Rejecting former prime minister Manmohan Singh’s criticism of demonetisation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the National Democratic Alliance government is trying to transform the previous regime of “loot and plunder” into a more “honest system”. “We are trying to transform India’s economy where there is a premium on honesty... We switched over from a system which promotes it (corruption, dubious political funding, bribery) into a ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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United States President Barack Obama hosted the 14th and final formal State Arrival Ceremony and State Dinner on October 18. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini were welcomed to the White House with a grand reception. To mark this momentous occasion, Chief White House photographer decided to share glimpses from some of the other state dinners hosted by the Obama administration over the last eight years. He says, “To mark the occasion, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Modi has debunked the uncontested wisdom of foreign and strategic policy remaining unchanged and running on a broad national consensus. This is clearly seen in his unhesitating embrace of the US and the clear hardening shift in India's stance on Pakistan, says Shekhar Gupta. At an interaction in New Delhi’s Indian Institute of Technology that I moderated earlier this week, US Secretary of State John Kerry referred to a phrase Prime Minister Narendra Modi used in his address on Capitol ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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