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Stocks in the news: YES Bank, Glenmark Pharma, BPCL, PNB and Bosch

Zee promoters want to repay their outstanding debt in the next three months.

Indian economy on a shaky ground: Nobel awardee Abhijit Banerjee

Abhijit Banerjee, who on Monday won the 2019 Nobel for Economics, said Indian economy is on a shaky ground.

Blackstone, KKR join race for India’s Emami Cement

The Kolkata-based conglomerate is joining tycoons including Anil Ambani & Subhash Chandra in selling assets to pare debt as a cash crunch in markets increase funding costs. TPG Capital is also weighing a bid and could look for a local partner.

If BJP had asked me for (UBI) numbers, I would have given it to them too: Abhijit Banerjee

Banerjee & Duflo, who won this year's Nobel prize in Economics, share their views on a wide array of subjects.

Abhijit was an economist by accident, but is an ace cook, says mother Nirmala

An eminent economist in her own right, Nirmala said she was reading a book at home when her younger son broke the news.

Stocks in the news: Lakshmi Vilas Bank, DHFL, CG Power, GRUH Finance and Indiabulls Real Estate

A board meeting of CG Power to decide on the continuity of KN Neelkant as CEO could turn out to be tense.

Maulana Asim Umar: Deoband’s radical orator who tried to brainwash youths

A resident of UP’s Sambhal, Umar was a student of Deoband’s Darul-Uloom. He left India in 1995 to join terror outfit Harkat-ul-Mujahideen and remained in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Mukul Roy accuses Mamata Banerjee of conspiring against him in Narada sting case

Speaking to media persons outside CBI headquarters, Roy stated, "It is a conspiracy of Mamata Banerjee.She got her cop (SMH Mirza) arrested to take my name in the case.".

RBI study: Over 50% of Indians feel job scene is getting worse

On the overall economic situation, almost half (47.9%) of the households surveyed felt it had worsened.

Stocks in the news: DHFL, CCD, SBI, Parsvnath, Spandana Sphoorty and Sun Pharma

M&M has retrenched 1,500 temp workers since April and decided to defer 15-20% of investment plans.

Making a beeline for a high-flying home

Why shouldn’t queen bees want a private jet, not just hundreds of drones?

Stocks in the news: Cox & Kings, Sadbhav Infra, Lupin, Tata Steel & Sun Pharma

NMDC has terminated a Rs 1,400-cr contract with BHEL for building the raw material handling system.

Ability Games acquires Ahmedabad-based game development company

Ability Games has chalked out plans to revolutionize the online gaming industry of India with various online real money and play money gaming products.

Airtel Kenya-Telkom planned merger under a cloud

Back in February, Bharti Airtel had said its unit Airtel Networks Kenya and Telkom Kenya had inked a pact to merge operations that would enable the Sunil Mittal-led telco to effectively combat Safaricom.

Airtel Xstream can effectively counter JioFiber threat: BNP Paribas

"Xstream is competitive on the pricing and product fronts and to a large extent tackles competition from JioFiber,” BNP Paribas said.

ITC not keen to buy Cafe Coffee Day

The café chain is under pressure to pare borrowings after its founder V.G. Siddhartha took his own life as debt strains began to emerge in his companies.

Alarming lessons from Facebook's push to stop fake news in India

Facebook, Twitter Inc. and Google parent Alphabet Inc. are discovering the harsh reality that disinformation and hate speech are even more challenging in emerging markets than in places like the U.S. or Europe.

Kesoram Industries’ 100th annual general meeting for 2018-19 was a quiet affair

CFO P Radhakrishnan reiterated the company’s objective of creating value for shareholders.

View: Why India's mega bank mergers move may not yield the desired results

Government’s forced mega merger of public sector banks could scupper economic recovery.

Housing sales down 11 per cent in Q1; Demand to rise on tax sops: PropTiger

New housing supply fell 47 per cent to 37,852 units in April-June 2019-20 across nine cities due to a liquidity crunch and general elections.

Stocks in the news: HDFC Bank, Jet Airways, RIL, GVK Power and Goa Carbon

Edelweiss has maintained hold rating on Den Networks with a target price of Rs 74.

Jindal Steel & Power Ltd is selling coal assets in Botswana to Maatla Energy

$150-million deal to help co pare debt

Stocks in the news: SBI, Vedanta, HDFC Life, RCom and Jet Airways

Bombay HC declined a suggestion by Kotak Bank promoters to cap their voting rights at 20%.

Another Trinamool MLA to defect to BJP in Bengal

Speaking to a television news channel on Monday, Wilson Champramary said he would soon join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with Trinamool Congress councillors.

Home buyers welcome SC ruling, say move to help claim dues

There are around 1.74 lakh stalled housing units across the top seven cities and their buyers can now stake claims to their dues by initiating insolvency proceedings against the errant developers.

Countering fake news has been Bengal parties’ focus in 2018

A Congress leader heading the social media wing in the state said while the party has a national set-up in Delhi, small teams work round-the-clock in every state to detect fake news.

India-China talks on vexed LAC issue on track: Eastern Army Commander

"With every round of talks on the vexed LAC issue, the differences keep getting narrowed down. Hopefully at some point, all the interests will converge and we will be able to formally sign an agreement," he said.

Stocks in the news: Gruh Finance, Bandhan Bank, Sadbhav Infra and Prabhat Dairy

Here are a few stocks, which may buzz the most in today's trade.

Stocks in the news: Lemon Tree, Jaypee Infratech, Ashoka Buildcon and Kansai Nerolac

Here are a few stocks which may buzz the most in today's session.

Bhatpara violence: 8 killed, 50 critically injured in past 3 weeks

Bhatpara has been in the news for the wrong reasons: since June 20, it has witnessed 24 cases of rioting and arson, two deaths and subsequent arrest of 40 persons and seizure of 120 crude bombs, 20 kg of explosive material, 8 sophisticated firearms and 15 rounds of ammunition.

Stocks in the news: Infosys, Tata Sponge, Petronet LNG, Jet Airways and RIL

Here’s a look at stocks which may buzz the most in today’s session.

Stocks in the news: Lupin, ITC, Wipro, Reliance Capital, YES Bank and Inox Leisure

Meanwhile, Blue Star has announced appointment of Shailesh Haribhakti as its chairman.

PSU bank mergers: Customers of which banks are likely to be impacted and how

Retail customers including account holders of amalgamating banks are likely to get affected.

2019 World Cup final was an all-time classic

The experience in the media center was something I will never forget. Normally the media center is the quietest place in the ground.

Centre, BJP trying to incite violence in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was trying to throttle her voice as she was the only one in the country to protest against them.

Voda Idea stock nearly plunges 25% after weak Q1

4.3% on-quarter overall revenue decline, and an even higher 6% wireless service revenue decline.

Vodafone Idea may become fringe player if revenue growth stalls: Analysts

The company’s “4.3% on-quarter overall revenue decline will take away the illusion of stability and hopes of a quick revival,” said Kotak Institutional Equities.

Stocks in the news: PFC, Bandhan Bank, YES Bank, DLF and InterGlobe Aviation

Here's a look at the top stocks that may hog the limelight in today's session.

Law enforcement agencies turn to social media for better outreach

Public service departments are now getting more active on social media platforms including WhatsApp, ShareChat, TikTok for a better redressal and outreach.

UK high court orders British Steel into liquidation

The development follows the company's failure to secure emergency government funding. With this, some 5,000 direct jobs and another estimated 20,000 indirect jobs are now at stake.

Hikal, Idea Cellular, Marico and GMR Infra among stocks in news

Here's a look at the top stocks that may hog the limelight in today's session

Modi has a plan to double farm incomes by 2022. But here's the problem

Modi govt believes a boost to farm export is a sure-shot way to help double farmers’ income by 2022.

Baying in Bengal: A Purulia-Jharkhand story

One couldn’t have any inkling of the many reports of violence across the city over the election day.

Pintu Kumar Singh: The officer who played guide to Kashmiri youth dies fighting terrorists

The news of Singh’s death came as the Central Reserve Police Force was trying to come to terms with the loss of its 40 soldiers in the Pulwama terror attack.

Stocks in the news: Zee Entertainment, Divi's Labs, Sun Pharma, JSPL and Ashok Leyland

Here’s a list of stocks which may hog limelight in today’s session.

The week that was: Religare’s sharp upmove; losing streak for Manpasand, Cox & Kings

Here’s a look at stocks which were in limelight althrough the week.

Budget 2019: Hopes of tax exemption limit hike

Here are some expectations of the common man that the government could consider in the upcoming budget.

Doklam peacefully resolved, fake news creating further problem: Chinese Consul General in Kolkata

Elaborating on the fake news , he said it had become a very complicated matter now. “Even when everything is normal between two countries, it is being portrayed as some tension is going on,” he added.

The great Kolkata Bank fraud: Why this ATM scam is a warning bell for you

The fraudsters installed the skimmers at ATM machines between April and July, and withdrew money last week.

Good news for B-Schools! Stipends of more than Rs 1 lakh on rise for summer internships

Stipends are shooting up at many campuses that have completed summer placements for the 2018-20 batch.

Amitav Ghosh feted with 54th Jnanpith Award for 'contribution to literature'

Ghosh, the first English writer to be honoured with the award, said he constantly draws from Bangla for his works.

Bengal turning into "mini Pakistan" under Mamata: JD(U)

"May be she is happy that the JD(U) is contesting elections in four states on its own, not as a part of the NDA," JD(U) spokesman Ajay Alok said.

CPM cadres silently help BJP in fight against Mamata Banerjee

Unlike its formidable organisational machinery in the heartland states, BJP lacks muscle in these parts and is a much smaller force compared to TMC or even the emasculated Congress and Left.

Budget 2019: Modi’s post-election budget is a key chance to spur a waning economy

Growth slowed to 5.8% in the first three months of 2019 — well below China’s 6.4% expansion.

Jet Airways to withdraw Port Blair, Bagdogra flights from Kolkata

Flight services on the two routes to be stopped from March 25 onwards; Profitability recognised as the key reason behind the move.

West Bengal plans new law to tackle fake news on social media

People who post fake news which commit an offence against the state or against public tranquillity are booked under Sections 505(1)(b) of the IPC.

Mamata Banerjee raises questions over EVMs, asks opposition to demand return of ballot papers

Banerjee said a fact-finding committee should be constituted to find out the details about EVMs.

I-T officials carry out raids on Karnataka minister Puttaraju's residence

JD(S) leader Puttaraju said three teams of Income Tax officials and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel carried out raids at his Chinnakurli residence in Mandya.

9 steps to protect your finances against recession in the economy

The suddenness of the decline in markets has truly shaken the confidence of many investors.

Gold may regain safe haven status for investors this Akshaya Tritiya

Traders and jewelers believe that millennials are giving thegold a skip this year.

Ikea promises up to Rs 2,000cr investments for West Bengal Kolkata

"West Bengal is one of the key markets in Ikea's plans in India and we would like to start working in your state for establishing Ikea's expansion plans," Ikea said.

Wipro, Maruti, Coal India, Ramky Infra among top stocks in news today

Here's a look at the top stocks that may hog the limelight in today's session.

Rumours about contracts and transfers for 2019-20 football season take centre-stage

The IFA has supposedly hauled up Joby, but no clarity has been provided as yet. But it seems, he is likely to join ATK and play for them in the coming season.

Nobody will call me a terrorist’s mother now: Aseemananda’s mother

A top leader of BJP in Delhi called Sushanta Sarkar, younger brother of Aseemananda to break the news of his acquittal.

Sam Pitroda's comments very unfortunate, will only help Pakistan: Jaitley

Addressing the media while inducting former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir to the BJP, Jaitley said that the security doctrine of India has changed now.

From songs to short films, from music videos to myth-busters, Mamata’s Trinamool takes BJP head on in social media space

The Trinamool Congress leadership holding charge of the social media sector in West Bengal realises the importance of the demographics in the coming polls.

View: The mood in this West Bengal village seems to be against Mamata Banerjee

Much of the support here at the rally for BJP seems to come from disgruntled Trinamool workers and supporters.

Lok Sabha elections: CPM stares at wipeout in one-time fortress

Driving through suburbs or even rural Bengal, its hard to find CPM election promotions, the walls and hoardings taken up by the flower power of BJP or Trinamool.

ET View - Mamata Cartoon Verdict: Courts should broaden free speech, not constrict it

It is a fundamental sign of an open society that India claims to proudly still be despite the ‘outbursts of intolerance’ one reads about.

MDI Gurgaon sets up finance lab

​​The lab aims at imparting the skills students need to enter the finance sector and take up jobs.

CBI vs Mamata: West Bengal Mamata Banerjee's protest gets support from opposition leaders

Support for Banerjee poured in even as the CBI moved the Supreme Court accusing Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar of destroying evidence related to the case

BJP can't win single seat in WB, they are trying to hide behind central forces: Mamata Banerjee

The BJP has urged the Election Commission to declare West Bengal "super sensitive state" to enure fair Lok Sabha polls .

Anil Ambani said to have found a new buyer for Big FM

Jagran Prakashan-owned Music Broadcast is set to acquire Big FM for close to Rs 1,200 crore.

Film inspired by Mamata Banerjee hailing her as 'tigress' set for May 3 release; opposition asks EC to intervene

The Trinamool Congress said that the party had nothing to do with the film.

Intrepid Tintin still going strong at 90

This brave teenager is arguably the world’s best known fictional Belgian besides Hercule Poirot.

Mamata's cyber team says no casualties in Pak after the strike, seeks details

Significantly, Mamata Banerjee is the first Opposition leader who raised such questions on the strike.

Expect Jio to roll out 5G by second half of 2020: SBICap Securities

SBICap Securities said that Jio is looking to foil 4G-led data monetisation advantage for Airtel, Voda Idea.

Next Lok Sabha polls battle for India's soul and future : Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor said the opposition alliance may vary from state to state and place to place.

Modi-Shah trying to organise coup in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

Kumar was heading a probe related to both Saradha and Rose valley chit fund scams. The CBI has been long maintaining that it needs a few documents related to the investigation that are currently under Kumar's possession.

Bengal Congress will go it alone in 2019: Somen Mitra

Mitra told ET the central command has given him the mandate to strengthen Congress in Bengal.

BSE500 stocks that grew Rs 1 lakh investment into Rs 1 cr in 10 years

Top brokerages say there is more steam left in these stocks.

Four truths about white collar jobs

Post-graduates and graduates working as delivery staff for online merchants number close to 25,000.

GST Council cuts rates sharply to make room for housing growth

Starting April 1, homes under construction will be levied 5% GST, against 12%. For affordable homes, GST will drop to 1% from 8%.

Other carriers to fly in to occupy Jet Airways airspace

The slots are being allocated for flights between April 16 and July 15, covering the peak summer travel season, when demand for leisure travel swells.

Housing sales up 24%; new supply down 35% in 9 cities in Jul-Sep: Report

Housing sales rose to 72,472 units during July-September 2018 from 58,470 units in the year-ago period across nine major cities.

Bhojpuri cinema’s Big 3 take leading roles in BJP

Their roles in the coming Lok Sabha election will be decided in the next few days. But at the moment, all three are expected to fight for a seat in the Lower House.

Money alone can’t create wealth for you on D-Street: Vijay Kedia

Kedia feels that courage plays a strong role in creating wealth.

Can east, south offset BJP deficit?

Have Bengalis started following or following BJP ideology after so many years?

News Broadcasters’ Association questions BARC’s viewership data

NBA had alleged that the data for the new English news channel Republic TV was defective and that discrepancies have been noticed across markets.

Mamata Banerjee's Bengal govt to provide Rs 28 crore assistance to 28,000 puja committees

Mamata also requested the Puja committees to "resist all kind of advances" by some groups of people who might try to ‘buy the Puja committees by giving huge money’

Kolkata to host final; Mumbai & Guwahati get semis of U-17 World Cup

The two semifinals will be held in Navi Mumbai's DY Patil Stadium and Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium in Guwahati.

Vittorio Colao may be harbinger of Vodafone-Idea merger news

The trip, which comes several months ahead of his traditional September-October annual visit, is aimed at sorting out key issues related to the merger.

Judith D’souza family in a celebration mood in Kolkata

Despite initial frustration the family members of Judith had come to terms with reality and they had been patiently waiting for her to return.

MoS MJ Akbar finds himself in middle of #metoo debate

Minister of state for external affairs MJ Akbar is facing allegations of sexual harassment during his editorial stints in well-known news publications from several women journalists.

TMC’s Sudip Bandopadhyay held in chit fund case, Kolkata bears the brunt

Bandopadhyay, who arrived at the CBI office here at around 11 am, was subjected to more than four hours of intensive interrogation by CBI, after which he was arrested.

Bharti Airtel board okays plan to raise Rs 32,000 crore

Of this, Rs 25,000 crore to be raised by way of a rights issue and Rs 7,000 crore via perpetual bonds.

Bharti Airtel gets board approval to raise up to Rs 32,000 crore

Airtel aims to create a war chest to contain debt and meet capex needs to fight Reliance Jio.

Pele returns to rousing welcome in Kolkata

'Thank you Kolkata', Pele said with a broad grin as he kept on waving at the crowd standing on the floor of his car and the fans reciprocated by chanting 'Pele, Pele'.

Travel buzz: News this season in a capsule

State Tourism department officials said they have recently awarded tender to a Kerala based private company to build seven houseboats for them.

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