In the past it has been observed that the second forecast is always better than the first
Budget 2016-17 has fallen below expectations for the real estate sector
Modi had come prepared. Though he was not there in the Lok Sabha Wednesday when Rahul Gandhi delivered his speech, it seemed clear that he had gone through that and had also taken exception to some of the remarks made by the Congress vice-president.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi lashed out at the BJP government yet again over the schemes which were started by the UPA regime.
NREGA is evidently an excellent scheme which needs to be replicated in other areas too like urban locations where labour can be used for creating infrastructure and rewarded with a fair wage
The Supreme Court today came down heavily on certain states for not implementing welfare legislation National Food Security Act, saying that why a state like Gujarat is not implementing the law passed by Parliament.
When you are intolerant, you curb the movement of ideas: Rahul Gandhi takes on RSS, BJP in Mumbai B-school
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh for what he termed as their "rigid thinking" which hampers creativity and start-ups in the country.
The UPA's main boast has been that it provided high growth and a reduction in poverty. But the high inflation it left behind also increased child malnutrition. The moral: you can't ignore inflation when it comes to addressing the needs of poor
The road map of the work that the government plans to take up in the non-farming months under the NREGA used to be made public towards the end of the kharif season. It didn’t happen this year. The workers were forced to look for other avenues.
There’s a pressing need to plug the huge infrastructure gap the country faces and it is infrastructure which is going to give the growth engine a big shove.
The forthcoming budget should make a clear break from the past by actually shifting more resources and economic power to the states. Over time, this should shrink the relative share of the Central pie relative to states.
West Bengal's Nadia district is poised to complete building toilets for all its residents by next March, under a programme which has been shortlisted for the United Nations global award for public service.
By appointing Panagariya, the government seems to have sent out a worrying message because the economist enunciates an economic philosophy that prefers growth to welfare.
Chairing a high-level meeting involving the ministries of agriculture, water resources, rural development, the prime minister said the ultimate goal of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana should be to provide irrigation to every farm.
Amartya Sen, one of Modi's biggest critics before the Lok Sabha election, is now reassessing him on many aspects except his secular credentials - where Sen remains a critic
Inflation still needs a careful eye while the industrial output is not a great picture, can't be tuned up with interest rates.
Whatever the reason, the change in stance is welcome because going ahead with the decision to alter the scheme would have been a flawed one given the signs of weakness in India's rural economy.
The government allayed apprehensions over dilution of MGNREGA scheme launched during the previous UPA rule and said all necessary funds have been released.
The Modi govt is expected to transfer funds for centrally-sponsored schemes like NREGA to states without attaching too many riders to them. States will get more fiscal freedom on these schemes
The issues to be highlighted in the December protests include government's moves to "dilute" labour laws, price rise, "exorbitant" prices of essential medicines, against hike in FDI in insurance and unearthing of black money