The Maharashtra government has just tabled a bill to change the cutoff date for recognising slums - from 1995 to 2000. This is against a Bombay High Court order, which was challenged by the state, and is still under review by the Supreme Court. The decision of the chief minister to go ahead,...Monday, 3 March 2014 - 8:00am
India's policymakers love to talk about 'national interest'. They talk of it when they do not want to part with information. They say that it would jeopardise 'national interest'. They love to curb individual freedoms, and even the freedom of the press in the name of 'national interest'. Another...Monday, 24 February 2014 - 6:00am
As predicted by dna almost eight months ago, (http://www.dnaindia.com/money/1855442/column-policy-watch-from-gold-to-dust-if-thegovernment-has-its-way), smuggling of gold into India has continued. While on paper the current account deficit (CAD) appears to have been addressed, the smuggling in of...Sunday, 16 February 2014 - 6:00am
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Eventually, all ratings of domestic companies depend sorely on sovereign ratings. That was something Pradeep Shah, the founding managing director of Crisil, was never tired of reminding investors. Translated, it means that if the sovereign rating of a country tumbles, it affects the ratings of all...Monday, 3 February 2014 - 12:48pm
First, the good news. The government finally cleared a slew of projects worth Rs 1.5 lakh crore what had been gathering dust, possibly because it adopted a suitcase by suitcase approach towards clearances. There was also a ray of hope in the World Bank’s recent (Global Economic Prospect) forecast...Tuesday, 28 January 2014 - 3:15pm
Maharashtra had 17.4 million vehicles on the road in 2011 — a 10.6 per cent increase over the previous year. Of this Mumbai alone accounted for 1.9 million while its extended suburbs accounted for another 2.8 million. These included all vehicles, including two-wheelers, personal vehicles, trucks...Wednesday, 22 January 2014 - 8:17am
In a landmark judgement on January 6, the Supreme Court ruled that no government had the absolute right to take over the management of temple trusts (http://judis.nic.in/supremecourt/imgs1.aspx?filename=41133). It ruled that Article 26 of the Constitution confers certain fundamental rights upon...Monday, 20 January 2014 - 9:16am
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