RattanIndia to benefit from new drone rules

RattanIndia, a company focused on next-generation and disruptive businesses and led by Indiabulls founder Rajiv Rattan, said it expects to benefit from the new drone rules announced by the government this week. Government of India had, earlier this week, announced several far-reaching regulatory changes aimed at allowing people to use drones or unmanned aerial vehicles […]

Tata Power to set up EV charging points at HPCL pumps

Tata Power, one of the country’s largest power generation and distribution companies, said it has signed an agreement to set up electric vehicle charging points at the petrol pumps operated by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd or HPCL. The two companies, however, did not disclose the estimated number of such charging stations that will be put […]

HFCL to become 5G supplier, sets up dedicated unit

Telecom equipment and services provider HFCL Ltd said it plans to offer 5G equipment and turnkey services, marking a move up from its roots as a telecom contractor. The company, which has in recent years successfully diversified into manufacturing — particularly of fiber optic cables and terminal devices — said its new 5G network services […]

Pakistani group launches widespread phishing attack on Indians: ITSec firm

Seqrite, a cybersecurity consultant and the enterprise arm of Quick Heal Technologies, said a suspected Pakistani group has started a wave of sophisticated phishing attacks targeting India’s cricial infrastructure such as power and telecom. According to the IT security consultant, the initial intrusion chain begins with a spear-phishing email — an email that is designed […]

Adani-NSDL confusion nears resolution

The confusion over the alleged freezing of the demat accounts of three big Mauritius-based investors in Adani group companies edged closer to being resolved, with National Securities Depository Ltd clarifying that the three accounts were frozen five years ago by a SEBI order. Adani Group divulged a clarification it received from NSDL, the agency which […]

Adani says FPI accounts not frozen

Adani Transmission, a part of the diversified Adani Group, disputed a report by financial newspaper Economic Times that said that NDSL had frozen the share accounts of three foreign investors who held nearly Rs 43,500 cr worth of stock in various Adani group companies. Economic Times had carried the news quoting an update published by […]

Airtel sells Tanzania towers for Rs 1,280 cr

Bharti Airtel said its Africa unit, Airtel Africa, has sold around 1,400 telecom towers in Tanzania to a joint venture company of SBA Communications Corp and Paradigm Infrastructure Ltd for $175 mn, or around Rs 1,280 cr. SBA Communications Corp is a leading global independent owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure, while Paradigm is […]

ACC says ‘cautiously optimistic’ despite COVID surge

ACC, one of India’s largest cement makers, said it maintains a ‘cautious yet positive’ outlook on the market for the coming months despite the sudden surge of COVID-19 cases in the country. “The Company believes that the Government is taking all possible steps to intensify the vaccination program and control the spread of Covid. With […]

NPCIL orders BHEL equipment for local-tech nuclear plants

As part of a plan to double India’s nuclear power capacity by setting up 10 nuclear plants using indigenous technology, a government agency has put in purchase orders for more ‘reactor header assemblies’. The order for the ten reactor header assemblies has been won by public sector unit Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. Reactor header assembly […]

Bharti Infratel becomes Indus Tower on Friday

Bharti Infratel, the tower company spun out of Bharti Airtel, said it will change its name and ticker to Indus Tower on Friday, Dec 18. The name and stock ticker will come into effect on India’s major stock exchanges, including the NSE, on that day. The new ticker will be INDUSTOWER. The merger, originally designed […]

L&T says good response to Seawoods Residences Ph II

Larsen & Toubro, India’s biggest construction firm, said it has got an encouraging response to the launch of its second phase of its Seawoods Residences project in Navi Mumbai. The first phase of the semi-premium housing project, launched early last year, saw decent levels of interest, with reports claiming that the company got 1,800 bookings […]

Cochin Shipyard to partner global shipbuilding giant Fincantieri

Cochin Shipyard Limited, India’s largest shipbuilder, has signed a partnership agreement with Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilders. Besides ship-building, the two will co-operate in the areas of ship design, repair, marine equipment manufacturing and training & skill development, the Kochi-based company said today. Italy-based Fincantieri has over 230 years of history and more […]

L&T’s AM Naik calls for tapping anti-China sentiment constructively

AM Naik, chairman of the country’s largest infrastructure development company Larsen & Toubro, today called upon the government to create the right ecosystem to channel the anti-China sentiment productively. “The strong anti-China sentiment within India and around the world is a possible game changer for domestic industry,” he said, delivering the chairman’s statement at the […]

Center wants states to include e-commerce, IT-BPO in essential services

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, has requested all state governments to include IT and BPO employees, as well as e-commerce, in their list of essential services. Several state governments, including Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, have announced strict curbs on the movement of people and the functioning of shops […]

What slowdown? Polycab sales continue to zoom

Polycab, one of India’s biggest makers of electrical wires, reported an exceptionally strong set of results for the October-December period, despite widespread reports of a slowdown in the economy, including the construction sector. Polycab India Ltd reported revenue of Rs 2,507 cr from its operations, up from 2,242 cr in the preceding three months and […]

Ahmedabad-based PSP Projects to create Kashi Vishvanath corridor

Ahmedabad-based PSP Projects Ltd announced that it has emerged as the lowest bidder for the development of a new corridor from Kashi Vishvanath Mandir in Varanasi to the nearby riverfront known as Lalita and Manikarnika Ghats. The beautification and expansion project will cover an area of around 200 meters by 250 meters, and will cost […]

Dilip Buildcon in line to win Delhi projects worth Rs 826 cr

Dilip Buildcon, which specializes in the construction of roads and bridges, said it has been declared the lowest bidder for projects worth Rs 826 cr from Delhi Metro and the PWD in Delhi. These include part design and construction of an elevated viaduct, an elevated ramp, siding lines, a viaduct to Mukundpur depot and four […]

Airbus India awards outsourcing deal to L&T Technology Services

L&T Technology Services, which provides outsourced engineering services, said it has won a contract from aircraft maker Airbus India to manage their Avionics Software Development, V&V (Validation & Verification) and Data Analytics. The size and duration of the deal have not been disclosed. L&T Technology Services Limited (LTTS) is a listed subsidiary of construction major […]

COLUMN: Why we should welcome a recession

Subramanian Swamy is often accused of propagating outlandish ideas and suggestions, but at least on the issue of addressing a slowdown in India’s GDP growth, he seems to be closer to the truth than India’s ruling establishment. Both Sitharaman and Swamy are united in recognizing the need for a ‘stimulus’ to nudge the economy from […]

Nila Infra gets first contract from Dholera Industrial City

Construction major Nila Infrastructures Limited said it has received a contract to build a public services building for Dholera Industrial City Development Limited (Dholera ICDL) at a cost of Rs 46.21 cr. The building, to be constructed in the Dholera Special Investment Region (Dholera SIR), has to be completed in 545 days, and is the […]