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Prime Minister Modi and his government have been tom-tomming their commitment to Sab ka Vikas (everybody’s development) and one of the major policies through which they think ‘development’ will take place is “financial inclusion”
One year of Modi Sarkar has been witness to an unrelenting campaign of ‘Saffronization’ that has encompassed or touched upon so many social spheres that its ultimate objective of achieving the establishment of a Hindu Rashtra can no longer be questioned.
Modi government had been very keen to implement labour reforms that the industries had been demanding for long. Introducing the new spell of reforms on October 2014, the Prime Minister underlined the importance of labour in making India and argued for viewing the issues related to labour from the...
  Prime Minister Modi is off again on another of his foreign visits, this time to Germany, France and Canada. In the ten months since he took oath last year, he has already visited 12 countries: Bhutan, Brazil, Nepal, Japan, USA, Myanmar, Australia, Fiji, Nepal, Seychelles, Mauritius, Sri Lanka (in...
Arvind Subramaniam et al: Conflict of Interest Exposed  Commentator   The United States is pushing India to dilute its patent laws. This is to help big pharma companies that manufacture medicines which Indian domestic companies produce at a fraction of the price under India’s patent laws.
 P.Rajeeve had First Raised Voice Against Sec.66A in Parliament
India and the US renewed the 10-year Defence Framework Agreement (DFA) for another decade during US President Barack Obama’s visit to New Delhi in January 2015. 
  One of the frightening things about the Modi government is the extent to which it is managing to avoid or circumvent democratic accountability. The presentation and subsequent manipulation of the Union Budget is just one of the many examples of this, but it is an extremely telling example...
It is Budget time and the government is as usual lamenting that there are no resources. This is what all finance ministers claim, accompanied by hand-wringing and calls for tightening the belts. This becomes the foundation stone for building their dream castles out of some well-known policies:...
The Modi government’s second Union budget will be presented on 28th February 2015.The first one, in June 2014, was almost identical to the interim budget of the UPA government presented a few months earlier, which was a reflection of two things. Firstly, that the commitment to progressively reduce...