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‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’ Episode 199: Arun Jaitley’s Statement on Nirav Modi-PNB Scam

‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’ Episode 199: Arun Jaitley’s Statement on Nirav Modi-PNB ScamVinod Dua discusses finance minister Arun Jaitley’s statement on the Punjab National Bank scam.  The post ‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’ Episode 199: Arun Jaitley’s Statement on Nirav Modi-PNB Scam appeared first on The Wire.

Nirav Modi Scam: Jaitley Wants Banks, Auditors to Introspect But Not FinMin, PMO

Nirav Modi Scam: Jaitley Wants Banks, Auditors to Introspect But Not FinMin, PMOThe finance minister suggested the fraud represented a failure of public sector bank managements to use their autonomy responsibly. File photo of finance minister Arun Jaitley. Credit: PTI New Delhi: When the Rs 11,400 crore Nirav Modi case broke a week ago, Prime Minister… Read More »

Labour Market: Economic Surveys, Budget Legitimise Short-Term Illusory Gains

Labour Market: Economic Surveys, Budget Legitimise Short-Term Illusory GainsThe government’s strategy regarding labour welfare in general and jobs in particular quite clearly projects that temporary jobs and current higher income are good enough. Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) members at the protest in November 2017. Credit: Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashasta/The Wire The biggest challenge the… Read More »

Job Creation in Organised Sector Dipped by 65% in April-June 2017

Job Creation in Organised Sector Dipped by 65% in April-June 2017The number of new jobs created declined to 64,000 from 185,000 in January-March 2017. The number of casual workers – those earning daily wages – declined by 23,000 in April-June 2017. Credit: Reuters New Delhi: The pace of job creation in the organised sector fell sharply during… Read More »

By Underfunding Its Own TB Control Plan, Centre Shoots Itself in the Lung

By Underfunding Its Own TB Control Plan, Centre Shoots Itself in the LungChronically low investments have made our public health systems fragile and overburdened, such that they have become incapable of reversing India’s TB crisis by themselves. Credit: centralasian/Flickr, CC BY 2.0 Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the biggest scourges of modern India as well… Read More »

West Bengal Opts out of ‘Modicare’, Why ‘Waste’ Funds, Asks Mamata

West Bengal Opts out of ‘Modicare’, Why ‘Waste’ Funds, Asks Mamata“The Centre has drawn up a health plan in which 40% of the fund has to come from states. But why should the state spend on another programme when it already has its own?” West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. Credit: PTI New Delhi: The West Bengal… Read More »

Budget 2018 Undermines Global Efforts to Establish a Consistent International Tax Landscape

Budget 2018 Undermines Global Efforts to Establish a Consistent International Tax LandscapeThe unseemly haste with which the finance minister has replaced ‘permanent establishment’ with ‘significant economic presence’ will open up the floodgates for international tax disputes. Arun Jaitley outside parliament before presenting the Budget 2018. Credit: PTI/Manvender Vashist The government’s 2018 Budget – presented by… Read More »

There’s No Reason to Be Confused on How to Calculate the Right MSP

There’s No Reason to Be Confused on How to Calculate the Right MSPThe Swaminathan Commission was clear in its recommendations, and the rationale offered by the NITI Aayog to rule out the use of comprehensive cost is dubious at best. The curious thing is that there was never any real ‘confusion’ on this matter. Credit:… Read More »

Why has the Reserve Bank of India Killed the Indian Economy?

Why has the Reserve Bank of India Killed the Indian Economy?The RBI’s relentless high interest rates are killing the new entrepreneurial class and has forced India’s growth rate to fall below the average of the past 30 years. Credit: PTI In an interview Kaushik Basu gave to The Hindu on January 24, the former chief… Read More »

BJP Ally Chandrababu Naidu Unhappy Over ‘Raw Deal’ to Andhra Pradesh

BJP Ally Chandrababu Naidu Unhappy Over ‘Raw Deal’ to Andhra PradeshAt a meeting with party leaders, Naidu voiced his disappointment over the lack of any allocations for the state to fulfil commitments made in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu (left), Union finance minister Arun Jaitley. Credit: PTI Amravati: Andhra… Read More »