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Evaluating Barack Obama's landmark visit
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Two former Indian diplomats provide two different viewpoints on how the president's recent official trip moved India-US relations forward

Haryana still waiting for promised 'grand plans'
Aditi Phadnis

When it comes to initiatives taken by the new government, they can be counted on two fingers

Barack Obama

'As Americans, we believe in the promise of India'
Barack Obama

I'm the first American President to come to your country twice, but I predict I will not be the last

Suddenly, better numbers
T N Ninan

The country would be doing very well if it managed to repeat that growth rate over the next six years

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Wake up, B-schools

Indian management institutions not striving for excellence

Forward on disinvestment

But bunching up of stake sales not helpful

Robert Cyran

Here on Earth
Robert Cyran


Google and Amazon glimpse big-spending futures

George Hay

ELAphant in the room
George Hay


Greek deposits fly between a rock and a hard place

John Foley

It's complicated
John Foley


Alibaba gives crash course on government relations

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No names in the blame game

The duel for Delhi - it looks a bipolar contest - is interesting in the way pre-eminent leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Aam ...

Easy access

Till last year, two places were completely out of bounds for a journalist ahead of the Union Budget - one, the finance ministry, which prepared ...

Vanishing act

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee had designated her nephew MP Abhishek Banerjee as party ...

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Letters: A transparent tax regime

This refers to the report "Govt won't appeal in Vodafone case" (January 29). By veering away from the path trodden by the United Progressive ...

Letters: Plugging the loopholes

Apropos the report "Govt won't appeal in Vodafone case" (January 29), it may be a coincidence that today's dailies also carried the news that ...

Letters: Watch out Modi

This refers to the report "Modi & Obama's back-room boys broke impasse on n-deal in London" (January 27). The news mentioned that the major ...

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Labour woes ahead of reforms

Centre has set the ball rolling for radical changes in labour laws, instrumental to its 'Make in India' campaign

What to learn and unlearn from the US

Prior public consultations when making regulations should be a critical feature

Non-use of acquired land makes it invalid

It is not just under the old central Land Acquisition Act 1894, but even under state laws, land is acquired and not used for decades, making a ...

Does The Indian Contract Act need a re-look?

One of the oldest acts in Indian statute books, The Indian Contact Act, 1872, needs to recognise non-compete restrictions, bring more clarity in ...

When taxman comes calling on your bonus

If fringe benefit tax makes a comeback in the forthcoming Budget, there could be some tightening of tax evasion

How GST will benefit traders and manufacturers

Concept of manufacture will be replaced by value added which is numerically measureable and is not controversial

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HCL Tech's Dec show best in 16 quarters, 2014 RoE at 38%

Dollar revenue up 4% q-o-q, with a number of new big deals

JSW Steel: Soft demand, realisation take toll

Performance, lower than expected, needs to be looked at in the context of a challenging environment

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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?

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