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Private Sector

Ponty, buses and PPPs

Issue Date: Dec 15, 2012
Liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his brother who were killed in a fratricide incident had another business not widely known. Ponty had recently acquired the concession to run public transport buses in Delhi. His company had won the bids for three clusters with a combined fleet of 600-odd vehicles. Now questions are being asked about who will run the business.

The forgotten class

Posted on: 15 Nov, 2012
Middle class-driven anti-corruption campaign does not acknowledge the poor

Letters - October 31, 2012

Issue Date: Nov 15, 2012
Truly biomess

Perilous port

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Oct 31, 2012

Convention on biological diversity

cbd Page Teaser:  The forthcoming CBD conference in Hyderabad will discuss innovative ways of financing biodiversity from partnerships with business to payments for ecosystem services. Will this save the planet?

Whose germplasm is it?

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2012

What a waste

Author(s): Moyna
Issue Date: Oct 15, 2012

Public private prank

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2012
Growth is back on the agenda, says the government. It is hoping that with pushy announcements foreign and Indian investment will miraculously start pouring in and infrastructure will be the name of the game once again. But this assumption ignores one crucial detail: currently, public-private partnerships (PPPs) in infrastructure are on the cusp of disaster.

It’s not just about a good holiday

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2012
The devil is in the detail. When land is held in public trust, the question of who constitutes the public needs clarity. In India’s protected areas this question has become pertinent in light of the Supreme Court’s interim decision on tourism. This order requires states to declare buffer zones for tiger reserves. Tourism within the core of the reserves without notified buffer zones has been banned.
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