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In defence of farm loan waivers

Farm loan waivers should not be regarded as expenditure but as incentive and investment, argues B S Raghavan, the distinguished civil servant. Photograph: Reuters There is a predictable knee-jerk......

The dud of a stink bomb

By castigating the reforms themselves because of the remediable and reversible defaults here and there in carrying them out, Yashwant Sinha is throwing out the baby along with the bath water, says......

The rise and fall of Lula and Brazil

'He is the man,' US President Barack Obama had said at a G-20 gathering, enhancing Lula's stature.Six years later, has Brazil's impressive economic growth turned to sand?Will a President, who......

'India woke up to this threat long before the US did'

'It is vital we should form an international coalition against ISIS, because their brutality and the use of the Internet for jihadist activities is a reminder that the entire world community has to......

Independent-minded editors are an endangered species: Ansari

The slow erosion of the institution of the editor in Indian media organisations is a reality. When media space and media products are treated solely in terms of revenue maximisation strategies,......

Is it time to end a 150-year-old tradition and move to a Jan-Dec financial year?

The most serious recommendations to change the financial year came in the years preceded by deficient rainfall. The Jha committee was formed after droughts in 1979-80 and 1982-83, reports Rishika......

US power: California has 3% of India's population, 125% of its GDP

India’s economy - ranked eighth in 2015 with a GDP of $2 trillion - is projected to climb past Brazil, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Japan and become the world’s third-largest......

Land reforms fail, only 5% of India's farmers control 32% land

The average land given to the rural landless is small and falling, from 0.95 acres in 2002 to 0.88 acres in 2015 - a 7.4 per cent drop over 13 years–and a slowdown is evident in the process......

Why India's construction slowdown threatens to increase poverty

The construction sector is now India’s second-largest employer after agriculture, the trend coinciding with India’s high-growth phase and decline in poverty levels The construction......

5,275 wilful defaulters (+ Mallya) owe banks Rs 56,621 crore

India’s five leading wilful defaulters are Winsome Diamonds & Jewellery Ltd and associate Forever Precious Jewellery & Diamonds, Zoom Developers, Kingfisher Airlines, Beta Naphthol and Raza......

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