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World Bank

India’s ease of doing business ranking indicates arrival of Achche Din: BJP

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said that India's jump in World Bank's ranking on ease of doing business has become possible because of Modi government's hard work.

Modi govt passes bill to reduce discretionary powers of courts in infrastructure disputes

It will ensure damages to an affected party in case of breach of contract, to facilitate ease of doing business.
Narendra Modi, Chandrababu Naidu

Modi is actually Chandrababu Naidu 2.0

Even as they speak about ease-of-doing-business and reforms, both Naidu and Modi are now pursuing populist measures.
World Bank Building

The World Bank’s terrible response to controversy over India’s Ease of Doing Business jump

The World Bank's response to the criticism of its 'Ease of Doing Business' rankings comes with no substantive rebuttal.
Narendra Modi

India’s Ease of Doing Business rank improved due to new methodology, not ‘Modi magic’

While Modi has celebrated India’s rapid rise in the Doing Business rankings, the World Bank’s Chief Economist recently resigned amid controversy over methodological changes. Without those changes, India’s “jump” in the rankings looks much more modest.
Arun Jaitley on Modi Government's policies towards rural India| PTI

The feel-good steps the Modi govt can take for India Inc. in this Budget

Sending the right feelers to industry would mean laying down a roadmap for bringing in land and labour reforms, infrastructure development, etc.

Last Laughs (Best of political cartoons, 28 October-3 November)

The best Indian cartoons of the week, chosen by senior editors at ThePrint. The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media and are credited appropriately. Cartoons that feature in Last Laughs are not ranked and are listed by the day on which they were originally published. Lead cartoon by Sandeep Adhwaryu in The Times Of India on 1 November.            
Arun Jaitley on Modi Government's policies towards rural India| PTI

EoDB ranking is a thumbnail that reveals too little

Voters, politicians and investors should be clear about what the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business rankings say and don't say. 
Arun Jaitley at a press conference on the Ease of Doing Business rankings

India’s rise in EODB rankings: Good for optics, great for hope

No matter your view of the usefulness of the rankings, you cannot deny that it’s positive news for India.
Money, calculator and pen. The Ease of Doing Business ranking vindicates the reforms by the central government

Ease of Doing Business: Over to the states & local bodies now

The ranking vindicates the reformist measures undertaken by the Modi government. But further improvement requires vanguard action from states and local governments.

On Camera

Delhi University | Photo by Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi University has just one obsession — exams. And it has made a mess of it.

After months of back-and-forth over the much-criticised online Open Book Examinations, Delhi University has postponed its exams once again.
File image of Principal Economic Advisor Sanjeev Sanyal | Photo: ANI

India has fiscal and monetary space to boost demand: Principal Economic Advisor Sanyal

Sanjeev Sanyal said at India Global Week that the government has been careful not to spray money and take a step-by-step approach to economic revival.

Defence

Representational image | Soham Sen | ThePrint

India, China corps commanders to meet next week, will focus on next round of disengagement

Agenda for the corps commanders meeting will be finalised after India-China Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination meet likely to be held Friday.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.