Former Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said the then Union home secretary G K Pillai had seen the papers pertaining to Ishrat Jahan case at least thrice and wondered why only those papers which can call the ex-bureaucrat’s bluff have gone missing now. “The file passed the (then) home secretary’s table at least three times,” he said. Speaking at the launch of his book ‘Standing Guard: A Year in Opposition’, on Monday evening, the Congress ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
India’s economy is not like Western ones, and thus needs restrained fiscal policy even during a recession, says Ajay Shah. If conditions in India are pretty bad, is this not a time for loose fiscal policy? The standard prescription from economics textbooks does not carry forward into the Indian setting. As we have messed up our foundations of macro and finance, when the going gets tough, fiscal policy has to become more conservative. Once we look past our press releases, macroeconomic ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
With the Congress gunning for the Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani with a privilege Motion, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday hit back in Lok Sabha by pressing for similar action against the Opposition party’s Chief Whip Jyotiraditya Scindia for “defamatory” remarks against Minister Bandaru Dattatreya. BJP’s Chief Whip Arjun Ram Meghwal accused Scindia of “misleading” the House on February 24 by alleging that Dattatreya had called Rohith ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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