A new ordinance will stop a majority of promoters from bidding for their own stressed assets, but may result in lower revenue for lenders.
A plant-breeder painstakingly selected plants for resowing their seeds, a common good, to arrive at a distinct and stable variety – only to see it wind its way into the hands of a private agent.
While India’s coal imports have dropped 12% over the last three years, as the Modi government pursues a domestic strategy, they have picked up in recent times and are likely to continue to rise.
The move, which is a gross violation of the Supreme Court order on 2G and auctioning spectrum, could result in potential revenue loss of up to Rs 4 lakh crore.
Days before the PM replaced the deal with one that would eventually exclude HAL and favour Reliance, the Dassault CEO had said ‘contract finalisation and signature could come very soon.’ So what changed?
Vinod Dua discusses dynastic politics across parties in India and protests by workers and farmers against the Modi government.
This new technology presents a challenge but the problem of insider trading is hardly new. The regulator must rise to this new challenge if it is to maintain its reputation for efficiency.
The two BJP-ruled states working together will give it greater lobbying power and comes at a time when the industry is looking to end volatile, bi-annual supply and demand crises.
A recent article claimed that the Modi government has significantly improved or tweaked the implementation of various schemes started by the UPA-II administration. But the numbers quoted need to be questioned.
Developed countries want to include new issues like e-commerce, investment facilitation and government procurement in the discussion.
The farmers have done their job. The nation has failed to deliver them a decent income in return.
For how long can the middle class in India take the servitude of others for granted?
Karan Thapar interviews Montek Singh Ahluwalia, former deputy chairman of the Planning Commission, about demonetisation, GST and the overall state of the Indian economy.
Latest news reports from the world of work.
As India Rushes Towards Digital Money, Are We Doing Enough For the Elderly and Those With Disabilities?
A recent RBI circular reminds us that digital banking, welcome as it is in the overall context, does not benefit all sections of society equally.
At a decisive meeting on the future of LAWS, countries such as Pakistan and Cuba have called for a pre-emptive ban, while others like US, Germany and Russia disagree.
Coal and railway minister Piyush Goyal has remained curiously silent, even though the current crisis has been sparked by the railways’ failure to transport adequate amounts of coal.
The NCR must seize the possibilities of reclaiming Badarpur as a public space by shutting down NTPC’s worst power plant in terms of meeting emissions standards.
The old rating of Baa3 has really not come in the way of either more foreign investment or higher foreign borrowing. So, is the celebration a little overdone?
When Binota Gayen bought her rickshaw in May last year, she became the first woman e-rickshaw driver in Govindpuri, Delhi.
Breaking down the details of the defence contract and key political debates around it.
If things continue as they are, the internet will soon become the staging ground for a new kind of class war.
In 2016-17, pending payments under the employment scheme in the state amounted to a whopping Rs 5,571 crore.
The farmers had buried themselves in the land to protest against the acquisition of 1,350 bighas of land for a housing project without fair compensation.
Hiring experts and placement offices say that recruiters are increasingly seeking skilled candidates.
On the first anniversary of demonetisation, economist Prabhat Patnaik speaks about why its stated objectives were not achieved, the role of GST and more.
The DRI had accused Essar of using offshore entities to siphon Rs 2,900 crore through inflated invoices. So why has the directorate been kept out of the multi-agency group tasked with acting on the latest disclosures?
The court also expressed unhappiness over the absence of any women in 31-member GST Council.
Arfa Khanum Sherwani talks about the ‘Mahapadav’ gathering led by workers and trade unions across India who gathered in Delhi last week to protest against the BJP government’s economic policies.
While government is of the view that the nature of the tax reform required it to be a shock, implementing it in a phased manner could have helped avoid much of the disruptions being experienced.
As North India gasps for fresh air and stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana is being blamed for the deadly smog, The Wire travels to Punjab to know why farmers are doing it despite the hazardous consequences.
Vinod Dua discusses how cash transactions have increased contrary to one of the goals of demonetisation and why the BJP and RSS are attempting to tarnish Jawaharlal Nehru’s legacy.
The trade deficit widened to $14.02 billion last month from $8.98 billion in September.
The Left alone can provide a way out of the socio-economic and political dead end India is in now since it can provide an agenda transcending neoliberal capitalism.
In its quest to reduce electricity tariffs, the state appears to be getting support from UP’s electricity watchdog whose behaviour is not in line with its duty to act as an unbiased adjudicator in disputes between discoms and generators.
The demand has been made following a finance ministry assessment on October 25 of the financial health of 14 state companies, including top miner NMDC Ltd and trading firm MMTC Ltd.
Rickshaw wallas who can afford it are moving to the more expensive and less labour-intensive electric rickshaws.
Infosys has said that the Confederation of All India Traders’ allegations are “completely inaccurate”.
The latest plan to get the controversial trade deal up and running again after the withdrawal of the United States involves freezing some of its controversial rules.
“Apart from the high taxation rate, what is creating a lot of problems is that people in the trade are unable to understand the working of the new system.”