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Why a second term for Modi seems IFFY

'Poor home work, and a subsequent loss of nerve.''This sums up the Modi government's current travails, the stall in key sectors, fading momentum, irritability,' points out Shekhar......

Sita decides to live or die on her own terms

'On as many as two occasions, Sita is called upon to take a test to establish her integrity and loyalty to Rama and on both the occasions she opts for a course of action on her own terms,' points......

Stampede a 'massacre', fumes Sena; Oppn seeks Goyal's resignation

With the stampede on a foot overbridge at Elphinstone Road railway station leaving Mumbaikars shell-shocked, parties including the Bharatiya Janata Party ally Shiv Sena on Friday attacked the......

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......

How RPF is different from GRP

There are significant differences in the scope, jurisdiction, functions and personnel requirements of RPF and GRP, writes Bibek Debroy. Here is a quote from a single-bench order of Chhattisgarh......

Reforms to help India grow at 6.5-7% from FY23: CEA

The country's economy will start witnessing a growth of 6.5 to 7 per cent from fiscal 2023 onward, helped by various reforms undertaken by the government so far and also as COVID-19 vaccination......

Invisible Growth behind Sensex Rise

'The growth drivers are mostly invisible, but the growth is undeniable at least for now,' notes Debashis Basu. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   In my earlier column I offered the......

Idle tracks shore up railway finances

When Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tables her Budget on February 1, the numbers could be something to cheer.Subhomoy Bhattacharjee reports. IMAGE: A passenger walks to board a train to Delhi......

Reimagining Industrial Era GDP measures

... and getting GDP to measure India's data economy, recommends Ajit Balakrishnan.   Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   We Indians seem to think of headlines about India's gross......

Railway Board restructuring gets green flag

The board will now be headed by Vinod Kumar Yadav as chairman and CEO, and it will have four other members. The Railway Board got its first CEO after the government approved its restructuring and......

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