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Kapil Sharma: Laughter factory


Kapil Sharma, the anchor of Comedy Nights with Kapil, is the hottest property on Indian television today

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

US President to be chief guest on Republic Day '15


Obama had last visited India in November 2010, and was accorded the honour of addressing a joint session of Parliament

COMPANIES »

Future Group acquires supermarket chain Nilgiris


Buys the Bengaluru-based supermarket chain for Rs 300 cr

KOTAK'S ING ACQUISITION »

Not so cheerful mood at ING Vysya HQ


But business as usual in Hyderabad, as staff were expecting the merger

AROUND THE WORLD »

Obama moves ahead to reshape immigration


His directive will shield up to 5 mn people from deportation and allow many to work legally

ECONOMY »

Cooking gas subsidy for the rich might go


Currently, 12 cylinders are available to consumers at a subsidised rate of Rs 414 each in Delhi

LUNCH WITH BS »

In coversation with AAP's idealogue Yogendra Yadav


AAP has a good chance of returning to power in Delhi, says Yadav

OPINION »

COLUMNISTS »


T N Ninan: Sarkari creativity

Visitors from less privileged cities marvel at the broad avenues and splendid greens that mark the colonial heart of the capital

Rahul Jacob: HMT - When time runs out

For many of us, HMTs are the first watches we wore, a rite of passage to adulthood

TAKE TWO »


How scammers have a field day in India

With 41 advance-fee fraud rings and 1,610 active members, losses due to financial frauds have shot up from $32 mn in 2006 to $870 mn in 2013

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Columnists

Sarkari creativity
T N Ninan

Visitors from less privileged cities marvel at the broad avenues and splendid greens that mark the colonial heart of the capital

Inequality and envy
Deepak Lal

No free society can eliminate inequality

HMT - When time runs out
Rahul Jacob

For many of us, HMTs are the first watches we wore, a rite of passage to adulthood

Suresh Prabhu's
two-track challenge

Aditi Phadnis

Revamping the railways is only one of the new minister's challenges: it's the politics in and of his ministry that he must learn to parry too

BLOGS


Why Sonia Gandhi is not a 'relative' of Nehru and Robert Vadra

Indian law makes it clear that Sonia and Rahul are not related to Robert Vadra, nor is Sonia a relative of Pandit Nehru

Two tennis shows, two different responses

While IPTL ticket sales have witnessed keen interest, CTL stands are almost vacant

Weekend Columnists

Bollywood laughs at itself
Malavika Sangghvi

Of the recent slew of parodies and satires on the Internet, the best of the crop involve Bollywood stars sending themselves up

The second quit India movement
Anjuli Bhargava

The fact that some parents have done well and can afford to send their kids overseas surely doesn't mean they should be forced to

Financial X-ray

TechM bets big on $41 bn network services market with LCC acquisition

Even as margins might be hit in the first year, analysts remain bullish on the LLC acquisition deal

Indian bonds' prices likely to sustain gains in coming months

RBI's mere acknowledgement of the easing inflationary situation is sufficient to push up bond prices

BOOK REVIEWS

Playing It My Way: No big sixes here

Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography, quite unlike his batting, progresses too softly and serenely to be entertaining

John Foley

Follow the money
John Foley


Alibaba's huge finance arm is a mystery to most

Una Galani

Too good to miss
Una Galani


Iran's reintegration is a prize worth working for

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ICICI Bank not to hire aggressively, skips attrition replacement

The bank which more than doubled its headcount in last five years, has decided not to hire aggressively for now

Future Group acquires supermarket chain Nilgiris

Buys the Bengaluru-based supermarket chain for Rs 300 cr

M&A season begins for India Inc

Future's purchase of Nilgiris is the latest of three big acquisitions in 24 hours


ICICI Bank not to hire aggressively, skips attrition replacement

The bank which more than doubled its headcount in last five years, has decided not to hire aggressively for now

M&A season begins for India Inc

Future's purchase of Nilgiris is the latest of three big acquisitions in 24 hours

No hasty steps on ING Vysya, says Kotak

Says after acquiring, no rush to cut costs


TechM bets big on $41 bn network services market with LCC acquisition

Even as margins might be hit in the first year, analysts remain bullish on the LLC acquisition deal

FTIL surges as Jignesh Shah steps down

FTIL gains after board of directors approved the appointment of Prashant Desai, President as MD & CEO of the Company.

Tech Mahindra acquires US-based LCC for $240mn

The all-cash deal would be funded through internal accruals


Amrutanjan Health Care zooms over 50% in three days

Till 1205 hours, a combined 2.51 million shares representing 17% of total equity of the company changed hands on NSE and BSE.

US court overturns Ranbaxy's bid to block launch of rival generic drugs

It had sought restraining order against Dr Reddy's, Endo Intl in lawsuit against US FDA

Apollo Hospitals to enhance healthcare facilities in Fiji

An MoU enables better access to high quality care for people with telemedicine


Private power producers ask RBI for bailout

The meeting was attended by senior executives of key power companies such as Reliance Power, Tata Power, Adani Group, GMR

Indiabulls highest bidder for Voltas land in Thane

It quoted a price of Rs 236 cr or Rs 32.68 crore per acre

Ahluwalia Contracts rallies on BNP Paribas stake buy

On November 20, BNP Paribas Arbitrage bought 778,316 shares or 1.24% stake of the company via open market.


SpiceJet stock up 15% on stake sale reports

The airline is restructuring its operations and has cut down its fleet size by ten planes to contain losses

Jet Airways: On course to improved performance

Rise in competition could offset gains on falling fuel prices; for SpiceJet, a turnround hangs on recapitalisation

SpiceJet to return to profitability within a year from recapitalisation

COO, Sanjiv Kapoor, says airline close to sealing a deal with investors


Kirloskar proposes to install solar pumpsets in entire TS

At present, 30 mn units of power worth Rs 15 cr are supplied to agricultural pumpsets free of cost every day

Titagarh Wagons, Texmaco Rail gain on orders win report

Titagarh Wagons surged 6% to Rs 317, while Texmaco Rail & Engineers up 3% at Rs 120 on BSE.

GMR claims $803 mn for termination of Male Airport contract

Firm also seeks damages for loss of reputation due to wrongful repudiation of Concession Agreement


As packaged food companies crumble, Britannia holds ground

Earlier push on distribution, product mix and cost cutting has helped it weather the relative slowdown in the category far better than ...

Sugar stocks in demand

Shares of sugar manufactures are in demand after the govt promised subsidising the production of ethanol for blending with petrol.

Tata Coffee surges on stock split plan

The board will meet on November 25, 2014, to consider the proposal of stock split of the company's equity shares.


IOC aims at 90% DBTL compliance in Gujarat by mid-Jan

There are roughly 6.5 million LPG domestic consumers in Gujarat between IOCL, HPCL and BPCL

Essar Oil extends fall as Sebi revamps delisting norms

The stock slipped below its floor price of Rs 108.18 fixed for the proposed delisting offer.

CAG seeks D6 audit for 2012-13, RIL agrees for 2013-14 too

RIL said audit should be in letter and spirit of the Production Sharing Contract signed by the government for KG-D6 fields


Future group acquires supermarket chain Nilgiris

Nilgiris runs convenience store chain with 140 outlets in the south; also owns portfolio of brands in dairy, bakery, chocolates and staples

Future Consumer Enterprise gains on acquiring supermarket chain

Future Consumer gains 10% after purchasing Bangalore-based supermarket chain Nilgiris

Pokarna zooms over 100% in one month

The stock rallied 123% to Rs 580, also its record high on BSE, from Rs 260 on October 20.


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Playing It My Way: No big sixes here

Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography, quite unlike his batting, progresses too softly and serenely to be entertaining

Kapil Sharma: Laughter factory

Kapil Sharma, the anchor of Comedy Nights with Kapil, is the hottest property on Indian television today

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How scammers have a field day in India

The first step towards setting up a scam network in a foreign land is to open a bank account

Is the FMCG slowdown catching up with ITC?

Revenue growth has slipped in the last two quarters, but investment plans remain intact

Real Estate

Weak real estate sector hits ceramic industry hard

The ceramic industry in Morbi, as it faces a downturn in business because of weak demand from the real estate sector

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Woodland gears up for diversified outdoors play

To have franchisees and a new online plan, after finally launching adventure gear

'Made for each other'- A case of perfect insight

Wills' campaign showed how simple but relevant positioning is ageless

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TISS to lead govt's skill training initiative

The framework for the TISS SVE was conceptualised in 2011, to spread skill development to every nook and corner of the country