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Not just in-laws (and outlaws); they’ve renowned academics at the helm! Shipping woes of Chennai companies Build close rapport with business leaders Moily’s bold thrust Intellectual of rare qualities GNS - 100: our first subscriber When online building permits work…. F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing He continues the focus on social amelioration The ‘Jayanthi Tax.’ Demise of a media baron... Limit foreign borrowings to hi-tech, export potential projects... Modi and the lady Fortune for Indian Airlines Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? Adharma of opposition politics R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... Road development slows down Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! A glass full of corruption Telangana in top gear… Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ EEC at the National Media Centre London, London Narayan Lalu’s envy, India’s pride Odisha: spectacular win by Naveen Patnaik Delhi Chalo... 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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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