Ad Here  
February
March
April
May
June
July
 
 
Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health CIPET hqrs to stay at Guindy – for the present? B H Kothari - a tribute Delhi Chalo... The star of Spencers is no more Poor quality of university VCs EEC at the National Media Centre Bihar elections - the Rajaji formula worked Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai Discoms deserve better… Tax agriculture How Air-India loses customs... Breaththrough in malaria control Fortune 500 review Sweet news for TN sugar mills A proud Madrasi Quality silica from Neyveli Come elections, come advertisements... The brown list of Venkitaramanan Recognition to role of NBFCs.... Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals The few handicaps... Cutting the nose to spite the face Delhi is distant… More Shakthi to Das’ elbow Lalu’s envy, India’s pride GM Technology at last! Odisha: spectacular win by Naveen Patnaik Vibrant Gujarat Adharma of opposition politics Five star activism stalls development activity Editor's Says SoA @ 80 Shipping woes of Chennai companies A rich pool of talent not utilised…. All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya Readers' Mail Engineering seats go abegging Mersal magnified Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi Delhi returns to BJP Silver Years of Madras Musings Maximising the micro pricing … The Gulf aviation boom Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet IPL - no surprise this scam A more liberated TN… Auto components surge… Funding the un-funded Moily’s bold thrust Modi and the lady Preserving for the future Solar thermal shines… Tatas moving out of urea production... A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Polls and promises Make standards certification mandatory... Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... Music happens Another Indian music maestro at the UN Revving up the manufacturing sector GNS - 100: our first subscriber No engine for this car IAS invades NDDB... The Jan Dhan bonanza Computation of GDP – conundrums continue EVM is tamper-proof When the President was rendered homeless… This scant respect for Law Excel Generators provide the vital back-up Medical costs hit the roof... West Bengal: mindless malignancy Why land prices zoom in TN? A think tank for Chennai Welcome GST Delhi is distant CII projects higher growth… L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles When nations steal growth from one another… Secularism and anti-Hinduism A glass full of corruption More Shakti to resource mobilisation... Small units prefers to remain small... Noble nonagenarians... ONGC at KG Basin Kudos to NDTV... Diamond jubilee of Egmore Samskrt School Tatas moving out of urea production... No mega rail project for Tamil Nadu A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Not just in-laws (and outlaws); they’ve renowned academics at the helm! Limit foreign borrowings to hi-tech, export potential projects... TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... More heat than light Airlines in India: cost and space Shanti and Sadhana through Music Welcome focus on core competence Fortune for Indian Airlines Muffled voices for merit… Alexa – Talking Wikipedia Strengthen the base... Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna to the lack of interest on the part of these to focus on original research. This despite the much lower costs of such research in India. The industry which thrived on the protection of a closed economy and the advantage of a vast domestic market, has failed to organise its evolution on healthy lines London, London Narayan Put expensive assets created to use... He saved millions from starvation... Gay abandon in pricing Building loyalty through the stomach Modi storms Silicon Valley Gas is the way forward Air Asia India will set new benchmarks for budget travel The balancing act Intellectual of rare qualities An enemy’s enemy is a friend Align crops to agro climate endowments… Sweeter prospects for sugar Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... For whom the bell tolls? Protest masters... Plummeting profits of PSBs …and of a popular trade leader Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities China invests in India Wise Presidents Quality education through the PPP mode Rahman at CIC Tribute Russi Mody – a tribute CRS, a jewel among managers, is no more. Shale gas and its shallow future Towards speedy justice Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? A yen for wastage… Like Hinduism: many paths to reach God... Making ‘my Amaravati’... The power-full Hindujas Sri Lanka votes for change The rise and fall of Annamalai University Nuclear power at the nucleus Valli, they are more marginalised An inexplicable neglect A friendly business group Pharma – overdose of copying The sea- saw battle continues... Mu Sigma – is no more Remembering Indira Sivasailam... The why of tax incentives Multi-faceted Venkat Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai Eternal support for capitalisation of PS banks Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital A professional at the helm of IRDA... Telangana in top gear… Tribute – UCAL Selvan… MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways Which side are you, Montek? Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria TGS- The king storyteller The Ports’ Pasha expands into Tamil Nadu Haul over the coal Kulandai was a giant The Swadeshi Trump Scientists urged to take up farmer-oriented research A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science Road development slows down Things happen by accident and not by design... Fuel for thought F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing New IT products of Ramco in the pipeline… Revive development banks... WTO Meet: resolved to meet again Streamlining mandatory third party cover Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V PC’s preference for professionals TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector Increasing non co-operation of state leaders The ‘Jayanthi Tax.’ No Maha Koottani in TN... Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! The rise and rise of KCP IPL type auction for VCs? Where a state respects its litterateurs… L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… Contrarian cousins An informal presentation - analytical, forward locking... Of course, Gujarat is vibrant Tough task taking states together Roaring Ro-Ro facility When small is no larger beautiful.. Robber barons everywhere Convulsions in The Hindu Lesson from Chandrababu Naidu Permanent secretariat for TN GIM When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad Should we change the official year? Bihar – Nitish Kumar adopts the Lalu model Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy Editor's Notes Cement prices continue to rise… Marketing expert Balagopal is no more Where is Rajaji? Banning booze... When Ratan Tata visited SRM Why this malaise in medical education? Don’t seem to feel the pulse… Wanted: a second airport for Chennai The nuclear option When online building permits work…. TIAM turns a full cycle Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit! The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more More tributes to GR Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW Waning interest in public discussions… S Ramanathan – a versatile musician, musicologist Return to king coal for urea... Solar, solar everywhere … Rs.1600 crore paper board plant of TNPL Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ Build close rapport with business leaders Demise of a media baron... TELANGANA at last…BUT Colour-Chem’s colourful KRVS Paytm karo... Tribute – M V Murugappan Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated A welcome initiative by the judiciary TN – agglomerate land holdings without alienating ownership He continues the focus on social amelioration Tihar, Puzhal not different from Parappana Agrahara Kinetic Karnataka Boy, can you beat these? Parliament in paralysis... Reliance’s TV – 18 ready to launch Tamil News Channel For whom the MIDS bell tolls?
 
Bihar – Nitish Kumar adopts the Lalu model

Nitish Kumar as chief minister of Bihar earned appreciation for correcting many of the misdeeds of his predecessor Lalu Prasad’s RJD government. His focus on law and order and administration won him well-deserved kudos. His coalition government, with BJP, recorded all round growth and took Bihar among the fast growing states. He brought in well-known ex-bureaucrats like N K Singh and Pawan Kumar Varma as advisors; this helped especially to project the state through the national television medium.

However, breaking the alliance with BJP and his decision to fight elections on his own proved to be disastrous. BJP, joining hands with LJP’s Ram Vilas Paswan, won 31 out of 40 seats. His JDU could win only 2 seats. Kumar promptly resigned as chief minister. With elections to the state due later this year he plans to bring together the JDU, RJD and the Congress ‘all secular’ and opposed to the BJP. Communal and caste polarisation would again be attempted; after all, it was this formula that had worked in winning elections all along but failed in the 2014 elections fought on the development plank.

Kumar has adopted the same practice that his bête noire Lalu Prasad did in handing the baton of CM to the little known Jitan Ram Manjhi, a representative of the Maha Dalit caste. Kumar has commanded Manjhi to keep the seat warm for him to re-occupy after winning the state elections.

Remember Lalu Prasad, after forced to step down as chief minister on the fodder scam, anointed his wife Rabri Devi as chief minister? How the husband-wife team managed to keep Bihar so backward!

 

Author :
Reported On :
Sector :
Shoulder :
RELATED NEWS
ABOUT IE
IE, the business magazine from south was launched in 1968 and pioneered business journalism in south. Through the 45 years IE has been focusing on well-presented and well-researched articles. When giants in the industry stumbled to keep pace with the digital revolution, IE stayed affixed embracing technology.
Read more
 
PRIVACY POLICY
Economist Communications Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
Read more
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
You agree that your use of this Website and the purchase of the magazine will be governed by these terms and conditions.
Read more
 
CONTACT US
S-15, Industrial Estate,
Guindy,
Chennai - 600 032.
PHONE: +91 44 22501236
EMAIL: indecom1968@gmail.com