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Dismantling food inflation
Indira Rajaraman

The most important features of the Union and Rail Budgets for 2014-15 are the micro-interventions that address food inflation

Two months and two signals
A K Bhattacharya

The first couple of months for a new government are always crucial as this is the time when it lays down its broad framework of policies

Welcoming FDI in news
Vanita Kohli-Khandekar

Allowing foreign investment will push media firms to clean up their act and put in place systems that will allow good journalism to flourish

The lure of legalising bilateral disputes
Pranay Kotasthane

PCA verdict on the India-Bangladesh maritime dispute, which largely upholds Bangladeshi claim, has important lessons for India’s Saarc policy

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No patchwork reform

Labour law overhaul must happen at the Centre

True democracy

Let Congress chief ministers be internally elected

Una Galani

As good as it gets
Una Galani


Asian airlines strive for return to mediocrity

Andy Mukherjee

Choking on love
Andy Mukherjee


Japan's bond-hugging banks are pinning Abe down

Ethan Bilby

Big fish, big pond
Ethan Bilby


Huawei suggests life is good behind Great Wall

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Dinner sans diplomacy

Last week, Principal Director General of Press Information Bureau Neelam Kapur invited a select group of journalists for dinner at India Habitat ...

Secret service

A large corporate group was contesting an appeal under the Right to Information (RTI) Act before the Central Information Commission (CIC) in ...

Jethmalani's 'inclusive' query

The debate that finally took place in the upper house of Parliament on the Israel-Palestine confrontation on the Gaza Strip took an unexpected ...

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Letters: On strong foundations

Devesh Kapur, T V Somanathan and Arvind Subramanian in their article "Land-shackled - II" (July 22) have made pragmatic suggestions to reduce ...

Letters: Susceptible asset?

This refers to Devesh Kapur, T V Somanathan and Arvind Subramanian's article "Land-shackled - II" (July 22). It stops short of suggesting that ...

Letters: Promising technology

This refers to Surinder Sud's column "The nitty-gritty of nanotech" (Farm View, July 22). The MARG Group, in collaboration with Virginia Tech, ...

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Why GAAR spooks corporate India

Trust deficit between taxpayers and tax administrators is the key factor that makes GAAR a non-starter

Rajiv Memani

Need debate on the time required to be GAAR-ready: Rajiv Memani

Interview with CEO & country managing partner, EY India

Is cost audit losing its relevance?
Asish K Bhattacharyya

By introducing the concept of 'public interest', the government has made the 2014 Rules unnecessarily complicated

New employer to pay PF penalty
M J Antony

The Supreme Court has held that a company which takes over another is liable to pay damages for default in payment of contributions to the ...

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A case of tight-fisted executive and over-worked judiciary
M J Antony

Business Standard experts take a look at the challenges thrown by the Budget in growing financial stress in the judiciary, matters relating to ...

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Making it easy for business

States have to take the lead if India has to improve its rank as an industry-friendly destination

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Axis Bank's slippages, loan recast below estimates

Earnings upgrade in FY15 likely if accumulation of stressed loans are kept below Rs 6,500 cr

Asian Paints shows all-round growth

Pick-up in growth of industrial paints likely to complement strong show in decorative paints

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