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Govt to auction 69 marginal fields owned by ONGC, Oil India

The two explorers will invest $6 billion in exploration and production in FY16

Maha govt targets 14,400 Mw power generation by 2019

Eyes private investment of Rs 70,000-80,000 cr in non-conventional resources

Maharashtra govt targets 14,400 Mw power generation by 2019

Pvt companies are expected to invest a total of about Rs 70,000-80,000 cr for the purpose

New Delhi questions Bhopal's labour reforms

Micro industries to be exempted from application of 7 central laws

Smart city project: Japanese tech firm NEC wants to partner at least 20 cities

Is already working with the Gujarat government for a security project in Surat

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StatsGuru: Taking stock of key numbers for India and China

Much has been made of the fact that, as shown in Table 1, India has overtaken China in terms of growth in gross domestic product, or GDP

Reconverted protestors still unsure about saving their homes

Having even taken recourse to changing their faith to save their houses from being razed, the residents of Rampur's Valmiki Basti now hope ...

Even as agricultural income rises, Andhra Pradesh plans industrial future

The industrial thrust includes a special industrial city, auto-manufacturing zones, 14 new ports, 3 intl airports, and a 2-lakh-acre land bank ...

A farmer's life crisis - and India's farming predicament

Farmers are an electoral constituency that cannot be ignored

Disinflationary trends quicken in March

Wholesale price index (WPI)-based inflation averaged 2.1 per cent in FY15. This is one-third of the reading seen in 2013-14 at six per cent, ...

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Modi govt needs a media strategy

Government should deal with the media, not blame it

Global imbalances

No rising tide to lift world economy

Walk the talk

FM's assurances on responsive tax administration welcome

In a state of flux

Shifting world trade patterns and what they imply for India

Concerns over inflation

Numbers raise questions about RBI's monetary policy stance

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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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Indian taxmen beat the world

No other country has mandated disclosure of foreign travel; govt's promise of review being watched keenly

Will the corporate governance structure change?

Stringent rules for independent directors in state-run banks and insurance companies

No excise on drugs made in job work

A weekly selection of key court orders


Surveillance rises, privacy retreats

Considered to be a low-surveillance nation, India needs to act fast to prevent it from encroaching on privacy


Customs in 1961 provided better delivery of service than now

Requirement to achieve the target gives officers unlimited power

Double-edged sword of diluting 'objectionable' online content rules

The Supreme Court recently made it mandatory for an aggrieved party to seek a court or government order and present it to the intermediary to ...

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Economic Indicators

YoY (In %) Current Qtr Ago Yr Ago
Inflation (28/02) -2.06 1.66 4.68
IIP (28/02) 5.00 -4.20 -1.80
GDP (31/12) 7.50 8.20 6.40
CPI (28/02) 5.37 5.52 8.03
CRR (29/01) 4.00 4.75 5.50
Bank rate (03/04) 8.50 9.00 9.00