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Transparency as cure
Indira Rajaraman

Transparent disclosure of project clearances and delays is needed to restore the health of the banking system

Farming tips? Ask for your postman
Surinder Sud

IARI's 'postal agri-extension' drive could be a game-changer for farmers and the postal dept

Modi, faux secularists and Muslims
Hasan Suroor

India's volatile political mix has a new element - 'the Secularati' - that is adept at hijacking Muslim issues and running with them even before ...

And the winner is ...
Ajit Balakrishnan

In recent years, there has been an explosion in the number of prizes being awarded in various fields

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Eye on the US

Takeaways from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first interview

New life for Aadhaar

Realistic expectations from the unique ID

Una Galani

Soft-value
Una Galani


Alibaba IPO highlights SoftBank's value dilemma

John Foley

A hire power
John Foley


China's jobs market in need of serious work

Robert Cyran

Or Cassim?
Robert Cyran


Magic word greed opens $228 billion Alibaba valuation

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It is not just elements of the media that are dismayed that Narendra Modi has stopped the unwholesome practice of taking a large contingent of ...

'Hindi Weak'

The current regime's focus on Hindi can be tough on government servants who may not have cause to use the language frequently. Thus, a ministry ...

Made in China, upgraded in Gujarat

Much has been made about the quality of Chinese products (or the lack of it). As a result, during the recent memorandum of understanding between ...

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Letters: Inflation, growth & deflation

Ajay Chibber's article "Stop talking about monetary policy" (September 21) took me back 60 years to my university days in Kolkata. In a class on ...

Letters: The writing on the wall

This refers to Jitender Bhargava's article "Bureaucrats and the write stuff" (September 20). Of the reasons cited by the writer for not ...

Letters: Joint effort on border issues

This refers to T N Ninan's column "Moving into South Asia" (Weekend Ruminations, September 20). The prime minister's focus on cultivating ...

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Protecting the whistle-blower

Absence of a comprehensive protection programme acts as deterrent to prospective whistle-blowers

A weekly selection of tax-related court orders

A missed opportunity The Delhi High Court in the case, Delhi Airport Metro Express vs CAF India & Construcciones Y Auxiliar De ...

Customs duty regime needs to be friendlier
Sukumar Mukhopadhyay

The sheer complication in the tariff itself is quite daunting for investors

Easing worries on appeal rules
TNC Rajagopalan

One of the controversial amendments introduced in the Finance Act, 2014, was a mandatory pre-deposit for filing appeals in central excise and ...

Corruption wipes out oil dealerships
M J Antony

A weekly selection of key court orders

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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 ...

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Sikka magic may revive high growth at Infosys

Analysts bullish as company looks to invest in new technologies

Colgate-Palmolive: Getting more shine

Outlook improves as company garners additional market share

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