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Opinion

Realty watchdog, reforms will empower property buyers

March 27, 2016

Once the the Real Estate Regulator (Regulation and Development) Bill, pending since 2013 is passed, the realty regulator proposed in it, along with reforms, will empower and protect property buyers and investors, paving the way […]

Opinion

Jaitley’s $13 bn water plan has failed 66 mn farmers

March 27, 2016

A two-decade-old central programme to finish incomplete irrigation projects has failed some 66 million Indian farmers and halted the economic progress of 350 million Indians, according to an IndiaSpend analysis. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in […]

New Delhi: JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar addresses media at JNU in New Delhi on March 4, 2016.
Opinion

BJP is far from winning the ideological war

March 27, 2016

On the day Finance Minister Arun Jaitley claimed the BJP had won the ideological war in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) battle because student leader, Kanhaiya Kumar, had waved the national flag and said “Jai […]

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Opinion

Can budget bridge India’s vocational training gap

March 4, 2016

There is a shortage of 100,000 trainers for implementing skill-development programmes across the country. The question is: Can the 74 percent increase in the latest budget allocation for skill development and entrepreneurship — from Rs.1,038 […]

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Opinion

Jat mayhem: Quota system out of sync in open economy

March 4, 2016

Just as Prime Minister Narendra Modi described MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) as a living monument to the Congress’s decades-old neglect of rural distress, the quota system is the fallout of, first, […]

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