Editors Column
As reported by Financial Chronicle in its Monday edition, the government is considering consolidation amongst three of the four general insurance companies where it currently owns a majority stake. This move comes at the back of government intention to take these companies public.
There’s no denying the fact that Goods and Services Tax (GST) set to be rolled out on July 1, is the biggest tax reform since Raja Jesudoss Chellaiah had laid a firm foundation for an overhaul of taxes way back in 1991. If proceedings of GST council’s twelfth meeting are any indication, tax reforms that were kept in abeyance for 13-years seem to be put back on course.
What is common between Indian-American teenagers Indrani Das, Arjun Ramani and Archana Verma? All three teenagers in the US have been feted with highest scientific awards in the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition, which many call the ‘junior Nobel’ prize.
For India’s common man to take wings, the government will have to encourage as many of the existing carriers as possible to bolster regional air routes. The likes of Deccan Aviation of Captain Gopinath and SpiceJet of Ajay Singh, figure prominently amongst seven players vying for lucrative routes under the regional connectivity scheme (RCS).
A political tsunami would erupt in case the bad debt of top 100 corporate accounts is written off, as recommended by chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian, an Oxford alumni and free market economist. As Subramanian himself admitted, if this were to be done, the Narendra Modi government would be accused of pursuing ‘crony capitalism’ of the highest order – if not more.
Atalent crisis stares prime minister Narendra Modi in the face in the first flush of assembly elections in five states, including Uttar Pradesh, where the BJP swamped one and all breaking all caste moulds and arthimetic.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s electoral victories in the Hindi heartland appear to indicate that his personal popularity has touched the kind of heights that it would seem churlish to think that anything or anyone could be a spoiler to the party’s plans for the 2019 general elections.
The mildest way of describing the exit poll results of the assembly elections in five states would be to call them interesting. Less charitable would be to say they were too confusing to be taken seriously.
A complex anti-terrorist operation was brought to a close in Lucknow on Wednesday with the killing of a IS operative identified as Saifullah.
Come women’s day, there’s talk about their empowerment and the leadership roles that they have played across economic, social and political vectors. While there’s been consensus that women should have access to resources as well as opportunities to make a mark, the sluggish progress in several areas continues to stare us in the face.

Pages