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India's aid to Nepal named 'Operation Maitri'


IAF moving essential supplies to Nepal and has flied back over 500 of stranded Indians from Kathmandu since late Saturday

Subhas Chandra Bose

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The inheritors


Recent declassified information says that Subhas Chandra Bose's family was kept under surveillance even after Independence

COMPANIES »

Banks left out as 'Kunal calls Kunal' for e-commerce M&As


The way Snapdeal bypassed investment banks for the Freecharge deal might give the bulge bracket banks sleepless nights

ECONOMY AND POLICY »

Labour Ministry to push three bills for Cabinet nod


Ministry seeks to boost Make in India with laws on small factories, PF and child labour

AROUND THE GLOBE »

Amid errors, Obama publicly wrestles with drones' limits


The US President is, however, unlikely to overhaul his drone-oriented strategy

FINANCE »

Insurers, banks oppose mandatory cap on business from one insurer


Irdai has said no corporate agent can get more than 90% business from one insurer in life, non-life or health in their first year of operation

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

The 40-year journey of India's space programmes


From relying on Russia for its first satellite launch, India is fast becoming a global hub to launch satellites

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Uday Abhyankar: The potential of opening up Iran

The possibility of a deal between Iran and the world on its nuclear programme has some perils but much promise for India

Editorial Comment »


This Stephanian matter

Why does a spat in St Stephen's arouse such interest?

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Columnists

The potential of opening
up Iran

Uday Abhyankar

The possibility of a deal between Iran and the world on its nuclear programme has some perils but much promise for India

India's private
investment puzzle

M Suresh Babu

Firms will use cash flows to reduce debt rather than fund new projects. The pvt sector can't be expected to heed govt's call to invest more

Farming - Barking up the
wrong trees

T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

The fault lies not in our farming but in our inheritance laws. They need tweaking

'This is not suicide. It
is homicide'

Lok Sabha

We should vociferously and steadfastly say that suicide is a dastardly and cowardly act. Society has a responsibility to say this

BLOGS


Remembering passwords, a pain!

Like it or not, passwords control you, not the other way round; and they're only increasing in number

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

It can if your debit card belongs to a PSU bank

Weekend Columnists

The point of no return
Malavika Sangghvi

A death like that, of a young man at the prime of his life, could stop a nation in its tracks and bring a government to its knees

Of gorillas and fat cats
Arundhuti Dasgupta

Stories about Garuda and Suparna brought forth the heroic qualities of animals

Financial X-ray

Infy's Q4 revenue growth lags peers

Sets ambitious 10-12% growth target for FY16 and $20 bn by 2020

L&T Finance: Potential for re-rating

Inexpensive valuations, strong growth prospects and improving return ratios have made most analysts bullish

BOOK REVIEWS

Living through civil war

The book is a remarkable work of narrative non-fiction born of five years of reportage by a political journalist

Antony Currie

Strong means weak
Antony Currie


GM miss hints at broader struggle for US autos

Edward Hadas

Trading places
Edward Hadas


Inefficient markets lie behind flash crash arrest

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Vedanta eyeing minority stake in Electrosteel Steels

Electrosteel has been under corporate debt restructuring scheme since 2013 with a debt of more than Rs 6,000 crore

FIIs hike stake in HDFC to record high of nearly 80%

The mortgage financier is also the first listed Indian company among 30 Sensex firms to have 80% shareholding by FIIs

Smartphones still 'too expensive for many' in India: BCG

Says availability of low-cost Internet-enabled devices is crucial for Internet penetration among lower-income groups


Titan Eye Plus to open 60 new outlets this fiscal

Firm is also looking at increasing distribution of in-house brands, Fastrack and Glares, this year

USL asks Mallya to quit board

Mallya dismisses demand; firm to remove him at shareholders' meeting

FMCG companies take stock of operations post quake in Nepal

Dabur, ITC, Varun Beverages (PepsiCo's bottler) and Coca-Cola, have plants in Nepal


FIIs hike stake in HDFC to record high of nearly 80%

The mortgage financier is also the first listed Indian company among 30 Sensex firms to have 80% shareholding by FIIs

Cholamandalam net profit up 48%

BS REPORTERMurugappa Group firm Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Ltdhas posted a growth of 47.9 per cent in net profit for the ...

Indiabulls Housing Finance net up 22% in Q4 to Rs 551 cr

Net Interest Income up 29.5% at Rs 912.9 crore


Smartphones still 'too expensive for many' in India: BCG

Says availability of low-cost Internet-enabled devices is crucial for Internet penetration among lower-income groups

Telecom service providers take pro-net neutrality stance

Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular demand same rules for same services

Offer for Nokia's Chennai plant very little: Tax dept to HC

court, however, refused to hear it today and told the department to file an application if it wants the matter to be heard before the next date ...


Infy logs out of FY15 with disappointing quarter

Decline in most operating parameters; revenue estimate for FY16 moderate; firm buys US-based Kallidus for $120 mn

Currency, shift in deal structure impact Q4 numbers of IT players

The silver lining, however, was in their managements' expectations of better growth in 2015-16

We will measure ourselves on quarterly basis: Vishal Sikka & Rajiv Bansal

Interview with CEO & MD, and CFO, respectively, of Infosys


Suven gets fresh product patents overseas

Suven has a total of 21 granted patents from Australia, 15 from Europe, 16 from Hong Kong, 4 from Israel and 5 from Norway

Innovision Healthcare set to raise Rs 35 crore

Herbal health care products maker is in talks with a clutch of strategic investors

Govt mulling proposal to revive Hindustan Antibiotics

Country's first pharma PSU has been facing severe financial crunch for quite some time now


DLF to remain in Group A category: BSE

Exchange to also move United Spirits, GATI and JK Tyre to Group A, will drop Ranbaxy and ING Vysya Bank

Steel Strips' net profit more than doubles to Rs 12 cr in Q4

However, total income from operations declines to Rs 294 cr, from Rs 303 cr in the same quarter of FY14

Steel Strips Wheels gains as Q4 net profit nearly trebles

The stock moved higher by 8% to Rs 344 after reported net profit of Rs 11.9 crore in March quarter against Rs 4.3 crore in a year ago quarter.


NTPC's Lara project lands in trouble

The mega power project of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) coming up in Lara of Raigarh district had landed in trouble with people ...

IL&FS Engg bags Bangalore Metro contract worth Rs 327 cr

The contract involves construction of elevated structures (viaduct) of length of 3.945 km and is to be completed in 27 months

NTPC signs PPA for phase 1 of 1,000 mw ultra solar project with AP discoms

This is Ph I of 1,000 Mw ultra solar power project being set up by company


Sapna Infoway plans to raise Rs 60 crore

The company is one of the largest exporters of vernacular language books from India

Jhunjhunwala sells Rs 67-cr worth shares in Sterling Holidays

Investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has sold majority of shares held in leisure hospitality and Vacation Ownership company Sterling Holiday Resorts ...

DLF to remain in Group A category: BSE

Exchange to also move United Spirits, GATI and JK Tyre to Group A, will drop Ranbaxy and ING Vysya Bank


UltraTech Q4 falls 24% to Rs 657 cr, beats estimates

However, revenue grew 4% to Rs 6,597 cr

Supreme Industries Q3 net up 75 pc at Rs 102.23 crore

Net sales up 8.4% at Rs 1,074 crore, total expenses up 8.8% Rs 954 crore

Everest Industries surges on strong Q4 results

The stock surged 12% to Rs 330 on the NSE after reporting a profit of Rs 10 crore in March quarter against Rs 3 crore in a year ago quarter.


Vedanta eyeing minority stake in Electrosteel Steels

Electrosteel has been under corporate debt restructuring scheme since 2013 with a debt of more than Rs 6,000 crore

Jindal Power commissions 600 mw despite coal block uncertainity

With this commissioning, group's generation capacity in Raigarh belt has reached 4,294 Mw, achieving the scale of a UMPP

Examining options for non-productive assets: Hindalco

Reports says Kumar Mangalam Birla seeks to raise $350 mn from sale of land to help pay for coal mines his group won in recent auctions


India plans to set up urea plant in Iran: Govt

RCF, GSFC and GNFC appoint SBI Caps for advisory and due diligence services to find an Iranian JV partner

Rallis: Growing seed, agrochemical portfolio provides zing

While seeds business continues to do well and new agrochem products should drive growth and margins, a weak monsoon could take away some sheen

Market Watch: 15 stocks to watch in trade on Thursday

Biocon, HDFC Bank, Cairn India, M&M Financial, Clariant Chemicals and Rallis India likely to react to newsflow


Today's picks- 23 April 2015

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

Dish TV: Strong signals

The company is on course to improving profitability but any move to expand smaller recharge options to subsidise set-top box charges by ...

UFO sets IPO price band at Rs.615-625

Offers open to the public from April 28 to April 30


Crude oil slump: Cairn exits Lanka

Cairn has already slashed its capital expenditure to $500 million from $1.2 billion earlier

Cairn India rebounds from 52-week low

The moved higher by 3% to Rs 221,bouncing back 9% from its 52-week low of Rs 202 touched on the NSE in early morning trade.

Cairn India hits 52-week low on weak Q4 results

The stock dipped almost 6% at Rs 202, also its 52-week low on the NSE in early morning trade.


Crisil erases early gains on profit booking

The stock rallied nearly 17% on the NSE in early morning trade after it announced share buyback plan.

CCI closes anti-competitive case against Gujarat Gas

The Competition Commission of India had initiated a detailed probe in the case following a complaint by Saint Gobain Glass

Cimmco surges on bagging defence items manufacturing license

The stock is locked at the upper circuit of 10% at Rs 107 on the National Stock Exchange.


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Xiaomi launches tailored Mi4i for Indian market

Low-cost version for India priced at Rs 12,999, has a plastic body

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The dancer and the dance

Choreographer Ashley Lobo has started a contemporary dance repertory company, Navdhara India Dance Theatre

To build a world class university in Noida

Shiv Nadar University is pulling out all stops to attract teaching talent from the US, but will it be enough

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Museum of neglect

The Crafts Museum in Delhi, one of the largest in India, is crumbling. What it needs is restoration, not uncertainty over its future

Climate change: Moving beyond the rhetoric

Indian diplomats should know by experience that it is the fine print & not rhetoric that will determine impact of the Paris pact later this year

Start-ups

Vir Sanghvi hits the start-up bandwagon;launches restaurant reservation platform

EazyDiner will be a restaurant reservation platform offering reviews, reservations, deals and a concierge services

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Sachet-sized TV recharge

Tata Sky has taken a leaf out of telecom companies in its bid to get crucial numbers in small-town India

Disney wears a profitable movie producer's hat

PK was a dream but even without it, the studio has balanced a big slate with high return on investment

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Lunch with BS: Arne Sorenson

Sorenson, president & CEO, Marriott International, explains why his partners are willing to shell out 3% of sales and 8-10% of profits