News: ITC Ltd (ITC.BO)
Tue, Jul 29 2014
* Forecasts had called for 85.1 bln rupees - Starmine (Adds details)
MUMBAI, July 29 - India's largest cigarette maker ITC Ltd on Tuesday said first-quarter net profit grew 16 percent, lagging forecasts although sales beat market expectations.
* Benchmark BSE index gains 1.35 pct; NSE index up 1.16 pct
LUCKNOW India - A woman was hanged from a tree in India's state of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday and another was allegedly raped in a police station, police said, the latest incidents in a wave of crimes against women reported in the country's most populous region over the past two weeks.
* Sales volumes drop 3 pct-analysts (Adds analyst comments, tax context)
MUMBAI, May 23 - India's largest cigarette maker, ITC Ltd, said fourth-quarter net profit grew 18 percent, beating market expectations, on price hikes and an uptick in sales of cheaper cigarettes.