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P Vaidyanathan Iyer


A to Z of Ayodhya verdict
Sun, Nov 10, 2019

Ayodhya verdict: The 1,045-page order — its context and contents — broken down.

India Inc opposes Sebi directive on separating owner from management
Mon, Nov 04, 2019

On May 9, 2018, Sebi amended the ‘Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirement’ regulations stating that the Chairperson of the board shall be a non-executive director and not related to the MD/ CEO.

15th finance panel may grant special award to J&K
Thu, Oct 31, 2019

“Some special dispensation for the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir is likely. This will be in the letter and spirit of the August 5 decision taken by the government,” said a government source who did not wish to be named.

Couple Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo share Nobel for Economics
Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Together with Michael Kremer, Nobel committee recognises their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty; Modi to Rahul to Mamata, India applauds.

65 days after lockdown, officials in Valley caution: Don’t call this ‘normal’
Wed, Oct 09, 2019

“There is a permanence to the change in the status of the state and the people post August 5. Silence, humiliation, resentment, anger and protest in the nature of self-imposed curfews has been the reaction so far. It hasn’t manifested in violence. So far,” said an official.

Explained: Gives firms extra cash to invest — and raises a few questions too
Sat, Sep 21, 2019

The structural issues that need to be addressed are land and labour reforms, and what Rathin Roy, member of Prime Minister’s Economic Advisor Council explained lucidly - products and services affordable to middle and lower income people.

Not a single Uttar Pradesh farmer has got PM-Kisan 3rd tranche, Finance Ministry concerned
Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Telangana are the top three states, having disbursed the third instalment to almost 16.35 lakh, 13.99 lakh and 11.03 lakh farmers, respectively.

Next step in lifting Valley curbs: Allow BSNL post-paid mobiles
Mon, Sep 16, 2019

The second step in restoring communication may be in the direction of allowing Internet services for commercial organisations.

J&K: Shopian villagers line up at DC’s office to ask about their young men
Sun, Sep 15, 2019

While the J&K Police has not officially released any data on such detentions and subsequent release, many high-ranking police officials in Srinagar confirm that the numbers could be as high as 4,500.

LoC infiltration may up number of terrorists in hinterland: Lt Gen Dhillon
Sat, Sep 14, 2019

In an interview, Lt Gen K J S Dhillon says that there has been no cross-Line of Control infiltration as is being rumoured in Gulmarg. “I sleep well in the night,” he says, when asked what worries him when he goes to bed.

Explained: In crisis of confidence, step towards regaining trust
Sat, Aug 24, 2019

Sitharaman clubbed the 33 measures into five buckets: taxation, banks/ NBFCs/ SMEs, financial markets, infrastructure, and the automotive sector, which has visibly been one of the worst hit leading to many direct and indirect job losses.

PM Economic Advisory Council: Need to set up GST Council-like body for public spending
Mon, Aug 19, 2019

The Prime Minister’s Office and the Finance Minister have been meeting various stakeholders over the last week to discuss the slowdown which is adversely impacting various sectors now.

With J&K status change, 15th Finance Commission will have to redo math
Tue, Aug 06, 2019

The Finance Commission (FC) recommends how tax revenues collected by the Central government should be shared between the Centre and the states.

Jammu and Kashmir: Govt looks at land laws to dilute Article 35A
Mon, Aug 05, 2019

For the state’s residents and political parties, any dilution of Article 35A will be an assault on the state’s autonomy and will be seen as an attempt to change the Valley’s demography.

Nirmala Sitharaman: ‘We want to get money into hands of the people… pump up consumption through public spending on infrastructure’
Mon, Jul 29, 2019

Days after the passage of the Finance Bill and the transfer — and resignation — of her key adviser, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman sat down for an interview at her North Block office on July 27 to National Business Editor Anil Sasi and Executive Editor (National Affairs) P Vaidyanathan Iyer.

Let me hear them, says Finance Minister, on foreign investors affected by surcharge
Sun, Jul 28, 2019

Speaking on a broad range of issues including falling demand in rural India as reflected in tractor and commercial vehicle sales and little to no signs of revival in private investment, the Finance Minister said she was keeping a close watch on what is happening.

Mauritius leaks: Conyers advised iYogi on failed Nasdaq listing bid
Sat, Jul 27, 2019

A US court judgement dealt the tech support firm a big blow

New offshore records reveal several Indian firms tapped Mauritius route to save on taxes
Sun, Sep 13, 2020

The Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) was signed between India and Mauritius in 1982. Under this, any entity could apply for tax residency and pay zero capital gains tax. This became the principal reason why Mauritius emerged as a top channel for investments being routed into India.

Via Mauritius, Religare moved funds to Singh brothers’ offshore company: records
Tue, Jul 23, 2019

Called Religare Capital Markets International (Mauritius) Ltd, this became a vehicle to acquire a 30 per cent stake in another Jersey-headquartered entity, NCM Limited.

Govt readies plan for second wave of asset monetisation
Mon, Jul 15, 2019

The inter-ministerial committee has discussed hiving off the pipeline and tower businesses of GAIL and BSNL, for second wave of asset monetisation respectively, and leasing them out to private players.

Union Budget 2019-2020: Tight fist, fingers crossed
Sat, Jul 06, 2019

Union Budget 2019: Exercise in fiscal prudence, no new stimulus, small moves to spur growth

NBFC crisis: Government in no hurry to step in, will wait and watch
Tue, Jun 11, 2019

IL&FS had a total outstanding debt of Rs 99,354 crore April-end, and the quantum of DHFL debt recently downgraded to D category recently is Rs 1,02,563 crore.

Rahul Gandhi’s negative campaign didn’t work: Senior Congress leaders on eve of CWC
Sat, May 25, 2019

Amid the first voices of discontent within the party, Rahul Gandhi has convened a meeting of the Congress Working Committee Saturday. 

Lok Sabha Election Results Explained: Key takeaways from verdict that returned Narendra Modi to power
Fri, May 24, 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019 results: How does the BJP triumph compare with the one in 2014, which it has bettered? Where does it leave the Congress and the Left, and what is its significance for the voter?

Explained: Understanding Pakistan’s IMF bailout
Thu, May 16, 2019

Even as Pakistan continues its brinkmanship with India, its sliding economy has required the International Monetary Fund to bail it out for the 13th time in 3 decades. How dire is its financial state, how did it get here?