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India to sign TFA: positives and negatives

What does it mean for India's food stockholding schemes and will the stringent norms affect India

Govt to divest CIL, ONGC, SAIL by end of Jan 2015

Coal India or ONGC may hit market in 2 weeks; call on Concor, PFC, REC yet to be taken

Indian mobile rates higher than they look

According to a report published by the International Telecommunications Union, India ranks 83, among 166 countries, in spending on mobile rates

Run-up to Saarc Summit: India, Nepal ink 10 pacts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held talks with Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala on key strategic issues after which 10 agreements, ...

Coming soon: Ban on sale of loose cigarettes

Following the announcement, stocks of cigarette makers fell on the BSE on Tuesday

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Sonar contract provides major boost to navy

Without advanced towed array sonar systems, all warships the navy has built and bought since the 1990s would be sitting ducks in war

StatsGuru: Taking stock of telecom before the next round of auctions

The telecom industry is gearing up for another round of spectrum auctions. How is it doing? As Table 1 shows, there is still potential for ...

Six months of Modi government: Key decisions

A look at the key decisions of the Modi govt

Six months of Modi government: Weaknesses

A look at the areas where the Modi government is not faring so well

Six months of Modi government: Strengths

A look at the areas where the Modi govt is doing well

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Health for all

New health insurance push needs thought

Towards a common carrier

Power reforms must offer more options to consumers

Breather for telecom

Govt does well to resolve inter-ministerial spectrum dispute

A government short on ideas

Kisan Vikas Patra and gold import curbs are reworkings of old, bad ideas

Peace at the WTO

India must now move ahead to reduce food stocks

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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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Can India keep its flag high?

Authors of World Bank's Doing Business report attribute India's jump to 7th place to changes in the company law, but rollbacks since June could ...

Delhi's winter of reforms

The FM has signalled financial sector and capital market reforms by committing to implementing recommendations of the Financial Sector and ...

Trade union rivalries still alive and well

A weekly selection of key court orders

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Time for legal reforms, Mr Gowda

To be successful, the new law minister needs to do some tightrope walking, taking into confidence both the legislature and the judiciary, while ...

Rubber stamp board - a thing of the past?
Asish K Bhattacharyya

Companies Act 2013 can't deter removal of an independent director from a company with concentration of ownership

BIFR alone to decide if unit has revived
M J Antony

A weekly selection of key court orders

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Inflation (31/10) 1.77 5.41 7.24
IIP (30/09) 2.50 3.40 2.70
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CPI (31/10) 5.52 7.96 10.09
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