Mindtree Q4 Results: Net profit rises 53% YoY to Rs 317 crore

Mindtree Limited reported a 53.4% year-on-year (YoY) increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 317.3 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). On a quarterly basis, net profit has declined by 2.9%. The IT firm’s revenue from operations rose 3% YoY to Rs 2,109.3 crore during the same period. Its order book grew 12.3% YoY to $1,382 million in FY21. Mindtree has announced a final dividend of Rs 17.5 per share.

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NALCO receives mining lease for Utkal-E coal block in Odisha

The Department of Steel & Mines, Government of Odisha, has granted the mining lease of Utkal-E coal block to National Aluminium Company (NALCO) Limited. The initial capacity of the Utkal-E coal block is 2 million tonnes per year, with a total mineable reserve of ~70 million tonnes. With the grant of Utkal D & E coal blocks, NALCO’s total mineable coal reserve will increase to 175 million tonnes.

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Ashok Leyland delivers light bulletproof vehicles to Indian Air Force

Ashok Leyland said it has delivered the first lot of Light Bulletproof Vehicles (LBPV) to the Indian Air Force. The LBPV is an adopted version of Lockheed Martin’s Common Vehicle Next-Gen (CVNG). It was developed under a transfer of technology (TOT) agreement between Ashok Leyland and Lockheed Martin. The LBPV has high off-road mobility in mud, sand, rocks, and shallow water. It can accommodate a crew of six people, with ample cargo space to carry substantial mission equipment.

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L&T secures significant orders across business segments

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said its construction arm has received significant orders (in the range of Rs 1,000-2,500 crore) across business segments in the domestic and international markets. Its power transmission and distribution business has won orders to construct two 132/11kV substations in Dubai. L&T’s building and factories business has secured an order from a leading cement manufacturer to construct a 3.5 MTPA cement plant in Rajasthan.

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Maruti Suzuki hikes prices of select models by up to Rs 22,500

Maruti Suzuki India said it has hiked prices of select car models by up to Rs 22,500 to partially offset the impact of rising input costs. The weighted average price increase of ex-showroom prices (Delhi) across models is 1.6%. The price hike will be applicable to all car models, except Celerio and Swift. In January 2021, the automaker had announced a price hike of select models by Rs 34,000 due to a rise in input costs.

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Quess Corp to acquire remaining 30% stake in Conneqt from Tata Sons for Rs 208 crore

Quess Corp Limited said it will acquire the remaining 30% equity stake in Conneqt Business Solutions Ltd from Tata Sons for Rs 208 crore. With this transaction, Conneqt will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quess Corp. This will allow the company to realise synergies between its various divisions (including Conneqt and Allsec Technologies). It will also strengthen Quess’ position to accelerate growth in the IT/ITeS space.

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GTPL Hathway Q4 Results: Net profit at Rs 56.89 crore

GTPL Hathway Ltd reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 56.89 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). It had posted a net loss of Rs 13.62 crore in the corresponding period last year. The company’s revenue from operations rose 17.82% YoY to Rs 748.72 crore in Q4 FY21. Its board has recommended a dividend of Rs 4 per share. GTPL Hathway is a leading digital cable TV and broadband service provider.

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RITES-led consortium emerges lowest bidder for railway project in Bangladesh

A consortium led by RITES Limited has emerged as the lowest (L1) bidder for a tender floated by Bangladesh Railways. The order consists of the construction of a dual gauge railway line from Bogura to Shahid M. Mansur Ali station in Bangladesh. The project is funded by Exim Bank of India under the Line of Credit (LOC) scheme. RITES stated that the total fee income would be ~Rs 63 crore.

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NTPC to raise Rs 3,996 crore via bonds

NTPC Limited said it will raise Rs 3,996 crore through the issuance of non-convertible bonds on April 20, 2021 (Tuesday). The bonds will be issued on a private placement basis at a coupon rate of 6.87% per annum. The proceeds from this issue will be utilised for funding capital expenditure, refinancing of existing loans, and other general corporate purposes. The bonds are proposed to be listed on NSE.

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Vivimed Labs receives approval for 3 products

Vivimed Labs Limited has received approvals for 3 products from its state-of-the-art manufacturing site in Hyderabad. The approved products include Bilastine tablets 20mg under the brand name- FLUSTIN. It is used in the treatment of allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis and Urticaria (hives). The second product is Ornidazole and Otloxacin tablets, used in the treatment of bacterial and parasitic infections. The third product is Paracetamol 12 Smg/Sml and Chlorpheniramine Maleate Syrup (used to treat symptoms of allergic conditions).

IndiGo to waive-off change fees on domestic bookings made from April 17-30

InterGlobe Aviation Ltd (IndiGo) announced that it will not charge any fees to change the time or date on domestic tickets that are booked between April 17-30. The airline said passengers can make unlimited changes on domestic tickets booked between this period. However, there will be no change in cancellation fees.

In other news, IndiGo said it had transported a total of 81,437 kg of Covid-19 vaccines between January 12 and April 12. The airline had a leading market share of 36.56% in Covid-19 vaccine transportation during this period.

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