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Nifty holds 8,900 amid choppy trades; FMCG, Pharma shares lead

The 30-share Sensex gained 68 points to end at 29,449 and the 50-share Nifty rose 15 points to close at 8,938.


Rajesh Dhingra: Anil Ambani's go-to man for defence foray

The former Lockheed Martin India MD is in the core team of Reliance Defence who will be spearheading the business


FinMin likely to meet global rating agencies to push for ratings upgrade

Post-budget meeting likely on March 12 with Fitch; S&P, Moody's to follow


Home, car loan EMIs to go down

Bankers believe the second rate cut outside the policy side will spur a relook at their base rates


China raises defence budget by 10.1%

This was announced by Premier Li Keqiang in his report submitted to the National People's Congress, which began its 10-day annual session today


No telecast of December 16 gangrape film in India: BBC

The documentary has however been broadcast in the UK, defying the ban imposed on by the Indian government


Senior AAP leader Mayank Gandhi speaks out against Bhushan, Yadav ouster

Reveals Kejriwal had said he "would not be able" to work as National Convener with Bhushan and Yadav in PAC

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Partnering for growth

It was in the seventies that Cadbury (now Mondelez India Foods) launched a campaign to encourage cocoa cultivation in India

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Railway takeaways for
Digital India

Shyam Ponappa

Extending the approach of the Railway Budget to telecommunications and broadband

The hidden facets of

Barun Roy

From Pather Panchali to Aparajito, Satyajit Ray's movies touched our emotions in many ways

Mr Buffett's great ride
Rahul Jacob

Warren Buffett's most recent letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway captures his wit and wisdom and ability to distil business lessons

Can private equity
rescue start-ups?

Katie Benner

Private equity won’t be a solution for every company that’s raising money right now


These are the real Nirbhayas
Indulekha Aravind

It is women who've taken on powerful perpetrators of sexual harassment at the workplace, who need to be lauded

Delhi polls -- a lesson for BJP
Tarun Chaturvedi

Bringing in Kiran Bedi seems to have backfired, and getting star MPs to campaign just hasn't worked


Setting goals

The pros and cons of inflation targeting

Sentiment success

Budget has succeeded in keeping market mood positive

Financial X-ray

Street turns cautious on two-wheelers as rural stress hits volumes

Motorcycles likely to clock single-digit growth, scooters to drive sector's volumes in FY16

Sun Pharma: Multiple triggers point to a healthy outlook

Upsides from research pipeline of SPARC and first approval from Halol facility are positives


JNU in minutiae

Mr Rakesh Batabyal claims to have read “four hundred to five hundred theses and dissertations of JNU scholars” as part of his research

Isis: anatomy of a new scourge in West Asia

The Rise of Islamic State is a story that journalist Patrick Cockburn has put together in a handbook of a little over a hundred pages

Robyn Mak

The road already taken
Robyn Mak

JD.com tries Alibaba's route to e-commerce profit

Daniel Indiviglio

This time it's different
Daniel Indiviglio

Surviving small banks look battle-hardened at last

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NTPC: Awaiting fresh triggers

The stock, which rose 15% after touching lows in Feb, seems to have factored in healthy Q3 results and is fairly priced

Medium-term triggers for M&M

Domestic sales volumes for tractors down 24%; UV segment down 11%

Tata, GMR, GVK among 8 in fray for Chennai Airport

All 8 firms conduct site visits; RFQ submitted by them to be opened Mid-March, evaluation be made public

United Spirits hits record high on heavy volumes

The stock hit a record high of Rs 4,048 on NSE in intra-day trade today.

ITC's cigarette EBIT may halve in FY16

Tax regime a sustained headwind for the stock, double-digit price rise to result in volume contraction

Titan takes big leap towards 'Make in India'

The company reaches full-scale production at its first stainless steel watch case plant in Coimbatore

DHFL raises Rs 809.61 crore from institutional investors

Equity shares were issued and allotted to QIBs at a price of Rs 478.18 per equity share

Expect another 50 bps rate cut this year: Keki Mistry

Hopes to reduce home loan rate in 'near future'; to be applicable for all customers

Eyeing parity, IDBI expands board to three deputy managing directors

IDBI Bank has also appointed N S Venkatesh, its executive director, as chief financial officer in place of P Sitaram

Telcos' debt at Rs 2.4 lakh cr at end of FY14

The share of public sector firms MTNL and BSNL stood at 7.6% of the total debt

Bharti Airtel & China Mobile enters into a partnership for promoting 4G

The strategic collaboration aims to bring together the largest mobile operators from the world's two largest mobile markets - China and India

Spectrum payout to offset Bharti's African tower sale gains: Moody's

The agency expects it will receive around $2.2 billion from the tower sales and the company has committed to use all proceeds to reduce debt

Q4 revenue to be in line with last year's trend: TCS

Company's Chief Financial Officer said the company is witnessing volatility in currency, which could impact the revenues

HCL Tech, Tele2 partner to tap M2M, IoT opportunities in Europe

Under the partnership, the companies are planning to develop remote patient monitoring systems that are enabled through smartphones

HCL Technologies hits new high on strategic alliance with Tele2

The stock up 2% at Rs 2,075, also its record high on BSE.

BSE Pharma index hits new high

Sun Pharma, Lupin, Cipla, AstraZeneca, Sparc, Indoco Remedies, Shasun Pharma and Strides Arcolab up 2-16% on BSE.

Dilip Shanghvi pips Mukesh Ambani as richest Indian

Shanghvi, who is valued at Rs 1.39 lakh crore, will be even richer if Sun's Suzlon Energy and Ranbaxy acquisitions are factored in

Sun Pharma: Multiple triggers point to a healthy outlook

Upsides from research pipeline of SPARC and first approval from Halol facility are positives

Medium-term triggers for M&M

Domestic sales volumes for tractors down 24%; UV segment down 11%

SML Isuzu rallies over 10% on strong February sales

The stock rallied 12% to Rs 1,121 after the company said has sold 981 vehicles in Feb, 2015 against 447 vehicles sold in Feb, 2014.

Volvo, Eicher reassurance on joint venture

Former's stake sale won't change commitment to venture or plans to strengthen it, say both

NTPC: Awaiting fresh triggers

The stock, which rose 15% after touching lows in Feb, seems to have factored in healthy Q3 results and is fairly priced

KEC International bags orders worth Rs 1,243 crore

In the transmission and distribution business, the company has bagged orders worth Rs 995 crore from firms in India, Saudi Arabia and America

Will Pipavav Defence get lease of life under new promoter?

In its two-decade journey, Pipavav Defence has been heading the list in almost all areas of defence shipbuilding

Hotel Leela: Sale valuations key to debt reduction

Firm will reduce leverage if it can get a premium for the properties

Hotel Leelaventure surges over 10% on asset sale plan report

The company said it has engaged JM Financial Institutional Securities for sale of its Chennai and Goa Hotels.

Hotel Leela to sell Chennai, Goa hotels to reduce debt

Another try at cutting its big debt, eroding its margins; JM Financial hired for deal

Tata, GMR, GVK among 8 in fray for Chennai Airport

All 8 firms conduct site visits; RFQ submitted by them to be opened Mid-March, evaluation be made public

GMR Infra rights issue to open on March 24

Issue seeks to mop up over Rs 1,400 cr through 935 mn fully paid up shares of face value of Re 1 each

Titagarh Wagons rises as board approves stock split plan

The company decided to split its stock in order to make its shares more affordable to small investors

Punjab Chemicals zooms 20% on strong growth prospects

The company is expecting net profit of Rs 20 crore (approx) in the year 2015-16 against Rs 4.50 crore in the year 2014-15.

Suryalata Spinning extends rally on preferential issue plan to promoters

The stock up 9% at Rs 166, extending its 22% rally in past two trading sessions on BSE.

Max India: Demerger gains, budgetary boost priced in

Stock a favourite of most analysts; immediate upside may be limited

JSW Steel to invest around Rs 1,000 crore in its Tamil Nadu Unit

Also in talks to take over a port in Tamil Nadu which will handle cargoes for Salem plant

Adani Power outbids Jindal in first coal auction win

In phase-II of the auction, which began on Wednesday, private companies can bid for 11 about-to-produce mines

Karnataka's iron ore supply to go up next financial year

About 10 mines starting production in the next few days; production likely to rise to 25 mt

All 3,500 shops down shutters in protest against Coca Cola plant

Residents had protested against plan to set up the plant at Perundurai, citing environment issues

They acquire, they own but don't bring these home

Indian consumer product companies have shopped for brands across the world but have preferred not to bring the labels to India

Jubilant Foodworks: Same store sales set to turn positive in FY16

Hopes of a recovery in consumer sentiment and tie-up with railways could boost sales

Deccan Chronicle: Twist in the tale

A few years ago, T Venkattram Reddy, the owner of Deccan Chronicle, was unstoppable: he bought an IPL team and diversified into aviation. ...

Judicial remand for Deccan Chronicle promoters till March 13

CBI sleuths had arrested the Reddy brothers on February 21

CBI gets 5-day custody of Deccan Chronicle promoters

However, court says no to agency request to allow it to take accused to Bengaluru for interrogation

Cairn's 60% cut in capex to hit reserve ratio

The company decided to defer investments in four projects, which is bad news as it was targeting three billion barrels of oil equivalent of ...

Pipeline fire: RIL restores gas supply, assessing loss

Fire had broken out in the wee hours of Sunday in the 1,375 km-long RGTIL-operated natural gas pipeline at Sadasivapet in Medak district

Aban Offshore surges as arms redeem bonds worth Rs 1,335 crore

The stock rallied 7% to Rs 514 on back of heavy volumes.

Capacity addition, new product launches to drive Greenlam's growth

The de-merged decorative business of Greenply is likely to witness improved growth, margins and lower debt over the next 18-20 months

Pipavav Defence slumps 10% post Reliance Infra deal

Shares of Pipavav Defence have slipped 10% to Rs 69 while Reliance Infra has surged 3.39% to Rs 491 on the BSE

Reliance Infra buys Pipavav Defence in all-cash deal

Anil Ambani will take over as the chairman of Pipavav Defence with full management control

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Travel: A Parisian rendezvous

Paris is a place brimming with history, irony and a bit of discontent

How about a slim-fit kanjeevaram?

The heavy, hand-woven silk saris from Kanchipuram are getting a contemporary and easy-to-wear makeover









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BHEL weighs its options beyond power equipment

With the power sector in pain, the state-controlled Maharatna is getting into guns and submarines

Carlos Ghosn, chairman of Nissan

Has the Datsun gamble paid off for Ghosn?

Average monthly sale for the Go has been around 1,300 units in comparison with Maruti Alto's 21,000

Real Estate

Infra, realty companies stand to gain from rate cut

Larger gains will accrue after interest rates are lowered further and the business cycle picks up

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Bhavish Aggarwal, co-founder of Ola

Ola, Myntra and Snapdeal keen on their acquired brands

Acquisition, but no merger, seems to be the mantra for India’s online and new-age businesses

More creative agencies give ad 'Oscars' a miss

Goafest will introduce new elements to increase participation of a younger crowd

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BITS Hyderabad opens its doors for overseas students

To start with, at its Hyderabad campus, it would take 50 foreign students for its more than a dozen undergraduate programmes from next year