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1.A prized contract.

The work in microeconomic theory for which Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström have received this year’s Economics Nobel Prize goes back to the 1970s   read more

2.A tragedy that implicates us all.

Catastrophes are no longer the epic tragedies that they were earlier. There is something stereotyped about the way we look at them. They become an event in somebody else’s backyard read more

3.Military fables of a democracy.

In 2004, the world saw evidence of one of the most horrific acts of torture and sexual abuse by an army on captured prisoners.  read more

4.How’s the economy really doing?

If someone asks you how the Indian economy is doing, how would you answer? Would you say that the Gross Domestic Product and Gross Value Added (GVA) are both above 7 per cent,  read more

5.Who will regulate pension products?

The Finance Ministry has set up a high-level committee to consolidate the regulation of pension products that is currently being done  read more

1.Govt may merge two PSBs after bad debt clean-up.

The government may merge two large state-run banks in the coming fiscal once a clean-up of bad assets has run its course, the official overseeing  read more

2.Govt revises excise duty evasion limit to warrant arrest.

The government has doubled the limit of excise duty evasion for arrest and prosecution of accused to Rs 2 crore and also asked officials not to resort  read more

1.Excise duty evasion limit to warrant arrest revised to Rs.2 cr.

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has asked officials not to resort to a penal provision in cases where the additional demand  read more

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