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Shankar Acharya

So what are the Modi government's economic priorities?

A lucky government?
A K Bhattacharya

Luck appears to be on the government's side. It needs to take full advantage of it by initiating long overdue economic reforms without delay

Trai's take on media ownership
Vanita Kohli-Khandekar

Its recent paper is a call for the media to fix the sorry state of the news industry in India

Indo-Pak relations and the journey to Neverland
Zorawar Daulet Singh

Realistic statecraft, not emotion must become the guiding principle of India's Pakistan policy

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Is the market's bull run sustainable?

If earnings do not perform as expected, and confidence in the new government collapses, a sharp correction might be on the cards

No easy routes to financial inclusion

Financial inclusion must be set up to pay for itself

Chris Hughes

London's so cool
Chris Hughes


London-UK house-price divergence is manna for BoE

Martin Hutchinson

Boons and boondoggles
Martin Hutchinson


Beware of surges in infra investment

Una Galani

Fear spreads
Una Galani


Fear is key to Ebola's economic contagion

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Amit Shah, 'wealthy' renunciate

The latest issue of the Organiser, a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-inspired publication, has a two-page write-up on Bharatiya Janata Party ...

Sting in the tale

Advances in information technology (IT) may have come as a boon for investigative agencies and journalists of a particular stripe, but many ...

Rash driving in Raipur

Private bus operators in Chhattisgarh are so rich and powerful that they openly flout rules with impunity. But one of the most powerful among ...

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Letters: A different card game

This refers to the report "Rajasthan's radical rush: After labour reforms, a scheme to trump Aadhaar" (August 18). The issues in the report go ...

Letters: New Delhi's olive branch

Islamabad's overtures to Hurriyat leaders even after a stark warning from South Block to either choose talks with India or with the separatist ...

Letters: Indo-Pak talks - What next?

While Pakistani high commissioner's meeting with Hurriyat leaders from Jammu & Kashmir was perhaps a well-calibrated provocative act, the ...

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Exim Matters: Can govt fights be kept out of court?
TNC Rajagopalan

Last week, the Union law ministry asked various ministries not to take their quarrels to courts but resolve these amicably through empowered ...

Making exits viable
Jyoti Mukul

Only after a public-private project is commissioned and established should a company be allowed to exit

WATCHTOWER: Making India a centre for arbitration

The Law Commission of India has proposed radical overhaul of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996, in an effort to make India a hub for ...

India-made regulations will deter "Make in India"
Somasekhar Sundaresan

For deals to be investor-friendly in India, review of merger and acquisition law is a prerequisite

Stream of decisions on cheque bouncing
M J Antony

A weekly selection of key court orders

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Cracking the code

Companies have a long way to go before meeting Sebi's corporate governance compliance requirements

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Sesa Sterlite: Goa mining leases not a big catalyst

Analysts estimate Goa mines to produce 1.1 mt in FY15, which pales in comparison to its capacity of 14 mt

Silver lining for GAIL

While June quarter was marred by one-offs, Street is positive due to expanded petchem capacities

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