Markets log longest rally of weekly gains since Feb 2012

The 30-share Sensex lost 22 points to close at 27,090 and the 50-share Nifty gained 7 points to end at 8,121.

Xi Jinping's India trip »

India, China to resolve border issue based on 2005 guiding principles

Joint statement calls for 'improved military ties'


Indian diplomat's daughter wins $225,000 settlement from New York City

Biswas was accused of sending threatening e-mails to teachers; charges were dropped after classmate was found to be real culprit

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What world media has to say about Scottish referendum result

The Scots have cast their vote with a definitive 'Nay', so what happens next?


Govt caps prices of 36 more drugs

Ranbaxy, Cipla, Cadila Healthcare among companies that will be affected


Supreme Court refuses to stay increase in gas price

Tell us what the situation is. Whether you are going to argue or stick to the previous govt's policy, or is there something else: Supreme Court


UCO Bank may send wilful defaulter notice to Kingfisher Airlines

United Bank of India has already declared Kingfisher a wilful defaulter

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Let the rupee drift

Jaimini Bhagwati

The external sector remains vulnerable, and India cannot afford an overvalued rupee

Lessons from the Ebola

Devangshu Datta

The recent outbreak has prompted a rethink on drug-use ethics

An old index, but new

Rishi Shah & Abheek Barua

In obsessing over interest rates in our often copious discussions on monetary policy, we miss the other variables that monetary policy impacts

God reads my columns
Jamal Mecklai

Volatility in currency markets has finally come to life, courtesy chuppa rustam dollar, which, at long last, appears to be stepping out


The plight of the ordinary Kashmiri
Kavita Chowdhury

Besides the floods, Kashmiris also had to fight the indifference of authorities

Charge of the God brigade
Joydeep Ghosh

Whether it is chanda or music, the festival season can do with less action


Back to tax confusion?

Once again, tax demands on foreign investors cause worry

A new order

A ray of hope for Indian generic drug makers

Financial X-ray

Crude oil likely to sustain below $100/bbl

Oil subsidies to fall 44% in FY15

Apollo Hospitals eyeing higher margins

While HMS acquisition will add to company's pharmacy business, hospital segment will drive profits


Kyunkii writer bhi kabhi fan tha

The Kingdom of the Soap Queen does not give you a sense of who the queen really is, her personality, how she thinks

Muslim angst in the modern world

Taj Hashmi has made a valiant attempt to explain Muslims’ estrangement from West and rise of radical Islam to a bewildered and angry audience

No Yukos
Pierre Briançon

Oligarch arrest shows Russia back to siege economy

Katrina Hamlin

Add me to your network
Katrina Hamlin

LinkedIn can woo the censors to connect with China

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UCO Bank examines ways to declare Kingfisher Airlines wilful defaulter

The state-run bank has an exposure of about Rs 300 crore to the airline

Customers of some PSBs may not have to pay to use ATMs

Banks also believe charging for ATM transactions might deter card usage

State Bank of India tops mobile banking chart

The bank has over 1.15 crore registered mobile banking customers

GSM players add 55.4 lakh users in August: COAI

Idea Cellular added the maximum number of users in August with 17.2 lakh subscribers

Airtel may have to pay Rs 436 cr for merging Qualcomm 4G arm

The company is moving from its present permit to new licence for which it has to pay differential spectrum cost and migration fee

SBI Caps may submit report on Bharti Hexacom by end of year

TCIL plans to sell its stake in Bharti Hexacom and SBI Capital Markets has been appointed as consultants to recommend valuation of the company

S&P BSE 500 index hits record high led by Tata Group shares

TCS, Bajaj Auto, Dr Reddy's Lab, HCL Tech, Finolex Ind, Hexaware, J K Cements, JK Tyre and MindTree hits new high.

HCL Tech rises on expansion plans in the US

The company will expand its global delivery centre in Wake County, North Carolina, US

Tech Mahindra gains on pact with Bosch

The stock opened at Rs 2,430 and hit a high of Rs 2,488 so far on the BSE

The humble moped is on an upswing

TVS sells more of these in a month than either its own scooters or motorcycles or of competitors' entry-level bikes

Amara Raja wants to pay promoter entity upfront for 99-yr lease

Proxy firm says deal one-sided; recommends that shareholders vote against it

Today's picks- 18 September 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, L&T, Tata Motors & Hindustan Unilever

BL Kashyap rallies over 100% post HDFC Mutual Fund stake buy

The stock is currently trading at its highest level since August 2011, appreciated by 107% to Rs 18.67 from Rs 9.

Realty shares rally; CNX Realty index surges over 4%

Unitech, HDIL, Indiabulls Real Estate, Oberoi Realty, DLF, DB Realty and Anant Raj Ind are up 4-11% on NSE.

NBCC hits new high; stock surges 25% in two days

On September 15, the state-owned construction firm signed MoU with the National WAQF Development Corporation (NAWADCO) for developing the WAQF ...

Archies zooms after private firm buys 2 lakh shares

Torero Capital Private Ltd acquired 200,000 shares of Archies at an average price of Rs 30.20 per share on NSE

Jet expands foreign base, adds new Gulf routes

The airline reported a record loss of Rs 4,129 cr in 2013-14 and the expansion is part of its revival strategy

SpiceJet flies fuller in Aug, market share dips

It might be facing serious financial problems but last month, SpiceJet claimed it had become the second largest airline, based on market share ...

Sutlej Textiles shuts fabric division to focus on home textiles

Company to expand manufacturing capacity of home textiles from existing 2.5 mn metres to 9.6 mn metres

Future Retail gains as MSA (Singapore) acquires stake

MSA (Singapore) acquired over 26 lakh shares of Future Retail at Rs 120.18/share

Market rally rejigs cement, pharma pecking order

Shree Cement beats ACC in market value, Lupin ahead of Dr Reddy's Labs

JSW has handful of potential targets on radar for acquisition

Company has already submitted the final binding bid to acquire some assets of Italy's Lucchini

Coal to power cos may get costlier

Coal India may be allowed to trade-off its e-auction cut with a higher price in fuel supply deliveries

Stable profit outlook for JSW Steel

Company insulated against mining woes faced by most domestic peers, stands to benefit from falling costs

Hatsun Agro rises on preferential share issue plans

The company's board will meet on Sep 23 to consider issue of share on preferential basis

Many rerating cues for UPL

Product launches, presence in high-growth markets and lower debt should help it improve revenue, earnings growth

Skincare makes a splash with satchets

While Zydus launched facewash in a satchet for the first time, Fair & Lovely relaunched its pack to revive sales

Zee Entertainment hits 14-year high on entry into Nifty

The stock hit high of Rs 317, its highest level since June 2000, on National Stock Exchange.

Zee Entertainment up 7% ahead of Nifty inclusion

Zee Entertainment will replace United Spirits in the 50-share Nifty from September 19.

Zee Entertainment up on brokerage upgrade

Kotak has upgraded the stock to 'add' with target of Rs 315 and the stock will be included in Nifty from Sep 19

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Bling it on

Four style gurus have decided to expand their repertoire and conquer another bastion of design - jewellery

Battles of the mind

Bobby Fischer's face-off with Boris Spassky wasn't just about chess. Pawn Sacrifice tries to capture the turmoil in the American grandmaster's ...









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Force Motors prepares for life after Bajaj exit

The company is strengthening its distribution network, forging alliances with global manufacturers and betting on exports to boost sales

For car makers, it's not a full turnaround yet

Buoyed by strong sales, Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai and Honda have scaled up their annual targets, but others are still stuck in low gear

Real Estate

How about investing in smaller cities?

There are good reasons, such as lower costs and better quality of life, for companies and individuals moving to places beyond the metros

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For a perch in brands' minds

Twitter, the US-based networking platform, ramps up its pitch to Indian advertisers but will they buy?

40 Years Ago...and now: Brand new, always

The endorsement career of India's megastar Amitabh Bachchan displays his relevance in diametrically opposite roles and product categories

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Germany emerges among top education destinations for Indians

Better immigration rules and low cost of education big draw