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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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Nepal quake highlights poor urban planning in India

India has adapted lax construction methods of much safer lands instead of Japan's

Indian strategic oil reserve long overdue

Better this is being done now when crude oil prices are low and construction activity is muted

Antony Currie

Belly up to the deal
Antony Currie

M&A advice can be seen clearly with beer goggles

Richard Beales

Shaw thing
Richard Beales

Google's Schmidt again plays adult in DE Shaw buy

Antony Currie

Strong means weak
Antony Currie

GM miss hints at broader struggle for US autos

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Name, surname

Trust Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu to find novel ways to unsettle his younger colleagues on the Opposition benches in ...

Hitting where it hurts

As the government moves fast to get important Bills cleared in Parliament, one couldn't help but ask a key minister in Prime Minister Narendra ...

Boys don't cry?

During a television discussion on farmer Gajendra Singh Rathore's alleged suicide at an Aam Aadmi Party rally, party leader Ashutosh broke down ...

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Letters: A contingency plan

This refers to the editorial "Bad weather news" (April 24). We are still an agri-based economy, with over 46 per cent of the working population ...

Letters: Pre-meditated move?

This refers to the book review "How India's democracy came of age" (April 22). The reviewer has praised Vir Sanghvi of the Radiia tapes fame so ...

Letters: A suggestion for RBI

This refers to Abheek Barua's article "Raghuram Rajan's arithmetic" (April 25). The contention of the central bank that it has no view on ...

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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


Indian taxmen beat the world

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


Will the corporate governance structure change?

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

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Infy's Q4 revenue growth lags peers

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

L&T Finance: Potential for re-rating

Inexpensive valuations, strong growth prospects and improving return ratios have made most analysts bullish

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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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