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Aditya Birla Group merges apparels business to form ₹5,290-cr company

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A view of new Pantaloon shop on Bannerghatta Road in Bangalore (file photo) The new firm, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail, will have 1,869 exclusive stores »

‘India will not respond under pressure on IPR issues’

Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Amiti Sen

The IPR policy to keep national interest in mind, says Nirmala Sitharaman »

Are foreign portfolio investors really exiting?

Lokeshwarri SK

FPI flows, p-note issuances and turnover in SGX Nifty point to a different direction »

Paytm partners with CCD, Domino’s for offline payment


Paytm’s mobile wallet will soon be accepted at quick service restaurants (QSRs), including Domin... »
Our call

Kajaria: riding high on sectoral growth

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

The company can look to leverage on the government’s smart cities project »

ONGC eyes overseas corporate buys

Richa Mishra

Acquisitions may be in the range of $1 billion »



Sutanu Behuria

All that glitters is not gold

In search of a gold standard: We have a long way to go India lacks the technological infrastructure to reliably ascertain the purity of gold. This impedes monetisation efforts »


Plastic packaging is injurious to health

Health hazard In the long run PV SIVAKUMAR This applies even to the best-known products available in India. Time, then for glass to make a comeback »


Equal rights

The Centre and the RBI need to work closely to ensure the success of an independent public debt management agency »



Science fiction on wheels

The Great Race: The Global Quest for the Car of the Future, Levi Tillemann, Simon & Schuster

S Muralidhar

The car is vrooming into its future way faster than ever thanks to ambitious carmakers, crazy coders and rigorous regulators »


Index outlook: Stocks on a slippery slope

Lokeshwarri SK

We have entered May, the month in which the stock market is at its quirkiest, either giving o... »

Real Assets

Bullion Cues

Weak dollar fails to boost gold

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

It was a very volatile week for gold. It initially hit a high of $1,215 before declining to brea... »

Global Investor

Currency Call

Domestic woes weigh on the rupee

Gurumurthy K

The rupee may trend down if foreign investors continue to pull out of India »


BSNL slashes roaming tariff by up to 40%


State-run telecom operator BSNL today slashed roaming tariff by up to 40 per cent for its prepai... »
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Over 1,60,000 houses destroyed in Nepal quake: UN


In worst-affected districts like Gorkha and Sindhupalchowk, up to 90 per cent of houses are destroyed. File Photo The number of houses destroyed in quake-hit Nepal is over 1,60,000, nearly twice the number of h... »
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Rafale deal: Dassault likely to enter joint venture with HAL


The million-dollar Rafale deal will allow Dassault Aviation to set up manufacturing facilities in India to augment its existing production line in Merignac in France. File Photo The multi-billion deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets could see French defence major Dassault Aviati... »
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Mutual Funds

‘Expect a recovery, but a moderate one’

Aarati Krishnan

Janakiraman R, Vice-President and Portfolio Manager, Franklin Templeton India Janakiraman R, Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Franklin Templeton India, oversees the... »

Your Money

Money talk

One mantra does not fit the market

Bhavana Acharya

SANJAY CHAWLA, Chief Investment Officer, Baroda Pioneer Asset Management Company You must conduct in-depth research and adopt strategies based on market cycles. This is what... »


‘New company will look at e-commerce as a growth channel’

Suresh P Iyengar

Chairman, Aditya Birla Group Aditya Birla Group has taken a major stride to emerge as the largest company in the fashi... »


V-Mart to invest Rs 200 cr; add nearly 200 stores


V Mart is, at present, operating 109 stores in 91 cities. File Photo Retail chain V-Mart will invest around Rs 200 crore to add nearly 200 new stores in different pa... »
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Duty cut may not boost iron ore exports

Debabrata Das

The cut in export duty for low grade iron ore to 10 per cent is expected to provide a slight... »
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Dattatreya promises new ESI hospital for Visakhapatnam

Our Bureau 

Union Minister of State for Labour Bandaru Dattatreya along with Visakhapatnam MP Khambampati Haribabu and Visakha West MLA PGVR Naidu looking at the dilapidated structure of the ESI Hospital in Malkapuram in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. Photo: C.V.Subrahmanyam The Union Labour Ministry would issue instructions to the ESI Corporation to take step... »
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Your Money

Spend Smart

Trim your holiday expenses

Meera Siva

haveseen/ Summer is here, which means it is vacation time. Zeroing in on your destination is what you do f... »

Your Money


How to draft a will

Suresh Sadagopan

Gajus/ People often put off drafting their wills as they take it to be a complicated document that’s di... »

Firm Calls

Maruti Suzuki India - Buy

Good run to continue

Parvatha Vardhini C

Ciaz As consumer sentiment improves, the company's momentum should improve »

BL Ink


Downsized IT dream

Sibi Arasu

From a robust 30 per cent during the boom years a decade ago, the IT
sector’s growth rate has fallen to10-15 per cent. Photo: Reuters Once the proud holders of a prized job, IT workers at the mid-level suddenly find themselves thrown out as their blue-chip employers restructure »
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