Anil Sasi

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Fuel price reduction: Govt in a fix – Niti Aayog says find fiscal space, ONGC has questions

As global oil prices continue to surge, the government’s key policy advisor is of the view that states have to take the lead in cutting duties while the Centre needs to first find the fiscal space before it can slash taxes

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Safety concerns: Inside India’s mines, a worker dies every 10 days

Progressive improvements in the safety standard of India’s coal mines notwithstanding, every ten days last year there was a mining fatality in the country.

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Beyond IT/BPO, new jobs not being created: 2/3 of record FDI only in services

The challenge of job creation in India, specifically in the transition of the over half its workforce employed in agriculture, gets much tougher keeping in view the overreliance on service to drive this growth. Globally, such

Modi’s third year begins: Economy’s green shoots yet to strike roots; private investment still frozen

Government expenditure and consumption may be watering the green shoots, as reported earlier in this series, but that may not be enough to sustain growth.

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Government clearances have got faster but lack of promoter interest stalls projects

Land acquisition problems, as a reason for stalling of project implementation, have come down to under seven per cent over the last two years, down from 16 per cent in 2013-14 and 13 per cent in 2012-13.

Muted growth in rentals in Delhi-NCR in first half of 2016

Boosting investments: Govt may kick-off asset recycling plans with PGCIL

PGCIL has set itself a target of completing work for nearly Rs 1.2 lakh crore worth over the next four years. The projects already in the pipeline include unfinished parts of 11 high-capacity corridors across the country, alo

The big bank consolidation theory: How practical is it

The need for consolidation may appear to be more attractive if one were to consider that although India is seventh largest economy in terms of nominal GDP, there is no Indian bank in the list of 70 large banks in terms of ass

Sharp rebound in India-made handsets eclipses Nokia blip

Cellphone handset manufacturing in India is on a sharp rebound, having more than overcome the blip suffered over 24 months ago from the halting of production at Nokia’s Chennai facility.


Assembly elections 2016: Congress now controls just 6% of India

THE unexpected gains for the Congress in West Bengal may be cold comfort for a party that has been comprehensively reduced to a rump, considering that just over 6% of India’s population now live in states ruled by the Congr

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Intellectual Property Rights: New policy may power R&D, national growth

The announcement of the new IPR policy has been a much sought after reform considering the unfavourable regulatory environment prevalent in the country. The new policy is expected to encourage the IPR regime, making it more e

Why Rajasthan’s new titling law for property is great for faster development

In this context, the Rajasthan Urban Land (Certification of Titles) Act, 2016, passed by the Rajasthan Assembly last month, sets the legal framework for granting of legitimate rights to a property owner in that state.


Collateral for MSME loans: Monetising non-land assets

With a ‘moveable asset registry’ and a system of professional credit advisors, the government is planning to ease the constraints which are limiting fund flow to the cash-strapped sector.

Tax payment: There are just 18,359 (taxpaying) crorepatis in India

Consumption and spending data for the year, especially of luxury products, shows how deceptive these numbers may be and blows holes in the government’s official estimate of the number of taxpayers.


How NHAI is planning the road ahead with remote help from ISRO

The highways sector is progressively looking skywards for solutions.

Unorganised workers’ identification number: Why U-WIN will lose out to Aadhaar

The mandate of U-WIN or the unorganised workers’ identification number criss-crosses with that of Aadhaar’s and would lead to unnecessary duplication of work already being done under the ambit of the latter project, say g

7th Pay Commission: Housing inflation index headed for cascading impact

According to the RBI, increase in index will be ‘quick and continuous’ and indirect effects will be ‘smaller'.

Recognition of Prior Learning: As workers drop out, Centre moves in to tweak norms

On paper, a novel scheme floated by the Central government for certifying the skills acquired by workers in the unorganised sectors through traditional, non-formal learning channels, makes immense sense, especially in a count

NCR’s FDI inflow more than double drawn by Mumbai-based firms

During April-December this fiscal, over 90 per cent of the total foreign direct investment received came in through the automatic route, with less than 10 per cent coming in through the approval route.

The chosen six: Indian cities, European fix

The Smart Cities project, a flagship scheme of the Centre under which 100 smart cities are to be built in the due course, has seen a selection of 20 cities in the first competitive round.

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‘Leak’ forces brief shutdown at snag-hit Kudankulam-I

An atomic power station is broadly divided into the “nuclear island”, where steam is produced in the steam generator by nuclear fission in a reactor, and a “conventional island”, where steam supplied from the nuclear

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Budget 2016: Tax on EPF; annuity push a likely windfall for insurance companies

Budget 2016: Around 3.7 crore EPF members may be fretting over the government’s proposal to tax 60 per cent of the corpus unless it is diverted into an annuity plan, but there is conspicuous cheer from one corner — life i


Fighting black money: I-T dept to mine PAN data, trace fund flow trail

‘Project Insight’ is to be implemented phase-wise during the 3-year period spanning 2016-18.

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‘Smart Cities’ mission: Selection done, it’s time for execution

'Smart Cities' mission: The Centre’s thrust is on an integrated urban planning effort with a sharper focus on infrastructure, land use planning, transport, design and architecture.

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Govt rethinks, to let Google, Microsoft launch pilots

After initial reservations, the Centre is now open to allowing pilot projects and technological experiments by companies such as Google and Microsoft for expanding their Internet reach in India.

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China market crash: Which stocks Indian investors should stay off

With the Chinese markets crashing 7% twice in a week, it might pay domestic investors to stay off stocks with a high exposure to the country.

Amid recalls, carmakers step up scrutiny of small vendors

‘Most recalls originated from components supplied by small manufacturers’

Amid recalls, carmakers step up scrutiny of small vendors

‘Most recalls originated from components supplied by small manufacturers’

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