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How much does India really spend on defence?
Nitin Pai

No one really knows what proportion of the nation's wealth and income are available for defence

Planting trees for development
Sunita Narain

Today, the poorest people of India live in richest forested lands. We need to move beyond conservation to sustainable mgmt of resource

The Greek tragedy - Final act?
Abheek Barua & Bidisha Ganguly

Markets are underestimating possible repercussions. Greece's exit from currency union, however well managed, is unlikely to be orderly

Watch debut marks a new retail strategy for Apple
Tim Higgins, Jing Cao & Amy Thomson

This time, there weren't long lines of faithful gadget lovers waiting for hours & days to buy the latest product from Cupertino

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Easy tax reform

Need to reduce scrutiny period for tax claims

Behind a policy change

India commits to phasing out harmful refrigeration chemicals

John Foley

Forged in froth
John Foley


China's frothy markets churn up funding opportunity

Andy Mukherjee

A shy beginning
Andy Mukherjee


India retirees' stocks push lacks Japan's zeal

Antony Currie

Belly up to the deal
Antony Currie


M&A advice can be seen clearly with beer goggles

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Trai's million problems

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) had received over a million responses to its discussion paper on over-the-top technology ...

The aftershocks

Burglars had a free run over the weekend as residents in some places in India affected by Saturday's earthquake decided to spend the night in ...

Criticism, left, right and centre

If he does his own thing, he is accused of being a reluctant politician. If he speaks his mind or joins a protest march, he's accused of being ...

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Letters: A farmer's point of view

This refers to T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan's column "Farming: Barking up the wrong trees" (Text & Context, April 26). The travesty of our ...

Letters: Investment and demand

This refers to T N Ninan's column "Waiting for the uptick" (Weekend Ruminations, April 25). The basics of economic development are investment ...

Letters: Modi at the national level

This refers to Aditi Phadnis' column "Leading from the front?" (Plain Politics, April 25). As Gujarat chief minister, Narendra Modi's autocratic ...

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Liberalising legal services

A divided industry does not augur well for India's efforts to emerge as regional hub for legal services

Wake up call for justice delivery

Based on data computed as of June last year, India ranks ahead of only of Timor-Leste, Bangladesh and Angola

10 things to watch out for in GST Bill

The Constitution does not provide for a parallel levy of indirect taxes by the Centre and states, a pre-requisite for the roll-out of goods and ...

Customs rule on handling charges illegal

A weekly selection of key court orders

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Indian taxmen beat the world

No other country has mandated disclosure of foreign travel; govt's promise of review being watched keenly

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Will the corporate governance structure change?

Stringent rules for independent directors in state-run banks and insurance companies

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Maruti: Currency gains, lower costs drive PAT growth

Sharp fall in commodity prices and weakness in the yen has helped company turn in record profits

Infy's Q4 revenue growth lags peers

Sets ambitious 10-12% growth target for FY16 and $20 bn by 2020

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