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MARKETS »

Sensex up nearly 500 points on Eco Survey, Budget hopes


Investors will keenly await for the Union Budget due to be tabled tomorrow in the Parliament

POLITICS »

Modi targets Congress, says MNREGA reminder of its failure


Targets the Opposition party on black money, corruption issues

ECONOMY »

Modi says willing to make changes in land decree


Opposition parties, rights activists say the Bill discriminates against farmers

COMPANIES »

Sahara employees face salary delays on liquidity crunch


The salary delays are mainly being faced by the staff members in the corporate offices, while there are also delays on certain statutory

AROUND THE WORLD »

Google plans new HQ, a city fears being overrun


When Google moved here in 1999, it had a dozen employees and a search engine known only to computer aficionados

RAILWAY BUDGET »

IndiaSpend: Rs 18,782-crore hole stares at Suresh Prabhu


Prabhu's ministry intends to invest Rs 856,020 crore ($137 billion) over the next five years to revamp the world's most travelled railway

FINANCE »

Newsmaker: Yaga Venugopal Reddy


A friend of India's federal structure

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Essar was wooing Gadkari, says Congress; BJP dismissive


Congress leader P C Chacko said corporates always try to 'cultivate' politicians

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Manage your Budget
expectations

Akash Prakash

A 1991-style big-bang Budget is not realistically likely - but here's the minimum that most investors expect to see

Half-truth at the Oscars
Shyamal Majumdar

Arquette did well with her ‘gender tax’ comment, but could have done better by advising what women can do for themselves to improve their pay

Few Good Men
Bhupesh Bhandari

The moment discretionary powers are taken out of the hands of bureaucrats and processes become transparent, corruption just melts away

Vivek Wadhwa, voice for
women in Silicon Valley,
is foiled by his tone

Farhad Manjoo

Men who would like to become allies in the fight for women's equality in tech will find in this story a lesson on how to conduct themselves

BLOGS


This is the crime that should actually outrage you
Indulekha Aravind

The murderous assault of security guard Kattungal Chandrabose stands out for its senseless brutality and the arrogance of its perpetrator

Delhi polls -- a lesson for BJP
Tarun Chaturvedi

Bringing in Kiran Bedi seems to have backfired, and getting star MPs to campaign just hasn't worked

EDITORIAL COMMENTS

The right track

The difference with this Railway Budget

Less paper, please

The real way to have security in ministries

Financial X-ray

Market expects auto volumes to recover in FY16

Passenger cars and commercial vehicles growth to outpace two-wheeler growth

Will the rally in Housing Finance Companies' stocks continue?

Smaller firms like Repco, Can Fin, Gruh could benefit more: Analysts

BOOK REVIEWS

What Harish Khare heard

Harish Khare’s How Modi Won It, is part journal, part essay, part newspaper digest and part gossip column

Many panic buttons to press

Mr Sharma's book has a wide canvas, goes deep into history, uses statistics, anecdotes & episodic events effectively to narrate a coherent tale

Peter Thal Larsen

Chinese burn
Peter Thal Larsen


Australia's property market joins closed-door club

Una Galani

Dumb and decent
Una Galani


Asian telco IPOs show investors still yield-hungry

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Amitabh Bachchan raises stake in Fineotex Chemicals to 5.58 pc

Bachchan is the third largest shareholder in the company after its promoters

VA Tech Wabag hits record high

Since February 9, the stock rallied 24% after its board approved the issue of bonus shares in the ratio of 1:1.

Rail stocks back on track after three-day slump

Cimmco, Texmaco Rail,Titagarh Wagons, Stone India, Kernex Microsystems and Kalindee Rail up 3-10% on BSE.


PSU banks in focus; Bank of India, Bank of Baroda surge 5%

Canara Bank, IOB, Oriental Bank, Allahabad Bank and IDBI Bank surged 4% each on the NSE.

Nippon Life hikes stake in Reliance MF to 35%

Nippon, which earlier held 26%, plans to hike its holding to 49% in tranches

Govt banks' CEO selection opened to private sector

This is also the first time a public advertisement seeking applications has been put up on the Union finance ministry's website


Bharti Airtel raises Rs 1,925 cr from stake sale in tower unit

Divests 55 mn shares, firm's equity holding in Bharti Infratel down to 71.9% from 74.85%

Landline STD calls to cost 30% less

The landline connections in the country have been on a declining spree after high growth in the mobile segment

Idea Cellular, Yes Bank gain on inclusion in Nifty

Idea Cellular and Yes Bank will replace DLF and Jindal Steel & Power in Nifty which declined up to 1.5% on the BSE


Tech Mahindra aims to become a 'design house' in aerospace sector

Working on developing end-to-end capabilities in engineering and design services aerospace clients

Rolta, Bharat Electronics rally as consortium selected for Rs 50,000 crore defence project

Rolta India has surged 11% to Rs 165, also its 52-week high on the BSE, while Bharat Electronics gained nearly 5% at Rs 3,824

Sensex drops most in three weeks

Metal, cement firms hit by freight hike; IT shares fall on strong rupee


Glenmark to set up new injectable plant in US

The total investment for the new unit is pegged at Rs 160 cr

Glenmark gets USFDA nod to sell generic blood pressure drug

Glenmark will commence distribution of trandolapril and verapamil hydrochloride tablets immediately

Drug pricing mechanism: Dr Reddy's under lens in the US

Attorney Generals of Texas and California seek information on pricing of some drugs sold by the firm in the US


Sadbhav Engg wins Rs 459 crore project from NHAI

Firm also named successful bidder for upgrading 110 km stretch of state highway in Karnataka for Rs 317 cr

Realty, infra shares rally ahead of Budget

Unitech, HCC, Jaiprakash Associates, Oberoi Realty, HDIL, IVRCL and GMR Infra were up over 5% each on NSE.

Tata Power, Larsen & Toubro gain as consortium shortlisted for defence programme

At 1005 hours, Tata Power Company has surged 4% to Rs 86, while L&T up 3% at Rs 1,728 on BSE.


VA Tech Wabag hits record high

Since February 9, the stock rallied 24% after its board approved the issue of bonus shares in the ratio of 1:1.

Rail stocks back on track after three-day slump

Cimmco, Texmaco Rail,Titagarh Wagons, Stone India, Kernex Microsystems and Kalindee Rail up 3-10% on BSE.

Rail stocks get derailed post Railway Budget

Ahead of the Railway Budget, these stocks had seen a sharp run-up


Jubilant Foodworks: Same store sales set to turn positive in FY16

Hopes of a recovery in consumer sentiment and tie-up with railways could boost sales

Jubilant FoodWorks gains on tie up with Indian Railways

The company declared that it has tied up with Indian railways to deliver pizzas to the passengers

Sugar stocks rally after CCEA gives nod to export subsidy

CCEA cleared a proposal to extend a subsidy of Rs 4,000 a tonne on export of 1.4 million tonnes of raw sugar in the 2014-15


CBI gets 5-day custody of Deccan Chronicle promoters

However, court says no to agency request to allow it to take accused to Bengaluru for interrogation

Court reserves orders on CBI plea for custody of Deccan Chronicle promoters

CBI counsel says also suspect the role of bank officials in the alleged loan fraud

Mashable enters India through tie-up with India.com

Portal under the tie-up, to be called Mashable India, is expected to launch in the first half of this year


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Fun through the night

Raids and crackdowns pared down the party scene in Mumbai some years ago, but this could soon change with Aditya Thackeray's plans for the city

IPL's beloved, again

With Yuvraj Singh attracting the highest price at the IPL auction for the second season running, the author evaluates his real worth

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Is ITC's succession plan gaining speed?

As the challenges for its businesses rise, the company is making a number of internal changes to prepare a second line of leaders

Freeing up fertiliser creates a policy conundrum

Fertiliser industry is hoping NDA will bite the bullet and announce price decontrol in Budget. But experts reckon move is at least 3 yrs away

Real Estate

It's time to hunt for your dream home

While many developers are offering attractive plans, there is also scope for buyers to negotiate for discounts

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Parle G tackled crunch with price and reach

It faced capacity constraints and copycats by thinking around the problems

New brands check into price gap below Ginger

Ginger's average rate is Rs 2,600 a night, but others targeting Rs 1,000-2000 bracket

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BITS Hyderabad opens its doors for overseas students

To start with, at its Hyderabad campus, it would take 50 foreign students for its more than a dozen undergraduate programmes from next year