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Generals, quotas damage
the army

Ajai Shukla

A soldier cannot justifiably demand faster, easier promotions based on frequent field tenures

Kissa kisan ka - Evading
blame for rural distress

Sreenivasan Jain

Events after a farmer's suicide at an AAP rally encapsulate the state of public discourse on Indian agriculture

Digital disruption is
already upon us

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Lack of conviction prevents top executives from investing in the digital world

As boardroom struggle
ends, Volkswagen looks
to the future

Jack Ewing

Ferdinand Piëch's departure resolves an internal power struggle at Volkswagen but not the formidable challenges that the automaker faces


Remembering passwords, a pain!

Like it or not, passwords control you, not the other way round; and they're only increasing in number

Can getting an ATM PIN cost you Rs 300? It's possible!

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Easy tax reform

Need to reduce scrutiny period for tax claims

India commits to phasing out HFCs

How the US pressed India into changing its stance on refrigerants

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Maruti: Currency gains, lower costs drive PAT growth

Margins hit historic high of 16% in Q4; volume pick-up in FY16 would help sustain some of the gains

ICICI Bank: Asset quality stress bottoming?

Even as the headline asset quality ratios have risen, net additions to stressed loans have moderated


Cheques for the Clintons

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Living through civil war

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John Foley

Forged in froth
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China's frothy markets churn up funding opportunity

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A shy beginning
Andy Mukherjee

India retirees' stocks push lacks Japan's zeal

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Maruti Suzuki hits lifetime high on strong Q4 performance

The stock moved higher by nearly 5% to Rs 3,815, extending its previous day's 3% gain on the NSE.

ICICI Bank, Maruti Suzuki lift markets

At 2:55pm, the Sensex was quoting at 27,370, higher by 193 points and the Nifty was at 8,279, up 66 points

Mylan rejects Teva's $40 billion offer as 'gross undervaluation'

Says such a merger proposal by Teva would bring each other little in terms of new capabilities

Godrej Consumer Q4 net up 12% at Rs 266 crore

Net sales up 8.24% at Rs 2,082.61 crore; full year profit up 19.4% at Rs 907.12 cr

Mallya did not disclose USL loans to UB earlier: Diageo

Diageo spokesperson refutes Mallya's claim that all loan exposures were disclosed to Diageo during the due-diligence process

PwC finds itself in middle of USL-Mallya crossfire

The discrepancies in the auditor's reports of pre-2011 and post-2011 periods is under scrutiny

ICICI Bank, Maruti Suzuki lift markets

At 2:55pm, the Sensex was quoting at 27,370, higher by 193 points and the Nifty was at 8,279, up 66 points

Bank of India to raise $750 mn through bonds

Bank had earlier deferred plans to raise the amount due to adequate liquidity brought on by slow credit growth

ICICI Bank rallies on brokerage upgrade

The stock rallied 6% to Rs 322 on the NSE.

Reliance Communications gains on raising $300 million

The Senior Secured Notes with a tenure of 5 1/2 years due in 2020 carry a coupon rate of 6.5% per annum, payable semi annually

Reliance Communications raises $300 million

The tenure of these are 5.5 years and the coupon rate is 6.5 per cent

Today's picks- 27 April 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Cairn & Bharti Airtel

Geometric slips on weak Q4 results

The stock slipped 11% to Rs 127 after reporting 80% QoQ decline in consolidated net profit at Rs 3.29 crore in March quarter.

How achievable is Infosys' FY20 vision?

While some analysts are optimistic, others believe the targets are ambitious

Happiest Minds crosses $50 mn revenue run rate

Ashok Soota-founded firm says, it could become fastest Indian IT services firm to touch $100 mn in revenues

Maruti Suzuki hits lifetime high on strong Q4 performance

The stock moved higher by nearly 5% to Rs 3,815, extending its previous day's 3% gain on the NSE.

Maruti net up 60% in Q4, annual profit best

For the March quarter of 2013-14, net profit stood at Rs 800 crore; for 2013-14, profit stood at Rs 2,783.05 crore

Monsoon to be vital for tractor, 2-wheeler companies

IMD's forecast of below normal rainfall could hit industry hard

RPower terminates PPA for 3,960 Mw Tilaiya UMPP in Jharkhand

JIPL had signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with 18 power off-takers in 10 states for 25 years

Varun Shipping writes to Sebi clarifying stance on dividend payment

Company says it has paid total Rs 4.56 cr towards dividend payment apart from Rs 500,000 penalty

Bharti Infratel Q4 profit increases 18% to Rs 558 cr

Company's consolidated revenues grew 6% to Rs 2,947 cr for fourth quarter 2014-15

AirAsia follows Vistara's foosteps, will add flights from Delhi

The carrier is exploring flights to Imphal, Kolkata, Lucknow, Raipur and Pune from its soon to be launched Delhi hub

SpiceJet's new offer: Travel with hand baggage and fly for just Rs 999

150,000 tickets on offer for travel between July 1-October 15, 2015

Bengal Aerotropolis Projects gets DGCA nod for airport

Pinnacle Air will connect Andal and Cooch Behar with Kolkata, GoAir and Indigo likely to start Delhi-Durgapur flights

Shree Cement buys Jaypee Cement unit for Rs 358 crore

In August last year, the board of Jaiprakash Associates had approved the sale of the unit on a going concern basis to Shree Cement

Pondy Oxides starts trial run of smelter in AP

The new facility to address additional market demand in domestic and international markets

UltraTech Q4 falls 24% to Rs 657 cr, beats estimates

However, revenue grew 4% to Rs 6,597 cr

Welspun Corp zooms 20% on robust Q4 results

The company reported a consolidated net profit at Rs 144 crore in March quarter against Rs 12.62 crore in a year ago quarter.

Vedanta eyeing minority stake in Electrosteel Steels

Electrosteel has been under corporate debt restructuring scheme since 2013 with a debt of more than Rs 6,000 crore

LED market bullish on high adoption ratio

Rise in adoption on back of strong push towards sustainable lighting solutions

Low raw material prices boost ice cream makers' margins

Consumers too get relief from hike in prices

India plans to set up urea plant in Iran: Govt

RCF, GSFC and GNFC appoint SBI Caps for advisory and due diligence services to find an Iranian JV partner

Rallis: Growing seed, agrochemical portfolio provides zing

While seeds business continues to do well and new agrochem products should drive growth and margins, a weak monsoon could take away some sheen

Sun TV, Kal Comm move HC against ED's attachment order

Court admits petition and asks Directorate of Enforcement to file a counter

Today's picks- 23 April 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Tech Mahindra, Cairn India & Zee Entertainment

Dish TV: Strong signals

The company is on course to improving profitability but any move to expand smaller recharge options to subsidise set-top box charges by ...

Can Jio lift RIL's earnings and stock performance?

Analysts say odds are against it given its aggressive capex & the struggle of incumbent telecom operators

Today's picks- 27 April 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Cairn & Bharti Airtel

Reduce LNG price to match global slump, India tells Qatar

Qatar LNG is priced at $13 per mBtu as compared to $6-7 at which it is available in the spot market

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Facebook launches video calling in its Messenger app

The feature has not been launched in India yet

Nexus 6: The six commandments

Big, better, bulkier. Read on to find out if this should be in your pocket, that is, if ...

Google's Business View boosts online presence of SMEs

Google Business View is a tool that helps a business improve its online presence

Xiaomi launches tailored Mi4i for Indian market

Low-cost version for India priced at Rs 12,999, has a plastic body

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The dancer and the dance

Choreographer Ashley Lobo has started a contemporary dance repertory company, Navdhara India Dance Theatre

To build a world class university in Noida

Shiv Nadar University is pulling out all stops to attract teaching talent from the US, but will it be enough









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Godrej on buyout mode in Africa

Godrej Consumer Products, the Adi Godrej flagship, has done five acquisitions to expand its business in Africa

Museum of neglect

The Crafts Museum in Delhi, one of the largest in India, is crumbling. What it needs is restoration, not uncertainty over its future


Healthcare start-up Practo acquires fitness technology venture FitHo

Following the acquisition, Practo plans to launch all new preventive care product by phasing out FitHo products in the next 6 months

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Renault hopes to turn the corner with compact car

The French firm wants to treble its market share in India by 2016-end with the help of its first sub-Rs 4 lakh car, and utility vehicle, Lodgy

Brand visibility top task for CG consumer arm's owners

Crompton spent just 3% of revenue on ads and promotions compared to Havells' 9% and TTK's 12%