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Delhi violence: A calamity foretold, writes P Chidamabaram

The government says that the NPR is a benign exercise and the CAA is in the national interest, and the two are unconnected. It is beyond comprehension how some people can swallow this puerile argument.

How healthy is India? Here is what National Health Profile 2018 says about India’s wellness

India has one allopathic government doctor for every 11,082 residents, 11 times more than the WHO recommended doctor-population ratio of 1:1000.

Why GM mustard may not see the light of day

On May 11, last year, the GEAC, the apex authority for assessing the safety of genetically modified (GM) crops, declared that GM mustard had passed the prescribed tests and recommended to the environm

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Why India must review its position and gear up for constructively contributing to the global e-commerce story

E-commerce might well be the issue on which India may find its leadership of the third world in global trade matters being put to test.

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Farmers are poor due to low productivity of all major crops

The NDA government has a promise of doubling farmers’ income by 2022, which does not seem to be in sight, at least at present.

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Why Budget 2018 should focus on renewable power generation

Budget 2018: For any country, infrastructure plays a very important role in development. A lot of foreign investment is also dependent on the quality of infrastructure that a country provides. In fact

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Why draft Food Safety and Standards (Advertisements and Claims) Regulations, 2017 and Consumer Protection Bill, 2018, are steps in right direction

The Union government is giving final shape to the laws to regulate the labelling and advertisement of food products.

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How the Economic Survey 2017-18 hints at limitations on the fiscal consolidation measures in pre-election year

Economic Survey 2018: Moving forward from the last Budget year, the Economic Survey 2017-18 tabled in Parliament pegs the real GDP growth rate for the current fiscal at 6.75% (against 6.75-7.5%, Econo

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Companies Amendment Act: What is in store for mergers and acquisitions?

With the recent enactment of the Companies Amendment Act, 2017, the legislature’s attempt to clean up the provisions of the existing company law and to facilitate easy business for companies will ge

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Infra tweets: NIIF-DP World to fund ports

NIIF does well in forming a joint platform with Dubai-based DP World to invest in ports, terminals & logistics.

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Budget 2018: Tax-free status likely to be restored for Special Economic Zones?

Budget 2018: The Special Economic Zone (SEZ) policy was introduced in 2000 to attract foreign investments in India. The policy was intended to make SEZs a growth engine that could augment manufacturin

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How to create a robust debt market and facilitate bankruptcy-led acquisitions in a cost-efficient manner

Indian stock markets have been on a roll now for over four years, breaking one record after the other.

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Economic Survey 2017-18: Here are some of the long-term challenges confronting India

Budget 2018: The response to last year’s Economic Survey was overwhelming, humbling, and of course, burdening. According to behavioural economics, humans place greater welfare weights on avoiding lo

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Why there are not enough Indian firms that are serving India’s middle class

Recently, The Economist magazine featured a prominent article on India’s missing middle class. One point made in the piece was that income distribution in India has become more unequal, and the gain

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Why Budget 2018 is another step towards Digital India

Budget 2018: In the aftermath of disruptive monetisation, where digital currency became a widespread phenomenon, and the Prime Minister’s focus on Digital India in the last year, it is clear that In

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If farmers remain poor, so will the country – Here is why and how

The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale and pays the freight both ways,” this was John F Kennedy describing farmers decades ago, but th

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How this Budget 2018 enabling tech innovation can deliver growth for India

Budget 2018: India has been increasingly intentional about reducing the emission intensity of its economy: incentivising, regulating and enforcing adoption of cleaner sources. While good intent reinfo

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Budget 2018: Fix farmers woes by going the Telangana way; here’s how

Budget 2018: Farm distress is likely to be one of the major focal points of the Union Budget 2018-19, as the growth in agri-GDP as well as farmers’ (real) incomes has fallen to around 2% per annum d

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Budget 2018: Dispute resolution process must be expedited, scope of authority widened

Budget 2018: Although Indian tax law has evolved over the years, with the implementation of various amendments specifically aimed at resolution of disputes, currently, tax litigation in the country is

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Narendra Modi in Davos: What was the message from WEF 2018? Find out here

Under the theme ‘Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World’, 2,500 leaders from businesses, governments, civil society, arts, academia and media assembled in Davos last week to push a collecti

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Budget 2018: For defence, what is required is better spending, not more money

Budget 2018: The Budget Session of Parliament has begun. Three days earlier, on the Republic Day, the nation’s military might was paraded down the Rajpath. It did well to reassure the nation of our

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Budget 2018 is more opportune moment for assertive decisions, tempered with prudent populism

Budget 2018: Over the last few weeks, several global agencies have slated India to grow at an accelerated pace compared to major emerging economies this year—some even predicted that India would dis

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Farmers and fertiliser spend: How to make nutrient-based subsidy a success

The NSSO 70th round survey estimates there are 156 million rural households in India, of which 57.8% are agricultural.

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Why government must cut corporate tax rate to 25%, incentivise jobs

With the statutory corporate tax rate at 34.61%, India is among the high tax countries in the world. India’s corporate tax rate is higher by 10%-plus compared to the worldwide average statutory rate

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