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How has the Union Budget 2014-15 has affected startups and entrepreneurs?

“Achche din aane wale hain” was the refrain that was heard throughout the campaign that led to the BJP’s landslide victory in the recent union elections. 443 more words

RS witnesses uproar over bugging reports, Nitin Gadkari terms it ‘baseless’

The Parliament on Wednesday had to be adjourned till noon following lot of hue and cry by the opposition members who demanded an explanation from the government on the issue of bugging of Gadkari’s residence. 221 more words


Modi government revives communal tensions to accelerate economic growth

NEW DELHI—Rejecting criticism that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had done little to distinguish its economic policies from those of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stated today that communal tensions sparked by emboldened Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Bajrang Dal cadres would ultimately stoke demand in housing, cement and infrastructure. 121 more words


Pullarao Pentapati - India inflation unique in Asia

The comparative figures and data related to Indian inflation were made available in the Lok Sabha by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in reply to a question,   on July 18, 2014. 501 more words

Pentapati Pullarao

It's time to do some tough talking to IITs and IIMs—they are slacking in research

India is establishing a number of new institutions of higher education. Even as work is underway, there is a great deal of debate about the research output at existing elite institutions such as the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) and the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), which count among its alumni world famous business executives and scientists. 511 more words

Rain-fed farms are common, but India is unique in letting bad rains wreak economic havoc

Last week’s rains helped dispel some of the gathering economic clouds‎. Though the storm has yet not passed, there is a collective sigh of relief, because poor rains would have meant higher inflation, lower GDP, commodity price swings and widespread human misery among India’s vast number of farmers and farm hands. 912 more words

Budget 2014: Jaitley reluctant to jettison the junk - Virendra Parekh

“It must be said without mincing words that the budget has belied expectations of a radical change and bold measures. Barring some laudatory references to Indian civilization and River Ganga, Mr. 1,335 more words