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A world without policy lifeboats
Akash Prakash

It is six years since the financial crisis. If another hits soon, the world has no tools left to deal with it

The right to die with dignity
Shyamal Majumdar

The best tribute to Aruna Shanbaug would be to take judicial action on ending mental trauma of those who can't live outside of hospital again

MDC - The 'total cat'
Omkar Goswami

MDC to his students, was beyond compare — the stuff of tales and legends at Delhi School of Economics. He was also a good intuitive economist

Dealing with Rahul Yadav
Bhupesh Bhandari

India is seeing an unprecedented burst of entrepreneurship. It is unavoidable that the churn will throw up mavericks like Mr Yadav

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Moving on disinvestment

Govt wise to get early approval for stake sales

Nitin Gadkari's ambition needs a dose of pragmatism

Transport minister should realise risks of raising expectations are always high

Una Galani

The soft bank
Una Galani


SoftBank lives up to its name with Indian start-up

Fiona Maharg-Bravo

Coiled spring
Fiona Maharg-Bravo


Vodafone's reinvention leaves German question

Daniel Indiviglio

Partly cloudy
Daniel Indiviglio


Economists could see less clearly than weathermen

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An eye for an eye

Chinese Whispers has been bringing you snippets from the Narendra Modi-led government's plans to celebrate its first year in office. As it turns ...

In it together

As the members of Opposition parties continue to flay Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his frequent tours abroad, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister ...

For and against

Infosys founder N R Narayana Murthy largely batted for Prime Minister Narendra Modi while delivering a lecture on economic governance on ...

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Letters: Politics for a good cause

This refers to the Chinese Whispers item "Outside support" (May 21). Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal must be happy with some political ...

Letters: Land in trouble

This refers to Nitin Desai's article "The wrong land war" (May 21). The author has correctly analysed the land law issue and needs to be ...

Letters: Ethical management

Rohit Kothari's review of my book ("Gujarat's self-styled Hercules", May 20), while being embarrassingly gauche, does score on one point. A ...

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Time for companies to come clean

Businesses need to spruce up their compliance regimen in line with the government's move to curb generation of illegal money - in India and ...

'Welcome relief to closely held companies'

Parliament last week cleared the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which seeks to simplify some provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, to ...

Outsiders cannot be insiders

Insider trading regulations are all about prohibiting someone with asymmetrical access to inside information

Case of absent-minded legal draftsmen

The best legal brains can forget to include crucial clauses in agreements and the authorities may also be negligent in detecting them while ...

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Decoding the new labour code

Proposals in the wage and industrial relation codes could reshape labour-management ties

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Objective function of firms and sustainability

Value of a firm depends on its ability to generate free cash flows over a long period of time

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ITC disappoints: Cigarette EBIT growth at 27-quarter low

Cigarette revenue was up by a mere 3.2% to Rs 4,211 cr, driven by price hikes of 15-16%, given that volumes were down 13%

Bajaj Auto's Q4 ride hit by one-off speed-breaker

Higher realisations in domestic and export markets support operating income

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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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