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A robust national opposition?
Jaimini Bhagwati

Governance turns arbitrary, disingenuous or worse if there are no credible alternatives

The art of flattery
Shyamal Majumdar

Sycophants may be the butt of corporate jokes, but some of them have made buttering-up the boss a fine art

A sudden schism emerges between Abe and the Bank of Japan governor
Jonathan Soble

Moving in sync toward their goal of ending economic stagnation in Japan, Shinzo Abe and Haruhiko Kuroda suddenly look out of step

The unsung billionaire
Bhupesh Bhandari

Qimat Rai Gupta of Havells India had an extraordinary life, and he chose to live it away from the limelight

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Towards a common carrier

Power reforms must offer more options to consumers

Breather for telecom

Govt does well to resolve inter-ministerial spectrum dispute

John Foley

Follow the money
John Foley

Alibaba's huge finance arm is a mystery to most

Una Galani

Too good to miss
Una Galani

Iran's reintegration is a prize worth working for

Nuclear meltdown
Pierre Briançon

Areva holders pay for years of state blunders

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Reverse swing in Maharashtra

Old habits die hard. At least two Cabinet ministers in the Devendra Fadnavis-led Bharatiya Janata Party government in Maharashtra are patently ...

Mala-fide intentions?

Some politicians in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were intrigued after a quick scan of the Indian National Congress' front page ...

Free for all

At a meeting between the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and industry in the capital, someone asked what would happen if the agency did ...

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Letters: Congress looks to the past

This refers to Mihir S Sharma's column "The end of Nehru's republic" (Policy Rules, November 15). It appears that in the absence of any living ...

Letters: Uber - A safe ride?

This refers to the Katie Benner's article "Uber's dirty tricks won't hurt it" (November 20) The article says: "The app is convenient and beloved ...

Letters: Small business is big

This refers to Kanika Datta's column "Swachh Business Abhiyan" (Swot, November 20). A business paradise should also be there for small ...

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Time for legal reforms, Mr Gowda

To be successful, the new law minister needs to do some tightrope walking, taking into confidence both the legislature and the judiciary, while ...

Rubber stamp board - a thing of the past?
Asish K Bhattacharyya

Companies Act 2013 can't deter removal of an independent director from a company with concentration of ownership

BIFR alone to decide if unit has revived
M J Antony

A weekly selection of key court orders


Govt eases green laws for biz push
Somesh Jha

A high-level commission set up to review six laws is expected to come up with suggestions by November-end


Laws that regulate black money in India

If any foreign account holder violates Indian laws, tax authorities can enforce repatriation of funds


Clearing the cobwebs from the concept of GST
Sukumar Mukhopadhyay

GST necessarily includes service tax, but VAT can only be on goods without including service tax

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TechM bets big on $41 bn network services market with LCC acquisition

Even as margins might be hit in the first year, analysts remain bullish on the LLC acquisition deal

Indian bonds' prices likely to sustain gains in coming months

RBI's mere acknowledgement of the easing inflationary situation is sufficient to push up bond prices

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