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Goa govt starts clearing mining leases to restart operations

File clearing 10 leases has been moved to states mines secretary

Stage set for commercial coal mining by pvt firms

Ordinance paves way for private companies to bid for coal mining rights in India

Oil Ministry to seek consultations on premium pricing for deep water blocks

Says will consult stakeholders, experts on premium prices for deep-water, ultra deep-water, high-pressure and high-temperature blocks

Move to facilitate transfer of assets, liabilities

The ordinance has a clause that new and prior owners of coal mines can settle among themselves the transfer of labour and mining assets

At RBI's Sept 30 review, most external members sought a rate cut

While three members sought a cut of 25 basis points (bps), one argued for a 50-bps cut

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Dreams crash on banks of Balason

Here we look at how children working in stone crushing units of North Bengal do not figure in national child labour statistics

Rolling bidis is child's play in this Chhattisgarh village

Take a look at how child workers, though forming the major part of workforce in the bidi industry, are not technically 'labourers'

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

In a five-part series, we take a look at the progress or lack of it on child labour in India

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Beware of fiscal complacency

Other challenges for India's deficit besides oil subsidies

Half-baked energy reforms

Reform for LPG, but coal order ignores need for regulation

Banks or farmers?

Worrying implications of a judgment on sugar

Global slowdown presents mixed bag for India

How a global slowdown could help, and hurt, India

Sound and fury

Health ministry's lopsided focus on noisy firecrackers

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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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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