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Rajan, Acharya may be off mark: PSU banks need strategy and focus to survive, not privatisation as remedy
India

Rajan, Acharya may be off mark: PSU banks need strategy and focus to survive, not privatisation as remedy

The PSU banks' problem is often linked to India's burgeoning fiscal deficit that needs control because pumping taxpayer money into state-run banks is fraught with risks.

India's 23.9% GDP contraction 'should alarm us all', writes ex-RBI governor Raghuram Rajan
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India's 23.9% GDP contraction 'should alarm us all', writes ex-RBI governor Raghuram Rajan

Given the length of the pandemic, more direct cash transfers to the poorest households, especially in urban areas that do not have access to MNREGA, is warranted.

People of this country don't take Congress seriously, won't fall for their claims: Amit Shah tells CNN-News18
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People of this country don't take Congress seriously, won't fall for their claims: Amit Shah tells CNN-News18

The home minister said Gandhi is roaming around with his scheme of putting Rs 7,500 in every back account since before the general election last year.

Nirmala Sitharaman's COVID-19 package invites social criticism, but she may have more cards up her sleeves
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Nirmala Sitharaman's COVID-19 package invites social criticism, but she may have more cards up her sleeves

Nirmala Sitharaman's advisers have been speaking of why fiscal prudence is important to avoid India being downgraded from investment grade by global credit rating agencies

Nirmala Sitharaman's first COVID-19 stimulus sheds moral baggage for morale booster, but fiscal puzzles remain
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Nirmala Sitharaman's first COVID-19 stimulus sheds moral baggage for morale booster, but fiscal puzzles remain

There is plenty to celebrate for MSMEs and other entities covered under Nirmala Sitharaman's first package of details to flesh out Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Rs 20-lakh-crore stimulus

Has Rahul Gandhi given up hope of leading India? There are signs that appear to show he has
India

Has Rahul Gandhi given up hope of leading India? There are signs that appear to show he has

Rahul Gandhi seems to have descended into a spiral of far Left, subversive standpoint since Narendra Modi swept to power at the Centre and the Congress started losing state after state.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Rahul Gandhi to discuss economy, COVID-19 crisis with Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee today
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Rahul Gandhi to discuss economy, COVID-19 crisis with Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee today

The first such dialogue was held last week when Rahul Gandhi discussed the coronavirus pandemic and its economic implications with former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan.

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Gujarat reports 326 new COVID-19 cases as number of confirmed infections rises to 4,721; toll at 236
India

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Gujarat reports 326 new COVID-19 cases as number of confirmed infections rises to 4,721; toll at 236

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: The MCGM said that 751 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Mumbai on Friday, taking the total number of cases to 7,625.

Maharashtra records highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases; 1,008 new patients test positive as confirmed infections reach 11,506
India

Maharashtra records highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases; 1,008 new patients test positive as confirmed infections reach 11,506

Maharashtra on Friday saw a big jump in the number of coronavirus cases with 1,008 persons testing positive, the highest in one day so far, taking the tally of cases to 11,506

Coronavirus Outbreak: Onus now on states to bring migrant workers, students home as Centre agrees to demand for special trains
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Onus now on states to bring migrant workers, students home as Centre agrees to demand for special trains

Several states, in the meantime, announced steps they were taking for facilitating the movement of migrant workers and students, stranded in various cities due to the lockdown

Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian firms under scanner for selling fake COVID-19 medicines to European countries
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian firms under scanner for selling fake COVID-19 medicines to European countries

Fraudulent documents and certificates are used to traffic counterfeit products related to coronavirus outbreak.

International Worker’s Day 2020: Migrant workers of rural Uttar Pradesh fight for right to work to ensure dignified living
India

International Worker’s Day 2020: Migrant workers of rural Uttar Pradesh fight for right to work to ensure dignified living

Expunged from the cities they helped to build, Bundelkhand’s migrant labourers are ready to make the journey back again in the hope of regaining livelihood.

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: 414 new COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths reported in Mumbai today, total number of cases crosses 7,000
India

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: 414 new COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths reported in Mumbai today, total number of cases crosses 7,000

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: The Maharashtra health department on Thursday said that 27 new coronavirus deaths and 583 new cases were reported in the state, taking the total number of cases 10,498.

Rahul Gandhi's conversation with Raghuram Rajan sought to repackage dynast as an ‘intellectual,’ but ended up reinforcing exactly the opposite
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Rahul Gandhi's conversation with Raghuram Rajan sought to repackage dynast as an ‘intellectual,’ but ended up reinforcing exactly the opposite

Rahul Gandhi may chat with as many 'global thinkers' as he likes, but that won’t address his lack of credibility as a leader.

India must open its economy in 'measured way', Raghuram Rajan tells Rahul Gandhi; says country needs to 'cleverer' in lifting lockdown
India

India must open its economy in 'measured way', Raghuram Rajan tells Rahul Gandhi; says country needs to 'cleverer' in lifting lockdown

India needs to be cleverer in lifting lockdown and open up its economy in a "measured way" soon as it does not have the capacity to support people across the spectrum for too long, former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan said on Thursday.

Key COVID-19 message for Modi from Rahul-Rajan chat: Build global consensus, listen to experts, save lives and livelihoods
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Key COVID-19 message for Modi from Rahul-Rajan chat: Build global consensus, listen to experts, save lives and livelihoods

It's clear. Pressure is mounting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to extend the second phase of this nationwide lockdown to contain the COVID-19 variant of the coronavirus

Rahul Gandhi to discuss impact of coronavirus pandemic on economy with Raghuram Rajan, experts today
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Rahul Gandhi to discuss impact of coronavirus pandemic on economy with Raghuram Rajan, experts today

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said Rahul Gandhi will be in conversation with Rajan in the first such dialogue and the same will be aired on social media from Thursday morning.

IMF MD Kristalina Georgieva ropes in Raghuram Rajan, 11 others to key external advisory group
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IMF MD Kristalina Georgieva ropes in Raghuram Rajan, 11 others to key external advisory group

Raghuram Rajan, 57, who was the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor for three years until September 2016, is currently working as a professor at the prestigious University of Chicago

States scramble for funds as coronavirus takes toll on coffers; seek central government and RBI support
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States scramble for funds as coronavirus takes toll on coffers; seek central government and RBI support

A three-week nationwide lockdown is testing the resilience of state governments, with analysts warning that essential public services and health care for millions of Indians will be in jeopardy without further central government and RBI support

'Greatest emergency since Independence': Raghuram Rajan urges govt to seek experts' help in dealing with COVID-19's economic impact
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'Greatest emergency since Independence': Raghuram Rajan urges govt to seek experts' help in dealing with COVID-19's economic impact

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has suggested to the government to call people with proven expertise and capabilities, including from Opposition, to deal with perhaps the greatest emergency being faced by the country since Independence following the coronavirus outbreak.