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Plan of action
By Shutapa Paul
If numbers are anything to go by, the last three years of the United Progressive Alliance government have been disastrous for the economy. From the highs of 9.5 per cent growth in 2006-07, India’s gross domestic product plummeted to 4.5 per cent in 2012-13, and is likely to be around 4.9 per cent in 2013-14. Were the global conditions to blame? Or the numerous scams? Or was the government...
State subject   
While India Inc.’s favourite candidate for the prime minister’s post is an easy guess, the companies from Gujarat seem to be already on a roll. Many stock brokers have given buy calls for Gujarat-based companies such as Adani Group, Welspun India and Gujarat Pipavav Port. Companies owned by the Gujarat government, such as Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation and Gujarat State...
Public sector reform is crucial   
The most immediate task for the new government is to get the goods and services tax bill passed in Parliament. The bill is ready and has been introduced in Parliament and the standing committee has given its report; so it shouldn’t be difficult. It has taken us 10 years to get  where we are. The idea of GST was first mooted in 2002 and this was a promise that we made in our manifesto...
Microsoft most attractive employer: Randstad   16 April, 2014
Global software major Microsoft is the 'most attractive employer' in India, while IT, telecom and ITes are the most preferred sectors by the workforce, a survey by HR services firm Randstad said. Microsoft emerged as the 'most attractive employer' in the survey for the fourth year in a row. Sony India is next most attractive employer. According to the surrey, Larsen...
GM to seek court protection against ignition suits   16 April, 2014
General Motors Co said it will ask a U.S. bankruptcy court to bar plaintiffs from proceeding  with lawsuits against the automaker for claims related to any actions before it filed for bankruptcy in 2009.The plaintiffs have alleged that they bought or leased vehicles that contained an ignition switch defect. The defect has been linked to the deaths of at least 13 people and resulted in the...
China economy slowing down but still posts 'highest'   17 April, 2014
Blue chips gain while IT stocks drag   16 April, 2014
Poll adds bounce to sugar demand in India   14 April, 2014
Three-pronged approach to revive economy   12 April, 2014
Program change   12 April, 2014
VRS offered by companies to pick up further: Experts   14 April, 2014
Sensex jumps 300 points as IT shares recover   17 April, 2014
Rohan's term will end with NRN's: Shibulal   16 April, 2014
G20 gives US year-end deadline for IMF reforms   12 April, 2014
Maruti to recall 103,000 cars   11 April, 2014
Sebi to issue guidelines for crowd-funding   10 April, 2014
Ratan Tata appointed board member of Boao Forum   11 April, 2014
Private sector can help turn wheel of economic growth: Hinduja   11 April, 2014
RBI panel recommends benchmark for floating rate   10 April, 2014
One of IPhone founders leaving Apple   10 April, 2014
Uttarakhand eyes tourism recovery   11 April, 2014
New 'switch' may bring quantum computers closer   10 April, 2014
Russia rejects US warnings over oil deal with Iran   10 April, 2014
Algorithm for change   07 April, 2014
BSE again faces trading glitch   09 April, 2014
Huge demand for NaMo, Kejriwal merchandise   09 April, 2014
Curtains down on Microsoft's OS   08 April, 2014
BJP vows 50pc profits to farmers   07 April, 2014
Infosys leads Indian projects shortlisted   09 April, 2014
BHEL annual profit slides to Rs 3,228 cr   05 April, 2014
Solar energy sector sees $7 bn corporate funding   10 April, 2014
India must accelerate port development: experts   08 April, 2014
Astrosat to be ready by 2015: ISRO   05 April, 2014
Trai notifies auditors for examining billing   04 April, 2014
India likely to see weak economic growth, says OECD   08 April, 2014
Sensex falls on profit-taking   03 April, 2014
RBI grants two licenses to set up new banks   03 April, 2014
Indian tourists to US to cross 10 lakhs in 2015: report   08 April, 2014
EC nod to DAE for Kudankulam pact   07 April, 2014
My phone, my tongue   29 March, 2014
Way to Go   29 March, 2014
Residential land prices shot up by over 35 pc: Survey   03 April, 2014
Call for change   13 February, 2012
Raju appears in court on money-laundering charges   04 April, 2014
Airtel signs five-year deal with IBM   02 April, 2014
Fin Min study to assess quantum of black money   02 April, 2014
CBI to examine Ratan Tata and Cyrus Mistry   03 April, 2014
Forex reserves below Chinese level not comfortable: Rajan   03 April, 2014
SBI extends special home loan scheme indefinitely   02 April, 2014
Android power by 2015   29 March, 2014
Bonding within   07 February, 2012
Sahara staff to collect Rs 5,000 cr for Roy's release   28 March, 2014
Indigo to add six new flights   29 March, 2014
Wake-up call   21 January, 2012
Sahara to SC: Unable to pay Rs 10,000 crore   03 April, 2014
Assocham to train 3,000 women directors   28 March, 2014
Job quota in private sector will affect merit: India Inc   27 March, 2014
India's usage more than doubles: NSN   26 March, 2014
In full view   24 March, 2014
'Instability makes India riskier manufacturing destination'   26 March, 2014
Sensex touches record high above 22,500   02 April, 2014
Ambanis spark reunion talk   30 December, 2011
India has huge potential in manufacturing   29 March, 2014
Midas touch   16 December, 2011
SpiceJet offers lowest fare of Re 1   01 April, 2014
Wheels 'n' apps   17 December, 2011
RBI leaves repo rate on hold at 8 per cent   01 April, 2014
Credit card cloning gang busted, five held   28 March, 2014
SC orders Sahara to pay Rs 100 bn for Roy's bail   26 March, 2014
Future perfect   12 December, 2011
Nokia says Microsoft deal to be delayed   24 March, 2014
Google now encrypts its emails   22 March, 2014
Dubai seventh most popular destination   04 June, 2013
RBI has not moved to targeting inflation   21 March, 2014
More steps to curb gold import   03 June, 2013
Alliance Air to charge for on-board meals   21 March, 2014
Gupta banned for life, should pay $3.9 mn penalty   22 March, 2014
New DTC Bill to be tabled in Parliament   07 June, 2013
Cong manifesto forward looking document: India Inc   26 March, 2014
Sensex fails to maintain initial gains   21 March, 2014
IndiGo says allowed to import 28 A320s   03 June, 2013
Malaysia finds Gujarat 'vibrant' for trade   20 March, 2014
Natural gas: Govt to consult SG or AG, says Moily   25 March, 2014
US exempts India from sanctions   06 June, 2013
New app lets you find the perfect pair of shoes   20 March, 2014
Internships emerging as key tool   03 June, 2013
RBI allows more banks to import gold   19 March, 2014
Elections won't kick-start investments: Credit Suisse   20 March, 2014
No leadership role for son Rohan: Murthy   01 June, 2013
States seek Central aid on clearing stalled projects   20 March, 2014
Nilekani against over-regulated pvt sector   19 March, 2014
Harbingers of change   15 March, 2014
Windows gains amid Apple-Android clash   04 June, 2013
RIL uses social media to refute AAP's allegations   20 March, 2014
Infosys recalls Murthy for 5 years   01 June, 2013
Bitter dose   15 March, 2014
India to remain on top: Dr Cherian   03 June, 2013
3 out of 4 policies to be sold online by 2020: Study   18 March, 2014
Toyota India locks out workers at two plants   17 March, 2014
LinkedIn boosts security   01 June, 2013
Petrol, diesel prices up   01 June, 2013
Wholesale inflation eases to 9-month low   15 March, 2014
Expenses to rise for SEBI in Sahara case   15 March, 2014
Growing gaps   12 December, 2011
Rate hikes affected growth   26 November, 2011
Gujarat tops in economic freedom: Study   19 March, 2014
CBI ignoring facts: Former Sebi chief Bhave   19 March, 2014
Dues and woes   03 December, 2011
Coal India officers call off strike   14 March, 2014
Occupational hazards   26 November, 2011
Over-taxation restraining high growth   13 March, 2014
Director’s cut   28 November, 2011
Increase in GM crops production lead to trade disruptions: FAO   18 March, 2014
Note knot   28 November, 2011
It’s not flying!   19 November, 2011
King-size life   19 November, 2011
Crude system   19 November, 2011
Space odyssey   18 November, 2011
There is a dearth of qualified persons   18 November, 2011
Do not give up your dreams   18 November, 2011
Old bytes, new hats   11 November, 2011
Centre mulls ban on ponzi ads   22 July, 2013
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