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For a softer Mr Modi
T N Ninan

Being prime minister is a tough job - and any prime minister must feel the need to let his hair down every now and then

Britain's 'austerity' election
Deepak Lal

How the United Kingdom shows that fiscal consolidation is economically and politically beneficial

Tamil Nadu - A state interrupted?
Aditi Phadnis

Inaugurations and foundation-stone laying might have been low-key but that doesn't mean TN stood still while Jayalalithaa was out of office

NDA's defensive crouch
Mihir S Sharma

Here is a simple guide to strange defensiveness of govt and its supporters, and how and why the arguments they're making are wrong

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Moving on disinvestment

Govt wise to get early approval for stake sales

Nitin Gadkari's ambition needs a dose of pragmatism

Transport minister should realise risks of raising expectations are always high

Dominic Elliott

Jain of command
Dominic Elliott


Deutsche's cosmetic rejig puts pressure on Jain

Swaha Pattanaik

Just right
Swaha Pattanaik


ECB struggles with central bank news frenzy

Una Galani

The soft bank
Una Galani


SoftBank lives up to its name with Indian start-up

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An eye for an eye

Chinese Whispers has been bringing you snippets from the Narendra Modi-led government's plans to celebrate its first year in office. As it turns ...

In it together

As the members of Opposition parties continue to flay Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his frequent tours abroad, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister ...

For and against

Infosys founder N R Narayana Murthy largely batted for Prime Minister Narendra Modi while delivering a lecture on economic governance on ...

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Letters: Politics for a good cause

This refers to the Chinese Whispers item "Outside support" (May 21). Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal must be happy with some political ...

Letters: Land in trouble

This refers to Nitin Desai's article "The wrong land war" (May 21). The author has correctly analysed the land law issue and needs to be ...

Letters: Ethical management

Rohit Kothari's review of my book ("Gujarat's self-styled Hercules", May 20), while being embarrassingly gauche, does score on one point. A ...

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Time for companies to come clean

Businesses need to spruce up their compliance regimen in line with the government's move to curb generation of illegal money - in India and ...

'Welcome relief to closely held companies'

Parliament last week cleared the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which seeks to simplify some provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, to ...

Outsiders cannot be insiders

Insider trading regulations are all about prohibiting someone with asymmetrical access to inside information

Case of absent-minded legal draftsmen

The best legal brains can forget to include crucial clauses in agreements and the authorities may also be negligent in detecting them while ...

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Decoding the new labour code

Proposals in the wage and industrial relation codes could reshape labour-management ties

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Objective function of firms and sustainability

Value of a firm depends on its ability to generate free cash flows over a long period of time

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SBI: Asset quality improves in Q4, operating income up 17%

Profit growth supported by the special dispensation by RBI on sale to ARC, usage of counter cycle buffer

ITC disappoints: Cigarette Ebit growth at 27-quarter low

Price hikes of 15-16% in the cigarette business could not fully compensate for an estimated 13% fall in volume

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