Uttam Gupta

Uttam Gupta

Fuel prices are burning

Fuel prices are burning

Wednesday, 08 July 2020 | Uttam Gupta

We have an abhorrent situation whereby taxes alone account for about two-third of the price at the pump. The high fuel price contributes to high inflation and higher costs of fertilisers and food During the last three weeks of June, the oil marketing public sector undertakings (PSUs), namely the Indian Oil...

Detoxify oil pricing

Detoxify oil pricing

Tuesday, 05 May 2020 | Uttam Gupta

The COVID-19 outbreak is a rare event and oil exporters may think that after this ends they can continue to extract a higher price from importing countries. This is flawed thinking On October 15, 2018, while interacting with global leaders from the energy sector in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Don’t expect the moon

Don’t expect the moon

Tuesday, 28 April 2020 | Uttam Gupta

The RBI has given a boost to the economy in these testing times. But India Inc. argues that this won't be of help in the absence of demand. This is flawed thinking On March 27, in a bid to resuscitate the economy devastated by the Coronavirus, the Reserve Bank of India...

Adopt fiscal prudence

Adopt fiscal prudence

Friday, 24 April 2020 | Uttam Gupta

The Govt must implement much-needed reforms to rein in unproductive spends and prevent revenue leakages to create a sustainable basis for balancing its budget The economic crisis triggered by Covid–19 has forced the Government to take recourse to some extraordinary measures, which include among others 30 per cent cut in the...

An unreliable shield

An unreliable shield

Monday, 13 April 2020 | Uttam Gupta

Since the subsidy given to rice farmers has exceeded 10 per cent, India has violated its WTO commitment and invoked the ‘peace clause.' But how much immunity will this give to it? In a notification submitted to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) — the multilateral body which binds member countries to...

Serve up a fresh NFSA

Serve up a fresh NFSA

Tuesday, 07 April 2020 | Uttam Gupta

The 80 crore people the Govt currently targets for giving subsidised foodgrain under the Food Security Act includes millions of higher-income beneficiaries who don’t deserve it The Finance Minister, Ms Nirmala Sitharaman, announced a Rs 1,70,000 crore package under the PM-Gareeb Kalyan Scheme (PMGKS) to address the plight of tens of...

A mixed bag

A mixed bag

Saturday, 28 March 2020 | Uttam Gupta

While some of the relief measures announced by the FM are just financial jugglery, the remaining items offer some concrete benefits to the poor In his address to the nation on March 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the setting up of an Economic Response Task Force (ERTF) under the Union...

A system failure

A system failure

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 | Uttam Gupta

The bailout given to Yes Bank, using public money, emboldens banks to continue with their game plan. The Govt and the RBI must do everything to give a body blow to this attitude Much before the crisis at the beleaguered Yes Bank reached a flashpoint [when the Reserve Bank of India...

State Editions

DAV students excel in Class-XII exams again

14 July 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Swabs of 4 N’garh cops sent for test

14 July 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Rising Covid cases: 8 CCCs, CCS for Ganjam

14 July 2020 | KRUSHNA CHANDRA PANDA | Bhubaneswar

InBrief

14 July 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Rupees 1.5-cr ganja from Odisha seized in UP

14 July 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Shutdown clamped in Jaleswar

14 July 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

A case for cobots

12 July 2020 | Pradeep David | Agenda

Hope in the times of pandemic

12 July 2020 | Miniya Chatterji | Agenda

Covid tales: The joy of homecoming

12 July 2020 | Vandana Srivastava | Agenda

Astroturf | Unlock the mind to heal

12 July 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Online education: Dispel fear of surveillance

12 July 2020 | Madhav Govind | Agenda

Talktime : ‘I’m enjoying working on OTT platforms’

12 July 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer