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People who gave BJP massive mandate impatient for results: Swaraj


Swaraj to BJP women's wing: pester ministers to ensure delivery of promises made in manifesto

MARKETS »

Markets' 8-day gaining streak ends


The BSE exchange's 30-share benchamrk Sensex ended at 26,127, down 145 points or 0.6% from its previous close

ECONOMY »

Govt to hike direct tax collection: Jaitley


He said while direct tax collections last year were over six lakh crore, this year govt plans to collect Rs 7.36 lakh crore

Around the world »

IMF cuts global growth outlook; India avoids ratings downgrade


Richer nations faced the risk of economic stagnation unless they took steps to foster sustainable growth

Rathin Basu

COMPANIES »

GE deal will boost Alstom's energy business in India


Alstom India president Rathin Basu says GE will be keen on growth and how to grow business further in India

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

CWG 2014: Lifters Sukhen, Sanjita win gold, India off to a rousing start


India wins 7 medals on the opening day

BRAND WORLD »

Going beyond likes and tweets


Traditionally-distributed brands find an effective digital RoI in e-commerce

ON THE BEAT »


Aman Sethi: Altering Punjab's caste equations

The Punjab experience suggests rising agricultural productivity doesn't automatically translate into better jobs,but the story doesn't end


SME WORLD »


Visionary SME initiative picks up momentum

The total number of people who have graduated through the programme or are currently enrolled in it is 1,127, including senior managers (390), ...

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Columnists

Europe's debt wish
Kenneth Rogoff

Structural reforms and fiscal austerity fall far short of being a complete solution to Europe's debt problems

The US biologist who
changed India

Devangshu Datta

The Green Revolution owes a debt to Norman Borlaug, whose birth centenary falls this year

Is the Afghan electoral
deadlock broken?

Hussain Yasa

The deal to audit votes cast in the third presidential polls marks a small but uncertain step towards a durable political transition

Bring on the lederhosen
Jamal Mecklai

Back in the day when all men were strong, women were good-looking and children were above average, dollar strength really meant something

BLOGS


Christendom and the world fail Iraqi Christians
Rajat Ghai

The ISIS' rise has sounded the death-knell for a community that has been suffering for the past 1,400 years

Things fall apart , the Centre cannot hold
Kavita Chowdhury

As the Congress heads into another round of assembly elections by 2014 year end, insiders admit that they are reconciled to facing defeat

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Making banks safer

Capital adequacy and tighter regulation are just one step forward

No spectrum solution

New guidelines will not permit real spectrum sharing

Financial X-ray

Glenmark continues to struggle in US

Analysts peg FY15 sales growth at 18-20%; prospects to improve in FY16 after cholesterol drug launch

TVS Motor: Higher costs limit margin expansion

Street will keep an eye on its ability to balance higher volumes, market share gains with margin growth

BOOK REVIEWS

To kill a friendship

The Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills is painfully earnest and as sentimental as "Tuesdays With Morrie"

Thackeray's true stripes

Hindu Hriday Samrat underscores how Bal Thackeray was always the leader in absentia and how he allowed his aura to rule over the people

Robert Cyran

Godot.com
Robert Cyran


Shareholders punish Amazon with whole new multiple

George Hay

War and Peace
George Hay


StanChart at risk of "doing an HSBC" - badly

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Bad news rain on Reliance

Oil ministry, CAG, SAT make things difficult; firm says always had transparency with govt agencies

Pharma firms go to HC against use of special power for price cuts

According to a source, the matter is expected to come for hearing at the court on July 30

Profitability of PSBs under stress

A rise in bad loans, higher provisioning and loss on sale of investments have dragged down their earnings growth


FMCG shares rally as sentiment picks up

BSE FMCG Index near all-time high as monsoon revival, favourable Budget announcements spur growth

Colgate: Low volumes, high valuations cap upsides

June quarter volume growth was lower than expectations though, it maintained market share

Eveready Industries Q1 net up over two-folds at Rs 10.6 crore

Company has reported a net profit of Rs 4.12 crore in the corresponding period a year ago


Profitability of PSBs under stress

A rise in bad loans, higher provisioning and loss on sale of investments have dragged down their earnings growth

ICICI Bank may raise Rs 1,000 cr via infra bonds

The lender is planning to issue 10-year bonds worth Rs 500 cr with an equal over-allotment option, people familiar with the development

Bank of India to raise Rs 2,500 cr

The tenure of the bonds is 10 years with a call option at the end of the 10th year


Vodafone India Q1 revenue up 10% at Rs 10,323 cr

Company had registered revenue of about Rs 9,375 crore in the April-June period of the last fiscal, 2013-14

RCom subsidiary raises about Rs 2,100 cr through global bonds

Company said it will use about 1500 crore proceeds to refinance the Standard Chartered Bank loan

No spectrum solution

New guidelines will not permit real spectrum sharing


TCS raising Rs 4,000 crore via commercial paper

The company uses a variety of financial instruments including Commercial Paper as part of ongoing liquidity management

Infosys gets nod to operate in Info-valley SEZ

Company is allowed by the Union Commerce Ministry to act as a co-developer of the SEZ

Wipro dips 8% post Q1 results

Q1 operating margins of IT services at 22.8%, impacted due to wage hikes.


Pharma firms go to HC against use of special power for price cuts

According to a source, the matter is expected to come for hearing at the court on July 30

Strides net up 12-fold

Net sales up 25% to Rs 188 cr, co also cites spate of USFDA approvals for better performance

Biocon ups R&D expenses by 15%

Gross R&D spends at Rs 54 crore, is 10% of firm's biopharma revenues and Rs 7 crore over and above its gross R&D spend during same ...


Ashok Leyland reports Rs 47.95 crore loss in Q1

Company's gained market share by 2.3 %

TVS Motor falls second day in a row on lower than expected Q1 profit

The stock dipped 18% to Rs 147 from its record high of Rs 179 touched before the announcements of June quarter results.

TVS Motor: Higher costs limit margin expansion

Street will keep an eye on its ability to balance higher volumes, market share gains with margin growth


After Jaypee's QIP, Abu Dhabi firm pulls out of deal

Rs 9,689 cr the amount Jaypee's deal with TAQA was expected to fetch

JSW Energy: Mining ramp-up, good demand hold key for better prospects

While the Vijaynagar plant saw a three per cent fall in output, the Ratnagiri plant continued with its softer performance on the back of lower ...

JSW Energy close to buying Lanco's Udupi plant

Acquisition will help the firm in realising its ambitious expansion plan of having 11,770 MW power generation capacity


Astral signs Salman Khan as brand ambassador

The Gujarat-based plumbing and drainage systems maker has roped in Khan for two years

Ambuja Cement beats peers in June quarter

Good sales volumes have helped drive revenue growth for the three large cement companies, as the all-India average realisations have not ...

Ambuja Cements beats street; Q2 net up 26%

Relatively less exposure to the southern market helped the company put a good quarterly show


Govt approves stake sale in Hindustan Zinc, BALCO

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the government will sell 10 per cent stake each in Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) and Rashtriya Ispat ...

Mahanadi Coal's two mines face closure if locals don't relocate

The two assets have combined annual capacity of 35 mn tonnes of which only 10 mn tonnes have been mined

SAIL, RINL, HAL on disinvestment pipeline this year: Jaitley

Govt has budgeted to raise Rs 43,425 crore through disinvestment in the current fiscal


Govt's 10 fertiliser plants closed, 7 under losses: Nihal Chand

Govt has planned financial restructuring of three sick units namely MFL, BVFCL and FACT

Bayer Cropscience hits record high on strong Q1 results

The stock soared 13% to Rs 2,064 on NSE after reporting 24% yoy jump in net profit at Rs 109 crore for the quarter ended June 2014.

McLeod Russel mulls diversification, in discussion with consultants

Expected to gather the responses from consultants in another three months' period


RBI fines 12 banks in DCHL loan default case

The banks collectively had a total exposure of around Rs 4,000 crore

HT Media Q1 net at Rs 32.67 crore

Company had posted a net profit of Rs 47.49 crore and net sales of Rs 532.23 crore in the corresponding period a year ago

NDTV shares spurt 20% on takeover buzz, Trai norms

TV Today, Zee Media up over 5% each


Bad news rain on Reliance

Oil ministry, CAG, SAT make things difficult; firm says always had transparency with govt agencies

Cairn India hits 11-month low

The stock tanked over 10% in two days after the company said that it will lend about $1.25 billion to its parent for two years.

Cairn stock falls 6.6% over $1.25-bn loan to parent

Corporate governance firms say Sebi should probe non-disclosure to exchanges


Nava Bharat says NPPL was sold without attributing any value to coal block

NBPL had held 50% equity stake in NPPL , a joint venture (JV) coal company, along with Malaxmi group

Bajaj Holdings trims stake in Force Motors to over 9%

Company's shares today closed at Rs 1,318.25 apiece on the BSE, up 0.25% from previous close

Liberty Shoes dips on weak Q1 numbers

Liberty Shoes lost 6% to Rs 301 on the BSE after the company's net profit surged 1% to Rs 3 crore


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Riteish Deshmukh

Has Riteish Deshmukh finally come of age?

After a decade of acting in comic films, Riteish Deshmukh finally shows a versatile side with Ek Villain

Dal Lake: High-water mark

The Dal Lake in Srinagar may be a must-do for tourists, but it sometimes affords an offbeat experience of the region

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Raghav Bahl

'Exit was the best decision to take in everybody's interest'

There was no way I would stay back as a "professional executive" with Mr Ambani

Spectrum sharing won't fix telcos' problems

Trai's recommendations come with stringent guidelines that will make it hard for telecom companies to share spectrum with one another

Real Estate

Realtors tweak strategy for affordable housing

Margins for developers have fell to 15-20 % in affordable segment

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Going beyond likes and tweets

Traditionally-distributed brands find an effective digital RoI in e-commerce

Localised ads market gets its shooting STAR

Major broadcaster, STAR India, is eagerly presenting its service of localised channel feeds to advertisers and agencies. Brand-owners say these ...

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National Skill Development Corp to train 120 mn by 2022

NSDC has made a skill development management system where data of all trainees is maintained