Prabhat Khabhar

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: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Asian Age, Central Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, Prabhat Khabhar, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
About two years ago, Stanford University’s Dr. John P AIoannidis, who currently is considered the most-cited physician, wrote in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Epidemiology: “Under market pressure, clinical medicine has been transformed to finance-based medicine…In many... 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
By: Ajit Ranade
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Greater Kashmir, Orissa Post, Prabhat Khabhar, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
The ball has been set rolling for the world’s biggest election. About 900 million voters, will go to a million booths, to elect 545 members of the Lower House of Parliament, from among 10,000 candidates. It’s an exercise which will span 11 weeks, a time during which the model code of conduct will... read more
Section: Articles
By: Ajit Ranade
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, Prabhat Khabhar, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
The Supreme Court recently rejected a petition which asked that “criminal” candidates be disqualified from contesting elections. These are candidates who have been charged with criminal cases such as murder, attempted murder, extortion, rape, kidnapping or embezzlement, but have not been convicted... read more
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, Prabhat Khabhar, 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: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Greater Kashmir, Orissa Post, Prabhat Khabhar, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
The noted actor, director and producer Amol Palekar is a gentle speaker but can make a powerful point. He was one of the guest speakers for the opening of a retrospective of the late artist Prabhakar Barwe at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai last week. Palekar took the occasion to speak... read more
Section: Articles
By: Ajit Ranade
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Prabhat Khabhar, The Navhind Times
The recent Union Budget proposals gave generous income support to farmers and lower income taxpayers. Whether this will translate into electoral support for the ruling party, only time will tell. The revised data on GDP shows that the past four years have had exceptionally good growth, putting... read more
Section: Articles
By: Ajit Ranade
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, Prabhat Khabhar, The Navhind Times
Antyodaya is one of the key principles that animates India’s constitution. It means uplift of the last. It was M. K. Gandhi who said to leaders of independent India, that when you formulate a policy, think about how it benefits the person worst off in society. All public policy must keep in mind... read more

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