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Nifty faces resistance above 8,450; banks gain ground


At 11.50 AM, the 30-share Sensex is down 42 points at 27,844 and the 50-share Niftyhas lost 9 points at 8,439

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Google's Mobilegeddon to hit today, 'mobile-friendly' to be ranked higher


Initiative to push mobile-friendly websites may pinch Indian enterprises

ECONOMY AND POLICY »

New Delhi questions Bhopal's labour reforms


Micro industries to be exempted from application of 7 central laws

AROUND THE GLOBE »

China, Pakistan launch economic corridor link worth $46 bn


The planned Chinese spending exceeds that of the US, which has given $31 billion to Pakistan since 2002

FINANCE »

Rupee hits 3-1/2-month low as FIIs fret over tax concerns


Weak Asian peers, broad dollar strength weighs

BRAND WORLD »

Cross embeds wearable tech in leather products


White House's official pen brand is tweaking its pricing to enter accessories market

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

India needs to take the lead on climate change action: Richard Verma


US ambassador to India says US will help it realise a low carbon and clean energy future

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Vinayak Chatterjee: Getting real about real estate

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill seeks to bring order to an ungoverned market

Editorial Comment »


Modi govt needs a media strategy

Government should deal with the media, not blame it

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Columnists

Sons who won't leave
home

Ajit Balakrishnan

Successful parents are increasingly faced with continuing to support children in their 20s or 30s

Keeping a weather eye on
climate

Surinder Sud

Scientists are now keeping tabs on weather abnormalities while crafting technologies to combat climate change-related challenges to agriculture

Getting real about real
estate

Vinayak Chatterjee

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill seeks to bring order to an ungoverned market

Build capacity for
energy diplomacy

Arunabha Ghosh

India’s energy diplomacy is certainly demonstrating a quest for variety, both in energy sources and the countries from which to secure them

BLOGS


Can getting an ATM PIN cost you Rs 300? It's possible!

It can if your debit card belongs to a PSU bank

DTH pricing teaches us why net neutrality is important

Rising DTH prices serves a grim reminder why the government should prevent business interests from spoiling the net neutrality party

EDITORIAL COMMENT

In need of a strategy

Government should deal with the media, not blame it

TCS comes down to earth

Don't expect information technology to sparkle this fiscal year

Financial X-ray

ITC: Valuations attractive despite regulatory risk

FMCG business growth ahead of sector; analysts expect Ebit to grow in early teens in FY16

Hindustan Zinc: Volumes boost Q4 numbers

Improving prices and mined production keep analysts positive, with resource base of 365 mt

BOOK REVIEWS

Facts are sacred

Dreger criticised a group of transgender activists who had attacked a sex researcher for his findings on why some people want to change gender

A megacity and its masses

The book under review adds to our understanding of the most deprived sections of Delhi’s underclass, the basti or slum dwellers

Katrina Hamlin

Water works
Katrina Hamlin


Grand plan could make China's water work

Fiona Maharg-Bravo

No place like home
Fiona Maharg-Bravo


Spanish banks will be pushed into more deals

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Gujarat Gas extends gain post PNGRB nod for gas network in Thane

The stock hit a record high of Rs 862, surged 29% in past five trading sessions against 5% fall in the CNX Nifty.

HOV Services tanks 20% on heavy volumes

A combined 190,911 shares changed hands and there are pending sell orders for 69,053 shares on the NSE and BSE.

HCL Tech Q3 net down 12.2% q-o-q at Rs 1,683 crore

Lags street estimates as margins drop due to currency volatility


PFC to raise up to Rs 60,000 cr in FY16

Capital will primarily meet the funding requirements of power sector units and projects

LIC HF's strong show likely to continue

The company should benefit from the traction in retail demand for housing loans

LIC gains sway in Axis, buys 0.18% at Rs 243 cr

LIC's total shareholding is now 12.04%


Airtel reaches out to its users on net neutrality issue

Firm says its Airtel Zero platform's image has been tarnished, asserts it is committed to maintaining neutrality

Airtel defends 'Zero'; MakeMyTrip comes out to support net neutrality

Bharti Airtel on April 6 had launched 'Airtel Zero' platform, where companies, including startups, can offer apps for free

MFs shuffle portfolios; ITC, TCS & ONGC out of top picks

HDFC Bank pips ICICI Bank, emerges as most sought after stock


HOV Services tanks 20% on heavy volumes

A combined 190,911 shares changed hands and there are pending sell orders for 69,053 shares on the NSE and BSE.

HCL Tech Q3 net down 12.2% q-o-q at Rs 1,683 crore

Lags street estimates as margins drop due to currency volatility

HCL Technologies dips on disappointing Q3 results

The stock dipped almost 10% to Rs 835 on the National Stock Exchange in early morning trade.


Daiichi Sankyo exits Sun Pharma; stocks slips 11%

Till 0934 hours, a combined 241.45 million shares of Sun Pharma changed hands on the NSE and BSE.

Daiichi to exit Sun Pharma

Dilip Shanghvi might buy part of Daiichi's stake, worth Rs 22,500 cr

Mylan to invest $5 billion in Andhra

Mylan entered India in 2007 by acquiring a Hyderabad-based APIs maker, Matrix Laboratories


Conglomerates miss the boat as new-age businesses rise

Flipkart, Snapdeal are valued much more than more traditional companies like Ultratech, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Steel

Today's picks- 20 April 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Lupin, NMDC & Hero Motor

Hyundai launches new Elantra sedan priced at Rs 17.94 lakh

Elantra is Hyundai's first car and one of only 10 cars in auto industry history to reach over 10 mn sales globally


Indian Hotels to make profits in 2 years: Rakesh Sarna

At a consolidated level, IHC is servicing debt totalling Rs 4,300 cr

Indian Hotels open to putting a bid for Taj Mansingh

New Delhi Municipal Corp-owned property likely to go under hammer after 33-year lease expires

AirAsia sets up Delhi base, will launch flights from May 21

Initially AirAsia will fly twice daily on Delhi-Bengaluru route and a single flight to Goa and Guwahati


Uncertainties cloud earnings visibility of key power players

Imported coal-based generating companies including JSW Energy expected to report robust growth

BHEL commissions 250-mw thermal power plant in Gujarat

Unit has been commissioned at Gujarat State Electricity Corp's Sikka thermal power station on EPC basis

Advent-led consortium to buy unit of Crompton Greaves

The US priavte equity firm is tipped to have picked up the consumer products business for $350 mn, say sources


Conglomerates miss the boat as new-age businesses rise

Flipkart, Snapdeal are valued much more than more traditional companies like Ultratech, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Steel

Data analytics can help retailers know consumer behaviour

In fashion business, analytics can provide alternatives based on how users go online or to the brick-and-mortar stores to buy clothes

Clariant Chemicals surges on share buyback plan

The stock rallied 14% to RS 980 on the National Stock Exchange.


Tata Sponge Iron falls on weak Q4 results

The stock dipped 9% after reporting a sharp 79% YoY drop in its consolidated net profit at Rs 8.57 crore in March quarter.

Conglomerates miss the boat as new-age businesses rise

Flipkart, Snapdeal are valued much more than more traditional companies like Ultratech, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Steel

Govt could likely sell 5% stake in Coal India in FY16, too

At current market prices a 5% divestment can fetch the govt as much as Rs 12,000-13,000 cr


Investors cash out of FMCG stocks ahead of results

Disturbed by lack of pick-up in consumption, especially rural, and likelihood of lack of good news on corporate earnings

FMCG shares under pressure; Britannia Industries down 5%

At 1117 hours, CNX FMCG index down 2% compared with 0.83% decline in the CNX Nifty.

Tasty Bite Eatables zooms 20% on open offer by parent

Tasty Bite's US parent and Kagome, Japan have made an open offer to acquire 25.78% of the company


Dish TV: Strong signals

The company is on course to improve its profitability; any move to escalate the smaller recharge options to subsidising the set top box by ...

Ortel Communication bottomline returns to black after IPO

Posts Rs 5.6 cr profit in FY15, compared withh Rs 13.8 cr loss a year ago

CBI files charge sheet against Deccan Chronicle promoters

This pertains to a case filed in February, 2013, against the promoters for criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery, based on a complaint filed ...


Videocon: Brazil discovery 3-4 times bigger than ONGC's

The production will take about two and half years

The real reason why Reliance stock has taken a beating despite strong earnings

The numbers hidden behind the results tell a story of zero-return businesses and lower prospects for the core units

ONGC to take over Tapti field facilities

Reliance Industries and BG pulled out of the field after its output started dropping to zero


Gujarat Gas extends gain post PNGRB nod for gas network in Thane

The stock hit a record high of Rs 862, surged 29% in past five trading sessions against 5% fall in the CNX Nifty.

Google, Facebook, Twitter to gain from growth of eCommerce in India: UBS

Maintains sell rating on Just Dial and buy rating on Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Info Edge in a recent report

Aegis gets 5-acre land to develop new port at Kandla

Land given on 30-year lease, proposed new port to be Aegis' fifth


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What driving in the city can do to your health

The travails of driving in the city and how to deal with them

Hindu divided family

The Bharat Ratna conferred on Madan Mohan Malaviya has exposed the frictions within his family

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