Saturday 18 May '13While the states continue to cross swords with the Centre on the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill and allegations get made about the opposition being largely political, perhaps the government needs to call an all-party meeting to discuss some of the issues again.
Friday 10 May '13With the Supreme Court coming down heavily on the government, and rightly so, for trying to influence the CBI probe, the clamour for an independent CBI has got yet another lease of life
Wednesday 17 Apr '13With Union food minister Sharad Pawar interceding on his nephew Ajit Pawar’s behalf, presumably the controversy over the latter’s insensitive remarks—should I piss in the state’s dams to fill them up
Tuesday 16 Apr '13Shiv Nadar University has a tie-up with Carnegie Mellon University, OP Jindal University with Indiana University, Lavasa Education Hub with the Saïd Business School, Ashoka University with University of Pennsylvania
Monday 08 Apr '13Narendra Modi obviously has a great track record as Gujarat’s chief minister, so if LK Advani’s I’m-still-active-in-politics will allow it, this is what the BJP is trying to sell to the electorate—you’ve had a dramatic fall in growth over the past few years because of a government that failed to take quick decisions, but vote for our leader with a proven track record, and life will be ok.
Monday 01 Apr '13Though core inflation is finally below RBI’s comfort zone of 4%, food inflation continues to be very high at around 10% and threatens to go out of control once again—according to the World Bank’s latest quarterly food price report, drought in the US and dry spells in Argentina, South Africa and Australia could see global food prices go back to August 2012 record levels; a 1% rise in the global food price index causes a 0.3% hike in the domestic food price index.
Wednesday 27 Mar '13A few weeks from now, if all goes to plan, the commerce ministry will weigh in on the side of SEZs and argue that at a time when India’s exports are falling, it’s time for MAT on SEZs to be abolished, or at least reduced.
Thursday 17 Jan '13The finance ministry has announced its much-awaited approach in relation to the final GAAR report submitted by the expert review committee headed by Dr Parthasarathi Shome via a press release.
Tuesday 01 Jan '13A gas-based power plant, even if in Tripura, is hardly the thing of headlines, yet in the year gone by, it symbolised what a PSU can do, and how this can change the shape of India’s neighbourhood were the government to follow through.
Monday 31 Dec '12Though the prospects of falling off the fiscal cliff in the US sends chills up everyone’s collective spine, the likelihood of a deepening eurozone crisis seems a lot more probable, though it has to be said eurozone leaders have upped their act over the past six months.
Tuesday 11 Sep '12Given the pace at which NPAs are rising—in the last three years, restructured advances rose at around double the pace of credit growth—it’s not surprising the government is seriously worried about the impact of its proposed R2 lakh crore power sector bailout on the balance sheets of banks.
Wednesday 01 Aug '12Not surprisingly, given its earlier conversations, including the Macroeconomic and Monetary Developments First Quarter Review released on Monday and the statement on Tuesday, RBI has chosen not to cut policy rates.