The Financial Express

The Financial Express

Govt spending key to 7%-plus growth: Focus must be on spurring job creation and not farm sops

From all appearances, what little spending the government does over the next few months would be for small farmers and rural workers, which can’t stimulate demand.

Opinion News

Sec 29 of IBC law: Planned changes to fix grey areas

Planned changes to Sec 29A will fix grey areas in IBC law.

Opinion News

Facebook’s suicide-screening efforts admirable, but lack transparency

Facebook’s suicide-screening efforts sound admirable but, mired in a lack of transparency, they do little to restore its credibility.

Opinion News

NRI men abandoning wives in India: Is revoking passports the best way to deal it?

Need to act against NRI men abandoning their wives in India, but is revoking their passports the best way to do this?

Opinion News

BJP’s paradox: Is PM Modi right in saying loan-waivers are lollipops by Congress?

PM right to say loan waivers are lollipops and don’t fix the real issues, but BJP did the same in UP, Maharashtra.

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Troubled Maharaja: Can an expat CEO make Air India fly?

The real issue is a bloated workforce and PSU culture.

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Mrinal Sen: His life and art both embodied indefatigable humanism

Mrinal Sen, in life as in his art, embodied indefatigable humanism.

Opinion News

MCI should seriously consider dropping ‘virginity test’ from medical education test

The call for MCI to scrap it from the medical education syllabus is a sane one.

Opinion News

Examining role of IL&FS auditors long overdue

Auditors knew there were hundreds of subsidiaries in which debt was parked but never highlighted this.

Opinion News

Emerging economies are doing a lot better than before in R&D output – India must learn from China

Emerging economies are doing a lot better than before in R&D output. India must learn from China to up its game.

Opinion News

Data drive: Cards, personal loans dominate retail lending

In the three months to September 2018, retail loans grew 21% y-o-y on the back of 28% growth in live accounts, crossing 107 million accounts.

Opinion News

Shed odd-even tunnel vision – The Delhi govt must do more to fight pollution

The Delhi government must do more to fight pollution.

Opinion News

Carcinogen filter – Scientists in US have successfully modified a house-plant’s genes to make it absorb common household carcinogens

Scientists in the US have successfully modified a house-plant’s genes to make it absorb common household carcinogens.

Opinion News

Manual Scavenging: States can’t behave in an ostrich-like fashion

States can’t behave in an ostrich-like fashion after having failed to eradicate the practice 25 years after it was banned.

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Anti-profiteering notice to HUL is a sham, time to abolish NAA

The rules have to take into account industry practices

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Raising GST threshold to Rs 75 lakh is a bad idea

Govt needs to simplify GST returns, not remove such a large segment from filing returns. It will hit tax compliance.

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Water priority: Reviving lakes in Delhi is a worthy pursuit

Reviving lakes in Delhi is a worthy pursuit, but DJB must first address the city’s poor sewage treatment capacity.

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PSU banks: No one seems to care about the stunning loss in value

Looked at another way, that’s a notional loss in market value of PSU banks of Rs 3.3 lakh crore since the NDA came to power, and this is after Rs 1.7 lakh crore of fresh cash has been pumped into these banks, and another Rs

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Important to stop terror, vital to respect privacy

To stop terrorists using WhatsApp, govt needs information, but vital to ensure search doesn’t get as open-ended as Sec 66A was.

Opinion News

Disney moving to get a wider trademark on the Swahili phrase is being seen as cultural appropriation

Disney, which is re-releasing The Lion King (a photorealistic remake) next year, however, seems to have bitten too much off in its attempt to cash in on the popularity of the original movie and the hype surrounding the upcomi

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Trump lessons for Modi – US President’s advisors warn against firing the Fed chief

In India, given how both bond and stock markets rallied after Patel’s resignation, it is tempting to believe there will be no wrath of markets if the government continues with its policy to reduce the central bank’s auton

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Less taxing solutions for start-ups

An IIT/IIM panel to resolve the issue of tax-treatment for start-ups a good idea; indeed, do this for others as well.

Opinion News

Mattis resignation shows how little faith Donald Trump inspires, even among those he hand picked

The Mattis resignation shows how little faith Trump inspires, even amongst those he hand-picked.

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Tech Bytes: Nasscom, IIT Madras partnership for skill development; AP govt to set up i-Hub in Visakhapatnam

IT industry forum Nasscom and Indian Institute of Technology Madras have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate for the future skills initiative and build an equipped workforce in the country.

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In The News: Uday Shankar to lead Disney-star merged entity in India and other stories

The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific, and will report to Kevin Mayer, chairman of The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer and international segment.

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PM Narendra Modi lays foundation for Rs 41,000-cr infrastructure projects in Maharashtra

At an event at Kalyan, Modi kickstarted work on the ambitious Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan (Metro 5) and the Dahisar-Mira- Bhayander (Metro 9) corridors, estimated to cost over Rs 15,000 crore.

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