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700MHz band spectrum sale: India loses opportunity to unveil affordable internet

The government’s attempt to maximise revenues from the sale of the crucial 700MHz band spectrum auction by fixing a high base price scared away the bidders. Read more »
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Breaking the glass ceiling: Personal account of an Indian civil servant

The toughest task for a career woman is to survive the challenges of early years, as breaking the glass ceiling would be much easier in later stages, writes Dr Aruna Sharma. Read more »
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Budget 2021: The digital thrust will trigger inclusive growth

The use of digital technology can make the ambitious Budget 2021 work to support the local economies, leading to an exponential growth in exports and employment. Read more »
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Budget 2021: FM should focus on jobs, infrastructure

Budget 2021 should focus on reviving economic growth and industrial output while creating a large number of jobs for the country's youth. Read more »
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Holistic agriculture policy key to ending agrarian distress

A solution to the agrarian crisis will come from an integrated policy that will link agriculture to various government departments working on rural development. Read more »
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Atmanirbhar Bharat: Some practical steps to boost manufacturing in MSME sector

To become a manufacturing hub, India must create clusters that manufacture specialised goods and become a part of the global supply chain. Read more »
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TRP scam: News channels should move away from ad revenue based model

The business of news television is not commercially viable unless it is cross-subsidised by other channels from the group. Read more »
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Interest rates: The case for a free hand to RBI, banks

Any agency other than the Reserve Bank of India and lenders interfering will adversely affect the systems already in place in the country’s financial sector. Read more »
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Mining ban in Goa: Some practical steps towards restarting mining operations

The Narendra Modi government must adopt a credible and consistent policy approach to enable the Goan mining industry to restart after the monsoon season. Read more »
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Covid package for mining industry great beginning, but needs detailing

The auction route needs to be examined as the previous attempts did not attract many domestic or foreign players. Read more »