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The Greek leadership is trying to convince the people that voting "no" would not necessarily lead Greece out of the euro

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3 factors are driving pick-up - alleviation of implementation bottlenecks, a front-loading of govt capex spending & monetary condition easing

Smart agencies for smart cities
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We know that our current municipal service providers are hampered by lack of technical capacity and crippled with poor governance

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Thinking big

But the govt should be more careful while setting targets

A shortcut to broadband

Implications of Bharti's tie-up with OneWeb

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End game theory
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Greek "No" vote means ECB can no longer sit on fence

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Unfinished jobs
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Cul de sac
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Mandarin is Greek

A member of Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) was among the delegates from five countries invited by the Chinese authorities to ...

Cross connection

When BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava was asked during a press meet last week to explain how sick PSUs could hope to ...

Digital daughters

The girl child is suddenly the cynosure of all eyes. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the 'beti bachao-selfie banao' initiative, ...

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Letters: Subsidy savings

Apropos the article "764,266 consumers step on gas to Giveitup" (July 6), while Prime Minister Narendra Modi exhorted people to voluntarily give ...

Letters: Investment flow

This refers to the column 'Is the capex cycle finally turning?' (July 6). It intricately links three major growth indicators - implementation ...

Letters: Smart harvest

Apropos the article "PMKSY to subsume three irrigation programmes" (July 6), which is expected to usher in development in the agriculture ...

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Who determines the price - market or regulator?

The govt needs to decide whether it wants a regulator to exercise pricing controls

Liberalising legal services: Before the door opens

As the government is looking to open up transactional legal services to foreign law firms and develop India as an international arbitration hub, ...

How to make tribunals more relevant

If revenue department does not go to the tribunal at the drop of a hat, the latter will function better

ONGC, foreign partners lose tax appeal

A weekly selection of key court orders

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Due diligence vital for start-ups

Sebi norms for listing of these entities require minimal disclosures and compliance

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Why NGOs are ending up on the wrong side of the law

Experts say most such NGOs are on a sticky wicket when it comes to compliance with various provisions governing them

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TCS Q1: Expectations of leading $ revenue growth

But margins are seen under pressure leading to a sequential decline in recurring net profit

Infra plays: Grabbing market attention

L&T, BHEL, Ashoka Buildcon, Sadbhav Engineering,Kalpataru Power and Alstom T&D among analysts' top picks

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