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India will not offer 'red tape' but a 'red carpet' to foreign investors:Modi

Modi praised both the nations' intelligence by saying, "India has excelled in the field of software and Japan in hardware"

Vigilance Commission questions top-level appointments in PSBs

The names of the officials were shortlisted during the tenure of the last UPA government

Govt asks SC to spare 46 coal blocks

The court did not pass any order on Monday and adjourned the hearing until September 9

Singapore in no hurry to review economic pact with India

The second review of CECA has been pending for more than 4 years

Forest areas where miners cannot excavate demarcated

Assessment does not consider forests important to preserve water resources

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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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