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In keeping with the optimism in broader markets, shares of all these companies have run up after the corporate tax rate cuts
In keeping with the optimism in broader markets, shares of all these companies have run up after the corporate tax rate cuts

Will oil companies’ Q2 numbers fuel investor confidence?

  • State-run oil marketing companies BPCL, IOC and HPCL are expected to cough up a good set of numbers for the September quarter
  • A sequential recovery in refining margin should help RIL’s refining business earnings

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ITR scrutiny notices come along with a questionnaire seeking information of a particular transaction, asset or income (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Tax dept issues ITR scrutiny notices. Here’s what to expect, how to file a reply

  • For each notice from the tax department, a particular procedure needs to be followed to file a reply
  • The department can pick up ITRs for scrutiny till up to six months from the end of the financial year in which the return was filed.

HDIL’s Rakesh Wadhawan was arrested on 3 October. (Mint)
Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman (L) speaks on 'Indian Economy: Challenges and Prospects' at Columbia University in New York (Photo: PTI)
Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman (L) speaks on 'Indian Economy: Challenges and Prospects' at Columbia University in New York (Photo: PTI)

FM promises more reforms before the end of the fiscal

  • Our growth story is not hostage to performance in some quarters, says Nirmala Sitharaman at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs
  • The finance minister said strong growth can be sustained only if there is macroeconomic stability

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Mahant Dharam Das of the Nirwani Akhara (R) with Jamaat Ulama-e-Hind president Molana Suhaib Qasmi at Supreme Court premises, in New Delhi, Wednesday (Photo; PTI)
Mahant Dharam Das of the Nirwani Akhara (R) with Jamaat Ulama-e-Hind president Molana Suhaib Qasmi at Supreme Court premises, in New Delhi, Wednesday (Photo; PTI)

End in sight for epic legal battle over Ayodhya as arguments end

  • SC heard arguments for 40 days in the Ayodhya land dispute matter
  • The judgement will come just a couple of weeks before the 27th anniversary of the 6 Dec demolition of Babri Masjid

The chairman of Tata Sons is awaiting Brexit deal and says tariffs are ‘new normal’ for the global auto industry (Photo: Bloomberg)
The chairman of Tata Sons is awaiting Brexit deal and says tariffs are ‘new normal’ for the global auto industry (Photo: Bloomberg)

Open to partnerships for JLR, but no plans to sell it: Chandrasekaran

  • JLR has waned to such an extent that it had to launch a $3.2 bn savings plan and slash jobs worldwide
  • The chairman of Tata Sons says he wants operational control of JLR

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India’s decline is largely due to financial sector indicators, with stock market capitalization registering a fall (Photo: AP)

India slips in the EM league tables

3 min read . 16 Oct 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives a memento from Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at an election campaign rally ahead of Haryana Assembly elections, in Kurukshetra. As part of its national strategy, BJP has reached out to sub-castes which were neglected by the previous govts (Photo: PTI)

BJP and caste equation in Haryana

4 min read . 15 Oct 2019
International migration is largely male, while domestic migration is feminized and marriage-driven (Photo: Mint)

The NRI and the Bihari in Mumbai

4 min read . 14 Oct 2019
The schemes in this list may not be the same as the ones that top the return league tables for the past year since these do not take into account parameters of risk and other features (Photo: iStock)
The schemes in this list may not be the same as the ones that top the return league tables for the past year since these do not take into account parameters of risk and other features (Photo: iStock)

Mint50: Hand-picked mutual funds to build your portfolio

Mint50, a curated basket of investment-worthy funds, is the result of an exhaustive exercise that blends in various parameters with the aim of getting you the best combination of risk and returns

HDIL’s Rakesh Wadhawan was arrested on 3 October. (Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
HDIL’s Rakesh Wadhawan was arrested on 3 October. (Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

HDIL promoters seek nod to sell assets to repay PMC Bank loans

  • These assets are mostly moveable assets that were recently attached by the ED, including a yacht, aircraft and 14 four-wheelers
  • Also, the ED on Wednesday sought custody of Rakesh Wadhawan and his son Sarang in connection with the 4,355 crore scam

FILE PHOTO: When the F-16s rounded up SpiceJet, the Pakistani jets and their pilots could be seen by passengers (REUTERS)
Speaking at an event in Mumbai, Manmohan Singh said he has come to know that depositors are dying of shock (HT)
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. (Reuters)
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh (HT file)
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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announcing details of the odd-even scheme. (ANI)
The contactless SBI credit card can be used in Big Bazaar, Central, Costa coffee, Mc Donalds, Reliance Digital, Reliance Footprints, Reliance Fresh.
The contactless SBI credit card can be used in Big Bazaar, Central, Costa coffee, Mc Donalds, Reliance Digital, Reliance Footprints, Reliance Fresh.

SBI cards new feature explained in 10 points

  • The facility has been launched on VISA platform and will function on any smartphone with Android OS KitKat version 4.4 and above
  • To use SBI Card Pay, cardholders will have to do a one-time registration of their card on the latest version of SBI Card mobile app

Apple also have an refund option for those who have already faced the issue and paid to repair iPhone 6s
Netflix’s Greatest Hits: TV Shows - 'Stranger Things' was followed by 'Umbrella Academy'
Netflix’s Greatest Hits: TV Shows - 'Stranger Things' was followed by 'Umbrella Academy'

Netflix reveals its biggest hits - TV shows, movies

  • Netflix's 'Bird Box', a supernatural thriller starring Sandra Bullock, was seen by 80 million households in its first month
  • Its top TV show in the past four quarters was 'Stranger Things'

Netflix expects to add a total of 7.6 million more customers in the fourth quarter
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GoAir Diwali sale: The  ₹1,296 fares are applicable on Jammu-Srinagar route.
TCS iON's Chennai command centre can monitor multiple events in real-time during high-stake exams.
India is confident of meeting the target of 450 GW of renewable energy by 2030 (Mint file)
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Peter Handke. File photo: Reuters
Peter Handke. File photo: Reuters

Opinion | The Academy’s disgraceful choice of a literature laureate

The award for Milošević supporter Peter Handke amounts to a betrayal of Alfred Nobel’s ideals

Anti-government protesters hold signs and banners ahead of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam's annual policy address at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong (Photo: Reuters)
Anti-government protesters hold signs and banners ahead of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam's annual policy address at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong (Photo: Reuters)

Hong Kong nerves, weak retail sales data keep Wall Street on edge

  • United Airlines gains on raising 2019 profit forecast
  • BofA, PNC, BNY Mellon rise on strong results

TVS Motor will will post its September quarter earnings today. (Mint)
If your money is tied up in real estate, you may have to borrow to meet goals. (Photo: iStock)
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Chidambaram has been lodged in Tihar since 21 August in a corruption case filed by CBI.
Bajaj stopped manufacturing traditional scooters around 2009. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint
Donald Trump speaks with former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani (File photo: Reuters)
Donald Trump speaks with former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani (File photo: Reuters)

Impeachment probe uncovers high-level unease over Trump, Giuliani moves

  • On Wednesday, a former aide to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived to speak to the House impeachment panels behind closed doors
  • Trump's 25 July phone call in which he pressed Ukraine's president to investigate the Bidens is at the center of the Democrats' inquiry

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden (Photo: Reuters)
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden (Photo: Reuters)

US Prez candidate Joe Biden has less campaign cash than top Democratic rivals

  • While Biden leads most national public opinion polls, he has struggled to raise money and is relying heavily on wealthy donors
  • US Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has emerged in opinion polls as Biden's chief rival for the nomination, has excelled at raising money online

All foreigners are required to register with FRRO (foreigners regional registration offices) once every year (Photo: Mint)
All foreigners are required to register with FRRO (foreigners regional registration offices) once every year (Photo: Mint)

IITs can hire foreign faculty without Home ministry, MEA approval

  • IITs can hire foreign facilities for blocks of five years, according to official documents
  • IITs are facing a shortage of faculty up to 35% and are now reaching out to countries including the US, Canada, Britain, Australia to hire professors

Managing Director of Bajaj Auto Rajiv Bajaj addresses during the unveiling of the all-new Bajaj Chetak Electric Vehicle,  (PTI)
Physicist Abdus Salam’s work laid the groundwork for the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson, or the ‘God’ particle, responsible for giving all particles mass.
Physicist Abdus Salam’s work laid the groundwork for the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson, or the ‘God’ particle, responsible for giving all particles mass.

The Nobel winner who couldn’t call himself Muslim

Anand Kamalakar’s ‘Salam: The First ****** Nobel Laureate’ follows the life of a Pakistani physicist who achieved great feats but was ostracized by his own countrymen

A still from ‘Brij Mohan Amar Rahe’, a small film released exclusively on Netflix.
A still from ‘Brij Mohan Amar Rahe’, a small film released exclusively on Netflix.

Streaming is the new big thing for film premieres

  • Industry experts say streaming platforms could turn into dumps for films that find no takers
  • India’s limited screen count is primarily responsible for film producers deciding against releases in theatres

The brokerage expects Jio's per mobile phone user revenue increasing to  ₹177 in FY22 from  ₹151 (Photo: Bloomberg)
The brokerage expects Jio's per mobile phone user revenue increasing to 177 in FY22 from 151 (Photo: Bloomberg)

RIL can become first Indian firm to hit $200 bn m-cap in 24 months, says BofAML

  • In a report, the brokerage listed the key drivers necessary for Reliance to breach the milestone from current $122 billion market cap
  • Entry into SME enterprise space with Microsoft, Jio's fiber broadband business will be crucial in next two years, says BofAML

There are several SIP return calculators online that will help you do that. (Photo: iStock)
The opening of the Kartarpur corridor has been a longstanding wish of the Sikh and other communities in India given that Guru Nanak is revered by devotees of all faiths.
The opening of the Kartarpur corridor has been a longstanding wish of the Sikh and other communities in India given that Guru Nanak is revered by devotees of all faiths.

Kartarpur pilgrims to reach Wagah on 5 Nov

  • Two batches of 2,500 pilgrims will leave on 7 Nov by bus to attend the inauguration ceremony on 9 Nov
  • Pilgrims will depart from Wagah, the land border between India and Pakistan on the Pakistan side, for Gurdwara Janam Sthan at Nankana Sahib