Economy

Deepak Parekh suggests large PSU divestments, wants pro-growth Budget

Pitching for disinvestment in public sector behemoths like LIC, Air India and BSNL, top industry leader Deepak Parekh...

Corporate espionage: Assocham pitches for legalising lobbying

In the wake of a major crack down on 'corporate espionage' involving private sector companies allegedly...

HSBC sees Budget focusing on public investment-led growth

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to earmark higher funds for public investments in the Budget to be presented...

India can compete with China as supplier to world: Lord Swraj Paul

Pitching for removal of barriers that come in the way of setting up businesses in India, NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul...

Petroleum ministry ‘leak’: Sebi probes illicit trades of ‘corporate espionage’ syndicate

Amid a major crackdown on alleged leak of classified official documents at the behest of corporates

Black money: I-T dept to file 100 more complaints in court

The Income Tax department is set to launch over 100 fresh prosecution complaints for "wilful" evasion...

12 smart cities to come up at ports with Rs 50K-cr investment

The government is working on an ambitious plan to build one smart city each at the country's 12 major ports...

FDI doubles to $2.16 bn in December

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India almost doubled to USD 2.16 billion in December 2014, compared to USD...

India’s exposure to US govt securities touches $83 bn in Dec

Touching one-year high, India's exposure to US government securities stood at USD 83 billion in December...

Incentives to boost job market on anvil: Experts

To boost job market, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley should announce measures in the Union Budget...

Petroleum Ministry documents leak case: Corporate espionage due to callous bureaucratic approach, say ex-babus

The corporate espionage scandal is a result of callous administrative approach and non-compliance...

Less than 100 trains likely to get green signal in Rail Budget 2015

With Railways reeling under a financial crunch, the number of new trains to be announced in the Rail Budget...

Environmental loss in Sundarbans worth Rs 1290 cr: World Bank

Environmental damage in the climate change-hit islands of Sundarbans is costing India Rs 1,290 crore each year, estimates a latest World Bank report.

Air pollution cuts Indian lives by three years: Study

India’s high air pollution, ranked by the World Health Organisation among the worst in the world...

‘Indian power plants’ efficiency below global levels’

CSE study analysing 47 coal-based thermal power plants on nearly 60 parameters finds sector scoring poorly

Oil ministry leak: ‘National interest taken for a ride’

Five executives in police custody for 3 days, Rs 10,000-cr scam, says Santanu Saikia

Coal bid: SEML withdraws plea against disqualification

SEML withdrew the plea after the HC bench observed that the company had not made out its case and had furnished incorrect information which was not falling under the parameter set by the coal ministry

‘Our long-term plan is to be the principle and the principled opposition nationally’

AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Adarsh Shastri talk about why their sweeping victory and BJP’s defeat in Delhi is a sign of changing politics, why they believe the Congress is finished in the capital

Free wi-fi: Digital Dilemma

Free public Wi-Fi zones are welcome, but are they really viable? We take a reality check

Petroleum Ministry documents leak case: Dharmendra Pradhan says nobody will be spared

As the police widens its probe into the sensational corporate espionage, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan...

Indian police hold company officials over oil ministry leaks

Indian police have won court approval to hold five company officials for 72 hours as they investigate an alleged scam...

Energy underpriced, Political economy won’t help India: Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian

Many politicians promise free electricity but "political economy" is not going to take the country forward as it needs to, the Chief Economic Adviser...

National interest taken for a ride in Petroleum Ministry documents leak case, Delhi Police tells court

The five corporate executives, arrested in connection with Petroleum Ministry documents leak case...

Petroleum Ministry document leak: It’s a Rs 10,000 cr scam, claims accused Santanu Saikia; R-ADAG office raided

The dramatic claim comes after police arrested five senior executives from top energy firms and two consultants, including Sanatnu Saikia in the Petroleum Ministry 'leak' case.

Ahead of Budget, Narendra Modi’s spending czar endorses higher deficit to boost growth

The man who PM Narendra Modi appointed to fix public spending has some plain advice as NDA government prepares its first full-year budget...

Need to remove barriers, push reforms in service sector: Nirmala Sitharaman

Stressing the need to boost service exports, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government will identify "key barriers"...

Budget wishlist: ‘Government should provide a simplified tax regime’

Though Prime Minister Narendra Modi started the 'Make In India' programme, we are yet to see ground realities in forms of reforms...

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