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HSBC India manufacturing index jumps to 17-month high in July on new orders

With a strong and stable Government in place, manufacturing activities are on roll. This is evid... »

Sensex tanks 414 points on heavy capital outflows, weak global cues

Consumer durables, oil & gas stocks plunge
The Sensex and the Nifty plummeted nearly 1.6 per cent at the closing session on Friday due to h... »

Rupee slumps below 61 in intraday trade

Taking close cues from the domestic equity market, the rupee slumped sharply and fell below the... »

The Nifty Call

Nifty August Futures (7,718) The Nifty August futures contract opened lower at... »

Hyundai to launch 'The Elite i20' in India on Aug 11

Pre-bookings begin from today
Hyundai Motor has revealed the design renderings of the all-new hatchback 'The Elite i20', which... »

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Sudarshan Ballal

The paradox that is Indian healthcare

The best and the worst of facilities exist cheek by jowl. This glaring contradiction needs to be addressed
India is an ancient land, where the concept of Ayurveda evolved centuries ago, well before... »

Mohan R Lavi

Out with it

Companies cannot hide related party deals
The new companies Act is so replete with words such as arrest, imprisonment, fraud and penalt... »

Editorial

Unfounded fears

Barring field trials in GM crops amounts to putting a moratorium on research
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar’s statement that no “government decision” has been taken o... »

Opinion

A better way to manage NPAs

Still not a lost cause Bad debt is a management issue mikeledray / shutterstock.com
Mechanisms to deal with stressed assets need a relook. A national asset management company would help
Prolonged slow growth has adversely affected India’s financial sector. The banking system is sitt... »

Companies

Hatchbacks lift Maruti sales 20% in July

The country's largest passenger car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki India, on Friday said it has sol... »

Economy

Core sector growth jumps 7.35% in June

Growth driver Higher cement production in April aided core expansion
Helped by healthy growth in coal, crude oil, cement and electricity, the eight core industries g... »

Banking

BL INTERVIEW

'IDFC Bank's initial strategy will be to focus on high end customers'

Rajiv Lall, Executive Chairman, IDFC Ltd
Rajiv Lall, Executive Chairman, IDFC Ltd, has his task cut out. The specialised infrastructur... »

Commodities

A way to cut FCI storage costs

Centre can create export oriented foodgrains zone and run a pilot project
Since the inception of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) in the 1960s, it has done a g... »
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Agri-biz

Gujarat shudders at monsoon fury as Bay threatens to erupt again

Sateliite image source: IMD
The low-pressure area over north Chhattisgarh has weakened after losing out in a battle of nerve... »
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Companies

Hyundai to launch 'The Elite i20' in India on Aug 11

Pre-bookings begin from today
Hyundai Motor has revealed the design renderings of the all-new hatchback 'The Elite i20', which... »
More Companies »

Opinion

The paradox that is Indian healthcare

The best and the worst of facilities exist cheek by jowl. This glaring contradiction needs to be addressed
India is an ancient land, where the concept of Ayurveda evolved centuries ago, well before... »

Today's Pick

Thomas Cook (₹124.1)

The stock of Thomas Cook (India) moved out of a symmetrical triangle pattern by travellin... »

Opinion

Curb this appetite for gold

Enough is enough Can we think of weddings without gold? NAGARA GOPAL
Merely tweaking import curbs won’t do. An innovative gold deposit scheme and demand reduction measures are required
Following a steep rise in the current account deficit and declining forex reserves, the Indian G... »

News

TN to spend Rs 5,284 cr for setting up 60 sub-stations, power transmission corridor

Jayalalithaa proposes modernisation and upgradation of existing power stations
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa, today made a series of announcements covering Energy,... »
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Education

‘Mutually acceptable’ solution to UPSC exam issue soon: Naidu

UPSC aspirants taken out a rally in Chennai, asking that all State languages be used in UPSC question papers. M Prabhu
The row over the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination pattern and ‘police... »
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Tech

Focus on IT infra services has worked well for us: HCL chief Anant Gupta

Anant Gupta, President & CEO, HCL Technologies
It has been more than a year since Anant Gupta took over as CEO from Vineet Nayar, a peri... »
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Auto Focus

Power and responsibility in one snazzy package

Driving Experience Control switch and eDrive button allow driver to choose from five driving modes; range of up to 37 kms on electric power alone; combined range- up to 600 kms in Comfort mode S MURALIDHAR
Polar bears can breathe easy now that the i8 is here. But is it the sportscar for you?
It wasn’t uncanny coincidence, but the scene seemed to be playing out exactly as it did in th... »

Auto Focus

Harvesting agri waste – the Ford way

John J. Viera, Global Director- Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental
Matters, Ford Motor Company - BIJOY GHOSH
The company believes that alternative fuel is the future
Soy oil, rice and wheat straw, coconut husk, discarded plastic bottles and denim scrap… items... »

Auto Focus

When a beast comes of age

New looks The major cosmetic changes on the FZ-S Version 2.0 include a
new head and tail-lamp design, a split seat and a new muffler. SABYASACHI BISWAS
Yamaha’s bestselling street bike gets a cosmetic and cardiac makeover. Is the FZS FI the best 150 to own?
Yamaha excels at creating an air of excitement around its products. It takes a very regular,... »

BL Ink

Cover

Coming up for Motihari

The opium warehouse that was once looked after by George Orwell's father
With the restoration of his birthplace, residents of a small town in Bihar hope that George Orwell will give them a place on the world map
It seems only fitting that the first thing you see outside George Orwell’s ramshackle birthplace... »

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

Catalyst

Zen and the art of community marketing

Is that my size? Brands are losing no opportunity to target customers and communities. A Kathakali artiste at Shoppers Stop during Onam
It’s a no-brainer that brands target consumers during festivals when they are more likely to spend. But do customers who come in during celebrations remain loyal forever?
This Eid, as with other festivals, brands laid out a lavish buffet. The Western Union Compan... »

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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