More »

Despite smaller numbers, VW should invest in India’s growth story »

Q1 GDP growth at 5.7%, highest in nine quarters

K. R. Srivats

The Q1 GDP growth has been buoyed by sharp turnaround in manufacturing coupled with strong show by mining and construction sector. Signalling a turnaround for the economy and adding to the current festive cheer, the first quart... »

Retail inflation for factory workers up 7.23% in July

Retail inflation for industrial workers rose to 7.23 per cent in July compared to 6.49 per cent in June this year mainly due to rise in the price of food items.


Retail inflation for industrial workers rose to 7.23 per cent in July compared to 6.49 per cent... »

Apple may launch iPhone 6, smartwatch on Sept 9


Apple is expected to unveil a larger screen version of its popular iPhone along with its first s... »

Finmin sees improved GDP growth for remaining part of 2014-15

K. R. Srivats

Encouraged by the Q1 GDP growth performance, the finance ministry on Friday sa... »

Nokia to offer maps for Samsung’s Tizen-based handsets

Nokia offers maps for Samsung’s Tizen-powered smart devices.


Nokia has partnered with Samsung to provide its maps and location services to Tizen-powered smar... »

Aircel-Maxis deal case: CBI chargesheets Maran brothers

Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran (file photo).


Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanidhi Maran and six others, including f... »



The economics of superstardom

Sudipta Sarangi / Chandan K Jha

It isn’t surprising that Lionel Messi, the Golden Ball winner for the 2014 World Cup and... »

How to make our roads safer

RK Shenoy

The tremendous increase in the number of vehicles on Indian roads has also led to an increase in... »


Politics and criminality

The Supreme Court’s reminder that the executive needs to observe “constitutional propriety” while... »


Power sector reforms gridlocked

What a tangle With only half-hearted efforts to sort it out V GANESAN

VS Ailawadi / Sangeeta Singh

This July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked scientists from the Department of Atomic Energy (D... »


Media important part of SEBI’s surveillance mechanism: Sinha


UK Sinha, SEBI Chairman While probing manipulators in the capital markets space, some officials at regulator SEBI have g... »


Maruti chief calls for practical reforms in labour laws


RC Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki Calling for practical reforms in labour laws, Maruti Suzuki India Chairman R C Bhargava says pol... »


IPL betting: Justice Mudgal panel files probe report in apex court


The Supreme Court will hear the case in connection with the scandal on September 1. Justice Mukul Mudgal committee, which was directed by the Supreme Court to conduct a probe again... »


Kharif sowing down on poor monsoon


Kharif planting: Farmers have begun to speed up sowing of kharif rice in Mysore district of Karnataka. - MA Sriram (file photo) With sowing of kharif crops almost completed, the total area planted to all summer crops includi... »
More Agri-biz »


Jayalalithaa re-elected unanimously as AIADMK general secretary


AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa was today re-elected unanimously as the party’s General Secreta... »
More Politics »


Swiss Diary

Excitement in the Swiss Alps

Rasheeda Bhagat

A sculpture in the Glacial Palace adjoining the Matterhorn peak in the Swiss Alps. The Glacial Palace is carved inside a glacier, 15 metres below the surface. With all the spiritual energy at our command, our group of 32 international journalists in Zerma... »
More Travel »


Safeguard duty imposed on saturated fatty alcohols

K. R. Srivats

The Finance Ministry has imposed provisional safeguard duty of twenty per cent on certain satura... »


Tribunal stays CCI order on Adani Gas penalty


The Competition Appellate Tribunal has stayed Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) Rs 25 cror... »


Investor accounts at NSDL, CDSL cross 2 cr


The cumulative number of investor accounts at the country’s two depositories NSDL and CDSL stood... »


Sindhu assured of bronze, Saina crashes out of World Championship


India’s shuttler P.V. Sindhu in action. (file photo) Indian teen sensation P V Sindhu assured herself of a second consecutive bronze medal at the Wor... »
More Sports »


Retail inflation for factory workers up 7.23% in July


Retail inflation for industrial workers rose to 7.23 per cent in July compared to 6.49 per cent in June this year mainly due to rise in the price of food items. Retail inflation for industrial workers rose to 7.23 per cent in July compared to 6.49 per cent... »
More Economy »


United Bank of India files caveat in Apex court against Kingfisher


State-owned United Bank of India (UBI) has filed a caveat in the Supreme Court against Kingfishe... »
More Banking »

Gold & Silver

Govt reduces tariff value on gold, silver


The government today reduced the import tariff value on gold and silver to $420 per 10 grams and... »


Overuse of cigarette substitutes lead to risk


Alternatives to conventional smoking such as e-cigarettes may still pose a risk to human health... »


Iceland declares volcano red alert after eruption


Iceland today issued a red alert and banned air traffic near its largest volcano after it erupte... »

BL Ink


Kill for the IAS

Nandini Nair, Priyanka Kotamraju

Pelf in the gloom
The lure of officialdom - the white Ambassador, the red beacon, the power. Photo: Monica Tiwari Sunday morning nine lakh candidates will sit for the Civil Services Aptitude Test. Aspirants give years to this exam… this cause. BLink maps their story of hope and inertia »
Track your company
Today's Poll
Will the lifting of the monthly cap on subsidised cylinders help the common man?
Can't say

Follow us on...

How will the new ASCI guidelines influence fairness advertising? »

Tweets @businessline


Exchange Rate

Dollar Spot Forward Rate

Open-Ended Mutual Funds

MCX-SX Currency Futures

NSE Currency Futures

Comments to: Copyright © 2014, The Hindu Business Line.