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Why PM Modi's five-day US trip may be a near complete waste of time

Sep 23, 2014

Why PM Modi's five-day US trip may be a near complete waste of time

Does it make sense for Narendra Modi to disappear for five days to the US when his party is facing two crucial elections and many of the reforms depend on the BJP winning these elections? #Barack Obama #Narendra Modi #diplomacy #Forest Rights Act #Food Security Act #RTE #Indo-US ties #Modi's US visit #Jan Dhan Yojana #Land Act
Bali package at risk, many areas may suffer freezing effect WTO chief

Sep 22, 2014

Bali package at risk, many areas may suffer freezing effect WTO chief

India's tough stand led to impasse in the WTO. India had decided not to ratify WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), which is dear to the developed world, without any concrete movement in finding a permanent solution to its public food stock-holding issue for food security purposes. #sushma swaraj #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Food security #WTO #Geneva #US Secretary of State #John Kerry #Bali ministerial #Trade Facilitation Agreement
Hope WTO can move past impasse on customs deal, says China

Aug 18, 2014

Hope WTO can move past impasse on customs deal, says China

Many WTO member states, including the United States, voiced frustration after India's demands led to the collapse of what was the first major global trade reform pact in two decades. #China #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Food security #WTO #Geneva #US Secretary of State #John Kerry #Bali ministerial #Trade Facilitation Agreement
India opted for tough stand at WTO to protect poor PM

Aug 09, 2014

India opted for tough stand at WTO to protect poor PM

International media has criticised India's stand at the WTO saying it would jeopardise the Bali agreement and hamper the credibility of the global multi-lateral trade body. #Politics #Economy #UPA #Congress #TheySaidIt #Food security #WTO #Anand Sharma #BJP National Council #Trade Facilitation Agreement #Narandra Modi
Defying WTO may win Modi assembly polls but can he sustain his stand?

Aug 09, 2014

Defying WTO may win Modi assembly polls but can he sustain his stand?

BJP chose to stand its ground in WTO even at the risk of being isolated among the developing countries probably because of Modi's promise of ushering in a new kind of political economy based on the thinking of "Gandhi, Lohia and Deendayal Upadhyay". #Economy #BJP #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Food security #farmers #WTO #Developing countries #John Kerry #Rural economy #Consumerism #Agreement on Agriculture #Swadeshi Jagran Manch #Trade Facilitation Agreement #Deendayal Upadhyay

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Rupee at 68 Why RBI should reverse its illogical measures

Aug 28, 2013

Rupee at 68 Why RBI should reverse its illogical measures

The RBI has no reason to continue with its tight liquidity policy that it introduced on the 15 July when the rupee was trading at levels of around 60. #BSE Sensex #InMyOpinion #PolicyWatch #Food Security Bill #Bond market #Indian rupee #Syrian crisis #RBI policies
Intellectual gluttony Why is it ok to subsidise gold and not food?

Jul 23, 2013

Intellectual gluttony Why is it ok to subsidise gold and not food?

Why do we balk at food subsidy for the poor when we accept every other form of subsidy for the rich - from diesel to power to education? #Economy #India #Amartya Sen #Food security #Subsidy #Gold Duties