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.


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


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

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


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

But says the overall impact will be limited


Apple's iPhone sales beat Street but iPad volumes slide

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


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


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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The right to be

Ajit Balakrishnan

On the new dimensions in the battle for online privacy

Payment banks - Spot the

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

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

Shreekant Sambrani

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


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?


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


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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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

Aditya Birla Financial Services to enter health insurance

Signs MoU with South Africa's MMI Holdings

Shriram Transport reports 11.9 % drop in profit

Total Income has increased from Rs 2103.6 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 to Rs 2261.2 crore for the quarter ended September 30, ...

SMC Global files fresh papers with Sebi for its public issue

Regulator's earlier approval, which was valid for one year, has lapsed

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.

Natco's US partner gets FDA nod for wakefulness tablets

Market size of the drug in the US is about $457 million for twelve months ending August 2014

Lupin scouts for acquisitions in US

Company aims to grow at around 25% in the world's largest drug market

US Congress steps up pressure for action on Sun Pharma, DRL

Writes to US health secretary for 'immediate' & 'aggressive' action over issue of abnormal drug price hikes

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.

Exide Inds. falls on rating downgrade by BoA

Exide Industries fell around 3.5% on BSE after the company's performance in July-September quarter for 2015 fiscal came below market

Hero to invest Rs 5k-cr for global footprint

The company invested Rs 1,050 crore at the Neemrana facility and has also started work on the Colombia plant

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

Crompton Greaves demerger formula unfair to investors

Proxy advisory firms, broking houses also add that the demerger enhances the promoter control over the consumer product company

Stone India surges on export order from China

The stock hits 52-week high of Rs 50 on BSE.

BGR Energy gains on winning an order worth Rs 250 crore

Shares of BGR Energy Systems have climbed over 4% on orders worth Rs 250 crore in the electrical sub-stations

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

Recent IPOs catch MF's fancy

The S&P Sensex is down almost two per cent in the last month

JSW Steel posts strong Q2 on increased value added product contribution

Lower coal prices, higher fuel efficiency, improved product mix support EBITDA

Kalyani Steels hits 52-week high on robust Q2 results

The stock surged 8% to Rs 156 on reporting 92% yoy jump in net profit at Rs 22.78 crore in September quarter.

Metal and Power stocks gain on ordinance for coal issues

Shares of metal and power companies are trading higher by up to 2.5% after govt promulgates an ordinance on coal blocks.

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

Insecticides India gains on bonus issue plan

The stock has rallied 7% to Rs 715 on National Stock Exchange on bonus issue plans

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