articles by Rajan Katoch

Business

India's economic slowdown is a potential threat to national security: Govt can't afford to take eye off the ball

Right from the time it was first elected in 2014, this government has been at pains to be perceived as being strong on national security and defence

Business

Economic slowdown: Here are five more reforms Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman can look at to kick-start growth engines

There are at least five big reforms that need doing, can quickly get-off the ground, and which will have lasting positive effects on growth

India

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency is illegal in India, but we shouldn’t ignore its potential

The main idea behind Facebook Libra is to make international payments and money transfers cheaper and easier.

India

Piyush Goyal delivers conventional Interim Budget, but time will tell if lack of grand vision hurts Modi govt

Only time will tell if Piyush Goyal's speech lures the salaried, middle class taxpayers

India

HC Gupta's conviction in coal scam case is a travesty of justice, has grim portents for administrative system

A Delhi court on Wednesday granted bail to former coal secretary HC Gupta shortly after sentencing him to three years in prison for criminal conspiracy and misconduct in the coal block allocation scam.

Business

RBI complains too much; its role has been better defined, powers expanded over four years of Narendra Modi govt

Historically, finance ministers have sought to accelerate growth and boost credit, while RBI governors have prioritised stability and control of inflation.

India

Amendments to Prevention of Corruption Act will ensure this law isn't used to prosecute honest bureaucrats

Parliament has recently passed the bill to amend certain key provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

India

Rahul Gandhi targets proposed UPSC 'overhaul': Centre's plan not flawless, but Congress chief got it wrong

Is Rahul Gandhi right in tweeting that this is a PMO plan to appoint officers of the RSS’ choice in the civil services? Or that students’ future is at risk? No, and no

Business

Disinvestment: Away from the public eye, the government's attempts to shut sick state-run firms is worthy of notice

Few know that the government has cracked the whip on its own defaulters as well, and successfully closed down chronically sick public companies.

Business

Five big ideas of Modi govt's Budget 2018 that look way beyond next election and might well be irreversible

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, while announcing the Union Budget on Thursday, put out some interesting economic ideas, which are interesting, represent fresh thinking, and are possible pointers towards things to come