Bhayander Man who drank wife's blood has an affair with a bar girl
Dec 06, 2013 at 12:02 | Source:
Property wasn t the only reason behind fights between Bhayander residents Girish Pote, 35, and his 33-year-old French wife. On Tuesday, Pote killed his wife Madhuwanti Pathak and chopped her to pieces, allegedly because she wanted to sell her propert...
Why taste for luxury fuels China corruption
Dec 03, 2013 at 17:42 | Source:
On the Chinese lunar calendar this year, 19 September marks the Mid-Autumn festival, the second most important holiday in China (after the Chinese New Year). The moon is supposed to be the roundest and brightest on this day, and there is moon-worship...
UK to force tobacco companies to scrap branded cigarette packaging
Nov 29, 2013 at 22:42 | Source:
The UK yesterday indicated it would force tobacco companies to scrap branded cigarette packaging in a bid to cut the number of children who might take to smoking, attracted by the striking and brightly coloured packs. In a surprise decision that was...
Nifty closes flat ahead of F&O expiry; Tata Motors gains 2%
Nov 27, 2013 at 20:17 | Source:
The market closed Wednesday's rangebound session on a flat note ahead of expiry of November derivative contracts on Thursday. Investors are also cautious ahead of second quarter GDP and fiscal deficit data due on Friday. The Sensex was down 4.76 poi...
Graphic warning on cigarettes can stop millions from smoking
Nov 27, 2013 at 05:07 | Source:
WASHINGTON: Graphic warnings labels on cigarette packets could lead to 8.6 million fewer smokers in the US, a new study has found. The US would have several million fewer smokers if graphic warning labels similar to those introduced in Canada nearly ...
Defensives go on the back foot; steep valuations hurt ITC, Sun Pharma
Nov 26, 2013 at 06:32 | Source:
MUMBAI: The impregnable walls around top defensive stocks such as ITC and Sun Pharma have cracked, as they have lost nearly 10% from their October peaks against NSE Nfity's fall of just a little over 1%. These stocks are among the biggest losers in ...
ITC all set to take on HUL with online store locator
Nov 25, 2013 at 13:57 | Source:
FMCG major ITC has set up an online store locator which will map more than 20 lakh stores - including organised retail and kirana outlets - across India with almost real-time information on the availability of its fast-moving consumer goods. The onli...
Sensex may be soaring but equity funds' performance worst since 2008
Nov 25, 2013 at 08:59 | Source:
In a year when Indian shares have hit record highs, the country's embattled fund managers are headed for a milestone of their own: their worst performance since the global financial crisis in 2008.The poor showing comes at a bad time for an industry ...
Want to get rich? Read fiction
Nov 23, 2013 at 15:17 | Source:
In times of money trouble, smart people turn to a financial adviser — or, if the creditors, repo men and SEC are already pounding at the door, a spiritual one, perhaps. I read books. By this I don’t mean anything like “The Science of Getting R...
Sahara's hide and seek with the Supreme Court and Sebi continues
Nov 22, 2013 at 14:04 | Source:
The Supreme Court has barred Sahara, the finance to reality conglomerate, from selling any immovable property. It has also ordered Sahara boss Subrata Roy and its directors not to leave the country until they submit original title deeds on properties...
Single in the city
Nov 22, 2013 at 11:32 | Source:
Single in the city and looking for company? You would have been advised by friends in their desperate attempts to hook you up with that special someone to visit online dating sites or attend a dance class, where you just might bump into the man or wo...
Synthetic alcohol substitute could eliminate health risks � and hangovers
Nov 21, 2013 at 16:26 | Source:
A drug that mimics some effects of alcohol but lacks its harmful properties would have real benefit for public health, a leading scientist has argued. Professor David Nutt, the Edmond J. Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College...
ITC up 3.2 per cent on unwinding of November futures short positions
Nov 18, 2013 at 16:00 | Source:
Shares in cigarette maker ITC surged on unwinding of short positions in its November futures contracts, dealers said. The November futures contract shed about 1 million shares in outstanding open positions by 0911 GMT compared with its 5-day average&...
London Heathrow Airport to Open First Electronic Cigarette Zone
Nov 17, 2013 at 18:00 | Source:
Gamucci, an electronic cigarette maker, said it will open the world's first airport “vaping zone” at London's Heathrow this month. The 30 square-meter (322 square-feet) indoor area will open on Nov. 25 at Heathrow's Termin...
Top largecap investment ideas by Prabhudas Lilladher
Nov 17, 2013 at 14:22 | Source:
MUMBAI: The Indian markets are correcting on the back of profit booking after the Nifty hit record closing high early this month. The concerns of the US Federal Reserve have been affecting the market sentiment. The recent comments from Janet Yellen, ...
Lost in the Outback
Nov 12, 2013 at 12:52 | Source:
A closed Hariyali store in Haryana's Ladwa village. DCM Shriram has shut down its 300 rural retail stores Photo: Aditya Kapoor/www.indiatodayimages.com Ajay S. Shriram has given up. After a decade of trying to establish a chain of Hariyali Bazaar re...
'Tamils still being raped and tortured' in Sri Lanka
Nov 10, 2013 at 17:07 | Source:
As Commonwealth leaders prepare to meet at a summit in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, allegations of rape and torture by the Sri Lankan security forces have emerged, some of them occurring four years after the civil war ended. When the lady left an...
Godfrey Phillips Q2 net increases 17.87% to Rs 38.25 crore
Nov 09, 2013 at 18:00 | Source:
New Delhi: Cigarette maker Godfrey Phillips India today reported an increase of 17.87 per cent in its standalone net profit at Rs 38.25 crore for the second quarter ended September 30, 2013. The company had posted a standalone profit of Rs 32.45 cror...
10 things e-cigarettes won’t tell you
Nov 09, 2013 at 09:22 | Source:
1. “We’re Big Tobacco in disguise.” When electronic cigarettes first debuted in the U.S. about five years ago, they seemed like a threat to the old-fashioned cigarette industry. The battery-powered devices, which turn nicotine-laced liquid int...