Stake sale should happen by January-February, says IRCON chief SK Chaudhary
The stake sale should be completed by January or February and there should be no reason for any delay. We are ready from our side although the DIPAM will decide on the time, IRCON chief SK Chaudhary tells Moneycontrol in an interview.
Confident we'll get enough funds as per National Infrastructure Pipeline target: Road ministry secretary Giridhar Aramane
In an interview with Moneycontrol, Giridhar Aramane said the Road Ministry may spend more than the allocated amount, adding that the 11,000 km target will generate employment on a large scale.
The kulhad-Indian Railways chapter set for a fresh start
The decision to implement the use of kulhads is expected to generate employment and also help in reducing usage of plastic.
L&T's construction arm emerges as lowest bidder for NPCIL's Kudankulam 5,6 main plant construction
Work includes construction of reactor building, reactor auxiliary building, turbine building and other associated safety related structures for the two new units.
Toll collection only via FASTags laced with challenges, says expert
Samir Kanabar, Partner, EY India, says the move's success hinges on a number of factors, most importantly every state government's intent to embrace this change.
Can Indian Railways keep up the momentum in freight traffic?
"In the long-term, railway freight operations will grow at a steady pace due to the opening up of multi-modal logistics parks and coming up of DFCs," Abhilesh Babel of Feedback Infra said
IPL advertising: Wafer-chips segment tops list of new category products; e-commerce firms continue domination
In this year's broadcast, the number of advertisers and brands grew by 16 percent and 7 percent, respectively while 30 new categories have jumped on to the IPL brand-wagon.
Bullet train: L&T coming on board a good sign, says expert
The National High Speed Rail Corporation on October 19 announced that L&T was the lowest bidder for the design and construction of civil works for 47 percent of the alignment of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail line between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
Aatmanirbhar Bharat: Sports goods manufacturers continue pioneering despite pandemic
In a country which is not known for its prowess in Olympic sports disciplines, the success achieved by Nilesh Rane, a shooter-turned entrepreneur, is an oddity. Ram Malhotra of Meerut-based VICKY Sports seeks to end the dominance of Chinese products in the category.
TRP scam: Fork in the road for stakeholders?
The news channels, which were struggling on the revenue front before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, have been trying hard to stage a rebound and some may also feel the heat of the TRP scam fallout.
IPL advertising: E-commerce companies hog airtime
In the first 16 matches, the e-commerce sector accounted for more than 30 percent of ad volumes, according to data compiled by TAM Sports.
Will Uday Shankar's exit alter Star India's sports strategy?
The IPL, BCCI and the ICC broadcast rights – any broadcaster would shudder to think of having all of them at the same time. But Uday Shankar did not bat an eyelid when it came to splashing the cash to get hold of them
Star Sports CEO Gautam Thakar steps down
A source told Moneycontrol he is likely to return to the United States and start his own venture. Sanjog Gupta, executive vice-president, Star Sports, will replace him.
Indian Railways refutes report of doing away with concessions for senior citizens, students
"All concessions were withdrawn due to COVID-19, except some students and some with certain health conditions. The only motive was and is to discourage people from unnecessary travel. These restrictions are under constant review and will be thoroughly reviewed as trains services are restored to normal," a Railway spokesperson told Moneycontrol.
Explained | Why TRPs matter to news channels and other questions answered
Used as a gauge by advertisers,TRPs indicate how many people from various socio-economic categories watched which channel and for how long during a particular period.
IPL advertising: Chinese smartphone brand Oppo catches eyeballs
Even though anti-Chinese sentiments may be prevalent, not every consumer's decision is swayed by geo-political factors, feels Lloyd Mathias, business strategist and angel investor.
Toll Operate Transfer: Will NHAI be able to steer past coronavirus-induced roadblocks?
Questions remain over the efficacy of the TOT model in an economic environment which is not expected to shake off the jitters of the coronavirus pandemic anytime soon
For IPL betting irregularities, Sportradar counts on its Fraud Detection System
In order to safeguard the integrity of the popular T20 tournament, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has roped in Swiss firm Sportradar. Piyush Choudhary, director of business development for the Indian subcontinent, talks to Moneycontrol about the system.
Sachin Tendulkar: I focused on my game, Mark Mascarenhas would handle the rest
Mascarenhas's contribution to his development as a professional cricketer has always been acknowledged at great length by Tendulkar, who fondly remembers his old friend. Illustrating the close bond between businessman and batsman, the Little Master said: "He was very clear that I should not miss my practice sessions to shoot commercials."
IPL 2020 opening week viewership figures denote spurt in HD viewers
Star Sports 1 HD Hindi has emerged as the top viewed channel among HD channels and Hindi speaking markets during the opening week of the tournament
Capex by Road Ministry in August rises nearly 42% MoM
The ministry spent Rs 32,438.42 crore till August, up from Rs 22,853 crore in July. Last year, the ministry had spent Rs 27,936.26 crore in the same period
No pantry cars in trains? Railways' austerity drive may irk passengers
"Passengers won’t be taking this move in a positive manner. With airlines like SpiceJet beefing up its services to smaller towns and cities, people will prefer to travel by air because of the time factor and this is going to hit Railways," Nishant Pitti, chief executive and co-founder, EaseMyTrip.com, told Moneycontrol.
Mohammedan Sporting's impending deal with investor in a limbo
A formal announcement of that deal is yet to be made due to a CBI probe into an old sponsorship deal and opposition by some club officials related to selling 50 percent stake in the club
Is IPL COVID-proof? Sponsors and advertisers prove so
Experts believe the COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be a beneficiary to 'brand IPL' in some ways
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