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Modi's popularity in rural India punctured by discontent, suicides


Villagers have blamed Modi for not stepping in to help the distressed farmers or ensuring that crop prices remained stable

COMPANIES »

Soon, people will shop more on mobile than desktop: Report


KPMG study says mobile app download would grow sixfold by the end of this year to nine billion

WEEKEND SPECIAL »

Up close with Aamir Khan


The authors find out how India's most successful film star goes about his work

FINANCE »

Union Bank of India defers Rs 1,386-cr QIP issue to next fiscal


Why unnecessarily raise capital and sit over it as there is no demand for credit at this point of time, CMD Arun Tiwari said

AROUND THE GLOBE »

Germanwings crashed flight captain shouted 'open the damn door'


Passenger jet investigators believe was deliberately crashed by co-pilot into French Alps, killing all 150 aboard

MARKETS »

West Asian crisis, liquidity conditions to dictate trend on bourses: experts


The coming week may witnesses some liquidity crunch as banks and debt/FX markets will be closed on April 2 for Mahavir Jayanti and then April 3 ...

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Saina wins maiden India Open Super Series


She is the first Indian women shuttler to achieve world number one ranking

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Premvir Das: Look to the seas

How to walk the talk when it comes to the Indian Ocean Region

Editorial Comment »


Debt conversion into equity

Speeding up court decisions must be a priority

Start-ups

Phaneesh Murthy to launch health exchange

Plans to offer online marketplace for drug sellers, platform for digitising patients' records

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Columnists

Forget about reform
Mihir S Sharma

The real lesson of the Budget session is that Modi has the tools and the power to conduct big-bang reform if he wants - but he doesn't want to

Kraft was global, then
it wasn't

Justin Fox

Kraft will be in a better position to manage its overseas brands in conjunction with Heinz than it would be alone

Beware all ye who have
borrowed dollars

Abheek Barua & Bidisha Ganguly

A US rate hike and a spike in the dollar could pose a variety of problems even if they last for a quarter

Act locally, benefit
globally

Sunita Narain

Climate change, we can emphatically say, is a wicked problem

BLOGS


India's startup ecosystem needs a Sebi of its own, and now!

The lack of a single regulator means that rumours and speculation abound, even in the media reporting on startups

Why the BBC documentary on Delhi bus rape misses its mark
Anisha Dutta

The face Leslee Udwin chose to portray a certain mindset has offset her larger argument

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Multilateral competition

Bretton Woods institutions must change to stay relevant

A finance SEZ

Questions about policies for the GIFT project

Financial X-ray

Power Sector: Light at the end of the tunnel

Returns ratios of JSW Energy and NTPC to improve in FY16, as power demand picks up

UPL: Strengthening its Brazil presence

Latest acquisition will enhance its distribution reach in a market that contributes 16% to revenues

BOOK REVIEWS

A 'corrective' biography of Steve Jobs

Jobs developed a wise, mature, deliberate executive style for which he is seldom given credit, one that helped lead Apple to glorious heights

On a Gandhi guilt trip

Makarand Paranjape’s book makes an attempt to understand not only his life but also the idea of India by inquiring into meaning of his death

Kevin Allison

Chemical romance
Kevin Allison


Dow Chemical tempts fate with $5-bn chlorine sale

Edward Hadas

Not always the worst
Edward Hadas


Yemen fighting could lead to lower oil prices

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NMDC Nagarnar plant to be ready by Dec 2016

The project is being set up with an estimated outlay of Rs 15,525 cr

Taj Group opens property in Dubai

The group has a total of 128 hotels, resorts and palaces spanning 64 locations in India and 15 international locations in four continents

HDFC launches first school in Gurgaon

School has started its primary school, taking admissions from pre-nursery to grade III this year


ITC's Goa hotel buy may face legal action

Original owners move Bombay high court, get status quo order

Eveready wins court battle over LED ad campaign against Havells

LED bulbs to be face of the Eveready brand, says Amritanshu Khaitan

Amritanshu Khaitan to be director of all Williamson Magor firms

Decision follows demise of non-exec vice-chairman Deepak Khaitan; currently Amritanshu is only on Eveready's board


HDFC launches first school in Gurgaon

School has started its primary school, taking admissions from pre-nursery to grade III this year

Amritanshu Khaitan to be director of all Williamson Magor firms

Decision follows demise of non-exec vice-chairman Deepak Khaitan; currently Amritanshu is only on Eveready's board

Govt extends Indian Bank CEO's term

T M Bhasin has been given a sixteen-month extension in the capacity of a CEO and not CMD though


Reliance Communications hits 52-week low

The stock hit a 52-week low of Rs 56.75 on the National Stock Exchange in intra-day trade.

Idea Cellular falls 8% from day's high on profit booking

Idea Cellular said that the total spectrum bid made by the company is valued at approximately Rs 30,100 crore.

Telecom auctions: Idea, Bharti retain spectrum

Threat from Reliance Jio didn't materialise; Idea Cellular and Bharti Airtel retain spectrum


Top 10 companies shed over Rs 1 lakh cr in m-cap

TCS top loser whose market capitalisation saw an erosion of Rs 18,304 cr

Infosys will follow two-prong acquisition strategy, says Pravin Rao

COO says the company will look for acquiring companies of smaller sizes for innovative tech and larger ones would be for geographic expansion, ...

Wipro realigns banking, financial services biz along geographical lines

The move is aimed at better serving the needs of global clients


MedPlus to raise up to $75 million to fund expansion

Firm runs 1,240 pharma retail stores in 150 centres across 12 states; plans 10,000 stores in next 3-4 years

BSE to discontinue trading in Ranbaxy from April 6

After Ranbaxy's merger with Sun Pharma, the scrip will be discountinued from trading on the bourses

RPG Life Sciences hits record high on promoter buying

In past two weeks the stock rallied 49% after Harsh Vardhan Goneka,bought 1.7% stake in the company via open market.


HMSI to invest Rs 585 cr to hike capacity at 3rd plant in Karnataka

New production line at existing plant site will add 600,000 units a year to take total capacity to 2.4 mn units by 2016 end

Tata's JLR announces pound 600-mn UK investment

The funds will be pumped into its research and development (R&D) and manufacturing divisions across three JLR sites in the West Midlands ...

Tata Motors: Equity dilution to have marginal impact on earnings

Inexpensive valuations, possible revival in domestic market, debt restructuring likely drivers for stock


NMDC Nagarnar plant to be ready by Dec 2016

The project is being set up with an estimated outlay of Rs 15,525 cr

Power Sector: Light at the end of the tunnel

Returns ratios of JSW Energy and NTPC to improve in FY16, as power demand picks up

Enforcement Directorate attaches Ramky group properties

Action follows probe of 'undue benefit' to the firm of 914 acres by reducing green belt area in Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma City


Taj Group opens property in Dubai

The group has a total of 128 hotels, resorts and palaces spanning 64 locations in India and 15 international locations in four continents

Domestic air traffic up 21% in February

Domestic airlines flew over six million passengers last month as against 4.9 million passengers in same month last year

Meru in talks with online travel firms for booking tie up

Meru, which is competing with Ola and Uber in the taxi space, eyes 5,000 to 7,000 trips a day from this arrangement


Amritanshu Khaitan to be director of all Williamson Magor firms

Decision follows demise of non-exec vice-chairman Deepak Khaitan; currently Amritanshu is only on Eveready's board

UPL: Strengthening its Brazil presence

Latest acquisition will enhance its distribution reach in a market that contributes 16% to revenues

UPL: Strengthening its Brazil presence

The Sinagro buy is strategic to UPL in an 11.5-bn market that makes up 16% to its revenues and is growing 25% a year


Domestic gas price to fall to $5.01/mBtu

The new price is the average of prices between January 1 and December 31, 2014

Vedanta to file notice of claim against govt in Cairn India tax dispute

Tells its counsel to file notice of claim against Govt of India for Rs 20,494-cr tax demand, alleging breach of pact with UK on investor ...

Vedanta to file notice of claim against govt in Cairn India tax dispute

Cairn India received the Rs 20,497-cr tax demand in relation to its 2007 listing in India


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From about 10,000 Afghans in Kolkata in 2001, there aren’t more than 2,000 in the city today. Here they celebrate Eid at the Maidan

New face of the Indian Afghan

Driven out of business by microfinance companies, the Kabuliwalas of Kolkata, traditional moneylenders, have seen their numbers shrink

Shanthi Theatre: The screen goes blank in Chennai

The curtains are soon going to fall on Shanthi Theatre, an iconic structure in Chennai from where megastars captured the hearts of the public

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Pain and pragmatism in Hashimpura

Twenty-eight years after the police firing killed 44 Muslims, this mohalla in Meerut is still scarred by the past but willing to move on

How new debt norms will ease banks' pain

Banks can now convert any amount of debt into equity, but many believe the relief will be short-lived

Real Estate

Mumbai realty developers' debt rises

Land purchases and big projects, amid dull sales growth, among the reasons

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Eric Vas

Pulsar back in spotlight with a Rs 1 lakh bike

If Pulsar is to lead charge for Bajaj, consumer has to keep upgrading from humble 100cc commuter bikes to premium sports bikes

From left: Veteran actor Kamal Haasan, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Additional Secretary J S Mathur  and Bollywood actor Aamir Khan release the Ficci-KPMG report at the inaugural session of FICCI Frames 2015

By 2018, TV ad revenue will exceed print's

Poll spends helped traditional media, while Bollywood got a wake up call in 2014

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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