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.

A Teachers’ Day note from Nabarangpur in Odisha: ‘My students have no chance’
Sat, Sep 05, 2015

The biggest problem for students is that they need to do apprenticeships to complete their ITI course, which, by itself, is a struggle in Nabarangpur.

Power transmission: A towering problem
Wed, Sep 02, 2015

Increasing collapse of high capacity towers, which form the backbone of the network, exposes the fragility of grid infrastructure.

Eye on young: US-UK edu firm heads to India
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Bridge’s growth target aims at reaching 10,000,000 children globally, of which most are not receiving the education they need to transcend the bound of poverty.

Uphaar fire: That’s worth 15 villas in their new project
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

In May 2013, Ansal Theatres & Clubotels, the entity owning the Uphaar theatre, had moved the Supreme Court seeking the release of the property so that it can be “renovated and used”.

Inland waterways policy: Dredging through the silt
Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Inland waterways in India makes up a paltry 3% of the total transport, compared with China's 47%; in the European Union it stands at 44%.

India-EU Trade pact: Antibiotic for common cold
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

The move by the European Union to ban sale of around 700 generic drugs clinically tested by GVK Biosciences, has provoked India to abruptly defer talks.

ISRO gets a Gadkari request: Develop a battery to check vehicle pollution
Sun, Aug 09, 2015

I have asked ISRO to develop lithium-ion batteries which can be used in 10-year old diesel cars: Nitin Gadkari

Nuclear-Deal: Indo-Japan pact lies at the heart of two US reactor-based projects
Wed, Aug 05, 2015

Globally, apart from Japan’s JSW, there are just three major heavy forging capacities in operation worldwide that can fabricate large single-piece pressure vessels for nuclear reactors.

The Governor’s call
Tue, Aug 04, 2015

The draft financial code has rekindled the debate on who should have the ultimate responsibility for deciding the policy stance.

Andhra Pradesh’s policy change may help it home N-project
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

At present, there are just three states — Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu — that have two or more nuclear sites.

New atomic regulator: Nuking the autonomy red flag
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

IAEA had, in March, flagged the need for an independent statutory regulator and delinking of AERB from the rest of the country’s nuclear establishment.

After N-plants, Rosatom targets irradiation network
Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Russian state-owned firm picks up a 51% stake in Tamil Nadu-based Gamma Tech India Private Ltd.

Huawei’s India project in limbo, thanks to 266% anti-dumping duty
Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Meanwhile, several other firms which are subject to the anti-dumping duties on SDH and their industrial users have approached courts.

Green plan for highways: 1% project cost to be set aside to plant trees
Sun, Jul 26, 2015

Planting fruit-bearing trees specific to the region can aid revenue generation.

Diverging CPI, WPI: The inflation conundrum
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

In the last eight months, while CPI (retail inflation) has consistently moved upwards, the WPI (headline inflation) has dramatically contracted.

Goa ‘bribery case: 3 days before indictment, two India officials of US firm quit jobs
Mon, Jul 20, 2015

Speaking in Goa, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and state Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar sought a CBI investigation in the case, and accused Goa’s earlier Congress government of being involved.

US firm had 4 big projects in India, worked closely with USAID, JICA
Mon, Jul 20, 2015

The bribery charges largely correspond to the time that Dubai-based James McClung, 59, was the Senior Vice President responsible for the company’s operations in the country.

Stocking up, underground
Wed, Jul 15, 2015

For India, emergency crude stockpile located in rock caverns beneath the hills of Visakhapatnam might be a first of its kind project, but is part of a larger plan

Nuclear talks: Russia offers India a role in new n-plants
Mon, Jul 13, 2015

Russia has also offered to build over 20 nuclear power units in India, up from the 12 offered earlier.

PM Narendra Modi, Nawaz Sharif revive stalled Indo-Pak bilateral dialogue
Sat, Jul 11, 2015

The statement issued by the two sides stated that National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz will meet in New Delhi to discuss all issues connected to terrorism.

10 years on, SCO decides to induct India as full member
Sat, Jul 11, 2015

SCO consists of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan & Tajikistan, Pakistan to be included too.

Russia energy ties: India hits the gas
Sat, Jul 11, 2015

At least three Indian companies, including state-owned Indian Oil Corporation and ONGC Videsh, are in discussions for significant hydrocarbon deals to Russia.

Narendra Modi, Ashraf Ghani discuss bilateral ties, security
Sat, Jul 11, 2015

The two leaders are learnt to have discussed Afghanistan’s security situation post the US troop withdrawal.

After long chill, PM Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif will meet today
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

The two leaders, who will attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit, will be meeting on the sidelines of it.

PM Narendra Modi, Hassan Rouhani discuss energy, connectivity
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

Foreign ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the meeting was the sign of 'advancing a significant partnership.'

BRICS Bank to extend first loans by April 2016
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

For the first three months, the bank expects to seek assistance from member-countries' local development banks.

PM Narendra Modi: Unilateral sanctions hurting global economy
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

Modi seeks closer cooperation within BRICS and proposes a 10-pt initiative to further engagement

Ufa declaration pledges cooperation in counter terrorism, core industries
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

The declaration stated that the nations will strengthen their cooperation to counter international terrorism, giving the central role in this action to the United Nations.

PM Narendra Modi to hold bilateral talks with Nawaz Sharif tomorrow on the sidelines of SCO summit
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

PM Modi and Nawaz Sharif had their last structured dialogue in May, 2014

Ahead of BRICS Summit: Modi meets Xi, takes up China’s UN block on Lakhvi
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

China had pushed for a “technical hold” arguing that India had not provided “sufficient information” in support of its case.

PM Modi, Vladimir Putin talks centre on nuclear cooperation
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

Modi thanked Putin with regard to India getting the membership of SCO with the process set to be complete by next year.

PM Narendra Modi in Russia: India to be inducted into Shanghai Cooperation group as member
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

The grouping was formed in 2001 by the leaders of Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

$100-bn forex pool pact inked, India’s share at $18 billion
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

China will make the biggest contribution to the pool: $41 billion. India, Russia and Brazil will donate $18 billion each, while South Africa’s investment will be $5 billion.

Solar power; sunny side down
Wed, Jul 08, 2015

Does the German experience aimed at promoting renewables such as solar and wind to replace fossil fuel capacity and nuclear energy, have any relevance in India’s case?

NDB holds first meet, sets pathway for formal launch
Wed, Jul 08, 2015

After India, position at the helm will be transferred to Brazil and then to Russia.

Trade in local currencies, $100 bn contingency reserve to top agenda
Wed, Jul 08, 2015

Focus is likely to be on renewing efforts to reduce over-dependence on Bretton Woods institutions.