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Basic income for poor demands subsidy cuts, a step govts in India are unlikely to take

If no effort is made to consider how a minimum income guarantee is financed, then the expenditure would lead to cuts in public investment & higher borrowing.
Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia addressing a delegation in Barcelona | @DoC_GoI/ twitter

India may lose trade dispute with US in WTO, says commerce secretary Teaotia

US has dragged India to WTO for providing export subsidies even as the latter's income levels cross the subsidy threshold. 
Agriculture

The more the farmers distrust the government, the more they will resist reform

In a low trust and low capacity state, voters can resist reform, because they believe the government is either unwilling or incapable of implementing it successfully and equitably.
NDA restores subsidy to flagship Gujarat PSU that UPA had stopped for ‘abuse’

NDA restores subsidy to flagship Gujarat PSU that UPA had stopped for ‘abuse’

UPA had stopped subsidy to GSFC in 2013 after it was found the company wasn’t passing it on to farmers. Modi govt reversed decision this March.

On Camera

Priyanka Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Robert Vadra

Not Gandhi dynasty, but a Narasimha Rao-like figure can save the Congress now

The Congress needs someone who can re-build its image and appeal as a credible opposition without totally sidelining the Gandhi family.
imran khan

With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

Defence

RFID

RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
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?