Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Anil Sasi

Senior Editor

Over-the-top demand projections render power investments idle
Mon, Jul 28, 2014

Faulty estimates by the CEA on peak load growth had sparked off investments.

For foreign investors in insurance, the crucial point is voting rights
Sat, Jul 12, 2014

Fitschen was part of a delegation of German industry that called on finance minister Arun Jaitley earlier on Friday, a day after the finance minister presented his Budget.

Budget makes it easier for Govt to shut down NGOs and trusts
Fri, Jul 11, 2014

The explanatory memorandum in the Budget document explains that often NGOs ask for such relaxation.

RBI official shows enforcing rules is tough business
Mon, Jul 07, 2014

According to Padmanabhan, companies responded by using at least three different ways to try and skirt the regulation.

After Bangla fire, India’s textile exports to US up
Thu, Jul 03, 2014

Readymade garments played a significant role in India’s double-digit export growth in May, clocking a 25 per cent growth.

Global pension funds back in India, sentiment upbeat
Sun, Jun 29, 2014

Th CPPIB investment in the L&T arm — the first direct private investment by a Canadian pension fund in an Indian infrastructure development company.

‘Cash-and-carry, we discovered, is a great model for us in India’
Mon, Jun 16, 2014

Walmart India president and CEO, Krish Iyer, said the company, in the wake of the bribery allegations, has invested significantly on beefing up compliance.

Modi visit to Thimphu to see fast-tracking of 12 hydroelectric projects
Mon, Jun 16, 2014

All of these projects, six of which have their detailed project reports ready, are well behind schedule.

Holdups in key grid lines short-circuit the south
Sun, Jun 15, 2014

Power flows to the deficit south have been restricted to 3,500-4,000 MW for the last five years due to delays in commissioning transmission lines

Govt may bite the populism bullet
Sun, Jun 15, 2014

Prime Minister says forthcoming decisions to dent ‘the immense love the country has given’ him

Walmart ups cash & carry play, to roll out B2B e-com
Sat, Jun 14, 2014

On the new B2B e-commerce platform, Iyer said the proposed venture will entail a store-pick model and a delivery model.

Japan wants slice of nuclear pie, warms up to liability law
Thu, Jun 12, 2014

While Toshiba owns US-based reactor manufacturer Westinghouse, Hitachi is a partner of GE’s reactor business.

Stepping up Bhutan power engagement
Wed, Jun 11, 2014

The challenges today are entirely different. Out of 10,000 MW of hydroelectric capacity identified for joint development in Bhutan by 2020, work has not even started for 7,000 MW.

Behind Mandi tragedy, questions about power, water level
Tue, Jun 10, 2014

Power generation was cut although reservoir was full; gates opened to reduce water level.

A grey area called direct selling
Mon, Jun 09, 2014

It makes no distinction for the multilevel marketing model used by direct sellers, who have been pressing for an amendment.

Russia pushes for Kudankulam-II
Sun, Jun 08, 2014

The second VVER-1000 light water reactor at Kudankulam is in advanced stages of commissioning.

Danger Ahead: Airbags may have made a difference in Gopinath Munde’s case
Sun, Jun 08, 2014

Most mid-segment cars in India are priced higher than corresponding models in markets such as the US or Europe, but fall short of safety standards.

Faced with freak dust storm, fragile transmission towers collapse like ninepins
Mon, Jun 02, 2014

The towers were technically designed to withstand wind speeds much higher than the 115 kmph peak speed during the storm.

Former TRAI chief named Principal Secy to PM, but there’s a little legal hitch
Wed, May 28, 2014

Nripendra Misra declines comment, says he is ‘already looking after’ the job.

Electricity diplomacy gets a shot at renewal
Mon, May 26, 2014

Modi is learnt to have been given an update on the grid-interconnection proposal Pakistan has been pursuing.

Flipkart-Myntra deal, Amazon’s aggressive entry sparks off consolidation
Fri, May 23, 2014

Amazon's entry in India in 2013 has stepped up competition by cutting prices, increasing product categories & launching next-day delivery.

Semi Column: Hurdles in path towards recovery
Fri, May 23, 2014

The bar of expectations has been raised so high that the privilege of time, which a rescue act by the new government justifiably deserves, may be cut short.

Flipkart acquires Myntra in India’s largest e-commerce deal
Fri, May 23, 2014

Comes at a time when DIPP has made a strong push for FDI in the space to the new govt.

Haryana regulator stays open access curbs; Ramification across states likely
Thu, May 22, 2014

Electricity Act 2003 mandates all states to allow open access to industrial consumers.

Retailing by organised sector, co-ops in Modi blueprint for reform
Mon, May 19, 2014

Modi panel recommended offences under Section 10-A under Essential Commodities Act should be made non-bailable

On new government’s table, a report on tackling inflation by Narendra Modi
Tue, May 20, 2014

The Working Group on Consumer Affairs headed by Modi was constituted on April 8, 2010 and the report was finalised in January 2011.

Link with Bangladesh sees record surge in power exports
Mon, May 19, 2014

Can facilitate transfer of up to 500 MW from India to Bangla.

It’s a BJP sweep in newly ‘urbanised’ districts
Sat, May 17, 2014

Of the total sample of 50 constituencies, the NDA’s seat tally has gone up from 16 in the 2009 elections to 30 in the latest election.

As project completions lag, TN, six others buck trend
Mon, May 12, 2014

Tamil Nadu pips Gujarat to top spot in CMIE’s CapEx ranking.

Bank accounts: Major responsibility on minors
Thu, May 08, 2014

Banks have also been given the leeway to offer additional facilities like internet banking, ATM, debit card and chequebook to a minor i.e. below the age of 18.

Slugfest within govt holds up independent grid operator
Wed, May 07, 2014

An expenditure finance committee meeting to take up a proposal to hive off POSOCO into an independent firm was marked by a lack of consensus.

Nuclear power the one bright spot in year of core slowdown
Tue, May 06, 2014

Foreign fuel, improved production help 20 Indian reactors touch 83% capacity.

Nuclear power the one bright spot in year of core slowdown
Tue, May 06, 2014

Foreign fuel, improved production help 20 Indian reactors touch 83% capacity

States veto PowerMin’s spot market bid model
Tue, May 06, 2014

The overwhelming view among those who attended the meeting was that while short-term deals made up for less than 8 per cent of the country’s electricity market, it provided the necessary liquidity option for both developers and discoms.

After Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, a 2nd winner for Manipal institute: Rajeev Suri is named Nokia CEO
Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Suri, 46, will start in his new role on May 1, Nokia said on Tuesday.

IT majors focus back on developed markets
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

The strategy followed by Indian IT in key developed markets in the coming years could decide if they tide over the struggle to move up into the top league.