The crescent in the lotus

What does it mean to be a Muslim leader in the BJP? We dig deeper to understand how they are perceived by their party and the community

Football

WEEKEND SPECIAL »

Soccer's moment


Can the Indian Super League revive football in the country?

COMPANIES »

Tata Sons raising funds for new businesses, rights issues


Raised funds through bonds at an average rate of 9.8% in January and March

ECONOMY »

Industry ministry secy for rejig of land acquisition law


It is not pro-farmer, provides for too many committees and too many approvals, says Amitabh Kant

Pawan Goenka

LUNCH WITH BS »

Lunch with BS: Pawan Goenka


Mahindra's go-to man says English was Greek to him till late in his career and how he finds it easy to sell everything from bananas to trucks

AROUND THE GLOBE »

US raises pressure on Russia over Ukraine deal


The warning came as the deal struck between the US, European Union, Ukraine and Russia appeared to fall

MARKETS »

Weekly: Markets end virtually unchanged


The benchmark indices ended the truncated, albeit volatile week of trade, on a listless note.

FINANCE »

Bandhan sees 37% growth in gross loan portfolio


Bandhan has about 5.4 mn clients and its operations are spread across 22 states

OPINION »

COLUMNISTS »


T N Ninan: Paying the price

Just as scandals of UPA-I ruined UPA-II, the corporate overreach & governance failures of the go-go years are now extracting a terrible price

Deepak Lal: Democracy in distress - II

The long, uneasy route from representative to constitutional democracy

BRAND WORLD »


Will Pond's for men find enough takers?

HUL's reported plans to extend the brand to men's grooming could face hurdles in attracting men in masstige segment

TAKE TWO »


The man who wipes out the red from Bengal books

From tackling inherited debt to managing TMC's populist policies, Amit Mitra has worked adroitly to bring Bengal's finances back on track


Digital Consumer

Good sound needn't hurt the eye

LG's innovative under-the-TV SoundPlate offers a ready solution to underperforming television speakers

BS Poll

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Paying the price
T N Ninan

Just as scandals of UPA-I ruined UPA-II, the corporate overreach & governance failures of the go-go years are now extracting a terrible price

Democracy in distress -
II

Deepak Lal

The long, uneasy route from representative to constitutional democracy

Easter at Kythera
Sunanda K Datta-Ray

Once the crossroads of merchants and mariners, Kythera picks up every global whisper about Greece's trembling fortunes

Repeating the mistake of
1984

Devangshu Datta

The nation has paid multiple times over for the condoning of the mass murders in 1984

BLOGS


Lots at stake for Laloo Prasad
Kavita Chowdhury

This election is a prestige issue for him, with high stakes in family buroughs of Pataliputra and Saran

Where is Mrs Modi, Mr Modi?
Jyoti Mukul

It is not important to have a regular guy for a PM, but, it is important to know the psyche of a person

WEEKEND COLUMNISTS »


Malavika Sangghvi: Battle for a mindset

Because of historical and cultural reasons, South Mumbai is more than just an area or an electoral constituency

Alok Chandra: Wine for the real India

'Real' India has no concept of wine - for the vast majority anything alcoholic is daaru or sharaab, to be drunk to get drunk

Mitali Saran: Between the ballot sheets

If voters think that they're already in charge, it's because voters tend to respond with all the will and critical distance of junkies

Financial X-ray

RIL exits FY14 on weak note, profit after tax rises 4.7%

Shale gas gains and higher gas prices may trigger earnings upgrade in FY15

BOOK REVIEWS

Disruption as a political agenda

The Disrupter gets you thinking more carefully about the churning that is happening around us and of which the AAP is a catalyst

Jeffrey Goldfarb

Afraid of its shadow
Jeffrey Goldfarb


Blackstone leaves a trail of money to follow

Neil Unmack

End of a stigma
Neil Unmack


Securitisation reboot is harder than it sounds

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Radico Khaitan extends fall, hits 7-month low

In past five trading sessions, the stock has declined 20% as compared to 1.5% decline in benchmark CNX Nifty.

Diageo to spend Rs 11,448 cr for another 26% in USL

At Rs 3,030 a share, offers 20% premium to average 60-day stock price

Good time for short-term investors to exit USL

Diageo's open offer is at an attractive valuation & factors in most of the near-term earnings upsides; however, those in for the long term ...


PNB sells its stake in India Factoring for Rs 108 cr

The bank has offloaded its stake in IFFSL to parent promoter FIM Bank Malta last month

MSCI rejig worries weigh on HDFC Bank stock

As of March 31, FII holding was 34%, against 34.9% in the previous quarter

Analysts' corner

India Cements' stand-alone return ratios have remained subdued over the years due to weak profitability


Airtel tech head Jagbir Singh quits; Savargaonkar to take over

Singh was a member of the Airtel management board and director of the Network Services Group

Bharti Airtel CTO Jagbir Singh quits, Abhay Savargaonkar to take over

Company's regulatory and legal head Jyoti Pawar had also quit the company last month

KKR, Blackstone eye stake in Idea

Private equity giants bidding for a total of 8% in India's third-largest telecom operator by subscriber base


Sun Pharma continues to outglow its peers

Adds Rs 35,000 crore to shareholders' wealth in FY14 due to strong growth in India and the US

Glenmark pulls 2,900 bottles of ulcer drug in US

Presence of foreign tablet in one bottle prompts move

Piramal, Shriram and Sanlam to create fin services powerhouse

Three partners to have equal stakes in Shriram Capital in future; TPG would have exited had it not been for rupee depreciation


Lunch with BS: Pawan Goenka

Mahindra's go-to man says English was Greek to him till late in his career and how he finds it easy to sell everything from bananas to trucks

Bajaj Auto says union at Chakan plant plans work stoppage

The union's proposal to stop work comes less than a year after the plant's workers had gone on a strike that lasted nearly two months

Honda's scooter pips Hero's best-selling bike

Hero Splendor has been de-throned by Honda Activa


PGCIL gets Stage-I forest nod for transmission line

The forest land is to be diverted in Angul, Athmallik, Rairakhol and Sambalpur to make way for PGCIL's transmission line

Commissioning of NTPC's Koldam project may get delayed

The delay may amount to a loss of Rs 150 crore to Himachal Pradesh govt

Tata Power plans to add 646.7 MW from clean energy sources

Company plans to increase its renewable energy capacity by about 71%


'SpiceJet needs Rs 1,200-cr infusion'

The need for more funds comes at a time when the airline is expected to post losses of around Rs 1,000 crore in 2013-14

SpiceJet supports SunRisers Hyderabad

It is also the official airline partner for the team

SpiceJet sale in western markets

Discounts offered to flyers from Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat


Hopes rise for Crompton Greaves amid stake-sale rumours

Rise in the stock price to a media report some time back that Gautam Thapar who owns a 42.51% stake, was looking for buyers for his flagship ...

Today's picks

Nifty, Bank Nifty, BHEL & Infosys

Crompton Greaves hits 33-month high on report of Hitachi eyeing stake

Since March 14, 2014, the stock has rallied 33% from Rs 142 compared to 3.3% rise in benchmark S&P BSE Sensex.


Analysts' corner

India Cements' stand-alone return ratios have remained subdued over the years due to weak profitability

Odisha seeks MoEF nod for Nalco's slurry pipeline

Wants to lay a slurry pipeline from its CPP at Angul to Bharatpur South coal block of MCL

Future Retail extends rally on talk of acquiring Nilgiris

The stock has rallied nearly 30% in past two trading sessions on back of heavy volumes.


SAIL to appoint developer for 2 of its biggest mines

SAIL has decided to outsource the development of two of its biggest iron ore reserves mines

Coal India awaiting more triggers

Analysts expect it to raise prices this quarter to offset rising costs; faster clearances seen for project plans but output rise still seen as a ...

JSW Steel takes a brief pause

Though the company's outlook remains strong, concern on steel prices and demand adds to near-term challenges


Jubilant FoodWorks gain as RBI allows hike in FII limit

The Reserve Bank of India said that foreign institutional investors would be able to purchase up to 55% of the paid-up capital in the company.

Clearance delays push RCF's project cost by Rs 500 cr

Sources added that only last year the project got pre-Public investment Board clearance and presently it is stuck at the PIB level

Deepak Fertilizers in expansion mode

Company is planning to set up a new facility at Paradip in Odisha


RIL posts highest quarterly profits in two years

Better-than-expected performance in the refining business surprises analysts

Five firms buying back shares worth Rs 6,000 cr this year

Cairn India's whopping Rs 5,725-cr buyback offer is the major among five programmes this year

RIL exits FY14 on weak note, profit after tax rises 4.7%

Shale gas gains and higher gas prices may trigger earnings upgrade in FY15


Madras HC confirms interim injunction against GAIL

A Division Bench ordered that the power generation firm does not have to furnish security other than the affidavits

Gujarat-based stocks in focus

Adani Enterprises, Gujarat Gas, Adani Ports, Adani Power, Gujarat State Petronet, GMDC and Gujarat Pipavav are up 2-12% on the BSE.

MCX hits three month high

In the past one week, the stock has rallied nearly 17% from Rs 513 on April 7, 2014 compared to 0.63% rise in CNX Nifty.


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Football

Soccer's moment

Can the Indian Super League revive football in the country?

They've got the looks

The author follows a Narendra Modi lookalike in Mumbai and Rajat Ghai finds a Manmohan Singh double who lived in Delhi until recently

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The man who reined in Bengal's books

From tackling inherited debt to managing TMC's populist policies, Amit Mitra has worked adroitly to bring Bengal's finances back on track

Retailers shift focus as winds change

As uncertainty grows over the country's investment policy, foreign retailers determined to stay on are happy to invest in wholesale trade

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Realtors woo customers through buy-back schemes

Experts say through buy-back schemes, developers, cash-crunched or otherwise, are able to raise funds at much cheaper costs

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Will Pond's for men find enough takers?

HUL's reported plans to extend the brand to men's grooming could face hurdles in attracting men in masstige segment

Khoday's once again raises the Black flag

After winning the battle against UB's Kalyani Black Label, it is now against Diageo's Johnnie Walker

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Ashish Nanda

IIM-A joins hands with Harvard, MIT and Berkeley for research

Institutes to address bottom of the pyramid issues; joint research to up IIM-A's world ranking

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Power hungry? Not a chance


Toyota has chosen to shun diesel and go the green way with its new Camry. Fitted with a hybrid engine, the sedan is a great drive that doesn't ...

It's about xcellence

Hyundai's newly launched entry-level sedan, the Xcent, offers value for money and a bit of bragging rights