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Convenient 'truth-telling'
T N Ninan

In the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, Narendra Modi talked of a "Jayanthi tax". He was taken to be referring to Jayanthi Natarajan, the ...

Dealing with regional bigotry
Devesh Kapur & Ananth Padmanabhan

Hate crimes against out-of-state migrants strike at the heart of the basic structure of the Constitution

Shiv Sena needs to go the 'rural' mile
Aditi Phadnis

If Uddhav Thackeray and the Shiv Sena want to hold on to their new base, they will have to listen to the voices coming from rural Maharashtra ...

The good, the bad & the festive
Rahul Jacob

I was caught between two conflicting narratives of Diwali in Delhi, a tale, in a sense, of two cities. One friend warned me that the traffic ...

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Bidding adieu to 2070

A year that saw animal spirits revive

India Inc continues to struggle

Early bird second-quarter results are not cheering

Robert Cyran

One-click pony
Robert Cyran


Amazon's ambition outruns its cash flow

Katrina Hamlin

The new Mandarins
Katrina Hamlin


Zuckerberg's Chinese chat leaves CEOs tongue-tied

Antony Currie

Vulture culture
Antony Currie


Bank culture powwow blends carrot, stick, naivete

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Maharashtra's 'Mayaram effect'

Arvind Mayaram's ignominious exit from the finance secretary's post just before the results of the Assembly elections were declared has the ...

'Orphaned' Chavan

Success has many fathers, failure is an orphan, the saying goes, and no one is discovering this better than Maharashtra's former chief minister ...

Primary colours

Railway stations in the country are increasingly acquiring a political colour and nowhere is this more visible than in West Bengal and, ...

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Letters: Different political colours

This refers to Bharat Bhushan's article "Regional parties down but not out" (October 22). More than the rise of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ...

Letters: Flexible labour laws

This refers to the editorial "Not quite enough" (October 17). It is true that the existing labour laws are outdated and overlapping. These laws ...

Letters: Payment banks era?

This refers to the article "Payment banks: Spot the difference" by Madan Sabnavis (October 21). The writer has compared payment banks with India ...

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Child labour

Grey laws woe for child labour

Seventy per cent of child labour violations take place in the agriculture sector

Family firms focus on business sustainability
Asish K Bhattacharyya

Succession planning, sibling rivalry and dispute among family members can lead to difficult situations

Any misrepresentation in prospectus is treated as fraud

Even as the action moves to the Securities Appellate Tribunal in the case involving the capital market regulator putting a ban on DLF Ltd and ...

More SC rules on bouncing cheques
M J Antony

While disposing of a batch of cheque bounce appeals with a 14-year history, the Supreme Court last week set forth six more guidelines to speed ...

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When a huge discount is not anti-competitive

Allegations of predatory pricing may not hold ground in the high-pitch turf battle for consumers' pocket between e-tail and retail

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We want 250 obsolete laws to be repealed: A P Shah

Interview with Chairman, Law Commission of India

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FIIs sell cement, metals stocks in Sept quarter

Hindalco, Shree Cement remain in demand as FIIs continue to buy these two stocks

Just Dial's margins to remain capped

Investments in new products and international foray to keep margins in check; growth prospects are strong

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