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Who says rate moves need to be 25bps? Not Shaktikanta Das

RBI's Shaktikanta Das' suggestion on bigger interest-rate moves comes as markets see one more rate cut to boost growth in the $2.6 trillion economy amid risks from abroad.

Economy needs to grow at 8% for India to deal with poverty, says RBI’s Shaktikanta Das

India is expected to post economic growth of 7.2% this fiscal, and is seeing below-target inflation even as rising oil prices add an upside risk.
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Private projects have been declining, and India’s new govt needs to reverse this trend

Investment is an important driver of growth in India, but the number of private projects announced and under implementation has been declining steadily since 2011-12.
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Questions on economy can wait, it’s enough that Congress has promised so many freedoms

Many of the Congress’ promises might even be unimplementable. But for a major party to come down on the side of individual freedoms must be welcomed.

What Rahul Gandhi missed out when he promised higher GDP expenditure on education, NYAY

If Rahul Gandhi's promises are kept without cutting other spending, government would be borrowing an amount equal to its total borrowing today.
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Success, not failure, could be the reason why investment demand is still sluggish

Better highways mean trucks can carry bigger loads, so demand for trucks is falling. Such improved productivity must be taken into GDP consideration, but is it?

Revisions to economic data a fact & revisions themselves based on facts: Finance ministry

Economic affairs secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said that revisions to economic statistics for which Modi govt came under fire are based on facts.
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Only compulsive contrarians won’t believe these numbers of economic growth, says Arun Jaitley

The finance minister has given a report card of the economic growth under Modi govt as compared to its predecessors.
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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’.

What India’s top women economists predict for 2019

Slower growth & benign inflation will boost chances of back-to-back interest rate cuts by RBI in April.

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Electoral bonds are a constitutional hazard but transparency alone isn’t the solution

Supreme Court’s role in setting a reform agenda for political funding has to be limited and not extend to managing how parties function.
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Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.


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Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.