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Kingfisher likely to commence ops to Sri Lanka from Sept

Indias private air carrier Kingfisher Airlines is likely to begin its operations to Sri Lanka from September this year.

Housing sales dip in 2014; realtors eye turnaround in new year

The year also witnessed some big-ticket property deals and increased investors interest in realty portals.

Som Mittal to be tried in employee's murder: Report

India's Supreme Court cleared the way on Thursday for the former head of Hewlett Packard's Indian outsourcing arm to be prosecuted for negligence in an employee's murder.

Infosys unveils Finacle 10 with new set of offerings

Infosys Technologies Limited on Wednesday announced the launch of Finacle 10, the latest version of its universal banking solution, with a new set of offerings including Islamic banking.

Pub attack: Ram Sena chief Muthalik arrested

Rashtriya Hindu Sena president Pramod Muthalik was arrested in Belgaum.

BSNL franchisee a non-existent firm: CPM

Even as the government faces Opposition onslaught over 2G spectrum, CPM on Tuesday raised questions about the existence of a Kolkata-based company shortlisted for a franchise for BSNL’s Wi MAX.

Relocation of HLL food arm eats into B'lore ad pie

HLL’s foods division shifting base to Mumbai, to the proposed state of the art corporate office at Andheri, is not good news for the Bangalore ad fraternity that will suffer a jolt of Rs 50 crore.

Indian mid-tier software firm MphasiS turns billion-$ firm

MphasiS said revenues for the year-ended October grew by 18% to 5,037 crore and net profit improved by 20% to Rs 909 crore.

Outbound passengers may pay Rs 1K fee to fund facelift

Flying out of IGI will soon cost more. Outbound passengers will pay anywhere up to Rs 1,000 as airport development fee (ADF) to partly fund the ongoing Rs 9,000-crore airport development programme that’s hit a revenue crunch in this slowdown.

ISRO launches Israeli satellite: Report

India successfully launched an Israeli satellite in a mission carried out under a veil of secrecy.

SpiceJet operations grounded as oil companies stop fuel supply

Besides, it will also request the Finance Ministry to permit external commercial borrowing (ECB) for working capital as special dispensation.

Chief mentor of Infy is chief editor at ET

On Thursday evening, six executive directors of Infosys will step into the offices of The Economic Times in Bangalore as guest editors for a day.

Entrepreneurship: A road more travelled

Impatience fuelled with passion is the thrust behind the decision to embark on this eventful entrepreneurial journey.

Higher acreage fails to rein in maize prices

Maize prices have continued to show a marked uptrend though the fact remains that acreage has risen and the country is expected to witness a rabi maize crop of three million tonnes.

Wipro to hire sacked staffers

The division, which recruited 1,000 people in the first six months of the fiscal, expects hiring numbers in the second half of the year to be more than double of that.

Many gigabytes of praise for Steve Jobs who shaped the Tablet

On Wednesday, the US President Barack Obama described Steve Jobs as the 'embodiment of the American dream.'

Asia gets its first Bio Safety Level-4 facility

Biovet has launched Asia's first Bio Safety Level-4 (BSL-4) manufacturing facility, specifically designed to enable product development and manufacturing of vaccines like Foot and Mouth Disease vaccine.

Infosys BPOwalas to take bus

BANGALORE: Seems some BPOs had enough of employee pampering.

Huawei eyes $3.5 bn in revenues in India

Chinese telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies is eyeing over $3.5 billion in revenues from India this year as new operators launch operations.

Four years after ban, Savita Bhabhi gets new lease of life with a movie & a subscription-based revenue model

Subscription fees range from $25 for a monthly subscription to $93 for an annual subscription on Kirtu.com, the successor to SavitaBhabhi.com, which has comic strips based on other characters too.

Sensex pares losses, Nifty nears 8,000; IDBI gains 9%, JP Associates up 13%

The S&P BSE Sensex slips over 100 points in trade on Monday following muted trend seen in other Asian markets.

MobileStore launches online sales operation

Essar Group's mobile retail chain MobileStore on Thursday launched its online sales operations.

Cognizant bucks trend, to hand out good bonus

The IT major, which has most of its facilities in Chennai and Bangalore, is paying employees the full variable pay component this year. Cities that are IT hubs | Nine trends for IT

Battling many scams at Centre, Congress finds a sanctuary in Karnataka

Congress got the better of an enervated BJP in Karnataka, securing an important prize at a time good news has been hard to come by nationally.

Job outlook dips on economic situation

Job outlook is positive in Mumbai, Delhi & Pune while it fell in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. Tips to manage your workplace

BJP ready to dump Yeddyurappa, hunting for a suitable CM

Yeddyurappa may go out kicking & screaming, but not before ensuring that BJP leadership would appoint successor of his choice.

BCCI probe panel 'illegal and unconstitutional': Bombay High Court

The court's observations, which came while admitting a PIL by the Bihar Cricket Association, will, however, derail Srinivasan's comeback plans.

Soros picks 1.4 mn shares in floriculture comp

Investor George Soros has picked up 1.4 million shares in India's largest floriculture company Karuturi Networks Ltd.

Top 10 stocks in action in morning trade on Tuesday

Nifty opened on a positive note, led by gains in Hindustan Unilever, which has over 2.5 per cent weightage on the index.

Delhi Police busts Indian Mujahideen module; 6 accused in German Bakery, B'lore & Jama Masjid blasts arrested

Confirming the arrests, home minister P Chidambaram said the police were probing their links to terror attacks over the last year.

How real is the Artificial Intelligence startup wave?

AI is not new, but its recent reemergence is thanks to the incredible performance of a type of machine learning called deep learning in some of the core problems.

EMC Corp to invest $1.5 billion in India in next five years

EMC Corporation, a global leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced it would invest an incremental $1.5 billion in India over a five year period starting from 2010.

Rangu Salgame quits Tejas Networks

Rangu Salgame, CEO who created ripples by leaving the multi-billion dollar networking giant Cisco to move into less than $100 mn networking equipment maker Tejas Networks, has quit in less than four months of joining the company.

India inducts first batch of British Hawk trainers

India on Saturday inducted the first batch of British-made Hawk jets to groom rookie pilots and replace its ageing Russian-built MiG 21 fleet, nicknamed "Flying Coffins" due to their high crash record.

More seats for IIMs in 2008-10 batch

Some IIMs will go ahead with plans to increase their intake for the '08-10 session despite the quota regime not kicking in. B-school grads become fund managers

Dale Carnegie opens finishing school in India

Dale Carnegie Training, which has taught business skills to more than 8 million professionals worldwide, will open its first school in India to make graduates “employable”.

Infosys expresses concern over Ohio state govt's move

The move is yet another blow to the Indian IT industry, which is facing higher visa costs.

Avesthagen looks at Rs 700 crore IPO mop-up

The company, which has four business divisions - biopharmaceuticals, bionutrition, bioagriculture and R&D - is planning to raise approximately Rs 600-700 crore through an issue in the first half of 2010.

IPL 3: Kieron Pollard & Shane Bond most expensive players

West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard & Kiwi paceman Shane Bond turn out to be the most expensive players.

Despite crisis, IT industry continues to be a big attraction for young people from small towns

After 3 decades and several crises, Indian IT industry continues to be a big attraction for young people from small towns seeking to enter middle class.

UAE firm in talks for jets for new airline in India

The UAE-based, ETA-Ascon, is in talks with jet manufacturers Embrayer, Bombardier and ATR for acquiring jets to start its new airline in India, a leading newspaper here has reported.

Abhishek Das, Sudip Kalyan Dey from TCS Kolkata wins brand equity quiz finals

20 yrs after the Brand Equity quiz started in Bangalore, the grand finale of Brand Equity’s 20th year finals was witnessed by 1,000-strong audience

IIMs feel US meltdown heat

Even as Wall Street struggles to cope with the Lehman Brothers-Merrill Lynch double whammy, the aftershocks are reverberating across the Indian Institutes of Managements in India.

Potato output may rise to 8 per cent in 2009-10

India’s potato output could rise by six per cent to eight per cent in 2009-2010, according to traders and analysts.

Wipro's new strategy is paying off: TK Kurien, CEO

TK Kurien, CEO of the IT business, tells that early indications are that the strategy is having the desired effect.

US Congressmen's visit to Gujarat in controversy

Amidst a raging controversy, the Congressmen rejected allegations questioning the legitimacy of their trip.

Oracle, HP team up to provide solutions for mid-size cos

Oracle and HP today announced that they have teamed up to deliver complete software, hardware and service solutions, tailored to the needs of mid-size companies in the country.

Suvidha Infoserve launches S-Commerce

Suvidha Infoserve Pvt Ltd launched "Suvidha", S-Commerce (Service Commerce) in South India, enabling consumers to avail services across any sector at single-window access points.

Wait and watch till the time events change: Vikas Khemani, Edelweiss Securities

If rupee goes to 54-55, this could lead to some amount of panic in the market and some amount of knee-jerk reaction to some of the developments.

Hindustan Aeronautics sees spike in light combat helicopter orders

HAL expects the order book for its LCH to swell to about 250, even as the country’s armed forces look to desperately add teeth to its largely-obsolete attack chopper fleet.

UB Group minus Kingfisher Airlines? How will it look?

In the wake of the Kingfisher crisis, the real question is: will the King of Good Times be able to find a new set of willing lenders to bankroll his new ventures?

B S Yeddyurappa received royal treatment in jail

The royal treatment began even before BSY entered the jail premises - with jailers making way for him through a side door so that he could avoid news cameras.

How UPA's Chidambaram, Sibal, Khurshid, Ambika Soni, Pawan Bansal, Ghulam Nabi, Narayanasamy manage media

The group was formed in early-May in the aftermath of the Anna Hazare anti-corruption agitation, when the UPA government maintained a stony silence to civil society's fever pitch.

RelCom offers animated cricket with CricGenie

Leading telecom operator, Reliance Communication has launched "CricGenie," an animated simulation of cricket matches for its subscribers.

Softbank's $650 million investment to value Snapdeal at $2 billion

Multiple sources familiar with the transaction said that the fund-raising will leave Snapdeal with a valuation of around $2 billion.

HAL 34th among top 100 global defence firms

Bangalore-headquartered Hindustan Aeronautics has climbed 11 notches up to reach the 34th position in the list of top 100 defence companies in the world.

Mastercard to bring faster, easier e-payment solutions: Banga

MasterCard's India-origin chief Ajay Banga today said India's growing young population offers exciting business opportunities and asserted the company will bring faster and easier e-payment solutions to the country.

Microsoft Yahoo combo good deal for India operations

Multi-billion $ acquisition bid by MS for Yahoo! will have reverberations in India, which has grown into a vital link in their development chain. In Video: MS eyes Yahoo

Serial blasts rock Delhi

Around 30 killed & 90 injured in serial blasts in weekend’s busiest markets; three bombs defused; Indian Mujahideen claims responsibility via e-mail to the media.

Won't be surprised even if half of our startups are dead: Dave McClure

"In addition, the domestic market for India is starting an opportunity. In the next 3-5 years there will be more direct domestic investments in Indian startups ."

LG to double R&D investment in India to Rs 400 cr

LG Electronics plans to double annual R & D investment in India to Rs 400 crore from the current year.

India praised for its vulture conservation efforts

The vultures in South Asia have been under threat for over a decade now. But the silver lining is that India has acted quickly to conserve this species, as compared to many western countries in the past in the case of other environmental pollutants.

Tur prices in Karnataka plummet 16% since June 1 on huge arrivals

Tur prices in Karnataka have declined by 16.3% since the beginning of June. On June 19, the wholesale price of tur at the Gulbarga APMC touched Rs 3,450 per quintal against Rs 4,125 per quintal on June 1.

Kingfisher plans to raise Rs 2,000 crore via debt

Kingfisher is in talks with a clutch of banks to raise Rs 2,000 crore in debt.

Biotech firm to produce Human Growth Hormone

Biotech firm Biovel Life Sciences to produce Human Growth Hormone.

Worst behind us, good housing demand in coming quarters: Purvankara Projects

Ravi Ramu, Director, Purvankara Projects spoke with ET Now on demand revival in housing sector and how things are panning out for this company.

Summit HR to invest $5 mn in India

Global talent supply chain management company Summit HR says it will invest $5 million to open eight more delivery centres.

Cos may go on hiring spree in Oct-Dec

It’s good news for job-seekers. All major sectors in India are expected to step up hiring in the October-December quarter, according to the TeamLease Employment Outlook Survey.

Harvard University incident serves a grim reminder of the growing menace of cheating in India

With students getting increasing access to technology and Indian universities introducing more writing assignments at higher education level to be completed at home, there is greater threat than ever of plagiarism.

IVRCL plans to sell three road projects to Tata Realty to retire debt

While GMR and GVK, pulled out of large projects, IVRCL had decided to stay away from BOT (build, operate and transfer) road assets.

Gunman fires at Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's convoy

Art of Living (AOL) founder and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar narrowly escaped a bid on his life when a gunman opened fire on his car at his ashram on Kanakapura Road on Sunday evening.

India's IT market to grow 18%

The Indian IT market is expected to grow by 18% in 2008 to reach $38 billion, clocking second-highest growth rate after China which is expected touch $138 billion with a growth rate of 20%, according to a report by Forrester.

Stamp your vote with time

Parts of Tamil Nadu, for the first time, will be voting on machines that come with an in-built timer to detect the time of polling.

Euro crisis a boon for Indian travellers

Jason Mathew and his wife are excited about their forthcoming trip to Europe. A gift from their son, it is the sexagenarian couple's first jaunt to Europe and the two-week holiday.

Govt slashes coffee output estimates by 5%

India's coffee output for the crop year ending September 2009 stands at 2.6 lakh tonnes, down 5% from the earlier estimate of 2.8 lakh tonnes.

Davos 2013: ITC is building Indian brands in all consumer goods categories, says chairman Y C Deveshwar

"Brand-building requires a lot of investment, but we have the staying power and the resources,” Deveshwar said on the sidelines of WEF.

Bullish on midcap stocks vs large frontline space: Dhiraj Sachdev, HSBC Global AMC

There is a distortion where some of the mid-caps in the FMCG and pharmaceutical space maybe expensive, says Dhiraj Sachdev.

Indian IT companies like MindTree, Infosys, Wipro deny hiring freeze because of US market worries, analysts keep fingers crossed

Recruitment agencies and experts tracking IT sector warned that these companies are already going slow on hiring experienced professionals.

Wipro, Infosys and others cautious of global uncertainties

Though the present problem with US economy is around sovereign debt, the worry is that this will affect US pvt sector growth, and hence their IT spends.

Falling rupee raises spirit of IT companies

IT industry is heaving a collective sigh of relief with the rupee depreciating against the US greenback. Say goodbye to mid-career crisis I Managing workplace

Karnataka-Yeddyurappa scam: Lokayukta Santosh Hegde's report indicts NMDC, Adani Enterprises, JSW Steel in illegal mining scandal

Rules were flouted and government officials bribed, often indiscriminately; private companies and banks too participated in this loot.

How technology offered by Vizury Interactive helps websites turn hesitant online buyers into customers

For many web retailers, the technology that makes this possible comes from Vizury Interactive, a technology co founded by three young engineers in 2009.

Wipro will take 2-3 quarters to catch up with TCS & HCL Technologies growth rates: T K Kurien, CEO

Wipro today said it may take 2-3 quarters to catch up with the growth rate of rivals on the back of a strong deal pipeline and organisational restructuring.

Indian cities become cheaper to live in for expatriates

Rise in commodity prices, which has impacted Indians has surprisingly not hit the expatriates living here Climbing corporate ladder | India's hotshots

AMD's Ruiz sees chip prices staying under pressure

US chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices said on Thursday microchip prices will remain under pressure.

Yahoo! India redesigns home page

Marking the "most significant" redesign of its home page, Yahoo! India unveiled a preview of the new look for its flagship destination, yahoo.co.in.

What full-service carriers and low-cost airlines are offering to woo & retain frequent flyers

Most passengers would want nothing more than airlines to be on time and offer a hassle-free trip. The expectations of frequent travellers are markedly higher.

Rupert Murdoch set to acquire majority stake in Asianet

STAR is expected to acquire a majority stake in Asianet’s general entertainment channels across three southern languages-Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada.

IPL facing possible media boycott

FIFA tried imposing similar restrictions on photo coverage of the 2006 World Cup but backed down under a threat of a boycott. Brand Cricketers | Business of Cricket

Final leg of ET golf to tee off at Singapore

The clubs have been polished, and the golf outfits have been cleaned to the last crease as the summit clash looms large.

Slowdown impacts oilmeal exports

The global economic slowdown has impacted India’s oilmeal exports, according to data from the Solvent Extractors Association of India.

Why Yamaha finds opportunity in an unlikely market segment?

Yamaha plans to double it's market share in next two years. The Japanese two wheeler maker is following an unusual way by focusing on the urban market with deluxe motorcycles (150cc) and scooters contrary to rival manufacturers who are beefing up presence in commuter segment to boost their volume.

Property prices begin to dip, shows index

The latest Residex released on Friday shows that property prices rose only in six of the 15 cities covered by the residential price index.

Now, Mallya's Royal Challenge slips behind Blender's Pride

Figures for FY08 suggests that Blender's Pride closed the year with 1.10 million cases in volume depletion just ahead of Royal Challenge's 1.08 million. Invest in wine

Money grows at IIM campuses again

There are enough hints that jaw-dropping salaries are pouring into the campuses like never before.

Online retail: Are e-retail firms in India building a bubble again?

Flush with cash, online retailers are pursuing a single-minded strategy of acquiring as many customers as they can as soon as they can.

Flights on schedule despite work stoppage

Thousands of Indian airport maintenance employees failed to show up at work on Wednesday to protest against the opening of two private airports but the move put only a slight dent in operations.

Air Deccan 360 in trouble over unpaid bills

Air Deccan founder Captain Gopinath’s cargo airline grounded after losing three planes

US blacklists Indian exports again for using child labour

India has been blacklisted for the third consecutive year by the US government for engaging child labour in its garment export industry.

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