Mamata Banerjee demands four capitals for India, says Parliament sessions should alternate between locations
Criticising the Centre for abolishing the Planning Commission, the West Bengal chief minister also said that the Niti Aayog and the planning panel can co-exist
In post-COVID-19 world, India must boost healthcare by simplifying laws, encouraging private investment
If the govt cannot create health infrastructure directly, it must create a policy environment to allow private players to do so.
Manmohan Singh asked me in 2013 whether he should resign, claims Montek Singh Ahluwalia in his new book
Ahluwalia says he told Singh, who was then on a visit to the US, that he did not think a resignation on this issue was appropriate.
'Not worried over slow rate of GDP growth in country', says former president Pranab Mukherjee at Kolkata event
Former president Pranab Mukherjee also noted that dialogue is important in a democracy to solve problems
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman wants 10,000 FPOs to be set up, but this might not be a prudent policy
FPOs will also have to get over the development or welfarist mindset of the NGOs that promote them.
INX Media case: CBI confronts P Chidambaram with former NITI Aayog CEO Sindhushree Khullar, say officials
The CBI has confronted arrested former finance minister P Chidambaram with former NITI Aayog CEO Sindhushree Khullar in connection with the INX Media case.
Cyclone Fani aftermath: Naveen Patnaik seeks special status for Odisha; Opposition parties, experts say demand unjustified
'In the last five years we had Phailin, Hudhud, Titli and now Fani. In addition to this, we had massive floods,' Naveen Patnaik said.
Replacing NITI Aayog with Planning Commission will not serve any purpose, both add very little value
If one looks at the web site of the NITI Aayog and counts the number in the directory, it is well over 500 with various classes of employees including support staff.
Rahul Gandhi says Congress will scrap NITI Aayog if voted to power, replace it with 'lean' Planning Commission
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said his party, if voted to power, will scrap the Niti Aayog.
Need to reinvent NITI Aayog, empower it to perform functions of Centre-state coordination: Former RBI chief YV Reddy
There is a need to upgrade the NITI Aayog and empower it to perform functions of Centre and state coordination, he said
Financing Congress President Rahul Gandhi's minimum income scheme, aiming to lift five crore families or 25 crore people out of poverty, may be an uphill task, said several leading economists and social scientists.
Finance secretary Ajay Narayan Jha gets one-month extension; appointed member of 15th Finance Commission
The appointments committee of the Cabinet has approved extension in service of Jha, finance secretary and secretary, department of expenditure, for a period of one month beyond his superannuation
If NITI Aayog wants to push up public invesment, it has to change its policies
Govt should stop interfering with how IIMs should be run; better focus on primary, secondary education
Another sore point with centres of excellence – including IIMs – is the government’s reluctance to give them total autonomy over finances.
Jawaharlal Nehru birthday: From jacket jab to museum mess, BJP has been chipping away at legacy of India's first PM
From denigrating the first prime minister in political speeches, to undermining the institutions built by Nehru and successive Congress governments, the current government has taken several steps to chip away at the legendary leader’s legacy
Remembering TN Srinivasan: A towering figure in Indian economics who embraced 1991 liberalisation with passion
Srinivasan will definitely be remembered for his contribution to the opening up of the economy, though admittedly a lot of what has happened is due to external pressure (IMF) or political dictum.
Why NITI Aayog’s Rajiv Kumar blaming Raghuram Rajan’s NPA clean-up for economic slowdown and defending note ban lacks logic
Rajiv Kumar is shooting a self -goal by attacking the bad loan clean-up that was essentially backed by the Narendra Modi government itself
9 percent of all abortions are following sex selection in India, says IDF, asks India to focus on women's health
Vinoj Manning, 55, executive director of Ipas Development Foundation (IDF), India, an advocacy group dedicated to preventing and managing unwanted pregnancies, tells IndiaSpend in this interview that no more than 9 percent of all abortions are for sex selection.
Mahalanobis also founded the Indian Statistical Institute along with three others in 1932.
Andhra Pradesh special category status row: Chandrababu Naidu seeks to ward off anti-incumbency with impractical demand
By pulling out his ministers and targeting the Centre for "betrayal" of promise to designate Andhra Pradesh as "special category status" state, Naidu is trying to whip up popular passions in the state against the BJP and the Modi government.