Anil Sasi is a Senior Editor with the Indian Express and writes on business and finance issues. He has worked with The Hindu Business Line and Business Standard and is an alumnus of Delhi University.

Easier said than done: Centre, states disagree over laying fibre network
Thu, Jul 02, 2015

The NOFN project, officials said, is now being monitored on a weekly basis and a progress is being sent to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and other stakeholders every Monday.

Admission surge: As India Inc adopts ITIs, students make a beeline
Wed, Jul 01, 2015

The examination fee was earlier charged only once depending on the duration of the trades but in the present system, it is charged semester-wise.

Explained: Capital outflows, pressure on Rupee, but no big India damage likely
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Shares of Indian companies with exposure to Europe, including IT firms, faced pronounced selling pressure on Monday.

Own gateway key to satcom, Govt clears funds for BSNL
Sun, Jun 28, 2015

Moving to regulate satellite communication from the country, DoT has given the initial nod to earmark $8 million to state-owned BSNL for the establishment of a satellite communication gateway in India.

Unlearning Economics: Power supply up, tariffs up too
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

Even as plants are idling and there is hardly any uptick in demand, the number of states that have sought a hike in power rates is steadily increasing.

Andhra steps up N-power push with 2nd site offer
Mon, Jun 22, 2015

The state is likely to host twin Russian reactors originally slated to come up in West Bengal.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): A formal badge for non-formal skill
Tue, Jun 16, 2015

The ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ scheme — underway across construction sites in five states — to certify skills acquired by workers through traditional learning channels.

Hydropower: Down to a trickle
Wed, Jun 10, 2015

At least 21 hydro projects are facing time overruns of 5 or more years, with those hanging fire for over 10 years.

Maggi row: The noodle & the soup
Tue, Jun 09, 2015

Uttar Pradesh, which had raised the initial red flag over the quality of Maggi, has been the most active state against processed food firms in last four years.

FinMin: Step up lending against warehouse receipts
Mon, Jun 08, 2015

Warehouse receipts were made negotiable under the Warehouse (Development and Regulation) Act, 2007.

Telangana powers BHEL with Rs 17,950-cr thermal plant deal
Wed, Jun 03, 2015

BHEL on Tuesday announced that it had bagged a Rs 17,950 crore order from Telangana, largest order in BHEL’s 51-year history and country’s capital goods sector.

Clipping Power Grid’s CTU role to level the playing field
Wed, Jun 03, 2015

PGCIL, as CTU, was responsible for wheeling of power generated by producers.

Pollution: Government in a rush to upgrade emission norms but… Where’s the engine, where’s the fuel?
Tue, Jun 02, 2015

The NDA government has in recent months reiterated its plan to advance the timelines for rolling out BS-VI fuel norms across the country by skipping a stage (BS-V) entirely.

Update available: Is Tesla’s Elon Musk the new Steve Jobs?
Tue, Jun 02, 2015

His electric car is a paradigm-changer, an automobile in the mould of a mobile phone, and SpaceX could put him — and the world — in a different orbit altogether.

Indian billionaires: Gautam Adani, Dilip Shanghvi see highest growth
Sun, May 31, 2015

Gautam Adani, 52, has added nearly $3 billion (Rs 19,000 crore) to his wealth on soaring shares of his companies.

Slowdown signal? Heat is on, but power demand flat
Tue, May 26, 2015

57 thermal power units face ‘reserve shutdown’, a technical term for a unit shut down due to lack of demand.

To quell labour unrest, smart cards for unorganised sector in the works
Tue, May 26, 2015

According to a labour ministry official, through the registration and issuance of U-WIN cards, the government also intends to create a Central-level database of all unorganised sector workers in the country.

Since inception, 6 probes by SFIO led to convictions
Mon, May 25, 2015

Agency took 542 days, on an average, to complete investigations for each of the 162 cases probed by it.

Food processing: Sliced and served
Thu, May 21, 2015

Over 60% cut in funds to affect Central schemes; ministry claims Make in India’s rural push to be dented.

Jaitapur Nuclear Plant: Next stop, safety assessment
Wed, May 20, 2015

Amid red-flags in France, Areva’s pact with NPCIL to kick off licencing process of world’s largest nuclear plant.

Eye on China, India and Japan look at rare earth minerals
Mon, May 18, 2015

China had imposed export restrictions and raised tariffs in 2010 as it sought higher prices for rare earth which is used for both civilian and military, including nuclear, applications.

Projects, stalled and shelved
Wed, May 13, 2015

A fifth of those stuck in FY14 cited issues of land acquisition, clearances and raw material availability as major hurdles.

Missing Heads: The list of PSBs, institutions without full-time persons at the helm is growing
Tue, May 12, 2015

Currently, as many as five public sector banks do not have a full-time CMD.

L&T deal key to viability of Areva’s Jaitapur N-plant
Mon, May 04, 2015

Move likely to translate into generation cost of about `7 per unit.

Lessons for India: Govt acts to make buildings safer
Thu, Apr 30, 2015

Safety certificate from structural engineers has been made mandatory.

Perks to lure the private
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

New terms of re-engaging private players aim at transferring a higher proportion of the risk back to the government while concomitantly pruning the upfront funding requirement for the private sector.

Net Neutrality debate: Government looks at law to clarify ‘dos and don’ts’
Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Sources in the DoT said that very high internet traffic growth rate is leading to network congestion and spectrum crunch, forcing TSPs to adopt traffic management tools.

Govt clears projects but where are the orders?
Wed, Apr 22, 2015

In line with the distressed state of core sector firms, Tata Steel India has seen a significant fall in its operating earnings.

Banks may soon assess you on your phone, power bill records
Tue, Apr 21, 2015

The move would be a major boost to credit eligibility of low-ticket borrowers.

Corporate war between media house, teleco muddling Net Neutrality debate: TRAI chief Khullar
Sat, Apr 18, 2015

The regulator is learnt to have received over 800,000 mails since it floated a consultation paper on regulatory framework for OTT services and applications on March 27.

Decks cleared for independent grid manager
Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Officials said government order announcing the separation of POSOCO and segregation of staff is under preparation.

Explained: The Clean Deal
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

The NGT ban on diesel vehicles that are over ten years old in Delhi and NCR has come in for criticism for not giving enough time to vehicle-owners to make a switch.

Success of REC issue a boost for Centre’s divestment strategy
Mon, Apr 13, 2015

REC stock sale reveals there is appetite for well managed Offer for Sale issues if valuations are attractive.

Centre to fast-track completion of key project to decongest Delhi roads
Mon, Apr 13, 2015

The national Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has been asked to go flat-out and ensure the project is completed in the next three years.

Deadline is over, half of listed PSUs do not have woman directors
Tue, Apr 07, 2015

Those in violation of the norm are bluechip public sector firms that include ONGC, NTPC Ltd, GAIL India Ltd, Bharat Electronics Ltd and BPCL.

Just 5 states account for 91% of all foreign firms in India
Sat, Apr 04, 2015

Majority located in Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana & TN