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Has RSS given the government its seal of approval?


The Opposition has alleged that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh runs the Narendra Modi government

India @WTO »

India hopes WTO pact talks will be revived in September


DG Azevêdo warns of 'significant consequences'

COMPANIES »

How Salman 'kicked' his way to the bank


Under deal with STAR India, he has sold lucrative broadcasting rights of 8 films in which he will be star attraction till 2017, for Rs 450 cr

ECONOMY »

Manufacturing PMI rises to 17-month high in July


PMI was up at 53 points in July from 51.5 in June. Any reading above 50 shows an expansion and any below it is a contraction

Around the world »

Alibaba investing huge sums in US tech companies


In March, Alibaba made $215-mn investment a messaging app; it contacted Snapchat about making a big investment that would value it at $10 bn

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Cheque bouncing: SC settles law on where to file a complaint


Bounced cheque must only be filed at the place where the bank dishonoured it

Ruchira Ghose

LUNCH WITH BS »

The art of promoting crafts


Over nimbu paani and mango prawn curry, Ruchira Ghose, Chairperson of Crafts Museum talks about getting craftspeople the respect they deserve

OPINION »

COLUMNISTS »


T N Ninan: Enterprise at the base of the ...

Which states do you think recorded the fastest growth in non-agricultural and non-governmental employment, after 2005?

T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan: Bau saras, Mr Modi

So far the prime minister has got it right by taking only baby steps. But he needs to stop sulking about the media

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T N Ninan

Which states do you think recorded the fastest growth in non-agricultural and non-governmental employment, after 2005?

Bau saras, Mr Modi
T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

So far the prime minister has got it right by taking only baby steps. But he needs to stop sulking about the media

Najma Heptulla's time is
now

Aditi Phadnis

As a Muslim in BJP, her position is different. But Heptulla will be the first to acknowledge that she is in a position to make a difference

Talk less, work more
Sunil Sethi

Slogans like 'talk less, work more' are old hat. Mr Modi well knows that this is the age of show and tell

BLOGS


WTO talks: NDA's radio silence takes the toll on India's stance
Nitin Sethi

The next 48 hours will show whether the new government was only sabre-rattling or if it is better able to play the multinational negotiations ...

Bharat's Anglophobia
Rajat Ghai

The controversy over the UPSC exam papers is the latest attack on English in India by its Bhasha opponents

Weekend Columnists

Creating a corporate Image
Malavika Sangghvi

The future business leaders could opt for old Indian way of their grandparents, the 'live simply, splurge abroad and do lots of charity'

Art pricing for dummies
Kishore Singh

Within India, the Kochi Biennale is already becoming a mandatory touchpoint for artists who count

Financial X-ray

JSW Steel: Robust earnings on improved efficiency

Ebitda per tonne jumps to Rs 8,545 in Q1; company expects further benefit in Q2 and Q3

DLF: Demand recovery a few quarters away

Fall in revenues in the June quarter was due to lack of new launches, weak demand and lower realisations

BOOK REVIEWS

Between the devils and a hard place

This Divided Island is non-fiction that reads like fiction, a new genre of black magic realism

Andy Mukherjee

Trade comes unstuck
Andy Mukherjee


WTO failure weakens trade's role as global glue

Richard Beales

Mayer payer
Richard Beales


Yahoo's Mayer nears post-Alibaba reckoning

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Centre proposes domestic gas price of $6-6.5 a unit

The new price will revive new gas discoveries, which are unviable at the current price

Infy has to get back confidence: Sikka

Says while bread-&-butter business will continue, firm has to build intelligent apps in new areas

3 Tata hotels overseas post Rs 155-cr loss

Combined loss over the last four years in international hotel operations is over Rs 630 crore


Bajaj Corp Q1 net down 16% at Rs 39.61 crore

Company had reported a net profit of Rs 47.01 crore in the April-June quarter of 2013-14 fiscal

Titan net down 3% as sales of jewellery business drops by 10%

Sales of the company dropped by 7.6% to Rs 2853 crore largely on account of an unprecedented Q1

Mallya could lose more of United Breweries

Mallya holds a 32.86 per cent stake in United Breweries, after having ceded control to Dutch brewer Heineken in December last year


Syndicate Bank Q1 net up 7.3%

The net NPAs ratio went up to 1.88% as against 1.19% a year ago quarter

KVB net up 1.5%

Total income registers growth of 2.3% at Rs 1,462 cr during the quarter

Union Bank net up 19% on higher core income

Posts Rs 664 cr profit, bank's net interest income by 11%


Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular in focus on tariff hike buzz

Most telecom stocks have outperformed the market on Friday with Bharti Airtel trading 2.8% higher

Bharti Airtel to sell more infra in Africa

To reduce debt and cut capital expenditure on passive infrastructure

Bharti Airtel gains 3% on good Q1 results

Q1 consolidated net profit up 61% yoy at Rs 1,108 crore, backed by a 74% rise in mobile data revenue.


Tata Motors sales down 27%

Passenger vehicles sales were lower by 15.30% at 9,167 units

Tata Motors banks on Revotron engine to tap petrol car market

Company is engaging people to experience the latest innovation in engine technology

Sona Koyo Q1 reports net profit of Rs 3.57 crore

Net sales of the company stood at Rs 354.79 crore for the quarter, up 11.19%


DLF may bring some office assets under Reits

More commercial project-based securities also planned as net debt rises and sales still sluggish, with improvement expected

DLF: Demand recovery a few quarters away

Fall in revenues in the June quarter was due to lack of new launches, weak demand and lower realisations

DLF's net debt up at over Rs 19,000 cr

Co says rise in net debt due to capex, land & govt charges; will keep debt range bound via divestments of land


3 Tata hotels overseas post Rs 155-cr loss

Combined loss over the last four years in international hotel operations is over Rs 630 crore

Corporate travel helps GoAir raise revenue

GoAir hopes to fly 15 million passengers by 2016-17, serve 30 destinations, up from 21 now, and will largely remain a domestic airline

Vijay Mallya gets bail from court for not remitting TDS of Rs 266 cr

Special Economic Offences court was hearing a case filed against Kingfisher Airlines for not having remitted TDS


Cummins India Q1 net jumps 27%

Net sales was flat at Rs 1,033 crore as compared to Rs 1,022 crore in the same period last financial year

Greaves Cotton dips on declining quarterly results

Greaves Cotton has lost 2.3% to Rs 112 on the BSE after the company posted 9.51% decline in net profit

BEL net up 49% to Rs 25.60 crore in Q1

Total income from operations for the quarter went up 12.6% to Rs 1,012 crore


JSW Steel profit tops expectations

JSW Steel, India's third-largest steel maker, beat consensus estimates on earnings in the June quarter and reported a consolidated net profit of ...

JSW Steel: Robust earnings on improved efficiency

Ebitda per tonne jumps to Rs 8,545 in Q1; company expects further benefit in Q2 and Q3

JSW Steel plans to invest $22 billion by 2025

Currently, the Mumbai-based steel producer has a total installed capacity of 14.3 million tonne


GSK Consumer Healthcare aims to penetrate rural markets

The company is looking at expanding reach from around 2.7 million stores to another 1 million in 18 months

GSFC starts production of Neem coated urea

Would be to the extent of 35% of its total Urea production

Deepak Fertilisers Q1 net drops 7% to Rs 39.85 crore

Company had clocked a net profit of Rs 42.73 crore in the same period last year


TV Today Q1 jumps over two-fold to Rs 32.79 crore

Company had posted a standalone net profit of Rs 11.98 crore during the April-June quarter of the previous fiscal

Post-Satyam Cineplex buy, Inox aims 514 screens in 2 yrs

Inox bought the Delhi-based chain for Rs 182 cr

PVR reports Q1 net profit at Rs 7.66 crore

Company had reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 13.60 crore for the April-June quarter of the last fiscal


Centre proposes domestic gas price of $6-6.5 a unit

The new price will revive new gas discoveries, which are unviable at the current price

Shares of OMCs gain in an otherwise subdued market

OMCs have gained after they decided to slash retail petrol prices by Rs 1.09 a litre and increase diesel price by 56 paise a litre

Aban Offshore net profit doubles

The company's total income from opeartions stood 16.7%


BSE seeks clarification on FTIL stake sale in MCX

On July 20, FTIL entered into a share purchase pact with Kotak Mahindra Bank to sell its 15% stake in MCX

CARE gains on strong quarterly numbers

CARE surged 3.6% after the company posted 9.4% rise in the net profit at Rs 26.60 crore

Pantaloons Fashion & Retail tanks post June quarter results

For the recently concluded quarter, the company eported a net loss of Rs 78 crore


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Loans targeted at women are beneficial

But in the case of a few banks, special savings accounts for women require a higher minimum balance

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Spiti: At the lotus feet of the Buddha

In Spiti, every step you take in the 1,000-year-old Tabo monastery is like a walk through the pages of history

Revenge porn makes private videos a public disgrace

Revenge porn, a rising Internet menace, is allowing men and women to get back at their estranged partners in traumatic, disturbing ways

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Venu Srinivasan, chairman of TVS Motor

TVS steps up its two-wheeler challenge

The company recently gained market share for the first time in two years; does it have the products to take on Hero, Bajaj and Honda?

Will new airlines add to aviation industry's woes?

Six new airlines, three national and three regional, are set to join the market even as the sector remains dogged by massive losses

Real Estate

Does a housing investment pay at all?

You may not believe it but data show average real appreciation in residential property in urban India over 2007-14 was zero

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Twin speed bumps round the corner for Maruti

Honda Mobilio and Tata Zest could challenge one-third of Maruti's earnings

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Sony takes the small town route via KBC

The quiz show seeks the right answer to the flagship channels plight

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Jobs in start-ups draw B-school, engineering students

Speed-job dating is becoming popular among job-seekers and employers