Monthly Archives: January 2017

Foreign Secy: who’ll come up trumps

Gone are the days when appointing a Foreign Secretary was as unimportant as hiring a watchman. But with a full time globetrotting Prime Minister, the Foreign Secretary has to be someone who needs to be at the beck and call … Continue reading

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Neighbours in shock

It appears that the Finance Ministry had a myopic view about demonetisation. Nobody in the Ministry asked about or suggested that demonetisation will have an impact on the economies of the SAARC nations. As the news is emanating from the … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy stalls investments!

The fact that India continues to rank poorly as an investment destination in the newly released 10th annual survey of petroleum sector executives around the world carried out by a prestigious non-profit global institute is probably as good a time … Continue reading

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Head hunting for AIIMS

AIIMS has been a political battleground for long. Despite being the premier hospital of the country, nobody dares to intervene. The current Director, Dr MC Mishra, is retiring on January 30, 2017, and is reportedly lobbying for an extension. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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The RSS connection ratantata visits nagpur

When the Ratan of Tata group paid a surprise visit to RSS HQ at Mahal and Reshimbaug, Nagpur and met with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, many highbrows went up at the number of places media, BJP HQ and industrial houses … Continue reading

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Race for Prez begins sushma among contenders

The news about the election of President and Vice President will be hot till August. There is no indication from either the BJP or the Congress, but lobbying within the BJP has started and names of different leaders are emerging. … Continue reading

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Lodha in ED net eyes on his diary

Parasmal Lodha nicknamed ‘Extra Floor Lodha’ the Kolkata businessman­realtor has been nabbed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). After the announcement of demonetisation on November 8, Lodha travelled more than six times in the same chartered plane that is meant for … Continue reading

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We are wonderful, but we are too many

The global environmental crisis is no longer a myth but a clear statement of facts. People are advocating recycling and alternate systems of power, but this will only help in a minor way. I’m not trying to belittle these efforts. … Continue reading

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Shift to financial assets

The market is likely to witness increased volatility as the December quarter results pour in. How the initial days of the Trump Administration pan out coupled with lack of clarity on GST and impact of demonetisation on the economy and … Continue reading

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Mr. India International

The curtain rose on yet another succession drama, with Mulayam Singh Yadav again struggling to become the Prime Minister. This time he had the vocal support from Harkishen Singh Surjeet and Jyoti Basu, with whom he had several meetings in … Continue reading

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