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Modi govt’s data war: Economists & accountants are fighting for political power like rivals

An impression that you can replace economists with accountants or vice versa will undermine the value of expertise in government policymaking.
File photo of T.V. Mohandas Pai | Namas Bhojani/Bloomberg News

131 CAs back Modi govt on economic data, question motives of scholars who criticised it

The CAs, led by Manipal group chairman T.V. Mohandas Pai, have labelled the allegations made by the 108 economists and social scientists ‘baseless’.
A vendor hands Indian rupee banknotes to a customer at a stall in Chauta Bazaar in Surat, Gujarat

Income Tax refunds being held back so that stiff collection targets are met, allege CAs

Tax collection targets were revised upwards by Rs 50,000 crore in the interim budget, and CAs claim officials are also withholding refunds for previous years.
A coaching centre

A corner of Pune is fast turning into the Kota for CAs, with a turnover in crores

Indulal Complex and Prestige Point have become a coaching hub for aspiring chartered accountants, with 15 coaching centres hosting thousands of students.

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Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.

Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.


A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.