Free Press Journal

Section: Articles
By: Ajit Ranade
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, Prabhat Khabhar, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
The economic growth for the past three years has declined from 8.2 to 7.2 to 7.0 percent. The latest quarterly growth rate is 6.6 percent, and the January to March quarter data will be published in a couple of weeks. So, this declining trend continues, and for the fourth year in a row, India will... read more
Section: Articles
By: Aseem Shrivastava , By: Aryaman Jain
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
The rise of Hindutva in a country that was thought to be largely secular has flummoxed many. Whatever the outcome of this general election, the BJP and its parent, the RSS, will remain important players and influence the political agenda in a manner they never had been able to before 2014. This is... read more
Section: Articles
By: Ajit Ranade
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Greater Kashmir, Orissa Post, The Navhind Times
In less than a month we will have elected the seventeenth Lok Sabha. The seat tally across parties will determine who gets to form the next government. Since exit polls have been banned during the six week long national elections, we can’t depend on feedback from those who have already voted. The... read more
Section: Articles
By: Haresh Jagtiani
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
Facing a charge of sexual misconduct, the CJI can convene a bench of three male justices, including himself, invite the Attorney General to speak on his behalf, admonish the press for sensationalising the event, accuse politicians of fabricating the episode, not have anyone represent the victim or... read more
Section: Articles
By: Amit Basole
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Greater Kashmir, Orissa Post, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
India is dealing with a serious crisis of employment despite achieving higher than global average rates of GDP growth consistently for many years. The crisis has many dimensions, some of which are low real wage growth, a proliferation of insecure jobs, high rates of unemployment among the educated... read more
Section: Articles
By: Ajit Ranade
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Greater Kashmir, Orissa Post, Prabhat Khabhar, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
The latest data for March shows the inflation rate to be 2.86 percent. The average inflation during the last fiscal year which ended in March is about 3.5 percent. This has been a remarkable success story, the credit for which should go jointly to the Reserve Bank of India and the NDA government.... read more
Section: Articles
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Greater Kashmir, Orissa Post, The Navhind Times
April 13 is a dark day in India’s colonial history. This year, it marks the 100th anniversary of the brutal Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar, where Brigadier General Reginald Dyer opened fire on thousands of unarmed Indians, who had peacefully congregated in the Bagh on Baisakhi day as a mark... read more
Section: Articles
By: Ranjit K Pattnaik
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
The Monetary Policy Committee in its first bi- monthly resolution on April 4, 2019 for the current fiscal has reduced the policy repo rate by 25 basis points. Two months earlier on February 07, 2019 the MPC made the same rate cut of 25 basis points. Thus, cumulatively, there has been a rate cut of... read more
Section: Articles
By: Ajit Ranade
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
The Congress party announced that if elected to form the next government, it would implement a Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY), which will transfer Rs 72,000 as cash income annually to the bottom fifth of the poorest families. The acronym NYAY means justice. The implication is that this “injustice”... read more
Section: Articles
By: Hormuz P. Mama
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Greater Kashmir, Orissa Post, The Navhind Times
When Boeing developed their latest-generation B737MAX, to keep their half-century old best-selling single-aisle airliner contemporary, they introduced new technology that was not available on earlier variants, in order to further enhance its air safety. It was called the Manoeuvring Characteristics... read more

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