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Markets pause after record breaking spree on profit taking


The Nifty had hit its third successive record high of 7,922.70 today

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RInfra wants stay on migration of customers to Tata Power


RInfra pleaded the stay be granted until MERC approves Tata Power's network roll out plan in its distribution area in Mumbai

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FinMin backs banks on capping free ATM usage


Justifies move saying banks have to recover huge costs on running ATMs

Around the world »

In graphic video, ISIS beheads American journalist James Foley


The video was reportedly posted in response to recent airstrikes by the US in northern Iraq and as a warning to President Obama

PERSONAL FINANCE »

Japanese fund should be second choice


Start with US ones and have 10-15% exposure to global ones

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Irom Sharmila breaks down after being released from hospital


The 'Iron Lady of Manipur' is walking free after 14 years

PLANNING COMMISSION 2.0 »

People power to new Plan body


A special open forum has been created on the website mygov.nic.in for suggestions

Have Your Say




Narendra Modi has invited comments and suggestions on his move to scrap the Planning Commission. What would your advice to the Prime Minister be?

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Policies awaited
Shankar Acharya

So what are the Modi government's economic priorities?

A lucky government?
A K Bhattacharya

Luck appears to be on the government's side. It needs to take full advantage of it by initiating long overdue economic reforms without delay

Trai's take on media
ownership

Vanita Kohli-Khandekar

Its recent paper is a call for the media to fix the sorry state of the news industry in India

Indo-Pak relations and
the journey to Neverland

Zorawar Daulet Singh

Realistic statecraft, not emotion must become the guiding principle of India's Pakistan policy

BLOGS


EPL: week one, take one
Dhruv Munjal

Man United stumble as Chelsea, Man City lay down early marker

Back to the future in Vidarbha for cotton farmers
Aman Sethi

How a new-old planting technique could make rain-fed cotton planting more viable

EDITORIAL COMMENT

On the rise

Is the market's bull run sustainable?

A complex chain

Financial inclusion must be set up to pay for itself

Financial X-ray

Sesa Sterlite: Goa mining leases not a big catalyst

Analysts estimate Goa mines to produce 1.1 mt in FY15, which pales in comparison to its capacity of 14 mt

Silver lining for GAIL

While June quarter was marred by one-offs, Street is positive due to expanded petchem capacities

BOOK REVIEWS

A borderline case of discomfort

The acute discomfort of both China, India with circumstances that they have found themselves in over past 60 yrs comes out strongly in this book

Taxing issues about taxes

Parthasarathi Shome's book Taxation — Principles and Applications covers virtually every important aspect of tax reform

Chris Hughes

London's so cool
Chris Hughes


London-UK house-price divergence is manna for BoE

Martin Hutchinson

Boons and boondoggles
Martin Hutchinson


Beware of surges in infra investment

CompaniesRss icon

Why Jet failed to 'Konnect'

The no-frills brand scored poorly on perception, performance, popularity and profit

TVS adds Zest to Scooty

Venu Srinivasan said that the new model was all about the aspirations of the young woman

Street patient for Infy while Sikka makes right moves

Analysts say no performance pressure on Sikka for at least two quarters


Diversification, new launches to fuel Emami's growth

Entry into new and high growth categories will also help diversify from a seasonal portfolio

Godrej Consumer expects double digit growth in FY15

In the last three years, company has been growing about 28 to 29% annually

Marico Kaya soars 10% on stake hike by promoters

Harsh Mariwala and others have purchased 130,375 equity shares of Marico Kaya via open market purchase.


Banks in Odisha achieve 18% of annual credit target by June

PSU lenders post dismal credit offtake; Central Bank achieves 4.25%, while Indian Bank and SBI achieve 6% and 8.55% respectively

Dena, OBC stocks fall for FD scam

Besides the CBI probe, govt as the owner of both banks has ordered a forensic audit

LinguaNext to partner banks for ATM transaction slips

Company is already working with different banks including SBI


Street patient for Infy while Sikka makes right moves

Analysts say no performance pressure on Sikka for at least two quarters

TCS' Diligenta secures deal with UK-based Friends Life

In 2011, TCS subsidiary had taken over IT and customer services functions of the UK business of Friends Life for 15 years

MCX prepares ground for complete FTIL exit

Board to ask National Securities Depository to unfreeze 5% of FTIL's stake


Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod to market anti-viral drug Acyclovir

The group now has 95 approvals and has so far filed 249 ANDAs since commencement of the filing process in FY04

Dr Reddy's under scanner for packaging violations

Issue is related to compliance with requirements of special packaging for child resistant blister packs for six products

Pharma shares on a roll; BSE Healthcare index up 3%

Cipla, Sun Pharma, Lupin, Cadila Healthcare, Aurobindo and Glenmark are up 2-4%, quoting at their lifetime highs.


Sobha Developers to invest Rs 250 crore in Pune project

The company has targeted to develop over one million square feet of area primarily in residential space

NTPC cuts power supply in Chhattisgarh

Power crises results in load-shedding in the rural areas

RInfra wants stay on migration of customers to Tata Power

RInfra pleaded the stay be granted until MERC approves Tata Power's network roll out plan in its distribution area in Mumbai


Arvind gains 6% on forays into e-commerce

The company expects Creyate to become a Rs 100-crore brand by next year.

Textile giant Arvind Limited forays into e-commerce

Launches online custom clothing brand; targets Rs 1,000 crore from e-retail business in three years

Arvind forays into e-commerce with custom clothing brand 'Creyate'

Company sees e-commerce as a key growth driver for the group and aims to be Rs 1,000 crore plus business in three years


MCFL stake buy move gets CCI nod: Deepak Fertilizers

Deepak Fertilizers and Petrochemicals Ltd as well as Zuari Agro Chemicals are looking to take over MCFL

Pune-based TastyKhana ties up with Domino's Pizza

Tie up would enable TastyKhana.in to take online orders through their website for Dominos Pizza across 158 cities

Is Deepak Fertilisers losing interest in MCF takeover bid?

Company has so far shown reluctance to revise its open offer as well


Zee Entertainment to replace United Spirits in Nifty

Company will be moved up to main index, effective from Sept 19, 2014

Eros International zooms on acquiring worldwide rights for Zee TV shows

The company said its on-demand entertainment portal ErosNow has acquired the worldwide rights of popular Zee TV shows.

Inox's high growth ambition soars

Will continue to look at acquisitions aggressively, beside promoting its F&B and cinema ad businesses


FTIL, MCX come to terms on new tech deal

FTIL has agreed to reduce its annual maintenance charge by 40%

Govt orders Gail to cut gas from non-priority areas for retail needs

The ministry in an order has authorised the company to meet full requirement of CNG retailers like Indraprastha Gas Ltd

Just Dial gains after board nod for hiking FII limit

The board also approved acquisition of just Dial Inc. from Just Dial Global Private Limited.


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Fashion designers get ordinary people to model on their shows

Fashion designers are now getting 'regular' people - watchmen, gym instructors, rickshaw pullers - to model on their shows

Heritage hotels: True to their roots

Ganga Kutir near Kolkata and House of MG in Ahmedabad are two hotels that give you a sense of place almost instantly

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Sudhir Kumar Jain

Can govt banks ride the momentum for change?

Bogged down by inefficient boards, public sector banks have got mired in mounting bad loans and rising corruption

Vistara offers a ray of hope to full-service carriers

Full-service airlines may have been making huge losses in India, but Tata Sons and Jet Airways are raring to give the model a second chance

Real Estate

Real estate developers offer discounts to push sales

Discounts up to 15% expected this festive season; analysts expect Oct-Dec period to garner sales of at least 60k units across seven major cities

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Why Jet failed to 'Konnect'

The no-frills brand scored poorly on perception, performance, popularity and profit

TVS adds Zest to Scooty

Venu Srinivasan said that the new model was all about the aspirations of the young woman

Business Education Rss icon

B-school cut-offs might go up with new CAT pattern

If difficulty level of exam is lowered, percentile cut-off may become higher