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June quarter current account gap narrower than expected

India’s current account deficit (CAD) was narrower than expected at $21.8 billion, or 4.9% of gross domestic product, in the June quarter.   Still, it was wider than $18.17 billion,…

Lalu Yadav convicted, sent to Ranchi jail

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was taken to the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi after a CBI designated court convicted him in the fodder scam case. The final quantum…

India’s temples guard their gold from Government

India’s temples are resisting divulging their gold holdings – perhaps nearly half the amount held in Fort Knox – amid mistrust of the motives of authorities who are trying to…

Is the Rajan committee report unfair to special category states?

The report of the committee for evolving a composite development index of states, chaired by Raghuram Rajan, has thrown up quite a few surprises. Some of the states in the…

Devoid of ideas or content, Narendra Modi’s lumpenised campaign reflects only the leader’s own ego

L K Advani should have known better. He was standing in the way of one of the most garish road shows ever on the Indian political scene. But he probably…

Tackling the runaway food inflation train

Nothing can be more ironic than to have food inflation at 18% (August 2013 over last August) in a country that takes pride in enacting the National Food Security Act…

Human Trafficking Cases Jump in India; Convictions Decline!

Human Trafficking Cases Jump in India; Convictions Decline!

Highlights *3,554 cases of human trafficking were reported in 2012, an increase of 17% from 3,029 cases reported in 2008   *West Bengal and Maharashtra register large number of cases…

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