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KARTHIK NACHIAPPAN

INDIA IN TRANSITION

Lifestyle, the silent killer

Sixty per cent of all deaths in India are due to non-communicable diseases such as cancer, heart attack and diabetes »

G PARTHASARATHY

Caught between two Sharifs

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar has his task cut out in Afghanistan and Pakistan, both embroiled in bitter political upheavals »

RANA KAPOOR

Healthcare needs a critical push

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RANA KAPOOR

Will Budget 2015 lay out a clear action plan for healthcare? Public-private partnerships are the way to go »

R Venkatraman

Freeways aren’t free

R Venkatraman

Shutting toll plazas will hit fresh investment »

Our Bureaus

BELOW THE LINE

Modi for all seasons

A subdued affair The air show this year had less glitter. - PTI Former ISRO chairman, K Radhakrishnan, who was in Mangaluru recently to deliver the founders’ da... »

Columns

Business Line Twenty Years Ago Today

Cut in duty on steel proposed In the context of the Budget for 1995-96, the Stee... »

Columns

Stanly Johny

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

Does Greece have a Plan B?

That’s a billion dollar question »

G Parthasarathy

G PARTHASARATHY

Looking West, looking East

The swearing-in set the tone. Now a tight travel schedule for Modi defines India’s strategic and foreign policy directions »

Our Bureaus

BELOW THE LINE

State of panic

Corridor of power A desolate Shastri Bhavan RV Moorthy After Gujarat’s Speaker Ganpat Vasava and MoS Health Shankar Chaudhary and two other MLAs tested positive for swine flu, fear of the H1N1 virus seems to have gripped not just the house but... »

PRATHAP C REDDY

HEALTH MATTERS

Make healthcare a national priority

To reach the unreached New Delhi must work out a more broad-based health policy SHIV KUMAR PUSHAKAR That will not only boost its development, but give it much-needed financial backing and tax benefits »

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Statistlk

What's new about the Consumer Price Index?

Just like the GDP ... »

Harish Bijoor

question hour,

Kinder Joy

Harish Bijoor



I recently heard about Kinder Joy creating different versions for boys and girls. Is this really necessary? What’s behind this idea?MumbaiA... »

RAMESH NARAYAN

Addendum

Let your cab find you

RAMESH NARAYAN

I grew up in an era of rationing. There were three cars you could buy. One airline you could fly. Two scooters to choose from. One telephone company which put you on a seven-year waiting list. The... »

Vidya Ram

HSBC full-year profits fall by 17%

Vidya Ram

Pressure on HSBC deepened on Monday as it recorded a fall in full-year profits, and issued another apology for “conduct and compliance failures” as its chief executive faced questions about his... »


Meera Siva

BOOK REVIEW

The Mayer of Sunnyvale

Book: Marissa Mayer and the fight to save Yahoo!. Author: Nicholas Carlson
Publisher: Hachette India Price: ₹599 Journalist Nicholas Carlson presents a lucid and truthful account of how the CEO strove to save the tech giant »

Stanly Johny

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

Does Greece have a Plan B?

That’s a billion dollar question »

Gnanasekaar T

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Buy Comex gold if it dips to $1,200-05/oz

Gnanasekaar T

Comex gold futures edged up higher on Thursday, after minutes from January’s Federal Reserve policy meeting showed officials expressed concern that raising interest rates too soon could damage... »


C GOPINATH

AMERICAN PERISCOPE

Too big to succeed

Why it’s downtime for conglomerates »

Fiscal and social balance can go together

Love in Chunkie

The Greek tragedy

Gold may face downside risks on stronger dollar

Brand India — the small picture

BusinessLine Twenty Years Ago Today

Gold may face downside risks on stronger dollar

While the aam aadmi and aurat wait

G Chandrashekhar

Pulses importers relieved; vegetable oil trade sore

Pulses importers have something to cheer for what the Budget has not done to them. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has chosen to leave the duty-free status of imported pulses untouched. Imports of p... »

Priyanka Kotamraju

FROM THE VIEWSROOM

Payback time

Patricia Arquette When it comes to movies, it’s very much a man’s world »

Gnanasekaar T

Buy Comex gold if it dips to $1,200-05 per ounce

Comex gold futures edged up higher on Thursday after comments from the Federal Reserve pushed back expectations for a first US rate hike in nearly a decade and bargain hunting from Chinese buyers... »

Harish Bhat

Club Catalyst

Winning at the wicket

Harish Bhat

Farokh Engineer, flamboyant cricketer, can teach marketers a few nice lessons »

TANYA THOMAS

THE CHEAT SHEET

With Superfish, you’re the worm

A fishy prehistoric life form?A 21st century bug, well, sort of. Superfish, a third party software, is in the news because it’s the name of the adware — software meant to tailor the ads you... »

Business Line Twenty Years Ago Today

Cut in duty on steel proposed In the context of the Budget for 1995-96, the Steel Ministry has recommended to the Finance Ministry a five percentage point reduction in excise duty... »

AARATI KRISHNAN

CIRCUIT BREAKER

Mann ki baat on the Budget

If the ordinary consumer could respond to corporate wish-lists on the Budget, what would she say? Here’s a sample. »

Gurumurthy K

WEEKLY OUTLOOK

MCX crude oil hovers with bullish bias

Gurumurthy K

Crude oil futures traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) are range-bound between ₹3,000 and ₹3,350 per barrel. Within this range, the contract recorded a high of ₹3,320 on Tuesday and... »


PRADEEP S MEHTA

PLUSES & MINUSES

Small industry needs a better policy deal

Gauge well The government should look for innovative measures to support MSMEs A flexible approach to collateral will improve access to bank funding. Red tapism too is a perennial concern »

Radhika Merwin

Statistalk

How happy are bank customers?

The latest ... »

Wealth of exposure

Banking and scams go hand in hand

Global pulses trade waits nervously for India’s Budget

The search for an ethical firm

Palm oil to consolidate, rise

All you wanted to know about NITI Aayog

Reversal of fortunes


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