At the root of the several stalled projects is the law relating to land acquisition. Soon after coming to power, Narendra Modi attempted to pass the bill on land acquisition. The combined opposition wreaked vengeance by stalling this bill in the Rajya Sabha. It was diluted denying the power to
In this feature IE suggests a few steps to stimulate economic growth. It points to opportunities and challenges. Even as the issue was being sent for printing we came across the welcome and pleasant initiatives of finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. In her lucid presentation, she pointed to rolling back some
Amidst the gloom and lack of enthusiasm for mega growth, Reliance Industries continues to provide room for optimism. Chairman Mukesh Ambani, in his address to shareholders at the AGM, outlined plans for re-structuring the company and for strident growth in several directions. The most interesting one relates to massive investments
Fortune magazine’s listing of the world’s largest companies underscores how Chinese companies are surging ahead. These have been growing bigger and are rapidly spreading their operations across the globe. This change has been taking place over the last decade and a half. For a couple of decades, American companies dominated the
The smooth passage of the bill repealing Article 370 and 35A in both the houses of Parliament marks an important watershed in the country’s evolution. The move was well-planned and executed. A few thousand troops were sent to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in advance. Tourists, including Amarnath yatris and students from
In recent years Arun Jaitley’s was the most familiar face among Delhi’s politicians and intellegentia. He strode across the political scene a colossus. JAITLEY handled as Union Minister a variety of portfolios that included Finance, Defence, Law & Justice, Corporate Affairs, I&B, Disinvestment. The brilliant leader left his mark in each
It has been customary for the Prime Minister to present in his Independence day address a report on the performance and programmes of his government. Narendra Modi, bolstered by the stability of his government, has been looking ahead at major reforms and announces new schemes in his Independence Day addresses.