The two major Dravidian parties of Tamil Nadu have been vying with one another in offering a wide range of freebies that are budgeted to cost the exchequer Rs 94,100 crore during 2020-21 and this is expanding.
With elections to the state assembly just a few months away, political parties of Tamil Nadu are stepping up their campaigns. AIADMK, spearheaded by Chief Minister E K Palaniswami, has been vigorously campaigning across the state. Principal opposition DMK, led by M K Stalin, has been active in reaching out to villages spread across the state.
There is interesting news on several mega investments going into Tamil Nadu.
Tata Electronics to invest around Rs 5763 crore on facilities to make mobile phone components. This would be specially welcome for Tamil Nadu where Tatas have not made large investments in manufacturing. The one mega plan they had of
The wheel of ‘Fortune’
Fortune magazine has been annually ranking 500 global corporations on various financial parameters. IE had pointed to the dominance of American companies for the greater part of the 20th century, occupying majority of the slots in the Top 10. The ascent of Japan towards the closing decades
There seems to be a passion in Tamils to admire, adore and even deify select leaders. Look at the plethora of statues for political leaders, film stars, local heroes… Most of these have strong caste and party identities.
With serious divisions of the Tamil society on the basis of caste, there
The farmers’ agitation seems to have revived interest on the Kisan Rail as another incentive to farmers spread across the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the 100thKisan Rail from Sangola, Maharashtra to Shalimar, West Bengal through video conferencing. Delhi is connected with Anantapur (AP), Bengaluru (Karnataka) and Nagpur
IE HAS BEEN pointing to the imperative for the manufacturing sector to aim at generating surpluses of exports over imports. After liberalisation of the economy, with focus on globalisation, manufacturers made liberal use of imports to expand production. In this process there was the absence of concern for developing indigenous
A dream come true..
In 2007 IE organised a day-long seminar on Corridors of Excellence. Impressed with the rail freight corridors of the Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata, the IE seminar suggested a high speed rail corridor between Chennai and Bengaluru.
Recently the government has mooted a Chennai-Mysuru high speed rail line to be
A Pranabda bequeath...
Pranab Mukherjee, as finance minister in 2012, introduced a retrospective amendment to the Income Tax Act in the budget to overturn a Supreme Court ruling in favour of telecom firm Vodafone.
Now comes news on the government losing its c case involving a cost of $ 1.4 billion, just
FOR DECADES Tamil Nadu government has been resisting beneficial reforms of the power sector. Reason: Dravid- ian parties based their electoral strategies on competitive populism. Right from 1967 when the DMK won the state elections for the first time, these have been constantly expanding the welfare content with liberal distribution
Re-incarnation of Sagar’s Ramayan
THE UNPRECEDENTED total lock- down has demanded a total change in the daily routine of the citizens. It shouldn’t be easy for all to adjust to this change, especially for those on whom time hangs heavily. Working out of home calls for attitudes and disciplines of different kinds.