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Prosenjit Datta & Dipak Mondal
New Delhi, September 17, 2018
The GDP back series data 'accidently' became public thanks to a report on real sector statistics prepared by a committee constituted by the National Statistical Commission. In the din that ensued, some of the more serious concerns that the committee raised regarding quality of the data got lost. Business Today's Prosenjit Datta and Dipak Mondal caught up with Sudipto Mundle, chairman of the Committee on Real Sector Statistics, which prepared the new series, to dig deeper into the observations made in the report. Edited excerpts:


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, September 13, 2018
The proposals floated by the DoT reportedly include combining all telecom levies into one charge, on the lines of the GST that subsumed indirect taxes. Most of the disputes relate to multiple levies under different heads such as licence fees, spectrum usage charges and one-time spectrum fee


Prosenjit Datta
August 31, 2018
The problem is that two big objectives that the Prime Minister had touted in his late evening speech - about catching black money and weeding out fake notes - have been less than successful to say the least.


PTI
August 26, 2018
BJP MPs of a parliamentary panel, of which former prime minister Manmohan Singh is also a member, have stalled the adoption of its contentious draft report on demonetisation that is critical of the Modi government's note-ban decision.


Aarti Dua
New Delhi, August 20, 2018
Agritech companies are revamping the farm-to-fork supply chain. The big gainers are farmers.


Prosenjit Datta
New Delhi, August 2, 2018
ASK Wealth Advisors tries to estimate jobs using a completely new methodology -- the Sit-Stand-Go model, which relies on proxies (and some surveys) to come up with the number of about 5 million non-farm jobs being created annually in India.


BusinessToday.In
July 19, 2018
The FRDI Bill, introduced in the Lok Sabha last August, had drawn protests from the Opposition, the bank unions and the public alike over its 'bail-in' clause, which was feared as harming the interest of depositors.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, July 2, 2018
On the issue of Opposition making a big hue and cry over jobless growth, Modi says he does not blame the Opposition as the country itself lacks the accurate matrix to measure jobs being created in 'New India'.


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Joe C Mathew
New Delhi, June 5, 2018
Close on the heels of the opposition raised by RSS affiliated groups like Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM), over 100 civil society groups, including Left leaning trade unions, farmer organizations and trade associations have opposed  Walmart's $16 billion takeover bid for e-commerce firm Flipkart.


Anilesh S. Mahajan
New Delhi, May 28, 2018
As the NDA government enters its final year, there is a long unfinished agenda that it may not be able to implement by 2019.


PTI
May 26, 2018



Joe C Mathew
New Delhi, May 9, 2018
The minister said that when the Prime Minister said 70 lakh new jobs were created, he was referring to the EPFO numbers.


Joe C Mathew
New Delhi, May 4, 2018
Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui's recent tweet on his country's decision to remove import duties on 28 medicines, including all cancer drugs, has created flutters in India.


Joe C Mathew
New Delhi, May 2, 2018
The merger deal has already received regulatory approvals from China and European Commission.


Prosenjit Datta
New Delhi, April 27, 2018
How badly India needs to fix its employment (and unemployment) and jobs data problem can be seen from the furious debates that break out each time a new study on job creation comes out, writes Business Today Editor Prosenjit Datta.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, April 26, 2018
The economy added 2.2 million formal jobs between September 2017 and February 2018, the payroll data released by the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) and the National Pension System (NPS) suggests.  This is the first time that such data has been released by a government body.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, April 12, 2018
Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday said that some of the banks in India have antiquated systems that are not adequate to stop rogue people from committing fraud.


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