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Mamata Banerjee demands four capitals for India, says Parliament sessions should alternate between locations
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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
India

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
India

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
India

'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
Business

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
India

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
India

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
Business

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
Politics

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
Business

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

Implementation of minimum income scheme proposed by Congress not an easy task, say experts
Business

Implementation of minimum income scheme proposed by Congress not an easy task, say experts

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
Business

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

NITI Aayog has lost its direction; think tank does not put forward strategic and structural changes
Business

NITI Aayog has lost its direction; think tank does not put forward strategic and structural changes

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
Business

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
India

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
Business

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
Business

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
India

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.

Google Doodle remembers statistician Prasanta Mahalanobis on his 125th birth anniversary
India

Google Doodle remembers statistician Prasanta Mahalanobis on his 125th birth anniversary

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
Politics

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.