Subhomoy Bhattacharjee

Measuring poverty

Is it true that the number of poor people in the world has dipped to less than 1 billion?

Measuring poverty

NSDC CEO Dilip Chenoy, COO Atul Bhatnagar resign on differences with Skill Ministry

National Skill Development Corporation CEO Dilip Chenoy and COO Atul Bhatnagar have quit their posts following rising differences with the skill development ministry.

nsdc COO News

Smart Cities: Location key for selection of first 20

It will be premature for the 98 cities and towns shortlisted by the Ministry of Urban Development as candidates for Smart Cities to order mithais right away.

smart cities News

Call drops: Reasons behind it and what telecom firms, govt can do

It makes sense for a telecom company to pitch for a 900 MHz band instead of 2,100 MHz or even 1,800 MHz.

american tower corporation News

Rs 3,000 cr ‘fraud’: Insurance companies to approach Arun Jaitley over tax raids

The government claims to have uncovered a huge service tax fraud in motor vehicle insurance, with alleged tax evasion to the tune of almost Rs 3,000 crore.

Arun Jaitley on fii News

Economic hotpot

Meghnad Desai takes a class in economic theory to conclude there is none to weave together or explain the happenings in world economy

Economic hotpot

Why 49% FDI is still not good news for the insurance sector?

Four months since Parliament cleared a higher FDI cap for the insurance sector at 49 %, none of the major Indian companies have made any tangible moves to rope in capital from abroad.

Life insurance - NPS News

Fighting income inequality: How India’s policies stack up against IMF’s prescription

The IMF paper notes that governments in emerging market economies need to push such efforts at inclusion to make a dent in inequality.

IMF News

Naveen Jindal fallout: Privacy breached, won’t share money info, Singapore tells India

Naveen Jindal fallout: Tax officials in Singapore have informed India that they will no longer share voluntarily any information on money laundering or related cases.

Naveen Jindal fallout News

Super economies: The third angle

In just a year of the Modi government, Raghav Bahl predicts India to be a possible super economy of the future, but furnishes little evidence as support.

Super economies: The third angle

A third of top 500 firms’ books dodgy: SFIO

The report is the first which raises questions on the overall health of the corporate sector.

SFIO, SFIO on indian companies, Indian companies, Corporate sectors, Serious Fraud Investigation Office, Fitch Group, India Ratings, business news

Finance Ministry considers clubbing MFI & MUDRA Bank Bills

The finance ministry plans to club the long-pending bill for regulation of micro-finance institutions with that of the MUDRA Bank.

arun jaitley on discoms News

Reserve Bank of India could keep hold on money market levers

Narendra Modi govt is learnt to have accepted Reserve Bank's position that regulation of money market instruments should remain with the central bank.

reserve bank of india, rbi News

The investment quandary

The finance ministry is itself unsure of the amount it spends towards capital expenditure in the economy...

Narendra modi, Union budget 2015, budget 2015, budget news, investment union budget, arun jaitley news

Narendra Modi Cabinet to cut paper trail, go Kindle

The government’s technology arm, the National Informatics Centre (NIC), has been instructed to implement this within six months.

Narendra Modi, Narendra Modi Cabinet, Narendra Modi Kindle, Kindle, Kindle Union Cabinet, Kindle Narendra Modi, Kindle news

Land ordinance shuts door on more litigation in old cases

Land acquisition ordinance has cleaned up a clause that could have allowed many displaced persons from Sardar Sarovar project to reopen their compensation cases.

Economy News

Kohinoor Group applies for reinsurance licence

Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi’s Kohinoor Group has applied for a reinsurance licence.

Kohinoor Group applies for reinsurance licence

Minimum monthly wages could go up to Rs 15,000

The Centre plans to fix minimum national monthly wages at around Rs 15,000 for all jobs in both the formal and informal...

Minimum wages, monthly wages, labour ministry News

RuPay debit cards could be the Jan Dhan Yojana’s undoing

The lack of formal banking and cash is one of the toughest constraints in the rural areas of India.

RuPay debit cards could be the Jan Dhan Yojana’s undoing

Column: CAG in knots over SEZ

The auditor’s report on SEZs has no larger picture to offer for a possible course-correction

Column: CAG in knots over SEZ

With cheaper imports and lesser local coal to wheel around, Railways stares at reduced freight earnings

A massive crash in imported coal prices to below $65 a tonne is on course to heavily damage Indian Railways’ earnings.

Coal, Private firm coal shortage, Railways coal shortage News

Arun Jaitley’s budget short Rs 20k cr, for no fault of his

Finance minister Arun Jaitley’s budget is short R20,000 crore, and he has his predecessor to thank for this...

Economy News

Four years on, Nagaland road plan a no-go; costs up 230%

After a four-year delay and a 230% increase in costs to nearly R3,000 crore, four roads in India’s border districts...

Four years on, Nagaland road plan a no-go; costs up 230%

In the fight against black money, cyber security remains a weak link

India is still without an end-to-end cyber security system for its government including one for the Prime Minister’s Office.

Economy News

Senior officials line up for top jobs at smaller PSEs, mega firms lose out

While unlisted firms witness up to 14 applications, those for Mega and listed companies are in single digit.

Economy News

To boost social spend, better movement of money needed: Jayant Sinha

The best way, according to Sinha, would be to push growth so there is surplus to put in the social sector envelopes.

jayant sinha on tax defaulting News

Proof of life certificate: Govt plans digital verification to ease pensioners’ woes

Millions of retired people could soon be spared the trouble of travelling to banks to prove they are alive...

pension News
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