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5-member committee to decide on new Andhra capital

The Centre has constituted a five-member expert committee to study various alternatives available to it to decide on a new capital for Andhra Pradesh. This committee has been tasked with the......

Is there an alternative to Narendra Modi and his policies?

Narendra Modi has been in power in Gujarat for a decade now. Has the time not come to discourage the trend towards a personality cult by trying an alternate leader, asks B Raman Gujarat Chief......

UPA-2: Time to change course

The government must give up its neo-liberal polices and obsession with GDP growth and shift its ideological centre of gravity leftwards, argues Praful Bidwai. It's no aberration that the first......

CPI to strive for an alternative front to UPA

Communist Party of India general secretary A B Bardhan on Sunday said the United Progressive Alliance government at the centre was in a period of transition and his party's aim was to find an......

'Strict decisions have to be made for the good of the poor'

'You cannot judge a government within a month. Give us five years' time.' 'At times, strict economic decisions have to be made for the good of the poor in the long run.' Dharmendra Pradhan, one of......

Govt plans Rs 2 lakh-cr solar and wind power projects in deserts

With depleting fossil fuel reserves and environmental concerns surrounding conventional power generation, the government has started work on a long-term plan to tap into India’s solar and......

Assocham charts steps to overcome El Nino

The impact of El Nino on food prices is expected to be minimal as India has stock of 53 million tonnes cereals, which is about 250 per cent of the prescribed buffer requirement The Associated......

Govt gets its act together as Korean investments threatened

 The government is believed to be working on a strategy to resolve the matter related to Wednesday's Supreme Court order asking Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee (pictured) to appear......

UP promises to overhaul business environment to attract industry

The much-awaited Uttar Pradesh Services Guarantee legislation is ready and is likely to be put before the state Cabinet in the next 15 days. To boost industrialisation and check the flight of......

SPECIAL: Why the govt must streamline its free medicines plan

To compound the woes of those patients who have to rely on government health centres, the government has done little to enforce its order binding the doctors to prescribe generic rather than......

Doctor, heal thyself!

The latest episode of Aamir Khan's television show Satyamev Jayate probed into malpractices that some doctors follow, looking at the way they dole out wrong treatments for monetary gains. It has......

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Q. Upset over 'the Republic killing its own children', the Supreme Court sought the response of the Centre and the Andhra Pradesh government on a plea for judicial probe into the killings of top Maoist leader Cherukuri Rajkumar in an alleged fake encounter six months ago. Comments plz.
:  A. Anybody born in India is son / daughter of our country. We have adopted our Constitution to run the country. Constitution is a base to decide any...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/upset-over-the-republic-killing-its-own-children-the-supreme//answers/18973851

jaco
Q. Food inflation is close to 17% now. Any idea where will it end up?
Jaco:  A. The food inflation has been ruling high for quite some time..To me , the situation appears to be unpredictable..more and more items of daily use...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/food-inflation-is-close-to-17-now.-any-idea-where-will-it-en/18973817/answers/17274918

Good Citizen
Q. Would there be a repetition Of 1962 by China ???
Good Citizen:  A. Yes, Chinese soldiers deliberately leave tell-tale evidence of their incursions to insult and annoy us.We have done nothing to make the Chinese...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/would-there-be-a-repetition-of-1962-by-china-/17274381/answers/15814841

AWASTHI
Q. Why the Left parties are against the Nuke Deal as if they are trying to do a Favour to INDIA and they have not done anything in either KERALA or WEST BENGAL. Now all teh countries are looking at INDIA as a SUPER power. But with such kind of POLITICS, we never become either like JAPAN or rather any other developed country in even next 10 years also. If we want to become like them and compete with them we need to be aggressive.
AWASTHI:  A. Dear Vesta,Would you like to believe Americans as they are arm twisting any country they wish to ? They are shrewed enough to engage India in a...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/why-the-left-parties-are-against-the-nuke-deal-as-if-they-ar/15814831/answers/3121720

vetsa sudhakar
Q. The population, traffic,pollution in NCR is seen rising leading to a very bad life for a common man here. What could be done to prevent such growing problem?
Vetsa Sudhakar:  A. Population ControlIt is generally accepted that overpopulation is caused or aggravated by poverty and gender inequality with consequent...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/the-population-trafficpollution-in-ncr-is-seen-rising-leadin/3121574/answers/596678

  Web results for Centre For Policy Alternatives
Bitcoin catches on in tech-savvy Romania

By Luiza Ilie BUCHAREST (Reuters) - In a well-lit office with red window frames in downtown Bucharest, Romania's first bitcoin ATM attracts many... ...

http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/07/28/uk-romania-bitcoin-idINKBN0FX0W120140728
Towards a better monetary policy

Posted by Equitymaster With the Union Budget out of the way, media focus will now be on the Reserve Bank of India's Third Bi-monthly Monetary... ...

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Issues & Challenges - Based on valedictory address delivered by Shri Harun R Khan, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India at the National Seminar on Rural Finance organised by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)

At the outset, I thank National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) for inviting me to this esteemed gathering of experts in the... ...

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US sending dirty coal abroad

Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/not-in-my-backyard-us-sending-dirty-coal-abroad-news-others-oh2jKVefiijdh.html
The 'failures' of the Left

Calcutta, July 27: Political theorist Partha Chatterjee today linked the Left's decline to the combine's failure to understand the changes in... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1140728/jsp/bengal/story_18661014.jsp

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