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Flipkart raises a billion dollars, may be worth $7 billion

Prompt delivery Flipkart co-founders Sachin Bansal (right) and Binny Bansal at a press conference in Bangalore. GRN SOMASHEKAR
Will use funds to build stronger brand, invest in online payments and logistics
Armed with $1 billion (about ₹6,000 crore) of fresh funding from a bevy of investors old and new... »

Data services propel Airtel to 61% profit growth in Q1

Sunil Mittal, Chairman, Bharti Airtel
Voice revenue rises marginally; Africa topline up 17.5%
Bharti Airtel has reported a 61 per cent increase in net profit to ₹1,108 crore for the first qu... »

Failure to repay an education loan may cost you dearly

Lenders working to close avenues for defaulters to get loans in future
With banks getting serious about reducing their non-performing assets (NPA), students defaulting... »

Big business: retailers are out to woo plus-size folks

Promising market: For retailers of plussize clothing, heavier customers, who
earlier resorted to neighbourhood tailors, are adding to the demand for ready-to-wear apparel.
Brick-and-mortar or online, they’re adding more brands, designs, lines
A waistline above 36 inches may be bad for health but for retailers selling plus-size apparel, i... »

$35 billion in 3 years is Mistry’s new investment mantra

Cyrus Mistry, Chairman of the Tata Group
Renewed focus on defence, retail, infra and finance clusters
Eighteen months after taking charge as Chairman of the Tata Group, Cyrus Mistry on Tuesday spelt... »

Opinion

Columns

HARISH DAMODARAN, VINSON KURIAN

A drought of a different kind

The impact of rains failing this time will be felt more by farmers than consumers
The south-west monsoon’s behaviour this year has confounded everybody. Towards early April, mete... »

Poonam Khetrapal Singh

Viral hepatitis is a silent killer

India lies in the danger zone, thanks to non-existent or inadequate sanitation
Viral hepatitis kills approximately half a million people every year in the 11 member states... »

Editorial

Putting dole to work

The MGNREGA programme can become a productive government intervention if dovetailed with other State schemes
A little-noticed proposal in this year’s Budget has been to convert the MGNREGA programme from a... »

Opinion

INDIA IN TRANSITION

Money power in Indian elections

Just teasers The real spending happens elsewhere B JOTHI RAMALINGAM
It remains unchecked because of a glaring loophole: the spending cap applies to candidates, not political parties
Two months ago, India conducted the largest democratic exercise in history. The 2014 General Elec... »

Companies

Ranbaxy narrows loss to ₹186 cr on US settlement provision

Posts 12% growth in Indian business
Ranbaxy Laboratories has posted a loss of ₹185.92 crore for the first quarter of the current fis... »

Today's Pick

CESC (₹607.3)

Investors with a short-term perspective can consider selling the stock of CESC at current... »  

News

Gujarat, Konkan-Goa pummelled as monsoon revs up over western region

Yesterday’s low pressure over northwest Bay of Bengal has intensified a round into being ‘well-m... »  

Commodities

WEEKLY OUTLOOK

MCX-silver in danger of a fall

The silver futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) is struggling to... »
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Agri-biz

Can we control milk inflation?

Yes, through improved feeding and fodder cultivation practices
India is the world’s No. 1 milk producer with 120 million tonnes (mt) output in 2012 – 6... »
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Companies

Honda to relaunch phased-out models

Honda Motor will relaunch the compact Jazz with new generation specs.
Also plans to double sourcing of auto parts from India to ₹600 crore this fiscal
Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co Ltd will relaunch most of its phased-out models and increa... »
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Companies

Drug industry’s IPR, price control concerns to take centre stage

A Government decision to fix the price on diabetes and heart-related medicines is sure to fin... »

News

Consumer durable firms pin hopes on festival discounts

Challenging times Companies are going to take the shopping season head-on with giant discounts. .
Brands will turn to gifts, finance schemes to prop up sales
This festive season you could get bigger discounts and more interesting offers on consumer durab... »

Agri-biz

​PM urges farm scientists to focus on soil fertility

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (file picture)
He says scientists must enable farmers to feed India and the world, as well as earn good income
​Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Tuesday called upon agricultural scientists to focus on soil... »

Beyond Stocks

Home Truths

Myths about NRI home loans

Let’s clear the air around some of the common misconceptions about home loans for NRIs
There are a number of Indians who have settled abroad for better career opportunities. For th... »
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Ramesh Narayan

Incurably optimistic

Ad agencies must not cut the branch on which they sit, says Ramesh Narayan
The 1980s and 1990s were exciting times for the advertising industry. A host of new agencie... »  
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New Manager

Why B-schools need to go social

Social media has pervaded our lives. It’s time it is recognised as a formidable tool for student engagement
The Indian School of Business (ISB), at the time of writing this article, boasts 50,835 ‘like... »
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Companies

ITC net profit rises 15.6% to Rs 2,186.4 cr in first quarter

Y. C. Deveshwar, Chairman, ITC Ltd (file photo)
Cigarettes to hotel major, ITC Ltd, on Tuesday reported a 15.6 per cent rise in net profit to Rs... »

News

Final verdict of Kumbakonam school fire accident tomorrow

Students paying homage on the death anniversary of children who died due to a fire accident in Krishna School in Kumbakonam in 2004. (file photo)
More than a decade after the gruesome school fire in which 94 children were charred to death and... »

Economy

Comment

Firing up coal supply

The coal sector has been hotting up lately with a series of new developments that are likely to... »

BL Ink

Cover

How can I be shot in jeans?

Riya Sarin, 18, who likes to stay busy—spending upto four hours a day at jazz, and ballet classes—saves a rare afternoon for friends and her cat Mr Monkey
From cruises in the Mediterranean to MDMA cakes, nudies on Snapchat to eavesdropping on pilot chatter... BLink spends time with urban, affluent teenagers, and comes away heartened and afraid
Aanya and Dhruv Saluja, all of 16 and 13, have recently returned from a Mediterranean summer cru... »

Portfolio

Portfolio

THE BIG STORY

Return of the ULIP

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, ULIPs are all fired up after the recent market rally. But do check the long-term track record too before rushing to buy them
After a barrage of bad news over the years, investors in Unit-Linked Insurance Plans (UL... »

Catalyst

Ramesh Narayan

Incurably optimistic

Ad agencies must not cut the branch on which they sit, says Ramesh Narayan
The 1980s and 1990s were exciting times for the advertising industry. A host of new agencie... »  

New Manager

New Manager

Why B-schools need to go social

Social media has pervaded our lives. It’s time it is recognised as a formidable tool for student engagement
The Indian School of Business (ISB), at the time of writing this article, boasts 50,835 ‘like... »
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