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Budget Loses Sight Of Growth Revival

Continuation of the revenue deficit at such a high level is against moving towards a higher growth trajectory R K PATTNAIK THE Union budget 2020-21 was presented in the backdrop of a massive slowdown of economic growth and escalating inflation. It was expected that the budget would put in place forward guidance to revive growth. However, the budget proposals in …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

On Delay In Hanging Nirbhaya Convicts THE hue and cry over the deferment of hanging of the four Nirbhaya gangrape-murder case convicts by Delhi Court on Friday was uncalled for. In a civilised society like ours (we should be proud of our judicial system) where even the most-hated convicts of Nirbhaya gangrape-murder case get a last-minute reprieve of their execution …

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A Measured Fiscal Booster Dose

The FM has done well to address growth needs of various sectors and yet remained within the 3.5% fiscal deficit target Ajit Ranade THE macro context to the Union Budget was grim – nominal growth rate which is at a forty-two-year low, bank credit flow which has collapsed despite ample liquidity, manufacturing and export stagnation. What the economy needs is …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Containing Spread Of  Deadly Coronavirus The world has another reason to be weary of the People’s Republic of China. After threatening the West with its economic aggression with re-laid market strategies wherein it has strived to have domestic companies replace foreign companies as designers and manufacturers of key technology and products first at home, then abroad; fears that the real …

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Provocative Statements By Politicians

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES Anurag Thakur is a BJP MP since 2008 and is the Minister of State for Finance in the Union cabinet. He was the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) but was forced to step down by the Supreme Court in early 2017. Presently he is in the news for his involvement during …

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Getting Private Rail On Track

TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE Fundamental to business success over and above external market conditions is the ability of a business to move the levers of revenues and costs to drive a sustainable profit margin. As crucial decisions around allowing private players to operate passenger trains are made, a relook at the fundamental requirements for success would be appropriate. Focus on policy framing …

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On Tiff Between Comedian, Journalist

GANAPATHI BHAT, AKOLA In India, hot-headed personalities sometimes bring disrepute to their profession by throwing caution to the winds and abandoning all norms of decency. Nowadays, both, pro-government and anti-government stances by ‘famous’ persons as well as the not-so-famous ones have threatened to tear the social fabric of the country like never before.  The tiff between a stand-up comedian and …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Water Woes Of Chorao Residents Residents of Chorao are facing an issue of irregular water supply. Water is supplied by the public works department (PWD) for an hour, on alternate days. How much of water can people store in an hour? We could not contact the Chorao water tank in-charge, as his cell phone was switched off. Calls made to …

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Message From Shaheen Bagh To India

GANESH DEVY Delhi is charming. Its charm has not failed in fascinating anyone. The Pandavas, who are believed to have built the shining Indraprastha city somewhere close to what is now the Purana Qila, Qutbuddin Eibak who got the tall brick-minar built there, the Lodis who created the Shisha Gumbad in the exquisite parks, the Mughals who gave Delhi not …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Rewarding India’s Unsung Heroes Society is fortunate to have plenty of noble men and women, who have sacrificed their interests for the cause of fellow citizens.   Generally, many of them work out of public notice – they are shy of basking in the limelight. In other words, they are not attention seekers.   But they are the ones who believe in …

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