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Tata Sons appoints Ronen Sen, Farida Khambata to board


The addition of Khambata and Sen, India's former ambassador to US, takes the number of board members to 7

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FY16 begins on a firm note; Sensex ends 300 points higher


The 30-share Sensex gained 303 points to end at 28,260 and the 50-share Nifty soared 95 points to close at 8,586

ECONOMY AND POLICY »

India has to compete with China in steel output, says Modi


Dedicates SAIL's Rs 12,000-cr Rourkela Steel Plant to nation; asks industry to raise production

CURRENT AFFAIRS »

Now, passengers can book rail tickets 120 days in advance


This is expected to cut last-minute rush for reservations

FINANCE »

Stock options, new blood as PSU banks ready for change


To improve profitability and slash bad loans, banks are now focusing on getting in the right people

AROUND THE GLOBE »

Weak demand weighs on China factory, services firms in March


Adds to bets that Beijing will have to roll out more policy support to avert a sharper slowdown

PERSONAL FINANCE »

11 common regrets of new home owners


If we poll any given group of unhappy property buyers, a remarkably consistent list of complaints emerges. Here are a few of them

BRAND WORLD »


Power, North Star step into affordable luxury

Bata India is revamping two of its oldest and best-known brands to tap a fast-growing segment of the youth market


TAKE TWO »


Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with RBI Governor  Raghuram Rajan

Policy freedom shrinks for a hamstrung RBI

The process to clip the central bank's wings, which had started during the previous government's rule, is now picking up pace


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Moto Turbo: It's big, powerful & has punch

If you are looking for a big-screen smartphone packed with a lot of features and can perform, this device will not let you down


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Apollo Tyres: Going against tradition

Winning over employee trust and reacting quickly to market demands helped Apollo Tyres move ahead during the uncertain economic environment of ...

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From protest movement to
political party

Ashok Lahiri

How successfully Arvind Kejriwal manages the issue of inner-party democracy will determine whether the AAP is seen as transforming politics

Diversify or perish
A K Bhattacharya

Exports in the first 11 months of 2014-15 were estimated to be $284 billion, a decline over the same period of the previous year

Framing ideas, getting
connected

Vanita Kohli-Khandekar

Ficci-Frames 2015 has started an interesting initiative to get new ideas into the entertainment industry

The new multilateral
financial architecture

Akshay Mathur

The formidable intentions of AIIB and the new transnational corridors project are both a challenge and an opportunity for India

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Is Deepika Padukone talking about the right choices?
Aletta D'cruz

While it is necessary to address the 'narrow and caged' mindset of society, it is also important to draw and line and maintain a balance

India's startup ecosystem needs a Sebi of its own, and now!

The lack of a single regulator means that rumours and speculation abound, even in the media reporting on startups

EDITORIAL COMMENT

A recurring dilemma

RBI must respond to sluggish growth

Out of the loop

Policy should address India's low e-commerce readiness

Financial X-ray

Rural themes at risk as ground reality far from rosy

Analysts worry about possible loan waiver, falling sales of 2-wheelers, tractors and consumer products

Margin gains ahead for Pidilite

Improving demand, expansion plans to drive growth

BOOK REVIEWS

1971 relived on the battlefield

The bulk of the accounts in Liberation are drawn from that fortnight of conventional war

A 'corrective' biography of Steve Jobs

Jobs developed a wise, mature, deliberate executive style for which he is seldom given credit, one that helped lead Apple to glorious heights

John Foley

Home help
John Foley


China housing rescue uses right tool for wrong job

Olaf Storbeck

Cheers to the German consumer
Olaf Storbeck


Hefty German wage hikes make ECB's life easier

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Indian Oil reports flat crude throughput volumes in 2014-15;

The flat growth in crude throughout last fiscal comes amid a major hit to gross refining margins

Dr Reddy's to buy select UCB brands for Rs 800 crore

Agreement will allow DRL to sell these products in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maldives

TVS Motor: 2-wheeler sales up 6% in March

Scooter sales up 14 %, motorcycle sales up by 13%


SBI to extend banking hours in Maharashtra on April 4

Banking hours will be extended by two hours on April 4 at branches in Maharashtra

HDFC Bank raises Rs 3,000 crore via bonds on pvt placement

The Bank's scrip was trading at Rs 1,028.20, up 0.52%, on the BSE in the afternoon

Bank Nifty rebounds over 450 points from intra-day low

At 1506 hours, Bank Nifty was up 386 points at 18,592, bouncing back 461 points from intra-day low of 18,131 on the NSE.


Over 100 companies add women directors to their boards

Deadline for appointing one woman director on to company boards is April 1, 2015

Today's picks- 30 March 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Idea Cellular, Cairn India & Larsen & Toubro

Telecom shares rebound; Idea, Bharti gain over 3%

Idea Cellular surged nearly 5% to Rs 179, while Bharti Airtel up 3.4% at Rs 389 on the Bombay Stock Exchange.


TCS to announce Q4 results on Apr 16; HCL Tech, Infy to follow

Infosys will announce its earnings for the fourth quarter and the fiscal ended March 2015 on April 24

Vineet Nayyar sells shares worth Rs 9.5 cr in Tech Mahindra

Post the sale, he holds 1,820,268 shares or 0.19 per cent stake in the company

HCL Technologies dips post Q3 outlook

The stock dipped 3% at Rs 950 after the company said it expects cross currency fluctuations to impact its revenues by 280 bps in the third ...


Dr Reddy's to buy select UCB brands for Rs 800 crore

Agreement will allow DRL to sell these products in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maldives

Dr Reddy's to buy select UCB brands for Rs 800 cr

Transaction includes about 350 employees engaged in operations of UCB's India business

Dr Reddy's to buy select brands from UCB for Rs 800 crore

The deal will help Dr Reddy's strengthen its presence in dermatology, pediatrics and respiratory products


TVS Motor: 2-wheeler sales up 6% in March

Scooter sales up 14 %, motorcycle sales up by 13%

Mahindra tractor sales decline 31% in March

Domestic tractor sales stood at 10,392 units, down 37%, from 16,571 units sold in March 2014

Tata Motors trades firm ahead of rights issue

The stock, which will trade post the rights issue on Monday, has gained 2% at Rs 561 on the NSE


SpiceJet makes part payment of dues to AAI

The airline has paid a part payment of Rs 25 crore to the Airports Authority of India

Leasing companies suspend court proceedings against SpiceJet

Five lessors had filed a winding-up petition at the Madras HC saying the carried owed them Rs 80 cr

Twelve SpiceJet pilots withdraw resignations

This, after the airline resumed timely payment of salaries


BEML hits 52-week high on executing export order to Zimbabwe

The stock up 4% at Rs 1,137 on the NSE after company said it has executed export order worth of Rs 70 crore to Zimbabwe.

Salzer Electronics soars ahead of board meet

The stock soared 15% to Rs 269 ahead of board meeting today to consider the fund raising plans.

L&T Construction bags orders worth Rs 2,101 crore

Gets major order from Public Works Department, Delhi


Margin gains ahead for Pidilite

Improving demand, expansion plans to drive growth

Kiri Industries zooms nearly 100% in two weeks

The board approved allotment of cumulative non convertible redeemable preference shares to Tata Capital Financial Services Limited.

Over 100 companies add women directors to their boards

Deadline for appointing one woman director on to company boards is April 1, 2015


Today's picks- 31 March 2015

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Tata Steel, BPCL & Hindalco

Jindal coal bid case: Govt report found no proof of cartelisation

Officials say govt has not received fair value for its mine in the bid and there is evidence to prove that

NMDC Nagarnar plant to be ready by Dec 2016

The project is being set up with an estimated outlay of Rs 15,525 cr


Vijay Kelkar resigns from Tata Chemicals' Board

The former Finance Commission chairman was appointed on the Board of Tata Group firm on May 30, 2012

Zuari to launch open offer in 12 days to buy stake in Mangalore Chemicals

Competition Commission had, on Tuesday, okayed Zuari's offer to acquire up to 36.56% in MCFL for Rs 398 cr

Fertiliser shares gain as government introduces uniform gas price for urea plants

Zuari Agro, FACT, RCF, GNFC and Chambal Fertilisers were up 5%-13% on the Bombay Stock Exchange.


Indian Oil reports flat crude throughput volumes in 2014-15;

The flat growth in crude throughout last fiscal comes amid a major hit to gross refining margins

Essar defers refinery maintenance to July-Aug

Delay to avoid overlap with scheduled repairs at other refineries

Here's why analyst upgrades on RIL are not working

Most of the big brokerages have given a buy call on RIL, but investors are still skeptical about a breakout in the stock


Adani Enterprises appoints Pranav Adani as Additional Director

Nephew of Adani Group founder Gautam Adani currently heads group's agro business as MD of Adani Wilmar

Power, North Star step into affordable luxury

Bata India is revamping two of its oldest and best-known brands to tap a fast-growing segment of the youth market

Wives & daughters join fathers & sons to meet Sebi deadline

Companies have appointed women directors who are family members to ensure compliance with a new norm for having at least one woman director on ...


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From about 10,000 Afghans in Kolkata in 2001, there aren’t more than 2,000 in the city today. Here they celebrate Eid at the Maidan

New face of the Indian Afghan

Driven out of business by microfinance companies, the Kabuliwalas of Kolkata, traditional moneylenders, have seen their numbers shrink

Shanthi Theatre: The screen goes blank in Chennai

The curtains are soon going to fall on Shanthi Theatre, an iconic structure in Chennai from where megastars captured the hearts of the public

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with RBI Governor  Raghuram Rajan

Policy freedom shrinks for a hamstrung RBI

The process to clip the central bank's wings, which had started during the previous government's rule, is now picking up pace

An IT SEZ in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu's SEZ policy meets its flip side

Long-term leases have meant that many companies are sitting on the land allotted to them without creating any infrastructure

Start-ups

You may need Rs 10 lakhs to invest in a start-up IPO

Sebi sets minimum investment size of Rs 10 lakh; minimum trading lot set at Rs 5 lakh

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Power, North Star step into affordable luxury

Bata India is revamping two of its oldest and best-known brands to tap a fast-growing segment of the youth market

Mondelez to 'Perk' up war with Nestle

The snacking giant ropes in a new brand endorser to create buzz as Nestle's wafer-chocolate brands, KitKat and Munch, grow