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Sensex sheds 136 points to end below 26,000

RIL, ICICI Bank, Tata Motors and ONGC alone contributed to a 100 point cut seen on Sensex


Keeping it simple

Japanese auto makers are experimenting with shop floor flexibility to keep costs on a tight leash


HUL Q1 net up 3.6% at Rs 1,057 cr

Total income rises 10% to Rs 7,716 cr

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Australia, Netherlands plan fresh attempt to reach MH17 site

Heavy bombardments rocked towns close to the area where the plane was shot down

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WTO standoff: India may lose 'Peace Clause' if Bali pack fails

But New Delhi firm on trade pact stance


Use higher 80C limit to take more equity exposure

Those above 45 years of age can divide the amount between PPF and ELSS or try prepaying the housing loan, if not done so far


Curfew relaxed for four hours in strife-hit Saharanpur

Markets were directed to remain open during this time period

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Explaining expectations
Subir Gokarn

Figuring out why inflationary expectations have been so stubborn is critical for policy

Making haste slowly
A K Bhattacharya

In India, any major policy change can take at least seven to 10 years

Policy triggers and wild

Devangshu Datta

RBI's August policy review and the course of the West Asian crisis will determine market movements in the short run

How smart is a smart

Sunita Narain

The government's proposal to build 100 "smart" cities will work only if it can reinvent the very idea of urban growth in a country such as India


Christendom and the world fail Iraqi Christians
Rajat Ghai

The ISIS' rise has sounded the death-knell for a community that has been suffering for the past 1,400 years

Things fall apart , the Centre cannot hold
Kavita Chowdhury

As the Congress heads into another round of assembly elections by 2014 year end, insiders admit that they are reconciled to facing defeat


The numbers add up

A relook at P Chidambaram's legacy as finance minister

Face up to China

Government must suggest a treaty on Brahmaputra waters

Financial X-ray

PNB's Q1 profit growth beats estimates

No surprise on asset quality; accumulation of stressed assets at Rs 4,107 crore

Colgate: Low volumes, high valuations cap upsides

June quarter volume growth was lower than expectations though, it maintained market share


Much ado about everything

Mark Miodownik takes us into the shrouded architecture and history of each of these materials, drawing on “psychophysics”

To kill a friendship

The Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills is painfully earnest and as sentimental as "Tuesdays With Morrie"

Antony Currie

Paperclip tiger
Antony Currie

Memo to Wall Street: More Ace Greenberg please

Robert Cyran
Robert Cyran

Shareholders punish Amazon with whole new multiple

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Dabur Q1 net up 13% at Rs 210.81 crore

Company had reported net profit of Rs 186.01 crore in the April-June quarter of the 2013-14 fiscal

Ashok Leyland-Nissan JV expects to turn around in 3 yrs

The JV company reported loss of Rs 174.51 crore in 2013-14

BHEL to set up 10 Mwp solar plant at Shivanasamudram

Plant will be set up at in Mandya district of Karnataka

Dabur Q1 net up 13% at Rs 210.81 crore

Company had reported net profit of Rs 186.01 crore in the April-June quarter of the 2013-14 fiscal

HUL Q1 net up 3.6% at Rs 1,057 cr

Total income rises 10% to Rs 7,716 cr

HUL gains 4% as Q1 profit beats estimates

During the quarter, the domestic consumer business grew at 13%, ahead of market, with 6% underlying volume growth.

Vijaya Bank net profit up 21.9% to Rs 161.46 crore in Q1

The Bank plans to raise Rs 600 capital under Tier-I and Rs 500 crore under Tier-II

No proposal for merger of United Bank with IDBI Bank

No negotiations are taking place for the merger of the bank with any other bank: United Bank

Buybacks ignored as markets rally

Four companies, who have announced buybacks, mop up less than one-third of the proposed number of shares

Bharti Airtel crosses 300 million customers milestone

I am confident that Airtel will continue to be at the forefront of this future growth story, says Gopal Vittal

Bharti Airtel crosses 300 million customers globally

Bharti Airtel, reached the 100 million customers mark in 2009 and crossed the 200 million mark in 2012

Weekly update: Market retreats from record highs on profit-booking

Sensex and Nifty close the week with 2% and 1.7% gains respectively

Ybrant Digital Q1 net up 35%

Revenues stood at Rs 456.26 crore, as against Rs 400.37 crore during the same period a year ago

Persistent's Q1 net up 20.7% at Rs 69 cr

Revenue for the quarter at Rs 435 cr too logged in a growth of 21.7%

MindTree hits new high; surges 20% post Q1 results

For FY15 company continues to maintain its guidance of doing better than its FY14 performance (15.1% YoY) and NASSCOM guidance of 13-15%

Alembic Pharma Q1 net up 39% at Rs 64.67 cr

Company had reported net profit of Rs 46.64 crore in the April-June period of 2013-14 fiscal

Pharma stocks could rise another 15-20 per cent

Expectations of strong results, consistent performance and investors preference for stocks in the defensive space help the sector outshine ...

Weekly update: Market retreats from record highs on profit-booking

Sensex and Nifty close the week with 2% and 1.7% gains respectively

SJVN quarterly net profit jumps to Rs 424 cr

The power producer had a net profit of Rs 343.24 crore in the April-June period of last fiscal, 2013-14

HDFC Mutual Fund hikes stake in Gammon India to 6.31%

Company scrip closed at Rs 28, down 1.58%, on the BSE

The math behind the acquisition of JP's hydro power assets

While JP Power gets much needed cash to cut debt and finance ongoing projects, Reliance Power will dominate the private hydroelectric segment

TaxiForSure to raise more funds for expansion

Company plans to expand services to 20 cities by 2015

SpiceJet discount offer unlikely to get ministry go-ahead

Typically, airfares have various components, including base fare, fuel surcharge, various airport charges and taxes

Educomp launches SmartSchool in Gujarat

Company expects over 40% rate of adoption among schools for technology-enabled education content and solutions in the state

Sintex acquires French component maker Simonin group

The deal is viewed as a strategic move towards consolidating Sintex Group's positioning in the European continent

JK Lakshmi Cement gains 8% on three-fold jump in Q1 profit

Q1 profit at Rs 40 crore against Rs 16 crore in year ago quarter, on higher sales and better margins.

Astral signs Salman Khan as brand ambassador

The Gujarat-based plumbing and drainage systems maker has roped in Khan for two years

Coal India declines over 5% in two-days

The stock dipped nearly 4% to Rs 364, extending its Friday's 2% decline on the National Stock Exchange.

Tailwinds give Agarwal a reason to cheer

Govts removing hurdles from Vedanta projects but high debt worries investors

Coal India yet to sign fuel supply pacts with 12 power units

Issues related to change of ownership, extension of coal supplies, beyond the period admissible under Tapering Linkage Policy, etc, are involved

Renuka Sugars to soon approach Sebi on Rs 725-cr rights issue

In February, the company's board had given in-principle approval for issuing shares to existing shareholders through the rights issue to raise ...

Govt's 10 fertiliser plants closed, 7 under losses: Nihal Chand

Govt has planned financial restructuring of three sick units namely MFL, BVFCL and FACT

Bayer Cropscience hits record high on strong Q1 results

The stock soared 13% to Rs 2,064 on NSE after reporting 24% yoy jump in net profit at Rs 109 crore for the quarter ended June 2014.

RBI fines 12 banks in DCHL loan default case

The banks collectively had a total exposure of around Rs 4,000 crore

HT Media Q1 net at Rs 32.67 crore

Company had posted a net profit of Rs 47.49 crore and net sales of Rs 532.23 crore in the corresponding period a year ago

NDTV shares spurt 20% on takeover buzz, Trai norms

TV Today, Zee Media up over 5% each

Cairn seeks ONGC nod to extend Rajasthan block permit

ONGC told OilMin that the Production Sharing Contract can be extended if all parties to the contract agree on mutually agreeable terms

Bad news rains on Reliance

Oil ministry, CAG, SAT make things difficult; firm says always had transparency with govt agencies

Cairn India hits 11-month low

The stock tanked over 10% in two days after the company said that it will lend about $1.25 billion to its parent for two years.

Bombay HC attaches head office of New India Assurance in insurance claim case

Executes its Feb 17 order to settle Rs 7 crore claim of JIK Inds, which the public sector non-life insurer is yet to pay

Gujarat Pipavav hits new high as Q1 profit beats estimates

The stock surged 5% to Rs 151, extending its Friday's 9% rally, on reporting 128% yoy jump in profit at Rs 80 crore for the quarter ended June ...

Nava Bharat says NPPL was sold without attributing any value to coal block

NBPL had held 50% equity stake in NPPL , a joint venture (JV) coal company, along with Malaxmi group

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Being Jessica Alba

Hollywood celebrity trainer Ramona Braganza plans to spread her fitness mantra through a new range of gyms across the country

First of a new sort

Audi's A3 heralds the birth of a sedan that promises luxury and performance while providing an affordable upgrade to the executive class









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AIIMS: An ailing model

Govt plans to replicate India's premier medical institute in four states. But in its current form, AIIMS itself is in urgent need of attention

Raghav Bahl

'Exit was the best decision to take in everybody's interest'

There was no way I would stay back as a "professional executive" with Mr Ambani

Real Estate

Can a housing society expel its member?

Yes, but procedure is not easy. If expelled, member loses the right to his property

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Rajdeepak Das

At Leo Burnett, the young don't waste their youth

Playwright G B Shaw may have been right, but at this ad firm, a young top mgmt is lining up crack teams and new-age managers to stay in shape

Going beyond likes and tweets

Traditionally-distributed brands find an effective digital RoI in e-commerce

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National Skill Development Corp to train 120 mn by 2022

NSDC has made a skill development management system where data of all trainees is maintained