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  • Maharashtra polls: Thaw in BJP-Shiv Sena standoff after backroom meeting? 8 hours 50 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Could we see an end to the deadlock between Shiv Sena and the BJP ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections? The two parties definitely sound positive after a backroom meeting in Mumbai. Top Sena leaders Aditya Thackeray, Subash Desai and Anil Desai met BJP leader OP Mathur. Post-meeting, the BJP...
  • Alibaba jumps more than 40 pc in trading debut on NYSE 9 hours 14 minutes ago

    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares surged by more than 40 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped in to buy what looks likely to be the largest IPO in history. More than two hours after trading began at the New York Stock Exchange, the stock opened...
  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena-BJP backroom meeting begins over seat-sharing 13 hours 9 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Leaders of the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are holding a backroom meeting at a residential complex in south Mumbai over seat-sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Shiv Sena leaders Aditya Thackeray, Subash Desai and Anil Desai are meeting the BJP's OP Mathur. This apparently is the first...
  • Sensex closes flat; capital goods decline 15 hours 54 minutes ago

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed flat in volatile trade on Friday as capital goods, oil and gas and automobile stocks fell on profit booking. Bearish sentiments took hold of the investors a day after the market gained 480.92 points or 1.81 per cent as the US Fed...
  • Maharashtra polls: Decision to contest for 144 seats a justified demand, says NCP 22 hours 48 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, seat sharing has emerged as a contentious for the Congress-NCP alliance as well. The National Congress Party said that its decision to contest for 144 seats was a justified demand and even threatened to break the alliance. Justifying his demand for equal seat...
  • Maharashtra elections: BJP-Shiv Sena talks on seat-sharing hit a deadend, alliance in trouble Yesterday

    Mumbai: Things may have come to a deadend in the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena talks on seat-sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Signalling more trouble for the BJP, the Shiv Sena on Thursday said it will not be dictated to by anyone and that any decision taken by party chief...
  • US rate hike fears hit market as Sensex, Nifty fall most in 7 weeks 3 days ago

    Mumbai: In their worst single-day drop in nearly 7 weeks, Sensex plunged 324 points to 26,492.51 and Nifty tanked 109 points to 7,932.90 on negative cues from jittery global markets before the US Federal Reserve's much-awaited monetary policy meeting that starts later on Tuesday. An earlier-than-anticipated rate hike by Fed could...
  • BJP Core Committee to meet at Gadkari's residence to discuss Maharashtra seat-sharing issue 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party Core Committee to meet at Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's residence in the national capital on Tuesday to discuss seat sharing issue in Maharashtra ahead of Assembly elections. The meeting will take place at 11 AM. The trouble has been brewing in the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance as...
  • Maharashtra Assembly polls: Bickering over seat share continues between Sena, BJP 4 days ago

    Exactly a month ahead of the state Assembly elections, a fresh deadlock has erupted in the saffron combine in Maharashtra. Posturing over the seat-sharing talks, both Shiv Sena and BJP have hardened their stands triggering a stalemate. ...
  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena rejects BJP's 135-seat sharing formula, says will fight on at least 150 seats 4 days ago

    Mumbai: The divide in the Shiv Sena and its ally BJP has widened now as the former on Monday rejected the 135-seat sharing compromise formula offered by the latter for Maharashtra Assembly elections. The Sena is adamant and said it will contest on at least 150 seats in the 288-member...
  • Maharashtra Assembly elections: BJP talks tough now, demands equal share of seats 5 days ago

    Mumbai: After a day of tough talking by the Shiv Sena, ally Bharatiya Janata Party has proposed to share the seats equally between the two parties for upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra. Addressing a news conference, BJP leader in charge of Maharashtra affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy said the BJP had...
  • Shiv Sena tells BJP who the boss is in Maharashtra, Uddhav expresses desire to become CM 6 days ago

    Mumbai: The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena does not plan to let Bharatiya Janata Party have an upper hand in the upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra, despite the party's majestic victory in the Lok Sabha elections according to an editorial of the party's mouthpiece 'Saamna' on Saturday. Citing a recent court verdict,...
  • Sensex falls over 72 points to close below 27,000 for the first time in nearly two weeks September 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Sensex on Thursday fell over 72 points to close below the 27,000 mark for the first time in nearly two weeks. Reversing the early trend, the benchmark BSE Sensex dipped below the 27,000-mark by falling over 126 points earlier in the day, largely on emergence of profit-booking in blue-chip stocks....
  • Image-sharing service Twitpic to shut down, blames legal threat from Twitter September 5, 2014

    San Francisco: The photo-sharing service Twitpic announced Thursday it was shutting down, saying it faced an ultimatum from Twitter to abandon its trademark or lose access to the messaging service. Twitpic, launched in 2008, allowed users to post photographs on the messaging platform before Twitter adding its own photo-sharing option in...
  • Celebrity nude photos leak clouds iPhone 6 launch, Apple shares slump September 4, 2014

    New York: Apple shares were on track Wednesday for their worst day since January just days ahead of the launch of its latest iPhone, with one brokerage warning of a stock downgrade unless its new products show better promise for profit growth. Shares of the smartphone maker slumped 4 per...
  • Sensex closes above 27,000-mark for first time; Nifty at record high of 8,083 September 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The BSE Sensex on Tuesday rose by 151 points to surpass the 27,000-mark for the first time and Nifty hit the record 8,100-level on buying by foreign funds triggered by narrowing CAD and better-than-expected growth. Continuing its surge for the eighth day, the BSE Sensex hit a fresh life-time high...
  • Coal allocation ruling hits Sensex, Nifty; Hindalco tanks 10 per cent August 25, 2014

    Mumbai: The Sensex and the Nifty on Monday hit new lifetime highs but fag-end selling due to Supreme Court's ruling on coal allocations hit investor sentiment with the NSE index ending in the red while the BSE barometer closed with a marginal 17-point gain at a new peak on closing...
  • No seat-sharing deal at the cost of self-respect: Praful Patel August 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Stating that there had been no response from Congress on the seat-sharing for the Maharashtra Assembly elections, senior National Congress Party leader Praful Patel on Saturday said that "we favour an alliance but it won't be at the cost of self-respect". "We will not have alliance with the Congress by...
  • SoundCloud to start paying artists, record companies August 22, 2014

    Berlin: SoundCloud said on Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify. Berlin-based SoundCloud boasts some 175 million unique listeners a month, but so far...
  • Nifty marks record high, tracks higher global shares August 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The Nifty is trading up 0.4 per cent after hitting a record high of 7,929.05, marking its fourth record high this week, surpassing the previous all-time high on Wednesday. Blue-chips gain: Infosys gains 0.89 per cent, while ICICI Bank is up 0.32 per cent. Asian shares rise in early trading after...
  • Nifty edges higher in cautious trade August 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The Nifty edged higher on Thursday for a seventh session of gains in the past eight, as continued buying by foreign investors bolstered blue-chips such as State Bank of India. The benchmark BSE Sensex provisionally closed 0.17 per cent higher at 26,360.11 points, while the broader Nifty ended up 0.2...
  • Kuddle: A new Instagram-like photo sharing app launched for children August 20, 2014

    Oslo: Kuddle, a Norwegian picture sharing app designed for children and billing itself as a rival to Instagram could have one million users by the end of the year and plans an aggressive push into the US market, its chief executive said on Tuesday. Kuddle, which raised $2 million in funding...
  • Sensex falls over 106 points to close at 26,314.29 August 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Sensex falls for the 1st time in seven sessions on Wednesday, down over 106 points the stock exchange clossed at 26,314.29 Earlier in the day the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved Deepak Fertilizers' proposed additional stake buy in Vijay Mallya group firm Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers. The approval from...
  • Sensex ends about 30 points higher at fresh closing peak of 26,420.67 on Tuesday August 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Markets surged for the sixth session in a row on Tuesday with benchmark Sensex rising 30 points to a new closing peak of 26,420.67 and the Nifty gaining 23 points to end at a record 7,897.50 on account of continued overseas fund inflows, lower oil prices and positive global...
  • Sensex rises 288 points to end at new record high of 26,390.96 August 18, 2014

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets surged 288 points or 1.18 per cent to hit a record high of 26,413.11 points before closing at 26,390.96 points. Healthy buying was observed in bank, capital goods, oil and gas, automobile and metal sectors, while selling pressure was seen in IT and...
  • Nifty marks second consecutive weekly fall on geopolitical concerns August 8, 2014

    Mumbai: The Nifty fell more than 1 per cent on Friday, marking its second consecutive weekly decline, as blue-chips such as Larsen & Toubro slumped on global risk aversion after US President Barack Obama authorised targeted air strikes in Iraq. The broader Nifty provisionally lost 1.05 per cent, its third straight...
  • Nifty falls most in nearly 3-1/2 weeks; Sensex down over 400 points August 1, 2014

    Mumbai: The Nifty fell 1.5 per cent on Friday, marking its biggest single-day fall in nearly 3-1/2 weeks as blue-chips such as Reliance Industries slumped tracking weaker global markets ahead of US jobs data later in the session. The BSE Sensex lost 1.6 percent, or 414.13 points, to end at...
  • Sensex rebounds 96 points to reclaim 26K mark; Bharti Airtel up 5 pc July 30, 2014

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex rose for the first time in three sessions and closed 96 points higher to reclaim the 26,000 level on Wednesday powered by gains in bluechips, led by Bharti Airtel, on encouraging quarterly earnings. After slipping to 25,850.04 points in early trade on selling by cautious participants ahead...
  • Party chiefs of NCP, Congress to decide on seat sharing: Ajit Pawar July 27, 2014

    Nagpur: Reiterating NCP's demand for 144 seats in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Monday said the final decision on party's seat sharing with Congress will be taken by the chiefs of both the parties soon. "During the recent seat sharing meeting, the NCP has asserted...
  • Pirate Bay launches a mobile site, makes it easier for users to browse torrents on the go July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: File-sharing website Pirate Bay has launched a mobile site to make it easier for users to torrent on the go, reports Torrent Freak. Named The Mobile Bay, the new mobile-optimised site has an updated interface which is easier to navigate. Earlier mobile users were presented with a smaller version...