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Come clean on vaccines in this life and death situation

BUSINESS

Come clean on vaccines in this life and death situation

The last thing that the nation can afford is a political controversy which pits the ruling party at the Centre and Opposition-ruled states against each other in a highly dangerous and unacceptable blame game

The dilemma over small savings interest rates and the way out

BUSINESS

The dilemma over small savings interest rates and the way out

Economic policy must reside, no matter how uncomfortably, at the intersection of economic theory and politics

The elusive work-life balance amid work from home

BUSINESS

The elusive work-life balance amid work from home

Work from home is leading to significant changes in social and work set up. Some excesses have been occurring both, in India and the developed economies, which have to be set right in order for WFH to not become socially harmful

Shipping ministry’s opposition to SCI privatisation is not credible

BUSINESS

Shipping ministry’s opposition to SCI privatisation is not credible

It is not clear why Indian tonnage should be state owned and it is not enough for it to be privately owned for ‘national security’ purposes 

How to make the most of farm laws? Answer lies in farmer producer organisations

BUSINESS

How to make the most of farm laws? Answer lies in farmer producer organisations

These bodies can handhold their members through the maze of marketplace so that the farmers remain profitable

Assam Election 2021: Intelligentsia highly cynical about polls

POLITICS

Assam Election 2021: Intelligentsia highly cynical about polls

That there are horses for courses is indicated by the way the BJP has dealt with the issue of implementing the CAA against which there was a powerful movement in Assam

Focus on ‘happiness’ leading to a new economics

BUSINESS

Focus on ‘happiness’ leading to a new economics

How have countries done on the happiness front in a year when the pandemic changed life as we knew it?

Brave effort to bring DFI model back from the dead

ECONOMY

Brave effort to bring DFI model back from the dead

For the government's courage to pay off, lessons need to be learnt from the failure of earlier DFIs

West Bengal polls: Trinamool stressed, but BJP not yet home

POLITICS

West Bengal polls: Trinamool stressed, but BJP not yet home

The BJP's argument is that "double engine rule", being in power at both the Centre and the state, will lead to investments in the state

Semiconductors: The chips are down and India is vulnerable

BUSINESS

Semiconductors: The chips are down and India is vulnerable

Semiconductors are the new oil and India is once again in the unenviable position of importing its needs

Free India-Bangladesh cross border trade will be a boon for both

BUSINESS

Free India-Bangladesh cross border trade will be a boon for both

Strapline: The forthcoming Modi-Hasina meeting should iron out the differences in Indo-Bangladesh trade

Shift petrol and diesel to GST

BUSINESS

Shift petrol and diesel to GST

The Reserve Bank of India has called for a reduction in taxes on fuel

Educational loss from the pandemic will have a multiplier effect

POLITICS

Educational loss from the pandemic will have a multiplier effect

Disadvantaged children have been affected more and their falling behind could aggravate existing inequality

Being part of global supply chains and atmanirbhar go hand in hand

BUSINESS

Being part of global supply chains and atmanirbhar go hand in hand

To remain globally competitive you should always procure stuff from wherever it is most competitively available

BJP should make Bengal’s industrial decline the focus of its state election campaign

POLITICS

BJP should make Bengal’s industrial decline the focus of its state election campaign

The BJP’s capitalist ideology could be the catalyst for the industrial revival of West Bengal 

Government must rope in private sector for COVID vaccination

BUSINESS

Government must rope in private sector for COVID vaccination

India can become a role model in how to vaccinate people with speed and safety

West Bengal elections | Trinamool falls behind in news headlines race

BUSINESS

West Bengal elections | Trinamool falls behind in news headlines race

In the entire pre-election public discourse, there is no mention of who can provide the better administration which will be able to take forward economic development by improving the state’s poor work culture

The dilemma that Twitter and social media pose for democracies

POLITICS

The dilemma that Twitter and social media pose for democracies

Freedom of expression is the life blood of democracies, but hate speech and incitement to violence need to be firmly disallowed

Why police reforms never took off

POLITICS

Why police reforms never took off

A 2019 report by Common Cause found that a third of policemen had experienced political pressure while investigating a crime and two thirds felt that the cost of incurring the wrath of the political masters was transfer

India cries out for judicial reforms

POLITICS

India cries out for judicial reforms

Commercial disputes often take an inordinately long time to get settled. In particular, India fares extremely poorly in contract enforcement

Budget 2021 opts for investment, not consumption, boost

BUSINESS

Budget 2021 opts for investment, not consumption, boost

Food subsidy is projected to go down sharply from the current levels

To aid economic recovery and tax mop-up, don’t raise levies on fuels

BUSINESS

To aid economic recovery and tax mop-up, don’t raise levies on fuels

During 2014-15 to 2019-20, central earnings through excise duties and cess on fuel have nearly doubled, going up by 94 per cent, and the states’ earnings on the same account has gone up by 38 per cent

To get rid of RRBs, hand them over to SFBs

BUSINESS

To get rid of RRBs, hand them over to SFBs

Regional rural banks perform an essential service, but are loss making and a drain on the exchequer

BJP and Mamata raise sky high the stakes in West Bengal

POLITICS

BJP and Mamata raise sky high the stakes in West Bengal

The admission of defectors in senior positions has upset BJP leaders who have built up the party

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