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Sensex ends 72 points lower


The 30-share Sensex provisionally ended 72 points lower at 27,418 and the 50-share Nifty closed 11 points lower at 8,321.

COMPANIES »

Troubles galore for Housing.com


The real-estate start-up has been in news for various reasons for the past one month

ECONOMY AND POLICY »

Seeds of doubt over new GDP data still remain: R Nagaraj


Interview with R Nagaraj, Professor at IGIDR

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

CVC report shows AIIMS' probes await health ministry action


Ministry tells court disclosure of details would hurt investigations

AROUND THE GLOBE »

Tsunami warning issued after strong quake rocks Papua New Guinea


Today's quake was centred in the same area as two earthquakes that rocked Papua New Guinea last week

MODI GOVT: DELIVERY VS PROMISE »

Modi, Mukesh & metamorphosis


Narendra Modi's relationship with Indian industrialists is changing fast and unexpectedly

FINANCE »

SBBJ cuts base rate by 15 bps to 10.10%


The new revised rate will be effective from May 06

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Katie Benner: Start-ups' new money machine

There's been some worry over whether public market investors are taking on too much risk when they invest in start-ups

Editorial Comment »


Why Arvind Kejriwal should not threaten the media

It would be better to maintain communication with the people through the media, instead of trying to snap it

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Columnists

Reflections at a
convocation

Ajit Balakrishnan

Why management syllabi should not be attuned to the markets

Why everyone's talking
about native advertising

Alokananda Chakraborty

Native advertising is not really a new kid in the advertising landscape. But it is now growing on the back of increasing mobile penetration

The politics of growth
projections

Rathin Roy

The number of external agencies giving us their “take” on the future growth rate today far outnumbers domestic forecasters

Start-ups' new money
machine

Katie Benner

All the money from public market investors could pose a risk to the start-ups themselves

BLOGS


Nepal quake and its lessons for disaster (un)preparedness

Despite loads of relief material and foreign rescue teams in Nepal, the state has failed to respond adequately in helping the victims

Why Barkha Dutt is wrong about women's safety in India

Did misplaced national pride inhibit the avowed feminist in Barkha Dutt from calling a spade a spade on women's safety in India?

EDITORIAL COMMENT

About a rollback

Govt must persuade RBI on financial sector reform

Public trials?

Delhi chief minister should not threaten the media

Financial X-ray

Urban demand to drive auto sales in FY16

Passenger vehicles, CVs, scooters to grow at a healthy clip

Shriram Transport: Earnings estimates downgraded

Equipment finance subsidiary's weak show likely to continue

BOOK REVIEWS

Essential reading on tomorrow's cities

The book contain a wealth of knowledge for those interested in details of what is happening in cities around the world

Because man's reach should exceed his grasp

Beyond’s concluding section presents a scattered but sweeping vision for our future in space

Kevin Allison & Antony Currie

Powerwall jackpot
Kevin Allison & Antony Currie


Elon Musk plugs Tesla valuation into the grid

Jeffrey Goldfarb

Buffett buffer
Jeffrey Goldfarb


Buffett makes golden case for Teflon force field

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Kotak Mahindra Bank surges on strong Q4 results, 1:1 bonus share

The stock was up 4% at Rs 1,395 after reporting 29% yoy jump in its standalone net profit at Rs 527 crore in March quarter.

CNX Metal index gains nearly 4% in two days

Vedanta, Tata Steel, GMDC, JSW Steel, Hindalco, NMDC, JSPL and SAIL were up 2%-5% on the NSE.

Voltas gains on launch of 'Fresh-Air Coolers'

With the launch of Fresh-Air Coolers, the company aims to bridge the wide gap between fans and ACs


Of good and bad times

The cause and meaning of Vijay Mallya's likely exit

Godrej Consumer to keep investing in rural areas

Idyllic surroundingsThe company has taken a contrarian view compared with those of most consumer goods firms

Bosch group firm looks at market expansion in India

The company expects to increase its market share in the front loading washing machine segment


Kotak Mahindra Bank surges on strong Q4 results, 1:1 bonus share

The stock was up 4% at Rs 1,395 after reporting 29% yoy jump in its standalone net profit at Rs 527 crore in March quarter.

SKS Microfinance gains on strong Q4 results

The stock was up 6% at Rs 492 on the NSE in early morning trade.

IDFC keen on Masala Bonds, if allowed

Plans to increase provisioning till the transition to a bank


Docomo exit from Tata venture likely at lower valuation

Tatas may convert Tata Tele CCPSes into shares at below Price Waterhouse's fair price of Rs 23 apiece

Motorola bets on quality, after sales service to ramp up sales

The company is strongly focused on customer services and has opened 150 service centres across the country

Idea slashes national roaming tariff by upto 40%

The company will now charge incoming calls at 45 paise/minute, a reduction of 40%, while roaming anywhere in India


DLF to launch Rs 3,600cr CMBS issue in next two months

Company also plans to launch its first Real Estate Investment Trust this fiscal to monetise its commercial assets

Oberoi Realty jumps on robust quarterly results

The company posted a 34% jump in consolidated net profit at Rs 103 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2015

HCC recovers chairman's 'excess' salary

Proxy advisory firms had objected to Gulabchand's salary saying that it was not proper for him to draw such high salary when the company is in ...


Indian Hotels takes revival road under new CEO

The Tata company, which has not recorded any profit since 2012-13, is hoping to benefit from a slew of strategic measures over the next two

Of good and bad times

The cause and meaning of Vijay Mallya's likely exit

Vedanta Wake Up plans 100 hotels, eyes Rs 50 cr VC funding

The firm offers affordable accommodation to young backpacking visitors mainly travelling below a budget of $50


Defence shares in focus; Bharat Electronics up 7%

BEML, Dynamatic Technologies, Walchandnagar Ind, Astra Microwave and Larsen & Toubro were up 2%-5% on the BSE.

Defence capex of Rs 15.5 lakh crore to lift local companies

Acquisition council clears projects of Rs 170,000 crore; this should result in higher order inflows in 12-18 months

L&T presses for ML over two bauxite deposits

L&T had won PL for Sijimali and Kutrumali bauxite mines in 1992


Ashapura Intimates Fashion hits record high on fund buying

On May 4, DSP Blackrock Mutual Fund purchased 640,000 equity shares of Ashapura Intimates Fashion at Rs 214.95 per share on the BSE.

Future to merge retail biz with Bharti Retail

Share swap deal pegged at Rs 750 cr

Aditya Birla Nuvo: Right direction, more to follow?

The fashion retail restructuring would lead to a fall in holding company discount, which could go down further if value unlocking in the ...


CNX Metal index gains nearly 4% in two days

Vedanta, Tata Steel, GMDC, JSW Steel, Hindalco, NMDC, JSPL and SAIL were up 2%-5% on the NSE.

Government reluctant to reserve manganese mines for end-users

Steel companies have questioned this proposal to reserve manganese mines specifically for ferro-alloy plants

Today's picks- 4 May 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Hindalco , TCS & ONGC


Enforcement Directorate seeks dismissal of Sun TV's petition

Highlights Supreme Court orders restricting any other courts from interfering in the related disputes

Sun TV, Kal Comm move HC against ED's attachment order

Court admits petition and asks Directorate of Enforcement to file a counter

Today's picks- 23 April 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Tech Mahindra, Cairn India & Zee Entertainment


Technology Rss icon

Xiaomi Mi 4i: Impresses, with a little tut-tutting

Right size, top-notch features; camera, processor could've been better though

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Don't sweat it

Yes, the temperature might be in the 40s. But a Flexi jacket can keep you looking cool

On a raw vegan diet

Uncooked, fresh and unprocessed - that's the diet a number of people are swearing by

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Indian Hotels takes revival road under new CEO

The Tata company, which has not recorded any profit since 2012-13, is hoping to benefit from a slew of strategic measures over next two years

Insurers go back to the drawing board

While 49% FDI has been allowed in the insurance sector, there are several issues that still concern Indian companies and their foreign partners

Start-ups

Spoonjoy raises $1 mn

Bengaluru-based Emvito Technologies, which operates SpoonJoy, a subscription-based online platform that allows office-goers and other consumers ...

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Volkswagen readies comeback plan

The world's second largest automaker to bring four new models to India

SKNL's woes drown Reid & Taylor

The brand once had Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and James Bond star Pierce Brosnan as its ambassadors