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P Vaidyanathan Iyer


Amit Shah interview: ‘Anger comes out when people do not have confidence in leadership… But people have confidence in PM Modi’
Tue, Mar 01, 2022

Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks to The Indian Express on why he is confident of a repeat win in UP, Centre-state relations, leaders leaving the party, and voter concerns like jobs.

JP Nadda interview: ‘Even if earning Rs 50,000, people want govt job… get registered… So, numbers go up. Can’t conclude (unemployment) on basis of data’
Sun, Feb 27, 2022

From unemployment in Uttar Pradesh to being optimistic about a win in all the poll-bound states, BJP President JP Nadda speaks with The Indian Express on the party's prospects in the five states.

Budget 2022: The call – spend to grow
Wed, Feb 02, 2022

The Budget also provided clarity on key new economy sectors – for cryptocurrencies, it said income from transfer of digital assets would be taxed at 30 per cent and further proposed a 1 per cent TDS on transfer of payment.

A tale of 2 rollbacks: land and farm laws, focus was outcome, not the process
Sat, Nov 20, 2021

What the ruling establishment did not factor in – both in the first and second term – was that the proposed laws had to do with land.

Pandora Papers: Homebuyers, investors high and dry, Ireo’s Goyal moved $77 million to offshore trust
Tue, Oct 12, 2021

Many homebuyers, having lost hope of getting their apartments, are approaching courts, seeking possession or refund. So are marquee foreign investors such as Axon Capital and Children’s Fund Foundation in courts overseas for returns on hundreds of millions of dollars pumped into the group’s projects.

Pandora Papers: India-born Singapore billionaire with ties to powerful takes offshore route
Sat, Oct 09, 2021

Arvind Tiku is not just another businessman. His business associates include LN Mittal, chairman of the world’s largest steel and metal company, ArcelorMittal, and Timur Kulibaev, son-in-law of former President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Pandora Papers: Harish Salve buys BVI firm to acquire London apartment
Fri, Oct 08, 2021

Salve was allotted 50,000 shares in Marsul on September 15, 2015, according to the Register of Members prepared by the company’s agent, Aleman, Cordero, Galindo & Lee Trust (BVI) Ltd or Alcogal. A Register of Members is essentially a list of a company’s shareholders.

Pandora Papers: Son of former Bengaluru police chief opened firm in Seychelles
Fri, Oct 08, 2021

According to the Incorporation Order/ Instruction Sheet of Seychelles-headquartered corporate services firm Aabol (All About Offshore Limited), the offshore entity’s name was Mesh Jyot Global Ltd.

Offshore footprint found in origins of IPL teams Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab
Wed, Oct 06, 2021

The documents reveal the links of Gaurav Burman, fifth generation scion of Dabur’s Burman family and husband of Lalit Modi’s stepdaughter Karima, with the Kings XI Punjab franchisee. And also that of Indian businessman in Nigeria, Suresh Chellaram, whose wife Kavita is sister of Lalit Modi’s late wife Minal, with the Rajasthan Royals franchisee.

Offshore entities of Kiran Mazumdar Shaw’s husband have Biocon shares, $85 million; trust advisor banned by Sebi
Wed, Oct 06, 2021

Pandora Papers: Glentec is disclosed to Sebi and RBI, says Shaw, beneficiary kin are foreign nationals.

Explained: What are the Pandora Papers, and why do they matter?
Tue, Oct 05, 2021

These are 11.9 million leaked files from 14 global corporate services firms which set up about 29,000 off-the-shelf companies and private trusts in not just obscure tax jurisdictions but also countries such as Singapore, New Zealand, and the United States, for clients across the world.

Retro tax to bad bank to telecom: Political call to bite economic bullet
Mon, Sep 20, 2021

Vodafone India interest dues could translate to government picking up 30% stake in the telecom major

Experts Explain: Identifying Covid-19 deaths is the challenge, but hard to hide large numbers
Sat, Aug 07, 2021

Given how India counts its dead and, is getting better at it with each year, experts said, there is a consensus that the extra deaths will not go uncounted; although it may go unidentified as Covid.

Omar Abdullah: Didn’t give up demands, foolish to expect return of Article 370 from this govt
Sat, Jun 26, 2021

In the meeting that lasted for more than three hours Thursday, Omar Abdullah was one of the five persons who could not speak, the other four being Nirmal Singh, Tara Chand, Ghulam A Mir and Ravinder Raina.

Explained: Srinagar-Delhi ice cracks in a bit of warmth but political thaw is long haul
Fri, Jun 25, 2021

For the Valley’s leaders — at least three former Chief Ministers were in jail ranging from 221 days to 436 days — the trust deficit deepened but they knew that the only way forward is to talk.

Gupkar ‘gang’ to PM meeting: Delhi push to J&K political process amid trust deficit
Mon, Jun 21, 2021

National Conference Chairman Farooq Abdullah held consultations with the party’s senior colleagues at his Gupkar residence, and these are expected to continue Monday.

As states step up chorus, Centre ‘willing’ to rethink, take over vaccine procurement
Mon, Jun 07, 2021

Seized of requests, says top official; many gaps in states’ vaccination Jan-March before second wave hit.

‘If we give responsibility to government, accountability also lies with them’
Sat, May 15, 2021

The panelists discussed the idea of Indian industry integrating with and competing in the rest of the world, the reforms, and the impact of the pandemic.

Nirmala Sitharaman: ‘Covid-19 will not affect reform roadmap’
Sat, May 15, 2021

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks at the inaugural event of the series 'India's Place in the Post Pandemic World’, a collaboration between The Indian Express and Financial Times.

Serum lists one price for Centre, one for state govt; unprecedented and unfair, say states
Thu, Apr 22, 2021

Top Central govt official says open market will stimulate supply, free up resources to vaccinate poor

Sajjid Z Chinoy: Now that fiscal policy has come to forefront, central banks need to step back a little
Tue, Mar 09, 2021

Given the blow from the pandemic, the Budget was seen as make-or-break for the economy. Has it delivered?

NK Singh: No devious centralisation. Revenue deficit grants go to states, they don’t have ideological hue of any party
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Finance Commission suggests distribution of net proceeds of taxes between Centre and states. In her Budget speech, the Finance Minister said the govt had accepted recommendations of the 15th FC, headed by Singh, “in substantial measure”.

Big spending push blended with bold financial reforms
Tue, Feb 02, 2021

What makes Budget 2021-22 probably the boldest in the last six years is her intent to privatise PSU banks and state insurers — a taboo for all governments — especially at a time when reformist farm laws, facing a backlash, have been put on effective hold.

Union Budget 2021 Explained: The 10 biggest takeaways
Mon, Feb 15, 2021

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget is bold and offers not only a direction for growth but also a strong intent for reforms. Thankfully, it doesn't have a spoiler.

Explained: What top Budget 2021 proposals are trying to do
Wed, Feb 03, 2021

Budget 2021 explained: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed many new measures in the Budget 2021 to prop up the flagging economy amid the Covid-19 pandemic and boost spending across sectors.