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Congress suddenly remembers PV Narasimha Rao, but fails to join the dots
Politics

Congress suddenly remembers PV Narasimha Rao, but fails to join the dots

The former PM's centenary celebrations should be an occasion to reflect on Congress' blind supplication to the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty rather than an empty exercise in symbolism

Ex-PM Narasimha Rao can truly be called father of economic reforms in India, says Manmohan Singh
India

Ex-PM Narasimha Rao can truly be called father of economic reforms in India, says Manmohan Singh

Singh said the 1991 budget changed India in many ways as it ushered in economic reforms and liberalisation.

Partition gave China more strategic space in Asia, says S Jaishankar in his upcoming book
World

Partition gave China more strategic space in Asia, says S Jaishankar in his upcoming book

The Union external affairs minister also wrote that delayed economic reforms and prolonged exercise of the nuclear option made it difficult for India to gain influence in foreign policy

Govt to soon take decision on OCI card holders to allay fears of temporary suspension of visas: Minister
Business

Govt to soon take decision on OCI card holders to allay fears of temporary suspension of visas: Minister

A large number of Indian citizens whose children are OCI (overseas citizen of India) card holders and several people of Indian origin having the card are unable to travel to India, even for emergency reasons, because of the temporarily suspension of their long-term visa.

Market ends on positive note; Sensex jumps 637 points, Nifty above 9,350; Re settles higher at Rs 75.46 against dollar
Business

Market ends on positive note; Sensex jumps 637 points, Nifty above 9,350; Re settles higher at Rs 75.46 against dollar

The Nifty bank index was up by 4 percent. Besides, sharp buying was also witnessed in the auto and metal stocks.

India will struggle to achieve 5% GDP growth in 2020: American economist Steve Hanke
Business

India will struggle to achieve 5% GDP growth in 2020: American economist Steve Hanke

India will "struggle" to achieve 5 percent GDP growth in 2020 as the significant deceleration in past few quarters was largely owing to credit squeeze which is a cyclical problem, said noted American economist Steve Hanke

Economic reforms showing impact, says government giving a recap of steps taken to boost growth
Business

Economic reforms showing impact, says government giving a recap of steps taken to boost growth

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday the government has taken concrete measures to implement a planned economic strategy for achieving the five trillion dollar GDP goal by 2024

More than half of world’s income went to top 10% of population; India has highest income inequality among major global economies
Business

More than half of world’s income went to top 10% of population; India has highest income inequality among major global economies

The income gap between the rich and poor is further widening showing that the rich in India are getting richer at a much faster pace while the poor are struggling to maintain their standard of living.

'Strong, decisive' leadership seen as desirable, but Sitharaman's reversals to boost economy display its limitations
Politics

'Strong, decisive' leadership seen as desirable, but Sitharaman's reversals to boost economy display its limitations

A few things happened this week that may have surprised those who were under the impression that India was doing very well economically.

No 'out of ordinary steps' in Nirmala Sitharaman's presser, but willingness to offer solution is positive sign for investors
Business

No 'out of ordinary steps' in Nirmala Sitharaman's presser, but willingness to offer solution is positive sign for investors

The biggest takeaway from Nirmala Sitharaman's presser is that the government seems to have finally woken up to the economic slowdown and is showing a willingness to offer solutions

Amid public discontent against inflation in Pakistan, Imran Khan orders roll back of roti, naan prices across country
World

Amid public discontent against inflation in Pakistan, Imran Khan orders roll back of roti, naan prices across country

The cash-strapped government of Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to roll back the prices of naan and roti across Pakistan, media reports said on Wednesday.

Additional tax burden on super-rich is flawed; goes against Narendra Modi's claim of kamdars over naamdars
Business

Additional tax burden on super-rich is flawed; goes against Narendra Modi's claim of kamdars over naamdars

Sitharaman's Budget can potentially disincentivise those who invest in high-value skills such as a surgeon or an architect, for instance

Govt, Reserve Bank of India must work closely to boost sagging growth engine, ensure systemic stability: Shaktikanta Das
Business

Govt, Reserve Bank of India must work closely to boost sagging growth engine, ensure systemic stability: Shaktikanta Das

Das said there has been an improvement in the performance of the state-run lenders due to recapitalisation

Better implementation of reforms by next govt essential to ensure job creation: Former RBI governor Bimal Jalan
Business

Better implementation of reforms by next govt essential to ensure job creation: Former RBI governor Bimal Jalan

On asked what economic reforms need to be taken by the next government, Jalan said the next government should implement policies that are already announced.

Land, labour, financial sector reforms needed to improve manufacturing, boost economic growth, says Chief Economic Adviser
Business

Land, labour, financial sector reforms needed to improve manufacturing, boost economic growth, says Chief Economic Adviser

The share of manufacturing in the economy has grown just 1.5 percentage points in the last three years to 18 percent, and good exports have shown little sign of a pick up in the last five years.

Five things Narendra Modi govt must do on economic front in the run-up to general elections
Business

Five things Narendra Modi govt must do on economic front in the run-up to general elections

It is important for the Narendra Modi government to leave a imprint in the minds of the people with altruistic measures benefitting the entire nation

IL&FS crisis shows warts of smart alec financial engineering; govt must treat it as opportunity for reform
Business

IL&FS crisis shows warts of smart alec financial engineering; govt must treat it as opportunity for reform

The IL&FS crisis is best treated as an opportunity to end a PPP mess so that the role of the state and private sector companies are properly delineated with clarity on accountability at various levels.

Corporate India pays rich tribute to 'great economic reformer' Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Business

Corporate India pays rich tribute to 'great economic reformer' Atal Bihari Vajpayee

"All of us who knew Vajpayee are saddened to hear of his passing away. He was a great leader with a great sense of compassion and humour. He will be remembered fondly by a vast number of us," said Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Trusts.

'Modi's GST, demonetisation wildly positive measures, always goes against interests of the entrenched', says Warburg Pincus boss Chip Kaye
Business

'Modi's GST, demonetisation wildly positive measures, always goes against interests of the entrenched', says Warburg Pincus boss Chip Kaye

India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST), the country’s most ambitious indirect tax reform since independence is a “wildly positive” measure for the medium to long term and those who attack it are probably doing so because the nature of game changing reform is that it goes against the interests of the “entrenched”, Chip Kaye