Column: Clean up the fertiliser mess

Taking the DBT route for disbursing subsidies and bringing urea under the NBS scheme will help

Column: Strong headwinds

The real risk is that GDP growth rate may fall back from the levels of the 2.5% it has reached in the US and the UK

Creating a competent insolvency professionals’ pool

The draft Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code must go further in equipping Insolvency Professional Agencies to complement the other reforms envisaged

Chennai floods, the aftermath

According to the Auto Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), more than 50% of the employees have lost their homes and objects. Production has slowed down.

Mapping post-marketing surveillance of pharmaceuticals in India

Ensuring safe and quality medicines requires continuous monitoring by regulators and manufacturers alike.

Searching for a method in the madness

‘Criminalising’ the National Herald case, raiding a chief minister’s office and using a governor to destabilise the government in a sensitive border state are, in my view, nothing but madness. I

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Inside track

In his just released book, On My Terms, Sharad Pawar discloses that he was in contention to be prime minister not once but twice. The first time was after Rajiv Gandhi’s death, when he and PV Na

Golf’s new poster boy

Jordan Spieth’s real strengths are course strategy, nerve and an otherworldly touch on the greens

Editorial: Sahara, Saradha…Pearl…

It takes so long to close a case, it’s almost futile

Editorial: Google for India

Search giant sets the stage for future growth

Taxing times ahead

US-based NRIs are looking to exit property in India post the FATCA agreement

Column: Jaago aur jaagte raho

The GDP price deflator is negative, personal consumption deflator at a record low. Yet, pulses don’t allow a rate cut

India’s quest for oil and gas: More questions than answers

The petroleum ministry is trying to paint the offer of small oilfields as an attractive bait to private investors when, by its own admission, these fields were not monetised by ONGC & OIL

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Data Drive: Expensive cities

So, how expensive are Indian cities? Going by a UBS study comparing 71 cities globally on a variety of issues from wages, cost of living and house rent among others, New Delhi and Mumbai are at the lo

Relook deficit-CPI target: Govt gets realistic as GDP slows, prospects worsen

A day after Niti Aayog Deputy Chairman Arvind Panagariya spoke of the need to relook the CPI-inflation target of 4+/-2%...

FeDigitalDividend: Digitization making income tax payers’ life easier

With the whole process of I-T return filing, to refunds, and even handling of tax notices now possible online, dealing with the Income Tax Department has become much easier now.

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Editorial: Liftoff!

Watch FII flows, but India more insulated to Fed now

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Caste no bar

SC ruling on priesthood and caste a progressive judgment, upholds the idea of modern India

Editorial: IT’s not a partnership

On top of $1-bn hit, Indian IT firms’ visa costs up 4-fold

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Column: MNEs must start test runs fast

Group companies, irrespective of the jurisdiction, will have to conform to common standards

Tackling the demographic challenge

Universal education, value-added skills accretion and massive growth in employment in the formal sectors should be the key focus areas

Education loan - CBSE, ICSE and state boards results out

Data pricing: Differentiation isn’t discrimination

Sub-Saharan Africa, the Philippines, etc, have all adopted zero-rating and witnessed increased internet penetration


Narendra Modi needs a troubleshooter in Parliament, Sushma Swaraj may well be the answer

It is true that FM Arun Jaitley is PM Narendra Modi’s man Friday in running the govt, but it is also equally true that he has not been able to guide parliamentary floor management of the BJP to any

PM Narendra Modi needs a troubleshooter in Parliament, Sushma Swaraj may be the answer

Editorial: Pollution populism

Publish IIT study. Don’t favour 2Ws, why ban diesel cars?

Editorial: Backing down on black

Why raise the limit for quoting PAN in cash deals?

Costly Ignorance

India’s financial literacy, lower than the world average, will impede its financial inclusion efforts

Column: Making municipal bonds work

The Union finance ministry’s domain expertise and leverage with states and regulators can get them to take off

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