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PM Narendra Modi at the Budget Session of the Lok Sabha at Central Hall of Parliament | PTI

Narendra Modi govt turned to Nehruvian strategy for India’s economic growth

In her book ‘The Lost Decade 2008-2018’, Puja Mehra explains how the ‘India Growth Story’ has devolved into ‘Growth without a Story’.

Election promises are giving a big push to financing deals for infrastructure projects

Loans for projects came to Rs 520 billion in March quarter, the highest since 2011, compared with Rs 144 billion in previous quarter.
Rajnath Singh, PM Modi and Amit Shah launching the BJP manifesto | ANI

BJP’s Rs 100 lakh crore infrastructure dream only possible with pvt help, financial reform

Modi govt has spent Rs 19.3 lakh crore in 5 years on infrastructure. To meet the manifesto promise, it would need to spend over 5 times that amount per year.
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Modi govt has done better than UPA on infrastructure but delays, cost overruns persist

One-fourth of central infrastructure projects are delayed under Narendra Modi’s NDA govt, while the number was one-third for Manmohan Singh’s UPA.
IL&FS building in Mumbai | Abhijit Bhatlekar/Bloomberg News

India’s Lehman has put genie of mistrust out of the bottle again

The collapse of IL&FS has put a question mark on India’s model of infrastructure financing.
Representational image | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

J&K govt’s new panel will look after toilets, drinking water & electricity in schools

A five-member committee will be headed by the district development commissioner as chairman.
Operations at a Mumbai Metro Rail Corp. Tunnel Excavation Site

IL&FS troubles increase as more defaults reported, shows takeover not an instant fix

IL&FS failed to service principal and interest on loans from banks, inter-corporate deposit and commercial papers totalling 33.9 crore rupees due for the period from Sept 30 to Oct 4
IL&FS headquarters at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai

Modi govt seizes control of IL&FS in a surprise takeover move

Shares of the group’s listed subsidiaries climbed in Mumbai before the decision was announced.
Nitin Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari says India’s infrastructural development needs support from banks

Bankers are dithering about lending decisions as they fear that if a decision goes wrong, they could be subject to probes. 
Mumbai

Decongestion projects on the cards, Mumbai to see hectic building activity from October

The projects - a sea link, a coastal road and two new elevated metro lines – are worth nearly Rs 45,000 crore.

On Camera

PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
GoT

Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

Defence

After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?