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- Gods Are Respectable When Bsp, Not Bjp, Revers Them! (New Indian Express, S Gurumurthy , May 03, 2007)
“Hathi nahin, Ganesh hai. Bramha-Vishnu- Mahesh hai.” This slogan reverberates in west, central and east UP as the war cry of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in the ongoing campaign for elections to the State Assembly.
- With A Little Help From Above (Telegraph, Editorial, The Telegraph, May 01, 2007)
How CNG and the ban on plastic bags have made a world of difference to Bangladesh.
- Bloodstains Found On Weapons Seized From Cherukol (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Apr 25, 2007)
The recent seizure of lethal weapons from an isolated area on the banks of the Pampa at Cherukol, near Kozhencherry in Pathanamthitta district, is likely to have a wider ramification in the State's socio-political spheres.
- Citu Wants To Ride The Automobile Sector (Indian Express, SUBRATA NAGCHOUDHURY, Apr 18, 2007)
When Hindustan Motors Ltd, the grand-daddy of India’s automobile industry, declared suspension of work at its Uttarpara plant in West Bengal on April 11 following union trouble, the response from most would have been, “There goes CITU again!”
- Ccea Approves 1.5 Mt Pulse Import (The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Apr 13, 2007)
The government has decided to import additional 1.5 million tonnes of pulses over the next 6-8 months to moderate prices.
- Govt Enhances Msp Of Raw Jute By Rs 55 Per Quintal (The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Apr 13, 2007)
The government on Thursday decided to raise the minimum support price of raw jute by Rs 55 per quintal to Rs 1,055 per quintal for 2007-08 to protect the interest of growers.
- A Merry Leap Into The Future (Dawn, Sultan Ahmed, Mar 29, 2007)
DR Salman Shah, advisor to the prime minister on finance, has taken another merry leap into the future.
- Indian Business History (Hindu, S. Ramachander, Mar 27, 2007)
The study of the evolution of Indian business is not merely fascinating in itself, but is also a useful preparation for a managerial career.
- A Rosy Vision For The Poor (Dawn, Sultan Ahmed, Mar 22, 2007)
WHILE millions of people in Pakistan are squeezed between the pressures of unemployment and high inflation, they are now sought to be cheered up through rosy visions of the future of the country -- with Vision 2030.
- The Many Faces Of Madurai (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Mar 17, 2007)
"Why do you want to go to Madurai?" I was asked, "It is a mad place."
- Burning The Feg (Deccan Herald, ARUN BHATIA, Mar 07, 2007)
In the mild Bombay winter of 1942, it was not publicly known that Winston Churchill was in favour of letting Gandhiji die during his fast.
- Buddhanomics: Kill Industry, Sell Its Land (Pioneer, Udayan Namboodiri, Mar 06, 2007)
The jute sack, humble and decidedly ugly, once contributed to the financial muscle of the British Empire. For some, today it's a symbol of eco-consumerism. But, the ungainly product is also an allegory for the wasted dreams of West Bengal.
- Staring At Oblivion (Telegraph, Sumanta Sen, Feb 26, 2007)
The Nithari killings, election to the CAB, battle against Tatas in Singur, controversy over the change in venue of the book fair, Shilpa Shetty and racism — all these issues have made it to the headlines of late.
- Sugar: A Bitter-Sweet Policy (Business Line, Sharad Joshi , Feb 21, 2007)
Even as there is call for the government to exit businesses, it remains interested in many, often for reasons political.
- Promoter-Police Raj In Bengal? (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Feb 16, 2007)
Socialism in WB looks like a joint dictatorship of promoters, police and MA Bhavan mandarins.
- The Case Of Boro Chupria’S Tomboy (Telegraph, CHANDRIMA S. BHATTACHARYA, Feb 15, 2007)
Boro Chupria is a small village about 25 km from Krishnagar. It is a pretty village, with its huts of mud, brick and darma, and its grounds are clean. Things look peaceful — and unspoilt.
- Go Eat Green Bananas (Pioneer, Kanchan Gupta, Feb 14, 2007)
Faced with mounting anger among the masses over the shortage of food that plagued West Bengal in the late-1960s, PC Sen, who succeeded BC Roy as the State's Chief Minister and led the Congress to its first . .. .
- Food Prices Set To Skyrocket Further (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Feb 08, 2007)
Even as the production of cereal and edible oils declines with a vengeance, their prices are set to skyrocket further in the coming months.
- Inflation Soars To 2-Yr High; Fm Says, Steps Will Be Taken (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Jan 20, 2007)
Inflation touched a two-year high of 6.12 per cent prompting Finance Minister P Chidambaram to say the government and RBI will take steps to check the trend.
- Citu Plans To Fight For Techies (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Jan 19, 2007)
Labour unions in the Information Technology sector. The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) is now venturing into the hitherto uncharted territory of IT sector.
- Bangladesh's Caretaker Cabinet Meets (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Jan 16, 2007)
Bangladesh's newly installed caretaker government met for the first time on Sunday to end the political crisis in the country and prepare the ground for free and fair elections.
- It's Clean Air Vs. Tv In Poor India Village (International Herald Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Jan 09, 2007)
A toxic purple haze of diesel exhaust hangs over the rice and jute fields here in northern India, and bird songs are frequently drowned out by the chug-a-chug-a- chug of diesel generators.
- Upswing In Farming (Frontline, SUHRID SANKAR CHATTOPADHYAY, Jan 03, 2007)
Tripura under the Left Front government is on the way to achieving surplus production in agriculture.
- Apex Court Decisions Of Import (Business Line, Editorial, Business Line, Dec 23, 2006)
In 2006, the Supreme Court delivered significant rulings on tax issues. What follows is a sample of some of them in the realm of income-tax.
- Cpm Mantra Is 'Drive To Work' (Pioneer, Seema Sengupta, Dec 20, 2006)
Singur is one of the most fertile areas of West Bengal and setting up a plant where there should be standing crop is grave folly, says Seema Sengupta.
- Bengal's Leftist Brand Deforms (Pioneer, Priyadarsi Dutta, Dec 10, 2006)
In 1904, when JN Tata's men were 'prospecting' for iron ore deposits in Central Provinces (now Orissa), a metallurgy engineer, PN Bose, informed Jamshedji about possible iron ore and limestone deposits in the then princely state of Mayurbhanj.
- Bengal's Leftist Brand Deforms (Pioneer, Priyadarsi Dutta, Dec 09, 2006)
In 1904, when JN Tata's men were 'prospecting' for iron ore deposits in Central Provinces (now Orissa), a metallurgy engineer, PN Bose, informed Jamshedji about possible iron ore and limestone deposits in the then princely state of Mayurbhanj.
- Union In Kolkata (Frontline, SUHRID SANKAR CHATTOPADHYAY, Nov 22, 2006)
While the debate goes on whether trade unions must be allowed in the IT sector, the CITU forms one in West Bengal.
- Shyamal Chakraborty, President, Citu (Frontline, SUHRID SANKAR CHATTOPADHYAY, Nov 22, 2006)
Interview with Shyamal Chakraborty, president, CITU, West Bengal.
- Manufacturing Manna (Indian Express, Bibek Debroy, Nov 16, 2006)
Let us pick two bits of information. First, Q1 real GDP growth estimates for 2006-07, which show GDP growth of 8.9 per cent on last year’s corresponding quarter.
- Building Experiences For Economic Activity (Hindu, Prabhudev Konana, Nov 11, 2006)
The Amish in the U.S. have showcased their way of life as a product to create wealth. India too has numerous such opportunities to increase economic activity.
- Blood Test Kit Scam: Thousands In Bengal Face Health Risk (Deccan Herald, Prasanta Paul, Oct 30, 2006)
Has West Bengal been struck by a lethal hand of a fraud who did not hesitate to ruin the lives several innocents including children? In a shocking discovery, more than a lakh blood test kits supplied to 75 state-run and private blood banks . . .
- Man Of Mettle (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 29, 2006)
Ramnath Goenka blazed a trail in newspaper industry as no other Indian press baron has ever done. The intrepid owner of the Indian Express group of newspapers outwitted those in power who tried to arm-twist him.
- Where Crime Does Pay (Indian Express, A N Sudarsan Rao , Oct 27, 2006)
Is Jeff Skilling, the former CEO of Enron more guilty than some Indian corporate chieftains? What was Skilling’s crime? More than just leading a financial fraud that destroyed a company, his crime was also to trigger a run on corporate . . .
- First Thalassemia, Now Aids (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 19, 2006)
Till February this year, 22-year-old Shampa Das (name changed) was suffering from thalassemia intermedia. Now, she's HIV positive.
- Mellow Month (Frontline, Bhaskar Ghose, Oct 13, 2006)
With the Durga Puja festival season comes the hope of a spell of relative mellowness and cordiality among people.
- Kanshi Ram’S Legacy (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Oct 10, 2006)
Kanshi Ram had acquired an iconic status among the Dalits even in his lifetime. Now that he is no more, there is every chance of his being deified all the more.
- After The Sahibs (Telegraph, S.L. Rao, Oct 09, 2006)
It is strange how the tide has turned for Indian managers in the last seventy years. In the Thirties, British nationals preferred life in lively Britain to nationalistic India.
- Sing Hymns To The Goddess Of Prosperity (Telegraph, Sumanta Sen, Sep 21, 2006)
Despite its reservations about religious festivals, the leftist government in Bengal should look at Durga Puja more pragmatically for the funds it may bring in, writes Sumanta Sen
- Nabard Brings Shg Women Entrepreneurs To City (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 15, 2006)
Women SHGs from 20 districts have put up stalls in West Mambalam .
- India's Shame (Frontline, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 14, 2006)
Manual scavenging is still a disgusting reality in most States despite an Act of Parliament banning it.
- Sez Approval Burst On State (Telegraph, S.P.S. PANNU, Sep 04, 2006)
In the middle of a raging controversy over the rush to set up special economic zones (SEZs), it has come to light that as many as 11 such projects in Bengal have already received formal central approval and six more have been cleared in principle.
- The Jobless Growth Story (Times of India, Bishwanath Ghosh, Aug 28, 2006)
India’s current manufacturing boom is not broad-based, in contrast to a similar growth performance in the 1980s.
- Parched Earth (Statesman, Editorial, Statesman, Aug 25, 2006)
A tangled skein of politics and nature
Between the north and the south, Bengal today presents a tangled skein of nature and politics that makes the risk of a possible food shortfall fairly substantial.
- A Retrograde Move (Business Standard, Editorial, Business Standard, Aug 24, 2006)
When the move to amend the Essential Commodities (EC) Act, 1955, was initiated, there was hope that it would lead to further liberalisation of the restrictive provisions of the original statute.
- Not A Sustainable Growth (Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Aug 19, 2006)
Economic growth is a complex phenomenon. How much growth is achieved by a country for how long, using which strategies, emerging from which sectors and is shared by whom are all inter-related questions.
- All Work, No Play For India's Army Of Toiling Children (Reuters, BAPPA MAJUMDAR, Aug 17, 2006)
Subhankar Baidya can't bring himself to discuss his ordeal as an abused domestic servant. Instead, the five-year-old boy draws pictures to show the beatings and humiliations he endured until his rescue.
- The Precedence Principle (Business Standard, Bibek Debroy, Aug 07, 2006)
There is a law in economic policy-making. For every silly policy, there is a precedence somewhere in the world. Indians should be flattered that the Indian Drug Price Control Order (DPCO) of 1955 is being cited by the Philippines and Malaysia, in an . . .
- It Ain’T Such A Bad World (Deccan Herald, JAYALAKSHMI K, Jul 30, 2006)
The book addresses caste-based inhibitions that still figure in the mindset of people, yet deals with the brighter side of life as well.
- A Compelling Tale (Deccan Herald, Vijay Nair, Jul 23, 2006)
The book unfolds on a grand scale and addresses sensitive issues in a gently ironic fashion.
- Allow Hostile Takeovers To Become A Ground Reality (The Financial Express, RAJEEV DUBEY, Jul 17, 2006)
Corporate India’s sprint to hike stake in group companies to avoid a possible hostile takeover bid is amusing. Just a hint by takeover artist LN Mittal, chairman of Mittal Steel, that he now intends to focus on emerging markets like India and China, . .
- Indian Investigators Question More Than 1,000 People In Mumbai Blast Probe (Bloomberg.com, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 15, 2006)
Investigators have questioned more than 1,000 people in Mumbai to gather clues about the commuter train blasts on July 11 that killed 181 people and injured 890, Mumbai Police Chief Anami Roy said.
- Ken Lay’S Last Evasion (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Jul 07, 2006)
Ah, Kenneth Lay of Enron: America hardly knew you before your trial, but learned after your big-hammer jury conviction that you had left countless suckers broke, employees cheated and stockholders betrayed.
- More Anchor (The Financial Express, Editorial, Financial Express, Jul 07, 2006)
New factors in promoter unease
- Understanding The Past (Hindu, HARINI NARAYANAN, Jul 02, 2006)
Akbar has a genius for placing ordinary occurrences in a broader historical matrix.
- Deficit Figure Doubtful (Statesman, Editorial, Statesman, Jun 30, 2006)
West Bengal Finance Minister Asim Dasgupta’s attempt to please all through his budget while keeping the deficit at Rs 6 crore is commendable although how far this will be practicable remains to be seen.
- "We Are Trying To Find An Alternative Path For Our Own Development" (Hindu, Marcus Dam, Jun 26, 2006)
The Left Front in West Bengal entered its 30th year in power on June 21. In an interview toThe Hindu, Chief MinisterBuddhadeb Bhattacharjeespeaks of the changing perspectives over the last three decades, the new Left alternative being considered . . .
- Second Meeting Of India-Bangladesh Task Forces — Improving Ties By Increasing Commerce (Business Line, G. Srinivasan , Jun 23, 2006)
As Bangladesh seeks more trading opportunities in India and market access for its exports, India has conveyed its commitment to keeping open the options of economic cooperation in a bid to foster friendly ties.
- Is All Well In India’S Agriculture? (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Jun 07, 2006)
The just released figures on GDP growth gives the lie, as one might be incorrectly tempted to conclude, to the widely held view that all is unwell on the farm front.
- Office Of Profit Bill In Monsoon Session (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 03, 2006)
No plan to advance session: Priyaranjan Dasmunsi
CCEA approves Rs. 721 cr. to boost power transmission
28 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas to be opened
Cabinet okays National Spatial Data Infrastructure
- Hc Asks R V Dental College To Admit Four Students (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 02, 2006)
The Comed-K brochure said that the fee payable by the selected candidates will be on par with fee fixed by the committee.
- Growth Rate Myth (Statesman, Editorial, Statesman, May 28, 2006)
The Congress should understand that faceless economic growth will not provide jobs to the
- Left In Government (Frontline, Prabhat Patnaik, May 28, 2006)
The Left is now placed in a happy transitional period when it can get the support of rural toilers and urban middle classes.
- Home Again (Telegraph, M.J. Akbar, May 12, 2006)
Heart-rending, heart-warming fiction, or hard history? Telinipara, around which this moving family chronicle unfolds, is of course no imaginary spot.
- Banks Ready To Finance Entrepreneurs: Sbi Official (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, May 12, 2006)
Special package announced for them
Prospective entrepreneurs did not come to the dais to explain their problems
`District Projects Guidance Committee set up to help prospective entrepreneurs'
Banks not following RBI guidelines, alleges FAPI presiden
- Signs Of Sunrise (Frontline, P. Sunderarajan , Apr 30, 2006)
Fresh incentives and a series of policy initiatives from the Ministry of Textiles have brightened the growth prospects of the textile industry.
- The Truth Behind History (Hindu, ANJANA RAJAN, Apr 22, 2006)
M.J. Akbar's latest book is a history of India couched as a fascinating family chronicle
It would be a tragedy if one were to be imprisoned by despair
- Our Own (Telegraph, Editorial, The Telegraph, Apr 19, 2006)
Ignorance and sloppiness are the worst enemies of good English. But pedantry is its most irritating friend, and not always a friend at that. Those who dislike their language being debased must always ask themselves just what they mean by “debased”.
- Clean Is Healthy (Daily Excelsior, Editorial, Dailyexcelsior, Apr 12, 2006)
One should feel satisfied that one has not yet developed cynicism about the need for keeping environment clean and healthy.
- Service Sector To The Rescue (Daily Excelsior, Dr Bharat Jhunjhunwala, Apr 04, 2006)
India was once an agricultural country.
- Pakistan Keen To Export Jute Goods To India (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Mar 10, 2006)
Alternative use for jute has emerged
- Indian Englishes (Telegraph, Stephen Hugh-Jones, Mar 08, 2006)
Is British English better than Indian English? The sensible and conventional answer these days is; “What do you mean ‘better’? They’re two branches of one language, each valid in its place.”
- Full Text Of Finance Minister's Speech (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Mar 01, 2006)
Union Budget 2006-2007
Speech of P. Chidambaram
Minister of Finance
February 28, 2006
Mr. Speaker, Sir
It is my privilege to present the Budget for the year 2006-07.
- Poll Wonder For Bengal (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Mar 01, 2006)
The Left MPs from West Bengal were quick on the draw to find fault with what the finance minister had to offer today and it was ironic that the Speaker had to caution against a “running commentary”
- Sending Out Right Signals (The Financial Express, CJ GEORGE, Feb 22, 2006)
The commodities futures’ market in India is just evolving. What is important now is the building of confidence in the market infrastructure as far as the stakeholders are concerned.
- Governor's Survey Of Macroeconomy — India Must Be On Guard (Business Line, S. Venkitaramanan , Jan 30, 2006)
The markets have taken in their stride the Credit Policy, which has been a non-event insofar as the economy is concerned, and corporates are not yet losing sleep over the tightening..
- Contradictory Goals? (Deccan Herald, Alok Ray, Jan 23, 2006)
Contrary to a commonly held view, the World Bank holds that greater equality will lead to greater growth
- Bajaj Set To Buy 27% In Maharashtra Scooters (Business Standard, Kausik Datta, Jan 18, 2006)
Rahul Bajaj: 'I am ready to buy it as early as tomorrow'.
The three-year old impasse over the acquisition of the Maharashtra government's 27 per cent stake in Maharashtra Scooters Ltd (MSL) seems to be over.
- Help Or Hindrance? (Telegraph, Alok Ray, Jan 16, 2006)
Alok Ray reflects on why the World Bank’s World Development Report 2006 lays stress on equity as an instrument of economic growth
- Slogans As Ideas (Daily Excelsior, Editorial, Dailyexcelsior, Jan 14, 2006)
If people in the United States are being persuaded to learn Hindi it is only because there is eventually realisation that India is a country of ideas.
- Death Toll Touches 120 In N India - Capital Records Lowest Temperature In 70 Years (India Daily, Correspondent or Reporter, Jan 10, 2006)
People in the capital woke up on Sunday to the coldest weather in 70 years, as the death toll from northern India's cold spell rose to 120, a police spokesman and the Meteorology Department said.
- Indo-Bangla Cargo Trade Potential Untapped (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Jan 06, 2006)
The absence of large barges seized by Indian and Pakistani authorities during the Bangladesh war of liberation in 1971 and subsequent constraints stand in the way of an increase in Indo-Bangla riverine cargo traffic despite the potential for its . . .
- Safta Comes Into Force (Daily Excelsior, Pallab Bhattacharya, Jan 05, 2006)
With the onset of new year, the South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) was set into motion.
- A Slice Of Karnataka (Deccan Herald, A N Sudarsan Rao , Jan 02, 2006)
Two art and crafts exhibitions displaying the rich cultural heritage of Karnataka are on in Basavanagudi and Jayanagar.
- The Bihar Brand (Daily Excelsior, A N Sudarsan Rao , Dec 26, 2005)
The name of Bihar arouses are and curiosity among a large section of the populace in and outside the country, a State about which people hardly take any interest to know about.
- All-Round Praise For Tifac's Community Sheds Built In Tsunami-Hit Coastal Hamlets Of Nagapattinam Dt. (Hindu, K. Subramanian, Dec 26, 2005)
Right from the President to the lower-rung people, all are impressed by the project
- More Gains In Cartels Than Free Trade Zones (Business Line, Bharat Jhunjhunwala, Dec 15, 2005)
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, has proposed a free trade zone (FTZ) with the Asean (Association of South-East Asian Nations). Like many mainstream economists, Dr Manmohan Singh thinks that free trade will beget prosperity. Indeed, for India, . . .
- Financial Mess In Bihar (Tribune, Ambarish Dutta, Dec 14, 2005)
Soon after Mr Nitish Kumar was crowned as 32nd Chief Minister of Bihar on November 24, his initial remarks were “khajana khali hai” (exchequer is empty).
- We Will Build A New, Vibrant Bihar: Nitish (Tribune, Ambarish Dutta, Dec 04, 2005)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar wants to introduce a new political culture in the state.
- Armymen Carrying Out Relief Work In Full Swing At Cuddalore (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 30, 2005)
Soldiers executing tasks assigned to them by the district administration
All paddy fields have become marshy lands
Shuttle boat services being run in circuitous routes
One injured as foodpacket falls on him
- Jute Modernisation Fund: A.P. Mills' Proactive Role (Hindu, Indrani Dutta, Nov 22, 2005)
Incentive scheme for modernisation has been extended
Incentive scheme has been extended by three years
Kerala mills too have come forward to avail themselves of the scheme
- Boost For Rural Industries (Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Nov 17, 2005)
The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2005, now before Parliament, is aimed at fulfilling a promise in the National Common Minimum Programme of the ruling coalition to revamp the functioning of the Commission and modernise khadi...
- Forest Walks Are Wide And Spacious (Business Line, D. Murali , Oct 29, 2005)
Forests are where many stories begin from, such as, "Long, long ago, there lived a deer in a forest, and not far away was this wily fox!" If that can be terrifying, rest assured that children learn simple romance too from rhymes like, . . .
- Exit Agriculture, Enter Services (Business Line, Bharat Jhunjhunwala, Oct 28, 2005)
With limited opportunities in agriculture, the country must focus on areas where demand is not limited — the services sector appears to be the best bet.
- Editorials (Statesman, Editorial, Statesman, Oct 21, 2005)
An ‘open’ LoC
Emotion or mischief?
- Living Together (Telegraph, Sumanta Sen, Oct 20, 2005)
Both leftist leaders and investors in Bengal know that Citu and the CPI(M) are inseparable, argues Sumanta Sen
- What Is Writ In Tax Matters? (Business Line, H. P. Ranina, Oct 15, 2005)
The basic principle of law is that a writ will not ordinarily be issued by the court where an order, not patently erroneous, is made by an authority within his jurisdiction. But where the defect of jurisdiction is apparent, or there is an abuse of power,
- A Bitter-Sweet Season Ahead (Business Line, G. Srinivasan , Sep 22, 2005)
While the fall in sugar production in 2003-04 and 2004-05 has led to a stabilisation in prices, it has aggravated the industry's infirmities.
- Smart Pick-Up In Commodities Futures (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 20, 2005)
Government plans to spread the price discovery mechanism for all commodities
- Kharif Output This Year Expected To Be `Fairly Good' (Hindu, GARGI PARSAI, Sep 17, 2005)
Shortfall likely in output of coarse cereals, cotton, jute and tur
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