Image: India Inc saw tepid growth in Q3 FY15. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters India Inc’s earnings have disappointed again: Its annual profit growth in the three-month period ended December 2014 has been the worst in five quarters, with the aggregate net profit of 2,941 companies declining 16.9 per cent. Even after adjusting for one-offs (extraordinary transactions), it has been 6.3 per cent lower than a year ago. That is not all. These companies’ sales growth has been ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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HUL, UltraTech Cement, Asian Paints, L&T and HDFC Bank top global valuation charts India is not the world’s fastest-growing economy but its top firms are the most expensive globally, going by their stock prices. And, that has made India’s stock market the most expensive after Japan’s Nikkei. From Hindustan Unilever in the consumer goods space to UltraTech Cement and Asian Paints and HDFC Bank, most of India’s top firms’ stocks, by key valuation metrics, are now ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘He was a legend, he changed kathak and brought it to a whole different level.’ ‘He held very high standards and his energy was beyond imagination. He was god-like to see; he expressed such positive vibes.’ Amid dance and music, friends and family mourned the loss of Kathak maestro Pandit Chitresh Das, who passed away on January 4 of a heart ailment. Touching tributes were made for the great dancer. Ritu Jha/Rediff.com reports. Celine Schein Das, wife of Pandit ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Kangna Ranaut is slated to play a mountaineer in Hansal Mehta's upcoming biopic. Buzz is that it is the story of Arunima Sinha, the girl from Uttar Pradesh, who lost her leg when she was thrown from a moving train and became the first female amputee ...Jagran Post, 1 month ago
Showbiz shaadis that made headlines in 2014. Even as Bollywood’s best-known bachelor Salman Khan held on to his singledom and Ranbir Kapoor-Katrina Kaif remain shy of walking the altar, there wasn’t any shortage of celebrity weddings in 2014 Here’s a recap of the star-studded desi shaadis of this year. Arpita Khan-Ayush Sharma Quite easily the event of 2014, the extravagant, week-long nuptials of Salman Khan’s baby sister Arpita to Ayush, an aspiring actor and ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Archana Masih/Rediff.com talks to India’s most loved writer. Ruskin Bond shows the first pages of the autobiography he is working on. Photo: Seema Pant. Ruskin Bond laughs a lot and talks as someone much younger than his 80 years. He is friendly, wears cute slip-on pumps with brown bears and asks if we’ve had breakfast on a Sunday morning at his home in Landour, Mussoorie. He is also Landour’s most famous resident at whose door tourists often arrive unannounced, and at ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Renowned artist Tyeb Mehta's untitled canvas depicting a falling bull on Thursday got sold for a whopping Rs 15 crore at the second edition of Indian art auction held by the Christie's in Mumbai. The Mehta canvas, dating back to 1999, for which the Christie's was expecting a maximum price of Rs 12 crore, got picked up through an online bid from New York. The identity of the buyer was not revealed. The auction began at 7 pm at the Taj Mahal Hotel. Bidding started at Rs 5 crore and the price kept ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
KATHMANDU: Harjeet — a play adapted from Bhawani Bhikshu’s short story of the same name and directed by Roshan Kumar Mehta, was last staged at Shilpee Theatre, Battisputali on February 23. Shedding light on the issue of violence against women, the ...Himalayan times, 1 week ago
Bollywood actors are looking forward to the festival of Holi, and have already made their plans for the day. Here's a look at just what they'll be doing. Sushant Singh Rajput: It’s going to be a dirty Holi for me. I’ll be with my soul mate Ankita and close friends in Lavasa." Nimrat Kaur: I will be at a rain dance, hosted by a couple who recently got married. It is their first Holi as a married couple. We’ll have loads of fun but ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago
Benchmark indices failed to sustain gains and retreated from day's high dragged primarily by the losses in metals, information technology and bank shares as investors started to book profits in late noon deals. Earlier, markets had scaled fresh all-time highs on the surprise post-budget rate cut by Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The 30-share Sensex ended down 213 points at 29,380 and the 50-share Nifty closed down 74 points at 8,922. Intra-day, Sensex reached the all-time high mark of 30,024.74 ...Rediff.com, 2 days ago
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