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Indian unicorns are unsuited for Covid crisis. Entrepreneurs, go for proficorns

My firm Netcore faced a big crisis in 2007-08. Before I realised it, we were losing Rs 1 crore a month, chasing a mythical valuation of a capital-fed consumer business.
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Delhi gun licence: 19 documents, opening restaurant: 45 — doing business needs more easing

Economic Survey 2019-20 indicates that while India has jumped a long way in Ease of Doing Business rankings, it still trails South-East Asian & other countries.

Wealth creation in Economic Survey: Slowdown forces Modi govt to shed ‘suit-boot’ fear?

With “wealth creation” as the central theme of 2020 Economic Survey, Modi govt has harked back to its capitalist orientation in the backdrop of an economic slowdown.
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Telecom crisis, targeting e-commerce: Is Ease of Doing Business in Modi’s India a myth?

India’s telecom crisis has deepened with Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel having to cough up thousands of crores in dues to the government.
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Development is now all about Modi coining new terms, not Indians’ well-being: Shashi Tharoor

Modi govt can celebrate Ease of Doing Business ranking but can’t ignore India’s 140th rank in happiness index or the highest suicide rate in South East Asia.
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It’s easier to do business under Modi govt, but tougher to file taxes & register property

India has risen to 63rd spot in the World Bank’s overall ease of doing business rankings, but on some parameters, it has slipped since 2013-14.
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Nirmala Sitharaman promises to simplify GST further to boost India’s business ranking

India jumped 14 places to rank 63rd in the World Bank's ease of doing business ranking index, and aims to be within 50 in the next few years.
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India moves up 14 places in World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking

The ranking comes at a time the RBI, World Bank, IMF and various rating agencies have slashed the India’s growth forecast.

In India’s quest for jobs, here’s what Modi government’s policy agenda should be

In a new Carnegie India paper, an IAS officer and a scholar from Chennai lay out policy prescriptions for the government to create conditions and generate employment for India’s youth.
Workers sort onions at the Agriculture Produce Market Committee wholesale market in Lasalgaon, Maharashtra | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt must treat farmers as businessmen & introduce ease of doing agri-business index

If Narendra Modi wants to double farmers’ incomes, then the Centre has to create a system that can rank states according to agricultural performance.

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Narendra Modi

Few things tie Modi’s India and Imran’s Pakistan like their love-hate for foreign invasion

Be it Hindutva ideologues condemning the wicked foreign invader or Imran Khan hailing Turkish imperial rule, both want to reinforce that going forward means going backward.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.


Indian and Chinese soldiers during a military exercise in Meghalaya last year | Representational image | ANI

‘April status quo’ discussed as India, China generals hold 7-hour meeting over Ladakh

The formal meeting between the top military officers of India and China started around 11.30 am and is believed to have lasted until the evening.
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Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.