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Jaitley's biggest tasks lie ahead: big-bang reforms and restructuring the Finance Ministry

The finance minister has had to tackle inflation, India’s stance in the WTO and easing regulatory hurdles. That was the easy part.

Even before the general election ended in May, it was clear that if the… 721 more words


100 days of Modi govt: It’s been ekdum thanda on the economic front

Vivek Kaul

In an essay titled Political Leadership (The Oxford Companion to Politics in India edited by Niraja Gopal Jayal and Pratap Bhanu Mehta) historian Ramachandra Guha writes about the various styles of political rhetoric: “The modern idiom is often expressed through a rhetoric of hope—the offer of a better and fuller life, whether expressed in material terms or otherwise. 1,252 more words


If you like the #IndianNavy, this is not good news for you & don't forget to thank the French for it

The alarm bells have gone off.

After nine long years of waiting, the Indian Navy couldn’t have expected a worse time for it to happen. 785 more words

Pradhan Mantri "Jan Dhan Yojna" launched

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana’, a dream project to open at least one bank account to every household. Modi announced that the bank accounts opened till January 26,2015 will get a life cover of 30,000 apart from Rs 1 lakh accidental insurance. 165 more words


SCORPENE: With 1st boat to be launched within a year, selected naval crew embarks on training. Initially in Mumbai, subs will finally base at Karwar

Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Shri Arun Jaitley accompanied by  Admiral RK Dhowan Chief of the Naval Staff visited Mazagon Docks Limited, Mumbai today and reviewed the progress of the Project 75 (Indigenous submarine construction project) as well as the other ongoing warship building projects including P-15 B class stealth destroyers . 309 more words

My piece on how (and why) the defence ministry is finally ready to 'deal' with the ghost of the VVIP helicopter scam

Today onwards, in a partial manner, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has put to rest the ghost of the AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter scam.

From threatening to blacklist the manufacturer a year ago, it has come around and released a notification titled ‘Dealing with Finmeccanica Group of Companies in All Procurement Cases’. 838 more words