Prabhat Khabhar

Section: Articles
By: Ajit Ranade
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Prabhat Khabhar, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
This December 12 is the third death anniversary of Sharad Joshi, founder of the Shetkari Sanghatana, the farmers’ organisation. At a time when lakhs of farmers are marching into the capital, and agrarian distress is visible in many parts of the country, it is appropriate that we recollect the... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Orissa Post, Prabhat Khabhar, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
In his own strident way, never giving an inch and always straining to milk dry the argument for his side, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has summed up the frivolousness of the debate on GDP growth rates. The Minister wrote in his blog: “Data based on facts and on the best global practices is... read more
Section: Articles
By: Ajit Ranade
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, Prabhat Khabhar, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
The inflation reported for the month of October was 3.1 per cent, the lowest in the last one year. This was a big relief, because just one month ago, there were fears that international oil prices may spike up to a100 dollars a barrel. This was because of the impending sanctions against Iran, which... read more
Section: Articles
By: Ajit Ranade
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, Prabhat Khabhar, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
The midterm elections in the United States are a significant barometer of the voters’ perception on the President’s performance. They occur exactly at the mid-point of the four-year term and hence are a useful input to predict the outcome of the presidential election coming up in the next two years...
Section: Articles
By: Ajit Ranade
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, Prabhat Khabhar, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
The Reserve Bank of India was set up twelve years before India’s independence. In the eight decades of its existence it has distinguished itself with conduct of the highest global standards. It is among a handful of national institutions known for exemplary integrity and incorruptibility. It may,... read more
Section: Articles
By: Ajit Ranade
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, Prabhat Khabhar, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
India’s economic growth this year will once again be among the fastest in the world, even ahead of China. The real GDP growth rate, i.e. adjusted for inflation will be more than 7 percent this fiscal year, whereas China may fall below 6.5. Economic growth is an input to improve the quality of life... read more
Section: Articles
By: Ranjit K Pattnaik, By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, Prabhat Khabhar, The Navhind Times
After two rounds of a hike in the policy repo rate, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has announced a pause. The policy repo rate, which is meant to influence and transmit over time to the rate at which banks lend to borrowers, stands unchanged at 6.5 per cent. The MPC voted 5:1 to keep the rate... read more
Section: Articles
By: Ajit Ranade
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, Prabhat Khabhar, The Navhind Times
The right to stand for elections is neither a divine nor a human right. It is not even a fundamental right as per the Constitution of India. Hence the right to contest an election to become a people’s representative has some restrictions. For the Lok Sabha, you must be 25 years of age and for the... read more
Section: Articles
By: Dr. T.M. Thomas Isaac
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, Prabhat Khabhar, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Manthri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), described by many as the largest social health insurance programme launched anywhere in the world, has been launched on 23rd September. Some have even suggested that the Prime Minister be nominated for the Nobel Price for this historic... read more
Section: Articles
By: Ajit Ranade
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, Prabhat Khabhar, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Vyapar
The big news this week was on two key prices. One is the price of the almighty dollar, and the other is the price of petrol (or diesel). These two are the most important price signals in the economy. And both are of imported items. India has a huge shortage of oil since domestic supplies meet... read more

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