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September 17, 2014

Course correction

The results of the recent by-elections in eight States are a setback for the BJP — but perhaps not in the way it has been popularly interpreted. The ruling party is quite right in asserting that th... »

Opinion

September 17, 2014

The biggest problem with labour laws

Standout features What are they in the case of a workers’ union? JOSE IGNACIO SOTO / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

KR Shyam Sundar

Industry has been clamouring for core labour law reforms. The demand is for flexibility in terms of freedom to hire contract labour, the freedom to retrench workers and close down undertakings... »

Opinion

September 17, 2014

‘Modi’fied Plan Panel

PP Sangal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rightly decided to infuse innovative thinking into the development process and replace the Planning Commission with a suitably reformed body. Thi... »

Opinion

September 16, 2014

Towards an Asian century of prosperity

XI JINPING

My first visit to this ancient and magic land was 17 years ago, a time when the Indian economy was undergoing reform and beginning to show new growth vitality. Markets were booming in Mumbai, the... »

Opinion

September 17, 2014
FROM THE VIEWSROOM

Awaiting Android One

Thomas K Thomas

Ever since Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google, the products and programmes that have emerged from the company’s experiment labs in Mountain View have been nothing short of disruptive, mostl... »

Opinion

September 17, 2014
BusinessLine Twenty Years Ago - Today

49 per cent cap on foreign equity

Telephone subscribers across the country will be able to choose service companies soon with the guidelines for the entry of the private sector into basic telecom services throwing open all... »

Opinion

September 16, 2014
BusinessLine Twenty Years Ago - Today

Bank of Madura drops preferential offer

The board of Bank of Madura, which met on Thursday, has withdrawn the proposal for preferential allotment of equity to the management group comprising Dr. K. M. Thiagarajan, Chairm... »

Columns

VIDYA RAM

EUROSCOPE

Scotland’s tryst with destiny

On October 27 1995, around 60,000 Canadians from across the country made their way to Place du Ca... »

Thomas K Thomas

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

Awaiting Android One

Thomas K Thomas

Ever since Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google, the products and programmes that have emer... »

XI JINPING

Towards an Asian century of prosperity

XI JINPING

My first visit to this ancient and magic land was 17 years ago, a time when the Indian economy wa... »

CP CHANDRASEKHAR, JAYATI GHOSH

MACROSCAN

Is rising income inequality inevitable?

Share it The recent fall in inequality in Latin America shows local policies can make an effect Rising inequality is now a concern on everyone’s minds, even amongst the rich. Unequal societies... »

Letters

September 17, 2014

Disturbing disparity

The report “2 out of 3 Indians are financially struggling” by Shishir Sinha (September 17) is disturbing. Categorisation along five elements is a realistic method of measuring the status o... »
September 15, 2014

Handle the heat

With reference to “Asking too much” by Mohan R Lavi (September15), promoters have a tendency to make well-known persons independent directors. Many of them only add ornamental value to the board.... »
September 11, 2014

The Chinese challenge

This refers to “How to get even with China” by G Parthasarathy (September 11). India’s China strategy has to be determined by three considerations: our past bitter experience with China du... »
September 9, 2014

The force is with us

Whenever nature’s fury hits our shores and shakes our land, it is heartening to note that the army plays a major role in saving the lives of citizens. We can never repay our debts to our s... »
September 5, 2014

A question of impartiality

Despite protests the former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam has been appointed governor of Kerala. The question is whether he can act impartially. Like with the President, the Constitu... »
September 16, 2014

Only good governance

This refers to the report “Public sector banks should not be seen ‘as an extension of the Govt’ ”(September 16). The ‘ownership rights’ being exercised by the finance ministry over PSUs, i... »
September 12, 2014

Creative teaching

This refers to the news report “Discussion on new education policy to start in January” (September 12). The education system we have right now in the world began in 1900s for the benefit o... »
September 10, 2014

Surprising lessons

This refers to the report “Guarantor of a ‘wilful defaulter’ liable too” (September 10). The RBI’s clarification on the guarantor’s liability is nothing but invoking the “first lessons” of... »
September 8, 2014

Shut them down

The revelation by BARC in response to an RTI query that 70 per cent of 3,887 health-related deaths in atomic energy hubs across the country over the past 20 years were due to radiation goe... »
September 4, 2014

Diarygate

CBI director Ranjit Sinha has brought the premier investigating agency under a cloud. Now that the Visitors’ Diary at the CBI chief’s official residence has irrefutably proved that Sinha’s... »

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