Sensex, Nifty trim gains; Broader markets outshine

The 30-share Sensex was up 43 points at 27,321 and the 50-share Nifty was up 6 points at 8,338


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


Seeds of doubt over new GDP data still remain: R Nagaraj

Interview with R Nagaraj, Professor at IGIDR


CVC report shows AIIMS' probes await health ministry action

Ministry tells court disclosure of details would hurt investigations


Tsunami warning issued after strong quake rocks Papua New Guinea

Today's quake was centred in the same area as two earthquakes that rocked Papua New Guinea last week


Volkswagen readies comeback plan

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


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



Katie Benner: Start-ups' new money machine

All the money from public market investors could pose a risk to the start-ups, because there is a big difference in the way that investments ...

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Why Arvind Kejriwal should not threaten the media

It would be better to maintain communication with the people through the media, instead of trying to snap it

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Reflections at a

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

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

Katie Benner

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


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?


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


Essential reading on tomorrow's cities

The book contain a wealth of knowledge for those interested in details of what is happening in cities around the world

Because man's reach should exceed his grasp

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

Kevin Allison & Antony Currie

Powerwall jackpot
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Elon Musk plugs Tesla valuation into the grid

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Buffett buffer
Jeffrey Goldfarb

Buffett makes golden case for Teflon force field

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Voltas gains on launch of 'Fresh-Air Coolers'

With the launch of Fresh-Air Coolers, the company aims to bridge the wide gap between fans and ACs

Mahindra tractor sales fall 13% in April to 18,011 units

Exports during the month were at 1,005 units compared with 836 units last year, up 20%

Apollo Tyres to invest Rs 1,500 crore in Chennai plant

The company has already invested Rs 2,100 crore in the facility

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

SKS Microfinance gains on strong Q4 results

The stock was up 6% at Rs 492 on the NSE in early morning trade.

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

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

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 shares in focus; Bharat Electronics up 7%

BEML, Dynamatic Technologies, Walchandnagar Ind, Astra Microwave and Larsen & Toubro were up 2%-5% on the BSE.

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

Ashapura Intimates Fashion hits record high on fund buying

On May 4, DSP Blackrock Mutual Fund purchased 640,000 equity shares of Ashapura Intimates Fashion at Rs 214.95 per share on the BSE.

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 ...

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


Foodpanda raises $100 million from Goldman Sachs, others

It has now raised over $310 million since its launch in 2012

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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