Many a slip
- RBI Governor: From Rao and Singh to Modi, why Urjit Patel was a favourite
- Targeting NSCN(K) camp, Indian Army troops entered Myanmar
- J&K: Infiltration bid along LoC foiled, three militants killed in Kupwara
- Punjab: Gau Raksha Dal chief Satish Kumar arrested
- Turkey: 30 killed, 94 hurt in bomb attack at wedding
Similarly, not long after the UPA risked its government on FDI in multibrand retail, its industry ministry has come up with rules that have prevented even one global retailer from putting in an application. One such rule says that once a foreign retailer develops an SME as a supplier — 30 per cent of sourcing has to be from SMEs — and that SME grows in size, that sourcing will no longer be seen to be fulfilling the norm. In the defence sector, where FDI caps have been raised, this is to be allowed on a case-by-case basis. Conditional clearances, past experience has shown, simply don't work.
- PM's Balochistan policy: Gameplan, gambit or gamble?
- Lessons to learn from Rio Olympics
- Reminiscing after 70: What were the best decades of independent India?
- Inside Track: No party spirit
- There are systemic flaws and vulnerabilities. But India is on the right path
- Wrestlers lose face, and perhaps an Olympic medal, and NADA its credibility