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Jan Dhan scheme to help tackle ponzi menace: UK Sinha

The capital market watchdog has now got more powers, such as carrying out search and seizure operations

NBWL to be fully constituted before SC hearing: Javadekar

Apex court had last week noted that nomination of board members was not in consonance with provisions of Wildlife Protection Act

Ministry to seek Cabinet nod to amendments to Anti-Hijacking Bill

Changed act will empower judiciary to award death sentence to hijackers and to penalise individuals collaborating with anti-national forces

Mulling increasing funding limits under CGTMSE scheme: MSME Min

Says ministry will encourage more and more people to become entrepreneurs and set up their own industrial units

PM's Japan visit may push bilateral trade to $50 bn by FY20: PHD Chamber

Bilateral trade between India and Japan stood at $16.31 billion by the end of fiscal 2013-14

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Asish K Bhattacharyya

Related party transactions - scepticism all around

In the new regime, the controlling shareholder has to build a strong relationship of trust with minority shareholders

Customs relief for hospital equipment

The Supreme Court has clarified that a diagnostic centre, clinic or maternity home functioning in the premises of a hospital is also eligible ...

Calibrating India's terms for engagement with Japan

Japan was going to be the first country he planned to visit as premier but Prime Minister Narendra Modi postponed the trip by a month in the ...

Low-growth phase seems over

The government has taken several steps to revive investment, through better clearances and removal of administrative roadblocks

100 days of Modi Govt: No landmark decisions yet, but on right track

Most top industrialists rate PM's first 100 days in office as 'good', primarily due to his intentions, not concrete policy measures

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Economy expands, but little room to grow

Further government action needed to sustain growth

A gas giveaway?

The myth of a 'market-linked' price for gas

From literacy to numeracy

Teaching finance and economics in schools

The imperial republic

Over-centralisation in Modi government an unhealthy trend

Looking away, not east

Skipping Asean meet makes government look amateurish

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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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Getting ready for the boardroom

As deadlines to meet the Companies Act and Sebi norms on board composition near, women aspirants prepare to play greater roles

Arun Duggal

The goal is to make women directors effective: Arun Duggal

Interview with Chairman, Shriram Capital

Asish K Bhattacharyya

Related party transactions - scepticism all around
Asish K Bhattacharyya

In the new regime, the controlling shareholder has to build a strong relationship of trust with minority shareholders

Customs relief for hospital equipment
M J Antony

The Supreme Court has clarified that a diagnostic centre, clinic or maternity home functioning in the premises of a hospital is also eligible ...

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In search of a fine balance

As the Centre overhauls labour laws, it's vital to ensure businesses and workers do not take each other for granted

Time to move forward with a new GST model
Sukumar Mukhopadhyay

At the state level, it will be an amalgamation of sales tax and some existing state taxes

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