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Modi takes the Indian Dream to America Inc


Calls SC coal block cancellation an 'opportunity'

MARKETS »

Markets trim gains after RBI keeps policy rates unchanged


Markets trimmed early gains after the RBI kept key policy rates unchanged

AMAZON VS FLIPKART »

Flipkart's discount campaign 'not linked to' Jeff Bezos' visit


'Big Billion Day' scheduled for Oct 6 inspired by flat number where co-founders began their journey

Around the world »

Apple gets regulatory approval, can now sell iPhone 6 in China


iPhone 6 was released in US on Sept 19, 2014

COMPANIES »

Long weekend, discounts boost sales for travel sites


The strong demand around this weekend was an indicator of growth in travel this winter

ECONOMY & POLICY »

India's navy: Strong on aircraft carriers, short of submarines


Sea control is central to the outlook of the Indian Navy, which draws inspiration from Alfred Thayer Mahan, the 19th century US strategist

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

CII body's green-building ratings misleading, not up to government standards: CSE


Claims several gold-, silver- and platinum-rated buildings cannot qualify even for one star label of Bureau of Energy Efficiency

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Ajai Shukla: Pakistan's new spymaster

Pakistan's new spymaster comes off as a rational, intelligent officer who can see their shortcomings but is unwilling to challenge core beliefs

Zorawar Daulet Singh: 'Good terrorists, bad terrorists'

Can Modi and Obama forge a common outlook on international terrorism?

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Columnists

The government Europe
deserves?

Daniel Gros

Europe's leaders will not let anyone take power in Brussels who might be able to push integration forward

The right chemistry
Surinder Sud

Intellectual property protection concerns and the rise of bio-pesticides mean the Indian agrochemicals sector needs to invest more in R&D

'Good terrorists, bad
terrorists'

Zorawar Daulet Singh

Can Modi and Obama forge a common outlook on international terrorism?

Pakistan's new spymaster
Ajai Shukla

On September 22, Pakistan’s military nominated Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar to replace Lt Gen Zahir-ul-Islam as chief of ISI on October 8

BLOGS


An Ode to a Venetian wedding
Katya Naidu

Not just his looks, but also his voice, charm, his celebration of bachelorhood that made George Clooney the ultimate King of Single Women

Scotch blast from the past
Nivedita Mookerji

Woody, fruity, flowery, smoky are what I remember the most from my trip seven years ago

EDITORIAL COMMENT

A weekend in New York

Prime minister's two speeches give hints of his direction

Just umbrellas

Beijing has forced apolitical Hong Kong into a corner

Financial X-ray

JP Associates' plan to lower debt faces hurdles

Excess Kharcham capacity, fuel supply shortfall at cement and power businesses a big overhang

JSPL: Don't bottom fish yet

Lack of clarity on long-term coal supplies will keep the stock under pressure

BOOK REVIEWS

The dismal science

In Seven Bad Ideas, Jeff Madrick argues that the professional failures since 2008 were rooted in decades of intellectual malfeasance

Not just an accountant's angst

Mr Rai presents his arguments in defence of CAG’s findings on all cases in such lucid & logical way that they should be lesson for govt auditors

Swaha Pattanaik

Stand back
Swaha Pattanaik


Commodity bear market looks entrenched

Kate Duguid

Getting down to business
Kate Duguid


Rock star Modi needs more business-friendly riff

CompaniesRss icon

BPL gains on divesting stake in Bharat Energy Ventures

BPL board has approved sale of 11.54 crore shares at Rs 10/- each to Bharat Energy Ventures

Hexaware Technologies hits record high after huge block deal

At 0915 hours, 27.3 million equity shares representing 9.1% of total equity of Hexaware have changed hands on BSE.

HDIL up 4% after promoters revoke all pledged equity shares

IL&FS Trust Company has released 75.49 million equity shares of promoters, including Rakesh Kumar Wadhawan, on September 29.


BPL gains on divesting stake in Bharat Energy Ventures

BPL board has approved sale of 11.54 crore shares at Rs 10/- each to Bharat Energy Ventures

USL further rearranges financial house

Diageo-led spirits firm to repay fixed deposits worth Rs 450 crore by end-March

Menezes to review USL operations

In his first official visit after Diageo acquired 54 per cent stake for Rs 18,000 crore, Ivan Menezes, the India-born global chief executive ...


No direct exposure to any of the firms that were allotted coal blocks: Shyam Srinivasan

Q&A with MD & CEO, Federal Bank

SBI fears defaults by UP private sugar mills

SBI MD writes to UP chief secretary expressing her concerns

Federal Bank extends Rs 500 crore to Cochin airport

The term loan would be used for the construction of a new international terminal next to the existing airport complex


MTNL not to infuse any fresh equity into Nepalese venture

MTNL has also proposed to sell its stake in the venture that seems commercially unviable

GSM players add 55.4 lakh users in August: COAI

Idea Cellular added the maximum number of users in August with 17.2 lakh subscribers

Airtel may have to pay Rs 436 cr for merging Qualcomm 4G arm

The company is moving from its present permit to new licence for which it has to pay differential spectrum cost and migration fee


Hero, Honda hike product prices

Hero MotoCorp raised prices in the range of Rs 250-550 with effect September 22

Eicher still a Royal Enfield show

CVs yet to fire, though mgmt and analysts are optimistic, with upbeat estimates

Tata companies band together for bigger piece of defence pie

With an eye on the govt's multi-billion dollar defence spending, the group is working to formalise its 14 defence-related companies into a ...


HDIL up 4% after promoters revoke all pledged equity shares

IL&FS Trust Company has released 75.49 million equity shares of promoters, including Rakesh Kumar Wadhawan, on September 29.

Capital goods firms see light at the end of the tunnel

CEOs say stuck projects coming back to life, though fresh investments still a year away

Russia, central Asia new frontiers for Indian firms

JSW Steel to construct & operate mill in Georgia; Tata Tea buys controlling stake in Russian packaging & distribution firms


USL further rearranges financial house

Diageo-led spirits firm to repay fixed deposits worth Rs 450 crore by end-March

Travel stocks soar as PM eases visa rules

Cox Kings closes 11% higher at Rs 324 on BSE, Thomas Cook adds 5.7%, Mahindra Holidays rises 7.4%

Mahindra Holidays appoints new MD

Kavinder Singh joins company after spending 28 years in FMCG sector having worked in Asian Paints, ITC and Pidilite


Capital goods firms see light at the end of the tunnel

CEOs say stuck projects coming back to life, though fresh investments still a year away

Suzlon Energy tanks 40% in seven days after listing of fresh shares

Suzlon Energy had issued 270 million equity shares at Rs 15.46 per share to FCCB holders under a restructuring arrangement.

Alstom Bharat Forge Power inks $130-mn contract with NTPC

The company will supply two units of 660 MW supercritical turbine islands for Tanda coal power plant, in Uttar Pradesh


Biyani dreams big in food business

With inauguration of Tumkur food park, he has ambitious plans in the segment

Mayur Uniquoters surges on DSP Blackrock Mutual Fund stake buy

DSP Blackrock MF bought 1.28 million shares representing 2.95% stake in Mayur Uniquoters at Rs 399.98 per share on Friday, September 26.

India Cements gets board approval to demerge CSK

The hive off would help the new sport subsidiary to expand operations


Bhushan Steel gains 5% as MD Neeraj Singal released on bail

Since August 7, the stock had tanked 67% from Rs 305 to Rs 102 on September 25 on BSE.

Russia, central Asia new frontiers for Indian firms

JSW Steel to construct & operate mill in Georgia; Tata Tea buys controlling stake in Russian packaging & distribution firms

JSPL: Don't bottom fish yet

Lack of clarity on long-term coal supplies will keep the stock under pressure


Inox Leisure rises ahead of board meet to merge arm

The stock gained ahead of the board meet to merge its wholly-owned subsidiary Satyam Cineplexes Ltd with itself

Zee Entertainment hits 14-year high on entry into Nifty

The stock hit high of Rs 317, its highest level since June 2000, on National Stock Exchange.

Zee Entertainment up 7% ahead of Nifty inclusion

Zee Entertainment will replace United Spirits in the 50-share Nifty from September 19.


Today's picks- 25 September 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Cairn, TCS & Tata Steel

Aban Offshore slips over 16% on profit taking

The stock has been on a downtrend for the past five trading sessions

Decision on gas price rise deferred till November 15

The delay sought by the govt could be due to the upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana on October 15


Jignesh Shah exits MCX

FMC approves commodity bourse's contract-launch calendar for two years

Patel Logistics zooms 20% on pact with Amazon

Amazon has entered into an air cargo alliance with the company for domestic deliveries, report.

Asian Development Bank sells entire stake in Petronet LNG for Rs 714.5 cr

ADB sold 3.9 crore shares of India's largest liquefied natural gas importer to CitiGroup and HDFC Mutual Fund


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Water alert

If you live in Delhi, there is a one-in-three chance that the packaged water you buy could be spurious

Gone with the hurricane

At Rs 3.43 cr, the Lamborghini Huracán may be a dream for most, but for those who can afford it, the Italian supercar is a performer with ...

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Tata companies band together for bigger piece of defence pie

With an eye on govt's multi-billion dollar defence spending, the group is working to formalise 14 defence-related firms into a single cluster

Black mark on the seafront

Storage of coal in the open on land belonging to the Mumbai Port Trust invites criticism on grounds of civic aesthetics and public health

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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more to gain the most

Expected stake sale in Aditya Birla group's combined retail entity would sweeten the brand's valuation

From 'wheels of India' to 'world's best taxi'

The Ambassador was a durable enough brand to outlive the licence raj

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India's first vocational university kicks off

With a first batch of 4,000 students TeamLease intends to take capacity to 10,000 in next three years