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Lower coupon on new 10-year bond


Signal that interest rates seem set to fall further

NDA GOVT'S 1-YEAR JOURNEY »

The Modi Express chugs along, with less steam and shine


Business Standard reporters travel across the country by train to listen to what people say about the Modi govt one year on

COMPANIES »

India feeds over 30% of Gulf airlines' US traffic


US airlines are demanding freeze on additional flights from Dubai and Doha in trade dispute over Gulf airlines' expansion

ECONOMY AND POLICY »

How govt fares in terms of growth and policies in its own words


Here are the highlights of how the government ranks itself on the parameters of policy making and economic growth

AROUND THE GLOBE »

China, India likely to be largest shareholders of AIIB


China's share pegged at 25-30%, India's between 10-15%

Bank of India launch

FINANCE »

Bank of India and MasterCard launch new products


Bank of India Business Debit MasterCard, Platinum Credit MasterCard and International Travel MasterCard will help enhance the payment experience ...

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Gujjars revive agitation for 5% quota in jobs


The demonstrators sat on a dharna on railway tracks blocking the Delhi-Mumbai tracks near Pilukapura in Bharatpur

OPINION »

COLUMNIST »


Akash Prakash: A world without policy lifeboats

It is six years since the financial crisis. If another hits soon, the world has no tools left to deal with it

Omkar Goswami: MDC - The 'total cat'

Mrinal Datta Chaudhuri, MDC to his students, was the stuff of legend at the Delhi School of Economics. He was also a good intuitive economist

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A world without policy
lifeboats

Akash Prakash

It is six years since the financial crisis. If another hits soon, the world has no tools left to deal with it

The right to die with
dignity

Shyamal Majumdar

The best tribute to Aruna Shanbaug would be to take legislative action on ending mental trauma of those who can't live outside of hospital again

MDC - The 'total cat'
Omkar Goswami

MDC to his students, was beyond compare — the stuff of tales and legends at Delhi School of Economics. He was also a good intuitive economist

Dealing with Rahul Yadav
Bhupesh Bhandari

India is seeing an unprecedented burst of entrepreneurship. It is unavoidable that the churn will throw up mavericks like Mr Yadav

BLOGS


How about a Babaji ki butti to cure the incurable?
Jyoti Mukul

If Ramdev weren't a Baba, but a mere salesman, what would he make of a medicine or a herb named Putrajeevak Beej?

Nepal quake and its lessons for disaster (un)preparedness

Despite loads of relief material and foreign rescue teams in Nepal, the state has failed to respond adequately in helping the victims

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Moving on disinvestment

Govt wise to get early approval for stake sales

Nitin Gadkari's ambition needs a dose of pragmatism

Transport minister should realise risks of raising expectations are always high

Financial X-ray

Bajaj Auto's Q4 ride hit by one-off speed-breaker

Higher realisations in domestic and export markets support operating income

Pidilite: Margin expansion likely to continue

Volume recovery though will only be gradual

BOOK REVIEWS

The technical vision of Elon Musk

Ashlee Vance traces the chaotic early years of these two firms – SpaceX and Tesla, respectively – with a compelling ticktock of events

India's balancing act in West Asia

The book is a scholarly work in which the author Nicolas Blarel, develops a framework to explain the change in India’s relationship with Israel

Una Galani

The soft bank
Una Galani


SoftBank lives up to its name with Indian start-up

Fiona Maharg-Bravo

Coiled spring
Fiona Maharg-Bravo


Vodafone's reinvention leaves German question

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Lupin to replace Tata Power in Sensex; DVRs to make index debut

Tata Motors DVRs to become part of BSE 100, BSE 200 and BSE 500 indices; will be the first DVR to be included in an index

Strides Arcolab standalone Q4 net swings into black

Total income from operations up 5% to Rs 270 cr; firm has not disclosed consolidated numbers

MRPL again mulls retail foray; fourth quarter net up 9.5%

Q4 profit enables company to reduce its annualised loss to Rs 1,712 cr from a loss of Rs 2,800 crore at the end of third quarter


ITC disappoints: Cigarette EBIT growth at 27-quarter low

Cigarette revenue was up by a mere 3.2% to Rs 4,211 cr, driven by price hikes of 15-16%, given that volumes were down 13%

Titan opens one-stop specialty store for all products

The firm will sell all three consumer products such as watches, jewellery, and eyewear and accessories under one roof

Radico Khaitan Q4 profit up 50% to Rs 14.90 cr

The company had posted a profit of Rs 9.90 crore in the year-ago period


Lupin to replace Tata Power in Sensex; DVRs to make index debut

Tata Motors DVRs to become part of BSE 100, BSE 200 and BSE 500 indices; will be the first DVR to be included in an index

SBI: Asset quality improves in Q4, operating income up 17%

Country's largest lender may remain ahead among PSU banks in terms of asset quality and operational performance

Karnataka Bank net up 65% to Rs 134 cr in Q4

Total income for the quarter went up 11.5% to Rs 1,308 cr as against Rs 1,173 cr in the year ago quarter


Pre-Market: Stocks to watch in trade on Thursday

PVR Ltd, RCOM, Glenmark Pharma, Syndicate Bank and Tata Power are likely to be in the limelight in this trading session.

Bhart Airtel raises $2.5 billion in funds from Chinese banks

The funds would help the company diversify its global financing pool and invest in growth of data networks

Sistema holds talks with Reliance Communication over possible India JV

Company owner Yevtushenkov however said he had no plans to sell his Indian telecoms business Sistema Shyam Teleservices


Infinite Computer tanks 20% on weak FY16 guidance

The company said that net profit for the financial year 2015-16 is expected to be flat.

Microsoft felicitates Wipro with 'Supplier of the Year award'

Award winners were based on excellence in a number of areas, including quality, value, service and innovation

Tata Sons CTO sets the agenda for tech innovation

Food and energy security, consumer durables, and factory and fleet analytics are the areas on which Katragadda will be focusing on


Lupin to replace Tata Power in Sensex; DVRs to make index debut

Tata Motors DVRs to become part of BSE 100, BSE 200 and BSE 500 indices; will be the first DVR to be included in an index

Strides Arcolab standalone Q4 net swings into black

Total income from operations up 5% to Rs 270 cr; firm has not disclosed consolidated numbers

Natco Pharma Q4 net profit up 126% at Rs 54.44 crore

Total income grew 5.28% compared quarterly


Lupin to replace Tata Power in Sensex; DVRs to make index debut

Tata Motors DVRs to become part of BSE 100, BSE 200 and BSE 500 indices; will be the first DVR to be included in an index

Ceat Q4 net grows 50% to Rs 94 crore

Consolidated net sales grew by 2% during the period to Rs 1,466 crore

Rane (Madras) Ltd slips on decline in Q4 net profit

The company has weakened by more than 6% this morning after posting a weak set of numbers for FY2014-15.


SpiceJet raises Rs 300 crore, to increase fleet to 50 planes

Ajay Singh and wife Shiwani join board as chairman and director; Ajay Singh not to draw salary

SpiceJet says to raise more funds, increase fleet size

Aims to increase fleet size to 45-50 aircraft by the end of fiscal 2015

A resurgent SpiceJet plays the 1010 card

The airline launched a three-day discounted sale of tickets starting at Rs 1,010, to mark its 10th anniversary


Lupin to replace Tata Power in Sensex; DVRs to make index debut

Tata Motors DVRs to become part of BSE 100, BSE 200 and BSE 500 indices; will be the first DVR to be included in an index

JCB banks on India play, eyes highest revenue share by 2018

Currently, 17% of firm's revenue comes from India, including exports to 50 countries from Indian plants

More regional companies exit national bourses

Stocks of companies under 'permitted to trade' category to be discontinued


Sangam (India) zooms over 50% in four days on stake hike by promoter

The stock is currently trading at its record high of Rs 125 and has rallied 54% from Rs 81 on May 19.

Sagar Cements surges after turnaround in Q4

The stock surged 16% to Rs 408 after reported net profit of Rs 21.70 crore in March quarter against loss of Rs 11.36 crore in the year ago ...

Pidilite: Margin expansion likely to continue

Volume recovery though will only be gradual


Lupin to replace Tata Power in Sensex; DVRs to make index debut

Tata Motors DVRs to become part of BSE 100, BSE 200 and BSE 500 indices; will be the first DVR to be included in an index

ArcelorMittal and SAIL join hands for steel manufacturing in India

The proposed joint venture would construct a cold rolling mill and other downstream finishing facilities in India

Titan beats Tata Steel in market valuation

Titan follows TCS and Tata Motors to be among Tata Group's top three most-valued companies


Maggi sample tests to reveal exact levels of MSG & lead: Maharashtra FDA

The tests will also ascertain whether the MSG level is as per the Gross Manufacturing Practices norms

Shree Renuka Sugars sees a turnaround in March quarter

Total income from the company has declined by 10% to Rs 1684 crore for the fourth quarter compared annually

RCF declines as Q4 profit halves

The stock dipped 5% to Rs 58.25 after reporting a 56.5% year-on-year decline in net profit at Rs 66 crore in the March quarter.


MRPL again mulls retail foray; fourth quarter net up 9.5%

Q4 profit enables company to reduce its annualised loss to Rs 1,712 cr from a loss of Rs 2,800 crore at the end of third quarter

Reliance gets aggressive on treasury while core suffers

Current investment jumps near 50% while cash & bank balance is brought down by 67 per cent

FinMin sanctions Rs 5,223-cr fuel subsidy for IOC, BPCL

With this, the total subsidy provided by the government in 2014-15 goes up to Rs 27,308 cr


Allcargo Logistics' Q4 net jumps five-fold

Total revenue of the company reported a jump of 11% annually

Voltas touches lifetime high as Q4 profit beats estimates

The company has reported a better-than-expected 17.5% YoY growth in net profit at Rs 118 crore in the March quarter.

Adani Enterprises hits record high; zooms over 60% in 2015

Thus far in 2015, the stock surged 63% to Rs 790 from Rs 486 compared to 2% rise in the CNX Nifty.


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Come froth, India

Aimed at youthful urbanite who hankers after taste rather than a high, India's first bottled craft beer is a playful combination of new tastes

Stay safe on the treadmill

In Goldberg's case, he would have done well to clip emergency stop mechanism to his shirt or shorts

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