Government approves deregulation of domestically produced crude oil

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved deregulation of sale of domestically produced crude oil in a bid to remove irregularities and boost revenue. Briefing the media on the decisions take by the Cabinet, minister Anurag Thakur said that the move will ensure marketing freedom for all exploration and production (E&P) companies. The provision will come … Read more

TTK Healthcare launches “Love depot”

TTK Healthcare Limited (THL) has launched sexual pleasure ecommerce platform Love Depot. There are already some start-ups active in this field but given the regulatory uncertainty and social taboos associated with the subject, not much has been done so far. In terms of potential – I doubt anyone will have concerns. I guess the key … Read more

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire buys more Occidental shares, raises stake to 16.4%

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway plowed another $44 million into Occidental Petroleum, boosting its bet on the oil-and-gas firm to about $9 billion. With the purchase of another 794,389 shares of Occidental Petroleum Corp for about $55.40 each, the conglomerate now holds nearly 16.4% stake in the Houston, Texas-based oil firm. In a regulatory filing, Berkshire … Read more

Airbnb permanently bans parties at its rental locations

Airbnb is making permanent its ban on parties at homes listed on the site for short-term rentals. The San Francisco company believes the ban has worked, saying Tuesday that reports of parties at listed properties have dropped 44% from a year ago. More than 6,600 guests were suspended last year for related violations, Airbnb said. … Read more

Cipla to invest Rs 26 cr in digital tech co GoApptiv to raise stake to 22%

Pharma company Cipla has agreed to acquire an additional stake for nearly Rs 26 crore in digital tech company GoApptiv Private to raise its shareholding to 22.02 per cent, the company said on Monday. The investment will be made in equity shares and Compulsorily Convertible Preference Shares and is likely to be completed within 30 … Read more

SBI, other PSU banks commit Rs 6,071 cr to Adani Group for copper business

Ports-to-energy conglomerate Adani Group has forayed into copper manufacturing with tying up of finances from public sector lenders for a 1 million tonnes a year unit at Mundra in Gujarat. “Kutch Copper Ltd (KCL), a subsidiary of Adani Enterprises Ltd (AEL), is setting up a greenfield copper refinery project for production of refined copper with … Read more

Airfares sting, no ‘low-cost’ flight up in the skies now

Airlines will watch for passenger response during the lean months of July-September Airlines will watch for passenger response during the lean months of July-September With the rise in fuel prices, domestic and international airfares have witnessed surge by up to 50% in the past few months, according to data from online portals. A ticket for … Read more