S D Shibulal


Why the Infosys buck should not stop at Shibulal's table

His career was marked by more downs than ups, but one thing Shibulal cannot be faulted for is lack of ideas.


From Harvard to Hazaribagh, Jayant Sinha comes a full circle

Yashwant Sinha's son has a tough battle as he fights the image of an outsider and differences within the party


Bharti Infratel Q4 net profit jumps 64% to Rs 472 cr

Revenue rises 4% from a year earlier to Rs 2,790 crore


Monsoon 2014 to be below normal: IMD

The Met office also said that there is a 23% chance of a drought


Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs 7-for-1 stock split

Shares jump 7%; iPhone sales beat estimates, drive 4.6% rise in revenue


Will not take immediate decision on Lokpal: Centre to SC

Plea filed by NGO sought stay on entire process of appointment of chairperson and members of Lokpal


FIPB defers call on HDFC Bank's plan to raise FII limit

The bank had proposed to increase its FII limit to 67.55% from about 51% at present


Dairy challenge from French quarters

Danone is intent on localising its products to prepare for entry of other foreign players


Yesterday's ride

A French couple in Puducherry customise your humble Indian bicycle to give it a vintage feel. The author talks to the designer duo


Property funds sharpen focus on bigger cities

Real estate-focused private equity (PE) funds are turning their attention to bigger cities. Reason: Lack of investment opportunities in Tier-II ...

Digital Consumer

Samsung Galaxy S5

S5: The evolution of the Galaxy

The latest device from Samsung has the punch to be counted among the top smartphones of the year

Sahara in Trouble

SC reserves order on Roy's release

Roy and other two directors of the group are in judicial custody since March 4 for not abiding by the apex court's order for depositing Rs ...

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Will Pravin Togadia's vitriolic views about Muslims harm the BJP's poll prospects?

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Trying the 'pivot',

Claude Smadja

On his trip to Asia, Barack Obama will have to counter the impression that the US is an increasingly reluctant superpower

EU seeks to bridge the
skill gap

T S Vishwanath

A new directive on intra-corporate transfers of skilled professionals seeks to address a key demographic challenge in a progressive manner

The Big Two
Kanika Datta

If elite press and social media are to be believed, current parliamentary election is being fought on twin issues of corruption and communalism

The dangers of nuclear

Shyam Saran

Arguments to abandon India's 'no first use' policy for nuclear weapons are fallacious


Lots at stake for Laloo Prasad
Kavita Chowdhury

This election is a prestige issue for him, with high stakes in family buroughs of Pataliputra and Saran

Where is Mrs Modi, Mr Modi?
Jyoti Mukul

It is not important to have a regular guy for a PM, but, it is important to know the psyche of a person

Editorial Comment

A question of deception

Is the BJP's mask of moderation slipping?

Bearish on China

The giant economy is slowing, with worrying consequences

Financial X-ray

UltraTech surprises Street with 9% volume, 13% PAT growth

Valuations stretched as current price factors in 8% volume growth in FY15-16, which is unlikely to play out

New headaches for miners after Goa mining ban lifted

The verdict on deemed licences has the Street question whether Sesa Sterlite owns any mines in Goa


Deciphering the 'Dalit vote bank'

This book is a seminal contribution to understanding the Dalit question in the country

People and fraud

Corporate Fraud: The Human Factor would have been a good book on fraud had it offered detailed case studies, practical checklists

Dominic Elliott

Light out of darkness
Dominic Elliott

Philips can still shine despite darker outlook

Ian Campbell

Bubble and weak
Ian Campbell

London gives BoE an emerging economy problem

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Soft loan to Tata Motors consistent with govt policy: HC

The bench also observed that soft loan to TML was not favouring any one industrial house

Gujarat contributes 14% to HTC's smartphone sales

Company plans to expand presence in the state, eyes 15% market share nationally

The saga of Supertech's fall from grace

Once in the news for building the tallest structure in North India, Supertech is now caught in an ugly row with customers that could see it ...

Asian Paints workers calls off strike

Settlement has been arrived at includes agreement by employees that they would meet target of 165 bags of raw material each containing 1,000 kg ...

Diageo eyes pledged shares of United Spirits

Vijay Mallya along with promoter companies hold 9.83% of which 9.37% is pledged

VST Industries hits 52-week high on strong Q4 results

The board has recommended dividend of Rs 70 per equity share of Rs 10 each for the year 2013-14.

SIB earns all time high net profit in FY14

However, Q4 net falls 19% to Rs 125 crore

South Indian Bank's Q4 net down 19% at Rs 127 cr

Total income in Q4, 2013-14 was Rs 1,399.18 crore

YES Bank may raise Rs 3k cr

The money will also be used to finance the lender's network expansion

Why the infosys buck shouldn't stop at Shibulal's table

His career was marked by more downs than ups, but one thing Shibulal cannot be faulted for is lack of ideas. His plans had good intentions but ...

Mastek's Q4 consol PAT at Rs 11.32 cr, down 44% YoY

Lower revenue, higher expense drags bottomline

Companies scaling profit charts

Many companies are expected to swing to profits in March quarter, compared to the losses faced a year & month ago

Novartis-GSK-Eli Lilly deal: Competition Commission hurdle remains

While all the companies have significant presence in most of these segments including in India, it is likely that some of their interests may ...

Biocon boss sorry for Rohan Murty tweet

Raising concern over Mazumdar-Shaw's tweet, another Infosys director had said, "I will certainly take this up with the chairman"

Strides' founder-led SeQuent Scientific to pick up stake in Shasun

Move follows JV for veterinary products

The saga of Supertech's fall from grace

Once in the news for building the tallest structure in North India, Supertech is now caught in an ugly row with customers that could see it ...

Bharti Infratel: Investments by telcos to drive gains in FY15

Growth in free cash flows to continue as higher tenancies to drive profits and not new towers

Bharti Infratel Q4 net jumps 64% to Rs 472 cr

Revenue up just 4%to Rs 2,790 crore during the quarter

Indian Hotels seeks Sebi nod to raise Rs 1,000 cr via debentures

The company plans to issue compulsorily convertible debentures on a rights basis

Jet-Etihad yet to tap synergies

A year on, deal between the two airlines still to gather momentum, partly due to management problems at Jet

'SpiceJet needs Rs 1,200-cr infusion'

The need for more funds comes at a time when the airline is expected to post losses of around Rs 1,000 crore in 2013-14

SC warns Odisha over contempt proceedings in Bhushan iron ore lease case

Rejects pleas of JSPL, BSL to allot mines in line with BPSL judgment

JSW Steel mulls using Goan ore for Dolvi plant

The company plans to participate in e-auctions at Goa as and when the ore with 58% Fe is auctioned

JSW Steel commissions Cold Rolling Mill in Karnataka

Company has invested Rs 4,500 cr to set up the 2.3 mn tonne per annum plant to manufacture high-end auto-grade steel, first time in India

Deepak Fertilisers moves to gain control of Mallya's MCF

Launches open offer to buy another 26% stake in the company for about Rs 200 crore

Deepak Fertilisers: Boost in case of MCF acquisition

Deepak Fertilisers, earlier in July last year, had brought 24.45% stake in MCF

Mangalore Chemicals rallies on open offer by Deepak Fertilisers

Mangalore Chemicals has rallied 13% to Rs 70, while Zuari Agro Chemicals and Deepak Fertilisers are up 4% each at Rs 152 and Rs 125

RIL borrows $550 mn from Japanese banks

Loan to part-finance proposed expansion of petrochemical plants

Cairn India puts up a good show

Medium-term prospects remain good, but company faces challenges on the production front

Today's picks

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Larsen & Toubro, Cairn India & Ambuja Cement

Gujarat Gas dips on profit booking

In the past one month, the stock has rallied 58% compared to 4.65% rise in benchmark S&P BSE Sensex till yesterday.

Petronet invites bids to lease out LNG storage tanks at Kochi

Company plans to lease out a part of the storage capacity for a period of about two years initially at Kochi

Hinduja Ventures appoints Chintopanth as Group CFO - Media

He will be responsible for finance of all media group companies including its flagship IndusInd Media and Communications Limited

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S5: The evolution of the Galaxy

Latest device from Samsung has the punch to be counted among the top smartphones of the ...

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Soccer's moment

Can the Indian Super League revive football in the country?

They've got the looks

The author follows a Narendra Modi lookalike in Mumbai and Rajat Ghai finds a Manmohan Singh double who lived in Delhi until recently









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S D Shibulal

Infosys's troubled legacy weighs on Shibulal

Shibulal's performance should be looked at from two angles: ideas and the ability to drive these ideas

Sivakasi wants firepower to fight China rockets

It hopes the new government will check the smuggling of Chinese fireworks and remove the higher charges on local units imposed by the UPA govt

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Realtors woo customers through buy-back schemes

Experts say through buy-back schemes, developers, cash-crunched or otherwise, are able to raise funds at much cheaper costs

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Dairy challenge from French quarters

Danone is intent on localising its products to prepare for entry of other foreign players

Caffeine boost for Pizza Hut

After McDonald's, Yum!'s dining chain will be the second fast-food brand to open in-store cafes to improve sales

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Ashish Nanda

IIM-A joins hands with Harvard, MIT and Berkeley for research

Institutes to address bottom of the pyramid issues; joint research to up IIM-A's world ranking