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Ahead of PM Modi's visit, Indians in Myanmar say complex documentation process has made their life tough
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Ahead of PM Modi's visit, Indians in Myanmar say complex docum...

There are great expectations from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Myanmar. Once extremely prosperous, the erstwhile process of nationalisation in the country reduced the Indian community there to the economic and social periphery. Today, most of ... DNA, 1 month ago
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Suresh Prabhu has his work cut out for him as commerce minister. Can he deliver?

Suresh Prabhu is a lucky man. Many people expected him to be out of the Cabinet after presiding over the maximum number of train accident deaths in a decade. But instead, he's been saddled with another ministry - commerce and industry - which is not in ...
 catchnews.com1 month ago Shift to commerce ministry from railways no demotion: Prabhu  Rediff.com1 month ago
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IITians urged to be job creators rather than job seekers

The youth have to turn into entrepreneurs if India’s massive demographic dividend is to be taken advantage of: Smriti Irani. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Senior Union ministers on Wednesday urged students and alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi to be job creators rather than job seekers. Textile Minister Smriti Irani and Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha addressed the “My India @ 2022” programme organised by the World Economic Forum ...
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BJP yet to crack the gender equality equation

Even with the elevation of Nirmala Sitharaman as defence minister, the BJP still needs to redress the gender imbalance and fill the 33 per cent quota in posts, reports Radhika Ramaseshan. IMAGE: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on board a Mirage fighter during her visit to the Air Force Station in Gwalior on September 14, 2017. Photograph: @nsitharaman/Twitter Women’s empowerment is passé. In the Bharatiya Janata Part, the new catchline is ‘gender equality’.
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Sitharaman becomes India's first full-time woman defence minister

'My appointment as defence minister sends out a strong message,' said the 58-year-old. Madam Raksha Mantri: Where's the money for guns, submarines, warships? In a big promotion, Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday became the first woman to become a full-time defence minister of the country as she faced the challenge of speeding up modernisation of the three forces in her new role.  Sitharaman, 58, a Rajya Sabha member, is the second woman to take charge of the crucial ministry as Indira ...
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Why the neglect of exports must end soon

It is mind-boggling to find our prime minister putting exports on the back-burner, says Jayanta Roy. Image: The 'Make In India' week was held with great fanfare in Mumbai in February 2016. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters There is euphoria in India about a growth rate of over 7 per cent. There are a lot of suggestions for creating jobs. But there is total silence on revival of the lost export momentum. Export growth is necessary for sustaining high growth and to create jobs in ...
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How Big Brother Stole Diwali

Gone are the days of over-the-top Diwali parties, says Kishore Singh.This year round, the taxman is the invisible -- and unwanted -- guest at these once extravagant affairs.Illustrations: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com There is no shortage of black humour this festive season. "Been playing teen-patti?" "No, I don't have a GSTIN yet." The Goods and Services Tax is proving a helluva party-pooper as this conversation among guests proves. "Have you paid advance GST yet?" "No, I don't expect to win more ...
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State of economy spooks BJP allies, but no one's listening

Its governing allies are not happy on the economy and complain of ignored concerns but find themselves unable to be assertive.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent address to company secretaries on the economy had beamed a mixed message to his Bharatiya Janata Party’s allies. The ruling National Democratic Alliance’s constituents didn’t find much to cheer, feeling Modi had not touched on their fundamental concerns, while he sought to appropriate the ethical space ...
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India did DeMo, GST at right time: Jaitley

'There is global appreciation of the fact that India has the capacity and courage to carry out structural reforms like demonetisation and GST,' the finance minister said. India carried out key structural reforms at the right time -- when the growth rate was high -- and it will serve the country well in the days to come, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday. Some of the key reforms, including demonetisation and GST, were carried out keeping in mind their long-term benefits to the ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago Positive mood in US about India, says Jaitley  Rediff.com1 week ago

India needs to shoot for 10pc growth target

Policy discussions now should urgently focus on the road map for serious economic and institutional reforms to put India on a sustained high growth trajectory like the Chinese economy, says Jayanta Roy. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The recent dip in gross domestic product (GDP) growth is being taken seriously in all quarters.   The myth of a high-growth trajectory is being challenged. Policymakers, however, are attributing this fall to demonetisation and the Goods and Services ...
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