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Sunil Jain

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Make-in-India: Need a brand-new policy to curb imports

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Sunil Jain Indeed, in a business-as-usual scenario, mobile phones alone could become India’s second-largest imports in another 5-6 years. If prime minister Narendra Modi doesn’t take corrective action fast, his plan to reduce import-dependence in electronics—m... More »

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J&K needs special solution not status, this could be it

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Sunil Jain Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks in Rajya Sabha on Monday. (PTI) Those arguing that the central government has mischievously interpreted Article 370, and that its move to make Jammu & Kashmir a Union Territory with a legislature, like Delhi, is ... More »

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Best to abolish CSR, just add it to the overall tax

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Sunil Jain The UPA ruled that 2% of corporate profits had to be invested in CSR. When Narendra Modi first came to power, he mocked the Congress by saying that, while many apprehended that he would reduce funding to the MGNREGA job-guarantee scheme – a flagship... More »

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Modi needs an economics minister

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Sunil Jain There is a distinct possibility that GDP growth could be in the 6.5% range, so Modi needs to do some really hard thinking since business-as-usual isn’t working There is little to be gained by speculating over what exactly it was that led to Subhash ... More »

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Fear of CAG, CBI, CVC hits decision-making

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Sunil Jain Given Trai doesn’t have the powers to levy fines, and that its recommendation—based on a complaint by RJio—was suo motu Is the Narendra Modi-government, so early in its second term, falling victim to policy-paralysis due to the inability to take dec... More »

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BSNL: Death by a thousand cuts

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Sunil Jain It can’t be fixed and the assumptions made in the revival plan look dubious; better to spend `95,000 cr to shut it down. via FinancialExpress More »

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Budget 2019: Good start in parts, timid in many ways

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Sunil Jain Budget 2019-20: FY19 saw a huge slippage in tax revenues on GST and income taxes. Budget 2019 India: Given the mandate prime minister Narendra Modi just won, and his own interpretation of that as a message from a country that yearned for change, it ... More »

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Budget 2019: India needs an agriculture budget

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Sunil Jain Budget 2019: The government spends around Rs 170,000-180,000 crore each year on FCI procurement at the Minimum Support Price (MSP). (Reuters) Budget 2019 India: Though finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has to deal with all manner of issues in her ... More »