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Jun 23, 2016

Aveek Sarkar’s rule over Bengal’s mindscape lasted nearly as long as Left Front’s

There was friction also over modification of the Land Ceiling Act in Bengal which Aveek Sarkar apparently demanded but was met with only a cold response from the Chief Minister. Quite possibly it would have been political suicide for Mamata Banerjee who rode to power in 2011 riding an emotive appeal against forced acquisition of land from farmers. #ABP #ABP Ananda #Derek O'Brien #KMC #Mamata Banerjee #the Telegraph #Trinamool Congress #West Bengal Land Ceiling Act

Jun 17, 2016

Bank of Baroda says ‘sorry’, will compensate farmer it mistook for Vijay Mallya guarantor

BoB has said its senior officers have met the “aggrieved customer” and apologised for the inconvenience in the wrongful freezing of accounts in Vijay Mallya case. #Bank of Baroda #BoB #ConnectTheDots #Corporate fraud #GroundReport #Kingfisher #Loan default #NPA #Vijay Mallya

Feb 29, 2016

Budget 2016: What is fiscal deficit? Will govt meet this crucial target?

Fiscal deficit is one of the most closely watched numbers in the Budget. It is the shortfall in the government's revenues to meet its expenditure. The government bridges the gap through market borrowings. #Arun Jaitley #Economy 2016 #fiscal deficit #NDA #Union Budget 2016

Feb 24, 2016

Budget session: All you need to know about the 16 Bills waiting to be passed

The Budget session begins on Tuesday (23 February) in an atmosphere of intimidation and hate, with the JNU imbroglio and Rohith Vemula's suicide casting doubt whether any meaningful businesses are possible in this crucial session to #Budget Session #ConnectTheDots #GST Bill #JNU row #Real Estate Bill #Rohith Vemula #Waterways Bill #Whistle-blowers Protection Bill

Feb 22, 2016

Budget 2016: Govt on course to miss the divestment target for 6th year in a row

One reason for the poor show this year has been the big fall in the domestic equity markets, which forced the government to hold back its stake sale plans in state-run companies. #Arun Jaitley #Disinvestment #Economy 2016 #NDA #Union Budget 2016

Feb 6, 2016

A clarification on the report titled ‘Left historians prevented resolution of Babri Masjid dispute’

The former archaeologist KK Muhammed, who was quoted in this article, has denied having made certain allusions to the Qutub Minar and Taj Mahal during his conversation with Firstpost. #Babri Masjid #CriticalPoint #KK Muhammed #Qutub Minar #Quwatul Islam #Taj Mahal

Nov 25, 2015

Unfair: Govt pushes IITs to tweak placement preferences in Make in India thrust

As Kiran Mazumdar Shaw of Biocon says IITs may beneift from the Make in India campaign, but nobody can be forced to support it #Autonomy #HRD Ministry #IIM #IIM Bill #IIT #Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw #placement season