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Representational image. Africa has lagged in the industrialization necessary to generate mass employment | Photo: John Wessels| Bloomberg

Industrialisation only hope to eliminate poverty in Africa

African development is key to a stable world. For if it remains underdeveloped, Africa, with its exploding impoverished population, will fall prey to climate disasters and wars.
Former PM Charan Singh

Farmer leader Charan Singh’s manifestos never promised easy solutions like loan waivers

Charan Singh played a crucial role in the politicisation of the peasantry and made it a formidable political force. 
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Modi’s inability to transform economy isn’t a personal failing, it’s a structural problem

Commentators may have missed that the Indian state is less equipped now to provide the resources and political direction necessary to effectively support industrial development.

When comparing economies, pair India with Indonesia, not China

On key criteria, Indonesia is a better fit than China. It’s a trillion-dollar economy with twice our per capita income ($4,000), which we could reach by 2030.
The new wealth of nations

PM Modi’s economic advisory panel member bats for universal basic income

In his latest book titled 'The New Wealth of Nations', Bhalla explains how a universal income for the poor is a welfare system whose time may have come across the world.

On Camera

Floodwater gushes through a street following heavy rains, at Falaknuma, in Hyderabad, Wednesday, 14 October, 2020.| PTI

Pollute oceans and it’ll come back at us like it did in Andhra, Telangana: Manpreet Badal

We don't seem to have learnt the lesson from cyclones Ockhi and Amphan and continue to dump toxic wastes in the Indian Ocean. Our punishment this time could be severe.

Kotak Mahindra Bank is exploring taking over IndusInd Bank

IndusInd, however, denied any sale talks, calling it a rumour. It said the bank’s founders reiterate their full support 'now and always'.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.