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Mar 1, 2015 02:19 AM
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may just have managed to achieve what some of his predecessors attempted but failed. In a performance that is striking in its imaginative balance, Mr. Jaitley has deftly reconciled the interests of business and the markets on
Feb 28, 2015 12:37 AM
Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian’s first Economic Survey is notable for three main reasons. First, the overall sense of optimism that it exudes — and justifiably so — on the economy and its prospects in the medium term. Second,
Feb 28, 2015 12:32 AM
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat’s recent comment that the prime motive behind Mother Teresa’s work among the destitute and desperately poor was to convert them to Christianity may have received approbation from BJP members, the
Feb 27, 2015 01:19 AM
No laundry list of new trains to be started. No announcement of new lines to be laid with ambitious targets. No pet projects to be set up in core constituencies of the ruling party. Make no mistake, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu’s maiden budget is
Feb 27, 2015 01:16 AM
This year’s Oscars were touted to be a Birdman versus Boyhood race (though Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game and Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash got a rich haul of nominations too), largely beca
Feb 26, 2015 01:01 AM
The nomenclature for the PDP-BJP coalition points to the pragmatism needed on the perilous path the two parties have bravely undertaken in forming a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir. Their coalition document is called an “Agenda for the All
Feb 26, 2015 12:46 AM
The broad contours of a cooperative federal polity where the Centre and States engage as equal partners in development is now emerging after the government on Tuesday accepted the recommendations of the Fourteenth Finance Commission. The FFC, headed by fo
Feb 25, 2015 12:52 AM
The details of how exactly India secured the release of Father Alexis Prem Kumar remain unclear. From the little that has emerged, the Afghan authorities had managed to establish contact with the priest’s kidnappers within days of his abduction in t
Feb 25, 2015 12:50 AM
Rahul Gandhi could not have chosen a worse moment for self-introspection, coinciding as it does with a parliamentary budget session. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s humiliating defeat in the recent Delhi Assembly elections, and the unqualified support
Feb 24, 2015 12:55 AM
It is akin to an organised industry. The systematic “pilfering” from the Petroleum Ministry’s office in the heart of New Delhi of documents which were then handed over to “consultants” and interested corporate entities for a
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