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How to buy a rifle
Nitin Pai

Prepare procurement plans well in advance, and have them cleared by the Cabinet, not just the services and defence ministry

Greece's moment of reckoning
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The Greek leadership is trying to convince the people that voting "no" would not necessarily lead Greece out of the euro

Is the capex cycle finally turning?
Sajjid Chinoy

3 factors are driving pick-up - alleviation of implementation bottlenecks, a front-loading of govt capex spending & monetary condition easing

Smart agencies for smart cities
Sunita Narain

We know that our current municipal service providers are hampered by lack of technical capacity and crippled with poor governance

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A bottom-up approach

Census figures on deprivation call for improved delivery system

Digital ambitions

E-governance roll-out needs better infrastructure, privacy protection

Dominic Elliott

Cul de sac
Dominic Elliott

Uber's French lesson: disruption has limits

Robyn Mak

Not-so-sweet home
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China pours cold water on Xiaomi's growth

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Unfinished jobs
Daniel Indiviglio

US jobs gains yet to vanquish crisis hangover

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Social media storm

On the day he launched the Digital India programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited 150 of his most avid supporters on social media to his ...

Rich language

During a recent press conference organised by the Bharti group and Japanese internet and telecom giant SoftBank to announce a venture in the ...

Peace lessons

President Pranab Mukherjee said lessons that applied to relations between two nations also applied to ties between two states. Speaking at a ...

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Letters: Modi-fied thoughts

Apropos the article "Lessons from the first year" (Line and length, July 4) by T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan, the emergence of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ...

Letters: Widespread corruption

Apropos the article "Corruption and Indian Democracy" (July 1) by Ashok K Lahiri, he argues that corruption is there in almost all countries, ...

Letters: Rahul is a good guy

Everyone has something to advise Rahul Yadav - it could be that he ought to learn from Steve Jobs (Human Factor, July 3) or the essence of ...

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Who determines the price - market or regulator?

The govt needs to decide whether it wants a regulator to exercise pricing controls

Liberalising legal services: Before the door opens

As the government is looking to open up transactional legal services to foreign law firms and develop India as an international arbitration hub, ...

How to make tribunals more relevant

If revenue department does not go to the tribunal at the drop of a hat, the latter will function better

ONGC, foreign partners lose tax appeal

A weekly selection of key court orders


Due diligence vital for start-ups

Sebi norms for listing of these entities require minimal disclosures and compliance


Why NGOs are ending up on the wrong side of the law

Experts say most such NGOs are on a sticky wicket when it comes to compliance with various provisions governing them

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TCS Q1: Expectations of leading $ revenue growth

But margins are seen under pressure leading to a sequential decline in recurring net profit

Infra plays: Grabbing market attention

L&T, BHEL, Ashoka Buildcon, Sadbhav Engineering,Kalpataru Power and Alstom T&D among analysts' top picks

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Does the Shiv Sena's call for dropping the words 'secular' and 'socialist' from the preamble to the Constitution of India betray a Hindutva agenda?

Does the Shiv Sena's call for dropping the words 'secular' and 'socialist' from the preamble to the Constitution of India betray a Hindutva agenda?

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