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Hardev Sanotra

RBI Sharply Revises GDP Growth, But Govt Seems To Be In Denial On Slowdown

Dec 05, 2019 Hardev Sanotra

The indications of a slowing economy have been in the air for some time. The government’s reaction, though, has been aimed at downplaying the bad picture emerging.

TN Seshan: Whose Eccentricity And Blinding Religious Belief Often Got Better Of Him

Nov 11, 2019 Hardev Sanotra

What Seshan did to the election commission – with toughness, unwillingness to bend and sometimes eccentricity – is well documented.


Assimilate Assam Immigrants, Fears Over Influx Unfounded: Nobel Laureate Esther Duflo

Esther Duflo says fear of migration is often made worse by governments who want to be seen to be doing something about the problem.

People Will Say What They Have To: Nobel Laureate Esther Duflo On Piyush Goyal’s Comment

Oct 28, 2019 Hardev Sanotra

Pyush Goyal commented in a dismissive fashion after it was announced that the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in economics set up in memory of Alfred Nobel was awarded to Esther Duflo, husband Abhjit Banerjee, and Michael Kremer.


Poverty Rates In India May Go Up, Warns Nobel Laureate Esther Duflo

The number of poor in India has been slashed, says Duflo. 'But that does not mean we should be happy. That is not enough,' she says.

04 October, 2019

Economy Slowed Down But Likely To Improve In Near Future, Indicates RBI

Hardev Sanotra

The post-policy statement of RBI clearly indicates that the central bank is likely to continue to remain dovish.


20 September, 2019

After Three Misses, Nirmala Sitharaman Hits Bulls Eye To Tackle Low GDP Growth Rate

Hardev Sanotra

What will come as a further relief for companies would be the decision to do away the minimum alternate tax for those who opt for the new regime.


14 September, 2019

Nirmala Sitharaman’s Incentives Are Likely To Have Marginal Impact On Exports Or Housing

Hardev Sanotra

The government's plan to organise at least four Mega Shopping Festivals is aimed at providing incentives to small and medium enterprises to sell or export their products.


11 September, 2019

Auto Sector Slowdown: It's Not About Ola, Uber Rides, Reasons Lie Elsewhere

Hardev Sanotra

It would be wrong to look at the taxi services to identify the slump. The reasons are elsewhere, related to the overall slump of the economy which showed a low GDP growth of 5 per cent in August this year as compared to 8 per cent growth in the same month last year.


08 September, 2019

100 Days Of Modi Government 2.0: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Hardev Sanotra

On the economic front, the government has shown a moon-walk-like approach--unsure of the terrain that it is stepping into, while blasting away on the political front with unknown consequences.


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A tractor at work at the construction site of the Central Vista project, in New Delhi.

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Congress General Secretary and AICC in-charge of Uttar Pradesh (UP) Priyanka Gandhi speaks during 'Pratigya rally', ahead of UP Assembly elections 2022, in Moradabad.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. K. Stalin visits the flood affected areas, in Thoothukudi.

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Doctors release a health advisory during an awareness campaign against air pollution to mark National Pollution Control Day, in Kolkata.

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Rashtriya Janata Dal MLA Bhai Virendra and BJP MLA Sanjay Saravgi go for compromise in the presence of Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and Deputy CM Tarkishor Prasad following a verbal spat between...

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