Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Group, is confident of the new Narendra Modi-led govt taking up initiatives, continuing reforms in several areas, talks about Vedanta’s future investments in India, the need for exploring our own resources, producing crude oil, gas and minerals, and making PSUs independent.
Larsen & Toubro Group Chairman AM Naik in an exclusive conversation with BTVI says the government should look at divesting its stakes in private sector, and put non-important public sector undertakings on sale as capital earned from these can be utilized to finance big infra projects.
Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan spoke exclusively with BTVI's Executive Editor Siddharth Zarabi on Rahul Gandhi's 'Nyuntam Aay Yojana', the present govt's transfer scheme for farmers, the current IBC process, lenders' plan to bail out cash-ridden Jet Airways, Vijay Mallya asking why Kingfisher airlines was not saved, and more.
Nitin Gadkari speaks about range of topics like Rahul Gandhi’s minimum income poll promise, innovative work done in the Nagpur Metro project, the mega highways construction plan, hindrances in the work over Dhaula Kuan flyover stretch, the Zojila tunnel work, India-Bangladesh waterway, India’s Pakistan policy, and much more.
Principal Economic Adviser Sanjeev Sanyal talks extensively about his latest book 'India in the Age of Ideas', Kashmir conflict, Hinduism vs Hindutva, problem of data collection, food vs non-food inflation, and more.
FM Piyush Goyal in an interview with BTVI’s Executive Editor Siddharth Zarabi talks about tax rebate, assured income for small farmers, 3 banks exiting PCA, bad loans, UPA mess, fiscal health & whether any compulsions exist in NDA coalition.
Come January 1, 2019 - a new regulatory framework for the broadcasting sector will come into effect. The framework promises to usher in major changes for the industry, as well as consumers across the country.
"I first heard stories about the drug lord in mid 1990s. It was a problem which we had ignored. There weren't a lot of stories about it. A drug lord would show up in a Jack Ryan' movie but it really hadn't been examined so I started examining as a film," Eric Newman recalls.
"India is the world's largest arms importer, a place which earlier belonged to China", he said over video conference from Delhi at a seminar organised by Bharat Chamber of Commerce here.
Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying his country as well as Saudi Arabia can fill in if supply from Iran is disrupted.
Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh says there is no anti-incumbency against his government despite being in power for over 14 years. Singh predicts 65-plus seats for the BJP in the 90-member Assembly.
"India has a major challenge of transitioning its young workforce to the fourth industrial revolution called AI after the eras of agriculture, manufacturing and services," Gopalakrishnan told IANS.
"We will offer products in multiple price points... whether it is the Rs 10,000 price bracket, the Rs 20,000-Rs 30,000 segment or the premium segment (Rs 30,000 and above)," Marya told IANS.
With growing GDP, legislative reforms such as GST and IBC (Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code), India will hit double-digit growth rates soon," Chauhan told IANS.
Thomas Isaac, Kerala Minister for Finance cautions against the decision that the 15th Finance Commission will use the 2011 population census for deciding states' share of central taxes.