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A loss for the government, but gain for society

He was the nodal officer for Tamil Nadu’s Global Investors’ Meet 2015. Months ahead he set up a countdown clock at the office of the State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu. On the forenoon of every Monday he used to conduct meetings of dozens of officials/institutions involved in the

Decongesting CMBT, Koyambedu

With two brilliant officers – S Krishnan and Rajesh Lakhoni – involved in administrating CMDA, there are welcome new initiatives. A few weeks ago a proposal was made for expanding the metropolitan area. In this proposal, the Greater Chennai metro area will be expanded to 426 sq.km from the existing

Tiruchi upstage Chennai

Tiruchi upstages Chennai Amongst cities with a population upwards of 4 million, Chennai is the second most livable city in the country. Socially and physically, it was ranked second and third amongst its peers, while it was found wanting in institutional and economic sub-indices. The city’s health services were ranked best

City Corner

TransUnion opens, Huawei closes TransUnion, a global credit reporting company, has decided to go off-shore, and Chennai is its chosen destination. A Global In-house centre that aims to tap India’s technological resources and demographic dividend, would develop end to end risk solutions and security systems of the Company. Located at DLF

Stinging Sterlite

Tamil Nadu’s economy has not been in the pink of health. The emphasis on welfare, through populist schemes, has not been backed by the massive increases in revenue. In recent years, there have not been big-ticket investments necessary for accelerating industrial and employment growth. Continuing large deficits, both revenue and

Corporate Corner

Leyland posts record performance With commercial vehicle industry turning around well and recovering strongly during 2017-18, Ashok Leyland, the Hinduja flagship, has maintained market share and has reported record revenue and profit for the full year. Its profit after tax (including exceptional item) grew 28 per cent Rs.1563 crore for 2017-18

Divorcing an Unholy Marriage

In the winter of 2014, when J&K threw up a hung assembly, the BJP joined hands with the PDP to form the government out of national interest. A little under four years later, the BJP got into splitsville, again due to the national interest. With the general elections due in

Digital Disruption

Disruption is the order of the day. They force organisations to change the way in which they operate. Some companies have been proactive and others turned out mere spectators. For instance, Eastman Kodak saw these disruptive forces coming in but did not act thinking that it is not going to affect

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