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Mamata woos industry with boat ride to Gangasagar, Sundarbans

WBIDC to organise trips; Trinamool boss to accompany industrialists

AIIB to address Asia's infra financing needs

Voting rights in bank to be decided after consultation between members

Tamil Nadu govt hikes milk price by Rs 10

The price increase will be effective from November 1

Odisha to implement National Food Security Act

The scheme envisages uniform entitlement of 5 kg per person per month for Priority households

India likely to strike deal with Vietnam for oil exploration

Pradhan said a team of officials of state-run Indian Oil Corporation had visited Vietnam and explored some business ventures

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Picking up after Hudhud

Days after the cyclone devastated Visakhapatnam, author visits the city and finds it struggling to get back on its feet

Dholera: Modi's pet project back on the fast track

Armed with green nod and fund infusion, Gujarat govt getting ready to issue tenders to build infrastructure at the mega investment region

Chinese slowdown cheers some, worries many in India Inc

May mean cheaper inputs but also greater competition from imports

Penal consequences force taxpayers to report deals that are not taxable: Vijay Iyer

The Bombay High Court recently in the case of Vodafone India Services Private Limited (Vodafone) held that the foreign direct investment (FDI) ...

Time for tax authorities, corporates to adopt a pragmatic approach: GC Srivastava

The recent judgment of the Bombay High Court in the case of Vodafone with regard to share premium has brought back focus on the much discussed ...

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Bidding adieu to 2070

A year that saw animal spirits revive

Beware of fiscal complacency

Other challenges for India's deficit besides oil subsidies

Half-baked energy reforms

Reform for LPG, but coal order ignores need for regulation

Banks or farmers?

Worrying implications of a judgment on sugar

Global slowdown presents mixed bag for India

How a global slowdown could help, and hurt, India

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Shyam Ponappa: Extractive charges on spectrum and petroleum
Shyam Ponappa

The author examines whether government levies on these critical inputs are beneficial or detrimental

Barun Roy: A sequel to Hong Kong?
Barun Roy

Recent efforts to promote trade and tourism between China and Taiwan show the latter's risk factor as a flashpoint is no longer acute

Arvind Panagariya: India must call the US' bluff on patents
Arvind Panagariya

The recent US-India friction over trade is being driven by Big Pharma

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Child labour

Grey laws woe for child labour

Seventy per cent of child labour violations take place in the agriculture sector

Family firms focus on business sustainability
Asish K Bhattacharyya

Succession planning, sibling rivalry and dispute among family members can lead to difficult situations

Any misrepresentation in prospectus is treated as fraud

Even as the action moves to the Securities Appellate Tribunal in the case involving the capital market regulator putting a ban on DLF Ltd and ...

More SC rules on bouncing cheques
M J Antony

While disposing of a batch of cheque bounce appeals with a 14-year history, the Supreme Court last week set forth six more guidelines to speed ...

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When a huge discount is not anti-competitive

Allegations of predatory pricing may not hold ground in the high-pitch turf battle for consumers' pocket between e-tail and retail

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We want 250 obsolete laws to be repealed: A P Shah

Interview with Chairman, Law Commission of India

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Economic Indicators

YoY (In %) Current Qtr Ago Yr Ago
Inflation (30/04) 5.20 6.16 4.77
IIP (31/03) -0.50 -0.20 3.51
GDP (31/12) 4.70 4.80 4.70
CPI (30/04) 8.59 9.87 9.39
CRR (29/01) 4.00 4.75 5.50
Bank rate (02/05) 9.00 9.00 8.50