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Nifty holds 8,300; Tech Mahindra, TCS up 1%


At 9.30 AM, the 30-share Sensex is 45 points lower at 27,445 levels and the 50-share Nifty is 17 points down at 8,315

COMPANIES »

E-commerce not a threat, been hyped lately: Kishore Biyani & Rajan Bharti Mittal


Interview with Founder and chief executive of Future Group, and vice-chairman of Bharti Enterprises, respectively

ECONOMY AND POLICY »

Private sector beats govt to add record power capacity


In the first three years of the 12th Plan, private sector contributed 63% to total thermal power capacity addition

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

CVC report shows AIIMS' probes await health ministry action


Ministry tells court disclosure of details would hurt investigations

AROUND THE GLOBE »

Start-ups try to challenge Google, at least on mobile search


Lo is the founder of Vurb, a start-up in San Francisco's bustling downtown that has a new kind of search engine meant for mobile phones

BRAND WORLD »

Volkswagen readies comeback plan


The world's second largest automaker to bring four new models to India

FINANCE »

Jan Suraksha: Claim servicing may be a challenge


The plans have a cover of Rs 2 lakh each, with a premium of only Rs 12 a year for accident insurance and Rs 330 for the life product

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Reflections at a
convocation

Ajit Balakrishnan

Why management syllabi should not be attuned to the markets

Why everyone's talking
about native advertising

Alokananda Chakraborty

Native advertising is not really a new kid in the advertising landscape. But it is now growing on the back of increasing mobile penetration

The politics of growth
projections

Rathin Roy

The number of external agencies giving us their “take” on the future growth rate today far outnumbers domestic forecasters

Start-ups' new money
machine

Katie Benner

All the money from public market investors could pose a risk to the start-ups themselves

BLOGS


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

Why Barkha Dutt is wrong about women's safety in India

Did misplaced national pride inhibit the avowed feminist in Barkha Dutt from calling a spade a spade on women's safety in India?

EDITORIAL COMMENT

About a rollback

Govt must persuade RBI on financial sector reform

Public trials?

Delhi chief minister should not threaten the media

Financial X-ray

Urban demand to drive auto sales in FY16

Passenger vehicles, CVs, scooters to grow at a healthy clip

Shriram Transport: Earnings estimates downgraded

Equipment finance subsidiary's weak show likely to continue

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Because man's reach should exceed his grasp

Beyond’s concluding section presents a scattered but sweeping vision for our future in space

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Powerwall jackpot
Kevin Allison & Antony Currie


Elon Musk plugs Tesla valuation into the grid

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Buffett buffer
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Buffett makes golden case for Teflon force field

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Future to merge retail biz with Bharti Retail

Share swap deal pegged at Rs 750 cr

Defence capex of Rs 15.5 lakh crore to lift local companies

Acquisition council clears projects of Rs 170,000 crore; this should result in higher order inflows in 12-18 months

Government reluctant to reserve manganese mines for end-users

Steel companies have questioned this proposal to reserve manganese mines specifically for ferro-alloy plants


Of good and bad times

The cause and meaning of Vijay Mallya's likely exit

Godrej Consumer to keep investing in rural areas

Idyllic surroundingsThe company has taken a contrarian view compared with those of most consumer goods firms

Bosch group firm looks at market expansion in India

The company expects to increase its market share in the front loading washing machine segment


IDFC keen on Masala Bonds, if allowed

Plans to increase provisioning till the transition to a bank

Rate cut to dent BoI's margin by 2-3 basis points

Bank sheds high-cost deposits worth Rs 25,000 cr in Q4 to reduce cost of funds

Shriram Transport: Earnings estimates downgraded

Equipment finance subsidiary's weak show likely to continue


Docomo exit from Tata venture likely at lower valuation

Tatas may convert Tata Tele CCPSes into shares at below Price Waterhouse's fair price of Rs 23 apiece

Motorola bets on quality, after sales service to ramp up sales

The company is strongly focused on customer services and has opened 150 service centres across the country

Idea slashes national roaming tariff by upto 40%

The company will now charge incoming calls at 45 paise/minute, a reduction of 40%, while roaming anywhere in India


Ashok Leyland sales up 43% in April

M&HCV sales up by 45% while LCV sales increase 37%

Urban demand to drive auto sales in FY16

Passenger vehicles, CVs, scooters to grow at a healthy clip

Bajaj Auto rallies 5% post April sales

The company reported 1% increase in total sales in April at 336,274 units against 331,529 units in the same month last year.


DLF to launch Rs 3,600cr CMBS issue in next two months

Company also plans to launch its first Real Estate Investment Trust this fiscal to monetise its commercial assets

Oberoi Realty jumps on robust quarterly results

The company posted a 34% jump in consolidated net profit at Rs 103 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2015

HCC recovers chairman's 'excess' salary

Proxy advisory firms had objected to Gulabchand's salary saying that it was not proper for him to draw such high salary when the company is in ...


Indian Hotels takes revival road under new CEO

The Tata company, which has not recorded any profit since 2012-13, is hoping to benefit from a slew of strategic measures over the next two

Of good and bad times

The cause and meaning of Vijay Mallya's likely exit

Vedanta Wake Up plans 100 hotels, eyes Rs 50 cr VC funding

The firm offers affordable accommodation to young backpacking visitors mainly travelling below a budget of $50


Defence capex of Rs 15.5 lakh crore to lift local companies

Acquisition council clears projects of Rs 170,000 crore; this should result in higher order inflows in 12-18 months

L&T presses for ML over two bauxite deposits

L&T had won PL for Sijimali and Kutrumali bauxite mines in 1992

Bhel commissions Bijlee Utpadan's thermal unit in Bihar

This is the first 195 MW unit to be commissioned at the 2x195 MW Muzaffarpur thermal power station of Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam


Future to merge retail biz with Bharti Retail

Share swap deal pegged at Rs 750 cr

Aditya Birla Nuvo: Right direction, more to follow?

The fashion retail restructuring would lead to a fall in holding company discount, which could go down further if value unlocking in the ...

Future Retail, Bharti Retail to merge

Future Retail will host the retail ops of both the companies; Future Enterprises will host the infrastructure, investments and assets


Enforcement Directorate seeks dismissal of Sun TV's petition

Highlights Supreme Court orders restricting any other courts from interfering in the related disputes

Sun TV, Kal Comm move HC against ED's attachment order

Court admits petition and asks Directorate of Enforcement to file a counter

Today's picks- 23 April 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Tech Mahindra, Cairn India & Zee Entertainment


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Xiaomi Mi 4i: Impresses, with a little tut-tutting

Right size, top-notch features; camera, processor could've been better though

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Don't sweat it

Yes, the temperature might be in the 40s. But a Flexi jacket can keep you looking cool

On a raw vegan diet

Uncooked, fresh and unprocessed - that's the diet a number of people are swearing by

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Indian Hotels takes revival road under new CEO

The Tata company, which has not recorded any profit since 2012-13, is hoping to benefit from a slew of strategic measures over next two years

Insurers go back to the drawing board

While 49% FDI has been allowed in the insurance sector, there are several issues that still concern Indian companies and their foreign partners

Start-ups

Startup diaries

Besides a great idea, it takes pluck, and some luck, to get going. Three startup entrepreneurs share their personal journeys

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Volkswagen readies comeback plan

The world's second largest automaker to bring four new models to India

SKNL's woes drown Reid & Taylor

The brand once had Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and James Bond star Pierce Brosnan as its ambassadors