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Sebastian P.T.
July 1, 2013
Huge election costs are among the root causes of corruption in the country. Greater financial transparency of political parties can certainly make a big impact in containing corruption.


Sebastian P.T.
New Delhi, June 17, 2013
In what is probably the last expansion of the UPA-II Cabinet, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday inducted eight new faces in his ministry - four Cabinet-level ministers and four new ministers of state.


Sebastian P.T.
June 12, 2013
In recent times, before every general election, some regional party (or parties) throws up the idea of a Third Front all over again, excluding both the BJP and the Congress.  In the past week, two chief ministers - West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee and Odisha's Naveen Patnaik - have once more done so.


N. Madhavan
June 4, 2013
The BCCI chief may have temporarily stepped aside for now, but he has trumped various odds in his career.


Sebastian P.T.
May 24, 2013
The flurry of reforms it has launched in the last few months have given the government confidence. The Congress is banking on populist measures such as the direct cash transfer scheme and the food security bill to further boost support for the party.


K.R. Balasubramanyam
May 21, 2013
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah begins on a populist note.


Chaitanya Kalbag
April 24, 2013
The dramatic expansion in IIT slots, plus the democratisation of technical education with reservations for scheduled castes, tribes and other backward classes, has triggered an explosion in seat-seekers. Alongside, there is a great need for more and better faculty, a clamour for more research and innovation, and competition from private as well as \"regional\" engineering colleges in places like Surathkal, Manipal, Trichy and Pilani.


Sebastian P.T.
May 1, 2013
As the district emerges from the shadow of the Reddy brothers, it faces the sobering aftermath of illegal mining. But with the ban on new leases lifted, Bellary is readying for change.


Chaitanya Kalbag
April 11, 2013
India's car market shrank for the first time in a decade, a turning point analysed by Assistant Editor Sunny Sen in the cover story.


Sebastian P.T.
April 9, 2013
Business tycoons were looking for clues to Rahul Gandhi's economic vision, but he did not go into specifics in his address to the CII.


Sebastian P.T.
April 10, 2013
Who makes a better choice as prime minister: Narendra Modi or Nitish Kumar? Examine their track records.


Sebastian P.T.
April 8, 2013
The UPA government will do its best to follow its economic agenda, but it will be naive to expect breakthrough reforms.


Sebastian P.T. and Dearton Thomas Hector
March 15, 2013
Speaking at the India Today Conclave,. he said that multi-member audit bodies have been successful in various countries.


Sebastian P.T.
March 12, 2013
Labour and employment minister Mallikarjun Kharge denies that there is a rift between his ministry and the Ministry for Human Resources Development on vocational qualification frameworks. In an interview with Business Today's Sebastian P.T., he says his ministry is moving in the right direction on achieving its targets.


Sebastian P.T.
New Delhi, March 3, 2013
If 2014 general elections throw up a hung Parliament, President Pranab Mukherjee could well play a critical role in deciding who forms the next government and Modi perhaps knows this.


Sebastian P.T.
February 28, 2013
For all the talk of the United Progressive Alliance government about the seminal step the proposed National Food Security Bill will be in eradicating hunger and malnutrition, Finance Minister P Chidambaram's budgetary allocation for it is paltry.


Sebastian P.T.
February 26, 2013
Unlike his predecessors Lalu Prasad or Mamata Banerjee, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal failed to lighten up the mood of the fellow parliamentarians during his budget speech. The opposition members also appeared to run out of ideas while attacking his proposals.


G. Seetharaman
February 20, 2013
The government has projected an investment of $1 trillion, in the infrastructure sector between 2012 and 2017. Bank loans are critical to meeting this target. However, contractual disputes, delays in environment approvals, and problems in land acquisition have made banks cautious in lending to road projects.


Sebastian P.T., N. Madhavan and E. Kumar Sharma
February 13, 2013
The National Food Security Bill has the backing of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, and the government aims to table the Bill in the Budget session of Parliament.


Sebastian P.T.
February 6, 2013
Gujarat has been one of India's most industrialised states for decades and its people known for their enterprise. Chief Minister Narendra Modi, for his part, has been more successful than any of his predecessors in packaging the state's strengths.


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