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My meeting with Bal Thackeray upset Sonia Gandhi: Pranab Mukherjee
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My meeting with Bal Thackeray upset Sonia Gandhi: Pranab Mukhe...

Former President Pranab Mukherjee has said that Congress chief Sonia Gandhi was upset with him over his meeting late Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election despite her advice against such an interaction. Revealing this in his book 'The Coalition Years', Mukherjee said he had met Thackeray on the advice of Sharad Pawar of the Nationalist Congress Party, a part of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance - II government. He said that during his ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago

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Why Pranab was reluctant to join UPA govt

Manmohan Singh, reveals the former President, was keen that either P Chidambaram or Montek Singh Ahluwalia be the finance minister.Archis Mohan reports. Former President Pranab Mukherjee has said he was reluctant to join the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)-I government in 2004, and had informed Congress President Sonia Gandhi about this. Mukherjee has spoken about his political journey, especially the UPA years in the third volume of his autobiography, The Coalition Years: 1996 to 2012. The ...
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Are higher taxes responsible for India's economic slowdown?

The combined share of customs and excise duties, service tax, and value-added tax in India’s gross domestic product reached an all-time high of 10.5 per cent. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com There has been a steady rise in indirect taxes (net of subsidies) in recent years, pushing up retail prices of commonly used goods and services. The combined share of customs and excise duties, service tax, and value-added tax (VAT) in India’s gross domestic product (GDP) reached an ...
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Centre likely to bring Women's Reservation Bill in winter session

The move would help the PM Modi shape a women-centric narrative, says Archis Mohan. In an effort to seize back the political narrative that is slipping away because of steep oil prices, lack of job growth and economic downturn, the Narendra Modi government is mulling bringing the Women's Reservation Bill in the winter session of Parliament. The Bill provides for reserving a third of all seats for women in the Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies, including in the seats reserved for ...
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The only purpose note ban served

With GDP down by 2 per cent, and with 99 per cent of banned notes making their way back into the banking system, whom did demonetisation benefit? Rediff.com's Utkarsh Mishra explains. What was the objective of demonetisation, or note ban, whatever you call it? And has it been achieved? Perhaps the architects of the scheme, if there are any, themselves don't know. There are many who claim it was a success, and there are others who say it wasn't. And not all of them are economists. Although ...
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