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What the monsoon winds bring
Ajit Balakrishnan

Social conflict is inevitable with any kind of economic and technological change

Lessons for Nestle from the pesticide-cola episode
Shailesh Dobhal

Nestle's silence on Maggi defies logic; it should be 'seen' as managing the crisis

Smart cities need smarter implementation
Vinayak Chatterjee

An alternative, 10-step plan to have 25 smart cities by 2025

How BRICS bank can win
Rathin Roy

The bank will have to raise its game and become a knowledge based development finance institution from the very start of Mr Kamath's tenure

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Corporate results argue for a rate cut

Prima facie, there is ample room to cut with inflation well below the RBI's target levels

Wrong power focus

Reform of state electricity boards more vital than capacity increases

Peter Thal Larsen

Jack all
Peter Thal Larsen


Jack Ma turns Reorient into free-money factory

Dominic Elliott & George Hay

Offside trap
Dominic Elliott & George Hay


Banks could get stuck in FIFA penalty area

Quentin Webb

Recharging
Quentin Webb


BYD's electric dream is even racier than Tesla's

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All square

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi (top) and Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi continue to spar over suits and suitcases, both have earned ...

One ban and one hundred born

The ban on Ambedkar-Periyar study circle by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, seemed to have an unintended consequence. The name has ...

Slapping up a storm

Slaps and ministers in India have had a long history. Jharkhand Health Minister Ramchandra Chandravanshi, who won the Vishrampur Assembly seat ...

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Letters: Robots and us

Apropos Subir Gokarn's column "Made by robots" (Muddy Waters, June 1), disruptive technologies such as 3D-printing and industrial robots are ...

Letters: Mechanisation 2.0

This refers to Subir Gokarn's column "Made by robots" (Muddy Waters, June 1) making a case for preparing India for the use of robots in ...

Letters: Interview call

Apropos the column "Not your usual group interview" (Worm's Eye View, May 30), the curriculum vitae-focussed interviewing process is probably ...

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Getting insider trading norms right

New Sebi guidelines seek customised codes of conduct, doing away with a tick-the-box approach

Tax terrorism can be reduced if FM is serious

Despite finance minister's assurance, tax officials seem reluctant to take steps for tackling issues at stake

Tax relief for housing projects with shops

The tax authorities appealed against each of the high court judgment to the Supreme Court

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Decoding the mystery of falling company registrations

In 2014-15, about 64,000 enterprises got registered, a drop of 35%

New child labour norms leave many dissatisfied

69.5% of child labour in India are employed in the agriculture sector

Tax residency of companies

New rule leaves room for discretion in determining whether a foreign company can be said to be resident in India

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Don't expect any more rate cuts in 2015

Central bank will keenly monitor progress of southwest rainfall at home and monetary policy manoeuvres of US Federal Reserve

Slow execution could hit L&T's FY16 sales

Analysts cut earnings estimates despite growth in order inflows

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