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Why India must scrap a separate Railway Budget

Why India must scrap a separate Railway Budget

Rediff.com1 Aug 2016

The Union government is reportedly considering doing away with the practice of presenting a separate Railway Budget.

Why India must scrap a separate Railway Budget

Why India must scrap a separate Railway Budget

Rediff.com1 Aug 2016

The Union government is reportedly considering doing away with the practice of presenting a separate Railway Budget.

Good, bad, risky: Global economic outlook remains problematic

Good, bad, risky: Global economic outlook remains problematic

Rediff.com28 Jul 2016

The advanced economies have been experiencing their longest period of slow growth in many decades.

Why capital infusion norms for banks are questionable

Why capital infusion norms for banks are questionable

Rediff.com28 Jul 2016

Given that it is only a temporary breather for PSBs, the government now needs to look at the harder options.

Why Rajan is a worried man

Why Rajan is a worried man

Rediff.com26 Jul 2016

Traditionally, food prices have been seasonal in nature.

Why the IT companies should be aware of the Trump factor

Why the IT companies should be aware of the Trump factor

Rediff.com25 Jul 2016

This challenge has been made a little more daunting with the addition of two new uncertainties.

Why inflation target parameters need to be reviewed

Why inflation target parameters need to be reviewed

Rediff.com22 Jul 2016

A three-year validity of an inflation target is, perhaps, more reasonable and practicable.

Global economy: Good, bad and risky

Global economy: Good, bad and risky

Rediff.com21 Jul 2016

The advanced economies have been experiencing their longest period of slow growth.

Why government's thinking on interest rates is worrisome

Why government's thinking on interest rates is worrisome

Rediff.com19 Jul 2016

Will the government now push to move away from what Mr Rajan has been doing in the last few years?

CAG audit? Leave RBI alone

CAG audit? Leave RBI alone

Rediff.com15 Jul 2016

The RBI is already audited under existing rules.

Dhaka carnage: What about its economic consequences?

Dhaka carnage: What about its economic consequences?

Rediff.com11 Jul 2016

The earlier attempt by the authorities in Dhaka that Islamist militancy had not established a presence in Bangladesh will now have to be given up.

How Modi could have avoided Rajan's exit

How Modi could have avoided Rajan's exit

Rediff.com5 Jul 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended Mr Rajan, but it would be debated why he took so long to dub criticisms like those against the RBI governor as improper.

'The change from pessimism to confidence is a major achievement'

'The change from pessimism to confidence is a major achievement'

Rediff.com5 Jul 2016

'This has to be seen in the context not only of the legacy we inherited, but also of global economic weakness.'
'If after inheriting the very bad situation we have reached this level despite consecutive years of drought and no growth in the world economy, it is no accident.' 'It is a result of the sound macro economic policies followed by this government.' 'We have eschewed populism and stuck to a path of fiscal prudence.'

'Budget has adequate pay panel provision'

'Budget has adequate pay panel provision'

Rediff.com30 Jun 2016

There are 196 allowances.

Easing of FDI norms: Not actually a great leap forward

Easing of FDI norms: Not actually a great leap forward

Rediff.com29 Jun 2016

India has not made the giant leap that was needed.

Selecting next RBI chief: Scrap the committee, use the old system

Selecting next RBI chief: Scrap the committee, use the old system

Rediff.com28 Jun 2016

An early choice will also allow Mr Rajan to do some hand-holding.

The unholy nexus between politics and business

The unholy nexus between politics and business

Rediff.com27 Jun 2016

The recent revelations come six years after another round of tapes stole the limelight.

After Rajan's departure, focus must be on unfinished tasks

After Rajan's departure, focus must be on unfinished tasks

Rediff.com27 Jun 2016

While Raghuram Rajan's departure under these circumstances is a pity, it would be wrong to conclude that the RBI or the economy cannot do without him.

Why Centre must now work towards a flawless GST

Why Centre must now work towards a flawless GST

Rediff.com23 Jun 2016

Fiscal federalism should not be sacrificed at the altar of GST.

Should Rajan have exercised more restraint?

Should Rajan have exercised more restraint?

Rediff.com21 Jun 2016

Mr Swamy has written letters to the Prime Minister's Office asking for Mr Rajan's services to be terminated.

Why India's policymakers need to respond to US Fed

Why India's policymakers need to respond to US Fed

Rediff.com27 May 2016

India has not been able to compete with countries such as Bangladesh and Vietnam.

Apple woos India, government must make the right moves

Apple woos India, government must make the right moves

Rediff.com23 May 2016

Sales of Apple's smartphones in China have suffered a setback.

Where is the surplus to service the railways' debt?

Where is the surplus to service the railways' debt?

Rediff.com6 May 2016

Every class of passenger travel, except three-tier AC, loses money.

Development: Why some states are better placed than others

Development: Why some states are better placed than others

Rediff.com20 Apr 2016

Bihar expects transfers from the Centre to grow 28 per cent in 2016-17.

Industrial growth, inflation numbers good? Quick action, please!

Industrial growth, inflation numbers good? Quick action, please!

Rediff.com14 Apr 2016

What came to the rescue of the IIP numbers in February were mining and electricity.

Will Tesla alter India's view of electric cars?

Will Tesla alter India's view of electric cars?

Rediff.com11 Apr 2016

The vehicle will not be available until end-2017, or later.

Will the Reserve Bank of India cut rates?

Will the Reserve Bank of India cut rates?

Rediff.com4 Apr 2016

It is unlikely that the RBI will drop rates until the inflation rate drops below five per cent.

Not just a flyover collapse; Malaise runs deep

Not just a flyover collapse; Malaise runs deep

Rediff.com4 Apr 2016

The tragedy comes at a particularly sensitive juncture.

A look into India's e-waste problem

A look into India's e-waste problem

Rediff.com31 Mar 2016

E-waste accounts for 70 per cent of Indian landfills.

Foreign direct investment guidelines are overdue but restrictive

Foreign direct investment guidelines are overdue but restrictive

Rediff.com31 Mar 2016

The guidelines say sellers will be solely responsible for warranties and guarantees.

Ban on combination drugs: Knee-jerk reaction won't help

Ban on combination drugs: Knee-jerk reaction won't help

Rediff.com18 Mar 2016

Fixed-dose combinations are medicines that come mixed in a certain proportion.

Govt, RBI mustn't shut eyes to an overvalued rupee

Govt, RBI mustn't shut eyes to an overvalued rupee

Rediff.com15 Mar 2016

The argument for a weaker rupee is substantial.

IIP numbers call for an interest rate cut

IIP numbers call for an interest rate cut

Rediff.com14 Mar 2016

The absence of any recovery in investment is underlined by the capital goods sector.

Why swift action in the Vijay Mallya case is important

Why swift action in the Vijay Mallya case is important

Rediff.com14 Mar 2016

Several of his lenders have a lot to answer for.

Withdrawing EPF tax will be a grave mistake

Withdrawing EPF tax will be a grave mistake

Rediff.com8 Mar 2016

It's unfortunate the govt seems close to bowing to pressure from a limited section of the public.

Why Making Aadhaar a Money Bill is unnecessary

Why Making Aadhaar a Money Bill is unnecessary

Rediff.com4 Mar 2016

Aadhaar is a creation of the previous Congress-led government.

It's unfair to oppose the tax on provident fund

It's unfair to oppose the tax on provident fund

Rediff.com2 Mar 2016

The overall message to the middle class is: the days of freebies are over.

Thankfully, Mr Jaitley delivers!

Thankfully, Mr Jaitley delivers!

Rediff.com1 Mar 2016

Jaitley has managed the difficult feat of sticking to the fiscal correction.

'Railways were facing severe challenges'

'Railways were facing severe challenges'

Rediff.com26 Feb 2016

'The core sectors have not done very well in the past one year.'

Pollution: Millions die young every year!

Pollution: Millions die young every year!

Rediff.com26 Feb 2016

India is, indeed, particularly vulnerable to this menace.

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