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ECONOMIC SURVEY »

Fiscal Framework: Learn from past to move ahead


Budget needs to push for better spending quality, use borrowing only for capital spending

COMPANIES »

Tech Mahindra aims to become a 'design house' in aerospace sector


The company is using new business models, where clients can assign their requirements after going through a catalogue

ECONOMY »

West Bengal projects 16% increase in Plan outlay


No new taxes, deficit cut from last year's, with more ambitious target this year

Narendra Modi, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

POLITICS »

Modi could attend Mufti's swearing-in


Sayeed will head the first PDP-BJP coalition in the state, leading a 25-member council of ministers

RAILWAY BUDGET »

IndiaSpend: Rs 18,782-crore hole stares at Suresh Prabhu


Prabhu's ministry intends to invest Rs 856,020 crore ($137 billion) over the next five years to revamp the world's most travelled railway

AROUND THE WORLD »

Saudis' oil price war is paying off


The number of rigs drilling for oil in the US dropped by 37 last week to 1,019, the fewest since July 2011, says data from Baker Hughes

FINANCE »

Need to bring offshore rupee derivatives market onshore: RBI


Average daily foreign exchange market turnover has risen from $16 bn in 2005-06 to nearly $55 bn in 2014-15

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Gadkari denies taking favours from Essar group


Essar files police complaint for hacking against former employees

OPINION »

COLUMNISTS »


T N Ninan: Suresh Prabhu, the Railway star

Prabhu was the architect of the Electricity Act of 2003, which set the stage for reforms. He could well end up transforming the railways

Aditi Phadnis: Consensus building and why it counts

BJP might have majority in LS but sarcasm and public humiliation of rivals may not be the way to assert this. In fact, it's a waste of time

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Suresh Prabhu, the
Railway star

T N Ninan

Prabhu was the architect of the Electricity Act of 2003, which set the stage for reforms. He could well end up transforming the railways

China's dual-track
challenge

Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng

China's state-owned enterprises do significantly worse than their private-sector counterparts, despite having better access to credit

Consensus building and
why it counts

Aditi Phadnis

BJP might have majority in LS but sarcasm and public humiliation of rivals may not be the way to assert this. In fact, it's a waste of time

The ides of March are
here

Sunil Sethi

Modi’s ides of March are suddenly upon him. His trumpeted reforms of land acquisition and foreign investment are blocked in Parliament

BLOGS


This is the crime that should actually outrage you
Indulekha Aravind

The murderous assault of security guard Kattungal Chandrabose stands out for its senseless brutality and the arrogance of its perpetrator

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

Weekend Columnists

Exam festivals aren't the answer
Anjuli Bhargava

PM Modi has poor handwriting. He never scored high marks as a student. Yet he is leading our nation of a billion-odd people

The emperor has one suit less
Malavika Sangghvi

After Kejriwal sweep, Modi appears a man chastened. He has taken to wearing sober clothes, the famous "power walk" has been toned down

Financial X-ray

Will the Budget deliver "Big Bang" reforms?

Economic Survey rules out need for such reforms; analysts believe fiscal tightening, rural stress and political debacle might be restrictive

L&T: Infra revival to boost prospects

Shortlisting in a major defence order and opportunities in rail capex programme see the stock spurt 5% on Friday

BOOK REVIEWS

What Harish Khare heard

Harish Khare’s How Modi Won It, is part journal, part essay, part newspaper digest and part gossip column

Dominic Elliott

Shrinking feeling
Dominic Elliott


RBS turnaround enters critical period

Edward Hadas

The tide
Edward Hadas


Disinflation is steelier than German metalworkers

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Tata Motors tightens belt, offers VRS

Instead of a one-time payout the carmaker will offer a 'generous benefit package' that includes a monthly salary from the date of separation ...

Tech Mahindra aims to become a 'design house' in aerospace sector

The company is using new business models, where clients can assign their requirements after going through a catalogue

DLF beset by multiple issues

With a new set of problems to the fore in recent weeks, experts say action on asset sales & debt assumes more urgency


PSU banks in focus; Bank of India, Bank of Baroda surge 5%

Canara Bank, IOB, Oriental Bank, Allahabad Bank and IDBI Bank surged 4% each on the NSE.

Nippon Life hikes stake in Reliance MF to 35%

Nippon, which earlier held 26%, plans to hike its holding to 49% in tranches

Govt banks' CEO selection opened to private sector

This is also the first time a public advertisement seeking applications has been put up on the Union finance ministry's website


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


Tech Mahindra aims to become a 'design house' in aerospace sector

The company is using new business models, where clients can assign their requirements after going through a catalogue

Tirumala temple to use TCS services

The IT bellwether will handle all the on-line services including e-darshan and advance and current booking

Rolta, Bharat Electronics rally as consortium selected for Rs 50,000 crore defence project

Rolta India has surged 11% to Rs 165, also its 52-week high on the BSE, while Bharat Electronics gained nearly 5% at Rs 3,824


Glenmark to set up new injectable plant in US

The total investment for the new unit is pegged at Rs 160 cr

Glenmark gets USFDA nod to sell generic blood pressure drug

Glenmark will commence distribution of trandolapril and verapamil hydrochloride tablets immediately

Drug pricing mechanism: Dr Reddy's under lens in the US

Attorney Generals of Texas and California seek information on pricing of some drugs sold by the firm in the US


Tata Motors tightens belt, offers VRS

Instead of a one-time payout the carmaker will offer a 'generous benefit package' that includes a monthly salary from the date of separation ...

Minda Industries surges on joint venture with Kosei Group

The stock surged 5% to Rs 623 on BSE.

Market expects auto volumes to recover in FY16

Passenger cars and commercial vehicles growth to outpace two-wheeler growth


DLF beset by multiple issues

With a new set of problems to the fore in recent weeks, experts say action on asset sales & debt assumes more urgency

Power Grid wins Rs 6,000 cr Gadarwara Project in MP

Other bidders were Essel Infra, Adani Power and Sterlite Grid

Sadbhav Engg wins Rs 459 crore project from NHAI

Firm also named successful bidder for upgrading 110 km stretch of state highway in Karnataka for Rs 317 cr


AirAsia India posts Rs 21 crore loss

Result is not comparable to corresponding period in 2013 because airline began operations only last June

SpiceJet receives fund from new owner

Ajay Singh infused Rs 500 cr in the airline as part of his Rs 1,500 cr investment plan to revive it

Relief for lessors as government makes it easier to deregister planes

Leasing companies viewed India as a risky market following litigation in Kingfisher cases


VA Tech Wabag hits record high

Since February 9, the stock rallied 24% after its board approved the issue of bonus shares in the ratio of 1:1.

Rail stocks back on track after three-day slump

Cimmco, Texmaco Rail,Titagarh Wagons, Stone India, Kernex Microsystems and Kalindee Rail up 3-10% on BSE.

Rail stocks get derailed post Railway Budget

Ahead of the Railway Budget, these stocks had seen a sharp run-up


Ex-Cadbury South Asia head Bharat Puri named MD of Pidilite

This is the first time that a professional has been appointed to the position, held so far by members of the promoter family...

Amitabh Bachchan raises stake in Fineotex Chemicals to 5.58 pc

Bachchan is the third largest shareholder in the company after its promoters

Sensex drops most in three weeks

Metal, cement firms hit by freight hike; IT shares fall on strong rupee


Bankers to Bhushan Steel review action plan for recovery

As many as 51 banks led by PNB, SBI, Bank of India, Bank of Baroda and IDBI Bank among others have a total exposure of about Rs 40,000 cr in the ...

Today's picks- 26 February 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, PowerGrid, Hindalco & BHEL

Today's picks- 25 February 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, ACC, Tata Steel & Sun Pharma


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

Sugar stocks rally after CCEA gives nod to export subsidy

CCEA cleared a proposal to extend a subsidy of Rs 4,000 a tonne on export of 1.4 million tonnes of raw sugar in the 2014-15


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


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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

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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

Freeing up fertiliser creates a policy conundrum

Fertiliser industry is hoping NDA will bite the bullet and announce price decontrol in Budget. But experts reckon move is at least 3 yrs away

Real Estate

It's time to hunt for your dream home

While many developers are offering attractive plans, there is also scope for buyers to negotiate for discounts

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Parle G tackled crunch with price and reach

It faced capacity constraints and copycats by thinking around the problems

New brands check into price gap below Ginger

Ginger's average rate is Rs 2,600 a night, but others targeting Rs 1,000-2000 bracket

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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