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BHEL Ramachandrapuram unit to upgrade gas turbine facility
With orders from Kazakhstan, Iran, Oman in hand, the company is exploring markets in Algeria, Nigeria, Iran, Bosnia and other Latin American countries. More


Hutti Mines to scale up bio-reactor pilot project
HGML has tentatively identified Ajjanahalli— which is estimated to bear at least 10 lakh tonnes of refractory ore — to house the proposed full-scale reactor. More


Creaky but indispensable US model
It is quite likely that the recent trials and tribulations of the American capitalist model will lead to its emerging stronger than it was before the crisis. Therein lies hope for those who believe in the market-based model of economic development. B ut, whether emerging economies will be able to catch up with the requirements of detailed regulations and governance that are needed to cope up with the existing flaws in the US model remains to be seen. While the US with its wealth of talents and re sources may be able to cope with the challenges that reform processes involve, emerging economies may find it difficult. More


Corporate cricket for a cause
The Utthana Charitable Club initiated by Mr Anant R. Koppar, CEO of Kshema Technologies, is conducting a cricket tournament here, beginning today to help raise funds for the underprivileged children. The first match was played between Kshema ... More


Corporate governance panel to meet soon
TO develop a comprehensive framework for ensuring and promoting good corporate governance, the recently-constituted four-member working group by the Department of Company Affairs (DCA) is likely to meet in a week's time to examine the suggestions ... More


VisualSoft plans foray into BPO, eyes inorganic growth
We have planned to establish some additional infrastructure for the BPO foray. In the first phase, we intend to construct 1,00,000 plus sq.ft facility, which shall have a 1,000 seater capacity. The estimated capital outlay planned in the next 12 to 1 5 months shall be Rs 15-20 crore, according to the CMD, Mr D.V.S. Raju. More


Mumbai pays homage to its tallest tycoon — Dhirubhai passes into history
DHIRAJLAL Hirachand Ambani built an empire. And while he was at it, he put his hands on the shoulders of a few million people and touched their lives. Hundreds of them - big and small, poor and rich, well-known and little known - today ... More

He taught her to dream big dreams
FOR 25 years, Shobhana Mehta has been a regular at the annual general meetings of Reliance Industries Ltd. "I am a housewife. But I have been able to go abroad with the money I made on RIL shares. It was all because of him," says the ... More

A daily swim across the channel
MR Murli Deora, Rajya Sabha member and President of the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee, talks about Dhirubhai Ambani, his friend of 30 years. Mr Deora says he remembers best Mr Ambani's words: "Every day I have to swim the English ... More

The man only played to win
ON a working day afternoon, some years ago, over cups of scented tea, Mr Dhirubhai Ambani told this correspondent, "One day I want all of you in the media and everyone else to place the name of Ambanis at the very top of the Indian corporate ... More

Messiah of the investing masses
MR Dhirubhai Ambani made investing in the equity markets an acceptable practice in what was essentially a market with a narrow investor base in the 70s and part of the 80s. Till the advent of a big-ticket mop-up of investor funds by Reliance, ... More

Dhirubhai: `The sun has set today'
THE rear entrance of 39, Cuffe Parade today buzzed like never before, playing host to a string of VVIPs eager to pay homage to the patriarch of the Reliance Group. Taking count of those who came reads like a virtual who's who list of the ... More

Driven by the power to dream big
But for his vision, Reliance Textiles (as Reliance Industries was then known) would have remained just another textile company and would have vanished along with several others of its ilk in the liberalised nineties. More

Will the juggernaut roll on
SOMETIME in the last decade a media report quite aptly used the word, juggernaut, to describe the virtually unstoppable growth of Dhirubhai Ambani's Reliance group. Unstoppable, because growth was despite the motifs of empire building being a ... More

A reliable legacy
Dhirubhai Ambani with his sons, Mr Mukesh Ambani and Mr Anil Ambani, and grandchildren.


Ambani made India richer
I HAD the privilege of knowing Mr Dhirubhai Ambani for nearly a quarter of a century. He was one of the humblest persons I ever came across. I could never imagine that behind that humility and gentility, there hid a person who was determined to ... More

Ambani: Working karma with pure grit
A VORACIOUS reader of anything to do with the economy, Ambani is impatient of management theories. Like all good Hindus, his philosophy of life is simple. Based on a loose interpretation of karma, he believes that every individual is born into an ... More

A role model , says CII chief
WITH the passing away of Mr Dhirubhai Ambani, India has lost a visionary, inspiring and motivating leader, who came from an ordinary background but achieved extraordinary things as the founder and Chairman of the Reliance Group, according to ... More

Standing tall

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