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…and of a popular trade leader A yen for wastage… The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more For whom the MIDS bell tolls? This scant respect for Law Tribute – UCAL Selvan… Tatas moving out of urea production... Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... Haul over the coal Make standards certification mandatory... Like Hinduism: many paths to reach God... Revive development banks... Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad Tatas moving out of urea production... Multi-faceted Venkat TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... Protest masters... Engineering seats go abegging Making ‘my Amaravati’... Build close rapport with business leaders Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... Medical costs hit the roof... He saved millions from starvation... Tough task taking states together Parliament in paralysis... Why land prices zoom in TN? 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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 The few handicaps... An inexplicable neglect The balancing act Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? Delhi is distant Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra Auto components surge… Tribute Solar, solar everywhere … Funding the un-funded Welcome GST Where a state respects its litterateurs… F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing More tributes to GR L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles The Gulf aviation boom Come elections, come advertisements... All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya Tax agriculture The Ports’ Pasha expands into Tamil Nadu Tribute – M V Murugappan A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… An enemy’s enemy is a friend Gay abandon in pricing Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities Modi storms Silicon Valley A professional at the helm of IRDA... 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B H Kothari - a tribute Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health A more liberated TN… TIAM turns a full cycle Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet No mega rail project for Tamil Nadu TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector IAS invades NDDB... Intellectual of rare qualities Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform The why of tax incentives Editor's Notes
 
Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform

With the steep fall, of over 25 per cent, in the crude prices, Government of India is taking up much needed reforms. These include de-control of pricing diesel, an increase in excise duty on petrol and diesel as also fixing a cap of Rs 20 per kg on domestic gas; the steps initiated to credit through cash transfer, the subsidy element on domestic LPG supply using the Aadhar cards as also to weigh seriously excluding income tax payers and high net worth individuals from subsidised gas should also help. State governments on their part would do well to eliminate the bogus ration cards. Such steps taken in Tamil Nadu helped weed out 3.5 lakh such cards saving substantial amount on subsidised supplies of gas, kerosene, free rice, pulses, sugars etc.  Despite opposition from the usual antagonist, such reforms should be continued.

 

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