One major accusation against Chidambaram is that he manipulated the working of the FIPB to help Dayanidhi Maran in the Aircel–Maxis case. An unpublished CAG report shows how this unusual deal was structured in a convoluted manner using preference shares.
The deal is being termed “a game changer” for US-India relations as it finally operationalises India’s status as a “major defence partner” for the US.
Naidu’s statements come at a time when a spate of farmers suicides have rocked Indian polity and a number of agitations led by farmers are underway across various parts of the country.
Despite farmers citing demonetisation as one of the chief causes for their distress and protests, the government is still projecting it as an excellent move.
Instead of being negatively affected by President Donald Trump’s abandonment of the TPP trade deal, trade has risen by about 6% in 2017 itself.
An unregulated borewell economy thrives through the dry summers in Osmanabad district of Marathwada, with agents and rig owners cashing in on the desperation of farmers to find water at any depth, any cost.
Kim’s first term was marred by a divisive organisational reshuffling, but he was also credited for his insight into the issues plaguing the developing world, and his agenda.
The Indian farmer is not just a poor, helpless victim who deserves a waiver because he cannot pay. The root cause of the debt trap is that his income has not increased with rising expenditure due to state policies.
There has been a consistent drop in the female-male labour participation rate, highlighting the need for policy interventions.
While suicides and shock deaths have seen a sudden spike in Tamil Nadu’s Cauvery delta region, the government does not believe the drought is the cause and is continuing to direct water away from rural areas.
According to a report by a committee headed by Dr. Abhay Bang, as many as 10,000 children die of malnutrition and related illnesses each year in tribal areas of Maharashtra.
Prices paid to local farmers for common grade paddy rice are to be raised by 5.4% to Rs. 1,550 per 100 kg for the year starting on July 1, while long staple cotton prices have been hiked by 3.8% to Rs. 4,320 per 100 kg.
Ruling out any further slippage in the timeline, finance minister Arun Jaitley said Indian small business has been given enough time to prepare.
Data reveals that a substantial portion of India’s FDI inflows comes from foreign investors claiming bigger stakes in Indian start-ups and brownfield ventures across various sectors. What does this mean for job creation?
Although the Maharashtra government has announced a loan waiver, Marathwada’s indebted farmers still do not know how they will get the money to buy farm inputs this sowing season.
The dual-track market approach, township-village enterprises and enhanced fiscal-federalism are important lessons the Modi government must imbibe if it wishes to enhance economic efficiency.
The pace of construction of houses under the Modi government is actually five times slower than during the Manmohan Singh regime.
The Tata-Lockheed combine will likely go head-to-head with Sweden’s Saab for the Indian Air Force’s $10-billion single-engine fighter deal.
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Most of the outreach efforts of the finance ministry to explain and create awareness about the GST have been with the bigger industry players.
Though businesses in the capital were negatively affected by demonetisation, a survey showed, many continue to see the move as positive.
Jaypee Infratech, Electrosteel Steels, Monnet Ispat, Alok Industries, ABG Shipyard and Jyoti Structures are also among the firms reportedly singled out.
Rs 10,000 initial crop loan assistance is provided to farmers under the Maharashtra scheme.
Existing bank account holders have been asked to furnish the Aadhaar number issued by UIDAI by December 31, 2017, failing which the account will cease to be operational.
Even though the provisions on information security and privacy in India’s 2011 IT rules are rudimentary, they are, more often than not, callously ignored.
In the sixty-ninth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about a growing culture of intolerance against political opposition and the status of the “Accessible India Campaign”.
While most farmers and farm land are from rainfed areas, the government focuses only on irrigated areas. How long will this unfair treatment continue?
In the sixty-eighth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the recent Aadhaar-PAN judgment and the impact of demonetisation on farmers.
Was TRAI, after consulting with the AG, right in allowing Reliance Jio to extend its tariff promotional offer after it expired?
The RBI said it has identified accounts which owe more than Rs 50 billion and in which at least 60% of the assets have been declared non-performing already.
While C. Rammanohar Reddy’s Demonetisation and Black Money tries to present a moderate view of demonetisation and its impact, what is missing is the way the impact is estimated and why official data may be lacking.
The government has offered Rs one crore as financial aid to the kin of those who died in the recent stir in Mandsaur.
Vinod Dua discusses the impact of demonetisation in light of SBI’s recent admission that it has led to a slowdown in Indian economy, and Amit Shah’s comment on Gandhi.
Activists allege that the government’s actions in the area, including not letting anyone in, are undemocratic and an attempt to hide what happened.
Patel was on his way to meet the families of the farmers killed in police firing on June 6, as well as other farmer leaders.
Make in India, Digital India, Startup India and the Smart Cities project were all aimed at creating jobs for the country’s youth, but the government has failed to deliver on that promise.
The cows were being taken for a national cattle breeding programme, the ‘Rashtriya Gokul Mission’, which aims to preserve indigenous cattle breeds.
After the previous offer of waiving off approximately Rs 300 billion was rejected by the farmers, the 11-day strike ended once all loans were waived.
It is about agriculture’s place in the life of our country, equity’s place in the life of our agriculture and farmers’ place in the world of equity.
Mumbai: Protesting farmers called off their agitation after the Maharashtra government on Sunday announced a loan waiver for farmers and decided to form a committee to decide the criteria of debt relief. “The government has, in principle, decided to waive farmers’ loans with certain stipulations. The loans of farmers with […]