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Monday, March 06, 2006
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Outdated format
The manner of presenting the Budget, modelled on the British tradition, has remained unchanged for the entire period after Independence. Till about six years ago, it was unthinkable that the Budget could be presented at any time other than 5 p.m. ... More

WIDE CANVAS


Farm sector holds growth key
As the Budget rightly says, `"Unless agriculture grows at four per cent, whatever combination and permutation we may try, we cannot attain 10 per cent growth... " More

ON THE MOVE


Question of capacity or efficiency?
Congestion at ports More

A RINGSIDE VIEW


Liquidity still positive
Heavy vehicle stocks could turn active on SC ruling More

MUTUAL CONFIDENCE


Sell decision on funds - Is it always a dilemma?
FMCG funds delivered over 75% while auto, pharma or tech funds lagged behind More

ADR WATCH


Strong show
The US indices behaved differently with S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average ending in negative territory even as the tech-focussed Nasdaq closed on a firm note. Fear that the US Federal Reserve may resort to interest rate hike to curb .. More

VISION 2020


For development with equity
The rising GDP growth is good news but the widening rich-poor disparity it causes is not. It can be dangerous too. The answer lies in more allocation of public goods in poor localities — more schools, hospitals, roads, 24-hour power and water, as also support schemes that benefit not merely rich villagers but also the poorest, says P. V. INDIRESAN. More

RANDOM WALK


Baked in Kerala
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CHAT


Zeal is a volcano
Reading `breaking news', Khan wondered who could be Warren Buffett's successor. Dakshinarmoorthy was running a fine-toothed comb over the Finance Bill, 2006. Sridevi was reading a book on trading techniques. Jogin alerted them all about the ... More

JOTTINGS


Managing disasters
The poultry industry last week received yet another reminder of how, in spite of a surface normality in our everyday lives, we are never far from a calamity. If you were in the business of raising, selling or ... More

STICKLISH SINGLES


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