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‘Either there wasn’t an economist in Swaminathan panel, or he didn’t know economics’

Renowned agricultural economist Sardara Singh Johl takes on the father of Green Revolution, M. S. Swaminthan's idea of raising MSP 1.5 times the production costs.

With biggest budget, how has the rural development ministry performed on key schemes?

For FY 2017-18, the ministry had an allocation of Rs 1.07 lakh crore. How has it fared on implementing schemes like MGNREGA, housing, and roads?

Staff crunch making probe into PNB-Nirav Modi scam difficult, CBI tells court

‘We are short-staffed, need more expert hands to probe voluminous PNB case,’ it says while asking for permission to let sub-inspectors probe the case.

Harish Khare quits as Tribune editor-in-chief after a tumultuous few months

Khare was at the centre of the storm when the newspaper reported on the easy access to Aadhaar data, as well as the public apology to Bikram Singh Majithia.

Here’s what’s still holding working women back in 2018

Women are still paid less, female bosses are still in the minority and motherhood still carries the risk of total career derailment.

Pakistan calls back high commissioner to India for talks after harassment allegations

Pak foreign office said that the Indian govt failed to take notice of the increasing incidents of intimidation of Pakistani diplomats by its intelligence agencies.

Affordable drugs scheme in crisis: 3 CEOs quit in 3 years, no replacement found since

BPPI, the bureau that runs the Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana, has been looking for a CEO since November last year.

For new Study in India campaign, govt’s mantra is ‘Focus West Asia’

In keeping with India’s diplomatic focus under Modi, 13 of the 35 target countries are from West Asia, with Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and UAE in the list.

Smriti Irani’s close friendship with Ekta Kapoor ‘cost’ Doordarshan serious TRP & revenue

I&B minister scrapped a programming deal Balaji Telefilms was on the verge of violating and being penalised for. She denies wrongdoing, says she protected Doordarshan.

HRD ministry calls for ‘checks & balances’, suggests greater govt support to new IIMs

While the IIM Act aims to free up the premier business schools from governmental control, many of the newer IIMs have argued in favour of it.

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How Sitharaman can live up to her Budget promise of KYC...

Our response to KYC problems has been to bring technology to streamline processes. The problem is that they often don’t work as well as one would have hoped.

Budget 2023: Capital outlay sees 33% hike in infra boost. Focus...

Highways sector also saw jump in allocation. Fifty airports, heliports, water aerodromes & advance landing grounds to be revived to improve regional air connectivity.

Defence

India is modernising its armed forces and trying to reduce defence imports | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Budget 2023: Defence gets 13% more than last yr. Pensions &...

Capital budget increased to Rs 1.62 lakh crore from 1.52 lakh crore. Navy, Army see substantial increase but allocation for procuring aircraft, aero engines goes down.

Return of the Muslim: From Modi ‘sermon’ to Pathaan to Bharat...

Most key Hindutva/RSS objectives have been achieved, and Modi & BJP now need social calm, at least till summer of 2024. A de-escalation of some sort is on.