WEEKEND SPECIAL »

Being Mortal: A sensitive account of end-of-life care


Atul Gawande's book, Being Mortal, tries to find out what doctors can do to make the end bearable and meaningful

COMPANIES »

Maruti sales dip 1%, exports down 24% in October


Sales of mini-segment cars dip over 9%, compact segment sales fall 3.5%

ECONOMY »

Core sector growth falls to eight-month low


Official data showed on infrastructure industries had slowed down the most since January when production grew 1.6%

Violence-hit Trilokpuri

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Prohibitory orders relaxed for 13 hours in Delhi's Trilokpuri


The area is being manned by over 1,000 security personnel post communal clashes

AROUND THE WORLD »

Virgin spaceship crash kills pilot, raises questions about programme


More than 500 people have reserved seats on the spacecraft after pating deposit of $250,000

BLACK MONEY TRAIL »

Jaitley asks tax dept to focus on domestic black money


He said the recovery of black money and taxes due thereon will also help the department in achieving its tax collection targets

BS@40 »

Calcutta shaped ad mentoring


City of Joy brought good tidings for a large swathe of brands in the 1970-80s and groomed strong talent

OPINION »

COLUMNISTS »


T N Ninan: The audacity of hope?

Among dozens of announcements made by Modi govt, the most audacious, is the plan to install 100,000 Mw of solar power generating capacity

T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan: The two phases of Nehru

Historians ought to examine the pre-1947 Nehru independently of the post-1947 one

ON THE BEAT »


Breaking the myths about box office hits

The sensible and prudent way to look at the box office numbers is to see what are the key sources of a producers revenue


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The audacity of hope?
T N Ninan

Among dozens of announcements made by Modi govt, the most audacious, is the plan to install 100,000 Mw of solar power generating capacity

The two phases of JLN
T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

Historians ought to examine the pre-1947 Nehru independently of the post-1947 one

Black money and black
holes

Sunanda K Datta-Ray

Instead of chasing chimeras or politically motivated witch-hunts, we need to focus on the phenomenon of black money

Dense urban living at
Jadavpur

Subir Roy

Notions of what kind of city development works have changed in recent times and I have realised functionality matters more than smart looks

BLOGS


Is Pichai being groomed for top job at Google?
Surabhi Agarwal

Pichai and Page may prove to be a great partnership - one an ace executor and other a tech visionary.

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

Weekend Columnists

Unity in diversity
Mitali Saran

Modi's silence only amplifies ugly symphony of misogyny, jingoism and communalism that is rising again

The rise and return of Grover Vineyards
Alok Chandra

Grover Art Series Sauvignon Blanc 2014 bagged the Sauvignon Blanc International Trophy at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards

Financial X-ray

M&M: Weak tractor sales mar Q2 performance

Operating margins down 230 basis points q-o-q on higher employee costs and other expenses

ITC: Pricing gains offset cigarettes volume decline

Analysts expect volume pressure to continue; profit growth likely to be intact

BOOK REVIEWS

The contradictory Hindustani

Iqbal's contradictions and complications make him very human and interesting

Google's smart creatives

How Google Works, a new, insightful and smartly restrained – as far as real secrets go – book on the search giant's functioning

Andy Mukherjee

Last samurai
Andy Mukherjee


Japan's bulked-up bazooka is last chance for QE

John Foley

Grin and bear it
John Foley


APEC summit shows value of calm and platitudes

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Coal India unions to strike on Nov 24 to protest privatisation, disinvestment

Government has taken the first step towards opening the sector to private players with its recent ordinance on e-auction of blocks

Shriram City Union Q2 Net up 8.66%

The company has declared an interim dividend of Rs 4.50 per equity share of Rs 10 each

Big targets in solar power need back-end push

Experts say are investors waiting for a govt policy that would allow companies to invest more than Rs 1,000 crore in a single solar power


Shriram City Union Q2 Net up 8.66%

The company has declared an interim dividend of Rs 4.50 per equity share of Rs 10 each

IDFC plans to treble headcount in next 11 months

Firm gets set to start banking operations from Oct 2015, bulk of recruitments to start in April

Union Bank Q2 net up 78% at Rs 371 cr

Net interest income up 6.7% to Rs 2,085 cr, gross NPA at 4.69% of advances


Closure of Nokia is unfortunate: Pon Radhakrishnan

Union Minister of State says Govt will take steps to ensure such closures do not happen in future

OnMobile Global gains on improved cash position

OnMobile Global has gained around 9% at Rs 35.70 in early trade on BSE mainly on account of improved cash and cash equivalent position in the ...

Bharti Airtel net up 170%, highest since March 2011

Lifted by 74% increase in mobile data revenue in India; tops estimates


Infosys crosses Rs 4,000 mark; hits new high

Since September 8, the stock rallied 10% compared to 1.2% rise in S&P BSE Sensex.

IT shares in demand

Infosys, TCS , Persistent Sys, HCL Tech, Oracle Finance, Tech Mahindra, Midtree, Wipro have gained between 1-3%

In their second innings, Infy co-founders to incubate new ideas

Healthcare and sustainability to be prime focus as Gopalakrishnan and Shibulal launch incubator


Pfizer gets one more relief from IPAB

Boar sets aside Assistant Controller of Patents order, which rejected the Patent Application

Marksans Pharma surges on strong Q2 results

The stock rallied 6% to Rs 64 on NSE after reporting 56% yoy growth in net profit at Rs 31 crore in September quarter.

Cipla asks govt to revoke Novartis' patent; launches its drug

Company has launched the product under the brand name Unibrez, priced at Rs 130 per strip of 10 tablets in Delhi


Big targets in solar power need back-end push

Experts say are investors waiting for a govt policy that would allow companies to invest more than Rs 1,000 crore in a single solar power

NTPC profit declines 16% but power output grows

For Q2 FY15, the unaudited profit after tax was Rs 2,071.63 cr as against Rs 2,492.90 cr for the corresponding quarter in the previous year

Realty, infra shares extend rally on relaxation of FDI norms

Unitech, IVRCL Infra, HCC, GVK Power, NBCC,D B Realty, Patel Engg, Shriam EPC and Gayatri Projects are up 4-10%.


UCO Bank sends notices to KFA, another firm

Notices call upon the two firms to explainn why they shouldn't be declared wilful defaulters

Leela weighs options to ease debt load

Hotel Leelaventure wants to sell some assets, including its signature property in Delhi, but the plan has been hit by the slowdown in the sector

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts appoints Kavinder Singh as MD and CEO

Company reports 21 % growth in profit


GMR takes control of airport in Philippines

Mactan Cebu International Airport is the country's first to be privatised under a PPP plan aimed at modernising key infra assets

Suzlon Q2 loss at Rs 656 cr; logs rise in income

Its total income in Q2 increased from Rs 4,820 cr a year ago to Rs 5,391 cr

GMR to operate Cebu airport, Philippines

As part of the overall master plan, GMCAC will build a brand new terminal building within three years


JK Lakshmi Cement hits record high as Q2 profit trebles

The stock rallied 5% to Rs 378 on NSE after reporting profit of Rs 31 crore in September quarter against Rs 10 crore in a year ago quarter.

Sanmar Group plans to invest $150 mn in Egypt

The Group already invested $1.15 billion in the country

Castrol sees benefit of falling crude from next year

The continued momentum in the personal mobility segment drove sales of the company to an 11% increase at Rs 799 cr during July-Sept 2014 quarter


Coal India unions to strike on Nov 24 to protest privatisation, disinvestment

Government has taken the first step towards opening the sector to private players with its recent ordinance on e-auction of blocks

Coal unions call one-day strike on Nov 24

The charter of demands includes stopping further stake sale in Coal India and its restructuring plans

NMDC Q2 net up 19% at Rs 1,567 cr

The company's turnover increased by 25% to Rs 3,105 crore


GAIL second quarter net up 42%

Total income rose marginally to Rs 14,129.7 cr

Gail (India) hits new high as Q2 profit beats estimates

The stock surged 8% to Rs 552 after reporting 42% yoy jump in net profit at Rs 1,303 crore in September 2014 quarter.

Piramal Glass, others shut units after GAIL cuts gas supplies

The company on Sept 27 cut supplies to 30 industries in South Gujarat but did not touch small users in other states


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Book Review: Half Girlfriend is half inane, half caricature

A review of Chetan Bhagat's latest novel

InMobi has a dhaba in the office

At the InMobi office in Bangalore, employees get to lounge, play games, jam, nap or binge at the in-house dhaba while working

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Leela weighs options to ease debt load

Hotel Leelaventure wants to sell some assets, including its signature property in Delhi, but the plan has been hit by the slowdown in the sector

Reliance, Essar could spell trouble for state fuel retailers

With diesel prices fully deregulated, private retailers are ready to expand their presence

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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40 years ago...and now: Calcutta shaped ad mentoring

City of Joy brought good tidings for a large swathe of brands in the 1970-80s and groomed strong talent

Harley-Davidson's new trio for India

British motorcycle brand, Triumph, is the only price competitor

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TISS to lead govt's skill training initiative

The framework for the TISS SVE was conceptualised in 2011, to spread skill development to every nook and corner of the country