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  • Facebook rolls out Nearby Friends, an optional location-sharing feature 18-04-2014 10:07 AM

    New York: Facebook users in the US will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company launched on Thursday. The "Nearby Friends" feature must be turned on by the user, so people shouldn't expect to broadcast their location unknowingly. It will...
  • TCS net profit rises 51.5 per cent, beats estimates 16-04-2014 05:38 PM

    Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, India's largest IT services exporter, posted a 51.5 per cent rise in quarterly net profit, beating expectations, as it won more contracts in Europe and some emerging markets. Net profit for the fourth quarter ended March 31 rose to Rs 5,297 crore ($879 million) from...
  • Sensex falls for 3rd day, loses 208 points as IT, realty stocks hit 16-04-2014 09:31 AM

    Mumbai: The BSE benchmark index Sensex fell for the third straight day by losing 208 points on increased profit selling by funds in IT, capital goods and realty stocks. The 30-share index dropped by 207.70 points, or 0.92 per cent, to close at 22,277.23 points. It had lost 230.40 points...
  • Infosys shares jump 5 per cent post Q4 results 15-04-2014 12:54 PM

    Shares of Infosys on Tuesday rose nearly five per cent after the company reported 25 per cent increase in net profit for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. The scrip of the country's second largest software services firm opened the day on a positive note and further gained four per...
  • Nifty hits 6800, Sensex ends up 359 points; banks roar, IT sulks 09-04-2014 10:06 AM

    Mumbai: After three days of consolidation, equity benchmarks set another record closing high on Wednesday with the Nifty hitting 6800-mark supported largely by banking and financial stocks. The index went up as high as 6,808.70 intraday, before closing at 6796.20, up 101.15 points or 1.51 percent. The Sensex surged 358.89...
  • Sun Pharma up 3 per cent, BHEL falls 3 per cent; Sensex, Nifty end flat 07-04-2014 09:45 AM

    Mumbai: After some heavy losses, the market ended flat but Nifty was below the 6700. The Nifty ended at 6695.05, up 0.70 points while the Sensex was down 16.05 points at 22343.45. Sun Pharma did not lose its grip even though the market was weak. The stock wrapped up today's...
  • Instagram bug hides users' recent photos; company working on fixing it 03-04-2014 09:54 AM

    New York: Instagram says it is fixing a bug that has hidden users' photos on its mobile app from the past several days. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app said on Twitter that it is working on fixing a temporary glitch that is showing photos from several days ago. It did not...
  • Sensex gains 46.30 points to end FY14 on cheerful note 31-03-2014 09:23 AM

    Mumbai: Stock markets ended 2013-14 fiscal on a positive note with the Sensex rising by 46.30 points to fresh record closing high of 22,386.27 on buying by foreign funds in select oil, metal and banking stocks ahead of RBI policy meet. The 30-share barometer, which remained on a record setting...
  • Nifty ends at new closing high; Reliance, Wipro fall 3 per cent 25-03-2014 10:36 AM

    Mumbai: The market consolidates with the Nifty closing at record high of 6589.75, up 6.25 points. The Nifty had hit fresh intraday high of 6595.5, while Sensex too hit fresh intraday high of 22,080 in trade on Tuesday. The Sensex ended flat, down 0.27 points at 22055.21 BHEL, Hero MotoCorp,...
  • Tata Steel and Axis gain, Reliance falls 3 per cent; Sensex ends flat 21-03-2014 10:12 AM

    Mumbai: After a rangebound day, the market ended on a flat note. The Sensex was up 13.66 points at 21753.75, and the Nifty gained 10.10 points at 6493.20. About 1575 shares advanced, 1231 shares declined, and 144 shares were unchanged. Steel stocks remained stars of the day with Tata Steel...
  • Infosys loses 8 per cent, Sun Pharma falls 5 per cent; Nifty ends below 6500 13-03-2014 09:29 AM

    Mumbai: After struggling with the bears, the market closed in negative terrain. The Nifty gave away the 6500-level, holding it well for five consecutive days. The Nifty ended down 23.80 points at 6493.10. The Sensex was down 81.61 points at 21774.61. About 1278 shares advanced, 1495 shares declined, and 141...
  • Nifty ends at 6537; metals, IT, pharma crack & banks lead 10-03-2014 10:06 AM

    Mumbai: The Sensex ended up 15.04 points at 21934.83, and the Nifty was up 10.60 points at 6537.25. About 1450 shares advanced, 1331 shares declined, and 156 shares were unchanged. After breaching 22,000 level for the first time, the benchmark BSE Sensex fell 47 points in early trade on Monday...
  • Sensex ends 67 points up to end at record close 05-03-2014 04:36 PM

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex on Wednesday extended gains by rising 67 points to end near its record close on sustained buying driven by positive global cues. Thawing of Ukraine crisis and upbeat economic data from China helped domestic markets, said traders. After gaining 263.08 points in the previous session, the...
  • Sensex ends up 263 points; Hindalco gains 04-03-2014 09:34 AM

    Mumbai: The Sensex was up 263.08 points or 1.26 per cent at 21209.73, and the Nifty ended up 76.50 points or 1.23 per cent at 6297.95. About 1614 shares advanced, 1063 shares declined, and 134 shares were unchanged. Hindalco gained 8 per cent. Other gainers in the Sensex were Sesa...
  • BBM to soon let users share photos in multi-person chats, send files up to 16MB in size 03-03-2014 12:33 PM

    New Delhi: Bringing new features and improvements to BBM, BlackBerry has now announced that BBM will soon support photo sharing in multi-person chats. This comes as an addition to existing sharing options that exist in multi-person chats - sending voice notes, sharing your location powered by Glympse, and sending files...
  • RJD-Congress Bihar tie-up not yet final; sources say Rahul eyeing JDU 03-03-2014 11:18 AM

    New Delhi: With the deadlock between Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress on seat sharing in Bihar continuing, sources in Congress say that party Vice President Rahul Gandhi is interested in forming an alliance with Janata Dal (United). "Rahul feels that RJD may be a liability, while Nitish is a better...
  • Pressure mounts on Congress as Lalu's deadline on seat share ends today 02-03-2014 09:46 AM

    Patna: While the Lok Janshakti Party has forged an alliance with the BJP, RJD chief Lalu Prasad 's deadline to Congress to decide on the seat share ends on Sunday. Putting pressure on Congress, Lalu had on Saturday offered 11 seats to Congress in Bihar and asked the party to...
  • Maruti fails to allay concerns over Suzuki Gujarat plant, shares sink 28-02-2014 03:24 PM

    Shares of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd fell as much as 5.5 per cent on Friday, after the car maker sought to allay investor concerns over its plan to source cars from a plant to be built by its parent Suzuki Motor in Gujarat. A group of heavyweight fund managers holding...
  • Rupee opens at 61.95 vs US dollar, up 12 paise 25-02-2014 09:48 AM

    Mumbai: Extending its gains for the third day, the rupee on Tuesday strengthened by 12 paise to 61.95 against the US dollar in early trade on the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on increased foreign fund inflows amid a higher opening in the domestic equity market. Forex dealers said euro's gains...
  • Rupee opens at 62.16 vs dollar, down 4 paise 24-02-2014 10:01 AM

    Mumbai: The rupee fell marginally by 3 paise to 62.15 against the US dollar in early trade on Monday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to increased demand for the US currency from importers. Forex dealers said besides dollar's gains against other currencies overseas, increased demand from importers for...
  • Sensex closes up 111 points; Tata Power & Pfizer stars 24-02-2014 09:30 AM

    Mumbai: After a lull initially, the market picked up momentum in late trade. The Sensex was up 114.26 points at 20815.01, and the Nifty ended up 30.65 points at 6186.10. About 1352 shares have advanced, 1284 shares declined, and 140 shares are unchanged. Tata Power continued its uptrend throughout the...
  • Sensex rebounds 164 points; logs first weekly gain in four 21-02-2014 09:23 AM

    Mumbai: Heavy buying in banking, capital goods and IT bluechips helped the Sensex rebound over 164 points on Friday amid a strong show in global markets, helping the BSE benchmark register its first weekly gain in four. The 30-share BSE index, which had lost 186.33 points in the previous trading...
  • Rupee falls ahead of interim budget, opens at 62.02 vs dollar 17-02-2014 10:00 AM

    Mumbai: The rupee weakened by 9 paise to trade at 62.02 against the dollar in early trade on Monday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to increased demand for the US currency from oil importers. Dealers largely expect Finance Minister P. Chidambaram to stick to his fiscal deficit aim...
  • Sensex falls 255 points to end at 20,193.35 13-02-2014 10:58 AM

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex on Thursday slid 255 points, its biggest fall in ten days, dragged down by earnings-related disappointments in bluechips like Cipla and Coal India, amid a weak trend in global markets. The BSE index, which had gained 114 points in last two sessions, plunged 255.14 points, or...
  • Sensex ends up 85 points; Tata Steel falls 4 pc, ICICI up 3 pc 12-02-2014 09:30 AM

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex on Wednesday rose 85.12 points, logging its best gain in three weeks, to end at 20,448.49 buoyed by jump in bluechips like ICICI Bank, RIL and L&T ahead of industrial output and retail inflation data. After gaining 29.10 points in the previous session, the Sensex advanced...
  • Flickr turns 10: A timeline of the photo-sharing site's milestones 11-02-2014 11:50 AM

    New Delhi: Flickr, the popular online photo-sharing site owned by Yahoo, turned 10 on February 10. Yahoo last year had redesigned the Flickr website to emphasise photos rather than text or white space, as was the case previously. Photos are bigger and shared in full resolution rather than compressed into...
  • Maharashtra: Congress, NCP to contest 26, 22 Lok Sabha seats respectively 11-02-2014 09:11 AM

    Mumbai: With just two months left for the Lok Sabha elections, Congress met its ally Nationalist Congress Party on Monday and decided on the number of seats to contest from Maharashtra. The Congress will contest on 26 seats while the NCP will field its candidates for 22 seats in Maharashtra....
  • Lok Sabha polls: Congress-NCP seat sharing talks on Monday 09-02-2014 10:07 PM

    New Delhi: Seat sharing talks between the Congress and the NCP for the Lok Sabha elections will be held in the national capital on Monday. The talks are expected to be held between Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel one one hand, and Ahmed Patel and AK Antony on the other....
  • Sensex ends at nearly 1-week highs; FMCG stocks shine 06-02-2014 09:50 AM

    Mumbai: In volatile trade, the benchmark Sensex on Thursday today rose by 50 points to mark its highest closing in about a week helped by gains in bluechips including ITC, HDFC Bank and HUL as investors continued to buy select bluechips after the recent sell-off. After opening in the positive...
  • Sensex erases initial losses, ends 49 points higher 05-02-2014 09:23 AM

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex erased early losses and ended about 49 points higher on Wednesday led by gains in TCS, Tata Motors and HDFC Bank, amid positive global cues. Shares from auto, realty and IT segments attracted good buying interest while from FMCG and refinery closed with losses on profit-booking,...