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SC satisfied on steps taken for bringing back black money

Allows petitioner Ram Jethmalani to interact with SIT

India to revise air traffic pact with Egypt

First such revision in BJP government

Huge paddy crop damaged in floods in north India

Paddy crop has been inundated in parts of Orissa, Assam and Uttar Pradesh

Central hydro power utilities set for merger

NHPC chief to pilot merger/unification process

Govt mulls prior environmental approval for future coal block auction

Recently, Union power and coal minister Piyush Goyal indicated 'revisiting' the auction policy announcing cancellation of of three coal blocks

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40 Years Ago...and now: GDP pie sees transformation

Through the past few decades, India has been transformed from a largely agriculturally-oriented economy to one in which the services sector ...

LPG: The new diesel?

Nearly half the FY15 petroleum subsidy to be accounted for by cooking gas

Is the Modi government really keen on reviving SEZ ?

Senior officials say the government might come up with an incentive package for the SEZs following the release of Foreign Trade Policy

Has China lost its magic wand?

The country's aggregate financing was just $44.4 bn in July - the lowest monthly reading since late 2008

Planning decommissioned

With changed financial priorities and new political imperatives, the Planning Commission has become irrelevant over the years

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The 'Rajasthan Model' takes the reforms ramp

Policy reform at the top of the state's agenda

Quarterly results belie paucity of private investment

Time for government aggression and investor caution

Reassurances on inflation

Food inflation's reaction to bad monsoon is muted

IIP misses a beat

But growth recovery is under way

Public sector rights

Coal India right to defy ministry on e-auctions

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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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Exim Matters: Can govt fights be kept out of court?
TNC Rajagopalan

Last week, the Union law ministry asked various ministries not to take their quarrels to courts but resolve these amicably through empowered ...

Making exits viable
Jyoti Mukul

Only after a public-private project is commissioned and established should a company be allowed to exit

WATCHTOWER: Making India a centre for arbitration

The Law Commission of India has proposed radical overhaul of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996, in an effort to make India a hub for ...

India-made regulations will deter "Make in India"
Somasekhar Sundaresan

For deals to be investor-friendly in India, review of merger and acquisition law is a prerequisite

Stream of decisions on cheque bouncing
M J Antony

A weekly selection of key court orders


Cracking the code

Companies have a long way to go before meeting Sebi's corporate governance compliance requirements

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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