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Happy New Year sees the best opening ever


First-day collection of Rs 44.97 cr is the highest for any Bollywood film

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Govt may move to shield e-buyers


E-commerce to be brought under the Consumer Protection Act

Connaught Place

WEEKEND SPECIAL »

Connaught Place 2.0: The renewal of an urban icon


Once in decline, the central Delhi landmark is buzzing with new restaurants, cafes and public events

AROUND THE WORLD »

About 25 banks in Europe are said to have failed ECB tests


It will provide the verdict on the financial health of the region’s 130 largest lenders

TINY LABOURERS »

For children in India, home is the new factory


Here we look at how garment factories outsource some work to households to cut costs and how jobs end up being done by children

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Modi pitches for health assurance for all at hospital launch


Makes strong case for preventive care; Uddhav skips function

MARKETS »

Second quarter earnings to drive stock markets this week: experts


Trend in global markets, investment by overseas investors, movement of rupee against the dollar and crude oil price would also influence the ...

OPINION »

COLUMNISTS »


Hemant Krishan Singh: Different kinds of partnership

The quality and bandwidth of India's strategic ties with Japan, the United States, and China are not the same

Editorial Comment »


A long-expected battle

Indian publishers are befuddled by online retail

IN DEPTH »


Picking up after Hudhud

Days after the cyclone devastated Visakhapatnam, author visits the city and finds it struggling to get back on its feet


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Different kinds of
partnership

Hemant Krishan Singh

The quality and bandwidth of India's strategic ties with Japan, the United States, and China are not the same

Andhra yet to solve the
land puzzle for new
capital

B Dasarath Reddy

Govt has invited bids to choose a consultant to develop the new capital but there's no clarity on the location and source of funds

Ebola's information
paradox

Steven Johnson

Modern society is vulnerable to the threat of a pandemic because of the global connectedness of air travel

'BJP does not have the
grace to admit they did
a U-turn'

P Chidambaram

The affidavit filed in the Supreme Court clearly was a U-turn on the position that the BJP had taken

BLOGS


All the Queen's gold
Katya Naidu

Though Jayalalithaa was convicted mainly for land grabbing, it was the images of 30 kg of gold that remained in public memory

Were Rajdeep Sardesai's 5 questions on Modi provocative?
Jency Jacob

Sardesai's detractors blame him for provoking the crowd at Madison Square Garden, but did he?

Weekend Columnists

Breaking the wall
Jai Arjun Singh

The most Brechtian film I have seen from that period is Ketan Mehta's debut feature, Bhavni Bhavai

The lost art of saying no
Anjuli Bhargava

Golf sets, tennis racquets, squash shoes, mobile phones and strangely even cars are bought by parents for their children without a second

Financial X-ray

FIIs sell cement, metals stocks in Sept quarter

Hindalco, Shree Cement remain in demand as FIIs continue to buy these two stocks

Just Dial's margins to remain capped

Investments in new products and international foray to keep margins in check; growth prospects are strong

BOOK REVIEWS

Naseeruddin Shah: the actor in my head

Like his breathtaking performances, Naseeruddin Shah's entertaining memoir leaves a lasting impression on the reader

Robert Cyran

One-click pony
Robert Cyran


Amazon's ambition outruns its cash flow

Katrina Hamlin

The new Mandarins
Katrina Hamlin


Zuckerberg's Chinese chat leaves CEOs tongue-tied

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Wipro all set to invest in start-ups

After setting up the VC fund, company in advanced stage of making minority investments in couple of tech firms

Commercial vehicle makers woo fleet operators by offering tracking devices

Fuel and maintenance costs account for 70% of the total cost of running a fleet of trucks

Nissan recalling 9,000 units of Mirca, Sunny in India

The move is part of a global recall by the company


CRISIL downgrades J&K Bank's deposits

Stress on asset quality is a key concern, says the ratings agency

Creador gets 75% IRR in dollar terms on exiting Repco Home Fin

Fund has had one exit, from Old Town White Coffee, realising a 70% IRR last year

PMC Fincorp soars over 25% in two days post stock split

The stock rallied 27% to Rs 213 from Rs 168 (adjusted to stock split) on October 22 on the Bombay Stock Exchange.


Samsung and Airtel launch integrated digital TVs

Samsung's SmartDirect TVs will come designed with in-built Airtel digital satellite tuner, will enable DTH signal reception without set-top-box

Nokia workers lobby Commerce Minister Sitharaman's to prevent shutdown

Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said she will pursue the matter with the finance ministry

Idea Cellular Q2 profit up 69%

The growth was on the back of strong subscriber addition and surge in data usage


Wipro all set to invest in start-ups

After setting up the VC fund, company in advanced stage of making minority investments in couple of tech firms

Financial Technologies gains 10% on heavy volumes

The stock zoomed 46% from its 52-week low of Rs 136 touched during intra-day on Wednesday.

Wipro dips on weak Q2 results

The stock dipped 4% to Rs 559 on NSE after reporting flat quarter-on-quarter growth in net profit at Rs 208 crore in September quarter.


All life-saving drugs may come under price cap

NPPA suggests expanding the list of essential medicines whose prices are controlled

Gujarat set to get biggest piece of 'Make in India' pie

Domestic and foreign companies pour in a slew of investments in Gujarat

Biocon Q2 net remains flat at Rs 102 cr

The growth of core biopharma business has been muted due to capacity constraints and geo-political challenges in West Asia


Jet Airways' chief operating officer Subodh Karnik resigns

This is the eighth such high profile exit at the embattled airline since it sold a 24% stake to Etihad Airlines

Online Amazon shopping, Jet Airways booking now easy via RuPay

We are glad to offer a wider horizon to our cardholders to transact online, says NPCI managing director

Jet, SpiceJet start another fare war

Airlines announce limited period one-way all-inclusive fares starting Rs 899


Crompton Greaves demerger formula unfair to investors

Proxy advisory firms, broking houses also add that the demerger enhances the promoter control over the consumer product company

Havells Q2 net up 1% to Rs 113 crore

Company had posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 112 crore for the same period of previous fiscal

Debt-ridden GMR plans to raise Rs 5,400 cr

Amount likely to be raised through asset sale, equity issue; company might divest a few road and power plants


Strong volume growth boosts UPL's revenue

Forex losses result in higher finance costs and lower other income, hitting net profit

Tata Coffee back in black with Rs 32.4 crore profit in Q2

Firm had net loss of Rs 12.9 crore in the corresponding quarter last year

Two MCFL investors tender 2.6% stake to Deepak Fertilisers

The takeover battle further intensified last month after Deepak Fertilisers raised its open offer price to Rs 93.60 per share


Zee Media falls on reporting loss in Q2 results

The stock has declined around 2.5% on BSE after the company posted net loss of Rs 12.8 crore in the July-September quarter

Today's picks- 20 October 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Jindal Steel & Power & Zee Entertainment

Panasonic Appliances to delist shares from stock exchange

Indian promoters sells entire share to the Japanese partner


Raising the output key to Cairn India's prospects

With crude oil prices benign, increasing oil and gas production is crucial to drive growth

ONGC falls 5% in two days on stake sale report

Over the past two days, the stock declined 5.25% to Rs 397 from Rs 419 on October 20, compared to 1.2% rise in CNX Nifty

Reliance partner Niko falls 48%

Shares of Canada-based Niko Resources, a partner of Reliance Industries (RIL) in the D6 block in the Krishna-Godavari basin and NEC-25 gas block ...


Just Dial's margins to remain capped

Investments in new products and international foray to keep margins in check; growth prospects are strong

Snowman Logistics soars over 15% on heavy volumes

Till 1505 hours, a combined 9.34 million shares representing nearly 10% of free-float of equity of Snowman Logistics changed hands on NSE and ...

V-Mart Retail gains on expansion in tier-2 &3 cities

V-Mart Retail has gained around 7% on BSE aided by aggressive expansion in tier-2 and 3 cities


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Naseeruddin Shah: the actor in my head

Like his breathtaking performances, Naseeruddin Shah's entertaining memoir leaves a lasting impression on the reader

Connaught Place 2.0

Once in decline, the central Delhi landmark is buzzing with new restaurants, cafes and public events

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Picking up after Hudhud

Days after the cyclone devastated Visakhapatnam, author visits the city and finds it struggling to get back on its feet

Mahindra banks on Peugeot for scooter sales

A controlling stake in the French company may help Mahindra's two-wheeler division grow in the business

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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Tuning up Bindass' youth 'Play'

Disney is extending its most popular home-grown TV channel brand in music to ride a trend

The wheel turns full circle for Dunlop

Competition, ownership battles and labour problems saw this once-dominant tyre brand roll into history

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TISS to lead govt's skill training initiative

The framework for the TISS SVE was conceptualised in 2011, to spread skill development to every nook and corner of the country