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Sensex, Nifty range bound; oil and pharma shares gain


The 30-share Sensex was up 44 points at 29,504 and the 50-share Nifty was up 10 points at 8,966

COMPANIES »

Sun Pharma to buy GSK's Opiates business in Australia


While financial details weren't disclosed, the acquisition includes manufacturing sites in Tasmania and Victoria

ECONOMY »

Govt's bid to dilute tribal rights to help industry


Environment ministry readies draft, which allows industry to fell trees in traditional forest areas without consent of gram sabhas

POLITICS »

Power politics: Fissures within AAP out in open


It's Kejriwal versus Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav

AROUND THE WORLD »

Can a convicted stock trader start a new life?


Roomy Khan, a key witness against Raj Rajaratnam, is struggling to find a new identity

Nalanda University

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Amartya Sen's protest only compounds Nalanda University's troubles


A university with 13 students struggles, amid controversies, to execute a big idea called Nalanda

PERSONAL FINANCE »

Sukanya Samriddhi not really helpful in tax saving


It is just one more addition to the already cluttered Section 80C. Suitable only if you want a safe instrument

THE STRATEGIST »

Winning the people wars


How the smartest direct selling corporations are recruiting, rewarding and retaining talent

Digital Consumer

Micromax TV

Micromax TV: A big one for a small price

Looking for a high-quality big-screen LED TV on a limited budget? Look no further, Micromax 50B5000FHD is here

BS @ 40

Partnering for growth

It was in the seventies that Cadbury (now Mondelez India Foods) launched a campaign to encourage cocoa cultivation in India

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Columnists

The noise around the
land acquisition law

Sreenivasan Jain

The debate over the land ordinance is best located in facts, not hyperbole

Needed: defence
budgeting structures

Ajai Shukla

Imaginative budgeting requires a top-down approach, where strategic demands determine procurement priorities

The deflation bogeyman
Martin Feldstein

Sharp decline in energy prices is the primary reason for the recent drop in the inflation rate

Selling a smartwatch to
an uninterested public

Brian X Chen

Apple faces the tough task of selling its watch to consumers who are not excited about the idea of wearing computers on their bodies

BLOGS


These are the real Nirbhayas
Indulekha Aravind

It is women who've taken on powerful perpetrators of sexual harassment at the workplace, who need to be lauded

Delhi polls -- a lesson for BJP
Tarun Chaturvedi

Bringing in Kiran Bedi seems to have backfired, and getting star MPs to campaign just hasn't worked

EDITORIAL COMMENT

The benefits of power

Signs of change in the BJP's approach to its core issues

Reworking the financial sector

What the Budget has for banks and regulators

Financial X-ray

Private banks to gain most from Budget 2015

Lower tax payouts from FY17 to boost earnings

Max India: Demerger gains, budgetary boost priced in

Stock a favourite of most analysts; immediate upside may be limited

BOOK REVIEWS

Kleptocracy and extremism

Ms Chayes’s Thieves of State makes a strong case that acute corruption causes not only social breakdown but also violent extremism

What Harish Khare heard

Much of history, when seen in retrospect, can take on an air of inevitability. Most susceptible to this illusion, in a way, are elections, ...

Andy Mukherjee

West's envy
Andy Mukherjee


India's infrastructure push could be envy of West

Antony Currie

Pure [comedy] gold
Antony Currie


Buffett highlights the paradoxes of being Warren

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Sanghvi Movers hits seven year high on SBI Mutual Fund buying

The stock rallied 6% to Rs 276 and hit a high of Rs 299, its highest level since February 2008 on NSE in intra-day trade.

Titan takes big leap towards 'Make in India'

The company reaches full-scale production at its first stainless steel watch case plant in Coimbatore

Natco Pharma extends rally on ties up with Gilead on hepatitis C drugs

The stock has moved higher by 8% to Rs 1,542, extending its previous day's 4% gain on NSE,


Titan takes big leap towards 'Make in India'

The company reaches full-scale production at its first stainless steel watch case plant in Coimbatore

Budget Blues: ITC loses Rs 40,428 cr in market value on punitive tax

Analysts suggest making separate firms of tobacco, hotels and FMCG divisions

They acquire, they own but don't bring these home

Indian consumer product companies have shopped for brands across the world but have preferred not to bring the labels to India


Private banks to gain most from Budget 2015

Lower tax payouts from FY17 to boost earnings

Govt gives Ranjan Dhawan additional charge of MD of BoB

Dhawan has been entrusted the additional charge for a period of three months

Budget Impact: 12 stocks to watch out for

The impact is most on companies catering to the infrastructure, housing and financial sectors


Bharti Airtel raises Rs 1,925 cr from stake sale in tower unit

Divests 55 mn shares, firm's equity holding in Bharti Infratel down to 71.9% from 74.85%

Landline STD calls to cost 30% less

The landline connections in the country have been on a declining spree after high growth in the mobile segment

Idea Cellular, Yes Bank gain on inclusion in Nifty

Idea Cellular and Yes Bank will replace DLF and Jindal Steel & Power in Nifty which declined up to 1.5% on the BSE


They acquire, they own but don't bring these home

Indian consumer product companies have shopped for brands across the world but have preferred not to bring the labels to India

Wipro partners WEF for quantifying cyber risk

The software firm and WEF partner companies have been working together to evangelise the need for organisations to develop cyber resilience and ...

Infosys inks 5-year deal with Dutch firm TNT

Under the partnership, the current IT applications of TNT will be consolidated and standardised for higher quality of service and lower cost of ...


TVS Motor rallies post February sales

The stock rallied 5% to Rs 286 on NSE in early morning trade.

Car, SUV sales grow 8% in Feb owing to marriage season, lower fuel prices

New models such as Hyundai i20 elite, Maruti Celerio, Tata Zest and Honda City have seen a spurt in demand

Lanka motor dept against launch of Bajaj's quadricycle

Local traffic head in Bajaj's biggest passenger three-wheeler market outside India cites safety concerns


Good time to buy infra-related stocks for the long term: Analysts

A significant increase in planned public-sector capital expenditure will be credit-positive for infrastructure companies

Thermal Powertech's 660-mw unit starts commercial operations

The 1,320 mw coal-fired power plant has two units of 660 mw each, second unit to begin operations during Q2 of calendar 2015

Budget Impact: 12 stocks to watch out for

The impact is most on companies catering to the infrastructure, housing and financial sectors


Hotel Leelaventure surges over 10% on asset sale plan report

The company said it has engaged JM Financial Institutional Securities for sale of its Chennai and Goa Hotels.

Hotel Leela to sell Chennai, Goa hotels to reduce debt

Another try at cutting its big debt, eroding its margins; JM Financial hired for deal

Aviation shares dip on hike in ATF prices

Oil companies have hiked jet fuel price by 8.2% to Rs 50,363/kilolitre at Delhi


Sanghvi Movers hits seven year high on SBI Mutual Fund buying

The stock rallied 6% to Rs 276 and hit a high of Rs 299, its highest level since February 2008 on NSE in intra-day trade.

Good time to buy infra-related stocks for the long term: Analysts

A significant increase in planned public-sector capital expenditure will be credit-positive for infrastructure companies

Diamond Power Infra MD arrested for tax evasion by Central Excise; granted bail

Bhatnagar was produced in a city court by Vadodara region officials of Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence


Coal India turns ex-dividend today

The board had approved payment of interim dividend @ Rs 20.70 per share of the face value of Rs 10.

Will infrastructure push boost fortunes of steel stocks?

Marginal rise in import duty provides a respite but lower demand and realisation points to dull outlook; yet, analysts positive on JSW & ...

Coal India's Apr-Feb output is 437 MT, misses target

Company had set an output target for the first 11 months at 450.14 MT


They acquire, they own but don't bring these home

Indian consumer product companies have shopped for brands across the world but have preferred not to bring the labels to India

Jubilant Foodworks: Same store sales set to turn positive in FY16

Hopes of a recovery in consumer sentiment and tie-up with railways could boost sales

Jubilant FoodWorks gains on tie up with Indian Railways

The company declared that it has tied up with Indian railways to deliver pizzas to the passengers


Deccan Chronicle: Twist in the tale

A few years ago, T Venkattram Reddy, the owner of Deccan Chronicle, was unstoppable: he bought an IPL team and diversified into aviation. ...

Judicial remand for Deccan Chronicle promoters till March 13

CBI sleuths had arrested the Reddy brothers on February 21

CBI gets 5-day custody of Deccan Chronicle promoters

However, court says no to agency request to allow it to take accused to Bengaluru for interrogation


Director-designate of IOC suspended in info leak case

The suspension came days before Ray was to be appointed director (research and development) of the nation's largest firm

Indian Oil suspends official for leaking information

Debangshu Ray, the general manager for international trade, was found leaking sensitive information by phone

PSU oil marketing companies gain after raising fuel prices

The retail price of petrol has been raised by Rs 3.18/litre while incase of diesel the price is higher by Rs 3.09/litre.


GAIL not keen on pact with Iranian companies: Oil Minister

Indian firms are wary of entering into pacts which may lead to them being sanctioned by Washington after US imposed sanctions on Iran over its ...

MCX surges 20% in two-days on proposed FMC - SEBI merger

The stock hit high of Rs 1,285, its highest level since February 2013, in intra-day trade today on NSE.

Budget Impact: 12 stocks to watch out for

The impact is most on companies catering to the infrastructure, housing and financial sectors


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Travel: A Parisian rendezvous

Paris is a place brimming with history, irony and a bit of discontent

How about a slim-fit kanjeevaram?

The heavy, hand-woven silk saris from Kanchipuram are getting a contemporary and easy-to-wear makeover

Commodities

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36690.00
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Roomy Khan

Can a convicted stock trader start a new life?

Roomy Khan, a key witness against Raj Rajaratnam, is struggling to find a new identity

Is ITC's succession plan gaining speed?

As the challenges for its businesses rise, the company is making a number of internal changes to prepare a second line of leaders

Real Estate

How changes in ready-reckoner rates impact your tax outgo

The higher of the reckoner rate and agreement value in the first agreement is taken as the sale value for computing capital gains. Read on to ...

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Out-of-the-box steps help Colors overseas

IndiaCast that went abroad with only Colors by focusing on ad sales in subscription-heavy markets

Personal care products fast moving online

While earlier FMCG companies felt the e-commerce route was meant more for electronics and fashion, these are quickly changing their mind

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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