Siddharth Zarabi
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Business

Proposed law to regulate microfinance runs foul of state's autonomy concerns

The state of Andhra Pradesh, the epicenter of the micro-finance crisis of 2010, has rejected the proposed Micro-finance (Development & Regulation) Bill, 2011, terming parts of it as ultra-vires of the Constitution and violating the legislative competence of states.

Investing

'Jignesh Shah will not be able to come back to MCX-SX'

MCX-SX suffered a major loss of investor consequence due to the scandal at NSEL.

Business

CCI to consider Jet-Etihad deal on 11 Nov only after AI's opinion

India's competition regulator will take up the Jet-Etihad deal for approval next Monday, by when it would have received the opinion of Air India on the proposed deal.

Economy

RBI casts shadow over proposed Micro Finance Bill, questions Centre's power

Three years after the micro-finance crisis in several states, the country is nowhere near a new law to regulate malpractices in micro-lending.

Investing

NSEL top brass faces legal heat, asset seizures by ED in 180 days

NSEL brass to face full might of Indian criminal law, dozens of charges ?to be filed; asset seizures by ED in 180 days.

Business

Reliance Jio gets unified licence; can offer pan-India voice, data services

The department of telecom has granted unified licence to Reliance Jio Infocomm, which will enable the company to offer all kinds of services such as voice, data and national and international long distance services.

Investing

NSEL scam: Tax sleuths go after investors; summons thousands of assessees

Some of the queries indicate that the taxman is attempting to discover and probe the whether investors had disclosed the income made from such trades.

Business

DoT finalises M&A guidelines; formal announcement shortly

The government is close to approving a new merger and acquisition (M&A) policy for Indian telecom service providers that proposes to allow arrangements or amalgamations that would have a market share of up to 50 per cent.

Economy

New bank licences: RBI's 'fit' criteria ambiguous, says Yashwant Sinha panel

Yashwant Sinha panel wants minimum capital to be doubled to Rs 1000 Cr; terms existing fit and proper criteria as subjective.

Politics

Rahul Khullar in mea culpa mode over high spectrum pricing

Rahul Khullar admits the regulator got influenced by the country getting carried with navel gazing

Politics

Rahul Gandhi ideal choice for PM in 2014, says Manmohan Singh

"I have always maintained that Rahul Gandhi would be an ideal choice for the prime minister’s position after the 2014 election. I would be very happy to work for the Congress party under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi," Manmohan Singh said.

Business

G20: Is there anything for India to cheer?

It is hard not to feel a lump in the throat and a spring in your step when you see the tri-colour, but national pride, can be occasionally tempered by the hard reality of the world and its politics.

Economy

G-20: India-Japan enhance currency swap to $50 bn

The enhanced Yen swap facility would therefore add "firepower" to India's reserves and send a signal to the markets that India has enhanced ability to defend its exchange rate, if the need arises. The underlying theme of this proposal is to improve sentiment on the exchange rate, the officials added.

World

G20 summit: PM makes case for going slow on stimulus withdrawal

Singh, who is acknowledged within the G-20 as a authoritative voice on economic issues, proceeded to tell other leaders that predicting the impact of monetary policy on capital flows is difficult, as it depends on how markets react.

Business

If slowdown is reason for rate cut, S&P should downgrade world: Mayaram

Finance Ministry is once again upset with the poor souls at Standard & Poors, for having dared to express a 33 percent possibility of India's rating being downgraded in three years.

Business

Commerce Ministry distances itself from Wal-Mart-Bharti controversy

In response to a question on the allegations against Wal-Mart and the ongoing ED probe, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said that "no violations would have taken place once the pause button on FDI in multi-brand retail was lifted this September".

Reviews

LG 60PK950 Plasma TV

A suave looking contender for your living room, with some highly usable features and also more than decent picture quality

Reviews

LG HT 855PC Home Theater

A valid choice for an entry level HT set, but some kinks in overall sound performance

News & Analysis

How To Make Your Car Stereo THUMP

A simple guide on getting that phat sound from your ride.

Reviews

Logitech N700 Lapdesk Speaker

A well designed laptop peripheral that has multiple advantages, at a reasonable price.