The Indian cricket board deserves praise for sticking its neck out and denying an annual contract to former captain M.S. Dhoni. The wicketkeeper-batsman is past his prime and has, sadly, outstayed his welcome. Not getting an annual contract is a clear hint. He should take it and hang his gloves.
GST, CAA, now NIA — Centre-state trust deficit won’t let Modi’s federalism mantra work
Opposition-ruled states are increasingly on a collision course with the Centre over CAA, NPR, NRC, NIA, after GST. PM Narendra Modi’s political mantra of cooperative and competitive federalism will remain a non-starter if Centre-state trust deficit persists and widens. The onus is now on the Centre to reverse this trend.
Garg’s fiscal deficit statement dents India’s data credibility, Modi must ensure transparency
Former finance secretary Subhash Chandra Garg has confirmed suspicion that Modi government has been understating India’s fiscal deficit. This is a new, serious blow to the credibility of India’s data because Garg is someone who was in the system. Budget 2020 should admit this fudge and commit unambiguously to transparency.