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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......

Politicians will find it tougher to retain voters's allegiance

'This may be good news for Rahul Gandhi, for no matter how Modi performs, there will always be some degree of dissatisfaction with his performance among large sections of voters,' says R......

The art of getting out hit wicket

'Modi is not being consistent with his past record of caution.' 'Has something changed in the way Modi does things?' asks T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Prime......

Italian marines' case kept Kerala in news in 2012

The incident of two Italian marines allegedly shooting dead two Indian fishermen off Kerala's coast in February and the subsequent legal and diplomatic issues made headlines throughout 2012, which......

Special: How the vote was won

Managing Editor Sheela Bhatt provides an inside view of the behind-the-scenes wheeling and dealing that culminated in the trust vote in Parliament last week."The glamour of winning the confidence......

Why it's too early to write off payments banks

While payments banks surely lose money, their operating ratios were looking better in 2017-18 compared to the year before. This implies that as customer volumes start picking up, the business......

How RBI's reserves can boost the economy

The use of RBI capital to strengthen public sector banks will have many positive implications for the economy -- and a few manageable downsides, points out R Jagannathan. Photograph: Shailesh......

The Weak are People too

'Economically, if there are too many losers, macro-demand will suffer and undercut growth.''In more developed societies, the issue is resolved through the provision of safety nets, which don't......

5 things Modi should do to fix economy

When the Indian economy tanked in 1991, it did so because it ran out of foreign exchange. Today, it is tanking because it has run out of rupees even as the foreign exchange granary is overflowing,......

Prime Minister Modi, left of centre?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has managed to pull off what was unimaginable a year back -- adopting a much-needed centre-left approach, says Devanik Saha. Narendra Modi came to power on the promise......

Sania Mirza treats Shah Rukh to biryani!

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: Image: Kajol, Shah Rukh Khan, Farah Khan, Sania Mirza, Varun Dhawan and Varun Sharma on the sets of Dilwale Tennis star Sania......

PIX: Priyanka, Big B, Vidya at Stardust Awards

Bollywood stars attended the 2013 edition of Stardust Awards held over the weekend at MMRDA in Bandra, a western Mumbai suburb. Dressed in a black top and palazzo pants, Priyanka Chopra stole the......

When newcomers stole the show

Newcomers leave their mark on the Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival, reports Arthur J Pais. Two young cousins who meet at a family wedding play hide-and-seek, but the real search......

Dhawan, Unmukt tons put Delhi in strong position

Skipper Shikhar Dhawan led from the front, scoring his 15th first-class century before young Unmukt Chand hit a composed unbeaten 134 to help Delhi finish the opening day at 287 for one against......

Srinivasan re-elected TNCA president for eighth term

Board of Control for Cricket in Indiapresident N Srinivasan was on Thursday re-elected unopposed as president of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Associationfor the eighth consecutive year, at its 82nd......

Ranji SF: Balaji, Prasanna give TN command over Mumbai

Unheralded Ramaswamy Prasanna scored his first century in five years before skipper Laxmipathy Balaji bowled a fiery opening spell to rip apart Mumbai's top-order and give Tamil Nadu command of......

Ranji Trophy: Mumbai thrash Punjab to top Group A

Mumbai pipped Punjab by nine wickets, in Mumbai, on Saturday, on the fourth and final day of their concluding Ranji Trophy Elite Division league tie to rocket to the top of Group A with 25 points.......

Ranji Trophy: Jaffer becomes highest run-getter

Mumbai skipper Wasim Jaffer overtook former teammate Amol Muzumdar (8237 runs) as the highest run-getter in Ranji Trophy while notching 82, as his team overhauled Punjab's modest first innings......

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