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Government to further liberalise FDI policy: Chidambaram

Faced with a sliding rupee, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said the Government will further liberalise the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy, and encourage public sector undertakings to raise funds from…

Sen vs Bhagwati is not equal to Congress vs BJP

Narendra Modi and Bhagwati focus more on growth than distribution. Sonia and Sen focus more on distribution than growth. Yet, all four clearly favour both growth and distribution. The differences…

BCCI is the rotten core of Indian cricket

There have been hundreds of reports over the years in the Indian and British media that illegal betting, spot- and match-fixing in cricket are a barely covertly run industry worth…

At 270 Million, India’s Poverty Equals Illiteracy

  Highlights * Out of 218 million literates added during 2001-11, over 110 million females became literates as against 108 million males *Kerala has the best female literacy rate (92%)…

Uttar Pradesh’s Sorry Record Of Custodial Deaths

The issue of custodial and encounter deaths have come back into focus in light of the Ishrat Jahan controversy. The controversy surrounds the 2004 killing of a 19-year-old girl by…

No change in key rates: RBI

Weighed down by a weak rupee, the Reserve Bank today chose to keep all key interest rates unchanged and asked the government to take urgent steps to rein in the…

Priority is rupee stability: RBI

A survey of professional forecasters by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) expects recovery in growth from 5% in 2012-13 to 5.7% in 2013-14, and average wholesale inflation to moderate…

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