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A scandalous waste

India, Dec. 4 -- Millions of people (including many undeserving ones) are getting a variety of subsidies from the Central Government and States. These cost crores, impairing the ability of the Centre ... Read More


Too little and a little too late

India, Nov. 23 -- Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) - a joint venture between UK-based Vodafone and KM Birla-owned Idea Cellular - and Bharti Airtel have reported a staggering loss of Rs 51,000 crore and Rs... Read More


Shed the protectionist mindset

India, Nov. 14 -- The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a conglomeration of 10 members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) viz. Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vi... Read More


Govt must learn to let PSUs go

India, Nov. 2 -- In the Budget presented on July 5, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced disinvestment of the Government's shareholding in public sector undertakings (PSUs) to a level b... Read More


Fuelling new partnerships

India, Oct. 19 -- Despite loud talk by successive Governments about increasing domestic production of oil and gas to make India self-sufficient in energy, we are producing less than 20 per cent of our... Read More


Booster for corporate India

India, Oct. 4 -- In a flurry of announcements made on September 20, 2019 (also described in media circles as a third Union Budget in less than three months), Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman handed... Read More


GST math gone haywire

India, Sept. 24 -- A major reason for the delay in taking up the Constitutional Amendment Bill for enactment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was the reluctance of the then United Progressive Allia... Read More


Powerless, cosmetic moves

India, Sept. 16 -- The Union Government has set up a committee to reform Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) to ensure power availability at competitive prices and make distribution companies (discoms) v... Read More