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Lure of long-term infrastructure investments would fuel India's economic growth
Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani | 01 Dec, 2020
The central governments move to identify 7,000 projects under the National Infrastructure pipeline will not just showcase India as a lucrative destination at the meet with global fund houses but also as a major contributor to global growth
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India's expectations from Biden Presidency
D.C. Pathak | 24 Nov, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has personally congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his success and used the occasion to emphasise on the importance of strategic partnership between the two countries. There is little doubt that the change of regime in the US will not affect the tested foundations of this friendship that were in fact laid with Obama administration declaring India as a major defence partner of the US.
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Ministry eye on OTT-online content
Vinod Mirani | 17 Nov, 2020
Since the first talked-about Made in India OTT content, Sacred Games, featured on Netflix in June 2018, there has been hue and cry about the kind of content that was peddled in the name of home entertainment. The feature was everything that the CBFC would have rejected after watching the first few minutes. Just about everybody who watched it found it gory, macabre replete with foul words, violence sans reason with overdose of sex, unnatural at that.
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Americans opt for change
D.C. PATHAK | 09 Nov, 2020
In a fiercely contested election in the US, Democrat nominee Joe Biden came home safe confirming an earlier reading that given the fact of the campaigns this time having focused largely on the domestic scene and the persona of President Donald Trump, there was a quiet undercurrent of disapproval of the way the outgoing President was functioning at home.
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Govt must support India's manufacturing sector
Anurag Singh | 01 Nov, 2020
Though India has emerged as the fastest-growing major economy over the past few years, its growth has primarily been driven by its services sector which contributes close to 55 per cent to the country's GDP compared to the manufacturing sector whose share in the GDP has stagnated at around 16 per cent.
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Pollution divides urban and rural
K Yatish Rajawat | 27 Oct, 2020
Expecting others to do the right thing is always a losing expectation. People want everybody else to keep the city clean, everybody else should not honk, everybody else is wasting and polluting and they are creating the problems, not them. This expectation always meets with frustration, hence smart politicians sometime harness it and direct it to people not like 'them'.
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New Paint On Door One: A Bond Update
Suyash Choudhary | 17 Oct, 2020
The government has executed a re-think on the outstanding GST compensation issues by announcing intent to borrow itself under the Option 1 amount of INR 1,10,000 crores and allocating this to states as loans. It may be remembered that earlier the center had apparently insisted that
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Chinese Chequers at LAC: Is India making the right moves?
The current China-India standoff in Eastern Ladakh has seen multiple rounds of talks failing to ease tensions, with continued troop build-up under the shadow of talks. While negotiations roll over to the seventh military-level talks amidst an environment of deep mistrust, there is very little hope that the promise of not sending additional troops to the borders will get implemented, despite logistics during winters making standoff even more complex.
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Farmers shouldn't worry about MSP and get misguided
Kailash Chaudhary | 12 Oct, 2020
Farmers shouldn't worry about the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their crops as new farm laws will not affect procurement operations carried out by the government agencies. Farmers are 'Anndata' who produce grains to feed 130 crore people of the country, and betterment of 'Anndata' is the priority of Modi government. Therefore, they should not be misguided on the issue of MSP.
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Primacy of development over politics
Jayanta Ghosal | 05 Oct, 2020
This story is from about 20 years ago! A person from Kolkata came to visit our office in Delhi. He got my address from somewhere, had hopped onto the Kalka Mail and come to meet me. He was only 22-years-old. What was the purpose of his visit? Just to get a job.
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