Mixed trend prevails in commodities market

Moong dal price went up by Rs 100 per quintal on its opening day to Rs 9,500 from its last closing rate of Rs 9,400 to finish the week at Rs 9,500. Read More

Holiday season in key markets will pull down TCS’ Q3 results

The company, in a mid-quarter business update on Friday, said it expects weakness in its retail, manufacturing, hi-tech due to furlough impact during the quarter. Read More

Crude oil’s plunge sends global equity markets tumbling

London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index slumped 2.49 per cent, France’s CAC 40 lost 2.77 per cent, and Frankfurt’s DAX 30 dropped 2.72 per cent. Read More

IS Twitter account operator arrested by Bengaluru police

The alleged handler of the most influential pro-Islamic State (IS) Twitter account has been arrested, a senior police official said here today.           Read More

Weekly: Markets falter on global growth concerns, oil prices woes

The 30-share Sensex ended down 3.89% at 27,350.68, while the 50-share Nifty ended down 3.68% at 8,224.10 Read More

DDA okays plan for first transit hub on model of Gurgaon’s Cyber Hub

Transit-Oriented Development, a concept of developing high-density townships around transport nodes, has been included in Delhi Master Plan 2021.           Read More

Cafe Coffee Day IPO estimated to fetch Rs 1,500 cr, experts say it’s right time for stake sale

The owner VG Siddhartha, a former investment banker who holds 70% stake in the company along with his family members could be worth about Rs 4,500 crore. Read More

Facebook dumps Microsoft Web search results

The decision may reflect the increasing importance that Facebook sees in Web search technology, a market dominated by rival Google Inc.           Read More

Infosys’ banking platform Finacle looks to invest in US-Asia Pacific

Infosys is looking scale up Finacle by looking at partnerships, increasing its presence in the mobile banking space and adding insurance domain technology.           Read More

Infosys names Andrew Groth as head for Australia-New Zealand

Groth, who joined Infosys in 2010, will move into his new role on January 1 from being vice president, financial services, for Asia-Pacific region.           Read More

Cafe Coffee Day IPO estimated to fetch Rs 1,500 cr, experts say it’s right time for stake sale

The owner VG Siddhartha, a former investment banker who holds 70% stake in the company along with his family members could be worth about Rs 4,500 crore. Read More

Xiaomi vows to fight High Court order to resume India sales

Hugo Barra, head of international operations at Xiaomi, apologised to enthusiasts on FB while informing them about the company’s decision to suspend sales.           Read More

Oil worries, Rupee’s plunge keep D-street on shaky ground; Sensex slides 0.91%

Markets are getting concerned about the global slowdown which was reflected in the crude demand outlook from major oil-producing organisations. Read More

Oil plunges 3% to new 5-year lows after bearish IEA outlook

Benchmark Brent oil settled at below $62 a barrel and US crude slumped to under $58 to extend Thursday’s landmark fall below $60. Read More

Crude rout slams stocks; safe-haven assets sought

Brent prices lost nearly 11 per cent for the week, pushing their slump from a June peak above $115 to almost 47 per cent. Read More

Gold sees biggest weekly rise in 2 months as stocks, dollar slip

The spot market briefly fell as much as 1 per cent to $1,215.60 after a survey showed US consumer sentiment rose in December to a new eight-year high. Read More

Dow drops 300 points as US stocks plunge

US oil prices fell to a fresh five-year low of $57.81 a barrel after the International Energy Agency cut its oil-demand forecast for 2015. Read More

Industrial output shrinks 4.2% in Oct

Decline steepest in 3 years; manufacturing segment contracts 7.6%           Read More

Retail inflation slows to 4.38% in November

Consumer Price Index (CPI)-based inflation fell to 4.38 per cent in November from 11.16 per cent in the corresponding period last year, the fourth consecutive monthly fall and the lowest since the government started releasing data in this regard …           Read More

Lok Sabha passes Coal Mines Bill

The Bill will replace ordinance brought in the wake of Supreme Court order cancelling allocation of 204 blocks           Read More

Lima climate change talks: The endgame after a leaked agreement

Talks on a precipice, developing countries unhappy           Read More

Car, bike makers jump on the GOSF bandwagon

Offer discounts and benefits ranging from Rs 30,000 to Rs 142,000           Read More

52 more drugs brought under price ceiling

This would be in addition to 348 drugs already under price ceiling           Read More

Ban on taxi apps to affect over a million customers

What options does a woman, dependent on public transport, have if she works till 1 am, asks a paralegal assistant in New Delhi           Read More

GST Bill likely to be tabled in current winter session

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the government would try to introduce the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the ongoing winter session of Parliament, so it could be discussed in the Budget session.However, the Bill did not feature in …           Read More

Coca-Cola in early talks to buy a minority stake in IPTL

The title sponsor for this year’s tennis tournament is said to be planning to enhance its association with the Mahesh Bhupathi-controlled league           Read More

TCS expects to exceed hiring target for FY15

Tata Consultancy Services, the country’s largest information technology services company, said it expected to exceed its hiring target for the ongoing financial year, of 55,000.”We will definitely exceed that target,” said Ajoyendra Mukherjee, …           Read More

Rolling list for divestment in the works

Finance ministry has identified around 15 companies that can be lined up for stake sale this year           Read More

TCS maintains status-quo for third quarter

Cross currency movement to impact US dollar revenue growth           Read More

Saradha scam: CBI arrests WB Transport Minister Madan Mitra

CM Mamata Banerjee threatened to hit the streets to protest against the arrest of Mitra           Read More

Haldia Petrochem MD U K Basu resigns

Resignation follows differences with private promoter TCG group, say sources           Read More

Oil spill in Bangladesh Sunderbans; India on high alert

Ecological disaster in the making; India on high alert           Read More

IS’ Twitter ‘jihadi’ might not be in Bengaluru

Centre, Bengaluru police begin probe after UK news channel makes claim on a prime mobiliser for fanatical outfit           Read More

Amit Shah calls for law against forcible conversions

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Friday said India needed a strong law to stop forcible conversions but said the “so-called secular parties” were unlikely to support such a move because of “their vote bank politics”. Shah was …           Read More

CBI chargesheets Madhu Koda in coal scam

Former coal secy H C Gupta and former Jharkhand chief secy Ashok Kumar Basu also named           Read More

SIT traces Rs 4,479 cr in Swiss banks

SIT also traced domestic unaccounted wealth to the tune of Rs 14,958 crore           Read More

Post Prime-Ministership, Manmohan Singh still fails to evoke much response as public speaker

In his first post-PM public speaking appearance, on a subject considered his own, Singh stuck to the script and kept his speech short           Read More

Adobe Systems Inc shares soar after Fotolia buy, Creative Cloud jump

Adobe said it would integrate Fotolia, which offers royalty-free stock photos & video, with Creative Cloud to raise its average revenue per user. Read More

FTSE posts biggest weekly drop in 3 years, led by commodity stocks

The FTSE 100 fell 161 points, or 2.5 percent, to 6,300.63 points, taking its weekly loss to 6.3 percent, the biggest since August 2011. Read More

C S Krishna: The Inside Deal

The prospect of a UPA redux is giving even UPA leaders nightmares. ‘After 10 years of our own rule, even we are yearning for change. Please stop behaving like us,’ was the unofficial Leader of Opposition Congress’ Mallikarjun Kharge’s plaintive …           Read More

For argument’s sake

The reading comprehension section of the Common Admission Test (CAT) allows for intense wordplay. The other day in class, we did a passage on Immanuel Kant. In the Kantian system of ethics, a person’s morality is the result of his intentions, not …           Read More

Sunanda K Datta-Ray: The ‘three Indian princesses’

Frank Owen Salisbury’s painting, The Sen Sisters, is as much our heritage as Karun Krishna Majumdar’s relics. It also testifies to a passage in India’s historical evolution           Read More

Lunch with BS: Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Appearances can be deceptive, for there’s nothing ‘religious’ about this ‘guru’, writes author, as he shares fish curry with Sadhguru who simply believes in ‘inclusiveness’           Read More

Oil tumbles towards $62 on supply glut

US crude was down $1.21 at $58.74 per barrel, after falling to $58.27, its weakest since May 2009. Read More

Technology is my only religion: Vinod Khosla

In a candid conversation with entrepreneurs, prominent technocrat and investor Vinod Khosla talks about his passions, INVESTMENTS and Indian startup ecosystem           Read More

Himalayan art at Pundole’s goes under the hammer

An auction in Mumbai provides a rare opportunity for art lovers to get their hands on artefacts linked with Himalayan communities           Read More

Insurance Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Monday

The Bill aims to increase foreign direct investment in the sector from 26% to 49%           Read More

The day I become a Hobbit

The Shire where JRR Tolkien’s Hobbits live has now moved from fiction to a farm in New Zealand. It left Latha Srinivasan in a daze with its Hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn and specially brewed ales           Read More

TB is the new lifestyle disease

Crash diets, stress and chronic diseases have brought immunity levels down and made TB a modern-day ailment that is affecting even the affluent           Read More

NGO Rang De’s peer to peer lending platform on internet makes big out of small

A micro-credit banking service is adding compassion to the concept of finance. The author finds out how           Read More