Public sector equity

An obsession to sell

Construction work at the NHPC’s 2,000 MW Subansiri Lower project in Arunachal Pradesh, in August 2009.

Interview: Sitaram Yechury

‘Indian private capital has gained most from the public sector’

BANGALORE, KARNATAKA, 17/08/2014: CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury addressing at a seminar on Media and Social Responsibility, at Kannada Bhavan in Bangalore on August 17, 2014. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

SAIL & ONGC

Twin targets

The Vedanta office building in Mumbai. According to CITU leder Tapan Sen, the 2010 Cairn India-Vedanta deal in Rajasthan smacked of corruption. He alleged that favourable circumstances were crreated for Vedanta to buy Cairn India's stake in the Mangala oil rig in Rajasthan.

Political Corruption

Source of the wealth

Jayalalithaa greeting her party workers from her residence in Poes Garden, Chennai, a file photograph.

Reactions

The day after

The thatched cover of the rajagopuram of Kalayarkoil in Sivaganga district caught fire when some AIADMK cadre burst firecrackers in the mistaken belief that Jayalalithaa had been granted bail on October 7.

O. Panneerselvam

Quiet loyalist

O. Panneerselvam gets emotional while taking oath as the Chief Minister on September 29.

Essay

Ruffling feathers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks on as Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan sit on a traditional swing on the Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad on September 17.

Hong Kong

Short-lived storm

Joshua Wong, leader of the student's group Scholarism, addressing protesters outside the government building in Hong Kong.

Afghanistan

A deal and doubts

Afghan security personnel during an anti-Taliban operation near the border with Pakistan.

Gender violence

Helping hand

At Hutatma Chowk in Mumbai on August 23, 2013, photojournalists protesting against the gang rape of a colleague in Shakti Mills compound.

Interview: Flavia Agnes

For a victim-centric approach

Flavia Agnes.

Elections/Maharashtra

Anybody’s guess

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray addressing an election rally in Ahmednagar on October 7.

Data Card

Climate change and insurance

PSU disinvestment

End of debates

At the Congress'

Disinvestment move

Privatising profits

A worker carries coal in a basket at a wholesale market in Mumbai, on July 2, 2013. In spite of Coal India Limited being the world's largest producer of coal, India is set to eclipse China as the top importer of power station coal.

U.K. model

In the U.K., larceny by design

Margaret Thatcher.

Jayalalithaa's bail plea

The law on course

Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani arriving at the Karnataka High Court to represent Jayalaithaa on September 30.

G. Bhavani Singh

Blowing hot and cold

Bhavani Singh speaking to the media outside the Special Court in Bangalore after Jayalalithaa was convicted in the disproportionate assets case on September 27. To his left is M.S. Maradi, assistant advocate to the SPP.

Clean India Mission

Beneath the hype

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan in New Delhi on October 2.

Fisheries

Deep distrust

A view of the Aayikkara fish landing centre in Kannur district of Kerala.

Turkey

Playing with fire

Turkish forces patrol the Turkey-Syria border at Suruc on October 6 after Islamic State militants placed their flag on a hilltop on the eastern side of the town of Kobane, Syria.

India-U.S.

Hand in hand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with President Barack Obama at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., on September 30.

Crime

Troubling gaps

Surender Kohli (left), with Maninder Singh Pandher (right), coming out of a forensic laboratory in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, in 2007.

Health Care

Unfair practice

A CT scan in progress. While medical investigations are necessary in many cases, all too often patients end up paying for tests they do not need.

Elections/Haryana

Surprises in store

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an election rally in Rohtak on October 8.

Photography

Colonial gaze

John Murray, The Taj Mahal with ruins in the foreground, Agra;
waxed-paper negative, c. 1858-1862, 378 x 457 mm.
Volume: 31
Issue: 21
Issue Date: 31-10-2014

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Noisy signals

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Squeezing the olives

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The mega sale
 Informative - but slightly misleading article. Govt. is selling small stakes in PSUs - not the entire entity. That may come later. The funda...»
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Source of the wealth
 I have read a part of the judgement and I noted that the Special Judge had put all the onus on A-1 for explaining the wealth accumulated by ...»
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Quiet loyalist
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