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Focus CAG auditing private telecom firms may be a step in right direction

CAG auditing private telecom firms may be a step in right direction

The apex court allowed the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) to audit the account books of private telecom companies (telcos) who share part of their revenues with the government for the use of spectrum, which is public property.

Land acquisition problems slowing down highway contruction

Problems of land acquisition, along with the downturn, are slowing down highway construction. The market response to projects suggested by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has been poor, too.
Features Olive has begun thriving in Rajasthan

Olive has begun thriving in Rajasthan

India's new tryst in cultivation is with a plant that was first grown in the Mediterranean 8,000 years ago. The country's olive oil imports are growing at a fast clip as more and more Indians choose olive oil for its health benefits.

Maize production growing faster in India on higher demand

The demand for maize is spiralling in India. Historically, demand for the grain has been driven by the poultry and starch industries. But with changing food habits, the demand for food additives derived from maize is also growing.

Modern retail may not be a threat, but kirana shop is spiffing things up anyway

Modern retail may not be a threat to its existence, but your neighbourhood kirana shop is spiffing things up anyway. The smarter kirana store operators are tweaking product portfolios and adopting best practices from modern retail.

Upcoming infra projects may provide a breather to new govt

Several large infrastructure projects are almost ready to start operations. Business Today combed through the list of such projects and found some bright spots in an otherwise gloomy economy. This bodes well for a new government.

What next at Zee after Subhash Chandra divides his empire between his sons?

Subhash Chandra, 63, has divided up his $3-billion empire between his two sons, Punit and Amit Goenka. That was the easy task. Growth's next.

'Amit is more of a risk-taker. Punit is someone who creates consensus'

Subhash Chandra, has quietly carved up the ownership of the Essel Group between himself and his three brothers, and gone further to provide independent roles to his two sons. Punit gets the media business and Amit, the infrastructure-related ones. He discusses his future challenges with Anand Adhikari and Mahesh Nayak. Edited excerpts from the interview:

Trade and strategic moves if Narendra Modi becomes PM

Many feel if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forms the next government, as is widely expected, it could mean an end to side-stepping on contentious issues at the cost of national interest.
Leadership Spotlight Grant Thornton India LLP's Vishesh Chandiok on his many firsts

Grant Thornton India LLP's Vishesh Chandiok on his many firsts

Vishesh Chandiok, National Managing Partner, Grant Thornton India LLP shares his many firsts - role model, job, boss, promotion, disappointment.
Editors note 'How important diligent execution is for successful innovation'

'How important diligent execution is for successful innovation'

At Business Today, we get as excited as anyone when talking innovation. For this year's innovation special (we've done five in the past), we decided to focus on how important diligent execution is for successful innovation.
B-School Debate Debate: 'A Stable Government Will Rid India of its Economic Woes'

Debate: 'A Stable Government Will Rid India of its Economic Woes'

Business Today debate on a Stable Government Will Rid India of its Economic Woes: