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Sunanda’s death 'sudden, unnatural', say doctors from AIIMS

Injury marks were also found on the body Sunanda Pushkar, who was last night found dead under mysterious circumstances

Doctors, who conducted an autopsy on the body of Sunanda Pushkar at AIIMS, on Saturday said it was a case of 'sudden, unnatural death'. They however, ruled out poisoning even as police investigated various angles into the death of Union Minister Shashi Tharoor’s wife.


Injury marks were also found on the body of 52-year-old Pushkar, who was last night found dead under mysterious circumstances in the luxury Leela Palace hotel in South Delhi.


The head of the three-member panel of doctors that conducted the autopsy on Pushkar, said, “We have conducted the post-mortem examination... It is a case of sudden, unnatural death” but ruled out poisoning.


However, he said the team has preserved certain “biological samples for toxicological analysis as well as visco-pathological examination.”


“We have completed the whole procedure. Samples for toxicological analysis means ruling out any poison. Some pathology of the heart has been preserved by us,” he said.


Pushkar was found dead in her suite at the hotel and the body was shifted to AIIMS at around 3:30am for post-mortem.


The police is also expected to record the statement of Tharoor, who was admitted to AIIMS following complaints of chest pain and was discharged later.


Pushkar and Tharoor were at the centre of a raging controversy when reports emerged that she was upset over reported text and tweet messages between her husband and Mehr Tarar, a Pakistani journalist.


Gupta, who is Head of the Forensic Sciences Department at AIIMS, said the autopsy report would focus on investigating from a medical angle the sudden unnatural death.


He said the final autopsy report will be prepared within the next couple of days after receiving reports of toxicological analysis and visco-pathological examination.


“After receiving all these reports in the next couple of days, we will finalise the post-mortem report and we will give our opinion in the case,” he said.


When asked about the injuries on the body, he refused to give details saying as police was working on the case, certain issues cannot be revealed.


“There were certain injuries on the body. I cannot reveal the details of the injury. Basically in medico-legal cases, the number of injuries does not matter. Whether these injuries were related to fatality or not matters,” he said.


Asked whether the injury caused death, he refused to give a direct answer.


Pushkar and Tharoor had checked into the hotel on Thursday as their home was being painted.


A joint statement from the couple on Thursday said they were “happily married” but distressed by “some unauthorised tweets”.


Pushkar had accused Tarar of “stalking” her husband and trying to “break” her marriage when she was away for medical treatment.


She had told a couple of newspapers that she was considering divorce from Tharoor in the wake of the alleged extra-marital affair.


The Pakistani journalist rubbished the charges of having any relationship with Tharoor.




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Infotech Enterprises net profit up 12% to Rs69.4 crore in December quarter

Infotech Enterprises reported a net profit of Rs69.39 crore in December quarter on strong global revenues out of which 57% of its revenues came from the US

Infotech Enterprises, an information technology (IT) solutions company, recorded growth of 12% in its third quarter net profit at Rs69.39 crore compared with Rs61.82 crore in same a period year ago.

Durin the quarter to end-December, Infotech Enterprises total revenues stood at Rs578.33 crore, up 22%, from Rs475.10 crore a year ago period. Roughly 57% of the revenues contribution came from the US, 29% from Europe and 14% from Asia-Pacific region. The company earned 51% revenues from overseas and hence was benefited by the depreciating Indian rupee.

Segment-wise, Infotech Enterprises’ maximum revenues in the December quarter came from its core business of delivering engineering solutions which makes up 63% of its revenue, while 36% comes from its utilities, telecom and data transformation, analytics business units.

“After four quarters of flat business, we saw significant growth in our business for this quarter. All the four business units grew, three of which recorded the highest ever quarterly revenue. Our margins were flat owing to significant investments that we are making in future sustainability and growth of business, which includes both additional manpower and one time initiatives. We are seeing increasing traction and spend from our customers across the world,” said by BVR Mohan Reddy, chairman and managing director of Infotech Enterprises.

The company won key deals and acquired 11 new customers during December quarter.

Infotech Enterprises closed Friday 0.85% down at Rs343.90 on BSE. While, the benchmark Sensex ended the week 201 points down at 21,063.


Sensex, Nifty continue to look weak: Weekly Market Report

If Nifty goes sharply below 6,230, expect a deeper fall, possibly below the recent low of 6,130. For the rally to resume, a close above 6,300 is needed

For the first time this year, the stock market closed the week in the positive. The BSE Sensex closed at 21,063.62 (up 305 points or 1.47%) while the NSE Nifty closed at 6,261.65 (up 90 points or 1.46%). However, almost the entire gain of the week came in just one big rally on Monday.


Previous week, we had mentioned that the Sensex and Nifty may head lower as the selling pressure seems very strong. So after an upsurge on Monday and Wednesday, the market has given way to most of the gains.


A bullish trend started on Monday, making it the day with the highest daily gain since the beginning of the year 2014. Fitch rated India "BBB-minus" with a "stable" outlook on the basis that the government is maintaining fiscal discipline before the general elections. Nifty closed at 6,273 (up 101 points or 1.64%).


The negative closing of the US indices on Monday on the back of weak earnings and pre-announcements in the United States sparked concerns that the upcoming reporting season may disappoint. Inflation based on the combined consumer price index (CPI) of urban and rural India slowed to 9.87% in December 2013, from 11.16% in November 2013, according to the data released by the government after trading hours on Monday. On Tuesday Nifty closed at 6,242 (down 31 points or 0.49%)


World Bank has raised its global growth forecasts. The bank sees the world economy expanding 3.2% this year, compared with a June projection of 3% and up from 2.4% in 2013. On the other hand, the finance minister P Chidambaram said India's fiscal deficit will be contained at 4.8% of the gross domestic product hinting at possible cuts in government spending. Nifty closed sharply higher Wednesday at 6,321 (up 79 points or 1.27%).


After World Bank raised its growth forecasts, the International Monetary Fund sees global growth to pick up this year and it sees the momentum in the world economy in the second half of last year should continue in 2014. Moody's Investors Service said the economic recovery in India will be slow and will come in the second half of 2014 and it also said the outcome of the general elections due in April-May can affect India's growth. On Thursday, the market closed marginally in the negative at 6,319 (down 2 points or 0.03%).


On Friday the market declined once again after the TCS result missed the market estimates. Nifty closed at 6,262 (down 57 points or 0.91%).


For the week, among the other indices on the NSE, the top two performers were Energy (2%) and PSE (2%) while the worst two performers were Media (4%) and Smallcap (2%).


Among the Nifty stocks, the top five stocks for the week were H C L Technologies (6%); BHEL (5%); Infosys (5%); L & T (5%) and HDFC (5%) while the top five losers were Ranbaxy (12%); Bharti Airtel (6%); Coal India (6%); TCS (3%) and Lupin (3%).


The market breadth was hugely negative during the week. Of the 1,321 companies on the NSE, 395 companies closed in the green, 901 companies closed in the red while 25 companies closed flat.


Out of the 27 main sectors tracked by Moneylife, top five and the bottom five sectors for this week were:


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