Policy

  • Liquor prohibition: Do partial bans work? September 11, 2014

    It is a big day for the bar owners in Kerala, whose plea against cancellation of their licences will be heard in the Supreme Court on Thursday. CNNIBN asks whether the partial liquor bans work. ...
  • RBI to unveil credit policy review, interest rate may remain unchanged August 5, 2014

    The Reserve Bank of India will come out with its credit policy review on Tuesday. It is likely to maintain status quo on interest rate in its bimonthly monetary policy review. The central bank may prepare ground for an easier rate regime by introducing some liquidity enhancing measures. In spite...
  • Making schools safe: Need to frame clear policies to curb violence against children July 21, 2014

    The arrest of a school skating instructor for the rape of a 6yearold child in a Bangalore school has sparked a nationwide debate on the need to reascertain and frame the right policies to safeguard the security of children in school, and to curb the incidences of violence against students....
  • Tracking Monsoon: Need to increase the seed production, says Food Policy Analyst July 12, 2014

    Food Policy Analyst Devendra Sharma said "the government says that they have several contingency plans that they are to incorporate, but to my knowledge these plans already exist in states like Punjab." ...
  • News 360: Union Minister Gopinath Munde dies in road accident in Delhi June 3, 2014

    In a tragic turn of events on Tuesday morning, Union Minister for Rural Development Gopinath Munde died of multiple internal injuries after his car was hit by another vehicle in Delhi. The 64yearold Munde, who is survived by his wife and three daughters, was going to the Delhi airport to...
  • Change India: How can we ensure a robust foreign policy? April 5, 2014

    In the 14th and final edition of the 'Change India: An agenda for the next PM' series, panel of experts discuss ten policy initiatives that will enable the next Prime Minister to frame a more robust foreign policy which promotes and protects India's interests in the world. ...
  • RBI set to announce annual monetary policy today, no changes likely April 1, 2014

    The Reserve Bank will come out with annual monetary policy on Tuesday amid expectations that it will maintain status quo because retail inflation, especially in food items, is yet to show definite signs of moderation. ...
  • RBI likely to hike repo rate in midquarter policy review today December 18, 2013

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will come out with its midquarter policy review on Wednesday. With the recent surge in inflation, a rate hike looks imminent. ...
  • China eases 30yearold onechild policy November 16, 2013

    China has unveiled its boldest set of economic and social reforms in nearly 30 years. It has relaxed the onechild policy and eased up the markets in order to put the world's second largest economy on a more stable footing. ...
  • 30 Minutes: Why is Mumbai crumbling? November 2, 2013

    CNNIBN brings you how builderpoliticianbureaucrat nexus is choking Mumbai and why housing policies like slum, clusters redevelopment have failed? ...
  • Rajan's statement shown RBI is concerned about inflation: Montek September 20, 2013

    Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia said RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has done somethings that will ease liquidity and at the same time send a signal that the RBI is concerned about bringing inflation down. ...
  • RBI to announce quarter monetary policy; unlikely to cut repo rate July 30, 2013

    The RBI on Tuesday will reveal its quarter monetary policy review. It's the first time since 1997, that the rupee will be at the centre of a quarterly monetary policy. ...
  • Sibal stresses on the need to protect personal information online July 2, 2013

    Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday stressed on the need to protect personal information and sovereign data online, while speaking at the launch of the National Cyber Security Policy in New Delhi. ...
  • Drug prices to be slashed as pricing policy comes into effect May 17, 2013

    From July, more than 300 essential medicines will cost 20 to 25 per cent less, as the new national pricing policy comes into effect. How will this affect us and why are some calling it an eyewash? ...
  • Medicines for cancer, diabetes to get cheaper November 23, 2012

    With Cabinet approving the new drug pricing policy, which caps prices of 348 essential drugs, medicines for cancer, diabetes, hypertension and renal failure will soon get cheaper. The new policy is expected to cover up to 30 percent of the total drugs sold in the country, according to industry reports....
  • Inflation is still a concern: RBI governor Subbarao October 30, 2012

    The RBI left interest rates unchanged on Tuesday but cut the cash reserve ratio for banks and indicated it may ease monetary policy further in the JanuaryMarch quarter, although inflation remains a nearterm concern. While the decision to leave the policy repo rate unchanged at 8.00 per cent. As inflation eases further,...
  • RBI credit policy: 'Big rate cut unlikely' October 30, 2012

    All eyes are on the Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday as it reviews its credit policy. It is up against stubborn inflation. Will we see a cut in interest rates? CNBCTV18's banking editor Lata Venketesh tells us what to expect. ...
  • Romney targets Obama, says words need to be backed by deeds October 9, 2012

    Republican candidate Mitt Romney on Monday sought to bolster his foreign policy credentials in a major speech just two weeks before the second presidential debate. Romney criticised President Barack Obama's handling of threats in the Middle East and spoke about how he intended to remedy the situation and the current foreign...
  • The Last Word: Is UPA's populist caution damaging India's future? September 12, 2012

    More than 2 months have passed since Pranab Mukherjee resigned as Finance Minister but has the great hope that things will change been even partly realised or is it unfulfilled and now looking illusory? ...
  • With policy paralysis, investments in country take a beating September 4, 2012

    Disruptions in Parliament leading to policy paralysis has resulted in a sharp decline in investments in the country. ...
  • US president race: Is Obama better for India than Romney? August 3, 2012

    With less than 100 days to go for the crucial US presidential elections and the latest opinion polls reflects a dead heat between Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney. ...
  • US prez race: Is Obama better for India than Romney? August 4, 2012

    With less than 100 days to go for the crucial US presidential elections and the latest opinion polls reflecting a dead heat between Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney, debates have already started in India on who would be a better pick for India. Join CNN-IBN's Suhasini Haidar...
  • Ahead of RBI policy, inflation climbs to 7.5 pc June 14, 2012

    Inflation moved up to 7.55 per cent in May and the RBI is expected to cut repo rates on June 18 to encourage investment and growth. ...
  • S&P downgrade is a wake up call for India: BJP June 12, 2012

    BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday that the recent downgrade by credit rating agency Standard & Poor's was a wake up call for India and that it reflected the policy paralysis of the UPA government. ...
  • The Last Word: Does PM's speech indicate end of policy paralysis? June 7, 2012

    Does the PM's speech indicate that the government's policy paralysis has ended? Or is it just a promise which still awaits performance? ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 17, 2012

    Shah Rukh Khan gets into a scuffle with MCA officials at Wankhede stadium. Panel suggests new land acquisition policy. ...
  • The Last Word: S&P rating: Will policy paralysis end? April 25, 2012

    Ratings agency Standard & Poor's on Wednesday cut India's outlook to negative from stable, citing its large fiscal deficit and expectations of only modest progress on reforms given political constraints, battering stocks, bonds and the rupee. ...
  • Kaushik Basu blames media for misreporting April 24, 2012

    After reports of policy paralysis hitting reforms, which was attributed to his speech in the US, Kaushik Basu, the Chief Economic Advisor to the PM now claims he was misquoted. ...
  • Govt itself is responsible for policy paralysis: Yashwant Sinha April 20, 2012

    Congress leader Ambika Soni said that the Opposition is not co-operating on allowing any discussion. ...
  • 'Pushback on economic reforms coming from within the Congress' April 20, 2012

    Economist Gurcharan Das commended Kaushik Basu, the PM's Economic Advisor, for openly suggesting that economic reforms were unlikely before 2014. ...