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Nifty holds 8450; SBI ends 2.4% lower post results


Sensex ends 148 points higher at 27,957. HDFC, ONGC, TCS gain

NDA GOVT'S 1-YEAR JOURNEY »

The Modi Express chugs along, with less steam and shine


Business Standard reporters travel across the country by train to listen to what people say about the Modi govt one year on

COMPANIES »

India feeds over 30% of Gulf airlines' US traffic


US airlines are demanding freeze on additional flights from Dubai and Doha in trade dispute over Gulf airlines' expansion

ECONOMY AND POLICY »

How govt fares in terms of growth and policies in its own words


Here are the highlights of how the government ranks itself on the parameters of policy making and economic growth

AROUND THE GLOBE »

China, India likely to be largest shareholders of AIIB


China's share pegged at 25-30%, India's between 10-15%

Bank of India launch

FINANCE »

Bank of India and MasterCard launch new products


Bank of India Business Debit MasterCard, Platinum Credit MasterCard and International Travel MasterCard will help enhance the payment experience ...

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Gujjars revive agitation for 5% quota in jobs


The demonstrators sat on a dharna on railway tracks blocking the Delhi-Mumbai tracks near Pilukapura in Bharatpur

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Akash Prakash: A world without policy lifeboats

It is six years since the financial crisis. If another hits soon, the world has no tools left to deal with it

Omkar Goswami: MDC - The 'total cat'

Mrinal Datta Chaudhuri, MDC to his students, was the stuff of legend at the Delhi School of Economics. He was also a good intuitive economist

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A world without policy
lifeboats

Akash Prakash

It is six years since the financial crisis. If another hits soon, the world has no tools left to deal with it

The right to die with
dignity

Shyamal Majumdar

The best tribute to Aruna Shanbaug would be to take legislative action on ending mental trauma of those who can't live outside of hospital again

MDC - The 'total cat'
Omkar Goswami

MDC to his students, was beyond compare — the stuff of tales and legends at Delhi School of Economics. He was also a good intuitive economist

Dealing with Rahul Yadav
Bhupesh Bhandari

India is seeing an unprecedented burst of entrepreneurship. It is unavoidable that the churn will throw up mavericks like Mr Yadav

BLOGS


How about a Babaji ki butti to cure the incurable?
Jyoti Mukul

If Ramdev weren't a Baba, but a mere salesman, what would he make of a medicine or a herb named Putrajeevak Beej?

Nepal quake and its lessons for disaster (un)preparedness

Despite loads of relief material and foreign rescue teams in Nepal, the state has failed to respond adequately in helping the victims

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Moving on disinvestment

Govt wise to get early approval for stake sales

Nitin Gadkari's ambition needs a dose of pragmatism

Transport minister should realise risks of raising expectations are always high

Financial X-ray

Bajaj Auto's Q4 ride hit by one-off speed-breaker

Higher realisations in domestic and export markets support operating income

Pidilite: Margin expansion likely to continue

Volume recovery though will only be gradual

BOOK REVIEWS

The technical vision of Elon Musk

Ashlee Vance traces the chaotic early years of these two firms – SpaceX and Tesla, respectively – with a compelling ticktock of events

India's balancing act in West Asia

The book is a scholarly work in which the author Nicolas Blarel, develops a framework to explain the change in India’s relationship with Israel

Una Galani

The soft bank
Una Galani


SoftBank lives up to its name with Indian start-up

Fiona Maharg-Bravo

Coiled spring
Fiona Maharg-Bravo


Vodafone's reinvention leaves German question

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Karnataka Bank net up 65% to Rs 134 cr in Q4

Total income for the quarter went up 11.5% to Rs 1,308 cr as against Rs 1,173 cr in the year ago quarter

Natco Pharma Q4 net profit up 126% at Rs 54.44 crore

Total income grew 5.28% compared quarterly

Radico Khaitan Q4 profit up 50% to Rs 14.90 cr

The company had posted a profit of Rs 9.90 crore in the year-ago period


Radico Khaitan Q4 profit up 50% to Rs 14.90 cr

The company had posted a profit of Rs 9.90 crore in the year-ago period

ITC misses street expectations; reports net profit growth of 3.6%

Net sales for the quarter stood at Rs 9188.25 crore up by 0.4% than Rs 9145.14 crore during the corresponding quarter last fiscal

Sensex ends above 27,900 amid volatile session

Provisionally, the Sensex gained 134.71 points to end at 27,944.06 and the Nifty rose 27.80 points to close at 8,448.80


Karnataka Bank net up 65% to Rs 134 cr in Q4

Total income for the quarter went up 11.5% to Rs 1,308 cr as against Rs 1,173 cr in the year ago quarter

Bank of India and MasterCard launch new products

Bank of India Business Debit MasterCard, Platinum Credit MasterCard and International Travel MasterCard will help enhance the payment experience ...

Sensex ends above 27,900 amid volatile session

Provisionally, the Sensex gained 134.71 points to end at 27,944.06 and the Nifty rose 27.80 points to close at 8,448.80


Pre-Market: Stocks to watch in trade on Thursday

PVR Ltd, RCOM, Glenmark Pharma, Syndicate Bank and Tata Power are likely to be in the limelight in this trading session.

Bhart Airtel raises $2.5 billion in funds from Chinese banks

The funds would help the company diversify its global financing pool and invest in growth of data networks

Sistema holds talks with Reliance Communication over possible India JV

Company owner Yevtushenkov however said he had no plans to sell his Indian telecoms business Sistema Shyam Teleservices


Infinite Computer tanks 20% on weak FY16 guidance

The company said that net profit for the financial year 2015-16 is expected to be flat.

Microsoft felicitates Wipro with 'Supplier of the Year award'

Award winners were based on excellence in a number of areas, including quality, value, service and innovation

Tata Sons CTO sets the agenda for tech innovation

Food and energy security, consumer durables, and factory and fleet analytics are the areas on which Katragadda will be focusing on


Natco Pharma Q4 net profit up 126% at Rs 54.44 crore

Total income grew 5.28% compared quarterly

Natco Pharma Q4 net profit up 126% at Rs 54 cr

Total income up 5.28% to Rs 204 crore, helped by revenue growth from bulk chemicals and formulations

Strides Arcolab Q4 net profit at Rs 69.66 cr

The company had posted a net loss of Rs 48.26 crore for the corresponding period of the previous fiscal


Rane (Madras) Ltd slips on decline in Q4 net profit

The company has weakened by more than 6% this morning after posting a weak set of numbers for FY2014-15.

M&M to buy stake in Mitsubishi Heavy's farm machinery unit

To buy 33% stake in the unit for $25 million

Bajaj Auto profit drops by 18.6%, misses estimates

Drop in sales volumes at home and abroad, plus one-off expenses; however, things back on track in June quarter, assures firm; positive ...


Punj Lloyd posts Rs 269 cr net profit

The company's net profit in the quarter ending March 2015

Essar Shipping Q4 net loss narrows to Rs 159.69 cr

The company's consolidated net loss in the year-ago period was Rs 165.69 crore

DLF to launch first Reit by current financial year

The government has recently issued clarification of minimum alternate tax, which is expected to give a boost to the launch of REITs


SpiceJet raises Rs 300 crore, to increase fleet to 50 planes

Ajay Singh and wife Shiwani join board as chairman and director; Ajay Singh not to draw salary

SpiceJet says to raise more funds, increase fleet size

Aims to increase fleet size to 45-50 aircraft by the end of fiscal 2015

A resurgent SpiceJet plays the 1010 card

The airline launched a three-day discounted sale of tickets starting at Rs 1,010, to mark its 10th anniversary


Sangam (India) zooms over 50% in four days on stake hike by promoter

The stock is currently trading at its record high of Rs 125 and has rallied 54% from Rs 81 on May 19.

Sagar Cements surges after turnaround in Q4

The stock surged 16% to Rs 408 after reported net profit of Rs 21.70 crore in March quarter against loss of Rs 11.36 crore in the year ago ...

Pidilite: Margin expansion likely to continue

Volume recovery though will only be gradual


Titan beats Tata Steel in market valuation

Titan follows TCS and Tata Motors to be among Tata Group's top three most-valued companies

Tata Steel: Easing of debt likely to be slow

In dull market, earnings might stay muted; analysts say can sell non-core assets, lessen stake in group firms; company points to restructuring ...

Tata Steel slumps after posting worse-than-expected loss

Tata Steel had reported a 10.4 billion-rupee profit in the same quarter a year ago


Maggi sample tests to reveal exact levels of MSG & lead: Maharashtra FDA

The tests will also ascertain whether the MSG level is as per the Gross Manufacturing Practices norms

Shree Renuka Sugars sees a turnaround in March quarter

Total income from the company has declined by 10% to Rs 1684 crore for the fourth quarter compared annually

RCF declines as Q4 profit halves

The stock dipped 5% to Rs 58.25 after reporting a 56.5% year-on-year decline in net profit at Rs 66 crore in the March quarter.


FinMin sanctions Rs 5,223-cr fuel subsidy for IOC, BPCL

With this, the total subsidy provided by the government in 2014-15 goes up to Rs 27,308 cr

Pre-Market: Stocks to watch in trade on Friday

Reliance Industries, Wockhardt, ICICI Bank, SpiceJet, SBI and ITC are likely to be in the limelight this morning

ONGC, Cairn to spend Rs 6k cr in K-G basin

Nagayalanka has oil resources of about 320 million barrels, of which about 40 million can be recovered


Allcargo Logistics' Q4 net jumps five-fold

Total revenue of the company reported a jump of 11% annually

Voltas touches lifetime high as Q4 profit beats estimates

The company has reported a better-than-expected 17.5% YoY growth in net profit at Rs 118 crore in the March quarter.

Adani Enterprises hits record high; zooms over 60% in 2015

Thus far in 2015, the stock surged 63% to Rs 790 from Rs 486 compared to 2% rise in the CNX Nifty.


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Come froth, India

Aimed at youthful urbanite who hankers after taste rather than a high, India's first bottled craft beer is a playful combination of new tastes

Stay safe on the treadmill

In Goldberg's case, he would have done well to clip emergency stop mechanism to his shirt or shorts

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Years after Honda split, Hero mulls over misses

The company is setting fresh goals as it is likely to fall short on the five-year targets that were set after breaking up with the Japanese firm

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Perks of being a startup employee

Flexible work timings, stock options, a share in profits and a better work-life balance are being offered to compensate for lower salaries

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Goafest absentees make Melt a serious challenger

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