Subhomoy Bhattacharjee

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India in sweet spot as commodity prices are on uptick

India in sweet spot as commodity prices are on uptick

Rediff.com26 Jan 2021

The uptick in prices ranging from steel to wheat could benefit lots of commodity-based companies -- from State-owned SAIL to the agro exporters.

Ministries to get the same budget funds as last year

Ministries to get the same budget funds as last year

Rediff.com18 Jan 2021

The government, it would seem, is reserving its firepower to spend on big-ticket items that will be announced in the Budget, reports Subhomoy Bhattacharjee.

How Babus did during the Pandemic: A report card

How Babus did during the Pandemic: A report card

Rediff.com18 Jan 2021

The Covid pandemic has left a question mark on how the central government manages its staff.

How Biden's trade team could influence relations between the two countries

How Biden's trade team could influence relations between the two countries

Rediff.com7 Jan 2021

India will have to show more willingness to import, and since Biden will not encourage sale of oil and gas to bridge the gap, it means there has to be more meaningful duty reduction in other areas even if Delhi baulks at a Free Trade Agreement so soon after walking out of RCEP.

Idle tracks shore up railway finances

Idle tracks shore up railway finances

Rediff.com2 Jan 2021

When Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tables her Budget on February 1, the numbers could be something to cheer.

Revealed: Govt's COVID-19 vaccination plan

Revealed: Govt's COVID-19 vaccination plan

Rediff.com8 Dec 2020

The modus operandi for immunising the country's 1.35 billion population in stages has been thrashed out in more than one meeting among top government officials in the health ministry and the Prime Minister's Office.

The chinks in India's arbitration laws

The chinks in India's arbitration laws

Rediff.com22 Oct 2020

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Brazil's Embraer eyes Indian skies

Brazil's Embraer eyes Indian skies

Rediff.com3 Oct 2020

One of the arrangements the Indian government is considering is a tie-up with a sovereign fund to finance the Embraer deal.

Will IFSCA be the boss of India's financial markets?

Will IFSCA be the boss of India's financial markets?

Rediff.com11 Aug 2020

For financial sector companies setting up shop in India, as of now the go-to regulators are obviously Sebi and the RBI with carve-outs for IRDAI or possibly PFRDA. But this could change soon with the International Financial Services Centres Authority, observes Subhomoy Bhattacharjee.

Was this why Murmu was moved out of J&K?

Was this why Murmu was moved out of J&K?

Rediff.com10 Aug 2020

G C Murmu rarely speaks in public and when he does, his statements are always in lockstep with the thinking within this government.

How EC plans to hold Bihar poll amid COVID-19

How EC plans to hold Bihar poll amid COVID-19

Rediff.com20 Jul 2020

'How do you apply indelible ink without coming into contact?' 'There have to be options for other activities like casting of vote where you press a button and that of the signature identifying oneself.' 'None of our procedures should lead to exposure to infections.'

Covid-19: With great power comes great responsibility

Covid-19: With great power comes great responsibility

Rediff.com18 Jul 2020

Cities are setting the rules that now carry life and death implications for their residents, and most of these rules are sought to be set by the municipal authorities who have never wielded such power, reports Subhomoy Bhattacharjee.

China could do a naval blockade in Indian Ocean next

China could do a naval blockade in Indian Ocean next

Rediff.com3 Jul 2020

Chances are any such disruption will not occur on the major shipping lanes but on some edge of the ocean between India and China. Even if there is no actual disruption, the costs of averting one can be punitive. The setting for this is provided by the energy shortage both countries face, says Subhomoy Bhattacharjee.

How Railways is ferrying 10 mn workers

How Railways is ferrying 10 mn workers

Rediff.com15 May 2020

Ferrying migrant workers back to their states would be the largest special service by any railway network in the world in one go. Here's how the transporter manages it.

Finance Ministry, LIC start contact tracing to assess Covid-19 aid

Finance Ministry, LIC start contact tracing to assess Covid-19 aid

Rediff.com13 May 2020

The government hopes to use this data to assess the extent of financial support needed to recover from the pandemic.

Prolonged lockdown to make India's water crisis worse

Prolonged lockdown to make India's water crisis worse

Rediff.com4 May 2020

Making water available is always a serious challenge in the summer for all public authorities. This year, the challenge is higher when hand-washing at every opportunity has become a necessity. So keeping potable water lines running without a glitch has become most necessary.

All govt departments to make 'savage cuts' in expenses

All govt departments to make 'savage cuts' in expenses

Rediff.com9 Apr 2020

Days after cutting the salaries and other allowances of MPs and ministers, the government has passed instructions to all departments to reduce their expenditure by as much as 60 per cent from their first-quarter spending plans.

'Migration of workers should be over in 2-3 days': NDRF chief

'Migration of workers should be over in 2-3 days': NDRF chief

Rediff.com30 Mar 2020

'We expect the movements to come down to a trickle or even to stop at all these places,' says NDRF DG Satya Pradhan.

PM's speeches to be part of reading material at quarantine centres

PM's speeches to be part of reading material at quarantine centres

Rediff.com18 Mar 2020

'We regularly distribute the copies of these speeches to various dignitaries, as well as to schools and colleges on various occasions,' said a source aware of the development, and these could also be distributed at all the quarantine centres across the country.

Why FinMin is worried about fund infusion for 3 insurance firms

Why FinMin is worried about fund infusion for 3 insurance firms

Rediff.com13 Feb 2020

Since no insurance companies share data on their claims with each other, the finance ministry and Irdai suspect that a lot of the resultant claims are duplicates.

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