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Padma awards 2017: The winners

Political stalwarts Murli Manohar Joshi, Sharad Pawar and former Lok Sabha speaker P A Sangma, cricketer Virat Kohli and Carnatic musician K J Yesudas were among the 89 people who were selected for......

S Bal Shekar is new secretary general of Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Saturday appointed S Bal Shekar as secretary general of the Lower House, as T K Viswanathan demitted office. Bala Shekar, born in Salem in Tamil Nadu, has been......

From Ford to Harley-Davidson, why US automakers failed in India

Why is it that in the very same market that Asian companies have managed to not only protect the turf but also grow the rest have struggled, capturing just about a 5 per cent share? Shally Seth......

Does the govt really intend to revive the auto sector?

While auto majors are asking for reduction in taxes, FinMin says these companies should reduce royalty payments to parents abroad. In a rare face off, captains of the auto industry have hit out at......

Reforms are about implementation, not announcements

'The promises of netas and babus and new laws, however well-meaning, mean little.''What matters is implementation on the ground.''Every law is finally implemented by a vast army of officials,......

In India, taxes on cars are among the highest

Cars and two-wheelers attract 28% GST and a cess in the range of 3-22%, taking the effective tax rate to up to 50%. In the goods and services tax (GST) regime, India levies one of the highest......

Covid-19 scare: Deaths at work raise questions over compensation

Since existing laws do not cover Covid-19, any compensation in this regard has to be left to the discretion of companies. As the Covid-19 pandemic rages on in India, firms are debating whether......

Anand struggles but India's youngsters shine at Isle of Man chess

At the top of the list in the second round is Grandmaster V Vishnu Prasanna, who got the better of nearly 200-points above rated Tamir Nabaty of Israel. IMAGE: Viswanathan Anand in action during......

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