Friday, 23 February, 2018

Economy

GM mustard walks in the ominous footsteps of Bt brinjal

The Centre told the Supreme Court that it would take a decision in a month-and-a-half on whether it would allow the commercial roll-out of GM mustard. But the final word rests with the Court.  Apurva Vishwanath

Bullet train project launch to be likely birthday present from Abe to Modi

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is expected to visit India in mid-September and Modi and he will lay the foundation for this India-Japan joint venture in Ahmedabad. Kumar Anshuman

Public split at US India Business Council to have limited impact on trade

Despite a public power struggle in the USIBC, the Indian side remains in touch with the council, as the split is expected to have limited impact on trade.  MANU PUBBY

Central ministries sweat, protest against 2,500 crore digital payments target

The government has set a 2,500 crore target overall but individual goals have been revised following representations by ministries. ANUBHUTI VISHNOI

India’s booming events industry faces many woes, information-paralysis ahead of GST rollout

The industry is desperately seeking clarity on how GST will affect sponsorships, registrations, ticket prices and local body taxes. With barely 48 hours to go before the implementation of the landmark Goods and Services Tax...

Let’s not overstate the independence of the RBI, says former governor Dr YV Reddy

The former RBI governor weighs in on the independence of the central bank, the recent MPC controversy and the farm loan waivers across the country.  He doesn't want to take any questions about the dramatic...

We had designed 2008 farm loan waiver to be last of its kind –...

Repeated loan waivers raise question if the move benefits farmers or banks as someone else ends up paying for the write-off, says former bureaucrat T. Nanda Kumar. RUHI TEWARI

Chenani-Nashri – a tunnel at the end of a struggle

India’s longest road tunnel, Chenani-Nashri, had to overcome floods, payment disputes, accidents and landslides before it could see the light of day.

The intellectual origin of India’s Cold Start doctrine lies in General K. Sundarji

A Cold Start doctrine would only have been possible if the given equipment and thinking was already available, and that is where Gen K Sundarji must be credited.
Illustration by Peali Dezine on bank privatisation

If Modi wants a real legacy, he must undo Indira Gandhi’s disastrous bank nationalisation

From Jimmy Nagarwala’s Rs 60 lakh from SBI to Nirav Modi’s Rs 11,000 crore-plus from PNB, India has a 47-year record of scams in govt banks. Why do all govts still love them?

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