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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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Zero effect?

Government is diluting green regulations, not reforming them

A wasted moment

By ending talks with Islamabad, Delhi fails vision test

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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Inside out

Visitors at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) headquarters at Keshav Kunj in Delhi's Jhandewalan are warmly received. Important visitors are ...

The lotus luxury

Visitors to the RSS headquarters are also offered healthy snacks or food from the canteen depending on the time of day. The food from the ...

Varun's star, Rahul's fortunes

Political reporters have attributed Sultanpur MP Varun Gandhi's fall from grace in the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah run Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ...

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Letters: Make maths more relevant

This refers to the editorial "Why maths matters" (August 17). First, only six "millennium problems" remain, since Grigori Perelman has solved ...

Letters: The micro credit solution

This refers to the editorial "A complex chain" (August 20). The financial inclusion drive to deliver the intended and expected outcome of ...

Letters: BJP - An easy ride so far

Apropos the editorial "On the rise" (August 20), the last 18 months of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)-II must be given credit for today's ...

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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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Silver lining for GAIL

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

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

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Narendra Modi has invited comments and suggestions on his move to scrap the Planning Commission. What would your advice to the Prime Minister be?

Narendra Modi has invited comments and suggestions on his move to scrap the Planning Commission. What would your advice to the Prime Minister be?

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