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R N Bhaskar

  • The spectre of cancellation of coal mine allocations looms in the air : what could the government do?

    The Supreme Court's (SC) finding that all the allocations of coal mines since 1993 have been illegal has stunned the markets.  It leaves the spectre of cancellation of coal mine allocations hanging on some of the largest steel and power generation projects in India.

    Wednesday, 27 August 2014 - 9:44am
  • Policy Watch: Will work-permits solve migrant problem in North-East?

    Over the next few years, one of the most vexatious problems that the Modi government will have to confront is that of migration and vote-banks, especially in the north-east of India. The problem is both economic and political. It is also related to livelihood. 

    Monday, 25 August 2014 - 11:50am
  • New Israel Ambassador opens up on his focus areas

    Daniel Carmon became the new ambassador from Israel to India just this month. He assumes charge when India has been sharpening its focus on both homeland security and counter-terrorism – thanks to developments in the Kashmir valley as well as the emergence of new modules which seek to launch...

    Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 5:00am
  • South Korea looks forward to more success stories in India

    Lee Joon-gyu (60 yrs) is a seasoned diplomat. Immediately after he completed his Masters in Law from Seoul National University, Korea, in February 1979, Joon-gyu passed his High Diplomatic Service Examination and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in his country. Thereafter, he has...

    Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 7:40am
  • Policy Watch: India needs a national policy on waste management

    Bengaluru unfortunately, managed to defer a path-breaking concept in waste management.  True, there are other municipalities that have also blundered, but without either a concrete plan, or even a transparent tendering process.

    Monday, 18 August 2014 - 5:00am
  • Policy watch: Converting waste into energy can spell end of garbage mafia

    It is quite possible that Bangalore could set the stage for a national policy on waste management. It was, after all, this city's municipal corporation (Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, or BBMP) that tried to float a tender for garbage collection with new guidelines in December 2005. After...

    Monday, 11 August 2014 - 7:00am
  • Policy Watch: Lessons we can learn from Sweden in waste management

    Sweden is a small country. Its landmass is just 450,295 sq. km compared with 3,287,590 sq km for India. It population is even smaller – 9.6 million people compared with 1.2 billion for India.

    Sunday, 3 August 2014 - 7:11am
  • Policy Watch: Focus on the money that comes home from overseas

    Like the phrase about the sailor who comes home from the sea, this column is about money that comes home from overseas.

    Monday, 28 July 2014 - 7:16am
  • #PolicyWatch: Government needs to hasten job creation, control inflation

    The recently tabled Union Budget provided a discreet peep into the policy changes that the present government should soon initiate. After all, it was crafted out of the realisation that the new government would have to cope with two critical demands. The first would be job-creation. The previous...

    Monday, 21 July 2014 - 6:35am
  • Policy Watch: Once promising, Big Retail's future in India is quite uncertain

    Last week was full of news on the retail front. Carrefour decided to shut shop in India. Reliance Retail too decided to shut 100 Fresh stores in the country. After its split with Sunil Mittal, Walmart's plans are in hibernation. Suddenly, Big Retail does not appear to be very promising in India.

    Monday, 14 July 2014 - 6:40am