Vaidyanathan Iyer

Articles By Vaidyanathan Iyer

Congress says it will tail PM Modi on foreign trips and counter him there

Prime Minister Modi had attacked the previous UPA government at a gathering of Indians in Toronto.

L K Advani on stage, but uncertainity over his speech at Bangalore meet

A section of BJP leaders unhappy with Amit Shah are hoping that L K Advani would speak his mind at the party meet.

Amit Shah says time for party to sensitise its men on gender

The question of whether LK Advani will address the gathering looms large.

Public spending to safety net: The right noises without the big bang

To give growth a fillip and create more jobs, Jaitley walked the tightrope and deftly increasing infrastructure spends.

Service tax hiked to 14% from 12.36%, mobile and restaurant bills to cost more

certain pre-cold storage services in relation to fruits and vegetables have been exempted from the service tax.

Modi wishes for a ‘strong rupee’ but markets don’t

Strong vs Stronger - He had slammed UPA for plunging rupee, experts sound note of caution

After the meet, PM-CMs retreat

Modi wants one-on-one after Plan panel discussions

G20 leaders aim to add $2 trillion to world economic output by 2018

"The central issue is now employment as we always wanted; growth without jobs is meaningless," said Suresh Prabhu.

Reforms should be people-driven, insulated from political process, says PM Narendra Modi

“There is bound to be resistance to change or reform. But it cannot be done in stealth,” said Modi.

Behind NCP support, 42 MLAs — and 1 file to probe Ajit Pawar

The NCP offered unconditional outside support to the BJP, which at 123 seats is 22 short of a clear majority.

‘No political activity can ever be built on hate’: Gajapathi Raju

In this Idea Exchange Civil Aviation Minister PA Gajapathi Raju talks about rescuing Air India and accepting Telangana.

‘Keep funds to states untied, so they can devise schemes by priorities’

In Mumbai recently to attract industry to MP, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan spoke on the challenges before him.

Chouhan writes to Modi to change MNREGA outlay

Chouhan travelled to Mumbai and Delhi recently to pitch Madhya Pradesh as a leading investment destination to companies.

For Narendra Modi, first BRICS trip a success

Many of his ideas, like the one on a BRICS University, found mention in the declaration.

Go beyond summit, decentralise to put BRICS in fast lane: Modi

We must champion sub-national level exchanges; champion engagement between our states, said Modi.

Modi ups China stake: If we solve our border dispute, it’s a model for world

China’s President Xi Jinping invites Modi to attend APEC meet.

BRICS: India gets Presidency, Shanghai the Bank

A senior govt official involved in talks said China may walk away with bank’s headquarters in Shanghai.

Narendra Modi raises border dispute, Chinese President Xi invites him for APEC meet

Chinese President also evinced interest in India deepening its cooperation in Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

Day before BRICS, Modi meets China and Russia

Modi has said that the meeting in Brazil will usher in the second cycle of BRICS summits.

Back to the wall, Prithviraj Chavan has a poll plan: 4.5% Muslim quota in govt jobs in Maharashtra

Muslims account for 10.6 per cent of the population in Maharashtra and Marathas around 35 per cent.