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Jayati Ghosh February 2, 2018 For those with short memories, let’s remind ourselves that Arun Jaitley has been promising “top priority to farmers” for a while now. Indeed, this government came to power in 2014 promising to double farmers’ incomes in five years. Four years later,...

Jayati Ghosh February 2, 2018 This government is especially good at optics, at managing public perceptions to persuade people that it is working for them, rather than doing so. So it is no surprise that Arun Jaitley’s pre-election Budget Speech went on about how much his...

Jayati Ghosh February 20, 2018 Forget the massive and overblown promises to farmers and on health insurance, which were not covered by any budgetary provisions.  Ignore the supposed increases in rural development spending, which are all to be met through “extra-budgetary and non-budgetary sources”. Disregard the...

C.P. Chandrasekhar February 20, 2018 Billed as the last full budget of this second NDA government, Budget 2018 was not expected to surprise. The leadership of that government may be pleased with having played, during its nearly 4-year tenure, with programmes varying from “Make in India”...

Prabhat Patnaik February 21, 2018 What is happening in the U.S. economy provides an object lesson on the functioning of neo-liberal capitalism. Pre-first world war capitalism which had witnessed the long Victorian and Edwardian boom had relied on the colonial arrangement for the system’s dynamics. The...

  12 March 2018 (Monday) 1.माओ के बाद चीन में अब जिनपिंग जीवनपर्यत राष्ट्रपति रहेंगे शी • चीन में एकदलीय राजनीति में सबसे बड़े बदलाव के तहत रबर स्टांप संसद ने ऐतिहासिक संविधान संशोधन को मंजूरी दे दी जिससे राष्ट्रपति शी जिनपिंग के दो बार के कार्यकाल की...

ConJomo Kwame Sundaram February 27, 2018 In early 2016, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement — involving twelve countries on the Pacific Ocean rim, including the USA — was signed in New Zealand. Right after his inauguration in January 2017, newly elected US President Donald Trump withdrew...

Jayati Ghosh February 27, 2018 The bank frauds involving Punjab National Bank (PNB) and the companies associated with businessmen Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi as well as the Rotomac case couldn’t have come at a worse time. The Indian banking system is already reeling under the...

  गिरीश्वर मिश्र, (लेखक महात्मा गांधी अंतरराष्ट्रीय हिंदी विश्वविद्यालय, वर्धा के कुलपति हैं) भारत में शिक्षा को एक रामबाण औषधि के रूप में हर मर्ज की दवा मान लिया गया और उसके विस्तार की कोशिश शुरू हो गई बिना यह जाने-बूझे कि इसके अनियंत्रित विस्तार के क्या...

  संपादकीय नीरव मोदी और पंजाब नैशनल बैंक (पीएनबी) के घोटाले और उसकी आलोचना के बीच केंद्र सरकार ने भ्रष्टाचार के विरोध में कुछ खास कदमों की शुरुआत कर दी है। गत गुुरुवार को केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने भगोड़ा आर्थिक अपराधी (एफईओ) विधेयक को मंजूरी दे दी। इसका...