Markets pause after record breaking spree on profit taking

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


NTPC cuts power supply in Chhattisgarh

Power crises results in load-shedding in the rural areas


Modi govt's fisc may get a helping hand from cooling crude oil prices

Oil firms' borrowings could fall by up to Rs 15,000 cr, govt's subsidy bill by 12%

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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


Japanese fund should be second choice

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


IndiGo denies fire in plane, confirms passengers' safety

The airline said that it made a normal landing at the Delhi airport


People power to new Plan body

A special open forum has been created on the website for suggestions

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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

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


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


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


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

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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.

United Spirits appoints Anand Kripalu to its board

Move comes close after Kripalu was elevated to be part of Diageo's global Executive Committee

LinguaNext to partner banks for ATM transaction slips

Company is already working with different banks including SBI

Oriental Bank of Commerce, Dena Bank are still good bets: analysts

This is the second instance in less than a month when a public sector bank was found being involved in a scam

Karur Vysya Bank gains on fund raising plans via QIP

The floor price for the QIP has been fixed at Rs 461.70 per equity share

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

FMC wants NSEL to be merged with FTIL, latter's management changed

Last week FMC wrote to MCA to merge NSEL with its promoter and 99% owner, FTIL

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

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.

FDC soars 14% after huge block deals

About 4.85 million equity shares representing 2.73% of total equity of FDC changed hands in multiple block deals on BSE.

DLF to reduce debt to Rs 12,000-14,000 cr by FY17

Company will look at selling some of its non-core assets

Tata Power to distribute 4,000 MW across India by 2020: Anil Sardana

In an interview, the MD says the company plans to further increase its presence in the distribution segment

To trim debt, Lanco may sell more power assets

After sale of the Udupi plant Lanco Infratech has 2,790 Mw operational capacity, including 136 Mw in renewable energy

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

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

Zee Entertainment on global expansion drive

Essel group firm ZEEL now considering Vietnam as its next destination

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.

RIL setback to OilMin: GAIL, CPCL refuse to comply with KG-D6 order

Both companies have expressed their inability to do so as no amount was pending against crude oil and gas they purchased from RIL

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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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Seven of the top 10 brands come from services sector

HDFC Bank, Airtel, State Bank of India top BrandZ's 50 most valuable brand study

Crunching the numbers

This is the concluding part of a three-part series on how Facebook is helping advertisers reach the right audience

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

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