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Markets heading for sixth straight day of gains


Markets came off their day's highs but continued to trade firm led by telecom shares and RIL

COMPANIES »

Ola Cabs, Quikr join Rs 1,000-cr start-up club


High penetration of internet, increased use of smartphones help the cause of top e-commerce firms, leading to a rapid rise in their valuations

ECONOMY »

India may soon sign first bilateral advance-pricing pact with Japan


Move to address MNCs' taxation woes; UK likely to be the next

Around the world »

Bodies leave Ukraine war zone, truce called at MH17 crash site


Rebels hand over black boxes to investigators

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Mars orbiter completes about 80% of its journey


The spacecraft has covered a distance of more than 540 million kilometres

FINANCE »

Infra bond norms a plus for banks: Moody's


The banks with the largest exposure to infrastructure and mortgage loans are ICICI, Axis and State Bank of India

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BRAND WORLD »

Brands back to feature phones


Targeting users of feature phones, brands are choosing the very Indian habit of missed calls over Western tools, for their mobile phone

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Mihir S Sharma: Eminently funny historians

With the ascent of Professor Rao and his fellow-travellers, the humour deficit in our literary output will unquestionably be made up

Ajai Shukla: Midwifing new aircraft

The defence ministry must succeed in creating competition in aerospace design and manufacture

ON THE BEAT »


Nitin Sethi: Why the monsoon numbers hide reality

Because the ecology of various regions differs, it is silly to club them all under one countrywide average number


POLITICS »


Corrupt judge charge: BJP seeks answer from former PM

Says the 'jugglery' of judicial appointments made by UPA is another example of how the Congress 'misused' constitutional bodies


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

Land-shackled - II
Devesh Kapur and T V Somanathan and Arvind Subramanian

The authors prescribe the cures for India's problems with land

The nitty-gritty of
nanotech

Surinder Sud

This technology has potential uses in many sectors but India needs to invest more in R&D to reap the benefits of this fantastic science

The 'Vodafone' amendment
is more than a
retrospective issue

N S Nigam

The text of the Income tax amendment is so wide and so riddled with ambiguities that it deserves to be scrapped for those reasons alone

Midwifing new aircraft
Ajai Shukla

With no discernible hand at the tiller, the defence ministry seems directionless and inept

BLOGS


The rogue bear
Rajat Ghai

Why Rajat Ghai is no longer a Russophile and Putin admirer

Teaching journalism
Joydeep Ghosh

It would be interesting to know what these courses really teach

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Strategic mistake

Lack of vision behind India's stand on trade facilitation

IT kicks off

Global economic hopes lead IT firms to think positive

Financial X-ray

HDFC: Stable quarter; loan growth at 15%

Growth and spreads in non-retail segment seen improving; retail growth expected to pick up

Standout quarter for Idea Cellular

Performance across parameters ahead of Street expectations

BOOK REVIEWS

Content and its discontents

The People’s Platform, is aspirational or sarcastic, since Ms Taylor believes the classless aura of web masks an unfair power structure

Bowled over by cricket

Mid-wicket Tales is well worth reading for some unexplored insight into India's world of celebrity cricket

Ethan Bilby

Big fish, big pond
Ethan Bilby


Huawei suggests life is good behind Great Wall

Daniel Indiviglio

TBTF*
Daniel Indiviglio


Too-big-to-fail is more than one-size-fits-all

CompaniesRss icon

Thermax Q1 net profit down 17% y-o-y

Order book declines 5.9%, revenue down 2.7%

Kansai Nerolac Q1 net up 20% at Rs 72.98 crore

Company had reported net profit of Rs 60.93 crore in the April-June quarter of 2013-14 fiscal

Jain Irrigation Systems: Hey-days are returning

Budget has proposed to increase allocation on micro irrigation systems (MIS) by 21% to Rs 1,560 crore for FY15


Kansai Nerolac Q1 net up 20% at Rs 72.98 crore

Company had reported net profit of Rs 60.93 crore in the April-June quarter of 2013-14 fiscal

Shalimar Paints pleads inability to revive Howrah plant

Shalimar Paints, which declared suspension of work at its Howrah plant last week, said it did not have the requisite financial strength to ...

Emami intensifies focus on Zandu brand

The company aims to grow their healthcare portfolio of OTC and generic products


HDFC, HDFC Bank say merger idea still premature

Since HDFC is a non-banking finance company, CRR, SLR and PSL targets are applicable to it

HDFC Bank net up 21%, least in a decade

Higher interest income and lower provisions aided the bank's earnings growth during the quarter

Canara Bank net profit grows 1.9% in Q1 to Rs 806 cr

Higher NPA provisions hits Bank's profit in Q1


Telecom shares rally on TRAI recommendations

Bharti Airtel surged 6% to Rs 356, Idea Cellular up 5% to Rs 147, while RCom and TTML gained 3% each at Rs 135 and Rs 13 respectively.

Idea Cellular gains 3% on strong Q1 performance

Q1 consolidated profit up 57% yoy at Rs 728 crore on the back of higher call rates and a 11.5% growth in data usage.

Tata Sons profit falls 18% despite higher royalty fees

Provisioning for bad investments, finance costs shoot up in FY14


Over 250 stocks hits 52-week highs; Tata Motors, Sun Pharma, Lupin hit record highs

Tata Motors, Sun Pharma, Lupin, Asian Paints, Atul Limited, Page Industries and Alembic Pharma from BSE-500 index hits record high.

Exide Industries hits three-year high post Q1 results

The company's board has recommended interim dividend of 150% or Rs 1.50 per equity share on the face value of Re 1/- each.

Hero MotoCorp moves revenue board in stamp duty case

Hero MotoCorp, India's largest motorcycle producer, has approached the Board of Revenue for relief against a penalty of Rs 111 crore imposed on ...


MNRE bats for strict renewable power obligation compliance

Pleads SERCs to invoke penal provisions of the regulations against defaulting entities

Brokerage views on RIL, Bajaj Auto, UltraTech Cement, Oberoi Realty

A quick view on how brokerages like Nomura, Kotak Securities, Motilal Oswal and Karvy interpret the latest results

Tata Power eyes assets for acquisition, overseas opportunities

The power major is looking at opportunities for providing management and technical advisory services in distribution business


Indian Hotels: Prime property

Lower debt, asset-light focus and a recovery in demand will help the company improve its financials

Advani Hotels zooms over 100% in one week on buyout report

Shares in Advani Hotels rallied 109% to Rs 87.80 from Rs 42 on reports that ITC Hotels is close to acquiring its property in Goa.

Spicejet suspends Kabul service temporarily

Airline says decision was due to security situation in Kabul


Thermax Q1 net profit down 17% y-o-y

Order book declines 5.9%, revenue down 2.7%

Thermax slumps on decline in Q1 earnings

Thermax dropped 6% after the company's net profit fell 18% to Rs 41 crore on 3% decline in operating revenue

Suzlon Energy hits 5% upper circuit

Shares in wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy surged nearly five per cent, its daily limit, on Monday, following the government's move to ...


Jain Irrigation Systems: Hey-days are returning

Budget has proposed to increase allocation on micro irrigation systems (MIS) by 21% to Rs 1,560 crore for FY15

Savita Oil Technologies slips on weak Q1 results

Savita Oil Technologies plunged after the company's net profits declined 16% to Rs 6 crore

HIL Q1 net up 174% to Rs 32 cr

Revenue during same period increased by 33% from Rs 271 cr tot Rs 361 cr


Tata Steel begins road shows abroad

Sources say the company's move is aimed at raising funds and reducing debt. As on March 31, Tata Steel's net debt stood at about Rs 66,000 crore

HZL gains from rising metal prices

While it might continue to see lower volumes due to transition in its mining process, rising prices will support the bottom line

SAIL has to focus on value addition

Chandra Shekhar Verma was made chairman of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) in June 2010, an inflection point for the company. Capacity ...


Two rival bidders gets Sebi go-ahead for Mallya Group's MCFL

Deepak Fertilisers and Zuari Fertilisers had filed draft offer documents on May 8 and May 27 respectively

Poddar's joint open offer for MCF gets Sebi nod

Sebi had sought clarifications from Saroj Poddar and tycoon Vijay Mallya, who had made offers for additional stake in MCF

Dairies focus on value-added products for future growth

As per estimates, share of these products is growing by 25% every year, this pace is likely to continue till 2019-20


Reliance Industries extends gain post Q1 earnings

The stock rallied 5% to Rs 1,026 from Rs 977 in past two trading sessions on the Bombay Stock Exchange.

ONGC's subsidy largesse, its ailing sisters and the angry wife

The govt uses cash generated by ONGC to compensate under-recoveries in oil marketing companies

RIL stock up 2% on good Q1 numbers

Shares of Reliance Industries (RIL) ended two per cent higher after the company posted a 13.7 per cent jump in first quarter profit. RIL's scrip ...


Today's picks

Nifty, Bank Nifty, HDFC, GAIL & HCL Tech

Greenply Industries gain on robust Q1 results

Greenply Industries' net profit surged 33.9% to Rs 30.23 crore on 7.5% growth in net sales to Rs 516.74 crore in Q1

Financial Technologies surges on stake sale in MCX

FTIL surged 7% to Rs 286, while MCX rallied 6% to Rs 830 and Kotak Mahindra Bank gained 3% to Rs 967 on NSE.


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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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Will budget reforms help the Railways get back on track?

While govt's intention is to revamp India's rail network, a half-hearted attempt at creating more efficient body could derail the whole process

Bihar's bitter lesson in teacher recruitment

The revelation of fraud is a lesson to govt officials that quick-fix solutions to development problems can end up doing more harm than good

Real Estate

Realtors tweak strategy for affordable housing

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

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Brands back to feature phones

Targeting users of feature phones, brands are choosing the very Indian habit of missed calls over Western tools, for their mobile phone

Philips sees healthcare results recovery by year-end

Philips' hopes for a recovery in its biggest unit have been buoyed by demand growth in emerging markets

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Symbiosis to set up Rs 300-cr health sciences park

The park will also have a charitable hospital with a 200-bed capacity