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Top headlines: Tatas back in the Air India cockpit, TCS PAT rises 14% in Q2

Along with the brand and the slots of the debt-ridden state-owned airline, the Tatas will get the low-cost subsidiary Air India Express and a 50 per cent stake in ground handling firm AISATS.

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Illustration: Ajay Mohanty
Illustration: Ajay Mohanty

In a first major privatisation move in over 2 decades, carrier was sold to at an enterprise value of Rs 18,000 crore. The Maharaja will return to the Tatas after 68 years


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returns to Tatas after group puts in winning bid of Rs 18,000 cr

More than three years after it failed to get even a single bid for Air India, the government on Friday announced the sale of the carrier to the salt-to-software conglomerate at an enterprise value of Rs 18,000 crore. This is the first major privatisation step in about two decades.

With this, will return to the Tatas after 68 years. Along with the brand and the slots of the debt-ridden state-owned airline, the Tatas will get the low-cost subsidiary Air India Express and a 50 per cent stake in ground handling firm AISATS. Read more

TCS Q2 results: Consolidated PAT rises 14% to Rs 9,624 cr, revenue up 17%

(TCS), India’s largest IT services player, missed the Street’s estimates marginally as it reported 14.1 per cent growth year-on-year (YoY) in net profit and 16.8 per cent YoY rise in revenue in the second quarter (Q2) of financial year 2021-22 (FY22),

Its management, however, chose to focus on other news concerning the group, expressing delight at the announcement that had been chosen as the winning bidder for Air India. Read more

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First Published: Sat, October 09 2021. 07:28 IST

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