Why Priyanka Chopra was picked to play Mary Kom

The author goes behind the scenes to see how the soon-to-be-released biopic on the legendary boxer was made


For Tarun Tahiliani, 'you only overdo if you're nouveau'

Tahiliani studied economics and business administration, and worked in the family business of oil rigs before he entered fashion


Iconic US brand GAP comes to India through Arvind franchise

Arvind is looking to open 40 stores over the next five years, foresees business of Rs 1,000 crore from the venture


SC refuses to postpone UPSC exam

The exams have been scheduled for August 24

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US terms Foley beheading a 'terrorist attack'

The classification raises the stakes in the battle against the ISIS


Weekly: Markets keep faith with Modi; Nifty tops 7,900

Cipla, BHEL, SBI, Axis Bank, Baja Auto among the top gainers for the week


Govt sets up multi-ministry panel to review gas pricing

Committee to have secretaries of power, fertiliser, expenditure and petroleum ministries

Vivek Gambhir


Vivek Gambhir: The family man

Godrej Consumer Products' MD revels in his 2-city life between Mumbai and Delhi



T N Ninan: A new oil price policy

The first step in a new policy package has to be that the oil marketing firms are made free to raise and lower prices, in tune with the market

Rahul Jacob: Will Modi's message on cleanliness sanitize India?

If cleanliness is next to godliness, the national pastime of littering must make India the least spiritual place on earth

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A new oil price policy
T N Ninan

The first step in a new policy package has to be that oil marketing companies are made free to raise and lower prices, in tune with market

Born in blood
Deepak Lal

How intimations from the past help explain the spread of the ISIS

A brave new country
Sunanda K Datta-Ray

Narendra Modi is not only looking to develop India with his new scheme, he is demanding a 'New Indian'

Use technology, get taxi

Subir Roy

Technology exists to match supply and demand for metered taxis and auto-rickshaws but the regulator has been slow to devise and impose a


EPL: week one, take one
Dhruv Munjal

Man United stumble as Chelsea, Man City lay down early marker

Back to the future in Vidarbha for cotton farmers
Aman Sethi

How a new-old planting technique could make rain-fed cotton planting more viable

Weekend Columnists

Falling stars
Malavika Sangghvi

Williams, it is believed, also suffered from mounting anxiety about his finances

The grapes of wrath
Alok Chandra

Hundreds of containers have been stuck at ports awaiting FSSAI approval. It is reported that rejections have been due to the flimsiest of

Financial X-ray

Eicher Motors: Dream run set to continue

Analysts expect Royal Enfield to become a million-unit franchise; earnings estimate for 2015 upgraded


Documenting a war less known

John Pemble's book takes a broad sweeping view of the conflict and deals with every possible angle: trade, war, politics, etc

Neil Unmack

Your skin in my game
Neil Unmack

Blackstone finds way to outsource skin in the game

Edward Hadas

A new chapter
Edward Hadas

Central banks should forget about inflation

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Diageo's executive panel to take stock of USL integration

To meet in India in September, a year after taking control of USL

Reliance Retail reworks funding strategy; to tap banks, market for finance

Firm is raising debt of up to Rs 5,000 crore, dependence on parent, Reliance Industries to reduce

Prohibition in Kerala to hit liquor players hard

Alcohol & beverage players not given a price hike for the past 5 years, the result of which many are bleeding heavily

Weekly review: Modi's I-Day speech drives markets; Nifty tops 7,900

Cipla, BHEL, SBI, Axis Bank, Baja Auto among the top gainers during the week

ICICI Bank plans to add more than 1.5 million accounts in FY15

At the start of this year, the bank has also launched Tab banking for its rural customers

Religare part-purchases Prime's portfolio business

Anantakrishnan and team move over with clients

Airtel partners with Tigo, introduces cross-network money transfer service

Service will be available in Tanzania, company is poised to help deepen financial inclusion in the country

RCom to expand retail reach, revamp 100 outlets

Eyes more than 1,000 retail outlets by end of current fiscal, mostly franchisee owned

Seven of the top 10 brands come from services sector

HDFC Bank, Airtel, State Bank of India top BrandZ's 50 most valuable brand study

Another big blow for Ranbaxy

Slapped with Rs 242-cr fine by US authorities for rule violations at Toansa unit, say sources; 2nd such hefty rap in the recent past from US ...

Marck Biosciences gets warning letter from US FDA

FDA issues an import alert for products manufactured at the firm's Kheda unit into the US

Claris Lifesciences gains on MHRA nod for new plant

This will help in enhancing capacities to grow in the regulated markets, especially the European region, Claris said.

Mahindra First Choice Wheels sees big potential in Punjab market

It is targeting adding 100 outlets this fiscal across the country

Bajaj to manufacture motorcycles at Bangladesh plant

The factory will initially manufacture four models with an annual production capacity of 1.5 lakh units

Maruti may seek shareholder nod for Gujarat project in Oct

R C Bhargava says company's move on the Gujarat plant will be beneficial to its shareholders

Krishnapatnam UMPP: States to study rate hike request of RPower

According to government sources, RPower has been seeking a similar revision in tariff that was extended to Mundra and Tilaiya UMPPs by CERC

Today's picks- 21 August 2014

Nifty, Tech Mahindra, NTPC, DLF and Mahindra & Mahindra

Shipping stocks rally as Baltic Dry Index hits 4-month high

Shipping Corporation, Mercator, G E Shipping,Chowgule Steamships, ABG Shipyard and Bharati Shipyard are up 1-10% on BSE.

ICRA cuts Jet Airways loan rating to "D" grade on payment delays

The airline's long-term and short-term loans earlier enjoyed a stable BB rating

SpiceJet under lens for alleged I-T breaches

The company declined to reveal the amount due by the airline to the I-T Department

Hotel Leela Venture climbs 6% on news clarification

Hotel Leela Venture has surged 6% to Rs 25 on BSE after the company issued a clarification on the media news item.

Bombardier to develop Savli facility as export hub

After delivering 600 bogies to Delhi metro, Savli site got its first export order in June 2012 only three years after starting production

L&T to consolidate foreign business

The company has been looking abroad for orders

L&T wins orders worth Rs 1,283 crore in July, August

Orders were bagged by Water and Renewable Energy business segment of L&T Construction

Iconic US brand GAP comes to India through Arvind franchise

Arvind is looking to open 40 stores in the next five years and looking at a business opportunity of Rs 1,000 crore from the venture

Astral Poly Technik hits new high ahead of board meet

The board will meet on August 25 to fix the record date for the purpose of sub-division of face value of equity shares from Rs 2 each to Rs 1 ...

Arvind Brands forays into kidswear retail

Signs franchisee agreement with US-based The Children's Place

Weekly review: Modi's I-Day speech drives markets; Nifty tops 7,900

Cipla, BHEL, SBI, Axis Bank, Baja Auto among the top gainers during the week

Raw material security must for industrial growth: Tata Steel MD

Says country has an advantage of raw material and needs to leverage on it

CBI to close coal block allocation case against Kumar Mangalam

Case against the two was registered in Oct last year by the agency which had alleged that Parakh had reversed his decision to reject coal block ...

Sugar shares in demand

Balrampur Chini, Bajaj Hindustan, Shree Renuka Sugars, Dhampur Sugar and Mawana Sugars are up 4-8% on BSE.

Mallya-Poddar bid for MCF hits UBI hurdle

Sebi asked to reconsider open offer nod as KFA was identified as wilful defaulter

Vadilal Industries founder Ramchandra Gandhi no more

Transformed a single location ice cream outlet into one of India's biggest ice cream players

Huffington Post inks pact with Times Group for India edition

The website, HuffPost India, is likely to be launched later this year and the editorial team will operate from New Delhi.

Zee Entertainment gains 4% on Nifty inclusion

Zee Entertainment Enterprises will replace United Spirits in Nifty 50 stocks with effect from September 19, 2014.

Zee Entertainment to replace United Spirits in Nifty

Company will be moved up to main index, effective from Sept 19, 2014

Boards of top state-run firms' wait to be filled

Besides, a host of public sector companies are awaiting appointment letters for full-time directors

Reliance Industries fighting to revoke patent of Italian firm Cobarr in India

IPAB to consider miscellaneous petitition by Cobarr filed against Reliance's revocation application

PM dedicates IOC terminal at Jharkhand

The Jasidih terminal, built at a cost of Rs 109 crore, is the first pipeline fed terminal of the state

Prohibition in Kerala to hit liquor players hard

Alcohol & beverage players not given a price hike for the past 5 years, the result of which many are bleeding heavily

FTIL & MCX agree to terms of new tech deal

FTIL has agreed to reduce its annual maintenance charge by 40%

Govt orders Gail to cut gas from non-priority areas for retail needs

The ministry in an order has authorised the company to meet full requirement of CNG retailers like Indraprastha Gas Ltd

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Spice Stellar 526 steals the show for game lovers

This phone is a joy ride for gamers as the HD resolution is excellent for graphics with ...

FB Messenger: Not 'appening enough?

Facebook's messaging service has now been shifted to a dedicated application

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Burman dada off key

Sathya Saran's book on one of Bollywood's legendary music directors doesn't quite hit the right note

Wistful in Gulmarg

Gulmarg, once an alpine retreat, isn't what it used to be. But its rolling meadows, wildflowers and deodars are still magical









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Turf wars: Uber's in for a bumpy ride in India

Local radio-taxi operators allege credit-card transactions by Uber are in violation of the country’s foreign exchange rules

Brij Bhushan Singal

Can the Singals solve Bhushan's debt crisis?

With the stock market entering a bull phase, many believe the Singals can bring in the much-needed equity capital and reduce their debt

Real Estate

Real estate developers offer discounts to push sales

Discounts up to 15% expected this festive season; analysts expect Oct-Dec period to garner sales of at least 60k units across seven major cities

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Makeover for Horlicks, again

This is the third time in four years that the country's largest milk food drink is being relaunched

Why Jet failed to 'Konnect'

The no-frills brand scored poorly on perception, performance, popularity and profit

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B-school cut-offs might go up with new CAT pattern

If difficulty level of exam is lowered, percentile cut-off may become higher