All stories by Jyoti Mukul
Cairn Energy CEO Thomson to meet FM next week over arbitration awardRediff.com10 Feb 2021
A senior company executive said the company waited for seven years for the verdict and its shareholders needed to know when it would be concluded.
Why FDI in oil & gas is in a messRediff.com13 Oct 2020
The retrospective tax controversy was highlighted by Vodafone, but Cairn Plc's continuing problems point to the impact this law has had on FDI in India's oil and gas sector.
Debt exposure remains a big risk for infra king Gautam AdaniRediff.com8 Sep 2020
Unlike RIL, the Adani group has not yet brought in any big stakeholders to refinance debt or expand.
China's retreat from this other 'battle' is a boon for IndiaRediff.com18 Jun 2020
While the Chinese dispute was with the EU, its decision to not pursue this will help the United States and India. Besides, this could help Indian exporters replace Chinese goods in the EU and the US.
Centre ups infra projects offering to Rs 111-trillionRediff.com30 Apr 2020
The infrastructure spending target for 2020-25 was revised because of additional and amended data provided by central ministries, state governments since the release of the summary NIP Report in December 2019 when it was pegged at Rs 100 trillion.
PSU telcos too hit with demand to pay AGR duesRediff.com16 Feb 2020
Oil India and other PSUs had filed clarificatory /modificatory petition before the Supreme Court. These companies own and operate telecom networks though they do not provide telecom services.
BPCL stake sale: An acid test for Modi govtRediff.com26 Dec 2019
Though the NDA government had been trying to privatise 20 companies, a decision for which was taken in 2017, and included national carrier Air India, the investor community evinced little enthusiasm for any of them. Now, with an in-principle approval for privatisation of BPCL, CCI and SCI, the government has taken the plunge again.
Tata Power inks pact with Rockefeller Foundation to light up BharatRediff.com5 Nov 2019
Tata Power will target 10,000 micro grids across India, for which it has formed a company, TP Renewable Microgrid.
Coming soon near you: Privately-run petrol pumps!Rediff.com24 Oct 2019
With the government reducing the net worth for new entities in fuel-marketing space to Rs 250 crore, the market is open for new players like Total, Adani, and Saudi Aramco -- and even supermarkets - to open fuel outlets.
Getting private funding will be an uphill task for RailwaysRediff.com26 Jul 2019
Though the Railways is yet to declare any five-year action plan, it is clear the government is not in a position to hand-hold it for any major expansion or upgrade. The issue, however, is how far the Railways can function within the PPP format. Recent history highlights some of the challenges.
Budget 2019: With subsidy bill rising, Sitharaman banks on oil price dipRediff.com6 Jul 2019
More than half of the total subsidy provisioning, amounting to 54 per cent, is going towards food subsidy, which is estimated at Rs 184,220 crore for 2019-20 - a 7.5 per cent increase over the revised estimates for 2018-19.
A peek into Modi's infrastructure blueprintRediff.com27 May 2019
Getting private sector back in a big way would be the topmost priority since the government has a limited fiscal headroom.
How real is BJP's promise to invest Rs 100 trn in infrastructure?Rediff.com3 May 2019
Long-term funding was a requirement for infrastructure projects, and asset-liability mismatch in the banking system, impacts the access to finance for infrastructure projects. One of the key challenges would, however, be to get private sector back into investing.
Budget points to sharp hike in petroleum subsidyRediff.com2 Feb 2019
Petroleum subsidy that goes into providing cheap liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and kerosene for households is estimated to rise to Rs 37,478 crore in FY20 compared to Rs 24,833.18 crore in the Revised Estimates (RE) for FY19.
Is SoftBank founder's promise of free power feasible?Rediff.com13 Nov 2018
Son's offer to supply free power after 25 years is based on the idea that the cost of running a solar plant would progressively decline while its efficiency would increase.
Mobility is the new driver for IT, digital techRediff.com13 Sep 2018
The reason for digital and IT interventions increasingly being adopted is not just the change in ways commuters move but also the mode on which this transport moves, says Jyoti Mukul.
Smart meters soon for those living in Gurgaon, Kanpur, LucknowRediff.com1 Aug 2018
While consumers will be paying a higher upfront cost for smart metering, the share in the efficiency gains could more than offset this higher spend
Why ICICI Bank chose Girish Chaturvedi as its chairmanRediff.com4 Jul 2018
The ICICI board is looking to the retired petroleum secretary to provide 'maturity and sagacity'.
The oil conundrum: How to bring down the prices?Rediff.com28 May 2018
A realistic approach towards tax and stock taking is necessary, rather than the old narrative of bringing all petroleum products under GST and playing the blame-the-state game.
A Yojana way to 2nd term?Rediff.com27 May 2018
Can welfare schemes truly transform from being flagship to flag-bearers for a government that is looking to get a second term in 2019?