Deccan Herald

Section: Articles
By: Ajit Ranade
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, Prabhat Khabhar, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
The Pulwama terrorist attack was mind-numbing brutality. Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility, and it operates from Pakistan. The deadly attack needed sophisticated planning, logistics, arms procurement, fund flow and sensitive information. All this is not possible without some sort of... read more
Section: Articles
Publisher: Free Press Journal, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
During the reform period till 2013, the Government took several steps to strengthen the balance sheet of the Reserve Bank of India and added to the reserves. For instance, the excessive cost of sterilisation which normally is borne by the Central bank was shared by the Government to keep the... read more
Section: Articles
By: Ranjit K Pattnaik
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, The Assam Tribune, Deccan Herald
We have a rate cut after a gap of about 18 months. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced on Friday that the policy repo rate, which goes on to influence the rate at which banks lend to customers, stands cut to 6.25 per cent, down from 6.5 per cent. This change came along with a change in... read more
Section: Articles
By: Ajit Ranade
Publisher: Free Press Journal, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
There was much drama involving economic data on the eve of the budget. Firstly, the remaining two independent members of the Statistical Commission resigned. Their exit made the constitutional body effectively vacuous, since the Chairman’s post was lying vacant since July. This is an apex advisory... read more
Section: Articles
By: Ranjit K Pattnaik
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Deccan Herald
The Finance Minister while presenting the Interim Budget 2019-20 has categorically mentioned that this is not an interim budget but a medium of the country’s developmental journey. In saying so, he has broken the convention, sanctity and integrity of an interim budget and stretched the boundaries... read more
Section: Articles
By: Ajit Ranade
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
The Parliament of India passed a constitutional amendment which modifies articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution. This is to provide reservation for economically weaker sections for admission to institutes of higher education, and jobs in the government and possibly in the private sector. Article 15... read more
Section: Articles
By: Dr. M A Kalam
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
The burning issue of the so-called illegal migrants in Assam and some other States in the North East has assumed disturbing proportions, particularly in the light of the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 that has just been passed by the Lok Sabha and is awaiting its passage through the Rajya Sabha.... read more
Section: Articles
By: Dr. Kiran Desai
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, The Assam Tribune, Deccan Herald
It is evident that the ruling party is on uncertain ground as it prepares for the coming general election later this year. This is the message from the 10 per cent reservation announced for the economically backward upper castes, in addition to the present quota for SCs, STs and OBCs. The proposed... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
Nitin Gadkari is in the news. The former BJP President and the minister (Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation) in the Narendra Modi government has used his hometown and the headquarters city of the RSS to make the point that the... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Orissa Post, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
There was a time when 2020 was far away, and the nation could write a grand vision statement of the new and liberalised India, with no risk of seeing that day come any time soon. Well, we now welcome 2019. In Mumbai, the bars were allowed to be open till 5 a.m. Party hotspots, homes and street... read more

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