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Railways doubles advance booking period for tickets to 120 days

The move, to be effective from April 1, will allow passengers avoid last minute rush for reservations

Centre expedites Rs 10,000 cr worth road projects in Karnataka

Land acquisition, forest clearances seen as hurdles in many other places

Akhilesh dedicates 500 mw Anpara D thermal power unit

Another 500 mw unit to be ready in 3 months

India's end-Dec external debt at $461.9 bn

Short-term debt falls 6.7% to $85.6 billion

India skips Iran oil imports in March under US pressure

This is the first time in at least a decade that no imports were made over the space of a month, say sources

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Has Posco's Odisha plan finally hit the wall?

The new mining law, which provides for allotment of mines solely through auctions, may have sounded the death knell for its proposed steel plant

Manufacturing sector MSMEs to benefit from capacity additions

CRISIL has analysed the growth in fixed assets of 2,185 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the manufacturing sector, rated on the ...

StatsGuru: Behind the worrying uptick in food inflation

For much of the recent past, high food inflation has driven all-round price increases

Delhi, seeking 381% subsidy rise, complains about New Delhi

The Delhi government stands to lose about Rs 25,000 crore under a central plan to devolve more finances to states

Modi's popularity in rural India punctured by discontent, suicides

Villagers have blamed Modi for not stepping in to help the distressed farmers or ensuring that crop prices remained stable

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New Sun Pharma priority

It has to lead in gaining regulatory trust

Climate change costs

Unpredictable weather may impact 30 per cent of the harvest

Core problems

On roads and railways, government approach confusing

Free speech victory

The commercial & constitutional implications of Sec 66A judgment

Looking for a step forward

Government's efforts on land deserve credit

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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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An elephant in a hurry

Regulatory turfs are set to get reworked as financial sector reforms gather pace

How constitutional are Sebi directions?

SC's rationale on validity of IT Act holds immense significance for the financial sector

Caution on injunctions against banks

A weekly selection of key court orders


Tackling transfer pricing

Time and negotiation needed for the govt and corporates to come out of the maze around transfer pricing-related issues; the current half-hearted ...


Winds of change in insurance boardrooms

There are stirrings in the insurance sector - foreign joint venture firms are raising their stake to 49 per cent while their Indian partners ...

Conflict between govt policies and competition law

Many in the government often fail to consider the benefits of competition on the economy and consumers

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Economic Indicators

YoY (In %) Current Qtr Ago Yr Ago
Inflation (31/01) -0.39 1.66 5.05
IIP (31/01) 2.60 -4.20 0.80
GDP (31/12) 7.50 5.30 4.70
CPI (28/02) 5.37 5.52 8.03
CRR (29/01) 4.00 4.75 5.50
Bank rate (20/02) 8.75 9.00 9.00