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When he spoke on the possible consequences of a nuclear conflict, it was visible from the press gallery that not only MPs but even his cabinet colleagues were taken aback by his revelations. TheMahatma was India's liberator and Jawaharlal Nehru, ...Indian Express, 1 week ago
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The era of licensing was disastrous and, despite my 'Bombay Club' credentials, I think liberalisation has been good for India and Bajaj Auto Rahul Bajaj October 27, 2014 Last Updated at 21:38 IST It was the early seventies and the heydays of the ...Business Standard India, 3 weeks ago Rahul Bajaj's quick ride back into the Licence Raj era Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
The great excitement, even high drama, began with the formulation of the Second Five-Year Plan. Doubtless the Planning Commission of yore, which did the country service in days gone by, had to be wound up and replaced by an organisation more in ...Indian Express, 1 month ago
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