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Start-up blues


Managing human resources remains a major and under-appreciated challenge for most start-ups

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Full number portability: Telcos to fork out Rs 200-300 cr


Full MNP will allow mobile users to retain their numbers even after shifting to another circle/state

ECONOMY AND POLICY »

FM proposes separate ITR form for expats


The separate ITR form for foreign nationals is expected to drop details such as the dates of opening foreign bank accounts

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Many ministers in Modi Cabinet low-key on Twitter


Sushma Swaraj does not follow anybody, Gadkari happy to track only two, Parrikar has only 117 tweets, Kejriwal being tracked by PMO

AROUND THE GLOBE »

North Asian nations commit to policies supporting demand


Structural reforms to increase potential growth should continue to remain a high priority for a sustainable and balanced growth

MARKETS »

Sebi to introduce e-KYC framework in two months


New system aimed at reducing costs and time related to account-opening

Housing loan from banks

PERSONAL FINANCE »

Leveraging your assets


Asset-backed loans can be handy in meeting emergency needs. Cheaper than personal loans, these can even be taken by people with a poor credit ...

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Subir Gokarn: Rainfall and the economy

A number of significant linkages between rainfall and economic outcomes have policy implications

Editorial Comment »


The legislative tangle

How to move labour law reform forward

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Gurmit Singh, MD, Yahoo! India

Singh tells BS how working with Yahoo! has given him the chance to interact with different cultures and learn about other markets


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Rainfall and the economy
Subir Gokarn

A number of significant linkages between rainfall and economic outcomes have policy implications

A new challenge from
committees

A K Bhattacharya

BJP leaders should ask if they failed to have their say in deliberations of parliamentary committees, whose reports have criticised many govt ...

When FIIs hold the key
Devangshu Datta

The long weekend offers some time for traders to catch their breath & presumably FIIs will take stock of implications of Fed not raising rates

For a truly different
regime

Debashis Basu

The Modi govt lacks clear thinking, has promised a lot but delivered too little and it is projecting more than what it has achieved: Shourie

BLOGS


Nepal quake and its lessons for disaster (un)preparedness

Despite loads of relief material and foreign rescue teams in Nepal, the state has failed to respond adequately in helping the victims

Why Barkha Dutt is wrong about women's safety in India

Did misplaced national pride inhibit the avowed feminist in Barkha Dutt from calling a spade a spade on women's safety in India?

EDITORIAL COMMENT

The legislative tangle

How to move labour law reform forward

Trawling for success

Towards a new deep-sea fishing policy

Financial X-ray

TVS Motor: Volumes may come under pressure

If volumes don't grow at estimated 12-15% in FY16, margins won't touch 10% by FY17

Higher import duty on sugar will not sweeten prospects

Sugarcane procurement prices need to be linked with market price of sugar

BOOK REVIEWS

Because man's reach should exceed his grasp

Beyond’s concluding section presents a scattered but sweeping vision for our future in space

The other September 11

This book, which consciously channels Gabriel Garcia Marquez, describes the coup, the events leading up to it and the aftermath

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Waiting game
Fiona Maharg-Bravo


Downstream cushions Shell while it waits for BG

Robert Cyran

No flight of fancy
Robert Cyran


Bombardier may be the little Canadian that can

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Birlas to merge Madura Garments into Pantaloons Fashion

Move to create India's largest apparel retail player, valued at Rs 12,000 cr

India Inc must temper sky high expectations: Uday Kotak

He lauded the government's 'minimum government and maximum governance' policy and its commitment to improve ease of doing business

Modi is 100% on expectations in his first year term: Kumar Mangalam Birla

Interview with Chairman, Aditya Birla Group


Of good and bad times

The cause and meaning of Vijay Mallya's likely exit

Godrej Consumer to keep investing in rural areas

Idyllic surroundingsThe company has taken a contrarian view compared with those of most consumer goods firms

Bosch group firm looks at market expansion in India

The company expects to increase its market share in the front loading washing machine segment


India Inc must temper sky high expectations: Uday Kotak

He lauded the government's 'minimum government and maximum governance' policy and its commitment to improve ease of doing business

Bank of India cuts base rate by 25 bps to 9.95%

The new rate will be effecective from Monday

Bank of India cuts lending rate by 0.25%

The new rate will come into effect from May 4


Docomo exit from Tata venture likely at lower valuation

Tatas may convert Tata Tele CCPSes into shares at below Price Waterhouse's fair price of Rs 23 apiece

Motorola bets on quality, after sales service to ramp up sales

The company is strongly focused on customer services and has opened 150 service centres across the country

Idea slashes national roaming tariff by upto 40%

The company will now charge incoming calls at 45 paise/minute, a reduction of 40%, while roaming anywhere in India


ERP software startup Icertis raises $6 mn from Greycroft, Fidelity

The company is also planning to raise to raise $20 million in the next 12-18 months

Polaris reports Rs 37-cr profit in Q4

The company added five new clients during the quarter; Revenue stood at Rs 467 cr

Nomura maintains reduce rating on Hexawre post Q1 earnings

The stock opened at Rs 289 and touched a low of Rs 278.10 on the BSE. As many as 202,568 shares had been traded on the BSE till 10:55am


Tata Motors turns to GenX Nano to shed 'cheapest car' tag

The GenX Nano is expected to hit the markets in 6-7 weeks time, following which the existing range of Nano will be phased out except for the CNG ...

Two-wheeler sales skid in April on rural slide

Poor crop realization, slowdown in rural wages pull back rural economy, impacting retail off-takes in major markets

Tata Motors sales rise 7%

Domestic sales of Tata Motors' commercial and passenger vehicles grew by 5% at 32,419 units against 30,740 units in April 2014


HCC recovers chairman's 'excess' salary

Proxy advisory firms had objected to Gulabchand's salary saying that it was not proper for him to draw such high salary when the company is in ...

HCC to repay Rs 200-cr debt, explore sale of BOT projects

The company has exited from two of its build-operate-transfer road projects over the last few months

SC allows Gammon India to bid for upcoming 8 metro stations in Delhi

Gammon had moved an appeal against Delhi HC judgment upholding award of Rs 665 cr work to GYT-TPL


Suzlon completes sale of German subsidiary Senvion, nets Rs 7,000 cr

The company will use proceeds to retire debt and expand business

Crompton Greaves inks pact with Paraguay's ANDE

Avantha Group firm to supply switchgear equipment, says it has won orders from ANDE worth $25 mn totally since last year

Supreme Infrastructure gains on EPC order worth Rs 134 crore

The order from Damodar Valley Corporation is for the construction of bridge on river Konar along with its approach road


CAG questions delay in RINL expansion plans

CAG also asks firm to renew its expired mining licences in Odisha in order to get assured iron ore supplies

Man Industries gains on robust Q4 earnings

Net profit for March 2015 quarter zoomed 1,559% to Rs 44.79 crore

Vedanta dips as one time loss impacts March quarter earning

Decline in the global commodity prices along with a sharp decline in crude oil prices impacted the business


Enforcement Directorate seeks dismissal of Sun TV's petition

Highlights Supreme Court orders restricting any other courts from interfering in the related disputes

Sun TV, Kal Comm move HC against ED's attachment order

Court admits petition and asks Directorate of Enforcement to file a counter

Today's picks- 23 April 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Tech Mahindra, Cairn India & Zee Entertainment


Niko seeks extension for term loan payment

Company says milestones not achieveable by April 30, as originally envisaged, seeks extension till May 31

ONGC not to use RIL's infra for KG-D5 as it makes no economic sense

The explorer is also setting up its own evacuation installation of a larger capacity near its discoveries in the region

Petrol prices raised by Rs 3.96 a litre, diesel Rs 2.37

From Friday, prices of petrol and diesel in Delhi will be Rs 63.16 a litre and Rs 49.57 a litre, respectively


Aditya Birla Group consolidates apparel biz into one entity

The new entity will have a combined turnover of Rs 5,290 crore and a retail network of 1,869 exclusive stores

VRL Logistics soars 43% on debut

Bumper listing follows record 74-times subscription to its IPO

VRL Logistics lists at 40% premium to offer price

Shares of VRL Logistics which listed today opened at Rs 288, a premium of 40% to the offer price of Rs 205


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Don't sweat it

Yes, the temperature might be in the 40s. But a Flexi jacket can keep you looking cool

On a raw vegan diet

Uncooked, fresh and unprocessed - that's the diet a number of people are swearing by

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Insurers go back to the drawing board

While 49% FDI has been allowed in the insurance sector, there are several issues that still concern Indian companies and their foreign partners

Can Paytm become the TaoBao of India?

Despite the many similarities between the Chinese and Indian digital commerce industry, Paytm may want to chart its own path

Start-ups

Educational tech start-ups look to up products bouquet

The company also plans to offer it to more schools by expanding into more towns

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Ads that crossed the line

Print ad featuring actor Aishwarya Rai waited upon by a child slave is not the only piece of work that has courted controversy recently

Sales take a knock, but BMW rides high on profit

German luxury car major says it is not interested in chasing monthly sales numbers & has thus decided to stay away from small cars