876 feared dead in Nepal's 7.9-strong earthquake

At least 180 bodies have been retrieved from the debris of two-century old Dharhara tower in centre of Kathmandu

EARTHQUAKE JOLTS NEPAL »

Nearly 125 Indians stranded in Nepal


Around 80 people from Nashik had gone to Nepal for pilgrimage while 15-20 people were on a trekking expedition

Subhas Chandra Bose

WEEKEND SPECIAL »

The inheritors


Recent declassified information says that Subhas Chandra Bose's family was kept under surveillance even after Independence

COMPANIES »

Avengers: Age of Ultron has second largest opening for a Hollywood movie in India


Despite initial glitches on first day of its release, the super hero ensemble lived up to its top billing by earning Rs 10.85 cr

ECONOMY AND POLICY »

India may engage with US for pursuing port deal with Iran; Gadkari to visit Iran shortly


India is also likely to engage in discussions with the US to secure a waiver of sanctions on activities at Chabahar

AROUND THE GLOBE »

Big tech rivals are giving Amazon a chase


Company's cloud division, Amazon Web Services, is generating substantial profits

FINANCE »

Unseasonal rains could hit banks' profitability by up to 10%


According to India Ratings, agricultural non-performing loans may double

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

IndiaSpend: Number of teen rape-suspects rises 288% even as India considers new law


The proposed law will assess if suspects aged 16-18 should be tried as adults in heinous crimes

OPINION »

COLUMNISTS »


T N Ninan: Indian industry waiting for the uptick

Short-term doubts but long-term optimism

Mihir Sharma: The Modi media mystery

Narendra Modi The media has given the PM and his government a far easier time than it probably deserves

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Dinesh Singh

The eternal optimist

Delhi University vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh tells Anjuli Bhargava why his experiment with four-year undergraduate programme, which had to be ...


DIGITAL CONSUMER »


Asus Zenfone 2 is a worthy challenger to OnePlus One

Asus has pitted the ZE 551 ML variant of its Zenfone 2 against the OnePlus One and other smartphones in the sub-Rs 25,000 price bracket


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Columnists

Indian industry waiting
for the uptick

T N Ninan

Short-term doubts but long-term optimism

What is the right value
of rupee, Mr Rajan?

Abheek Barua

If the RBI governor's logic holds, the rupee is far from being extremely overvalued

Leading from the front?
Aditi Phadnis

The implication of the 'Warrant of Precedence' in the govt has been lost on no one in the BJP. It is the subject of a silent hum in the party

Narendra Modi

The Modi media mystery
Mihir S Sharma

The media has given the PM and his government a far easier time than it probably deserves

BLOGS


Remembering passwords, a pain!

Like it or not, passwords control you, not the other way round; and they're only increasing in number

Can getting an ATM PIN cost you Rs 300? It's possible!

It can if your debit card belongs to a PSU bank

Weekend Columnists

The point of no return
Malavika Sangghvi

A death like that, of a young man at the prime of his life, could stop a nation in its tracks and bring a government to its knees

Of gorillas and fat cats
Arundhuti Dasgupta

Stories about Garuda and Suparna brought forth the heroic qualities of animals

Financial X-ray

Infy's Q4 revenue growth lags peers

Sets ambitious 10-12% growth target for FY16 and $20 bn by 2020

L&T Finance: Potential for re-rating

Inexpensive valuations, strong growth prospects and improving return ratios have made most analysts bullish

BOOK REVIEWS

Living through civil war

The book is a remarkable work of narrative non-fiction born of five years of reportage by a political journalist

Antony Currie

Strong means weak
Antony Currie


GM miss hints at broader struggle for US autos

Edward Hadas

Trading places
Edward Hadas


Inefficient markets lie behind flash crash arrest

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FMCG companies take stock of operations post quake in Nepal

Dabur, ITC, Varun Beverages (PepsiCo's bottler) and Coca-Cola, have plants in Nepal

USL asks Mallya to quit board

Mallya dismisses demand, Diageo arm to remove Mallya in shareholders meeting

DLF to remain in Group A category: BSE

Exchange to also move United Spirits, GATI and JK Tyre to Group A, will drop Ranbaxy and ING Vysya Bank


Cholamandalam net profit up 48%

BS REPORTERMurugappa Group firm Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Ltdhas posted a growth of 47.9 per cent in net profit for the ...

Indiabulls Housing Finance net up 22% in Q4 to Rs 551 cr

Net Interest Income up 29.5% at Rs 912.9 crore

L&T Finance: Potential for re-rating

Inexpensive valuations, strong growth prospects and improving return ratios have made most analysts bullish


Telecom service providers take pro-net neutrality stance

Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular demand same rules for same services

Offer for Nokia's Chennai plant very little: Tax dept to HC

court, however, refused to hear it today and told the department to file an application if it wants the matter to be heard before the next date ...

Moody's sees RCom as vulnerable to rupee depreciation

RCom has $4.6 bn of outstanding dollar debt


Infy logs out of FY15 with disappointing quarter

Decline in most operating parameters; revenue estimate for FY16 moderate; firm buys US-based Kallidus for $120 mn

Currency, shift in deal structure impact Q4 numbers of IT players

The silver lining, however, was in their managements' expectations of better growth in 2015-16

We will measure ourselves on quarterly basis: Vishal Sikka & Rajiv Bansal

Interview with CEO & MD, and CFO, respectively, of Infosys


Suven gets fresh product patents overseas

Suven has a total of 21 granted patents from Australia, 15 from Europe, 16 from Hong Kong, 4 from Israel and 5 from Norway

Innovision Healthcare set to raise Rs 35 crore

Herbal health care products maker is in talks with a clutch of strategic investors

Govt mulling proposal to revive Hindustan Antibiotics

Country's first pharma PSU has been facing severe financial crunch for quite some time now


DLF to remain in Group A category: BSE

Exchange to also move United Spirits, GATI and JK Tyre to Group A, will drop Ranbaxy and ING Vysya Bank

Steel Strips' net profit more than doubles to Rs 12 cr in Q4

However, total income from operations declines to Rs 294 cr, from Rs 303 cr in the same quarter of FY14

Steel Strips Wheels gains as Q4 net profit nearly trebles

The stock moved higher by 8% to Rs 344 after reported net profit of Rs 11.9 crore in March quarter against Rs 4.3 crore in a year ago quarter.


NTPC's Lara project lands in trouble

The mega power project of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) coming up in Lara of Raigarh district had landed in trouble with people ...

IL&FS Engg bags Bangalore Metro contract worth Rs 327 cr

The contract involves construction of elevated structures (viaduct) of length of 3.945 km and is to be completed in 27 months

NTPC signs PPA for phase 1 of 1,000 mw ultra solar project with AP discoms

This is Ph I of 1,000 Mw ultra solar power project being set up by company


Sapna Infoway plans to raise Rs 60 crore

The company is one of the largest exporters of vernacular language books from India

Jhunjhunwala sells Rs 67-cr worth shares in Sterling Holidays

Investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has sold majority of shares held in leisure hospitality and Vacation Ownership company Sterling Holiday Resorts ...

DLF to remain in Group A category: BSE

Exchange to also move United Spirits, GATI and JK Tyre to Group A, will drop Ranbaxy and ING Vysya Bank


UltraTech Q4 falls 24% to Rs 657 cr, beats estimates

However, revenue grew 4% to Rs 6,597 cr

Supreme Industries Q3 net up 75 pc at Rs 102.23 crore

Net sales up 8.4% at Rs 1,074 crore, total expenses up 8.8% Rs 954 crore

Everest Industries surges on strong Q4 results

The stock surged 12% to Rs 330 on the NSE after reporting a profit of Rs 10 crore in March quarter against Rs 3 crore in a year ago quarter.


Jindal Power commissions 600 mw despite coal block uncertainity

With this commissioning, group's generation capacity in Raigarh belt has reached 4,294 Mw, achieving the scale of a UMPP

Examining options for non-productive assets: Hindalco

Reports says Kumar Mangalam Birla seeks to raise $350 mn from sale of land to help pay for coal mines his group won in recent auctions

Making in India is tough, say steel manufacturers

Govt continues to dither on anti-dumping duty against cheap Chinese steel imports; risk of steel sector NPAs looms large as production is ...


India plans to set up urea plant in Iran: Govt

RCF, GSFC and GNFC appoint SBI Caps for advisory and due diligence services to find an Iranian JV partner

Rallis: Growing seed, agrochemical portfolio provides zing

While seeds business continues to do well and new agrochem products should drive growth and margins, a weak monsoon could take away some sheen

Market Watch: 15 stocks to watch in trade on Thursday

Biocon, HDFC Bank, Cairn India, M&M Financial, Clariant Chemicals and Rallis India likely to react to newsflow


Today's picks- 23 April 2015

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

Dish TV: Strong signals

The company is on course to improving profitability but any move to expand smaller recharge options to subsidise set-top box charges by ...

UFO sets IPO price band at Rs.615-625

Offers open to the public from April 28 to April 30


Crude oil slump: Cairn exits Lanka

Cairn has already slashed its capital expenditure to $500 million from $1.2 billion earlier

Cairn India rebounds from 52-week low

The moved higher by 3% to Rs 221,bouncing back 9% from its 52-week low of Rs 202 touched on the NSE in early morning trade.

Cairn India hits 52-week low on weak Q4 results

The stock dipped almost 6% at Rs 202, also its 52-week low on the NSE in early morning trade.


Crisil erases early gains on profit booking

The stock rallied nearly 17% on the NSE in early morning trade after it announced share buyback plan.

CCI closes anti-competitive case against Gujarat Gas

The Competition Commission of India had initiated a detailed probe in the case following a complaint by Saint Gobain Glass

Cimmco surges on bagging defence items manufacturing license

The stock is locked at the upper circuit of 10% at Rs 107 on the National Stock Exchange.


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Xiaomi launches tailored Mi4i for Indian market

Low-cost version for India priced at Rs 12,999, has a plastic body

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The dancer and the dance

Choreographer Ashley Lobo has started a contemporary dance repertory company, Navdhara India Dance Theatre

To build a world class university in Noida

Shiv Nadar University is pulling out all stops to attract teaching talent from the US, but will it be enough

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Climate change: Moving beyond the rhetoric

Indian diplomats should know by experience that it is the fine print & not rhetoric that will determine impact of the Paris pact later this year

Does the IRS matter to advertisers?

While publishers have been squabbling over readership figures for over two years now, advertisers have moved on to television and digital media

Start-ups

Vir Sanghvi hits the start-up bandwagon;launches restaurant reservation platform

EazyDiner will be a restaurant reservation platform offering reviews, reservations, deals and a concierge services

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Sachet-sized TV recharge

Tata Sky has taken a leaf out of telecom companies in its bid to get crucial numbers in small-town India

Disney wears a profitable movie producer's hat

PK was a dream but even without it, the studio has balanced a big slate with high return on investment

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Lunch with BS: Arne Sorenson

Sorenson, president & CEO, Marriott International, explains why his partners are willing to shell out 3% of sales and 8-10% of profits