Spectrum auction deferred by a week to March 4

The auctions were scheduled to start from February 25 and bidders were asked to submit applications by Feb 6


Financials contribute 50% of over 2,000 point Sensex rally

HDFC, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank and SBI have collectively contributed 1,201 points of 2,224 points Sensex rally.

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Ajai Shukla: Modi & Obama's back-room boys broke impasse on n-deal in London

The agreement was reached in intensive negotiations between contact groups that Obama and Modi had set up in September


Ranbaxy loses 180-day exclusivity on Nexium

US FDA allows Teva subsidiary to launch generic version of the heartburn drug


Massive snowstorm hits northeast US, life affected

More than 4,300 flights have been cancelled for Tuesday; Boston's Logan Airport would not reopen until Wednesday


DoT defers auction of spectrum by a week to March 4

Cabinet to decide on reserve price for 2,100 Mhz band tomorrow


Obama cheers march of the Republic

Display of Indian culture and military advancement at Republic Day parade watched by US President and First Lady


Asset quality concerns continue for private banks

Higher loan restructuring in Q4 likely to increase stress

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Will algorithms make the
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Ajit Balakrishnan

The general-purpose liberal education mgmt schools provide has to give way to a strong injection of computer science & data science skills

The years of talking

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Increasing reliance on forward guidance is drawing unwanted focus on the limitation of central banking instruments and policy

Game changer for pest

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Scientists have used state-of-the-art technology to evolve gel-based carriers known as nanogels that carry pheromones to repel pests

The new normal in
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Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng

Xi Jinping says the aim is to ensure economic growth of around 7%, driven by opportunities in manufacturing, IT & agricultural production


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


On an ECB high

Europe's stimulus may overheat Indian equities

What Syriza's victory in Greece means for Europe

Difficult to see how the party's demands and a Germany-led northern Europe's expectations can be reconciled

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


Decoding Marissa Mayer

Nicholas Carlson presents her as a complex personality who defies most stereotypes

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

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ECB quest to even out euro credit costs is working

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Telco IPO a soft test for Thailand's Teflon market

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Union Bank net down 13% on higher NPA provisions

The bank's stock closed lower by 5.2% on Tuesday, at Rs 238 on BSE

Karnataka Bank net stays flat at Rs 107 crore in Q3

Net non-performing assets of the bank have increased 21.3% to Rs 727 crore

Financials contribute 50% of over 2,000 point Sensex rally in eight days

HDFC, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank and SBI have collectively contributed 1,201 points of 2,224 points Sensex rally.

Airtel to expand 4G in six more circles; inks pact with Nokia

The new circles where Airtel will launch 4G services are AP, North East, Punjab, Rajasthan, Himachal and Karnataka

Idea Cellular posts 64% profit rise in Q3 as subscriber numbers grow

MoMonthly ARPU, a key metric for telecoms carriers, increased by Rs 10 to Rs 179 in the quarter

GSM players add 41.5 lakh rural subscribers in December: COAI

Idea Cellular added the maximum number of subscribers in the reported period with 20.4 lakh users joining its network in rural areas

AP govt may allot 500 acres to Divis Labs for greenfield project

Divis management proposes to invest Rs 750 cr and plans to go for ground-breaking as early as in April

Ranbaxy loses 180-day exclusivity on heartburn drug in US

US FDA allows Teva subsidiary to launch Nexium generic

Ranbaxy forfeits 180 days exclusivity for stomach drugs

The company said that it is disappointed with the result and is pursuing all available legal options to preserve its rights

Maruti Suzuki setting up 100,000-unit line for LCV Super Carry

Gurgaon plant total output to be slashed 33% to 600,000 this year

Amara Raja Batteries Q3 net up 8% at Rs 102 cr

Net sales of the company rose to Rs 1,059.55 crore for the third quarter

Maruti Suzuki: One-offs offset gains from higher volumes in Q3

Except for lower sales of Alto and Wagon R, most key segments aided by new launches have shown good volume growth

Godrej Properties Q3 net up 26% at Rs 47 cr

Total income more than doubled at Rs 539 cr; re-appoints Pirojsha Godrej as MD & CEO for three years

HDIL gains on brokerage upgrade

Macquarie upgrade the stock to Outperform, raising target price to Rs 104.

Indian stocks among the most expensive

HUL, UltraTech Cement, Asian Paints, L&T and HDFC Bank top global valuation charts

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

Hitachi Home dips on open offer by Johnson Controls, Inc

Johnson Controls, Inc have made an open offer to acquire 25.75% stake in Hitachi Home at Rs 821.38 per share.

Indian stocks among the most expensive

HUL, UltraTech Cement, Asian Paints, L&T and HDFC Bank top global valuation charts

BEL net up 41.6% to Rs 272 crore in Q3

Total income from operations has gone up 33.9% annually to Rs 1,608 crore

CBI submits status report in Hindalco coal block case

Agency seeks two more weeks to complete its investigation

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

GSFC's Q3 net profit stands at Rs 103.47 cr

Company's total income decreased to Rs 1344.64 cr

Nagarjuna Agrichem to focus on domestic market

Want to grow "aggressively" by launching new products and expanding its network domestically

After FMCG majors disappoint, all eyes on next rung

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

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.

ONGC investing Rs 22,500 crore in redevelopment projects

Company made 16 discoveries on new sources of output in 2014-15, says CMD

ONGC agrees to Cairn being given Rajasthan block extension

Cairn's contractual term for exploring and producing oil and gas from Rajasthan Block RJ-ON-90/2 expires in 2020

Cairn India copes with adversity

And, rather well in the circumstances, a reason why the scrip rose after the results; however, peers in the sector might not be able to manage ...

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

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How Kuoni fell behind in the travel trade

The Swiss company's problems in India were because of its technological inability to cater to the changing nature of holidays that has altered ...

With short-haul flights, Air Carnival joins the aviation race

As the market for air travel in southern states has been steadily growing, analysts feel, Air Carnival can make quick progress by stepping into ...

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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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Twin team of Dish TV and Zing on the beam

With Dish TV’s high-ARPU focus on HD & sports content & Zing’s regional, low-cost model, combination has increased overall share in some markets

Padmini helped Premier drive around hurdles

Despite government controls, Walchand Hirachand Group cracked the market

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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