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Obama, Modi can build on what Bush and Vajpayee began: Ashley J Tellis


Interview with Senior associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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What makes Kamala Harris the 'female Obama'


Kamala Harris has a strong case for becoming a US senator next year

COMPANIES »

Will pursue growth plans at full throttle from March: AirAsia


The carrier is looking at 100 frequencies per week between March-October, plans to add one aircraft a month

AROUND THE WORLD »

All eyes on Fed, Greece after ECB fires bazooka


Canada also cut its rate out of blue and Denmark did so twice to navigate a world of tumbling oil prices and weak growth

ECONOMY »

Centre plans 3 greenfield ports at Dahanu, Vijaydurg and Revas in Maharashtra


Total investment estimated to be well over Rs 20,000 cr and each port is expected to handle 40 mn tonnes of cargo annually

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Tharoor likely to be questioned again next week


Tharoor was questioned by police on Jan 19 for around four hours at the office of Anti Auto Theft Squad

FINANCE »

Festive season fails to give NBFCs a boost


Many of NBFCs in fact went slow in certain business segment in a bid to control bad loans

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Columnists

How to enable disruption
Shailesh Ghorpade

What implications does technology-led disintermediation have for policymakers?

Retaking the Greek test
Ashoka Mody

Greek debt will eventually be written down. Doing so in driblets will only drag the process out while the Greeks hurt

Nehru, Indira and the
Indo-US legacy

T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

Both Nehru and Indira Gandhi developed an antipathy to the US for personal reasons. US policy had very little to do with it

'Atmospherics of the
US-India relationship'

Robert D Blackwill

I will confine my timeline on prospects for US-India ties to the next two years, before the inauguration of the next US President

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

The game changer
Malavika Sangghvi

By the end of the '80s, Manmohan Shetty was running the largest film processing laboratory in the country with top production houses

On a wine trail in Nashik
Alok Chandra

It is clear that wineries with good facilities for visitors will gain significantly both in image as well as in commercial terms

Financial X-ray

UltraTech Cement: Good show in a subdued quarter

The stock's over 20% gains in one month suggest most near-term positives are priced in

Margin gains to continue for Colgate

Subdued input cost inflation and lower ad spends to help: Analysts

BOOK REVIEWS

Salaam, Bombay locals!

The book tells the reader as much about Bombay the city as it grew as it does about its lifeline, the railway system

Neil Unmack

Living with Syriza
Neil Unmack


Greek debt looks fine despite Syriza poll dangers

Jeffrey Goldfarb

Swiss misses
Jeffrey Goldfarb


Putin, Piketty and Draghi hit Davos in spirit only

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Maharashtra to invest Rs 20,000 cr in three greenfield ports

Each port to handle 40 million tonnes of cargo a year, will decongest JNPT, Mumbai ports

UP to sign MoUs of Rs 5,000 cr for electronics manufacturing

Deals to be inked with Spice Group, Lava International among others; will create jobs for 50,000

Tata Motors to launch electric Ace next financial year

Ace will not only be India's first battery-powered commercial vehicle, it will also mark company's entry into electric vehicle space


UP to sign MoUs of Rs 5,000 cr for electronics manufacturing

Deals to be inked with Spice Group, Lava International among others; will create jobs for 50,000

Coca Cola to invest Rs 180 cr after it gets land in Bengal

Company to set up new high speed PET line which is expected to start production this year itself

After FMCG majors disappoint, all eyes on next rung

Analysts awaiting earnings of Colgate-Palmolive, Asian Paints, Emami, Dabur and Tata Global Beverages


HDFC Bank launches 11 toll-free numbers to cater to 32 nations

The toll-free numbers are intended to provide enhanced convenience and accessibility for customer travelling overseas

Shriram Transport Finance Company net down 1.1% in Q3

Higher finance costs and provisions, and write-offs affect results

Tata AIA gets brand makeover with 'Making Good happen' campaign

Firm to reach all customers --- existing, prospective and customers of Citibank, with whom it has a bancassurance deal


In the battle for 4G, who has an edge?

Of the two big players, while Bharti Airtel can leverage its existing subscriber base, newcomer Reliance Jio will have to wean away subscribers ...

RCom gets Rs 650 cr from promoter group TIFPL

The proceeds from TIFPL are expected to be utilised by RCom to lower its debt

High debt pulls down Anil Ambani group shares by a third

Analysts expect group companies to report flat sales in December 2014 quarter


Biocon Q3 net falls 13% to Rs 91 crore

Firm to offload 10-15% in research services arm Syngene

FDA import alert on Ipca plant, stock dips 8%

Last July, FDA had noted data integrity issues at Ratlam unit and Ipca had voluntarily halted shipments to the US from the plant

GSK Pharma, select MNC stocks gain as Sebi eases delisting norm

In intra-day trade, GSK Pharma gained as much as 12% and ended 6.4% higher at Rs 3,347.45


Tata Motors to launch electric Ace next financial year

Ace will not only be India's first battery-powered commercial vehicle, it will also mark company's entry into electric vehicle space

TVS Motor to replace Arvind from NSE's Nifty Midcap 50

Exclusion 'on account of proposed scheme of demerger and transfer of real estate undertaking of Arvind Ltd into Arvind Infrastructure Ltd'

Tata Motors expects Bolt to boost sales in Gujarat

The company plans to launch two new products every year


Maharashtra to invest Rs 20,000 cr in three greenfield ports

Each port to handle 40 million tonnes of cargo a year, will decongest JNPT, Mumbai ports

Neyveli gets nod for thermal plant in TN

Expansion of 800 Mw at Kothagudem Thermal Power Station in Telangana also cleared

NLC revives 30-year-old bucket wheel excavator

It has completed 30 years of life with 1,24,000 total working hours in the excavation of overburden/lignite


Will pursue growth plans at full throttle from March: AirAsia

The carrier is looking at 100 frequencies per week between March-October, plans to add one aircraft a month

GoAir is poised to post higher profits this year: Giorgio de Roni

Interview with Chief Executive Officer, GoAir

Cargo industry demands reduction in airline fuel surcharge

While international airlines and freighter operators have linked the fuel surcharge to crude prices domestic airlines do not follow the practice


Maharashtra to invest Rs 20,000 cr in three greenfield ports

Each port to handle 40 million tonnes of cargo a year, will decongest JNPT, Mumbai ports

UltraTech Q3 net dips marginally by 1.7%

Amid weak cement prices business outlook remains challenging, says company

UltraTech Cement: Good show in a subdued quarter

The stock's over 20% gains in one month suggest most near-term positives are priced in


CBI files fresh case against Hindalco

After registering the case, the probe agency carried out search operations at four places on Friday

NMDC signs Rs 670-crore contracts with L&T and MEIL

L&T to construct a reservoir as well as a water treatment plant for the company in Chattisgarh

Weak euro to impact Indian cos with European arms

Companies with euro debt exposure to pay less to repay loans


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.


Adani group shares rally; Adani Enterprises soars 8%

Adani Power soared 7% to Rs 50.65, while Adani Port and SEZ gained 5% to Rs 346 on BSE.

Sun Pharma Advanced Research zooms 60% in one week

The stock rallied 13% to Rs 316, extending its past four day's over 40% rally on BSE on back of heavy volumes.

Zomato to launch cashless payment service in Dubai

Gurgaon-based Zomato, one of the fastest growing start-ups in India, will unveil its cashless payment service in Dubai next month


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Majnu ka Tilla: Flashes of a Forbidden Kingdom

The narrow lanes of Majnu ka Tilla in north Delh hide many Tibetan marvels, from authentic food to vignettes of their lives

An unscripted performance explores the power of listening

Two Women Talking, an unscripted performance in the form of a conversation between two women, is a cathartic experience

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In the battle for 4G, who has an edge?

While Bharti can leverage existing subscriber base, newcomer Reliance Jio will have to wean away subscribers from the incumbents

Nikhil Nanda

Can Nikhil Nanda turn around Escorts?

His plan revolves around new products, a renewed thrust on exports and some serious cost savings

Real Estate

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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Padmini helped Premier drive around hurdles

Despite government controls, Walchand Hirachand Group cracked the market

Tata Motors Bolt

Bolt's 'Big Bang' theory

Tata Motors' latest hatchback is being unleashed on a scale equalling market leader Maruti Suzuki's launches

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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