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Move forward on infrastructure, not back
Ashok Lahiri

Shifting to a PPP model where the state bears most of the risk could repeat the errors of the past

The politics of Budget 2015-16
A K Bhattacharya

So far, there has been very little assessment of the political content in Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's second Budget, presented last ...

The taxpayer as a media investor
Vanita Kohli-Khandekar

The benefits of having a public service broadcaster that invests in factual and entertainment programming are evident in the strength of the ...

Walmart's visible hand
Paul Krugman

The retailer's wage hike seems to reflect the same forces that led to the Great Compression, albeit in a much weaker form

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Setting goals

The pros and cons of inflation targeting

Sentiment success

Budget has succeeded in keeping market mood positive

Robyn Mak

Home away from home
Robyn Mak


Alibaba's split nationalities invite trouble

Una Galani

Spec-trauma
Una Galani


India's $13-bn spectrum auction has room for upset

Andy Mukherjee

West's envy
Andy Mukherjee


India's infrastructure push could be envy of West

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) brass attended the oath-taking ceremony of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and his ...

Now or never

Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's comments crediting not just the separatist Hurriyat but also Pakistan for the smooth ...

Crossed connection

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has sought legal opinion on whether it can offer daily updates of the auction bidding process that ...

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Letters: Law of the land

This refers to Sreenivasan Jain's column "The noise around the land acquisition law" (The Thick of It, March 3). The controversy over the new ...

Letters: A welcome move

This refers to the report "India adopts flexible inflation targeting" (March 3). This move will infuse transparency in the thought process of ...

Letters: Relief to senior citizens

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has followed the tradition of the Budget being a document that conceals more than it reveals.While there is an ...

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Taking India back to future

The government has provided a long-term vision, avoiding any "big-bang" reforms but the devil will be in the details of the implementation, say ...

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

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ITC's cigarette EBIT may halve in FY16

Tax regime a sustained headwind for the stock, double-digit price rise to result in volume contraction

Hotel Leela: Sale valuations key to debt reduction

Firm will reduce leverage if it can get a premium for the properties

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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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Sunita Narain

Sunita Narain: Decoding the Budget's 'carbon tax'
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The coal cess has to be used to provide the biggest climate-change game changer for India - to provide affordable and clean power to the millions who ...

Sreenivasan Jain

Sreenivasan Jain: The noise around the land acquisition law
Sreenivasan Jain

The debate over the land ordinance is best located in facts, not hyperbole

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Behind the smiles, the deep disappointment