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In RIL-govt dispute, who arbitrates the arbitrators?

The KG-D6 dispute between the govt and RIL has been marred by controversies over the appointment of arbitrators

MARKETS »

Indices weak; BSE IT index dips 1%; HUL up 1.5%


Sensex was lower by 29 points at 26,242 mark and the Nifty declined by 8 points at 7,822 levels.

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COMPANIES »

'Reliance did not sideline me': Raghav Bahl


Raghav Bahl responds to various allegations made by critics ever since Reliance took over TV18 group

ECONOMY »

India blocks WTO deal on customs rules as deadline nears


At Geneva meet members were supposed to rubber stamp 'trade facilitation' agreed in Bali last December

Around the world »

IMF cuts global growth outlook; India avoids ratings downgrade


Richer nations faced the risk of economic stagnation unless they took steps to foster sustainable growth

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Pepsi, Nescafe shunned by Mumbai Muslims for being 'Israeli'


Some analysts say that these are expressions of frustration by some Muslims who feel more insecure after Modi became the prime minister

FINANCE »

Higher FDI limit: Insurers might attract inflows up to $3.5 bn


The Cabinet on Thursday approved the hike in FDI cap from 26 per cent to 49 per cent through the FIPB route

BRAND WORLD »

Going beyond likes and tweets


Traditionally-distributed brands find an effective digital RoI in e-commerce

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Kenneth Rogoff: Europe's debt wish

Structural reforms and fiscal austerity fall far short of being a complete solution to Europe's debt problems

Editorial Comment »


Making banks safer

Capital adequacy and tighter regulation are just one step forward

ON THE BEAT »


Aman Sethi: Altering Punjab's caste equations

The Punjab experience suggests rising agricultural productivity doesn't automatically translate into better jobs,but the story doesn't end


POLITICS »


Keeping food catering on track

Railways' eatery arm IRCTC operates well beyond trains and stations; how well is a long story


PERSONAL FINANCE »


PF account holders to soon receive universal numbers

Once a UAN is allotted to an employee, he or she need not go through his or her employer to provide details to EPFO, unlike now

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Europe's debt wish
Kenneth Rogoff

Structural reforms and fiscal austerity fall far short of being a complete solution to Europe's debt problems

The US biologist who
changed India

Devangshu Datta

The Green Revolution owes a debt to Norman Borlaug, whose birth centenary falls this year

Is the Afghan electoral
deadlock broken?

Hussain Yasa

The deal to audit votes cast in the third presidential polls marks a small but uncertain step towards a durable political transition

Bring on the lederhosen
Jamal Mecklai

Back in the day when all men were strong, women were good-looking and children were above average, dollar strength really meant something

BLOGS


Things fall apart , the Centre cannot hold
Kavita Chowdhury

As the Congress heads into another round of assembly elections by 2014 year end, insiders admit that they are reconciled to facing defeat

Mission to Mars
Raghu Kalra

So far, no nation has been able to enter the planet's orbit in the maiden attempt. Will India's MOM be the first?

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Making banks safer

Capital adequacy and tighter regulation are just one step forward

No spectrum solution

New guidelines will not permit real spectrum sharing

Financial X-ray

Glenmark continues to struggle in US

Analysts peg FY15 sales growth at 18-20%; prospects to improve in FY16 after cholesterol drug launch

TVS Motor: Higher costs limit margin expansion

Street will keep an eye on its ability to balance higher volumes, market share gains with margin growth

BOOK REVIEWS

To kill a friendship

The Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills is painfully earnest and as sentimental as "Tuesdays With Morrie"

Thackeray's true stripes

Hindu Hriday Samrat underscores how Bal Thackeray was always the leader in absentia and how he allowed his aura to rule over the people

Kevin Allison

Under pressure
Kevin Allison


Coke gives Pepsi a breather in activist fight

Robert Cyran

Better than good
Robert Cyran


Facebook's unintentional success speaks for itself

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SKS Microfinance surges on ten-fold jump in Q1 profit

Q1 net profit at Rs 49 crore against Rs 5 crore in the corresponding quarter of previous year.

After Jaypee's QIP, Abu Dhabi firm pulls out of deal

Rs 9,689 cr the amount Jaypee's deal with TAQA was expected to fetch

Tata Steel raises $1.5-bn in dollar bonds

Company has over Rs 33,000-crore loans due in the next 18 months


Today's picks

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Wipro, Cairn & Hind Unilever

Sensex reports sharpest 8-day rally since September 2012

ICICI Bank, RIL, TCS, HDFC and Infosys have contributed a combined 659 points or 52% to the 1,265-points rally in the Sensex.

Shalimar Paints bipartite meeting inconclusive

Ghatak said the management told them the company was willing to build a modern plant there for which some time was required


SKS Microfinance surges on ten-fold jump in Q1 profit

Q1 net profit at Rs 49 crore against Rs 5 crore in the corresponding quarter of previous year.

SKS Q1 net up eightfold at Rs 49 cr

Total income in the quarter increased by 37.80% to Rs 168.95 cr from Rs 122.60 cr in the corresponding previous quarter

Credit off-take to improve in second half: SBH

Bank is currently collecting the data on loan dues and providing information to the government


No spectrum solution

New guidelines will not permit real spectrum sharing

Tata firms' impending debt repayments trigger non-core asset sale

Tata Power, Indian Hotels, Tata Steel and Tata Comm together have over Rs 45,000 cr of debt due for repayment in the next two-and-half years

Aircel-Maxis case: Attorney General Rohatgi tells CBI to chargesheet Marans

AG's view in the long-pending case related to the Aircel-Maxis deal has come in less than two months of the Narendra Modi government taking ...


Wipro Q1 in line; bets on healthy demand

Wipro, India's third-largest IT services company, on Thursday posted a profit of Rs 2,118 crore that was largely in line with expectations for ...

Today's picks

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Wipro, Cairn & Hind Unilever

Zensar Q1 net down 8.2% y-o-y

Revenue for the quarter at Rs 604.78 crore was up 13.8% from Rs 531.28 crore in the corresponding quarter last year


FDA alert on IPCA Labs, US export halted from MP unit

The company had received certain inspection observations in Form 483 from the US FDA

Biocon Q1 net up 9%

Bangalore-based publicly held biotechnology major Biocon has reported a decent nine per cent growth in net profit to Rs 103 crore for the first ...

Glenmark continues to struggle in US

Analysts peg FY15 sales growth at 18-20%; prospects to improve in FY16 after cholesterol drug launch


TVS Motor: Higher costs limit margin expansion

Street will keep an eye on its ability to balance higher volumes, market share gains with margin growth

Apollo appoints new technology head

Seshu Bhagavathula will be based out of the company's Global R&D Centre in Enschede, the Netherlands

Bajaj Holdings trims stake in Force Motors to over 9%

Company's shares today closed at Rs 1,318.25 apiece on the BSE, up 0.25% from previous close


After Jaypee's QIP, Abu Dhabi firm pulls out of deal

Rs 9,689 cr the amount Jaypee's deal with TAQA was expected to fetch

JSW Energy: Mining ramp-up, good demand hold key for better prospects

While the Vijaynagar plant saw a three per cent fall in output, the Ratnagiri plant continued with its softer performance on the back of lower ...

JSW Energy close to buying Lanco's Udupi plant

Acquisition will help the firm in realising its ambitious expansion plan of having 11,770 MW power generation capacity


Ambuja Cement beats peers in June quarter

Good sales volumes have helped drive revenue growth for the three large cement companies, as the all-India average realisations have not ...

Ambuja Cements beats street; Q2 net up 26%

Relatively less exposure to the southern market helped the company put a good quarterly show

ACC falls short of street estimates; Q2 net slips 7%

Higher freight costs negated the benefits of higher realisation and improved sales volume


McLeod Russel mulls diversification, in discussion with consultants

Expected to gather the responses from consultants in another three months' period

Tata Coffee posts 24.9% fall in June quarter profit

Lower profits in the June quarter reflect the lesser quantity of crop available for sale in the plantation business

Slow start to fertiliser sales this year: Murugappa chairman

However, he says current situation isn't as grim as predicted and indications are positive


NDTV shares spurt 20% on takeover buzz, Trai norms

TV Today, Zee Media up over 5% each

Dish TV eyes gains in FY15

Higher subscriber additions, price rises would help improve revenues and margins

Sun TV Network plunges 10% on heavy volumes

A combined 679,000 shares changed hands on the counter in first half-an-hour of trading against an average 300,000 shares that were traded daily ...


Cairn stock falls 6.6% over $1.25-bn loan to parent

Corporate governance firms say Sebi should probe non-disclosure to exchanges

In Reliance-government dispute, who arbitrates the arbitrators?

The KG-D6 dispute between the government and Reliance has been marred by controversies over the appointment of arbitrators

Today's picks

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Wipro, Cairn & Hind Unilever


Nava Bharat says NPPL was sold without attributing any value to coal block

NBPL had held 50% equity stake in NPPL , a joint venture (JV) coal company, along with Malaxmi group

Bajaj Holdings trims stake in Force Motors to over 9%

Company's shares today closed at Rs 1,318.25 apiece on the BSE, up 0.25% from previous close

Liberty Shoes dips on weak Q1 numbers

Liberty Shoes lost 6% to Rs 301 on the BSE after the company's net profit surged 1% to Rs 3 crore


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Has Riteish Deshmukh finally come of age?

After a decade of acting in comic films, Riteish Deshmukh finally shows a versatile side with Ek Villain

Dal Lake: High-water mark

The Dal Lake in Srinagar may be a must-do for tourists, but it sometimes affords an offbeat experience of the region

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Raghav Bahl

'Exit was the best decision to take in everybody's interest'

There was no way I would stay back as a "professional executive" with Mr Ambani

Spectrum sharing won't fix telcos' problems

Trai's recommendations come with stringent guidelines that will make it hard for telecom companies to share spectrum with one another

Real Estate

Realtors tweak strategy for affordable housing

Margins for developers have fell to 15-20 % in affordable segment

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Going beyond likes and tweets

Traditionally-distributed brands find an effective digital RoI in e-commerce

Localised ads market gets its shooting STAR

Major broadcaster, STAR India, is eagerly presenting its service of localised channel feeds to advertisers and agencies. Brand-owners say these ...

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National Skill Development Corp to train 120 mn by 2022

NSDC has made a skill development management system where data of all trainees is maintained