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Infrastructure: PM Narendra Modi’s interim performance report

Implementation and delivery were the key themes of the Prime Minister’s Independence Day speech. In a remarkable departure from speeches by previous heads of the nation, PM Modi spoke of his governm

A less harassing, more honest tax collection system coming; here’s how

When GST becomes operational, a less harassing and more honest indirect tax collection system will be in place

Mental Health Care Bill, 2013: More care for the mentally ill

The Mental Health Care Bill, 2013, which is awaiting nod from the Lok Sabha, is an important piece of legislation to deal with a serious but grossly neglected public health issue.

Why Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis must make new mandis work

New mandis as critical as cutting commissions

Sub-standard medicines: Health ministry study on quality looks odd

Health ministry study on medicine-quality looks odd

Indian Railways eyeing speed with Gatimaan Express, Talgo trains, but Tesla chief Elon Musk’s Hyperloop is a game changer

There’s no doubt India needs faster trains. The NDA government has set the ball rolling by launching the Gatimaan Express.

GST impact on retail sector; ‘Buy one, get one free’ schemes set to get taxed

Under GST, supply of goods by one person to another without consideration could also be liable for taxation. This would lead to increased cost of promotion schemes like ‘buy one, get one free', etc

Letters to the editor

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is the running phenomenon of our times. He has done what no other man has ever done. He has bagged nine gold medals in three consecutive Olympic Games.

GST inextricably linked with taxation of personal incomes; here’s how

The current debate misses out on one important dimension that taxation of goods and services is inextricably linked with taxation of personal incomes

Urjit Patel as RBI Governor: Here’s a sneak peek into what’s in store

There are already statements made that Urjit Patel is an inflation hawk—though one does not quite know what this can mean, considering that there is an MPC in place which may constrain subjective ju

No immediate gains from GST, it will deliver over time

Moody’s Investors Service, which is quite optimistic about India’s growth prospects, has rightly pointed out that productivity gains of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will take time to translate

Santosh Tiwari

Deciphering ‘aloof’ Urjit Patel as RBI Governor ; expect market volatility

Given how continuity in policy and his inflation-hawk credentials — Urjit Patel authored the report on inflation-targeting and using CPI as the inflation measure—are what won him the top job at t

Stepping on the gas

Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s decision to move towards market pricing for natural gas in difficult areas in the deep seas—or ones where the temperatures or pressures are very high—appe

Doing away with censorship? After Udta Punjab, Black Friday, other rows, proposed changes reflect mature approach

The Central Board of Film Certification, or the Censor Board has often been in thick controversy over its censorship decisions.

Is rupee volatility about to spike? Hard to see RBI MPC cutting rates

The volatility of the rupee has been subdued for some time now, with its long-term average hovering at a 10-year low of around 5%. Governor Rajan has made it clear that he believes keeping volatility

Indian rupee vs US dollar

International arbitration: Levelling the playing field

Third party funding is at the cusp of changing the landscape of international dispute resolution. Third party funding is when a neutral party finances an on-going proceedings for potential profit in r

How to provide water to millions in India; Grundfos Pumps honcho explains

When vegetarian captains of industry in Chennai want to relish Chinese food, they usually opt for Golden Dragon restaurant at Taj Coromandel.

Making ASEAN economic community effective: Don’t lose sight of smaller things that matter

It is unrealistic to expect the AEC to produce fix-it-all approaches to integrate markets as diverse as those in ASEAN.

India and G20 : How India can reshape world economic and financial order

Support to China at the summit could certainly act as a catalyst for China giving better concessions to India in RCEP and in bilateral trade ties between the two countries

Expect volatility as markets suss out new RBI boss Urjit Patel

News reports suggest traders are concerned that, under Patel’s watch, RBI may not ease liquidity which is critical if interest rates are to fall — even under Raghuram Rajan, it took market-players

Kashmir to Balochistan : P chidambram on PM Narendra Modi’s policies

As I write this, the curfew in the Kashmir valley has entered the 42nd day. The official death toll of protesters and civilians is 65. The number of security personnel killed is two, not counting the

From Navjot Singh Sidhu’s AAP woes to when Narendra Modi broke down, here’s an insider’s account

The arrangements at the President’s At Home party on Independence Day this year left much to be desired. The venue, a new multi-purpose convention hall situated deep in the interiors of the...

When Usain Bolt retires, sparting world will face the challenge of replacing the irreplaceable

'Gatlin got a good enough start, Bolt’s a bit slow to begin. He’s got some work to do; Bolt’s stretching out now… he’s coming after him. He’s immortal now!’ The TV commentator was spot o

Longer maternity leave is not the answer

India’s new maternity law will only serve to widen the already dismal gender gap in the workplace

Four point someone

IIT Roorkee to lower grades to accommodate low performers

Editorial: Rising rural internet

A new market opens up for industry, e-commerce

Editorial: Gold for spirit

Indian sports making it in spite of measly govt support

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