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Updated: Jul 30, 2014 05:04 PM
At least 25 people are estimated to have been killed, while a couple of hundred more are feared to be still trapped under the debris when a hillock came crashing down early this morning in the Malin village of Ambegaon taluka. According to reports, the
Jul 30, 2014 07:36 PM
Rahul was totally against her mother becoming Prime Minister. He said she would be killed like his father and grand mother and as a son he would not allow to become the PM. Sonia Gandhi declined to become Prime Minister in 2004 because of strong opposit
Updated: Jul 30, 2014 09:58 AM
To focus on mezzanine investments in infrastructure projects Piramal Enterprises and Dutch pension fund manager APG Asset Management have entered into an alliance to invest $1 billion (about ₹6,000 crore) in mezzanine instruments issued by infrast
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Nasdaq-listed Sify Technologies has invested ₹300 crore to set up two new data centres in the wake of increasing demand for such services, a top company official said.The units, one each in Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra) and Noida (Uttar Pradesh), are tie
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Corporate Affairs Ministry specifies threshold for public companies Large public companies can now appoint an individual as Chairperson as well as Managing Director or Chief Executive Officer at the same time. This dispensation will be available for pub
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E.I.D-Parry has mitigated the risks in sugar business by expanding outside Tamil Nadu to other Southern States with high sugar recoveries and clear policies on sugarcane pricing, said the company’s Executive Chairman A Vellayan. At the Murugappa g
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Bid to boost trade with India The US has expressed a desire to share its expertise in infrastructure and manufacturing with India to build on the growing trade ties.Penny Pritzker, US Secretary of Commerce, said the two-way trade between India and the U
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The Caparo Group, the steel product and engineering group set up by British parliamentarian Swraj Paul, has begun to further diversify its Indian operations – currently focused on the auto components sector – to fill unused capacity in the wak
Markets
Jul 30, 2014 09:18 AM
The Sensex gained 96 points on the back of buying interest in pharma, banking and auto stocks. The benchmark index opened on a positive note at 26,005 against the previous close of 25,991. It made a high of 26,113 and low of 25,850 before closing at 26,
Jul 28, 2014 09:54 AM
The rupee ends a tad lower at 60.14 against the dollar from Friday’s close of 60.11 due to month-end dollar demand from oil importers amid narrow movement of trade. The domestic unit opened flat at 60.11 per dollar amid flat opening in the dome
Jul 30, 2014 07:47 PM
Gold prices fell back after a brief overnight bounce at the bullion market today on emergence of fresh selling by stockists and jewellery traders amid global sluggishness.The industrial metal, silver also drifted to close below Rs 45,000 per kg mark due t
Jul 30, 2014 08:56 PM
The copper futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) is continuing to find resistance near ₹438 a kg. The contract has reversed lower after recording a high of ₹436.85 on Friday. Currently, it is range-bound and is oscillati
Companies
Jul 30, 2014 02:30 PM
A 32% increase in global generics business pushes total revenue up 24% to ₹3,517 crore Dr Reddy’s Laboratories’ consolidated net profit rose 52 per cent to ₹550 crore in the first quarter ended June 30, compared with ₹361 c
Jul 30, 2014 09:35 PM
Dr Reddy’s operating profit margin improved by 3.4 percentage points to 23.7 per cent in the June quarter, compared with the year-ago period. This is despite a 3.5-percentage-point rise in research spend, as a proportion of sales, to 11 per cent. The
Jul 30, 2014 09:37 PM
When S Varadarajan took over as CMD of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) last October, his top priority was to connect with colleagues and get a feel of their aspirations for the company.BPCL was then halfway through its Dream Plan initiative that fo
Economy
Jul 30, 2014 03:12 PM
The Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) expects India to become a importer of iron ore in the 2014-15 fiscal. In a curtain raiser event for the industry body’s annual general meeting on Wednesday, FIMI President, H C Daga, said that Ind
Jul 30, 2014 10:13 AM
US Secretary of State John Kerry heading a high-powered delegation, today left for India to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi during his three-day official visit. State Depart
Jul 29, 2014 10:19 PM
No consensus on trade facilitation, hectic activities expected in Geneva in next few hours World Trade Organisation Director General Roberto Azevedo on Tuesday asked all member countries to be available on call over the next two days as no consensus eme
Editorial
Jul 30, 2014 08:51 PM
Online retailers cannot sustain their current cash-burn beyond a point Flipkart’s valuation at roughly $7 billion, after the latest round of funding received from global investors, is remarkable for a company that came into being only in 2007 and h
Features
Jul 30, 2014 10:04 PM
Is the Acer Iconia W4 any better than its predecessor? Last year, around this time, we tested the Acer Iconia W3, and we were not impressed. We were disappointed by its clinical white body, lacklustre (literally) display, flimsy body and overall performa
Jul 30, 2014 09:57 PM
Microsoft’s recent decisions and Google’s Android One will leave Indian consumers with fewer handsets to choose from Over the last year, smartphone companies around the world have been pushing and shoving one another, caught up in a race to c
Jul 30, 2014 09:51 PM
HTC’s flagship One M8 has a skimped down sibling – the One E8. Is it just a compromise, or a game changer? People often ask us which smartphone they should buy, and our first question, inevitably, would be about their budget. Because as tech
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