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Indian Railways - nostalgia and reality

Travelling by rail in India was once a pleasure, but has now become a forbidding challenge

Singapore's skyrise gardens
Barun Roy

Vertical gardens are a cornerstone of the state's development plan and can be a game-changer in its quest for greater sustainability

Rebooting the G20 framework
Alok Sheel

Instead of targeting global imbalances per se, the narrative must change to the structure and direction of such asymmetries

Criminalising all of us
Rahul Jacob

We should be glad B R Ambedkar is not alive today. Then again, he would have argued the case against Section 377 brilliantly

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Selecting justice

Judicial appointments need transparency

Sold out

A new model for electronics, and online retail

Andy Mukherjee

Hope abounds
Andy Mukherjee

Indonesia reform hopes rise with clear Jokowi win

Robert Cyran

Wind up the iWatch?
Robert Cyran

Apple winds up earnings hope for new gadgets

Una Galani

As good as it gets
Una Galani

Asian airlines strive for return to mediocrity

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Dressing down

Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not restrict the dress code to himself, as the minister for information and broadcasting and environment, ...

Simian saviour

This year, the ubiquitous monkey menace around Raisina Hill has gotten so bad that it found a mention in Parliament, with former Union minister ...

A toll on the top

Toll tax along highways and other major roads has become something of a controversial issue in India, and it is especially galling for ordinary ...

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Letters: Precursor for better judiciary

This refers to the report "Corrupt judge charge: BJP seeks answer from former PM" (July 22). Though Markandey Katju's startling allegation that ...

Letters: Plugging judicial loopholes

This refers to the report "Katju alleges three former CJIs made improper compromises" (July, 21). The reactions of the United Progressive ...

Letters: MSP menace?

Apropos the editorial "Strategic mistake" (July 22), the continuing high cost of cereals through minimum support prices (MSP) has been made ...

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Why GAAR spooks corporate India

Trust deficit between taxpayers and tax administrators is the key factor that makes GAAR a non-starter

Rajiv Memani

Need debate on the time required to be GAAR-ready: Rajiv Memani

Interview with CEO & country managing partner, EY India

Is cost audit losing its relevance?
Asish K Bhattacharyya

By introducing the concept of 'public interest', the government has made the 2014 Rules unnecessarily complicated

New employer to pay PF penalty
M J Antony

The Supreme Court has held that a company which takes over another is liable to pay damages for default in payment of contributions to the ...


A case of tight-fisted executive and over-worked judiciary
M J Antony

Business Standard experts take a look at the challenges thrown by the Budget in growing financial stress in the judiciary, matters relating to ...


Making it easy for business

States have to take the lead if India has to improve its rank as an industry-friendly destination

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Cairn's PAT down on high depreciation charges

Average daily production up 3% y-o-y during Q1, gas output down 12% to 48 mscfd

Dish TV eyes gains in FY15

Higher subscriber additions, price rises would help improve revenues and margins

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Mihir S Sharma

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Hindutva historians totally deserve to be read

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This technology has potential uses in many sectors but India needs to invest more in R&D to reap the benefits of this fantastic science

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