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July manufacturing PMI hits fastest pace in 6 months

PMI rises to 52.7 from June's 51.3; new export orders sub-index jumps to 5-month high of 54.5

Related: Transformational initiatives will make India a global manufacturing hub: Amit Gossain

Nikkei takes over Asia Markit PMI series sponsorship from HSBC

OPINION

COLUMNISTS

Satya Poddar: Making up for lost ground on GST

Satya Poddar

Notwithstanding the disappointing Select Panel report, the GST Bill can be salvaged with simple adjustments and the backing of stakeholders

Sunita Narain: Leave Delhi, or face up to pollution?

Sunita Narain

There may not be any comprehensive epidemiological study conclusively showing how growing air pollution in cities is adding to health burden

ON THE BEAT

Jency Jacob: Media and the underworld

Editor's Guild and Broadcast Editor's Association have much to introspect on the distrust by its readers & viewers

Archis Mohan: The intriguing politics of postage stamps

New stamps to depict Sangh icons and 'forgotten' Congress leaders

MARKETS

PEOPLE

POLL

Is the govt ban on over 800 porn sites an instrusion into the private lives of Indian citizens?

  • Yes, what I do in my bedroom is my business
  • No, our moral standards are declining
  • The ban could have been selective
  • Can't really say

BUSINESS LAW

Changing the rules of auctioning

Method of bidding out resources has to take into account long-term viability of the sector

Related: Third round of coal auction sees 31 bids

Technology

Windows 10: Taking baby steps with a fresh OS

Windows 10 works well on older devices; and, here's our experience

Related: Windows 10 launched: A fresh start, and a few bugs