Anil Sasi


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.

Bangladesh’s Rooppur N-project: Russia may leverage Indian assistance in manpower training
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

Partnership could be extended to materials sourcing, equipment and services.

PSU banks to RBI: Fraud worth Rs 51,000 crore tied to advances
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

Advance-related frauds in last 3 years adds up to about 8% of GNPAs of PSBs.

PF in equities: How investors can now track their money
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) decides ways to account for and disburse investments in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

Equal access to the Internet is under threat in US. What does this mean?
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

Who gains from the likely overturning of the Obama-era rules of 'neutrality' on the Net? The Indian Express explains the implications for consumers, and where the debate stands in India

BS-VI emission norms for vehicles: So near and yet so far, here is why
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Govt now wants superclean fuel in Delhi by April next year. Can automakers supply the cars? What are the practical, financial and technological hurdles to meeting the deadlines on govt’s clean fuel roadmap?

Infrastructure projects: Rise in land compensation cost a challenge for highways, airports
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Land cost for highways is now 100% of civil cost against 10% of total project cost about a decade ago.

NTPC toll up to 32: Barring three, all were contract staff working near boiler
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

NTPC Chairman and Managing Director Gurdeep Singh told reporters: “Around 80 people were affected due to this accident... 32 succumbed to injuries and 48 are under treatment.”

NTPC blast: Death toll reaches 29, early probe shows safety norms violated, boiler ops went wrong
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

NTPC blast: Probe committee formed, NTPC says no explosion, ash collection led to ‘disturbance’

Rae Bareli NTPC blast: At least 20 killed, scores injured at Unchahar plant
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

While the PSU, in its official response, maintained that the accident was triggered by “hot flue gases and steam” escaping from the affected unit, a source involved in the exercise said it was caused by a blast in the boiler unit.

Dumping municipal waste on vacant plots: Swachh Bharat, the Noida way
Sat, Oct 21, 2017

On October 10, a principal bench of the NGT passed an interim order directing the Noida Authority to not dump waste in a vacant industrial plot at Sector 138A.

GST Council meeting: New steps announced help election-bound Gujarat in particular
Sat, Oct 07, 2017

Of the 27 broad categories of items that saw a reduction in GST rates, at least eight were in segments where Gujarat is a dominant player.

GST Council has done some work on rates to ease pain: Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

Rationalisation has to be done for sure. Finance minister has said that we will wait for revenue trends to emerge, but some rationalisation is required, said Hasmukh Adhia.

Steps to ease GST pain points soon: Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia also indicated that concerns raised by exporters and small scale industries would also be taken up by the GST Council.

From textiles to I-T: Wave of job losses hits new and old economy
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

The Indian Express points to spreading employment distress in a market where fresh hiring opportunities are increasingly limited.

Last year, Railways told MP Sachin Tendulkar: new overbridge provision has been sanctioned
Sat, Sep 30, 2017

It’s not just Tendulkar. Last year, following repeated requests from Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant, the then Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had sanctioned work for an upgrade at the Elphinstone Road station.

NDA govt’s electricity push when states are switching off costly power
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

Being locked into these expensive cost-plus perpetual contracts, despite having cheaper power available in the spot market, effectively bleeds the state discoms and limits their capacity to push for last mile linkages by offering cheap power.

Start-up funding crawls: 20 months, Rs 70 crore
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

The Fund, which aims to invest in local venture capital funds that would, in turn, back seed-stage and early-stage companies, has made commitments to 62 start-ups.

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana flounders: 30 lakh trained in skills, less than 3 lakh get job offers
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

With the scheme floundering, the Centre is now planning to shift focus to district-level schemes to yield better results in the short-term for its skilling initiative.

Wind energy: Sectoral headwinds blowing away jobs
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Some wind power companies are resorting to employee retrenchment as part of their efforts for ‘costs optimisation’ as they take hit on revenues due to a shift from feed-in-tariff to auction model and piling-up of inventories.

Pragmatic realities of digital age need to be appreciated: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

"As far as Aadhaar data is concerned, it is completely encrypted and the Aadhaar Act is very particular that it cannot be revealed for any unauthorised purposes," said Prasad.

On WTO, Suresh Prabhu reaches out to his Congress predecessors in trade ministry
Fri, Sep 15, 2017

For Prabhu, there are several challenges ahead, including the task of making headway in negotiating free trade deals with China, Japan and Australia at a time when countries around the world, including US, are turning hostile towards free trade.

Here’s why there is a sharp surge in petrol, diesel prices
Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Global oil prices are half 2014 levels, the rupee has been largely neutral against the dollar, but the prices of petrol and diesel — which change ‘dynamically’ on a daily basis — continue to be the highest in nearly 3 years. The Indian Express explain why

Expect robust data protection legislation by year-end: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Ravi Shankar Prasad also warned all companies dealing with data and said that if any data of an individual is released by name without his or her specific consent, the companies will have to suffer serious consequences.

Crash bars: Steamrolling safety
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Crash bars are more dangerous than conventional bumpers and radiator grilles, which are built to crumple on impact while crash bars do not, transmitting the full force of an impact to the occupant of the vehicle as well as other road users such as pedestrians or bikers.

Centre’s must-run path at odds with Madhya Pradesh’s price out strategy
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Madhya Pradesh has become the latest state stonewalling Centre’s bid to promote renewable energy by ranking available sources of generation based on the ascending order of prices, after Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan, which issued random backing down instructions.

Highway Upgradation & SEZ development: Land costs more than double on higher payout
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

In last two years, land acquisition costs, measured in terms of compensation paid for every hectare of land acquired, shot up from Rs 0.9 crore in FY14 to Rs 2.05 crore in FY16 for highway development

Grid Connectivity for Wind Power: Making a case for bid winners
Wed, Aug 16, 2017

In light of the fact that developers who were granted connectivity in existing sub-stations earlier did not go on to win any capacity in recent auctions, the renewable energy ministry in a missive to the CERC has made a pitch that winning players be accorded priority for getting grid connectivity.

Agriculture, power, auto pressure adds to cloud of bad loans
Mon, Aug 14, 2017

The State Bank of India leads with sanctions of Rs 3,965 crore, followed by Bank of India and Bank of Baroda, with amounts sanctioned of over Rs 1,200 crore each, according to government data updated till December 2015.

Infra projects in Kerala get going on land acquisition push
Wed, Aug 02, 2017

Widening of national highways, laying of GAIL pipeline and commissioning of transmission lines for Kudankulam units are the 3 major delayed projects in the state that have now got a fillip.

Interview: If PM Modi, Arun Jaitley want violence to end, they should be able to rein in RSS…the problem is they can’t, says Pinarayi Vijayan
Wed, Jul 26, 2017

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan speaks to The Indian Express on the CPM's ideological war with the RSS, politics over beef and the LDF government's initiatives in the state.

Renewable energy push takes a hit on random back-down instructions by discoms
Wed, Jul 26, 2017

Power distribution utilities in Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan are reported to be delaying payments to generators of wind and solar power by 6-12 months, which is putting the cash flow of most of the smaller renewable firms under severe stress

Champa-Kurukshetra HVDC power transmission system outage
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Leads to a sharp drop in wheeling capacity between western, northern regions. Uttar Pradesh among the worst affected, faces load cut of around 2K MW

Big fiscal shift: Centre turns prudent while states slip into deep mess
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

Even though Centre’s fiscal deficit has come down to 3.5 per cent (projected to go down to 3.2 per cent this fiscal), the combined fiscal deficit could continue to edge towards 7 per cent or even higher due to bloating state deficits.

Why Tesla’s new Model 3 electric car is a vehicle like no other
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

There are two things that Tesla has done differently in the run-up to the launch of the $ 35,000 Model 3, the first “mass market” product from the electric car company, which signals the entry of the luxury vehicle maker into the mainstream car market.

Govt push for e-vehicles: No permits, fast-charging stations
Mon, Jul 10, 2017

The electric mobility push is in line with the global trend. Norway, which has the highest penetration of electric cars in the world, has set a target of permitting sales of only electric or plug-in hybrid cars by 2025.

Actionable inputs firmed up on over 1,155 shell firms, entities
Tue, Jul 04, 2017

Officials said that in one of the investigations by the SFIO, a list of 54 professionals has been identified who allegedly helped 559 beneficiaries in laundering the illicit cash.