Views:3712 | Comments:10 | Posted on June 10, 2010 Read full story
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Safety concerns are overplayed, flying is safe in India The Mangalore AIR CRASH HAS THROWN up questions regarding air safety in India. It is but natural that a tragedy of this proportion will invite public .. V Thulasidas
Former CMD, Air India

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DGCA lacks both financial and technical independence Is safety of our civil aviation set-up in good hand? Is the safety apparatus adequate? These are some of the questions in the mind of the public after.. Sanat Kaul
Chairman International Foundation of Aviation, Aerospace and Development

Views:3418 | Comments:138 | Posted on February 19, 2010 Read full story
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Medicine & engineering are complementary Growing up in an educated middle-class neighbourhood, my childhood memories are filled with parents aspiring for their children to become either an en.. M Balakrishnan
Dy Director (Faculty), IIT-Delhi

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Such a step will transform medical education Collaborations between institutions such as IITs and healthcare institutions will create enhanced and distinguished centres of excellence. IITs have a.. Pervez Ahmed
CEO & MD, Max Healthcare

Views:2776 | Comments:17 | Posted on May 12, 2010 Read full story
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Prioritise secured creditors' claims The objective of the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest (Sarfaesi) Act was to facilitate exped.. M R Umarji
Chief Adviser (Legal) IBA

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Timeframes for disposal of cases The Sarfaesi Act was enacted to allow banks and financial institutions to recover debt by enforcing security without intervention of courts. However, .. F M Alexander
Counsel Juris Corp Stick

Views:2320 | Comments:21 | Posted on April 7, 2010 Read full story
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Help SMEs adopt new accounting rules Over 150 countries have implemented or announced plans to migrate to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). India proposes to adopt IFRS .. Seshagiri Rao
Jt MD & Group CFO JSW Group

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India Inc won’t find norms cumbersome
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is finalising accounting standards in convergence with International Financial Reporting Stan..
Amarjit Chopra
President ICAI

Views:1919 | Comments:28 | Posted on April 8, 2010 Read full story
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Politician's monopoly is complete, but the situation can still be salvaged From time immemorial, politics and business have been inextricably linked. Clean politics needs clean money. Good and sustainable business needs polit.. J P Narayan
Founder & President, Lok Satta Party

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Decisions could be designed to help business at the cost of society In theory, the dividing line between business and politics is not impossible to draw. Politics is typically about influencing the state either by join.. Narender Pani
Professor, Nias, Bangalore

Views:1918 | Comments:71 | Posted on March 18, 2010 Read full story
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Teachers from oppressed sections would help change stereotypes Opposition to reservation for scheduled caste (SC) and scheduled tribe (ST) candidates in teaching faculty positions has much in common with widesprea.. Sanjaya Kumar Bohidar
V-P, Democratic Teachers’ Front, Delhi University

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This will resurrect British agenda of dividing the nation on caste lines A good university seeks to combine excellence in higher learning with equity. Universities like the JNU and DU have been providing globally-competitiv.. Aditya Mukherjee
Director, JNIAS, JNU

Views:1721 | Comments:9 | Posted on October 6, 2010 Read full story
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No, it will adversely impact fiscal deficit The money markets have seen a major shift in terms of the liquidity that has been in the system since the start of the financial year.

With tight ..
Pradeep Madhav
Managing Director STCI Primary Dealer

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It will improve credit flow to private cos The statutory liquidity ratio (SLR) is a tool that the RBI uses to manage solvency of the banking system.

The current level of SLR, however, appea..
Hitendra Dave
MD, Head (Global Markets), India, HSBC

Views:1567 | Comments:1 | Posted on October 14, 2010 Read full story
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A sporting powerhouse by Olympics 2024 is a possibility Year 2024: India is one of the top medal-earning nations at the Olympics.

We would all love to read this headline in 2024, if not before.

Mahesh Ranka
General Manager, RelayWorldWide*Sports practice of Publicis Groupe

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Hats off to all participants and spectators — we shall overcome The Indian athletes have been a saVing grace for XIX Commonwealth Games.

India winning a record number of medals is not a surprise for me, but the..
V Krishnaswamy
Senior Sports Writer

Views:1548 | Comments:28 | Posted on February 24, 2010 Read full story
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Sector needs more such beneficial policies The government’s move to shift to a nutrient-based subsidy scheme for non-urea fertilisers is the first step towards comprehensive reforms in the se.. Satish Chander
DG, Fertiliser Association of India

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Fertiliser reforms were long overdue Efficient and effective use of fertiliser is a key component of improved farm productivity. The prescribed ratio of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.. Surabhi Mittal
Senior Fellow ICRIER

Views:1476 | Comments:33 | Posted on February 18, 2010 Read full story
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Impact on agriculture and the poor need to be considered The unsustainability of the pricing regime for petroleum products being followed in the country has been obvious to the decisionmakers for at least a .. Leena Srivastava
Executive Director, TERI

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Govt appears concerned only about oil companies First, it was the EXPENDITURE FINANCE committee (EFC) of the NDA government. Then the integrated energy policy (IEP) report of UPA-I. And now a commi.. T N R Rao
Former Petroleum Secretary

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