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MARKETS »

Nifty above 8,700; Economic Survey in focus


At 11:25AM, the Sensex was up 130 points at 28,877 and the Nifty gained 48 points at 8,732

RAILWAY BUDGET »

Institutional finance to fund rise in Plan outlay


52% increase in Plan outlay for 2015-16, 17% of this to be financed via institutional finance

COMPANIES »

SpiceJet gets Rs 500 cr infusion from Ajay Singh


Thew new owner has put in another Rs 500 cr as part of a Rs 1,500 cr revival plan

ECONOMY »

FinMin estimates Rs 4.5 lakh crore stuck in tax appeals, litigation


There are 350,000 tax cases pending in the SC, HCs & I-T appellate tribunal

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Corporate espionage reaches green ministry doorsteps


PA to a joint secretary of the ministry and a UPSC employee held; total arrests go up to 16

POLITICS »

Jaitley attacks Opposition over Land Bill issue


This debate is not about farmer and anti-farmer, this debate is about adding to India's poverty and making India poorer, he said

AROUND THE WORLD »

Google plans new HQ, a city fears being overrun


When Google moved here in 1999, it had a dozen employees and a search engine known only to computer aficionados

WEEKEND SPECIAL »

Are social experiments losing the plot?


Social experiments are trying to balance the act of gauging people's reaction to community incidents with garnering views on YouTube

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Manage your Budget
expectations

Akash Prakash

A 1991-style big-bang Budget is not realistically likely - but here's the minimum that most investors expect to see

Half-truth at the Oscars
Shyamal Majumdar

Arquette did well with her ‘gender tax’ comment, but could have done better by advising what women can do for themselves to improve their pay

Few Good Men
Bhupesh Bhandari

The moment discretionary powers are taken out of the hands of bureaucrats and processes become transparent, corruption just melts away

Vivek Wadhwa, voice for
women in Silicon Valley,
is foiled by his tone

Farhad Manjoo

Men who would like to become allies in the fight for women's equality in tech will find in this story a lesson on how to conduct themselves

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

EDITORIAL COMMENTS

The right track

The difference with this Railway Budget

Less paper, please

The real way to have security in ministries

Financial X-ray

Market expects auto volumes to recover in FY16

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

Will the rally in Housing Finance Companies' stocks continue?

Smaller firms like Repco, Can Fin, Gruh could benefit more: Analysts

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

Many panic buttons to press

Mr Sharma's book has a wide canvas, goes deep into history, uses statistics, anecdotes & episodic events effectively to narrate a coherent tale

Peter Thal Larsen

Chinese burn
Peter Thal Larsen


Australia's property market joins closed-door club

Una Galani

Dumb and decent
Una Galani


Asian telco IPOs show investors still yield-hungry

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Realty, infra shares rally ahead of Budget

Unitech, HCC, Jaiprakash Associates, Oberoi Realty, HDIL, IVRCL and GMR Infra were up over 5% each on NSE.

Tata Power, Larsen & Toubro gain as consortium shortlisted for defence project

At 1005 hours, Tata Power Company has surged 4% to Rs 86, while L&T up 3% at Rs 1,728 on BSE.

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

Working on developing end-to-end capabilities in engineering and design services aerospace clients


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

Will the rally in Housing Finance Companies' stocks continue?

Smaller firms like Repco, Can Fin, Gruh could benefit more: Analysts

SBI gets shareholders' nod for raising Rs 15,000 cr from market

The bank requires adequate capital to match the anticipated growth in asset and comply with stipulated level of capital adequacy


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

Working on developing end-to-end capabilities in engineering and design services aerospace clients

Rolta, Bharat Electronics rally as consortium bags 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

Sensex drops most in three weeks

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


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


Realty, infra shares rally ahead of Budget

Unitech, HCC, Jaiprakash Associates, Oberoi Realty, HDIL, IVRCL and GMR Infra were up over 5% each on NSE.

Tata Power, Larsen & Toubro gain as consortium shortlisted for defence project

At 1005 hours, Tata Power Company has surged 4% to Rs 86, while L&T up 3% at Rs 1,728 on BSE.

DLF says reviewing $8.4 million Sebi penalty

Says it had not broken any laws during its IPO


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


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

Court reserves orders on CBI plea for custody of Deccan Chronicle promoters

CBI counsel says also suspect the role of bank officials in the alleged loan fraud

Mashable enters India through tie-up with India.com

Portal under the tie-up, to be called Mashable India, is expected to launch in the first half of this year


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Fun through the night

Raids and crackdowns pared down the party scene in Mumbai some years ago, but this could soon change with Aditya Thackeray's plans for the city

IPL's beloved, again

With Yuvraj Singh attracting the highest price at the IPL auction for the second season running, the author evaluates his real worth

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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