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Railway star
T N Ninan

Prabhu was the architect of the Electricity Act of 2003, which set the stage for reforms. He could well end up transforming the railways

China's dual-track challenge
Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng

China's state-owned enterprises do significantly worse than their private-sector counterparts, despite having better access to credit

Consensus building and why it counts
Aditi Phadnis

The Bharatiya Janata Party might have a majority in the Lok Sabha but sarcasm and public humiliation of rivals may not be the way to assert ...

The ides of March are here
Sunil Sethi

Beware the ides of March," warns the soothsayer as Julius Caesar, triumphant in battle, passes by, but Caesar ignores the prophecy at his own ...

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The right track

The difference with this Railway Budget

Less paper, please

The real way to have security in ministries

Dominic Elliott

Shrinking feeling
Dominic Elliott


RBS turnaround enters critical period

Edward Hadas

The tide
Edward Hadas


Disinflation is steelier than German metalworkers

Peter Thal Larsen

Chinese burn
Peter Thal Larsen


Australia's property market joins closed-door club

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Theories galore

Has anyone noticed how some members of the Bharatiya Janata Party are falling over each other - at least publicly - to defend Rahul Gandhi's ...

Happy anniversary

A function hosted by L K Advani to celebrate 50 years of marriage to his wife Kamla saw many senior ministers in attendance. Besides Ananth ...

Open secret

Old habits die hard, but bureaucratic habits die harder. As the corporate espionage saga began to unfold, it emerged that one of the allegedly ...

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Letters: Judging the judiciary

This refers to M J Antony's column "The Cinderella of all Budgets" (Out of Court, February 25). If Budget provision as a percentage of the gross ...

Letters: A common platform ticket

It is common for all of us to visit the railway station. It is also mandatory for us to buy a platform ticket for Rs 5. The cost is not a ...

Letters: The subsidies ritual

Shreekant Sambrani's article "Telling good subsidies from bad" (February 24) vividly explains the adverse impact of subsidies on various ...

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Governance pain of public banks

Dual regulation by the finance ministry and RBI, political influence in lending and appointment of board members have taken a toll on governance ...

Budget 2015 would also need reforms in Customs

One of the risks is to get swayed by the idea that exemptions bring popularity

TDS on payment to foreign consultant

A weekly selection of key court orders

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Bumps ahead for Financial Code future

With many sections of the financial market unhappy about certain provisions of the FSLRC report, changes are likely in the modified draft

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Three approaches to budget-making

The law governing manufacturing is replete with obsolescence on multiple counts

Triangular litigation over power tariff

There has been a spate of litigation between electricity generation and distribution companies, regulatory commissions and industrial consumers ...

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Will the Budget deliver "Big Bang" reforms?

Economic Survey rules out need for such reforms; analysts believe fiscal tightening, rural stress and political debacle might be restrictive

L&T: Infra revival to boost prospects

Shortlisting in a major defence order and opportunities in rail capex programme see the stock spurt 5% on Friday

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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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