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Planning Commission Mark II
Nitin Desai

If in 2017 yet another five-year Plan has to be formulated, then new institution will not be very different from present Planning Commission

Mr Xi's Big Lie
Rahul Jacob

Does anyone really believe that the Chinese are going to invest $100 billion in India?

Corridors of hope
Barun Roy

The Greater Mekong Sub-region economic corridors initiative offers a model that should be duplicated in South Asia

How politics shapes infrastructure
Thillai Rajan & Nandita Vadali

The popular notion is that it is better to have the same party or alliance at the Centre and the state as far as investment is concerned

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Sleeping during warming

India is being lax about the climate-change threat

More than fines

Road safety requires a more comprehensive approach

Andy Mukherjee

Vanishing optimism
Andy Mukherjee


Commodity prices mirror global growth pessimism

John Foley

Soft furnishing
John Foley


China stealth stimulus may slip down back of sofa

Peter Thal Larsen

Open wider
Peter Thal Larsen


Alibaba's small IPO hike leaves room for believers

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Saying it with bhog

The rise of the Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal after winning its first Assembly seat in the latest by-elections has prompted Chief ...

Beauty behind bars

A couple of months ago, the Mamata Banerjee-led government introduced a beauticians' course for inmates at Alipore Central jail in Kolkata. The ...

Minority report

The Janata Dal (United), which leads a government in Bihar, held a conference of minorities at New Delhi's Constitution Club on Wednesday. Party ...

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Letters: All eyes on Xi, Modi

This refers to the editorial "Mr Xi and Mr Modi" (September 16). The Xi-Modi meet comes with great expectations since both are in their sixties ...

Letters: RBI's status quo

Apropos the editorial "Sustainable relief?" (September 17), while there may be calls for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to lower policy rates, ...

Letters: The supply side dilemma

This refers to the editorial "Sustainable relief?" (September 17). The recent macroeconomic pattern may be short-lived. The Reserve Bank of ...

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The elephant in the board room

Corporate India's 'tick-in-the-box' approach to detect and report fraud and misconduct is making many independent directors and auditors ...

Uber: Destructive innovators or system gamers?
Somasekhar Sundaresan

Who can run a taxi and on what terms, is a matter of regulation with varying intensity in cities across the globe

Land acquisition quashed under new law
M J Antony

A weekly selection of key court orders

Making laws for 'glocal' economy

RBI's security concerns on e-commerce transactions point to the need to update laws for the segment

Wilful defaulters and the Companies Act, 2013

Recently, United Bank of India declared Kingfisher Airlines Chairman Vijay Mallya, as well as some directors of the company, wilful defaulters. ...

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Delhi HC joins dots on indirect transfer debate
Mukesh Butani

The verdict serves as reference for invoking treaty abuse provisions in the absence of General Anti-Avoidance Rules

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Analysts bullish on Tata Motors despite JLR blip

JLR volumes could hit million units by 2019, stock trading at discount to other premium automakers

Concerns for J&K Bank over near-term growth

Incremental restructuring likely to rise, loan disbursement to be slower after the floods

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