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India Inc must temper sky high expectations: Uday Kotak

He lauded the government's 'minimum government and maximum governance' policy and its commitment to improve ease of doing business

Uncertainty dogs a leaderless DRDO

Without a chief, there are problems in coordinating between the DRDO's seven technology clusters, each relating to a specific subject

GRFMA and FFI joins hand for flour fortification in state

Gujarat was the first state in India who started flour fortification program in 2005

Be cautious while giving nod to co-op credit societies: Bombay HC to govt

The bench was earlier informed that of over 1,700 cooperative credit societies in the state, 469 were declared sick

AP to underwrite seats in planes connecting smaller locations

Draft policy proposes AP Regional Airport Development Fund with initial corpus of Rs 100 cr

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Many knots in Delhi's anti-corruption helpline

While the Delhi government's much-publicised helpline is making the right noises, there are issues with jurisdiction and legalities that need to ...

Going back on promises

The proposal for a Public Debt Management body announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the annual budget speech in February, has now been ...

Biz leaders meet FM; want simpler tax return forms

Among other issues, they also raised concern about the requirement of providing details of all foreign trips, including company-paid ones

Climate change: Moving beyond the rhetoric

Indian diplomats should know by experience that it is the fine print and not rhetoric that will determine the impact of the Paris Agreement ...

Deficient rainfall not a risk to inflation or GDP

GDP rise, low inflation could continue despite drier monsoon

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The legislative tangle

How to move labour law reform forward

Trawling for success

Towards a new deep-sea fishing policy

Cold comfort

US Fed's assessment a net positive for India

Up the wrong tree

Recent govt steps on foreign-funded NGOs deserve a review

The social costs

Who will pay for failure of Tilaiya power project?

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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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Living with shareholder agreements

The boardroom battle at United Spirits raises questions over related party transactions, legal sanctity of a shareholder agreement, rights of ...

Related-party transactions: A case of regulatory dissonance?

One of the most debated aspects of the Companies Act, 2013, has been the introduction of a revised regime pertaining to related party ...

Criticisms of proposed GST are mostly wrong

All GSTs in federal countries all over the world are imperfect

Excise duty at point of sale: SC

A weekly selection of key court orders


Liberalising legal services

A divided industry does not augur well for India's efforts to emerge as regional hub for legal services

Wake up call for justice delivery

Based on data computed as of June last year, India ranks ahead of only of Timor-Leste, Bangladesh and Angola

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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