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A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai Multi-faceted Venkat Remembering Indira Sivasailam... A think tank for Chennai A friendly business group Plummeting profits of PSBs Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra Reliance’s TV – 18 ready to launch Tamil News Channel Tax agriculture Delhi is distant… More heat than light Welcome GST Parliament in paralysis... The power-full Hindujas A more liberated TN… CII projects higher growth… Bihar – Nitish Kumar adopts the Lalu model An enemy’s enemy is a friend TIAM turns a full cycle Editor's Says Protest masters... Wanted: a second airport for Chennai Tatas moving out of urea production... Demise of a media baron... The balancing act Adharma of opposition politics Polls and promises Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V Noble nonagenarians... All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya Computation of GDP – conundrums continue Kudos to NDTV... Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science Diamond jubilee of Egmore Samskrt School Why this malaise in medical education? A welcome initiative by the judiciary TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... B H Kothari - a tribute Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai CRS, a jewel among managers, is no more. Build close rapport with business leaders S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal Moily’s bold thrust Airlines in India: cost and space Solar thermal shines… Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! Telangana in top gear… Road development slows down Of course, Gujarat is vibrant Things happen by accident and not by design... A proud Madrasi The sea- saw battle continues... Eternal support for capitalisation of PS banks Lesson from Chandrababu Naidu EVM is tamper-proof Gay abandon in pricing Air Asia India will set new benchmarks for budget travel The ‘Jayanthi Tax.’ For whom the MIDS bell tolls? Poor quality of university VCs ONGC at KG Basin Lalu’s envy, India’s pride Make standards certification mandatory... Gas is the way forward Robber barons everywhere Like Hinduism: many paths to reach God... L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… Which side are you, Montek? SoA @ 80 A professional at the helm of IRDA... Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet Another Indian music maestro at the UN The few handicaps... The rise and fall of Annamalai University TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector The Jan Dhan bonanza Readers' Mail London, London Narayan Engineering seats go abegging Fortune 500 review Banning booze... There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! Russi Mody – a tribute Secularism and anti-Hinduism When online building permits work…. Increasing non co-operation of state leaders TGS- The king storyteller Align crops to agro climate endowments… He saved millions from starvation... Strengthen the base... 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 Paytm karo... Don’t seem to feel the pulse… The Gulf aviation boom An informal presentation - analytical, forward locking... PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals Mersal magnified No mega rail project for Tamil Nadu Valli, they are more marginalised A glass full of corruption Modi and the lady Excel Generators provide the vital back-up Delhi Chalo... Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... IPL type auction for VCs? New IT products of Ramco in the pipeline… Haul over the coal When Ratan Tata visited SRM Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit! The Ports’ Pasha expands into Tamil Nadu WTO Meet: resolved to meet again Quality education through the PPP mode Revving up the manufacturing sector Wise Presidents Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt Rs.1600 crore paper board plant of TNPL TN – agglomerate land holdings without alienating ownership China invests in India Put expensive assets created to use... West Bengal: mindless malignancy More Shakti to resource mobilisation... IAS invades NDDB... Delhi is distant S Ramanathan – a versatile musician, musicologist Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated Breaththrough in malaria control Muffled voices for merit… Permanent secretariat for TN GIM Modi storms Silicon Valley Shipping woes of Chennai companies Intellectual of rare qualities L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles Tough task taking states together Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities Vibrant Gujarat The brown list of Venkitaramanan A yen for wastage… Rahman at CIC Small units prefers to remain small... The Swadeshi Trump Come elections, come advertisements... TELANGANA at last…BUT EEC at the National Media Centre Colour-Chem’s colourful KRVS Preserving for the future No Maha Koottani in TN... Kulandai was a giant Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna Solar, solar everywhere … The why of tax incentives …and of a popular trade leader Mu Sigma – is no more Tribute – M V Murugappan Alexa – Talking Wikipedia Nuclear power at the nucleus GNS - 100: our first subscriber Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan An inexplicable neglect Roaring Ro-Ro facility The star of Spencers is no more Silver Years of Madras Musings Return to king coal for urea... A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… When nations steal growth from one another… Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad Shanti and Sadhana through Music More Shakthi to Das’ elbow Kinetic Karnataka Auto components surge… Cement prices continue to rise… Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi Making ‘my Amaravati’... Welcome focus on core competence Where a state respects its litterateurs… Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy GM Technology at last! Quality silica from Neyveli The nuclear option Discoms deserve better… Should we change the official year? Fuel for thought Odisha: spectacular win by Naveen Patnaik The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more Sweeter prospects for sugar Medical costs hit the roof... No engine for this car Why land prices zoom in TN? Cutting the nose to spite the face PC’s preference for professionals Fortune for Indian Airlines Tatas moving out of urea production... Streamlining mandatory third party cover Tribute Boy, can you beat these? Contrarian cousins MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways Waning interest in public discussions… Convulsions in The Hindu Scientists urged to take up farmer-oriented research Marketing expert Balagopal is no more Shale gas and its shallow future He continues the focus on social amelioration Pharma – overdose of copying Funding the un-funded Not just in-laws (and outlaws); they’ve renowned academics at the helm! This scant respect for Law Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ Bihar elections - the Rajaji formula worked CIPET hqrs to stay at Guindy – for the present? For whom the bell tolls? Five star activism stalls development activity When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's IPL - no surprise this scam Towards speedy justice More tributes to GR Tihar, Puzhal not different from Parappana Agrahara Maximising the micro pricing … Music happens Delhi returns to BJP Tribute – UCAL Selvan… A rich pool of talent not utilised…. Recognition to role of NBFCs.... When the President was rendered homeless… F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing How Air-India loses customs... Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital Editor's Notes Sweet news for TN sugar mills Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... Sri Lanka votes for change Limit foreign borrowings to hi-tech, export potential projects... Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW Revive development banks... The rise and rise of KCP Where is Rajaji? When small is no larger beautiful.. CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... Building loyalty through the stomach
 
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IE welcomes the appointment of Shaktikanta Das as Revenue Secretary, Government of India. Shakti brings with him varied experience in handling industrial development, budget formulation and other aspects of finance administration. Shakti belongs to the TN cadre of IAS and helped in bringing to the state, several major industrial projects. I remember his efforts in the 1990s to bring the Mahindra Ford project to Tamil Nadu amidst stiff competition from Maharashtra. This laid the foundation for Tamil Nadu winning several other mega projects especially in the automobile sector, like Hyundai Motors and later BMW and Daimler. Best wishes, Shakti.

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