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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.
A pedestrian walks past residential buildings under construction at an Amrapali Group development in Noida | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

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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What CCD founder Siddhartha’s suicide shows – India can’t become $5 trillion economy this way

The attitude of the government, which looks at profit-making as the anti-thesis of socialism, has not changed in the last 25 years.
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How Modi govt’s labour law changes hope to raise India’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ranking

The government introduced 2 bills in Lok Sabha this week, which will consolidate earlier legislation seen as impediments to attracting investment.  

Do Modi govt’s labour code amendments hurt worker rights or are they good for industry?

A long-standing demand of investors has been to reform India’s outdated labour laws and do away with the ‘inspector raj’ system.

On Camera

Economist, Soros: Has Hindu nationalism increased global criticism of India or bad economy?

The Economist criticised the Modi govt in its latest cover story titled ‘Intolerant India’ while billionaire George Soros said Modi was creating a 'Hindu nationalist state' at Davos.

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Pilots of IAF chopper shot down in friendly fire in Budgam awarded gallantry medals

Four other IAF personnel on board the chopper have been awarded ‘Mention-in-Despatches’ posthumously by the President.

The world has a message for Modi: Brand India is severely damaged

India’s image — and by extension Modi’s — has been damaged by a combination of identity politics and economic decline. But the world isn’t writing us off, not yet.