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Govt ordinance to open up coal sector to private miners, enable e-auctions

Proceeds from auction of mines to go to states; commercial mining to be considered later

Now, Centre to cap subsidy on cooking gas

So far, there was a cap on the number of subsidised cylinders alone, not on the subsidy

Govt effects 11 additional, joint secy transfers

Days after reshuffling top-level bureaucrats, the Centre on Monday transferred K P Krishnan, additional secretary (capital markets division) and ...

Automakers cheer diesel deregulation

Diesel prices, reduced by Rs 3.37 per litre on Sunday, would henceforth be exposed to the volatility in global crude oil prices

Restarting DBT might first need SC nod

Solicitor-General seems to have also thought so, given an earlier direction that Aadhaar could not be made mandatory to get the subsidy

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Restructuring should precede PSU disinvestment

The disinvestment target of the government for 2013-14 is Rs 58,000 cr

'Duty credit scrips can be used to pay customs duties in cases of default'

We have ordered some goods from France that will first go to China for some processing and then arrive in India. How will the Customs value the ...

Huge burden on tiny hands: Drops of hope in ocean of despair

Just days after Kailash Satyarthi won the Nobel Peace Prize for his campaigns against child labour, photographs captured barefoot children ...

Grey laws woe for child labour

Seventy per cent of child labour violations take place in the agriculture sector

Any misrepresentation in prospectus is treated as fraud

Even as the action moves to the Securities Appellate Tribunal in the case involving the capital market regulator putting a ban on DLF Ltd and ...

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Risks and potential

How a global slowdown could help, and hurt, India

Sound and fury

Health ministry's lopsided focus on noisy firecrackers

Modi's labour reforms not quite enough

Labour sector needs bigger reform than the PM revealed

Enabling inflation targeting

Real government action on inflation containment still awaited

Manage a depreciation

Weak global economy, strong rupee are both hurting India

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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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Child labour

Grey laws woe for child labour

Seventy per cent of child labour violations take place in the agriculture sector

Family firms focus on business sustainability
Asish K Bhattacharyya

Succession planning, sibling rivalry and dispute among family members can lead to difficult situations

Any misrepresentation in prospectus is treated as fraud

Even as the action moves to the Securities Appellate Tribunal in the case involving the capital market regulator putting a ban on DLF Ltd and ...

More SC rules on bouncing cheques
M J Antony

While disposing of a batch of cheque bounce appeals with a 14-year history, the Supreme Court last week set forth six more guidelines to speed ...

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When a huge discount is not anti-competitive

Allegations of predatory pricing may not hold ground in the high-pitch turf battle for consumers' pocket between e-tail and retail

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We want 250 obsolete laws to be repealed: A P Shah

Interview with Chairman, Law Commission of India

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Economic Indicators

YoY (In %) Current Qtr Ago Yr Ago
Inflation (30/04) 5.20 6.16 4.77
IIP (31/03) -0.50 -0.20 3.51
GDP (31/12) 4.70 4.80 4.70
CPI (30/04) 8.59 9.87 9.39
CRR (29/01) 4.00 4.75 5.50
Bank rate (02/05) 9.00 9.00 8.50