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I didn’t have enough money to do more for the common taxpayer: Arun Jaitley

  The primary objective of his government is to “rescue” the economy from concerns stemming from indecision, delays in project clearances and an unfriendly tax regime, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley…

Congress Manifesto Focuses On Economic Issues; Promises Right to Health & Homes

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, it seems, has finally started talking business. The Congress manifesto for the 2014 general elections starts with three economic promises:   1) 8% annual growth…

95% Of Government’s Attention Should Be Focused On Fixing Domestic Issues, Says Ahluwalia

Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, in conversation with Govindraj Ethiraj at The Growth Net.   Govind: So, we are entering a new phase. It’s not an unusual phase…

Does Higher GDP Growth Mean Less Crime Against Property?

Why are crimes committed? And what are rising crimes linked to? Inequality, disparity, need, a feeling of lawlessness or desperation that arises from a combination of some of the above?…

Chidambaram refutes IMF growth figures, says economy will grow at 5-5.5%

Finance Minister P Chidambaram expects the economy to grow at over 5% and perhaps closer to 5.5% in the current financial year.   Rejecting the 3.8% growth projection of the…