'India wants border row with China settled early'

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj says both countries should follow action-oriented approach bilateral engagement

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India should use oil saving to build infrastructure: Joe Kaeser


Q&A with global CEO, Siemens

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'Queen' wins big at Filmfare Awards 2015


The film bagged six honours in total including best film, best director and best actress

WEEKEND SPECIAL »

How to lose friends the Kejriwal way


Several former colleagues say Arvind Kejriwal is undemocratic. But his loyalists stand stoutly behind him

ECONOMY »

RBI may cut interest rate further in policy review this week


The central bank last month announced a surprise rate cut of 25 basis points after maintaining a hawkish monetary stance for 20 months

POLITICS »

How Natarajan and other exits have battered Rahul's image


Party veteran says voter is given the impression that in a Congress-led govt, decisions are taken by high command, not elected head

AROUND THE WORLD »

IS claims beheading of second Japanese captive


Japan's PM denounced the act as 'heinous and despicable'

MARKETS »

FII inflows at 6-month high of Rs 33,688 cr in Jan


Market analysts attributed the huge inflow to low inflation levels and rate cut by RBI

OPINION »

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Kishan S Rana & Hemant Krishan Singh: Evaluating Barack Obama's landmark visit

Two former Indian diplomats provide two different viewpoints on how the president's recent official trip moved India-US relations forward

Editorial Comment »


Wake up, B-schools

Indian management institutions not striving for excellence

ON THE BEAT »


Two extreme models in the financial sector

Open architecture in mutual funds versus a completely-closed structure in insurance. Still, penetration is suffering


IN DEPTH »


Has another attempt at cable TV digitisation failed?

The digitisation of the world's second largest TV market will take Bollywood-like quantities of angst before it is done

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Evaluating Barack
Obama's landmark visit

Kishan S Rana & Hemant Krishan Singh

Two former Indian diplomats provide two different viewpoints on how the president's recent official trip moved India-US relations forward

Haryana still waiting
for promised 'grand
plans'

Aditi Phadnis

When it comes to initiatives taken by the new government, they can be counted on two fingers

Barack Obama

'As Americans, we
believe in the promise
of India'

Barack Obama

I'm the first American President to come to your country twice, but I predict I will not be the last

Suddenly, better numbers
T N Ninan

The country would be doing very well if it managed to repeat that growth rate over the next six years

BLOGS


Kavita Chowdhury: On the right to free expression

Defending the right to offend using the free speech argument, but circumscribed by the sensibilities of religious beliefs, is tricky

Abhishek Jha: The baffling case of Stuart Binny's selection

The 'allrounder' got a ticket on the World Cup bus yesterday. Abhishek Jha points out why this selection is biased in more than one way

Weekend Columnists

North versus the rest
Malavika Sangghvi

Is Jayanthi Natarajan a victim of Rahul Gandhi's 'shift' from being pro-poor to pro-industry?

Nurturing the collector
Kishore Singh

This columnist has been fortunate in having privilege of viewing several private collections that represent the personalities of their owners

Financial X-ray

HCL Tech's Dec show best in 16 quarters, 2014 RoE at 38%

Dollar revenue up 4% q-o-q, with a number of new big deals

JSW Steel: Soft demand, realisation take toll

Performance, lower than expected, needs to be looked at in the context of a challenging environment

BOOK REVIEWS

Primary colours of the Indian stock market

Gautam Parikh provides a comprehensive view on the evolution of the stock market

Robert Cyran

Here on Earth
Robert Cyran


Google and Amazon glimpse big-spending futures

George Hay

ELAphant in the room
George Hay


Greek deposits fly between a rock and a hard place

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Coal unions warn of 'non-cooperation' drive on CIL divestment

Coal workers, however, called off their nationwide strike after government assurances that their interest would be safeguarded

Patent application refused to Wockhardt for skin care drug

It was refused because the drug was found incapable of industrial application

Public sector banks should be allowed to recruit from IITs, IIMs: SBI

Supreme Court does not allow state-run banks to go for campus recruitment to these premier institutions


Berger Paints' Q3 profit decline marginally to Rs 82 crore

Company had posted consolidated net profit of Rs 82.28 crore during the October-December quarter of last fiscal

Kansai Nerolac Q3 net up 34% to Rs 65.66 crore

Company's net sales during the quarter under review increased 7.63% to Rs 884.29 crore

Dabur Q3 net up 16% at Rs 282.78 crore

Its consolidated net sales in third quarter of current fiscal grew by 9.16%


Public sector banks should be allowed to recruit from IITs, IIMs: SBI

Supreme Court does not allow state-run banks to go for campus recruitment to these premier institutions

IOB to raise Rs 1,000 crore through bond issue

Will use it to augment Tier-I capital, capital adequacy ratio

Only 30% of loans to get SLR, CRR relief once IDFC becomes a bank

Even here, the eligibilty will apply only if IDFC has matching long-term deposits


Vodafone Plc board to meet tomorrow in Delhi

Vodafone mum about venue of meeting, which will have Group CEO Vittorio Colao and all other board members

Bharti teams up with Kotak for payment bank

Vodafone-YES Bank, Future-IDFC in talks; Idea Cellular may go solo

TTML to raise Rs 2,500 cr by issuing non-convertible debentures

Meanwhile, the company reported a standalone net loss of Rs 169 cr for the quarter ended Dec 31, 2014


Patent application refused to Wockhardt for skin care drug

It was refused because the drug was found incapable of industrial application

Biocon to invest 10% of biopharma revenues on R&D next fiscal

The Bengaluru-based company has spent Rs 47 cr on R&D in third quarter of this fiscal, an increase of 124% over the corresponding period a ...

Sun gets US trade regulator nod for Ranbaxy merger

Torrent to buy Ranbaxy's anti-bacterial generic; Gujarat company also in the fray for India assets


Cars running on air still on Tata Motors' radar

The debut of the air car (Airpod) is expected in the second half of 2015 in Hawaii

Exide Q3 net up 25% at Rs 97.23 crore

The company had posted a net profit of Rs 77.52 crore in the same period last fiscal

Tractors, SUVs and ... grapes

The country's largest exporter of grapes is Mahindra & Mahindra. The author finds out how it happened


NTPC net rises 7%, sales down marginally

The NTPC has reported negative profit growth in three quarters

SAT adjourns DLF appeal to Feb 6

Sebi had barred the company and key officials from acessing the stock market for three years, in a matter relating to disclosures made at the ...

Mahindra Lifespaces posts 12% rise in net at Rs 33 crore

Total income for the quarter shot up 60% to Rs 249.71 crore


Thermax Q3 net up 13% at Rs 76.2 cr

Pune-based industrial energy solutions provider Thermax today reported increase of 13 per cent in its net profit at Rs 76.2 crore as compared ...

Siemens registers Rs 634 cr net profit

Profit from sale of metal technologies business was Rs 704 cr

Today's picks- 29 January 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Coal India, Ambuja Cement & BHEL


Coal unions warn of 'non-cooperation' drive on CIL divestment

Coal workers, however, called off their nationwide strike after government assurances that their interest would be safeguarded

Top six cos lose Rs 57,869 cr in m-cap; CIL biggest loser

The valuation of CIL dropped by Rs 20,875 cr to Rs 2,27,926 cr

Coal India production jumps 6%, focus on evacuation

The coal PSU planning to bring a big push to production of 1 bn tonne coal by 2020


Tata Tea goes international

Now part of Tata Global Beverages, second Indian product to go global

Tata Global net declines 29.5%

The company had a consolidated net profit of Rs 119.5 cr the previous year

Hyderabad firm launches germplasm bank

The Rs 4 cr facility has 107 lockers in which germplasms will be stored from 5-40 years under minus 20 degrees temperature


Sun TV stock unfazed by Marans' woes

Stock rises 1.25%; analysts remain bullish on the scrip

Shemaroo Entertainment extends rally on FIIs buying

FIIs acquired 886,270 shares representing 3.26% stake in Shemaroo Entertainment in past two trading sessions.

Dish TV hits 52-week high on trimming losses in Q3

The stock up 4% at Rs 77.50 on BSE after reported net loss of Rs 2.87 in December quarter against loss of Rs 38 crore in year ago quarter.


Mega share sales: Will the markets correct?

Most big offers hitting the market saw the broader indices correct 2-4%

10 of 12 OFS stocks have underperformed the markets

Out of the 12 companies that raised funds via this route, six stocks are trading up to 46% higher, while four stocks have recorded negative ...

ONGC arrests decline in crude oil production: Chairman

Company over the past decade has seen its output dip by at least 2-3% annually


Tata International to set up experience branded outlets for its footwear brands

Company plans to launch four new brands in the footwear segment

Adani announces share swap for port, power firms

The group's transmission company will be listed on stock exchanges

Positive move for Adani Enterprises' shareholders

Unsurprisingly, Adani Power closed marginally up (0.68%) at Rs 51.90 on bourses, while Adani Ports and SEZ closed 0.9 per cent down at Rs 340.50


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The contrasting colours of Jaipur

The city is becoming more democratic as the past embraces the future

Khadi on the ramp

With capes, garara pants and dungarees, three designers are taking khadi to luxurious heights

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Reforming FCI or cutting back food security?

Shanta Kumar Committee on restructuring FCI has suggested the reach of the National Food Security Act be curtailed to 40% of the population

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How the ready reckoner affects property prices

Besides making property more expensive, the rates also affect existing owners with higher taxes

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Diversified Voltas' core saved it

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Digital crowned again

If earlier digital advertising could be mistaken for an afterthought, increasing senior appointments suggest it is not so anymore

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BITS Hyderabad opens its doors for overseas students

To start with, at its Hyderabad campus, it would take 50 foreign students for its more than a dozen undergraduate programmes from next year