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Montek suggests setting up of panel to fight corruption

May 25, 2014

Montek suggests setting up of panel to fight corruption

Worried over widespread corruption, outgoing Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has made a strong case for setting up a high-level committee to identify lacunae and suggest remedies. #India #NewsTracker #Montek Singh Ahluwalia #Planning Commission of India #Plan Panel
Poverty line figures: Statistical jugglery or just bad parameters?

Aug 13, 2013

Poverty line figures: Statistical jugglery or just bad parameters?

Is it time to discard the 'absolute poverty' line of the Planning Commission and devise a new one based on social indicators? #Bangladesh #Amartya Sen #PolicyWatch #Poverty line #Jean Dreze #Biraj Patnaik #Planning Commission of India #Tendulkar Poverty Line
Hike in rail fares likely this budget, first time in 10 years

Jan 09, 2013

Hike in rail fares likely this budget, first time in 10 years

Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal is likely to announce a hike in passenger railway fare before the Budget session. This will be the first fare hike by Indian Railways in the last 10 years. #NewsTracker #Montek Singh Ahluwalia #Indian Railways #Mukul Roy #Pawan Kumar Bansal #Budget2013 #RailBudget #Railway passenger fare hike #Planning Commission of India
How much does a poor Parsi earn? Rs 90,000 a month!

Sep 29, 2014

Just Do It, Mr. Modi

The final article of a three part series connecting America and India in the context of the Indian Prime Minister's visit to America. The earlier pieces can be found here and here . In the four months since taking over as Prime Minister of India, Nar... #India #Murli Manohar Joshi #Tata Consultancy Services #Lal Krishna Advani #Narendra Modi #Bharti Airtel #Sushma Swaraj
How much does a poor Parsi earn? Rs 90,000 a month!

Sep 21, 2014

Construction competition: Lodha plans £3bn push into London property

India's biggest housing developer wants to develop capital properties ranging from mid-market to super-prime UK housebuilders could face aggressive competition in London from the Indian developer Lodha Group, which is planning a £3bn push into proper... #London #India #Financial Times
How much does a poor Parsi earn? Rs 90,000 a month!

Sep 04, 2014

Dalai Lama again refused S. Africa visa, no trip

(AP) -- The Dalai Lama has again been refused entry into South Africa where he was going to attend the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, his South African representative said. Concern about angering China has been cited for a visa refusal i... #China #India #New Delhi #Africa #Cape Town #Nelson Mandela #Desmond Tutu #Dalai Lama