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Generals, quotas damage the army
Ajai Shukla

A soldier cannot justifiably demand faster, easier promotions based on frequent field tenures

Kissa kisan ka - Evading blame for rural distress
Sreenivasan Jain

Events after a farmer's suicide at an AAP rally encapsulate the state of public discourse on Indian agriculture

Digital disruption is already upon us
Indrajit Gupta

Lack of conviction prevents top executives from investing in the digital world

As boardroom struggle ends, Volkswagen looks to the future
Jack Ewing

Ferdinand Piëch's departure resolves an internal power struggle at Volkswagen but not the formidable challenges that the automaker faces

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Easy tax reform

Need to reduce scrutiny period for tax claims

India commits to phasing out HFCs

How the US pressed India into changing its stance on refrigerants

John Foley

Forged in froth
John Foley

China's frothy markets churn up funding opportunity

Andy Mukherjee

A shy beginning
Andy Mukherjee

India retirees' stocks push lacks Japan's zeal

Antony Currie

Belly up to the deal
Antony Currie

M&A advice can be seen clearly with beer goggles

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Trai's million problems

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) had received over a million responses to its discussion paper on over-the-top technology ...

The aftershocks

Burglars had a free run over the weekend as residents in some places in India affected by Saturday's earthquake decided to spend the night in ...

Criticism, left, right and centre

If he does his own thing, he is accused of being a reluctant politician. If he speaks his mind or joins a protest march, he's accused of being ...

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Letters: A farmer's point of view

This refers to T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan's column "Farming: Barking up the wrong trees" (Text & Context, April 26). The travesty of our ...

Letters: Investment and demand

This refers to T N Ninan's column "Waiting for the uptick" (Weekend Ruminations, April 25). The basics of economic development are investment ...

Letters: Modi at the national level

This refers to Aditi Phadnis' column "Leading from the front?" (Plain Politics, April 25). As Gujarat chief minister, Narendra Modi's autocratic ...

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Liberalising legal services

A divided industry does not augur well for India's efforts to emerge as regional hub for legal services

Wake up call for justice delivery

Based on data computed as of June last year, India ranks ahead of only of Timor-Leste, Bangladesh and Angola

10 things to watch out for in GST Bill

The Constitution does not provide for a parallel levy of indirect taxes by the Centre and states, a pre-requisite for the roll-out of goods and ...

Customs rule on handling charges illegal

A weekly selection of key court orders


Indian taxmen beat the world

No other country has mandated disclosure of foreign travel; govt's promise of review being watched keenly


Will the corporate governance structure change?

Stringent rules for independent directors in state-run banks and insurance companies

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Maruti: Currency gains, lower costs drive PAT growth

Margins hit historic high of 16% in Q4; volume pick-up in FY16 would help sustain some of the gains

ICICI Bank: Asset quality stress bottoming?

Even as the headline asset quality ratios have risen, net additions to stressed loans have moderated

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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?

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