Future

Vodafone CEO Nick Read says company’s future in India looks doubtful as situation is critical

Vodafone said its future in India could be in doubt unless the government stopped hitting operators with higher taxes and charges, after a court judgment over licence fees resulted in a 1.9 billion euro group loss in its first half. Chief Executive Nick Read said India, where Vodafone formed a joint venture with Idea Cellular in 2018, had been “a ... Read More »

UAE’s Masdar invests $150 million in Hero Future Energies

New Delhi: In what will rank among the largest deals in the India’s clean energy space, United Arab Emirates’ Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) has acquired around 20% stake in Munjal family-promoted Hero Future Energies Pvt. Ltd for $150 million. Masdar is owned by Abu Dhabi government’s sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment Company. Sovereign wealth funds are preferred for their ... Read More »

Ayodhya: This should be a guide for the future

There is an anecdote narrated to me by the late Arun Jaitley that comes to mind on the day the final hurdles in the path of the construction of a grand temple to Lord Ram at his birthplace in Ayodhya have been removed. The event centres on the evening of December 6, 1992, in the central office of the Bharatiya ... Read More »

City of the Future Explores the Future of Mobility in Cities

City of the Future is a bi-weekly podcast from Sidewalk Labs that explores ideas and innovations that will transform cities. In the third episode from season 2, hosts Eric Jaffe and Vanessa Quirk discuss the future of mobility in cities and share ideas that would make it way easier to get around without owning a car. In the podcast, author Horace Dediu talks ... Read More »

India vs Bangladesh: BCCI to factor in smog for future ties

Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim during a practice session ahead of their first T20 international match against India, at Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium, in New Delhi on Thursday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday confirmed that the India-Bangladesh T20 match at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground will go ahead as scheduled despite the high pollution levels ... Read More »

India vs Bangladesh: Virat Kohli’s rest and MS Dhoni’s future on the radar as selectors meet to pick squad

With the South Africa series over, the Indian team is now set to take on Bangladesh for a series of 3 T20Is and 2 Tests starting from November 3. As reported earlier, the MSK Prasad-led BCCI’s selection committee will be meeting on Thursday to select the squad for the series. Also, with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) having accepted most ... Read More »

Sourav Ganguly on MS Dhoni’s international future: Till I am around, everybody will be respected

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said the matter of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s future in international cricket will be addressed but vowed to accord the two-time World Cup winning captain respect during his tenure. Ganguly said he doesn’t now what is in Dhoni’s mind but promised that a player of his stature will be given respect. “It depends on him. Even ... Read More »

Ayodhya verdict will have ‘consequences’ for future polity of country: Muslim parties

New Delhi: Muslim parties, including UP Sunni Wakf Board, have filed their written submissions in the Supreme Court in the decades-old Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute at Ayodhya and said that the verdict will have “consequences” for the future polity of the country. The Muslim parties, which had filed the notes in sealed covers to the five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of ... Read More »

IPO looks uncertain right now, will explore REIT in future: Abhishek Lodha

Bengaluru: Lodha Group, known for its prominent luxury skyscrapers in south and central Mumbai, aims to become a diversified real estate player as it plans to focus on building affordable homes and a rental portfolio across asset classes like office, retail and warehousing. With its delayed initial public offering (IPO), debt levels remaining high and refinancing pressure eminent, the Mumbai-based firm ... Read More »

Future’s Biyani moves to simplify group structure

MUMBAI : With Future Retail announcing its intention to acquire retail infrastructure assets from group company Future Enterprises Ltd, its billionaire promoter Kishore Biyani has taken a key step towards simplifying his group structure. The board of Future Retail, in a meeting on Saturday, agreed and approved the “acquisition of the retail infrastructure assets up to maximum limit of ₹4,000 crore of ... Read More »