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Movie Review: Daawat-E-Ishq is not quite a feast


With witty dialogues and adorable characters, Daawat-e-Ishq almost makes the cut, but a lopsided storyline lets it down

COMPANIES »

Eight Indians in Fortune list of powerful Asia-Pacific women


ICICI's Chanda Kochhar, ranked highest among Indian women, has been ranked second across the region

Xi Jinping's India trip »

India, China agree to resolve border dispute via 2005 pact


Both sides agree to start talks on civil nuclear agreement, improve military ties

ECONOMY »

Aadhaar set to get govt push for 5 key schemes


80% of beneficiaries in 300 districts to be linked with direct benefits transfer

Around the world »

Scotland referendum: A kingdom still whole, but far from united


Nearly 45% of Scots voted on Thursday to abandon the United Kingdom forever

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

CBI files another perjury case against Prashant Bhushan


Bhushan and Jaiswal have accused CBI director of allegedly interfering into probe and showing 'favour' to high-profile accused

MARKETS »

Stock markets may see volatile trading this week: experts


Movement of rupee against the dollar and crude oil price would continue to influence trading at the bourses

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Columnists

Global silver linings
Subir Gokarn

The macroeconomic environment is looking better and likely to stay that way

The small route to big
success

A K Bhattacharya

The recent notification on foodgrain procurement shows Modi is relying more on incremental reforms rather than big-bang moves

Despite jitters, markets
stay headstrong

Devangshu Datta

The Indo-Chinese relationship remains on thin ice, but the markets have recovered on account of positive developments elsewhere

Building green sense
Sunita Narain

There is no question that India and other parts of the still-under-construction world must build green. The building sector is a major ...

BLOGS


The plight of the ordinary Kashmiri
Kavita Chowdhury

Besides the floods, Kashmiris also had to fight the indifference of authorities

Charge of the God brigade
Joydeep Ghosh

Whether it is chanda or music, the festival season can do with less action

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Test of nerve

Border issues overshadow India-China summit

Another online frenzy

Was Alibaba really such a great bargain?

Financial X-ray

Fall in raw material costs to impact FMCG earnings

Analysts expect earnings growth to accelerate in the coming quarters and gross margins to increase

New deal wins boost Wipro's prospects

Dollar revenue growth this financial year is likely to be better than in the past two; analysts believe it could match industry revenue growth ...

BOOK REVIEWS

Mr Kissinger's world order

Henry Kissinger's latest book is probably one of his most magisterial works in recent years. He has brought together his familiarity with ...

Kyunkii writer bhi kabhi fan tha

The Kingdom of the Soap Queen does not give you a sense of who the queen really is, her personality, how she thinks

George Hay

Devolution cracks
George Hay


Scots' no to independence still leaves the UK in limbo

Robert Cyran

Life in the fast lane
Robert Cyran


Larry Ellison cedes driver seat with hand on wheel

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Tech Mahindra on track to touch $5-bn revenues by FY17

Executive Vice Chairman Vineet Nayyar says acquisitions were always static and strategic in nature and were not aimed at getting more revenues

SMS Pharma to shift focus to AP

The company is planning to gradually scale down production at its units in Telangana

BPCL says no plan to tie up with private companies for retail expansion

We have enough capabilities to invest more in retail expansion, says company's Chairman and MD


SBI associate banks to raise Rs 33,000 cr capital in next 5 yrs

Part of the fund would be raised by the market while remaining would be provided by SBI itself

UCO Bank mulls tagging KFA a wilful defaulter

The state-run bank has an exposure of about Rs 300 crore to the airline

Customers of some PSBs may not have to pay to use ATMs

Banks also believe charging for ATM transactions might deter card usage


MTNL not to infuse any fresh equity into Nepalese venture

MTNL has also proposed to sell its stake in the venture that seems commercially unviable

GSM players add 55.4 lakh users in August: COAI

Idea Cellular added the maximum number of users in August with 17.2 lakh subscribers

Airtel may have to pay Rs 436 cr for merging Qualcomm 4G arm

The company is moving from its present permit to new licence for which it has to pay differential spectrum cost and migration fee


Tech Mahindra on track to touch $5-bn revenues by FY17

Executive Vice Chairman Vineet Nayyar says acquisitions were always static and strategic in nature and were not aimed at getting more revenues

Infosys inks largest office lease deal in Poland

The company has signed a contract with commercial real estate developer Skanska Property

New deal wins boost Wipro's prospects

Dollar revenue growth this financial year is likely to be better than in the past two; analysts believe it could match industry revenue growth ...


SMS Pharma to shift focus to AP

The company is planning to gradually scale down production at its units in Telangana

Govt caps prices of 36 more drugs

Ranbaxy, Cipla, Cadila Healthcare among companies that will be affected

Biocon gains on stake sale in research unit to Silver Leaf Oak

The stock up 2.5% at Rs 512 on National Stock Exchange.


Bosch: Strike enters 4th day, union seeks govt intervention

The workers are on an indefinite strike since Tuesday seeking resolution for their charter of demands including wage issues, medical benefits

The humble moped is on an upswing

TVS sells more of these in a month than either its own scooters or motorcycles or of competitors' entry-level bikes

Amara Raja wants to pay promoter entity upfront for 99-yr lease

Proxy firm says deal one-sided; recommends that shareholders vote against it


CERC asks JP Power to expedite Karcham Wangtoo tariff petition

Direction from the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission came after the utility sought withdrawal of provisional tariff petition related to ...

Parsvnath sells 140 acres of land to Supertech for Rs 665 cr

The move is part of Parsvnath's plans to divest non-core assets to cut debt and complete ongoing projects

Aptel rejects Tata Power's appeal against April 2013 compensatory tariff order

Refuses to condone delay in filing of appeal after over a year


Archies zooms after private firm buys 2 lakh shares

Torero Capital Private Ltd acquired 200,000 shares of Archies at an average price of Rs 30.20 per share on NSE

Jet expands foreign base, adds new Gulf routes

The airline reported a record loss of Rs 4,129 cr in 2013-14 and the expansion is part of its revival strategy

SpiceJet flies fuller in Aug, market share dips

It might be facing serious financial problems but last month, SpiceJet claimed it had become the second largest airline, based on market share ...


GMR's legal costs soar by 85% over Male Airport

Arbitration had ruled that GMR was wrongfully evicted from handling 25-year contract at Maldives International Airport

Nepal okays GMR's $1.4-bn hydel unit plan

No clarity on equity funding structure

BHEL adopts a two-pronged strategy of focusing on EPC

Company is exploring 'collaboration opportunities' in certain foreign countries to bolster export business


Sutlej Textiles shuts fabric division to focus on home textiles

Company to expand manufacturing capacity of home textiles from existing 2.5 mn metres to 9.6 mn metres

Future Retail gains as MSA (Singapore) acquires stake

MSA (Singapore) acquired over 26 lakh shares of Future Retail at Rs 120.18/share

Market rally rejigs cement, pharma pecking order

Shree Cement beats ACC in market value, Lupin ahead of Dr Reddy's Labs


Hindustan Copper to diversify into downstream products space

Company is into advanced negotiations with a closely held firm, will buy more than 26%

JSW has handful of potential targets on radar for acquisition

Company has already submitted the final binding bid to acquire some assets of Italy's Lucchini

Coal to power cos may get costlier

Coal India may be allowed to trade-off its e-auction cut with a higher price in fuel supply deliveries


RCF looks for partner to build fertiliser plant in Iran

The project is expected to materialise after sanctions against Iran are lifted

Hatsun Agro rises on preferential share issue plans

The company's board will meet on Sep 23 to consider issue of share on preferential basis

Many rerating cues for UPL

Product launches, presence in high-growth markets and lower debt should help it improve revenue, earnings growth


Zee Entertainment hits 14-year high on entry into Nifty

The stock hit high of Rs 317, its highest level since June 2000, on National Stock Exchange.

Zee Entertainment up 7% ahead of Nifty inclusion

Zee Entertainment will replace United Spirits in the 50-share Nifty from September 19.

Zee Entertainment up on brokerage upgrade

Kotak has upgraded the stock to 'add' with target of Rs 315 and the stock will be included in Nifty from Sep 19


BPCL says no plan to tie up with private companies for retail expansion

We have enough capabilities to invest more in retail expansion, says company's Chairman and MD

ONGC to commission Dahej petrochem plant by June 2015

ONGC had in 2006 set up OPaL for building a mega petrochemical complex

BPCL to book capacity in LNG terminals

A feasibility study for a terminal with capacity of two-three mtpa, expandable to five mtpa, will be carried out


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RBI asks banks to stay vigilant against smurfing, money muling

Smurfing is a practice by which cash is broken into smaller deposits of money to defeat suspicion of money laundering

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Inside Aladdin's cave

With its rock music, rocky caves and eclectic cuisine, Shillong promises serenity and touristy chaos, all at the same time

Movie Review: Daawat-E-Ishq is not quite a feast

With witty dialogues and adorable characters, Daawat-e-Ishq almost makes the cut, but a lopsided storyline lets it down

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