9 stocks to buy post state poll outcome, fuel reforms

After a brief pause, the government has rolled out some long pending reform measures over the past few days. Here's how analysts interpret these ...


The $40 billion jet buying spree - IndiGo's big bet

IndiGo, the only profitable Indian airline, is betting on a huge expansion in air travel despite cut-throat pricing and newer competition


Preparing for the big sale

With the festive season underway, retailers in the online & offline world need to prepare well to offer the best deals to consumers & earn trust


Hong Kong street clashes erupt despite imminent talks

The worst political crisis in Hong Kong since Britain handed the free-wheeling capitalist city back to China in 1997

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Grey laws woe for child labour

Seventy per cent of child labour violations take place in the agriculture sector


Power producers heave sigh of relief at new gas price

The revised domestic gas price of $5.61/mmBtu (rise of $0.96 from $4.2/mBtu) is likely to have a negligible impact on power prices


Coal scam: CBI files fresh case against Jindal Steel

Firm says it fully complies with law, will cooperate with authorities



A K Bhattacharya: FinMin's new A-team

A new team is in place in the finance ministry. Can it help Arun Jaitley produce a sterling Budget next February?

Debashis Basu: A chowkidar for state banks

Modi needs to live up to his promise of being an honest guardian of public wealth in government-owned banks.

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A five-year baseline

Subir Gokarn

The International Monetary Fund's projections suggest macroeconomic stability but little upside to growth

FinMin's new A-team
A K Bhattacharya

A new team is in place in the finance ministry. Can it help Arun Jaitley produce a sterling Budget next February?

Becalmed by the global

Devangshu Datta

Slow growth in China, Europe and the US means the correction in the market could continue unless some domestic factors come into play

A chowkidar for state

Debashis Basu

PSBs are vehicles for Modi's ambitious Jan Dhan Yojana. They are also inefficient, poorly governed and beset by largescale corruption


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?

An Ode to a Venetian wedding
Katya Naidu

Not just his looks, but also his voice, charm, his celebration of bachelorhood that made George Clooney the ultimate King of Single Women


Half step forward

Follow-up reforms needed after diesel decontrol, gas price hike

Lessons from two states

BJP might decide to be more cautious with local allies

Financial X-ray

HCL Tech disappoints with weak earnings quality

Lower than expected revenue growth, non-core boost to bottom line, margin contraction hit stock

Are lower crude oil prices another overhang for RIL?

Soft demand environment, falling gas output, significant telecom investment weigh on sentiment


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

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Slowly but surely
Antony Currie

Morgan Stanley homes in on underwhelming target

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Losing power
Robert Cole

Rolls-Royce enters a new era of uncertainty

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Govt meeting bankers to discuss share sale in ONGC

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

Kalyani Steels Q2 net profit doubles to Rs 23 crore

Company had reported a net profit of Rs 11.83 crore in the corresponding quarter last fiscal

HCC gains on winning Rs 393 crore road contract

The stock is up 6% to Rs 28.40 on BSE

Repco Home Fin gains on hike in foreign shareholding limit

Repco Home finance has gained around 4% in early trading on the BSE on the back of Reserve Bank of India permission to the housing finance ...

RBI allows Repco Home Finance to raise foreign shareholding to 49%

Shares of the company closed 4.23% higher at Rs 469.75 apiece on the exchange

Top-5 Sensex cos lose Rs 65,570 cr in market cap; TCS drags

TCS suffered a loss of Rs 45,883.21 crore to Rs 4,78,889.40 crore in its valuation

Margin at 26-28% range will be maintained: TCS

Firm says it held on to its margin estimate despite volatile cross currency movement and consolidation of its Japan JV

'Tech students should hone skills'

India's largest software exporter TCS, which is in process of hiring 25,000 people from the campuses and raise it to 35,000 next financial year, ...

Top-5 Sensex cos lose Rs 65,570 cr in market cap; TCS drags

TCS suffered a loss of Rs 45,883.21 crore to Rs 4,78,889.40 crore in its valuation

Unichem Lab dips on disappointing Q2 results

The stock slipped 8% to Rs 204 after reporting 38% yoy declined in net profit at Rs 22 crore in September quarter.

Ranbaxy staff get pay-cut shield in Sun buyout

Salaries differ significantly and quick action to standardise unlikely by the deal; other personnel issues loom

Bulk drug makers eye 20% growth this year, bet on niche products

Major API makers have seen good growth in exports to regulated markets, declining imports from China has helped smaller players get better ...

Tata JLR plans factory in US

Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is working on an ambitious plan to set up a factory in the US, in a first for a British car maker in ...

Hyundai may develop own car in India

Hyundai Motor India Engineering could be upgraded from a customisation clinic to a development hub

Better? Yes. Best? No.

The Scorpio, Mahindra's trusted SUV, is out in a completely new version. The author pits it against the outgoing model to find out what has ...

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

Jet Airways deploys wide body planes on local routes

Over the last few days, Jet's domestic flights are being delayed as the airline is facing a shortage of pilots

Praj Industries Q2 net up 75% at Rs 25 cr

For the first half of 2014-15, the company registered a profit of Rs 29 cr

Suzlon bags orders worth about Rs 1,200 crore

The orders have been received from various entities including Malpani Group, Rajasthan Gum Group, KRBL, Sterling Agro Group

Praj Inds gains on strong Q2 earnings

Praj Industries gained around 4% on BSE after its consolidated net profit surged 301% to Rs 24.87 crore

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

UltraTech Cement's profit beats estimates

The consolidated net profit rose to Rs 416 cr in the July-September quarter as against Rs 283 cr last year

DIC India plunges over 30% in two days ahead of closure of delisting offer

The stock dipped 16% to Rs 415, extending its previous day's 20% drop on BSE.

Kalyani Steels Q2 net profit doubles to Rs 23 crore

Company had reported a net profit of Rs 11.83 crore in the corresponding quarter last fiscal

Tata Steel's recent plans credit positive: Moody's

The company has made the decision to sell its long product business in the UK

Jindal Steel slumps after CBI files fresh case

CBI has registered a case for alleged cheating and criminal conspiracy related to one of its largest functional coal mines in Chhattisgarh.

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

MCF takeover: Karnataka co-op to tender shares to Deepak Fertilisers

In what could aid Pune-based Deepak Fertilisers in securing control of Vijay Mallya-promoted Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers (MCF), ...

Panasonic Appliances hits 52-week high on board nod for delisting proposal

The stock locked in upper circuit of 5% at Rs 194 on BSE.

ZEEL net profit slips 4% in Q2 FY15

Domestic subscription revenue increased marginally to Rs 337.3 crore this year

ZEEL Q2 profit declines 4% to Rs 227.55 crore

Company had registered a consolidated net profit of Rs 236.27 crore in the same period of previous fiscal

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.

Reliance Industries hits six-month low

The stock dipped nearly 3% to Rs 913, its lowest level since March 31 this year on Bombay Stock Exchange.

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Panel's principle accepted, says C Rangarajan

Approved a new domestic gas pricing policy, with the upward revision about 75% less as compared to using the Rangarajan formula

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Rupee seen appreciating, yields may fall

On Friday the rupee ended at an over seven-month low due to widening of trade deficit. Trade deficit widened to $14.25 billion in September

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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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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

A paradox of weak industrial growth

Reforms initiated by state utilities over the past year have led to reduction in transmission losses

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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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Pulsar fuels up to face a premium-bikes crowd

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

Online private labels look beyond price

Farhan Akhtar, Ranveer Singh have already been signed on by online private labels. Shah Rukh Khan is latest to join celeb bandwagon

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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