinking around the problems

New brands check into price gap below Ginger

Ginger's average rate is Rs 2,600 a night, but others targeting Rs 1,000-2000 bracket

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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