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Nifty ends above 7,900 on coal sector reforms


The 30-share Sensex closed up 146 points at 26,576 and the 50-share Nifty closed up 48 points at 7,928.

TINY LABOURERS »

How Sivakasi redeemed itself


In the context of Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi's campaign against child labour, we take a look at the firecracker capital of India

COMPANIES »

HDFC Bank Q2 net up 20% at Rs 2,380 crore


Gross NPA at 1.02% compared to 1.07% q-o-q

ECONOMY »

Govt decision to deregulate diesel is 'credit positive': Moody's


But says the overall impact will be limited

AROUND THE WORLD »

Apple's iPhone sales beat Street but iPad volumes slide


iPhone sales jump 16%; iPad sales slide more than 7% q-o-q

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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in jail for killing girlfriend


Both the prosecution and the defence have the right to appeal against the verdict

PERSONAL FINANCE »

This Diwali, swipe card to buy a car but beware of debt trap


You get a 45-day repayment window and reward points. But inability to pay back on time can be a problem

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Columnists

The right to be
forgotten

Ajit Balakrishnan

On the new dimensions in the battle for online privacy

Payment banks - Spot the
difference

Madan Sabnavis

With post office deposits and Jan Dhan already in place, is there really place for yet another institution for banking inclusion?

Constructive lessons
from a destructive
cyclone

E A S Sarma

The damage caused by Hudhud in Visakhapatnam underlines need for govt to follow some basic disaster management and environmental rules

The Narendra Modi
sweepstakes

Shreekant Sambrani

With the fresh mandates, Mr Modi would be expected to deliver miracles. But that is for another day

BLOGS


All the Queen's gold
Katya Naidu

Though Jayalalithaa was convicted mainly for land grabbing, it was the images of 30 kg of gold that remained in public memory

Were Rajdeep Sardesai's 5 questions on Modi provocative?
Jency Jacob

Sardesai's detractors blame him for provoking the crowd at Madison Square Garden, but did he?

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Risks and potential

How a global slowdown could help, and hurt, India

High-flyers struggle

The information technology outlook has just lost some sheen

Financial X-ray

Diesel deregulation impact: WPI to fall 30 bps

Lower fuel subsidy payouts might restrict gross fiscal deficit in FY15

Idea's Q2 gets boost from higher data volumes

Numbers beat Street expectations and would have been even better but for the dip in voice ARPUs

BOOK REVIEWS

The slaughterhouses of the world

Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road To The Deep North is a war story that treats mysteries of love and mysteries behind evil with equal weight

Red son rising

In The First Naxal, Bappaditya Paul offers a short history of Naxalite movement through life of Kanu Sanyal, one of its architects

Richard Beales

Fast data, slow math
Richard Beales


Spreadsheet bungles alive and well in high finance

Peter Thal Larsen

Double Abeloss
Peter Thal Larsen


Abenomics hits a speed bump, not a road block

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HDFC Bank net up 20%, a tad short of expectations

Yet, operationally, a good quarter, with a pick-up in retail loan growth, steady margins, asset pressure under control

India formula behind Hyundai's new high

As other global car makers struggle in India to keep sales consistent, the Korean player has made a heady combination out of design, launches ...

Kalyani Group's Synise partners with UKs cloudBuy

Tie-up aims to create B2B market place to cater to procurement of indirect material by various industries


Power brands light the way for Jyothy Labs

Having failed to excite consumers with too many brands, the maker of Ujala and Henko is now focusing on six of them

United Spirits reports Rs 55.6 crore net loss in Q1

The loss during the first quarter was mainly on account of a provision made towards the investment made in subsidiaries

United Spirits June quarter net loss at Rs 56 cr

Company had posted a net profit of Rs 118.13 crore during the same period of previous fiscal


HDFC Bank net up 20%, a tad short of expectations

Yet, operationally, a good quarter, with a pick-up in retail loan growth, steady margins, asset pressure under control

Improving CV cycle, lower diesel prices to benefit STFC

Higher than expected provisions led to a 7.5% year-on-year fall in STFC's net profit to Rs 302 crore in the quarter

Aditya Birla Financial Services to enter health insurance

Signs MoU with South Africa's MMI Holdings


Samsung and Airtel launch integrated digital TVs

Samsung's SmartDirect TVs will come designed with in-built Airtel digital satellite tuner, will enable DTH signal reception without set-top-box

Nokia workers lobby Commerce Minister Sitharaman's to prevent shutdown

Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said she will pursue the matter with the finance ministry

Idea Cellular Q2 profit up 69%

The growth was on the back of strong subscriber addition and surge in data usage


Kalyani Group's Synise partners with UKs cloudBuy

Tie-up aims to create B2B market place to cater to procurement of indirect material by various industries

Zensar net profit down 4.7% annually

Growth across sectors and signs new deal worth $25mn during Q2

Financial Technologies tanks 20% on government order to merge with NSEL

The stock locked in lower circuit of 20% at Rs 170 on National Stock Exchange.


India formula behind Hyundai's new high

As other global car makers struggle in India to keep sales consistent, the Korean player has made a heady combination out of design, launches ...

Gujarat set to get biggest piece of 'Make in India' pie

Analysts claim Modi replicating state success model at Centre

TVS Motor hits new high on FII buying

So far in 2014, the stock rallied 233% to Rs 253 from Rs 76 compared to 25% rise in the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex.


Oberoi Realty extends gain post Q2 results

The stock rallied 5% to Rs 230, extending in past two day's 5% gain, on reporting 30% yoy growth in operating profit.

India Inc's Sept foreign borrowing down 5.3% on yr at $3.17 billion

The domestic firms had raised $3.35 billion from overseas in the same month a year ago

Oberoi Realty Q2 net profit up 10% at Rs 70.54 cr

Company had posted net profit of Rs 64.14 crore in the July- September period of 2013-14


Departure time gets a new meaning in aviation

Stressful work schedules and limited growth opportunities are taking a toll on a large number of senior professionals in airlines

Early festive season sees air traffic grow the fastest this September

Budget carrier IndiGo keeps lead, with one in three preferring to fly with it

NIIT Q2 PAT down 14% to Rs 10.3 crore

Revenue flat, learning divisions record over 20% y-o-y growth


GACL's Q2 PAT sees marginal rise, at Rs 48 crore

The company's first quarter net profit stood at Rs 56.95 crore

UltraTech: On a strong wicket

Realisations, overall performance beat most estimates, but some analysts are disappointed as cost pressures continue

UltraTech Cement gains as Q2 earnings beat estimates

Consolidated net profit rose for Jul-Sep increased 47% to Rs 416 crore against Rs 283 crore in the same quarter last fiscal


Tata Coffee back in black with Rs 32.4 crore profit in Q2

Firm had net loss of Rs 12.9 crore in the corresponding quarter last year

Two MCFL investors tender 2.6% stake to Deepak Fertilisers

The takeover battle further intensified last month after Deepak Fertilisers raised its open offer price to Rs 93.60 per share

Rallis India drops 7% on weak earnings

Rallis India, slumped over 7% after it reported marginal decline in its consolidated net profit to Rs 73.43 crore in Q2


Zee Media falls on reporting loss in Q2 results

The stock has declined around 2.5% on BSE after the company posted net loss of Rs 12.8 crore in the July-September quarter

Today's picks- 20 October 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Jindal Steel & Power & Zee Entertainment

Panasonic Appliances to delist shares from stock exchange

Indian promoters sells entire share to the Japanese partner


Reliance partner Niko falls 48%

Shares of Canada-based Niko Resources, a partner of Reliance Industries (RIL) in the D6 block in the Krishna-Godavari basin and NEC-25 gas block ...

Govt meeting bankers to discuss share sale in ONGC

The govt on Saturday lifted diesel price controls and raised the cost of natural gas

FIIs up stake in oil PSUs in September quarter

FIIs bought 21.79 million shares of ONGC during July-September quarter.


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Food for froth

Wheat beer with prawns? Or light lager with cheese?

Alice in dastangoi

M Farooqui & his team of dastangos are branching out from the traditional realms of storytelling to newer tales like Dastan Goopi Bagha Ki

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Departure time gets a new meaning in aviation

Stressful work schedules and limited growth opportunities are taking a toll on a large number of senior professionals in airlines

Sugar mills face bitter reality at festival time

SC has upheld the Allahabad HC's directive to mills to sell sugar pledged with banks to pay cane farmers

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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Power brands light the way for Jyothy Labs

Having failed to excite consumers with too many brands, the maker of Ujala and Henko is now focusing on six of them

Pulsar fuels up to face a premium-bikes crowd

Launches promise a shake-up in Bajaj's stronghold - the 150-250-cc segment

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Bulk hiring of engineers is back

For better placement, campuses end exclusivity to one company by inviting all firms on Day One