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Markets end at record closing highs


Sensex gained over 100 points and ended at 26147.33 while the Nifty ended 27 points higher at 7,795.75.

COMPANIES »

Wipro to continue inorganic growth: Premji


Chairman says company will continue to look at acquisitions to strengthen its presence in growth areas

ECONOMY »

Mayaram says 3P India may sort out PPP management issues


Finance minister Arun Jaitely had announced the initiative in his Budget speech on July 10

Around the world »

Apple revenue lags Street's view despite strong China growth


Chief Executive Tim Cook told analysts on a conference call that Apple's Chinese performance was 'honestly surprising'

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Maoists explode rail track, pilot engine of Rajdhani derails


Nearly 3 metre of track damaged, no casualties

FINANCE »

Finance Ministry wants banks to be exempt from CSR spend


Letter to corporate affairs ministry cites slowing economy, capital challenges

Malaysia Airlines

BRAND WORLD »

Malaysia Airlines: Miles to go for salvaging brand


After two disasters in a span of five months, the airline has the uphill task of redeeming itself, reversing the slide in its financials as well

ON THE BEAT »


Nitin Sethi: Why the monsoon numbers hide reality

Because the ecology of various regions differs, it is silly to club them all under one countrywide average number


SME WORLD »


Visionary SME initiative picks up momentum

The total number of people who have graduated through the programme or are currently enrolled in it is 1,127, including senior managers (390), ...

PERSONAL FINANCE »


Can a housing society expel its member?

Yes, but procedure is not easy. If expelled, member loses the right to his property

Ukraine Plane Crash

First MH17 bodies arrive in Netherlands as nation mourns

Church bells rang out throughout the country as the planes touched down with the first 40 bodies of the 298 people killed in the disaster

BS Poll

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Indian Railways -
nostalgia and reality

Agnikalam

Travelling by rail in India was once a pleasure, but has now become a forbidding challenge

Singapore's skyrise
gardens

Barun Roy

Vertical gardens are a cornerstone of the state's development plan and can be a game-changer in its quest for greater sustainability

Rebooting the G20
framework

Alok Sheel

Instead of targeting global imbalances per se, the narrative must change to the structure and direction of such asymmetries

Criminalising all of us
Rahul Jacob

We should be glad B R Ambedkar, that valiant defender of constitutional liberties, is not alive today. Then again, he would have argued the case ...

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

Selecting justice

Judicial appointments need transparency

Sold out

A new model for electronics, and online retail

Financial X-ray

Cairn's PAT down on high depreciation charges

Average daily production up 3% y-o-y during Q1, gas output down 12% to 48 mscfd

Dish TV eyes gains in FY15

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

BOOK REVIEWS

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

What matters to Pele

Why Soccer Matters is like an abridged biography of Pelé that is narrated against the backdrop of five football World Cups

Andy Mukherjee

Hope abounds
Andy Mukherjee


Indonesia reform hopes rise with clear Jokowi win

Robert Cyran

Wind up the iWatch?
Robert Cyran


Apple winds up earnings hope for new gadgets

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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

Coal projects: Environment ministry eases clearance rule

Agrees to coal ministry idea of doing away with individual mine examination and to, instead, consider clusters in the case of Coal India

Cairn India profit drops 65% in Q1

Company to invest Rs 1,200 cr in next 3 years for developing gas finds in Rajasthan


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

IKEA's leisurely scout for a start

After clearance in 2012, single-brand showpiece still to decide on a single location, with first store unlikely before 2017

Asian Paints shows all-round growth

Pick-up in growth of industrial paints likely to complement strong show in decorative paints


L&T Fin: NPAs dampen stable loan growth, credit costs

Gross NPA rose 39 bps sequentially to 3.57% on the back of continued stress in CV, construction equipment and corporate segment

YES Bank Q1 net up 9.6% at Rs 439 cr

The total net income rose 6.3% to Rs 1,171 cr

YES Bank wanted to remove Kapur as promoter: Counsel

Kapur's counsel presented copies of the correspondence between the two institutions during 2010-13 to challenge the promoter status of Kapur, ...


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 ...

Trai proposals won't benefit RJio, RCom

Airtel, Vodafone & Idea, with higher bandwidth across different bands, could take advantage of spectrum sharing


IT hiring growth pegged at 6% in FY15: Nasscom

8-11% is the wage increase that the IT sector will see this year, according to Nasscom's Annual HR Survey

Margin pressure to continue for Hexaware

Even as it steps up investment & remains confident on top-line growth, weak margin outlook has led earnings downgrade

Today's picks

Nifty, ICICI Bank, Infosys, Ambuja Cement & Tata Steel


Mahindra opens 'all-in-one dealership' in Dahod

The new dealership will take care of the Mahindra's vehicles sales, service and spares supply in the entire district

MRF Q3 net up 1.3% at Rs 230.22 crore

Company had posted a net profit of Rs 227.28 crore in the same period last fiscal

Ceat falls 6% second day in a row on disappointing Q1 results

The management said that margins were hit due to rise in employee cost, higher ad spends and adverse product mix.


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

Developers line up Rs 5k-cr budget housing projects

In the wake of boost from the Budget & RBI move on affordable housing, Tata Housing & Mahindra Lifespace, among others, plan new

Essar Ports Q2 PAT at Rs 92 crore, down 10% year-on-year

Increased expenses, higher finance cost drags company's bottomline


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

Jet eyes debt restructuring to turn profitable by 2017

Jet Airways, which began as a full-service airline in 1993 has been plagued by losses for years due to intense competition in the domestic

Jet says it aims to turn profitable in 2017

Company is in the process of finalising its new products, restructuring its financial balance sheet, working with banks and making payments to ...


Today's picks

Nifty, ICICI Bank, Infosys, Ambuja Cement & Tata Steel

GACL net profit up 52% in Q1

The company registered the Q1 net profit at Rs 57 cr as against Rs 37 cr for the corresponding period last year

Atul Limited soars over 10% on robust Q1 earnings

Q1 net profit up 48% at Rs 59.78 crore against Rs 40.45 crore in the corresponding quarter previous year.


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

Coal projects: Environment ministry eases clearance rule

Agrees to coal ministry idea of doing away with individual mine examination and to, instead, consider clusters in the case of Coal India

Coal scam: ED attaches Rs 186-cr assets of Nava Bharat Power

This is the second attachment order by the ED in the coal blocks allocation scam


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


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 ...

Dish TV posts loss of Rs 16.05 crore in Q1

Company had registered a standalone net profit of Rs 31.73 crore for the April-June quarter of the last fiscal


Cairn India profit drops 65% in Q1

Company to invest Rs 1,200 cr in next 3 years for developing gas finds in Rajasthan

Cairn's PAT down on high depreciation charges

Average daily production up 3% y-o-y during Q1, gas output down 12% to 48 mscfd

Cairn India is betting big on gas production from its block

Will invest $200 million over the next three years in developing natural gas finds in its Rajasthan block


Riddhi Siddhi Gluco hits 52-week high on share buyback plan

The board has recommended buyback to 2.37 million equity shares at a maximum price of Rs 450 per equity share through tender offer.

Today's picks

Nifty, Bank Nifty, HDFC, GAIL & HCL Tech

Greenply Industries gain on robust Q1 results

Greenply Industries' net profit surged 33.9% to Rs 30.23 crore on 7.5% growth in net sales to Rs 516.74 crore in Q1


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Riteish Deshmukh

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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Will asset sale help Jaypee tide over its debt woes?

Only an economic recovery will help Jaypee generate strong cash flows in its core businesses of construction and real estate

Will budget reforms help the Railways get back on track?

While govt's intention is to revamp India's rail network, a half-hearted attempt at creating more efficient body could derail the whole process

Real Estate

Realtors tweak strategy for affordable housing

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

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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 ...

Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines: Miles to go for salvaging brand

Perception is more influential than reality, and air travellers typically make decisions based on the credibility of the airline

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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. It helps monitor and analyse the trends and ...