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Your pesonal income tax rate won't go down soon

Revenue Secretary Shaktikanta Das says: 'The peak rate of 30% is very reasonable rate even in international standard'

POLITICS »

PM eats humble pie as Oppn adopts amendment


In reply to the President's joint address in Rajya Sabha, Modi preferred an aggressive approach to a conciliatory stance

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

To beef or not to beef? Twitter gives you the answer


The hashtag #BeefBan began trending in the morning replete with tweets outraged over the ban

MARKETS »

Nifty ends at record closing high; RIL, TCS zoom 4%


Nifty hit the record high mark of 9,008.40 for the first time ever. Sensex ended higher by 134.59 points at 29,593.73

COMPANIES »

Telcos gear up for fierce battle in spectrum auction


A do-or-die situation for incumbent operators in many circles; Reliance Jio could spice up competition

AROUND THE WORLD »

Can a convicted stock trader start a new life?


Roomy Khan, a key witness against Raj Rajaratnam, is struggling to find a new identity

ECONOMY »

Govt's bid to dilute tribal rights to help industry


Environment ministry readies draft, which allows industry to fell trees in traditional forest areas without consent of gram sabhas

PERSONAL FINANCE »

How useful are the new medical insurance limits?


Family floaters, OPDs covers can help exhaust the limits

THE STRATEGIST »

Winning the people wars


How the smartest direct selling corporations are recruiting, rewarding and retaining talent

Digital Consumer

Intel says it has chips ready for smartphones

Intel Corp, seeking to foray into the mobile-phone chip market after more than a decade of failed attempts, said new processors going on sale ...

BS @ 40

Partnering for growth

It was in the seventies that Cadbury (now Mondelez India Foods) launched a campaign to encourage cocoa cultivation in India

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Columnists

The noise around the
land acquisition law

Sreenivasan Jain

The debate over the land ordinance is best located in facts, not hyperbole

Needed: defence
budgeting structures

Ajai Shukla

Imaginative budgeting requires a top-down approach, where strategic demands determine procurement priorities

The deflation bogeyman
Martin Feldstein

Sharp decline in energy prices is the primary reason for the recent drop in the inflation rate

Selling a smartwatch to
an uninterested public

Brian X Chen

Apple faces the tough task of selling its watch to consumers who are not excited about the idea of wearing computers on their bodies

BLOGS


These are the real Nirbhayas
Indulekha Aravind

It is women who've taken on powerful perpetrators of sexual harassment at the workplace, who need to be lauded

Delhi polls -- a lesson for BJP
Tarun Chaturvedi

Bringing in Kiran Bedi seems to have backfired, and getting star MPs to campaign just hasn't worked

EDITORIAL COMMENT

The benefits of power

Signs of change in the BJP's approach to its core issues

Reworking the financial sector

What the Budget has for banks and regulators

Financial X-ray

Private banks to gain most from Budget 2015

Lower tax payouts from FY17 to boost earnings

Max India: Demerger gains, budgetary boost priced in

Stock a favourite of most analysts; immediate upside may be limited

BOOK REVIEWS

Kleptocracy and extremism

Ms Chayes’s Thieves of State makes a strong case that acute corruption causes not only social breakdown but also violent extremism

What Harish Khare heard

Much of history, when seen in retrospect, can take on an air of inevitability. Most susceptible to this illusion, in a way, are elections, ...

Andy Mukherjee

West's envy
Andy Mukherjee


India's infrastructure push could be envy of West

Antony Currie

Pure [comedy] gold
Antony Currie


Buffett highlights the paradoxes of being Warren

CompaniesRss icon

Hotel Leela: Sale valuations key to debt reduction

The hotel major has put up its Chennai and Goa properties up for sale

Increasing use of automation to mitigate cost, pricing pressure: Infosys

The level of automation currently used in the industry is quite basic and much work is needed to enhance it, says chief operating officer U B ...

Bharti Airtel & China Mobile enters into a partnership for promoting 4G

The strategic collaboration aims to bring together the largest mobile operators from the world's two largest mobile markets - China and India


ITC's cigarette EBIT may halve in FY16

The company's shares are down 13% since the Budget on earnings downgrades

Titan takes big leap towards 'Make in India'

The company reaches full-scale production at its first stainless steel watch case plant in Coimbatore

Budget Blues: ITC loses Rs 40,428 cr in market value on punitive tax

Analysts suggest making separate firms of tobacco, hotels and FMCG divisions


Moody's downgrades IOB, Central Bank's deposits

Says standalone credit quality more important for ratings; assumes lower support form government

Private banks to gain most from Budget 2015

Lower tax payouts from FY17 to boost earnings

Govt gives Ranjan Dhawan additional charge of MD of BoB

Dhawan has been entrusted the additional charge for a period of three months


Bharti Airtel & China Mobile enters into a partnership for promoting 4G

The strategic collaboration aims to bring together the largest mobile operators from the world's two largest mobile markets - China and India

Spectrum payout to offset Bharti's African tower sale gains: Moody's

The agency expects it will receive around $2.2 billion from the tower sales and the company has committed to use all proceeds to reduce debt

Bharti Airtel, China Mobile tie up for 5G, telecom equipment procurement

The agreement was signed by China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua and Bharti Airtel founder and Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal


Increasing use of automation to mitigate cost, pricing pressure: Infosys

The level of automation currently used in the industry is quite basic and much work is needed to enhance it, says chief operating officer U B ...

Tata Group shares rally; Tata Elxsi zooms 20%

Tata Sponge,Tata Metaliks,Tata Investment, TRF, Tinplate Company and TTML were up 9-18% on BSE.

Ramco Systems hits 52-week high on order win

The stock rallied 13% to Rs 706 on BSE.


Ranbaxy loses approvals, exclusivity of 2 drugs in US

The DC Federal Court in the US has upheld the decision of the USFDA for rescinding tentative approvals given to it for generic digestive ...

Natco Pharma extends rally on ties up with Gilead on hepatitis C drugs

The stock has moved higher by 8% to Rs 1,542, extending its previous day's 4% gain on NSE,

Jubilant Life gains on USFDA nod for generic anti-asthma tablets

The stock up 6% at Rs 169 on BSE.


Volvo to sell Eicher stake worth $300 mn

This marks the exit of the foreign company from the Indian motorcycle maker

TVS Motor rallies post February sales

The stock rallied 5% to Rs 286 on NSE in early morning trade.

Car, SUV sales grow 8% in Feb owing to marriage season, lower fuel prices

New models such as Hyundai i20 elite, Maruti Celerio, Tata Zest and Honda City have seen a spurt in demand


Good time to buy infra-related stocks for the long term: Analysts

A significant increase in planned public-sector capital expenditure will be credit-positive for infrastructure companies

Thermal Powertech's 660-mw unit starts commercial operations

The 1,320 mw coal-fired power plant has two units of 660 mw each, second unit to begin operations during Q2 of calendar 2015

Budget Impact: 12 stocks to watch out for

The impact is most on companies catering to the infrastructure, housing and financial sectors


Hotel Leela: Sale valuations key to debt reduction

The hotel major has put up its Chennai and Goa properties up for sale

Hotel Leelaventure surges over 10% on asset sale plan report

The company said it has engaged JM Financial Institutional Securities for sale of its Chennai and Goa Hotels.

Hotel Leela to sell Chennai, Goa hotels to reduce debt

Another try at cutting its big debt, eroding its margins; JM Financial hired for deal


L&T bags Rs 2,215-cr worth orders in last two months

Company secured orders worth Rs 1,137 crore in the power and transmission business in both domestic and international markets

Sanghvi Movers hits seven year high on SBI Mutual Fund buying

The stock rallied 6% to Rs 276 and hit a high of Rs 299, its highest level since February 2008 on NSE in intra-day trade.

Good time to buy infra-related stocks for the long term: Analysts

A significant increase in planned public-sector capital expenditure will be credit-positive for infrastructure companies


Better days ahead for Hindalco

Company's stock has recovered recently from closing lows of Rs 138.45 last month to Rs 158 now

State-owned NMDC reduces iron ore prices

Lump ore price revised to Rs 3,250 and that of fines to Rs 2,460

Coal India turns ex-dividend today

The board had approved payment of interim dividend @ Rs 20.70 per share of the face value of Rs 10.


They acquire, they own but don't bring these home

Indian consumer product companies have shopped for brands across the world but have preferred not to bring the labels to India

Jubilant Foodworks: Same store sales set to turn positive in FY16

Hopes of a recovery in consumer sentiment and tie-up with railways could boost sales

Jubilant FoodWorks gains on tie up with Indian Railways

The company declared that it has tied up with Indian railways to deliver pizzas to the passengers


Deccan Chronicle: Twist in the tale

A few years ago, T Venkattram Reddy, the owner of Deccan Chronicle, was unstoppable: he bought an IPL team and diversified into aviation. ...

Judicial remand for Deccan Chronicle promoters till March 13

CBI sleuths had arrested the Reddy brothers on February 21

CBI gets 5-day custody of Deccan Chronicle promoters

However, court says no to agency request to allow it to take accused to Bengaluru for interrogation


RIL margins to rise to six-year high: CLSA

Shares up 5% on brokerage upgrade; report warns about rising expenditure in telecom

ONGC not yet ready for stake-sale: Disinvestment Secy

Aradhana Johri the disinvestment secy said that it was a statement of intent by the FM, following which the govt was looking at all options open ...

Reliance Industries gains 4% on bourses

LIC increased its stake in Reliance Industries to 9.08% in February 2015 from 8.67% at the end of December 2014.


GAIL not keen on pact with Iranian companies: Oil Minister

Indian firms are wary of entering into pacts which may lead to them being sanctioned by Washington after US imposed sanctions on Iran over its ...

MCX surges 20% in two-days on proposed FMC - SEBI merger

The stock hit high of Rs 1,285, its highest level since February 2013, in intra-day trade today on NSE.

Budget Impact: 12 stocks to watch out for

The impact is most on companies catering to the infrastructure, housing and financial sectors


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Travel: A Parisian rendezvous

Paris is a place brimming with history, irony and a bit of discontent

How about a slim-fit kanjeevaram?

The heavy, hand-woven silk saris from Kanchipuram are getting a contemporary and easy-to-wear makeover

Commodities

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Roomy Khan

Can a convicted stock trader start a new life?

Roomy Khan, a key witness against Raj Rajaratnam, is struggling to find a new identity

Is ITC's succession plan gaining speed?

As the challenges for its businesses rise, the company is making a number of internal changes to prepare a second line of leaders

Real Estate

How changes in ready-reckoner rates impact your tax outgo

The higher of the reckoner rate and agreement value in the first agreement is taken as the sale value for computing capital gains. Read on to ...

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Out-of-the-box steps help Colors overseas

IndiaCast that went abroad with only Colors by focusing on ad sales in subscription-heavy markets

Personal care products fast moving online

While earlier FMCG companies felt the e-commerce route was meant more for electronics and fashion, these are quickly changing their mind

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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