From John Kerry ‘message’ to Narendra Modi, Indian Railways Swachh Bharat Rajasthani touch, to BJP MP wives club, an insider’s account

Chandigarh is charmed by the lack of airs of the new Punjab governor, VP Singh. The day Singh arrived in the city and drove from the airport, he was perturbed to find that there were long queues

Poor in Bihar hit as Aadhar-based direct benefit transfer lags woefully

Poor can’t get their dues without quick progress here

Taxman slips: MakeMyTrip HC order highlights need to fix tax policy

Delhi HC’s MakeMyTrip order makes clear the need to urgently fix tax policy, rein in taxman

International Financial Services Centre : Here’s why late-starter India must make it a success

The benefits to the country are considerable. Therefore, ensuring its success is critical

Letters to the editor

This refers to the edit “Stalled city” (FE, August 31). It quite aptly observes that “If a state guest being caught in crawling traffic in the fancier parts of the national capital was embarrass

South China Sea row: Bridge over troubled waters to remain elusive

The imbroglio in South China Sea is a sign of the changed equation in Asia, where China, not Japan, is rising, and how

Reliance Jio 4G plans start battle for mobile consumer again

Mukesh Ambani is back with a bang to disrupt the telecom business. This time round, all voice calls from the Jio network are free within India; roaming too has become history.

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What is a more fitting punishment for celebrity endorsers than jail; check out here

Jailing celebs for misleading ads a bad idea, hefty fines may be a fitting punishment instead

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Recovery in economy slowing; can lower rates help?

The rally in the stock markets may not suggest it but the recovery in the economy is not just slow, it is slowing. Real GDP grew at just 7.1% y-o-y in Q1FY17, sharply lower than the 7.9% y-o-y in Q4FY

Reliance Jio offers to transform telco paradigm in India; here’s how

A sign of just how disruptive the RJio entry into the telecom market is going to be can be seen from the share prices of the industry—while Bharti Airtel fell 6.4% and Idea 10.5%, even Reliance shar

An opportunity for Egypt and IMF

With rapid urbanisation, the demand of potable water in Delhi is increasing at an alarming rate. Available potable water is not sufficient to meet the growing demands of Delhi.

Rainwater harvesting: Here’s how Delhi can cure its woes

Chennai and Bangalore have demonstrated the efficacy of a large city adopting rainwater harvesting. Delhi could try giving financial incentives for increasing its adoption

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Letters to the editor

Apropos of the recent column “Choking the city” by Isher Judge Ahluwalia, the fact that only 25% of the garbage collected is processed and treated, with the rest ending up in the disposal sites sh

Entering the data era: With free voice, RJio changes telco paradigm

A sign of just how disruptive the RJio entry into the telecom market is going to be can be seen from the share prices of the industry – while Bharti Airtel fell 6.4% and Idea 10.8%, even Reliance sh

Water crisis set to became nightmare for North India; here’s why

For India, a looming freshwater crisis—the World Bank already puts the country’s per capita renewable freshwater resources at less than a fifth of the world, far behind the other four in the list

Household savings: Indian homes bid goodbye to gold, opt for equity

Though CSO data on overall FY16 savings are not out, RBI data on household financial savings are encouraging. Compared to FY12, gross financial savings of households are up from 10.4% of gross nationa

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Bharti Airtel takes on Reliance Jio offer; here’s how

With RJio getting 4 million subscribers in the “test” phase itself, it is not surprising market leader Bharti Airtel has chosen to respond in the manner it has, by slashing...

Global growth: Still Made-in-China

Despite all the hand-wringing over the vaunted China slowdown, the Chinese economy remains the single-largest contributor to world GDP growth.

How unlicenced slaughter houses pose grave problem in India

“All urban slaughter-houses as well as the butchers and flayers working there should be licensed, and entry to slaughter-houses strictly regulated.

Surrogacy Bill against live-in partners, divorcees, single sex couples; here’s how

The Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2016, cleared by the Cabinet last week, proposes a radical change from imposing a blanket ban on commercial surrogacy to allowing only couples who have been married for

Here’s how retail sector can make hay while GST shines

Of the sectors which could benefit from the introduction of GST, one of them surely is retail.

How Brexit will impact India’s exports; all you want to know in 4 points

Beset by a protracted economic recovery, rising cost of massive European Union (EU) bureaucracy, and migrant crisis, British citizens opted for an exit from the EU (now famous as Brexit).

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Constructive work by govt is what drove up construction stocks

Given how the fear of the CVC and the CAG forces government officials to litigate any case – from tax disputes to simple contractual ones – right till the Supreme Court, the Cabinet has done well

Smriti Irani masterstroke: Keep private deemed universities out of CAG ambit

While there is a need to curb unscrupulous practices in privately run deemed universities, CAG audit on all of them would be a disincentive for the serious players. Former HRD minister Smriti Irani di

Santosh Tiwari

‘PM Narendra Modi must reject Ramdas Athawale’s 25% general caste quota proposal’

Union minister of state for social justice Ramdas Athawale should have suggested innovative ways to provide better education to the economically weaker that is more critical for getting jobs than addi

Santosh Tiwari

Monsoon in Delhi, John Kerry woes, and a problem unattended for years

Surely, being stuck in a rain-induced traffic jam for an hour wouldn’t have been quite the welcome US secretary of state John Kerry would have expected when he arrived in Delhi on Monday evening to

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