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Two groups of commodities are the nub of the problem – pulses (dals) and vegetables. Even the official wholesale price index (WPI) concedes that inflation in pulses is above 15 per cent.
In the year that has passed since the Modi government came to power the Indian economy has not witnessed the great turnaround that it had promised to deliver.
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.
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...