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Post-Partition India's most remarkable railway project

Bibek Debroy highlights the importance of the Assam Rail Link Project. IMAGE: On the Bengal and Assam railway in Bogopani in 1945. After a rapid reconnaissance in 1947, it was decided to link up......

What you didn't know about Indian trains

Trains, at one point in time, were not just a mode of transport. They told a story, says Bibek Debroy. IMAGE: The Saraighat Express. Photograph: Kind courtesy Smeet Chowdhury/Flickr This is a......

'People shoot their mouths off on Hinduism without bothering to understand it'

People on both sides of the Hindutva debate need to read and understand the texts first, Bibek Debroy, translator of the unabridged Mahabharata, tells Kanika Datta as he gets started on a similar......

'Gujarat development: Roads, electricity, water'

'Gujarat has learned from its mistakes,' economist Bibek Debroy tells Rediff.com's Sheela Bhatt in this eloquent interview.Bibek Debroy is a distinguished economist whose opinions expressed......

Is Karnataka India's most corrupt state?

'When a newspaper says that Karnataka leads in corruption, one must also know it means Karnataka leads in patronising corruption.''You can't be corrupt without me succumbing to your......

Jaitley snubs Debroy, says no to tax on agri income

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the government does not plan to impose any tax on agricultural income, dismissing the suggestion of NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy. "I......

Bibek Debroy picks holes in Dr Singh's notes ban criticism

Singh, who had also served as Reserve bank governor, had lashed at the government on many aspects of the ongoing exercise, including making this charge. He’d said GDP growth would fall by at......

Engine drivers: Victims of a doomed Railway system

While we complain about comfort in coaches, rarely do we think about the comfort of engine drivers, points out Bibek Debroy. Image: 'Many boys wanted to become engine drivers then, extremely......

The little known story about Shakuntala Railway

A historic railway service flounders for an inflexible privatisation policy, notes Bibek Debroy. Narrow Gauge Train at Rajim Station. Photograph, courtesy: Pankaj Oudhia/Wikimedia Commons......

'Railways may be running many Duronto, Rajdhani, Shatabdi trains at a loss'

The high-level committee on railway restructuring under NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy has said in its report eight of the 16 Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto express trains are incurring operational......

Jharkhand joins call for No Confidence Motion against IOA chief

The Jharkhand Olympic Association joined Hockey India and the Bowling Federation of India in demanding a No Confidence Motion against incumbent IOA president N Ramachandran by calling a Special......
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How 'Good and Simple' is the GST really?

At the stroke of the midnight hour on June 30 India ushered in the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which came into force with effect from July 1,... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/623054/how-good-simple-gst-really.html
Amit Shah hails Dr Syama Prasad as saviour of Bengal

With eyes on expanding party's base in West Bengal, BJP President Amit Shah invoked founder of Bhartiya Jana Sangh (predecessor of BJP) Syama... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-amit-shah-hails-dr-syama-prasad-as-saviour-of-bengal-2503479
The Institute for Human Development organizes round table with industry experts

The Institute for Human Development, with support from the International Labour Organisation, organized a roundtable on Universal Basic... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/the-institute-for-human-development-organizes-round-table-with-industry-experts-117071100608_1.html
CEA Arvind Subramanian, NITI Aayog member differ on UBI implementation

Bibek Debroy spoke in favour of conversion of certain existing subsidies into the scheme ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/cea-arvind-subramanian-niti-aayog-member-differ-on-ubi-implementation-117071001367_1.html
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Competition among states being promoted by government think-tank Niti Aayog is very useful, Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha said today. "Competition... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/competition-among-states-promoted-by-niti-aayog-useful-sinha-117071000375_1.html

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