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Friday, October 04, 2002
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Politics of disinvestment
THERE SEEMS TO be more politics than economics in the opposition the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee's ministerial colleagues have to the programme of disinvestment. Witness the unseemly rush to declare practically everything, from ... More


Growing local economies — States have big stakes
States are the strength of the national economy, and their competitiveness is a main determinant of prosperity and growth. National economies rarely grow consistently if their sub-economies lack the policies, politics and administrative effort that l ead to competitiveness. India's somewhat disappointing performance since the initiation of reforms is perhaps because of the little effort to make the local economies competitive, says G. Ramachandran. More

Full meeting of Plan panel — For a reality check on 8% growth
The full Plan panel that meets tomorrow, a full six months after the Tenth Plan is supposed to have started, will have to grapple with ground realities and the developments of the first half to arrive at a plan of action to achieve 8 per cent growth. More


President of the World
`Would it not be simpler to work out your bombing campaign alphabetically. I mean you Americans jump all over the alphabet, no logic at all, and this makes the rest of us very nervous.' More


Contretemps over disinvestments
SO THE Prime Minister, Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee, himself had had to take matters in his own hands to put the raging controversy within his Cabinet back on the rails. To all appearances, he has thrown his weight behind his Minister of ... More


For above-board corporate governance?
THE financial and managerial irregularities that have surfaced in the India Inc, reputed for its transparency and disclosure traditions, bring into focus the need for better corporate governance and the role of the board of directors. Relevant ... More


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