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Don't subsidise, build
T N Ninan

Rs 6,000 cr given by way of tax breaks can be used to build more public hospitals rather than subsidising corporate hospitals

Thinking about an Iranian bomb
Deepak Lal

The sanctions that have brought Iran to the negotiating table should not be removed until a better deal is negotiated

Worth every pound and penny?
Sunanda K Datta-Ray

Just like issue standing in way of proposed acquisition of 99p Stores by Poundland, Ed Miliband-David Cameron divide is slight but significant

Consumer politics comes to the internet
T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

In purely economic and legal terms, net neutrality is a flawed idea. Its politics is based on user greed

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In a state of flux

Shifting world trade patterns and what they imply for India

New challenges for Congress

The problems awaiting Rahul Gandhi, and how to fix them

Olaf Storbeck

Dangerous prudence
Olaf Storbeck

Fat fiscal surplus will eventually weaken Germany

Antony Currie & Daniel Indiviglio

Partial reward
Antony Currie & Daniel Indiviglio

Citi finally flirts with financial respectability

Robert Cyran

Lots of zeros
Robert Cyran

EU's competition sprawl as worrying as Google's

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He's back

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's (pictured) sabbatical and subsequent return on Thursday generated immense social media hype. The ...

Point, counterpoint

The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Opposition Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) have upped the ante in the run-up to the elections to the ...

A messy affair

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks in Canada about the "mess" left behind by others has, quite expectedly, drawn the Congress party's ire. ...

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Letters: Waiting for reforms

This refers to the report "The remaking of the banking sector"(Banking in 2020, April 15). On several occasions in the past also, there has been ...

Letters: Boon or bane?

This refers to the editorial "Licence Raj's last sigh" (April 16). One might agree with all the advantages of closure discussed in the ...

Letters: Batting for open internet

Apropos the recent controversy on net neutrality, as a web user, I am disappointed with the recent proposal to create differential access to the ...

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Surveillance rises, privacy retreats

Considered to be a low-surveillance nation, India needs to act fast to prevent it from encroaching on privacy

Customs in 1961 provided better delivery of service than now

Requirement to achieve the target gives officers unlimited power

Double-edged sword of diluting 'objectionable' online content rules

The Supreme Court recently made it mandatory for an aggrieved party to seek a court or government order and present it to the intermediary to ...

Four decades to solve land acquisition row

It took nearly four decades for courts to decide a land acquisition dispute and the curtain fell on a clutch of cases in the Supreme Court only ...


Pad up for Goods & Services Tax

The clock has started ticking for corporate India to get its act in place by April 2016


Corporate governance 2014-15 in retrospect

Most companies are not yet ready to adopt best practices and comply with provisions only in letter, not spirit

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Refining drives RIL's Q4 performance

GRMs at $10.1/bbl beat Street estimates; FY16 to yield more gains from capacity expansion

Lupin's loss is Aurobindo's gain

The surprise approval of Lupin's Suprax suspension generics to Aurobindo is positive for the latter

Have Your Say

Does the Shiv Sena's call for dropping the words 'secular' and 'socialist' from the preamble to the Constitution of India betray a Hindutva agenda?

Does the Shiv Sena's call for dropping the words 'secular' and 'socialist' from the preamble to the Constitution of India betray a Hindutva agenda?

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When there is an enormous shortage of public hospitals, when state expenditure on health care is abysmally low by any international yardstick, tax money should be used to set up public hospitals