Opinion

Column: Budget signals GST rate will not be moderate

Multiplicity of rates and high levels don’t bode well for the overall simplicity of the GST design

Column: Budget signals GST rate will not be moderate

Exports need a Make-in-India push

Emphasis on MSMEs and optimal use of trade agreement provisions will be critical to India’s export growth

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Shaping debentures for equity

Certain compliances and complexities need to be carefully understood and dealt with

Shaping debentures for equity

Agriculture credit has many shades of grey

Bank numbers on agriculture credit growth paint a rosy picture but the truth on the ground is far from it

Agriculture credit has many shades of grey

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty: P Chidambaram

To most Indians, the story of the struggle for independence ended on August 15, 1947...

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Inside track

When Rahul Gandhi returns from his extended vacation, he will be presented with feedback...

Inside track

The siege of Castle Dargan

In the north-west of a country known for legendary links courses, sits a classic parkland layout, which can hold its own against the best in Europe

The siege of Castle Dargan

Editorial: SC takes the lead

Special bench for tax cases is a good idea

Editorial: SC takes the lead

Editorial: Going solar

Solar aircraft highlights limitless energy potential

Editorial: Going solar

Genethics

A blanket ban on embryonic gene-editing would be regressive for all purposes

Genethics

Column: End taxman’s endless appeals

An open letter to the finance minister on how the ill-considered appeals are affecting India’s business environment

Column: End taxman’s endless appeals

Data Drive: Insuring growth and better service

After a seven-year wait, Parliament passed the Insurance Amendment Bill to raise the foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in the insurance...

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Editorial: Insuring a face saving

Govt and Opposition finally cooperate, if only a bit

Editorial: Insuring a face saving

Editorial: Banking on forensics

Forensic audit of CDR cases is a good idea

Editorial: Banking on forensics

Swachh Bharat

Law Commission’s suggestion will help clean electoral politics

Swachh Bharat

Column: Lokpal is no panacea

Better incomes, lesser income inequality and expansive e-governance would be more effective than a Lokpal

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Eavesdropper

Leak-proof files

Eavesdropper

Don’t shrink RBI’s regulatory ambit

Setting monetary policy becomes more challenging for RBI if segments like government debt or forex are even partly regulated by other authorities

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Needed: Tax clarity for lease premium

The courts are divided over deductibility of the premium. It is up to finmin to signal certainty

Needed: Tax clarity for lease premium

Budget gains for PSBs

The decision to incentivise debit/credit card transactions may have far-reaching implications as high usage of cash has substantial costs

Budget gains for PSBs

Wait and Watch

The real test of the Apple Watch is whether it can live up to Steve Jobs’s legacy

Wait and Watch

Column: India’s Dharavi future

Land Bill concessions make developing new cities a nightmare, so more urban slums seem likely

Column: India’s Dharavi future

Reintroduce wealth tax as a small tax, simplify declaration form: Parthasarathi Shome

Parthasarathi Shome is of the view that higher income tax on the super-rich should be embedded in the tax structure itself...

Reintroduce wealth tax as a small tax, simplify declaration form: Parthasarathi Shome

Why Budget FY16 makes sense

Finance minister Arun Jaitley is a smart man. When everyone was hoping that he will be presenting a pro-business Budget, he presented the...

Why Budget FY16 makes sense

Editorial: Bye bye, smart cities?

Changed industrial corridor norms a very bad idea

Editorial: Bye bye, smart cities?

Editorial: Budget vs Digital India

Large spectrum-spend will hit telco infra rollout

Editorial: Budget vs Digital India

Smarter Research

Apple’s ResearchKit portends more than just easier access to subjects of study for medical research

Smarter Research
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