Victory in the Uttar Pradesh polls has emboldened the party leadership to pursue a pro-woman agenda, say Sanjeeb Mukherjee and Archis Mohan. In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Narendra Modi led the Bharatiya Janata Party to a famous victory on the back of a narrative that articulated the hopes and aspirations of the youth. For the 2019 polls, the Modi government believes that as part of its pro-poor focus, it should roll out schemes that help empower women, which the party hopes to cultivate as ... Rediff.com, 18 hours ago
It will get colder in the next 2, 3 days, reports Sanjeeb Mukherjee. The current cold wave conditions which started from Monday, January 9, could reach its peak in the next 3, 4 days before subsiding marginally. The cold conditions could thereafter prevail till January 21 over most parts of the country, but with lower intensity, meteorologists said. The cold wave conditions, which started Tuesday onwards, has seen temperatures in many places across North India plummet below 5 degrees ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Sops for middle class, poor and farmers on cards. Arup Roychoudhury, Sanjeeb Mukherjee and Archis Mohan report. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on New Year's Eve, will address a nation expecting promised 'gains' after 50 days of note ban 'pain'. The word from the government is people won't be disappointed. He is set to announce populist measure, the focus of which would be the poor -- particularly women and farmers -- the middle class and small merchants. While a few measures are expected to be ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Weather watchers said it can’t be known till May whether El Niño will impact the monsoon or not, reports Sanjeeb Mukherjee While it is gradually becoming clearer that La Niña -- which causes bountiful rain -- is unlikely during the monsoon this year, there is still no certainty as to what the status of El Niño, which causes less rain, will be. El Niño, according to most models, is in an evolving state, something which makes predictions all the more ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A projected drop in production in the 2016-17 sugar season (October-September) has kept domestic prices firm, reflecting in improved profitability and stock prices of companies, say Ajay Modi and Sanjeeb Mukherjee. At a time when most consumption-driven sectors dread the impact of demonetisation, the mega event has come as a saviour for the sugar industry. With production set to be less than consumption, unlike recent surplus years, a demonetisation-led consumption decline comes as a strong ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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