MAHARASHTRA ELECTION 2014
PARTY Lead+ Win   Change
BJP+ 122   +75
SHIV SENA 63   +19
CONG 42   -40
NCP 41   -21
MNS 1   -12
OTHERS 19   -20
TOTAL 288    
 
HARYANA ELECTION 2014
PARTY Lead+Win   Change
BJP 47   +43
CONG 15   -25
INLD+ 20   -12
HJC 2   -4
OTHERS 7   -2
TOTAL 90    
     

 

MARKETS »

Sensex up over 300 points on poll outcome, fuel reforms


Broad based buying seen with oil and financials leading the gainers list in early trades

COMPANIES »

Ranbaxy staff get pay-cut shield in Sun buyout


Salaries differ significantly and quick action to standardise unlikely by the deal; other personnel issues loom

THE STRATEGIST »

Preparing for the big sale


With the festive season underway, retailers in the online & offline world need to prepare well to offer the best deals to consumers & earn trust

AROUND THE WORLD »

Hong Kong street clashes erupt despite imminent talks


The worst political crisis in Hong Kong since Britain handed the free-wheeling capitalist city back to China in 1997

Child labour

ECONOMY »

Grey laws woe for child labour


Seventy per cent of child labour violations take place in the agriculture sector

NEW ENERGY POLICIES »

Power producers heave sigh of relief at new gas price


The revised domestic gas price of $5.61/mmBtu (rise of $0.96 from $4.2/mBtu) is likely to have a negligible impact on power prices

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Coal scam: CBI files fresh case against Jindal Steel


Firm says it fully complies with law, will cooperate with authorities

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


A K Bhattacharya: FinMin's new A-team

A new team is in place in the finance ministry. Can it help Arun Jaitley produce a sterling Budget next February?

Debashis Basu: A chowkidar for state banks

Narendra Modi's many passionate election speeches last year and earlier this year were punctuated by a very colourful expression. "Send me to ...

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Columnists

A five-year baseline
scenario

Subir Gokarn

The International Monetary Fund's projections suggest macroeconomic stability but little upside to growth

FinMin's new A-team
A K Bhattacharya

A new team is in place in the finance ministry. Can it help Arun Jaitley produce a sterling Budget next February?

Becalmed by the global
slowdown

Devangshu Datta

Slow growth in China, Europe and the US means the correction in the market could continue unless some domestic factors come into play

A chowkidar for state
banks

Debashis Basu

PSBs are vehicles for Modi's ambitious Jan Dhan Yojana. They are also inefficient, poorly governed and beset by largescale corruption

BLOGS


Were Rajdeep Sardesai's 5 questions on Modi provocative?
Jency Jacob

Sardesai's detractors blame him for provoking the crowd at Madison Square Garden, but did he?

An Ode to a Venetian wedding
Katya Naidu

Not just his looks, but also his voice, charm, his celebration of bachelorhood that made George Clooney the ultimate King of Single Women

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Half step forward

Follow-up reforms needed after diesel decontrol, gas price hike

Lessons from two states

BJP might decide to be more cautious with local allies

Financial X-ray

HCL Tech disappoints with weak earnings quality

Lower than expected revenue growth, non-core boost to bottom line, margin contraction hit stock

Are lower crude oil prices another overhang for RIL?

Soft demand environment, falling gas output, significant telecom investment weigh on sentiment

BOOK REVIEWS

The slaughterhouses of the world

Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road To The Deep North is a war story that treats mysteries of love and mysteries behind evil with equal weight

Red son rising

In The First Naxal, Bappaditya Paul offers a short history of Naxalite movement through life of Kanu Sanyal, one of its architects

Antony Currie

Slowly but surely
Antony Currie


Morgan Stanley homes in on underwhelming target

Robert Cole

Losing power
Robert Cole


Rolls-Royce enters a new era of uncertainty

CompaniesRss icon

Ranbaxy staff get pay-cut shield in Sun buyout

Salaries differ significantly and quick action to standardise unlikely by the deal; other personnel issues loom

Boost for ONGC but RIL will have to wait

The market believes ONGC and OIL would be the biggest beneficiaries of diesel price deregulation and the gas price revision

Tata JLR plans factory in US

Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is working on an ambitious plan to set up a factory in the US, in a first for a British car maker in ...


RBI allows Repco Home Finance to raise foreign shareholding to 49%

Shares of the company closed 4.23% higher at Rs 469.75 apiece on the exchange

Top-5 Sensex cos lose Rs 65,570 cr in market cap; TCS drags

TCS suffered a loss of Rs 45,883.21 crore to Rs 4,78,889.40 crore in its valuation

State election results, Q2 earnings key for markets: Experts

Market movement in near-term will depend upon the result of elections held in Maharashta and Haryana


'Tech students should hone skills'

India's largest software exporter TCS, which is in process of hiring 25,000 people from the campuses and raise it to 35,000 next financial year, ...

Top-5 Sensex cos lose Rs 65,570 cr in market cap; TCS drags

TCS suffered a loss of Rs 45,883.21 crore to Rs 4,78,889.40 crore in its valuation

State election results, Q2 earnings key for markets: Experts

Market movement in near-term will depend upon the result of elections held in Maharashta and Haryana


Ranbaxy staff get pay-cut shield in Sun buyout

Salaries differ significantly and quick action to standardise unlikely by the deal; other personnel issues loom

Bulk drug makers eye 20% growth this year, bet on niche products

Major API makers have seen good growth in exports to regulated markets, declining imports from China has helped smaller players get better ...

Cadila Healthcare recalls blood pressure drug in the US

The recall of the 5,400 bottles has been voluntarily initiated by the company through its US based arm Zydus Pharmaceuticals USA


Tata JLR plans factory in US

Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is working on an ambitious plan to set up a factory in the US, in a first for a British car maker in ...

Hyundai may develop own car in India

Hyundai Motor India Engineering could be upgraded from a customisation clinic to a development hub

Better? Yes. Best? No.

The Scorpio, Mahindra's trusted SUV, is out in a completely new version. The author pits it against the outgoing model to find out what has ...


Early festive season sees air traffic grow the fastest this September

Budget carrier IndiGo keeps lead, with one in three preferring to fly with it

NIIT Q2 PAT down 14% to Rs 10.3 crore

Revenue flat, learning divisions record over 20% y-o-y growth

Jet Airways deploys wide body planes on local routes

Over the last few days, Jet's domestic flights are being delayed as the airline is facing a shortage of pilots


Praj Industries Q2 net up 75% at Rs 25 cr

For the first half of 2014-15, the company registered a profit of Rs 29 cr

Suzlon bags orders worth about Rs 1,200 crore

The orders have been received from various entities including Malpani Group, Rajasthan Gum Group, KRBL, Sterling Agro Group

Praj Inds gains on strong Q2 earnings

Praj Industries gained around 4% on BSE after its consolidated net profit surged 301% to Rs 24.87 crore


UltraTech Cement's profit beats estimates

The consolidated net profit rose to Rs 416 cr in the July-September quarter as against Rs 283 cr last year

DIC India plunges over 30% in two days ahead of closure of delisting offer

The stock dipped 16% to Rs 415, extending its previous day's 20% drop on BSE.

UltraTech stock falls 6.4%

The stock fall wiped off company's market value by Rs 4,300 crore to Rs 63,380 crore even as the BSE Sensex was down by 1.33%


Rallis India drops 7% on weak earnings

Rallis India, slumped over 7% after it reported marginal decline in its consolidated net profit to Rs 73.43 crore in Q2

Insecticides India gains on bonus issue plan

The stock has rallied 7% to Rs 715 on National Stock Exchange on bonus issue plans

MCF takeover: Karnataka co-op to tender shares to Deepak Fertilisers

In what could aid Pune-based Deepak Fertilisers in securing control of Vijay Mallya-promoted Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers (MCF), ...


ZEEL net profit slips 4% in Q2 FY15

Domestic subscription revenue increased marginally to Rs 337.3 crore this year

ZEEL Q2 profit declines 4% to Rs 227.55 crore

Company had registered a consolidated net profit of Rs 236.27 crore in the same period of previous fiscal

HT Media Q2 net down 25% to Rs 43.89 crore

Company had posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 58.18 crore in the corresponding period a year ago


Boost for ONGC but RIL will have to wait

The market believes ONGC and OIL would be the biggest beneficiaries of diesel price deregulation and the gas price revision

Gas price hike to add Rs 1,950 cr to ONGC profits this fiscal

The decision is a positive for the company as it will help monetise some of its small and marginal gas discoveries, says Dinesh K Sarraf

Top-5 Sensex cos lose Rs 65,570 cr in market cap; TCS drags

TCS suffered a loss of Rs 45,883.21 crore to Rs 4,78,889.40 crore in its valuation


Economy Rss icon

Panel's principle accepted, says C Rangarajan

Approved a new domestic gas pricing policy, with the upward revision about 75% less as compared to using the Rangarajan formula

Finance Rss icon

Rupee seen appreciating, yields may fall

On Friday the rupee ended at an over seven-month low due to widening of trade deficit. Trade deficit widened to $14.25 billion in September

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Food for froth

Wheat beer with prawns? Or light lager with cheese?

Alice in dastangoi

M Farooqui & his team of dastangos are branching out from the traditional realms of storytelling to newer tales like Dastan Goopi Bagha Ki

Commodities

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-187
-0.68

5082.00
-10
-0.2

38390.00
-482
-1.24

409.20
+0.2
+0.05

231.30
-3.3
-1.41

FEATURES

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Sugar mills face bitter reality at festival time

SC has upheld the Allahabad HC's directive to mills to sell sugar pledged with banks to pay cane farmers

A paradox of weak industrial growth

Reforms initiated by state utilities over the past year have led to reduction in transmission losses

Real Estate

Weak real estate sector hits ceramic industry hard

The ceramic industry in Morbi, as it faces a downturn in business because of weak demand from the real estate sector

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Pulsar fuels up to face a premium-bikes crowd

Launches promise a shake-up in Bajaj's stronghold - the 150-250-cc segment

Online private labels look beyond price

Farhan Akhtar, Ranveer Singh have already been signed on by online private labels. Shah Rukh Khan is latest to join celeb bandwagon

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Bulk hiring of engineers is back

For better placement, campuses end exclusivity to one company by inviting all firms on Day One