Budget to unveil second generation reforms: Jaitley

The Finance Minister says country requires 'a larger opening out in more sectors, stability of policy and tax regime

ECONOMY »

Govt to push economic agenda in Winter session of Parliament


Much-delayed Insurance Bill seeking to allow more foreign capital high on government agenda

COMPANIES »

Vistara Airlines launch held up due to flying permit delay


The airline had applied to the DGCA for the permit in April and had planned to launch services by September

MARKETS »

UBS remains bullish on domestic equities for 2015


Overweight on banks and underweight on consumer staples and IT services

WEEKEND SPECIAL »

Kapil Sharma: Laughter factory


Kapil Sharma, the anchor of Comedy Nights with Kapil, is the hottest property on Indian television today

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

I-T dept conducts searches on Sahara group in Delhi, NCR


Sahara group confirmed the development but expressed ignorance as to why this action was being taken against it

AROUND THE WORLD »

Fed plans to tighten commodities rules for Wall Street banks


Those new regulations could force banks to amass more capital to protect against losses on holdings of commodities

FINANCE »

NBFCs prefer retail bond issue to commercial paper


Muthoot Finance is planning to raise Rs 400 cr by public issue of bonds

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Arvind Panagariya: How we shoot ourselves in the foot

The government has not acted to end tax terrorism, which means the 'Make in India' campaign is in jeopardy

Editorial Comment »


Irrational India

Space for obscurantist thought growing

TAKE TWO »


Is it safe to have that capsule?

The deaths at sterilisation camps in Chhattisgarh have turned the spotlight on the quality of medicine produced in India

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How we shoot ourselves
in the foot

Arvind Panagariya

The government has not acted to end tax terrorism, which means the 'Make in India' campaign is in jeopardy

Riding the tide
T Thomas

Govt could offer a majority shareholding to pvt-sector investors in all major PSUs, with, say, 5% of shares reserved for staff of such firms

Going the extra mile for
the national capital

Aditi Phadnis

With AAP fighting for survival, Cong struggling for identity & BJP seeking to hold on to capital, polls will be interesting India has ever had

'A visionary who
decisively altered
India's trajectory'

Sonia Gandhi

Nehru once remarked that wealth shouts, but knowledge whispers. That whisper about his life and work has weakened in recent years

BLOGS


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

Two tennis shows, two different responses

While IPTL ticket sales have witnessed keen interest, CTL stands are almost vacant

Weekend Columnists

Bollywood laughs at itself
Malavika Sangghvi

Of the recent slew of parodies and satires on the Internet, the best of the crop involve Bollywood stars sending themselves up

The second quit India movement
Anjuli Bhargava

The fact that some parents have done well and can afford to send their kids overseas surely doesn't mean they should be forced to

Financial X-ray

TechM bets big on $41 bn network services market with LCC acquisition

Even as margins might be hit in the first year, analysts remain bullish on the LLC acquisition deal

Indian bonds' prices likely to sustain gains in coming months

RBI's mere acknowledgement of the easing inflationary situation is sufficient to push up bond prices

BOOK REVIEWS

Playing It My Way: No big sixes here

Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography, quite unlike his batting, progresses too softly and serenely to be entertaining

John Foley

Follow the money
John Foley


Alibaba's huge finance arm is a mystery to most

Una Galani

Too good to miss
Una Galani


Iran's reintegration is a prize worth working for

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Tata Motors to launch trucks with auto gear shift

The automated manual transmission has recently been introduced in various passenger cars, including its sedan Zest

Royal Enfield on expansion mode; to set up 3rd plant

Royal Enfield currently has two manufacturing facilities inTiruvottiyur and Oragadam

Top seven companies add Rs 44k cr to investor wealth

The m-cap of SBI surged Rs 20k cr to Rs 227k cr, the biggest rise among top-10 blue-chips


United Spirits' private deals come into question

Investors, proxy firms point to terms of agreement; company says deals already in force, cancellation will hurt its interests

For durables, Indians continue to trust foreign brands

Four of the top five consumer durables companies in India are unlisted and subsidiaries of either South Korean or Japanese companies

Is the FMCG slowdown catching up with ITC?

Revenue growth has slipped in the last two quarters, but investment plans remain intact


Top seven companies add Rs 44k cr to investor wealth

The m-cap of SBI surged Rs 20k cr to Rs 227k cr, the biggest rise among top-10 blue-chips

Sebi looking into share price spike ahead of Kotak-ING deal

Inquiry preliminary, based on system-generated alert

Retail bond issuance preferred route of fund raising for NBFCs despite costs

Muthoot Finance is planning to raise Rs 400 cr by public issue of bonds


Datawind all set to launch Rs 2,000 smartphone

Company also on verge of tying up with a telecom operator for providing free Internet service to its smartphone buyers

Bharti Airtel appoints Titus Naikuni as chairman for Kenya operations

Comes with vast board-room experience with many companies across sectors

OnMobile Global zooms over 100% in one month

The stock rallied 113% to Rs 63.90 from Rs 30 on October 20, as compared to 6.5% rise in S&P BSE Sensex.


Best time to start a new business, says Infosys co-founder

Gopalakrishnan said almost all sectors will get disrupted and transformed over the next 30 years

Global tech giants gear up for Digital India road map

Centre has okayed blueprint for the project in August, which is expected to attract Rs 1,00,000 cr in investments over next 3-4 years

TechM bets big on $41 bn network services market with LCC acquisition

Even as margins might be hit in the first year, analysts remain bullish on the LLC acquisition deal


Pharma companies should learn to appreciate FDA norms: Experts

Indian pharma companies have registered the largest number of US FDA-approved manufacturing facilities outside the US

Amrutanjan Health Care zooms over 50% in three days

Till 1205 hours, a combined 2.51 million shares representing 17% of total equity of the company changed hands on NSE and BSE.

US court overturns Ranbaxy's bid to block launch of rival generic drugs

It had sought restraining order against Dr Reddy's, Endo Intl in lawsuit against US FDA


Tata Motors to launch trucks with auto gear shift

The automated manual transmission has recently been introduced in various passenger cars, including its sedan Zest

Royal Enfield on expansion mode; to set up 3rd plant

Royal Enfield currently has two manufacturing facilities inTiruvottiyur and Oragadam

Tata Motors to treble commercial vehicle exports by 2018-19

The company plans to bolster despatches to existing and new markets to achieve the target


IPPs invest Rs 33,000 cr on their projects in Odisha

Among the 28 players that have inked pacts with the state, two firms -- Sesa Sterlite and GMR Kamalanga Energy -- have started commercial ...

Private power producers ask RBI for bailout

The meeting was attended by senior executives of key power companies such as Reliance Power, Tata Power, Adani Group, GMR

Indiabulls highest bidder for Voltas land in Thane

It quoted a price of Rs 236 cr or Rs 32.68 crore per acre


Improved tourist sentiment leads to marginal hike in hotel tariff

Goa tops with 12% rise in tariffs, rates in Pune & Mumbai decline

SpiceJet stock up 15% on stake sale reports

The airline is restructuring its operations and has cut down its fleet size by ten planes to contain losses

Jet Airways: On course to improved performance

Rise in competition could offset gains on falling fuel prices; for SpiceJet, a turnround hangs on recapitalisation


Kirloskar proposes to install solar pumpsets in entire TS

At present, 30 mn units of power worth Rs 15 cr are supplied to agricultural pumpsets free of cost every day

Titagarh Wagons, Texmaco Rail gain on orders win report

Titagarh Wagons surged 6% to Rs 317, while Texmaco Rail & Engineers up 3% at Rs 120 on BSE.

GMR claims $803 mn for termination of Male Airport contract

Firm also seeks damages for loss of reputation due to wrongful repudiation of Concession Agreement


CCI invites public views on proposed Holcim-Lafarge merger

Competition panel believes merger could have adverse impact on cement industry, gives 15 days for response

TNPL launches new paper brand 'GreenPal' targeting students

TNPL to use e-commerce to sell the product, which will be delivered at doorstep free of cost

Holcim, Lafarge say global merger won't adversely impact competition in India

In a filing to CCI, the cement majors said effective competition will continue to sustain


IPPs invest Rs 33,000 cr on their projects in Odisha

Among the 28 players that have inked pacts with the state, two firms -- Sesa Sterlite and GMR Kamalanga Energy -- have started commercial ...

Global steel prices continue to fall, India may follow

Experts say prices in India might fall another 3-4% by year-end

Rift between Coal India's unions likely to pave way for stake sale

One of the unions, close to the BJP, has decided to stay awake from the strike


As packaged food companies crumble, Britannia holds ground

Earlier push on distribution, product mix and cost cutting has helped it weather the relative slowdown in the category far better than ...

Sugar stocks in demand

Shares of sugar manufactures are in demand after the govt promised subsidising the production of ethanol for blending with petrol.

Tata Coffee surges on stock split plan

The board will meet on November 25, 2014, to consider the proposal of stock split of the company's equity shares.


IOC aims at 90% DBTL compliance in Gujarat by mid-Jan

There are roughly 6.5 million LPG domestic consumers in Gujarat between IOCL, HPCL and BPCL

Essar Oil extends fall as Sebi revamps delisting norms

The stock slipped below its floor price of Rs 108.18 fixed for the proposed delisting offer.

CAG seeks D6 audit for 2012-13, RIL agrees for 2013-14 too

RIL said audit should be in letter and spirit of the Production Sharing Contract signed by the government for KG-D6 fields


Future group acquires supermarket chain Nilgiris

Nilgiris runs convenience store chain with 140 outlets in the south; also owns portfolio of brands in dairy, bakery, chocolates and staples

Future Consumer Enterprise gains on acquiring supermarket chain

Future Consumer gains 10% after purchasing Bangalore-based supermarket chain Nilgiris

Pokarna zooms over 100% in one month

The stock rallied 123% to Rs 580, also its record high on BSE, from Rs 260 on October 20.


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Playing It My Way: No big sixes here

Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography, quite unlike his batting, progresses too softly and serenely to be entertaining

Kapil Sharma: Laughter factory

Kapil Sharma, the anchor of Comedy Nights with Kapil, is the hottest property on Indian television today

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