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Markets end at record closing highs


Sensex gained over 100 points and ended at 26147.33 while the Nifty ended 27 points higher at 7,795.75.

COMPANIES »

Wipro to continue inorganic growth: Premji


Chairman says company will continue to look at acquisitions to strengthen its presence in growth areas

ECONOMY »

Mayaram says 3P India may sort out PPP management issues


Finance minister Arun Jaitely had announced the initiative in his Budget speech on July 10

Around the world »

Apple revenue lags Street's view despite strong China growth


Chief Executive Tim Cook told analysts on a conference call that Apple's Chinese performance was 'honestly surprising'

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Maoists explode rail track, pilot engine of Rajdhani derails


Nearly 3 metre of track damaged, no casualties

FINANCE »

Finance Ministry wants banks to be exempt from CSR spend


Letter to corporate affairs ministry cites slowing economy, capital challenges

Malaysia Airlines

BRAND WORLD »

Malaysia Airlines: Miles to go for salvaging brand


After two disasters in a span of five months, the airline has the uphill task of redeeming itself, reversing the slide in its financials as well

ON THE BEAT »


Nitin Sethi: Why the monsoon numbers hide reality

Because the ecology of various regions differs, it is silly to club them all under one countrywide average number


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 »


Can a housing society expel its member?

Yes, but procedure is not easy. If expelled, member loses the right to his property

Ukraine Plane Crash

First MH17 bodies arrive in Netherlands as nation mourns

Church bells rang out throughout the country as the planes touched down with the first 40 bodies of the 298 people killed in the disaster

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Columnists

Dismantling food
inflation

Indira Rajaraman

The most important features of the Union and Rail Budgets for 2014-15 are the micro-interventions that address food inflation

Two months and two
signals

A K Bhattacharya

The first couple of months for a new government are always crucial as this is the time when it lays down its broad framework of policies

Welcoming FDI in news
Vanita Kohli-Khandekar

Allowing foreign investment will push media firms to clean up their act and put in place systems that will allow good journalism to flourish

The lure of legalising
bilateral disputes

Pranay Kotasthane

The PCA verdict on India-Bangladesh maritime dispute, which largely upholds Bangladeshi claim, has important lessons for India’s Saarc policy

BLOGS


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

Mission to Mars
Raghu Kalra

So far, no nation has been able to enter the planet's orbit in the maiden attempt. Will India's MOM be the first?

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Selecting justice

Judicial appointments need transparency

Sold out

A new model for electronics, and online retail

Financial X-ray

Cairn's PAT down on high depreciation charges

Average daily production up 3% y-o-y during Q1, gas output down 12% to 48 mscfd

Dish TV eyes gains in FY15

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

BOOK REVIEWS

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

What matters to Pele

Why Soccer Matters is like an abridged biography of Pelé that is narrated against the backdrop of five football World Cups

Andy Mukherjee

Hope abounds
Andy Mukherjee


Indonesia reform hopes rise with clear Jokowi win

Robert Cyran

Wind up the iWatch?
Robert Cyran


Apple winds up earnings hope for new gadgets

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Margin pressure to continue for Hexaware

Even as it steps up investment & remains confident on top-line growth, weak margin outlook has led earnings downgrade

Today's picks

Nifty, ICICI Bank, Infosys, Ambuja Cement & Tata Steel

Cairn's PAT down on high depreciation charges

Average daily production up 3% y-o-y during Q1, gas output down 12% to 48 mscfd


Shalimar Paints bipartite meeting inconclusive

Ghatak said the management told them the company was willing to build a modern plant there for which some time was required

IKEA's leisurely scout for a start

After clearance in 2012, single-brand showpiece still to decide on a single location, with first store unlikely before 2017

Asian Paints shows all-round growth

Pick-up in growth of industrial paints likely to complement strong show in decorative paints


Today's picks

Nifty, ICICI Bank, Infosys, Ambuja Cement & Tata Steel

YES bank: net up 9.6% on muted treasury gain

To take inorganic route for entering MF segment; board okays raising of Rs 3,000 cr through long-term bonds

L&T Finance: Higher NPAs dampen stable loan growth, credit costs

Gross NPA rose 39 bps sequentially to 3.57% on the back of continued stress in CV, construction equipment and corporate segment


Aircel-Maxis case: Attorney General Rohatgi tells CBI to chargesheet Marans

AG's view in the long-pending case related to the Aircel-Maxis deal has come in less than two months of the Narendra Modi government taking ...

Trai proposals won't benefit RJio, RCom

Airtel, Vodafone & Idea, with higher bandwidth across different bands, could take advantage of spectrum sharing

Today's picks

Nifty, YES Bank, Tech Mahindra, Idea Cellular & Hndalco


Margin pressure to continue for Hexaware

Even as it steps up investment & remains confident on top-line growth, weak margin outlook has led earnings downgrade

Today's picks

Nifty, ICICI Bank, Infosys, Ambuja Cement & Tata Steel

KPIT Technologies dips on weak Q1 results

KPIT Technologies plunged 7% to Rs 162 on the BSE after consolidated net profit dropped 17% to Rs 51 crore


Mahindra opens 'all-in-one dealership' in Dahod

The new dealership will take care of the Mahindra's vehicles sales, service and spares supply in the entire district

MRF Q3 net up 1.3% at Rs 230.22 crore

Company had posted a net profit of Rs 227.28 crore in the same period last fiscal

Ceat falls 6% second day in a row on disappointing Q1 results

The management said that margins were hit due to rise in employee cost, higher ad spends and adverse product mix.


Essar Ports Q2 PAT at Rs 92 crore, down 10% year-on-year

Increased expenses, higher finance cost drags company's bottomline

Budget housing developers gear up for Rs 5000 cr new launches

RBI recently brought housing loans upto Rs 50 lakh under priority sector lending which meant that such loans would come with cheaper rates now

MNRE bats for strict renewable power obligation compliance

Pleads SERCs to invoke penal provisions of the regulations against defaulting entities


Jet says it aims to turn profitable in 2017

Company is in the process of finalising its new products, restructuring its financial balance sheet, working with banks and making payments to ...

NIIT Ltd back in black in Q1

Posts net profit of Rs 0.6 cr compared to losses in previous fiscal

Jet Airways gains on debt restructuring plans

The airline gains 3% to Rs 264 after Jet Chairman Naresh Goyal said the airline will return to profitability by 2017


Today's picks

Nifty, ICICI Bank, Infosys, Ambuja Cement & Tata Steel

GACL net profit up 52% in Q1

The company registered the Q1 net profit at Rs 57 cr as against Rs 37 cr for the corresponding period last year

Atul Limited soars over 10% on robust Q1 earnings

Q1 net profit up 48% at Rs 59.78 crore against Rs 40.45 crore in the corresponding quarter previous year.


Today's picks

Nifty, ICICI Bank, Infosys, Ambuja Cement & Tata Steel

Environment ministry eases clearance rule

Agrees with coal ministry's idea of doing away with individual mine clearances and to, instead, consider clusters in the case of Coal India

ED attaches properties of Nava Bharat Power in coal scam case

This is the second attachment order by the ED in the coal blocks allocation scam


McLeod Russel mulls diversification, in discussion with consultants

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

Tata Coffee posts 24.9% fall in June quarter profit

Lower profits in the June quarter reflect the lesser quantity of crop available for sale in the plantation business

Slow start to fertiliser sales this year: Murugappa chairman

However, he says current situation isn't as grim as predicted and indications are positive


Dish TV eyes gains in FY15

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

Sun TV Network plunges 10% on heavy volumes

A combined 679,000 shares changed hands on the counter in first half-an-hour of trading against an average 300,000 shares that were traded daily ...

Dish TV posts loss of Rs 16.05 crore in Q1

Company had registered a standalone net profit of Rs 31.73 crore for the April-June quarter of the last fiscal


Cairn's PAT down on high depreciation charges

Average daily production up 3% y-o-y during Q1, gas output down 12% to 48 mscfd

Cairn India is betting big on gas production from its block

Will invest $200 million over the next three years in developing natural gas finds in its Rajasthan block

ICRA revises IOC's ratings to stable on falling under-recoveries

Improved credit ratings indicate low possibility of debt default by a firm and impact interest rates charged by its lenders


Riddhi Siddhi Gluco hits 52-week high on share buyback plan

The board has recommended buyback to 2.37 million equity shares at a maximum price of Rs 450 per equity share through tender offer.

Today's picks

Nifty, Bank Nifty, HDFC, GAIL & HCL Tech

Greenply Industries gain on robust Q1 results

Greenply Industries' net profit surged 33.9% to Rs 30.23 crore on 7.5% growth in net sales to Rs 516.74 crore in Q1


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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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Will asset sale help Jaypee tide over its debt woes?

Only an economic recovery will help Jaypee generate strong cash flows in its core businesses of construction and real estate

Will budget reforms help the Railways get back on track?

While govt's intention is to revamp India's rail network, a half-hearted attempt at creating more efficient body could derail the whole process

Real Estate

Realtors tweak strategy for affordable housing

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

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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 ...

Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines: Miles to go for salvaging brand

Perception is more influential than reality, and air travellers typically make decisions based on the credibility of the airline

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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. It helps monitor and analyse the trends and ...