All attention Tribal and Dalit girls in Odisha receive ₹2,000 over a school year
if they fulfil the government’s condition of 75 per cent attendance
All attention Tribal and Dalit girls in Odisha receive ₹2,000 over a school year if they fulfil the government’s condition of 75 per cent attendance

Young scholars hold purse strings

Preeti Mehra / Mamuni Das

Having a bank account with money all their own, SC/ST girls in Odisha never miss school »

Access to maternity healthcare

Only baby steps ... »

Thanks for not smoking

From a smoking chula to a smokeless one and now biogas has made the lives of Pooj... »

This flightless business of emus

emu farm

Sarita Brara

Unscrupulous emu traders have spread their net to Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, impoverishing countless farmers »

Chocolate-coated prosperity

Bean stock Sabapathy harvests cocoa pods at his farm in Sethumadai
village, near Pollachi, Tamil Nadu K ANANTHAN

LN Revathy

Cocoa has enriched the lifestyle of one lakh farmers in the four southern States »

Tata Docomo customers can create their own mobile number

Customers can walk into any Tata Docomo brand stores and create a number based on their preference


Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices, has launched a service that allows customers to create their own mobile number. The company in a statement said customers can... »

Foxconn workers protest against closure of Chennai facility

Foxconn’s decision to shut operations will leave 1,700 employees without work

TE Raja Simhan

‎Workers of Foxconn gathered outside the company campus to protest against the closure of the facility located inside the Nokia SEZ at Sriperumbudur. The police were trying to sort out t... »

Demand pick-up evades realty

Meera Siva

While Dalal Street had a party last year, the mood on realty street was a tad subdued. There was a tug-of-war between developers and buyers, felt in varying proportions across markets. F... »

Double-check your tax credits

Parvatha Vardhini C

Received intimation from the tax department showing more dues? Here’s how you sort it out »

Little elbow room


Rajalakshmi Nirmal

SBI Smart Champ offers limited flexibility on features »

Spending options when abroad

Gurumurthy K

Choices range from plain cash to fancy cards »
2015 What Lies Ahead

‘Increased wealth in China and India will support demand for gold’

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Alistair Hewitt, Head-Market Intelligence, World Gold Council, sees steady growth in demand for jewellery. Will consumption demand for gold revive? The economic drivers f... »
Bullion Cues

Gold tussles with dollar

Gurumurthy K

A strong dollar drags the yellow metal below the $1,200 mark »
Raw Input

Much to chew on

G Chandrashekhar

Outlook for animal feed is bearish, with a large harvest of feed grains »
Portfolio Ideas

When FDs aren’t the best

B Venkatesh

Sticking to the safe route can cap your returns, putting your goals in jeopardy »

High Five stocks

NMDC: Hold

‘India among best emerging markets to invest in’

Thrilled by the chase and the rewards

On the watch list

Present Perfect!

Fed fuels a rally

Xiaomi mobilises more than $1 bn in funding

Truecaller to set up R&D centre in India

Workers threaten to launch protest if Foxconn stops operations

HCL Tech launches Hiral videos for hiring

Our Bureau

To connect with millennial IT professionals and others looking for career at HCL Tech, the company has launched Hiral videos (a portmanteau of Viral and Hire) – viral videos that help in hiring. »

JK Lakshmi Cement: more strength in store

Rajalakshmi Nirmal, BL Research Bureau

Valuation is reasonable, and earnings are set to expand further »

Rate-cut hope boosts bond returns

Radhika Merwin

The year gone by has been quite eventful for fixed income investors. Apart from changes in rate expectations, certain tweaks in the tax structure of debt funds have also impacted investors. ... »
2014 Looking Back

Gold survives against all odds

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Gold is about to end the year marginally lower. That’s not bad, given that the year was one of the toughest for the metal. The ending of the Federal Reserve’s monetary easing, rally in the US doll... »

To make websites user-friendly, Centre eyes the cloud

S Ronendra Singh

All department websites to be available in local languages »

Your Taxes


Sanjiv Chaudhary

I recently got a portion of a 50-year old house on the partition of my father’s HUF. I plan to sell the house. What will be the date of acquisition for calculating capital gain? What ar... »

‘Investors should be ready to re-invest at lower rates’

Suyash Choudhary, Head-Fixed Income, IDFC MF

Radhika Merwin

BusinessLine quizzes Suyash Choudhary, Head-Fixed Income, IDFC MF, on how interest rates are going to go in 2015 and what it means for fixed income investors. What is your view... »

‘Stick to larger markets, do not experiment’

Mudassir Zaidi, National Director, Residential Agency, Knight Frank India

Meera Siva

Mudassir Zaidi, National Director, Residential Agency, Knight Frank India, speaks to BusinessLine on what home buyers should expect in 2015. What would you advise home buyers?<... »

Canara Robeco Balanced Fund: Buy

Bhavana Acharya

The fund invests mostly in bluechips, which protect returns when markets correct »

Short straddle on Hind Unilever


Hindustan Unilever (₹754.6) is ruling at a crucial level. While the stock’s long-term outlook remains positive, as long as it trades above ₹620, in the short term, Hindustan Unilever could move in... »

Your Fund Portfolio

Tata Global Beverages may test support

JK Tyre & Industries

Hexaware Technologies: Hold

Ras al-Khaimah: Buzzing with business

Your Financial Plan

Rupee’s woes are likely to continue

Pet dog saves man from fire in US

Take note of falling inflation

Genpact inks deal with Calcutta varsity

BL Ink

Hand of god: A man breaks down after he finds the lifeless body of his eight-year-old son in Cuddalore

Recording life

Arko Datta

Ten years on, photojournalist Arko Datta recounts the wave of death, mourning and mass burials that made pressing the shutter that much harder »

NRIs remit about $10 billion a year towards healthcare costs for their families in India. Often, family members divert such funds to other uses rather than attend to a health issue in time. »

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