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The electoral choice on offer

A Narendra Modi administration would believe more in decentralisation than would a Rahul Gandhi administration, says Arvind Panagariya. Both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party manifestos......

View: Why Rahul's strategy will fail

The Congress could have regained some lost ground had it returned to welfare and a pro-poor platform. Instead, it has moved in the opposite direction. Rahul Gandhi's upper middle class-based......

'The illiterate farmer becoming thing of the past'

What are the poor most concerned about? After meeting families in 175 Indian villages in the last decade, Anirudh Krishna, left, says the poor's greatest worry is their children's future. With a......

'We have an unfinished agenda of development'

The United Progressive Alliance government on Tuesday completed three years in office. On the occasion, Dr Manmohan Singh led-government released a report, highlighting its achievements. Here is......

Global conference on disaster reduction in Mumbai

World Conference on Disaster Reduction, with its focus on the corporate sector's role and responsibility, will be held in Mumbai from November 16 to 18, with the active involvement of the United......

Travesties of the basic income scheme

Alas, the 'basic income' schemes that have hit the headlines in the recent past are a far cry from the genuine article in terms of coverage and fiscal implications, says Vijay Joshi. Photograph:......

Entire text of finance minister's Budget Speech

Budget 2010-11 provided considerable relief to income tax payers by raising the slabs at two levels but hiked the central excise duty on non-petroleum products across the board from 8 to 10 per......

Every 2nd person in Mumbai lives in a slum

India's financial capital which houses the maximum number of slum dwellers in the country has one in two persons residing in a slum, as per a Human Development Report compiled by Brihanmumbai......

Pranab Mukherjee's Budget Speech

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented the Budget for 2009-10 on July 6. Following is the BudgetSpeechof Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee: Madam Speaker, I rise to present the Budget for......

Pranab Mukherjee's Interim Budget speech

External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is also managing the finance ministry, presented the Interim Budget for 2009-10 in Parliament on Monday. Following is the text of the entire Budget......

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