M Govinda Rao | April 3, 2018 3:17 AM
The GST Council should move expeditiously to simplify the GST structure as well as its administrative details before it is too late.
FE Bureau | April 3, 2018 3:08 AM
Judicial discipline is mandatory if international trade and commerce has to be nurtured in India, as many international ventures and companies prefer to resolve their disputes by arbitration and not through adjudication by courts.
FE Bureau | April 3, 2018 3:00 AM
Skills should have been a priority after Independence because an unskilled or unemployed Indian is not a free Indian, and the launch of the Skill India campaign in 2015 seemed a fresh departure from the past.
Sunil Jain | April 2, 2018 4:32 AM
Government being unfair to poorer and less qualified SC/ST by arguing creamy-layer disqualification doesn’t apply to them.
FE Bureau | April 2, 2018 4:20 AM
Direct income support is more transparent and less likely to be prone to manipulation, though it may prove costlier than MSP-deficiency payments.
FE Bureau | April 2, 2018 4:11 AM
In the Binani matter, is payment of 100% dues to all creditors subversion of insolvency process?
The Financial Express | April 2, 2018 3:58 AM
Given Delhi is the most polluted metropolis in the world, the Arvind Kejriwal government proposing 26 new programmes to clean up the National Capital Territory’s air in its recent Budget is a welcome move.
Guarding the liberal order: Steel frame of bureaucratic order not so corroded to allow demagogues free runVikram S Mehta | April 2, 2018 3:45 AM
The steel frame of bureaucratic governance has not been so corroded as to allow demagogues to have their way.
FE Bureau | April 2, 2018 3:32 AM
GDP does not capture the level of inequity which exists in a society. That’s where Social Progress Index comes into the picture.
P Chidambaram | April 1, 2018 3:09 AM
The new cold war is between India and China, says former Union minister P Chidambaram.
Inside Track: From Sri Lankan minister keen to visit Lingaraja temple in Odisha to Mamata Banerjee’s recent visit in national capitalCoomi Kapoor | April 1, 2018 3:01 AM
Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, Minister of Buddha Sasana, Sri Lanka, who was in India last month, was keen to visit the famous Lingaraja temple in Odisha.
Victims of double standards: Cricket Australia played to the gallery in opting for draconian punishments for Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron BancroftShamik Chakrabarty | April 1, 2018 2:48 AM
A broken Steve Smith broke down during his on-arrival press conference at the Sydney Airport on Thursday.
Surjit S Bhalla | March 31, 2018 4:23 AM
National elections are scheduled for May 2019, and may happen sooner. I have often said, to anyone willing to listen, that fake news was “invented” in India long before making its way to the shores of that other great democracy.
The Financial Express | March 31, 2018 4:15 AM
With Rajagopala Chidambaram set to step down as the principal scientific adviser (PSA) to the Union government, it is the end of an era in Indian science which will have little parallel in history.
The Financial Express | March 31, 2018 4:12 AM
With more than 66 million household toilets built in rural areas since 2014, there can be little doubt the progress of toilet building under Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBMG) has been impressive.
The Financial Express | March 31, 2018 4:10 AM
Despite a favourable base effect, several sectors have slowed down in the last few months at a time when they should have been accelerating. Rural wages, for instance, grew at just 4.2% y-o-y in December, compared with 6.7% y-o-y in July.
Anurag Viswanath | March 31, 2018 4:07 AM
China’s president Xi Jinping has a successor—himself. With this, Xi has re-stated the old dictum—now, political mandate is the basis of the economic mandate.
PricewaterhouseCoopers | March 31, 2018 4:03 AM
While the government expects the GST collections to significantly improve, the industry would hope that adequate attention is given to administrative issues, including the process to be followed if portal faces technical challenges and vehicle are intercepted for verification.
V Sridhar and TK Srikanth | March 30, 2018 4:38 AM
The digital economy firms operate across geographies and are beyond territorial control. Regulators have a lot of homework to do while prescribing rules for them .
India’s mining sector today stands at an inflexion point, and the time is ripe to realise its full potential that will not only boost the overall economic growth, but also generate huge employment opportunities in the downstream sectors.
Prioritise right: UP’s health and education could use the CSR funds the state is soliciting for religious tourismThe Financial Express | March 30, 2018 4:22 AM
Mandatory CSR spending under the Companies Act 2013, in any case, always seemed like an added impost—if companies are already being taxed at such high rates, why should they fund developmental work that is principally the government’s job?
The Financial Express | March 30, 2018 4:20 AM
As many experts, including Ashwath Damodaran professor of finance at Stern School of Business, New York University, have pointed out, good corporate governance cannot be legislated, it must come from within.
The Financial Express | March 30, 2018 4:16 AM
After four years of no privatisation, this finally seems to be taking off, and with a mega-sale—that of 76% of the equity of Air India (AI) whose losses have averaged around Rs 5,400 crore in FY13-17; ebitdar, though, has swung from a negative Rs 1,197 crore to Rs 3,605 crore in FY17, aided by low oil prices.
Competing with Netflix: How will other over-the-top streaming services carve out a niche for themselves in the Indian market?March 30, 2018 4:11 AM
As viewers worldwide lap up the gripping, bloodied tale of the narco terrorist’s life that fuelled a civil war in the Latin American country, Netflix continues to bolster its reputation as a platform for great content.
Increased import duties on electronics/hardware sub-sector will only increase smartphone prices, and affect the expanding reach of Digital India programme.
The Financial Express | March 29, 2018 5:09 AM
As the paper points out, the actual difference between market prices and MSP can be much higher in some cases—33% for sunflower in Andhra Pradesh in crop year 2017-18 and 38% for arhar in Madhya Pradesh, for instance.
The Financial Express | March 29, 2018 5:05 AM
ASER 2017 had found that only about 53% of 14-year-olds surveyed under it could read sentences in English while only 43% of 14-18-year-olds could divide correctly a three-digit number by single-digit number.
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