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Decoding The Secret Formula Employed By Nirmala Sitharaman In Her Budget

By K Raveendran Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has provided a theoretical framework, explained in the acronym EMPLOYMENT, for her budget formulation: E for Employment and Education, M for MSMEs, P for Productivity, L for Land, O for Opportunity, Y for Youth, M for Middle Class, E for Energy Security,...

Jul 24 · >

Indian Railways Budget 2024-25 Shifts Focus From Poor To Aspirational Class

By Dr. Gyan Pathak Indian Railways Budget 2024-25 has clearly shifted its priority from addressing the needs of the poor and common people as a means of mass transport system at affordable travel cost to fulfilling the demands of the aspirational class of the country who can afford the...

Jul 24 · >

Modi-Shah Duo Planning Meticulously To Make Nitish Politically Irrelevant

By Arun Srivastava Two decisions by Narendra Modi granting big financial bonanza to Bihar denying the special category status to the state which was the main demand of the chief minister Nitish Kumar and the withdrawal of the ban on the RSS members to work in government services, are...

Jul 24 · >

India Emerging As The Most Attractive Destination For Global Cement Manufacturers

By Kunal Bose Like in so many other industries, China dwarfs all other cement producing countries in capacity and production. And that is not going to change any time in future either. The other Asian nation India endowed with rich limestone deposits spread in various parts of the country...

Jul 24 · >

Union Budget 2024-25 Once Again Gives Kerala The Cold Shoulder

By P. Sreekumaran THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: It is once again an unremitting tale of wilful neglect and political bias. The first Union Budget of the Modi Government 3, presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, has once again given short shrift to Kerala’s wish list. Not that there were huge expectations from...

Jul 24 · >

West Bengal’s Potato Decision Escalates Tensions With BJP Ruled Govt

By Arun Kumar Shrivastav West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s ongoing feud with the BJP is well-documented. Over time, their rivalry has escalated from verbal sparring to impactful policy decisions. Recently, the West Bengal government’s directive to restrict the movement of potatoes out of the state had immediate consequences...

Jul 24 · >

Uttam Kumar — The Superstar Of Bengali Cinema Is A Craze Even 44 Years After His Death

By Tirthankar Mitra KOLKATA: The skies had opened when Uttam Kumar, an icon to Bengalis in every part of the globe passed away on July 24, 1980. Cutting across the generation gap, his fans poured into the streets on that day as the news of his being summoned to...

Jul 24 · >

Nirmala Sitharaman’s Coalition Versus Federal, Political Versus Economic Budget

By K Raveendran Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stepped up to her budget rostrum in the Lok Sabha with a resolute demeanour, a symbolic gesture marking the unveiling of what many had anticipated as a transformative federal budget for the fiscal year 2024-25. Yet, what unfolded before the nation on...

Jul 23 · >

Kamala Harris Has The Capacity To Unify Democratic Party Ranks Against Trump

By Kalyani Sankar The United States could elect its first female President in 248 years. As America celebrated its birthday on July 4, it’s important to note that the country has never had a woman as its head of state. Hillary Clinton almost won the Presidency but ultimately failed....

Jul 23 · >

Union Budget 2024-25 Makes Clever Move For Next Generation Reforms

By Dr. Gyan Pathak Taking lessons from the outcome of Lok Sabha Election 2024, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government has made a clever move for the next generation of economic reforms in the Union Budget 2024-25, which forms the core of the budget though mentioned as the last...

Jul 23 · >

Modi Govt’s First Budget In Third Term Is Macro-Economically Sound

By Anjan Roy Nirmala Sitharaman’s budget presented to Parliament on July 23 is a deeply political statement post the polls, containing though sound economic logic as well. As it is by now amply clear to the public, the Union finance minister, has laid out a development budget for Bihar...

Jul 23 · >

Adityanath Playing Aggressive Hindutva Card For Ten Assembly By-Polls

By Pradeep Kapoor LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and BJP played aggressive Hindutva card by asking the shopowners of districts from where kanwariya yatra is taking place keeping by-elections for 10 assembly seats in the state in mind . Although Supreme Court has stayed the order of...

Jul 23 · >

Madhya Pradesh BJP To Hold Special RSS Camp For Former Congressmen

By L.S. Herdenia BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh units of both the BJP and the Congress have decided to initiate massive reforms in their respective organisations. The BJP has been asked by the RSS to apprise Congress leaders, who have joined the BJP, of the saffron party’s style and culture....

Jul 23 · >

Protest Songs Thrive At Four Day Woody Guthrie Folk Festival In Okemah

By D.L. Lang OKEMAH (USA): The revolutionary spirit of Woody Guthrie permeates his birthplace of Okemah, Okla., where the 27th Annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival was held July 10-13. There attendees celebrated Woody’s 112th birthday, and modern musicians added their voices to the folk canon. A sense of camaraderie...

Jul 23 · >

Economic Survey 2023-24 Cautions On India’s Growth Story

By Dr. Gyan Pathak Economic Survey 2023-24 does present a rosy picture of India’s growth story and recognizes the short-term prospect as good, but does not fail to flag several areas of concern that require clear forward-look vision for better prospect in the long term. It underscored the pressing...

Jul 22 · >

KCR: Yet Another Once-Influential Leader Struggling For Relevance

By Kalyani Shankar The Bharatiya Rashtra Samithi, formerly the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, sets itself apart from other declining political parties. Led by the ambitious K. Chandrasekhar Rao, or KCR, the party’s national expansion has been marked by setbacks, including its failure to retain power in Telangana. This fate is...

Jul 22 · >

War Of Dominance Between Modi And Bhagwat Acquires Curious Shape

By Arun Srivastava The battle for dominance between Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya, believed to be the protégé of the Modi-Shah duo, is only the prelude; the ‘big fight’ is between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for the...

Jul 22 · >
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