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The 30-share Sensex ended up 1 point at 27,459 and the 50-share Nifty ended down 1 point at 8,341.

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SpiceJet running short of planes for scheduled flights


Has lost 11 of its Boeing planes after Delhi HC ordered DGCA to deregister the jets

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IAEA urges India to take further action for nuclear regulation


Says govt should embed the AERB's regulatory independence in law, separated from other entities having responsibilities or interests that could ...

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RBI's forex reserves climb to all-time high of $340 bn


The reserves have been rising because the central bank has been mopping dollar flows through state-run banks

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Apple's Tim Cook to give away his $785 mn fortune to charity


The announcement came after billionaire financier Warren Buffett urged the rich to give away at least half their worth in their lifetimes

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T N Ninan: Power shift

China has demonstrated that it has the power to not be isolated, and it is likely to become more powerful over time

Rahul Jacob: What China learned from Lee Kuan Yew... and India didn't

Lee deserved to lead a bigger country than Singapore, the city of 5 million he ruled for three decades

Start-ups

Phaneesh Murthy to launch health exchange

Plans to offer online marketplace for drug sellers, platform for digitising patients' records

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Power shift
T N Ninan

China has demonstrated that it has the power to not be isolated, and it is likely to become more powerful over time

What China learned from
Lee Kuan Yew... and
India didn't

Rahul Jacob

Lee deserved to lead a bigger country than Singapore, the city of 5 million he ruled for three decades

India and ageing
Suman Bery

The Union Budget provides valuable insight into the government's view of social protection

Singh's silence on land
acquisition

Aditi Phadnis

The fact that everyone but Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh is speaking on the issue only gives credence to the specious fears of farmers ...

BLOGS


India's startup ecosystem needs a Sebi of its own, and now!

The lack of a single regulator means that rumours and speculation abound, even in the media reporting on startups

Why the BBC documentary on Delhi bus rape misses its mark
Anisha Dutta

The face Leslee Udwin chose to portray a certain mindset has offset her larger argument

Weekend Columnists

Attuned to the times
Jai Arjun Singh

Gulzar composed a gentle, meditative song for a classic like Bandini more than 50 years ago, also won an Oscar

Leading by example
Anjuli Bhargava

It is not uncommon to find the entire family watching some show - age appropriate or not - on television

Financial X-ray

Power Sector: Light at the end of the tunnel

Returns ratios of JSW Energy and NTPC to improve in FY16, as power demand picks up

UPL: Strengthening its Brazil presence

Latest acquisition will enhance its distribution reach in a market that contributes 16% to revenues

BOOK REVIEWS

On a Gandhi guilt trip

Makarand Paranjape’s book makes an attempt to understand not only his life but also the idea of India by inquiring into meaning of his death

Neil Unmack

Curve ball
Neil Unmack


Flat euro yield curve is unused windfall

Richard Beales

Cyber charter
Richard Beales


Hacked JPMorgan can leapfrog peers on cyber danger

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Wipro rejigs BFSI business unit

The move is aimed at better serving the needs of global clients

Govt extends Indian Bank CEO's term

T M Bhasin has been given a sixteen-month extension in the capacity of a CEO and not CMD though

Power Sector: Light at the end of the tunnel

Returns ratios of JSW Energy and NTPC to improve in FY16, as power demand picks up


Eveready wins court battle over LED ad campaign against Havells

LED bulbs to be face of the Eveready brand, says Amritanshu Khaitan

HUL's volumes to grow 6-7% in Q4

Company's promotional activity, price cuts fail to boost demand

Symphony hits record high

In past one-week, the stock rallied 10% after the Gujarat High Court restrains Cello from launching Symphony look-alike air coolers in the ...


Govt extends Indian Bank CEO's term

T M Bhasin has been given a sixteen-month extension in the capacity of a CEO and not CMD though

SBI to make room for foreign partner

To cut stake in general insurance venture to 51% from 76%

UBI won't lend aggressively despite removal of lending restriction: CEO

The bank will continue to focus on lending to retail and SME sectors


Reliance Communications hits 52-week low

The stock hit a 52-week low of Rs 56.75 on the National Stock Exchange in intra-day trade.

Idea Cellular falls 8% from day's high on profit booking

Idea Cellular said that the total spectrum bid made by the company is valued at approximately Rs 30,100 crore.

Telecom auctions: Idea, Bharti retain spectrum

Threat from Reliance Jio didn't materialise; Idea Cellular and Bharti Airtel retain spectrum


Wipro rejigs BFSI business unit

The move is aimed at better serving the needs of global clients

Infosys will follow two-prong acquisition strategy, says Pravin Rao

COO says the company will look for acquiring companies of smaller sizes for innovative tech and larger ones would be for geographic expansion, ...

IT shares trade firm as Accenture raises revenue growth forecast

TCS, Infosys, Hexaware, Wipro and Tech Mahindra were trading higher between 1%-3% on the NSE.


MedPlus to raise up to $75 million to fund expansion

Firm runs 1,240 pharma retail stores in 150 centres across 12 states; plans 10,000 stores in next 3-4 years

BSE to discontinue trading in Ranbaxy from April 6

After Ranbaxy's merger with Sun Pharma, the scrip will be discountinued from trading on the bourses

RPG Life Sciences hits record high on promoter buying

In past two weeks the stock rallied 49% after Harsh Vardhan Goneka,bought 1.7% stake in the company via open market.


HMSI to invest Rs 585 cr to hike capacity at 3rd plant in Karnataka

New production line at existing plant site will add 600,000 units a year to take total capacity to 2.4 mn units by 2016 end

Tata's JLR announces pound 600-mn UK investment

The funds will be pumped into its research and development (R&D) and manufacturing divisions across three JLR sites in the West Midlands ...

Tata Motors: Equity dilution to have marginal impact on earnings

Inexpensive valuations, possible revival in domestic market, debt restructuring likely drivers for stock


SpiceJet running short of planes for scheduled flights

The airline is scheduled to make 280 daily flights from next week but with its current fleet at 17 Boeing 737 jets and 15 Bombardier Q400s it ...

SpiceJet running short of planes for scheduled flights

Has lost 11 of its Boeing planes after Delhi HC ordered DGCA to deregister the jets

Discount drive helps domestic airlines log healthy growth in Feb

Eight Indian carriers together flew 12.26 mn passengers during reported period as against 10.09 mn in February last year


Trinetra Cement shareholders approve merger with India Cements

India Cements will get the benefit of profitability of Trinetra and improve its own performance

Aditya Birla Group's Grasim launches new fibre brand 'Liva'

In the first season of national launch, Liva will reach over 50 cities and 1,000 outlets

FIPB clears 10 FDI proposals worth Rs 2,858 crore

Holcim-Ambuja share swap deal referred to CCEA; Sharekhan's proposal for transfer of CCDs and CCPs deferred


UPL: Strengthening its Brazil presence

Latest acquisition will enhance its distribution reach in a market that contributes 16% to revenues

UPL: Strengthening its Brazil presence

The Sinagro buy is strategic to UPL in an 11.5-bn market that makes up 16% to its revenues and is growing 25% a year

Centre may double urea capacity at RCF's plant in Trombay

Proposes coal-based urea plants in coal bearing states


Vedanta to file notice of claim against govt in Cairn India tax dispute

Cairn India received the Rs 20,494-cr tax demand in relation to its 2007 listing in India

Vedanta to file notice of claim against govt in Cairn India tax dispute

Cairn India received the Rs 20,497-cr tax demand in relation to its 2007 listing in India

Oil and gas shares hit 52-week low as government lowers domestic gas price

Reliance Industries, ONGC, Oil India and Cairn India hit their respective 52-week lows on the BSE in intra-day trade.


Gail, GSPL gain as Cabinet approves gas import

GSPLrallied 8% to Rs 128, while Gail (India) up 2% at Rs 387 on the National Stock Exchange.

Petronet top post: GAIL directors, Oil India Chairman in race

Candidates have been called for an interview before a three-member Search Committee on March 30

Multiple triggers ahead for GSPL

Merger of city gas distribution, raising of rates by regulator and more volumes to boost earnings


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Can you have a home free of swine flu?

A real estate developer claims to have a technology that can keep airborne viruses at bay. The author examines the possibility

Wickets that move - and may spin too

Some of the stadiums in the ongoing Cricket World Cup use portable pitches

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How new debt norms will ease banks' pain

Banks can now convert any amount of debt into equity, but many believe the relief will be short-lived

Policy niggles put India's solar dream under a shadow

While govt wants to generate 100,000 Mw of solar power by 2022, it is yet to seriously implement steps to meet production & transmission targets

Real Estate

Mumbai realty developers' debt rises

Land purchases and big projects, amid dull sales growth, among the reasons

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Pulsar back in spotlight with a Rs 1 lakh bike

If Pulsar is to lead charge for Bajaj, consumer has to keep upgrading from humble 100cc commuter bikes to premium sports bikes

From left: Veteran actor Kamal Haasan, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Additional Secretary J S Mathur  and Bollywood actor Aamir Khan release the Ficci-KPMG report at the inaugural session of FICCI Frames 2015

By 2018, TV ad revenue will exceed print's

Poll spends helped traditional media, while Bollywood got a wake up call in 2014

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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