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To push NOFN, Centre calls states meet on May 29

OM had urged higher participation of states in the Rs 72,778 cr project, which is likely to be renamed BharatNet

Sebi pitches for scaling up NCFE to complement Jan Dhan Yojana

15 crore accounts have already been opened and Rs 15,800 crore has been deposited in them

MoEF mulls stringent penalties for green violators

The ministry is still in the process of discussion with other ministries on this matter

Jaitley on FDI in retail: Governance involves responsibility and continuity

The Finance Minister's comment on FDI in multi-brand retail is more nuanced than his statement on the issue on Friday

Prior green nod not needed for mine auction

Draft rules proposed states obtain conditional clearance beforehand

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All eyes on Brazil as Indian coffee prices dip

Unseasonal rain, rising costs and a global slowdown in production has driven coffee prices in India down. The only hope lies in greater global ...

Major firms creating slowdown to hit back at PM: Ambit report

'Sources close to PM says he would not be panicked into generating short-term results at cost of longer-term goals'

CAG report overlooks Tejas's many triumphs

It fails to capture the risks and uncertainties that are associated with the development of all complex, high-technology platforms

Roads before welfare: PM Modi faces dissent over spending shakeup

Policy to cut subsidies, social expenditure for infrastructure draws flak from states, govt's own cabinet members

Can Modi govt defy global headwinds?

World trade has been growing slower than world GDP since 2012, hurting India's exports

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Moving on disinvestment

Govt wise to get early approval for stake sales

Nitin Gadkari's ambition needs a dose of pragmatism

Transport minister should realise risks of raising expectations are always high

Needs more polish

Some tweaks should help gold monetisation scheme work

No walk in the park

Food parks have problems, beyond Amethi

The business of ranking

Rating states by business-friendliness must be rigorous

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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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Time for companies to come clean

Businesses need to spruce up their compliance regimen in line with the government's move to curb generation of illegal money - in India and ...

'Welcome relief to closely held companies'

Parliament last week cleared the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which seeks to simplify some provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, to ...

Outsiders cannot be insiders

Insider trading regulations are all about prohibiting someone with asymmetrical access to inside information

Case of absent-minded legal draftsmen

The best legal brains can forget to include crucial clauses in agreements and the authorities may also be negligent in detecting them while ...


Decoding the new labour code

Proposals in the wage and industrial relation codes could reshape labour-management ties


Objective function of firms and sustainability

Value of a firm depends on its ability to generate free cash flows over a long period of time

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