Editors Column

Industry lobbies have argued that corporate governance regulations approved by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) may be very taxing, time-consuming and tedious for listed companies.

The impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra by opposition parties points to important issues, even as it is open to question whether the move will muster support from either house of Parliament.

The AAP government must prioritise fighting vehicular pollution in the National Capital Region. Given that a coordinated action by Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand is required to make life easier for residents in the national capital, an inter-governmental action plan should be implemented at the earliest.

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will find that its responsibilities have only grown with its emergence as the single largest party with 69 members in the Rajya Sabha. For the first time in decades, a party enjoys a majority in both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah’s nine-page open letter to Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu is a forthright message that has firmly shut out the possibility of patch-up with the former ally. Shah’s straight talk only reflects the hard fact that the BJP-Telugu Desam Party (TDP) relationship has reached a point of no return.

Global trade wars seem inevitable. Two of the biggest economies, the US and China, are at war over trade tariffs. This face-off holds the prospect of drawing in several large and small countries into this war zone.

Personal data security cannot be compromised at any cost.

“Legally Safe” and “Totally Safe” mean two completely different things, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The CWA (Clean Water Act) regulates nine contaminants. If tap water contains less than the maximum acceptable levels of those contaminants, your water is legally safe. But is that “legally safe water” safe enough for domestic use like drinking and cooking.

The US has got increasingly isolated owing to the protectionist and impulsive economic policies under president Donald Trump, perhaps based on a propped up  notion of American power. The multi-lateral trading regime, World Trade Organisation (WTO), on the other hand, is under severe stress to justify its existence.

Scams invariably result in blame game. The blame game involving the government and the Reserve Bank of India in the wake of the Nirav Modi-Mehul Choksi episode follows this pattern, except that there is an important difference now.